De-Stress Your Life

by Pooja
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Stress is a common problem these days in almost everyone’s life. Stress at a moderate level is good for you..it gets your adrenaline pumping and motivates you to do better at whatever task it is you are doing. But if you are stressed out most of the time, you have a problem. When you are stressed out, you feel you cannot take it anymore. But there is no need to fret. Stress, like any other condition, can be overcome or at least reduced to an acceptable level with little effort.

There are various ways to beat stress and I would like to share a few simple Meditation and breathing techniques with you.

1. Meditation – Meditation calms down your nerves, silences the mind and induces a sense of peace and calm. All you need to do is sit still at a comfortable position. The best would be to sit cross – legged on the floor, but if you cannot manage that, you can sit on a chair as well. Close your eyes, with your hands resting on each thigh, palms facing upward. Now just try and concentrate on your breathing. Do not try to force or control it, just breathe normally. Note the breath entering into your nostrils and flowing out. Start with 2 minutes and gradually increase your duration.

2. Breathing – When you are so stressed that you cannot function anymore, just stop whatever you are doing and just breathe. You can close your eyes, that will shut everything out. You don’t even need to count your breaths, just breathe till you feel your mind getting calmer.

3. Breathing exercises – Whenever you have some leisure time, I suggest you do some breathing exercises. Breathing exercises co-ordinate your body movements with your breath and the effect is extremely relaxing. One way to do it is to extend your arms outward while breathing in, and bringing your palms back together while breathing out. Repeat 10 times. You can notice the relaxation spreading from your shoulders down to your fingertips immediately.

These tips may seem like common sense tips that everybody knows. But not many people actually follow it. If you want to beat stress these are simple yet effective, cost no money, take up little time but have immense benefits.

I have benefitted hugely from following these tips…now why don’t you try them out as well.

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Effective Exercises for De-stressing
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I agree that meditation and breathing exercises are very effective tools for calming the mind and body to relieve stress. Thanks

Forming Quick Rapport

Forming Quick Rapport

by Raghav Suri
(Delhi, India)

The most important part of your personality Is ‘Rapport Forming’. The word ‘Rapport’ Refers to the bonding and trust you make between yourself and the other person.
Now, forming a rapport includes various points, which are stated below:
1. Showing respect and inclination towards the other person
2. Mirroring them, Caution: Do not copy them
3. Make proper eye contact while having a conversation, but do not gaze them
4. Maintain distance and stay out of their personal sphere
5. Listen patiently
6. Important: Being interested in them, you can develop rapport more quickly by being interested in them rather than making them interested in you
7. Do not interrupt while they are talking
8. Keep your point assertively, but do not argue, nobody wins the argument ever
9. Maintain your proper attitude
10. Choose proper words and phrases
11. Hold your gestures, pay attention to your body language
12. Stand/sit in an open posture so that you do not reflect back everything that is being delivered to you
13. If the other person is of opposite sex, keep your eyes above the neckline only
14. Do not discuss religious issues, political views and salaries
15. Try to paraphrase what they have said at the end of the conversation
16. Last but most important, remember: First impression remains the last impression

You must have noticed that most of these points include non verbal part of communication or interaction. Well, that’s correct because that forms a more important part of the communication, rather than the verbal or spoken part

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Great tips! They present quick and effective way to build rapport. Thanks for sharing.

Autosuggestion Technique

Autosuggestion Technique

by sumathi
(hosur)

Autosuggestion is a powerful technique which can help you to overcome deficiencies. It helps to smash the barriers and to increase the confidence level to make perfect decisions, and it also helps to get a high level of happiness and satisfaction. The techniques involves reinforcements of positive beliefs, self affirmation, and boost confidence and skill by recollection of past successes and improvements.

Below you will find an auto suggestion technique which will be useful for your personal development.

You can use a mirror for autosuggestion. A mirror will help you to speak with someone directly. A mirror will make the message more direct and simpler. Your chemical composition will change in the course of the day and as a result the emotion will also change from receptive to less responsive. So it is important to make a time for the autosuggestion techniques to get a maximum effect from the autosuggestion. It is also better to practice autosuggestion before going for sleep and using positive thinking techniques in the early morning. You can also experiment with different times which is best and most effective for personal development and positive thinking.

3 Self Confidence Steps

3 Self Confidence Steps

by Summy
(Delhi, India)

The most common hindrance to personality development today is confidence in yourself or what we call “Self Confidence” feeling scared out of your wits. Confidence in yourself can help you achieve the impossible and do wonders for you in your daily personal and professional life.

Self Confidence is the basic key to success. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. Any kind of motivation is not going to work out unless you feel good about yourself.

The 3 Steps

So the first step towards self confidence is FEELING GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU DO.

Second step would be COMPLEMENTING & APPRECIATING THE GOOD WORK whether it is done by you or by other people.

The third and the most important factor is your BODY LANGUAGE.

Following these 3 factors, you’ll gradually see improvement in yourself.

These have proven to be the three factors for not just self confidence but to be the building blocks for success for many students. I have seen many cases where students have gone from college and into the professional world, and following these tips have truly helped them build their self confidence and made them believe that their future lies in their hands. Not just students, anyone who wants to achieve their goals needs to be self confident.

So go ahead, feel good about yourself and believe in yourself, You can truly achieve your goals and whatever you wish for in your life- just always remember and follow these three Self confidence tips.

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Foundations First

Foundations First!

by Farah
(New York, New York, USA)

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It is really easy to get caught up in the prospects of fame and fortune when pursuing a career in entertainment. Before you do any of that, you need to make sure your actual skills are up to par!

Being a musician or entertainer of any sort requires constant work and improvement. If you work on the technical aspects of your skills, you will have a strong foundation upon which to build your appearance and marketing. If you do not practice and train in your field, it will be very easy for others to succeed and bring you down. Most popular musicians do have some sort of iconic appearance or style, but that is after they develop a distinct set of skills and establish talent in their genre. If your skills are strong enough, you won’t even need to worry about other factors: find your sound by practicing and learning about music history and theory, as they are the foundation to any successful music career.

Every beginning musician has a lot of work to do; always remember that there is room for improvement, so have fun learning about music all you can. One day, you can be a seasoned musician who can teach newcomers the fundamental truth of any profession: foundations first!

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Build A Foundation First
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Farrah, Very good tip for those looking to get into the music industry. Build a foundation first, that is so true. Thanks.

Getting Started

Getting Started

by Jay
(Toronto)

How to Get Started in The Music Entertainment Industry

There are a lot of people who are trying to get into the music entertainment industry and continue to struggle every day.

Here are some simple steps that will help to get you started in the music entertainment industry.

1) Let people know that you’re interested in this business. Networking is key to most jobs and definitely a huge factor in who gets discovered. This means that you should pay attention to what parties are going on in your town, where all the managers/agents are hanging out, and how you can get there.

2) Get a MAC computer and start to record your own music. You need material to show people that you’re serious about this business. All present MAC computers come with garage band, which allows you to record a number of tracks and then mix them all together. It may not be the best piece of software, but it’ll suffice for your demo cds to show future employers.

3) Perform, perform, perform. You need to practice each day and start to develop your own unique style and voice. Seek out open mic gigs that are located throughout every town. Get over your nerves, get up on stage, and sing for the masses. Take a variety of gigs to determine who your market is – anything from the country fair to corporate gigs.

4) This is a business, treat it like one. You’ll need to get serious about your business right from the start. This includes: recording demos, putting media kits together, getting a website (and maintaining it regularly), joining various social networks and promoting your work on them.

These are 4 simple steps that will get you started in the music entertainment industry.

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Jay, I really enjoyed really your tips for the music entertainment industry. It is very useful for others looking to get started in the business.

Being More Successful In Music

Being More Successful In Music

by Ben

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There are a lot of people in music these days. I mean, a LOT. In order to be successful, it is important to set yourself apart from the sea of other artists. There are two tiers to this. (1) Be good at what you do, and (2) be original. When I say, “be good,” I mean make sure your product is polished and perfect. No one wants to buy an album/composition, only to listen to poor music.

Practice your trade and be the best at it that you can, as there are many people that just aren’t very good. Check out MySpace sometime, and browse the “musician” area—you’ll know what I mean. By “original,” I mean some way that your music is different (better?) than the competition. Everyone has heard generic rock music being played by a generic group in the same ol’ generic way. Try something new. Add different instrumentation, experiment with melodies/harmonies, etc. Just be creative and have fun. There are a lot of ways to do it, but in order to be successful, quality and originality take precedence Sure, publicity and networking is important too, but if you follow these guidelines, the rest will surely follow.

Cheers, and happy music-making!

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Ben, Very good tip. Thanks for sharing.


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