Month: May 2013

Your Business Your Hormones: The Key to Unlocking Your Full Potential

Image

photo credit: OlivierJD via photopin cc

A loss of energy and motivation for your career and business can lead to obvious amounts of stress. This stress in turn leads to negative effects in your business and career. How can you, the alpha human that you are, lead your business and career with minimal stress and more energy?

Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol, provides useful and practical advice on a radio talk show for I Love Marketing. According to Gottfried, her suggestions and advice have worked for many on her “list” of people who have suffered in their career due to high levels of stress and lack of energy.

According to Gottfried, increased stress leads you to fry your hippocampus, which is the part of your brain that regulates emotion and aids in memory consolidation. You need emotional regulation and memory consolidation to be who you want to be in the world as an entrepreneur. High levels of cortisol, or stress, can also put you at an increased risk of dementia, which is Alzheimer’s disease. No working person wants to have any sort of disease, especially one that alters your brain activity in a drastic and tragic way!

Well, what exactly are these suggestions that are proven to work for your life in many ways, let alone career and business? Gottfried does not shy away from letting her audience know the secrets and methods that have worked for her and many other people. (more…)

Advertisements

Women in politics, male-dominated careers….we really do need more!

Looking back to when you were a child, you were asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most kids, both boys and girls, answered by saying they want to become the president. However, now in the present time, what happened to all those little girls who wanted to be president, where are they now?

Many of us women have once dreamed to be the president and lead the country with our alpha-female personalities. But how many of us really reached that goal? Often times, when you think about politics, you think about powerful men leading the country. Women are very rarely to be seen in the political arena.

In the United States congress, women occupy only 18.3 percent of the 535 seats in congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. In Canada, 25 percent of seats are occupied by women in parliament. The amount of women in the political profession, or in that case, any profession, should be leveled with the amount of men that occupy many aggressive career fields. Unfortunately, in this case, more than half of the political field is ruled by men.

According to Caroline Heldman, assistant professor of law at Occidental college in Los Angeles, the reason why there aren’t many women who get involved in politics is because of their family obligations. “When women run with children, they are more likely to be criticized because it breaks away from their idea of women and their private sphere roles and men and their public sphere roles,” said Heldman in an interview at the Massachusetts School of Law.

Heldman also points out that the lack of confidence plays a crucial role for women in politics. “Women, especially in male –dominated positions, tend to discount their skills; and we found that experiment after experiment, men actually overrate their skills in these areas.”

So, how can an alpha female like you land a spot in politics or an aggressive, male-dominated career? Your inspiration can perhaps derive from Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman to have been elected in the United States Congress and the first woman to hold office as the New York City Comptroller. She also won national attention for her role on the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate and was subsequently elected district attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn). If you think that’s all, then you’re wrong! She is also a Harvard Law School graduate and a practicing lawyer. Now you’re probably wondering, how she can compete with many other aggressive leaders and reach to the top? (more…)

Is online dating really worth it?

photo credit: Cali4beach via photopin cc

photo credit: Cali4beach via photopin cc

Online dating has been an option for many people. With the age of technology rising more than ever, people have more options and a variety to online dating. There is much controversy over whether online dating is really worth it and whether it’s safe.

There are millions of online dating sites available to the public, both free and with a price. The dating sites range from a vague category, to a very specific category, such as religion, race and gender.

Due to these categories, we would assume that online dating narrows down your choices to what best fits your needs in your partner. Furthermore, in individual dating sites, one is allowed to search for partners according to their specific preferences, such as height, weight and even income.

However, according to a study by Daily Infographic, called “Is online dating worth it?”, 81 percent of online daters provide inaccurate data on their profiles regarding height, weight or age. In addition, when it comes to weight, women claim to be 8.5 pounds thinner than they really are and men describe themselves as two pounds thinner and a half inch taller. Also, according to the study, women use profile photos taken 1.5 years earlier and men use profile pictures that are 6 months old on average. (more…)