Sunday, 28 September 2014

Make It Happen

Look at my score !!
New vocabulary learnt ;)
That's fantastic !!

Happiness & Career Success

Nowadays many people has a job which them spend on it 8, 6 hours of their time. Unfortunately, two out of three workers in the US and Canada affirm that they are unhappy at work. It was said that if you wanted to succeed in your career you might work harder. But now there’re a lot of evidences that is happiness what causes career success. Awesome, doesn’t it?

So, if you start a career with a lot of happiness and enthusiasm it will be more successful than a career sates with fears and without interest. Moreover, happier people are likely to get a second interview as well as finding job easier.

For all those positive people the model of “happiness and career success” is a loop:

Of course we need to work hard but firstly it’s much more important to develop the psychological resources for do that by increasing our positivity. Don’t worry if you aren’t a happy person, to turn the frown upside down, you can increase your positivity by focusing on the “three good things” activity. It’s based on writing three good things that happened in your life every day and in a couple of months you’ll recognise the difference.

As you can see happiness is needed for a successful career. If you don’t like your job is obvious that you won’t have a career success. This is another important point. So make sure you are working in what you want to be successful in your life.

Remember: work happier, not harder ;)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

How not to be ignorant about the world by Hans and Ola Rosling

The video linked before is from TED talks and the presenters are Hans Rosling and his son Ola Rosling. Hans is a Global trend in health and a big picture of global development topics. His son is the director and co-founder of the GapminderFoundation. Both are talking about many facts like different statistics depending on the answer, the evolution of the humps of the rich and poor scale and other interesting points:

The first interesting point of the video that shocked me is that in 1900 there was about half a million people who died every year from natural disaster like floods, volcanic eruptions or droughts.  That’s a very high number of deaths just for natural disasters but thanks God this number has been decreasing every year a little more.

The second interesting point in the video is that the last twenty years the percentage of the people living in the extreme poverty is almost halved which is a very, very good new. It’s true that there are still a lot of people living with this limited conditions but it’s fantastic to know that this percentage is decreasing too.

The third part related with the last point is that an eighty percent of the world’s one year old children are vaccinated against measles. Which is not a bad percentage keeping in mind the extreme poverty and his decreasing percentage.

The last and not the less important fact is an experiment by Ola Rosling having in mind the GPD per capita saying that in 2035 the West of the USA will outnumbered in the rich consumer market with a seventy three per cent and that they might live or travel outside North America and Europe.

Those are the main facts that shocked me most. If I have to say which is the aim topic of the video I couldn’t tell you which is it. What I really know is that this is a very interesting video that everyone should see. It’s optimistic and makes you laugh some times. So, I invite you to see it and have a good time.

Here you can see Hans Rosling giving a different speach in TED talks.