Know Your Worth

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GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Know Your Worth
What do you want your legacy to be? Loaded question… I know. What mark have you left on your family or within your community? What beneficial relationships — personal or professional — have you established? What do you have to offer this world?

The answers to the previously mentioned questions can change during various seasons and chapters of our lives. What you as an individual must stand firm on is the value and benefit that you bring to any relationship. If you are a business owner, do your employees follow your lead because they respect your work ethic and know that you not only effectively delegate responsibilities, but you are also ready and willing to complete any task, grand or nominal, for the sake of growing your company? If you are an employee within a company, do your co-workers value your feedback because you are an excellent listener and a great team player? On the other hand, you may prove to be a motivator who consistently offers an encouraging word to individuals who need a morale boost in the work place.

Think — if your family, friends, and co-workers had to use just one adjective to describe your value to your relationship with them, what do you think that adjective would be? Honest self-reflection is necessary both personally and professionally because it forces us to re-evaluate our current habits and practices, thus challenging us to become better human beings today than we were yesterday.

So the next time you muster up the courage to ask your supervisor for that raise or promotion that you desire, go with a plan. Possess so much confidence in your skill set that you will make your supervisor, or any other individual in the position to assist in the progression of your career, advocate to others on your behalf. If you are a business owner, be able to boldly and effectively sell the strength and potential of your business to that investor who can provide you with the financial capital that you need to take your company to the next level. You have the skills that you need… just be fearless enough to ask for what you want.

In the journey of discovering your worth, always remember to be a resource to others and in return, the individuals that you assist will bend over backwards to further assist you. When you know your worth and what you have to offer this world, your gifts and talents will be unmistakable and people will naturally gravitate toward you. After all, great minds think alike and everyone wants to be associated with greatness. Become that person that people want to follow today!

David Byrne Sings Biz Markie’s ‘Just a Friend’ In Support Of Artists’ Rights
When David Byrne takes the stage, audiences can always expect to be entertained with his rocking voice and great stage presence. But they don’t usually expect to see the former Talking Heads member spit raps.

At a show sponsored by the Content Creators Coalition (CCC), David Byrne covered Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” making the audience laugh and sing along.

The CCC show was meant to highlight the United States’ policy of not paying artists for radio airplay, and promote a petition to change these royalty laws. The petition states, “The United States has the unfortunate distinction of being the only democratic country in the world whose artists and musicians receive no pay for the terrestrial radio airplay of their music. The short list of countries that share the United States’ position on this issue includes: Iran, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Rwanda.”

After this performance we all want to be David Byrne’s friend (even more than we did before), and learn about this cause.

The Olympics and the Power of Stories for a Better Life

The Olympics bring us far more than competition; they bring us stories, and from those stories, we have the chance to learn how to behave toward each other.

Although the Olympics is ostensibly about who wins and who doesn’t, the vast majority of the time is taken up with the stories — the narratives — of the athletes, their challenges, and how they handle them.

These stories are delivered by announcers as they give us play-by-play, by athletes in interviews, and in pre-packaged video pieces. All show us the athletes are far more than what we see in the few minutes they’re competing.

Most of us don’t know much about the intricacies of the sports, and we’re not likely to ever execute a triple axel or a halfpipe, but we know the intensity level of competition at the Olympics is high. And it’s the stories that rise from that intensity that help us understand the athletes as people we can relate to.

Canadian freestyle ski coach Trennon Paynter described a “stealth mission” to spread some of Sarah Burke’s ashes in the Sochi halfpipe. It wasn’t exactly a sanctioned event, but the Canadian team wanted to remember Burke, who died in a training accident in 2012. Athletes had no idea they were skiing over the remains of Burke, a pioneer who led the effort to get X-Games sports into the Olympics.

We can all relate to losing someone we look up to and wanting to honor them. We also recognize respect in all its forms.

Dario Cologna of Switzerland, gold medalist in cross country skiing, waited 28 minutes to shake hands with the last competitor to complete the race. He congratulated 43-year-old Roberto Carcelen of Peru, who was competing with broken ribs.

While the standings and the scores can be delivered in only a few minutes, or by scrolling through a list on a website, it’s the stories that stay with us.

Through their narratives, we found a connection to the super humans of the Olympics. They showed us how to persevere against odds, how to show respect, and if those in fierce competition with each other can show kindness, maybe we can learn to do the same.

The Dalai Lama Offers His Secret To Happiness (VIDEO)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined Willow Bay on Feb. 26 for a HuffPost Live conversation about happiness, mindfulness and success.

After the interview, a panel of community members weighed in on the Dalai Lama’s secret to happiness: using both your heart and your brain. To be truly happy, he said, there are two things you need:

“One, warm heartedness. That brings inner strength, more self confidence. That reduces fear, that reduces suspicion. So we need friendship, friendship entirely based on trust. So that’s one thing. Then in order to pay more attention to these things, you see, we must use our intelligence in order to know the reality more holistically. So a combination of warm heartedness and sharp intelligence. Combine these two things, then your life becomes more healthier, more wiser.”

Joe Loizzo, the director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, broke down the Dalai Lama’s advice.

“Really what he’s saying is the challenge of being a good human being, a healthy happy human being hasn’t changed given all the technology and given all the wealth we have,” Loizzo told host Alyona Minkovski. “That’s why these contemplative traditions are so needed now and why the traditions like the Dalai Lama’s preserve the low-tech science on how to develop these qualities are so vital to our survival and happiness.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with the Dalai Lama below, and click here for more analysis on his words of wisdom.

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