Weekend Video: Create the Future You Imagine


Life Out of the Box

We love this video because it emphasizes that everyone has the potential to create the future that they dream of no matter where you come from. It states that success is not given to only the lucky few, but rather that many of the most successful world changing people had to work hard and struggle in order to crate the impact they made. Bottom line is, anyone can accomplish what they want through hard work, dedication and passion. This is something that we’ve always believed and is a big reason why we left everything we knew to create something all the way out here in Central America that could make an impact on the world around us. It continues to motivate us every step of the way and we want you all to know that you can do anything you dream of too. We hope that this video gives you…

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The human visual cognition process


Architecture

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The human visual cognition process/
create a place

Three-dimensional visualization has been employed extensively by architects as a medium for explaining architectural concepts since the availability of computer-aided design. It has been proved to be a far more effective communication technique compared with the conventional methods such as technical drawings and lexical documentation. However, the reason why three-dimensional visualization is better than the other techniques has not been explicitly examined.
problems in the current architectural communication process. It starts with the discussion of the problem of the current communication methods used in architectural design followed by the discussion of the popular communication theory. After that, the human visual cognition process is studied to find the solution to the current architectural communication issues.
At the end, we three-dimensional architectural visualization as a solution to improve the current architectural communication method.

3d communication
An ascetic essay from 1966 called ‘Planners’ People’ proves that planners had always aroused suspicion from those who questioned their objectivity. In this case criticism came from within their own profession. The authors – professional town-planners – asked why it was that planners’ drawings for downtown development schemes were always populated with the same ‘stock-cast ‘of six characters. These were always white, upper middle-class, law-abiding, cultured, and professional – just like the planners themselves.
They concluded that included only those ‘types’ amenable to their own ideals of urban living and overlooked the true heterogeneity of the city. Nevertheless, they placed these ‘stock characters’ in real urban vistas, to lend them credibility.
In his paper ‘Creating places or designing spaces?’ Jonathan Dime considers the process of ‘place making’ and tests the degree to which an architect can design a place’ independently of the people who will actually use it.
He argues that while modern architecture has concentrated on the properties of geometric space, psychology has neglected to look at the physical context of behavior. He concludes, not surprisingly, that we can not create a place.

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How to Get Paid What You’re Worth


Bethenny Frankel at the Virgin America OC Launch.

 

How to Get Paid What You’re Worth

 

1. Negotiate your salary upfront
According to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, 57 percent of men entering the workforce negotiate their salaries, while only 7 percent of women do. That’s a shocking disparity. And before anyone starts to think that one’s very first job isn’t the right time to negotiate, let’s look at the implications.

 

According to the authors of Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, by not negotiating her first job offer, a woman sacrifices more than half a million dollars over the course of her career. They write: “This is a massive loss for a one-time negotiation-for avoiding what is usually no more than five minutes of discomfort-and it’s an unnecessary loss, because most employers expect people to negotiate and therefore offer less than they’re prepared to pay.”

 

Before entering a negotiation, get a sense of salaries for someone in your position and geographical area. Search online to find average salaries. Don’t be afraid to ask for more than you think you can get. This is the time to be your own advocate. Chances are even if your requested amount is flat-out denied, the initial offer will still be there. And it’s better to ask and not receive, than just settle for less than you deserve by never asking in the first place.

 

Related: What We Can Learn from Bethenny Frankel

 

2. Don’t undervalue yourself: the entitlement effect
A Harvard Business School article discussed some of the reasons why women walk into negotiations with lower expectations than men. Hannah Riley Bowles, an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed the entitlement effect, where men have been conditioned to believe they are entitled and consequently negotiate better conditions for themselves.

 

According to Bowles, “… if you bring men and women into the lab and you say either one of two things: ‘Work until you think you’ve earned the $10 we just gave you,’ or ‘Work and then tell us how much you think you deserve,’ the women work longer hours with fewer errors for comparable pay, and pay themselves less for comparable work. But if there’s a standard [that men and women know], then this result goes away.”

 

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DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 – Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, USA; Young Global Leader are captured during the session ‘Handling Hyper-connectivity’ at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2011. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo by Jolanda Flubacher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

3. Be your own advocate throughout your career
Outside of the negotiating room, women need to stay visible, pursuing raises, opportunities, and assignments that they think they deserve. Nurtured to be modest and humble, women often downplay their accomplishments, while men can be more comfortable highlighting their achievements in order to advance.

 

Related: How Women Compete with Men in the Workplace

 

With humility, you can keep your accomplishments and skills front and center. If there’s an opportunity that sounds perfect for you, don’t wait to be recognized, ask for that prestigious assignment.

 

 

 

Lessons for the entrepreneur


Entrepreneurs

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Lessons for the entrepreneur

These same messages apply to the entrepreneur and business owner just as much as the full-time employee. Many entrepreneurs charge the least amount possible out of fear that clients won’t pay more. Then they worry what will happen if they ask to raise their prices.

Remember that at its most basic level, a business is all about earning the money that’s deserved for whatever value you bring to customers. By undercharging clients, you send the message that your services and talents are worth less. You undermine the unique value you bring to the table and open the door to resentment down the road. And you end up attracting clients who are pure bargain shoppers, the ones who are looking to get a lot for a little. If you run your own business, don’t be afraid to ask for more upfront. And don’t be afraid to raise your prices. It will make for a more successful, more sustainable business in the long run.

At the end of the day, whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur, you need to be your own advocate throughout your entire career. If you don’t promote your own achievements or ask for what you deserve, you can be sure that no one else will do it for you either.

Just something to think about.


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Just something to think about…Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry, and Help me. Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now–Let’s start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don’t see your name, I’ll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.

I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. You have to COPY & PASTE this one, NO SHARE BUTTON PLEAS

Blog Challenge 14 Lottery


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31-day-challenge

Since this is hypothetical I am going to assume that I am winning a very big cash prize!

1. Buy a house! We live in a very cramped apartment right now (60 square meters). In my dream home my husband would have a wood-working shop complete with tools and lumber. I would have a yoga studio. The house would be decorated with furniture my husband made and with our art (like our apartment in Asheville where we made almost everything). The kitchen would be spacious and have plenty of storage since we cook a lot. And since I have a daughter, who will become a teenager eventually, I feel certain that we would need two bathrooms haha

2. Give back. My husband and I have discussed how we’d like to give money to our families (as soon as we our able to with or without winning the lottery). Right now…

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Playing with identity and authenticity: Hetain Patel at TEDGlobal 2013


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“I don’t know how to introduce this, so I’ll just say, ‘Hetain Patel,'” says TED curator Chris Anderson. So no one knows what to expect, and that’s as may be, because this is some crazy right here.

Patel walks onstage and crouches in a chair next to the dancer Yuyu Rau. He speaks a few sentences in Mandarin, and Rau proceeds to translate. “If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my artwork. I was born and raised near Manchester in England, but I’m not going to say it in English to you. I’m trying to avoid any assumptions that might be made from my northern accent.”

It’s at this point that the audience begins to get the sense that something is up. Patel continues: “The only problem with my Chinese Mandarin is I can only speak this one paragraph, which I…

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