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What makes leaders inspirational is the behaviors and traits they display in the face of adversity. They’re the ones that take life’s challenges head-on and use their misfortune to inspire and uplift others, rather than getting resentful or giving up. Many of us could benefit from taking note of these traits, not only to enhance our own lives, but to inspire and motivate others to make a positive impact in the world. And it doesn’t have to be making large-scale gestures, either. Here are some of the common ways we can implement these traits in our everyday lives:
1. Be charitable. Instead of accepting birthday gifts, set up a donation to a favorite charity. Facebook allows you to do this on your profile.
2. Share your challenges and how you overcame them. By not sharing our adversities and only sharing positive experiences, we give an unbalanced view of life and that can sometimes lead to others who experience challenges thinking they’re doing something wrong. Sharing our stories creates empathy and knowledge that we’re not alone in dealing with life’s stressors.
3. Pay it forward. When you next go to a coffee shop, buy an extra coffee and ask the server to give it to a person who may be experiencing homelessness. Open the door for someone. Your small action can lead to many other actions in turn.
4. Start at home. Do you have members of your extended family who are struggling? Is anyone a single parent who is balancing competing demands? Maybe you can offer some of your time to do some jobs around the house or pick their kids up from school.
5. Stand up for and uplift others. Building up others around you, rather than pushing them down or demeaning them, is a mark of a true leader. People who get ahead by hurting others will not have a network of supporters later, and no-one can be a leader all alone. Take time to compliment someone else’s work or accomplishments, and truly enjoy their successes!
6. Connect with others in your community and offer your experience. Micromentor.org offers free mentorship to new business owners who need a little extra support. Share your skills – and change a life!
De-cluttering is in! Last month we talked about preparing to de-clutter. This month we spring into action with a list of things to purge in the bedroom.
How to begin:
Stay tuned for part three: Next month we’ll focus on the kitchen!
Is your car worth fixing up? Or is it time to trade it in and get a new one?
Repair if your answers to these questions are mostly “YES”:
If you do decide to get a new car, think about these bonuses:
It’s every traveler’s worst nightmare: finding bedbugs in your hotel. And it can happen at anywhere, even 4-star hotels! Here’s how to check:
1. Bring a small flashlight to inspect your room for bugs as soon as you arrive — before unpacking. And don’t put your suitcase on the bed yet!
2. Inspect the bed: around each corner of the mattress, the box spring/bed frame, be sure to look along the edging and seams and zips.
3. Check nearby furniture: framed pictures, furniture screws holes and joints, and other upholstered furniture.
4. Look out for signs of bugs: blood smears or black marks on the mattress — these can be signs of an infestation.
5. Inspect the luggage rack/valet, as bugs can be found in cracks.
Even if you don’t find any, it is worth taking some extra precautions:
- Check the hotel reviews before booking. Look at bedbugreports.com which lists bug complaints in hotels.
- Never put your clothes on the bed and bring a large plastic bag with you to store dirty clothes – bed bugs are attracted to the odor.
- Vacuum inside and outside your suitcase when you get home, immediately discarding the contents in a sealed bag in the trash.