3 ways to make your job more enjoyable

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details We’ve all had that one job we hated and hopefully we’ve also all had jobs that we loved. If you’re not in love with your current position, here are some ways you can make it more enjoyable, and for those that do like your job, here are a few tips that will hopefully make you enjoy it even more.The struggle is real: We all have peaks and valleys when it comes to our energy levels. You may be at your best first thing in the morning or you might be more like the walking dead. Arrange your tasks so that you can deal with the difficult things at a time when you’re up for the challenge. At low energy times, handle the easy stuff that you’ve done a million times. The easier it is to get stuff done, the more you’re going to like doing it.Stop trying to cure symptoms: If there is something about your job that’s bothering you, figure out if it’s a symptom or a virus. When there are problems in your workplace, they could be random and unrelated, or they could be symptoms of a larger issue. Instead of having to waste time and energy curing every small issue, find the root problem (a person, a process…) and fix it first.Find things to love: So maybe you don’t love your job. But there’s got to be something you like about your workplace. Maybe you love the respect your job commands, maybe you love interacting with people, or maybe you love something as simple as your 401k. Your job may not be perfect, but hopefully you can find ways to make it more enjoyable.last_img read more

Dominica hosts second symposium of Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association on Marketing Strategies

first_img Sharing is caring! 26 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Dominica hosts second symposium of Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association on Marketing Strategies by: – July 14, 2011 Share Executive Project Manager, Robert GlassStakeholders within the health and wellness industry gathered at the Fort Young Hotel on Tuesday July, 12th, to participate in the second symposium of the Caribbean Spa and wellness Association on marketing strategies.The two-day symposium will seek to find ways on how best to brand the Caribbean as the world’s largest spa and wellness destination.Dominica was selected to host this regional meeting, following a team effort from the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, the Discover Dominica Authority and the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association Board of Director, Lilian Piper. The symposium which began on Tuesday July 12th, 2011 is expected to culminate on Wednesday July 13th.It will showcase what Dominica has to offer in the health and wellness sector, and will provide guidance on the way forward in enhancing this market while in its infant stage.While delivering the welcome remarks at the official opening ceremony, Chairperson of the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association, Steve Andrews, urged the participants to make full use of this symposium. “I want us to come in here with an open mind for us to discuss this strategy development. I want us to become owners of this document, owners of this event where over the next two (2) days that we are thinking seriously of how we can take an idea or a concept and make it into something unique and interesting for the region. I will stand anywhere and anytime and I believe that the Caribbean is the world’s largest spa. We can make it the world’s largest spa and world destination of choice but we have to become owners of this project. It cannot be a Steve Andrews’ project; it cannot be a Lilian Piper project; it has to be a regional project.”With technical support from Discover Dominica Authority and the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association was able to bring together over forty (40) participants from the private sector, including Cariforum policy makers and international partners from the United Kingdom, Thailand and Germany. Executive Project Manager, Robert Glass, said that there is absolutely no doubt that the health and wellness sector is one of the most promising sectors for future development in the region.“There are lots of synergies. The Caribbean offers a particular climate, music, design, understanding and way of life that all matches with the understanding of what a health and wellness sector would be.”Board member of the Caribbean Export Development Agency and General Manager of Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA), Gregoire Thomas, says Carib Export looks forward to further collaboration with the respective companies and institutions in further formulating functional infrastructure and regulatory frameworks with a view of transforming the Caribbean into the world’s largest spa and wellness destination.“We are also confident that our initiatives will contribute to promote stronger trade, investment cooperation and export development among the Caribbean Spa and Wellness tourism industry and foster greater links among suppliers of wellness products and hotels and spas. In other to take this spa and wellness industry to a higher level, we should also develop best practices via our linkages with leading regions in the world such as Europe, Thailand for which we are happy to receive representatives at this meeting.”The Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association has received US $800,000 in funding to become the leading support organization for health and wellness stakeholders. Research conducted by Carib-Export indicates that the health and wellness sector is growing quickly in the region. This sector generates income not only for the hoteliers and service providers, but also for the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. by Karishma Matthew, Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with a loss to No. 7 Louisville, Syracuse (6-6, 0-1 ACC) returns to the Carrier Dome for the first time since Dec. 8 to host No. 8 Florida State (13-0, 2-0) Thursday night in the Carrier Dome. The Seminoles are one of nine remaining undefeated teams in the country and have already knocked off then-No. 24 Michigan, then-No. 19 Michigan State and then-No. 6 Texas A&M. FSU hasn’t lost a regular season game since the Orange defeated it on Feb. 28 last season.Before Syracuse plays its second top-10 opponent at home and goes for a second ranked win in seven tries this season, here’s what to know about the Seminoles.All-time series: Tied, 3-3Last time they played: It took 44 points from Tiana Mangakahia and a 62.1 team shooting percentage for No. 17 Syracuse to leave Tallahassee with a 94-88 win against the No. 22 Seminoles on Feb. 28, 2019. Mangakahia shot 16-for-20 from the field and came within one point of tying SU’s all-time record for most points in a game. She scored the Orange’s final six points — all free throws — after Florida State erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The victory was one of 11 for Syracuse in ACC play last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Florida State report: To this point, the Seminoles are led by three players that average double-figures, including Nausia Woolfolk and Kiah Gillespie at 15.6 and 15.1 points per game, respectively.Unlike Syracuse, which tends to rely on the 3-point shot when interior possessions end with missed layups and bobbled possessions, the Seminoles incorporate a balanced attack. They average over 15 assists per game and hold a plus-12.7 rebounding advantage, along with a plus-22.6 point differential. Gillespie leads Florida State in the rebounding category, averaging 9.5 per game to put her near a double-double consistently.How Syracuse beats Florida State: In past games against ranked opponents, the Orange have folded down the stretch — especially in the final minute. Offensive possessions become sloppy, shots become heaves and marginal plays, such as a missed free throw rebound, plague Syracuse. Since Florida State focuses primarily on the interior shots, an effective 2-3 zone will need to complement a complete 40-minute effort for Syracuse to become the first team this year to upset the Seminoles.At times, SU has abandoned its traditional defense for man-to-man, including batches against Louisville last Sunday. But the counter to FSU’s offensive approach likely rests in the zone forcing 3-pointers. If some grouping of Amaya Finklea-Guity, Digna Strautmane, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and Emily Engstler can anchor the backline and prevent FSU’s guards from finishing at the rim, the Seminoles will settle for 3s instead.On the offensive end, Gabrielle Cooper will need to rediscover her shooting form to complement the performances that Kiara Lewis has been generating for the Orange. Against West Virginia, when Lewis had a career-high 32, Cooper stumbled to an 0-for-10 game from behind the arc. Against Louisville, she added two more misses to her ice-cold slump. In games that Cooper’s found a rhythm from long range — specifically Houston and Michigan State — the Orange have cruised to resume-boosting wins. Whether the output comes from Cooper or Teisha Hyman off the bench, Syracuse needs a consistent 3-point shooter behind Lewis to score points in bunches to keep up with FSU.Stat to know: 1.10 — The assist to turnover ratio for Florida State through 13 games this season, good for 44th in the country. Syracuse, on the other hand, ranks 100 spots lower with a .86 ratio (164 turnovers, 191 assists). In order to upset Florida State, an offensive output nearing the 80s is likely needed. That’s something SU has hit just twice this season, and part of that has to do with lost possessions due to turnovers.Player to watch: Kiah Gillespie, No. 15For a team that doesn’t rely on the 3-point shot, Gillespie is an essential offensive piece that the Seminoles have turned to every game. She’s the second-leading scorer at 15.1 points per game, and that number is nearly double the next forward’s average (8.3). Syracuse’s interior defense has been spotty at times, especially against ranked opponents — Oregon’s Satou Sabally scored 23 points on Nov. 24, Stanford’s Nadia Fingall scored 10 on Nov. 29 — which could open things up for Gillespie. Comments Published on January 2, 2020 at 12:02 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more