4 ways to tap the Hispanic market: Filene

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Tina OremCredit unions can play a leading role in serving highly-educated Hispanics if they capitalize on four opportunities, according to new research report from Filene.The report, based on research by George Washington University’s Global Financial Literacy Center, is the third in Filene’s financial capability series and uses data from 1,553 Hispanic respondents who reported “some college” or more as their highest level of education completed. continue reading »last_img

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Undefeated Kiefer Crosbie returns at action at Bellator 224

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearCrosbie enters on a six-fight winning streak, having registered four straight stoppage victories before matriculating to the Bellator cage. Following a unanimous decision win over Orlando D’Ambrosio in his promotional debut late last year, “Big Daddy” returned to the cage in February, collecting a first-round submission win over Daniel Olejniczak in front of a raucous, partisan crowd at 3Arena in Dublin. Welcoming Crosbie to the United States for the first time will be Gary, an Oklahoma City native who will be making his fifth appearance inside the Bellator cage.The 34-year-old “Junk Yard Dog” has gone 2-2 in his four previous Bellator assignments, registering wins over Aaron Roberson and William Florentino, while coming out on the wrong side of the results against JC Cottrell and Cody Pfister. For his career, the American Top Team OKC representative is 13-11-2.This will be another interesting test for the unbeaten Crosbie, who trains alongside Bellator rising star James Gallagher under the watchful eye of John Kavanagh. The former Under the Radar fighter has continued to stack up victories since joining the Bellator roster but has yet to share the cage with someone boasting as much experience as Gary. After collecting a pair of victories in Bellator Europe events, undefeated SBG Ireland product Kiefer Crosbie is set to make his North American debut when he squares off with Jonathan Gary in a 165-pound catchweight bout in the preliminary portion of Bellator 224 next month in Thackerville, Okla.Sources with the promotion confirmed the booking to Sporting News. Given the promotion’s increased presence in Europe and specifically Ireland, guiding Crosbie down a similar path to the one taken by Gallagher and numerous other young, inexperienced talents who have worked their way up the ranks over the years makes a great deal of sense for Bellator MMA, as does introducing him to its core North American audience.Bellator 224 is scheduled to take place Friday, July 19, at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville and will be headlined by women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd defending her title against undefeated challenger Olga Rubin.Stay tuned to Sporting News for more information about Bellator 224 and all your MMA news, information and analysis.last_img read more

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‘Football is closer to coming back’, says Klopp as Liverpool return to work

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about the chances of completing the Premier League season as the champions-elect returned to training in small groups on Wednesday.Klopp’s side were just two wins away from ending a 30-year wait to win the title when the English top-flight was shutdown more than two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.Six positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Premier League’s first round of 748 tests of players and staff ahead of a return to socially distanced training this week.At the start of the outbreak, Klopp accepted football should be suspended if it would help save even one life.But the German believes it is now safe for players to return to phase one of training.“I always said we don’t want to rush anything, but I don’t think it is rushed. It is for the first step, for this kind of social distancing training,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.“It was a long time, it is still ongoing, but the development is going with everything in the right direction and that helps.“That football is closer to coming back I think is really a good sign for people as well.”Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is also heartened that just 0.8 percent of the tests carried out by the Premier League resulted in positive cases.“A lot of people have been tested and the signs are encouraging,” said Wilder, whose side are in contention to qualify for European competition for the first time in their history.Germany’s Bundesliga resumed its season behind closed doors last weekend, becoming the first major league to return to action.The Premier League’s target of restarting on June 12 has been called into question by players’ concern for their welfare, both from the threat of the virus and injuries with little preparation time after such a long layoff.However, Wilder does not believe fitness should be an issue as players have been able to maintain their conditioning during the lockdown. “They weren’t off to Dubai or Vegas eating and drinking whatever they want,” Wilder added.“They’ve got a professionalism about them and my players are in absolutely brilliant condition. We’ve tested them right the way through. They’ve got individual programmes. They didn’t know when this was going to kick-start and they had to be ready.”– ‘Lab rats’ –Newcastle and England defender Danny Rose though is angry at the restart plans, arguing that players are being treated like “guinea pigs or lab rats”.“I could be potentially risking my health for people’s entertainment and that’s not something I want to be involved in, if I’m honest,” said Rose on the Lockdown Tactics podcast.Watford captain Troy Deeney says he will not return to training this week over fears he could pass the virus onto his five-month-old son.Deeney is reportedly one of a number of Watford players who will not report to the club’s training ground after three of the six positive cases in the Premier League were registered at the club.“Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff,” Watford said in a statement.Burnley confirmed assistant manager Ian Woan, who is asymptomatic, aas another case with two more from one other club yet to be revealed.Meanwhile, Tottenham have launched another investigation into one of their players after defender Serge Aurier appeared to flout social-distancing rules for a third time.The Ivorian posted an Instagram photo on Tuesday showing off his new haircut and tagged the barber in his post.Hairdressers are closed in Britain in line with the government’s rules on social distancing.Spurs have previously had to remind Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon and Moussa Sissoko of their responsibilities after they were pictured in breach of social distancing guidelines.Manager Jose Mourinho also admitted his wrongdoing in arranging a one-on-one training session with Ndombele in April.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Truth Behind The Glam

first_imgNew business grows from struggle with breast cancerBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – When it comes to the signature color for breast cancer, Elio Ventrella wishes there was a little bit of blue mixed in with all that pink for men like him.The 33-year-old Ventrella, the owner of theGLAMbar on Broad Street, is a five-year breast cancer survivor. He was diagnosed May 17, 2007, after feeling strange. “I don’t know how to put it,’’ he said. “I was eating a lot and perspiring … I had swollen lymph nodes.”When his primary care doctor told him it was an infection, “I said no, something else is wrong.” When the doctor declined to send him on for further tests or examinations, the then-Staten Island resident made an appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.Ventrella said his father, grandfather and an aunt all died from cancer. His grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.“They did a full workup,” he said. And when the results came in, his doctor sat him down. “He started out by calling me Mr. Ventrella when he had been calling me Elio… He told me I had breast cancer.“They told me they had to treat it aggressively… It was Stage 3 from what they could tell. It was life or death,’’ Ventrella said.“I thought it was a joke. I was just getting my life back…I had had a bad breakup and I kind of lost myself for a while and I was just getting myself back,” he said when learned of his diagnosis. Ventrella left the doctor’s that day promising to make appointments with specialists but instead ignored the fact he had breast cancer.For four months, he said, he “put it aside. I didn’t deal with it at all.” He didn’t even tell his family or friends. He admits he was scared and also afraid of how he would look after surgery. He feared being disfigured. “I was very vain…very, very vain, but I also didn’t want to die. Dying is still my biggest fear,” he said.He finally began looking for an oncologist and a plastic surgeon who specialized in men with breast cancer, a task that proved to be problematic. “There are no plastic surgeons for men with breast cancer… Being a man with breast cancer makes you feel you are alone with no one to help you,” he said.Less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men and those who do get breast cancer are generally between 60 and 70 years old, according to statistics from the National Institute of Cancer at the National Institutes of Health website.While researching, Ventrella said he found three doctors – in California, Texas and Florida – who would perform reconstructive surgery on men with breast cancer. He chose the Florida doctor. He had “extremely aggressive” surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami to remove his right breast and then underwent reconstruction. He didn’t expect to have chemotherapy or radiation. But when tests of lymph nodes taken from his armpit and right arm during surgery came back as positive for cancer, he was put on a regimen of chemo and radiation, eight weeks on, four weeks off and then eight weeks on again, he said.During the off days when he felt well enough, he would go to spas for facials and massages. He met a cadre of about 14 women who befriended him. He would forget about his problems for a while as he listened to them complain about the spa and beauty services they got and how they never really knew what it was going to cost until they were leaving the building. It was those friendships – he still keeps in contact with six or seven of those women – that helped him see a market for theGLAMbar, a blow-dry bar and makeup business which opened in March at 116 Broad St.Two years after battling the disease alone, Ventrella finally told his family and friends about having breast cancer. Since then they have been with him as he has battled complications, including a stomach infection, procedures to build up his arm and then the rupture of that work that occurred during a work accident. He has had a total of 32 surgeries, the last in 2010, he said.While recuperating, he came to live in Red Bank where the person he was seeing had a summer home. “I saw Red Bank as a safe haven. No one knew me here and I could be normal.’’After losing his love for his job in merchandise branding with a major department store, he decided to open a business for women. “I didn’t research it… I did my legal work with LegalZoom (an Internet legal document site) and went to a real estate agent.“This was the first building I saw. I saw 22 (all over New Jersey) and I came back here,” he said. “I felt at home here.”Ventrella is a supporter of the Paint the Town Pink campaign. He said he would like to bring some makeup and a few of his “glamologists” to area hospitals and help make breast cancer patients feel better about themselves.Ventrella expects to grow his business to other areas and is already working on a second version of theGLAMbar.After coming through his ordeal, he’s cautiously optimistic. “I’m OK.”last_img read more

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South Africa 20 years on: much safer, still not enough

first_img11 March 2014 While South Africa’s crime levels remain high, the country has made significant inroads in the fight against crime since 1994, according the government’s 20 Year Review. The Review, released by President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Thursday, reflects on South Africa’s progress in reconstruction and development since 1994, and on the challenges facing the country as it enters its third decade of democracy. According to the report, the country has made some progress in reducing serious and violent crime levels, although there has been more progress with respect to certain categories of crime than others. Serious crime in the country has declined over the past eight years, with statistics revealing that the level of overall serious crimes has decreased from 3 924 per 100 000 people in 2008/09 to about 3 508 per 100 000 people in 2013, against a 2014 target of 3 366 per 100 000 people. Contact crimes have come down from 1 407 per 100 000 people in 2008/09 to 1 232 per 100 000 people in 2011/12, against a 2014 target of 930 per 100 000 people. Furthermore, two of the so-called “trio crimes”, carjackings and robberies at residential premises, have in general also shown a downward trend, despite a sharp increase in the third category, robberies at business premises, from 6 689 in 2006/07 to 15 951 in 2011/12.Crime levels ‘higher before 1994’ Contrary to assertions that the crime situation worsened after South Africa’s attainment of democracy, it had in fact reached alarming propositions before 1994, according to the 20 Year Review. In 1992 alone, more than 20 000 people were reported to have been murdered in South Africa in political and criminal violence. At the time, there were 380 000 rape cases in South Africa every year, with 95% of the victims being African. Between 1983 and 1992, the murder rate increased by 135%, robbery by 109%, housebreaking by 71%, car theft by 64%, and rape by 62%. From 1994, by contrast, South Africa’s murder rate started to decrease by more than 50%, with a similar trend evident for attempted murder. On releasing the 20 Year Review on Tuesday, Zuma noted the country’s efforts to address violent crimes against women and children, while acknowledging that the numbers were still unacceptably high. He said crime against vulnerable groups such as women and children required continued intensive focus.Crimes against women, children “The country still faces a challenge of heightened violent and sexual attacks against the vulnerable, including, women, children, the elderly, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people,” notes the report. This has necessitated the restoration of sexual offences courts to ensure that such offences matters are dealt with through dedicated court support services entailing the use of intermediaries, audio-visual equipment and training. Over the past 20 years, the government has also accelerated the implementation of the Sexual Offences and Children’s Acts, empowered prosecutors, police, magistrates and doctors with specialised skills, and kept dangerous sexual offenders under long-term supervision on release from prison. The South African Police Service currently has 176 Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units countrywide. About 2 000 Forensic Social Workers have been appointed to deal with crimes against children and to provide expert evidence in court. Thanks to this initiative, 24 802 cases were finalised in 2012/13 alone. By November 2013, 906 victim-friendly rooms had been created at police stations across the country to render better services to victims. The report notes that more work still needs to be done on the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) and the development of a strategy to address gender- and sexual orientation-based violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex persons. Currently the register is not open to the public, but rather kept confidential for employers in the public or private sectors such as schools, creches and hospitals, who can check whether a candidate employee is fit to work with children or mentally disabled people.Service delivery protests The dawn of a free South Africa also came with the occurrence of service delivery protests, which erupt in part due to inflated expectations. The Review notes that service delivery protests also result from weaknesses in the ability of local government to manage and mitigate social tensions caused by the high levels of social and economic inequality and political contestation that characterise the South African landscape. In this context, the report states, the capability of the country’s safety and security forces to ensure public order needs to be strengthened, as underscored in the Public Order Policy of 2011 and other government measures to stabilize violent protest actions, marches and gatherings. A committee has been established to focus on the implementation of policy provisions and guidelines to police public protests, gatherings and major events.Corruption The government has over the years adopted a “zero tolerance” approach to corruption, whether in the public or private sector, and has continued to give this attention at the highest level. A range of institutions, laws and measures have been put in place since 1994 to counter corruption. “These are now being strengthened by implementing measures such as preventing public servants from doing business with the state and better management of the risks related to government procurement processes,” Zuma said on Tuesday. Corruption, he added, was not only a public sector problem, and the country’s response had to include the private sector as well. Notable progress from 2009 to date includes criminal investigations against some 242 persons, the successful conviction of 42 individuals for corrupt activities in incidents involving R5-million or more, and the release of the names of 42 people who have been convicted of fraud and corruption. According to the 20 Year Review, freezing orders totalling R1.07-billion have been obtained since 2009, while 302 forfeiture cases involving a total sum of R118.4-million have been completed. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) currently has 25 active Presidential Proclamations authorising investigations into 10 national government departments, seven provincial government departments, six local government authorities and two state-owned enterprises. Seven proclamations were finalised in the 2012/13 financial year alone. The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster is currently developing an Anti-Corruption Framework in order to give effect to government’s anti-corruption policies and to give effect to the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) recommendation to establish a resilient multi-agency anti-corruption system.Looking forward The 20 Year Review recommends strengthening efforts to reduce levels of serious and violent crime, ensure an efficient and effective criminal justice system, safeguard and secure South Africa’s border effectively, secure cyber space and ensure domestic stability. “The implementation of the crime prevention strategy will need to be accelerated, with particular emphasis on visible policing, crowd management, rural safety, intelligence policing, crime investigations and border control. The implementation of crime combating strategies will also need to be accelerated to address serious and violent crime.” According to the report, human resource development across the value chain will be critical in this regard. “There is an urgent need to provide sufficient capacity in areas of forensic, detective, investigation and prosecution services, which hampers efforts to reduce the overall levels of crime, particularly ‘trio’ and ‘contact’ crimes. “There also needs to be continued emphasis on improving coordination of effort and integration of systems among role-players in the criminal justice system. Implementation of the seven-point plan to make the [system] more efficient and effective must be expedited.” Beyond this, the reports says efforts should be made to rejuvenate the country’s moral regeneration initiative, with the aim of instilling good values and morals among citizens, as well as community participation, as it is stipulated in the National Development Plan. 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Accessotech Medium Hair Bun Donut Ring Shaper Styler Maker Hairdressing Accessory :

first_imgVery nice product works well and no problems with it at all, i use it quite a lot when windy. Works like a charm and is the perfect size. Came earlier than i thought which was excellent. Accessotech Black Medium Hair Bun Donut Ring Shaper Styler Maker Hairdressing AccessoryCreate the Perfect BunKeep Your Hair Neat and TidyEasy to ApplyPerfect for Weddings, Parties, Nights Out etc.Approximate size 9cm in diameter (Medium) Great product and fast delivery. Fab great 2 experiment with. T came smaller than i thought. , i had to wrap more net around it to make it hard and bigger. I suggest you purchase a large size . Accessotech Black Medium Hair Bun Donut Ring Shaper Styler Maker Hairdressing Accessory : Fab great 2 experiment with. I ordered 1 of these to try looks nice in but a bit tricky at 1st to use once you get the hang of it no problems. I ordered 1 of these to try looks nice in but a bit tricky at 1st to use once you get the hang of it no problems. T came smaller than i thought. , i had to wrap more net around it to make it hard and bigger. I suggest you purchase a large size . Lasts forever well worth the money and perfectly simple to use x. Very nice product works well and no problems with it at all, i use it quite a lot when windy. Works like a charm and is the perfect size. Came earlier than i thought which was excellent. Great product and fast delivery. Posted on October 26, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories UncategorizedTags Accessotech SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-10-26 04:12:01Reviewed Item Accessotech Black Medium Hair Bun Donut Ring Shaper Styler Maker Hairdressing AccessoryRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  8  reviewslast_img read more

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Miami East members attend Ohio FFA Camp

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In early June, six members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter attended the first session of Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, Carrollton, Ohio. Members attending included: Katie Bodenmiller, Daniel Everett, Jessica Gillum, Couy Moreland, Morgan Moreland, and Alex Zapadka. There were over 230 campers in attendance with additional State FFA Officers, FFA Camp Staff, and dozens of FFA Advisors from across the state.The 2016 theme was an Olympic-themed week of “Gold Jackets, Gold Medals.” During the week members also participated in various sports tournaments involving softball, sand volleyball, basketball, tetherball, horse shoes, ping pong, and corn hole. Additional competitions included group presentations on recycling, reciting of the FFA Camp Creed, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Each morning, before breakfast, campers had the opportunity to plunge into the lake or take a sunrise walk.During the first day members met fellow members in their camp country, camp rules, and participated in a dance. The day ended with a campfire reflecting of opportunities at camp.The second day included team building activities, high ropes for senior members, a historical-themed workshop and team building workshop by the State FFA Officers. The highlight of Tuesday was a scavenger hunt activity. The day ended with a campfire challenging campers to work together as a team.On Wednesday, members rotated through various environmentally-related workshops including bird watching, tree identification, recycling, and more. Additionally, the Ohio FFA Agricultural Education Interns were on-hand to explain the benefits of being an agriculture teacher for anyone interested in a teaching career. Senior campers hosted residents a local adult disability group with adult mentally handicap program including playing games and activities. The day ended with a campfire challenging campers to take advantage of every opportunity at camp.Thursday gave campers the opportunity to attend workshops on canoeing and kayaking and line dancing. Some chose to attend workshops on career opportunities and making college-related decisions. The afternoon included water-related games. Following the speaking finals members heard the message from Pastor Breanna Dupree from Dayton. Members found her message inspiring and uplifting. Following the guest speaker, members participated in a dance. The evening ended with a slideshow of the week and a life-challenge by the State FFA Officers.Results of the week proved that Miami East-MVCTC FFA members have many talents. Jessica Gillum placed second in the FFA Creed Speaking Contest for freshman and sophomores. She received a special memento from FFA Camp.The week ended with a Friday morning cleaning of camp and a send-off by the State FFA Officers. Members returned home via school bus and would like to thank the Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA members for sharing the bus.FFA Camp Muskingum is located on Leesville Lake and is owned and operated by the Ohio FFA Association. A special appreciation goes to the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter for their financial support of those attending camp.last_img read more

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Bring Your Film Marketing To Life With a Motion Poster

first_imgTraditional movie posters are giving way to motion posters. Learn how you can generate interest in your own project with a motion poster.Cover image via Netflix.With the growth of social media platforms, we’ve seen the rise of several trends from studios and creators that push traditional marketing strategies. One of the new innovative trends from the last decade is the use of a motion poster — or moster for short.GeekNation.com first developed the concept, and it would appear that the first commissioned motion poster was for the 2005 psychological crime thriller Hard Candy. Here is the standard poster:And this is the motion poster (in the video version, you can hear the sound of the grating metal from the trap):It’s certainly a lot more engaging. You end up looking at the poster for those extra few seconds, possibly walking away with a more defined idea of what the film is about. This can ultimately lead to a ticket sale.You’ll notice that there are no additional elements in the poster itself — all of the animation comes from the images in the poster. This is one of the core properties of a motion poster. A motion poster should usually only use the elements that are already part of the original design.However, there can be exceptions. For example, if a poster features rain, it would be fair to remove the rain layer and replace it with a rain video clip or rain particle generator. You can see this in the following example from 2013’s The Wolverine.Motion Poster:One of the main draws of a motion poster is that you can include sound — perhaps the howl of an iconic monster in the distance, or an instantly recognizable theme to excite the audience. One example of this is the motion poster from Stranger Things season two.The Stranger Things season 2 motion poster is a prime example of how to make one. We see moving clouds, dust, lightning, the monster reveal, a color change, sound effects for the wind and storm, and the signature theme song.PlotagraphNow that you’ve seen several examples, how can you make your own?Again, using Stranger Things as an example, the predominant movement is in the clouds. However, if you look closely, you’ll see they are on an animated loop that lasts for around two seconds, then it blends back to the starting position, in turn creating seemingly endless moving clouds.Image via Plotagraph.You don’t have to be an After Effects whiz to create something similar. You can create animated motion from a still photograph with software like Plotagraph. This software lets you to create a cinemagraph-style video (or gif) with nothing more than a single JPEG. There is, as you would imagine, a premium subscription for the software. However, there is also a free version with limited capabilities, but it still packs enough punch for you to pull off a simple animation.Element OverlayIf your poster doesn’t have clouds, or perhaps you want your clouds to remain static and have dust flying through the composition (as in Oz the Great and Powerful), you can look at element overlays.There are many websites, such as VideoCopilot and RocketStock, that offer element overlays: atmospheric fog, dust, volumetric light, rain and so on. These element packs are perfect for motion posters. Simply bring your poster into a compositor or NLE, set the overlay on the track above, change the blend mode if needed, and export.For ultimate efficiency, many of these element packs are in 4k — or, at the very least, 2k. Therefore, you could use these elements in the initial poster design itself. Then, when animating, you can have the element play or stop naturally from the still placement itself.Parallax MovementMaking a 2d image move as if it were 3d is one of the easiest After Effects techniques to learn. It simply involves separating the images of the poster onto different layers, moving the layers in z-space, and then animating a camera. If you wish to forgo moving elements with sound effects and just keep it simple, this technique is easy to employ. Using Emile Jean-Horace Vernet‘s “The Angel of Death,” I break down how to convert a 2d image into animated motion in the following video tutorial. I believe that we are entering an age when the movie poster isn’t as relevant as it was twenty years ago. Perhaps the telltale signs of studios producing incredibly weak posters suggest we have already entered that age. Why share a poster to your social media page when you can share a video clip or a GIF of a scene? A motion poster, to some extent, brings wandering eyes back to a poster.What are your thoughts on motion posters? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: A 10 Step Guide to Hustling

first_imgWhat is hustling, anyway? Ask a different person and you’ll get a different answer. Some will tell you it means always pushing forward, others think it is staying focused on a single goal or using sheer willpower to motivate yourself. There is no one definition for hustling. In fact, successful hustlers know that rather than trying one angle or perfecting one quality, hustling requires a set of principles that help you constantly work toward the things you are trying to achieve. After being in the game for many years and seeing how the best of the best manage to make their hustle into something meaningful, I’ve noticed there are certain things that every hustler makes sure to incorporate into their routine. Here is my 10 step guide to help you hustle with the best of them.1. Figure Out Your “Why”The first step in becoming a world-class hustler is to decide what you want for yourself. What really makes you happy? Hustlers have big and concrete reasons why” they do what they do. Non-hustlers drift. The why helps you stay on track and gives you the energy and drive to stay committed to your goals even when you’re downtrodden. You’re not going to feel like jumping out of bed at 6am, making cold calls, getting rejected over and over, doing things that scare you etc. if these actions aren’t attached to a bigger “why.” Connect your day-to-day tasks with a larger purpose that fills your life with happiness and meaning and you’ll see the difference it makes in your hustle.2. Create ValueThe best hustlers know how important it is to create value for others. The life that you want is dependent on it. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking about potential customers as people you can manipulate or trick into buying from you. Think about what you can actually offer them. Great hustlers are always working to develop this skill while non-hustlers are thinking in terms of what they can get away with. Your ability to maintain success in the long run is directly proportional to your ability to create value that others are willing to pay for.3. Build Your CapabilitiesYour personal and professional development is the biggest and best investment you can make in your life. Highly effective hustlers strive to continuously improve every single day. Growing and expanding your capabilities and skill set increases your ability to create value for others and allows you to create greater levels of value. If personal growth isn’t pursued, you can find yourself in a state of monotony, where progress stands still and your inspiration starts to fizzle out. Non-hustlers are lazy in that they believe someone else needs to pay for and facilitate their development when actually it is only up to you to do it.4. Create OpportunitiesHustlers always seek out new opportunities. They look for areas where they can make a difference and where their work can move them closer to their ultimate goals. Everything that you’re doing should be working toward moving you closer to what you want. Non-hustlers will wait for opportunities to fall into their laps. They want someone to notice what they are doing and reward them for it. Hustlers don’t sit around waiting for opportunity to knock – they go out and chase it down and if it’s not there, they create it.5. ExecuteHustlers get stuff done and they do quality work. They work hard to ensure that whatever project they take on is done as well as possible and they never skimp or cut corners. Hustlers act with urgency because they know that time is money. This doesn’t mean that every single effort leads to success – but that isn’t the point. The point is that, while failure isn’t avoidable, nothing they do fails because they didn’t put forth the effort and execute it. Non-hustlers are all talk while hustlers know that the thing that speaks the loudest is execution.6. Grind It OutNo one ever said getting things done was easy. But true hustlers know the importance of grinding out the work, even when it feels arduous and exhausting. While non-hustlers are happy to stay bored on the plateaus, hustlers use downtime to work even harder. They start work before others and stay later. They don’t give up just because they are tired or feel like taking a break. Hustling successfully often means working away at some obstacle until they hit a breakthrough – even when there is no guarantee of that breakthrough happening.7. Promote Your SuccessesHustlers aren’t afraid to promote themselves. With their hard work, they build up a solid track record of success that they can proudly share with the world. Being successful means building a reputation for yourself so that people know they can depend on you to deliver. If you’re dedicated to what you do and are persistent in your efforts, you will stack up victories and successes that you can feel proud of. Hustlers aren’t afraid to share their successes because it instills confidence in their clients and also provides more momentum for pushing ahead in their careers.8. Share CreditIn addition to promoting your own successes, great hustlers also know when to give credit where credit is due. Hustlers aren’t always working as lone wolves – they wouldn’t accomplish nearly as much that way. Big projects often take big resources and it actually works in everyone’s favor for the hustler to share credit by promoting the people they work with. These people and companies have helped them achieve their successes and appreciate the shout out. Sharing credit also helps foster good relationships, which is incredibly important in the business world.9. Keep Getting Bigger and BetterInstead of playing it safe, hustlers make it a point to keep tackling bigger and bigger goals. They never level out, but keep stepping up a rung or two at a time. This is different from setting out to achieve the world’s biggest goal right from the get-go. Hustlers focus on a goal, complete it, and then set their sights on a bigger goal each time. They keep climbing the ladder one step at a time – and as they gain momentum, they step up two or three rungs at a time. Unlike non-hustlers, they aren’t intimidated by big goals and they don’t psych themselves out by thinking of big goals as “unachievable.” They are comfortable with recognizing their own power and ability and love to continue pushing themselves to reach for further success.10. CelebrateLast, but definitely not least, hustlers know how to celebrate their victories. Hard work and success deserves to be rewarded, and hustlers enjoy this part of the job as much as the rest of it. Non-hustlers don’t embrace celebration because they haven’t put their all into a goal so the acknowledgments don’t always feel deserving. But hustlers know that they’ve earned it and love the rewards and celebrations of victory that go along with the hustle.last_img read more

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23 days agoBVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your money

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say BVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your moneyby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHans-Joachim Watzke, the managing director of Borussia Dortmund, has taken a swipe at Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.Watzke admits the Gabon international did not leave positive memories in Dortmund.He recalled to Suddeustche Zeitung, “I think that Aubameyang is happy at Arsenal, especially when he looks at his bank account.”On Wednesdays, however, he must sit in front of his television to watch the Champions League.”Having quit BVB in January 2018, Aubameyang hasn’t tasted Champions League football with the Gunners. last_img

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