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Hello Everyone,

As you know I am an MBA grad, visionary and a fashion enthusiast. I have multiple CRM strategy and marketing platform implementation projects under my belt.  I have expertise in business requirements, customer journey, insight, lead generation, growth marketing, business and IT strategy and eCommerce strategy.

If you have any ideas you would like to share or want to collaborate on then feel free to reach out to me!

I am always open to hear great ideas and converting them into reality!

You can reach me at adila.inq@gmail.com 

 

 

Remember, you are amazing…

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Creative Visioning

Hello World,

I have some questions for you to think about today!

Did you ever have a crazy idea that you just could not follow through with? One of the reason being, you kept adding to the possibilities?  After a while this idea became overwhelming and it was just dropped. Then on to the next idea…

Step back a bit! What are you doing wrong? Why isn’t any of your great vision being fulfilled?

Take a moment think about it!

Have you shared your thoughts with anyone? 

Do they become too complex to share? 

Do you think you will be judged or not taken seriously if you shared? 

Do you feel someone else might take your ideas?

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Steps

First step – speak about your idea! Tell people at a high level what your vision is.  Then get insight and feedback!

Second step – break it down! Place your idea in phases or steps… define the first step then define the next one.

Third step – organize the timeline! Meaning each step has to have a completion date attached to it.

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I would love to hear an idea that is in your mind but you find to complex to complete.

 

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Happy Anniversary To Me on WordPress

Hello Everyone,

Happy Anniversary to me on this platform. Thank you everyone for reading and showing support for all these years.

A lot of don’t take time to celebrate our milestones and I am one of them. But it is a rewarding feeling and accomplishments should be celebrated!

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Grateful – Mindfulness

Hello World,

Let’s practice Mindfulness for 5 minutes today.  Can we write down 3 things you are grateful for at this present time?  It can be anything!  I am grateful to still have my parents with me, I am blessed to have a supportive group of friends and I am happy, because I a platform to share my thoughts.

Now your turn! Let’s start doing this every night! Why?

We live in a disruptive world where we are always chasing something! Money, attention, career, family, love life, success, there is always something that you are chasing.  You weigh yourself against that “thing” and feel bad when you are not close to attaining the goal.  But, if you forecast everything and live in the future then you are basically letting go of your present time.  One day you will look back and say where did the time go and why haven’t I experience or missed somethings that were already there in my life.

That is the reason why I want you to practice gratefulness! Be positive and  grateful for everything and try to turn your negatives into positive. Remember perception is key.  The way you look at a situation can change the world!

Remember, you are amazing…

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Dementia treated with Validation Therapy

The title is not accurate for this blog.  Validation Therapy do not treat dementia patient but it definitely eases their pain.

Google just stated, 50 million people around the world currently have dementia and there are 10 million new cases every day.

 

Does that statistic scare you?  That is a scary thought.  That means when I am older there is a good chance of me being diagnosed with dementia.  This means, I would have impaired reasoning and memory loss.

People with close loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer and dementia face tremendous hardship.  People diagnosed with this disease need round the clock care.  If the patient is not under supervision then they might not get proper care and might get hurt due to impaired reasoning.

The carer has to go through much frustration as the person with dementia has their own way of thinking and do not recall a lot of old information.  The carer themselves go through of a phase where they would like to fix and help their loved ones get back to what they once were.  However, instead of trying to bring them back, let’s help them live their last bit of life with peace.

Validation therapy is a form, which helps people with dementia feel validated, respected, and understood in the last phases of their life.  Please follow these techniques to learn how to act more empathetically towards a patient with impaired reasoning,

  • prepare yourself to listen empathetically, set your own emotions and anger aside to be dealt with and acknowledged later. Concentrate fully on what they are sharing, making sure you’re able to pick up on any little nuance they exhibit or share.
  • Reminisce with them, especially talking about how they were able to solve a problem. A person with dementia cannot learn new coping skills; but, remembering how they handled problems in the past may help them rediscover a way to deal with problems they currently face.
  • If the person with dementia enjoys physical contact, and would not consider you to be violating their space, use touch to establish a relationship with them. Gently stroking their cheek or hand may remind them of pleasant times from the past, such as times when their mother did the same. Remember, people who have problems with others being in their personal space will continue to have those issues, disoriented or not. Respect for their boundaries is important.
  • Maintain close eye contact. Gazing into their eyes will help them feel secure and loved.
  • Music is a great tool. Music and songs often transport us to another place and time. Think how many times a song reminds you of other people, places or events. Non-verbal people with dementia can even sing songs they once knew when they are otherwise unable to speak.
  • Do not argue with them. Arguing with a confused person is rarely productive and leads to frustration and agitation.
  • Use a clear, low (but not quiet) and loving tone. High-pitched tones and soft tones are difficult for someone with impaired hearing to understand. Plus, an overly loud voice can come across as harsh or angry; therefore, do not talk louder than necessary just because they are hard of hearing.
  • Use non-threatening, factual words. A person with dementia is not the least bit concerned in discovering why they behave the way they do. Rather than asking why something was done, focus instead on the more concrete questions of who, what, where, when and how.

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JUST TAKE THAT STEP!

Hello World,

Past Experiences…

Self doubt stems from what we have learnt about ourselves yet. Looking at our past is an important key to addressing conflicting issues.

What we were taught while we were younger, be it from our parents, guardians, and teachers, plays a crucial part in how we are today. Parents want to be a guide for the best of our future, however, sometime that very guidance may inflict our present self doubt.

As you were younger, you may have been told NOT to pursue to choose a certain path. Take a look at these scenario of a parent telling their children not to choose a career path because their negatives:

  • It’s too dangerous to become a fire fighter or a cop!
  • You can’t pursue to become an artist or writer, you won’t make any money!
  • Don’t waste your time on Medical school, you are just not smart enough!

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” ~Cicero

Too dangerous, not enough money/security and you are just not good enough!

These thoughts are manipulative. They come back when we are rejected from a goal we wanted to achieve. These negative thoughts can stop us from pursuing life goals we want to accomplish because we doubt being adequate.

We always want to be a perfect fit, if we don’t fit then we are judged.

We think we are not good enough to live the life we dream.  Self-doubt prevents us from many opportunities that come our way. It’s always there holding us back. Many job seekers doubt their capabilities and don’t apply to the position they are a perfect match for. The message is to live a social norm and or as a mediocre.

But if you really put your mind to it, this is toxic! How do you know you are not good enough, if you don’t try?!

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” ~Honore de Balzac

If you have been rejected, and are letting go of other prospects because you still feel that you aren’t adequate, STOP Right there!

Give yourself a bit of time and then assess why you are feeling self doubt. If you feel you are not good at a skill, then let’s put in work to attain that skill. Contact me! I’ll guide you through the process. 

You can’t pass opportunities just because you failed once or twice, remember positive affirmation; Risk – Is it Scarier taking a Risk or Not taking One? … If you are not good at something now that does not mean you won’t get better at it in the future.

Anyone can get good at something with the correct self belief and determination.

What you tell yourself is important! If you tell yourself that you won’t make it then you won’t! I believe you, because that’s what you believe. You are setting yourself for failure just by that negativity. But if you think positive, and speak positive then I believe you too!

The talk should be, okay well I failed this time but I will learn and get better which will change things. You are as good as what you believe, so let’s get working!

The Judgmental losers…

They don’t exist in a large number! Yes, they are a few of these judgmental losers who would look at you and say, hmm why are you doing what you are doing! These people are only saying that since they can’t get themselves to pursue their own dreams. Hence, they have a lot of time on their hand.

Stop worrying about these people! Most people don’t care! They have their own lives to worry about, their own dreams, aspiration, career goals and stress. They are more worried about how to start their day, that month end deadline at work, coming home and cooking dinner and spending time with their loved ones.

Set an example for these people, if they are judging, let them do it! Prove them wrong! You will be more appreciated for trying and trying then to sit back and live the same boring life as everyone else.

How to over come Self -Doubt…

  1. Fix your mindset – You got rejected? So is he, and so is she…we all have. But we don’t give up!
  2. Positive affirmation – You Are MORE than good enough!
  3. When you are feeling self doubt, unwind a bit! Give yourself time to relax and enjoy some quality time. This will give you some to get your thoughts aligned again.
  4. Evaluate why you are feeling self doubt – why do you feel you are not good enough and what can you do to become good?
  5. Write it down! Where is your Journal? Write down, why you are feeling self doubt and the positives steps you will be taking.
  6. Read Motivational articles – You need motivation and their are plenty of people who felt and been where you are. Read how they over came self doubt.
  7. You don’t have to do it alone! Find family and friends to talk about your self doubts. Most of the time we over evaluate and exaggerate the situation in our mind. Our loved ones can bring things back to perspective for us. Don’t worry, they will not judge you!

Remember, you are amazing…

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Adaptability – Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Hello World,

We should all adapt and become more resilient…

In today’s day and age we all need to be a little more resilient, what do you think?

Not being able to adapt proves to be a BIG disadvantage in today’s day time. Whether be it business, technology, relationships, everything is changing all around us. If we are not keeping up with our time then failure is waiting for us at our door steps!

Comfort Zone, what a sweet place?

Comfort zone is killer! Comfort zone is not letting you progress! Comfort zone is your worst enemy!

Comfort zone is stopping us from adapting to change! Come on even dating has changed; I remember some time back when some of you use to complain and say, No! I won’t go on a dating site, it’s for losers! Now tell me how many of you have Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Coffee meets Bagel and the list goes on?

However, if you had still kept that same old mentality as you had few years back about getting on a dating app/site then you are not keeping up with the change. The world will change but you would not progress.

Adapt with time people! Upgrade yourself and read more!

With the same idea of dating in mind, if you held on to your old mentality of just waiting for the right person at the right time, then let me tell you something, the last Tinder statistic update estimated 50 million users. This means that many users are taking their shots at finding a partner while, you are not progressing!

Uncertainty…    

Why is it hard to step out of the “Comfortable”?

Because yet again, we are afraid of the unknown. Uncertainty scares us. We are good where we are, saves us from being judged, facing failure and avoiding disappointment. However, it also stops us from progress! 

A HR Generalist evaluates your candidacy on your ability to adapt to the work place. They look for the following,

  • Handling emergencies or crisis situations
  • Handling work stress
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Dealing effectively with unpredictable or changing work situations
  • Learning work tasks, technologies, and procedures
  • Demonstrating interpersonal adaptability
  • Displaying cultural adaptability
  • Demonstrating physically oriented adaptability

Adaptability comes only after you have mastered the skill of being resilient.  We have to change our mindset to become more optimistic.

Lay offs happen frequently and if that has happened to you, what would be your immediate action to that repercussion? An adaptable person will have a quick Plan A and a Plan B to that unexpected situation. A resilient person will bounce back right away to put Plan A and B to work right away.

Prepare for the worst…

Businesses are always changing and growing by collaborating with other businesses. Businesses use point of sale systems and adaptive data mining applications to collect information to forecast trends. Lightly speaking, Nokia failed to forecast Apples advanced technology innovation. Blockbuster refused to change and adapt to new world of digital on demand television aka Netflix. To adapt and grow, you always have to be on top of the trend. Hence, you need some sort of a personal trend analysis which will help you adapt to change quickly.

What to do?

Do your Research! Study your market! Think out of the box! Push yourself a little! Be more optimistic and open minded. Set small goals towards the change every day and make sure there is check mark beside them every night. Learn how to forecast, try to predict what might go wrong, and brainstorm Plan A, B and C. Don’t be afraid to fail…

Always Remember Failure is only Failure if you didn’t learn anything from it. 

 

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What does being Established mean to you?

Hello World,

What does being established mean to you as a person?  In social norm, it can be a lot of things, successful job, a lot of money, a lot of property, a great relationship, etc.  Establishment is always labeled as an achievement of some sort and when you don’t have it on a socially accepted time-frame or age, then you are marked as a failure.  However, do you believe that?

I have always thought of myself as an over achiever.  I never took the path everyone usually followed.  I always did my own research to find out more and learn about all situation and used that as my guide and mentor.  However, at times I feel the things I have achieved made me fall behind on a some segments of my life.  I just couldn’t keep up.

That’s when I fall under the comparison trap of, “oh that person has more than me! Or that person is happier than because of XYZ”.  Unfortunately, this a form of jealousy that happens everyone time to time.  We victimize ourselves and create self-pity.

It is unfortunate but we all create this miserable state for ourselves in our heads.  We talk down, on our own selves?! When you read that line does it not make you feel like you are wasting time?  I know, it’s a sad coping mechanism and I also know we can’t help feeling that way at that very instant. Your thinking pattern and or behavior is a product of your state of mind.

However, we need to learn how to snap out of it quick.  It’s a waste of time thinking about others achievement while you can create a guide to start building your own success.

Trust me! All the achievements I have earned at the age of 24 matters to me but doesn’t sound as prized as it once did when I achieved it.  My colleagues and friends have reached up to it after 4 years.  In other words, the significance of my age does not matter anymore as it did back then.  And same applies to you!  Your age does not matter and you can achieve all your goals at any age.  The accomplishment you put work towards will slowly get you to a fulfilling happy destination.

“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” ~Sven Goran Eriksson

 

We often make the mistake of comparing ourselves to our closest ones.  Then we compare ourselves to people we don’t even know like bloggers and influencers.  However, have you realized that we do not compare ourselves to the filthy wealthy, Justin Beiber or Drake.  It’s easier to find someone or was on the similar path as us and say, “why don’t I have what they have?” and the answer to that is grass always looks greener on the other side.  Everyone has their own struggles they don’t vulnerably display in front of every one.  Just like you don’t!  Just like how your Instagram is just all the good photographs of you and your journey.

Don’t try to copy others.  It’s a waste of time!  Yes, mimic people you want to be like, ask for help, do research and get a mentor.  Don’t sit around and think about others success while you can be working on your own!

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I need Sleep to Increase Productivity –  For the Workaholics

I just learned procedural memory is learnt through REM sleep.  Ah who ever knew! Well, I didn’t! That’s why I am here to share and increase your productivity.  My sleep pattern has been terrible lately. I have been working round the clock, 10 things going through my brain and I have to get everything done!

However, come to realize that would be sloppy job done on all my assignments and goals because there is no focus on my part!  I can’t concentrate and I am getting distracted! I start procrastinating because, I just can’t recall the information as quickly as I am supposed to! That’s trouble! I am already low on time!

Most importantly, whatever I learnt a day before, I can’t remember and apply to my daily work because I am not letting the information set as I am not getting enough sleep.

A lot, of entrepreneurs / go-getters will take pride in the fact that they get 4 hours of sleep.  It signifies to them that they are busy and they get a lot done.  In fact, it is false validation.  They are probably getting work done but are they of quality?

Quality matter people! Quality is everything! It creates a standard for business and you can charge more per your quality of work! 

When you sleep you are actually increasing your chance of productivity and quality of work for the next day. Getting about 7.5 hours of sleep helps you strengthening  of neural connections. You are digesting the information you have learnt through-out the day(s), storing it for reapplication for the future.  When you don’t sleep, the information you want to recall for the future will get diluted.  You won’t be able to recall it as quickly or completely lose it in memory.

The idea is as simple as your daily workout session! When you work-out the entire week, it’s recommended that you add in a rest day.  This is because your muscles need to repair in order to be ready for the next work-out session.  If you don’t take this rest day or any rest days then you will burn out.  Burn out! Yes, that happens to us at work! We burn out when we don’t take a vacation, hence we will definitely burn out when we don’t get enough sleep.

Stay Healthy,

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Organize Your Mind – For the overly Ambitious

Hello World,

Back at it again!  I have been reading a book Daniel J. Levitin wrote, The Organized Mind.  Honestly, pick it up and read it.  It is not a national bestseller for any reason.  This book made me realize how I am training my brain all wrong when it comes to utilizing my memory.

We forget things and we use it as an excuse to not complete tasks or prolong tasks.  However, the way I look at the world, we have so much to do yet so little time.  I am always behind.  I need more time added to my 24 hours of getting my goals done.

 

What does this create?  Stress and anxiety! 

& what does that lead to?  Future health issues, such as dementia.

 

Therefore, I am causing harm to myself without acknowledging the consequences.  I am working hard, being delusional in hopes of achieving more yet getting less work completed.

 

How do I help myself? How do you I remember important things, keep my mind organized, and not burn out at the same time?

 

Here is the trick! Create a mind map.  I wrote about the visual map during one my first MBA courses. Please click: mind map  for the link. This step-by-step guide is of visualizing your goals.  Seeing your goals visually helps you remove the clutter and to focus on the clear picture.

Write it down! Here is a trick that works for me the best, write every important thing down.  In addition to that, use the hand that you do not use to write your notes down.  Why do I say this?  Because, your brain remembers unusual tasks, if you don’t usually use your left hand to write, then your brain will register that and you will remember it easily.

Learn it with interest!  First, you have to learn the material well and thoroughly, don’t just read it and memorize it.  Concurrently, you are required to enjoy what you are learning.  This way you will remember the information no matter what.

Keeping the last to suggestions in mind, learning the information with interest, you need to teach it to yourself and or someone else.  Why do I say teach it to yourself?  In order to teach the information to yourself you need to practice having dialogues with yourself about the topic.  You can relate the topic back to information that correlates to a significant story or journey close to you or you read about.  You can also have the same dialogue with others. This will definitely increase your confidence about the subject and help you recall it later on.

Keep yourself healthy!  Work your entire body including your brain.  Reading, writing, crossword puzzle, anything that makes your brain a bit tired.

Focus! Your mind is a clutter.  Take this for instance, when some people are at work the mind shifts to focusing too much on what they need accomplish to when they get back home.  However, when they reach home the opposite happens, they start thinking about what they need to have done at work.  Why is this wrong?  Because, both the effort at home and at work will be half-hearted and half done.  The 100% will never be there due to lack of focus.  This is the reason why we need to organize our brain and create segments to put emphasis one thing at a time.

Hence, create a short list of,

  • Do it
  • Delegate it
  • Defer it
  • Drop it

Above, is how you roll my friend!  Prioritize and organize your task to keep your workflow going. Remove unwanted clutter from your brain.  Keep your mind in peace at one place and be there completely with your mind, rather than jumping ahead of what needs to be done next.

Until next time,

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