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Archive for June, 2012

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SHOULD WE BE WORRIED?

What is the best option, to worry or not to worry? In many cases worries do not solve the problem, but carelessly ignoring them neither.

Structure your worries. Put the biggest on top, those which cannot be postponed or ignored and then work yourself down to the bottom to those unimported ones like overdrawn accounts, unpaid bills, unresponding teacher messages from your kids, etc.

Worries eat up our sleep and do let us look like hundred. Instead it is proved that to at least pretending to be find, makes you feel evenbetter. If you stumble, put your tiara back in the right position and continue your journey, that is what is ment.

8 Ways to Deal with Worries

1. Use common sense.

Ask yourself just one question: is worry going to help you even one bit in sorting out the chaos you’ve just landed into? No. An unmistakable no. On the contrary, worrying about the situation will only make things worse. And you thought it couldn’t possible get worse? Wrong again. So don’t worry. Be happy. At least try so

2. Take a few deep breaths.

When anxiety hits you your breathing becomes shallow, irregular and restless. You’ll be amazed how breathing in deeply, fully and calmly will restore your peace of mind. It may come as no surprise that during our deep sleep our breathing is always deep and completely relaxed. Practise belly-breathing as often as possible, also during stress-free hours.

3. Better stay away from that cup of coffee!

Too much caffeine overstimulates the nerves, making you more susceptible to anxiety. Green and black tea also contains caffeine.  Your nervous system will be grateful.

4. Think of the ocean, the waves and the sound of the water

Strange as this piece of advice may sound, when you think of something vast and limitless, like a vast body of water, your mind becomes relaxed and peaceful. Anxiety traps your mind in a tiny little room and binds it there. That’s why you feel like you’re suffocating. Free your mind again. Make it wide, broad and vast. Like Mark Twain said, “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.”

5. Throw Out Worries

Make a special ‘worry-box’ for your long-term worries and anxieties – just a plain old shoebox on which you write the word ‘WORRIES’. Write down all those worries and anxieties of yours on pieces of paper and drop them in the worry-box. Then don’t think about them again for a full two weeks. At the end of those two weeks collect all your worries again and read them over. To your wide surprise you’ll find that most, if not all of them, will have disappeared. Magic? Nah, just goes to show that worries are the flimsy products of your mind and don’t last very long if you don’t feed them with your attention. Or as somebody once said: “Troubles are a lot like people – they grow bigger if you nurse them.”

6. Structure your days.

Often worry assails us when we don’t have a sense of direction or feel that we are wasting time. You can have a constant sense of direction if early in the morning you write down your goals for the day. Then start working on them one by one. Don’t feel upset if you cannot finish all of them – there’s always another day for that. At the end of the day if you see you have fulfilled one or two or three or four of those goals you will be the happiest person. And you stayed worry-free!

7. Don’t Feel Indispensable

As an anonymous wise person once said, “For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.” There is often too much self-styled responsibility in our lives, so we start worrying about things we are not really responsible for. Let God figure those ones out. You just take care of your own natural duties (you probably know what they are) and don’t make up too many new ones. Sri Chinmoy sums it up quite nicely: “We can get peace of mind if we can consciously feel that we are not important, we are not indispensable. The moment we can sincerely feel that we are not indispensable, we will not have to go anywhere to get peace, for peace will immediately come to us.”

8. Meditate

This is probably the best piece of advice if you really want to throw worry out of your life once and for all. Silence your mind and illumine your worries with the light from within. Through regular meditation practice you can transform your anxiety into peace of mind. Then it will never come back to taunt you again. I promise.



What the future will bring is unclear, but it is challenging if you stay curious, healthy and compassionate.

The good old proverb that the glass is half-full has its meaningful truth.The best is to simply sleep over the things you cannot change anyhow and then make a sensible decision how to proceed.

It is very interesting that if you study inter cultural dynamics you can see  that most of the countries appreciate calm and quiet behaviour. Emotional conflicts

rank on the very low end of the scale and are hard to cope with in various culture,  and these conflicts usually indicate that the person has not a high education.

Ff you see the chinese symbol for opportunity and danger, your problem seems to be solved.


SOURCES within the article from Abhinabha Tangerman is a freelance writer and meditation 
instructor from The Netherlands.
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The commuter, Starbucks and the CEE at EBACE.

This year’s EBACE gave us all an idea of where Business Aviation is peaking, with the United Arab Emirates alone having the same amount of exhibition booths as the representatives from the CEE region.

There was a clear message from the nations represented at the event including the CEE countries, everybody is looking for a deal, but this raises a number of questions. Is the CEE fairly represented by the few companies and countries exhibiting? How do others see the region? Are the CEE companies projecting their brand at the same level as international standards?

With this in mind, let’s have a look at Starbucks, because there is something that aviation can learn from its model, especially since we surprisingly share the general consumer profile, a term that Tim Haford, the undercover economist, likes to call the Rush-hour commuters.

A commuting person is one who regularly travels between their place of residence and place of work. The promise offered by Starbucks, which is part of a worldwide chain in terms of coffee and pastries, can probably be beaten in Brazil, Italy or Finland by a charming coffee shop. However our commuting clients who have no time to search around, opt for a place with familiar standards, a place where Wi-Fi is available to use their smart phones and hand held tablets, a place where they will find English speaking staff where facilities are consistent and recogniseable around the world and the menus are always available in English. The assurity of an English speaking supplier is attractive and will draw those with little time to bother trying to work out what is a skinny latte in Hungarian or Polish. Whether we liked it or not English is the global language and a necessary means of communication for international businesses. For any company aiming to operate internationaly they must give clients the feeling that what is available at home, will be at his disposal anywhere else around the globe.

As a visitor, the deal breaker for the CEE exhibitors at EBACE stemmed from communication issues. One or two companies handed out brochures only in their own native tongue and others had members of their team struggling with the English language. As a prospective client this makes doing business a protracted and frustrating business, which can essentially break a deal. Can you imagine the amount of redirected calls you may have to go through just to arrange for example a charter. This is where you want to give the business money, so imagine what it would take to settle a dispute about catering costs or any other disagreement. For any business operating in the business aviation environment being able to speak the client’s first language is the first step towards dedicated customer service.

One of the educational panels at EBACE focused on the CEE region. Hosted by Jiri Matousek, Chairman of CEPA 2011, “Southern and Eastern Europe: Opportunities Amidst Challenges“ Moderated by Taunya Renson of FlyCorporate, highlighted similar issues arguing, “The increase of English language skills is resulting in the CEE creating better ties.“ The graph below demonstrates just how much English is now spoken in the region.

CEPA seeks to promote standards and to find common ground for understanding. The Association is working to strengthen communications among members, and to project a globalized image. CEPA hasa growing selection of clients who comply not only with international standards in their service but also have operations working compeltel in English. A brief glance at our members section demonstrates that even if they come from different countries, every member has an English version of their site, a standard that CEPA requires of new members. Companies fulfilling the requirements will not only benefit from communicating to a wider potential client base, but will also be more likely to increase their market share. If we can continue to expand our skill-sets, particularly our language offering the CEE countries will move towards operating on a level playing field and the Rush- Hour commuter“ will be happy to stop by to shop.

Source: Blue Sky News