Why You Need to Explore the Marketplace of Beliefs and Ideas

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now There are a variety of ideas and beliefs available to you. Sadly, you are mostly infected with them, and less often do you intentionally select those ideas and beliefs that will best serve you. The ideas you picked up along the way on your journey to where you are now may or may not be serving you. If they are not serving you, that is reason enough to evaluate other ideas and beliefs.If you were to look at one part of your life where you are not generating the results you want—or need—you would invariably see a set of actions that are causing your poor results (even if the action that causes poor results is a lack of action). Behind those actions are beliefs that support the action, or lack thereof. For example, procrastination is an action that causes poor results, but the belief is that you can put off until tomorrow what you should do right now. The belief behind that belief is that you have plenty of time, even though all you have ever had or will ever have is the present moment in which to do anything.Say you want better results. The first thing you might do is to go to the marketplace and explore new ideas and beliefs that may interest you and which might suit you better. Once you are in the marketplace, you must decide where to start your search for something better. There are two places one should almost always look, where there is success, and where there is something with which you disagree.When Someone Has What You WantIf someone already has what you want, they have a set of beliefs and are taking a certain set of actions to produce the result you want. The fact that their ideas and beliefs and actions work for them doesn’t necessarily mean it is the one right answer, and it doesn’t mean that their way will necessarily be your way, but it’s worth exploring. There may also be people who have similar ideas and beliefs but have very different strategies and are taking different actions to produce the same result. Remember, this is a marketplace, and that means you are shopping.One of the ways you accelerate your growth and development is by discovering what already works. You don’t always have to learn everything yourself, especially if the beliefs and methods to produce that result have been reverse-engineered for you.If It Generates an Emotional ResponseThere is this spot at the very end of the marketplace where it is dimly lit and scary. From where you stand, it looks dangerous, and it may cause you to feel something like a cross between fear and revulsion. In this part of the marketplace, the ideas and beliefs and actions conflict with your beliefs, including some that are your most cherished and deeply-held beliefs. You don’t want to explore this part of the marketplace, because looking at any of these ideas might mean you have to give up what you already know and believe and prefer. And this is why you must venture into this part of the marketplace.There are ideas and beliefs you don’t like that underlie the very outcomes you want. There are actions you refuse to take that others are using to produce the very results you seek. What you see that conflicts with what you believe is an opportunity for growth and development.Seth Godin told me he doesn’t write as many books as he once did because his ALTmba produces better results faster. As a writer, I don’t like that, but I am sitting with it because there is a truth there worth considering.If you want to become the version of yourself that comes after this one, you must be willing to let go of the things that will keep you solidly locked in place.last_img read more

News Corps shareholders have approved the divisio

first_imgNews Corp’s shareholders have approved the division of the company into separate media and publishing businesses. Rupert Murdoch will continue as chairman of both the new News Corp, which will focus on publishing, and media business 21st Century Fox, as well as serving as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Shares in the two new companies will begin trading separately on July 1.The shareholder approval by a majority vote follows the approval of the split by the News Corp board in May.last_img

Financial incentives fail to increase completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 25 2019Bottom Line: Financial incentives didn’t increase completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests mailed to patients. In a randomized clinical trial of almost 900 patients, none of the incentives (an unconditional $10, a promised $10 upon completion of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit to test for blood in a stool sample or chance at a lottery with a 1-in-10 chance of winning $100) was statistically better than no financial incentive to entice patients to complete the FIT. The overall FIT completion rate at six months was nearly 29 percent but the incentives used in this study may have been too small to improve response rates.Authors: Shivan J. Mehta, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.P., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and co-authors. Source:https://jamanetwork.com/last_img read more

UK MPs ask Facebooks Zuckerberg to testify on data row

Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: UK MPs ask Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify on data row (2018, March 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-uk-mps-facebook-zuckerberg-testify.html Damian Collins, chairman of the House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee, wrote to Zuckerberg asking for his own account of “this catastrophic failure of process”.The request was made as part of the committee’s ongoing investigation into fake news, which saw its members last month visit Washington for hearings with officials from Facebook and Twitter.But it follows allegations that data from up to 50 million Facebook users was harvested by a British company, Cambridge Analytica, for use in the election campaign of US President Donald Trump in 2016.”Following material published in the UK Guardian and The New York Times over the past few days, the committee would like to request that you appear before us to give oral evidence,” Collins wrote.”The committee has repeatedly asked Facebook about how companies acquire and hold on to user data from their site, and in particular about whether data had been taken without their consent.”Your officials’ answers have consistently understated this risk, and have been misleading to the committee. “It is now time to hear from a senior Facebook executive with the sufficient authority to give an accurate account of this catastrophic failure of process.”He added: “Given your commitment at the start of the New Year to ‘fixing’ Facebook, I hope that this representative will be you.”Collins set Zuckerberg a deadline of March 26 to reply. © 2018 AFP A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday asked Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before it to explain in person claims that millions of users’ data was harvested for political campaigns. UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk read more

Air taxis – why theyre no longer pie in the sky

first_img Citation: Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky (2018, November 16) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-air-taxis-theyre-longer-pie.html Provided by The Conversation Companies like Rolls Royce are teaming up with industry and academia to provide workable, practical solutions. And although many of the 120 or so concept vehicles exist only on computers for the time being, a select few have built scale and full-size prototype “proof of concept” vehicles. Some are simply “learning by doing” – the very same approach adopted by Orville and Wilbur Wright in the pioneering days of flight.Reach for the skiesAs a service provider, Uber clearly sees air taxis as an extension of mobility options. Customers might expect to use a smart phone app similar to the ones currently in operation, but with the option to choose whether to be driven or flown to their destination. But no matter how high these companies aim to travel, there are still barriers left to overcome. Air taxis would mean busier skies and higher air traffic concentration. Regulators will want to see stringent target levels for safety and security. Simplicity of design will also be key. Battery technologies are improving but have some way to go to meet range requirements for even short urban trips. Automation is seen as a way to make operations safer but it is likely that early vehicles would need human pilots before moving to driverless air taxis in the future. Customer comfort and safety issues will have to be addressed, as will consumer confidence in using this kind of travel technology. On top of all this, noise and emissions within an urban area must be minimised and vehicles will need to be able to operate in adverse weather. The cost of these vehicles will need to be affordable and this can only be achieved through large scale production. There is already a shortage of commercial pilots, so new thinking will be required as to who will operate these machines. Seamless transport integration will require conveniently located “Skyports” and these will place increased demand on electricity supplies. Without integrated air traffic management for air taxis, safety may be compromised. The technology on its own is not the answer, and the concept is unlikely to succeed without a wider view of the business model and operating environment. Joined up thinking will be needed. These future vehicles will not only need to overcome technological but also societal challenges.Despite all that, unmanned and tethered flights for selected concept vehicles have already taken place, and it is likely that in the next two to five years we will see piloted demonstrations. Within the next five to ten years, we could see limited commercial operations in niche market sectors – but collaboration and joined up thinking will be paramount. Drone technology and lessons learned from autonomous vehicles – like Lidar, short for “light detection and ranging” – can also be adopted, while the internet of things may finally mean that connected, seamless travel is indeed possible. Credit: Dean Mangurenje, Author provided Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road works and traffic lights. It has been claimed that air taxis could be flying us through the air in just a few years’ time – and it’s true that some big companies are speeding ahead with the idea. Uber shows off its vision for future ‘flying taxi’ Why? Well, to start with, we simply need to find better ways of moving around. By the year 2050, it is estimated that around 68% of the world’s population will live in cities (compared with today’s proportion of 55%). This increase, combined with population growth, could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations in the next few decades – leading to ever increasing urban traffic congestion across the globe. In London (currently the most congested city in Europe), drivers spend on average over 72 hours – three whole days – in traffic congestion per year. The need for energy and transport solutions with minimal environmental cost is only going to increase. Commuters will want ever more choice and more flexibility in their modes of transport – hence the interest in using the third dimension of airspace.There are now over 120 concept Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (EVTOL) vehicles and prototypes being tested across the globe. They range from scaled up drones, to electric and hybrid multi-rotor machines with or without wings. Companies such as Uber (with expected gross revenues in the region of US$50 billion) are investing heavily in the sector. Boeing has acquired technology firm Aurora Flight Sciences to accelerate entry into the market. Airbus has three different projects on the go.Flight of fancyPrevious attempts at building the flying cars of science fiction have failed to live up to expectations. So what’s changed? In short, the electrification of cars has led to the creation of very high energy density batteries and much improved electric motor efficiency. The availability of new lightweight and robust materials (such as carbon fibre) mean higher power to weight ratios. And the use of 3-D printing means that complex parts can now be printed in plastics and metals. Explore further This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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Pastor takes in the destitute

first_img Nation 11 Jul 2019 Father and son among 14 drug addicts arrested at Masjid Kapitan Keling Today, PKK has grown into a huge non-governmental organisation with 25 homes spread around the city, helping some 600 inmates comprising children, old folk, teenagers, gamblers, alcoholics, single mothers and drug addicts.Pastor Rajan, 65, said there were now about 400 drug addicts living in the homes.He said PKK had employed about 40 staff, many of them former inmates who had been rehabilitated and wanted to be useful to society.“During these 30 years, we have had many success stories. It is a joy to see them getting accepted and reunited with their families. Some of them got married, others got jobs. Some even started their own business,” he said.Many of them who first came in were suicidal and depressed, he said.PKK, he said, was one way for the church to contribute to society, he said, adding that the core values were to provide food, shelter and spiritual fulfilment.Asked about funding, Pastor Rajan said that besides donations, PKK has also been developing a 5ha site, which was donated by a Singaporean couple in Pasir Gudang eight years ago.That site, he said, was once a jungle but it now featured among others, a durian orchard, vegetable plots, birds’ nests and a solar farm, which generates power and sold to Tenaga Nasional.“We even have a 4,000sq ft mangrove which we hope to rehabilitate and preserve due to its biodiversity, including migratory birds and monkeys,” he said, adding that all money earned was channelled to PKK.PKK, he said, had an expenditure budget of more than RM3mil annually. Those who come to the centres need not pay any money.Asked about their plans, Pastor Rajan hoped that PKK would continue to grow and help address the social ills in the city, especially drug abuse.Those interested in helping PKK can contact it via www.pkk.com.my. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/13/pastor-takes-in-the-destitute/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:0702:07  Nation 08 Jul 2019 Two-week crackdown nets 27 suspected drug addicts in Tuaran Related News JOHOR BARU: Three decades ago, a young mother gave birth to a pair of twins but later abandoned one of them who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as she could not afford to care for the girl.Pastor Benedict Rajan took in the child, known as Sarah.That was in 1989. Pastor Rajan, who was then with the Johor Calvary City Church, went on to set up Pusat Kebajikan Kalvari (PKK) to help the poor and needy.“Sarah died two years later but she inspired the creation of PKK which has touched the lives of many,” he said. World 10 Jul 2019 Australia’s Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedomlast_img read more