Living In The Present While Becoming Successful

There are limitless ways in which we can do things. Two people may set out to achieve similar goals, and both achieve them, but one can take longer than the other. However, the one who achieved the goals faster, was constantly stressed and made people around him stressed and unhappy as well. On the other hand, the person who took longer was always at peace and made people around him happy. Which one was more successful? It could have also been that the one who made people happy also reached the goals faster. The difference is that one put more importance on the value of the present moment while the other put more value on the final outcome.

How do we reconcile achieving the desired outcome when it may appear to be impossible to be overly worried about other people’s interest if you are to achieve the desired results? This is a question that hopefully more people would ask themselves before embarking on achieving a goal.

Finding balance through the present moment

We are conditioned to think that our results solely depend on get things done without much consideration to the manner in which we do it. We place primary importance on the desired outcome and forget about the quality to each moment as we do the tasks that are necessary to reaching the goal.

Learning to place the greatest value on the quality of the present moment leads to balanced decisions and higher quality action. By placing your focus primarily on the present moment we recognize the value of “Being.” When we understand that “Being” in a state of already feeling successful produces high quality success, it is much easier to shift the focus. We begin to understand the power of living in harmony with our environment while we perform our work. Stress and worry disappear and clear thinking takes over. Production goes smoother and even quicker and things flow with ease. Nothing is forced.

Practice living in the now and know that by accessing the power of now, you can enjoy even more success than ever before.

Escalation As A Negotiation Strategy

Escalation can be a highly effective negotiation strategy. Having unlimited authority in a negotiation can seem, and is, powerful, but it can be equally dangerous. If your client thinks that you have unlimited authority, he or she can read that as a green light to keep driving for more.

Before the negotiation, don’t make assumptions. Confirm that the client you are negotiating with has the authority to make decisions. If you learn that the client doesn’t have the authority, STOP negotiating, find out who does, and politely request access to the person with the power.

If you can’t get that, you will most likely be in the uncomfortable and dangerous position of being the only person in the room with the authority to make concessions. At that time or any time during the negotiation, if your client mentions that he or she must confer with someone else on a negotiation point, it often makes sense to mention that you too must confer with someone on your team.

When you are negotiating, for example, with two clients and one excuses himself or herself from the negotiating, before he or she leaves, check that the person left behind to negotiate has the full authority to continue and make decisions necessary to reach an agreement.

When you find that you must position an escalation, reinforce that you know both you and the client are working to reach agreement and your desire to work through the issues.

While your goal is to go as far as you can in a negotiation, knowing when and how to escalate can help you create Win-Win deals and protect you from entering into Win-Lose ones.

Vegan snack ideas for kids who are always hungry

A vegan diet is not only better for your health, but it also has benefits for the environment, animals and future generations. With these great reasons to choose vegan snacks over conventional ones, why wouldn’t anyone want to? Check out this list of vegan snack ideas for children who are always hungry, made from readily available vegan products in Sri Lanka!

-A cup of scrambled tofu. This can be mixed with some cooked rice and beans, wrapped up in a tortilla or served on top of freshly cut vegetables for an easy meal that kids will love!

-Bananas are great to have around the house as they provide potassium, vitamin C, fiber and multiple B vitamins. Peel them and serve sliced with peanut butter or over cereal for breakfast time ideas.

-Apple slices dipped into almond butter is another quick snack idea that children might enjoy because it tastes similar to regular apple sauce without all the added sugar! Try using other nut butters like cashew butter too for more variety.

-Learn how to make vegan chocolate milk by adding soy/almond milk instead of cow’s milk because it is a healthier option and will make kids happy!

-Veggie sticks like carrots, celery, cucumbers and broccoli dipped into hummus is a great snack for kids because the veggies add vitamins while dipping adds protein. They also look fun too so they’re likely to enjoy eating them more than if it was just an apple with peanut butter on top.

For younger ones who don’t need as many calories try these options:

-Tofu cubes – Mix with raisins, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and bread crumbs then bake until golden brown.

-Fresh berries and nuts are also a great snack that’s healthy and full of nutrients.