The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
Daniels new imminent promotion infuriated his political enemies, business and evil competitors and treacherous squatters! “We must eliminate Daniel” and they got to work on this.
And here is my great teaser, v.4 “Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticise or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy”.
Little children can be more interested in eating or taking their meals if their table is set right. Once the child begins sitting, it is prudent to allow them sit before meals are fed to them. This is how they learn to sit and eat.
Getting them very colourful and attractive tables and chairs is a step in the right direction. Make sure that their bowls, plates and spoons are also colourful and beautiful.
There are countless psychology models and theories on what motivates us to do the things we do, how we respond to incentives, achievement theories, and so on. Motivation can be seen as some sort of excitement.
Follow these tips to remain motivated in a simple way that works every single day.
If you have ever looked at the achievements of others and thought “Wow if only I can do that!”, or if you have ever wished that you can perform better, earn more money, make more friends, have better health, achieve higher level of success and so on, then this is just for you.
You are capable of all of that, everyone has all the potential in the world to do whatever it is they dream of or want, especially when you put your focus with determination on your goals, it’s easier to attain greater heights.
Do you dislike – maybe even hate – a job you once loved? It’s probable, based on statistics alone.
Around two thirds of people in careers across the spectrum, from factory workers to doctors and pilots, have reported a lack of engagement and a high level of dissatisfaction at work. The main reason? Many of us feel undervalued, spinning our wheels at work on too many meaningless projects at once, and rarely on things we enjoy.
But there’s good news. You can turn things around, and reverse the feelings of disenchantment and disillusion, as long as you’re willing to be proactive and make some changes. With a few careful steps, a bit of self-analysis, and tough talk with your boss, you can transform a job you despise into one that you love, or at the very least, can tolerate.
First, though, the facts.
How to turn it around
If you’ve learned to hate your job, first you should know that it’s not your fault – at least not entirely. Part of the problem is that society has built up the idea of what a job should be, says Dr Paul White, a US-based psychologist, consultant, and author.
“People start working and think they can go in and save the world and use all of their creative talents to solve problems,” White says. “Especially for entry-level positions, there are few jobs that will work on big-picture issues and require any creative energy.”
The first step to turning things around, White says, is self-management. Consider whether your expectations are too high, at least perhaps for your current position, and temper your expectations for work.
Then, analyse why you’ve learned to dislike work, says Scott Elbin, a leadership coach and author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. Consider why you took the job initially and remind yourself what you liked about it when you started it.
That should help you realise what areas you’d like to see fixed. From there, create “actionable steps” to change your job, Elbin says. “Don’t be thinking you’re going to go from hating to loving your job overnight,” he says. “Think 20-30% satisfaction at first and work up to something better.”
Time to take risks
That’s not a difficult thing to achieve if you work on small things first, says George Elfond, CEO of Rallyware, a San Francisco-based software company that helps train new employees.
“There could be small details that make a huge difference in your happiness,” Elfond says from Ireland. The simple things – like stocking your desk with better snacks, going for an afternoon coffee, or working somewhere outside the office – could soon add up to consecutive good days.
Once you’ve got little fixes, it’s time to address the big things. You’ve already learned to dislike your job, so Elfond suggests it’s time to take some risks on how to fix it.
“Go ahead and experiment,” Elfond says. “What do you have to lose when you already hate the job you’re doing?”
That might mean trying to get out from under a boss you dislike. Maybe ask for a temporary assignment to another department, or volunteer for tasks that would mean you’ll be reporting to someone else. Perhaps your boss will be offended, but Elfond says there’s little risk if the relationship is already sour.
If parts of your job have become mundane and automatic, concentrate on what you can control. Are there tasks you can avoid or allocate to someone else? For doctors, for instance, maybe that’s putting more energy to time spent with patients and less on administration duties that could be allocated to other colleagues.
In short, it’s about working with your manager and colleagues and doing what you can to rewrite your job description, says Thomas Calvard, lecturer in human resource management at the University of Edinburgh.
Be proactive in bringing these changes to your boss, Calvard says. Most likely your manager doesn’t know that you’re unhappy with parts of your position, and maybe you could be given more flexibility in defining your day-to-day work.
“We’re talking about people getting back to why they loved their jobs, and that’s about perhaps redefining what they do and how they do it,” Calvard says.
The best day, every day
For Anita Bowness – global practice leader for business consulting at Saba Software in Ottawa, Canada – there’s a simple solution for anyone wanting to turn around a job they’ve learned to hate.
“Think about your best day at work, the times you’re happiest,” Bowness says. “Then consider how you can duplicate it every day.”
This happened to Bowness at a previous employer, where she had simply become uninterested in the work she was doing every day. She became the victim of “scope creep,” assigned to IT-related tasks when her background was more in human resources.
Her boss called her out on it one day, asking why she was so disengaged, and Bowness realised she had to make a change. Bowness then asked if her job could be redefined, allowing her to concentrate more on the things she enjoys. Eventually her manager moved her to a new role where she found the work far more rewarding.
Now, as a manger herself, Bowness has asked employees who report to her to do the same best-day-at-work analysis.
“Many people feel like work isn’t fulfilling to them,” Bowness says. “But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can figure out a way to make it fulfilling again.”
If it seems like you’re spending more time stuck in traffic — you might be. In the top 20 most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., only Phoenix drivers spent less time in traffic in 2016 than they did in 2015, according to a study by traffic data company, INRIX.
Californians have it the worst. Los Angeles has the No. 1 worst traffic in the world, with San Francisco following close behind at No. 4. Los Angeles drivers spend more than 104 hours annually stuck in traffic, but New York City (89 hours), Atlanta (71 hours) and Miami (65 hours) are some of the nation’s worst cities for traffic, too.
When she took to social media three weeks ago, former Citizen Television news anchor Janet Mbugua opened a Pandora’s Box that the society would rather mask.
Her seven-minute video, aptly titled Some of the Things They Don’t Tell You About Childbirth, was an instant Facebook hit. In the video, Janet talks about her experience with lochia, the vaginal discharge after giving birth — known in medical circles as puerperium — which contains blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. Many may cringe at this but it is an expected discharge which typically continues for four to six weeks after childbirth, the postpartum period.
Curt von Badinski, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of a San Francisco-based tech company, has a six-hour daily commute from Los Angeles – most of it by plane.
Five days a week, he rises at 05:30 for the 15-minute drive to Bob Hope Burbank airport, for a 90-minute flight to Oakland, located 353 miles (568km) north west. For a monthly fee of $2,300, he can access unlimited flights on a single-engine turboprop airplane.
We all know we're supposed to show up to work on time, respect our managers, and meet deadlines as assigned. But here are a few things not to do if you want to succeed on the job.
Complain too much
It's one thing to occasionally express your displeasure with the way work situations are being handled, but if you get into a routine where you're griping to your coworkers on a consistent basis, you'd better change your ways.
When Terry Gobanga - then Terry Apudo - didn't show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a survivor.
It was going to be a very big wedding. I was a pastor, so all our church members were coming, as well as all our relatives. My fiance, Harry, and I were very excited - we were getting married in All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi and I had rented a beautiful dress.
The Good Book says there is time for everything under the sun; time to be born, grow ,acquire skills, work, marry and start a family. There is also retirement, time to give up your regular job due to old age, ill-health or loss of job. Different countries have different ages for retirement.
In Ghana, the retirement age is 60, the same age the World Health Organisation (WHO) sees as old age.