Communication is sharing of ideas. Message is the vehicle.
To achieve the intention of sharing ideas, the message needs to be crafted in the recipients’ frame of reference so it can be well received and understood. Moreover, the message needs to be logical and clearly supported.
So far, pretty straight forward.
With that said, President Trump’s slogan of “Make America Great Again” is losing its traction with me. Lofty slogan aside, when will we be able to cashing in on his promises?I know that Rome was not built in a day. And yes, things take time.
But I must confess that I am having a hard time understanding the president’s messages. Or more precisely, I start to doubt the credibility of his words such as draining the swap in Washington or sending the armada to Korean peninsula; let alone how to make America great again.
It will be 100 days of Trump’s presidency next Saturday. I am not looking for any divine words or tweet from the president. Only messages that I can understand and ideas I can believe in. Is that too much to ask?
Do you understand the president’s messages?
If you impulsive shop or lets say if you can’t find room in the house to store the goods, Emma Johnson is got a message for you – “shop less.”
Her message may be hard to swallow for those practicing retail therapy, but the the true cost of impulsive shopping is staggering as Johnson pointed out in her article.
Editorial note: Johnson used the term “chic” in her article which is surprising and less than professional, please don’t let that detracts you from her main point.
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The road to bankruptcy is paved with good deals. The answer to spending less is not coupons or blow-out sales. Shop less. That’s it. Yes, it is wise to negotiate the price of things. Take advantage of coupons and deep discounts when they makes sense. But if you want to save money and improve your finances, […]
Source: The Real Cost of Your Shopping Habits
Sounds incredible? So was the 4 minute mile back in 1954 before Roger Bannister broke it. Not to mention, runners have been progressively getting faster due to advancements in technology and training.
Current world record for marathon is 2.02:57 (2 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds) set by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto at Berlin in 2014. To shave 2 minute and 58 seconds off, Mr. Kimetto would have to run 6.8 seconds faster each mile. That may not sound a lot, but it means 4 minutes 35 seconds per mile for 26.2 miles.
That is what the folks at Nike is trying to achieve according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of the Cable Network News. While not trying to run a sub 2 marathon, I find Dr. Gupta’s article offers an interesting look at how the professionals try to squeeze more efficiency from running.
The article includes the latest design approaches on shoes & apparels, the key pillars of running: oxygen & hydration, and running environment. In a nutshell: to increase efficiency, it takes a mid-foot strike running form, refined VO2 max which apparently is like our brain that never get fully utilized, and a good weather on a flat course.
Whether you think you can, or you think you think you can’t — you’re right. ~ Henry Ford
Do you think a sub 2 hours marathon is near?
No question this week’s big news is the United Airline’s handling of its passenger. And the fallout from the incident include the United Airline stock price dropped, the Company CEO’s revised apology, and the payback of a lawsuit in the work.
Equally disturbing and yet less reported is the decades of police using excessive force on the blacks. Why less reported? One word – racism. This systemic issue has cultural as well as political implications. In that the police are generalized as hero by the media and backed by the unions.
On the international fronts, we are not doing too well either. President Trump’s tough talks are fallen on deaf ears. Not only that is not working, the “tough talk” could backfire on us. Leadership comes from the hearts and mind of people. Not by bullying them.
So in practicing Stephen Covey’s “carry your own weather,” I looked to the world’s coolest, the north pole marathon for inspirations. Some may think it is lunatic to participate in events like this, but it’s the human spirit like this that uplifts me and allow me to carry my own weather in spite of the daily churns.
Have a great