Author Archives: Michelle Eld

How do you Measure True Success?

Inc.com says there are some basic metrics that can measure how successful you’ll be. First off, when you start becoming profitable, that’s a sure sign. When you increase the number of your customers, that’s another. Other signs include an increase in:

  • Satisfaction Level of Customers
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Your Satisfaction
  • Level of Learning and Knowledge
  • How You Spend Your Time

Check out more here:

https://www.inc.com/chirag-kulkarni/7-ways-to-measure-true-success.html

Lonzo Ball out for Season?

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After Lonzo Ball suffered an ankle injury after colliding with James Ennis III back in January, at first glance it didn’t seem too bad. X-rays were negative but an MRI showed a sprained left ankle involving a torn ligament. Still, no surgery needed.

Doctors said he would need four to six weeks from Jan. 20 to make a full recovery. However, the pain didn’t go away and doctors found Ball also suffered a bone bruise in the ankle, further delaying his timeline. Now it’s looking like he will be out for the remainder of the season, alluding to that in this article:

https://www.lakersnation.com/lonzo-ball-indicates-lakers-shutting-him-down-for-remainder-of-season/2019/03/15/

Major Crypto Brokerage Coinmama is Hacked

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Coinmama, one of the largest crypto brokerages in the world with 1.3 million users, was the victim of a security breach on February 15. As a result, 450,000 email addresses and passwords were leaked in this huge global hacking attack involving 24 websites and 747 million records.

However, no cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple were stolen from user wallets. The security team at Coinmama continues to investigate the attack.

https://www.ccn.com/breaking-major-crypto-brokerage-coinmama-hacked-450000-users-affected-in-massive-worldwide-breach

Pippen Says Jordan’s the Best

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The gloves are off! For years, Michael Jordan reigned as the greatest player in NBA history, followed later by Kobe Bryant and now LeBron James.

Scottie Pippen says not so fast.  During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, he did not compare James favorably to Jordan or Bryant, saying no one will ever be as good as Jordan. But if he had to choose, Bryant is closer than LeBron will ever be to Jordan’s skill and instinct.

Read the whole story here:

https://www.lakersnation.com/scottie-pippen-criticizes-lebron-james-as-not-even-being-same-player-as-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant/2019/02/14/

Picks for the Oscars?

Media preview of this year's Academy's Governors Ball in Los Angeles

The nominees have been in for a while. Check them out below. Meanwhile, what movies have you seen? Who do you think will take home the Oscar from each category? Share your thoughts with me. The talent is huge this year. It won’t be an easy task guessing the winners!

https://oscar.go.com/nominees

Self-Help Steps to Succeed in 2019

Keep your momentum from New Year’s going so you can make 2019 the best year ever. Forbes has some great self-help tips for a more profitable and successful year. Here are some takeaways:

1. Create a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. Always be curious, always be learning. 

2. Come up with goals, write them down and hold yourself accountable.

3. Don’t get caught up in the enormity of the task. Start with small habits and build from there.

4. Make daily affirmations, which are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome negative thoughts. Repeat them often.

Read about more tips here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/01/02/5-simple-self-help-steps-to-succeed-and-make-2019-your-best-year-ever/#25bead3561f5

Be Happy: Embrace a Growth Mindset

Forbes has come out with an interesting article on how to achieve long-term happiness. Turns out the way to be happy in life and business is to embrace the growth mindset.  What does that mean? Well, there are two types of people in this world: those with a fixed mindset and those with a growth mindset.

Those with a fixed mindset aren’t curious and aren’t willing to seek out change, always struggling to recover from setbacks that naturally occur. By nature, they are resistant to change and reluctant to learn, with zero interest in self-improvement.

On the other hand, those with growth mindsets crave self-improvement, having the ability to realistically assess where they stand, accept their shortcomings, and change their behavior. They can more easily demonstrate self-awareness and self-compassion, treating their failures and challenges as opportunities for growth.

Check out the whole article here:

If You Want To Achieve Long-Term Happiness, Embrace The Growth Mindset

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/10/20/if-you-want-to-achieve-long-term-happiness-embrace-the-growth-mindset/#3429e3fb30d3

Bitcoin Could Become New Gold Standard

The prediction is that the Bitcoin price could one day reach $10 million, becoming the new gold standard and thus solving the world’s debt crisis. Pretty lofty prediction, huh? Just so you know, at the end of 2018, total world debt was an estimated $247 trillion, compared to $317 trillion in total world wealth.

Check out the full article here:

https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-price-could-crack-10-million-become-new-gold-standard-asset-management-firm/

Ivica Zubac ‘Never Doubted’ Himself, But Would Opportunity Ever Come With Another Team?

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The LA Lakers chose Ivica Zubac as the 32nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, with not too many expectations of greatness.  After all, he was only 19 years old, hailing from Croatia having only played two years of pro basketball in Serbia.

At the same time, the Lakers took Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick in the same draft, which is where all the attention was naturally going.

Nevertheless, Zubac thrived in the Las Vegas Summer League and became an instant fan favorite. He had a solid rookie season but his sophomore season did not go quite as planned, as he struggled a lot. He’s on his next comeback, but through it all, he says he never doubted his abilities.

Check out the article:

https://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-news-ivica-zubac-never-doubted-himself-but-wondered-if-opportunity-would-come-with-another-team/2019/01/21/

Learning Shaolin Kung Fu

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As you may know already, I am a big fan of kung fu, not just the films that feature this timeless art of self defense but in the techniques and history of it as well.

Learning Shaolin Kung Fu is not as simple as practicing punches, kicks and blocks. Did you know that Monks created a big part of modern-day Kung Fu, with the intention of making it a holistic practice? The basic premise lies in tending to both mind and body, something to master especially as a beginner in Kung Fu, with the physical practice influencing mental growth greatly.

Here’s a great read entitled “The Basic Techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu.”

https://www.livestrong.com/article/395504-the-basic-techniques-of-shaolin-kung-fu/