Monthly Archives: September 2014
Her Favorite Aspect about working at The Invictus Group: “My co-workers and Gary. I am definitely polishing up on my management skills. I love waking up to be here with everyone.”
Fun Fact about Seena: “I love jamming to my Disney music on Pandora and I love to Bollywood dance and workout.”
Where she sees herself in 5 years: “Running my own company in PA!”
Favorites: “My favorite food is Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo pasta and my favorite movie is The Avengers (my favorite Avenger is Thor)!”
1. They practice gratitude for what they have.
It may sound a little Oprah to you, but developing a gratitude practice is a psychologically proven way to reduce stress and maintain a more positive outlook on life. When you have a more positive outlook you are happier and more productive, too.
2. They stay positive.
Easier said than done? Sometimes. But successful people tend to be those who see opportunities for growth masquerading as failure, and who look for the lessons learned when something goes awry, instead of wallowing in what could’ve/should’ve been. Maintaining a positive outlook. It’s a popular and proven stress management tool. If affirmations aren’t exactly your thing, try reframing negative thoughts. If you find yourself dwelling on something negative, try adding, “But what I can learn from this is…” Even just noticing that you’re stuck in a negative thought can help you move away from it.
3. They focus on progress, not perfection.
No one is perfect. Not even the most successful people on the planet are perfect – and they would almost certainly tell you the same. Richard Branson, for example, has had some well known failures in his time, yet has always been blunt about his belief that you fail quickly, fail big, learn from it, and move on. Many of us worship the cult of perfection, but letting it go may release us from a heavy burden of undue stress.
4. They practice self-care.
Successful people often have the presence of mind to realize that they must care for their most important asset – themselves – in order to continue to be successful. They prioritize healthy habits like getting enough sleep, limiting caffeine and alcohol, getting proper exercise, and switching off from technology periodically. Being overly tired, hopped up on chemicals (like caffeine and alcohol) and constantly monitoring our digital lives puts our adrenal glands into overdrive, and our stress levels through the roof. A truly successful person will strive to find balance to help moderate his stress.
5. They rely on routines.
One major cause of stress is the number of decisions we have to make in a day. Every decision from whether to have the sandwich or the salad all the way up to hiring and firing decisions weighs on us and causes us stress. Relying on simple routines like having the same lunch every day, answering emails at the same time, or even simplifying your wardrobe can help save your stress and sanity for the bigger decisions that really matter.
6. They keep the big picture in view.
Finally, successful people are able to keep the bigger picture in view, rather than focusing on minutiae. This is about focusing more on the “why” behind what you do than the “how.” For example, you might feel yourself getting stressed out about the fact that you have to work out every day for an hour (the how), but if you focus on the reason you want to work out – to be healthy and live longer – you may find the actual task less stressful.
Happy Monday everyone!
Make sure to stop by one of these participating stores to get your free caffeine fix today!
It’s National Coffee Day. Time to celebrate America’s favorite AM-beverage with a free cup of joe. Nationwide, participating locations of these coffee shops are offering discounts or even free cups–so get pouring
Caribou Coffee: Stop by and sample a free taste of their new Amy’s Blend roast. Ten percent of all coffee sales will be donated to CancerCares through Oct. 31st to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Coffee lovers can stop into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant and receive a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, limit of one per guest. The chain is also offering discounted cups for just 99 cents through Oct. 5.
Krispy Kreme: The donut chain is ffering a free 12 oz House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee through the 29th. And for just For $1.00, participating locations are offering Mocha, Latte or iced coffee.
McDonald’s: Enjoy a small cup of McCafe coffee during breakfast hours today.
Tim Horton’s: Like their Facebook page and receive coupon to redeem a free coffee, with the purchase of a second cup, this Monday.
Meet Mandee, our 2nd Employee of the Week!!
Congratulations on your recent promotion!!
Her Favorite Aspect about working at The Invictus Group: “The enthusiastic team environment, as well as all the opportunities for advancement.”
Fun Fact about Mandee: “I”ve spent close to a decade in the food industry and make the best chocolate cupcakes around!”
Where she sees herself in 5 years: “Opening up my own office, somewhere near the beach!”
Favorite Movie: “Pride & Prejudice”
Meet our Employee of the Week: Joe! Congratulations on your recent promotion!
His favorite aspect about working at The Invictus Group: “My favorite aspect is the comradery!”
Fun Fact about Joe: “I love music.”
Where He seems Himself in 5 Years: “I see myself as an owner with 2 offices.”
Favorite Football Team: “The New York Giants!”
Did you know??
On Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talks like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.
The basics for talking like a Pirate:
Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew.
But if you just want a quick fix, a surface gloss, a “pirate patina,” if you will, here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that’s your thing.
Ahoy! – “Hello!”
Avast! – Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get a load of that!” which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get off!”
Aye! – “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”
Aye aye! – “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”
Arrr! – This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,”