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Loop Shares A Recent Read “The Working Woman’s Handbook”

Loop Shares A Recent Read “The Working Woman’s Handbook”

At Loop, we encourage the creative thinkers and hustlers. We appreciate the talent that is out there in the world advising us folks for a better future. We’re also really big about discovering recent reads and innovative mindsets to help us stay motivated in the business world. “I’ve recently come across this book, “The Working Woman’s Handbook’ by Phoebe Lovatt and it’s the most creativity strategic approach to understand obtaining a custom built career,” mentions Loop. According to the book’s site, twwhclub.com, they write “It’s the ultimate guide to job satisfaction, filled with practical advice on developing and driving a working life you love. Bursting with actionable tips, this book outlines an agenda for making and managing money, setting goals, and establishing success-oriented routines, with worksheets, exercises, and fool-proof “how-to” sections to help chart your course. From the lowdown on launching your own venture to a bullet-point checklist for an essential self-care regime, it will teach you to manage any dilemmas that crop up, and take the stress out of setting a budget.”

“What I love about this read is that it empowers women. It acknowledges the fact that 2017 is a different space for work for women and the fact that it’s completely different for the current vs. older generation. Lovatt mentions that while you work, you can also do various other things on the side if you chose to. There are options to do more than just work at a 9-5. You can still do what you love passionately and take a poetry class during the week if that’s what you desired,” says Loop. The book also discusses an interesting dynamic and shift that women have seen throughout the years in the work space. Which is interesting to point out because we may not point it out as much as we should. “Any change happening for women in the work industry is worth talking about, and Lovatt does just that with this read,” says Loop.

According to Refinery29.uk, the article “As Women We’re Moving Into A New Professional Era” by Georgia Murray says, “So why does Lovatt think there’s been such a marked shift in the way women work over the past several years? Women-owned businesses, startups and side hustles are prolific now – what’s changed? “I think it’s a massive confluence of things. Firstly, I think technology has evolved to enable us all to be self-publishers and this has been massively empowering for women. We don’t need to necessarily strive for acceptance or validation from outdated, archaic infrastructures or the corporate ladder,” she tells me.“Secondly, information is now the most valuable commodity in the workplace. Processing, presenting and digesting information – that is a massively valuable skill. Women, were natural communicators, we’re natural information processors. We’re very good at juggling a lot of things in our minds and able to look at our lives from a 360 viewpoint. These are the professional strengths that this new era requires.”

Loop Shares 5 Awesome Quotes from Wonder Woman

Loop Shares 5 Awesome Quotes from Wonder Woman

“Wonder Woman has been named as one of the best movies of time since Dark Knight Rises, and that’s saying something big! It’s a movie about self-determination and standing up for what you believe in regardless of what the world thinks of you. The most important lesson that I’ve acquired from his movie and Wonder Woman, in general, is that anyone can be a leader, all it takes is a strong heart and good intention,” says Loop. Loop was inspired by how touching this movie was while being a complete action-packed adventure. In an article on slashfilm.com, the writer Chris Evangelista notes “In a sense, oWonder Woman ends up becoming the Superman movie that Man of Steel could only dream of being. The Superman in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman wants almost nothing to do with humanity. His heroic actions seem like a burden to him – more of a chore than a noble pursuit. Wonder Woman rectifies that – Diana wants to help humanity, even after she sees how terrible we can be.” “If this is not an amazing central point in a movie and lesson to be learned then we don’t know what is!” says Loop. Our crew at Loop has come up with five quotes by Wonder Woman that we found to be the best in motivating action, leadership, and integrity:

 

“ I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

“We are a bridge to a greater understanding.”

“If no one else will defend the world, then I must.”

“It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.”

“ I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. For ever.”

 

Loop Shares Habits of Successful Women

Loop Shares Habits of Successful Women

“Over the past decades, many women have paved the way and made their way into the working/professional world to make dreams into reality. Many of these women are not only remembered for who they are but their accomplishments in the world and what they have done,” says Loop. At Loop, we recognize the efforts of all individuals. We value the fact that women have fought adversities and unfair stereotype to make themselves situated in a working environment. Due to their efforts, women now and in the future can fight for the same and let more women follow in their footsteps.

“The main aspect that I feel has help women accomplish this height is their daily habits. They put their work and goals as a priority, and they kept pushing until they reached their desired point in their life. It’s not always easy staying true to your goals, but its drive and dedication that helps women/individuals achieve what they want,” says Loop. For example, there are many habits and ways to become successful, studies show that women who write down their goals and share them are more likely to reach these goals and dreams,” says Loop. Other habits include mediating, clearing the mind and following a schedule. At Loop, we put together some habits of some of the best and known women of our time:

Oprah Winfrey: “As you push yourself towards greatness, you will inevitably stumble a few times, but remember… there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

Sheryl Sandberg: “I think we made so much progress for decades, starting in the 1960s and the 1970s on, that when really the progress stopped, it ground to a half on leadership roles, on the pay gap, on the percentage of women who are running for office, we didn’t exactly notice.”

Angelina Jolie: ““I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.”

Michelle Obama: “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

Arianna Huffington: ““We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Loop Shares A Recent Read: The Power of Habit

Loop Shares A Recent Read: The Power of Habit

Aristotle had once said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Doing something over and over again becomes a habit, from that habit becomes an act. What you do daily and the habits you build make you into the person you are and will become. “Habits set mindset. For example, say you make a promise to yourself to join the gym and build a nice summer body. The one and only thing between your dream is your will to do so and make into an everyday thing. Once you a build a habit to go to the gym on certain days, you will develop a routine. That routine builds your mindset and challenges your abilities,” says Loop. Once you’ve challenged yourself, building that habit with determination is a powerful tool.

“I have actually come across a book that I found to be incredibly useful. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. This read talks about habits and where they come from. Duhigg writes something very interesting about habits being hard-wired into our minds and brains which creates a powerful effect,” says Loop. Habits either make or break us and because of that we can see how destructive or beneficial our routines can be. Good habits build us, they make us stronger people. Habits such as: along the lines of working out, eating well, sleeping on time, organizing a schedule. Whereas bad ones, take our life away — sleeping too much, not thoroughly being decisive or not caring about yourself at this, these are in fact types of bad habits. Unless we learn to handle them and use them to our advantage we’ll never truly understand how powerful they can be. Duhigg really uses every source to explain his theories which helps the reader understand why he puts an emphasis on habits just this much.

Whatever field you are in, it’s important to make sure that you make healthy habits for everyday accomplishments. One step at a time and one day at a time, habits build when you build upon them. “This book is a self-help read for those looking to better themselves in their daily life. It’s revealing just as much as it is useful,” says Loop. Last but not least, Duhigg also mentions that other forces also make habits stick, it’s an overall concept and by grasping it and controlling it, you become more decisiveness and confident about yourself. Be confident in your ability and willpower to overcome any negative trait — turn it into a positive one!

Loop Shares “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Loop Shares “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

“Our society builds our mentality with unrealistic and unhealthy ways to become resilient. We allow ourselves to go beyond our health and dangerous ways to reach our goals. While pushing yourself is great and helps you accomplish numerous goals. It’s when it becomes obsessive that resilience should find another way of accomplishing tasks,” says Loop. According to the Harvard Business Review “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure” by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan. The writers mention that a lack of recovery not only slows you down, but it actually has a negative effect on how you are resilient.

 

Achor and Gielan write “The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Research has found that there is a direct correlation between lack of recovery and increased incidence of health and safety problems. And lack of recovery — whether by disrupting sleep with thoughts of work or having continuous cognitive arousal by watching our phones — is costing our companies $62 billion a year (that’s billion, not million) in lost productivity.” “One of the best ways to combat this situation is by doing your best to be healthy. To be active in maintaining your mind and physical form by not becoming obsessive, give yourself the opportunity to recharge so you can function better each day,” says Loop.

 

The article by Achor and Gielan also states, “The misconception of resilience is often bred from an early age. Parents trying to teach their children resilience might celebrate a high school student staying up until 3AM to finish a science fair project. What a distortion of resilience! A resilient child is a well-rested one. When an exhausted student goes to school, he risks hurting everyone on the road with his impaired driving; he doesn’t have the cognitive resources to do well on his English test; he has lower self-control with his friends; and at home, he is moody with his parents. Overwork and exhaustion are the opposite of resilience. And the bad habits we learn when we’re young only magnify when we hit the workforce. The key to resilience is trying really hard, then stopping, recovering, and then trying again. This conclusion is based on biology. Homeostasis is a fundamental biological concept describing the ability of the brain to continuously restore and sustain well-being. Positive neuroscientist Brent Furl from Texas A&M University coined the term “homeostatic value” to describe the value that certain actions have for creating equilibrium, and thus wellbeing, in the body. When the body is out of alignment from overworking, we waste a vast amount of mental and physical resources trying to return to balance before we can move forward.”

 

“This is the best way to stabilize your ability to be resilient. Many people confused and associate resilience with overworking and tiring yourself out to the point of exhaustion, but continuing anyway. The best way to accomplish what you need is to be resilient, take well-strategized breaks and get back to being resilient again,” says Loop.

 

Loop Shares The Value of Diligence

Loop Shares The Value of Diligence

Recently, Loop attended the Gala Awards in July and our firm received breakthrough awards. “We left England to start a company in America and we have achieved such a huge milestone. There was a point when I didn’t think it was possible. But now I believe we can do it again and 5x times bigger!” mentions Loop. The importance of this milestone comes from diligence. Diligence is something that makes or breaks the route to your goals. You may have had your downs during this path, but it’s diligence that keeps us going. “Many times people consider luck to be one of the aspects of their success. That may be a minor factor, the main one that has led us to make it so far in our company has been diligence,” says Loop.

 

According to an article, “The Importance of Diligence in Our Lives” the writer says, “The Concept of Diligence is engraved in certain basic principles. Diligence invests time, thought, and energy into a task with the hope that it will produce a healthy return. By investing a lot, diligent individuals expect to gain a lot. They realize that what they get out of something depends upon what they are willing to put into it. Diligence does not allow a task once undertaken to remain incomplete; it rather aims at finishing the task fully. It counts the cost and sees things through to the bitter end. In fact, for the diligent persons, the satisfaction of finishing a task is often as meaningful as any praise or recognition they receive from others. Diligence also applies to both small and large tasks, significant or menial, easy or difficult. It applies the same efforts to whatever task is at hand, realizing that anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

 

How does one go about being diligent? The key is consistency and competing with yourself to be better than you were yesterday. The articles write, “Diligence demands three basic traits- patience, flexibility, and gentleness. Tasks often involve time delays beyond one’s control. Diligence accepts these challenges patiently without unneeded worry and frustration. At Loop, we would not have conquered any milestone without diligence and hard work. Our team is confident and next time our goals will be higher than ever.

 

Loop Shares 3 Tactics for Believing in Yourself

Loop Shares 3 Tactics for Believing in Yourself

When was the first time you realized you believed in yourself and how did you feel? This is an important question because every step of the way, you’re going to be doubting your efforts, abilities and strategies if you don’t understand that you can do anything you set your mind towards. “It’s important to know that believing in yourself means that you believe in the process. You believe that you can do anything when you work hard and are passionate about what you’re doing. Becoming a top player or performer of any genre in the work field takes effort. If you doubt yourself, who will help you accomplish your goals?” mentions the managing director of Loop. Think about the best of the best of our time or even previously. Reflect on some of the greatest accomplishments known to mankind. Had Steve Jobs not believed in himself and his vision, would Apple be success a success? Had Michael Jordan not believed in his abilities to win, accomplish 6 championships and hold that title till this day? Ask yourself this and if you don’t believe in yourself how will you win and make it to the top. Here are 3 tactics to help you believe in yourself because we believe that this is one of the most important aspects in accomplishing any goal.

 

Surround Yourself With Go-Getters

 

Being surrounded by individuals that want to win is so important. It’s healthy competition, and it makes you believe in your abilities just as much to accomplish pretty much anything that comes in your way. You’d have a thrive to accomplish your tasks and make it to the top or be the best. At Loop, we have a competitive, friendly and outgoing environment. We want all our representatives to do their utmost best and believe in their abilities. They’re surrounded by this winning mentality which helps them and assures them that they will accomplish a lot cause they are go-getters.

 

Smaller Steps for a Bigger Goal

 

Don’t leap into a big dream of yours without even planning anything. We get it, it’s hard waiting for results to show, but it won’t happen when you’re hasty about it. Think about going to the gym; you want results right away. But the best thing to do is put in the work, one step at a time, and the results will show in the time it’s supposed to.

 

Criticism

 

There will always be people that don’t believe in you, and they will point out your flaws at every step of the way. This should provide you with a counter effect. This should make you want to believe in yourself more just because these critics don’t. Use this as fuel to reach your goals so that in the end you can say you believed in your abilities and made it.

 

Loop Shares Ted Talks ‘The Puzzle of Motivation’

Loop Shares Ted Talks ‘The Puzzle of Motivation’

At Loop, we believe that motivation is something not many individuals understand. It’s commonly mistaken for materialistic things. For example, if you want your child to do well in school you offer them money, video games, or some incentive to make sure they do it properly. However, while incentives are great there is something far more valuable beyond that mentality towards motivation. After watching this Ted Talks speech by Dan Pink, we realized just how important a properly mentality towards motivation is crucial for progress and success. Dan Pink says that social scientists conducted various studies in different areas with students and individuals.

 

Pink states, “Dan Ariely, one of the greatest economist of our time, he and three colleagues did a study of some MIT students. They gave these MIT students a bunch of games. Games that involved creativity and motor skills, and concentration. And they offered them for performance three levels of rewards. High reward for doing well and so on. So what happened? ‘As long as the task involved only mechanical skill, bonuses worked as they would be expected: the higher the pay, the better the performance. But once the task called for rudimentary cognitive skill, a larger reward led to poorer performance.” Then they wanted to see if the results would vary in a low-income area such as Madurai, India. A reward based on North American standards would be more meaningful there. So what happened? “People that were offered the highest rewards did worst of them all. Higher incentives lead to worst performance!”

 

“At Loop, we believe that there is something higher than incentives that offer individuals a place to perform at their highest level. We agree with incentives can only go so far. Studies and research indicate that when you want high performance, the solution is simple: to motivate individuals — make sure you like it and have the desire to do something that’s when you perform the best,” says Loop. Pink says that there should be a yearning to get better and better every year when you do something you like! This is how you constantly motivate yourself and understand that motivation is much more than tons of money or incentives.

Loop Shares 7 Inspirational Quotes to Never Give Up!

Loop Shares 7 Inspirational Quotes to Never Give Up!

“One of the most exhilarating feelings is achieving a goal. If you’re even considering the idea of giving up, stop right there! Because that’s no where to go and you could potentially be giving up something great,” says Managing Director of Loop. At Loop, we get it. There will always be anxiety about uncertainty and fear about failing, but push yourself to keep going, that’s the only way you’ll persevere. You’ll never know how close you are to achieving your goals and dreams if you stop now and don’t pursue it.

Our representatives at Loop, have come up with 7 of the best motivational and influential quotes to make sure you never lose your momentum when it comes to achieving your dreams!

 

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ―James A. Michener

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela

“How long should you try? Until.” ―Jim Rohn

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ―Winston Churchill

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ―Dale Carnegie

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ―Confucius

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson

 

Loop Shares The Value of Attitude

Loop Shares The Value of Attitude

“Think about it this way. When you’re playing a video game and you’ve won fair and square. But, the other player decides to ask you for a re-match. They make a fuss about the fact that they lost. When in truth, you won fairly. The difference between you and the other player is your attitude. A bad attitude can cost people failure, whereas a right attitude will empower you. In the business industry, experiences will regularly change. One thing that shouldn’t change, is your attitude. Experience helps you grow and figure out what you can do right through the mistakes you made. As a result of your experiences, you have to understand to develop a particular persona of credibility. Should something go wrong, your attitude should not sink with it.

 

“There’s many ways this aptitude of attitude makes a difference. Regardless of a circumstance, you can fix and maintain your attitude to join forces with the situation,” says CEO of Loop. The example of the player that lost, if that individual had just accepted he lost and didn’t become a ‘sore loser’ he would’ve accomplished having credibility on his name. He would be known as a person who is fair. Rather than being the person who can’t handle defeat and negative situations. The main key here is to make a shift in your mind, and your attitude will follow. It’ll let you control whatever life puts your way.

 

No matter what the severity is, have the attitude of a person that handles everything like a pro. When business deals go sour, would you retaliate by doing something crazy? No. We highly doubt it. This is where attitude comes into play. “The kind of attitude that once you’re pushed down, you get back up with grace,” mentions Loop. At Loop, we encourage our business partners to embody a good attitude. It’s a lifelong attribute that’ll help you in success.