Corporate Contractors - Summer 2022 Newsletter

Conduct An Inventory Of Your Successes To Get Back On Track Most of us have fallen into the trap of undervaluing our achievements. No matter what we’ve achieved, on a bad day we can easily view our lives as a series of failures and disappointments. But you don’t have to surrender to negativity. When you start feeling like a has-been, step back and make a list of your accomplishments. Examine these four categories: • Education. Review the classes you’ve completed, the degrees you’ve earned, and your professional certifications. • Professional positions. List every major job you’ve ever held, along with the responsibilities and authority you had. • Projects. Look at every project you’ve been involved in that met with success because of your contributions, large or small. • Accomplishments. Note every career achievement: awards, promotions, significant praise from superiors, and so forth, along with its importance to your organization, the community, your family, and yourself. This “success inventory” will help you get back on the track of thinking positively about your strengths and potential. Don’t let negativity and self-talk weigh you down. “ Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. ” —Jerry Rice —Random Trivia Generator Test Your Knowledge 1. What was the first Lifesaver flavor? a. Cherry b. Lime c. Peppermint d. Sassafras 2. How many red squares are there on a standard checker board? a. 32 b. 28 c. 30 d. 26 3. What is Cap’n Crunch’s first name? a. George b. Jeffrey c. Charles d. Horatio 4. Before starting to make cars, what was Toyota’s first product? a. A tractor b. A loom c. A vacuum cleaner d. A sewing machine 5. Which popular toy, that is still widely used today, was invented by Arthur K. Melin in 1958? a. Hula hoop b. Slinky c. Jacks d. Jump rope The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of Dreams may reveal our fears, our desires, our emotions, our repressed experiences—or they may just be random electrical impulses. Psychologists have tried to clarify what’s really going on when we’re running naked pursued by a herd of singing pink hippos. Here are interpretations of common dreams: • Falling. You may sense that something is out of control, or that you’re at risk of failure. • Flying. Soaring in the sky can indicate you’re feeling extremely confident or proud of something in your life. But if you’re struggling to stay aloft, or worried about falling, you may have anxiety about what you’re doing in some area. • Running. Maybe you’re being chased—or just running but not going anywhere. You could be feeling stuck, just going through the paces. Or you sense a threat you want to get away from. • Naked. It’s likely that you’re feeling exposed, embarrassed, or unprepared, or that you wish to hide something. • Teeth falling out. This can express fears surrounding one’s appearance, or the ability to communicate. You may feel helpless, humiliated, or unable to speak your mind. • A hallway. This symbolizes self exploration. It is the beginning of the path that you are taking in life. You are going through a transitional phase and journeying into the unknown. • A ladder. This suggests that you have reached a new level of achievement. It is symbolic of prosperity, hard work, and your efforts. ANSWERS: 1. c; 2. a; 3. d; 4. b; 5. a