Sitting on Your Talent?

  Decisions Determine Destiny – Thomas S. Monson   All individuals have talents, things they have natural aptitude and skill in. However, individuals often times do not utilize their talents.   This waste of aptitude is not only a disservice to individuals in question, but it is a disservice to their respective communities.   Having talents and either not having an outlet to channel them, or having no desire to channel them, has far reaching consequences that affect more than the potentially talented individual.   For example, consider an individual who is exceptionally gifted in science and with proper training could become a doctor that could save many lives. However, she thinks of science as a trivial subject and pursues a career as an acrobat. This individual’s entire life will be spent training for something that is not her natural talent.   Of course, with practice this individual could become a very good acrobat, but the time and energy spent to become an acrobat is tenfold that of which she would have used had she trained to become a doctor.   This is not to say that becoming a doctor is easy, or that the world does not need acrobats. The point is that if the talent is present do not brush it to the side. Do not simply think, “oh I’m good at it, but it is not for me.” You have the talent for a reason, do not undersell its importance.   Often time’s individuals will bounce from […]

Her Second Innings, Logo Workshop with Spastics Society of Karnataka

  Her Second Innings, welcomed and encouraged women professionals & community members to be part of our logo design activity for World of Opportunities for Women Foundation (WoW Foundation).   We, extended logo design invitation to Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) to experiment creativity of our future minds, who will build a better world. It’s our privilege to partner with Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) to paint the vision of our new enterprise – World of Opportunities for Women Foundation (WoW Foundation).   WoW Foundation: World Of Opportunities for Women Foundation, is a section 8, “Not for Profit’ Organisation, created ‘By Women, For Women’ with a vision to empower women from all walks of life, by creating opportunities in career, entrepreneurship and personal growth to take them to the next level.   Workshop with SSK: Her Second Innings, presented the children of Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) with a workshop to design logo. The children were briefed about logo requirement for the workshop. By the end of the workshop they came up with amazing creative representation of the logo. Team work at its best! Kudos to the talented children and faculty of Spastics Society of Karnataka for their good work.   About SSK: Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO), dedicated to the welfare of persons with Neuro-Muscular and Developmental Disability.   STAY TUNED! We will soon announce final logo of our creative participants.

POLL: Career Restart

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One Simple Step to Realize Your Potential

Image: www.nlen.org Author: Manjula Dharmalingam, Founder – Her Second Innings, Women Empowerment Evangelist, US State / Fortune 500 Global Mentee. We keep hearing about lay-offs in top corporate in recent times. We are to some extent okay to read about it as news, but if it hits us at an individual level, the immediate response is to find solutions and take quick actions. So how to overcome a situation like that, do you wonder? I would like to share my story it might be helpful.   Although I did not become a victim to recession, I am a victim of myself, ” I cannot enjoy the same job for long years”. (My LinkedIn profile is the proof 🙂 – I call it ‘Frequent self-recession”)   Every time when I reach tipping point of frustration or unhappiness, one simple step has helped me so far which is – Taking a ‘U Turn’ and reflecting on “what did I enjoy and what will make me happy“. This reflection helped me to leave my promotion from IBM and start a fresh page as an entrepreneur just so I can be on my own to explore what I like.   How to decide and navigate the path is the next question..? may be some pointers given here to ponder. I request all of you to share thoughts and action so that we add value to our readers who are currently reading this blog. Simple act of sharing is caring 🙂   Before starting the […]

LOGO & TAGLINE DESIGN CONTEST

LOGO & TAGLINE DESIGN CONTEST Her Second Innings welcomes our community members to participate in the Logo & Tagline Design Competition for our newly formed ‘Not for Profit’ Organisation “World of Opportunities for Women Foundation” (WoW Foundation) a Social Enterprise to empower women professionals. Please find details of the competition below:   Your Logo & Tagline to: Capture the spirit of Bringing Women Back to Work. Reflect company’s essence as a platform to Empower Women Professionals, and Make the world of work a better place for women professionals.   Terms and conditions Applicants to be women professionals and members of Her Second Innings Community with completed profiles to qualify for the competition. Entries to be submitted to support@hersecondinnings.com under the subject – Logo & Tagline Design Contest. Last date for submission of entries is 28-06-2017 at 05:00 PM (IST). The Emails received beyond 05.00 pm of 28.06.2017 shall not be considered for the competition. One Submission per applicant.   Specification: Submissions must contain a folder with, Page 1 – one colour version of logo on white background, Page 2 – one transparent version of logo Page 3 – PDF file with summary of designer’s rationale of the Logo. (Maximum of 50 words in English to describe the concept, theme and symbolic elements with Tagline) File to be of high resolution — at least 300 pixels per inch at 100% size. The file should be on .JPEG/PNG format. File should look clean (not pixilated or bit-mapped) when viewed on screen at […]

Are You Looking For a Career Booster?

   Image: my2ndheartbeat.com Follow these 5 Simple Attitudes To Get You Ahead In The Workplace. The value of these attitudes is they make you more motivated and hence, give you a career boost. Enthusiastic To be enthusiastic at work is about a mental state. You need to make the decision to be enthusiastic. Start by saying, “I will be an eager participant in this project or task.” Attack your task with energy. Do not drag your feet. The more you tell yourself, “This is so boring,” or whatever the excuse maybe the worse you will feel. Get interested in the work and the energy will come naturally. Then decide to be eagerly involved. Being enthusiastic and energetic are attitudes in the workplace that can get you ahead. You cannot get ahead without energy. Efficient Strive to be the most efficient worker in your team. According to Webster’s Universal College Dictionary, to be efficient means “performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort.” When you are effective, you are producing the intended result. When you are efficient you do it with the least waste of time and effort. That means you are capable and competent. Excellence Of the five attitudes in the workplace, this one probably calls for you to give yourself some pressure. Strive for excellence in everything you do. Do not be contented with good. Go for great. Exceed expectations by knowing good is sometimes not good enough. Give everything your utmost best. You will […]