The Road Less Traveled

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THE RISK OF INDEPENDENCE

“It is only when one has taken the leap into the unknown of total selfhood, psychological independence and unique individuality that one is free to proceed along still higher paths of spiritual growth and free to manifest love in its greatest dimensions. As long as one marries, enters a career or has children to satisfy one’s parents or the expectation of anyone else, including society as a whole, the commitment by its very nature will be a shallow one. As long as one loves one’s children primarily because one is expected to behave in a loving manner toward them, then the parent will be insensitive to the more subtle needs of the children and unable to express love in a more subtle, yet often most important ways. The highest forms of love are inevitably totally free choices and nit acts of conformity.”

10 Things to Include in Your Company’s Social Media Policy

10 Things to Include in Your Company’s Social Media Policy
 
 
By Priya Ramesh
 
Inflammatory online updates can land your employees—and your organization—in hot water, so set a clear protocol.
 
“I haven’t slept well in days, thanks to my boss.” (Tweet when your boss is following you on Twitter)
 
“I am at the pool.” (Facebook update while on sick leave)
 
Cases of employee firings for social media missteps like the above have been on the rise. Recently, a woman from Connecticut was fired shortly after she posted on Facebook inappropriate remarks regarding her boss.
 
Recently high school teacher Natalie Munroe was suspended from her job in suburban Philadelphia after she blogged about her students, calling them “disengaged, lazy whiners,” among other unflattering remarks.
 
According to a 2009 study by Internet security firm Proofpoint, 8 percent of companies with more than 1,000 employees have fired someone for social media actions—double what was reported in 2008.
 
Let’s be honest, we all know that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are probably the most visited sites during working hours. I am curious whether there is research on how much time employees spend on social networks versus actually working.
 
Though you definitely don’t want to stifle engagement, relationship building, lead generation and community involvement through social media, you need to establish an in-house policy outlining what’s meaningful and what’s harmful to your company’s brand or reputation.
 
Simple social media guidelines in the employee handbook and well publicized within the organization can help you avoid heartburn over negative sentiments created by your own employees online. Here’s a good start to developing your company’s social media policy:
 

1. Be conversational, participate on social networks in a meaningful way, and refrain from saying anything that might hurt your employer’s, customers’ and in some cases even competitors’ reputation.

 

2. Everything that you post online is visible by all. You do not have permission to share any information that compromises [Company X] policy, management positions and customer information. 

 

3. Please refrain from posting items that could reflect negatively on the company’s reputation including comments or other posts about drug or alcohol abuse, profanity, off-color or sexual humor, and other inappropriate conduct.

 

4. Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation, discrimination, harassment, and copyright and fair use.

 

5. Don’t use the company logo, unless specifically authorized to do so.

 

6. Don’t reference staff, members, partners or vendors without their approval.

 

7. If you publish content to any website outside and it has something to do with work you do or subjects associated with [Company X], use a disclaimer such as this: “The views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily represent my company’s positions, strategies or opinions.” 

 

8. Ensure that your social networking conduct is consistent with the all policies contained in the employee handbook/HR guidelines.

 

9. Make sure that your online activities do not interfere with your job performance.

 

10. If you see something that questions your company’s credibility or any customer complaints, alert your PR/social media/marketing team that’s responsible for responding back. DO NOT feel that you need to respond to negative comments online.

 

 

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What I like about the Click the City App

What I like about the Click the City App

Since most of my night-outs are unplanned, I decide on the spot where to hangout together with my so-called un-prepared friends. “Click the City App” has been a very great help to me in providing some suggestions from movie choices, food and dining guide to concert and plays in town. 🙂

Here are some of the highlights of what I like the most about this app.

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1. Movie Guide- Every time I’ll go to a movie with friends, “The ClickTheCity App” has always been a great help to us. “Let me check Click the City”, my friend said. Before we finally choose a movie, we can also read the synopsis and review.

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2. Food and Dining Guide- The app gives suggestions and listings of restaurant details such as contact information, location map, menu and other branches.  Food blogs submitted by resident bloggers or guests are also available.  Thus, it’s easy for me to decide which one is the best place.

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3. TV Channels and Schedules- I can also browse schedules of my favorite shows from both local and cable channels. I can also get suggestions of what movies to watch on TV.

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4. Privileges- Privileges let me avail of the special offers and discounts from the participating merchants. A deal can be searched using the NearME function or search by location. I can choose my favorite coupon and flash it for deals. Spending almost a thousand for a meal is already expensive for me. Thus, having discount coupons makes me happy.

The above pictures are only some features of the app that I like. Overall, I find it useful and user friendly.  I have few suggestions though such as follows: add live chat with the merchants so that user will find it easy to ask further questions; add search boxes; and add group chat so that users can ask and share opinions from fellow users.

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A letter to Papa: Happy Father’s Day!

Dear Papa,

I just want to say that your awesome daughter misses you. 🙂 Yes, I miss your jokes no matter how serious they were (I think nagmana ako sayo in this area, hahaha) ; I miss your acts of discipline although they weren’t pleasant those times; I miss your firm instructions no matter how hard they were. Yes, I miss your training to us. I know I’ve have met lot of people in this world but you are the best man that I look up to and you are the best. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

I remember the times that I hated you so much for disciplining us. I wanted to kill myself then (I repented already 🙂 ) but I realized, you disciplined me because I was wrong and you love me so much. I may not see that it was love then, but now I realize that it is. 🙂 Yes, “no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” I am who I am today because you help me find my wings. The values you passed on to us are priceless.

I’m grateful to God for having you in our life. Thank you for the love you’ve bestowed me, my siblings and Mama. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for being a blessing. We love you and we honor you! Happy father’s Day Pa! Enjoy life and live it to the fullest! 🙂

Love much,

Baby

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Here I am to worship (andrei and lisha)

It is my first attempt to sing in public. hahaha. Had fun times with my cousin Andrei as he learns to play the guitar. Pwede mo kaming sabayan! Please check the lyrics below of Here I am to worship by Chris Tomlin:)

Light of the World
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes
Let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life
Spent with You

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in Heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me…

Worship from the heart, no matter how out of tune you are! hahhaha 🙂

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Jacob wrestles with God

Jacob wrestles with God

24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[g] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Genesis 24-30

What should I be looking for in a husband?

Question: “What should I be looking for in a husband?”

Answer: When a Christian woman is looking for a husband, she should seek a man “after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22). The most important relationship that any of us have is our personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. That relationship comes before all others. If our vertical relationship with the Lord is as it should be, then our horizontal relationships will reflect that reality. Therefore, a potential husband should be a man who has his focus upon walking in obedience to God’s Word and who seeks to live so that his life brings glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

What are some other qualities to look for? The apostle Paul gives us the qualities we should look for in a husband in 1 Timothy chapter 3. In this passage are the qualifications for a leader in the church body. However, these qualities should grace the lives of any man who walks “after God’s heart.” The qualities can be paraphrased as follows: a man should be patient and controlled in his demeanor, not filled with pride but of sober mental attitude, able to master his emotions, given to graciousness to others, able to patiently teach, not given to drunkenness or uncontrolled use of any of God’s gifts, not prone to violence, not overly focused upon the details of life but focused upon God, not apt to be a hot-head or be thin-skinned so that he takes offense easily, and grateful for what God has given, rather than envious of what gifts others have received.

The above qualities describe a man who is actively engaged in the process of becoming a mature believer. That is the type of man a woman should look for as a potential husband. Yes, physical attraction, similar interests, complementary strengths and weaknesses, and the desire for children are things to consider. These things, though, must be secondary to the spiritual qualities a woman should look for in a man. A man you can trust, respect, and follow in the path of godliness is of far greater value than a man of good looks, fame, power, or money.

Finally, when “looking” for a husband, we must be surrendered to God’s will in our lives. Every woman wants to find her “prince charming,” but the reality is that she will probably marry a man with as many flaws as she has. Then, by God’s grace, they will spend the rest of their lives together learning how to be a partner to, and servant of, each other. We must enter into the second most-important relationship of our lives (marriage), not under an emotional cloud, but with eyes wide open. Our most important relationship, with our Lord and Savior, has to be the focus of our lives.

Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/husband-looking.html#ixzz2VVXR7LlD