All About Mentors by Breathing Space Institute

May 27, 2010 by via_web  
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App name: All About Mentors
Developer: Breathing Space Institute
Price: 1.99
Description:
Most of us proceed through our careers with little consistent advice,
direction, and feedback from qualified others. You might know somebody who’s
in the same line of business, have a boss from years back with whom you’ve
kept in touch, or even go to a seminar on how to be better at your job.
Having a mentor changes your career trajectory. With an effective mentor,
you have a consistent source of advice, direction, and feedback about your
career, perhaps for the first time. Ideally, a mentor is someone off of whom
you can bounce ideas. A mentor is someone who has a vested interest in your
success. He or she is willing to take the time and put in the effort to
ensure that you get the best ideas and advice that they have to offer.

You might ask, “Why would someone want to do this for me?” Actually, a
mentor/protégée relationship confers benefits to both parties. The mentor
receives satisfaction in helping a generally younger protégée. The mentor
also gets to vocalize and articulate accumulated knowledge and wisdom that
heretofore may not have seen the light of day. It’s reaffirming for a mentor
to provide advice to a protégée and have that protégée take the advice, run
with it, and achieve success.

This iPhone app, All About Mentors, is a simple but succinct plan for you
to find and work with a mentor. Each of the “cards”, in this deck of 101
tips, represents a vivid observation or vital recommendation to help benefit
from a mentor. There are no bells or whistles here. The tips are solid, the
progression is steady, and the results, for many, are highly admirable.

Potential mentors are all around us. Often, we don’t recognize viable
candidates. Mentors could be previous bosses, friends or relatives, or even
peers or higher-ups within your own organization. A mentor within your own
industry, but outside your organization, is perhaps best of all. This person
can give you an unfettered view of what’s going on industry wide without
being caught up in the politics of your particular organization. Also, they
will likely be unknown to your boss and others and, thus, can be a source of
reasonably objective input.

If you have not thus far benefitted from having a mentor in your career,
now is as good a time as any to identify potential candidates. Once you have
a few parties in mind, your initial contact is not in the order of “Hey,
would you like to be my mentor.” Rather, you invite this person to
breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you talk about some issues you’re grappling
with. You see if he or she is interested in lending advice, and then you ask
if it would be okay to follow up in a week or two. In other words, from an
informal start, long and fruitful relationships can take hold.

Developer Website: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/us/app/all-about-mentors/id362017737?mt=8&ign-impt=clickRef%3DSoftware%2520Page-US-All%2520About%2520Mentors-362017737-Lockup

Work-Life Guide: Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home by Breathing Space Institute

May 27, 2010 by via_web  
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Dwnld iTunes bdg V wht88x48 Work Life Guide: Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home by Breathing Space Institute

You’d think with all the labor-saving gadgets in our homes and offices, and
the increasing capability we all enjoy with sophisticated personal gadgetry,
that our lives would get easier. That hasn’t happened though, has it?
Instead of achieving simplicity, it seems that at every place we turn,
things get more complex. Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home is an
iPhone app that contains 101 “cards” in a deck to help users systematically,
but gently achieve simplicity in every area of their lives.

The concept behind the app is simple. By focusing on one succinct message
at a time, users are naturally drawn to those activities and procedures that
will help them to un-complicate their work and their lives. The 101 cards
are offered in a distinct order, gradually revealing what a person ought to
consider and do on the path to achieving simplicity. Rather than flip
through the entire deck of 101 cards at once, a better approach is to go
through 5-8 cards a day over a span of about 2 weeks. Then, you can take
whatever action seems to be appropriate as a result of what you learned from
the cards.

Once you have read through the cards, revisit the app and proceed through
again. This time, allow yourself to visit the related ideas that are
associated with each card. In other words, if you visit card #52, rather
than going on to card #53, view the three “related tips” at the bottom of
card #52. Each card has links to three other cards scattered throughout the
deck that are related, in some way, to the advice or observation offered in
the card you’re currently viewing.

The app itself was designed to be both comforting and instructive. Users
are already facing lots of demands and responsibilities at work and at home.
The last thing they need is an app that further complicates the process of
simplifying their lives. Hence, the app is simple in its design and
construction to help users to achieve simplicity, well, simply.

Developer Website: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/achieving-simplicity-at-work/id362019428?mt=8

Work-Life Guide: Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home by Breathing Space Institute

May 22, 2010 by Rob  
Filed under App DB, Lifestyle

Dwnld iTunes bdg V wht88x48 Work Life Guide: Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home by Breathing Space InstituteIf all around you it seems as if life is getting more complex, take comfort: it is not your imagination. Life is getting more complex!

Each day more Websites, books, magazines, ezines, broadcasts, more of everything competes for your time and attention. At work, home, or places in-between the relentless burden of more news, issues, events, and personal items that merit your attention takes its toll.

In Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home, professional speaker and mega-author Jeff Davidson unleashes 101 tips, insights, and recommendations to put you back in the driver’s seat in approaching your day, your time, and your life. Armed with this handy guide, you gain screen after screen of vital, comforting words of wisdom that will make a difference in your life.

About the Author – Jeff Davidson holds the registered trademark “The Work-Life Balance Expert,” has written 56 mainstream books in total, and is an electrifying professional speaker.

His 60-Second Series with Adams Media, including the 60-Second Organizer, 60-Second Self-Starter, and 60-Second Innovator, are popular titles in China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, Spain, France, and Brazil.

** Features** Simple flash-card type advice and ideas, to stimulate your thinking and propel you to action. Tips can be highlighted, bookmarked, or sent to friends. Each tip offers links to three other related ideas. The App is fun, informative, and fast!

Work-Life Guide: Achieving Simplicity at Work and at Home is 1.99 in the iTunes App Store

Developer Website: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/work-life-guide-achieving/id362019428?mt=8#

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