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What Circle Do You Belong?

One thing I have come to realise over the years is how people choose to respond differently to change.

We all know how challenging life can be. We all have things in our life that challenge us – whether it is people, situations or the environment we live in.

There are varieties of things that always interest us, but most are simply time wasting. They are refer to as our Circle of Concern. These are things beyond our control, yet we labour time addressing them.

On the other hand, we give little or no attention to things we could actually control – the Circle of Influence or Control. They are concerns we have control over.

For instance, you may be concern about the economy of the country, but can you really do anything about it?

What people think about you may be a concern, however have you thoroughly looked at your attitude too?

This is why it is important to identify your Circle of Influence within your Circle of Concern.

You might like to invest some time reflecting on the following questions:

  1. Where are you currently spending the majority of your time? In the circle of concern or influence?
  2. Are you currently being as personally effective as you can in your life?
  3. What strategies or tools could you use to help you transform your life?

Whatever it is, I would challenge us all to live today as an expression of what we love rather than what we fear.

I pray that the Almighty grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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#CrabMentality (CM)

Also known as crabs in a bucket mentality, CM is a widely used term given to people who always try to pull others down from succeeding in life and getting ahead of them.

The phrase “if I can’t have it, neither can you” best describe them.

This refers to a pattern of behavior noted in crabs when they are trapped in a bucket. While any one crab could easily escape, its efforts will be undermined by others, ensuring the group’s collective demise.

The analogy in human behavior is claimed to be that members of a group will attempt to reduce the self-confidence of any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, resentment, spite, conspiracy, or competitive feelings, to halt their progress.

People with crab mentality are everywhere. You can encounter them on social media, where they are always busy criticizing, instead of appreciating the news and stories about the achievements of others.

Attribute as this does not promote unity, humility and responsibility.

Below are some of the signs that can be seen on anyone who is having this unfavorable quality:

  • They are too proud of themselves and treat others as inferior beings.
  • They panic when their friends are happy and improving.
  • They are full of positivity for themselves but full of negativity for others.
  • They blame their friends for their failures rather than help them.
  • They treat their friends as competitors.
  • They will never admit that they have a crab mentality.

Having identified some of the signs associated with those guilty of the bad quality, please find below some of the ways to overcome these mentality:

  • Admit it. Don’t worry. We’re all guilty of jealousy, insecurity and selfishness… at least sometimes in our lives.
  • Open your mind and know other people better. Take note that knowing is the beginning of loving. Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.
  • Be cheerful. Have some calmness, positivity and joy in life. Don’t spend most of your time panicking because some are getting better while you’re not. Instead, be happy about their progress, and celebrate their success.
  • Be a leader. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

This mentality or attitude will not help us or our country move forward and achieve lasting progress. Let us be the change we wish to see in the world.

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An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

Pumps, sandals, boots, booties… Sometimes it is very difficult to not get lost in the variety of women’s shoes out there.

That is why we here at Taskoladcame up with the idea of creating a guide to different types and styles of women’s shoes with some clever tips on how to wear them. Now you’ll know everything about footwear designs!

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes
An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

An amazing style guide to women’s shoes

A complete footwear guide for men

To help those men who care about how they look, we at Taskolad have compiled a guide to men’s footwear, including combinations of colors, designs, and styles. It’s not that hard to look like a million dollars, and it’s very rewarding!

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men

A complete footwear guide for men
A complete footwear guide for men

Classic footwear is always trendy, of course, but there are actually no strict rules, and fashion is always changing. There are more and more men’s shoes that combine different styles or don’t even fit into the standard classification at all.

The only things that don’t ever change are taste, common sense, and confidence. If you have these qualities, why not give a twist to what you wear? Add a bold feature, combine the seemingly incompatible â€” in other words, experiment!

THE COBBLER’S STORY………. ABOUT SELF CARE

Once upon a time, there was a cobbler who was very busy.

He lived in a large village and was the only cobbler in town, so he was responsible for repairing the boots of everybody else.

However, he didn’t have time to repair his own boots.

This wasn’t a problem at first, but over time, his boots began to deteriorate and fall apart.

While he worked feverishly on the boots of everyone else, his feet got blisters and he started to limp.

His customers started to worry about him, but he reassured them that everything was OK.

However, after a few years, the cobbler’s feet were so injured that he could no longer work and no-one’s boots got repaired.

As a consequence, soon the entire town started to limp in pain, all because the cobbler never took the time to repair his own boots.

I wrote this to illustrate a simple principle that is so often disregarded.

If you don’t look after yourself, after a while you’ll be no good to anyone else either.  Your best intentions will mean nothing and you’ll be unable to do what you’re meant to do.

This goes for pastors, leaders, social workers, teachers even parents.

If you don’t take the time to care for yourself, no-one else will.

I’m not talking about living a self-absorbed existence.

I’m talking about making sure that you have the energy and focus required to sustain your performance in the years ahead.

I’m talking about fixing your boots.

Are you looking after yourself?

If you keep going without making any changes, will you eventually burn-out?

Zhor-Tech creates smart shoes that showcase the future of footwear

Zhor-Tech, pioneer and world leader in smart shoe technology, has now developed applications for sports, climate, and workplace safety and healthcare. Creating the future of footwear by introducing electronics and software into shoes, Zhor-Tech innovates wearable technology with true user benefits.

Digitsole, powered by Zhor-Tech


Zhor-Tech easy-to-use Digitsole insoles fit into any running shoe and empower everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors to have a deeper understanding of their activities and improve performance. For cycling this includes analyzing balance, pedaling techniques and angles to detect ergo posture to precisely adjust the saddle, shoe shims, handlebars, and avoid injury and risk. For running, Zhor-Tech analyzes stride in 3D, optimizes energy expenditure, and boosts performances by measuring pronation/supination, impact force, and propulsion level. The dedicated app also offers personalized exercises and provides complete details on distance and activity completed. 

Warm Series, powered by Zhor-Tech


Zhor-Tech smart heating warm series insoles connect through the dedicated app to a smart phone to maintain a desired temperature of comfort from 86 to 113°F thanks to the built-in thermostat that regulates the temperature in the shoes. Perfect for any outdoor adventure, the Zhor-Tech Warm Series insoles are equally suited for winter activities, like hiking, hunting and skiing, as well as for professional activities that require a time outdoors. 

Safety


With sensors directly in the shoe, Zhor-Tech analyses workplace activity and monitors distance, stairs, calories, motion/static ratio, and run/walk ratio to adapt and optimize movement, increase efficiency, and promote safety in the workplace. 3D foot patterns measure pronation and supination, identifying and correcting bad posture to protect employees from health-related risks. Zhor-Tech detects vibration intensity and exposure time related to lower back pain, sciatica, and micro trauma of the spine. The technology uses biochemical analysis of stride and activity to measure fatigue and cushioning measurement alerts workers when protective shoes are no longer efficient. Painful postures such as crouching and kneeling are also monitored and tracked. Analyzing foot stability detects risks of slipping and improves safety in the workplace. 

M-Cube, powered by Zhor-Tech


M-Cube, powered by Zhor-Tech, is a non-intrusive, efficient and economical solution that meticulously measures walking patterns, collecting information to identify disease and optimize patient care. M-Cube is a unique technology weighing only 7 grams that can be imbedded in any shoe or insole and able to capture the twelve parameters related to the walking profile, including cadence, speed, impact force, stance, pronation/supination…. Coupled with a dedicated mobile app, M-Cube empowers the patient with the opportunity to visualize personal data while providing doctors with the ability to analyze the results through a dedicated online dashboard. Evolution of disease, or effectiveness of treatment, can then be studied in real time, for patient care which is efficient, effective, and economical. 

About Digitsole


Digitsole is the world pioneer in connected footwear, creating the future by introducing electronics and software into shoes. Elected the best European start-up in sports, fitness and biotech at the CES 2017 Awards, Digitsole Powered by Zhor-Tech technology embody innovation and smart technology. Backed by health experts, Digitsole is driven by their desire to enhance both daily life and athletic performance through connected footwear created specifically for the sports, health, safety and luxury sectors.

Socks with sandals is the 2019 footwear trend taking the fashion world by storm

According to fashion website WhoWhatWear.com, “tourist sandals” were a noticeable presence in S/S 19 collections during Fashion Week in late 2018. Designers like Collina Strada, Dries Van Noten and more finished off their high fashion looks with the familiar chunky, strappy, sporty sandals… and yes, socks included.

As with many fashion trends, what takes off during Fashion Week eventually makes its way into the mainstream fashion world in some form, and socks and sandals has proved no different. The tourist sandal and sock combo can now be seen on the Instagram pages of many fashion “influencers” and luxury fashion brands like Chanel.

What do you think? Will you be breaking out the old socks and sandals look?

HAPPY HEALTHY FEET

Our feet haul us through thousands of steps per day. Yet we cram them into pointy pumps, pound them on the pavement, and often tend to them last when it comes to self-care.

A 2014 survey shows that 8 out of 10 Americans have experienced a foot problem — defined as everything from an ingrown toenail to chronic foot pain. And depending on how long that foot problem lasts, it could potentially impact one’s overall quality of life and health. If you’ve got foot pain or even a minor skin irritation, you’re more likely to shirk exercise, for example.

Essentially, if your feet fall behind, so do you.

“They keep us ambulatory,” says podiatrist Michael J. Trepal, the vice president for academic affairs and dean at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. “People unable to move about suffer numerous physical, psychological, and social afflictions as a direct or indirect result of foot dysfunction.”

Even if you’re known among your friends as having dainty Cinderella feet, or the tall gal who jokingly refers to her feet as skis, foot health is critical. “It is not simply how they look but how they work that matters most,” Trepal says.

Learn more about the proper soles, hygiene, and other lifestyle choices to give your feet the support they’ve been giving you.

8 tips for buying shoes that are good to your feet

Buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health. But how do you find ones that fit properly and provide adequate support?

Start with your own feet, and look at what’s already in your closet. Stand barefoot on a piece of paper or cardboard, and trace the shape of each foot. Now take your shoes, one by one, and place them on top of the drawing. If you’re like most people, your “comfortable” shoes will closely match the outline of your own feet.

Identify the shoes that cause pain. If you’re a woman, most of these will be shoes with narrow toes or high heels. Check to see if the toe of the shoe is narrower or shorter than your own toes.

When you’re ready to replace some of that uncomfortable footwear, these tips can help:

  1. Wait until the afternoon to shop for shoes — your feet naturally expand with use during the day and may swell in hot weather.
  2. Wear the same type of socks that you intend to wear with the shoes.
  3. Have the salesperson measure both of your feet — and get measured every time you buy new shoes. If one foot is larger or wider than the other, buy a size that fits the larger foot.
  4. Stand in the shoes. Make sure you have at least a quarter- to a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe.
  5. Walk around in the shoes to determine how they feel. Is there enough room at the balls of the feet? Do the heels fit snugly, or do they pinch or slip off? Don’t rationalize that the shoes just need to be “broken in” or that they’ll stretch with time. Find shoes that fit from the start.
  6. Trust your own comfort level rather than a shoe’s size or description. Sizes vary from one manufacturer to another. And no matter how comfortable an advertisement claims those shoes are, you’re the real judge.
  7. Feel the inside of the shoes to see if they have any tags, seams, or other material that might irritate your feet or cause blisters.
  8. Turn the shoes over and examine the soles. Are they sturdy enough to provide protection from sharp objects? Do they provide any cushioning? Also, take the sole test as you walk around the shoe store: do the soles cushion against impact? Try to walk on hard surfaces as well as carpet to see how the shoes feel.

Source: Harvard Health Publishing