Did You Know A Positive Self-Image Will Affect The Quality Of Your Life?
by Phil Schembra on June 15, 2017

Your self-image is a perception of the type of person you consider yourself to be, based on self-evaluation.  Improving your self-image is one of the key components in becoming a better person and living a fuller and happier life.

Creating and maintaining a positive self-image is one of the most important goals you will attempt to achieve. It affects your job, your family, your friends and your quality of life. To be totally happy with yourself, it is important to maintain a positive self-image, which, in turn, makes it easier to maintain a positive mental attitude. The more positive your self-image, the better you feel about yourself.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2017: Philip Schembra, Author


It Is Hard To Say No To A Positive Attitude!
by Phil Schembra on June 13, 2017

It is very difficult for people to say “no” to a positive mental attitude. Because of your infectious attitude, you will become a more successful person. A chain reaction results from the benefits of a positive mental attitude, respect and admiration from others. Your co-workers want to be around you. Your positive mental attitude will have a positive effect on them.

By developing a positive mental attitude, you are taking a significant step toward becoming more professional and gaining the competitive edge. A positive mental attitude allows you to react to individual situations better. You have a positive outlook about the world around you.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2017: Philip Schembra, Author


Are You Considerate of Other People's Time?
by Phil Schembra on June 11, 2017

Time Management Tip! When you have an appointment for a specific time, it is your responsibility to provide for the unforeseen eventualities of heavier than expected traffic, inclement weather, or the alarm clock failing to buzz. While you won’t always be able to cover every unexpected delay, you can at least try, and know that you have given it your best effort.

Many people who have managed to keep their appointed schedules, despite such logistical problems, are not always open-minded about accepting such excuses. Since you can’t cover every unexpected interference, at least deal with those that are within your control.
Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2017: Philip Schembra, Author



A Good Listener Is A Good Communicator!
by Phil Schembra on June 04, 2017

Perhaps you have had the experience of failing to do something because you weren’t informed. You said to yourself or to others, “If someone had only told me!” But have you said to yourself, “If I had only told someone?” Good communication works both ways.

While we think of speech, electronic communication and the pen as the most important tools of communication, let’s not forget the ears and the eyes. If one hears but doesn’t listen, or looks but doesn’t see, one cannot be a truly good communicator. A good listener usually creates a very good impression on those who are sending messages.  There is no substitute for face-to-face communication.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2017, Philip Schembra, Author