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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Does God Exist?

Does God Exist? : There was a young man who went overseas to study for  quite a long time. When he returned, he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his three questions. Finally, his parents were able to find a Muslim scholar.
Young man says:

I have three questions:
Young Man: Who are you? Can you answer my Questions? Scholar:     I am one of Allah’s slaves and Insha Allah (God Willing), I will be able to answer you Questions. Young Man: Are you sure? A lot of Professors and experts were not able to answer my Questions.
Scholar:    I will try my best, with the help of my Allah Ta’ala.
The young man said: listen my questions.
Question No. 1. Does God Exist? If so, show me his shape?
Question No.2. What is Taqdeer (Fate)?
Question No.3. If Shaitan (Devil) was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to hell that is also created from fire? It certainly will not hurt him at all, since shaitan and the hell were created from fire.  Did God Think of this far?
Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man’s face very hard. Young man felt pain and cried why do you get angry at me?
The Scholar said: “I am not angry. The slap is my answer to your questions.
Young man said: “I really don’t understand.

Scholar said: “How do you feel after I slapped you?
Young man: “Of course, I felt pain
Scholar: “So do you believe that pain exists?”
Young man: “Yes”
Scholar: “Show me the shape of the pain!
Young man: “I cannot”
Scholar: “That is my first answer. All of us feel God’s existence without being able to see His shape……Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?
Young Man: “No”

Scholar: “Did you ever think that you will get a slap from me today?”
Young man: “No”

Scholar: “That is taqdeer (fate) my second answer… my hand that I used to slap you what is it created from?”
Young man: “it is created from flesh”
Scholar: “How about your face, what is it created form?”
Young Man: “Flesh”
Scholar: “How do you feel after I slapped you?”
Young man: “In pain”
Scholar: “That’s it. This is my third answer, even though shaitan (Devil) and also the hell were created from the fire, if Allah wants, the hell will become a very painful place for shaitan.
Allah Ta’ala Said: “If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you.”
If you are not ashamed, pass this message on…only if you believe…..
Yes, I love Allah; Allah is my fountain of life and my savior. Allah keeps me going day & night. Without Allah, I am no one, but with Allah, I can do everything. Allah is my strength. May He help you to Succeed Ameem.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How to Transform Frustration into Innovation?

Are you frustrated? That's wonderful news, because frustration shows commitment and gives great energy. The only thing is to focus it on creating instead of demolishing.
I was definitely frustrated in my working life in marketing and innovation; first as a manager in industry and later as a consultant in innovation. Why? Well, I tried to move companies ahead but it went all very slow. It seemed that everybody within the organisation tried to block new initiatives ... instead of help us to move along. I have never heard so many no's ...

The single biggest obstacle causing all the frustration in innovation in one word is: no. 

  1. No, we have done it always this way… 
  2. No, our customers won’t like that…! 
  3. No, it’s not possible…
  4. No, that’s not logical…
  5. No, there's no budget
  6. No, management won’t agree…
  7. No, that's way to risky
It appears that innovation in bigger organisations is not so difficult because customers don't want to change... No, it's difficult because a lot of people internally try to stop you continuously on your path from idea to launch to renew your companies products, services or processes. Yes, it makes you very tired and disappointed, like me. During my working life, as you get older, I found a way though to use my frustration in a positive way, which I love to share with you five insights I learned in practice. 
HOW to transform your frustration into innovation?

1. Stop fighting. Your organisation is like a herd of animals. The herd goes as fast as the slowest animal. If the non-innovators lean back nothing moves. They determine actually the pace of the company. When you fight them they will fight back. And the whole herd comes to a standstill. Accept that not everybody is a forward thinker or has an innovative mind set.
2. Pick the right moment. From the old English proverb "necessity is the mother of Invention" we learn that change starts with urgency. As innovator, one of your most important roles is to build awareness that your company needs to innovate. It all starts with accepting that it is normal that your top managers fear innovation. They will only change their conservative views if they get fresh new insights. So a very effective strategy for you is to provide your managers and board with all kinds of signals they your market is changing rapidly: new technology, changing customer preferences, new competitors, changing legislations et cetera. Keep confronting them until the urgency to innovate will be understood and is top-of-mind. 
3. Show them a path. When you innovate you want to go into new directions. Well... which way is up? When you have stand still for years everybody is afraid to make the first step. It's like crossing a field of fresh snow in the mountains. There might be a nasty surprise with each step. This means that you will  have to use a structured approach to guide the rest of your organisation. Show them a path, as people need to feel secure otherwise they don't move. 
4. Co-create with others. You love what you create yourself. As your most conservative colleagues actually the pace of the company, be sure to include a couple of them in your innovation team. They too, will support what they help create.  And by changing their mind set they will be internal ambassadors for your innovation project. If you want support for innovation: co-create from the start. 
5. Bring back business not radical ideas. It's great when you have a radical new idea, but this is only the first step. Top management is looking for growth and new business. That's why you get a lot more company support if you bring back new business instead of new ideas. A practical format for what I call a mini new business case, which might be handy. The purpose is to substantiate, in a business-like and convincing manner, to what degree and for what reason your idea for a new product, service or business model is attractive and feasible for your organisation. You can download the format of the mini new business case.
I hope you got inspired by some of these insights and wish you a lot of success on your own innovation expeditions in 2016.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

8 Embarrassing Women's Health Questions--Answered

8 Embarrassing Women's Health Questions--Answered

Question 1
Can I prevent my breasts from sagging?

A: How much your breasts sag is related mostly to genetics and the inevitable aging process, during which breast ligaments stretch, and the proportion of fatty tissue in your breasts increases.
To help out a bit, you can avoid gaining and losing large amounts of weight. Breast feeding can also contribute to sagging, but given its benefits, it is NOT recommended that you avoid breast feeding for cosmetic reasons.
We don’t have a lot of proof one way or another regarding whether wearing a sports bra during exercise helps.
Bottom line: Your breasts will probably sag at least a little no matter what you do.
—Vivian M. Dickerson, M.D., associate professor and director of general ob-gyn, University of California, Irvine.
Question 2
Do all women with dark hair have a moustache?

A: No. All women have facial hair, but in most cases, these hairs are very fine (called "vellus" hairs). Sometimes, hair above the lip or on the chin, for example, can be coarse and dark, like the hairs on your head ("terminal hairs").
Julide Tok Celebi, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, Columbia University Medical Center Eastside; assistant professor of dermatology, Columbia University.
Question 3
Why do some women grow hair in unusual places?

A: Having excessive hair is usually related to the woman's genetic background. However, in some cases, it could result from a hormonal imbalance due, for example, to certain medications, polycystic ovarian syndrome or certain tumors. If the excessive hair appears suddenly or grows rapidly, or if you have other male features with it, see your health-care provider.
Question 4
What causes PMS symptoms, like bloating and bad mood?

A: Doctors suspect fluctuating hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Another culprit could be a brain chemical called serotonin, known to play an important role in mood changes.
—Susan Warhus M.D., board-certified ob-gyn (now teaching and writing); author, Fertility Demystified.
Question 5
What is normal vaginal discharge?

A: A lot of women ask me this question. Normal vaginal discharge generally does not have itching, burning or odor. It can occur during part of the menstrual cycle or throughout the month. It's your vagina's way of keeping itself clean. If the discharge is out of the ordinary for you, contact your health-care provider to rule out possible infection.
—David McCormick, M.D., board-certified family doctor, Gashland Clinic, Kansas City, Mo.
Question 6
What’s a pelvic exam?

A: It’s an exam of a woman’s reproductive organs. Here's what the doctor does during a pelvic exam:
  1. Checks the woman’s genitalia for skin problems.
  2. Inserts a special tool called a speculum into the woman’s vagina to inspect the vagina and cervix (lower end of the uterus).
  3. Takes cell and fluid samples to screen for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.
  4. Feels for abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries with two hands, using a gloved finger inside the vagina and the other hand on the patient’s abdomen.
—Eva F. Briggs, M.D., board-certified family physician in Marcellus, N.Y.
Question 7
What’s a Pap smear? Isn't it the same as a pelvic exam?

A: A Pap smear is only a part of the pelvic exam. In a Pap smear, a special brush gently scrapes cells from the cervix, which then go to a lab to be checked for cancer cells.
Question 8
How can I prevent a urinary tract infection?

A: Basically, avoid irritating your bladder and urethra, and keep everything down there clean. Some quick tips:
  • Wipe from front to back.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Don't douche or use feminine hygiene sprays.
  • Take showers instead of baths.
  • Urinate immediately after sexual intercourse and whenever you feel the need. (Don't hold it.)
  • Wear cotton underwear.
  • Drink cranberry juice or take vitamin C.
—James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

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