For most people, fitness brings up images of running at the park or lifting weights at the gym to have a slimmer waistline and bigger biceps. However, you could have both of those things and still live in abject misery if you don’t take the whole body and mind into consideration. That sounds exhausting, as well as time-consuming, which means it probably won’t fit into your busy schedule. Think again and take a look at what you need to do and how to make it work.
Enjoy Your Exercise
As one celebrity fitness coach tells Shape magazine, “there’s not one magic workout schedule that will make you burn fat and build lean muscle.” So what do you need? A bit of cardio and a bit of strength training. Activities like team sports, ultimate Frisbee, and yoga meet those requirements. Choose something you like and the fun will keep you coming back for more.
Take Some “Me” Time
It’s perfectly okay to spoil yourself as it may do you some good. There’s no reason for this to be expensive or time-consuming if you’re willing to think creatively. Imagine an at-home spa where you and a friend take turns giving each other hot rock massages followed by skincare treatments, all while sipping on your tea with relaxing music playing in the background.
Learn to Eat Healthfully
That exercise isn’t going to do much good if your lunch comes from a taco truck. It’s time for a change, but cooking brings up images of slaving over a stove for hours on end while your tummy grumbles. Banish the thought because you don’t need much time to cook balanced meals, and you’ll save a lot by doing your lunch in large batches that you put in the freezer then pull out later to fill up a Tupperware container that you bring to work.
There are many people who don’t drink enough water, and the consequences for their health are dire. If you’re one of them, there’s an easy solution: Bring it with you wherever you go and take regular sips when you’re thirsty. You may have read that you need eight glasses a day, but there are very few doctors and fitness instructors who agree with that assessment, as the correct amount depends on your size and how active you are. Just pay attention to your body.
Spend Time Outdoors
You need sunshine; otherwise, your body can’t produce enough vitamin D, which is vital to warding off conditions such as osteoporosis to depression. That’s just the beginning when it comes to the benefits of nature, says a writer with ZLiving. In numerous studies, the outdoors been shown to improve people’s mood while helping them focus, and all it takes is a lunch break outside. You can also get the fresh air by drinking your coffee outside in the morning.
Meditate to Find Calm
Have you got five minutes? That’s enough for a mindful session that will not only calm your nerves but give your self-esteem a boost and put you to bed on time. There’s little mystery as to how it works: By slowing down your breathing and focusing your mind on your bodily sensations, you cut short the “fight or flight” response and engage your parasympathetic nervous system, which slows down your heart rate and gives you a relaxing reset.
Practice Your Hobby
Sometimes all you need is something to look forward to at the end of the day, and activities such as playing the guitar, knitting scarves, or painting portraits deliver that and a whole lot more, says lifestyle website Your Zen Life. Becoming skilled at a hobby naturally makes you more confident while also sparking the creative side of your brain.
It does take some effort fitting these activities into your schedule, but it’s worth it if you value your happiness and sanity. Reflect on what you do with your time, then make a few adjustments. You can fit them in.
I understand that many businesses and corporations that require interpreting and translating services are not aware of specific qualification requirements or contracting laws; there are many interpreting agencies that do not follow strict guidelines in providing professional and proficient services.
A report done by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics for 2008-2009 (old report) found that 22 percent of interpreters and translators are self-employed.
If that is true, are agencies requiring them to verify a business license, qualifications, and certifications?
I would like to explain a few things about this particular industry in order to help potential clients make the right choice in choosing an interpreting services company.
What is the difference between certified and qualified Interpreter?
When I was operating as an Agency I had established a contract, with characterization for these terms that correlate directly with a definition given by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. “Certified interpreter” is a person who has passed the California Court Interpreter Certification Examination and who have fulfilled the corresponding Judicial Council requirements are referred to as certified interpreters. The state personnel board also provides a certification test for medical and administrative hearing interpreters for California. “Qualified interpreter” is a person who is not a certified interpreter and who speaks the language to be translated into English fluently and who speaks English fluently and that poses a minimum of 2 years of interpreting experience.”
Different rates are established by the court system and interpreters themselves based on their experience and the number of years they have been in the industry.
Unfortunately, many interpreters will increase their rates based on a fellow interpreters increase. Businesses must recognize rates should be based on NOT ONLY certification, qualifications, experience, type of appointment and also whether or not the client requires a certified interpreter vs. a qualified interpreter.
In most cases a certified interpreter is not required; therefore businesses should NOT have to pay a certified rate. More importantly, businesses need to realize that many “Certified” interpreters are NOT DEEM QUALIFIED for all Venues. Note: I’m NOT YET CERTIFIED, yet I’ve had to replace many “certified interpreters” that have been excused from their assignments due to the “Lack of Experience, Qualifications with the terminology”…
I have over 17+ years of Professional experience in a variety of venues – from Legal to Environmental, Political, Medical, etc…
I also have experience in both Consecutive and Simultaneous mode of Interpretation vs. many interpreters who ONLY have experience in one or the other. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics wrote: “There is currently no universal form of certification required of interpreters and translators in the United States.”Although different states have implemented oral and written tests to verify capabilities, there are still many interpreters that base their experience and qualifications from translating for family members and having grown up in a bilingual household.
I would also like to point out that the term “certified”can be misused by the interpreters and many will claim they are certified to gain a higher rate of pay or more assignments.
Believe it or NOT! When I used to search for their information in the databases to verify certification, sometimes I was unable to locate their name(s) on the Judicial Council websites. Note: There is a list available to the public with the names of persons who are deceased, retired, or de-certified – no longer certified to interpret in the court systems.
Often times interpreters will continue to claim they are certified to maintain a high pay rate or to get more assignments and agencies are unaware that they are using an interpreter who claimed to be “Certified” when indeed they were either no longer certified, de-certified, or ONLY have a Certificate, etc. As the industry continues to grow with the diversity of our nation, so do the problems, processes, and procedures when it comes to the contracting and hiring of interpreters. Therefore, I had to implement a strict screening process for interpreters and translators that pushed this industry into level professionalism that it deserved.
A teacher within their first year of teaching does not have the same experience or rate of pay as a tenured instructor; the same should be established for interpreters and translators.
Now on another note, if there are counties that require a business license for independent contractors then it should be implemented and not overlooked by agencies, businesses, doctors, lawyers, etc. – Why? Because just like employees, there is more and more “Independent Contract Interpreter both Certified and Qualified”, claiming to be Employees of the agency or the contracting party, meaning that more and more Law Suit abuse is occurring within this industry. That is why setting standards is very important to our agency, although management takes high measures in implementing these steps “employees” will not always adhere, causing problems for the agency.
We try our best to be an agency – who will NOT overlook requirements just to attain an interpreter for an assignment, or just to cover an assignment. We go the extra mile to ensure that our clients receive what they deserve.
If you are looking for a Qualified, Professional, Experienced Interpreter / Translator for any of your events, documents, or venues – please don’t hesitate in contacting me
I’m so happy to say that God has provided me with a great opportunity!
I had the pleasure to #work for a great boss 20 years ago in the #insurance industry as a Mortgage Loan Processor for his Mortgage business side!
Who would have known that 20 years later I would be #working for him again as his #BusinessOperations and #HRManager … God works in mysterious ways!
3 weeks ago I contacted him to obtain a #Business #Insurance quote. I was obviously shopping around for a better RATE? As the conversation continued reminiscing on the past, present, he said…”Faviola, since you’ve done so great with your business since you left me, would you be interested in working for me, even if it’s on a part-time basis?”
My response immediately was “sure, why not”… I didn’t ask why, when, where, it was just OK! It just felt right!
It’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve started and I don’t regret it at all!
I’ve had the opportunity to help, mentor and develop a Business Plan, Strategic Plan, Marketing plan and I’ve been able to SAVE him $$$ cash/year!!!
I’ve done so well and they are very pleased with my services/job performance that he has been discussing offering me a “Partnership!”, YES! A Partnership!…
I’m a big believer that God does things for a reason and as long as you have #FAITH and #NEVERGIVE up on your #DREAMS God will always have your back!
Bottom Line; keep those good positive channels open because you never know when it may open a new door for you!
Well, you are now my best bud 🙂 Great Job in wanting to be successful!
As you may already know, you can be successful in anything you do, as long as you work hard, you are dedicated, you have passion, you have motivation…But here are some things to ponder:
You decide when you want to work
You decide what jobs to take
You decide how many hours to work
You decide how much you want to make
You can do the work that you love
You may earn more than what you currently earn
You are your own boss
Your work may not be consistent
You may have to work 50+ hours per week
Your life can and will be mixed with your personal life
Waiting 30+ days to get paid
You will NOT have benefits, health insurance, etc…
You will have to wear many hats; accounting, administrator, sales and marketing, publisher, content writer, etc…
You will NOT be able to earn any cash until you actually find work and you may not receive your first payment for 60 days…
So just like anything you decide to do, you have to be serious, dedicated and NEVER GIVE UP!!! It will all pay off and the rewards will be GREAT!!!
I started my business 16+ years ago from the ground up, with no help but my husband and my kids. I made mistakes, I got frustrated, I got discouraged, it was stressful and painful, but I’m very thankful that I NEVER GAVE UP and kept on going…
Let me tell you, that #freelancing WILL GIVE YOU a lot of beneficial benefits that a normal job will not and a life that you will enjoy and love along with your family!
You will have the freedom to work whenever, from wherever you want. I myself have been able to travel with my kids and husband and in my downtime, I’m still able to do #translations as long as I have WiFi
The best thing about being #selfemployed #freelancer #entrepreneur is that you can start your #business TODAY!!! Remember: you will be working for yourself, you will be making money for you and your family and not someone else’s!
Being your own boss takes very little investment a lot of things you can do yourself; online marketing, email marketing, flyers, etc…
You will decide who you want to work with when you want to work and how much you want to make! Remember: being self-employed, freelancer, an entrepreneur is not easy!!!
So, if you want an easy option then this is not for you!
Ask me how to start your own business and on your way to being your own boss!
Interpreting refers to the conversion or idea generally in oral form from a source language into the target language. However, this task comes with lots of challenges and requires lots of skills in order to carry out this task successfully.
First of all, it promotes the exchange of language and culture from one to another. People with different cultures and different backgrounds can easily communicate with each other with the help of interpreters. This, in turn, promotes and encourages greater cultural exchange. Interpreters offer tremendous benefits to travelers who are frequently associated with traveling from one place to another.
With the abilities of interpretation along with geographical barriers, they can also overcome cultural barriers. We are that “Bridge in Communication”
What I do?
There are many companies that offer efficient and effective services and one of them is us, IL Interpreters NOW Elite Services 4 You.This industry not only earns good revenue but at the same time, it proves to be a good source of revenue for many other companies.
It facilitates different companies to form an international client base and thereby facilitate the growth and development of the business. With the effective socio-political exchange, it can also prove to be a great employment opportunity for many youths across the country.
Apart from the promotion of trade, it has also facilitated different commercial activities; the transfer of technologies from one country to another, and even promotion of tourism, and culture across the world. This, in turn, has resulted in huge economic benefits not only to the source country but to the target country, as well.
Thus, it can be seen that in today’s date, there are plenty of benefits offered by the Elite Services 4 YouThe interpreters not only make a good source of job opportunities for themselves but at the same time, they can also get the benefit of traveling from one country to another, city to another, or state to another. Bottom line there are so many opportunities for Interpreters!
The first-hand access to cultures and exchanges can really be beneficial for all.
So, if you are bilingual and want to enter this wonderful world of Interpreting, then I invite you to sing up for my “Introduction to Interpreting”…Get Trained and Learn the Ins/Outs of the Business and Interpreting World!
If your a business and is in need of a Professional Interpreter or Translator please feel free to visit my website.