Joseph Bismark’s Spiritual Business

It took me a while to process what Joseph Bismark said in his own blog. It has changed my world. I started looking for more that I could learn about spirituality and business when I came across this article about Joseph Bismark featured on the Come on Valerie blog. It essentially says what the other articles have been saying. Joseph Bismark believes in adding spirituality to business. His beliefs have revolutionized business. He has utilized excellent leadership and great service which has been the major driving force behind the success of his company. Ever since he has joined the company around 2008, his ideas have brought out the best in the company.

Among the skills he has learned and used includes yoga instruction and martial arts. Joseph Bismark has certificates in philosophy and meditation. He obviously embraces spirituality. His childhood has shaped his views. He spent time in the mountains as a monk where he has learned all of the spiritual teachings.

Joseph Bismark has inspired me so much with his life story. He will continue to bring his business to new heights. The business industry is definitely in need of some spirituality so that it can be brought to the level needed for increased success and improved relationships. I admire his faith and discipline that he has shown to display according to the articles that I have read. Joseph Bismark continues to provide value to people with his RHYTHM Foundation. He works on projects with the sole purpose of bringing out the best in humanity.

Mark Ahn’s advice on Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader? We look towards deacons and clerics in the Church, our bosses at work, and our parents at home. The lessons we learn from leaders can be applied to all aspects of life. Mark Ahn sees the lessons he learned from his time as a professor, author, and entrepreneur in the biotech field and shared the wisdom in this Newswire article. Mark Ahn sees the  top trends in leadership in 2015. How can we apply these lessons to our spiritual life? Tell me in the comments after the article.

Tips in leadership from Mark Ahn: 

Learn from seniors: He believes that good leadership is timeless and one has plenty to learn from senior leaders that have shone in their fields. Basic important tips and tricks that one needs in order to lead successfully as the same ones that were there 100 years ago.

Importance of integrity: Strictly following a moral and ethical code give institutions their value and a good leader must uphold this value and carry it forward. He mentioned integrity spans generations and is not one to be outdated.

Good judgement: Good judgement is not only intelligence, Ahn stated, but also courage, character and flexibility in their daily tasks. One must be able to adapt to changing times such as technology etc. 

Lead by example: Always do what you expect others to do. Show them how they must handle tasks. Setting a good example is very important trend in good leadership. People follow more of what they see around the work environment, and rarely what they are only told in memos and manuals.

Practice humbleness: Ahn’s last advice was to remain humble, no matter how high up the ladder you climb. A friendly atmosphere will make it easier to lead people and companies to success. He stated that humanity is more important in crises.

Those companies that remain afloat in bad times have good leaders who know these top trends.

At last, he denounced the popular notion that leaders are born. Leaders are made, he emphasized. Good leadership is a habit and a skill that must be cultivated and practiced daily.


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Grounded People | Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen | A Visionary of the Brain

Dr. Daniel Amen is a pioneer in brain research, and is touted by Dr. Mehmet Oz as “one of the most gifted minds in medicine.” Because of Dr. Amen’s belief that health of both body and mind is dependent on health of the brain, his life has been dedicated to ensuring that people everywhere have better brains and better lives.

Dr. Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, a New York Times bestselling author, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a television producer. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics, located in San Francisco and Newport Beach, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

Amen Clinics house the world’s largest database of brain scans, with almost 90,000 scans on patients worldwide. These scans show the effect on the brain of various illnesses of brain and body. With this knowledge it has been possible to prescribe more precise modalities of treatment.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which is the highest honor given by his peers. He is the foremost researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study for professional football players. He has devised treatment and recovery programs employing principles that he created for those suffering traumatic brain injury. He is also an expert on treating attention deficit disorder more commonly known as ADD.

In concert with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen formulated the “Daniel Plan”, which is a 52-week program designed to be used through religious organizations to improve the health of their members.

Dr. Amen’s nine shows about the brain have raised more than 52 million dollars for public television. He has co-authored and authored 60 professional articles, and over 30 books which include the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles include publication in almost every scientific and medical journal reporting on brain issues. 

Dr. Amen has appeared in several movies, as well as Emmy award winning TV programs, and has been a key speaker for the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), at Harvard’s “Learning and the Brain Conference” and many more venues that would fill pages to list. 

Dr. Amen is the father of four children, five grandchildren to date, and is married to Tana. He enjoys table tennis and is an avid player.

He is named by Sharecare as the web’s #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate.

Higher Numbers

It seems like the point of the new Obamacare plan would be for more people to have insurance instead of being on Medicaid. However, the number of people who are on Medicaid has increased after the healthcare plan has been implemented. This means that taxpayers still have to foot the bill of those who are on the public assistance program.
It’s not a bad thing because children and adults like Sultan Alhokair get the help that they need, but the goal of the healthcare plan seemed to be to get people off of public assistance. There is an increase in states that didn’t want to expand their Medicaid plans, but because of the requirements of Obamacare, more people are eligible for assistance.

The Experience to Help You Prepare For Life

I’ve been reading a couple articles online, trying to get a handle on the investment world.  It’s not easy, but I figure, with the national debt the way it is, probably have to take care of my own retirement.  So I came across a couple of these, and they seemed like pretty good advice.  But I wanted to learn more about this Sam Tabar guy, and why I should trust his methods over everybody else.

 Sam Tabar is an Honor’s Graduate from Oxford University in England and New York’s Columbia Law School. These top-notch educational opportunities allowed Sam Tabar to leap to the front of the pack as a young aspiring lawyer, and he has never looked back. Following the completion of law school, he joined a prestigious firm where he was able to quickly make an impact on their operations. From his first job, Mr. Tabar was given important clients and cases that allowed him to develop his skills as a young lawyer. Sam Tabar’s early years saw him work with various issues to include: hedge fund formations, employment issues, compliance and regulatory issues and issues involving private placement memoranda.

Following a career transition to Hong Kong, Sam Tabar stated working the for Sparx Group where he ultimately rose through the ranks to become the firm’s managing director of business development. He was responsible for the marketing efforts on a $2 billion global hedge fund, and he developed an investment strategy that targeted high-value individuals, wealthy international investors and institutional investors.

In 2011, Mr. Tabar once again moved firms when he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the Director and Head of Strategic Capital for the whole Asia Pacific region. With this increased responsibility, Sam Tabar was able to leverage his education and experience to take the division to new heights. Sam Tabar counseled hedge fund managers, endowment directors, foundation managers, funds of funds, and large family account managers, which he also talks about on Twitter.

In 2013, Sam Tabar transitioned back into the world of law when he signed on as a Senior Associate for Schulte Roth & Zabel. Mr. Tabar leveraged his knowledge gained in the finance world to provide legal counsel to hedge funds. His in-depth knowledge of the industry allowed him to provide sage advice on topics ranging from fund formation to compliance issues. Mr. Tabar has since left Schulte Roth & Zabel. He is in search of the next big opportunity he says on Facebook, and he still has the knowledge and connections to help any company, endowment or pension fund that is involved in a hedge fund or looking to find a fund that may be right for their needs. Mr. Tabar is fluent in both English and French, and his functional ability in Japanese make him a versatile selection for a company that is engaged in global operations or investment positions.

Jared Haftel Is All About The Numbers, And You Should Be Too

Sometimes self help is learning what we can do for ourselves.  In some cases, that means what you can learn to do for yourself.

When most of us finish our four years at the college of our choice, we gleam with pride as we tuck our diploma under our arm and we head off to face the world. However, one degree was not good enough for Jared Haftel. When Haftel graduated from Duke University in 2009, he left with not one degree but with three. His degrees are in the areas of Science, Mathematics, and Economics. These degrees were the stepping stones to a career in banking.

Haftel has put his degrees to work at some of the biggest investment firms in the country. One such firm was Merrill Lynch. It is here that he would track commodities information for people looking to invest in such industries as aerospace, chemical, metals, defense, and mining.

He has also worked as an investment banker for Bank of America. He has also spent some time with Vector Capital.

Haftel realizes that getting to where he is does not come easy, and he is always willing to help those who are trying to enter the world of investment banking. He has written on the topic of what a person needs to do in order to land a corporate internship. His advice is simple, such as knowing the importance on how to tie a tie properly and the correct way to shake someone’s hand. However, it is all information that someone going out into the business world for the first time, may not be aware of. His advice does not stop there.

Haftel is continuing his education as a MBA student at the Stanford School of Business.  He also spends time with his golden retriever mix, as he’s an avid dog lover.   If you’re going to follow him on Twitter, then you’ve definitely got to give his GrooveShark account a look, because there are definitely some great songs too.

Exercises Tested Against Placebos

Several well-known affirmations about physical exercise improving cognitive functions have been heard by many. Such affirmations are usually tested for placebo effects, but in case of exercising, the scientists were unsure in which way they could even organize such tests to prevent confusion.

Experimental science uses the practice of separating individuals in two groups and testing the ”real thing” and ”dummies”. If the groups show approximately the same improvements, the placebo is there.

The video game cognitive improvement tool has been tested, and it showed that everyone’s expectations regarding skills they would develop by playing games were met. That is a definite placebo.

Scientists started to doubt previous studies that unanimously claim that memory and thinking are positively affected by exercise.

The participants were asked about how much stretching three times a week would improve their mental multitasking, for example. The report says that participants who walked for the test showed the best follow-up results, although expectations of all the groups were approximately the same as Flavio Mulaf-Pontes predicted.

The researchers published their study according to which exercise did make a difference to the end. Besides that, they classified the effects of different types of sport activities.

Time Management Secrets To Live By

Time management has long been one of our primary concerns, especially in a day and age when time seems to be shrinking smaller and smaller. As technology matures it would seem that we ironically become busier.

It seems like 24 hours are just too little time. A lot of books about time-management have been written, and there can be no doubt that authors are getting good money out of them nowadays when everyone is looking for the secret.

Well, the first and easiest way is multitasking. It is easy in that it doesn’t really require a strategy. Just try to think of pairs of actions that you can match. Laurene Powell Jobs uses this technique all the time.

You can listen to an audiobook while walking to the office, for reading on the go without having to further divide your time. You can ’like’ your friends’ Facebook post and retweet stuff while watching the TV, among other things.

Doing the laundry, watering the flowers and cooking can be somehow done at the same time. That will require some focusing from your side, but it can save you at least 2 hours a day if done right.


Being busy equals adulthood done right. Multitasking is a great skill if you want to survive.