Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Paras no regrets going to US despite abrupt end to college career Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames But necessary changes were made. Alab changed its World Imports and had a sponsorship facelift.And now, San Miguel Alab is just three wins away from being the third Filipino team to win the regional crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLooking back, Alapag could only brim with pride the way his side persevered and straightened up its rough patches early in the season.“I’m just really proud of our guys,” he said after Alab’s 79-72 victory over Hong Kong Eastern to sweep the semifinals in two games. “They’ve fought and clawed their way to the finals considering where we were at the start of the season. It was tough, tough on me, tough on the guys, and it makes practice tough because of the schedule, having to play once every two weeks. But you got to give credit to their effort coming in every day, committing to working and committing on getting better.”With Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee in tow, things fell into place for the team, stringing eight straight wins as Alab established itself as a legitimate title contender, something which Alapag believed was the turning point for the squad.“We have two incredible imports on and off the court in Balk and Jus. It just helps to set the table collectively as a group,” he said. “We kept moving forward, kind of got our rhythm in the eight-game winning streak and now, we have a confident group that deserves to be there in the finals.”Alapag knows that the pressure is slowly mounting on San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to take home the gold, but for him, his job remains the same.“You know it’s funny. When you’re playing, you dedicate so much of your time in the gym, training, and practicing on the court. But when you’re coaching, that commitment stays the same but now, it’s watching video, trying to find ways that you can improve as a coach, and try to help your team be as prepared as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ABLSTA. ROSA — Coming with heightened expectations in its second season, Alab Pilipinas positioned itself as a top flight contender in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League.However, a 0-3 start casted doubts over the crew’s ability to hang with the league’s bests and put rookie coach Jimmy Alapag under the microscope.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “For me, the work ethic never changes and that’s just who I am and now, I want to make sure that now that I’m coaching, that I do my best to put these guys on a good position to win,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Huskies lose 8-2 to the Whitecourt WolverinesIt was a very close first period with Cody Kalb and Payden Wongstedt scoring the two Huskies goals for a 1st period score of 2-2. In the 2nd period the Wolverines pulled way ahead scoring 4 times, sending the huskies into the 2nd intermission trailing 6-2. During the 3rd period the wolverines kept tearing away with a final score 8-2 Wolverines. Here is a highlights package- Advertisement – [asset|aid=658|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=bf9a441ec666c691a8d77eaad41909bc-Huskies lose 8-2 to the Wolverines _1_Pub.mp3]
“I feel that it’s unfortunate for the kids,” Carson coach Marcel Sanders said of Narbonne’s exclusion. “(Narbonne) is head and shoulders above any other team in the city. … The player is no longer there. It shouldn’t affect the ones who didn’t have anything to do with it. My heart bleeds for them. We are going to try to represent the league in their absence. I am sure all the league coaches feel that way.” Taft, Dorsey and Venice are the top three seeds. The Pilots will travel to face Taft, the No. 1 seed. King-Drew heads to seventh seeded Sylmar according to Sanders. “Taft is the favorite. But you never know what can happen if the top eight teams (play their best brand of basketball),” Sanders said. “Those Valley schools look good on paper. King-Drew and Washington, if you can’t handle their pressure, they’ll run through you. & We got a couple of our post players back. I have some young guards. I don’t know how they will respond. But I think we’ll be fine.” Earl Williams can be reached at (562) 499-1338 or firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite Narbonne’s absence, the Marine League will be well-represented as Washington (19-6), the league’s No. 1 entry, secured the No. 6 seed in the City Section playoffs, which are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Carson (12-15), which will face visiting Eagle Rock in its first-round game, claimed the No. 8 seed; King-Drew (14-14) and Banning (8-9) made the field as the No. 12 and 16 seeds, respectively. One thing is for certain about the L.A. City Section high school girls basketball playoffs: At the completion of the tournament there will be a new champion. Narbonne was eliminated from the equation this week when state officials declined to review a regional ruling that banned the Gauchos from participating in this year’s postseason. The harsh penalty stems from playing Morghan Medlock, who was recently deemed ineligible in 2006.
0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez (left) will not be sold this summer, says Arsene Wenger.PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 18 – Alexis Sanchez can lead Arsenal back into the Champions League and will not be sold by the club, says Arsene Wenger.Sanchez told Chilean media he wants to play in Europe’s top competition, which the Gunners failed to qualify for after their fifth-placed Premier League finish, and that a decision over his future rests with Arsenal. Wenger remains adamant Sanchez will not be leaving the Emirates this summer, though, revealing the club’s stance is already clear.“The decision has been made and we will stick to that,” Wenger said of Sanchez, who is still a target for Manchester City according to Sky sources.“The decision is not to sell.”Wenger, whose side are preparing for a pre-season game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, played down Sanchez’s comments regarding Champions League football.“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know,” he added. “The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.“The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.Arsene Wenger said reports claiming Alexis Sanchez was involved in a training ground bust-up are not true. PHOTO/SKY.“We rested sometimes players in the group stages of the Champions League for the Premier League so that’s become the biggest importance for us.“We played 20 years in the Champions League, that’s 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there.”Robin van Persie was sold to Manchester United for £24m as he was due to enter the final year of his Arsenal contract, going on to steer United to the Premier League title the following season, but Wenger denied any sense of deja vu.“Every case is different, Van Persie was going from 30 to 31, when he left he had one year on his contract,” Wenger added. “Sanchez is younger.”Arsenal have brought in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee which could rise to £52m, but Wenger said the club could yet add more signings in the current transfer window.“We are still open to strengthening our team with players coming from outside.”“There are two ways to strengthen the squad – the first is to analyse where we have not done so well and where we can improve together, and the other way is to bring in players from outside,” he told Arsenal Player. “We are still open to strengthening our team with players coming from outside.“We are very active on the transfer market and have already realised two incomings. We have to keep a balance as well, that you don’t destabilise the team too much by bringing in too many players.“But we are still active on the transfer market so let’s see what kind of opportunities we can find.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The incident happened at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at Telegraph Road and Bramblebush Avenue in the unincorporated county area of Whittier. The Chevy was stopped at the intersection. At the same time, Werkovich was heading east on Telegraph, approaching the intersection at 30 to 40 mph. The Chevy began turning from Bramblebush onto westbound Telegraph. Zizi said it made a left turn in front of the motorcycle, which broadsided the SUV. Zizi said it hasn’t been determined who was at fault in the crash. Fundraiser nets $5,000 for reward COVINA – Relatives of a Covina motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run said they raised $5,000 with a rummage sale held last weekend. Friends and family of Ralph Granado sold food and arts and crafts. Omar Granado, son of Ralph Granado, said his mother will match the $5,000 raised. The money will be added to an existing $10,000 reward offered by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. Ralph Granado, who worked as a printer for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office, was riding his motorcycle to work July 20 when he was killed on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway, west of Sunset Avenue in West Covina. He was ejected from the motorcycle after he was rear-ended by a Toyota Yaris. As the 55-year-old was trying to stand up, a dark-colored sport utility-type vehicle hit him and fled. Cleanup day Saturday canceled MONTEBELLO – A community cleanup day slated for Saturday has been canceled. If you are interested in participating in an Adopt-An-Area Program, contact the Montebello Street Division at (323) 887-4613. – From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Motorcyclist dies in collision WHITTIER – A Whittier man was killed Wednesday night after a Chevy Avalanche and a motorcycle collided. Thomas Werkovich, 38, was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered major chest trauma. He died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Joe Zizi. The 67-year-old La Mirada man driving the sport utility vehicle suffered minor abrasions. WHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association in conjunction with the city of Whittier’s Cultural Arts Foundation will present the second annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Art and Music Festival from 4 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday in Uptown Whittier. The event, along Greenleaf Avenue between Hadley and Philadelphia, will feature artist vendors, a children’s arts and crafts area, special altar makers, food from local restaurants, live music and performance groups throughout the evening. Admission is free to this family friendly activity that celebrates cultural diversity. For information call (562) 693-2844 or (562) 696-2662.
Ulster Junior Cup Reports 27/01/2013Milford United 4-0 Gleneely ColtsThe first half was a dour defensive affair with no chances at either end and neither goalkeeper troubled. Most of the play was bogged down in the midfield area and the colts would have been happy with the situation at the break.Milford raised the tempo on the restart but had a huge slice of luck which enabled them to break the deadlock on 67 minutes when an attempted clearance from a corner saw a defender slice into his own net.They added another on 74 minutes when PJ O Hagan released Ciaran McGinley to run clear and fire low past Jordan McLaughlin in the colts goal. Number three arrived on 81 minutes after Garetth Kerrigan broke through the defence to run clear and round McLaughlin to slot home.They completed the scoring late on after Joey Cullen beat two defenders before crossing for O Hagan to slot home. Killylough (Monaghan) 2-1 (AET) Rasheney FCRasheney made the long trip to Monaghan to play the local Killylough side in wet and wintry conditions on the astro turf in Monaghan Town. The opening period of the game was a dour affair with neither keeper tested and both defences on top.Rasheney took a hold of the game then and on the half hour mark a John Grant free was parried by the home keeper but Ryan Doherty following up just failed to connect.Before the interval John Mclaughlin advanced on the left and crossed for Doherty who fired inches over the bar.The home side took the lead on 55 minutes when John McAree unleashed an effort from forty yards out which caught keeper Johnathan Noone by surprise and ended in the net. But Rasheney levelled on 67 minutes after a John Mclaughlin effort was turned round the post by David Ballantine.From the corner the ball was cleared to John Grant on the right and he cut in to fire low past Ballantine at his near post.On 80 minutes Rasheney had a great chance after David McLaughlin played a one two with Aaron Friel to advance into the area but his effort was well saved by Ballantine.Killylough went close in the closing minutes after Ronan Sterrit cut in from the right wing and unleashed a shot which crashed off the post. The home side made the breakthrough midway through the first period of extra time when McAree converted from the penalty spot.Rasheney tried hard but all they could muster in reply were long range efforts from Grant and John Mclaughlin which were off target and in the end Killylough repeated the scorelines from an earlier FAI Junior cup clash between the sides in Rasheney. Kilmacrennan Celtic 3-2 Glengad UnitedPremier division leaders Glengad have only themselves to blame as they led two nil here in Rathmullan but lost in the end.The home side had the first effort when Kevin Kelly saw an early shot well saved by Martin McLaughlin. Glengad replied with Terence Doherty seeing an effort saved by Ian Gallagher before Patrick McDermott whot wide when well placed after good work from Stephen McLaughlin.Another McLaughlin cross picked out John G McLaughlin but he fired over from the edge of the area.Glengad did take the lead before the interval after a John McDaid cross cannoned off a defender past Gallagher in the home goal.On the restart Stephen McLaughlin had a shot well saved by Gallagher before they doubled their lead on the hour when Paul McLaughlin fed Terence Doherty who rounded Gallagher to score.Kilmacreennan got one back on 71 minutes when the visitors defence failed to clear and Timmy Burke poked home from close range.Minutes later Glengad had a great chance to regain their two goal advantage when Jason Doherty released McDermott but Gallagher saved.Play swung to the other end and on 78 minutes the Glengad defence misjudged a throw in allowing Brian Shields to head home.Then on the stroke of full time the Glengad defence again failed to clear a corner and Caolan Kelly headed home from close range.Moville Celtic 4-2 Drumkill RoversIn a bright opening Kevin Brennan for the visitors turned well but saw his effort deflected away while at the other end Tony Boyce had a shot blocked by Emmet McElvanney.Moville opened the scoring on 9 minutes when a superb Joe Doherty pass found Nigel McMonagle on the run and he rounded the keeper to score.But Drumkil levelled within minutes after Brennan intercepted a poor pass by keeper McGuinness and fired to the net from twenty yards.Moville responded and after good work on the right Conor Mclaughlin’s driven cross was just missed by Dermot Harkin at the back post .On the half hour the visitors Kieran Murphy saw his free kick from the edge of the area well tipped onto the bar by McGuinness and when the corner was not cleared James Traynor fired just wide.The visitors took the lead on 36 minutes when Noel Rice released Brennan to round McGuinness and slot home. Moville got back on terms on the stroke of half time after Sean Doherty fed Raymond Campbell and his twenty two yards effort squirmed under Dwayne Rooney in the Drumkill goal.Moville got a dream start to the second period when Joe Doherty converted a penalty awarded after Tony Boyce was upended.The unmarked PJ Barr then had a header off target before Dermot Harkin had a shot well held by Rooney.The visitors hit back with Traynor just failing to get on the end of Sean O Brien’s cross before Traynors first time effort drifted just wide.McMonagle then had one effort saved before collecting a MB Doherty flick but shooting just wide.Barr then found himself clear in the area but fired wide from ten yards before they scored again on 82 minutes after McMonagle broke clear, rounded the keeper and squared for Joe Doherty to tap home.Clonmany Shamrocks 2-3 Curragh AthleticThis was probably the biggest upset of the round as Clonmany at home were expected to advance.Michael Grant and Mark McLaughlin combined well and the latters dangerous cross was tipped over by Ray Duffy.Curragh served their intention when Shane Barcley broke onto a long ball but fired wide.Clonmany responded with Marty Doherty seeing a free kick turned round the post and from the corner Paul McLaughlin fired over.Then Jason Devlin cut inside from the left but his dangerous cross flashed across goal and eluded all.Before the interval Curragh created a great chance after Ryan Carlin split the home defence for Barclay but he dragged his effort wide. On the restart Marty Doherty had en effort saved before seeing a well struck free turned round the post by keeper Duffy.On 59 minutes Curragh took the lead when Barclay converted a penalty despite keeper Harkin getting both hands to the ball after Barclay had been upended.They doubled their lead minutes later when Barclays effort was parried by Harkin and Garth Gallagher pounced to drill the rebound home.Clonmany got a lifeline after Jason Devlin was upended in the area and Michael Devlin converted but Curragh hit back when Ryan Carlin broke through the home defence before firing low past Harkin.Clonmany got a consolation in the final minutes when substitute Alan Friel flicked on a corner for Jason Devlin to slot home but it was too little too late.Aileach FC 3-6 (AET) Monaghan Town The home side will be kicking themselves as they led by three goals to nil with minutes remaining but somehow contrived to throw it away. Aileach began well and good work by Dermot Doherty and Darren McMonagle saw the former square to brother Gavin to scoop the ball high over Ballantine from fifteen yards.Monaghan were playing some neat football but the final ball was letting them down.Aileachs McMonagle and Doherty were causing havoc on the right and but for stout defending from Johnny Sherry and Paul Gilsenan they could have added to their lead.On the stroke of half time Monaghan broke with Mark Mulhall crossing to Paul Smyth but his effort was gathered at the second attempt by Kevin McDermott.The home side increased their lead minutes into the second period when Dermot Doherty released McMonagle on the right and he advanced into the area to fire low past Ballantine.At the other end Smith turned and saw his shot saved by McDermott before the home side made it three nil on the break when the selfless Anthony Doherty released Conor Gallagher to fire home.But on 85 minutes it all began to go wrong for Aileach when Shane Hannon sneaked in at the back post to head home.Minutes later Paul Hannon capitalized on a poor defensive error to drill gome.Then in the very last minute a headed clearance from a corner was collected by James Traynor and his thirty five yards wonder strike dipped over McDermott and in off the underside of the bar.An experienced Monaghan side dominated a demoralised home side in extra time and took the lead when Conor Callan stole in behind the home defence to slot home before Paul Hannon completed his hat trick with a fine finish from close range at the end of the first half.In the second period Smith saw his shot parried by McDermott and Hannon pounced for his fourth of the game to send the winners from two seasons ago into the quarter finals.FOOTBALL: MIXED FORTUNES FOR INISHOWEN CLUBS IN ULSTER JUNIOR CUP was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aileachclonmanyFOOTBALL: MIXED FORTUNES FOR INISHOWEN CLUBS IN ULSTER JUNIOR CUPGlengadmoville celtic
Tommy Tiernan is to play Tory and Arranmore Island.No man is an island – unless you’re Tommy Tiernan!Nope – that’s not Tommy’s latest gag.The hilarious and risqué comedian is to play the two Donegal islands as part of his World Tour of the Islands. As Tommy says himself, he’ll be up and down the West coast of Ireland like a seagull!Drawn like an old Christian monk to where wildness and wind are king, in search of late nights, good fiddlers, seafood chowder and a reasonably priced Bed and Breakfast, Tommy brings his decidedly Irish way of looking at the world to these most uniquely Irish of places.From Tory Island off the coast of Donegal to Bere Island off Cork, he’ll be up and down the Atlantic like a seagull.August will be spent in the most wonderful of ways. Ferry boating, amp lugging, bicycle hiring, yarn spinning, porter drinking, set dancing and kissing the missus on the beach as the sun comes up. Don’t you dare miss it ! Tommy Tiernan – WORLD TOUR of the ISLANDSThe Islander’s Rest, Sherkin Island – 9th AugustClub Cleire, Cape Clear Island – 10th AugustThe Hotel, Bere Island – 11th AugustEarly’s Bar, Arranmore Island – 15th August Tory Island, Social Club – 17th AugustAras Eanna, Inis Oirr – 22nd AugustHalla Ronain, Inis Mor – 23rd AugustInishbofin Community Centre – 25th August Tickets priced €25.00 go on sale this Thursday 30th May at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie and venues.TOMMY TIERNAN TO PLAY TORY AND ARRANMORE (THAT’S NO JOKE!) was last modified: May 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arranmore Islandtommy tiernanTory Island
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesDanny Drinkwater replaces Cesc Fabregas in the Chelsea side for the game at Anfield.Summer signing Drinkwater makes his first Premier League start for the Blues. Boss Antonio Conte had suggested that Fabregas, who is on the bench, needed a rest.There is also a starting place for Tiémoué Bakayoko. Pedro and Willian are both on the bench, as are David Luiz and the fit-again Victor Moses.Alvaro Morata, rested for the Champions League win against Qarabag, is back to lead the attack.Liverpool, meanwhile, have Joel Matip back after a thigh problem but are without the injured Dejan Lovren as well as Emre Can.Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Sturridge. Subs: Karius, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Lallana, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, David Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Willian, Pedro.
Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Tags:#business#Digital Lifestyle#productivity#psychology#work-life balance Lesley is a seasoned web writer, specializing in sales copywriting and storytelling. Currently blogging at Bid4Papers, she also contributes to publications on business, marketing, and self-growth. Follow @LesleyVos on Twitter to see more works of hers. Lesley Vos In today’s rapidly changing world, we are in constant search of instruments and techniques that would make us more productive. We understand: do more, better, and faster if you want to succeed in business and life.Productivity influences our self-esteem.We believe: the more productive we are, the more others will respect us and consider us professionals, able to balance work and life and, for all that, stay sane and happy. So we crave for stellar productivity. We want to join those “perfect” people, who’ve conquered the digital business world, mastered the art of time management and discovered the “in perpetuum” of energy in ourselves.But the devil is in the detail. In chase of superduper productivity for stellar business management, we sometimes miss another attribute that, if left unattended, can nip all endeavors in the bud.Perfectionism.When I decided to write this article and thought on its working title, the first coming to my mind was “Why Perfectionism Is a F**king Evil.” Such a connotation occurs due to my negative experience with this personality trait. Now I understand that excessive perfectionism was the reason for giving up my business idea and startup launch: I compared myself to competitors rather than the yesterday me, which made me lose motivation at long last.Now I’m looking for it again, combining the process with the research of perfectionism and its direct influence on our overall productivity.What’s Wrong With Perfectionism for Productivity?I must confess that every time I face a new feature or phenomenon — I go to Wikipedia and read a very first paragraph to understand if I need this new knowledge, actually. And that’s what the encyclopedia said about perfectionism:“A personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting high-performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.”Such a definition doesn’t explain if perfectionism is good or bad, but we can’t blame Wikipedia here. Psychology itself has no uniform response to this question.In his book The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson says that DSM provides so washy criteria today that every person can find about ten mental disorders during self-diagnosis. The same story is with perfectionism: one can judge about its harmfulness only by its concentration in a human body and how much it affects that body’s functioning.In other words, perfectionism can be healthy and unhealthy.Everything is more or less clear with unhealthy perfectionism: it can either bring you to a mental disorder or is the symptom of that disorder. Or, it can take a more complex form and combine both. Perfectionists are more vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and insomnia.But we often use perfectionism when describing a hardworking and ambitious person, striving for self-growth and success. Here perfectionism serves as a virtue. “I’m a perfectionist!” we say proudly, forgetting about a hidden feeling of dissatisfaction that follows perfectionists in footsteps. As a result, we grow the habit of looking for gaps in our work because we consider perfectionism a must-have for personal and professional development.But what we really do is killing our productivity at its very source.Yes, perfectionism itself can be the effective instrument for digital productivity growth; but its mechanisms are toxic: in plain English, a perfectionist bullies himself and experiences stress. For a person with an unstable psyche, this can lead to disease.Somatics is here too: there are, as a minimum, 20 ways stress can affect our bodies, including heartburn and high blood pressure. For those with stronger nerves, constant stress doesn’t do any good either: guilt feeling for own imperfection disappoints, makes unhappy, and slows us down.The problem with perfectionism is that it’s difficult to control. Good things come in small packages, and if you allow perfectionism to get the better of you — you’ll lose a war for success. Your positive self-image is scientifically proven to influence productivity. If you want to live a full, happy life — make sure your perfectionism is healthy.Nine warning signs that your perfectionism is not healthy.1. You are Always Unhappy with the Result of Your WorkThe difference between a desire to do business well, putting the most efforts to succeed, and perfectionism lies in your striving for the artificial ideal. We all know that it is impossible to reach the ideal (it does not exist), but there’s a world of difference between knowing something and using this knowledge in practice.Perfectionists often face the situation: no matter how hard they try and no matter how creative they are, they feel they could do it better or faster. Other times, they understand they did everything great but blame themselves anyway: “I had to spend so much to do this!” For perfectionists, “ideal” businessmen are those doing tons of tasks fast and with minimum efforts.Sounds familiar?Stop it. Productive doesn’t mean “Jack of all trades.” Don’t devalue your experience and don’t be afraid to admit you’ve done a great job.2. You Value Others’ Opinion Above Your OwnOne way or another, we think about what to do or how to behave if we want to look good in the eyes of competitors. You’ll hardly find a person who would 100% screw a public opinion. But again, there’s a world of difference between thinking of others but yet respect own desires and valuing their opinion above your own.Is any of these thoughts yours?“Okay, I’ll work extra hours tomorrow. Everyone is waiting for me to do this, right?”“I need to check this document one more time — funds won’t come to those mistaking.”“I need this yet another tech to try: it’ll make me look more active, smart, and up-to-date.”Thinking like this, you move closer to the moment when you don’t understand which decisions are yours and which are made just because “this is the way the things are done.”If you see that you sacrifice own comfort and well-being for what other people think about you, it’s time to stop and wonder if your excessive perfectionism is worth it.3. You are Afraid of Imperfect Results, so You Can’t Start ActingSome call perfectionism among the top reasons for procrastination: sometimes we fear failure so much that we put off doing work until it is too late. And while some experts disagree with this statement, many of us are familiar with it: the paralyzing feeling that nothing will work and the fear of a big project.As far as you understand, such a situation is self-defeating:The longer you postpone, the more you risk to take it at the eleventh hour and sacrifice the quality because of short deadlines. Just remember that doing something “imperfectly” is anyway better than doing nothing at all.4. You Do Everything Longer than You CouldThis feature seems to have nothing to do with perfectionism, but still…People who are prone to perfectionism often place high demands on themselves and everything they do. And it happens to lead to the opposite results: instead of doing it well, a person re-checks everything over and over again, tries hard to fix every minor bug, and eventually spends longer time on a task.And what do we have as a result?Productivity suffers, you are in stress, the impostor syndrome sneaks up on you… It can be difficult to let the situation go. Just try to understand: your departure from perfectionism doesn’t mean you’ll do your job bad. Sometimes it’s enough to do it passable rather than correct it time and again.5. Every Mistake Seems the End of the WorldNo matter how hard we try, mistakes are still waiting for us in business, relationships, and other areas of life. Yes, we hardly get pleasure from them, but we know: a valuable experience comes along with failures. The main thing is to understand what went wrong and learn from it.The problem is that the brain of perfectionists doesn’t think so.They perceive every little mistake as yet more proof that they are “imperfect.” They may dwell on that mere defeat, think of it over and over again wondering how wrong they were and what they could do to change or save the situation. As far as you understand, such an approach doesn’t lead to digital productivity and stepping stone to success but self-torture and depression.It’s okay to do a gap analysis for avoiding the same traps in the future, but don’t sacrifice your time for mully-grubbing. You cannot change the past, so why cry over spilled milk?6. You are Afraid of Discussing Your FailuresBesides the fear of failure and anxiety about what others think of you, perfectionism brings another fear:You don’t want to tell others about your business problems and worries. And though it may seem insignificant first (“My problems are my problems, why to discuss them with others?”), you risk losing constructive feedback and help we all need from time to time, and especially when going through dark times.Others can help you test the waters from a different perspective, see the details you would probably miss yourself, take a look at the situation from a different angle, and come up with the best possible solution faster and with least loss.7. You Expect Others to Be PerfectPerfectionists are strict with themselves. But they often make the same strict demands to others, as well. As a result, business communication and relations suffer: far from everyone will agree to make peace with restrictions and bounds just to meet the expectations of others.So, it’s time to think of managing your perfectionism if:you consider your business flimsy just because it doesn’t look like an ideal picture in your head;you consider surrounding people good, all in all, but you think “they could be better if they did this or that.”The mere fact a person doesn’t fit into your certain expectations doesn’t make him bad. It makes him real.8. When Someone Gives Credit to You, You Think They are WrongIf you disagree with people every time they give you credit, thinking they are wrong and you did nothing special to deserve it, here’s the bad news for you:Big chances are, you’ve lost yourself in the endless race for being ideal.When was the last time you rejoice over a sincere compliment from a nice person? Don’t underestimate your work, skills, and goals on the way to success. Don’t compare your achievements with those of neighbors, Facebook friends, or minor competitors. Compare yourself with yesterday you, and work on better, more productive you.9. You Overextend YourselfThis one is not about perfectionists only. It often happens to most people who can’t organize time: they seek to assign tons of tasks, do more in less time, but then miss deadlines and damn the whole world. However, excessive perfectionism may play a cruel joke here as well:It happens when you think you can do everything and even more, faster and better, and then find yourself buried under the mountain of unfinished tasks in your midnight office.There’s nothing wrong with your desire to grow professionally and be more productive, as long as it doesn’t prevent you from the comfort and work-life balance.“Okay, So What Can I Do?” You AskPractice useful criticism and analyze your business results in view of yesterday you rather than delusive ideals. Stay ambitious and work on self-development, but change approach a little.Let’s take the Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary by way of example:An 85-year-old sushi master has been cooking it for his whole life, and it comes as no surprise that his sushi is the best and most delicious in the world. But this fact doesn’t prevent Jiro from self-growth and mastering his skills again and again. Instead of the “it’s never enough” formula, he chooses the “it’s enough for today” approach.The author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown approves it. She investigates vulnerability and explains perfectionism as the unwillingness to accept ourselves for what we are:“Perfectionism is not about striving for excellence or healthy striving,” she says. “It’s the ultimate fear, a way of thinking and feeling that says this: ‘If I look perfect, do it perfectly, work perfect and live perfect, I can avoid or minimize shame, blame, and judgment.’”So, stop it.Besides, the popular 10,000 Hours theory claims that if you don’t lie on a sofa all day long — but, you work — regularly and consistently, with no waiting for inspiration — success will come. You must admit that it is better to learn and grow in an emotionally comfortable environment. And remember:Tons of tasks don’t determine your value, a missed deadline doesn’t make your friends stop loving you, and “something” is often better than “nothing.” Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture
Alternate NamesORIF – femur – discharge; Open reduction internal fixation – femur – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had a fracture (break) in the femur, also called the thigh bone, in your leg. You may have needed surgery to repair the bone. You may have had surgery called an open reduction internal fixation. In this surgery, your surgeon will make a cut to open your fracture.Your surgeon will then use special metal devices to hold your bones in place while they heal. These devices are called internal fixators. The complete name of this surgery is open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).In the most common surgery to repair a femur fracture, the surgeon inserts a rod or large nail into the center of the bone. This rod helps support the bone until it heals. The surgeon may also put a plate next to your bone that is attached by screws to a frame outside your leg.What to Expect at HomeRecovery usually takes4 to 6 months. The length of your recovery will depend on how severe your fracture is, whether you have skin wounds, and how severe they are. Recovery also depends on whether your nerves and blood vessels were injured, and what treatment you had.Most of the time, the rods and plates used to help the bone heal will not need to be removed in a later surgery.Wound CareYou may start showering again about 5to 7 days after your surgery. Ask your doctor or nurse when you can start.advertisementTake special care when showering. Follow your doctor?s instructions closely.If you are wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, cover it with plastic to keep it dry while you shower.If you are not wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, carefully wash your incision with soap and water. Gently pat it dry. Do not rub the incision or put creams or lotions on it.Sit on a shower stool to avoid falling while showering.Do not soak in a bathtub, swimming pool, or hot tub until your doctor says it is okay.Change your dressing (bandage) over your incision every day. Gently wash the wound with soap and water and pat it dry.Check your incision for any signs of infection at least once a day. These signs include more redness, more drainage, or the wound is opening up.Tell all of your health care providers, including your dentist, that you have a rod or pin in your leg. You will probably need to take antibiotics before dental work and other medical procedures to reduce your risk of getting an infection. You will need to do this for as long as you have the metal hardware in your body.Home Setup Have a bed that is low enough so that your feet touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed.Keep tripping hazards out of your home.Learn how to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Have good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balancePut things where they are easy to reach.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use a bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.If you do not have someone to help you at home for the first 1to 2 weeks, ask your doctor or nurse about having a trained caregiver come to your home to help you. This person can check the safety of your home and help you with your daily activities.Follow the instructions your doctor or physical therapist gave you about when you can start putting weight on your leg. You may not be able toall, some, or any weight on your leg fora while.Make sure you know the correct way to use a cane, crutches, or walker.Be sure to do the exercises you were taught to help build strength and flexibility as you recover.Be careful not to stay in same position for too long. Change your position at least once an hour.advertisementWhen to Call the DoctorCall your doctor if you have:Shortness of breath or chest pain when you breatheFrequent urination or burning when you urinateRedness or increasing pain around your incisionDrainage from your incisionSwelling in one of your legs (it will be red and warmer than the other leg)Pain in your calfFever higher than 101FPain that is not controlled by your pain medicinesNosebleeds or blood in your urine or stools, if you are taking blood thinnersReferences Rudloff MI. Fractures of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 55.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.