Sweet And Simple Ways To Improve Yourself

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About the Steve Nash Foundation

About the Foundation
Formed in 2001, given U.S. charitable status in 2004, and Canadian charitable status in 2007, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Like its NBA MVP founder, the Foundation is fast becoming a leader in assists . . . to a slightly shorter population.

Through our own initiatives, and through grants to public service and nonprofit entities in British Columbia, the Foundation aims to grow health in kids by funding projects that provide direct services to children affected by poverty, illness, abuse, or neglect, and create opportunity for education, health, and empowerment. We love the opportunity to get involved in the good work being done by child-focused ngo’s in our home province.

The Foundation also seeks to afford thoughtful solutions to community needs through our own projects to address critical health and education needs. The Foundation focuses its resources on underserved populations of children in British Columbia, Arizona, and the country of Paraguay. Equipping a neonatal intensive care ward in Asuncion to provide basic necessities for infants and their families, developing an early childhood education center of excellence to bring best practices to young kids that don’t always enjoy that access in Arizona, and uniting civic outreach, corporate and social service organizations to show kids how to get involved in their communities are examples of the daily work of the Foundation’s small but dedicated staff. Stemming from our first ever Steve Nash Foundation Charity Classic, held in Toronto, Ontario, in 2005, the Foundation is also working closely with the City to establish an all-access, all-kids after-school center there to build hope through hoops for kids.

While our work focuses exclusively on child welfare, we believe that corporations must share responsibility for the well-being of our communities. The Foundation employs and encourages environmentally-friendly office practices, and offers grantees assistance in developing their own recycling and energy conservation programs (check out our Green Leaf here). We also like to highlight the important work of other individuals and organizations, using our website links to increase their exposure, and contribute to their efforts. Further, we are proud to be working with young people that excel in their chosen fields, from whom we welcome energetic leadership and fresh voices.

The Steve Nash Foundation. Growing health in kids.

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You can often learn a great deal about yourself from other people. You can seek assistance from your friends, family or even professionals to help you to understand yourself better.

Stress can impede your ability to be happy. When our minds are stressed, our mental and physical bodies are harmed. Make sure to deal with stress in order to always think clearly and calmly about your goals. Schedule time daily to spend by yourself in relaxation and clarity. Having this time every day can make you more peaceful and happy with yourself.

Choose to spend your time with positive people. When you do this, you surround yourself with people who will motivate you as opposed to bringing you down. This betters your chances of achieving your goals as their positive attitudes help influence you.

Try perusing some books on personal development. Personal development books that are well written, insightful and instructive can provide you with the information you need to significantly enhance your outlook and your life. When selecting a book, look for positive reviews so that you can have a better idea of the purchase you are about to make.

Act with your core values in place. Your personality is strongly shaped and supported by these principles. You will be able to feel proud of yourself if you do not make compromises and follow your values. If you do this you will encourage you to be consistent, it is an great trait to have.

You must be able to lead if you want to develop personally. When thinking about leadership, think about it in terms of your level of influence on the world around you. Evaluate your leadership skills honestly. Which events had the most impact on the way you live your life? In what ways have you changed due to these events? What personality characteristics define you as a team player? By examining yourself through answering these questions, you can help yourself realize your role and ability in a team.

In order to be properly motivated toward personal development goals, it is important to admit how much you do not know. If you admit that you are simply a tiny part of this world, you will begin to recognize how much you still have to learn. Once you adopt this mindset, you will be more open-minded and receptive to new knowledge, which will lead to self-improvement.

If you care for your body, you will get the most out of your personal development. Exercise regularly, get adequate sleep every night and enjoy a healthy diet to help you continue your personal growth. A healthy body makes it easier to concentrate on personal development, even though it may be a challenge.

Exercise is for everybody. It is not reserved for those who wish to slim down. There are many reason you should do physical exercise. For one thing, exercise stimulates your brain to produce chemicals that improve your mood.

Write up a motivational speech for yourself. Take some time to write down a few of the good things that you love about yourself and keep it on a exotic postcard. Carry it with you, and refer to it when necessary. You might even consider recording the mantra in your own voice, so that you can play it back at any time. How will this help with your personal development?

Believe that your future can improve over your past. Set a goal of continuous improvement through steady efforts. Seek ways to grow beyond the person you were yesterday.

Make the pleasure of your own acquaintance and learn more about yourself as a person. Care for yourself, don’t lie to yourself, and you will be able to enjoy learning more about yourself as you go through life.

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