Self-Defense Workout: Bridge - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats. We are gonna take a look at the Shoulder Bridge. It is great for fitness, and for self-defense, as well, and in Jiu-Jitsu we refer to it as the Upa escape often. It is a great way to get someone off of you. If someone is on top, obviously, and many altercations will end up on the ground, whether you want them to end up there or not. You can trip, or your assailant can also try to take you to the ground for whatever reason. So right now, Nicole is on her back. It is a dangerous position for her to be in if she does not know what she is doing. So here I am. I am sitting on top in what is called the Mount. Gravity and leverage are in my favor right now. My strikes are gonna be very effective from here. And her defense and offense is limited. So, from here, what she wants to do is control my arm to break my posture down, so I cannot strike her effectively. Now, she is gonna reach behind my back with her other arm, grabbing my shirt. She is gonna block my leg, here, so I cannot put my arm or my leg up to stop her from turning me. Now she is gonna bridge on her shoulder and take me over to the side. Go. Big bridge, and now I am on my back. Right away, she brings her posture up. From that position, she can effectively strike me with hammer fists, which are great for self-defense, and eventually, escape the position. Again. So if you are doing this technique on your own, you see Nicole can just bridge to one side. Go bridge. Good. And to the other side. Good. If you can go up on your toes, you are working your calves very effectively, your lower back, your core very effectively, your arms, your shoulders, really your entire body, your neck, as well. So again, to one side, and the other side. Good. You can hold a medicine ball, which is great to add some resistance to the exercise and it is a great way to escape in a self-defense situation. So the bridge, or the Upa Escape, for self-defense and for fitness.
Selecting a Career Coach for Over $100k Jobs - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Hi, my name is Barbara Safani and I am the owner of Career Solvers. If you are an executive running over$100,000, and you are looking for a career coach, there are many things that you can do to find the right type of person to work with. I would recommend doing a Google search on resume writers and career coaches at the executive level. See who are the thought leaders, who is talking about writing and coaching for executives. Perhaps they have blogs or articles that they have written. Maybe you want to check them out on LinkedIn or Twitter and see what they are saying there as well. Perhaps go over to your local library or Barnes and Noble, and see who has been published in resume writing books.All of those are ways for you to be an educated consumer and better understand what a writer and coach can offer you.
Breaking Your Running Plateau - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats. Breaking Your Running Plateau I am Marissa Tiamfook with Coach Marissa Fitness. If you've hit a plateau in your running and you need to stay motivated you need to get a coach or find a running club. Set a new goal for yourself. These are all great ways to stay motivated and to take your running to the next level. If you've set a plateau with regards to your running times, let's say you haven't improved your 5k time in the past five years and you're trying to figure out why, you need a coach to help analyze your training schedule and make sure you're training properly, that you're not overtraining, which is actually a pretty common mistake, and that you're doing what's right for you. So having someone analyze your training schedule is a great way to help you get over that hump of a plateau.
Parenting and Careers: Starting a New Career Search - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you have worked in the same job for a long time, and you are a mom, you may find that it is hard to make a transition into a new job, or a new career. So the best thing to do is to go through all of your email contacts, your PDA contacts, maybe any contacts you have in your hardcopy or calendar, pull them out and think about, "Okay, who are the people that are doing really interesting things that I can really get jazzed about? And who are the people who know people who are doing realy interesting things that I can get jazzed about?" And make a list of maybe your top ten or top twenty folks that you want to contact and reach out to. And the beauty of this is the next part is all about them, and people love to talk about what they do. So, you can say, "Hey!", you know, "Hey Sally, I love what I hear you talking about when it comes to your job and I want to learn more about it. Could I take you to coffee for twenty minutes?" Or if that is not accessible have a phone call, you know. And then you really keep to that twenty minute commitment. And just ask her questions about how she got into it, what a typical day is like, what some challenges are, and the most important question you ask is the last question, and that is: Who else do you know in this field or in this position that I could talk with, who would want to talk with me? And then before you know it you have grown your network exponentially. And, you know, you are not applying for a job, so it takes some of that pressure off for you. And a key point to remember is that 80% of jobs are never advertised, so it really is all about who you know. And by growing this network exponentially, before you know it you have all these folks that are aware that you may be considering a career transition, and they will think of you the next time something comes across their desk that might be a good fit.
Parenting: Protecting Kids During Divorce - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Dr. Laura Markam from ahaparenting.com. We are talking today about divorce. What are five things that parents can do to protect their children when they are getting divorced. First, immunize your child emotionally. What do I mean? Well, we call it emotion coaching. Essentially we would listen to our child’s emotions and you can bet your kids are going to have a lot of feelings about a divorce and that means we cannot be defensive, we have to, really, let our child have those feelings. Your child’s life is getting turned upside down, naturally there is going to be some rage, there is going to be frustration, there is going to be grief and we need to tolerate those feelings and let our child express them. Right? Emotion coaching. Second: Work out a good relation with your ex. I know that sounds crazy, if you could work out a good relationship you would not be getting a divorce, right? But actually the conflict between the parents when it goes on after the divorce continues to affect the child. So, it is imperative. You may not be able to live together, ok. You may not be in love with each other, ok, but it is imperative that you work out a good relationship because you will always be linked as the parents of this child and your child deserves to have you not be fighting through the child and your child deserves not to pick up tension when there is a drop off going on or both parents come to the school play or you are negotiating about who gets the kid for Thanksgiving. Third: Deal with your own emotional baggage. Well, that is probably pretty apparent because there is no way you are going to be able to emotion coach your child and have a good relationship with your ex unless you deal with your own emotional baggage. And I would like to say unpack that baggage so your child does not have to carry it. Fourth: Joint custody or some other arrangement where your child gets to see both parents as much as possible. One of the worst risk factors for children is when Dad leave and do not stay involved in kids lives. It is actually worse for children than if their father died. And the reason is kids who die, kids whose father dies do not have a choice but kids whose father leaves, that father had a choice and chose to abandon that child and that child, for the rest of his or her life, feels like he was not good enough for Daddy to stick around and love him. Fifth: Stability. Your child’s world is turning upside down; the least you can do is make sure that he stays in the same neighborhood with his friends and his school. That as much as possible he gets the same things happening to him, that at Christmas the same rituals are observed, he gets to go see Grandma and Grandpa. You know, whatever is really important in his life, as much as possible, needs to stay the same. Those are five things you can do to protect your child if you get divorced.
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Common Career Mistakes by Women - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. I am Cassandra Johnson with Destined To Be Great: A Greater You By Design. The first mistake that women make in their career is: they are chasing the title and chasing the money. One of the things I have learned over the course of my career, and in talking with other career women, is that when you chase a title and chase the money, most of the time you not as fulfilled as you could be. When you are doing what you love, because really the definition of a career - it is something that you really enjoy doing - then when you are doing what you love you will naturally get the title, the money and all the things that come along with that. That is really step number one as far as mistakes that women make. Number two is really coming on a little bit too strong. A lot of women feel that they want to move up the corporate ladder. They want to establish that career but they come on so strong as if they almost have to be a little bit male, but they are still very female in their career. Bring yourself to the table. Bring your best self to the table and be who you are. It is OK to be a powerful woman without coming on too strong. Also when women are building their careers one of the mistakes I have also found women making is that they change companies a little bit too frequently. You do not get what you want at that particular company and you immediately change. Be strategic in your decision to move to a different company and see how it aligns with your particular career. Make sure you are very methodical in that so that it supports what you trying to do to get to where you want to go. It is important to have great relationships in your career and also have people who are advocates for your advancement. But, again, never depend on too much on others to manage your career. You manage your career and you have a lot more control than you actually realize when it actually comes to career advancement. You build your own brand. You build your own personal development platform so that you are always bringing your best self to the table. The last mistake that women make a managing their careers is that they do not set boundaries. We go into superwoman mode and feel like we have to work all hours of the day. A lot of women have trouble with balance as a result of that because they are working so hard feeling that they have to in order to work up the ladder. It is OK to set boundaries. Make time for your family. Do the things you want to do. Still work hard but work smarter versus harder.
Keeping Yourself Marketable During Extended Unemployment - Career Tips - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are unemployed right now and you have been for some time, you want to make sure that you maintain your marketability. Consider volunteering, not only for a professional organization, if you can, but also just for organizations that help people in your community. That is going to allow you to make new connections with people and allow you to also feel useful. If you join a professional association, consider being a greeter at some of their meetings. That is going to allow you to be the first person to meet people when they walk in the door to sign in for that meeting and it is going to allow you to make more connections. Connections that could, ultimately, wind up leading to a new position.
Protect you and your kids when you're most vulnerable. A self-defense mindset is important to staying safe so make sure you know what to do in case an attacker harasses you. If you've got kids, it's easy to get busy, distracted and leave yourself open to harm.