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Are you happy?

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If I asked you what your life goals are, what would you say?

I’m going to take a guess that 90% of us would respond with:

  • To find great love
  • Get a great job
  • Buy a nice house
  • Get married
  • Stay in great shape
  • Raise a lovely family
  • Enjoy my passions
  • Spend time with my friends
  • Be liked and loved
  • Attain my dreams

Now, imagine you are having a conversation about having that great job with a 4-year old child. The conversation would probably go something like this:

You: “I want to have a great job.”

4-year old: “Why?”

You: “So that I can do what I love and earn a great salary.”

4-year old: “Why?”

You: “So I can enjoy my life.”

4-year old: “Why?”

You: “Because that will make me happy.”

The 4-year old child is extremely insightful. What we learn is that if we had the same conversation about any of your life goals, we would drill down to the same reason every time: We do everything in life to find happiness.

If you were a nerd (like me), you’d plot it on a graph that looked like this:

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Then why aren’t we, as humans, happier?

One simple fact:

Money, Love, & Healthy COMBINED can only increase your happiness up to 10%. That’s right, it has been scientifically determined that this is the case. We’re going to talk about the science in a second, but first, let me ask you:

What does it mean that those things only increase or decrease your happiness by 10%?

It means if you were rich, had the perfect mate, and were in terrific health, you would only be 10% happier than if you were poor, single, and in bad shape physically. Sound false? Well, when I put it that way, maybe it sounds false, but what about when you look around you at people chasing after these three things.

  1. Do you know anyone who has achieved financial success, yet is still unhappy?
  2. Do you know anyone who is in a great relationship, but always seems to complain?
  3. How about someone who is a skinny minnie and in great health, but still miserable…sound familiar?

I call these three people CHASERS. They chase happiness, but no matter what they chase, they come up short.

I was a chaser.

I was once ran a high-tech company with over 100 employees, I was married, had the house, the car, a great family, and I was…miserable. I was a chaser. Always going after the next thing that I thought would bring me true happiness and when I reached it, I realized that the boost I felt was only temporary. I would always go back to that set level of happiness (my genetic set point) and I was mystified. How come all of the things we have deemed important in Western, and now frankly, Eastern societies was not making me happy???

Because, we as a global society, have been chasing the wrong things.

Let me rephrase, we have been chasing the wrong things and there is scientific data that has now proven this fact.

Ok, what is this science I’ve been constantly referencing?

There are a group of people that have been asking this same holy grail type question…what actually makes people happy? But instead of just asking the question, they have made it their life work to study it scientifically. These people are Positive Psychologists and they study the Science of Happiness.

Now, I know what you’re thinking and I need to tell you that Positive Psychology is not some mumbo-jumbohippie-granola-new age trend. It is a Psychology which is a science. This science is based on theories. These theories are tested and supported by data. Positive Psychologists have tested tens of thousands of people for research and have spent tens of thousands of hours to determine some basic things like the fact that more money only makes us marginally happier.

Here is the Truth about Happiness:

The Truth! Money, love, and health ONLY affect our level of happiness by up to 10%. That means if some of these things in your life are not going as you have planned, it does not matter. You can still scientifically increase your happiness no matter what your life circumstance!

The Truth! Goal setting is not just about reaching the goals you’ve set; setting the goals in and of themselves has tremendous benefit. You wouldn’t go on a road trip without a map and the same goes for life. Learning how to goal set will increase your happiness.

The Truth! People who have an opportunity to use their strengths at work, home, or school everyday are much happier than those that do not. The same goes for using your skills, talents, and creativity. You must take the assessments to identify your strengths and lean on them to increase your happiness!

The Truth! Optimism can decrease your susceptibility for physical and mental weakness. Optimists view bad occurrences as temporary, specific, and often caused by external forces. These are signs of optimism and optimism can be learned.

The Truth! Gratitude exercises done in a particular manner can not only increase your happiness, it can decrease blood pressure, boost your immune system, and decrease situational depression. The studies prove this!

The Truth! It’s possible to be TOO happy! I know it sounds ridiculous, but on a scale of 1-10, it is better to be an 8 so that you will continue to strive to be a 10. If you consider yourself a 10 in every aspect of your life, you may become complacent. If you think about this one, it may make your head spin. Keep going, the science will show you how to be optimally happy.

The Truth! The percentage of our happiness that is passed on by genes has been scientifically determined to be only 50%. That means 50% of our happiness is in our control and we now have the exercises to take that control and make ourselves happier!

You know what else? It has been Scientifically Tested and Proven that Happy people:

  • Live Longer
  • Get better jobs
  • Get paid more
  • Volunteer more
  • Have lower blood pressure
  • Less heart disease
  • Enjoy longer marriages
  • Achieve more of their goals
  • And much more

Ok, so Here is the Honking Truth!!!

We are all chasing after the same thing. Whether it be a better job, promotion, husband, wife, children, house, good health, money etc. it all boils down to one thing – we all want to find true happiness.

Positive Psychologists, have given us the true and proven things that make people happy.

• The way we speak about the good and bad events in our lives will increase our set level of happiness.

• Expression of gratitude can decrease blood pressure and depression when practiced in a particular fashion.

• Job crafting including finding a job that uses your talents can lead to a higher paying job and satisfaction

• Acts of Kindness can actually be extremely beneficial for the one performing the act – that’s you!

The research is revolutionary and after spending 35 years chasing a smoke screen of happiness, I decided to join the revolution. I became a Certified Coach of Positive Psychology to coach myself into a happier life. Once I saw that what this cutting edge science reported actually worked, I felt it my duty to spread the word. But here’s the deal, there are tons of massive, academic like books out there giving you information about Positive Psychology.

Locked inside the Science of Positive Psychology are some of the true secrets to happiness

Here is what I learned – locked inside Positive Psychology is what we all seek- not a lecture on the necessity of being happy (sorry, Mom), but tested techniques on how to be happy; locked inside Positive Psychology was a system to be happy.

The problem?

The secrets to happiness are locked inside – they are buried in scientific speak and under hoards of testing and data that is difficult to apply to your practical home and work life.

The solution:

A system that Unlocks the Secrets: The Happy Gym.

Keep in the mind the underlined word above: System. The Happy Gym unlocks the secrets to happiness that are hidden within the study of Positive Psychology by making it easy and systematic for you to increase your happiness. The Happy Gym is not a science book. The Happy Gym walks you through sets of mental exercises that are based in scientific research and  inspired by the study of Positive Psychology and other studies on happiness.

What I have done over the last several years is develop a system that is easy to follow an integrate into your life with 5-10 minute exercises that you can do everyday. These mental workouts will increase your happiness and that is the bottom line!

I want you to be happier, because I know what is like to chase happiness and come up short.

I worked in the corporate world surrounded by chasers like myself that ran into disappointment after disappointment at every turn. I wanted to teach them about Positive Psychology, but I didn’t find too many resources out there that were easy to follow and provided a system. This is when I decided to create The Happy Gym.

At one point or another, we’ve all gone to the regular gym to lose weight. A gym provides motivation because there are other people using it and it works because it is systematic. The Happy Gym does the same thing for your mind and that the regular gym does for your body. The only difference is The Happy Gym only takes 5-10 minutes per day.

The information I’ve provided you above is only scratching the surface of what Positive Psychologists have discovered. Instead of chasing after what hasn’t worked in the past, use the scientifically proven techniques. Positive Psychologists have dedicated their lives to be able to tell us exactly how to achieve happiness.

Every individual training module – one a day for 20 days – will present you with each of the following:

• Details of one specific aspect of your life to be changed to become happier;

• Scientific proof that by tackling the daily task, you remove some of the doom and gloom that surrounds you bit-by-bit;

• An example of how you put the lesson concept into practice and finally

• Specific, practical exercises about how to take action on what you have just discovered.

Because every lesson in ‘The Happy Gym’ follows this same step-by-step structure, it is extremely easy to put what you learn each day into practice. Furthermore, because the book has been written in plain, easy to understand English, you don’t need a science degree to understand it.

In fact, if the science makes no sense at all – no matter – you’ll still get happier as long as you follow the practical exercises. And just in case you’ve forgotten, let me remind you of exactly what you will gain from owning your own copy of ‘The Happy Gym’.

Remember that research has established that there are a bunch of tangible benefits that happy people are more likely to enjoy than those who are unhappy?

Well, once you become happier, all of these benefits can be yours:

•You can get a more satisfying job than any that you have had before, one that puts more money in your pocket too.

•Within your new work environment, you are more likely to be promoted (remember that happy people make better leaders) and you will definitely achieve more than you might if you were unhappy.

•You will become more popular socially because most folks prefer to be around happy people.

•Struggling to find the best life partner for you should become a thing of the past. Again, you will be far more attractive to potential partners if you are a happy, cheerful individual than you would be if you are miserable and moribund.

•If you are already in a partnership or married, keeping your relationship together and settled will be much easier if you learn to enjoy life more than you were before.

•Getting out of bed every day will become easier, an experience that will be far more positive than it ever has been before. When you become optimistic about what the future holds, every day is a new adventure instead of being a chore that has to be survived.

•You are likely to be healthier and fitter than you are as an unhappy person. Healthier, fitter people live longer and get more out of life whilst they are doing so.

•In almost every imaginable way, the new happier you will be far more popular with everyone around you than the less-happy version was. Trust me, I know from sometimes bitter experience that people are happiest around other happy people, and I have no doubt at all that you will discover exactly the same.

I’m someone who has a simple plan based on advanced scientific knowledge that will make you happier. I genuinely want you to have access to this life-changing information today.


Can you remember when you last felt happy, really happy? Would you like to feel steadier in a healthy, mind-body way that does not involve pharmaceuticals? Is straddling a teeter-totter the last time you consciously considered balance in your life?

Today’s topsy-turvy world has us all running madly in every direction. We often feel overwhelmed with what’s before us — and that is, even, before our feet hit the floor in the morning. We are losing our joie de vivre; there is precious little fun and almost non-existent downtime in our lives today. We are masters at multi-tasking; we excel at doing.

Perhaps, it’s time to rethink the ways we choose to have a life and the ways we choose to fill a life. The life you are leading now is the life you passing on to your children. Is that what you want?

Here are five strategies to help you re-find the happiness, steadiness, and balance in your life:

I don’t mean just get out of bed or off the couch, I mean become m-i-n-d-f-u-l. Happiness studies tell us that being mindful is the number one factor in creating a happy life.

If we are mindful, we are paying attention. We can savor every moment. We are no longer robots or automatons beating down the hours as the days slip by.

Remember the 80/20 sales rule. You get 80% of your business from 20% of your customers, but your spend 80% of your time on the 20% that does not yield the results you want. Apply that to your mind. Where do you focus your attention? Do you feed your time and energy into your priorities? Or, like most of us, do the shiny things distract you and you head off in your own trivial pursuit?

Discern what is important to you and place your powerful attention and intention there.

Choose one thing you will do differently. Commit to making that change every day for 30 days. Want to do even better? Extend that commitment to 60 days. Really go for the gold, make that 90 days. Seriously, you will be a changed person after those 90 days.

What happens when you commit to yourself and you keep that commitment? You learn to trust yourself. We are very good at giving our word to our boss, our family, and our friends, but what about ourselves? Do we keep our promises to ourselves? Frequently, we do not. Thus, it becomes harder and harder to trust ourselves.

If we want to be happier, we need to build up some energetic muscle tone and personal will power that says, in essence, I can do this: I want to; I am committed and I have given my word to myself. No matter how tiny the commitment, the faithfulness to yourself creates an avalanche of well-being.

Happiness is knowing that you can count on you.

I know, it’s a unique thought. To be happy and balanced, I suggest you need to stop and allow yourself to course correct and re-find your center:

May I suggest you take a few deep breath breaks during your day? You will bring yourself back to center, re-oxygenate your body, and tap into the here and now.

Ready for more ways to re-find some balance in your life and increase your state of happiness — and creativity, too?

• A few hours before bed, unplug all technology. Give yourself some time when you are not required to respond, react, or do. End the mental gymnastics for the day and wind down.

• Employ a daily ritual of quiet time. This can be 20 or 30 minutes of quiet time where you sit with yourself. You can journal, meditate, watch the flickering of a candle, listen to beautiful (melody only) music, and the like. Draw a perimeter around your sanctuary of quietude.

• Take at least one day off a week. Have a full non-work day where you can play, have fun, rest, relax, or just be a slug. We all need time to refill the well. If we run consistently on empty, our ideas, energies, and creativity become compromised. Be inventive, and find revivifying ways to nurture your overworked self.

• Say “No” — or, at the very least, “I will think about it and get back to you.” Ask yourself, does this request make me feel happy? Does it nourish or feed me in some way? Does it excite me? Think twice. Life is short. And you hold the key to your personal well-being.

Do you dance to the oldies in your living room? Do you like to create penguin cupcakes on your day off? Do you find great satisfaction in watering the garden and talking to the birds? Are you the queen of collages and vision boards?

What lights us up and turns us on is important. We all know that life does life. When we get exceedingly busy, those activities that feed, comfort, nurture, and soothe us can slip through the cracks.

It’s time. We all know it’s time, no matter how much we struggle, pout, and resist. It’s time to be pro-active and support our physical selves. So, let’s begin slowly and work ourselves up to a more optimum way of being. We know we will feel much better; we know we feel happier, stronger (in both mind and body), more productive, and balanced. Really, what’s to lose, outside of some old bad habits?

Here are a few reminders to help you kick-start some new choice points:

• Remember the importance of getting enough rest; going to bed before midnight really helps those adrenals. If your body continues to run on empty, you will eventually go clunk.

• Eat well and sensibly most of the time. Aim for 80%; it’s a good target. You know the drill: Remember to have some protein with breakfast; limit sweets to after a meal; limit caffeine; and choose colorful, whole foods. You and your blood sugar will remain steadier and more stable throughout the day.

• Move your body in any way that makes you happy; regular physical activity is a definite biochemical boost to happiness and balance.

• Make choices based on what totally resonates with you and your body. This requires that you become mindful of what energizes you and turns over your engine. It can be an “and and” not an either/or. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it, too — just not for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

• Create some space and time to treat yourself well.

The greatest gift we can give ourselves and model for our loved ones is a life well lived.

In today’s upside-down world, action is our primary modus operandi. Consider tweaking your idea of action and focus, and try these five strategies — maybe, one baby step at a time. They are proven techniques with big rewards. They cannot hurt, and they can clearly help. Your life will become happier, steadier, and more balanced — and isn’t that, what is all about?

Author: Adele Ryan McDowell

What’s the alternative to making decisions?

Allowing someone else, or circumstances, to make them for you.

And that is giving up control of your life. That’s giving up all power to your life to other people or circumstance. And that will make you miserable.

It reminds me of walking through a wonderful food buffet where you could have anything you want — 0 calories! — and allowing someone else to decide what you took on your plate. Unacceptable!

So when faced with decision anxiety, is the alternative — giving up all control to others or circumstance — the preferred method? Definitely not. No matter how difficult the decision, making it yourself gives you some modicum of control.

On the flip side, of course, it also gives you the responsibility, and therefore you can’t blame anyone else.

Let’s consider that. Does it make you feel better to blame someone else? For example, you have a really bad haircut, and you decide it’s the hairstylist fault because she talked you into it. Ok, so now you’ve correctly affixed the blame — do you still have a bad haircut? So what did it accomplish? Nothing.

Instead, consider this: You have a bad haircut because you thought this was the style that you wanted, but now you see that it’s not for you. You still have the haircut, but since you’ve accepted your part in it, it empowers you — instead of making you a victim to it.

Being a victim to a decision emasculates you. Being a participator in a decision empowers you.

To reduce anxiety for your decisions, keep this in mind:

1. Stop looking for a prediction of the future.
There’s a difference in making a decision and looking for a prediction. There is likely to be a risk in most any decision more complicated than deciding on a type of dessert. Things change, people change, ideas change, desires change. The decision is made on what you know, what you believe, what direction you want to go in. The future cannot be predicted. Don’t let that stop you.

2. Be as informed as possible before making a decision.
Do what you need to do, but try to be realistic about it. For example, if you tried to read every article on decision anxiety, you’d be 100 years old before you finished — not much help, there, huh. So if you find yourself procrastinating, give yourself a time limit –“I will read 50 different articles, and talk to 10 people, and decide by 5:00 pm on Thursday.”

3. Realize that very few things are set in stone.
Maybe you have lots of things you want to do in your life, and you just seem to make a decision on what to do or how to do them all. This is “analysis-paralysis”. Instead, remind yourself that focusing on one thing right now doesn’t mean that you’re giving up others. It simply means that you have decided to get started on one project, with the realization that you can do the others at any time you choose.

4. Remind yourself of successful decisions.
One of my clients didn’t believe that she could make any good decisions until we started her keeping a list of the many good decisions she made every day. Sure some were small, but throughout her life, she began to realize that she had made many more good decisions than bad ones.

Easier decision making is really about valuing yourself and your own opinions. Believe in your ability, and trust your instincts. Appreciate your input into your decisions, and understand and accept that every single decision you make might not be perfect. Learn from it, expect the best from yourself, and you’ll get the best.

Author: Kathy Gates

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លោក​មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​បន្ថែម​ថា ៖ «ដែល​យើង​ចង់​ធ្វើ​នេះ​វា​មាន​ចំណុច​សំខាន់​ច្រើន។ សំខាន់​ជាង​គេ​គឺ​យើង​ចង់​បន្ត​នូវ​វប្បធម៌​ទុក​ឲ្យ​ក្មេង​ស្រករ​ក្រោយ​កើត​នៅ​ទី​នេះ ក្មេង​កើត​នៅ​ទី​នេះ​គ្នា​អត់​ដឹង​ថា ឪពុក​ម្ដាយ​ហ្នឹង​មក​ពី​ណា មាន​ទំនៀម​ទម្លាប់​អី​ទេ។ ខេមបូឌា ថោន ដែល​យើង​បង្កើត​នេះ ដើម្បី​ថែ​រក្សា​ទំនៀមទម្លាប់​ប្រពៃណី​របស់​យើង»។

​លោក ឆាំង សុង ខ្មែរ​អាមេរិកាំង​រស់​នៅ​ក្រុង​ទីក្រុង​ឡងប៊ិច ថ្លែង​ប្រាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី​ថា ឡងប៊ិច​ជា​ទីក្រុង​មួយ​ប្រជុំ​ដោយ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​ច្រើន​ជាង​គេ​ក្នុង​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ដែល​មាន​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​រស់​នៅ​ជាង ៥​ម៉ឺន​នាក់។ លោក​ថា ការ​បើក​តំបន់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​វប្បធម៌​ក្រុង​ខ្មែរ​នេះ ជា​ទីក្រុង​ខ្មែរ​ទី​មួយ​ក្នុង​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ​នៅ​លើ​ពិភពលោក​ហើយ ចាប់​តាំង​ពី​លោក​ដឹង​ក្ដី​មក។

លោក​ថា ទីក្រុង​ដែល​មាន​ឈ្មោះ​ខ្មែរ​នេះ​ផ្ដល់​ប្រយោជន៍​ដល់​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​ជា​ច្រើន ៖ «ទីក្រុង​ខ្មែរ​ហ្នឹង​វា​មាន​គោលបំណង​ធំ​ជា​ផ្លូវការ​ពីរ។ ទី​១ ដើម្បី​រក្សា​ចែកចាយ​វប្បធម៌​ខ្មែរ​យើង​ទៅ​អាមេរិកាំង​បរទេស​ឯ​ទៀតៗ​ទាំង​អស់។ ទី​២ ធំ​បំផុត​ទៀត គឺ​ជា​កន្លែង​ដែល​លើក​ស្ទួយ​ខ្មែរ​យើង​ឲ្យ​បាន​រក​ស៊ី​ចម្រុងចម្រើន​ក្នុង​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក។ គោលបំណង​មួយ​ទៀត​សម្រាប់​ខ្ញុំ​ដែល​យល់​ផ្ទាល់ វា​ជា​ស្ពាន​ធំ​ណាស់​ដែល​ចម្លង​ខ្មែរ​យើង​នៅ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក និង​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា​ឯ​ណោះ មិន​ដែល​មាន​ទេ​ក្នុង​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ​រឿង​នេះ​រឿង​ធំ​ណាស់»។

ចំពោះ​ការ​អបអរ​សាទរ និង​ការ​លើក​ផ្លាក​សញ្ញា​នេះ ម្ចាស់​ហាង​ខ្មែរ វ៉ែនហេង អ្នកស្រី អ៊ីម ផល្លា មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​ថា អ្នកស្រី​សប្បាយ​ចិត្ត​ណាស់ ដោយសារ​អ្នកស្រី​មាន​ហាង​លក់​ម្ហូប​អាហារ​ខ្មែរ​ដ៏​ធំ​នៅ​ទី​នេះ​សម្រាប់​បម្រើ​សហគមន៍​ខ្មែរ​ដូច​នៅ​ស្រុក​ខ្មែរ​ដែរ ៖ «សប្បាយ​ចិត្ត​ណាស់ មាន​មោទនភាព​យ៉ាង​ខ្លាំង​ដែល​ខ្មែរ​យើង​មាន​ឈ្មោះ​ថា ក្រុង​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ឡងប៊ិច នៅ​ក្នុង​អាមេរិក​នេះ។ ខ្ញុំ​ភ្ញៀវ​ខ្មែរ​ខ្ញុំ ៩០​ភាគរយ​ខ្មែរ និយាយ​តែ​ខ្មែរ ឮ​តែ China Town (ក្រុង​ចិន), Korea Town (ក្រុង​កូរ៉េ) ឥឡូវ​ខ្មែរ​យើង​មាន​តំណាង​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​អាមេរិក​ហ្នឹង ខ្ញុំ​សប្បាយ​ចិត្ត»។

អតីត​ប្រធាន​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សាភិបាល​នៃ​ទីក្រុង​ខ្មែរ ឬ Cambodia Town ក្នុង​ក្រុង​ឡងប៊ិច អ្នកស្រី សាន សុទ្ធា មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​ដែរ​ថា មុន​នឹង​បាន​ទទួល​ច្បាប់​អនុញ្ញាត​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ពេញលេញ​ពី​អាជ្ញាធរ​នេះ ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ទី​នោះ​បាន​ប្រឹងប្រែង​ជួយ​គ្នា​យ៉ាង​ពេញ​ទំហឹង រិះរក​មធ្យោបាយ​ដើម្បី​ឲ្យ​បាន​ការ​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ជា​ផ្លូវ​ការ។

អ្នកស្រី សាន សុទ្ធា បន្ត​ដូច្នេះ ៖ «ចំពោះ​ខ្លួន​ខ្ញុំ​ផ្ទាល់​គឺ​ថា យើង​មាន​សេចក្ដី​រំភើប ហើយ​យើង​មាន​មោទនភាព​ជា​ខ្លាំង ពីព្រោះ​កិច្ចការ​អស់​នេះ​គឺ​ថា ដែល​យើង​ធ្វើ​ហ្នឹង គឺ​ថា មិន​មែន​បាន​មក​ស្រួល​ទេ ហើយ​ក្នុង​រយៈពេល​បើ​យើង​គិត​អំឡុង​ពេល​ទៅ គឺ​ថា តាំង​ពី​ក្រុម​ខ្មែរ​យើង​បាន​ចាប់​ផ្ដើម​មក គឺ​តាំង​ពី​២០០១ ​ហើយ​រហូត​ដល់​ទៅ​២០១១ បើ​និយាយ​ពី​ភ្នំពេញ គឺ​ឡងប៊ិច​នេះ​ហើយ​ជា​ទី​ពីរ ក្រៅ​ពី​ភ្នំពេញ»។

តំបន់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​វប្បធម៌​ក្រុង​ខ្មែរ Cambodia Town, Inc ស្ថិត​នៅ​ផ្លូវ​អាណាហែម លេខ​២២១០ E ជាន់​ទី​មួយ លេខ​១០៣ ក្រុង​ឡងប៊ិច រដ្ឋ​កាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ា សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក។ ទីក្រុង​នេះ​បាន​បើក​ពិធី​អបអរ​សាទរ​លើក​ផ្លាក​សញ្ញា​ជា​ផ្លូវការ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៦ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១១ ដែល​មាន​មនុស្ស​ចូល​រួម​ប្រមាណ​ជាង ១០០​នាក់៕

1. Print from Windows Explorer

If you need to print a document, let’s say a Microsoft Word document, there’s no need to launch Word first. Browse your hard drive for the file that you want to print, right-click its icon, and then click Print. This will automatically send the document to your printer without launching Word.

Windows 7 Print command on the shortcut menu
Windows 7 Print command on the shortcut menu
Windows Vista Print command on the shortcut menu
Windows Vista Print command on the shortcut menu
An example of the Windows XP Print command on the shortcut menu
An example of the Windows XP Print command on the shortcut menu

2. Pin programs to the Start menu

Want to add your favorite programs to the Start menu? From the Start menu, click All Programs. Locate a favorite program, right-click the program’s icon, and then click Pin to Start menu. That’s it.

You can also pin an application by dragging and dropping its icon from All Programs to the Start menu. The program is now “pinned” to your Start menu. To remove it, right-click the program icon on the Start menu and then click Unpin from Start menu or click Remove from this list.

Pinning a program to the Start menu in Windows 7
Pinning a program to the Start menu in Windows 7

3. Use small icons on your Start menu

After you install a few dozen applications, your Start menu can become very crowded. One way to reduce the clutter is to use small icons.

  1. To switch to small icons, click the Start button, right-click in the Start menu, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Start Menu tab, and then click Customize.Windows 7 and Windows Vista users: Scroll to the bottom of the list, clear the Use large icons check box, and then click OKtwice.Windows XP users: Select Small icons, and then click OK twice.
An example of the Windows 7 Start Menu dialog box
An example of the Windows 7 Start Menu dialog box
Windows XP Customize Start Menu dialog box
Windows XP Customize Start Menu dialog box

4. Search a folder

When I’ve misplaced a file, I almost always know which folder it’s in, but it’s usually lost in a maze of documents or buried in a subfolder. I just can’t remember which subfolder. This is a great way to search a folder quickly.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista users: Locate the folder where you think the file is located. Use the Search box at the top of the open window to search the contents for the selected folder. Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file. The results list will be updated as you type.

An example of the Windows Vista Search box
An example of the Windows Vista Search box

Windows XP users: Locate the folder where you think the file’s located, right-click the folder, and then click Search. A Search window will open, ready to search for the selected folder and only that folder. Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file. This is much quicker than launching Search and navigating your hard drive to the folder.

An example of the Windows XP Search command on Shortcut menu
An example of the Windows XP Search command on Shortcut menu

5. Send an email attachment from anywhere on the desktop

Here’s a really handy tip.

  1. Locate a file anywhere on your hard drive that you want to email, right-click the file’s icon, click Send To, and then click Mail Recipient. A new mail message will open with the file attached and ready to send. But what’s really speedy about this tip is that your mail program doesn’t open. This action creates only a single new mail message.
  2. To send your attachment, type the recipient’s email address in the To text field, add any accompanying message, and then click the Send icon. The subject and attachment fields are already set.
In Windows Vista, you can send an email attachment directly from the desktop
In Windows Vista, you can send an email attachment directly from the desktop
In Windows XP, you can send a file by email directly from desktop
In Windows XP, you can send a file by email directly from desktop

*Many of these tips are from the book, “Windows XP Killer Tips” by Kleber Stephenson, ISBN 073571357X. Published here with the permission of Pearson Education, Inc.

Source: Microsoft at Work

We often think of networking as connecting with people outside our organizations. But networking with internal colleagues is just as crucial. Here are three rules of thumb for growing your network inside the office:

  • Build outward, not inward. Don’t waste time deepening connections with people you already know. Get in touch with people in other teams or business units.
  • Go for diversity, not size. Rather than aiming for a massive network, build an efficient one. This requires knowing people who are different from you, and from one another.
  • Go beyond familiar faces. Identify the “hubs” in your company—people who’ve worked on a variety of teams and projects—and ask them to connect you to others.

Source: Harvard Business Review – Management Tips of the Day