The story is about a Shepherd boy from Spain whose name is Santiago.He can read and wants to travel. He goes into town one day to sell some of his flock and encounters a tramp-king and a gypsy woman. They urge him to ‘follow his omens’ and leave the world he knows. The gypsy points him toward the pyramids of Egypt, where she says he will find a treasure.
Crazily, he believes her, sells his flock and sets sail. A thief in Tangier robs him of his savings.But, strangely, Santiago is not devastated, apprehending a greater feeling of knowing that he is on the right path. He is now living a different life, in which every day is new and satisfying.
He keeps reminding himself of what he was told in the market before he left: ‘When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.’
What I liked:
This book left a big impression on me.It’s almost as if, while you’re reading it, you can imagine your grandfather telling it to you as if it’s a tale from his childhood. I always thought that novels were a waste of time because you never learn any “real life” lessons from them, but this book finally proved me wrong.
The story itself is special.There were a few times where I seriously couldn’t sleep, reading impatiently in the middle of the night to find out what happened next it was as if I am watching web series like The Family Man to know what will happen next.
Now you might ask, what is an alchemist? From what I understood, an alchemist is like a magician chemist who can turn any metal into gold. But throughout the story and the search for the alchemist, I felt like this was more a metaphor for life in general. If we follow our own “Personal Legends” we can perform the same magic – turn our ordinary lives into gold, as long as we believe in the journey and don’t give up on what we believe is our destiny. If you’re looking for inspiration, this story brings it in droves.
The Alchemist is a fantastic book and the storytelling is beautiful. The choice of words are impeccable, full of wisdom and philosophy . I totally loved it. The story is very enchanting and bursts with optimism which I think is very important in our lives. The book shows that the journey to your destiny is as important as the destiny itself. I love how the book emphasizes on the importance of faith, hope and spirituality through the story of an ordinary boy. I think this book appeals to everyone because we all have dreams and sometimes we just want someone to tell us that they may come true. Overall,”The Alchemist”is a very exciting fiction novel and it deserves a space at everyone’s bookshelf.This book changed my life after this book i start write Articles and now i wrote some articles in urdu and English language
Favorite Quotes from the Book:
“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.”Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting"
Conclusion from the Story
1) Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself.
2) What is "true" will always endure.
3) Gratitude is the practice of finding the good in each day.
4) Embrace the present.
5) Growth, change and evolution are weaved into the fabric of reality.
6) Actions will flow out of having confidence in your decision.
7) Focus on your own journey.
8) There is only one way to learn. It's through action.
Written by: Zeeshan Mallah
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Book review on “Time Power Author Brain Tracy”
Brian Tracy (born 5 January 1944) is a Canadian-born American-inspired public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of more than 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His famous books are really worth your money and time power. As an author, he has collected a large number of libraries around the world.
Brian is the Chairman and CEO of Tracy International, a company he founded in 1984 in Vancouver, Canada.
Quotation of Brian Tracy Page#20:
"When you devote all your mental and physical strength to a single goal, incredible success awaits you."
Time Power (Book Review) Article:
Today I am describing in my own words after reading Brian Tracy's book “Time Power” which has been translated by Asad Kazmi with additions.
I have described this book in my own words after reading it. Brian Tracy has written this book summarizing his 25 years of research. Brian Tracy says in this book that this book can make a significant difference in your life. This is not my claim, it is "belief".
This book is all about time management. This book covers all the ways that successful people have been successful in their lives. This book consists of twelve chapters. This book is very useful for four types of people.
3) Owners of companies
4) And those who want to run their lives with time.
Time management is an art in itself that allows you to build a successful life and achieve many successes.
By reading this book, you will learn all the principles and methods that will lead you to success. This book outlines all the principles and methods that can help you become a successful person.
The most important and basic feature of setting and following the time is that you have to set the time and believe in yourself because not believing will not lead you to success.
These books are about achieving success by setting the time. This book explains the ways to manage time and how you can become a successful person by managing time. If you control time, you can be sure that you can achieve as much as you want.
It is stated in this book that when you start the journey towards success by setting the time, then many obstacles will start to arise in your mind. You start to think that I have imprisoned myself for setting the time and taken away my freedom, but not at all because you don't believe in yourself and your time, as long as you By then you will not believe that such obstacles will arise. There will be many such obstacles but you just have to believe in yourself.
Reading this book will help you to know the practical plans, methods and strategies for achieving high success.
It is not enough just to read this book, but the real purpose will be achieved when you make the principles contained in this book a part of life.
In this book, the author has written on many subjects, all of which are beneficial. But what I like is the "ways to enhance your skills." In order to enhance your abilities, first of all highlight your abilities and recognize them. Get into the habit of talking to yourself to highlight your abilities. And imagine yourself to have immense abilities, you have the ability to do everything easily.
In this book, the author has written another article very well that is "Join the most successful people". These articles are useful for those who want to make themselves successful. By reading this book, you will be able to articulate your goals. And to learn how to work towards those goals and find all the ways that will help you on the path to success.
Written By: Zeeshan Mallah
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Pakistan and Kenya Relation, Nefarious For Somalia.
Kenya, Strategically important for pakistan is hoped to provide cheaper access to Africa through Mombasa city. Pakistan seeks to gain direct access to the africa via Mombasa in line with its $64 billion Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) mega project. The strategically important Gwadar port is expected to turn Pakistan into a major trade route connecting China directly with the Arabian Sea. It is hoped that the economic corridor will provide China with cheaper access to Africa and the Middle East, while Pakistan will earn billions of dollars for providing transit facilities for the world’s second-largest economy.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood and Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan launch ‘Look Africa Policy’. Both countries are engaged in a war against corruption and there is a dire need to devise an effective and long-term strategy to curb this socio-economic evil. He further added that there are numerous opportunities for defense, trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, which must be explored. While talking about people to people contacts, he said that Pakistan and kenya are both English-speaking countries and due to this linguistic similarity, bilateral public relations can also be easily established for which opening of two-way direct air link would be of great importance. This will enhance public interaction as well as deepen trade and inter-governmental relations. Somalia and kenya provoking each other by violating its territorial integrity and The Powerful Pakistan agreed to work with kenya to improve border security, and to look into strengthening diplomatic and trade relations will significantly restrict movement between the Kenya-somalia border spells doom for the EAC and by extension the highly ambitious African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Somalia may face backlash from investors and other players. Somali have also made massive business investments in Kenya, Pakistan plan to control kenya-somalia border will decrease investors from somalia. These are factors that the country can break diplomatic relations.
Will Pakistan take kenya side? The reason why Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference held in Nairobi, kenya in 30-31 January 2020 is the reason why pakistan badly need kenya even though Somalia and Djibouti can give pakistan access to africa Via Bosaso port and Djibouti Port and can easily connect Gwadar port with it. Military ties with Kenya and Export of Pakistan Made weapons (Pakistan ordinance factory) worth 500-700 Million $ is another reason why pakistan will show support to kenya. We also know, Pakistan sent 450 Military to support kenya over border issues with south sudan in 2013. The ilemi triangle fully controlled by Pakistan Military against ethiopia and training of kenya armed forces under pakistan technical assistance programme is another reason why pakistan will show support to kenya over somalia. During the last five years, the imports of Kenya from pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 12B%, from $1.2B in 2011 to $2.3B in 2016. 59% of packaged medication came from pakistan with cheap price. Kenya top export partner is Pakistan. Both countries enhance trade, develop banking and transportation channels, improve engagement and connectivity and remove tariff and non-tariff barriers.
Pakistan and Somalia 2019 Diplomatic Row?
Pakistan draft resolution condemning Israel in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the Occupied Syrian Golan. Somalia has traditionally voted for Israel, regardless of the issue at hand. It voted in favor of israel against the draft resolutions passed by pakistan on the same day. In response to what Somalia did? Somalia Locked Out of New Pakistan's Visa Policy. The only other country to face such restrictions is India and israel. On April 2019, Pakistan locked out somalia from pakistan technical assistance programme. Scholarship, Trade partner and the Military ties between pakistan-somalia came to the end?, kenya is happy to see pakistan tougher stances on somalia especially on trade. This current Pakistan-Kenya relation will be watershed not only for the geopolitics of Somalia but also for Ethiopia and South sudan.
ILEMI TRIANGLE (DISPUTED TERRITORY)
PAKISTAN MILITARY IN KENYA-SOUTH SUDAN BORDER
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan held a meeting with Commander of Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla at Moi Air Base in Nairobi, Kenya.
Foreign Affairs Minister Monica Juma with Pakistan former prime minister (SHAHID KHAQAN ABBAS)
COVID-19 and Emotional intelligence.
Fears about COVID-19 may be intense and can cause emotional tolls, and anxiety. It is normal for everyone to suffer from such kind of fear because of its novelty.
This pandemic has created challenges in our everyday lives not only economic crises but health crises too; specifically mental health illness.
Leading COVID-19 with Emotional Intelligence will ultimately convert those challenges into fruitful opportunities. If we look around we can clearly see the challenges faced by leaders, managers, businesses, even though students, and common people like us. Everyone is here trying to save their jobs, their businesses, their academics, and some are finding solutions to accept the new normal while some are fighting against anxiety, and emotional strain while being quarantined.
Coronavirus pandemic on one hand itself is a challenge but on the other it is providing us the challenge to convert that into an opportunity for our selves. It is giving us the abundance of time to think about ourselves, to be more self reflective, and to make our thought processes more positive and effective. In my opinion every situation have both positive and negative impact. It is on us how we perceive it. If our perception will rely on more of the negative side everything will become pessimistic.
Now the question arises how to deal with all these challenges positively and make our quarantine life productive.
The Answer is by building up Emotional intelligence.
What is emotional intelligence?
It is the ability to understand, use and control your own emotions in a constructive way to alleviate tension, interact effectively, empathize with others, resolve difficulties and defuse conflict. Help you develop closer relationships, excel in school and work, and achieve your professional and personal goals. It can also allow you to communicate with your emotions, turn purpose into action and make educated and optimistic decisions about what matters most to you. Emotional intelligence core components include
1-) self awareness
2-) self management
4-) social relationships
These four components can be critically analysed and practiced for efficient leading in this pandemic.
Let’s talk about the first one that is self awareness; as we all are quarantined it’s a golden opportunity for us to self reflect and monitor ourselves. It’s an ability to sit and do self observation. Take a moment while we all are quarantined and reflect on our feelings and experiences that are crucial for optimistic decisions. Self awareness it self have three more divisions
- Emotional awareness: recognise your emotions and their effects.
- Accurate self-assessments: you are now completely free and is quarantined. Sit and note down your strengths and weaknesses . Write down your limitations and seek for the opportunities waiting for you.
- Self-confidence: self confidence is the key to success. It is because if we are confident we are not shy and always attentive to opportunities. So then gradually we Look out at your self-worth and potential. Try doing new things, schedule your activities. By doing new stuff you may actually discover your new abilities that you would haven’t thought about. Quarantine time is all about self love, self reflection on your emotions and behaviour, and discovering your abilities and worth. Such a precious gift from our beloved pandemic!
Second is self management. Managing our emotions and letting them not to cripple is the essential thing in this pandemic. Coronavirus pandemic is itself is a distressing situation while sitting in quarantine and accepting the new normal can be very difficult. Most of the people are dealing with anxiety just because they cannot go out and have fun. People are not accepting the new change which is why ultimately most of us are going through temporary depression. So it’s very important for us to remain adaptable and flexible in every situation. We all need to step out from our comfort zone and from the state of disequilibrium that includes anxiety for not accepting the hashtag new normal , fear of this deadly disease, anger for not going out. Let’s make ourselves capable and trained in this pandemic on how to be more adaptable and flexible to certain circumstances and Believe me this will help in every stage of life.
Third component is empathy; it refers to the ability to understand how other people are thinking or experiencing the situation. How they are feeling, what are their thoughts and how challenges are hitting them. Further more, COVID-19 pandemic has done severe damage. Some one has lost the job , someone has lost their loved one, someone is being the victim of COVID-19. It’s our responsibility to be empathetic towards them. Let’s just become more compassionate to people who are tested positive for corona and also for the people who are frontline hero’s. They need our support and care so that they can easily fight against this deadly disease. Practice empathy by understanding what other person might be feeling, understanding their perspective and then try helping them. In the need of crises we all need someone who could listen and help us to come out of that situation. Be that someone if you’re fortunate enough to be surviving this pandemic with ease
To sum up the whole; last but not the least is maintaining social relationships. Building networks and ability to find common ground and build rapport is very essential. In regard with pandemic let’s just work from home, FaceTime or have online lunch and dinner with family and friends. make apps such as zoom, google classrooms as our best friends. Let us manage relationships in proficiency by staying at home. This pandemic is a great chance to build emotional intelligence because it is not something innate in you but it can be acquired.
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Precio del dólar hoy martes 28 de julio 2020 al cierre, tipo de cambio - MI BOLSILLO
El peso hila su segunda jornada semanal con recuperación el tipo de cambio; entre lunes y martes acumula 34 centavos de ganancia frente al dólar.
Ciudad de México. Hoy martes 28 de julio de 2020 el dólar cotiza en $21.94 pesos, con tendencia al alza según información de la plataforma investing.com. De acuerdo con el Banco de México el tipo de cambio en el mercado interbancario spot terminó hoy en $21.94 pesos por dólar (5 centavos menos que este lunes). Por otra parte, el dólar FIX terminó en $21.96 (bajó 8 centavos desde ayer) . El peso hila su segunda jornada semanal con recuperación el tipo de cambio; entre lunes y martes acumula 34 centavos de ganancia frente al dólar. La moneda local sigue teniendo un buen desempeño por debilidad del dólar, consecuencia de resultados en cifras del empleo y aumentos de contagios en EU. Lea 4 tips para ahorrar tu dinero durante y después de la pandemia Lea ¿Recibías pensión del IMSS en Banco Famsa? Te urge otra cuenta Tipo de cambio: Precio del dólar en tiempo real: Respecto al tipo de cambio en los diferentes bancos de México, de acuerdo con Dólar.info, el precio del dólar alcanza su nivel más alto a la venta en los $23.50 en Banbajío , mientras que el más bajo a la compra está en $20.80 en Banco Azteca, Banorte e Ixe. Referente al euro, éste se cotiza en $25.72 pesos, por $28.39 pesos de la libra esterlinaen promedio general. Precios del petróleo en tiempo real: De acuerdo con Investing.com, este martes el petróleo WTI se encuentra en 41.03 dólares por barril en sus pedidos para septiembre 2020, al alza. El petróleo Brent se encuentra en 43.60 dólares por barril en sus pedidos para octubre 2020, ambos con tendencia a la baja. Con información de Investing y Dólar.info.
Venezuela: Chainalysis investiga a Criptolago - Cointelegraph (Noticias sobre el Bitcoin, Ethereum y el blockchain)
Chainalysis publica una investigación del exchange venezolano Criptolago por considerarlo una herramienta para evadir sanciones
La empresa forense de tecnología Blockchain Chainalysis ha emitido un resumen de inteligencia del exchange venezolano Criptolago. Titulado como Criptolago: analizando uno de los exchanges de criptomonedas autorizado por el régimen venezolano, la empresa de investigación estadounidense se dedicó a explorar el rol de la casa de intercambio en la comercialización y uso del Petro, la divisa digital estatal venezolana. Al comienzo del informe se asegura que Criptolago puede contribuir directamente con el uso del Petro para evadir las sanciones impuestas sobre Nicolás Maduro. Según Chainalysis, la empresa facilita el intercambio de Petro y otras criptomonedas con usuarios estadounidenses y en otros lugares por medio del uso de exchanges establecidos en el comercio. El informe expresa la importancia de la investigación sobre Criptolago debido a que los funcionarios del gobierno, los reguladores financieros y los profesionales de cumplimiento deben entender como los exchanges venezolanos interactúan con el ecosistema internacional de criptomonedas. Un análisis a Criptolago Entre lo primero que destacan desde Chainalysis es el resurgimiento de investigaciones que apuntan a que la propiedad del exchange venezolano está vinculado con el gobierno del Estado Zulia, siendo el mismo encabezado por Omar Prieto en la figura de la Gobernación del Zulia. La empresa americana expresa que Prieto, además de ostentar el puesto de Presidente del Consejo de Administración de Criptolago, es aliado incondicional de Nicolás Maduro y que también se encuentra sancionado por los Estados Unidos. Más allá de su figura administrativa, la empresa forense también evaluó las direcciones de Bitcoin vinculadas a Criptolago. El informe presentó 2952 direcciones de Bitcoin que se encuentran, supuestamente, bajo el control del exchange venezolano. Todas esas direcciones han recibido 67,35 Bitcoins y han enviado 66,97 Bitcoins, ello desde julio de 2019. Al momento de hacer el informe, Chainalysis afirmó que Criptolago poseía 0,053 BTC. De las transacciones precisadas por Chainalysis, confirmaron que 22,43 Bitcoins salieron de las wallets de Criptolago a exchanges internacionales regulados. Las direcciones en poder del exchange venezolano también han recibido un total de 2,29 Bitcoins de parte de estos exchanges. El reporte también apuntó que 6,64 Bitcoins han salido para portales P2P, mientras que 3,54 BTC han sido recibidos en las direcciones de Criptolago. ¿Posibles acciones en contra del exchange venezolano? A pesar de que Chainalysis no forma parte de ningún departamento gubernamental estadounidense, la empresa forense dejó distintos recordatorios en su informe. Directamente mencionó que Criptolago pudiera permitir que se cumpla el objetivo de que nacionales y organizaciones sancionadas por los Estados Unidos evadan dichas sanciones. También menciona de forma expresa que las empresas reguladas de criptomonedas deberían estar al tanto de empresas como Criptolago, catalogando que este tipo de estructuras podrían implicar que usuarios de empresas reguladas hagan operaciones con personas y empresas sancionadas. Por último, hacen una invitación para que los reguladores y funcionarios gubernamentales adquieran las herramientas necesarias para vigilar la forma en que las empresas venezolanas interactúan con el sistema de las criptomonedas y poder de esta forma investigar las actividades sospechosas que puedan representar violaciones de las sanciones. Sigue leyendo:
Florin Cîțu: Alocațiile vor crește cu 20% la 1 august. Și mai consistent de la 1 ianuarie - Economica.net
Ministrul Finanțelor, Florin Cîțu a declarat în această seară la B1tv că alocațiile pentru copii vor crește cu 20% la 1 august, iar de la 1 ianuarie va exista o majorare mai consistentă. Cu încă o majorare care se va petrece în cursul …
"Vor fi trei etape în care vom mri alocaiile pentru copii. Prima, la 1 august, i va fi cel mai probabil de 20%.A doua la 1 ianuarie, când va fi o majorare important. i a treia, în cursul anului viitor",a spus ministrul. El a argumentat c finanele rii sufer de pe urma pandemiei i c oricum, dublarea alocaiilor, legiferat de parlament, nu se regsete în buget. Iniiatorii legii, parlamentarii de stânga, n-ar fi specificat sursele de finanare la aprobarea legii. Seara trecut, ministrul declara c alocaiile vor fi majorate de la 1 august cu un procent în jurul a 15%. La dublarea alocaiilor a fost mereu o problem. E o lege populist facut de PSD ca s arunce în aer Guvernul. E o lege fcut fr finanare, din punctul meu de vedere e neconstituional. Noi vom crete alocaiile de la 1 august, e în avizare deja proiectul de lege, în urmtoarea edin de Guvern va fi avizat. i în creterea pensiilor i în cea a alocaiilor trebuie luat în considerare c am cheltuit cel mai mare procent pe investiii din ultimii ani," a afirmat ministrul Finanelor luni, la Realitatea Plus. Procentulavansat de ministru luni seara a fost atacat de PSD, prin primarul Capitalei Gabriela Firea. Mari, Primarul Capitalei a susinut o conferin de pres în care a criticat guvernul pentru decizia de a majora alocaiile cu doar 15%. La conferina de pres, susinut în sediul PSD, au fost afiate scrisori care ar fi fost trimise de copii preedintelui Klaus Iohannis, prin care acetia îi cer dublarea alocaiilor.