Skydiving and Conquering Your Fears

What comes to mind when you think about relationships? Is it just something you think of when you are lonely, or when Holidays come around? Is being with another person about connection or is it about feeling good about yourself? What does to connect mean? For me, love relationships have been confusing, hurtful and often fleeting. I have felt a version of love but never a deep feeling of connection and oneness with another. In the past, I had one foot out the door, and one foot in, depending on where I wanted to go in life. If you are jumping in Tandem out of plane, you cannot go anywhere if you have one foot in and one foot out! You’re basically stuck in the same spot. But now that I am changing and starting to believe and trust in relationships being joyful, uplifting and rewarding, I see how it takes a leap of faith to start on the journey together.

In a nutshell, relationships should not be about gratifying yourself. Instead relationships are about your ability to be there for the other person, listening, focusing on someone other than yourself, as well as sharing in life experiences. My sister helped me see, through means of metaphor and correspondences that Tandem Skydiving is a great analogy for what relationships entail. So when I went skydiving for her birthday in May 2017, she brought up some pretty cool metaphors for how to be in relationships, trusting your partner, faith in your partner and your relationship and listening to your partner being three of the most important lessons.

1. Relationships involve Trust: When you are about to jump out of a plane, from 10,000 feet in the sky, your skydiving instructor gives you instructions on how to free fall when you jump together… notice I said together and not on your own. Your connected by a harness and a way that they strap you to the instructor, you are no longer two people, in a sense you have now become ONE, and it is important that you work together to make the experience fun, enjoyable and not to mention safe. Safety in relationships is more about being able to trust your partner, but you can’t have trust unless you listen to your heart, and speak your mind, talking, sharing, communicating is SUPER important in building a strong foundation for your relationships and it’s important even when you are tandem skydiving! So first and foremost, your skydive partner will always make you feel you can trust him, because he is open and honest about what needs to be done when jumping. He wants you to have a good time and a great experience. He has put your needs first, this is a great sign you are on the right track!

2. Relationships, as in tandem skydiving, involves Faith: All of life and trying new things involves an act of faith. I wouldn’t say it any other way because I am a spiritual person and I know that for me, I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t have my faith in God, in a higher power, and in something greater than myself. I have been through enough scrapes, and near misses in life, to living out of my car and not knowing where the next day would take me, to know that my faith is a HUGE part of how I move through life. It takes faith when it comes to dating. Now faith is not about being blind or deaf to the warning signs of a partner that is abusive or hurtful. That’s just stupidity and irrationality. But you can put your faith in your partner once he/she starts to show they are worthy of your trust. When dating and in a relationship, this involves getting to know the person through being around them in public, more than once a week, traveling together, and lots of communication!

3. Listening to your partner involves being able to allow him to take the reins! This is huge for me, but notice how it comes after trust, and faith. It is not the first step in getting to know someone because you need to develop a relationship first.

Now, when you are tandem skydiving you are actually trusting and listening to your partner right away! You don’t get the luxury of taking your time in getting to know them, their job is to right away make you feel safe because you are about to jump out of the sky. But the key here is you’ve got to listen to his instructions, or else you won’t do well on this adventure. This is the same thing as listening to your partners needs, desires, wants in regards to being a good friend. It’s not about selfish needs, selfish desires, selfish wants. To have a relationships built on love, trust and faith in one another, you need to listen to your partner not judge, criticize or condemn. When you are flying through the air and the parachute is pulled again, you have to adjust to your new surroundings, you’re no longer free-falling, so now you are floating and if he wants he can let you be in charge of the reigns as you float down.

In jumping out of an airplane, I learned that skydiving is a great example of how important it is to create trust and faith in your relationship so you can work together in life, when flying through the sky!

4 Simple Steps for Effective SoundCloud Music Promotion

Music is an integral part of our life and most of us are passionate about it. If you have planned to start out as a musician, you must have spent all your time writing lyrics and composing the songs. But, if you want to spread your songs to a wide range of audiences in the world, you must know more than to create great tracks. The knowledge to efficiently market your tracks in the web world is imperative. It is also the shortest way to promote your sounds without shelling any money.

SoundCloud is the number one platform for worldwide artists to gain recognition for their tunes. There are around millions of users in this audio-streaming site that offers the chance for more exposure. A decade ago, music promotion was a hassle, but now it’s an easy task. In this audio-sharing site, you can easily gain as many followers and likes as you want to widespread your popularity.

Many major musicians are also on SoundCloud due to its wide reach and influence. It is a great platform for them to construct great tracks and spread them. For effective music marketing, you must be able to identify your target audiences and develop your goal as a tunesmith. As we all know, the shortest way to promote your songs is to hire an agency or company, but if you’re doing it on your own, then you must follow these points.

Mandatory Marketing Plan:

It is rather important to develop a marketing plan as it is a guide that can help you attain your goals. With a plan you can easily understand your next step, but without it, there is a high chance of losing focus and getting diverted from your goal. Therefore, it is compulsory to have a solid direction with an unwavering determination to promote your music on a competitive platform.

Sharing is More than Caring:

When it comes to music, all of us have shared our favorite songs with others. Likewise, sharing on SoundCloud is essential to gain popularity and recognition in the massive music community. SoundCloud Music Promotion is the ultimate way to promote tracks and get more followers, reposts and downloads. Along with SoundCloud, you can further share it on other popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Follow to become a Leader:

Following is one of the best ways to get noticed. When you follow someone on SoundCloud, they are notified and most likely to return the favor by following you back. Even if they don’t follow, they checkout your profile and like your tracks. However, it is important to ensure that you’re following people in the same music genre or style as you, so that they appreciate your work. Moreover, it is recommended to be genuine when you follow, don’t just follow to spread your tracks.

Grasp the Power of Consistency:

The best of profiles can become unnoticed due to lack of consistency. If you are not dedicated to your music sharing, then your profile can go silent. Thus, it is smart to become consistent and upload fresh sounds that creates a niche for you, establishes your reputation and makes you discoverable on SoundCloud. Besides, this is a great way to form a consistent relationship with your listeners and audiences worldwide.

Personifying Doors

Hey there! I am using a door closer! That’s what the door nowadays are ATTACHED to. Doors are extensively using door closer, which is making them silent day by day as they are not participating in the noises of every house. Now, they silently watch things happen.

Although door closers have made them externally strong as they are hard to push and pull. They used to get smashed easily, then screaming in pain after it. Now no matter how much force you apply to push them or pull them, they will always have a silent reply to it, as if the door closer was the enlightenment they got which turned them into lord buddha. They even impersonate Mahatma Gandhi, as they only have one answer to the violence, which is non-violence. Peace is their motto now. Silence is their new religion.

But you just can’t leave out the doors who are so beautifully readied during the marriages. They are prepared in such a manner as if they are also going to get married with a bride door. In fact, in marriages, the doors who are noiseless must be called bridegrooms too. The door in the man’s room must be waiting to say, ‘make groom for the bride'(used pun intended). But here’s a catch. Not all doors are treated equally. You still leave the bathroom doors as ugly as possible. In many marriages, only the entrance door’s'(in the case of 2 entrances or maybe 3 or I don’t know, depends on how rich you are) are taken care of. Bathroom doors are still waiting for their decorative days. Racism even prevails between doors. No one realizes this fact that bathroom doors are the most important people in the case of emergency. But as one said, ‘the importance of someone is only realized when it’s gone’. If there were no bathroom doors, you would feel as helpless as an engineering student sitting at the first bench in an exam.

Like, in general, there are more males than females in this country, similarly, there are more doors than windows in the home. But, most doors and windows are very different from each other. Their personalities are poles apart. They can never be compatible with each other. One doesn’t let you involve in his life unless you open up with him, and the other is an outgoing person and everyone knows what’s inside her. There’s a famous phrase, ‘you make a better door than you do a window’, which tells us how this society is judgmental about doors and windows like above. Everyone just immediately jumps on conclusion listening only to one side of the story. But nobody understands this fact that if you try to know more about doors, you can peep through them and see what’s inside them. Although, you won’t be able to know everything about them. But as we say, something is better than nothing.

Also, personally, I hate windows in the way that they let people in too easily. One should be strong like doors, they don’t let everyone be included in their lives just like that. As we know, doors being somehow introvert, the key to their hearts is only provided to few people only. Generally, they lock themselves up, and they only allow the entry to those who know them well. But they should just be aware of the fake people who try to enter into your lives through their fake keys.

“Nothing is permanent in this universe. Even the galaxies rotate around their centers. If some things get stuck in your mind, just rather try to focus on things which make you forget negative thoughts and instill all the positivity in you. When you lose one opportunity, you often find a new one”, one window said to the other depressed one. “So don’t worry, when one door has SHUT down on you, some another will have OPEN arms for you: )” final words by the window, as both, let in air through them.

Wedding Reception Ideas for Outdoor Weddings

Having an outdoor wedding is very romantic but it can come with a lot of ‘what-if’s’ with the main one being the weather. There is always the chance that it will rain on your wedding day and you will be forced to move it indoors but if you have the perfect day with lots of sunshine, here are some great ideas for the wedding reception.

Venue

One important thing to consider before choosing a venue is whether you will need a tent or not to hold the reception. Having a tent to host the wedding reception will help not having to spend the time continually in the sun. This can result in sunburns for the bride and guests. Some guests may not be able to stand much sunlight. Also, having a tent will be an insurance policy of sorts if the weather turns bad and starts to rain. It will also make it easier to keep the cake from melting under the hot sun. You should also have a backup plan where it can be moved indoors if necessary in case of a bad storm.

You should also look at the available parking because you want to make sure that your guests have a place to park and not have to walk a far distance to get to the reception or drive around looking for a parking spot. If you have the room for parking and such, you can always host the reception in your backyard.

Décor

For a wedding reception outdoors, it is best to keep the decorations to a minimum. As far as decorations are concerned let nature do the talking. Compliment nature with pieces that will enhance its grandeur. Just make sure that any hazardous decorations like lamps or candles are kept out the reach of any children. You also need to make sure anything that has wires is out of the way so no one will trip over them. You can use silk flowers instead of real ones if you would like.

Food and drink

The main thing that will dictate what you serve is your budget. It can be anything from a full sit down dinner to just snacks. It is best to keep it simple but one thing to remember is that it is true that many do judge a wedding by the type of food and drink they serve. For a wedding reception outdoors, you could have a hog roast or a buffet of picnic foods, or finger sandwiches. If there are to be children at the reception make sure that you include food on the menu that will satisfy the little ones.

These are just some ideas you can use when planning a wedding reception for an outdoor wedding.

Increase in Sophisticated Digital Crime & Rise in Security Concerns Shall Pace the CFM

The computer forensics market is expected to experience an upsurge on account of the increase in sophisticated digital crime and terrorist attack and economic growth in developing countries. Computer forensics which refers to analysis and reporting of digital data for a legal purpose is the most prominent market within the overall digital forensic market. Computer forensics have become much dynamic in the field of cyber-crime, to perform a structured investigation, in order to detect hidden facts for accurate investigation results. A variety of techniques are used by investigators to inspect and search hidden, encrypted or deleted files or folders.

Computer forensics have gained wide-popularity in developed regions such as North America and Europe owing to technological advancements and increased cyber-crime rates. While, rise in corporate fraud has increased the demand for computer forensics. The UK and other European countries such as Italy and Germany, have observed an increasing trend for computer forensics as the various industries in the region have become more aware about safety and security of their data. Consequently, manufacturers are exploring innovative products and services to strengthen their market presence and meet the growing demand.

Computer forensics have also gained popularity in developing countries such as India and China owing to the increased piracy threats and cyber-crimes, coupled with increased governments expenditure in digitalization of sectors such as banking, law enforcement, defense, and information technology, among others. Rise in disposable income and increase in the number of educated consumers have also supplemented the growth of the market in the region.

The recommendation of computer forensics as a necessity for proper investigation by government organizations, has rapidly increased their adoption rate in both developed and developing economies. For instance, in order to maintain integrity, the governments of different countries in regions such as China and Brazil among others have formed new regulations that are based on the access to data and penalty in the case of modification of data or wrong entry in data records.

To compete with established players, other manufacturers such as Paraben Corporation, Binary Intelligence, and Digital Detectives, among others plan to develop new computer forensic tools to gain consumer attraction and increase their market share. However, the major players in the market such as, Access Data Group Inc., Guidance Software, Inc., and LogRhythm Inc. have been utilizing economies of scale to meet the rising demand for computer forensic. The established brands have adopted product launch, partnerships, and business expansion as their growth strategy to strengthen their foothold in the market. For instance, in February 2015, Access Data Group Inc. announced the development of newly improved software version Summation 5.6, which provides case assessment, processing of comprehensive data, and management, final review and transcript management. The main aim of this product launch was to reveal the enhanced feature of this software among consumers, to gain popularity in the market. However, rising complexity of mobile devices and increased utilization of cloud based applications may hamper the growth of digital forensics market.

Geographically, North America has emerged as the largest market for digital forensics. Increase in cyber-crime rates and technological advancement make this region favorable for growth in the forecast period. However, Asia-Pacific is projected to have the maximum growth rate in the digital forensics market driven by increase in cyber-crimes and rise in consumer awareness in developing countries such as China and India.

Yogesh Godse is a seasoned market research professional, having one decade of work experience in content writing, secondary research, and market size estimation. He is currently associated with Variant Market Research in India. He tracks recent developments from various industry verticals namely- Aerospace & Defense, Mining, Healthcare, and Chemicals & Materials, among others. Apart from writing, Yogesh also has an interest in digital marketing including SEO, SEM, and Social Media Marketing.