Do you have this moment for a sudden craving for an ice cream?

By Roxana Ghaemi
We all scream for ice cream! Cruisers love having ice cream on board, and you can find some sort of it on any cruise ship.

We’ve all had that moment when a sudden craving for an ice cold sweet treat hits us, but what to do if this happens when you’re in the middle of the ocean on a cruise? Fear not, you can find delicious ice cream and gelato on board any cruise ship. Whet your appetite with the below selection that we’ve rounded up in partnership with CruiseCritic.

  • Carnival Cruise Line

What to Try: Hand-blended ice cream creations at Cherry on Top

Where to Find It: Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon

Details: If you’re a fan of Coldstone Creamery, you’ll love Cherry on Top – offering hand-mixed ice cream, prepared over an ice-cold slab. Pick from a wide array of candies to be blended into your ice cream for the ultimate ice cream fix.


  • MSC

What to Try: Chocolate meets gelato at Venchi Gelateria

Where to Find it:MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, and MSC Divina

Details: With Venchi’s 135 years of experience in Italian chocolate and gelato, you’re guaranteed an indulging ice cream experience on board. Choose from a variety of flavors, with new options every day, created in their on-board laboratory.


  • Princess

What to Try: Drunken gelato with some ambiance

Where to Find it: Regal Princess and Royal Princess

Details: Choose from a delicious assortment of toppings to garnish your ice cream, or have some fun with it, and order an alcoholic sundae.  Enjoy your creamy cup in Princess Cruises’ well-known Piazza with their vintage Italian look, or in the ice cream parlors themselves, that make you feel like you went to a retro parlor in the early 20thcentury.


  • Royal Caribbean

What to Try: Ben & Jerry’s

Where to Find it: Voyager of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas

Details: Vermont’s finest at Sea! Miss your favorite flavors from home? Treat yourself, and choose from a variety of flavors, toppings, and freshly baked waffle cones.


  • Holland America

What to Try: The gelato popsicles and sundaes at G Gelato

Where: Holland America’s Koningsdam and Statendam

Details: With its staff trained in Italy, G Gelato offers the most original sundaes. But if you’re in the mood for scoops, you can choose from an array of flavors and toppings.

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August 10, 2019 / by / in
7 Interview Tips to Find Your Dream Job | Brian Tracy

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7 Interview Tips To Find Your Dream Job

Acing an interview is both art and science. In order to give effective answers, you need to anticipate the information that interviewers want and figure out how to state it in a detailed, coherent way.
But you also have to master the informal, interpersonal aspects of the interview, interacting with your potential employer in a way that makes you seem trustworthy, interesting, and likable.
Only through careful preparation can you master both the formal skills and the informal ones, creating a positive, lasting impression.
The next time you land an interview for a promising job, follow these interview tips.

Anticipate And Practice Questions

During a job interview, you need to anticipate likely questions.
Preparing for an interview begins with thinking of the questions that the employer is likely to ask, as well as what responses will answer them effectively.
While every interview is different, most involve questions like these.

1. Know Your Elevator Speech

When employers lead with the question, “Tell me about yourself.” they don’t want you to tell them about your hobbies.
Instead, they want to know about qualities you have that can’t be easily listed on a resume, but that nonetheless make you a valuable worker.
If you have a thirst for knowledge, a love for interpersonal interaction, or a knack for perceiving business opportunities in pop culture trends, this is the time to say it.

2. Know Your Strengths

Employers who ask, “What are your strengths?” aren’t looking for a list of skills and talents; they can get that from your resume.
Instead, they want concrete examples of things you’ve done that display your strengths.

3. Know Your Weaknesses

The standard tactic for answering interview questions about your weaknesses is to list “weaknesses” that will actually come across as strengths.
But employers are expecting this, so you have to be a little more subtle.
Consider telling the interviewer about real weaknesses and challenges that you have had, but emphasizing the ways you overcame those obstacles and improved as a professional.
This way, you can give a positive impression of yourself without seeming like you never think about your flaws.
Preparing for likely questions is all about building confidence.
The better an idea you have of what interviewers will ask and how you will respond, the quicker and more coherent your answers all be.


Research The Company

Next, make sure you research the company. Interviewers don’t want to know the value of your skills in a generic office environment; they’re interested in finding someone who can address their needs, specifically.
You are thus more likely to land the job if you research the company in depth before the interview.
Here are some of the most important details to brush up on.

4. Look At Team Members

First, look at the team members. To the degree possible given the information that is publicly available, find out who you will be working with.
Focus on members of the department you are likely to work in, as well as managers and specialists from other departments that you’ll have to interact with.
The more you know about potential coworkers, the easier it is to show employers you are a team player.

5. Look At Company History

Next, look at company history. Learn about when the company was founded, how it rose to success, and who has played a major role in it over the years.
Not only will this help you figure out how you can contribute, but it gives you a sense of why this business is important.
You can thus show your interviewer that you are committed to what you will be doing.

6. Figure Out Challenges

Figure out what challenges the company is facing or is likely to face in the future that will prevent growth. Then determine the ways in which you can resolve these issues.
Armed with this information, you can present yourself as a solution to the firm’s most pressing problems, showing the interviewer that there is clear value in hiring you.
Knowledge is power, and the more you know about a company, the greater an impression you will leave during the interview.
Once you have assembled this information, you’ll be ready to practice in person.

7. Have A Mock Interview

Finally, find a friend, preferably someone with business experience, who will be willing to conduct a mock interview with you.
Ask them to pay close attention to your facial expressions, style of speech, and other factors that impact how you will come across to the real interviewer.
This will help you improve upon the qualitative factors that affect your likelihood of getting a job but cannot be mastered through simple research and memorization.1
Holding a practice interview also makes it easier for you to identify and fill gaps in your knowledge.
If you have trouble answering one of your friend’s questions or cannot elaborate on one of your own answers, you know what to brush up on before the real interview.
How do you prepare for job interviews? Discover your current level of self-confidence with this free assessment.

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Your Lifestyle Is a Reflection of Who You Are » Jim Rohn Blog

Your Lifestyle Is a Reflection of Who You Are
by Jim Rohn | Oct 4, 2018 | Personal Development |
Our lifestyle communicates a clear message about who we are and how we think. Lifestyle is where we go, what we do and how we feel once we are there. Lifestyle is how we dress, what we drive and the type of entertainment we choose to enjoy.
Lifestyle is a mixture of substance as well as style, refinement as well as intellect, and emotional control in times of challenge, as well as emotional release in times of joy and happiness.
Successful people, and those in serious pursuit of success, tend to communicate the level of sophistication and intelligence they have managed to acquire. How they conduct themselves leaves little doubt about their intensity for personal development and personal achievement.
Related: Why Some People Fail and Others Succeed
Everything about us is sending a message to others about our level of intensity as well. The things we do, the things we say, even our appearance, suggests an inner attitude about life. If we are spending more money on donuts than we do on books, that suggests something about the sincerity of our desire for personal progress.
Whether we spend an evening in front of a computer screen or a TV screen, talking with our children or having fun with our “pals from the office,” lifestyle is a function of attitude and personal values. We can all afford to live better. It doesn’t take more money to change how we live. It takes more deliberate thought and a greater appreciation of the real values in life.
Lifestyle means designing ways to live uniquely. It is a skill to be mastered, not a condition to be pursued. It is finding new ways to bring joy, pleasure, excitement and substance into our lives and into the lives of those we care for while we are working on our goals, not once we have achieved them. A more abundant existence does not necessarily mean a more enjoyable lifestyle.
Many of us dream of becoming wealthy, of having a beautiful home that is tended by others so that we will be free to enjoy ourselves. We dream of winning lotteries that will enable us to quit our jobs tomorrow and go off in pursuit of the good life. We dream of chauffeurs to drive us and servants to take care of us so that we can have all the time in the world to do whatever we want to do.
The big question is what would we do? In a very short time, most of what we dreamed of one day doing would become as uninspiring as our current lifestyle. There is only so much traveling, so much partying, so much sleeping and so much “enjoying” that we can experience before this too would become tedious.
If it is not a life of endless fun and laughter that we are after, then what are we in pursuit of? What is this thing we call lifestyle?
We might all have different opinions of what lifestyle is, but hopefully we will all agree on what it is not: It is not something we get simply as a result of having more. Lifestyle is a result of living more… living more fully, living more consciously, living more joyfully, living more appreciatively. The more fully we live, the more we do and the more we become. Lifestyle is not a reward for all of our hard effort; it is a way of making our hard effort more rewarding, more meaningful and ultimately more productive.
If we wish to be wealthy, we must study wealth, and if we wish to be happy, we must study happiness. The combination of these two studies create the aura that we call lifestyle.
Most people do not make happiness and wealth a study. Their plan for finding happiness consists of going through the day with their fingers crossed, hoping that, somehow, something will work out that will make them happy. But happiness is an art, not an accident. It is not something that falls out of the sky. Happiness—that unique emotion that we mistakenly believe comes to us only when we have become successful—must precede the achievement of success. Happiness is as much a cause of success as it is a result of success, and we can begin to experience happiness whenever we wish, regardless of our current circumstances.
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