## Practical Connection – Reflection on the Application of Course Skills and Techniques

Practical Connection   Student Name Course Name Instructor Name Date of Submission   Practical Connection A Reflection on the Application of Course Skills and Techniques in a Working Environment with Databases Work skills are essential, especially in the field or site of application. They come in handy and help one out when they need to handle work-related activities. So is my work area, which has got many activities to do with database management and maintenance. In this reflective essay, I will discuss how skills from this course have been applied in my work environment, especially with database management. I have been able to apply data modeling in the design and scrutiny of a new data model adopted by two organizations during a merger. An instance is T-Mobile in the wake of its merger with Sprint Corporation. This became necessary since, after the merger, the two corporations had to use the same model database, implying the conjunction of the two previously used databases. A new way for data elements’ interaction with the real world entities as necessary for the better customer service of the clients. Therefore, it is an application point for the data modeling skill obtained from this course. I have also been able to apply database debugging and optimization skills in database management. These skills come in very handy when one needs to test any problems with a database system. Databases are made by human beings, and humans are prone to error. As a result, there is a need for error detection in the databases regularly to eliminate as many errors as possible. When I first applied this skill, I found errors but could not manage to correct them. It took the assistance of a colleague to help me recover the problem to have the database back to work. Such errors can arise in the merger corporation such as T-Mobile and Sprinter Corporation since their separate databases were not meant to work as one, but now have to be forced into a unit, or better still, work harmoniously with each other. I, therefore, require to have the debugging skill to enable me to detect any errors caused as a result of the harmonious working or the unification of the two systems. Optimization was essential in the workplace to allow me to work on the system and make it respond more quickly where possible. The last skill I have...

## ﻿The A, B, C, Ds Of A Healthy Financial Plan

Curious about what you need for a healthy financial plan? Read on and you will find out. First, have * A plan that includes the following four areas: * Budget * Credit * Debt * Savings Budget: Start with a simple written plan (budget) of the monthly net income coming into your household and how much is going out. This plan will be the cornerstone of your financial future and allow you to maintain a reasonable lifestyle while paying down debt and saving. You need to know what is coming in before it is spent while keeping priorities in mind. Housing, food, and basic utilities (gas, electric, water, and sewage) are the top three priorities, followed by auto loans, secured loans and school loans. It is also a good idea to track your expenses for a month by saving either receipts or recording all purchases in a small notebook. It is easy to lose track of the little things, and little things add up to big things. A $1 cup of coffee each morning on your way to work equals$260 a year. These so-called small expenses are little leaks in our budget that can easily be plugged and redirected toward either savings or paying down debt. Credit: Be aware of what your credit report says about you and make every effort to make it as accurate and positive as possible. This is important because whether you are applying for a loan or credit, applying for a job, or even renting an apartment, chances are that your credit report will be viewed. You want to have every opportunity that comes with good credit. Here is the link for the only authorized online source for your free annual credit reports: Also, be careful not to build debt in an attempt to build credit – they are not the same. Do not max-out credit limits. Paying all bills on time and paying down your balances will help you to build a good credit report, which leads to the next area, Debt. Debt: Now that you know how much money comes into your household after taxes and what goes out, take a closer look at your debt. Total your monthly credit payments, excluding housing, and compare it to 20% of your net income or divide your total monthly credit payments by your monthly net income (payments exclude housing and include: auto loans, school...

## ﻿The 5 C’s Of Success – A New Era Defined

Progress can not be stopped. We evolve as human beings and so does our technology and knowledge base. We are no longer able to avoid the onslaught of improvements in our communications and how we relate to each other. Personal Development, Self Growth and Self Improvement are also experiencing a new era of development. We have taken it upon ourselves to grow as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. We are evolving in our business and our relationships. You can no longer step aside and believe that by doing the things that you have done will bring about a new result. Theology and Science are almost merged in the recognition of infinite intelligence What we did in the past determines our current reality and what we do now determines our future. In this new awareness and recognition of that there is more to us than what we see and what we must change is approach to life. We can not go by the old standards anymore. If we do we will be going the wrong way on a one way street. New formulas are showing up everywhere in the area of personal development. They do not change the fundamentals, but they may emphasize one piece more that the other. There are 5 C’s or ingredients to success that is clarity, certainty, commitment, creativity and coaching. This is necessary for success to even appear in our lives. Let me take you through an overview and I will also be writing a series to follow. Clarity Clarity is the necessity to really be crystal clear about your visions and goals. It is seeing in the mind’s eye that which you want or desire. It can not be vague, no matter if it is a goal, purpose, target or objective. We have now realized that specificity is monumentally important. If have a reason to do something and it is not clear in your minds eye or your heart, then probability of it manifesting will be extremely low. Just as you look through a windshield of a car, if it is very dirty and you can not see the road in front of you, the probability for an accident is very high. In working with Universal Laws, clarity is King! Certainty Certainty is where faith and belief meet and bond. In order to do anything in life you must be absolutely certain that you can...