Medghyne Calonge on Being a Successful Leader and Inspiring Those around Her

Medghyne Calonge is the CEO and Founder of Judicial Legal Services LLC a firm that provides family mediation, legal document preparation, and public notary services. As a certified Florida Mediator, Arbitrator, Notary Public, Human Resources Professional, and Paralegal, Medghyne takes pride in helping her clients navigate the legal landscape. Medghyne Calonge is also a motivational speaker and has spoken at various events with messages of advocacy and inspiration. She is currently working on developing additional projects and looks forward to accomplishing them successfully.

Why did you decide to create Judicial Legal Services?

I have always had a passion for mediation. It is an effective alternative to resolving issues. Most people think mediation is something reserved for family legal matters, but it can be helpful for really anything that presents itself in the legal world. Though Mediation is the primary service that we offer, we also provide other services such as legal documents’ preparation, public notary, and wedding services. We’re still fairly new, but greatly looking forward to growing and to helping as many people as possible.

What do you love most about mediation?

I love being able to give people the ability to analyze their situations. My job as a mediator is to help each side weigh the facts. Each party comes to the table with their version of what will work, I help them come to an agreement that is beneficial for all with negotiation and cooperation. I like being able to provide that opportunity for people. While studying at a local coffee shop one night during my undergraduate years, the waitress asked what I was working on. We got into a conversation where she shared her story of divorce and how powerless she felt because her ex-husband could afford a higher-level attorney than she could. Her story sparked a fire in me. I knew I wanted to one day be able to help people going through what she had.

What does your typical day look like?

My day-to-day usually consists of meetings, building connections and networking. There is a lot of work done in the background when you are just starting out. I’m working with a company on things like my website and other marketing ideas, and as I prepare to get Judicial Legal Services fully operational, I continue to work as a Human Resources Professional.

What keeps you motivated?

I am very goal-oriented. I remember back in grade school; I made a calendar of how I expected my life to be. I knew when I was graduating high school, college, everything. I had planned exactly how my life was going to go. It took some time to learn that life does not always go how you expect it to. It can be overwhelming at times, especially when you have to revise your plans due to obstacles that are completely out of your control, like my difficult battle with lymphedema; but it’s how you react and refocus that builds your character. My motivation is to keep the focus on accomplishing my goals to successful fruition one at a time!

How do you motivate others?

I motivate others by sharing some of my own personal challenges and encourage others to learn and persevere through life’s difficulties with a constructive mindset. I think it is important to focus on the positive aspects. I am a firm believer that in life, it’s not so much what happens to you but your attitude of how you react to it that matters most, as your reaction can determine whether you survive through or not. I encourage people to focus on what they can control and to be active in their own success and achievements.

How have you grown your company since you opened?

Every day is a work in progress. I am working on growing our client base through marketing and networking, in addition to continuous learning. As professionals, you need to keep yourself up-to-date with what is happening in your field with appropriate training. Part of my current focus is reaching as many people as possible and sharing the benefits of mediation.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get my inspiration through meditation and by appreciating the simple things in life. Also, my grandmother was very inspirational to me. She was the kind of person who would help someone in need, no matter their ability to pay her back. To this day, I volunteer as often as I can primarily because she instilled that passion in me, and I have grown to enjoy giving back and serving others especially the less fortunate.

How do you maintain a solid work-life balance?

I put absolutely everything onto a schedule and prioritize. I always have a lot going on, so keeping it all straight can get complicated if I don’t have that visual. It helps me to focus and manage my time appropriately. I love being active and staying busy and have also learned the importance of proper time management in order to successfully maintain it all. I even have my workout routines programmed on my calendar, as health and wellness are very important to me!  Also, at times I love to just turn off my phone and simply breathe and enjoy life and its simple pleasures!

What traits do you possess that make you a successful leader?

A few of the traits that I think make me a successful leader is respect, integrity, determination, courage, and persistence.  I am a visionary, goal oriented and also a very grateful person who believes that life itself is a blessing!

What suggestions do you have for someone just starting in mediation?

My biggest suggestion would be to make sure you have a passion for the work. That is really something that I would suggest for anyone entering any field really. To not focus solely on the money that you can make; but rather to pursue what you love as in doing so it will be more rewarding and fulfilling. Additionally, I would say not to rush and that it’s okay if all of the finite details are not confirmed, as certain matters will have to develop and be figured out over time.

Sidhartha Kumar Mathur on Leadership and Cultivating an Inclusive Work Space

Sidhartha Kumar Mathur is an entrepreneur and owner of Limbic Learning, which aims to provide educational resources for individuals with learning disabilities. As someone passionate about the education landscape, Sid Mathur is committed to helping students navigate the challenges of elementary and secondary school.

Alongside his educational pursuits, Sid is also a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and provides astrological counseling in coordination with mental health treatment to various individuals. He is currently working on a book about evolutionary astrology and archetypes.

What was the inspiration behind creating Limbic Learning?

I’ve always had a passion for changing the education system. I saw so much opportunity to change, but nothing new has even been put into practice. The classroom setting was created during wartime, and it was functional for a society of mostly factory workers and secretaries. Our world has changed and with that our understanding of how the brain functions. This antiquated way of learning isn’t necessarily the best modality for teaching. I received my Bachelor’s degree in health policy and management. I also went to medical school for a few years, but I couldn’t see myself taking that path. I wanted to help people, that has always been my driving force, but I also knew that there had to be a better way to really reach others.

What is the most interesting story that has happened since you started Limbic Learning? 

I had an expectation of how things would go and nothing I thought turned out to be exactly as I had expected. There were some setbacks, but each of them taught me to look at things from a different perspective. I reached out to others and was able to learn from them. The unfamiliarity has helped me to aim higher than I thought I would originally go. Initially, I had a very particular group of people I thought I would be working with. As I moved forward, I learned I could reach so many more people by expanding. I learned to focus my time on unique challenges my clients faced. This taught me to brainstorm and bring new ideas into reality.

Is there a book that has made an impact on your leadership style? How has it helped?

But What if We Were Wrong by Chuck Klosterman. The book claims that the predictions we have made over time have always been incorrect because of the underlying assumption that certain things will stay the same. For example, back in the nineties, no one knew we would all have cell phones. We take for granted the wrong things when it comes to predicting the future. We base these assumptions on what we have today, instead of stepping outside of the box and thinking of what we could have. I try to envision solutions based on multiple perspectives. I recognize that the old ways of thinking aren’t always going to work. Trusting in only what we know means we won’t learn to go beyond that. 

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share an example?

It is very people-focused. Other companies outsource technologies. This organization is more personable and more open to personalizing learning systems for our clients.

What advice would you have for a young person who would like to start in this industry?

I would say be prepared to hear a lot of no’s. Embrace your uniqueness and have lots of passion for what you do. I would also remind them growth happens outside of your comfort zone. The exposure to diverse experiences kickstarts the creative process. For me, it allows me to connect seemingly unrelated things. This allows entrepreneurs to see things differently than other people and provide unique solutions.

As a business leader, can you share what steps you’ve taken to create an inclusive workforce?

I have found that the more people you network with outside the field, the more people you’ll connect with inside the field. Always seeking diverse points of view and trying to understand things better from people you may not agree with will help you to become a more open and empathetic leader.

What is the difference between your actual job and what you thought it would be?

In the beginning, I thought it would be more routine than it has turned out. I anticipated obstacles, but I didn’t anticipate where those obstacles would come from.  I was planning on using software I had already had experience with, but technology advances so quickly that I’ve had to learn newer and better software. The world has shifted, and with that there is a lot more software geared toward people who encourage individualization. We have changed a lot of the ways we do things.

What three character traits do you think are most instrumental to your success?

My intellectual curiosity has been my strongest trait, I think. I am able to think on my feet. Another trait would be the desire to challenge the status quo. I am observant, yet ready and willing to try something new if I think it will produce a better outcome. The creative solution comes from seeking out new experiences. I have an insatiable curiosity and I love to think of new things or new ways of doing things. This has allowed me to come up with different breakthroughs that may not have happened. An example of this is creating software to allow for feedback from our clients. I came up with the idea while I was attending a seminar that was unrelated directly to Limbic Learning, but I somehow connected the dots that it would be beneficial in my business as well.

What are five things you wish someone had told you before you got started and why?

First, I wish someone would have told me how to get comfortable with awkwardness when trying something new. When I first started, I would try something, and if it didn’t work out right away, I would give up on it. As I moved forward, I learned had I been more willing to sit and learn from being outside that comfort zone. I could have found a solution sooner rather than later. Another thing I wish I had known is that there is so much that can be solved with fewer clients as opposed to having a larger number. You can focus more on who you have already and perfect your approach. Thirdly, I think building from the ground up is more efficient than outsourcing. I wish I had more knowledge about how much time you will spend on dealing with employees. Lastly, I wish someone had told me how to better navigate the funding for nonprofits.

What are the most common leadership mistakes you’ve seen and what do you think can be done to avoid the errors?

One of the mistakes I have seen is that the common “team-building” exercises don’t really build confidence in each other the way they are designed. Expecting the same things to motivate everyone isn’t really effective. If you take the time to really learn about your employees, you can learn what motivates them individually. There is no cookie cutter way to motivate your employees. Creating a safe and encouraging workplace will help motivate them.

In your experience, what aspect of running a company tends to be the most underestimated?

Getting everyone on the same page and in alignment with your vision can be a challenge. When pitching to a potential client, you need to show the value you will bring. Constant communication with your team will prevent issues from arising. Everyone needs to be on the same page so that we are able to show that properly.

In your opinion, what are ways business leaders can create a fantastic work culture?

I feel that a lot of employees get bored after some time. Exposure to different experiences can help keep things feeling novel. Being more passionate about doing something new that everyone will remember has really helped my employees stay engaged and on task. Things as small as having your staff meeting outside instead of in a boardroom can break up the monotony of the day and refresh everyone.

As a person of great influence, if you could start a moment that would bring the most amount of good to the most people, what would it be and why?

I would overhaul the entire educational system. The current system stifles creativity. Right now, we are at a bridge between the old world and the new world. Without that creativity, it hurts us as a society. We need to move beyond what doesn’t work.

If you could have a one on one conversation with anyone, who would you choose and why?

I would love to sit with someone from the Khan Academy or Ted Ed. I have always found Elon Musk fascinating, I think that would be an interesting conversation.

A Discussion with Steven Foxworth About Balanced Leadership and the Importance of Inspiring Young Minds

Steven Foxworth did not always see himself as an educator. Upon graduating from the University of Mobile in Alabama, he began his career in a local credit union. Although he enjoyed the position, it did not provide the fulfillment he sought. He wanted to have more of an impact on people and this desire eventually led him to teach.

After receiving his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, Steven initially taught at an alternative school, which was a rewarding experience for him as he helped guide students with emotional or physical challenges. He later moved on to teach American History, followed by Leadership and Law Studies and is now teaching technology and engineering, while also being a part of the school’s Leadership Team.

Tell us a little about your industry and why you chose to be a teacher?

My grandmother was a teacher. Both of my parents were also teachers. When I went to college, I almost purposely chose a major that I thought would lead me away from the family business. I originally began in computer science, but that just led to math and history as I continued my studies. My first job out of college was as a member services manager at a local bank. While I enjoyed the interactions with different people, the sales aspect was just not something I found very pleasant. I can sell, but I wasn’t as enthusiastic as I’m sure the bank would have liked. I didn’t want my career to be about helping the bottom line of a company. I wanted to make a difference, to inspire others. Teaching ended up being a natural progression for me in that capacity.

What do you love most about teaching?

I love seeing that ‘ah-ha’ moment when I watch students shift from dry, uninspired textbook-based learning to really genuinely love what they are learning. I’ve had students start the semester saying they expect to hate the class, but then end the semester by making sure they are enrolled in my class for the following year. It’s not the role of education to jam knowledge into anyone’s head. We should be preparing students for the future. I tell my kids often that I want them to choose the best path for themselves, whether it be college, vocational school, or even the military.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Being on the Leadership Team, I come into work very early, sometimes at 6 am. I’ll help with cleaning or anything that needs to be done. A lot of schools are short-staffed of bus drivers and custodians. We still have to keep the building sanitary, so I like to do my part and help our custodian crew. Just this morning, I cleaned the floors before school started. I then take care of my administrative duties before my classes start for the day. I have three classes right now. Each one is focused on teaching different things within the technology and engineering realm. In the afternoon, I will again help with whatever the administration needs. That may be cutting the grass or handling discipline situations. I like to help out wherever I am needed most at the moment.

What keeps you motivated?

A lot of my motivation is my belief in the education system. A lot of teachers have left the profession because they have lost faith in the direction of our education system. I want to make sure students have the same opportunities that I had when I was in school. Obviously, the technology is far more advanced than when I was a student, but my school had courses like agriculture and wood shop. We were given opportunities to learn something outside of the classroom and I think it is so important our kids still have that option. Life doesn’t have to be created out of a textbook. You can work with your hands and be successful. The idea that my students will one day find success from the foundation I created here keeps me motivated.

How do you motivate others? 

I like to encourage the students. I use praise often and I like to remind my students that I do believe in them and that they can honestly accomplish whatever they put their mind to. You don’t always know what’s going on in their life outside of the classroom, but what if the words of encouragement they get from me are the only motivational statements they are getting? It’s so important that young minds be elevated and reminded that they are important—that they matter.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

The lab I am in right now is what I call a ‘maker’s space.’ We create things. I like to look for inspiration all over. I look at other teachers or new designs. Inspiration might come from another artist and then the students and I will recreate it in our own way. Actually, a lot of engineering is just redesigning something that already exists. Working with the students to take something that is already out there and make it better is so inspirational to see.

What is one piece of advice you would give someone starting in your industry? 

I would say teaching is not a short-term job. It’s going to be full of ups and downs and you will want to prepare for that. You will be dealing with students, parents, administrators, and the community as a whole. It is not a career that will necessarily bring you wealth in regards to money, but you will be paid so much more in intangibles. You are literally creating the sparks that will lead your students to a successful future, and that is so much more fulfilling than a large bank account.

How do you maintain a solid work/life balance?  

That has not always been the easiest for me. I have two children of my own and sometimes I have to remind myself that they will only be this age for a short time. They are growing so fast and I don’t want to miss the milestones. Some teachers are really good at putting their work life aside and really having that focus at home. I still struggle with it from time to time, but it is definitely something that I am actively working on.

Who has been a role model to you and why?

The former teacher for the class that I am currently teaching was an excellent role model for me. She helped me engage the first couple of years here, even while I was still teaching American history. She is a very positive person and always knew how to encourage coworkers and students effectively. Even now, I will reach out to her when I need some guidance with my class or with a particular situation. Her knowledge and leadership are something I aspire for and hope that I portray to my students.

What traits do you possess that make you a successful leader?

I am good at seeing both sides of a situation. I think I am a force for equilibrium on our Leadership Team. I’m not the strong iron fist, I am more the person behind the scenes who listens to the issue and can present solutions that would be effective for both sides. Our own government is designed to be run by a group of people representing multiple sides of a given issue, and I think that’s an effective model. Being part of the Leadership Team allows me to be a part of something that can truly make a difference, not just in my school, but in the district as well.



NFTMetaPets—Looking for the Next 100x Opportunity in Crypto?

NFTMetaPets is the latest gamified Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Metaverse project ready to be launched on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The project is loaded with utilities that are essential for a successful business in the growing crypto-meets-Metaverse space. It will be building its very own Metaverse, utilize Augmented Reality (AR) mobile games and experiences, and constantly release cute 3D Meta Pets for you to purchase and utilize in the gaming ecosystem.

The gap between the physical and virtual world is narrowing everyday. The love for animals is increasing. The demand for cryptocurrency is at an all time high.  This gives rise to a variety of applications that enable us to experience a new reality. NFT Meta Pets aims to give users the ability to immerse themselves with collecting the endless NFT Meta Pets that are going to be released and used within their gaming ecosystem.

The creators are extremely experienced within the blockchain space and have decided to create  is an avid follower of the development in the new metaverse and joins the augmented reality craze with the combination of NFTs. To celebrate this enthralling digital space, he created the NFT Meta Pets which is a gamified NFT metaverse project, all set to hit the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and surprise the curious minds. This is a gamified system where he will be giving people the power to turn their pets into NFTs and also release adorable 3D pets to be used in gaming.

Animation of attractive characters is an essential part of any game. They make things more interactive and also contribute to more quality immersive content.

History In Making

The NFT Meta Pets projects are laden with utilities and essentials that will help businesses to prosper in the crypto-meets-metaverse space. It will be building its very own Metaverse, utilize Augmented Reality (AR) mobile games and experiences, and constantly release cute NFT Meta Pets to bring your games to life!

NFTMetaPets comes forward with high-quality 3D pets by combining the talent of individuals who have a shared love for creating art that surpasses expectations and an unparalleled love for animals.

These were created by access to high-class marketing and development teams. These virtual pets will capture your attention with their colorful demeanor and quirky traits.

Hottest Pets On The Block

NFTs are varied and diverse in every aspect. One can create NFT of their art or animations that entices them. This original piece is unique and stands apart from others. Rana’s vision for NFT Meta Pets is very unique and brings your unicorn and dragon fantasies alive.

We want to create a mainstream family-friendly brand. 

– Rana Singh

This brand is set to bring more zing to the gaming industry with digital content that is not fathomable. The creativity comes straight from the complex minds of experts at this art and has the aim to emphasize the comprehensive NFT market.

Future Plans

NFT Meta Pets comes with plans to launch physical products that incorporate the NFT to allow the mainstream audience the experience of purchasing and owning their first NFT.

Rana has the dream to leverage technology to create great products for the people to enjoy and fulfill his long-sustaining dream of becoming a billionaire. He never loses hope and always comes up with ideas that inspire and push people to surpass brainstorming limits. To know more about this interesting NFT by him, visit their website.

8 types of coffee table styles you should buy

We are going to talk about 5 different coffee table designs. I will start by saying that the coffee table is very important if you want to make your living room or lounge look beautiful. As you know, the coffee table is usually put in front of the sofa. And this means that it requires additional attention to detail.

  1. Wooden coffee tables

Wooden coffee tables are the most popular type because they are very spacious and have a classic look. They also come in several different designs, but you need to keep in mind that these types of tables are not easy to move around since they are rather heavy due to their wooden construction.

  1. Rectangular shape

The first kind of coffee table would be the rectangular one. The rectangular ones are usually made of glass and wood. And they are great for small areas because they don’t take away too much space from your living room or lounge. To complement your space with the addons, that should be noted, but tv stands will double the taste of the experience you would ever have in spending your time with coffee in your hand.

  1. Oval glass

The second kind would be the oval glass one. This type of table is probably the best-looking one out of all, but it can sometimes clash with other furniture in your living room. But still, it’s a good idea to have one in your living room if you want to achieve a certain level of sophistication and classiness.

  1. Nesting Tables

Nesting tables are the perfect choice if you’re looking for versatility. These tables can be stacked together to form a larger table for entertaining or separated into individual tables to suit smaller spaces like an entryway or bedroom. They are generally available in sets of 2, 3, or 4. These sets are not only great space savers but also very affordable! Nesting tables are also called “trio” tables, “triplet” tables, or “tri-level” tables. A nesting table is technically any set of tables that have connections to allow them to be stacked on top of each other. The connection can be either hidden underneath the tabletop or visible as a joint between the two sections.

  1. The classic form

The obvious choice for a coffee table is the classic form with four legs and a top surface made from glass or wood. It’s the standard model that you’ve seen hundreds of times before.

  1. Square shape

If you have a spacious living room, then the square-shaped coffee table will look elegant in it. You can choose from a round or square-shaped glass top or wood top to make it more attractive, and it will make your living room look modern and stylish. It goes well with any furniture in your living room like sofa or couches, chairs, etc.

  1. End Tables

An end table is a great way to complement the style of your coffee table. If your coffee table is big and bold with a contemporary look, consider adding an end table with a more traditional look to balance out the room’s design scheme. If you have a small living room with a sofa against a wall, an end table next to the sofa adds some functionality by providing additional surface space for drinks and snacks while also adding visual interest with architecture details like shelves or storage space for books or decorative objects.

  1. Round coffee tables

Round coffee tables are the most traditional type of these tables. They are designed for use in a living room or family room, serving as a centerpiece for entertaining. These tables have a large surface area, which is good for putting magazines, food, and drinks on when hosting guests. The downside is that they aren’t very useful for anything else.

What Is Cardano?

For many of us, the world of cryptocurrency goes much further than Bitcoin, and even if you have only started in this industry, there will be some names more familiar to you than others.

Chances are, Cardano is a name that you will have heard before, but perhaps you do not know what it is or how it works. There is a lot to learn when it comes to cryptocurrency, and it is very likely that this market is going to continue to grow, with more networks and coins being developed as the years go on.

We are heading towards what is predicted to be a completely digital future for banking, trading, and transactions, so it is a great time to get ahead of the game and learn more now.

What Is Cardano?

Cardano is a kind of blockchain that was developed as a platform for decentralized applications (Dapps). It works with smart contracts and is designed to be a platform that specifically supports open source applications.

It is a third-generation, proof of stake blockchain that allows for verifiable smart contracts in the trading and transactions of dApps.

Cardano is a fairly new name in the world of cryptocurrency, despite the fact that the development began on the network in 2015. It is something not a lot of traders will be familiar with yet, but Cardano and the native coin ADA can be a useful tool in this industry.

It is considered to be one of the largest names in blockchain technology, which is why traders need to be familiar with it.

There is a lot to learn in this industry, but there is a great resource for you.

How To Use Cardana and ADA

Cardana and ADA token information is available through the online exchange platform Swyftx. This is a great exchange platform that supports over 250 digital assets, including the Cardano blockchain and the ADA coin.

If you want to learn more about this technology or are interested in trading ADA, this can all be done using Swyftx.

It is very easy to get started in Swyftx as all traders need to make an account and verify their identity. Once you have been granted permission to use the platform and have an account open, you are given access to the global trading market, which supports digital assets like ADA.

With current exchange rates and a range of information, this website makes it easy for anyone interested to get into the world of cryptocurrency.

When trading any form of digital asset, investors must have a good deal of information about how things in this industry work and how they can benefit from it. This is why Swyftx is a great platform, as it has a lot of information as well as a trading demo mode that is accessible to beginners.

With this website, you can find the right information and educate yourself on the best practices to take when trading ADA and working with blockchain technology like Cardano.