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Executive coaching expert, Dr. Taryn Stejskal shares her thoughts on how resilience is the key to beating COVID-19




The outbreak of Coronavirus has led to a worldwide crisis with extensive losses in terms of health and much of the global economy. The pandemic has time and again reminded us evidently of the brittleness of some of the most straightforward human-made systems. The worldwide lockdown and isolation being observed for over two months to break the chain of COVID-19 are giving rise to restlessness among people as they are unable to step out of their homes. Executive coach and expert on resilience, Dr. Taryn Stejskal, recommends ways to beat the stress by building resilience and a positive attitude. 

The uncertainty, unease, and seclusion caused by COVID-19 are triggering anxiety and fear among the citizens. The current situation has transformed our lives by putting our minds into survival mode. “Our creative and rational sides have shrunk, and we are forgetting the concept of connecting with others. In a phase like this, nothing but resilience alone will help us fight and survive the disease better,” says Dr. Stejskal. 

In fact, through her book “Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People”, which is slated for release by the end of 2020, Dr. Stejskal has specifically focused on ways to enhance resilience in life, as well as leadership. She hopes to aid people to bring out the best in themselves each day. As of now, she is using her formal training and experience to guide teams, CEOs, and people in general to overcome their fears and failures due to heavy pressure, vulnerability, and insecurity caused by the pandemic. 

Dr. Taryn knows that the pandemic is, without a doubt, a catastrophe for the whole world. However, it shouldn’t mean the apocalypse. We have overcome other epidemics like Swine flu, SARS, and MERS in the past. Dr. Taryn elaborated, “While we need to be cautious of what is happening around, one need not obsess over the pandemic. The only way to stay sane and strong during this world crisis is by facing the situation with courage, patience, and compassion, and most of all resilience”

Dr. Stejskal, who also owns a company, Resilience Leadership, can often be seen and heard advising people to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. She suggests leading a healthy lifestyle with good sleep and eating habits and reassures that normalcy will return. Dr. Taryn has consulted top leaders of Fortune 500 companies and illustrious startups. With her observation and experience, Dr. Taryn says that it’s time to identify what they can and cannot control and concentrate only on the former. 

“Our resilience in the present times will be tested not just by how we curb the spread of the coronavirus but also how we make the best out of the rest,” added Dr. Stejskal. She further concludes by saying that while it is critical to take the pandemic seriously, panicking will not be of any help. It is imperative to place a great deal of importance on cleanliness, not just of the body but also of the mind. While doing so, people must remember to be resilient.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Violation of US election rules: Abrahim Tahir Javed under serious investigation




By Our Reporter 

TEXAS: The Texas Ethics Commission has confirmed its investigation of Abrahim Tahir Javed for accepting unauthorised campaign contributions and for failing to file a campaign treasure appointment in violation of the election rules. 

The Texas Ethics Commission says it’s investigating Abrahim Tahir Javed under case number SC-32309260 where the candidate was alleged to have failed filing a treasurer appointment in violation of Section 252.001 of the Election Code; and knowingly accepted campaign contributions of authorized campaign expenditures at a time when campaign treasurer appointment was not in effect in violation of Section 253.031.

Abrahim Tahir Javed, born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, is running to become the Commissioner for Fort Bend County, Sugar Land, Texas. He is the son of Muhammad Tahir Javed, the Texas businessman who was recently sacked by Pakistan’s prime minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar from the position of Overseas Investment Advisor after Javed’s previous fraud convictions in the United States came to the surface.

Investigation by the Texas Ethics Commission is not the only issue Abrahim Javed faces. 

Abrahim Javed, a 24 year old recent college graduate, moved to Fort Bend County from his longtime home of Beaumont, Jefferson County in October, according to public records, a few weeks before the filing deadline for running for public office in the upcoming primary elections. Public records show Mr. Javed was issued a new driver’s license on October 1, 2023 with a conflicting Fort Bend address – just a few weeks before one could file for running for office.

The law is clear. Texas Election Code Section 141.001 explains that for someone eligible to run for office in Texas must (1) “have resided continuously in the state for 12 months” and (2) in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the filing deadline for the upcoming primary election. The filing deadline is December 11, 2024. To meet the six-month residency deadline, a candidate must be a resident of that precinct by June 11, 2024.

According to Public Records and Sources, Mr. Javed filed an “Appointment of Treasurer” form on September 25, 2023. On this government document, Mr. Javed listed “14415 Castlemaine Court, Sugar Land, TX 77498.” From a simple search, the address that Mr. Javed listed actually belongs to that of a local political operative Haroon Mougal who has been the subject of numerous Texas Ethics Commission investigations already. 

Public records from Mr. Javed’s actual home in Jefferson County indicate that he was still registered to vote there as late as in September 2023. Another glaring discrepancy on governmental forms and documents now relates to Mr. Javed’s voter registration forms. After his recent move to Fort Bend County, his voter registration is now listed at 11826 Matagorda Ln, Sugar Land, Texas. There are multiple discrepancies on legal documents that Mr. Javed has filed with the government claiming various parts of his new residency status in Fort Bend County, but ALL of them well after the June 11th residency deadline. According to sources, Mr. Javed is also telling residents that he has been a long-time resident of Fort Bend County when that is clearly false and evidenced in his voter registration, social media accounts, and more that he has always lived in Beaumont of Jefferson County, Texas until he decided to move to Fort Bend County a few weeks ago to run for office.

The story of felonies and fraud begins much earlier with the father of Abrahim Javed, a formerly convicted felon Muhammad Tahir Javed. According to the court records of Texas, Tahir Javed was sentenced to five years of deferred probation for felony theft. He was then sentenced for five years but only served half of that term. Authorities in Texas had prosecuted him for theft and a minimum sentence for felony starts from a year. After his theft sentence in 1994, Tahir Javed focussed on business and with help from his brother he progressed and went on to set up several companies. Texas Jefferson County’s District Criminal Court data records Muhammad Tahir Javed’s felony theft as Cause: 56447; offence date: 25 September 1990, Beaumont Tx; filing date: 5 November 1990; offence description, theft by receiving; probation amount: 5; and description: P/G Judge; and Deferred Completed: 28th of March 1994.”

Again, in July 2017, Javed was warned of criminal prosecution, seizure or injunction by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning was issued over his Royal Smoke LL, an online purveyor of tobacco and tobacco related products. At the same time, Royal Smoke was subjected to government intervention.

“FDA has determined that Royal Smoke products are misbranded…because you sold these products to persons under 18 years of age,” an FDA warning letter to Javed said. Javed Tahir was additionally cautioned against labelling and advertising outside the scope of the law and barring corrective measures could face criminal prosecution. Tahir Javed describes himself as a Pakistani American entrepreneur, investor, business magnate, and philanthropist on his social media profiles.

In 2018, Muhammad Tahir Javed stood in US Primary Elections to represent Texas District 29 in Congress. His campaign manifesto stated that he “understands the problems facing the district and the country, and the experience and desire to get things done”. He had sought to replace Democrat Gene Green, who had served as the Texas District 29 Rep since the district was created in 1993. He lost the election to the veteran Democrat candidate. Muhammad Tahir Javed lost by a double-digit margin to now Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.

At that time, Muhammad Tahir Javed announced to run for the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Position before his son, Abrahim Javed did. However, he was also slapped with a Texas Ethics Commission investigation – case SC 32306211, causing him to back out. In that time frame, Muhammad Tahir Javed was appointed by the interim caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan to a government post that was then immediately revoked a few days after its inception due to the failure of Muhammad Tahir Javed disclosing his criminal history in the US. There was even an attempt to influence the Jefferson County Clerk’s office to provide an unverified and unsubstantiated letter to the Government of Pakistan falsely claiming that Javed did not have any criminal history. However, that attempt failed and Pakistan premier Kakar sacked him. 

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