Osiris Organization Blog
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Osiris Organization has a team of writers who are determined to motivate urban youth and those interested in the growth of urban youth. We like to emphasize the importance of youth and technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and love for one's self.
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Shelbie M. Moore

The Difference Between a Good and GREAT Job Interview

How many times have you walked out of a job interview thinking “That went well” versus “That went great!” Job interviews are tricky because even after we evaluate ourselves and the company we are pursuing, how do we know what is the best way to approach the interviewing process? Below are three tips that will benefit you in the long run when it comes to interviewing, as well as a video with tips to spare! 

Show Your Personality

Good: A good way to show your personality is to smile, express what a hard worker you are, and expand on your goals for working with the company.

Great: A GREAT way to show your personality is to make yourself unforgettable. When your interviewer asks how you are, say something that reflects your personal demeanor. “I’m great now the kids are back in school” is a more memorable than “I’m fine. Thanks. You?”. Use this tip to dive into your skills and ambitions as well. 

Know The Company

Good: You know how long the company has been standing for, you know the president, and you know the company’s mission.

Great: A GREAT way to stand out in an interview is knowing the company’s reputation. “Your company is well known for it's nationwide awards for customer service” sounds better than “Your company has an excellent reputation for the last 50 years”.

Ask Questions

Good: A good question is short, sweet, and simple to answer. It shows some interest in learning more about the position you are applying for.

Great: A GREAT question highlights your sincere interests and concerns. “What does a typical day look like for the position I’m applying for?” versus “What are some things I should know coming to work for your company?”

Overall, the goal of a job interview is to be hired. You want to walk away feeling like you’ve got the job. You also want to treat the interviewer and yourself with respect. Show who you really are; a professional and enjoyable person. Know the company's history in order to prove that you’ve done your research and that you have a genuine interest in the position you are applying for. Ask questions that help you explore the company. This way you can learn if this is a place you truly want to be.

Shelbie M. Moore

Bring in Extra Money By Investing in Your Own Entrepreneurship

People find security and knowing that they can take care of themselves and the people they love. In order to do so, people sometimes get jobs that they might enjoy in order to bring home what their family needs.

That is why entrepreneurship is so wonderful! It serves as an opportunity to do what you love and get paid to do it. Now, the fear of becoming an entrepreneur is understandable. Where do you start? Where do you go once you start? What if it doesn’t work?

No one wants to make the jump into a dream unless they’re sure it can become a reality. It’s important to remember that everyone who is now big once started small. Apple and Amazon.com were started in garages. Quicken Loans was started with a few men and a couple of phone books. The magic in turning your passion into profit begins once you realize it’s a possibility.

Each of us has a passion. Each of us could use an extra couple of dollars in our pockets. The best thing you can do for yourself is study what you love, and find a way to profit from it. Do you enjoy cutting your own hair? Open up your Saturday mornings to cutting hair for a couple of hours. You will reach a state of nirvana doing what you love and having some extra cash to add to your monthly income.

That’s where entrepreneurship can begin. It’s the chance to discover what you love to do, and then find a way to profit from it. Once you begin getting paid for your hobby, just see where the road of happiness can take you. Build relationships as well as clientele. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve once you have the need to make a difference in your life.

Shelbie M. Moore

Bill Roddy Finds Healing Through Mentoring

Mentors dedicate so much of their time and energy into their mentees. They do this so that they may see the fruits of their labors blossom one day. They are never surprised that their mentees excel in life and reach maturity.
Bill and Gail Roddy founded the Osiris Organization on the idea that urban youth deserved an outlet for their ingenuity, the tools to build their own success, and the positive reinforcement to support their dreams. Gail Roddy transitioned from this world June of 2016. During this difficult time, family, friends and colleagues reached out to Bill to offer support.

Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients

Bill and Gail mentored young adults for years. Throughout that time, they have seen little boys and girls grow into young men and women. Since Gail’s passing, their mentees have proven how much they have learned about humanity and respect by coming to Bill’s side with an immeasurable amount of comfort and support.

Each year, Osiris Organization awards post secondary scholarships to a variety of students. Most of the students continue to reach out to give Bill the shoulder he needs.

To this day, Bill is still astonished about the impact several of the students have made on him.billandmenteepic

Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients

Bill and Gail always stressed the importance mentoring because it improves the lives of young people who need adult guidance. Bill also wants to use his time to stress the reward of being a mentor. The relationship between the mentor and the mentee is one of value because it includes the possibility of a mentee empowering the mentor.

Bill wants to send his thanks to his mentees for helping him through one of the most difficult times he has ever had to face. The Roddys have had many jobs and have made many journeys, but nothing has been as rewarding as becoming mentors.

It has been refreshing for Bill to see his mentees become such strong and caring individuals.

He encourages everyone who is willing to find a way to experience the rewards of mentoring for themselves.

Shelbie M. Moore

Be The Mentor You Want to See in the World

Mentors come in the strangest forms through the roughest storms. They float into your life on a thundering cloud so they can should you how to find sunshine again. It’s important that we recognize our mentors and show those around us how one nice word, thought, or message can change a life.

Actress Diane Amos expresses her love for her mentor in the video below. Although the acknowledgement is short, it is sweet to hear. One woman changed one life with a little bit of faith and kindness.

We at Osiris wanted to share this moment with you so that you could understand the impact you could make on another life.  You could be the stranger that changes a situation from catastrophic to sensational!

You can do wonders with the tone of your voice, the honesty in your eyes, and the brightness of your smile. All you have to do is reach out your hand to someone and say “Without a doubt, I believe you can achieve greatness”.

At Osiris, we work on a daily mission to inspire the people inside and outside of our community. You can help us succeed in that mission by reaching out to someone in need. Whether a friend, spouse or stranger – you can change a life. Don’t let the opportunity to inspire pass by you.

Shelbie M. Moore

Time, Support, and Love Heals All Wounds

The healing begins where the wound was made – Alice Walker

There will be times when the pain of losing or being hurt is so severe that healing seems inconceivable. Although you may not have reached your goals, although you may have missed an opportunity, there is always the chance to heal yourself from the hurt so that you can try again.

Before the summer, I purchased two plants from my next-door neighbor: a tomato plant and a cayenne pepper plant. The plants had been plotted into two separate 5-gallon buckets. They were perfect because I didn’t have to dig a garden in my backyard and I still had fresh food within walking distance of my house.

Both plants began to grow enormous in size. Every time I walked outside there was a new tomato or pepper sprouting! Unfortunately, the tomatoes were so heavy that the branches supporting them began to break away from the main stem. The tomatoes were being stunted in growth because they weren’t getting enough water from the main stem.

My poor tomatoes needed water! I decided to use a piece of rope to support the branch that was splitting off. The rope was tied around the neck of the main stem and the branches that were falling.

After a week or so, the tomatoes started to grow again. Last week I went to check on the branch that was splitting. After removing the rope, I saw that the branch had reattached itself to the main stem! There was just small scar where it had healed itself.

My tomato plant continued to flourish. With a little love, support, and time it was able to regain its strength and produce beautiful food. Even though there was a small scar where the original tear had been, it was still beautiful.


Shelbie M. Moore

Find A Place To STEM Out!

Sometimes we need to be around like-minded people in order to appreciate our own intelligence. Sometimes we strive for the feeling of seeing other people enjoy what we do, know what we do, and want to learn more about what we do. Sometimes it’s valuable for our youth to see everyone around them as ambitious individuals.

Seminars such as the one in the below video work as a tool of empowerment for our youth.  STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and math) are forever growing in high schools and colleges and it’s important to keep that interest alive!

Although the summer is just about over and enrollment has already started, this seminars and weekend getaways happen all year round. This video was filmed in December at Carver College of Medicine.

Take a look around your local neighborhood! Or take a trip with your children! Explore what the world has to offer for your child’s future. It’s never too late to introduce the youth of tomorrow to a program that could benefit them today.

Shelbie M. Moore

Finally! Affordable Tech Based Toys!

We at Osiris pride ourselves on introducing technology to children and young adults. Gaining an interest in technology at a young age builds the bridge toward incorporating technology into future endeavors.

As quickly as technology evolves around us, it’s important to make technology fun and simple to understand for beginning tech enthusiasts. We stumbled across a Consumer Reports video from winter holiday time of 2015. The video shares six fun and interactive toys that get children interested in the possibilities of working with technology.

We not only decided to share the video with you, we also decided to show where to get more information about the toys in the video! Enjoy!

Tech Toys!
1.     Osmo: Numbers - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
2.     Kano Computer Kit - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
3.     Cleverkeet - http://www.toysrus.com/buy/toys/little-live-pets-clever-keet-28086-58397836
4.     Power Up 3.0 - http://www.poweruptoys.com/
5.     Skeye Pico Drone - https://www.trndlabs.com/product/skeye-pico-drone/
6.     Sphere-O BB8 - https://www.brookstone.com/sphero-bb8/939393p.html   

Shelbie M. Moore

Why Tech Entrepreneurs Should Attend College

Attending college is more than acquiring a degree in a particular field of study. It’s about becoming a part of a community so that you can begin to have new experiences, make partnerships, and learn from the people around you.
In the video below Nichole Pinkard, professor of computing and digital media at DePaul University, states that she is impressed that the digital software classes are in the same building as photography. 

Why is that important?

When you enter the world of computer programming, you begin to work on projects to aid or entertain people in their daily lives. There is nothing new under the sun. Many thoughts and ideas have been imagined, but not all have been executed. Even the ones that have been executed could always be improved by looking at them with a different perspective.

That’s what the college experience does for your mind. The college experience opens up a new world of inspiration. Many of us seek inspiration to finish or begin a project. On a college campus, around every corner, there is a new person with a new need to aid or a new experience to share.

College is about learning. Not just from your books, not just from your professors, but also from every other student who has a different outlook on life from your own. You’d be surprised what stories you hear from complete strangers that spark your next entrepreneurial idea.

Shelbie M. Moore

Controlling Your Mind To Succeed

Many people have heard of the law of attraction, the law that states that you can achieve greatness through positive, precise and productive thought. Some may agree or disagree with this law. However, the fact is that you will not achieve what you want to achieve unless you feel as if you can.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.” - Henry Ford

Many entrepreneurs in training want to give up on their dreams every single day. Many feel as if they are not unique to this world. That their gifts are common and no one needs their products or services. In fact, all entrepreneurs have had this reoccurring thought.

However, the successful entrepreneurs, the ones who are changing at least one life everyday, are the ones who were able to battle those thoughts every single day. They were the ones who thought, “this may not be the best idea for Mr. Costumer number 1, but Mr. Customer number 2 needs it for this reason”.

Turn your mind into a shield and create a sword with your words. Armor yourself with people who believe in your dreams. Battle the negativity with those weapons and protection. Pushing past the NOs make room for the YESs to flow in abundance. You can change yourself from an aspiring entrepreneur to a successful one. It all begins in one place: your mind.

Share the video below as a reminder to those around you that success is possible, it’s been done, and it will keep being done as long as there is the want to succeed.

Shelbie M. Moore

The Benefits of Working with Technology

Every day something new is created in the world of technology. Inventions range from phone apps to solar energy panels. With all of these new inventions, it would be crazy not to acknowledge the benefits of working with technology.

Benefit #1: Easy Ways Get Started

As popular as technology is, there are more people studying it and perfecting it every day. Everything you need to know about starting a career in technology is a click away! There are free Ebooks and Youtube lectures that could help you gain basic information about popular jobs in the technology world. We at Osiris Organization also offer hands-on technology training and entrepreneur programs. This way you understand how to profit from the skills you acquire with us.

Benefit #2: Always Finding Work 

Technology isn’t slowing down! Learning IT skills could take you anywhere in the world! Technology failure is not an option anymore. If a computer crashes, someone is going to call the IT department to fix it because they need their computer to get their work done!  You would never be out of work!

Benefit #3: Changing the World

People always need some form of help to improve their own lives. Technology is a great resource to distribute that help effectively and efficiently. The Internet alone has changed more than it’s share of lives. Thirty years ago, people were going door-to-door trying to spread whatever word needed to be spread. Websites for fundraisings, donations, and cause awareness are bringing attention to millions of people in one day!

The video below will show just some of the ways we use technology today. You will be amazed at how things have changed over the past thirty years and the possibilities that come with it.  

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