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On surrounding yourself with good advice audio books

On surrounding yourself with good advice audio booksThis post is based on a true story. This story began to reach its climax as early as the middle of last year. At the time of writing this post and by the time you are reading it, the climax is still playing itself out. By the time you’ve posted your comment in reaction to what is written here or at least gone off to gather your own thoughts, a new story would have begun and the first chapter of this brand new story would be in its drafting stage. Take it with a pinch of salt at your own peril if you are one of those who need good solid advice in life or spread the word about this story which, happy to be saying it, does have a good ending.

Titles can be misleading  

The Woodworking Tools Lab could easily be converted into a good advice audio book. In hindsight, the website’s title could be a bit misleading for those who are not close or attentive readers of note. Nevertheless, it talks about sourcing reliable wood routers for all domestic and artistic wood manufacturing. It could very well be dispersing creative and inspirational ideas on what to make next. But by now, we believe that you’ve grasped the point we’re trying to make here.

On surrounding yourself with good advice audio booksWhere good advice audio books are concerned (here we don’t have the titles to hand, only names) we’d like to recommend some themes for you to help get your new year off to a good start. Things being the way they are on a universal scale, we think this will be essential listening material for the weeks and months ahead. It also ties in nicely with the true story we mentioned at the beginning.

The audio books we’re recommending for you today

For starters, get hold of Suze Orman’s titles, anything recorded by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (of Rich Dad Poor Dad fame) and biographical and anecdotal audio books on the legendary Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, the Apple innovator, Steve Jobs, and our very own Sir Richard Branson. These are all great must-have titles on how to plan and manage your finances, create a great source of income for yourself in the future and inspirational and motivational stories on what it takes to be your own boss.

Do this before you are left stranded like this middle-aged gentleman was. For many years, he spent his life working in a ‘secure’ job as an insurance clerk until one day the multinational company to which he had devoted most of his life to, had declared him redundant. Fortunately, he made a start on changing his career path but unfortunately he had a history of not being able to manage his financial affairs and, until recently, had nothing to speak of in his pockets.

His new story began with sobering advice from his elderly parents. Their opening lines to him were highlighted by the question; what will you do when we are no longer here to care for you.

The importance of keeping self-help audio books handy

The importance of keeping self-help audio books handyBecause of the fast pace of our modern lifestyles, there’s just so much for us to learn. In fact, there is just too much to take in via the conventional method of reading printed material, whether its magazines or soft-covered two to three hundred word tomes which offer inspiration along with guidance and ideas on how to do things for ourselves. The fast-paced lifestyle includes a very long day at work. With much to learn still, most of us are just too tired to concentrate or focus on our essential reading to help make us do things better or learn new tips and tricks as the online cliché goes.

On being proactive while listening to inspirational stories

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Because we have so very little time or are too tired to read at night, listening to self-help audio books is definitely the way to go. Yes, it does seem as though we are heavily promoting these alternatives, but if you allow yourself just a little time to catch up on some of our previous posts, you’ll soon understand where we’re coming from.

In leaving you with suggestions on how to gain the most from your self-help audios, let’s return to the gym analogy. The lifestyles that we lead also leaves us very little time to practice good health. Try this for good measure. Say now you’re a football fan. Instead of listening to the tedious commentary on the live match, turn the TV’s volume off.

Multitasking with audio books  

While watching your favorite team in action, you could listen to those inspirational stories we hinted at earlier. This same principle can be applied in other regular areas of your life. While raking up the leaves in the yard or clearing up the muck that the last storm left in your garden, listen to an audio file on how to start your own organic garden. Sometime in the future, you’re going to need to do this anyway.

Staying on the theme of good living and healthy lifestyles by way of our musings on the value of self-help audio books, also make a note to look for discussion tapes on healthy eating plans. See how nicely all these ideas fit together? We’re going to close off with our most important suggestion for making effective use of lifestyle-improving audio files.

This comes at just the right time for you during your busy schedule. You’re listening to something related to your job or career. At your peak, listen to your audio book while driving or travelling on the train to work in the morning.

The importance of keeping self-help audio books handy

How to learn a foreign language quickly

How to learn a foreign language quicklyWhile as children we are able to grasp the nuances of language easily and can even learn multiple languages, as we age, it is a difficult feat to accomplish. But this need not be a deterrent for you to learn a new language. Here are some important tips we have come up with, which help you to speak the language you wish to easily and quickly. You can easily speak like a native and gain fluency in just a couple of months.

The way you speak a language depends on the confidence level you gain in the classes. Sometimes even after six months of learning a language, you may feel hesitant to even wish a person good morning in that language.

The proper approach to learning a language helps a great deal in mastering it quickly. One of our members had suffered a similar plight, while trying to learn Spanish. He is into remodelling and wanted to work in an establishment that required the workers to speak in Spanish. He used this approach and learned the language easily, while earlier he was struggling to keep up. By the way, he is a wizard in remodelling. He attributes his success to his tools, especially his splendid reciprocating saw.

While you are wondering whether there is some secret behind this transformation like perhaps a gene for language learning, it is actually  a few tricks and tools that help you fast track your language learning.

Learning the appropriate words in the right method

The best way is to learn as many new words as possible. This is not easy for many as they think that their memory is not good. But to speak a language fluently, you need not know all the words in that language. In fact, it is not possible to know all the words in your native language too.

When you learn more words, you can comprehend the language more easily. In English language, you need to know just 300 words to cover over 60 percent of all material that is in written form. The member we mentioned before used this technique and it was easier for him as he first learnt all the words related to his work.

He is passionate about his work and can easily create some of the finest remodelling works. He recommends using the special saw he bought at JasonSawReviews for easy completion of all the DIY jobs one does at home. To comprehend words better, you can use some of the latest mobile language learning apps,  or use flash cards, which are the simplest form that help you learn fast.

Memorize Cognates

If you need to have a head start in the language you want to learn, knowing cognates is the best way. These are termed as true friends of all words that you identify belonging to the language you speak that have the same meaning. Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, French and others have many cognates with English. Words like nation, action, solutions, extinction, communication and tradition are spelled similarly in French and the pronunciation can be mastered easily. If you change the -tion suffix to -cion it becomes Spanish. For Portuguese, you need to change it to- cao.

Weaving the music magic at workplace

Weaving the music magic at workplaceA colleague speaking loudly on the phone to a client, someone venting his frustration on a jammed printer and even the burring sound of the ancient CPU can annoy you to no end. Workplace takes on a look of battlefield and you long for some quiet time to get that task nearing its deadline done.

At times like this, headphones certainly look enticing. It is true that some employees love to listen to music while they work. They feel that it helps them avoid losing focus. Earbuds also let them escape a noisy or quiet environment. It makes a repetitive and often tedious job look more appealing.

Research indicates that melodious sounds increase dopamine in the brain right in the reward area. That is, you get the same feeling as you would when you are eating a delicious food, seeing some fantastic scenery, or smelling some heavenly aroma. The human mind tends to wander and this makes us unhappy. When our mind wanders, it dwells on the unhappy or imperfect things in life. But music has the ability to bring us back to real time.

Wider perspective

Music helps to break the habit of thinking in just one way. A study done on technology specialists revealed that the employees who listened to music were able to complete the assigned task faster and also were struck with better concepts, when compared to others who were not exposed to music. This shows irrefutable proof that music boosts your performance.

Stress at workplace is a key reason that results in hasty and improper decisions. The narrow focus of the task is a big culprit. But in a positive mood you get to think about several other options which were not as visible earlier, when you were under stress.

Even hobbies such as longboarding, hiking, trekking, and others help in keeping the mood elevated. A breezy ride on a superb longboard such as the one available in this website is sure to keep your mood buoyant. What matters here most is you need to let go of the traditional beliefs and try out something new, so your work doesn’t suffer from your depressive mood.

Music as Personal choice

What employees need to do is make their own choices as to the music they would like to listen to while they work. Those with moderate skills were the ones who benefited from the music most. Experts at their job did not show any difference in their work output. And some beginners even found the music distracting.

While music listening definitely has benefits, it is still safer to check with your supervisor whether headphones are allowed before you jump in. Some supervisors may not take well to wearing headphones. And if a person’s work is below par, they may well suggest it is because of the person being distracted by the music, affecting his productivity.

So music is a two edged sword. It can perk your efforts and at the same time get you into trouble too. If you do choose to listen to a track, it is best to fix certain limits. Being glued to your headphones during an entire shift is not permissible by any standards. A short 15 to 30 minutes time is sufficient to bring back your concentration and music sans the lyrics is much better, according to experts.

How Music Benefits Your Brain

I’ve seen many kids grumble to attend the music lessons that their parents forcibly enroll them in. Parents contend that the lessons are good for their child’s development. Amazingly, they seem to be right in this aspect. The fact, as confirmed by studies, is that all those lessons really help your brain development.

Studies on the effect of the training for musical instrument on the human brain show that the activity reduces memory decline incidents. Further, it slows down cognitive aging too. Musicians who have a minimum of 10 years of training in musical instruments possess sharp cognitive skills even with advanced age. These studies confirm that using music for exercise helps to preserve our cognitive skills.

The studies also highlighted the fact that learning music at an early age, say before nine years, resulted in improved memory and better reorganization of digits mentally, while musical activity in old age leads to improved nonverbal skills like visuospatial judgement. This also helped to buffer the lower educational levels effectively. This shows that musical training holds promise as a key form of educational training and can be considered as an alternative education form too in future.

The other benefits of learning music include:

  • Musical activity enhances memory even when you age, due to the preservation of cognitive skills. This has been proved by studies made in older adults in relation to their active involvement in musical instruments and various other leisure activities.
  • Continued learning activity even past 60 years helps in enhanced cognitive benefits such as better memory and lowered risk of Alzheimer’s. Playing a musical instrument for a minimum of 10 years continuously will help in gaining better cognitive skills.
  • Benefits of starting young cannot be overemphasized. When you start training in musical instruments like piano before the age of nine, it gives optimized cognitive advantages and enhanced verbal functions related to memory.

With the above factors in mind, you may think that just enrolling you kids in music classes is sufficient to make your child active and perform well academically. But the crux of the matter is the child needs to be engaged in the music and participate in it. This helps to enhance the neural processing center of the brain. Brain can be made more powerful only via active generation of sound and manipulation of the sound.

The evolution of music over the years and its impact on human brain has been proved beyond doubt with many studies. Thus, meaningful engagement and active experience are needed to stimulate the brain into functioning optimally.

The engagement level of the child in music training is very important as it results in enhanced improvement in reading scores and speech ability, when compared to the children who were less involved in the musical training. Thus to get what is termed as ‘Mozart effect’ you need to start playing an instrument actively, instead of just listening to it.

Only when you actively participate, will you be engaged completely and get the full benefits.  When children are allowed to play instruments they like and enjoy playing, it would help them do it for years easily. Moreover, remember that it is never late to take up to training in musical instruments. Even over 60 years, the cognitive benefits help to reduce the age related decline.

Music for Getting Fit

Music for Getting FitOne of the amazing things about digital music formats are that the portability of music players allows us to bring our favourite tunes with us where ever we go. And, where digital players used to be delicate, the absence of moving parts (like a disc) and continuing developments in making durable products mean that we can incorporate music into our active lifestyles.This opens up an amazing way for those wanting to stay fit and active to also stay motivated through the power of music as music can be a powerful way to influence moods, fight boredom and even establish pacing and heart rates.

Many top athletes – in everything from boxing to swimming to snowboarding – have recognised this and use music to get them into the right frame of mind before competition. But, they are not the only ones to harness the power of music. Tech companies have responded to this by making headphones that stay in place during movement and players that are small enough to attach to clothing or armbands. App makers have incorporated music playlists with pedometers and even shoe companies have gotten in on the deal. This means that there are a range of premade workout playlists available (often for free) for people to try in their workouts. These are a great place to start. However, in the end, they probably will need to be personalised. Here’s why and some things to think about when making a workout playlist.

Usually, upbeat music works best, and it is also often beneficial to have a steady rhythm that in natural to follow. Because of this, dance music and electronic music are popular choices for workout music,and these genres are the bread and butter of premade playlists. A similarly important consideration is song length.

Most pre-programmed lists have short to average length songs, but many athletes tailor their playlists to fit with their workouts. For example, a mixed martial arts practitioner might have a particular song he or she uses to practice uppercuts with his or her training gloves, but a slightly slower music for sidekicks. Also, some people prefer longer songs to maintain a consistent pacing, whereas people who are doing interval training may prefer very short songs so that they can vary their pacing more readily.

Music for Getting Fit

Taste is also a huge factor when it come to making a playlist. What is programmed by someone else may not be what is enjoyable. Of course, the challenge become finding something that is suitable to exercise for listeners of more mellow music. For this, a really good place to go is to remixes. Remixes are often more melody driven and structurally familiar than straight electronic music. They tend to keep the melody, vocals and some of the instrumentation of a favourite song, but add a stronger beat and some effects. This makes them a great choice for working out.

Of course, there are some other things to consider, but this is a start. So, while a pre-made workout playlist might be a good place to start, there are plenty of ways to modify it to suit individual needs and tastes.

The Top 10 Motivational Audiobooks that Could Change Your Life

The Top 10 Motivational Audiobooks that Could Change Your LifeMaybe you’re feeling in a slump. You realize it’stime to start a journey toward self-improvement, to find the spark that will propel you to the next level and help you achieve your dreams. The question is: What do you do next? That is one of the main stumbling blocks that keeps many would-be goals and dreams by the way side. So why not try turning to motivational audiobook to help get you going?

Listening to a motivational audiobooks isa great use of your time and a fun way to keep you moving forward mentally, physically or spiritually. Anaudiobook format allows you to utilize downtime and multitask. You can listen to an audiobook while you are working out, cooking in the kitchen, cleaning the house, and of course driving in the car or using public transportation.

Motivational audiobooks can give you encouragement, or act as a catalyst to help you take charge, or give you the insight you need to progress.  Spending some time listening to a motivational audiobook may spark that business idea or venture you’ve been mulling over, or give you the impetus to focus on your physical, mental or spiritual self. Whatever your quest may be, here are the top 10 best motivational audiobooks to get you moving in the right direction:

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