Weekly Round-Up #139: Get Your Idea Across, Being Pragmatic & Be More Hydrated

This week we take a look at how you can pitch your fantastic idea to your boss, why not everything is just black and white and how to stay hydrated without having to use the bathroom all the time!
Weekly Round-Up #139: Get Your Idea Across, Being Pragmatic & Be More Hydrated

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Round-up. This week we take a look at how you can pitch your fantastic idea to your boss, why not everything is just black and white and how to stay hydrated without having to use the bathroom all the time!

How to Pitch a New Idea to Your Boss – NetCredit

How many times have you come up with a new idea that will revolutionise your sector or save your company time or money? Maybe it’s not such a massive game changer but will make employee’s happier and more productive – the question is how do you present it to your boss in a way that it will get listened to, respected and hopefully accepted? This infographic will give you some great ideas to get your pitch accepted by your boss – and don’t worry if they’re always super-busy, it should only take 5 minutes and I’m sure they can spare that!

It’s the Little Things in Life: Happiness Practices Around the World – CashNetUSA

I can’t really pronounce most of these (but luckily there’s a phonetic guide) but there are some really interesting concepts on what “Happiness” means to other cultures – and I’m sure we do some of these rituals and routines without knowing their foreign names!

Save Money on Hotels with a VPN – VPN Mentor

We all know that websites track us, but did you know that tracking could end up costing you more when it comes to booking a hotel? When you visit a site, they may leave a cookie behind meaning that the second time you visit them you may see a wildly inflated price trying to entice you to book the first time you visit the website next time. This article from VPN Mentor explains how you can save money using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) – although you could probably achieve a similar result using your browser’s incognito or anonymous modes.

Artistic Fulfillment VS Pragmatism: Dangers of Black And White Thinking – Stoic Leaders

Do you see things as crystal cut black and white or the shades of grey in between? Sometimes our outlook could be down to the way we view things as very defines rather than appreciating the fact that there are nuances to every situation – and many ways to solve a problem.

Top 10 Super Hydrating Foods – Infographic – Positive Health Wellness

We’re constantly being told we need to drink more water or hydrate better but there’s only so much water we can drink! This infographic from Positive Health Wellness gives us some great alternative foods to water – anything that gives us an excuse to eat strawberries, right?!

How to Drink Enough Water and Not Have to Pee Every 2 Seconds – Spoon University

One of the reasons you may shy away from drinking a lot of water is the very natural reaction that goes with it – the need to use the loo a lot! Eating the foods the previous article may help somewhat as the body will absorb this water in a slightly different way, but if you want to drink water and stop the urge to wee-wee all the time then this article from Spoon University can help!

How To Put On A Duvet Cover – Crane & Canopy

Having just spent the past 10 minutes putting a duvet cover on, perhaps I should have read this guide first – although I’m not convinced that the “California Roll” would really work – let me know if you’ve tried it!

An Introvert’s Guide to Starting A New Job – OnStride

It’s getting to that time of year when students are graduating and moving into the world of work. If you’re a bit of an introvert then this can be an even more daunting time and this infographic may offer a few tips on how to cope with the various situations you may find yourself in from your first team meeting to your very first performance review.

Your “Team Collaboration” is Actually a Waste of Time. Here’s How to Change That – Team Gantt

I’ve worked in successful teams that were situated all around the globe, and I’ve worked with terrible teams that sat in the same cubicle block. There are so many ways and methods of collaborating that sometimes we concentrate more on the tools rather than the people and processes behind them. This article from Team Gantt covers some great tips for collaboration, tools you can use and ways to manage and motivate teams.

How Cracking the Right Joke Benefits Salary Negotiations – Association For Psychological Science

This article covers some interesting facts about interview processes that you may not be aware of – like the fact they ask you about your current salary so they can pitch low to begin with (and the fact this question is banned in some states). Interestingly though, if you are asked this question and respond to it in a humorous (even if outlandish) way it can help you gain yourself a salary boost.

Hat Tip: Lifehacker

Have A Great Week

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