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Weekly Round-Up #286: Self-Improvement with Kaizen, Leadership Qualities & Learning An Instrument

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Weekly Round-Up #286: Self-Improvement with Kaizen, Leadership Qualities & Learning An Instrument

Welcome to this week’s round-up. I hope you have had a safe, fun and productive week.

This week we look at what the Japanese term Kaizen means and how it can help you with your self-improvement, 28 leadership qualities that will help you and your team grow why you should think about learning and instrument and what benefits of playing one are.

Kaizen: The Art Of Continuous Self Improvement – UpriseHigh

Kaizen is a Japanese term in which ‘Kai’ stands for ‘change,’ and ‘Zen’ stands for ‘good.’ When combined, Kaizen means ‘change for the good.’

It is a method through which you trick your brain into thinking that it is much easier to reach the goal, and it all happens due to multiple minor improvements instead of a significant improvement.

In this article, Uprise High looks at how you can use Kaizen to continually improve yourself and become your best self.

28 Leadership Qualities That Build Successful Teams – Marketing Amateur

Leadership skills enable ordinary people to use their talents to inspire other people. Human nature is such that some people need to take charge and guide others to a common goal.

Without leadership, an organization cannot have unified goals and make progress.

Good leadership helps large groups of people stay organized. It helps them achieve things that otherwise would never have been possible.

So what qualities make a good leader? Marketing Amateur have put together a list of 28 things that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Benefits Of Learning An Instrument: The Ultimate Guide – Evergreen Workshop

Brain training is a multi-billion dollar industry. Why? Because studies have shown that the fitter we keep our brain, the better our quality of life. According to the industry, there are endless ways we can improve our brains. From buying their brain training apps to taking their brain-enhancing supplements. But do they really work?

One of the most effective ways to do this is to learn a new skill. Doing this helps our brains to grow and forges new pathways that make every part of our life easier. Having read the title of this article you can probably guess what skill we’re alluding to. Learning an instrument is possibly the best brain training skill you could learn. However, developing this skill has many, many other benefits in your life. No matter your age. So take a look and discover the benefits of learning to play an instrument – and no, a triangle doesn’t count.

Remote Work Survey 2021: 82% Us-Based Companies Offer Permanent Work From Home – SimForm

COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to the evolution of workplaces where ‘work from home’ is no longer the alternative but the new normal. Have you ever thought about the future of workplaces? Is remote working here to stay? Will we ever get back to the traditional working environment? We’ve put together a survey of remote working employees to analyze the patterns developing in remote working culture. Let’s dive deep into these fascinating findings that SimForm have put together.

How To Build A Gaming PC: All The Parts You Need To Build A PC In 2021 – WePC

Whether you’re a fan of multiplayer missions that you can play with people from all over the world, or you prefer to take on solo quests, there is a PC game for everyone. However, as you gain more experience as a gamer, you also find yourself wanting more from every game you play.

This could be higher-definition graphics, the opportunity to download and store more games, or the ability to live stream to like-minded game enthusiasts while you play. These aren’t the sort of things you can get from any ordinary PC though, and a good gaming PC comes with a fairly relative spec-to-stats price tag.

It’s for this reason that more and more gamers are choosing to build their own gaming PCs. Not only is it cheaper to buy the hardware separately and assemble it yourself, but it also gives you the chance to customize your PC to your own gaming needs.

But where do you even begin? Don’t panic – WePC are here to help! They have put together this ultimate guide to building a gaming PC. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what parts are required, how they work, and, most importantly, how to put everything together.

The Evolution Of Windows OS – Scalefusion

Microsoft Windows is the world’s predominant desktop operating system. As of December 2020 it has almost 77% of the market. Since its initial release in 1985, Microsoft Windows has been continaully developed and imporved upon. Some noteworthy Windows OS variant releases include Windows 95, Windows XP and Windows 7. In this article, ScaleFusion looks at the evolution of the Windows ecosystem from Windows 1.0 to the latest version of Windows 10.

Ultimate Guide To Parenting Styles – Mominformed

Parenting is tough – it might just be one of the toughest jobs out there – and when you’re having a bad day, it seems like everyone is out to make you feel like a failure. No matter how good their intentions are, it doesn’t help to be told you’re doing everything wrong! Even worse, the people who are supposed to be experts at parenting don’t even agree on the best way to do things, either. So, you’re pretty much in the dark while trying to navigate your new, most challenging job. So, if you feel as in the dark about parenting, keep on reading and Mominformed will help you figure it out together.

Inception Tricks For Beating Procrastination With Your Subconscious Mind – Flâneur Life

Our subconscious mind is the counterpart to the logical and analytical part of the brain. It uses dreams, symbols, metaphors and pictures to send messages to the conscious mind.

A lot of the decision making process takes part in our subconscious. Researchers have shown this by studying how our decisions are affected when different parts of our brain are suppressed. Even when our decisions are not entirely conscious, we still believe them to be.

When procrastination rears its ugly head, it’s our subconscious mind that’s largely to blame. In this article Flaneur gives you some actionable tips to beat procrastination and start getting stuff done.

How Much Would It Cost To Insure The Cars From Popular Netflix Shows? – Fleetcover

High-speed fleeing from other-worldly creatures in Stranger Things, leaving the scene of a hit-and-run in Fargo and Prince Charles modifying his car to run on wine instead of petrol in The Crown – these are just a few of the weird and wonderful things that happen in our favourite Netflix shows.

Naturally, these are all factors that would seriously affect insurance premiums, so how much would it actually cost to insure them in real life? Our team of experts at Fleetcover got together and gave each risk factor a rating out of five, five being the highest risk and one being the lowest. These scores combined determined the eye-watering estimates of annual premiums for each vehicle. Take a look at the results in this article and see if you’re still eyeing them up in your next binge-watching session.

1/3 Gym Members Won’t Return After Vaccine – RunRepeat

A year ago, at the start of the lockdowns, RunRepeat found that nearly 50% of gym members didn’t plan to return to their gyms upon reopening and that more than 10% had cancelled their memberships.

A follow-up study in August found that the cancellation rate continued to increase and that less than a third of members had actually returned by that point.

Now RunRepeat have surveyed 11,193 members from 142 countries to learn how many gym members plan to return to working out at the gym when vaccinated, how their membership status has changed, and how many are currently going to the gym.

Branded Content Marketing: Meaning And Purposes – Blue Water Marketing

Branded content marketing is something the best present-day marketers are using as a go-to technique, and there’s a good reason for it! When executed properly, This has the power to spark consumer emotion, drive customer trust and ultimately boost ROI.

So, exactly what is brand marketing all about and how does it work? Blue Water Marketing explores these questions so you can get ready to start creating the best content marketing brands strategy of your own!

The Best Smart Home Gadgets For TV Lovers – CableCompare.com

The idea of the “smart home” has been around for decades, if not even longer, but we can safely say that it is here, at least where your entertainment is concerned. As a TV lover, you probably want a seamless and immersive viewing experience, complete with the ability to skip commercials, get perfect sound, and switch to channels and programs of your choice in an instant.

The couch potatoes among us can rejoice, as you can do more without uncovering the blankets and getting up to do, well, anything. In this article Cable Compare look at 10 things you can add to your home to help make your entertainment experience smart (and stress free).

How To Be Financially Smart With Instalment Buying – Macs4U.com

In recent years, consumers have been all but flooded with ‘buy now, pay later’ and other similar payment options. These point-of-sale instalment loans, more commonly known as ‘instalment buying’ have become a practical option to finance both a person’s needs and wants.

Additionally, merchants and businesses can benefit from this arrangement. By giving customers the chance to stagger their payments, businesses can close more sales and continue to grow.

If instalment buying sounds like a solution for your spending, this guide from Macs4U is for you. Here’s everything you need to know about instalment buying to empower you to be a smart consumer and help make the most of this financing method.

The 16 Best Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses – BuildFire

In this article, BuildFire will show you 16 different marketing strategies that have a proven history of success for small businesses. Half of these options will probably be viable growth strategies for your unique business. Four of them are probably worth testing out over the next month. And one of them has the potential to skyrocket your growth over the next year.’

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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