Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week. In this week’s round-up we look at the benefits of taking a restaurant job, how much it would cost to insure a transformer and Marie Kondo Memes!
People might look down on those who work in the food industry but seriously, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Working in a kitchens and restaurants taught me people skills, how to multi-task and a lot more – read the article from The Kitchn to find out even more benefits.
How Much Would Movie Cars Cost To Insure? – QuoteZone
Have you longed for a car from the movies? Perhaps the new Transformers movie “Bumblebee” has you hankering for a Camaro (read my review of the movie here), or perhaps you want to go Back To The Future – one thing you’ll need to consider is the insurance and the costs can be quite surprising!
The Giant Email Marketing Statistics Guide – EveryCloudTech
Email is still the most popular and effective way of reaching your target audience – it’s more effective than Facebook and will cost you a lot less. This massive infographic from EveryCloud will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about email marketing so grab yourself a coffee and a notepad and get ready to take your marketing to the next level.
The 10 Best Journaling Apps For 2019 – Zapier
If you’re looking to start journaling – maybe you want to start morning pages, a gratitude log or bullet journal electronically it can be difficult to know where to start with the amount of apps available. In this article Zapier pulls together a great list of apps available on a variety of platforms that will help you get your thoughts out of your head and on to virtual paper.
If you’re a fan of UK football and want something to do this lunchtime then how about a fun quiz? Can you tell your football grounds apart? I didn’t do too well – let me know your scores in the comments!
Regular readers will know that I am not a morning person. I am slowly getting better although I still really like my late nights and lay-ins. In this article BigRentz looks at some scientific ways you can become an early riser – personally I need to get to bed earlier but as a night owl that’s easier said than done!
14 Best Project Management Books For All Levels – TeamGantt
You might be looking for a new way to get your projects organised in 2019, or perhaps you’re looking for a promotion. Whatever the reason TeamGantt has put together a great list of books that will help you learn the basics of project management and help you organise yourselves and your teams as well.
Top 10 Surprising Benefits Of Exercise – SkateSphere
The New Year brings thoughts of fitness but it can be quite common for our interest to wane as the month progresses. In this article Skate Sphere looks at the benefits of exercise which will hopefully keep your motivation high if you’re starting to struggle after your initial burst of enthusiasm.
Winter Fitness – CrystalSki
Sticking with exercise, you might think that you’re relegated to the indoor gym over the cold winter period – think again! Skiing, ice hockey and snowboarding all burn an impressive number of calories so strap on the skis and get out on the piste.
5 Essential Tips For Customer-Pleasing, Post-Holiday Customer Service – Ring Central UK
If you’re running a business – whether it’s big or small – call volumes will increase after Christmas thanks to people trying to catch up with you after the holidays, request support with a purchase or perhaps to make complaints. In this article, Ring Central looks at how you can make sure your customer service is top-notch after the holidays.
You may remember Marie Kondo from her bestselling book The Magic Of Tidying Up, now she’s reached a whole new audience with her Netflix show – and you know you’ve made it when they make memes out of you.
There’s also some more good humoured pokes at Kondo with Buzzfeeds other article “28 Hilarious “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” Jokes” – I’ll definitely be adding this to my Netflix queue.
Review: Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up”Read my review of Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying up" which is the only book I've ever read (as of this date) that's made me throw it across the room!
Security is super-important but it can also be very confusing. If you’ve heard of Two Factor Authentication but aren’t sure what it is or why you should use it the Tech Crunch has a great explanation.
You might have seen their strategically self-regarding emails or watched their self-inflating egos in work meetings.
But business school researchers have identified a type of employee who manages to look busy and successful, without actually doing anything useful.
Do you know anyone like this? Let us know your horror stories in the comments!
Have A Great Weekend
Until next week, Stay Productive!