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Are You The Odd One Out?

Everyone is looking for success and it is surely not that easy to achieve. It’s the thought that counts that help us get out of bed in the morning and keeps us up at night to pursue our passion. Most constantly work all their lives and would still not leave a single mark in history. So how then can we try to set ourselves apart? Is it purely hard work or doing something at the right time? We strive day and night to find the answers to our questions. How did Bill Gates make it, how did Steve Jobs create his Apple empire? How can we replicate their success or create a new one for ourselves? These are just some of the questions we may ask ourselves from time to time. In Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an inspiring journey into the minds of successful people in the world. Journey of the successful The book follows some of the most successful personalities from each area of history. The book follows how Bill Gates achieved his immense wealth, how the Beatl

What You Can Learn From Over 5000 Years Ago That Will Help You Today

History is inevitable. The wisest are men who have learnt from their history. Human history is filled with a blend of good and bad moments; events that mark the creation of the present world and as we known it. History is not merely a reminder of crime and man’s dispute with others but also a garden of flowers with each flower possessing a unique fragrance; a space in mind where thousands of saints, artists, warriors, philosophers still live and preach their expertise. In The Lessons of History , Will and Ariel Durant have described all the good factors about history, giving us a glimpse of human civilisation and the norms that connect us to our ancestors. It makes a relation between us and the people who lived thousands of years ago. In this book, Durant gives a bird’s eye view of human civilisation. This book is a succession of the 10 volumes “History of Civilisation” and was first published in 1968, making it one of the most thought provoking books of the 20 th century and is

Let Me Give You The Gift Of The Gab

Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. Ranking number 13 amongst other popular phobias, it is more common than the fear of clowns, needles, and darkness. We might not all suffer from this phobia, but I’m sure there are times we still feel nervous and anxious when we have to face a big crowd or give a speech in front of a large audience. Yet public speaking is almost one of the most useful delivery tools in our lives. Remember the times you had to present at school, or pitch a project in class?All these require a form of public speaking. Eventually when you move on to working life, chances are you would still have to speak in front of an audience whether it be in board meetings, office seminars or external presentations where you might need to pitch a proposal to clients. Public speaking is an important asset that we should all strive to achieve no matter how big your fears may be. Here is a selection of 5 books that will help you through the anxiety, to excel in the public spe

Walk While You Work, You'll Be 10X Healthier

In a 2013 article in the New Yorker , writer Susan Orlean informed us that she works on a treadmill desk. For those who are unfamiliar, a treadmill desk is a set-up where you walk at a slow pace – usually not much faster than 2 mph – on a treadmill and using a tall standing desk at the same time. [1] Orlean writes that the biggest problem with this set-up is that she has a constant compulsion to announce that she’s working on a treadmill desk. Sitting silently kills us But despite the impulse to virtue-signal to all your coworkers, friends, and family, walking while working in incredible for your health. Susan writes the real health risks of sitting more than 6 hours per day – and most Americans sit for more than 11 hours per day! It’s not surprising that we sit so much: our lives are geared toward this stasis. Many of us have desks at work, and we spend a lot of our time there staring at computer screens, reading, writing, making calls, etc. The net effect of this is that our m

Amazing Paintings by Sergey Piskunov Sergey Piskunov born in...

Amazing Paintings by Sergey Piskunov Sergey Piskunov born in 1989 is a professional artist from Kiev, Ukraine. In the oil painting artist works since 2010. I constantly experimenting with different styles. I didn’t compare the style of my art to a certain direction, but I had to admit that the basic styles in which I am working close to impressionism, expressionism, and realism.   Artist website. Receive art updates from our Twitter feed posted by Margaret  

Amazing Paintings by Sergey Piskunov Sergey Piskunov born in... crss

Amazing Paintings by Sergey Piskunov Sergey Piskunov born in 1989 is a professional artist from Kiev, Ukraine. In the oil painting artist works since 2010. I constantly experimenting with different styles. I didn’t compare the style of my art to a certain direction, but I had to admit that the basic styles in which I am working close to impressionism, expressionism, and realism.   Artist website. Receive art updates from our Twitter feed posted by Margaret   crss