LifeNotes: A New Tool To Help Live Your Best Life

[vc_row content_placement=”top” disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2064″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][vc_column_text]Working for yourself can be one of life’s greatest challenges. When I started, I wasn’t prepared for the battle inside my head. Half the time my lizard brain was freaking out about what could go wrong and I struggled to shake deepening suspicions that maybe I didn’t know what I was doing after all.

I switched gears one day. I just decided to focus on what was working. That’s all I could do. One simple thing.

Shawn Achor talks about this in his Ted Talk from 2011. He says you have to find a way to be positive in the present. Doing so triggers dopamine and with dopamine, you become more resilient and gain other valuable characteristics you need as a high-performer.

LifeNotes will allow you to track what Shawn Achor calls the key to lasting positive change. Incorporating the following into your routine will enhance your learning, creativity, and resiliency:

  • Journaling
  • Gratitude
  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Exercise
  • Meditation

Check out LifeNotes here and start making your positive change. Silence the lizard brain and live the best life you can.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Marketing Nerd Alert – Brandi Bartlett – Quercus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/I-AsQQGUnpI” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Thank you to Brandi Bartlett for being on the nerd alert this week. You can find Brandi here on the internets:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandi-bartlett-2255938

http://www.quercussolutions.com/About/MeetOurTeam.aspx

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The Marketing Nerd Alert – Frank Olaya – Monkey Twerk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/6ZN0CJf5tXw” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Thank you to Frank Olaya for being on the nerd alert this week. You can find Frank here on the internets:

http://monkeytwerk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/monkeytwerk/

https://soundcloud.com/monkeytwerk

https://www.instagram.com/monkeytwerkdjs/

https://twitter.com/MonkeyTwerk

https://www.youtube.com/user/MonkeyTwerkDJs

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Using VR to Create Empathy?

I have a friend who works for one of the major human support services in Edmonton. When it comes to raising the profile of homelessness, agencies struggle to bridge the gap and strike an empathetic chord with the general public. In large part, this is probably due to the general misconceptions about the homeless that are out there. The majority of us (thankfully) have never experienced being on the street, but, as the saying goes, you just don’t know until you’ve walked a mile in someone else’s shoes.

Virtual reality (VR) might provide a major opportunity for organizations that are combatting homelessness to tell the story. If done right, we can give the general public a little sense of what it’s like to be on the street without demeaning those that are going through it.

Here are some humanitarian efforts that are using VR. Could it work for Alberta’s streets?

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash