My wife and I recently had a two-weeks trip to Vietnam and Thailand. It was exciting! The best part was that we got to meet some readers there. I also learned some lessons from the trip, and I’d like to share the biggest lesson that I learned with you. The lesson is this: To live your life to the fullest, you need to learn new languages.
Note: This post is written by Kamal Gill Have you ever re-watched a children’s movie and got more out of it as an adult than you previously did as a child? In honor of Rudyard Kipling’s story The Jungle Book recently hitting movie theatres across the globe; I thought I’d take a look back at the 1967 Walt Disney classic that warmed the hearts of many of us growing up. I remember watching this as a child a couple of times (okay maybe a couple of hundred times!) and absolutely loving it, so I thought I’d watch it again as an adult just for fun. I was surprised to notice many valuable lessons embedded into the story that I wish I knew earlier. Here are 7 life lessons we can all learn from The Jungle Book.
If you have been with me for some time, you might know that I’m a big believer in self-education. In fact, I believe that it’s essential for thriving in life. Last week I wrote about the importance of having a knowledge advantage. In my post about self-education, I gave four reasons why self-education is important: It helps you stay relevant. It helps you see new opportunities. It fulfills you. It increases your capacity to help people. I also put a quote by Benjamin Franklin there: “If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” I’d like to know about your experiences in self-education, so here is my question for you: How do you self-educate yourself? Please share your answer in the comments. Thanks!
Do you want to get ahead in life? If so, then there is one key you should have: a knowledge advantage. I learned about this from Mark Cuban through his book How to Win at the Sport of Business. Mark Cuban is the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and one of the ‘sharks’ on the hit TV series Shark Tank. In the book, he wrote about how he started his business. One thing he emphasized is the importance of having a knowledge advantage. Before starting his business, Cuban had a job selling computer software. There was a problem though: he didn’t know anything about computer software (it was in the early ‘80s). So what did he do? He spent hours a day reading software manuals. As it turned out, not many people read those manuals, so he gained a knowledge advantage that brought him success.
Note: This post is written by Sarah Landrum Every morning, 128 million people commute to work in the U.S. More than three-quarters of them commute alone. While you may regard your commute as an event to be suffered through — and perhaps even dread — you could be putting that time in your car to productive use. Here are eight ways to make the most of your time in the car:
A while back I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It’s a fascinating documentary about Jiro Ono, who is arguably the best sushi chef in the world. His restaurant has earned three Michelin stars (the highest possible) and was visited by President Obama when he came to Japan. In that movie, he was already 85 years old, but he kept working daily. That itself is something to admire. How did he do it? How was he able to become the best sushi chef in the world? Fortunately, the movie contains nuggets of wisdom that can answer those questions. Here are some of Jiro’s quotes from the movie along with the lessons on how to become an expert in your field: