work-life balance. Paul Laroche

5 Habits That Will Help You Attain an Improved Work-Life Balance

Attaining a good work-life balance is one of the challenges we face as individuals trying to achieve peak performance. People say that juggling work and life isn’t an easy task. However true that may be, this article will show you five (5) stunning habits you must possess to attain a steady and improved work-life balance.


1. SET SMART GOALS:
To attain an improved work-life balance, it is important that you know how to set for yourself smart goals. Know what it is you want from both life and work. Focus on doing everything possible to achieve this set goal. Do not waste time doing things that are of little or no importance. Know what needs to be done and do it. This process requires that you sit, think and strategize.

2. HAVE A TO-DO LIST: Read more

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3 Ways to Get Your Brain to Stay Active – Peak Performance

In other to attain and sustain peak performance in your career and everyday living, you must have a functional and highly active brain. Yes! A key to reinventing yourself is to begin exercising the muscles of your brain.

Here are some tips on how to increase the functionality of your brain for peak performance, some are:
1. Get sufficient sleep
Sleeping sufficiently is a vital part of a healthy living, and is advantageous to one’s heart, body mass, soul, and mind. Having enough sleep generally, affects the quality of life.
While you sleep, you can reinforce memories or “repetition” skills acquired while you were wide-awake (it’s a method termed Consolidation). Our mind is unexpectedly working while we nap. Sleep withdrawal can damage some of our brain systems that are in charge of cognitive capabilities and performance. Read more

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Book Review – (Three Books on Negotiation that You Must Read)

Ne·go·ti·a·tion: /nəˌɡōSHēˈāSH(ə)n/

According to oxford dictionary, Negotiation can be defined as Discussion(s) aimed at reaching an agreement, or the action or process of transferring legal ownership of a document.

Synonyms of the word include discussion, talks, parleying, consultation(s), deliberation, conference, dialogue, debate, mediation, intercession, arbitration, conciliation; bargaining, haggling, dickering, wheeling, and dealing.

Negotiation is a combination of information, influence, and attitude. As human beings, we have to face the choice of making decisions about important things. A typical example is making decisions with family members. This could be really frustrating; your wife says “Let’s watch Tv”, but you feel like going out to the movies. Another example is having to bargain about your income in a job interview, we all know the hassle.

These 3 books will give you great insights about the process of negotiation, be it at high-stakes negotiations or everyday bargaining.


1. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
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Increase Creativity for Peak Performance

5 Ways to Increase Your Creativity for Peak Performance

1. Use Your Creative powers
The first thing you need to do to increase Creativity for Peak Performance is to constantly create. No solitary action will reveal more artistic powers than compelling one’s self to create regularly. For each and every one of us, that may mean something different.

To a photographer, capturing portraits, making lightning adjustments over and over until the flawless picture is taken. To a musician, it may mean composing a song over and over until it sounds right. To great writers, this means writing and rewriting like 100 times or more, To a Software developer it means writing a program and ensuring that all the bugs are out., or caring for the customers you serve until you know them better than they know themselves.

2. Think in 3D Perspectives Read more

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Playing Games is Important in Human Development. Here’s why!

Mind and brain development are constant topics people research about all year round. A lot of people want to know how to improve their memory through different means; one of the important means according to research is playing games. How does gaming help us in our everyday living?
I have experiences with playing games like Lego building blocks at a young age to Video games like super Mario and the likes. I would say most of exciting relationship I built while growing up is by playing games. This post focuses on the importance of gaming in positive human development. Games entertain and bring people together through competitive, strategic alliances and helps build us mentally. Here are several ways gaming helps in us in our daily living:

Socialization:
Gaming reinforces our social bonds and develops trust; these are key factors in any positive relationship. The more positive relationships you have in real life, the contented, healthier and more successful you are. One important point to note is that playing with real-life friends and family is better than playing alone or with strangers. A Useful rule-of-thumb: endeavor to make half of your gaming social. If you play 7 hours a week, attempt to play face-to-face with real-life friends for at least 4 of those hours. Read more