All tagged careerlions

10 #Careerlion Reasons to Use OneNote

I am not sure I ever thought this day would come, but I am hocked to OneNote. I have known about its existence for a long time and have frequently used it for our common team meeting notes over the years too. However, I never really got to the point to use it myself on a structural basis until now. Part of the reason is that I only recently discovered certain features that have turned this into a real game changer for me. Assuming that some of you also aren’t regular users yet and may not even know about some of the hidden gems, today’s blog is dedicated to OneNote.

Lessons 2018

With the end of 2018 in sight, this week’s blog is dedicated to the lessons we learned during the year. Career Lions is all about engineering your life and self-improvement. This goes hand in hand with evaluating how you have been doing and what are those major lessons that you have learned recently.

Getting #Careerlion Ready for Autumn

Not so long ago, I wrote about the books to read this autumn. Now that the last days of “good weather” seem to be behind us in the Netherlands, I will write to you about autumn necessities that you can’t go without (in my opinion of course). Everything you need to be as comfortable as possible in your #careerlion life now that autumn is really going to become reality.  

#Careerlion Development

As a #careerlion, it is very important to continue developing yourself. However, how do you find the time and place to do all that? We have mentioned in the past some tools that we use throughout our blogs. However, we have not yet dedicated a post on the tools you could use to further develop yourself in addition to your already busy lifestyle. Today, we will cover some of these tools.

How To Be Happy Review For #Careerlions

As I mentioned in my review on Notes on a Nervous Planet, I recently purchased How To Be Happy by Eva Woods. I usually get my books via Amazon.co.uk, as book prices in England can be significantly lower than in the Netherlands. The shipping costs are not bad at all and I find that it is a great way to add to my book collection. Especially pre-ordering cookbooks by Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. How To Be Happy is one of the first fiction books that I have read in ages. It was on sale and the reviews were great. Also, the topics discussed are very current and near to my heart. In today’s blog, I will provide you with my review of the book as well as some incredible insights and my take on the devastating topics in the book.

Notes On A Nervous Planet Review For #Careerlions

This week, my order from Amazon arrived with a bunch of fabulous of books. Among them was a copy of Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig. A number one bestselling author, who wrote Reasons To Stay Alive and How To Stop Time among others. It was such a good read that I was not able to put it away. I finished the book in less than two evenings after work. The book addresses psychological issues as a result of the modern world. How everyone in these circumstances is prone to psychological issues with the demands of the modern world. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on this book and my favorite insights from this book.

Why We Sleep Review For #Careerlions

Not too long ago, I finished reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker on my Kindle. I mentioned the book earlier in my blog on the different kinds of sleep. I have distinguished the differences between REM and non-REM sleep and provided you with insights on why you need these different types of sleep to perform like a true #careerlion. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on the book Why We Sleep and some of my favorite insights from the book. Read on if you are interested to know more about Walker’s bestseller that is currently displayed at all the major bookshops.

How to Make a Home Away From Home: Ashley

This Tuesday, Liona shared with you her tips to make a home away from home while traveling. I think I can say that I travel a lot and it, of course, takes a toll on my energy levels as well. However, I think if there is one thing that I can manage on the road it is probably feeling at home no matter where I am. There are few places in the world where I felt uncomfortable and was desperate to go home. I frequently catch myself saying that I am ready to go home while on duty trips or vacation, where I truly refer to the hotel room as "home". Today, I will share with you my tips for feeling at home basically anywhere. Just as a small disclaimer: I might just be a bit less affected by staying in a different place than you, so no promises.

Why You Should Embrace Failure

I have come to realize that many of us are afraid of failure. In such a way that it is preventing you from trying and experimenting, as the anxiety to fail takes over. For some, it can keep them from any sort of challenge as it may prove to be too difficult. Our Dutch culture is already much more forgiving than in many other countries. Personally, I have no problem saying that one of my ideas or opinions was off. However, working together over the years with different cultures has taught me that this is not as customary elsewhere. Overall, there will for sure be a moment in time where you fail in whatever magnitude. Whether you try to avoid it or not. Do yourself a favour and simply accept it. Today’s blog is about the benefits of failure, advocating you to embrace failure for what it can bring you.  

Can’t Read My Poker Face

“Can’t read my poker face”, the famous words sung by the legendary Lady Gaga. Not only do we want to have a poker face when we are playing cards, they are even more crucial in our #careerlion lives than most of us play cards. The best leaders are known to keep their faces from showing what they are thinking. Think of Obama, calmness no matter the situation. While people in today’s world are expecting emotion and transparency, when things go down the drain poker faces are there to save the day. Nobody needs leaders to have panic or demoralization written all over their faces, crushing everyone’s spirits. This blog is a guide to working on your poker face.

How to Deal With Unbearable Meetings

Currently, I am reading a book Dealing With Meetings You Can’t Stand by Rick Brinkman in light of another book review for you. As I am sure all of us #careerlions will have to deal with meetings that simply eat away at us, it seemed like the perfect read. Not too long ago, I did another personality test via work. This time it was Insights, you know the one with the colors. While partly shocking, not a total surprise. The fun part of Dealing With Meetings You Can’t Stand is that they discuss in detail what the cooperation, caution, and danger zones are in meetings for each behavior type. Note that Brinkman refers to behavior types versus personality types, as each of us is able to portray these kinds of behavior in varying degrees. If you know your own behavior type and that of others, you will be able to use these insights to make those meetings you are dreading bearable. This blog is a quick overview of the cooperation, caution, and danger zone that you can use in your next meeting that you simply can’t stand.

How to Perform Under Pressure Review for #Careerlions Part I

One book that had been sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time is How to Perform Under Pressure by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P.Pawliw-Fry. This book is packed with research and experiences of world-class performance in sports and business. The book is set up in three parts. The first part of the book covers the nature and science of pressure. Part two provides you with 22 powerful pressure moment solutions to apply just before and in the heat of the pressure moment. While these are more short-term solutions, part three focuses on long-term strategies to help you build a COTE of Armor. In today’s blog post, I will share with you the knowledge, tips, and tricks that I learned from reading about the nature and science of pressure.