Benefits of listening to music while you work

Lis­ten­ing to the right music while work­ing has been a tremen­dous pro­duc­tiv­i­ty boost­er for me over the past few years. I have found myself more focused, ener­gized, and optimistic—which allows me to get more done—and keeps me feel­ing relaxed and present.

While I under­stand there are musi­cal anhe­do­nics (peo­ple who are com­plete­ly unaf­fect­ed by music), a 2014 study shows that “the vast major­i­ty of human pop­u­la­tions find [music] plea­sur­able.” (Mas-Her­rero et al., Cur­rent Biol­o­gy)

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The Best Pens for Writing in the Bible

If you’re afraid to write in your Bible, don’t wor­ry. That’s nor­mal. For years, I couldn’t fath­om mark­ing up “THE BIBLE” but I’m con­vinced it’s the best way to read.

Mark­ing up the text keeps my con­cen­tra­tion high. I can see con­nec­tions more clear­ly and my focus stays on the page, instead of Twit­ter or Face­book. When you’re ready to write in your Bible, you may notice “typ­i­cal pens” will either rip the page, or bleed through, mak­ing the oppo­site page hard to read. That’s why I pur­chased a set of Micron .20mm pens.

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The Job Security Myth

I do not believe in job secu­ri­ty. Yes, cre­at­ing income is part of being an adult—but there’s a myth that you need to secure a “real job” to take care of your fam­i­ly and future.

[guestpost]I am writ­ing this post for peo­ple who believe they need to work a hor­ri­ble job, or get a “real job”—instead of doing things they real­ly want to do. If you love your job, you’re prob­a­bly will­ing to put up with some of the ‘crap’ that comes with every job. If you hate your job and wish you had more joy work­ing, check this out.[/guestpost]

When I say “real job,” I’m talk­ing about the typ­i­cal jobs accept­ed by soci­ety. Accoun­tants, doc­tors, teach­ers and engi­neers are all jobs peo­ple “approve of” if brought up in con­ver­sa­tion. They’ll always be need­ed and pay enough to make a liv­ing. (sup­pos­ed­ly)

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