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Exercise your Brain Plan

Photo Credit: Terrell Henry Photography https://terrellhenryphotography.com/
Photo Credit: Terrell Henry Photography
https://terrellhenryphotography.com/

You guessed it. This is a play on weight loss plans. Just like eating junk food, more often than not if you share a lot of nonsense online, that’s what your brain is consuming. If you want to properly exercise your brain here’s the best plan for you.

Spend 5-10 minutes each day learning something about a technology you use

9 times out of 10, if you have access to a smartphone that means you have access to the internet. Pick a form of technology that you utilize every single day and I challenge you to learn more about it. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the hardware or the software aspect of it, it doesn’t matter just as long as you learn something new about it.

It doesn’t matter whether you are technically inclined or not. If you’re a software professional that isn’t comfortable with hardware, get familiar with it. If you are a hardware professional that isn’t comfortable with software, get familiar with it. If you are in any industry and you’re not comfortable with technology, get familiar with it.

Read a physical book once a month

I think it’s fantastic that we can read books from our phones and tablets. It’s actually pretty convenient. However, we also need to separate ourselves from technology sometimes. The latest book i’m reading is about leadership because i’ve been focused on launching a successful business. The book i’m currently reading is called “52 ways to tackle leadership for your success” by Dr. Jason Carthen.

I opted to get the physical copy of the book because I didn’t want to become a slave to technology just to read it. I’ve already read the book twice. Not only is the information in the book valuable to all leaders, but the size of the book makes it a quick read. You can focus on reading informative books that are quick reads.

Go to the Library

In the age of the internet it’s almost like we’ve forgotten that the library is still a powerful place. After moving to a new state I went to the library recently to get a library card. Prior to that I hadn’t seen the inside of a library for 6 years and prior to that it had been a decade. To my surprise, there were some really amazing things taking place.

There was a 5 part series, teaching Entrepreneurs how to become business owners. It was an interactive series and after it ended, Entrepreneurs received small business certifications. There was also an entire section dedicated to people who were job searching. Job searchers had unlimited internet access as well as resources to help with cover letters and resumes.

At the end of the day, we all choose the path we walk down. Whether it’s a path that helps you grow or doesn’t, it’s totally up to you. Specifically if you have access to resources. As there are countries where people don’t have access to resources. So be sure to use all your resources wisely to ensure your brain is healthy.

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Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of AQ's Corner

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