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Learning English From English Books

Posted on July 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

A multi linguist person finds it easy to survive in any part of the globe because he/she is in a position to communicate effectively in the local language. Learning English is very beneficial because it is the most common and widely spoken and understood language all over the world. If ever you intend to learn a second language, it is advisable you choose English.

A closer look at the statistics will prove that in most parts of the world, English is preferred as the second language and the language of business communication. Whatever be your reason to learn a new language, the choice should be English. We will share how you can learn it in an enjoyable way.

People will advice you on different ways to learn English, however, probably the best and most comfortable way is to learn it using books. You can call it as a self paced study where you are the master and you decide the time and learning hours, it is up to you to practice learning at your convenience. It is essential, the person learning the language is comfortable and finds it convenient to learn at his/her pace, otherwise they may tend to lose interest altogether. This allows you a flexible approach to achieve your goal of learning English.

There are various reasons for not joining a traditional classroom or course. One reason could be the non-availability of an institute in your local area. You may require flexibility and comfort because of the possibility of missing a class. It is quite likely that if you miss out even one day you may miss out on the most important lesson or lecture. Lessons are organized in a manner that each day’s lesson is linked to the previous day and the next day. You may therefore want to avoid attending lectures and classes in a traditional institute.

This problem can be solved by using audio books. You have the flexibility to get the lessons at your own convenience. This does not, however, indicate that you stop practicing the lessons in the book daily. You need to maintain consistency throughout the study. Some times circumstances may force you to skip for a day, in that case ensure you cover the study on the next day itself.

You will always receive an Audio Book burned on a CD or a DVD with every printed book. They are intentionally attached to the printed material. You get the language basics, spellings, grammar and everything explained in detail in print. For pronunciations, however, the best way is to listen to pronunciations on the CD.

One additional benefit to learn English through books is that you have a ready made path that you need to follow; one doesn’t have to take the pains to organize study material. By continuous practice and effort one can easily learn the language and achieve his/her goal in a short time.

While learning using books one has the convenience to learn the way he/she is comfortable and has the liberty to set deadlines for oneself. One can accordingly set a schedule to learn the language and get the most out of books.

Comfort On Airplanes – How To Dress For A Long Flight

Posted on July 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

Any journey that is longer than 4-5 hours is supposed to make you a bit uncomfortable. Even if you have booked the best deal of cheap flights for your journey, traveling on a long-distance flight binds you at a fixed seat for several hours. That is why, it is important for you to keep yourself comfortable and relaxed while traveling on a long flight. For this, the first thing you should do is to wear comfortable clothes.

Wear loose fitting clothes
Avoid wearing tight clothes during a long flight, as you may start feeling uneasy after 2-3 hours. Wearing loose fitting clothes, instead of the tight ones, will allow you to stay relaxed during your worldwide flights.

Pay attention to your shoes
Avoid wearing shoes on a long flight, as it may be confining and your feet may swell. It is also important to allow air to pass through your feet. Do not wear high heels, as it may cause your feet to swell. Try to wear loose fitting slippers or sandals, so that you can slip them out while sitting on your seat. This will prevent pain that may happen after a long confined journey. The best footwear recommended for a long flight are tennis shoes and sneakers.

Tips for business travelers
Even if you are going for a business flight, do not wear your formal business attire during the journey, as it may make you utterly uncomfortable. Wearing a three piece suit on a long travel is obviously not a wise choice. Try to reach the destination at least a few hours before your business meeting, so that you get enough time to reach your hotel and change your clothes. Being restricted for a long period of time may make you extremely uncomfortable and cranky.

Tips for vacationers
Vacationers may choose to have an easier time during long worldwide flights. Remember that on a long flight, the best clothes you can wear should be made of cotton or a soft fabric. If you choose to wear jeans, make sure that they are loose fitting, and are not too tight and confining. Tight jeans will not allow you to breathe easy during the entire flight. Soft fabrics like sweats are best, as they allow you to breathe easy and do not confine your movements. If you are wearing a shirt, make sure that it is loose enough to allow you to move freely.

Layering your clothes
If you have chosen to book cheap flights, then may be your luggage capacity is limited. However, wearing layers of clothes in order to avoid over-luggage is not a wise choice. Though most worldwide flights have air conditioning systems, wearing too many clothes may make you too hot inside the plane. Therefore, the best thing you can do is to wear whatever you are most comfortable in.

Clothes that you feel most comfortable in at home are the best clothes to wear on a long distance flight. Remember that nobody looks good on a long journey. So, you do not need to worry much about your appearance. Just be as comfortable with your clothes as possible.

The Top Ten Books For Fitness Professional Who Want to Grow Their Business

Posted on July 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

These books have helped me tremendously! They are listed in no particular order, and there are 2 bonus books as well! Read them, put their ideas into action, and watch your business take off and lifestyle come into balance. They are cheap! Some of them are only $8. It will be a great investment in your future. All books also get at least 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Enjoy.

Please feel free to leave comments or emails with feedback. What book helped you grow your business the most? Any books you think should be added to this list? What about great nutrition books that have helped you?

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller–Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

1) Think and Grow Rich – if you read this book, and do what it says, you will grow

rich. Period. This is considered the classic book on how to build wealth. This guy studied the richest people of his time for years, and then wrote this book based on the commonalities he observed from his subjects. What he found is that your attitude will determine your altitude, which is great because we get to choose our attitude. Learn the habits and attitudes of the masters and make them your own for super success.

The Holographic Universe

2) The Holographic Universe – the Buddha said “With our thoughts we create the world”. Sounds interesting, but is it true? This book begins to lay down the scientific argument for why this is absolutely true through quantum physics. It is a great read, once you get past the science laden first 2 chapters, and it is really inspirational. It lays the scientific foundation for the saying “attitude determines altitude”. If you already believe this in your heart, then you don’t have to read this book, but if your rational brain needs some convincing, this is a great place to start.

The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage

3) The Experience Economy: Work is Theatre and Every Business a Stage – learn more about how you can transform peoples’ lives with your business. Most trainers know from my seminars, I truly believe creative a transformative experience with exercise is the most valuable thing a personal trainer can provide their client. This book goes into the details of why experiences are the economic unit and demonstrate how they are the most vital and valuable entities in the new economy.

Pop!: Stand Out in Any Crowd

4) POP! Stand Out In Any Crowd – develop a unique marketing message fast. The book is more like a workbook, and will give you specific exercise to do with your ideas, so you can create a unique business or product name, and create unique ways of marketing your ideas that get noticed and engage people. Getting attention for your business is critical in our over communicated culture. There is way too much information at our fingertips at all times, and too many distractions. This book will help you stand out from the crowd easily and get more attention for your business. Recommend for those who already have some money to re-invest in their business and are looking to expand their brand.

The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

5) The Four Hour Work Week This book is the instant new classic, a New York Times best seller, and fun as hell to read. It is a timely and astute handbook which teaches how to leverage your time, the internet, and other people to create the lifestyle of your dreams. I can’t recommend this book enough. In fact, if I could only recommend one book, this would be it. The author is in his early thirties and is already independently wealthy and tremendously accomplished. Read this book and use it as a handbook to build an empire and the lifestyle of your dreams. If you are looking to book yourself fast, start with Book Yourself Solid, which will give you a return on your money faster.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

6) The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – use “scientific prayer” to create the

rest of your life. This is another book that demonstrates the power of our thoughts. While this book does not give as much as a scientific explanation as “The Holographic Universe”, it does give you practical ideas and exercises to help you start taking control of your thoughts and your destiny.

7) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – understanding

pandemics in both life and business. Every successful product, idea, or services has a tipping point, the point at which its growth goes from linear to exponential. The author illustrates that there are 3 universal factors that interact to create the tipping point for all pandemics. This book is a great read and fascinating, and is very applicable to how you can grow your business fast and strong.

8) Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence – be able to lead any person with any type of personality. This book is great for developing your leadership skills, and managing different kinds of clients with different kinds of personalities. It is an OK read, but the science and ideas are rock solid and invaluable.

9) Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High – This is a great book for handling hard conversations. Remember, a person’s success can usually be measured by the # of difficult or awkward conversations they can navigate successfully. Don’t hide in your comfort zone; flirt with the edges of the comfort zone so it expands. As your comfort zone gets bigger, your sphere of influence will expand, and your ability to make shit happen will exponentially increase. First build your demand for your business, with books like The Four Hour Work Week and POP! Stand Out In Any Crowd and Book Yourself Solid, then confront the clients that are not working for you. You know, the ones I am talking about, the ones that make you look “bad”. Get rid of them gracefully and focus your efforts on the clients you love.

10) You Can Negotiate Anything – the title speaks for itself, and is %100 accurate. While the book is old and the examples in it are out of date to the point of being funny, the principles are as sound as could be. I have found the skills I have acquired from this book to be very helpful in handling penny pinching clients (who are often executives with big budgets that fight for every dollar they can) and raising rates. Read the book, than use the skills you learn out on Canal St or in a flea market, to perfect your skills before using them with your clients, as you need to be totally relaxed and confident when implementing them. This is a very useful book, and has helped me confidently and consistently raise my rates over the last decade.

BONUS BOOKS!

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

11) Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain This book covers content that every personal trainer, student, school teacher, and principal should know! Exercise creates new neurons in your brain! And not just anywhere in your brain, but in the areas that deal with memory, learning, attention, and survival. Spark summarizes the research that has finally proven this simple fact: exercising can make you smarter! It also opens up new niches and ways of marketing for exercise professionals, like training to prevent Alzhiemer’s, training to help addicts in recovery, and youth exercise. Read this book, and learn how what kinds of exercise have been proven to increase neurons in your brain, and how to take full advantage of this fact on behalf of your clients and your business. Knowledgeable Personal Trainer = Brain

Enhancer. It is a scientific fact!

Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling

12) Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Then You Can Handle Even If You Hate Marketing and Selling Truth be told, this is the only book on the list that I have not read from cover to cover, but what I have read is excellent. I have seen the author speak in person and I was very impressed. This book will give you the biggest return on your investment in regards to getting more clients. If the main problem you want to fix is “getting more clients” then look no further and start right here, it will give you the biggest bang for your buck as long as you put the ideas into action. Well, there you have it. Education will give you the biggest and best return on your investment. Just pick up the book that intrigues or excites you the most, or the one you think will be the most helpful for your particular situation. Start reading, put its ideas into action immediately, and reap the benefits.

Until next time, keep your business fit.
Johnny Fitness

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