Here are some interesting energy sources you never thought could help you get through your day.

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Let me take you on a short journey.

Your alarm bell rings, you look at your phone, and it’s 6:30 am (which, in my opinion, is a barbaric time to wake up).

Feeling sluggish, you roll out of bed, brush your teeth, struggle to decide what to wear, hurriedly do your hair and then limp out of the house to catch the train for work.

During the train ride (or bus ride for some), you zone in and out of consciousness while blasting the latest and greatest tunes in your ears.

Before you know it, you’re at work.

You head…

It can be the most powerful tool for your career — if used correctly.

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I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn.

It can serve as a great digital resume, an excellent medium for networking, and a great platform to showcase your latest professional achievements.

A large majority of people underestimate the power of LinkedIn. People will mindlessly scroll through their news feed for a few minutes every couple of days, seeing what’s around, liking a few posts, and then logging off the platform for the day.

Using it like this is missing its point entirely.

A lot of people do not realize that LinkedIn can be the most powerful tool to advance your professional career…

How I improved my networking game.

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It’s a skill that has become almost a prerequisite in today’s cut-throat world.

Yet, many of us still surprisingly forget how powerful a strong network can be for your career, and how it can help you stay afloat in the relentless world of business.

Also, did you know that approximately 70% of jobs are not advertised?

You may be asking, if they’re not advertised, then how are they filled? The answer is, you guessed it, networking.

The opportunities you find on job boards are only the minority of what’s available. There’s a whole gold mine of jobs that you…

These are the items that can help you stay ergonomic while working at home

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Given the current pandemic and that most people are now being forced to work from home, there has never been a greater emphasis on having a home office until now.

Pre-pandemic, the idea of working from home, or working out of a home office was mainly associated with people such as entrepreneurs, freelancers, or business owners.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably used to working in an office with the hustle and bustle around you.

Yet now, we’re all alone.

We’ve all been forced to commit to the confines of our home, with the expectation that we remain equally…

You don’t have to be an actual black-belt to have a black-belt mindset.

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Around this time last year, I was unsure about restarting my journey in martial arts.

During high school, I did about four years of Kung Fu, but by the end of it, I became uncommitted, burnt out, and lost sight of my goals.

Every lesson felt like a chore and a bother. So what was the point? It just wasn’t enjoyable anymore. As a result, I decided to quit.

After that, I became like every other aspiring ‘health junkie’.

I joined a normal gym, lifted weights and drank protein.

Yet, for some reason, I still wasn’t satisfied.

I didn’t feel…

Here’s what you could try instead.

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I’m sure the large majority of us have all tried to do one thing — budgeting.

The promise of more wealth and financial independence is no doubt engaging and intriguing. Budgeting can make you feel in control, empowered, and accomplished.

At a surface-level, it’s a simple enough concept to grasp.

You plan how much of your pay you are going to use, and how much you are going to set aside. From there, it should be smooth sailings, right?

If you’ve attempted to budget before, then you know how quick and easy it can be to fail.

Without the proper…

Imagine if you could conquer any physical feats that were placed in front of you. Cool!

Imagine if you could defeat enemies with just a single punch. Amazing!

Imagine if you trained so hard that you lost all of the hair on your body. Wait, what?

This is exactly the premise of the widely popular anime/manga ‘One Punch Man’. For those who are unaware of the story, allow me to enlighten you.

One Punch Man is about a 22-year-old unemployed Japanese man named Saitama who dreams of becoming a superhero. One day as he is walking home from a failed…

Those who know me will often see me carrying a black 2.2L water bottle around. Aside from acting as a great impromptu dumbbell, it provides me a great source of hydration. Why should we stay hydrated? What makes water so important? For many of us, drinking a lot of water because it was healthy was what we were taught to accept. However, water actually accounts for 75% of our body mass. That’s a large proportion of your body mass that you (potentially) are not providing the nutrients it requires for it to be at its optimal self. Do you actually…

Vincent Tran

Young Professional | Personal Finance Enthusiast | Fitness Lover (Or Tries To Be)

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