The Three Pillars of Charisma

I used to think being charismatic was all about telling amazing stories and making people laugh. Not being a great storyteller or much of a comedian, I thought I could never be charismatic. Fortunately, this article says I had it all wrong. 😂

It’s about being present, removing self-doubt, and being kind and accepting to other people. Presence, power, and warmth. That sounds pretty manageable, right?

Now go out there, be in it, relax, and be nice to people. Congrats, you’re charismatic. ☺️

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The Best Music for Working

According to research on the effect of music listening on work performance, music can indeed help your brain work better. But it depends what you are listening to.

👉 5 Types of Music That Increase Your Productivity, According to Science

Official Recommendations

Classical music, especially baroque, can increased mood and concentration – see Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel 👉example

Not really music, but nature sounds can increase cognitive function and concentration – rain, water, etc. 👉 example

Epic music can inspire you if you’re feeling unmotivated 👉 example

Video Game Music – this music is designed to help your brain feel better! 👉 Sim City, Bastion, or pick a game! (Zelda?)

Ambient music can reduce stress (I’m not a huge fan, so no example 🤷🏻‍♂️😂)

My Own Favs

I personally love classical adaptations of rock and pop, such as Kashmir: Symphonic Led Zeppelin or the Vitamin String Quartet.

I also like some of the Apple Music concentration playlists such as Swift Concentration.

And even though it breaks some of the rules above, I just find KUTX relaxing.

Also, Miles Davis. And the Isle of Dogs soundtrack.

Duke Ellington: Black, Brown, and Beige.

Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 – 2 – The Bolt – Tahiti Trot

For some chill beats, try Trappin in Japan (YouTube) ( Music).

Also, just any classical waltz music seems to work.

What Doesn’t Work

Not surprisingly, complex musical structure and lyrics don’t help. In fact, they make it harder for you brain to focus. (*Still, I can work to Johny Cash music, probably because it’s so familiar.)

Also, any music may hinder the especially difficult tasks.

And you have to be in the habit of listening to music to make it helpful. If you only do it sometimes, it doesn’t help.


Stadtbad Neukölln, Berlin

More European pool tour goodness, this one in Berlin. 🥰. I won’t even try to say the name.

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________________________ Stadtbad Neuk​ö​lln | Berlin, Germany | c. 1912 • The Stadtbad Neukölln is a city bath in Berlin, Germany. Designed by architect Heinrich Best and Town Planner Reinhold Kiehl, the Neoclassical-style building is inspired by the thermal baths found in ancient Greece • With the intention to combine physical exercise, personal hygiene, and spiritual edification, Kiehl included a public library and a public pool into the architectural plan of the building. Both were connected by an atrium that housed a fountain created by the prominent German sculptor Richard Guhr • Similar to the ancient Greek temples and basilicas, the design employs a dome with a skylight and a round plunge pool surrounded by columns, walkways, sculptures, and mosaics by Puhl & Wagner – the largest mosaic and stained glass manufacturer in Germany at the time. When it was built, the bath was one of the largest in Europe and hosted up to 10,000 visitors per day • Throughout the 20th century, the space evolved as both a place of relaxation and recreational learning, undergoing significant cycles of renovations, restoration and updates to meet both preservation codes and modern energy standards • Today, the bath is managed by ​Berliner Bäder-Betriebe and hardly differs in appearance from its grand opening in 1914. ​Its s​wimming pool and sauna area are operated separately, and include a Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, a marble steam bath, and a caldarium • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @berlinstagram ✍: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson​ ​#AccidentalWesAnderson​ ​#Vscotravel​#VscoArchitecture​ ​#Neuk​ö​lln #Visit_berlin #Germany🇩🇪

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