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Never Stop Growing: 7 YouTube Channels for Personal Development

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Never Stop Growing: 7 YouTube Channels for Personal Development

Posted on  by Kirti Patwari

With constant advancements in the environment around us, it has become inevitable to keep up with pace of life. Everything including the standard of education, news affairs, controversies, work load, stress levels, health issues and the sundry are on a rise today. Amidst this chaos, we all need smart ways to develop ourselves and grow in order to match the rhythm of the world. And what can be a better source to learn these need-of-the-hour skills than the fountainhead of knowledge in today’s time – YouTube. The platform has given a whole new dimension to learning with the numerous personal development and educational channels that it nestles. And we have brought together some of the best ones for you to subscribe!

Study With Jess

A bestselling author and founder of Educationery, a stationery line for students, Jess has been helping students keep up with all sorts of stress and even enhance productivity.

In her aesthetically pleasing, pastel hued videos, you can find useful study tips, healthy habits that youngsters must follow, self care guides, and help with organisation and maintaining routine. Her cheerful and lucid way of talking makes us see a friend in her. Even non-students can find a number of useful videos on this channel that will make their everyday life easier. 

The Urban fight

As the name suggests, this channel by Taskeen Fatima Basha is all about smart survival in the current urban scenario. It is a storehouse of constructive and practical advice on  career, finance, relationships, and jobs. The bright and confident host imparts wisdom on

simple ways to save money, preparing for interviews, intricacies of english communication, and many more essential topics that helps youngsters grow. Log on to the channel and you’ll always find something useful.

Crash Course

Who’s not familiar with Crash Course? With the best quality educational content and a huge viewership, this fun-learning channel is a must-subscribe. Created by the coolest educators ever – John Green and Hank Green, the channel covers a wide variety of subjects like History, Economics, Literature, Biology, and Psychology to name a few; giving insightful lessons on topics of relevance and academic importance from each. The videos prove immensely helpful for students, teachers, and even viewers outside the classroom given their innovative teaching methods and the impactful, humour-induced delivery.

TEDx Talks

Another popular channel, TEDx Talks is a reservoir of inspiration and standout perspectives. A stage shared by great minds all over the world, TEDx brings a bountiful of positive energy to its spectators whether it be through speakers sharing personal experiences, life journeys, or their innovative thoughts. Subscribe to the channel and you’ll be glad you did.

Skillopedia

As reflected in the name itself, Skillopedia is like a large and hefty guide to personal development, with all the answers on questions regarding career, networking, self care, Time management, mental health, and more. With a realization of the increasing competition in today’s workforce and the growing importance of soft skills, this channel is all in to ease your struggle and smoothen the path to success.

Vox

A leading content creator for trivia and current affairs, Vox let’s its viewers have a look beneath the layers. Doing all the math, history, politics, and science for events that make headlines around the world, Vox lends new perspectives along information. Vox videos talk about everything of importance to humanity today be it technology, politics, social issues, marketing, philosophy, and whatnot. Subscribe to this treasure trove of trivia and you’ll stay more well-informed than ever. 

Rujuta Diwekar 

Don’t go by its position on the list. Health comes first and it always will. And this channel is what you can leave all your health concerns to. Created by India’s most trusted celebrity nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar, the channel focuses on improvement of food habits and fitness in a country like ours. Diwekar comes up with the most doable and effective workout routines and diet routines suited to Indians. From recommending local and seasonal foods to sharing easy-to-do yoga asanas, she is a star when it comes to nutrition and fitness. 

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Replace These Everyday Phrases With More Impactful Ones

Replace These Everyday Phrases With More Impactful Ones

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Replace These Everyday Phrases With More Impactful Ones

Posted on  by Kirti Patwari

Are you scared of being mistaken as a pushover? Well, the first step to reflect confidence and create a greater impact on your mates is good communication. And what makes communication effective is the right choice of words and phrases. Using an appropriate group of words during a conversation not only helps convey the idea properly but also creates a positive impression on the listener/s. To make things easier, we have picked 5 commonly used phrases and replaced them with compelling alternatives. Let’s dig into this treasure and reform our crux of everyday communication!

Instead of: ‘Am I Making Sense’

Use: ‘I Look Forward to Hearing Your Thoughts’

To be frank, ‘Am I making sense’ simply reflects confusion and under-confidence. It gives the listener the idea that you might not be sure of what you are talking about. If you want to sound confident, use the phrase ‘I look forward to hearing your thoughts or questions.’ Doing so will ensure the listener that you care about their thoughts but not so much that you undermine yours. 

Example –

 ‘I think it is impossible to provide everyone with equal opportunities. Do I make sense?’

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‘I think it is impossible to provide everyone with equal opportunities. What do you think?’

Instead of: ‘I just wanted to … ’  

Use: ‘I’m planning on … ’ or ‘My suggestion is …’

When expressing goals and ideas, be in 100% agreement with yourself. Once you are sure of an idea, be as assertive as you can while expressing it in front of someone. And the phrase ‘I just wanted to …’ doesn’t really help here. What does help, is taking complete responsibility for all that you have to say. This sense of responsibility and determination to execute something is projected when you use solid phrases like ‘I’m planning on …’ or ‘My suggestion is …’

Example –

‘I just wanted to point out the lack of resources here.’

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‘My suggestion is to check the resources available’

Instead of: ‘I may be wrong, but…’

Use: ‘I believe’ or ‘I take a different view’

Again, with the phrase ‘I may be wrong, but…’ surfaces your lack of confidence. If you are not scared of voicing your opinion, even if that means objecting to someone else’s idea, then do let your words demonstrate the same. Firmly say ‘I believe’ or ‘I take a different view’ and lo and behold! You’ve already impressed your colleagues. 

Example –

‘I may be wrong, but having on an empty stomach causes acidity.’

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‘I believe having tea on an empty stomach causes acidity.’

Instead of: ‘I don’t know’

Use: ‘I’ll find out.’ or ‘Let me clarify that for you in just a moment.’ or ‘Why don’t we ask (name)?’

Another phrase that we use multiple times in a day is ‘I don’t know.’ But do you realize how unprepared it can make you look, especially if it’s your answer to a question during a presentation or job interview? It is only humane to not be aware of things. However, it is always appreciated if you show the enthusiasm to learn and fill the gap. 

Example –

‘Who’s the educational minister of our state?’

– ‘I don’t know.’

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‘Who’s the educational minister of our state?’

– ‘I’ll find out and let you know.’ 

Instead of: ‘I know you’re busy’ or ‘I hate to bother you’ 

Use: ‘So we can avoid a delay, I need 10 mins of your time today’ or ‘What’s your availability on Tuesday?’

Don’t shy away from specifying the urgency of a task or asking for what you need. If you feel like you are bothering someone, think again! You might be devaluing your work and time. If everyone else is busy working, so are you. Moreover, asking for help is an excellent way of building relationships. 

Example – 

‘I know you’re busy and I hate to bother you, but could you please spare 10 minutes in the evening?’

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 ‘So we can avoid a delay, I need 10 mins of your time today. Please let me know of your availability.’

We hope these phrases help you communicate and express better. Let us know about your go-to words and phrases that bring clarity to the way you communicate.

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Start on the Right Foot: A Practical Guide to Starting Something New

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A Practical Guide to Starting Something New

Posted on  by Kirti Patwari

Do you dream of being in a better place than where you are? If yes, then let’s face it. Dreams don’t work until you do. If you feel like there’s more to your life than what you have been living up till now, then this is the right time to listen to your calling. Whether it is starting a business venture, your own YouTube channel or blog, or taking the course that you’ve always been wanting to, this guide is all set to work as your bible. So, throw your fears out of the window and prep yourself up to show the world what you’ve got!

At The Production House, we strongly believe that each of our heads is a melting pot of ideas. Ideas that have the potential to transform for the better, not only our own lives but also of those around us. And do you know what’s the best part about ideas? That they are unique to you. If not all, at least a few. But your ideas do make you stand you out. So, write them down as the first step of your journey to build upon them later.

Get Those Ideas Pouring

Get Those Ideas Pouring

Research Is the Key

Be 100% sure of what you are getting into by gathering as much knowledge as you can on your areas of interest. It’ll prove helpful if you consult both online and offline resources and create a base for further working. One thing that you will always observe during research, are the questions that arise one after the other. These questions usually lead to new ideas, revisions, and improvements.

Research Is the Key

Recognize the Rocks on your Way

One thing that glares you in the face while starting something new is your tally of obstacles. Am I right or am I right?

But don’t worry. The voice of experience says that once you recognize barriers, you are halfway through breaking them. Pen down these obstacles clearly and determine their effect on your ideas. This will help while formulating the plan later.

Recognize the Rocks on your Way

State Out Your Strengths Too

Looking on the brighter side can prove to be way more salubrious than overthinking your drawbacks. Make a note of your strengths, assets, and everything that’s in your favor, and use them to your benefit. Play on your positives and you’ll always stand in the shade.

State Out Your Strengths Too

Set the Stage

Now, it’s time to make something that’ll be at the helm of all your future work. Yes, a plan! A concrete but dynamic one. And the best way to do it is the SMART way. Your plan must be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reliable, and Time-Bound, i.e. it must be a SMART plan.

Set the Stage

Get Support

“Know where you want to go and make sure the right people know about it.” — Meredith Mahoney

Your network is one of the biggest assets you have. We all have a few people in our lives who won’t lead us to the wrong path ever. Consult them and gather their support. Further, connect to fellow members of your community of interest. Talk to experienced people and learn as much as you can from them.

Get Support

Practice Positive Self-Talk 

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Positivity should reign your working schedule each day. Giving yourself positive self-talk will boost your confidence and will help maintain belief in your purpose. Keep reminding yourself to be proud of how hard you are trying. After all, you are the energy you want to attract.

Oh, and… ‘You got this!’

Practice Positive Self-Talk