Try Tuesday: Learning French

I’ve always thought French was a beautiful language, and that one day I’d just have to learn it (along with a few others like Russian!). I also love a good selection of foreign films, many of these being in French, so I thought this would be a good language to start learning.

Being a modern world, I figured I’d start with an app. The one that immediately came to mind (because they have clearly spent their marketing dollars, and their ads are everywhere), was Babbel.

This seems like a really good app from my initial set up and run through.  Then I got to the screen which asked me which subscription I would like to sign up for, and realised I wasn’t quite ready for yet another regular commitment to justify the regular outgoings, and naturally, looked for other apps. 

I eventually settled on Busuu. It has lessons based around certain types of interactions and conversations, which helps things feel natural, which I like. I also really like that you can connect with native speakers of whatever language you are learning, and ask people to correct you on your exercises. Useful right?! 

Anybody know of any other language apps or other resources that could be useful? I’m a keen bean!

Stay curious,
Laveena

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Day 79: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

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After a motivating discussion on goals and struggles with a friend I got home from work on Day 79 ready to roar into guitar practice and tackle some dress design. By the time my partner got home from a friends house to hit the hay, there was fabric everywhere through the house and I was muttering to myself about measurements and completely lost in my own world.

It was a successful and productive night though, managing to overcome an amateur sewing problem I was struggling with, and applying for a couple more weekend jobs to fill the incoming gap in my extra income, with my current weekend gig slowing down for the year. Got to keep that pipeline full!

Stay positive! Stay productive!

 

Laveena

Day 37: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

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Day 37 kicked off with Day 1 of a 5-day video challenge put out on Twitter by Media Mogul, and speaker from this year’s 10X Growth Con, Hank Norman.

The challenge is fairly straightforward, making 1-1.5 minute long videos every day, for 5 days, that are engaging, well spoken, and keep his interest.

Imagine my enthusiasm when he responded to my tweeted video link with encouraging and very useful feedback for my first video! Working on my delivery is very important to me, because as Tony Robbins says, your communication is only as good as how it is received.

If I am not communicating my message properly, I want to have the insight and the tools to change that! I want you to see that if I can figure out how to go from broken, aimless, and miserable to hungry, positive and successful that you can too!

Not that I have achieved everything I want to do… far from it. That being said, I don’t think it will ever be enough, there will always be more good I can do, but all I can do is keep going until I can’t anymore. Why can’t you do that to? Why wouldn’t you want to?

I hope you’re smashing your goals today!

 

Laveena