I discovered something new about myself with a free personality test

I took the personality test twice…

This personality test only took about 15 minutes to do and the questions were typical of assessments and profiling but simple.  It was fun!  The reading the results and insight based on those results were very interesting and thought provoking.

The video is my second test actually.  All of the photos that you see was from my first test.  I decided to do it again on video for yous guys.

Looks like I am kind of balanced.  Except in the area of assertiveness.  It is a little higher than I expected.  That is the point and the fun part though.  If you honestly answer the questions then the test might reveal characteristics that you were not aware of.

However, if you ask your friends about it, they might confirm it or disagree.  What did mine say?  lol.  I will let you know later.  Stick around my blog.  I haven’t ask enough people yet.

What I like most about this personality test website

The good thing about this site though is that you don’t even have to register or anything and the test is free.  So check it out but subscribe to my blog first as I will be posting about of great websites that I come across!

https://www.16personalities.com

What smart about the personality test? It actually helps you understand yourself and others better.   A personality test is just one of the ideas I give in the book though.  There are 100’s!

Search the Amazon kindle for the title.

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Make Money Writing

How to Make Money Writing

There are many ways to make money writing online.  You need to choose based on what type of writing you enjoy doing.  Are you a literature geek or is your writing very informal and hip?  These things you need to consider.  You can provide writing services to businesses and entrepreneurs online

Some Websites That Offer Writing Gigs

  • Flexjobs.com
  • Elance.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • Upwork.com

Most of the writing jobs that you will find at websites like these are for people with great writing skills.  Research skills are helpful for many of the gigs as well.  However, some will be simple transcribing, document creation, editorial, reports and also doing posts for website and blog owners.  There is a wide variation of work available.

The others sites that I mentioned earlier have a wide range of writing gigs as well but they also include a lot of things other than writing.

This website is jobs for writers.

Others ways to make money writing

You can do more informal writing by creating your own blog or website and monetizing that.  The most common response I get from that is, “What do I create a website about? ”  Well here are my thoughts on what to create a website about!

Here are some other ideas for making money writing though

  • Create an eBook (children, fiction, nonfiction, etc)
  • Self Publish a physical book
  • Create a course online
  • Write Press Releases or do editorials (I did it personally I wouldn’t waste time at it unless you are building your credibility as a writer)

There are many other ways but I think what I named has most money potential and is most fun because of the creativity allowed.

I wrote some articles for article sites and they never made much money.

Depending the types of jobs you take, you might need to know SEO or search engine optimization.  Not difficult to learn.  If you have the skill of writing, learning it would only benefit you more if you do any writing online for others or for yourself.  You could take a course on Udemy or watch YouTube videos to get your feet wet.

How Much Do Writers Make

That varies greatly depending on which type of writing job you decide to pursue.  The best paying writing jobs are compensated for by the job not by the hour.  This is independent contractor work and you will basically be your own boss.  Set your own hours and work from home.  (of course.)

The salary for providing writing services online can be from $10 per post to $1000 assignments.  It really depends on your skill level and what type of services you are going to provide or what gigs you take on the websites for companies.

Just like you can make posts and comments on websites and blogs for money, you can also do it in social media for money.  People are making a living doing that as well and I believe there is more opportunity there (unless you are going to create your own website, eBook, etc) especially if you LOVE being on social media already.

But that to me is in another category that I talk about here…Social Media Management

Writing Projects That You Can Do

 

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Improve Your Memory With Games

Short Term Vs Working Memory

Short term memory and working memory is not the same thing.  Short term memory is what it sounds like.  Working memory is the use of that short term memory in processing information.  We will be covering mostly working memory but short term memory will also benefit from these games and exercises.

Using the Internet and Apps

There are many ways to improve your memory these days thanks in large part to the internet.  Best of all, it’s fun.  One game that claims to be effective at improving IQ by increasing memory capacity is Dual N-Back.  It’s a free app for your phone.  Available for Android and iPhone.

I was slow to figure out how to play this, but after working with it 15 minutes or so, I was able to get in the groove.  It’s easy to see how this would be mental exercise to help improve your memory after playing it.  But don’t get frustrated if it takes you a while to actually figure out what you are supposed to be doing.  That’s why they have the training phase.

Increasing your working memory capacity has been proven to add points to your IQ score.  The tasks in this game has been shown to increase working memory.

How it works to improve memory

The game will display a pattern visually and audibly.  You have to retain the pattern in memory long enough to recognize when a square is repeated from 2 displays back.  You also have to keep track of the letter that is called out audibly 2 announcements back.  You press a button to signal when you have detected the match.

This game is fun for people who want to make their memory sharper but there are many others which also claim to improve cognitive functioning.  Unfortunately, there are conflicting studies which seem to indicate that the results from earlier studies might have been flawed and the improvements in the subjects were limited to playing the game and were partially achieved due to the placebo effect.

Nurobics – Exercising Your Brain

There is a term called Nurobics.  That means to stimulate the brain by forcing it to do things that involved all of the senses in new and unexpected ways.  Studies have been shown that this is more effective than playing brain games.

Seems there is always a study that discounts another study, lol.  But it is cool that you can get off line and still do some things that are fun, easy and free which will help increase your ability to memorize and process information.

Other ways to improve your memory

  • Get more the recommended amount of sleep
  • Write things down
  • Matching cards game or that old school game of concentration
  • Learn and spend time mastering a skill – Might as well choose one that can help you in your work or to earn extra money  like productivity software or social media marketing.
  • Get exercise daily
  • Proper diet of food
  • Some video games – Super Mario 3d World was involved in a study that showed playing this game produced positive results while playing a different 2D game wasn’t.  So don’t grabbing your first choice or favorite game claiming it will make you smarter.

Only certain games will help your brain and if you do it to exclusion of other things that you should be doing with your time (it’s called balance) that makes you dumb!

And some other games that have been shown to help exercising the brain could also produce other unwanted effects on your brain like normalizing violence.