The tagline on Vanessa Van Edwards’ website reads – “I’m Vanessa and I’m a recovering boring person.” Vanessa has reshaped her life into being a “professional people-watcher” – studying what makes people tick and what drives human behavior.
A behavioral investigator, she is the lead at her human behavior research lab, The Science of People. Designing and executing her own research experiments, her goal is to crack the code of human behavior and how and why people do what they do. She also hosts workshops for individuals looking to learn how to succeed in business and in their personal lives by uncoding the secret dynamics of human behavior.
Vanessa is also a bestselling author – her latest book Captivate was named “one of the most anticipated books of the year” by Apple and is all about how to be the most memorable person in the room.
We’re two weeks in 2018, and New Year’s resolutions involving fitness and health goals are top of mind. That’s why it’s the perfect time to interview Natalie Jill – a licensed Master sports nutritionist and functional fitness trainer. Natalie’s entire mission is to help people to decide to take control of their body, mind, business and lives, and she shares the tools to do so on her website.
Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot and James Clear, Author & Entrepreneur.
Deciding to make healthier habits and life changes is easy. Actually following through on them though? Not so much. Greatist knows this fact well, which is why it’s their mission to help people find out how they can make healthy choices that they love – because it’s easier to stick with things if you love them. We love their “healthy-ish” attitude because it comes across as attainable, positive, and encouraging.
A recent study by Brigham Young University found that employees who had difficulty exercising during the day were 96% more likely to experience a loss in productivity.
Many of us are guilty of developing bad habits while at the office, especially if you’re sitting for 8+ hours per day staring at a computer screen. Habits are hard to unsubscribe from, especially when those around you are doing the same.
The good news is, there are a number of simple things you can do to improve your lifestyle which will directly affect your productivity at work.
We’re all guilty of it from time to time. You’re trying to scan through your voicemail while waiting for your coffee, watching a tv show while browsing the internet, or tackling multiple projects at work. We’re getting more done with less time, right? Wrong. Even worse, multitasking can be bad for our health.