Learningz, September 19

September 19, 2013:

How about 21 habits of supremely happy people?


A lot of great points here — ranging from the obvious to the specific (like valuing a good mixtape)


Which of these do you follow? Or try to?

Learningz, September 17

September 17, 2013:

Scientists are making some strides in understanding our genetic makeup — and just how diverse, evolving and fickle that can be.

Check out this NYT article on the new science around DNA.

All those years of marveling at how complex people can be from a simple DNA structure may not be all that correct.


Learningz, September 16

September 16, 2013:

Some Monday morning inspiration!

Science has founded that happiness levels aren’t the entire equation when it comes to living a good and happy life.

They have found that having meaning in your life – something more to live for, is really the key.

The author uses the example of Viktor Frankl, a holocaust survivor, author and influential thinker about the meaning of life.

Good read: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/

Learningz, September 13

September 13, 2013:

Today would be the 97th anniversary of writer Roald Dahl!

For anyone that’s a fan of his amazing stories (or not), here’s a compilation of some lessons he taught: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/roald-dahl-birthday-_n_3913346.html

those who don’t believe in magic will never find it

Learningz, September 12

September 12, 2013:

Who’s got 3 minutes for an awesome Zen Pencils cartoon?

This one is a quote from Bill Watterson — the imaginative creator of the beloved Calvin & Hobbes.

It’s got a great lesson at the end — be sure to catch it Zeople!


Learningz, September 5

September 5, 2013:

Are you all familiar with author/speaker Brene Brown?

(If not, google her! Listen to her talks. Get her books!)

Brown recently gave an interview where she discusses living authentically and practicing courage.


Clue: it’s not easy but it’s beneficial!

Learningz, September 4

September 4, 2013:

This past weekend a woman named Diane Nyad did an astounding thing.

She became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without any aid.

Oh, and she’s 64. And she’s tried this feat four times before. Now, on her fifth try, she achieved her goal.

Her accomplishment is beyond amazing — but so is her drive to reach her dream.

You can see her give a TED talk here called “Dare to Dream: Dare to Dream: Diana Nyad at TEDxBerlin

And you can read about her amazing swim here: http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/9630873/espnw-mere-humans-take-away-diana-nyad-record-feat

“She freakin’ made it!”

Don’t give up on your dreams Zeople!

Learningz, September 3

September 3, 2013:

Welcome back Zeople — hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Zirtual got some awesome press over the weekend, as we were featured in a Harvard Business Review article!

The article centers around time management and resources to help people from being too busy. The author thinks we can help 🙂

Here’s the link to read: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/09/please_stop_complaining_about.html

We’ll be getting some more clients in soon — let’s show them just how effective having a ZA can be!

Learningz, August 27

August 27, 2013:

Had a few folks let me know that yesterday’s Learningz was insightful, SO, I’m going to theme this week a bit.

We’ll look at some other Quora posts.

Quora is a Q & A site that allows experts and others to answer users questions. There’s some really great crowdsourced question and answers, and I’d encourage you all to check it out.

Here’s a great one on how to beat procrastination!


There’s an impulsive baby reptile in your brain, and unfortunately he has the steering wheel. If you can be a good parent to him he’ll mostly do what you say, and serve you well. Just remember who’s in charge.

Learningz, August 26

August 26, 2013:

Happy Monday Zeople!

Came across this Quora post sometime last week and wanted to share it with you all.

The question: What is the most important life lesson that you have learned up to this point?


Some really, really great lessons in there.

I found myself thinking about the comic with the camel for quite some time. Our society sometimes  really does just look for ways to point out things others are doing “wrong”, when any way could be the wrong way depending on how you look at it.

So, lesson: be positive. Encourage others!