8 Brain Boosting Herbs to Improve Your Productivity 72

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This is a guest post by Angela, an editorial assistant at Kratom Crazy, a premium supplier of kratom extracts that are sold for research and educational purposes.

Boosting one’s brain has always been a problem to people, especially for students.

It is not easy to study all subjects at the same time. That is why the grades vary. However, researches have helped people to discover useful effects of herbs that grow just around them. In this way, herbs can finally be of use in improving brain activity.

Below are listed some brain boosting herbs, other health benefits are included as well. A healthy body is a healthy brain:

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a herbal medicine that helps in treating stress. It is known to be used as brain boosting and it also protects your brain against depression and anxiety.

Ashwagandha is safe to use because it is from nature itself. There are already ashwagandha supplements being produced. This herb has insulin secretion property which helps in reducing blood sugar levels.

Ashwagandha also has anti-cancer content which can help as a preventive agent for cancer.

2. Tulsi

This herb is also called Ocimum sanctum or holy basil. The word ‘Tulsi’ is commonly used in India.

Tulsi comes in two colors; green (Lakshmi tulsi) and purple (Krishna Tulsi).

It’s one of the brain boosting herbs that help in relieving stress and making your brain function effectively.

This herb can also act as a detoxifier from inside to outside effect. People who mostly use this herb are seen to be vibrant because of its detoxifying ability.

It is also known for other benefits such as improving your dental conditions, facilitating proper digestion and eliminating harmful radicals. It is considered and recognized as an adaptogen.

3. Brahmi

Brahmi has a scientific name called BacopaMonnieri. This brain boosting herb promotes comfort to people having chronic irritation such as redness of the skin. It also serves as stress reduction.

Known to boost mental cognition, it can also help in the therapy process with people who have Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Gotu Kola

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Gotu Kola belongs to the perennial herbaceous plant that is mostly found in Asia. This herbal needs proper preparation to bring out the best effects of the said herb.

In Asia, this herb is commonly used as a kitchen ingredient in soups and salads.

Gotu Kola can boost brain productivity through its properties on regulating blood circulation in the body. This herb has also been made into supplements to suffice the needs of aging people especially those who have Alzheimer’s.

5. Kratom

Another one of the brain boosting herbs that come from Asia. Its scientific name is Mitragynaspeciosa.

It has been banned in some countries because it has been used as a substitute for opium, which has affected the economy of some countries. However, there is more to discover on what lies within the kratom leaves.

In brain boosting aspect, this plant is helpful because it helps eliminate anxiety, depression, and mood swings. It can also be taken by people with hypertension since there are chemical components found in its leaves that can help reduce blood pressure.

6. Ginseng

Ginseng is another perennial plant. It’s known to provide energy, and is a preventive herb for cancer, treatment for erectile dysfunction, and enhancement of cognitive function.

This herb has been widely used and accepted throughout the world. There are a lot of supplements, coffee, and even medications that have ginseng content.

It is famous for its effects, and there are many people that can testify as they have experienced good results while taking the herb.

7. Rosemary

This herb has been known for many centuries to have many uses. One of the known health benefits of rosemary is its use in improving a person’s memory.

This said herb contains anti-bacterial properties, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. Rosemary brain boosting herbs are also used as a recipe ingredient in soups and other dishes. This kind of herb is not hard to grow, you can plant it indoor or outdoor depending on your preference.

8. Aronia

Aronia berries are known to have an antioxidant property which can help you feel vibrant. Aronia boost your mental cognition by the said property.

When you feel refreshed and vibrant, the lesser chances you have of becoming stressed or insecure. This herb has been known as content in juices or supplements. Promotes longevity too.

Herbs are naturally produced by nature and because of the smart people around the place, they have been able to discover their amazing effects. These bran boosting herbs are safe to be used, but moderation should always be observed.

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The Five Elements of Flawless Customer Experience 6

The Five Elements of Flawless Customer Experience

Providing a flawless customer experience is the ultimate goal for any business.

There’s a lot that goes into creating a customer experience that keeps your clients coming back for more. In fact, there’s so much involved that it can almost seem overwhelming.

However, providing a flawless customer experience becomes much easier when you approach the task through these five distinct elements:

Time
Understanding
Ownership of Emotions
The Unexpected
Follow-Through

Time

When it comes to your customers’ satisfaction, time is essential. Think of how a great experience at a new restaurant quickly sours if you’re left waiting for your food to arrive. Think of how your excitement over a great department store sale turns into frustration as you stand in line for what seems like hours.

Time is your most valuable resource and it is up to you to make sure you’re using your customers’ time wisely.

This is why restaurants have comfortable waiting areas with drinks and appetizers, or why airports have lounges with restaurants, shops, and even bars.

If your customers are being forced to wait for a service, make them feel as if their time spent is not wasted. The more positive drivers you offer customers, the less likely they are to grow dissatisfied with their experience.

Think of how you can implement this in your own business. Are there places where you can help fill customers’ time? Are there places where technology can be used to cut down on the time it takes to complete a task? Remember, it’s the customers’ time that should be valued, not your own.

Understanding

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You must understand what your customers want, when they want it, and how.

While this may seem daunting, getting a better understanding of your customers doesn’t take millions of dollars, complex data analytics, and a degree in psychology. Instead, all it takes is a simple look. Watch their process, engage with them, ask them questions, and listen to them.  

How are customers interacting with your product? What’s the first thing they do when they enter your store? What’s the last thing they do before they leave? How long are they spending in each department? Do you notice anything that hampers their experience?

Take a look at your competitors. How are your potential customers interacting with them? What does this business offer that you don’t or vice versa? What is your, as Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen says, “job to be done?” What are your customers hiring your product or service to accomplish? Understand why your users are turning to your products.

Ownership of Emotions

Many companies have already taken hold of their customers’ emotions, though cynically. Subliminal advertising is a key example. However, the ownership of emotions does not have to be cynical. When used correctly, it can be the “holy grail” for companies.

Owning emotions begins with the aforementioned ability to understand. When you truly understand a customer’s choices and then act to make the experience better, you’re building a relationship of trust. That trust is the foundation of emotional ownership.

One way to build this trust is to reduce the “emotional” noise that surrounds your customers. Let them know that, even on their worst day, your business or product is there for them and that it will be a constant in their lives.

Think of restaurants and the long wait times you have to endure when they’re busy. Think of how angry—or “hangry”—you feel as you stand around, waiting for your table, and listening to your stomach growl. However, think of how some restaurants are able to reduce that emotional noise by serving you finger foods and drinks as you wait.

Also, seek to understand what emotionally motivates your customers.

Why should they be motivated to visit your store or use your product? To feel confident? Free? Unique? Secure? Successful? Research shows that all human beings are motivated by one of those factors.

The Unexpected

Experiences become stronger and more memorable when they’re accompanied by an element of surprise. Surprise can be addictive, which will only keep your customers coming back for more.

Think about mailing your customers or clients small packages with gifts and swag. Everyone loves to get mail and everyone loves free stuff, especially when it’s least expected.

A surprise doesn’t have to be a huge flash mob (though it could be!). Hand out snacks at your store. Is it a cold day? Give your customers hot chocolate or warm punch. Is it a client’s birthday? Send a card! Even a small note of thanks for a customer’s business is a nice little surprise.

The most important thing to remember: simply be sincere and don’t become predictable. Chocolates on hotel pillows were once a great surprise for guests. However, now that their wow-factor has faded, hotels are continuously trying to get back to the “unexpected.”

Follow-Through

You’ve made promises and established goals. The only thing that’s left is to follow through on them. This starts with creating your mission statement, one that you, your employees, and your customers can commit to it. This will define your customer experience.

Your mission statement must promise to impact yourself/your business, the community, or the world. It may commit to impacting one, or all three. However, whatever it promises, you must follow through on. Your customers’ trust, and thus their experience, depends on it.

More about these five elements can be discovered in Unforgettable: Designing Customer Experiences that Stick, to be published in 2018.

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Kyle H. David has made a career in technology and entrepreneurship for nearly 20 years. In 2001, he formed The Kyle David Group, now KDG. Over the past 16 years, KDG has grown at a rapid pace, attracting clients ranging from the United States Senate to major financial institutions, international nonprofits, and Division I universities.