Microsoft Excel has several functions categorized as lookup functions. Many of them can be replaced by the versatile XLOOKUP function. The XLOOKUP function can replace the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and INDEX + MATCH functions. However, the XLOOKUP function is only available in Excel for Microsoft 365. If you have an older Excel version, you’ll need to use one of the other Excel lookup functions to perform your lookups.
Throughout this article, we’ll be using the list of climate data for Tampa, FL below as our data source (source):
I heard about mind mapping probably a few decades ago but never took the time to really look into it. It turns out there’s not much to it. In a nutshell, you just:
There are a few things you can do to help distinguish the hierarchy of items on a mind map:
In addition to just explaining how to create a mind map, the book goes into detail about the…
After reading the Four Agreements, I was pretty excited to read The Fifth Agreement. I was a little disappointed, though, because a lot of the content rehashed the first four agreements, and not very much of the book was dedicated to the fifth agreement. However, it was helpful to review the first four agreements and see how the fifth agreement fit into the picture.
The book Ultralearning teaches the reader how to learn better and get better results from what they are trying to learn. “Ultralearning is a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge that is both self-directed and intense.”
I read this book more from the perspective of a teacher rather than a learner. I may use the concepts at some point to do my own ultralearning projects, but since I am creating content to teach people new skills, I’m looking for ways to make my content more engaging. …
I’ve wanted to read this book for some time, and I’m sorry that I waited so long to do so. Reading this book and applying it to my life are two separate things. After reading the book, I have so many unanswered questions, but awareness is the first step to making these changes.
Four agreements, it sounds so simple, but I think it’s hard to make these agreements, and I have a great deal of work before they become a part of my life.
My decision to read this book was more based on the subtitle than the title. The title sounded a little self-serving, but as I read the book, I realized that I want to be amazing not for my benefit but for how my being amazing can help others. This made me feel better about reading the book and sharing a review of it.
The book outlines six qualities that you should have to be amazing and four steps to get there.
Books I’ve Read and What I Thought About Them
This month I only completed reading two books. One of the books was on the subject of SEO, and the other was about creating stories through data. Both books were excellent, and I would highly recommend them if you want to increase your knowledge in either area.
Each month I share the books I’ve read, what I thought of them, and favorite excerpts.
As you’ll see, from the books I’ve listed below, I’ve been thinking a lot about creating some online courses. Here are this month’s reading excursions:
Software coach showing others that software is easy to learn.