We’re all human, and it’s only normal for emotions to run high in stressful situations. The difference between being professional and unprofessional isn’t defined by your ability to never cry at work.
It’s how you react and recover when it happens.
The next time the tension starts rising while you’re on the job, try these strategies to avoid – or recover from – an emotional blip at work.
I’ve put more proverbial irons in the fire in the past six months than I had in the past two years! And as it turns out, I’m far from the only person who has discovered the magic of a morning routine. Here are several reasons why having a consistent early morning routine helped make me a more successful person, and how I got there:
Time is a limited resource, yet it’s the most valuable one of all when starting a home-based business. One of the best time management strategies for entrepreneurs is to create “Time Dividends,” a concept from Laura Vanderkam’s book, Off the Clock.
The idea is simple: what you spend time and money on now can save you more time later. These investments continue to pay off by “creating time” just like investing in stocks can pay dividends.
Because the flu and cold season is coming and no one has time for that!
If you’re wondering how to not get sick this season, here are my best tips:
My healthier lifestyle has not only helped me manage my weight, it has also boosted my overall energy and mood. I also believe it has helped me better handle the stresses of work and life. So what changed? It’s not because I finally had the right wearable tech, followed a certain diet, or because I chose a specific fitness plan. It’s because I had a shift in mindset first, and then the healthy change followed. If you’re struggling to form a healthier lifestyle, here’s why changing your mindset first is key:
If you’re on a budget, you can 100% DIY your own free workout plan without needing any paid apps, gym memberships, or personal trainers. I’ve put together some simple steps to help you create your own effective, free workout plan. You can customize the plan to require minimal equipment. You really just need some good trainers, an exercise/yoga mat, a timer, maybe a couple of dumbbells, and some grit. Simply go through the following steps and choose the options that work best for you. It’s just like build-a-bear, except instead of getting a stuffed animal at the end, you get a fit body.
In November of last year, I discovered HIIT. Since then, I’ve only lost five pounds, but I’m more confident in a swimsuit than I’ve been in years (or perhaps ever). For the first time in my life, I can do actual, legitimate push-ups. The changes I’ve seen in my strength, endurance, and confidence has converted me into a HIIT-er for life.
If leadership is something you hope to see on the horizon, but are worried you might suck at it, don’t panic. Take an honest look at your career history. There are a few less obvious signs that you might be better suited to leadership than you think:
If your career goals seem out of reach, check in with yourself to see if one of these three career mistakes is holding you back. Personally, I’ve made each of these three mistakes at one point or another. So if one or more of these ring true for you, rest assured you’re not the first (nor the last) to face these self-imposed obstacles.
Maybe you decided at some point that your long commute was worth the compensation. And maybe it is. But just because long commutes have become the societal norm doesn’t make it healthy. The daily grind of sitting in traffic can wear you down over time and affect...
Maybe you’ve had an idea for a business or side hustle that you’ve been thinking about for some time, but can’t find a place to start. Or, maybe you’ve already started a business and your to-do list is so long that you have no idea what to focus on next. Regardless of where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, here’s a step-by-step plan for getting back on track when your ambition becomes overwhelming:
To blog or to freelance? That is the question. Here's a rundown on why you should focus on freelance writing first if you need to get some income rolling in quickly.
Here's the reality: Working hard and being good (or even great) at what you do isn’t enough to get you promoted. If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels at the company you work for without making any progress, it’s time to change what you’re doing.
A free workout plan sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That’s because there’s a ton of gyms and paid fitness programs out there that want you to think you need them to get in shape.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-structured paid program as much as the next person! I’ve had fantastic success with some of them. They are great if you have no idea where to start and need something that holds your hand each step of the way. They are also ideal for finding communities of like-minded people ...
If you’re thinking it’s time to rebrand your website, these slower summer months are the perfect time to take the plunge.
Here are the steps that worked for me:
1. Determine the cornerstone of your business
My writing niche was vaguely lifestyle-related at the beginning, as I was still learning what type of content I really excelled at. As a result, a lot my articles were unrelated to each other, and my website lacked a common theme.
As I gained more experience, I discovered my best articles ...