Habit Stacking and Motivation

URLEmail Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you. The idea is based on creating morning and evening routines, and you create these routines using habit stacking. Let me explain. What is Habit Stacking? Habit stacking is when you take a current habitual action and add a new, desired habit to it. You

Become a Market Leader

Become a Market Leader

URLEmail Competition is very tough in almost any market. Add some volatility of market conditions influenced by politics, tough economy, and other critical factors, and you’ve got one pile of mess to take care of in business-that is, in case you don’t have the right type of plan having the appropriate strategies to execute it. But should businesses wait out better market conditions before making any important decisions in investments as well as expansion? Multi-award winning business leaders take into account a “wait and see” approach that a few big businesses make to be counter-intuitive. Within the distinguished international business

Farha’s Journey to Becoming an Interior Designer

Farha's Journey to Becoming an Interior Designer

URLEmail There are times in life when you make a wish not knowing whether it’ll ever come to fruition, and forget about it completely and go about your life doing what is needed or required and sort of forget you ever made that wish. I remember where I made my wish vividly. My parents were looking for a home, and we were going to open houses to see what fit our needs. Looking at all the beautifully decorated and staged homes, really got my interest in this profession, and I remember this one house where this feeling really made my

The Value of Value-Added Images to Your Blog Posts

The Value of Value-Added Images to Your Blog Posts

URLEmail It’s no secret that images matter in blog posts, but the right images matter even more. How much, exactly? How does a 94% bump in views sound? How about a 95% jump in conversions? Using images can be crucial in catching your reader’s attention or adding visual pop to your content, but not just any image will do. If you want your images to pack as much power as possible, you’ll first need to figure out what they’re worth. What It Means to Add Value with Images When’s the last time you read a worthwhile blog post that didn’t include

Motivating Yourself and Maintaining Personal Vision: 6 Tips for Success

Motivating Yourself and Maintaining Personal Vision: 6 Tips for Success

URLEmail Keeping  your focus and maintaining personal vision in mind all the time can get difficult. The everyday routine, distractions and negative emotions will often get in the way. While it may be challenging, motivation has to come from inside for you to keep pushing forward. The goal can be accomplished by following a couple of simple steps. Building a motivational routine and always having your personal vision ahead of you will take some time and practice. Once you internalize the process, however, pushing through the obstacles will turn into an easier task than ever before. Understand the Meaning of

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

URLEmail Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent myths that simply refuse to go away. Here are a few of those that need to be addressed and debunked pronto. Myth 1: Women are Not Leaders by Nature This is probably the worst of all claims because it states that leadership is not

Develop Your Skills for Personal and Career Advancement

URLEmail While some people are well aware of what they want to be when they grow up and manage to hit their profession from the get-go, most of us aren’t so lucky. I went from studying politics to studying screenwriting, at the age of 25! And I consider myself lucky for recognizing in time what I want from my career and what I don’t. Many people get stuck in their careers even if they’re not satisfied, mainly because of other people’s expectations. Morgan Freeman didn’t start acting until he was in his thirties, not to mention that he wasn’t a

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

URLEmail I recently started a business. I have already been researching information and asking questions for years so I am comfortable to a certain extent going forward but just not satisfied. Besides I am an old fart who knows just enough to know that he never knows enough that he shouldn’t want to learn more from others and get their insight. I signed up for a class titled, “How To Start Your Own Business”, I went into the class to find out what I didn’t know. A surprising realization was how much I actually do know! But I digress, in

Managing Client Expectations

Managing Client Expectations

URLEmail We’ve all been there: our best client calls asking for a sit-down regarding the last project or purchase. As a business owner, it’s a stomach-dropping moment; mind racing over the past delivery: Did we mess up? Did the product fail? Were we good enough? It’s never a happy ownership moment when the client initiates a review. Sometimes, the fixes can be easy. Patch a tear, add a comma, straighten a sign. Other times the fix can be a bear. The client hates the final product and wants a major rework, or-gulp!-a refund. The time to manage your client’s expectations

Real Life Struggles of a Business Woman That No One Talks About

Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every woman who’s made any headway in business has learned to take in stride. What no one will tell you is that when women entrepreneurs leave the office, the struggles don’t stop. They just follow us home. And no one ever tells you what happens there.