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

Career or Family Time – Which is More Important? Is There a Way to Balance?

~by Brandon Greene~ . Many small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals struggle with balancing their family life and achieving their career goals. Some people get frustrated and give up on their dreams altogether, while others push their families to the wayside in an effort to further their careers. Neither one of these situations is ideal or completely beneficial in the long run. Without a balance of both family and career, you will most likely end up with one or the other — not both. I think it’s important to have both in your life in order to be truly happy

What to Do With Kids While Working from Home

~by Dayton Uttinger~ . Modern technology has enabled businesses to offer working from home more and more, so you’ve likely had the opportunity to decide if working from home is an option for you. On the other hand, you might have realized that a graduate degree is necessary in order to progress in your field, and that remains true for both social science and STEM fields. And whether you’re studying online or simply completing your thesis, your home is often the best place to get work done, provided you have a good Wi-Fi connection. There’s simply fewer distractions and more

How to Make Sure Your Business Trip Stays on Schedule

business trip stays on schedule

~by Eileen O’Shanassy~ . When traveling for business, you probably like to have a little bit of fun on top of all the work you have to do. However, your top priority is probably making sure you stay on schedule. Luckily, following these tips can help you do just that. Be Realistic When Making Your Itinerary First and foremost, you should understand that you aren’t going to be able to stay on schedule if you set up an impossible itinerary. It is very important to be realistic when making an itinerary for your upcoming business trip. Leave room for things

Boost Your Productivity and Use Social Media for Your Business

productivity

~by Jessica Walter~ . There is no better time to start a business than right now, especially if you are a senior entrepreneur. What are you waiting for? You have acquired all the skills and experience you need, and if you need to brush up on a few things, then there are thousands of resources out there that can help you. Becoming your own boss is an incredibly rewarding goal in life, but you’ll have to work hard for it.  Productivity Being productive is one of the most important things you’ll need to do to make your business work. It’s

Smart Tools for Effective Time Management

Effective Time Management

~by Dave Jones~ . If you don’t follow a timetable, you might begin your day by taking a seat at your work area pondering what you will do today. Chances are good that you won’t be beneficial, and likely will not achieve anything critical. Suppose you begin with checking email and then get diverted by the world outside of your inbox. At that point, you go on Facebook to get in your long range informal communication for the day and end up there for 60 minutes. At that point, do you remember something critical that should be accomplished for a

Is Overwhelm Just Part of Being an Entrepreneur?

~by Sophie Taylor~ . Is overwhelm an expected part of being an entrepreneur? Or is it really just burnout in disguise? . . I wasn’t going to make it. My fingers trembled – coffee jitters – as I speed-typed my (already late) blog post as fast as possible. Every two seconds, my screen flashed as I switched manically from window to window, from writing, to email, to the online webinar I was half-listening to. I had four back-to-back coaching calls starting in a couple of minutes, and I knew that afterwards my brain would be so fried that I wouldn’t

6 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Workload

~by Kara Masterson~ . Every job’s workload requires some juggling. For instance, at a law firm, paralegals quickly realize there are hard deadlines and soft deadlines, so they have to prioritize accordingly. Most other jobs entail something similar. There is always a lot to stay on top of, and if a person isn’t organized, they can get fired. But how can you stay on top of all your work without feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Here are 6 tips to help you with your workload: Large Calendar Large calendars are good visual reminders of the week and the month ahead. They

What You Focus Your Energy On, Grows

focus energy

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . One of the more interesting things I’ve noticed in life and in business is that what you focus your time and energy on is what grows.   I’ve heard many times that you get what you measure, and that is truly the case. If you measure the things you have, you will get those things, both positive and negative. If you focus on what you are lacking, then you will have lack. If your focus is on abundance, then you will have more abundance. Where the energy goes, the rest just flows.    If you

How to Eat an Elephant, OR How to Get Things Done

getting things done

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . As you might have guessed, I am not really talking about having elephant as a meal. Maybe you’ve heard that joke about how to eat an elephant? The answer: You eat an elephant one bite at a time. It’s good advice, not just for eating an elephant, but also for getting things done, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed by your list of “to-dos”. When you’re a woman in business, especially if you have a family, there are tendencies to want to do a million things at once. You get distracted out the wazoo. The reality