I am sure you have heard these sayings many times... "All work and no play." "Work hard, play hard." You know these sayings very well, and all of their different variations. Your parents, teachers and business mentors have said them to you multiple times, and you know why? They say them because they are true. To put it plainly, business owners tend to be type A … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Help Business Owners Live Life and Have Fun
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Do you ever wonder why individuals are continually discussing physical exercise? It's on newspaper covers, radio shows, tv programs, in numerous books and publications, and naturally in articles and reports you discover online. The completely honest answer is that it is because exercising really does change your life. We are not meant to be sedentary creatures; our mind and … [Read more...] about How Physical Activity Boosts Your Productivity
Is your sales force not producing the results you want and lacking the energy, teamwork, drive, and the attitude that they need to have for great success? Are you a sales professional or sales manager who is carrying around too much stress, lacking motivation, and not achieving your full potential? If any of this is true, then listen up. Laughter just might be the solution. … [Read more...] about How a Laughter Seminar Can Help Your Business
Let's face it: it's HARD to always be "on" when you're at work. No matter how much you try, even the best-laid plans and schedules break down; sometimes it seems like all the forces are against you. You can get discouraged, weary, frustrated and unfocused. You can blame your boss, your spouse, interruptions, computer crashes, too much work, too little time...the list goes on … [Read more...] about How to Take Control of Your Workspace
There is a special kind of camaraderie amongst entrepreneurs. It is a bit like belonging to an exclusive club, where members celebrate the freedom of business ownership. And while freedom may be the motto, only a small percentage of entrepreneurs are truly free. Instead of running their businesses, they let their businesses run them. Are you running your business or is it … [Read more...] about Are You Running Your Business or Is it Running You?
In a world where “too much to do and too little time” is a common mantra, there’s a sense that everyone and everything has more control over our day than we do. While we might be at the beck and call of clients, there are still areas where the culprit is none other than ourselves. Using the word “control” as an acronym, let me suggest ways in which we can begin to gain some … [Read more...] about How to Get in Control and Reduce Stress at Work
Walk into the room and can’t find your keys? Or forget why you entered the room in the first place? Wondering what has happened to your short-term memory? Feel overwhelmed by information, people, to-do lists and demands on your time? You very well could be suffering from SADD -- situational attention deficit disorder -- a term coined by Anderson Consulting Institute for … [Read more...] about What to Do When You are Overwhelmed
Is there enough time in your day for fun? Are you able to find moments to laugh at the little things? Are you able to see the joy in your job, you family, and your friends? Or, are you too focused on getting things done rather than focusing on what's important to you? Are you too busy checking off items on your to-do list? Are you unable to remember the last time you … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs Need to Have Fun
Starting and running a business is stressful. Sad to say, there is no escaping stress. Doctors define stress as anything that disturbs your healthy mental or physical well being. Isolation, overwork and poor time management all breed stress. Having trouble getting motivated? Chances are you are stressed out. Or maybe you can’t handle setbacks? That’s stress! It could also be … [Read more...] about How Entrepreneurs Can Manage Stress
If lately you're finding your tasks and responsibilities at work more than you can bear, you may be approaching burnout. Burnout is not an imaginary condition that's all in your mind. It's a very real mental and physiological condition caused by a stress overload. Burnout arises when we are overworked, overtaxed emotionally, or physically exhausted -- and as a result … [Read more...] about Are YOU Headed for Burnout?