With the health insurance marketplace now open for 2019 enrollment, you might be spending a little extra time thinking about your personal well-being. As you compare plans and weigh costs, it can be downright unsettling to make predictions about how many insurance services you’ll be using during the upcoming year. (Really, who wants to entertain … Continue reading Fall Back into Daylight Savings with Healthy Sleep Patterns
The relationship between technology and productivity is complicated. On the one hand, modern tech introduces us to wider audiences, providing the opportunity to share ideas like never before. It speeds up time-consuming processes and streamlines operations. It gives us the unbridled freedom to play music, track our weight loss, chat with friends, buy concert tickets, … Continue reading 4 Productivity Apps to Help You Save Time and Stay Focused
Owning your own business is hard work. And staying ahead of the latest digital trends and marketing opportunities can leave you feeling like David taking on Goliath. Where do you even begin? Building upon Part I of this topic, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best digital marketing tactics that can help you … Continue reading Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Business Success in 2018
“You’ve got to have ambition!” You’ve heard it before… if you want to succeed in business, you better have enough ambition to push you to the top. Ambition is that driving force that won’t let you quit until you’ve reached your goal. So it can’t be a bad thing…right? Actually, too much ambition or ambition … Continue reading Climbing with Ambition: When Is Too Much of a Good Thing, Bad?
"If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life." This is one of those expressions a person hears and then thinks I hope one day I can say that to someone and actually mean it. And while the saying itself is not inherently misleading, and is, in fact, full of … Continue reading The Power of Passion: Can You Learn to Love Work Even if You Hate Your Job?
The month of March means different things to different people. For us, it’s a seasonal reminder that change is on the horizon. Cold weather, off-kilter circadian rhythms, and a grumpiness fueled by vitamin-D deficiency will soon be replaced by brave tulip bulbs, warm sunshine, and beckoning muddy puddles. It’s a time that welcomes transformation and … Continue reading Is It Time for a Change? Six Tips for Small Businesses to Consider
Let's Get Personal Have you ever met someone and thought “Whoa, that dude really needs a hobby”? My father is one of those people. Not like he’s wound real tight or incapable of relaxing---quite the opposite, actually. He’s affable, easy going, has a razor-sharp wit, great intuition…and very little life outside of work. Now, the … Continue reading The Power of Passion: A Personal Hobby Is Crucial to Your Life Outside of Work
Last week we discussed how spreading the love to other businesses can benefit both your reputation and that bottom line. But it’s just as important to shift focus inward and think about our own well-being. It’s far too easy to forget about ourselves and the things we need---physically, mentally, and emotionally---in order to become the … Continue reading Work-Life Balance: Investing in Your Own Well-Being is Investing in Your Future
“Must be able to multitask.” How many times have you seen that in a job description? Furthermore, how many times have you highlighted your “extraordinary multitasking skills” in an interview or cover letter? In our line of work, it's a must. But it seems that despite our best efforts to boost productivity by accomplishing more … Continue reading Multitasking: A New Word for Counterproductive?
Leaders can't set realistic goals unless they have a comprehensive understanding of the business itself, their target audience, and the staff driving everyday results. Like it or lump it, goal setting is as tied to team dynamics as white on rice. And without the right people in place, goals are merely dreams. Looking to diversify? … Continue reading If You Want to Achieve Those Company Goals, Engage Your Team