Have I mentioned that I love taking my work outside? I do. I love being out in the fresh air. Unfortunately, I rent. My neighbors don’t stop to think that I may be too busy to hang out when they notice me out there typing away. This makes it difficult for me to work outside at home.
I do, however, work at Aroma Joe’s (Nope! They’re not paying me to write them into my articles here on the blog. Though it would be nice to have a month supply of mint tea… lol.) I stop in there some mornings, ord...
Telling people is a great way to promote your talents, products, and business. It’s okay to do this. Expected, even. Tell everyone you know about your business. Explain to them the services you offer. As a bonus to your business efforts, ask those who you speak with to pass the information along to others, and have them ask those people to do the same.
There are a variety of ways in which you can tell people about your business. Here are a few:
Talk to family and friends. Explain what you are...
Stress is a factor in burnout, and you don’t want that to happen when building and maintaining a career. It can cause health and other problems that a business person just does not want to have to deal with.
Most stress can be avoided by simply being sure that you’re taking needed time off and finding the time to relax. This can be done in a variety of ways, including:
Journaling: Done each day, morning or night, journaling gives you a chance to get your thoughts on paper. It can also be ther...
While I do read free ebooks, I don’t do so regularly. Authors deserve to be paid for their writing. Usually I read a free book when I want to read something from an author I haven’t read before. This helps me to decide if their books are for me. They aren’t always but, when they are I buy other books from the author. I will also read a book for free if someone gives it to me because they thought it was a great book, or as a gift. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I do not. When I do, the author go...
Many home business owners limit the amount of time they spend on work during the summer months, to fit more easily with their family’s schedule. Understandable. We want to spend time with them, enjoying activities and downtime together.
When the time comes for children to go back to school, the she will resume her regular schedule. Combining these two events may take some getting used to again, but it will happen and everything will be back on track in no time.
To begin the process, plan for ...
I have a confession to make. I’m not always the most organized person, though I’m trying to get better at all the organizational stuff. It takes time, through trial and error, for some of us to pull of organized, and I’m learning new things each year.
I’ve spent a lot of time simplifying, which has been a great help. And I have come across a few ways to be more organized, over the years, that really work for me.
Building your business can be stressful. You may be working long hours, especially during the first year. You might have clients that are difficult to please. Perhaps you are working a ‘day job’ as well as building your career, or you are having difficulty training your family to allow you to concentrate on business related tasks. No matter what your situation, there will almost certainly be some source of stress.
Sometimes I get too busy, and forget to take a break. This never has a good outcome.
I might go all day, forgetting to eat and exercise. Forgetting to relax. Other times, I work so many days in a row, that, even though I’m breaking for meals and walks, I never feel rested. On these days, I’m generally working from the time I get up until late at night.
Our brains need a break from mental work, just as our bodies need a break from physical work. When we are exhausted from mental or physical wo...
Any business can be a stressful one at times, particularly if you’re just starting out on this new path or you are facing strict deadlines for a couple of projects. You may feel you don’t have the time or energy to exercise during these periods, but doing so is very important.
Yoga will be helpful. Some of the benefits of this activity are:
We all have to do it sometime, no matter what we do for a living. We must take a mental health day. A day to relax. To not have to work. To not have to think about how we can expand on our careers.
What is done with this day is up to the individual. Some options include:
It’s important not to get so into your work that you don’t take breaks throughout the day, week, month, and year. Every person needs at least a few minutes here and there to rejuvenate, mentally and emotionally, physically, personally, and for work.
Being outside is great for the entire family. The fresh air, the extra activity, and the chance to explore, are important for everyone. Watching children flourish while being outside is a heart-warming experience for parents and other caregivers. And sharing the experiences of enjoying fun activities together aids in building strong bonds.