11 Easy-to-Implement Changes to Your Routine to Improve Your Energy

If you’re a successful professional in any capacity, it means you’re really good at what you do. Whether you’re a top-performing salesperson, a veteran business owner, or an aspiring career professional, success lies in your ability to be a go-getter and pedal-to-the-metal kind of worker. But it also probably means that you sometimes struggle with your energy levels. Burnout is a real phenomenon, and no one person can maintain a hectic pace without practicing a little self-care. Before you shy away, thinking this is another one of those listicles with tips and suggestions you already know you NEED to be doing, keep reading. These suggestions are easy-to-implement changes that even the busiest professionals can make. If you’re looking for smart,

The Power of Surrender in Relationships, Life & Business

We all have things we’re looking to accomplish in life. But it’s altogether too easy to place added importance on these things. It seems like a normal thing to do. But when we add too much importance to outcomes, we end up obsessing over the smallest of details – be it the rise and fall of traffic to our websites, a text that wasn’t responded to, or a conversation that wasn’t as inspiring as the last. When the outcome of every action takes on too much importance, it’s almost as though we restrict the flow of support and assistance that can naturally and easily come into our lives. One must learn to surrender. The More Important It Seems, the Greater

10 Challenges Today’s Entrepreneurs Face (And What You Can Do to Overcome Them)

The road of an entrepreneur is filled with challenges and obstacles that others don’t necessarily face. And it’s lonely sometimes, especially when you feel like you’re burning both ends. Others don’t understand your stresses, and it’s even harder to sift through the nuggets of advice to find clarity and insight. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in a silo, all by yourself. As an entrepreneur, you are a rare breed of professional. However, you’re not alone in your day-to-day struggles. There are other business builders out there who, like you, faced incredible challenges. And in today’s marketplace, the rules have changed even more for those who strike out on their own ventures. If you need peace of mind, keep

It’s Never Too Late to Change Career Goals

Well, you’re here. And that means something about this topic sparks interest. Whether you’re thinking about a career now or just wondering what your options are, stay tuned. It used to be that careers were meant to be linear, with 20+ years of loyal commitment that would result in a healthy retirement with benefits and stipends. That may have been your plan when you got started in your current profession. But you know darned good and well that today’s economy, market demands, company trajectories, and management don’t plan to follow those paths anymore. So, you can wait around and hope you get the longevity you originally planned. You can cross your fingers and hope layoffs and buyouts don’t derail your

Mindset Matters: 7 Tips for Shifting to a More Successful Life Perspective

How’s your mindset lately? Are you stressed? Do you catch yourself reciting negative self-talk? Are you feeling overly critical of others? Or worse, has someone called your attention to your recent negativity?  It’s entirely normal to fall into these traps, in both your business life and your personal life sometimes. What’s not normal, however, is staying in those toxic mindsets for any length of time. THAT’S when the negativity can take over and start shifting other aspects of your life and relationships. The good news is that positive mindsets work the same way. And all you really need to do is recognize the negative when you experience it and take steps to shift your mindset back to a more positive

4 Organizational Tips to Achieve Goals and Have a Great Year

Here’s what you really need right now, another “get your life together” list of tips. Insert sarcastic eye roll here. No really. Let’s get honest about New Year’s resolutions and setting new goals. There’s a lot to unpack when you think about what makes a goal different from objectives or visions. And seriously, do people really achieve their goals, and what are they doing that separates them from the millions of goals that go unattained? What makes a goal worth aiming for in your career and personal life? How can you realistically take action in a way that authentically produces results? The answer isn’t about what goals you set or how big you dream, for that matter. Those are about

17 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity Through the Upcoming Holidays

‘Tis the season, folks. Yep. It’s coming. The holiday season brings joy, festivities, friends, and family. But for many, it also brings anxiety, added stress, and full-blown migraines. So, how are you planning to keep your sanity through the hectic nature of gifts, budgets, and Aunt Carole’s Jell-O mold? Find your bliss this holiday season in the little things. And follow these tips for keeping yourself merry and bright through the new year. 1. Planning Ahead for Everything You Can For me, it’s all about checklists. Meal prepping for even four or six guests at a time requires serious time management. But then there are gifts and counting the little ones who need toys, new socks, and Fortnite V-Bucks. It’s

We Don’t See the Very Lenses Through Which We Look

(And other things I learned from my HS civics teacher) Let’s get deep for a minute. Like, deep thoughts and serious reflection. Sometimes, life calls for it, too. It’s not hard to get sidetracked and caught up in the day-to-day hustle and lose sight of your long-term goals and your current trajectory to reach them. And as an adult, you might start realizing some of the challenges you face are best solved by life lessons learned years ago. But you can’t get to those ah-ha moments without a little peace and solitude to reflect. Today, I’ll share a few of my life lesson moments that stick with me, even now, as a professional in business, as a mom, as a

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life

How do you show up to work? What is your mindset as you approach another workout? How are you feeling when you return home to your spouse at the end of a long day? Life can either be by design or by default. We can easily carry our feelings from one domain into another. This is usually counterproductive. Just because things aren’t going well at work doesn’t mean they aren’t going well at home, or vice versa. The best thing we can do is check in with ourselves periodically and monitor our attitudes, because changing our attitude can change our lives. The Strangest Secret In his classic and essential personal development speech, The Strangest Secret, radio speaker and author Earl

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