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Ways to Empower Women in Business

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by Rae Steinbach

How to Empower Women Within Your Organization

You’ll hear a lot of talk about how vital it is for business leaders to make efforts to empower women in business. Unfortunately, much of this is just talk or what has come to be known as hashtag activism.

If you really want to help women succeed, you need to get beyond the talk and engage in tangible efforts toward making the business world friendlier toward women. Empowering women in business is key, but there are better ways than others for how you can go about doing so. The following are a few simple things anyone can do to help.

Respect Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy is usually seen as a positive trait in men. When men push their own interests, they are seen as assertive, driven or as a person who recognizes their own value. For women, the perception is often different. Many people view self-advocacy from a woman as being pushy. If you want to empower women in business, simply don’t treat them differently when they take action to empower themselves.

Self-advocacy is one of the keys to advancing your own interests in a business setting. When a woman does something like ask for a raise or chase a promotion, it should not be viewed in terms of a double standard.

Recognize Differences

Business leaders need to recognize that different people measure success in different ways. For many, climbing the ladder and making more money are the most important accomplishments. However, there are also those who place personal accomplishments in a much higher regard. Along with that, you will also have people who take more pride in the achievements of a team.

There is no right or wrong way to measure success. Men and women will often seek out different careers and approach those careers in different ways. As long as the individual is satisfied with their goals and they meet their obligations, it is not the place of any other person to judge their success or their choices.

Stick to Reality

If you want to empower women, you should do it based on real facts. The gender pay gap is one of the most persistent myths in the professional world, and it distracts from the real issues that currently hold women back.

Making an effort to empower women in business is admirable, but you won’t make as much of a difference if you are focusing on a false narrative. Try to identify the real issues that women face and adjust accordingly in order to address them.

Don’t Think of Them as Just Women

Trying to help women in business is a great first step, but one of the best things you can do is to stop thinking of them as women. Instead, just think of them as people. You should treat women in the exact same way you would treat a man in a given situation.

Network with women in the same way you would network with men. If you mentor younger men at your company, try to reciprocate that mentorship with young women. When you see a job opportunity or a chance for advancement, recommend these younger women for the position if they are a good match.

Women do face professional challenges that don’t always affect men. While taking steps to empower women is a good way to help level the playing field, there is something to be said for women who take empowerment upon themselves. Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, the majority of your success is going to come from the efforts a person makes on his or her own behalf. Of course, it is always beneficial for a company to support self-starters and encourage equality within the organization.

About the Author: Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing.

Are You a Crab in the Bucket?

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by Chris Atley

The crabs in the bucket metaphor comes from the story of catching crabs in a bucket. When you catch a crab and place it in a bucket, the first thing it will try to do is escape.

Now, if you put two crabs in a bucket, and place them in there together, as soon as one tries to climb up out of the bucket the other will grab the escaping crab by the legs and try to escape itself, to which the process gets repeated to the point where NO crabs end up escaping.

While it’s important to look at whom you surround yourself with, it’s equally as important (if not more so), to look at who you are being in life. For what you put out you will receive back. Are you a champion of other people’s success or are you jealous?

Do celebrate other people or do you focus on that “unfairness” of what they’ve reached a certain level and you haven’t? Are you loving, and helpful or are you so caught-up in your own drama that you miss the opportunities all around you to be of service?

When you truly take a hard look at what you’re putting out in the word and take responsibility for what you’re creating as a result, you can start to shift it. Truly coming from a place of service means coming from a place a love in ALL areas of your life. In relationships, community, career, finances and with yourself!

You deserve a life of love and abundance and so do those around you.

Namaste xo

 Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.

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What is the Glass Cliff?


The glass cliff, a not-too-distant relative of the glass ceiling, is yet another barrier to success for women looking to advance in their careers. While the glass ceiling is a well-known invisible barrier to success that prevents women from reaching senior roles in companies, the glass cliff phenomenon describes what often happens when a woman is actually elevated to a top role, only to fail.

This glass cliff is a metaphor for instances in which women are given leadership roles in a corporation when business performance is doing poorly. In these times of difficulty, women are more likely to fail and be ousted, apparent in the fact that women CEOs are 45% more likely to be fired from CEO roles than men.

So why do women bother to take on such precarious leadership positions in the first place? For some, they feel as if it could be their only opportunity at a top role, and is ultimately worth the risk. Luckily, there are steps women can take to avoid tumbling down the glass cliff. By analyzing industry trends before accepting a top role, you’ll get a good idea of the potential risk. Defining how success in the role will be measured will set the stage for expectations, and factoring risk into salary negotiations will help secure a competitive salary.

For more tips on how to navigate the glass cliff, check out the infographic from Fundera below:


What is the Glass Cliff?

Infographic by Fundera.com

How She Does It: Dawn Jones, Founder of PRESSED PR

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones founded PRESSED PR in 2017 as a passion project that would empower other independent artists to succeed. As a musician herself with experience performing, touring, recording, and writing music, Dawn learned that intentional and personal public relations take you far in the music industry.

She wanted to develop a modern company that embodied the essence of intentional, personal, and innovative marketing with a team that displayed the strongest work ethic for their artists... thus PRESSED PR was born. Pressed PR exclusively represents independent artists with a fresh approach to promotional and branding services that empower them to share their music with more.


Deb Bailey: Welcome to the Secrets of Success blog, Dawn. Let's get started. :) What was the process for you to go into entrepreneurship?

Dawn Jones: I got started as an entrepreneur a month after I graduated from college. I was moving to a new place that didn't have the job opportunities in the music industry that I had been hoping for and so I decided to create my own job. Pressed PR was born out of necessity and opportunity, but quickly evolved into a passion and dream that I began chasing.
Pressed PR logo



Deb: That's terrific. You knew what you wanted and went for it. Do you have any “lessons learned” that you’d like to share?

Dawn: The two biggest things I've learned thus far are:

- Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. Asking shows you are taking the initiative to make it happen and knocking on those doors of opportunity. I've been surprised many times when the answer has been "yes" even though I thought it was a long shot. Asking for opportunity shows others you have the hunger to work hard at it.

- Don't be afraid to hear the word "no" Trust me, as an entrepreneur (Especially starting out) you'll hear it A LOT.

Pressed PR



Deb: Great advice. How would you describe your ideal clients?

Dawn: I want to work with clients who are driven, highly involved in working on furthering their music, prompt, and easy to communicate with. It makes my job so much more effective when I have a client who is willing to take an active role in their promotions in addition to my PR services. After all, PR only works when the client is utilizing the tools and resources effectively on their own as well.


Deb: What inspires you to do the work you do?

Dawn: When I get to see clients grow in their fanbase or play bigger shows than they previously have I get really excited about the work we are doing. The artists that we are working with are hustling hard for opportunities in the music industry and it feels really good when we are able to help them open up some of those doors.

Pressed PR



Deb: What’s your vision for PRESSED PR?

Dawn: I want to see PRESSED PR grow to be more than a service for artists, but a place of resources and support for the independent music industry. There is so much amazing talent out there and I really want to be an active part of the culture that supports independent music in a variety of ways.


Deb: You jumped right in and followed your dream. What advice would you give to other women entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

Dawn: Go for it! Take the plunge, believe in yourself, surround yourself with an awesome support team, and be ready to ride a roller coaster of ups and downs. It takes a lot of hard work and unpaid hours to turn something from an idea into reality but if you are passionate about what you are doing it will make the work with

Pressed PR



Deb: As you know, entrepreneurs are always busy juggling a lot of things. What is your favorite activity to relax and unwind?

Dawn: I enjoy playing music myself (Fiddle), hiking, rock climbing, and anything outdoors with my husband. We also make it a point to schedule travels here and there because it allows me to get away from the daily routine a little bit and prevents burn out.


Deb: Thanks so much for stopping by, Dawn. Enjoyed hearing about your business! Please share your website and social media URLs.

Dawn: I enjoyed it too, Deb. Here's my information.

Website: www.pressedfreshpr.com

Find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with @pressedfreshpr




3 ways to create a sense of urgency in your business

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by Chris Atley

Having a sense of urgency is important in the growth of your business, because it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and do what you need to do to actually grow it.

Being complacent creates more complacency.

I always say being in business for yourself is the best personal development course you can ever take, because you are focused to deal with your own blocks preventing you from being successful.

Being in business = sales, and sales brings up all kinds of blocks.

BUT if you have a sense of urgency you will force yourself to address those blocks, and keep going instead of letting them stop you.

For the person new to business, the sense of urgency is usually financial. You’ve either discontinued your career to give this a go, and have a lot riding on it. You need to provide for yourself and maybe a family too. OR maybe you’ve just finished school and this is your first “job” and you need to make it happen in order to survive. Thus a financial urgency is created. You are willing to do whatever it takes to make your business a success.

Then there is the business owner who is past this stage, and is financially secure or maybe doesn’t need to contribute financially to the household. With both cases, there is not that same financial pressure. This is typically where I see business owners “take their foot off the gas”. They start to coast, lets sales slide, and become lackadaisical. This is fine until it’s not. They end up hitting a slow period or slump, aren't prepared, and therefore create a financial sense of urgency all over again.

So how do you create a sense of urgency when you don’t have the financial pressure?

This is the type of urgency that is my favourite – it’s anxiety free unlike like financial pressure. This is where you can focus on something much bigger than yourself and surviving. You get to expand your why to impacting and helping others. Of course that part of your “why” was there before, but let’s be honest. If you’re struggling financially, it’s hard to focus on this. When you can focus on this bigger picture, it becomes super inspiring.

You’re so fired up about how you can help more people and have a bigger impact, that this is what drives you every day. That’s what has you moving through your own blocks and being the best version of you. You have inspired ideas that you are so excited to bring to fruition. You are creating at the highest level. From a place of love and expansion – that’s “we” centered and not “me” centered.

This “why’ will be different for everyone and it’s not about the “size” of the why or comparing yourself to others. It’s about what is inspiring to you. It’s an idea the universe has given to you, and you will know it’s right for you because you are excited and motivated to carry it out. That is what will get you moving in the morning :-) Tune into those ideas that have been percolating, and take that next step in bringing it (them) to fruition. Be brave and courageous! You can do it.

And if all else fails in creating a sense of urgency, you can invest in something big (i.e. hire a coach, strategist, more employees), that forces you into that financial sense of urgency again. It’s so big and scary, that you’re forced to look at all of the stuff inside you holding you back because you have to ;-)


Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.


Picture credit: Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Best Business Process Models for Content Marketing

by Alex Jone

In today's time, content marketing has become an important part of all kinds of businesses be it small, medium or big. Content marketing has now become the heart of businesses as it helps them earn a huge amount of profit. Customers will only visit your website and buy your products if they find something new and unique.

Few advantages of Content Marketing are:

1. Google finds your content favorable
2. Content marketing enhances the revenue of the business
3. Customers are attracted easily
4. It is not hard and hectic as traditional marketing
5. Content marketing helps in making people aware of your brand

Now we will come to the core of the topic i.e. Business Model of Content Marketing. Here we have discussed 7 Best Business Models.

1) Player - Contributory Content

This model is a starting stage for most of the businesses. It is a very big contributor to high demand and other communication strategies for businesses. This is the supporting phenomena for marketing. This model involves native advertising strategy which helps in spreading brand awareness amongst the target audience. After going through this stage, businesses go to Performer Model.

2) Performer - Excellence in respect to content

In the Processor business model, one team may take responsibility to handle the functions of the content and do not focus on the creation of content. Content function in many businesses can be very efficient and specialized and therefore the need for content strategy services arises. The content team may perform services in every field of the organization such as product, sales, marketing, etc.

3) Processor - Service Content

According to businesses, content marketing is a very integrated and efficient process. The model, whether occupied or self-made, the content team focuses on media platforms, marketing, communications which helps in increasing the sales of businesses. Moreover, the teams work on an autonomous basis but provide business values by reaching the core audience efficiently.


4) Facilitating Content

Content marketing is a very efficient facilitator to increase brand awareness of your business. In today's time, when businesses have adopted digital marketing as the major source of the business function, content marketing acts as a digital marketing virtual assistant in every aspect. Your website will attract users only if it has valuable and unique content. Websites which has captivating content are very successful in today's time.


5) Content as a source of Information

Content can be in any form such as a blog, video, article, etc. The major aim of the content is to make people aware of some valuable information. Content should help in solving any query or doubts of customers by providing relevant information which they are searching for. Try and convey information regarding every aspect of search and study of users. Try creating unique and informative content which can attract a sound number of visitors daily.


6) Content as enhancing the business operations

This business model is adopted majorly by IT and Development Firms. Most of the businesses offers website design an development services, to enhance the functioning of your business the best way is to provide SEO and Content Marketing Services. Customers become happy and satisfied when they get something extra. For, eg. when you buy a car, you get free service for years. This model can help you attract a lot of customers and can help you in increasing the revenue.

7) Content as a network

This business model involves minimum investment with a high revenue return in respect to content marketing. This model works as a service hub and spoke phenomena. One can hire and form a network of content designers or freelancers and provide them with tasks/projects as paid service from clients. Therefore, this business model can help in forming an efficient though not very big business operation that would become productive and will grow with minimum investment.

We have now clearly understood how the business model of content marketing works. Content marketing has now become the necessity of every business and is also a digital marketing virtual assistant. To stay in the rat race, businesses should adopt new trends and technologies and content marketing is one of them. Without Content Marketing, businesses have no future.


About the Author: Alex Jone Works in a HR and Recruitment at Alliance Recruitment Agency- an IT Recruitment Agency. He specializes in helping with international recruiting, staffing, virtual assistant marketing, HR services and Careers advice service for overseas and international businesses.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alliancerecruitmentagency/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/career_alliance


How to Build Your Small Business Social: In-Depth Guide

Does your business have a powerful social media strategy? With the challenges of being a small business, setting up social ads or tracking analytics on your Facebook or Twitter page can seem complicated and time-consuming.

However, social media is an excellent platform for customer service, to help boost brand awareness and build a brand’s reputation.

So, how do you navigate the world of social as a busy SMB owner? It’s helpful to start small and expand from there with a strategy in place.

Set goals for your social strategy


Before you even start planning your social strategy, come up with specific goals. In this initial, goal-setting step, you will need to do some research and soul-searching. The goals you set will vary depending on your industry and how your competitors are using social media.

What is most important to your business? Is it to boost brand awareness, attract new customers, build loyal brand followers or improve sales?

Once you have decided on your social media goals, come up with more concrete metrics to measure your progress. Goals that you set should be S.M.A.R.T.:

● Specific
● Measurable
● Attainable
● Relevant
● Timely

Goals that are too vague or poorly defined will set you up for failure. Instead, goals should be focused on the platform, how and when you will use it and what metrics you will use to track your progress.

For example, if you decide to post 3 Facebook posts a week, follow related accounts and interact with the people who engage with your posts. You can use free tools such as Facebook Business analytics to gain valuable insights about interactions and engagements.

Choose relevant social media platforms


Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by all of the different options, acquaint yourself with each platform and their benefits or disadvantages.

● More than one million people around the world use Facebook, so it is a great choice for small business owners unfamiliar with social media.
● Twitter may be a useful medium for younger people, both men and women, between the ages of 18 and 29.
● Instagram is a good choice for industries such as travel, health, arts, food, e-commerce and other industries who want to interact with millennials. You’ll post high-quality images or video content to tell a story.

To determine which social media platform, consider your customer base and where they like to spend their time.

Reach out for influencer partnerships


Once you have set up your social media account, the next step is to work towards the goals you set. One effective way to promote your product or service is through influencer marketing.

Promoting your business through an influencer is simple. First, identify several influencer accounts on social media who have similar content or a similar brand message. Then, you can reach out to the social media influencer to inquire about opportunities to work together.

A popular way that influencers work with small businesses is to post an honest review of the business and its products or services in exchange for something free. Remember to choose influencers carefully – for example, you may wish to selectively work with influencers who promote fewer businesses on their social media platforms rather than those who promote 10 companies a day.

For more on building your small business social presence, check out the step-by-step social media guide from Valpak. It covers everything from setting social goals to social advertising and analytics to be sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

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Writer & Brand Story Strategist Julie Barnes, Founder of Your Story Gold on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Writer & Brand Story Strategist Julie Barnes, Founder of Your Story Gold on Women Entrepreneurs Radio
Show #494

Julie shares:


  • why it's your story that sets you apart in the dreaded sea of sameness.
  • why your story creates trust + credibility.
  • three story strategies that every business owner can use to tell their story.


Julie Barnes is a Brand Story Strategist and the Founder of Your Story Gold. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners command top dollar using their story gold.

She also provides commercial freelance writing services helping companies go from radio silent to getting their message out to clients and customers.

Julie is an award-winning entrepreneur, an international bestselling author, advocate for change, certified coach and has blogged for The Huffington Post.

She calls beautiful Northern California home. When she’s not working or volunteering for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, you will find Julie driving with the sunroof open while jamming to LOUD rock ‘n’ roll, hanging with her hubby, Ron, playing the drums with some local musicians, or wandering the aisles of Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks Tall Pike in her hand.


https://yourstorygold.com/
https://www.instagram.com/iamjuliebarnes/
https://www.facebook.com/Your-Story-Gold-448399742570261


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2019-05-29T22_18_34-07_00


Subscribe on iTunes:
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Writer & Brand Story Strategist Julie Barnes, Founder of Your Story Gold on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

How to Avoid Burnout at Work

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"Burnout," as it’s often called, occurs when you experience a constant state of stress to the extent that you feel like you’ve hit a wall.

There are signs that may signal you’re reaching your breaking point. Feeling exhausted both physically and mentally, increase in irritability, lack of creativity, and overall detachment are just a few of the telltale signs you could be burnt out.

If you do feel this way, you’re not alone as 1 in 5 are at risk of work burnout. There are ways to successfully combat or prevent this from happening!

Take a Break


If you’re in too deep at work, it’s important that you know when it’s time to take a break. Plan vacations to give you the opportunity to unplug and relax. Breaks, even brief ones, are extremely beneficial to your mental health. Take a walk in the afternoon to break up your workday or practice an at-home yoga routine in the evening. It may be something as simple as setting boundaries by not taking work home with you to give yourself a better work-life balance. Find wherever this can work for you and make it a priority.

Stay on Top of Your Health


In a 2017 study, 61% of people reported work as their source of stress. Scheduling regular doctor appointments and reflecting on changes in your body is crucial to ensure you don’t reach the point of burnout. You may notice physical changes signifying you’re too stressed. For example, a dramatic weight loss or gain, sudden hair loss, or skin breakouts can all be signs that you’re body is under duress. Depending on the severity, you should consult a medical professional who may prescribe you an acne treatment or other prescriptions in order to help relieve your symptoms. They may even help you create a personalized wellness routine and suggest a natural anxiety supplement.

Find Passion in Your Work


If you’re working for the weekend, sorry to break it to you, but you’re doing it wrong. Not everyone loves every aspect of their job, however, it makes a huge difference in your perspective and happiness when you look for passion in your work. Find value in your projects, try connecting with your team, and focus on what keeps you inspired in your role. When you’re passionate about your job and responsibilities, you’re feeding your sole rather than depriving it. If you no longer can find that passion, it may be a good idea to reevaluate your career goals and your position.

Be Mindful Each Day


Have you ever pulled into your driveway after coming home from work and suddenly realized that you don’t remember any of the ride? It happens to all of us, as many times we get so ingrained into a routine, it becomes second nature. However, allowing these gaps in our focus to continue is what leads us to feeling detached over time. Actively being mindful throughout your day will help you stay in the moment and become re-centered.

Find a Side Hobby


A great way to avoid burnout is by making your life more than just work and obligations. Immerse yourself in a new hobby that you enjoy a few hours throughout the week. Having a hobby can help release anxieties and keep you recharged. Don’t know which hobby to choose? There are plenty of hobbies perfect for different personalities and interests out there to start with!

Laugh


Laughter does more to your body than you may think. Laughing doesn’t only improve your overall mood through the release of endorphins, but it can also provide short-term and long-term health benefits. It actually stimulates your circulation and can aid in muscle relaxation, both of which limit the physical effects of stress. Laughter can also improve your immune system, keeping you healthier while helping you cope with stress through a connection with others. They weren’t lying when they said laughter is the best medicine!



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"Get Selfish: The Key to Managing Your Time, Finding Your Balance & Truly Having it All" with Author & Coach Emily Capuria

Author & Coach Emily Capuria
Show #493

Topic: "Get Selfish: The Key to Managing Your Time, Finding Your Balance & Truly Having it All" with Author & Coach Emily Capuria 

Emily Capuria, LISW-S, CHHC, is a writer, speaker and coach who is passionate about redefining happiness and showing people how easily accessible it is once you shift your definition and reconnect with who you truly are. 

She's the author of, "Happiness Happens: A 10-Week Guide to Reconnect with Who You Are, Dream a New Dream & Make Magic Happen!" a 10-week process of self-discovery that will show you how to align who you are, what you want and how you live. 

She is also the creator of the "Laugh More, Live Louder" course which helps people to map out what’s next and take the steps to make it happen. Emily is the founder of Balance & Thrive, a website that offers a holistic approach to living a happy, fulfilling life. 






Author & Coach Emily Capuria


Tips to Be More Productive When Working from Home

woman working on computer
by Rae Steinbach

As companies begin to modernize and keep up to date with HR trends, so do the environments they choose to work in.

Home offices were once a rarity, but the ubiquity of computers, smartphones, and telecommuting solutions has made it easier for employees in many industries to work from home.

Studies show that more people are taking the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home than ever before. While there are many benefits to this option, not everyone is guaranteed to thrive in this type of space. If you find this is the case, you may have trouble being as productive in a home office as you are at a company office.

As for employers who have never managed a remote worker, they may feel in the dark when it comes to their employees’ output. Putting a communication plan in place will help ease their mind and ensure the needs of both you and your manager are being clearly communicated to one another. Devising a successful communication plan should include having consistent performance evaluations, more than just once per year. This allows managers to keep up-to-date with their employee’s progress and promotes maximum efficiency.

As a remote team member, these tips will help you maximize your efficiency and accomplish just as much (maybe even more) during your workday.

Invest in Your Workspace


What is or isn’t important to you in a home office is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few things you’ll want to consider if you’re planning to work from home. A high-quality computer that can handle your responsibilities is crucial, and a supportive desk chair when you’re working long hours will save your back.

Not one to sit in one place? Many telecommuters prefer not to have an office space at all, and choose instead to move around their homes throughout the day. This option may be best for those with a travel bug and prefer to work on-the-go. Opting to not have a desk or other office furnishings can help you save money to invest in the tools that are most important to your productivity and lifestyle.

Stick to a Schedule


Not everyone is at their most productive at the same time everyday, so being able to set your own hours is one of the top benefits of working from home. But this doesn’t mean “work when you want.” Sticking to a routine will help you become more productive and make each workday more predictable. One way to accomplish this is by making a to-do list at the beginning of each day to prioritize your tasks.

It may sound counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to improve your productivity is by taking regular short breaks. Even allowing yourself a few minutes to regroup can be enough to help you focus and produce your best work.

Do Not Disturb


Managing your business and personal life in the same space can run a risk of conflating the two. Even if they aren’t physically divided, keeping business and pleasure separate is critical to maintaining a high level of productivity as well as ensuring that you give yourself sufficient time to unwind.

Rather than leaving your notifications on throughout the day, put your phone and computer on ‘Do Not Disturb’ and only check them between tasks or on a break. This will make it much easier to focus on work while avoiding as many distractions as possible. This also trains people that you aren’t available right away, and you will eventually develop a cadence of communication that allows for sustained focused work.

Working from home can be a great opportunity, but requires an effort from both you and your manager to find a regimen that fits. Employees, no matter where your office space is, be honest in the work you produce. Continue to build trust with your employer and they will certainly see your flexibility as a huge resource to the company. These tips will help make your work days more productive and create a more efficient schedule that fits everyone’s unique needs.

About the Author: Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing, of course.

Twitter handle: @araesininthesun

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Taming the Bully Between Your Ears with Author & Speaker Jeanie Cisco-Meth

Taming the Bully Between Your Ears with Author & Speaker Jeanie Cisco-Meth
Show #489


Jeanie shares:

  • How bullying affects children and adults
  • The power to choose before responding
  • The steps to bully-proofing


As a high school teacher for 17 years, Jeanie Cisco-Meth saw first hand the damage that can be done by a bully. She developed a program to help her students deal with bullying so that harsh words may hurt but not devastate.

In 2012, she transitioned from the classroom to the stage and has the pleasure of traveling the country sharing her life saving message with youth and businesses alike.

Jeanie says, "Our country can no longer pay the devastating cost of lives lost to bullies whether the bully be internal or external. I had to do something to help."

http://www.jeanieciscometh.com/
http://bullyproofingyou.com/
https://bullyproofingyoubook.com/ - order a free copy
http://bullyproofingu.com/ - podcast

Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2019-05-14T21_11_04-07_00


Subscribe on iTunes:
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Taming the Bully Between Your Ears with Author & Speaker Jeanie Cisco-Meth




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