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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Is How to Take Back Control of Your Time

Alan Lakein said that “time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”

In today’s busy world, excessive commitments on our time and energy leave us frazzled and distracted. When we’re overwhelmed, it’s often because we’re swamped with busyness, overloaded with responsibility, and out of control of our time.

Build a Powerful Employer Brand: A Conversation with Celeste Sirin

Let’s focus on business growth and we discuss the ever-growing business strategy called employer branding. We’ll get to understand what the experts mean when they walk about ‘employer branding’ and why it’s important for business leaders to pay particular attention to this area. We’ll also discuss the benefits of getting employer branding right and we’ll share success stories of businesses that boosted their brand and reaped the rewards.

Why Your Mental Performance is Important

Michael Phelps said, “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.” He’s absolutely right. Many studies have shown that majority of success, or lack of success, is attributed to one’s state of mind. This means that you have the ability to achieve your goals and perform at your peak if you’re able to manage your thoughts and your mental attitude.

What Can You Expect In Your First Year As An Entrepreneur?

“If we can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.” ~ Amy Purdy

You might assume that the first year of being an entrepreneur is about refining and implementing business plans, understanding the market, building a strategy, marketing your business, managing operations, etcetera. While these are all important hurdles to overcome in order to build a business, the truth is that there’s an even bigger hurdle that you need to conquer. That hurdle is you.

What Will You Take Away From A Challenging Year?

“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

We all had an unusual year that came with its own challenges. We learned how quickly things can change and impact our lives globally. We experienced change at an unprecedented rate. We’ve overcome hurdles that we didn’t know existed until it raised its head. It’s been an interesting year.

How Do You Manage Your Business Finances?

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” ~ Dave Ramsey

Many people start a business because they have a passion. They want to share this passion with the world and earn a living from it. They can only earn a living from it when it’s in a solid financial position. It can only be in a solid position when its financial activity is well managed.

From Employee to Entrepreneur

“Transitions in life can offer opportunities for discovery.” ~ Robbie Shell

It’s commonplace for people to move from being an employee to being an entrepreneur and they do so for different reasons – some pursue their passion and others need a livelihood. Whatever the reason, one rarely comes across an individual who didn’t experience different challenges as they transitioned from employee to entrepreneur.

Personal Values in Entrepreneurship

“Your goals and the tasks you choose to accomplish your goals either align with dream and core values or they don’t. It’s that simple.” ~ Julie Connor

The Oxford dictionary defines values as the “principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.” Over time many of us adopt certain values from our parents and others around us. Some of those values remain with us while others don’t. Those that remain often drive many of the things that we do and the decisions that we make.

Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur?

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

The entrepreneurial journey is an interesting, exhausting, exhilarating and confusing one. You’ll rarely come across another journey where you learn as much as you do as when you’re an entrepreneur. If you’re engaged and open to learning, you’ll discover something new every single day.

Will You Finish What You Start?

“Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” – Denzel Washington

This year is coming to an end and we’re getting ready to enter a new decade. Every year seems to go by faster than the last and it can easily feel as though we haven’t achieved anything. As we get ready to enjoy the year-end festivities, we may also question if we’ve accomplished anything during the year.

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” ~ Aristotle

To be effective in any area of life, we must set goals, measure and monitor our progress and make adjustments until we reach our goals.

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