Burnout is a real thing. Much like writer's block cripples a professional writer's career, burnout can have similar devastating effects on numerous professionals, including entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and even healthcare professionals. In fact, according to an article published by the Harvard Business Review, a study by Stanford showed that workplace-related stress costs nearly $190 billion … Continue reading Eco-Therapy for Entrepreneurs: Unlocking the Healing Potential of Nature to Combat Burnout
Healthy Ways to Handle Stress and Uncertainty
As much as we'd like to be, we are not in control of everything in life—and that can be scary. Here are some healthy ways to handle stress during times of uncertainty.
9 Tips and Tricks for Better Meetings
Learn some tips on having better meetings, from determining when and how to plan a meeting to figuring out meeting logistics, facilitating the meeting, and following up to ensure what attendees say they do happens.
A Complete Guide to Problem-solving [UPDATED]
The human brain is an incredibly powerful organ. It is the source of revolutionary inventions, such as the airplane, the automobile, and the computer. However, sometimes our own thinking prevents us from solving problems effectively. Here is a quick guide on different ways of thinking and when to apply each one to solve a problem.
8 Super Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life Right Now [UPDATED]
Finding simplicity in your life is about reducing the "clutter". Each individual person defines "clutter" differently. Here are some super easy things you can do to simplify your life.
What’s All the COMMOTION About NOTION?
Here is a synopsis of what Notion is, some neat ways to use it, and its advantages and disadvantages to help you see if it's worth adopting for yourself.
Why You Should Periodically Question Your Goals
Don't solidify your New Years Resolutions and goals for 2023 without first doing this...
How to Use Wisdom in Everyday Life [UPDATED]
We are so wrapped up in seeking to be better, skinnier, faster, smarter that we miss the value of self-development. You can read all the "self help" and personal development books in the world and apply what you learn, but one of the keys to a successful and rewarding life that is often overlooked is wisdom.
4 Easy Tips for Staying Motivated During the Holiday Season [UPDATED]
Here are four simple things you can do today to help you stay motivated through the holiday season.
7 Easy Productivity Hacks for Every Day of the Week
Here are some small things you can do right now to supercharge your productivity every day of the week.
18 Tips and Tricks for Using Zoom Like a Pro (and Avoiding “Zoom Fatigue”) [UPDATED]
Remote work is now the new normal. As a result, video conferencing, such as Zoom, is now a crucial part of daily work lives.
Must-Have Tools for Working from Home
Believe it or not, the comfort of your work-from-home environment greatly impacts your productivity. This article will provide you with some additional tools to help you be more productive and comfortable during your work-from-home day.
How to Change Your Thinking
If you want to change your life, then you need to change the way you think. However, changing the way you think means changing how you spend your time. And changing how you spend your time means changing your habits.
The Only Rule You Need to Change Your Life
The Lost Pink Pearl It was a very warm Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend 2022. I just got in from a day of hiking and reading by the lake. Sun-scorched and starving, I emptied the dishwasher, preparing to cut up fresh vegetables that my brother and I had picked from my garden the evening … Continue reading The Only Rule You Need to Change Your Life
13 Things You Can Do Today to Become a Better Writer
If you are a writer who wants to improve your writing, or become a writer altogether, here are some things you can do.
How to Improve Emotional Intelligence
Many leaders in organizations or partners in personal relationships claim to have emotional intelligence, and that may be true, however, putting it into consistent practice is often another story. So what does this mean for you exactly, and why is it important?
How to Become Agile
"Agile" isn't something you just wake up and do. It involves more than simply telling yourself, "I'm going to be 'agile' today." The truth is, most people—and organizations—don't truly understand what "being agile" really involves. In this article, we will define what agile actually is and how organizations can become agile.
15 Ways to Improve Business Communication
Here are some key differences between effective and ineffective communication, the factors that impact the communication process, some ways you can apply effective communication in your daily life, and also how to develop a communications plan, so you know just how to communicate and when.
How Pole Dancing Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
We all have something in life that motivates us to be better. For me, it was pole dancing. I began pole dancing around the same time I started my business, and the outcome surprised me.
How to Overcome Procrastination
As human beings, we procrastinate. Regardless of what degree of procrastination you suffer from, there are tried and true ways to overcome it. In this article, we will explore some tips for beating procrastination once and for all.
How to Conquer the Challenges of Working from Home
This article provides you with some additional tools and tips to help you be more productive during your work from home day, but also provide you with some guidance on setting healthy boundaries between your home and work life.
13 Powerful Productivity Hacks
Many productivity techniques are proven to work, that doesn't mean they will work for you. Here is how to define productivity and some tips that will actually help you pave the way to powerful productivity.
How to Turn Around a Bad Day [UPDATED]
It's easy to get sucked into the negativity of a bad day. Here are some ways to change your mindset to turn a bad day into a good one.
Single for a Year Journey eBook
Check out this eBook that I wrote and published, which serves as an interactive guide for navigating your own personal relationships, OR embarking on your own Single for a Year journey.
The Biggest Project Management Risk of All—Our Brains
As project managers, and human beings, we are prone to risk—risks of poor judgment, decision-making, and errors. Here are some reasons why, and some risk mitigation strategies.
The Banana Bread Experiment
In 2021, everything changed. I won't bore you with the details of why or how, but the outcome was clear: I was starting to burn out. I was no longer happy with my work or my life. I started to fall out of my routine, meticulously built on healthy habits. I felt lost, unfocused, tired, … Continue reading The Banana Bread Experiment
The One Thing You Are Probably Missing in Life…
Doing anything in life, whether it's starting your own business or It comes down to having the right MINDSET and PASSION.
How Journaling Can Change Your Life [UPDATED]
There are a number of mental health benefits to journaling. Here are the top benefits of journaling.
How to Become a Better Project Manager
I've been a professional project manager for 15 years. I have worked in both the "corporate" world as well as an independent contractor and consultant. There are days where I love what I do. There are also days when I ask myself, WHY did I choose this profession? On the not-so-great days, I reflect on … Continue reading How to Become a Better Project Manager
How to Be a Great Leader
Being a great leader can be difficult. How can you be accommodating, easy to approach and talk to, but still make sure your team remains professional and still things get done? Here's how to be a great leader.
11 Steps to Better Productivity and More Execution
Why do we say we will do things and then not deliver? There are a number of reasons why, but one of the primary reasons why is due to a lack of execution. Here's how to do more of it.
11 Work From Home Habits That Are Actually Productive [UPDATED]
I'm not going to start off this blog talking about how horrible the pandemic has been. We were all there, we all know how horrible quarantine was, and we all know that times have changed. However, if working from home is a way of life now, here are some tips that can help (and that actually work).
Single for a Year: Focusing on Happiness
What is happiness? This sounds like a ridiculous question to ask, but it's important. Here's what I have learned, and how to build your own happiness plan.
4 Scientific Reasons Why Winter is Prettier in the Mountains
For us entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and creative thinkers, living in the mountains can do wonders for mental health, creativity, and overall state of mind. I spent the winter of 2020-2021 in the state of Maine, and here is what I learned.
Single for a Year: How to Combat Negative Self-talk (My Family Hates Me…)
The journey to the top is a lonely one. Here are some tips for overcoming negative self-talk and self-limiting beliefs to get there.
Single for a Year: Retraining the Brain
In the last month, I've learned about the importance of "retraining my brain" to focus more on what matters most.
How to Be Creative [Updated]
Creativity is fundamentally the process of making connections between different parts of the brain. And believe it or not, this is a process that you can perfect with practice, patience, and time. Here are some tips for generating new ideas, solving problems, and how to be creative.
Single for a Year: A New Journey
The "Single for a Year" journey continues... And in the last eight weeks, it took a new turn. Although the journey is far from over, here's what I've learned.
Single for a Year: The Importance of Boundaries
Boundaries define who we are, and who we aren't. Here are some reasons why boundaries are important for our relationships, life, and happiness.
Single for a Year: How to Love Being Single
Here are some ways to love being single, the benefits of it, and what to do to embrace the experience for a better you.
How to Project Manage Your Own Life (Even if You Aren’t a PM)
If you're having a hard time organizing your life, here are some tips and tricks on how to project manage your life (even if you aren't a PM).
My Single for a Year Plan
It happened again—another failed relationship. Another heart break. I'm embarking on an individual, year-long quest. I'm promising myself to be single for one year.
What I Learned During My First Year As a Biker Chick
What I learned during my first year as a biker chick, and some tips for other fellow female riders.
Life Philosophy: The Power of the “Angels and Demons” in Our Lives
Every life choice and experience encounters these two things...