For businesses, this can be a very busy time, particularly if you are selling a product.
How do you handle busy times as a business owner?
Do you feel like you have things under control, or does everything feel a bit chaotic and out of control?
In this mini-series, I am sharing some things I did that helped me beat the anxiety that was holding me back from being my best at work.
Anxiety can be really bad for your focus and attention to detail. When there is chaos in your mind, it can really flow out into the practical parts of our lives. I have often read stuff that talks about how exercise is scientifically proven to improve your mental functioning, as well as your physical health. When I really decided to embark on a mission to beat the anxiety I was experiencing at work, one of the things I started to do was running. And, let me tell you, the Couch to 5K app was a game changer.
It’s a nine week series of podcasts that guide you through intervals of running and walking. The idea is that you do it three times a week, gradually building up to being able to run non stop for 30 minutes. It’s such a confidence builder, as you can see your progress week on week as you push past your limits.
Within a couple of weeks of consistently following the programme, I noticed a new sharpness and precision in my thinking, and in my ability to focus. The amount of mistakes I was making reduced dramatically, and my managers noticed this.
If you don’t believe me, have a read of this article from the Guardian which goes into more detail about the science behind it...
Christmas can be a very expensive time of year. A lot of us are bracing ourselves for a lot of spending - but the Super Scrimpers have found loads of great ways to cut back, while having loads of fun at the same time.
Check out this short video in the link below, where they share some quick, easy and fun craft ideas.
Do you feel a bit aimless in the way you handle your finances?
Do you wish you were able to do more of the stuff you want to do, like go travelling, or improve your home, or be able to help people more?
There are loads of practical things you can start doing right now to change the way you look at and handle the money you have. Here’s one:
Go on your online banking, or go to the bank and get about 3-6 months worth of your bank statements. Have a look at your spending habits, and be super honest with yourself about where your money is going.
Maybe, like me, you go to coffee shops a lot! Maybe you LOOOOOOVE SHOES!
Maybe you love getting fancy brands when you shop for groceries. Maybe you can’t leave the house without bringing back a new nail polish...
It might help to write it all down on a list, and plan some things you can do instead of spending money on that thing, and create some strategies in advance for when you run into those moments of temptation.
One of the best things to do, is keep reminding yourself of the bigger WHY behind your new financial habits.
Influencers come in all shapes and sizes - from celebrities, to sports personalities, to models, and fashion icons.
This article talks about some of the top influencers in the UK at the moment.
The 25 people on this list are from all kinds of backgrounds, from former footballers and popular musicians, to youtubers, writers, and bloggers.
Influencer marketing is a new thing in business, especially in online business.
If you are currently working on the marketing aspect of your business, influencer marketing strategy is probably something you should be thinking about…
This useful article linked below, will tell you all you need to know.