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Pointers for Keeping Your Small Business Thriving During a Global Pandemic

Image via Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic had made a far-reaching impact on small businesses in every sector. Some have had to shut down for good, some are thriving, and many are struggling. The companies that are thriving during this time are doing so through an unrelenting dedication and eagerness to adapt to the [...]

By |2020-05-30T12:02:32-04:00May 30th, 2020|Grit|Comments Off on Pointers for Keeping Your Small Business Thriving During a Global Pandemic

31 Awesome Personal Finance Statistics to Know in 2020

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash From Capital Counselor, Bojana Petkovic has put together some terrific statistics on personal finances. Some of my favorites are:  Financial Planning Statistics and Tips Finally, let’s see what you can immediately apply in practice: 26. If you make multiple payments to your credit card debt each month, you should be [...]

By |2020-05-17T11:30:57-04:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 31 Awesome Personal Finance Statistics to Know in 2020

How to Handle Freelancing Setbacks During COVID-19

Photo via Rawpixel There are few things more rewarding than building your own remote work career. Unfortunately, the current coronavirus crisis is causing a lot of uncertainty for freelancers. Businesses everywhere are putting their projects on hold and laying off nonessential workers as they navigate the rough financial waters created by the COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-05-08T08:27:52-04:00May 8th, 2020|Grit|Comments Off on How to Handle Freelancing Setbacks During COVID-19

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash From the Harvard Business Review, Amy Gallo shares some terrific advice on how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation. Amy writes: Breathe. Simple mindfulness techniques can be your best friend in tense situations and none is more straightforward and accessible than using your breath. So when you start [...]

By |2020-03-28T08:26:29-04:00March 28th, 2020|Difficult Conversations|Comments Off on How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

The Senior’s Guide to Downsizing in Newton

Photo by jordi pujadas on Unsplash Retired seniors often find that their larger family homes no longer suit their needs. Some will need to move to a community where they will receive more assistance and support, while others may just have an itch to declutter and enjoy a change of pace. If you’ve been eyeing a [...]

By |2020-03-21T08:22:24-04:00March 21st, 2020|Guest Post|Comments Off on The Senior’s Guide to Downsizing in Newton

5 Tips For Employee Referral Campaign

Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash Written by Samawat Shakil Employee referral campaigns have been opted by business organizations a lot lately. This program enables employers to increase employee retention rates and engagement in the company. However, organizing an employee referral program requires a lot more than hosting a free toaster. As data presented by CareerBuilder [...]

By |2020-03-21T09:02:10-04:00March 14th, 2020|Guest Post|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Employee Referral Campaign

3 Things You Should Focus on to Stay Healthy in Your Golden Years

Photo by Keren Perez on Unsplash Written by Karen Weeks.  You can find more from Karen at Elderwellness.net There are so many things in this modern world that demand our attention, making it all too easy for the things that matter most to fall by the wayside. One of the things that invariably don’t get the [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:45:35-05:00January 18th, 2020|Guest Post|Comments Off on 3 Things You Should Focus on to Stay Healthy in Your Golden Years

Ways to Make Your Employees and Customers Feel Safe

written by Lilly Miller The question of safety is overlooked by some business owners who don’t realize the simple truth - that employee productivity and therefore the business’s success depend on the employees feeling safe and respected. It’s all about prioritizing: although new gadgets and software, and, for example, equipping an office entertainment room [...]

By |2020-02-09T09:36:49-05:00January 18th, 2020|Guest Post|Comments Off on Ways to Make Your Employees and Customers Feel Safe

How a Culture of Continuous Feedback Drives Employee Engagement

Photo by Adam Jang on Unsplash written by Samawat Shakil The shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy has had a far-reaching impact across the socio-economic spectrum. Employee engagement, and the concept of learning as a continuous, career-long process, have led to a paradigm shift in the way organizations think about the modern work-force. While [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:48:00-05:00September 28th, 2019|Guest Post|Comments Off on How a Culture of Continuous Feedback Drives Employee Engagement

Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

From Harvard Business Review, Peter Bregman discusses how being a learner is hard. Peter is one of my favorite experts in this area. He did a terrific TedxTalk Living With Your Hands Off Your Ears in which he talks about how we learn. In this article, he talks about how hard learning is. He writes: Here’s [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:52:56-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Grit|Comments Off on Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

From Harvard Business Review, Tricia Brouk provides excellent advice on how to give a great presentation including how to pitch a presentation by distilling your message to 15 words. She writes: Know how to pitch. When you understand and master the pitch, you’ll get onto more stages, which in turn will give you the confidence to [...]

By |2019-08-24T08:02:31-04:00July 21st, 2019|Influence|Comments Off on To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words