30 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Make an Impact

Learning how to succeed in business used to be a case of being really good at one skill or area and milking it for all its value. Today, we are fast becoming a “skills economy”, driving trends in employment and even the way we approach entrepreneurship. To succeed in today’s business landscape, business owners and executives need to possess a mix of skills that enable them to stay ahead and adapt to change. 1. Digital Savviness As the adage goes: “If you’re not online, you don’t exist.” Today’s entrepreneurs need to take to the internet to increase their presence and to remain relevant in an evolving business landscape. Companies like Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb and more are a testament to the …

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you have a fear of going to the dentist then you’re not alone. It’s estimated that one in six adults has a fear of visiting the dentist. This figure reduces to one in ten for children. The truth is that the figures don’t matter, if you’re anxious about the dentist then you’re going to miss out on the basic treatment you may need to look after your teeth and preserve them for life. That’s why you need to overcome your anxiety.   It is worth noting that consistently elevated anxiety levels have been linked with a variety of age-related diseases.  It’s another good reason to overcome your dental anxiety. Choose The Right Dentist There is probably more than one dentist in your town …

Are You Sabotaging Your Future Self? Here’s What You Should Know

I get the feeling we’ve all heard what it takes to be successful. We’ve probably heard it time and time again. I would go as far as saying there isn’t a secret step, ingredient, or set of bullet points you need to follow to be successful.  If you had the opportunity to sit down and talk with successful people and ask them whatever you wanted about their success, do you think they would give a lot of the same answers? Maybe they wouldn’t give the same answers, but how about what characteristics or the “how did you become so successful?” If you asked any top athlete, leader of an industry, mogul, or anyone that has achieved a level of success, …

3 Crucial Blogging Steps You Should Never Overlook

If you’d like to learn how to create a well-versed blog, so you can have a blog that’s seen by thousands of people, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. You know, when I first started my blog back in 2014 I had no clue what the heck I was doing. Just write, Iva, you’re a good writer. Write good things and people will flock to your website in droves. Traffic will be insane and you will be the star of the world wide web. So, needless to say, that didn’t happen. I was so naive. There was so much to learn and do. What’s wrong with my blog? This question …

Find the Right Business for the Job

Whether you need basic work done around the house, a full home renovation or a regular cleaning, finding the right business for the job is important. These days, there’s no shortage of trades and businesses offering services that you can take advantage of for your home, so it’s important to do your research first and ensure that the choice you’ll make is a good fit for what you need. The good news is that there are plenty of tools and resources available to help you choose the right business for your needs. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make the best decision.  Ask for Recommendations: First of all, try asking for recommendations from your social circle. This is usually the …

Music and Productivity: When to Press Play vs. When to Tune Out

Music has always been held in high regard because of its power to make us feel a wide range of emotions. Often, the most common reason we listen to music is to feel good, to put us in the right mood. We also listen to music to relieve stress and motivate us to become more productive at work. The role of music in the workplace has been studied numerous times, and a majority of the research points toward the same conclusion: listening to music can enhance work performance and boost productivity. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to use music as a productivity tool. Let’s take a look at these and discuss when it would …

Lack of Motivation and Enthusiasm

Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals. However, it often happens that you cannot awaken enough desire and interest, and you lack motivation. This is a frustrating situation, since you might have some wishes and dreams, but cannot get enough inner strength and motivation to act. When motivation is lacking you become passive, unhappy and stay in the same place without making progress. There are many reasons for the loss or absence of motivation, such as: A weak desire Laziness Shyness Lack of belief Lack of self esteem Lack of self confidence In some cases, the reason might be a physical or mental problem, which …

How to Turn Your Passion Project Into a Career

Many people want to turn their passion projects or side hustles into their full-time jobs and make a career doing what you love. Whether you want to do live stream gaming, professional spray tans, arts and crafts or creating fashion, you can use these tips to turn your passion project into a career. Create a Plan Whenever you want to start any form of business, you need to figure out a plan for yourself. Where will you get your supplies? Will you make sales online and through what website? What other expenses and costs do you need to consider? You need to figure out what will help you to succeed and how to plan for that. Spend some time planning things …

9 Tips to Keep Yourself and Your Team Motivated While Working From Home

The entire world is now faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this respiratory illness is highly contagious, especially in places with multitudes of people, more and more companies are now encouraging their staff to start working from home to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious disease. For some, doing online work from home can be a breeze but to others, it would be a totally new experience and may find it a bit challenging to focus and actually be productive. The good news is that there are a few essential tips that you and your team can practice to help you balance working from home while staying productive and disciplined. Working from home requires a lot of discipline and …

How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

3 Time-Tested Strategies for Reducing Stress Regardless of the Cause

As the owner of a company with a decentralized business model, my days are chaotic, never lending themselves to a simple pattern or system that I could easily follow for organization, predictability, or even knowing when some of my days will start—or end. I may be dealing with an unexpected website issue first thing in the morning or I may need to make an unexpected 2-3-hour commute to meet with an important client, all the while having the burden of some ongoing contract negotiation looming overhead. Sound familiar? This is a complaint only as much as I know that entrepreneurs and business owners everywhere are dealing with the same set of problems. This chaotic, hard to systematize lifestyle lends itself …

5 Ways for Men to Optimize Your Wardrobe

If you want to look effortlessly stylish, no matter the event or occasion, here is how you can update your wardrobe: 1)    Get the Basics Right There are certain things that every man needs to own, like a white button-up shirt. Its an essential staple in every wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go wrong with it. There are so many different versions of this key piece that you should make sure the one you own is perfect.  It should fit you correctly, look sleek and sharp, and not be crinkled, faded grey and missing several buttons. Whilst it remains a key piece, not every white shirt looks the same, with variations on collar size, cuff size and pocket shape …

Tips for Recruiting & Hiring Community Health Workers as Employees

Choosing any employee is a difficult and time-consuming decision. Just having the necessary skills is not enough, they need to have the right personality to fit into your business and experience can also play a vital role in their suitability to complete the job properly. It’s important to follow these tips and get it the right first time. Take It Slow The most important thing is to give yourself plenty of time, rushing the process generally leads to mistakes and you’ll end up with an employee that’s not suitable for the job. Define a timeline and add a few extra days into it, this ensures you can give every potential employee a fair chance.  Software Knowledge The world is digital …

70 Encouraging Words and Encouragement Quotes

We all need some encouraging words sometimes, to give us confidence, strength and motivation. We need to hear words of encouragement when we lack courage, self-esteem and decisiveness, and we need comforting words when we face challenges or difficulties. Everyone feels better after hearing or reading some uplifting quotes. They make them feel more comfortable and energetic. These words alleviate fears and doubts and enhance confidence. It is good to have a steady flow of encouragement. The quotes and words you find here are suitable for this purpose. Any time you feel you need some empowerment, lifting up or boosting your confidence read a few of these words and quotes Here are some quotes and encouraging words to make you …

Keep on keeping on!

We all have felt at times like if the world crumbled upon ourselves. We’ve felt in a hole, a dark bit of reality, caused by negative feelings. It can be disappointments, bad news, a difficult moment in a relationship, failures, you name it. At those times we don’t really know the way out. We only know it’s necessary to get out, for our own sake (the realisation can come after a while). How do you put yourself together? What do you decide it’s important and you’re going to hang on to? What would be the best frame of mind to have? Whenever you want to get out of a real-feeling-bad situation you just need to realise that the answer is …

Hypnotize Yourself Into The Ghost of Christmas Future.

You will begin to realise why this exercise is called the Dickens Pattern (with reference to the ghost showing Scrooge some different futures) as you notice that the idea of this exercise is to hypnotize yourself to be aware of two very real possibilities for your future. Two distinct pathways that you could take for your life this very day. Have a think about something that you do that you are maybe not motivated to change about yourself. Prior to running through this technique, just have a think about something that you know you need to be doing, but are not. Then with that thing in mind, follow these simple steps. Step One: Get yourself nice and relaxed and settled. …