The Best Ways for Busy Women To Achieve BalancePick the Brain

These past few months have been stressful for everyone, and women especially have had to take on many roles. As if life weren’t stressful enough, you may have juggled being a wife, mother and even a teacher while trying to balance your own career. Now that summer has arrived, it’s an excellent chance to take back some time for yourself. Here are seven of the best ways women can achieve much needed balance in their lives. Get a Physical Before you do anything, it’s important to get a routine physical exam. Ask for a full blood panel that checks your cholesterol, triglycerides, liver and kidney function. If you’re a woman nearing menopause, talk to your doctor about getting your hormone …

How to Think About Change and the Lessons It Teaches You

If you’d like to learn how to deal with change in your life so you can constantly adapt, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Change – What is it teaching us? Change is hard not just today, but every day. And change has the ability to feel even more difficult when it is “forced” upon us. Many of us are feeling more frustrated than we ever have at any point in our lives due to the daily conditions that now exist – from being forced to “shelter in place” to having to wear a mask to enter stores for essentials to not being able to have access to even the …

Take the Time to Answer These 3 Questions if You Want to Be Successful

If you’d like to learn how to succeed in the areas of your life most important to you so you can live your best life, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. I’ve personally never met someone who hasn’t had or doesn’t currently have success on their mind. I do believe we all have unique and different views on what success means to us, but nonetheless success is something that we strive for. The definition of success; based on my google search of the word, is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” I think back to those first instances that I was asked in elementary school about what I wanted …

4 Tips to Help Separate Work and Home Life During CoronavirusPick the Brain

When you originally started working from home there were a lot of things that you learned about yourself and how much time you had for other activities. You may have noticed that since your commute is not existent you can sleep in more and take time making breakfast or you realized that you could invest in ways to change the mood of your home. Furthermore, you felt that life was going to get so much easier because you could schedule things the way you want it. After a few weeks of the repetitive schedule, you may have noticed that it was hard to separate your work life from your personal life. Your life has now blended work life and your …

6 Simple but Important Ways for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

If you’d like to learn how to avoid burning out so you can have a long and successful career, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Burnout affects professionals in every industry, but it can be particularly problematic being an entrepreneur because when it’s their own business, it can be on their mind all day, every day. It is more than just a sense of being tired. It is the state of being overwhelmed emotionally, mentally and physically, to the point that you need a break in order to keep functioning.  Burnout is easy to find but difficult to avoid for entrepreneurs. There are, however, 6 things that entrepreneurs can do …

2 Ways to limit distraction and actually get work donePick the Brain

Opportunities to learn are all around you. From every misstep you take, to every negative encounter or hard day at work, lessons abound. Each moment of friction carries with it something to be gained. Take my life at this moment, for instance. I work from home. And, normally, it’s a pretty great setup. I sit at a neat desk located next to a large window. The window overlooks a lush, green canyon and when it’s open a warm breeze blows throughout my home. I play music on my white Sonos speaker to stay in the zone, focused on writing. I’m productive. A balance Life has recently changed though (for the better). My wife and I had our first child some …

What Is Inner Peace?

I have written a lot about inner peace, but it seems most people don’t understand what it is. Some time ago, I received an email from a reader, saying that she doesn’t want inner peace, because she wants to be active and alive. She was afraid that calmness might make her passive and take all the fun from her life. She also said that she preferred to keep her mind restless and very active, not calm. Well, this only shows lack of understanding what inner peace is and how it can improve your life in many ways. What is Inner Peace? We need to define this term. Inner peace is not a state of passivity, and certainly does not make …

Fika: A Coffee Break For ProductivityPick the Brain

Coronavirus has shone a spotlight on workplace productivity. Many of you are still working from home and juggling additional responsibilities of child care or schooling and household tasks.  Demands on you escalate to the point where you know you need a break, but don’t dare take one. A paradox is at work. In order to survive the crush in this unusual environment, you need some downtime more than ever. The Swedish tradition of fika might offer an answer. Fika is the Swedish practice of stopping work for a coffee break with friends and often a little something to eat. This is not the American coffee break of grabbing some caffeine to power through several more hours of work. Rather fika …

How To Complete Goals Quickly And Effectively

They say that half the battle of completing goals is setting the goals themselves. But the other half of this battle is finding the motivation to work towards that goal despite the circumstances. And not many people are very good in the second half of that battle. In most cases, people end up giving up or failing, and it’s sad to see that after people put effort into achieving their goals. So, for the people who are struggling, my suggestion is to consider some of the strategies listed below to help with completing goals. Furthermore, understand why you continue to struggle to complete goals in the first place. Why Do People Struggle With Completing Goals? While there are many reasons …

Peace of Mind Tips and Advice

What Is Peace of Mind? Peace of mind is a state of mental and emotional calmness, with no worries, fears or stress. In this state, the mind is quiet, and you experience a sense of happiness and freedom. Such peaceful moments are not so rare. You have experienced them in the past, at times when you were engaged in some kind of an absorbing or interesting activity. Here are a few examples: Watching an entertaining movie or TV program. Being in the company of someone you love. Being absorbed in reading a book. Lying on the sand at the beach. On vacation, when you experience some sort of mental numbness, forgetting your work and day-to-day-life. In deep asleep, when you …

7 Investments To Make in Yourself During the COVID-19 PandemicPick the Brain

When the world feels like it is falling down around you, it can be hard to find the silver lining. Instead of sitting around worrying, though, you can use the COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call. Even if you are stuck at home or in isolation, there are plenty of things you can do to improve yourself and become a better person. 1. Evaluate Your Priorities Facing mortality, whether it is your own, that of a loved one or the impending death of life as you know it can force you to face some hard facts about yourself. Resist the urge to be overly self-critical or judgemental. It doesn’t do anything productive. Instead, take time to reevaluate your priorities and …

Five Ways to Be a Better Person in 2020Pick the Brain

We often ask ourselves how we can improve, but we don’t always take the steps we must to see those changes take place. That is exactly where we should start. 1. Following up, whether with oneself, a friend, or a colleague, is one of the most effective ways to increase productivity and surprisingly, your self-esteem. That’s right, that weekend outing or workout that you so casually offered to make happen could be a catalyst for realizing more important changes in your life. So, go take that walk that you said you would take. 2. Another way to make these changes happen is to focus on the tasks and activities that interest you the most. This may seem like a no-brainer, …

The Importance of Delegating Leadership (And How to Properly Delegate)

Good leaders have mastered the art of delegation. That’s great, but have you ever wondered why delegating leadership is so important? Delegation is a simple phenomenon. It means that a manager or leader breaks down a big work project into smaller parts and divides it among various individuals. The supervisor maintains control while the subordinates enjoy some authority, too. This simple concept of delegating leadership has great benefits if done the right way. Keep reading to find out all about it! Why You Should Delegate The main question is, why bother with delegating at all? Why should you replace your years-old system with this new one? Well, grab a snack because the list is long. 1. Time-Efficient It’s pretty self-explanatory …

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 …

One Simple Way to Appreciate What You Have and Be Happier

We have all experienced rejection at some point. It can hurt and can take years to heal from. As human beings, we innately want to be loved and accepted. A sense of belonging to a community is one of our fundamental ingredients for survival, so a fear of rejection has naturally grown into our psyche. Receiving rejection today is certainly not what it used to be. With technology, we are somehow more connected than ever yet more socially isolated as well.  In the split-second instant we post on social media, we’re unconsciously broadcasting our desire to be seen and to connect. But when that Instagram selfie or Facebook post doesn’t receive the number of likes or comments we thought it …

4 Unique Ways to Remain Productive Working From HomePick the Brain

You may be one month into working from home and wondering how you can remain productive or even improve your productivity. Working from home can naturally increase your productivity because you don’t have to worry about a commute. You can now put that time into focusing on the tasks at hand. Second, you may have a natural inclination to be more productive because fewer teammates are asking questions throughout the day.  This may be true. However, on the flip side, you may see productivity dips because a news article or social media piece catches your eye. Like me, you may have a few kids running around. Or, you may have roommates that are not working and want to spend time …