How Workers Can Protect Themselves from Unsafe Working Conditions

Unsafe working conditions are fairly common. There will always be jobs that are way riskier than others. What makes them worth doing is the pay and protection given to the workers. If you are an employee working in a dangerous environment, here are ways you can protect yourself. 1. Know your employers safety measures Employers are legally required to ensure that you are safe from accidents, injuries, and illnesses. This means that they should provide you with the means and equipment to do your job safely. It depends on what your job is. For example, if you work in construction, you may be provided a helmet and a safety harness. If you’re a nurse, you’ll be provided personal protective equipment. …

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 …

3 Tips to Become the Boss Your Employees Will Love

Nearly 70% of change in a team’s engagement depends on the manager, according to Gallup. Ideally, the role of a boss is to motivate others to engage in projects and deliver excellent results. But, compelling your employees into following your leadership can be challenging. Your personal traits will have a significant impact on how people respond to your lead. The most successful managers possess different leadership and management skills like problem-solving skills, resilience, and emotional intelligence. Nonetheless, they learn how to develop grit to achieve success in becoming a better boss.   Set Realistic Goals Managers have a lot they need to accomplish within a specified period. While it might seem appealing to delegate the work to employees, it doesn’t help. In most …

7 Great Reasons to Pursue a Career in Tech

If you’re wondering where to aim for your future career, there are plenty of reasons to consider a job in tech. Not only does working in tech mean that you’re in with a chance of working for some of the biggest, coolest companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but there are plenty of others that aren’t quite as visible in the hiring market like Shopify, Tumbler, Freshbooks, DropBox and more. And that’s not to mention all the other companies out there that may not be entirely tech-focussed, but definitely need to hire a tech and IT team to keep things running smoothly. When you pursue a career in tech, there’s no shortage of career opportunities and different things that …

7 Ways You Can Increase Your Concentration Right Away

In today’s world, an overabundance of information and a large number of distractions is making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on performing the necessary tasks. In this article, I propose 7 simple methods that will train your ability to concentrate, while not taking you from your usual activities. 1. Plan and visualize several mission-critical tasks every day Make it a part of your morning routine. From the entire array of tasks, select 1-3 of the most important, during which you need to give all your best. It’s necessary to train your focus on the most critical and essential tasks. The desire to do a large number of functions simultaneously lowers the concentration and quality of the work done. And to …

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 …

Why It’s Important for Career Fulfillment

More often than not, people are more stressed out about work than they’re passionate about it. As that saying goes: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. But is it really so simple? Finding a job you love may not be as easy as people tend to believe.  However, it’s still possible to learn to love the job that you have and become passionate about it. Unfortunately, that’s also a great challenge, especially since modern work environments tend to get overwhelming. Technology was designed to help people do more in less time but in a seamless way. But for some reason, technology is only helping us do a lot more …

How to Change a Habit With the Four Quadrants of Change

Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world. Some people quit smoking a thousand times in their lives! Everyone knows someone with this mindset. But this type of change is superficial. It doesn’t last. For real, lasting change to take place, we need to consider the quadrants of change. Real change, the change that is fundamental, consistent, and longitudinal (lasting over time) has to happen in four quadrants of your life. It doesn’t have to be quitting smoking; it can be any habit you want to break — drinking, biting your nails, overeating, playing video games, shopping, and more. Most experts focus on only one area of change, some focus on two areas, but almost none focus on all …

3 Ways to Hit the Ground Running This Year

As everyone gets ready for the swing of the New Year, resolutions are promised and plans are made. Regardless of your goals for the year, it’s important to hit the ground running for the first quarter and continue to uplevel your business and your mindset.  Here are three ways to start the new year on the right foot that can be added as addendums to any of your current resolutions: 1. Get real about what your “One Thing” is It’s been said time and time again – but those who achieve success do so because they’ve mastered “one thing.” This term is referred to at length by Gary Keller in his book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind …

No College Education? Improve Your Job Prospects with These Tips

Generation Z definitely does things differently. According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 youngsters today may forego a college education. There are many reasons behind this shift, including college expenses, heavy workload, as well as the realization that there are other avenues one can use to reach their career goals. If you belong to this school of thought, finding a job might pose some challenges not faced by job seekers with a solid college education. The good news is, many people have navigated this process and gone on to have excellent careers. Here are some tips to help improve your job prospects without a college education. 1. Network Widely Networking brings a professional circle around you that could help …

How to Compartmentalize to Live a Stress-Free and Successful Life

Wouldn’t it be wonderful not to feel stressed and be present in each moment, so you can truly focus and deal with whatever life throws at you? Being able to compartmentalize is one way to get to a place where you feel more in control of your life. It allows you to divide up the tasks, responsibilities and thoughts you have into different areas, so they don’t overlap and fight for your attention all the time. You can then sort all of your inflight tasks and projects, and put them all into various virtual boxes allowing you to work on only one thing at a time. Compartmentalizing helps stress management as it can reduce anxiety and tension. It’s an approach that is …

How to Keep Active When Working From Home?

Working from home can be an amazing thing, giving you more freedom, control over your hours, and comfort. However, while working at home is the dream for many, it also comes with some unique stresses. Among them is making it very easy to get lazy and slack off on your exercise routine. Yes, when your workspace is in front of a TV and about five steps from the fridge, staying fit and healthy when working from home can be a challenge. Imagine you are writing a blog that discusses online casino games like NetBet blackjack, the chances are you are not getting much activity into your routine.  Sure, there are plenty of perks from working at home, and wearing sweatpants and …

5 of the Worst Pieces of Advice and How to Understand Them Better

Ever noticed how easy it is to offer advice? You go to Google, find an inspiring quote and share it with your struggling friend. Yes, it’s well-meaning help, but sometimes it does more harm than good.  In this post, we will dive deeper into some of the most popular pieces of advice out there that you should forget about. Without further ado, let’s separate the wheat from the chaff: 1. Follow your passion Let’s be honest, this is one of the trendy cliche pieces of advice you will get or even give to a friend or colleague. It goes something like this, “Find your passion and you don’t have to work a day in your life.” It’s true that most …

How A Creation Box Can Work For You

Bring to mind a time when you decided that you wanted something in your life; a vacation, a special book, or a household item. Did you notice that things relating to what you were wanting appeared out of nowhere–either you overheard someone talking about it, noticed an advertisement, a billboard or even junk mail? This, my friends, is the power of the Law of Attraction at work. The Law of Attraction states that all forms of matter and energy are attracted to that which is of a like vibration. “Like attracts like.” The thoughts we hold attract similar thoughts and become large masses of thoughts. These thoughts are also called vibrations. I have been following the teaching of Abraham-Hicks, (one …