Five Steps to a Healthier Mindset

Doubt. Anxiety. Hesitancy. Pessimism. They’re the enemies of positive thought. Experiencing any of those feelings can stop us from making changes that we need to make. That starts a negative cycle that leads to more bleak thoughts and more bad decisions. So how do we change that? How do we break the cycle?  There’s no magic cure for having unwelcome thoughts, but there are a few steps you can take that get you into the habit of thinking more positively and creating a mindset that’s more inclined to make positive decisions. Focus on these ideas, and take the first steps to a healthier mind today.  Cut Back On Caffeine Fatigue is the enemy of a healthy mind, and so we …

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 …

Standing Out in Today’s Job Market with Dr. Julia Ivy

Published on June 24, 2020 In this episode, we talk with T.W. Lewis, about the effects of hard work on self-esteem, confidence and getting ahead. Lewis is an enormously successful real estate entrepreneur, and shares his thoughts on the importance of finding and defining your talents, and taking it even further and adding the needed component of hard work. In this interview he shares his keys of success, which he outlines in his new book Solid Ground.  Listen to the episode here:   Featured photo credit: Marten Bjork via unsplash.com Source link

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 …

Improve Your Productivity With CBD ProductsPick the Brain

Many of today’s careers require a lot of focused attention and productivity, and employees who want to get ahead must keep up with face-paced competition while avoiding too much stress. As technology and other changes continue to affect many industries, employees are commonly confronted with changing expectations and have to move quickly to remain relevant. If this situation sounds familiar, you may be interested in learning about the use of cannabis oil to ease anxiety and alleviate sleep disorders. With the right CBD product, you may find that it’s possible to improve productivity without dangerously increasing your heart rate.  CBD and Your Workday  You probably shouldn’t use more than one CBD lifestyle product in more than one day. The products …

5 Ways to Inspire Your Employees

Having a productive workplace doesn’t mean that you have to push your employees to work harder. It’s like the saying goes: It’s easier to attract flies with honey than it is with vinegar! In other words, to get the best out of your employees, you have to inspire them to want to work hard for you. You have to motivate them and let them feel that they are part of the success of the business and not just another cog in the wheel. Motivating your employees is key to a business’s success. The level of commitment, drive and energy that a company’s staff bring to work every day has a significant impact on the growth of a business. Below Are …

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 …

5 Ways To Arrange Your Home Office to Maximize ProductivityPick the Brain

The idea of working from home is still a huge question in the air with the question of if it is better to work from or at the office. While this is something that goes back and forth, Harvard Business Review dove into explaining how there were some high results with working from home. Although it can go back and forth on if working from home is better, it is important to understand some great ways to increase your productivity if you are already working from home. Here are five ways to arrange your home office to maximize your productivity. 1. Set your home office area away from distractions If you are able to find an extra room in your …

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 …

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, …

6 Ways to Take Your Creativity to The Next Level

Our creativity often comes and goes, meaning we need to have a true understanding of how to work with it in order to unleash our true potential. If you believe you’ve hit a creative plateau, here is how you can take your creativity to the next level.  Let Go of Expectations Perhaps the biggest thing holding you back in your creativity is yourself and your expectations. Either you care what others think, you are comparing yourself to others, or you are expected to create a certain type of art that only fits with a certain part of your life. You can change the way you express yourself creatively whenever you please.  When it comes to being creative, you should hold no …

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 …

Your Differences Are Actually Your Greatest Professional Strengths

You’re a night owl, a mother, a daydreamer. Or maybe you grew up economically disadvantaged or deep in rural isolation. Whatever your personal difference is, you’ve likely been conditioned to believe it’s a weakness—a flaw. Something to be hidden at work. I’m here to tell you that what you think is your weakness might, in fact, be your biggest professional strength. Our personal stories influence how we think about our abilities, achievements, and possibilities, and often, our views of ourselves are more negative than the assessments from our peers.  When You’re Different from Your Peers I worked with a young leader in private equity named Emily who struggled with reconciling her difference from her peers, and her story taught me …

7 Ways I Mastered My Schedule While Managing My Job, My Side Hustle, and Homeschooling During a Pandemic

If you’d like to learn how to gain control of your life during this pandemic so you can get the most out of your days, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. The CoronaVirus pandemic has thrown the world into chaos, for sure. We’re all wearing multiple hats, many of which don’t fit very well. Not only do we have to figure out how to do our in-person jobs virtually and continue to make time for our side hustles, we also have to help our kids with their distance learning.   With all these changes, it’s no wonder we feel like we’re juggling chainsaws on a tightrope over a pit of boiling …