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 …

55 Quotes About Achieving Goals To Help You Stay Motivated

Setting and achieving goals is a process with different phases that will require lots of focus, commitment, and hard work. In order not to get distracted or overwhelmed, there is a need to stay constantly motivated on the journey to reaching your goals. Below are collections of quotes about achieving goals to help you sustain your goal drive. You will find quotes about focus and the right attitude, hard work and discipline, determination, overcoming obstacles, plans and tactics, commitment, and overcoming failure. Quotes About Attitude and Focus In order to achieve your goals, you have to have the right attitudes and maintain focus in all you do. You need to have a positive attitude to beat any form of negativity …

Team Building Tips to Improve Your Business

There are many differing opinions to team-building days and how they can affect your team morale. No matter what your industry is, you definitely need to think about scheduling a couple of team-building days into your plans for the company. Here are some of the ways a good team building day can affect your business. What are Team Building Activities? Team building activities are some of the most important additions to a working day that you could choose. It might seem like no-one wants to take part in team building days, but there are also few who truly appreciate their value to a company. No matter what industry your business is in, you can benefit from a good team building …

7 Books You Should Read That’ll Help You Master Working From Home

Working from home is fast becoming the norm for many people around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some people, working from home might be a dream come true – for others, it will sound like a nightmare! Working from home doesn’t come without its challenges. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re in your ‘relaxation’ space, or because you have children! You might feel like you spend all day in your pyjamas, have trouble focussing, and can’t get the simplest of tasks done without office equipment. Fear not! These 7 books will help you with your new working-from-home life, from time management to the best work at home essentials: 1. The Home Office Handbook by Lorie …

What Are Affirmations – What Is the Definition of the Word

We need first to define the word affirmations or affirm, since a clear definition helps us understand it better. How can we define the word affirm? What does affirmation mean? Affirm Definition The definition of the word affirm, according to Cambridge dictionary is: “To state something as true.” Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as: “To state positively.”“To assert as valid or confirmed.”“To show or express a strong belief in or dedication to something, such as an important idea.” In Collins Dictionary – Affirm Definition – is: “If you affirm that something is true or that something exists, you state firmly and publicly that it is true or exists.” What Are Affirmations Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and …

How to Write a Cover Letter

A cover letter is an important tool when looking for a job. HR managers read hundreds of resumes every day, so it is not difficult to get lost among other candidates just like you. If you really want to land the job, then your mission is stand out from the crowd and deliver not only a win-win resume but also a cover letter highlighting your strong points as well as the benefit you can bring to the company. It is a big mistake not to use this instrument for attracting the attention of your potential employer. Get the maximum! Have no clue on how to write a cover letter for a resume? Need professional guidance? We are on top of …

Don’t Do What You Love, Instead Do This

Everywhere you look, you will find people who are not happy about their work. They wish to get more out of life or are undecided about what to do next in life. It is during these times where you hear a particular piece of advice. You may have given it to someone else or you may have heard it yourself: Do what you love. This phrase comes in many forms: Follow your passion. With hard work and determination, you can live the dream. Find your calling. The optimism behind these phrases is well-intentioned, however, it is the worst kind of advice to give to anyone. Instead, I present in this article some possible alternatives to this. Why Doing What You …

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 …

3 Steps to Managing Your Time and Maximizing Your Workday

If you’d like to learn how to manage your time better so you can maximize your success, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Modern technology has transformed when and how we work. It’s created a way for people around the world to work together, but it’s also redefined the workday. The traditional 9-to-5 no longer exists — we all have constant access to our work. The ability to connect with people globally is incredible. My company has a team in Ukraine, which is in a time zone six hours ahead of where our main office is located. We also work with a number of freelance designers and web developers who …

How to Maintain Peace and Reduce Stress at the Workplace

Work, brings together people of different temperament, character, and behavior, and this often, causes friction, resentment and stress. People spend hours at work every day, but often, the work causes stress, exhaustion and unhappiness. Sometimes, the boss is too demanding. Colleagues might be rude. There might be too much stress due to too much work. The working conditions might not be comfortable. The job might be boring. There could be competition or envy between the workers. The customers might be too demanding or criticizing. They might feel there are utilized and underpaid. These are some of the reasons, why most people feel stress at work or are unhappy about it. This why people eagerly wait for their vacation. The vacation …

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 …