Tips, tricks, and information
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”Sylvia Plath
Effective communication, as a leader, is your responsibility. To be effective, you have to know how the receiver internally processes information. You have to understand the receivers strategies in order to fit your message to their level of understanding. Want to know how to effectively engage others? Email me.
Be honest about what you don’t know. The old “fake it ’till you make it” adage is horrible advice. Seriously, why would you even want to pretend that you knew it all? What purpose would that serve? Who would that serve? If you find that you are struggling with overcoming the bad advice you heard, send me an email.
Remembering the History of Labor Day
Labor Day was brought about by protests (and violent riots). Working conditions in the United States were beyond sub-par. There were very little breaks (if any), hazardous working conditions, and people would work 12-hour days, every day. Even if you do not agree with the concept of Unions today, they have served a very real purpose and are the reason you do not have to work every day, all day. Read more here.
Do you know what leadership style you use? Can you tap into more than one style? Find out more about some of the more popularized leadership styles here. Though there are certainly far more than I wrote about.
The US and Its Rebellious History
When people have had enough, they will take to the streets and make their cause known. This has been proven throughout history, and the United States of America has a long, sordid history with protests, riots, and looting. Before passing judgment so quickly, brush up on some protest history here.
Working from Home
Remote work finally been recognized as an important aspect to business. In a time of economic hardships, there are options for working from home if you have been impacted. And who knows, maybe it’ll become your new profession. Read more about it here. And always remember, I am here if you need someone to talk to.
The Importance of Structure in a Time of Chaos
Everyone that has been given the option has suddenly found themselves working remotely. This can be overwhelming for the unprepared and inexperienced. Read more here for my tips on taking control of the chaos and adding virtual socialization during this time in our lives.
Important Life Skills for Success
Gen X has been juggling so many balls at once that we kinda forgot to pass on some important information to the younger generations… The supposed soft skills that are crucial for success in life and at work. Collaboration, critical thinking, work ethic, confidence, communication, creativity, grit, and time-management. Read more here.
Find Your Support Group
Everyone needs support, regardless if you’re an introvert, an extrovert, or a bit of both. Without support, we can become discouraged in our ventures. This can create an avalanche of lowered self-esteem and uncompleted attempts. Read more here about finding a support group that will encourage and motivate you.
The Community that Thrived and was then Massacred
How many people (outside of Oklahoma) know about Black Wall Street? The thriving and successful community that came to a tragic end on May 31st, 1921. It was a flourishing community of stores, a library, schools, a bank, and more. Even though it is not yet Black History Month, it is always important to know history. Knowledge is power to change the future. Read more about a community nestled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, called Greenwood here.
Save Your Sanity – Separate Business from Personal
Every entrepreneur struggles with separating work from home. If you work from home, it’s even harder. While the two sides can never realistically be completely and totally separate, there are ways to help make a clear distinction in your life so you can enjoy both sides of the coin. Read this article here for some tips I use. Let me know what works for you and what hasn’t worked.
The Limbo of Perimenopause
In every woman’s life, there is a transition phase from fertile to no longer worrying about getting pregnant (menopause). That is the stage called perimenopause, and it can last a horribly long time. Like 10 years long. It is every woman’s job to shout about this and bring it into the light. It is not a dirty little secret, it is a very normal phase for every single woman. Read more about it here.
Find Your Passion
In society we are conditioned to believe that if we don’t discover our passions early in life then we will never have one. That it is either achieve early or live out your days miserable and following others. I am a late bloomer and I am here to tell you, it is never too late to find, and follow, your passion. Read more about my journey here.
I Missed What!?
I missed a week on my blog! Whatever shall I do! Keep calm and carry on I guess… LOL! But this is the start of a beautiful transition into passion. Read more about that here.
Giving Thanks 2019
This month is when you see “Thankful for…” on social media. Rethink how you give thanks. Read my thoughts here.
What Business Structure is Best for your Organization?
Out of all the structures to choose from, which business structure is best for the future of your organization? Well, it depends. Do you want to keep your personal assets protected from business ventures? Do you have a partner? Have you considered the tax requirements? Read more about it here.
American Psychological Association (APA) Formatting
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association has released their 7th Edition (October 2019). Do you know what’s changed? Read about it here.
The Action Timeline
Creating an Action Timeline helps to visualize your goals and milestones for your business. Read more about it here.
Formatting is Necessary
Do not think it an evil necessity. There is nothing bad about formatting and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Read more here.
The Intelligence of Emotions
Emotional Intelligence has 4 main components: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. Find out more here about it.
The Importance of Market Research
Do you know why market research is an important part of business planning? Read this post about what it is and why it is important.
Why Hire an Editor?
You have spent hours, days even, working on that writing. Now you’re trying to edit your own work. Why? Read this post about why it is better to hire an editor instead of self-editing.
The Importance of a Strategic Business Plan
Do you know how many hours it takes to conduct research for a strategic business plan? Do you know why it is a crucial foundation for your business? Check out this post to find out more.
Do you know what your Organizational Culture is? Check out this post to find out more.