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  • Virtual conferences COVID-19

Get the Most out of Virtual Conferences During COVID-19 – From Someone Who Doesn’t Like Virtual Conferences!


I love in-person conferences. The new techniques and tips I learn are always fantastic and I most definitely walk away with things that can help grow my business even further but truthfully, I love getting to mix and mingle and network with fellow attendees. Being in a room with so many like-minded, driven people, it’s only natural to want to connect, share, and engage. Meeting people you can collaborate and bounce ideas off of is truly invaluable and something I really look forward to when I attend live events. Virtual conferences during COVID-19 are a reality. It has changed the way [...]

Get the Most out of Virtual Conferences During COVID-19 – From Someone Who Doesn’t Like Virtual Conferences!2020-09-01T18:31:31+00:00
  • Setting Goals Alone

Setting and Achieving Goals When You Feel Alone


When you’re feeling isolated and alone the thought of setting, let alone achieving goals, can seem like a daunting task. It can be difficult to self-motivate and if you’re the type of person that thrives on social interaction. Even very important goals can feel trivial without the support and encouragement of others or employee engagement. If you feel like your productivity levels are plunging, try some of these tips to get back to crushing your goals. Brain Dump If you’ve had a bunch of thoughts swirling around in your head and the overwhelm is keeping you from making any progress. This [...]

Setting and Achieving Goals When You Feel Alone2020-09-01T18:36:05+00:00
  • Failed at goals

Fallen Off the Goals Wagon? Here’s How to Get Back On…


Did you have a list of lofty goals that you were going to crush this year? Now, here we are months later and maybe you haven’t crossed off as many things as you were hoping for. Maybe some of your initial goals are no longer viable or realistic given changes that have occurred. Does that mean you just move on, unfocused, and without a plan? Absolutely not. Rather than focusing on what didn’t work out, follow these steps to get refocused and turn things around. Review and Reassess The first thing you do, to get your goals back on track, is [...]

Fallen Off the Goals Wagon? Here’s How to Get Back On…2020-09-01T18:41:26+00:00
  • Goal Setting in Uncertain Times

Goal Setting in Uncertain Times – Is It Worth It?


I know that times today are strange and uncertain. Things we once took for granted now seem taboo. The idea of setting, let alone achieving career-oriented goals may seem far-fetched. However, the world hasn’t stopped turning and while business (and employee engagement) may look different, it’s still moving and progressing. Don’t let your career aspirations fall to the wayside because operations have changed. Strong employees and leadership have an outstanding chance to shine when things seem uncertain. Focus on Things You Can Control Your skills and experiences are things that are in your zone of control and should be utilized to [...]

Goal Setting in Uncertain Times – Is It Worth It?2020-09-01T18:45:04+00:00
  • Employee Engagement by My Big Idea

5 Ways to Refuel During Stressful Times


The past weeks and months have been draining. Uncertainty, loss of control, and the unknown can lead to burnout and emotional exhaustion. Finding new ways to do business while dealing with other work/life stressors can push people to their breaking point. It’s important for your work ethic and personal wellbeing that you find ways to refuel during these stressful times. Signs it may be time to refuel and recharge your batteries include nagging fatigue, lack of focus, frustration, and negative emotions. You’re no good to others if you can’t take care of yourself so here are five practical ways to avoid [...]

5 Ways to Refuel During Stressful Times2020-07-27T02:04:24+00:00
  • Employee engagement with My Big Idea

Finding Your Motivation to Lead During a Pandemic


COVID has tested even the most well-prepared companies’ contingency plans. With any transition, there is an adjustment period. Right now we’re making all types of adjustments to our personal lives and the way we conduct business - all at once. As you navigate this new, seemingly never-ending, unchartered territory there are a few things that can help you effectively lead your team and keep your overwhelm at bay. Strong leadership is crucial, now more than ever. Same with employee engagement. You know that. However, you probably didn’t expect your personal, financial, emotional, and professional life to be up-ended all at the [...]

Finding Your Motivation to Lead During a Pandemic2020-07-16T18:37:23+00:00
  • Keeping Up Company Morale And Employee Engagement During a Pandemic

Keeping Up Company Morale During a Pandemic


There is no way around it - these are stressful times. Not only are people worried about the economy and their jobs, but they’re also concerned about the personal wellbeing of themselves and their families. Despite us being months into the pandemic, the uncertainty feels like the only thing that is certain. Still, the business must go on. Employee engagement is a must. So what does a business owner or company leader do to keep their team motivated and ensure employee engagement when things seem to keep changing and there’s so much uncertainty? First of all, acknowledge how different things are [...]

Keeping Up Company Morale During a Pandemic2020-07-16T18:43:41+00:00
  • Short-term goals via My Big Idea

Why Short-Term Goals are Crucial During COVID


There’s no doubt that it can be remarkably difficult to focus on the future when you’re in the middle of an extremely trying time. Simply trying to manage day by day tasks can prove challenging in an ever-changing environment. Despite being months into COVID-19, do forgive yourself if you feel like you haven’t gotten it together yet. This pandemic has had a massive impact on the economy and practically every business has been greatly affected by this global event. Certain things may feel completely out of control but it’s important to keep focused on your business and what you can do [...]

Why Short-Term Goals are Crucial During COVID2020-07-16T18:49:14+00:00