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  • MBI-workspace-productivity

3 Easy Ways to Set Up Your Workspace to Enhance Productivity and Improve Mental Clarity

2021-03-17T20:46:06-05:00

Since COVID-19 hit and many of us shifted to working from home, our personal and work lives have collided. Our dining rooms have become multi-purpose rooms - a home office, a classroom, a space for Zoom happy hours -  and somehow amidst it all, we find time and space to eat there too. When these areas are cluttered it can lead to an overall cluttered feeling in our brains. So how do we focus on work in our home environment? Here are a few tips to improve your productivity while working at home: #1 – AVOID DISTRACTIONS  Stating the obvious? Maybe. [...]

3 Easy Ways to Set Up Your Workspace to Enhance Productivity and Improve Mental Clarity2021-03-17T20:46:06-05:00
  • My Big Idea Big Goals

Big Goals: Special, Not Unachievable

2020-11-24T18:38:33-05:00

“My goal is to build an institution similar to the ones that had carried me through the first three decades of my life.” Sounds like a big goal. That statement drove this person to become the founder of one of the most successful and outstanding corporations in the world today. That was Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon in 1994. Yes, Amazon was his big goal. Now regardless of what you think about Amazon or big business, I want you to focus on the concept of the big goal as you read this article. Getting Started You may wonder, “How would a 30-year [...]

Big Goals: Special, Not Unachievable2020-11-24T18:38:33-05:00
  • My Big Idea Thank you Notes

Thank You Notes: A Simple and Sincere Way to Show Gratitude to The People Who Have Helped You Reach Your Goal

2020-11-24T18:32:17-05:00

Is there someone that has helped you, but you just can’t seem to find a way to properly thank them? Do you want to show your gratitude in a more meaningful way than a text message? A thank-you note is a thoughtful way to show your appreciation to those that have helped you, though in the tech-driven world we live in today, it has become somewhat of a lost art.  People often feel that a thank you note will take too long, or they just don’t know what to say. Read on to learn why thank you notes mean so much [...]

Thank You Notes: A Simple and Sincere Way to Show Gratitude to The People Who Have Helped You Reach Your Goal2020-11-24T18:32:17-05:00
  • My Big Idea Rethink Financial Goals due to COVID19

Are You Re-thinking Your Financial Goals During COVID19?

2020-11-24T18:25:56-05:00

COVID-19 has undoubtedly left everyone feeling uncertain. We have all had to adjust during this pandemic, especially our budgets. This has left many people feeling uneasy about their financial situation and perhaps feeling that there is no sense making or keeping to financial goals during this time. At the end of the day, the pandemic really shouldn’t deter you from your financial goals. In fact, these uncertain times should make you take an even closer look at them. I know this may seem like an odd stance to take but read on to consider why you should rethink, not abandon your [...]

Are You Re-thinking Your Financial Goals During COVID19?2020-11-24T18:25:56-05:00
  • MyBigIdea MentalHealth WorkLifeBlend

Grit is Forged in Hard Times

2020-10-26T15:10:10-05:00

Grit may not be a word you hear very often but it’s something that business leaders should strive to have ascribed to themselves. While the verbiage may differ in different definitions the main mark of someone with grit is their courage, strength of character, and perseverance. All attributes that influential leaders aim to possess. So how does one come to have grit? How is it acquired? Real grit can only be developed through practice, experience, and failure. It’s not something you just wake up with one day, unfortunately. The only way to develop it, is to earn it. Not every business [...]

Grit is Forged in Hard Times2020-10-26T15:10:10-05:00
  • MyBigIdea MentalHealth WorkLifeBlend

Platform Businesses are Taking Over, Here’s Why…

2020-10-26T15:05:29-05:00

You could not help but feel deeply inspired when listening to Lital Marom speak at the WPO conference. She is an innovative thought leader who has an incredibly bold vision for human potential and believes that businesses were meant to thrive, not merely survive. She is an internationally recognized keynote speaker who has made a name for herself by teaching companies all about the platform business model and how it can be applied to any industry. What is the Platform Business Model? For those not familiar with this business model, let’s break down how a platform business operates. A traditional business [...]

Platform Businesses are Taking Over, Here’s Why…2020-10-26T15:05:29-05:00
  • MyBigIdea MentalHealth WorkLifeBlend

The Type of People Your Organization Needs to Succeed

2020-11-24T17:41:46-05:00

I had the absolute pleasure of listening to Adam Grant to speak at a recent WPO conference. His take on productivity and motivation are refreshing and eye-opening and a change of pace from what we typically hear on the subject. Adam was tenured at the prestigious Wharton School while still in his twenties and is a phenomenal teacher. He is an organizational psychologist and a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning which he has shared in his best-selling books and TED talks. One of the key concepts Adam discusses is the notion that there are three types [...]

The Type of People Your Organization Needs to Succeed2020-11-24T17:41:46-05:00
  • Networking in Times of COVID: Why Small Events are the Next Big Thing

Networking in Times of COVID: Why Small Events are the Next Big Thing

2020-10-04T23:52:51-05:00

Are you missing networking events? Getting dressed up and being in a room with other thought leaders and business owners can do amazing things for your own company and sanity! Not only can you learn from those who have been where you are (and where you may currently be stuck), but it’s invigorating to be around other people’s energy and I find myself leaving these events completely inspired and ready to take things to the next level. We may not be ready for full-blown events where we’re literally rubbing shoulders with those in attendance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still [...]

Networking in Times of COVID: Why Small Events are the Next Big Thing2020-10-04T23:52:51-05:00
  • Virtual conferences COVID-19

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

2020-09-01T18:31:31-05:00

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!2020-09-01T18:31:31-05:00
  • Setting Goals Alone

Setting and Achieving Goals When You Feel Alone

2020-09-01T18:36:05-05:00

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 Alone2020-09-01T18:36:05-05:00
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