Healthy Attitudes

Healthy Attitudes

“It’s all in your head.” This isn’t usually a kind or positive statement. However, everyday stories and scientific research agree on one point. The human brain is capable of amazing things. In fact, your thoughts and attitudes may have a powerful impact on achieving success, finding good fortune, or even just being happy.

Series: Stress – Water: A Serious look at how much you should be drinking…

Series: Stress – Water: A Serious look at how much you should be drinking…

You may be wondering what water has to do with stress. Well, it turns out that multiple studies have shown that dehydration leads to increased cortisol levels. Cortisol is your “fight-or-flight” hormone and plays an important role in your metabolism, your body’s immune response, and your body’s response to stress.

Additionally, mild dehydration can cause negative side effects, such as decreased physical and mental performance. Symptoms include fatigue, and reduced attention, focus, reaction speed and short-term memory. This is because dehydration literally stresses out your body, and then when you add extra stress from work and life responsibilities, it dehydrates your body even more. It’s a vicious cycle to get stuck in!

Series: Stress—Mindful Breathing: Your Secret Weapon

Series: Stress—Mindful Breathing: Your Secret Weapon

Owning a business is stressful during normal times, but couple that with the holiday season—and oh yeah, a pandemic—and the pressure and uncertainty can feel like more than you can handle.

Study after study has shown that uncontrolled stress can lead to a long list of negative repercussions, such as poor memory, low energy, aches and pains, upset stomach, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, weakened immune system, insomnia, a higher risk for cancer, and more.

And if you have all that working against you, you can’t run a successful business, right? But with one secret weapon in your back pocket, you can reduce your stress. That secret weapon is called mindful breathing.

I LOVE OnceHub!

I LOVE OnceHub!

Normally I don’t rhapsodize about an app but ScheduleOnce by OnceHub is truly worth it. In short, it’s a scheduling app. But that’s like saying Google is just search software.

Several years ago we were consistently frustrated trying to schedule meetings with prospects and clients because of the time and repeated communications trying to nail down a time that was convenient to both parties. Multiple calls and/or emails back and forth - Them: “Can you meet with me sometime next week?” Us: “Sure, how about Tuesday afternoon at 1pm? If that’s not good, give me some dates and times that work for you.” Them: “No I’m busy on Tuesday. Can you do Wednesday or Thursday?” And so on, and so on. You get the picture. Heck, you’ve probably been there yourself.

Time for a new solution! We found ScheduleOnce when it was relatively new to the game and realized it had the potential to streamline the whole meeting process for us.

Series: Stress - Sleep: Why getting enough sleep is critical to your success!

Series: Stress - Sleep: Why getting enough sleep is critical to your success!

We’ve all been told that getting a good night’s sleep is beneficial in many ways, yet it always seems to be one of the first things we sacrifice when life gets a little crazy. It often feels like there’s too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Going to bed later and getting up earlier sounds like the smart thing to do under these circumstances, however, science has proven time and time again that reducing your sleep is actually counterproductive. 

It's that time of year - Showing Your Gratitude for Your Employees and Customers

It's that time of year - Showing Your Gratitude for Your Employees and Customers

It’s the season of thanksgiving and that means showing your employees and customers how grateful you are for them. After all, both groups are essential to your company’s success. 

When your employees feel valued, your company will enjoy many benefits, such as increased trust between employee and employer, higher productivity levels, decreased employee turnover, and positive brand reputation. Make them feel valued by integrating these tactics into your company policy:

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