Monday Motivation To Start The Week Off Right
Mondays are commonly considered to be the worst day of the week. They’re the days where it can feel the most difficult to get out of bed. We all know the dread that Sunday night can bring. Luckily, Mondays don’t always have to be this way. On the contrary, with the proper guidelines and motivation, they can quickly turn into one of the best days of your week. So, let’s cut to the chase. Here’s everything you need to know to have an awesome Monday and start your week off right!
No matter what you’re experiencing in life, motivation will bring benefits. Below, we’ll discuss some common benefits of motivation.
Motivation prompts action and allows us to exceed our own self-expectations. If you don’t have sufficient motivation to enjoy being involved in your daily activities, they can seem like a pointless and tiring chore. When you don’t care whether you do anything or not, you may even find yourself lying in bed all day. Then, after you find your motivation, you’ll wonder how you let yourself waste so much of your time!
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
Do These 8 Things on Monday to Start Your Week Off Right
Garfield the cat got two things very right: First, lasagna is delicious. Second, Mondays can be a real drag. It’s not merely the transition from playtime to the work and school week. Many of us stay up later on weekend nights and sleep in during the day, messing up our circadian rhythms and making us grumpy and irritable when the alarm goes off on Monday morning.
The stress of starting the week may even affect our health. A 2004 study found that blood pressure tends to be highest on Monday mornings, while another concluded that Monday is the most common day of the week for heart attacks. All of this may make you want to hit snooze and spend Mondays under the covers.
Fortunately, you can reverse the trend and set yourself up to have a positive, healthy start to the week. Here, experts weigh in on eight ways to make this a reality. (P.S. If you don’t work a traditional Monday-to-Friday schedule, this advice is adaptable to whenever you switch from off- to on-duty.)
6 Ways To Become A More Creative Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship and creativity go hand in hand. Unfortunately, creativity can easily be overshadowed and stifled by business processes, leaving it simmering on the back burner rather than being a driving force. The truth is, creativity actually helps every aspect of business, so it’s something that needs to cultivated and maintained.
To get some advice on how to tap into creativity as an entrepreneur, I talked to Edmond Huszar, better known by his stage name OVERWERK. Huszar is a Grammy award winning DJ, producer, and designer. Creativity is at the heart of everything he does from creating music to managing his business.
Storytelling is the ultimate creative tool, a powerful way to capture someone’s attention and connect with them. “It’s important to just try and connect with what you’re putting out in the world and think about the impact it will have. Connect with the authenticity of the story that you’re trying to tell,” advises Huszar.
As you create content, think about how it makes you feel as you’re creating it, and how it might make other people feel as they experience it. Don’t just go through the motions. According to Huszar, “If you’re just doing it, if you have ulterior motives or some other agenda when you’re being creative, people can sense it in the work and it just doesn’t turn out as well.”
Business Hacks: 21 Simple Mindset Hacks for Entrepreneurs
Do you ever wonder why some people have the ability to bounce from success to success, without falter?
To be clear, no one has that ability, but it can seem like that.
Not surprisingly, we need more than motivational quotes to succeed. There are many mindsets, skills, and attributes required for success as an entrepreneur.
Fortunately, most of them can be learned, strengthened, and nourished through diligence and a willingness to grow.
Having the proper success mindset as an entrepreneur will enable you to deal more effectively with the day-to-day of your business. Because you will be thinking – and acting – like a true entrepreneur.
Business mindset: a way of thinking that enables you to uncover and see problems as opportunities, and then turning those opportunities into a business. It is an understanding that everything around us is the result of someone having an idea and then executing it.
5 Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid
Entrepreneurship is all about taking new initiatives while investing your finances in the hope of earning profit. With the advancement of time, many people are jumping in this river for a good name and better lives. This increased number of businesses is taking the world’s economy to another level.
But everything has some rules and regulations for its perfect operation to do the entrepreneurship. As a business consultant, I have observed many things responsible for leading to a business failure.
If you intend to take a business initiative, you must have proper planning for that. Don’t behave like an unguided missile going in any direction. Make a strategy for everything, set your objectives and goals to go smoothly.
6 Reasons Why A Personal Brand Is Important For Entrepreneurs
How many smart and talented people do you know who are struggling financially or career wise? Chances are… quite a few. Despite having the skills and expertise, they somehow fail to jumpstart their businesses or careers. A big reason for this is that they lack the credibility outside their current circle of influence. This is where personal branding helps.
A personal brand is quite simply a strategic presentation of a person’s talents, skills, and expertise designed to first, expand his or her circle of influence, and second, increase his or her credibility in that expanding circle. Think of it as a “Credibility Bank”, where constantly working on your personal brand gives you an opportunity to make small daily and weekly credibility deposits. And over time, as you further increase your circle of influence, you also increase your credibility to more and more people.
Why do you want to increase your credibility you might ask? Well, people will naturally want to do business with you when they trust you. If you’re having trouble getting people to purchase your product or do business with you then building up your personal brand is something worth considering.
“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom Peters in Fast Company
How to Build a Personal Brand (Complete Guide to Personal Branding)
For freelancers and entrepreneurs, building a personal brand has never been more important than it is today. Anyone with access to the internet and social media can build an audience, position themselves as an expert, and start attracting clients for their business. And that’s exactly what a lot of people are doing.
A recent study by Upwork revealed that the freelance workforce is growing at a rate 3x faster than the overall workforce in the U.S. By 2027, freelancers are expected to make up the majority of the U.S. workforce.
While it’s great to see that so many people are embracing their entrepreneurial spirit, this also means that every self-employed freelancer, independent contractor, and entrepreneur will soon face more competition than they already do. The key to differentiating yourself from your competition is building a personal brand.
When you’re building a business around your area of expertise (as an author, speaker, coach, consultant, freelancer, etc.), the concept of building a personal branding probably comes naturally to you. When you’re the face of your business, building your personal brand makes perfect sense.
Why Personal Branding Photography is a Must for Entrepreneurs
In today’s marketplace, building a personal relationship with your clients is key. People want to know who they are buying from and why they should do business with you verses all the others who are selling similar products or services. Photography plays a big part in building that relationship and getting the word out about your brand.
Personal branding involves influencing the way potential customers see you and view your products or services, which is why personal branding photography can have such a massive impact. Professional photos are an asset and will serve you for years to come. Here are a few of the ways that you would benefit from taking professional personal branding photos.
- Send them with your press releases. If you usually send out press releases or are planning to in the coming year, professional photos will help your submission stand out.
- Use them throughout your website. Businesses that feature professional photos of real people inspire more trust than those that use stock photos. Real photos also help tell your business story more authentically. At the very least, you should always have a professional headshot on your website so that potential customers know who they are doing business with.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
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