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Well Being

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How Mental & Physical Health Are Connected

August 31, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Physical health is often easy to manage. Most people understand how to take care of their bodies, whether they choose to or not. It’s also often easier to tell when you’re dealing with a physical problem. You might experience pain, or something just feels “off” inside. Mental health, unfortunately, can be harder for some people to recognize when it comes to basic care and noticing the signs of a problem.…more »

Productivity

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How To Stay Productive While Wedding Planning

June 23, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking at any time. During a pandemic, it can feel nearly impossible — especially with so many weddings literally being put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. While quarantines may be lifting, it doesn’t change the fact that your entire wedding time table has been flipped on its head. In this article, we take a look at how you can stay productive while planning your wedding.…more »

Business

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Retail In The Post-Coronavirus Era: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

May 26, 2020 By Sam Bowman

With all that has happened around the world amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there has come a new understanding behind the way businesses and consumers function. In the short time that people have been sheltering in place and social distancing, many businesses have been forced to close their brick-and-mortar operations and some new lessons have certainly been learned. But what exactly have we learned so far and what can we do with this new information?…more »

Business

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How Businesses Can Develop A Forward-Thinking Mindset

April 20, 2020 By Sam Bowman

As a business, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. If you have an e-commerce store, you’re going to want to have solid cybersecurity established. If you’re in retail, you’ll want to have systems in place to respond when you run out of inventory. If you have a website, it’s wise to keep a current version of your site backed up and off-site at all times.…more »

Productivity

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How To Create A Calming Work Environment

February 17, 2020 By Sam Bowman

Anxiety is an all too common feature of our contemporary workspaces. For many of us, our offices — whether traditional or at home — can become sources of stress and depression. This is not just problematic for our productivity, but can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, and our family lives. In this article we look at how you can create a calming environment and the positive impacts it can have on your productivity (and well being).…more »

Business

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How To Recuperate After Your First Failed Business

January 8, 2020 By Sam Bowman

It’s a situation that no business owner ever wants to find themselves in: Closing a failed business. This failure takes an emotional toll, and all of the effort that you put into your business may seem to have been for nothing. But that’s not actually true. You’ll have learned important lessons in running that first business, and you can use those lessons to ensure your next business has a better chance of succeeding. While you may be feeling devastated from the initial failure, you can recuperate from that loss and use it to find your next opportunity.…more »

People Skills

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How To Lead Teams Through Creative Hurdles

November 20, 2019 By Sam Bowman

Have you ever sat down in front of your computer to start working on a new project — and your mind goes blank? It happens to the best professionals in every industry, and it’s typically short-lived. However, when your whole team experiences a creative slump at the same time, it can be challenging to recover. They will probably turn to you for advice and support, so you need to know how to get everyone back on track. Navigating roadblocks, upholding a positive company culture, and providing the resources and direction needed is critical to the success of the entire team.…more »

Education

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Going Back To School: Factors To Consider

September 18, 2019 By Sam Bowman

The decision to go to university or graduate school can mean a serious lifestyle change, and it’s often a stressful decision. When you’re an adult going back to school later in life, the uncertainty and stress surrounding that decision are only increased. Plenty of adults go back to school to further their education, but how do you know that it’s the right decision for you? …more »

People Skills

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How To Lead When You Aren’t Perceived As A Leader

June 26, 2019 By Sam Bowman

Leadership can be a crucial skill for anyone looking to advance their career. Unfortunately, it’s also an ability that comes very readily to some … and not so easily to others. If you feel that leading others isn’t something you were necessarily born to do, don’t despair! Here are a few tips and tricks to […]…more »

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