Work-Life Balance

7 Effective Tactics for Relieving Your Headaches Naturally

According to the World Health Organization, headaches are one of the most common nervous system disorders that exist today. With almost half of the population (47 percent) reporting that they’ve had at least one headache within the last year, I would suspect that small business owners make up more than their fair share of that percentage, due largely to the added stress and … [Read more...]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring Someone You Know

As a small business owner, you are in a great position to offer people in your community the ability to support themselves and their families by providing them with a job. But what happens when the person asking to work for you is someone you know personally? What if it is a family member or friend? This can definitely be a sticky situation because business dealings can hurt … [Read more...]

Fitness Equipment that Fits Conveniently In Your Carry On

Staying fit is hard enough, but staying fit when traveling through the various time zones can be even harder. After all, when you’re away from your gym or own personal fitness equipment, it can be way too easy to let your exercise routine slide, potentially unraveling all of the hard work you’ve done honing your body in an effort to improve your physical health. Rene’ … [Read more...]

Don’t Walk Away From Your Small Business Without First Asking Yourself These Questions

Every small business owner considers pulling the plug from time to time as long days, small paychecks, limited family time, and all of the stress that comes with being the top dog can definitely take their toll. I know I’ve had my moments where I’ve considered going back into regular employment and just “doing my job and going home.” But how do you know when your thoughts of … [Read more...]

Professional Boundaries: Are Yours In Jeopardy?

I’m not exactly certain why, but it seems as if my professional boundaries have gotten quite a workout lately trying to stay intact. In my quest to find a way to deal with this appropriately, I discovered that a lot of times boundaries can get crossed almost without you knowing. So, my question to you is: Are your professional boundaries in jeopardy—perhaps without you even … [Read more...]

Challenges Unique to Being Self-Employed (And How to Overcome Them)

The rest of the world seems to look at those of us who are self-employed as being fortunate. And, for the most part, we are. Certainly, we have more control over the levels we are able to reach professionally, we can dictate our schedules more freely, and we are more able to determine how much money we make more so than if we work for a regular, hourly wage. However, … [Read more...]

Creating the Perfect Work/Life Imbalance

One of the hottest topics when it comes to career is how to balance your work life with your home life. After all, if you put too many plates in the air, some of them will certainly come crashing down, leaving you frantically picking up the small but jagged pieces, wondering what went wrong and how you could have done better. But what if the perfect balance was an illusion … [Read more...]