Self improvement

  • Fighting back from illness

    Fighting back from illness

    Illness is one of those things that can feel like something you’re never going to escape. For those that get a major illness or a chronic illness like Endometriosis, whether it’s in relation to mental health or a debilitating virus, the recovery can be a long road! So when it comes to fighting back from the brink of illness, what do we all need to help us through? 

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  • Ultimate Guide to New Year's Resolutions

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

    If you ask me, it’s always a good day to come up with new goals. I don’t stick to 31st of December, but if you do, it’s okay. Whenever you read this post, this is the Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions and the most helpful content around your goals. So read along and good luck with your new lifestyle! You can do this!

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Extra Income + Finance

    Beginner’s Guide To The F.I.R.E Movement (Financial independence retire early). Lately the F.I.R.E. movement is gaining popularity. F.I.R.E. is the abbreviation for Financial Independence Retire Early. This is a movement that capitalizes on putting aside as much money as possible to be independent. And yes, I strive for that too. I started a few years ago with a plan that I still follow. And I’ve never written about it on my blog so it’s about time! Time to create a FIRE plan!

    Join The Money Challenge. No vague strategies to make more money by scamming people or changing your mindset but actionable steps that have proven repeatedly they work.

    50+ ways to make an income online from home as a blogger or entrepreneur. Did you know that only 11% of all bloggers earn more than $30.000? So you better make sure you’re one of the top 11% bloggers! To be honest, it’s not that difficult, but you have to realize it’s not just blogging. See, this blogger makes $50,000 every month in a very passive way. Having multiple income streams is a start. I have collected over 50+ ways bloggers and online entrepreneurs can make money and many of the ways I have used to be able to travel full-time the past three years. Now, I’ve written a lot of single blog posts that go much more into the different details of ways I use to make a living online, so feel free to read more about them by following the links. 

    FIRE & Future: 4 Steps to Improve Your Finances. With the new FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement becoming more popular every passing year, many professionals have been drawn to think about how to improve their financial expectations. In times of uncertainty like a global pandemic can be, not many entrepreneurs will think about investing, and most families are in saving mode. However, there are low-risk options that can help you improve your finances and life-quality horizon for the future.

    Modernize Your Money Management. Are you stuck in the past when it comes to managing your money? A lot of people haven’t kept up with the tools and techniques that they can use to manage their finances, so you’re not the only one. When you need to file your taxes, budget your money or save for some specific goals, you can use a range of tools that will help to make it easier for you. You can manage your money on the move and easily check up on your finances whenever you need to. All you need to do is find out what tools are out there, beyond your online bank account services.

    How to Plan for a Brighter Financial Future. Living in the moment is all well and good, but we’re all heading into the future and you’ll want yours to be as prosperous as it possibly can be. In order for that to happen, you need to think about your personal finances and how your financial situation might impact your situation going forward. And don’t forget to create extra income streams.

    Why You Need Goals For Your Budget To Work. Building and sticking to a budget is one of the best things you can do if you want to get yourself on track financially. If you have already mastered a budget it might be the time to start creating yourself new financial goals. Have a look at your annual budget, it can help you to notice larger spending problems and patterns, priorities, or even changes in your circumstances, all of these can affect your financial goals. Let’s have a look at why setting financial goals can help you to budget more successfully.

    How to budget for the new year (how to finally achieve your money goals!) At the end of the year you have a lot of costs; from presents to subscription renewals. It doesn’t matter how you close the year, it’s all about how you plan the new year. With the promise of a new year, it’s time to get back on that budget again.

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: A New Business

    Guide to Running An Etsy Business From Home. Are you a creative kind of person? Maybe you like to draw, sew, design or sculpt? Whatever your craft, thanks to the internet it’s easier than ever to utilize your talents and turn your passion into cash. Setting up a website and starting from scratch can be hard, getting your site seen and your information out there can be time-consuming and expensive. However, well-known online marketplaces like Etsy mean that creative individuals from all over the world can set up their own little shops and be easily found. Whether your goods are digital or physical, big or small, made in a factory or created at home, this is a great way to get them out there and make yourself some money.

    A Quick Start Guide to Freelancing. So many of us railroad ourselves into the world of employed work that we don’t even consider other options that may be out there for us. Freelancing is just one. It entails working for yourself and building your own fortune rather than working towards building someone else’s. If this sounds good to you, here’s a quick start guide!

    An Essential Guide to Growing Your Small Business. Entrepreneurship is a long journey broken into several miles. While starting a business is one thing, taking the necessary steps to bring their ideas to fruition is another task that many founders often struggle with. It is not so surprising that 90% of businesses crash and burn before reaching ten-years-old. When you establish an enterprise, growth in your profit margins and your customer network should be top priorities. If you’d like to know how to grow your small business into a successful venture, here is an essential guide to help you along the way.

    How to get your first sale within 30 days: a marketing checklist for new entrepreneurs. Whether you haven’t started marketing your new business or have been trying to get sales without any luck, getting your first real customer is a key milestone for every e-commerce entrepreneur. So here’s a challenge: For 30 days, spend some time working through this list.

    Recurring income affiliate programs and the highest paying affiliate programs. Affiliate marketing is one of the ways you can earn money online and is great if you’re looking for ways how to make money as a beginner. Implement the links right, and you’re ready for success. All of the strategies here!  

    Why using email marketing is the only way to grow your blog income. Let’s get started with your email marketing strategy because it’s the only way to grow your online income in this day and age.

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: A Better Business

    5 Ways To Organise Your Finances As A Business. If you’re looking for ways to organize your finances as a business but you don’t know where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re struggling to keep up or you have no experience in the area, you need to be sure you’re doing all that you can to protect your business financially. Luckily, there are lots of ways in which you can do exactly that. From creating a budget to working with a professional, the more you’re doing for your business the better. With that in mind, here are 5 ways to organize your finances as a business.

    What is Teachable and 4 new ways to use it besides hosting your online courses for free. Not familiar with Teachable? Teachable is a very easy to use online platform to host your online courses. It helps you present your lessons in order, and helps you with the payouts/accepting credit cards and all that jazz. But you can use it for so much more! Read further!

    How to get get rid of your business debt. A business in debt is almost more common than one with no debt at all. While most companies struggle with this at one point or another, small business owners feel the heavy weight of this a bit more than the bigger players on the field. It makes it a lot harder to prosper as well and to reach that state where you’re able to grow and build your company.

    How to Conquer Your Business Goals Without Fail. All business owners hold themselves to very high standards and expectations. You are probably no exception in that you have a whole load of goals you want to accomplish right now. You have already taken the plunge to become an entrepreneur, but now you need to do everything you can to make it a success. Achieving your business goals is something that is very important to you, so here’s how you can actually make this happen for yourself.

    Mailchimp vs Convertkit: growing your list to 5000+ and which is best if you want to make money with a small following? I often receive this question: how do I grow my email list if I have a small following and what should I use? Convertkit or Mailchimp? I’ll answer both questions in this blog post.

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Better Blogging

    The Complete Guide to: making money blogging when you have a small following. Many of the strategies you find online, focus on building a following first and then making money. Or focus on making money from blog sponsors and ads, but that’s almost impossible when you have a small following. I know because I’ve been blogging fulltime the past 4 years, and I have been blogging for more than 15 years!

    Blogging FAQ: Is It Too Late To Start A Blog In 2022? Your blogging questions answered! As you know I’m a big advocate for blogging and I think everybody should start a blog. I’ve been blogging for over 16 years and I have built my whole business around it! But I get a lot of questions about blogging, and some of it are really relevant for 2022, so I thought it’s time to do a blogging FAQ!

    10 Steps To A Successful Blog. If you do manage to make an income from your blog, you will also be earning from working from home, choosing your own hours and selecting your own content and promotions. If this appeals to you, then do read on as we share with you 10 steps to a successful blog. 

    How to make money blogging for beginners: the ultimate guide to diversifying income as a blogger. If you like reading income reports from other blogger’s you might know that the secret to earning money blogging is diversifying your income. Did you already Google for “how to make money blogging for beginners”? Yeah, I’ve been there too.. 10 years ago. I’ve been a fulltime blogger for ages now and there are multiple ways to earn money blogging and the sky’s the limit, but I recommend you check out the following ways.

    15 Goals that every blogger needs to aim at to achieve one day. In your mind, every blogger is pushing to reach the same sort of goals, no matter what their specialty or niche topic may be. Every blogger wants to have loyal followers, marvelous career satisfaction and lots of money! Even if a blogger insists they’re not in the industry for the cash, they are still hoping to make some sort of income from what they do. That’s not to say that bloggers have no integrity; there are so many awesomely passionate, kind, well-meaning bloggers out there who want nothing more than to change the world and spread their message. The online world needs a lot more people like this, who are out to do well. No matter what stage you are at in your blogging career you might find it useful to explore what the most common types of goals amongst your industry are. Check them out and see how close you are to achieving ultimate career satisfaction and blogging success.

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Career

    How To Ask For A Promotion And 3 Ways To Prepare For Your Promotion. If you’re thinking about the next step to take in your career, then it’s a good idea to think of what you’re going to need to do to get there. Wanting the job isn’t enough – you need to be able to prove that you’ve got the skills and experience needed to do the job well. And knowing how to ask for a promotion is half of the work. Preparation is key when it comes to chasing any promotion, so it’s good to get started as soon as you can. That way, when it comes to the interview, you’ll be able to show yourself in the best possible light and demonstrate that you’re the right person for the job. Want to get ready for your next promotion? Here are three ways to go about it.

    200+ Tips to achieve your career goals in the new year. Whether it’s the new year or just a regular Monday; chasing and achieving your career goals should be your top priority if you’re not happy with the situation that you’re in. There are many shapes and forms. when it comes to career goals, from earning more money and accepting more challenges to being treated fairly and finding a good job when you don’t have the experience (yet). Here are a few articles to help you up to speed, may this be the start you’ve been looking for! 

    How to take your career to the next level by starting a podcast – the exact steps to start your own Podcast. A lot of bloggers expand their reach by using social media, writing eBooks, and creating videos. But one of the best ways to take your blog further is with a podcast. Read how!

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Getting serious about promotion, PR and all things marketing

    The Ultimate List 40 ways to promote your content: Free Guide Content Promotion Tools. I decided to share my guide with 40 content promotion tools. If you’re interested, all you have to do request your free download here.

    Crash Course: PR & Free Publicity. Get started today with your free publicity strategy in this ≠60 minute video crash course.

    How to use Convertkit as a PR tool to automate the heck out of your PR strategy. What are you saying? You don’t have time for PR and free publicity? I strongly suggest you make some time because you can see great results with only 30 minutes (to an hour) a week! The secret? Schedule, automate and have the right systems in place. Learn here how.

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Finally finding your ultimate routine while working from home

    The Ultimate Guide To Getting In The Zone When You Work From Home. Working from home can sound amazing – to people who haven’t actually attempted to do it. Working from home certainly isn’t for everybody. You have to be able to motivate yourself effectively to ensure you can get work and get it done. If you can’t be bothered to get dressed and sit around watching Netflix all day, then you’re probably not going to be able to earn the money you need to live. So make sure you read this post!

    Crash Course: Productivity & Time-management. A busy entrepreneur’s productivity & Time-management fix in less than 60 minutes.

    How to achieve ALL your goals in the new year with these productivity tips. So today is probably the day most of us get back to work after the holidays. Feel uninspired? You’re not alone. Blue Monday is near and it can be hard to get back to it after the holidays and when it’s cold and dark outside. Do you miss Netflix and your couch already? Yeah me too. Now let’s get you on track with some of the best Productivity tips

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: More Traveling

    The Ultimate Guide To Planning A Trip Of A Lifetime. It doesn’t matter whether you are eighteen and fresh out of school ready to take a gap year or whether you are in your mid thirties, bored in your job and looking for a new adventure, it is never the wrong time to consider a trip of a lifetime. Travelling is one of life’s most enriching experiences. To be able to immerse yourself in a new culture, meet new people and see new vistas is incredible. We are fortunate to even be able to consider travelling to distant shores to see the world.

    Working Holiday Guide: Oceania, New Zealand, Australia checklist + guide. Working Holiday Oceania, New Zealand, Australia checklist for aspiring ‘working holidayers’. Planning a working holiday abroad? Great news for digital nomads! From 1 January 2017, you can be up to 35 years old for an Australian working holiday visa! Super excited, as this gives more people the chance to experience my favorite part of the world (so far away from home, though… ). Time to do a checklist for aspiring working holidayers, just to make your life easier, and so I can use it as a reference for myself! 

    Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Resolutions: Health + Mental Health

    Healthy Swaps and Healthy Alternatives To Reach Your Goals. If you are thinking about the ways that you can improve your health, the list is long. Depending on the lifestyle that you live right now, you are going to want to make certain changes in your lifestyle to achieve such a goal. Of course, the things that we are going to mention in this article are only suggestions as you cannot be forced into doing something that you don’t want to do. But, if you do want to find out more about some of the simple swaps that you can make in order to benefit your health, keep reading down below.

    5 “Healthy” Habits That Are Actually Bad for You. The vast majority of people try and follow a healthy lifestyle, but it isn’t always as simple as it seems. With so much conflicting advice out there, you could be incorporating habits into your daily routine that are actually bad for your health. To prevent this from happening, take a look at some of the most common “healthy” habits that aren’t quite so healthy…

    18 Ways To Get On Top Of Your Life. Do you feel as though life seems out of control sometimes? Feeling as though you are not in full control of your life is not unusual, and there can be many causes of this, including stress. Conversely, when you feel the effects of stress in your life, it can make it harder to feel as though you are going to be able to regain control easily. 

    How to Get More Out of Your Gym Membership. If you feel like you’re paying a lot of money for your gym membership but not really getting much value from it, you might be thinking of stopping your membership altogether. That might not yet be necessary though because there are lots of things you can do to start getting more out of your gym membership, and that’s what we’re going to discuss today. Read on now to learn more about what we mean.

    Simple yet Healthy Ways to Detox Your Body. You want to lead a healthy lifestyle but can’t resist your favorite pizza piece and burger. You also want to have some beer at Tuesday’s happy hour, but it’ll make you feel grumpy. How can you balance this indulgence and keep up with your health and fitness goals? The answer lies in detoxing your system to get back on track with your goals. The good part is that you don’t have to starve yourself on extreme detox programs for a high level of effectiveness. When you keep up with a detox schedule, it’ll be easier to keep with those exercises that feel challenging. Here are simple yet healthy and effective approaches you can use to detox.

    How to Put Yourself First And Integrate Self-care In Your Routine. Too often, we put others before ourselves. Whether that means we take on more work than we can handle, or prioritise the needs of others before we meet our own. Though this demonstrates great kindness, the long term effects can be incredibly damaging. As a result, it is important that you make a fresh start and start putting yourself first. Here’s how!

    Hobbies To Pick Up During Quarantine This Year! When a new year comes we like to set ourselves goals to reach throughout the year, a popular one on people’s lists is to start a new hobby. I think that it is a great idea to have hobbies that distract you from work and the daily stressing of life, finding something you are passionate about can help calm you and challenge your brain all at the same time. It looks hard to pick up hobbies in your 20s or later, but picking up hobbies later in life is great! Especially when there’s another quarantine there’s no reason to not pick up adult hobbies. If you are struggling to find a hobby that suits you take a look at our list below and see if any of them take your fancy.

    Good luck! 

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    Hobbies To Pick Up During Quarantine This Year!

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    When a new year comes we like to set ourselves goals to reach throughout the year, a popular one on people’s lists is to start a new hobby. I think that it is a great idea to have hobbies that distract you from work and the daily stressing of life, finding something you are passionate about can help calm you and challenge your brain all at the same time. It looks hard to pick up hobbies in your 20s or later, but picking up hobbies later in life is great! Especially when there’s another quarantine there’s no reason to not pick up adult hobbies. If you are struggling to find a hobby that suits you take a look at our list below and see if any of them take your fancy.

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  • Your Biggest Obstacle Is Probably You

    Your Biggest Care Obstacle Is Probably You

    Have you been wondering what your biggest obstacle is when it comes to your career? The answer is that it is probably you. There are a number of reasons that you could be your biggest challenge without even realizing it, and that’s what we’re going to be taking a look at in this article. If you would like to find out more about the problems that you could be causing for yourself, keep reading down below. (more…)

  • Facing Your Fears this Year- The Year of Growth

    Facing Your Fears in 2023: The Year of Growth

    After the disastrous year of 2020, millions of people will be desperate to do great things in 2023. And if you are determined to push yourself from now on, learning to face your fears is one of the most important steps you’ll take.

    When you regularly overcome those challenges, nothing can stop you from continued growth. While it will scare you at the start, there’s no looking back once the progress starts to occur. Here are seven of the most effective ways to make things happen in 2023 and beyond.

    #1. Get rejected

    The fear of rejection is something that naturally burdens most people’s lives. However, the 100-day rejection challenge is one that encourages you to go out and actively hear the word no. This can take many forms, such as asking companies to give you freebies or applying for a job that you aren’t qualified for. Or it can mean putting yourself in public arenas where people will critique you. 

    Either way, growing a thick skin in this way delivers great results.

    #2. Face a rational fear

    Even the most fanatical thrillseekers get a little scared when facing parachute jumps and other challenges. If you’re not a natural adrenaline junkie, though, even the big rides at your local theme park are daunting. Nobody is telling you to do one of the biggest bungee jumps in the world.  Nonetheless, putting yourself in the position to do one of the tasks that you rationally fear can work wonders.

    Aside from the magical memories, it’ll provide a future source of confidence.

    #3. Check out your health concerns

    If there’s only one step that you follow from this guide, make sure it’s this one. Bodily changes are scary, but it’s best to investigate them early. It may be nothing, or it may require professional help. Whether it’s curing a disease or managing hearing loss, early intervention is crucial for your health and happiness. You can learn more about hearing aid types, for example, to remove the fear of confusion.

    It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Even if you think it’s a minor issue, get it checked.

    #4. Free yourself 

    Accepting that a relationship isn’t working isn’t easy on anyone. Nonetheless, the benefits of doing it are plentiful in the long run. The longer you stay in the wrong relationship, the longer it will be before you find the right one. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is too short to be unhappy. For similar reasons, you may wish to step back from friendships that you have outgrown in recent years.

    Surrounding yourself with the right people is vital. Removing bad influences is a big part of it.

    #5. Try a new look

    Sometimes in life, the seemingly small steps have the biggest impact. Switching up your look after years of following a certain style is scary. However, when you find out the best hairstyle or color, for example, it can change your life. New clothing styles are another issue to consider while makeup applications can enter your mindset too. You don’t have to abandon your old look forever. It just adds versatility.

    In turn, the idea of presenting yourself in a different way can extend to other parts of your life.

    #6. Perform

    If you are prepared to present yourself in a different way to friends and family, you should be able to do it in public too. Whether it’s signing up for local open mic music spots, joining a comedy club, or doing a street dance is up to you. There is always a fear of what people will think. In reality, anything that the handful of critics have to say will pale compared to the self-satisfaction. You’ll be happier and more confident too.

    Not everyone has the desire to do this. But those that do can experience life-changing results.

    #7. Stand Up For Yourself

    This is probably the hardest step by far, but it can have the biggest impact. Standing up for your political, humanitarian, and cultural beliefs isn’t easy. However, being on the right side of history is a truly incredible thing. Aside from the issues that impact the world, you may want to consider personal battles. Standing up to a workplace bully or a sibling who tries to control you can be equally telling. And if you can do this, you can do anything.

    Only you can have your back until the very end. So, start doing it in 2023. You will not regret it.

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  • 4 Signs Your Past Could Be Holding You Back

    4 Signs Your Past Could Be Holding You Back

    Everyone has a past, and everyone has gone through things in their life that have been difficult to deal with. This is all part of life, but it’s important that your past doesn’t stop you from moving forward. You may not have recognized that the past is holding you back, but you just know this something isn’t right in your life; check out these signs and see if the past could be holding you back. (more…)

  • How To Do More In The Office In The Same Time

    How To Do More In The Office In The Same Time

    Businesses often find it tough to measure employee productivity. Unfortunately, we tend to rely on an inaccurate image of productivity that links back to the Industrial Revolution. Indeed, the Industrial Revolution marks the birth of heavy manufacturing. As such, productivity was directly measured in numbers of produced units. 

    So far, so good. However, you can’t transpose the logic to the modern workplace. Nowadays, productivity refers to the ability of your team to meet business goals. Employees drive the business forward. Consequently, it is essential to give them the tools they need to make it work. Technology investments play a significant role in making the workplace productive and efficient.

    Additionally, motivated employees are more likely to deliver quality work. People don’t achieve goals they don’t identify with. Connecting with the team and recognizing their work can build a positive culture for productivity. 

    How much can a motivated team achieve? The truth is that neither motivation nor work tools can address the most common productivity killer, namely time. Businesses need to address time-costly obstacles that can harm productivity:  (more…)

  • 5 Ways To Give Back To Your Community

    5 Ways To Give Back To Your Community

    There has never been a more important time to help out in your community. There’s nothing like a global pandemic to bring people together, and the COVID-19 pandemic has done just that. From people getting their neighbours shopping or prescriptions to restaurants offering food to those who need it, community spirit is high right now, so if you’re looking for a way to get involved, then look no further. There is always someone who needs it, so not only will you be doing a good deed, but you’ll also feel good for it.  (more…)

  • Mental Health Tips Everyone Can Use

    Mental Health Tips Everyone Can Use

    It is important to remember that looking after one’s mental health is something that we all need to do. We often fall prey to the belief that it is just something that those with diagnosed mental conditions have to worry about, but that’s not true. Just as you need to look after your body even if you are not physically unwell, so too should you make sure that you are keeping on top of your mental health wherever possible. In this post, we are going to take a look at some mental health tips that everyone can make use of, no matter what the state of your mind might be. (more…)

  • 3 Sure Fire Ways To Revolutionize Your Life

    3 Sure Fire Ways To Revolutionize Your Life

    If you are eager to make some major changes in your life, you need to be proactive and commit to revolutionizing your health, your finances, and your future plans. Feeling stuck in a rut can make you anxious, depressed, and worried. You might be in a job with an overbearing boss, working long hours, and struggling to find an ideal work home life balance. You might be in debt after some poor financial decisions in the past. Or you might be struggling with your weight or your health. If you want to make some major changes and feel better about yourself, check out these three sure fire ways to revolutionize your life. (more…)

  • 18 Ways To Get On Top Of Your Life

    18 Ways To Get On Top Of Your Life

    Do you feel as though life seems out of control sometimes? Feeling as though you are not in full control of your life is not unusual, and there can be many causes of this, including stress. Conversely, when you feel the effects of stress in your life, it can make it harder to feel as though you are going to be able to regain control easily. 

    But it is possible to take steps to take control of your life. Through making small changes in your day-to-day life, you will be able to reduce the level of stress that you experience, and eventually, you can break the cycle. 

    18 Ways To Get On Top Of Your Life And Get Your Life Together

    But what small steps can you take to your daily life to help you to feel as though you are in control? (more…)