6 Tips for When You Need Motivation Right Now

7 Tips for When You Need Motivation

Do you ever look at successful people and marvel at their intense levels of motivation? How do they manage to find the strength to continue with their goals day after day? How do they have the self-discipline?

It may feel like you could never achieve the same level of motivation as your heroes, but the reality is different. It isn’t that successful people are more motivated than you — they simply do a few things differently than most.

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The 8 Best Planners for Getting More Done

The right paper planner can mean the difference between you accomplishing your goals and remaining in the same place. The best planners give you a place to jot down your thoughts, goals and dreams, free of the distractions (and cables) that come with digital devices. Your paper planner can be the gateway to achieving things you never thought possible.

But how do you go about finding a new planner without getting overwhelmed?

8 Time Management Activities to Help You Get More Done Each Day

8 Time Management Activities to Help You Get More Done Each Day

Not a day goes by without there being another article on LinkedIn or one of the major business publications about time management activities. Many of these articles target an audience of managers who needs to figure out how to help their employees become better at personal time management.

However, what many of these articles miss is the importance of personal time management as the basis of all other time management pursuits.

What Is Health and Wellness Coaching? (and Why We Recommend It)

What Is Health and Wellness Coaching? (and Why We Recommend It)

Traditional thinking about health and wellness tends to leave out some of the most important dimensions of physical well-being. You may go to your doctor and they’ll tell you that you need to exercise more and eat better. You agree, and you decide that this will finally be the time you make a big change. You sign up for a gym, read some articles about how to get healthy and buy a bunch of healthy food.

Yet, a few weeks later, you’re back to where you started, or worse.

The 6 Types of Goals You Need to Succeed

The 6 Types of Goals You Need to Succeed

There’s a lot of advice floating around on the internet when it comes to goals. You can find guides on how to set goals, which goals to avoid and even which goals are most important. What often gets left out of this discussion, however, is the question of goal types. How many different kinds of goals are there? After all, you can’t set goals if you don’t understand the types of goals available to you.

Social Wellness: Your Success Hinges on Meaningful Relationships

Social Wellness: Why Your Success Hinges on Meaningful Relationships

When you’ve got your head down and you’re hustling hard to build your business, it’s easy to let your social wellness fall by the wayside. Maybe you skip dinner with your family to squeeze in “just one more hour” of work on your website. Perhaps you cancel the coffee you’d planned to catch up with an old friend in order to get ahead on tomorrow’s projects.

It’s tempting to neglect your relationships with other people in pursuit of business and financial success.

18 Entrepreneur Quotes to Keep You Motivated

18 Entrepreneur Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Starting your own business is a journey, and not always an easy one. It can be a struggle to stay motivated when a client cancels a contract, an investment deal falls through or you just wake up feeling a little sick. In times like these, it can be helpful to get some motivating advice from great business owners, leaders and thinkers who have come before you.

How To Work Effectively, Not Efficiently

How To Work Effectively, Not Efficiently

We have a fear of being still. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that people believe being busy is “a sign of success and hard work.” This is why no driven person would ever dare say that they weren’t doing anything for the afternoon or that they were taking a day off from pursuing career goals. In our society, such actions would be perceived as laziness.

This tendency, however, can be harmful for effective goal setting.

5 Day Planner Options to Help You Reach Your Goals - BestSelf Blog

5 Day Planners to Help You Reach Your Goals

Do you ever wake up feeling overwhelmed by all the work you have to do? This feeling can be paralyzing and demotivating, causing you to spend an entire day floundering around instead of doing your best work.

We recommend using a day planner to keep your to-do list from running rampant in your head. With one of these tools, you can map out your daily to-do list, weekly plans and larger goals with ease. However, the number of day planners on the market can be overwhelming.

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Improve Your Productivity Through Time Blocking

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Use Time Blocking to Improve Your Productivity

With more options comes more stress, but you can cut down on distractions with time blocking.

We rarely interact with single-functionality technology anymore. Every piece of technology has a number of uses. When we open our laptops to write a report, it’s not like using a typewriter. We’re not limited by our laptops to just write. Instead, we can also check our email, pull together that presentation and make plans for dinner — all while “writing that report.” Learning the practice of time blocking will ensure that your to-do list doesn’t get lost in an endless stream of distractions.

Attitude of Gratitude: How Feeling Grateful Can Make You More Successful

Attitude of Gratitude: How Feeling Grateful Can Make You More Successful

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Gratitude is one of those things you know you should focus on, but when you’re hustling to build your business and brand it can be easily overlooked. But did you know that learning to focus on feeling grateful can affect your success as a founder? Here are a few major ways gratitude and success are connected.

An Introduction to Mindfulness in Plain English

An Introduction to Mindfulness in Plain English

What comes to mind when you hear the word “mindfulness”? Do you have images of Zen monks perched atop high mountains, suffering in order to attain enlightenment?

This is the popular image of Buddhism and the mindfulness practice that goes along with it. There’s nothing wrong with this image, but it can leave most of us thinking that mindfulness is something only the most devout, dedicated spiritual practitioners can pursue and benefit from.