We are our own worst enemies. That’s an undeniable fact. We think things about ourselves we would never dream of thinking about other people. The majority of us pour scorn and doubt on ourselves in every little thing we do. For many of, this primarily takes the form of hatred about our appearances. Others still get home from a night out and analyze every last thing they feel they did wrong. And, when it comes to the big decisions in life, most of us put more obstacles in our way than anyone else would ever dream of.
It’s the old cliche, isn’t it? We’re forever standing in our own way. In extreme cases, we end up making ourselves miserable. Luckily, many of us are becoming aware of this and taking positive steps to change. We now use things like positive affirmations and self-love on a daily basis. And, there’s no denying the positive impact they’re having on the way we treat ourselves.
Job flexibility is fast becoming the biggest concern for a lot of people when they’re looking at career options. Working practices are changing and a lot of employers are dropping the traditional 9 to 5 working day in favor of more flexible hours that suit their employees. If you’ve have other responsibilities outside of work like a family, for example, it’s not always practical to work normal hours every day. That’s why more and more people are looking for careers that offer them the flexibility to fulfill their other responsibilities while also earning a good wage. If you find that your current job is taking over your life and it just isn’t working for you anymore, it’s worth considering a career move. These are the best jobs for flexibility right now.
Back in 2016, there was a popular watch company that so many bloggers worked with. They were the “it” brand to collaborate with and I couldn’t wait for my turn! Then, one random week day I received and email from this popular watch brand’s team. They were interested in work with me on Instagram. I was so excited! I read through their briefing, and was kind of taken back by all the requests. It was the most extensive briefing I had received at that point, but I didn’t care because I wanted to work with this company for months now. I followed up the email exchange with the typical, “I am very interested, what is your budget?”.
That’s when things got interesting. It turned out that this “it” watch company isn’t interested in paying bloggers or influencers even when requesting at least 3 very meticulous Instagram post per watch. Guess what happened? I declined the collaboration, and soon enough a majority of other bloggers and influencers stopped working with the brand as well.
Now a days, more and more people are trying to juggle multiple commitments and fit them all into their hectic schedules. Two of the most common to try to squeeze in are working and studying.
With so many courses available online these days, from simple courses to specialized ones like an online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership & Innovation program it has become much more of a viable option to learn and earn at the same time. However, you need to be well-organised to make sure that you give both priorities the time and commitment that they deserve. So, here are a few ways to provide the sense of balance that you are looking for.
Few entrepreneurs working in today’s business landscape need convincing of the importance of branding. Even the most inveretare stick in the mud who refuses to embrace digital technology, sneers at social media and thumbs their nose at digital marketing incorporates some element of branding into their business stratagem, even if it’s just a rudimentary logo or their choice of color in the signage that hangs above their shop door. If you’re an aspiring blogger, YouTuber, Instagrammer or social media influencer you are your brand, and with any luck that brand will be your livelihood. But the likes of Zoella and Jamie Genevieve didn’t build their enterprises without an awareness of the importance of branding and that ever elusive cool factor.
While many influencers unconsciously incorporate some element of branding into their activities, it’s unlikely that they approach their branding with the zeal and structured approach of a small business. Nonetheless, if your follow count is in the doldrums and your content isn’t getting the traction that it needs, maybe you should give a little more thought to your branding. Do you have a logo? A slogan? Custom design magnets in the shape of your face? If not, why not?
So often, women will look at photos of themselves and shudder. We are all guilty of looking at our flaws and forgetting that this is actually a gorgeous picture. One of the reasons that women don’t like seeing pictures of themselves is that we simply don’t know how to pose.
Knowing your angles, getting the lighting right and – yes – practicing in the mirror will all help you to get pictures that you can not only bear to look at but feel proud of as well. Build up your body confidence, too and you will be snap happy.
Being the newbie in the workplace sometimes has its perks. People often treat you a little better, they give you more time to adjust and they’re less likely to criticize you for mistakes that you make. However, that newbie stage can only last so long and eventually, we all have responsibilities and be accountable for the things so that we can be accepted into the team as a valued member and not just a new recruit.
To help boost your confidence so that you can fit into your new workplace, we’ve put together some useful tips that will help you cope with a new job.
Going through life, you will find that some people have more advantages than others. It’s not a surprise, but it is unfair. Sometimes you can’t do anything about it as it comes down to connections and even birth. But there are other areas where you can change things to give yourself the advantage. Take education for example. With over half of the countries population going to college, the bar has been set high in many industries. Not all career paths require you to have a degree, and there are many paths that lead to the same destination. However, there are still numerous that do require a higher level of education, and it can be a fast track to where you want to go. So what do you need to get to take the next step and attend College?
If you have a busy day ahead of you, it’s smart to prepare thoroughly beforehand. This allows the day to run smoothly, while you remain feeling comfortable and completely confident. To slay the day, there are a few things you can do before you leave the house (and afterward too). Let’s take an in-depth look at what they are so you can begin 2018 the right way while stepping closer towards your goals!
Marketing is one of those key concepts to understand if you own any kind of business, including a blog. It is an essential component to growth and success. IMC is probably the most powerful marketing concepts to utilize. If you are unfamiliar with IMC (Integrated Marketing Communications), in 1989 the American Association of Advertising Agencies defined it as, “an approach to achieving objectives of a marketing campaign, through a well-coordinated use of different promotional methods intended to reinforce each other.” That’s a wordy explanation of a simple concept – to bring together all of your advertising, marketing, PR, promotions, branding and to work towards a common goal at the same time.
A full IMC campaign is expensive. If you think of companies who already work hard on this type of media attack, the real IMC masters, what comes to mind first are big brands such as Coca-cola, McDonald’s, and Nike. However, even if you don’t have the bank accounts or budget as these big brands, you can still benefit from the principle behind this particular communications technique. Start small and understand you won’t see your dream results overnight. It takes time, dedication, energy, and resources. Putting together a fully integrated marketing plan is a BIG task, but well worth it. Keep reading.
Ready to make 2018 your year? Well, first of all, you can take charge of the year and ensure that it works out how you want it to by getting on top of your blog. Be the boss of your blog and you’ll then boss your year! Because who knows where a fantastic blog will take you; you might be able to finally monetize it and turn your blogging hobby into an astounding career.
Of course, there will be a few issues and problems that might stand in your way when you are trying to be the boss of your blog. To make sure you can successfully get past them, you need to arm you with these useful solutions.
The New Year is here, and what better way to start than with grand plans to make it to the top? If you have career goals or you hope to run your own business one day, it’s never too early to start laying the foundations to hit those targets.
In the entire job market, one common truth prevails. You will always have more chance of success if you focus on a career you have strengths in. This way your skill will naturally develop with experience, and you’ll be going with the grain rather than against it. You will receive less criticism and feel in line with improvement. In short, you’ll feel satisfied in your career.
This article is concerned with those who can think five steps ahead. This is a specific skill, as predicting is not always easy, and takes someone capable to observe and discern trends and patterns to succeed. If you’re reading this blog, we know you’re supremely intelligent anyway, so we hope the following career advice might suit you:
Ah, blogging. It’s a truly life-changing experience and one in which every creative individual is able to enjoy their individual journey. However, there’s one issue that’s sure to hit every blogger at one stage or another: writer’s block.
I’d like to think I learned a lot from my early experiences of blogging, and keep growing each week. However, finding ways to beat the block is arguably the most beneficial for any blogger. While you can’t always prevent writer’s block problems arising, my top five tips should help you get back on track at the earliest possible stage.