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How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips

How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips
Happiness--in your business life and your personal life--is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: 1. Blaming. People make mistakes. So you blame them for your problems. But you're also to blame. Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn't masochistic, it's empowering--because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time. And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier. 2. No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Sure, superficially they might seem to, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship that is not based on substance is not a real relationship. Genuine relationships make you happier, and you'll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself. 3. 4. Interrupting isn't just rude. Want people to like you? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Four powerful steps to dissolve fears that hold you back 12inShareinShare12 Do you have fears that are holding you back? Every entrepreneur experiences this at some point so there is nothing wrong with you if you encounter fear about your work and growing your business. But there are things you can do to help dissolve these fears so you can feel good about what you are doing. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. You will start to see these fears are unrealistic and how they are often extreme. The truth is you know down deep that you can do the work. Yet, there is a layer of self-doubt and the gremlins and monkey mind are getting in the way. Step 4. Essentially what you are doing in this exercise is dissolving your fears because they are not based in reality. Your Client Attraction Assignment What fears keep you in the status quo? Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you.

Reduce Stress: 20 Things Post 50s Say They No Longer Lose Sleep Over Post 50s stress about many things: career, marriage, legacy –- even loose skin. But midlifers are happy to report a few things they no longer feel the need to agonize over in the world of Medicare plans and reading glasses. For example, Meg Beattie Patrick, a 50-something communications specialist in New York City, says she no longer frets about “trappings.” “I don’t stress over having the latest or nicest things any longer,” she said. “Nowadays, I’m just happy to have the nicest friends and the most wonderful children and grandchildren,” she adds. Kathryn Livingston, a writer and mother, says she no longer stresses about grocery shopping. Other 50-somethings said they no longer worry about not being invited to every dinner party, getting their Christmas cards out on time or wearing makeup in public.

7 Fascinating Facts About Baby Boomer Marketing Popular Today in Business: All Popular Articles Inbound Isn’t Just for Millennials Demographics are a fascinating component of marketing metrics: a person’s age, geography and other factors holds real influence over purchase decisions. We’ve talked a lot about millennials recently, and it’s about time we showed some love to baby boomers. If you’re under the impression that older Americans still react best to interruption marketing, you’ll be surprised to learn that effective baby boomer marketing is more plugged in than you think. 30% of baby boomers consider the Internet a major source of news, and 30% maintain an active profile on a social media network. Boomers are a real force online, and they can’t be ignored by your marketing strategy: boomers represent 44% of the US population and 70% of US disposable income. 1. 2. If you think mobile marketing is limited to millennials and Generation X, think again. 89% of boomers have a cellphone, and 13% have completely ditched their landline.

How A Senior Care Business Can Use Social Media A recent report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 32% of people aged 50 to 64 use at least one social networking site on a regular basis. We are seeing a big increase in these numbers from only one year ago, and the numbers are increasing every day. The first piece of advice I give to companies and organizations marketing to seniors, boomers and caregivers is: Don’t underestimate the older generation – they are online too! How are Baby Booomers using social media, and for what reasons? To stay connected. How to reach Baby Boomers online? Get on social media. My advice? NOTE: This originally appeared as a guest blog on the MDS blog.

JVS Creative Maturity Expo in Whippany on Nov. 4 If you are a Baby Boomer or mature adult, then the Sixth Annual JVS Creative Maturity Expo at the Aidekman Family Campus in Whippany. is especially for you. New this year is a Baby Boomer Boot Camp, which includes workshops such as Reinventing Yourself through Social Media; Finding Your 2nd Act; and What’s App? Join in the day’s activities, which are free and open to the general public, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Expo will be fun as well as informative. In response to New Jersey’s continuing high unemployment, JVS career and job placement counselors will be available throughout the day to answer questions and help individuals improve their interviewing and social networking skills. The Creative Maturity Expo is a program of the Ronald I.

More Americans Worry about Financing Retirement Adults in Their Late 30s Most Concerned By Rich Morin and Richard Fry Despite a slowly improving economy and a three-year-old stock market rebound, Americans today are more worried about their retirement finances than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009, according to a nationally representative survey of 2,508 adults conducted by the Pew Research Center. About four-in-ten adults (38%) say they are “not too” or “not at all” confident that they will have enough income and assets for their retirement, up from 25% in a Pew Research survey conducted in late February and March of 2009. An analysis of these surveys also shows that concerns about retirement financing are now more heavily concentrated among younger and middle-aged adults than among those closer to retirement age—a major shift in the pattern that had prevailed at the end of the recession. In 2009 it was “Gloomy Boomers” in their mid-50s who were the most worried that they would outlive their retirement nest eggs.

Tracking the Work-From-Home Trend : Managing Two recent surveys show that more people are working from home, locally and globally. October 26, 2012 Has your small business adapted to the work-at-home trend yet? The Citrix Workplace of the Future report surveyed companies in 19 nations. By 2020, Citrix predicts things will get even more interesting. The Advantages Companies that are adopting mobile workstyle programs cite multiple benefits. For employees, workshifting offers more flexibility (65 percent), increases personal productivity (62 percent), shortens commutes (61 percent), offers a better work/life balance (55 percent). If you need further proof that the way we work is shifting, just turn to the U.S. Nearly half of home-based workers were self-employed; however, the number of employees who work from home at least part of the time grew by 67 percent. The Downsides Of course, there are challenges with workshifting, and maybe it won’t be right for every business. What's your view on the remote-workforce trend. Photo: Thinkstock

Introducing The Commitment Engine - Making Work Worth It - Making Work Worth It Why Baby Boomers are turning into golden entrepreneurs - MyBusiness JOHANNESBURG - Perhaps entrepreneurs are not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of retirement – but actually retirement might be the ideal stage of life for you to pursue a new line of work of your choosing. Still energetic at 60 Some people are simply not ready for retirement at the age of 60 or 65. So, when they are forced to leave their jobs at retirement age, they are ready to explore other career opportunities. In fact, surveys have found that Baby Boomers were more likely to take up some form of self-employment or entrepreneurship after they reached official retirement age. There are two common scenarios at retirement – the first is that someone is forced to still work after they have been retired because they have not made enough financial provision, and the second is that they are not ready emotionally to give up the thrill of work completely. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this is a trend that is set to continue. Talent, wisdom and experience

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