These 4 Tips Can Jump-Start Your Business (and Life) Skills in 2019

The end of the year is a time to reflect on our business successes and shortcomings, learn from them, and begin to plan for a new (and better) year. When I look back on my most popular articles, what stands out are the topics that people found most interesting and helpful to running their businesses. So in case you missed them the first time (or need a reminder), here are four tips from some of my top stories that can help you prepare for a more successful 2019.

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Overcome the Fear of Change: How to Embrace and Adapt to the Future

Change is hard. It can be messy, challenging, stressful, and worrisome. Despite these hurdles, trying to ignore change is always worse than facing it head on. In our world, a place where technological innovation occurs at an exponential rate, we can try to put our head in the sand pretending things will go back to the way they were, but that’s just not how life works. Embracing change is the only way to carve out a better future for yourself, both professionally and personally.

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Do This One Simple Thing to Win the Hearts & Minds of Your Employees

As I previously wrote, the holidays are for showing your appreciation to your employees and team members. But giving gratitude should not be a one-time event. It should be practiced year-round.

Giving gratitude is the right thing to do no matter what, but from a business perspective it's simply good business. If you make your employees happy then your customers will be happy and that makes your business happy. It also can cut down on expensive turnover and improve morale and productivity.

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Is it Easy to Meditate at Work?

Throughout your day when you catch yourself feeling stressed (or worried about how you’re going to deal with the inevitable stress), take a moment to breath and come back to your relaxed state. Remember the feeling of relaxation you were able to achieve when meditating when you need to throughout the day.

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Bringing All The Different Sides of You Together As One

Do you see the person that you are to the outside world or do you see your inner self? Many times we go through life separating who we are in our professional and personal life. We can find ourselves being one type of person at work, a different person with our family, with our friends or even maybe when we are by ourselves.

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Unlocking Your Creativity Takes Discipline

Whether I’m painting, writing, or playing a new song on the guitar, I’ve always found peace and solace in the arts. But like most creative people, there have often been times where I simply can’t find the inspiration to put paint to paper, or pick to strings. As someone who values work-life harmony and building bliss in all spheres of my life, it can be particularly difficult when my creative outlets feel less accessible.

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Follow Me Please! What to Look For When Hiring Social Media Help For Your Business.

The New York Times recently reported how many companies, brand ambassadors, celebrities, and even journalists purchased "fake" Twitter followers as a means to inflate their social media numbers. Many claimed to be pressured by social media firms, but the results were a PR black-eye that could possibly damage their public reputation.

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