Posts with Category: Personal Development
Procrastination is the thief of time – so they say
We’ve all had one of those days. You’re sitting on your own in your office and you know that there is something you absolutely need to do, but for some reason you just can’t bring yourself to get going at it.
Going on maternity leave presents women with a break from their regular career, but for many it also means a substantial drop in income. While nobody would call this extra time “free time” to relax, you may find yourself with a few opportunities to take some time for yourself and maybe earn some extra money.
For those who are returning to a job who after a set amount of maternity leave there are rules and regulations to abide by regarding making money while on leave. Become familiar with these first and check with your company before starting with one of these ideas.
1. Create Crafts
Those good with their hands can use time while pregnant or when your new-born is asleep to start making some sort of crafts. Whether it’s knitting items of clothing, creating decorative items or another idea, these can be done sat down without using up too much energy. This could form the basis of a relaxing new hobby or you could sell your items online.
Over half of UK would save an extra £1000 rather than spend it
What would you do with an extra £1000? If you’d rather save it than spend it then you’re in the majority. This is the preferred option for 57% of the UK according to a new survey from crafting company Stampin’ Up!
Bounts is an app which allows you to receive rewards when you carry out various daily exercise tasks. So you can track your daily exercise, and then be paid in real tangible things like shopping vouchers. This sounds like a really good idea and very motivational, so I decided to put it to the test.
Just over 70 per cent of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK describe themselves as a family business. Started out by father and son, or husband and wife, at first sight it seems like an ideal solution to finding a great business partner, but working with your nearest and dearest isn’t without its pitfalls.
I wrote in December about my garden makeover project. At that point the garden was just about completed, but the “home gym” was still very much a work in progress. I think there are quite a few of the family (certainly both children and even me at times) who believed that we would never get ourselves together and finish this. But it is finally done.
Willpower is something that we all need and seems to be lacking at this time of year. Two weeks into January and the resolutions are starting to crumble. The first cold days have come and suddenly that urge to go running or go to the gym is not as strong as it was last week. Comfort food is calling, and some of the old bad habits can start to sneak back in, just for a day at first, and then…..
So here we are at January blues time – not even a week back to work, and already the media are trying to convince us that January is the most depressing time of the year.
In this post Copywriting expert Sam Thewlis talks about pitching the *right* message to your customers.
How do you write compelling copy? by Shutterstock
You may think I am barmy. There are many who might agree with you. In this instance however, I am not completely barking- there IS a method to my madness.
Copywriting covers lots of things, but at the most basic level is anything you write in respect of your business, and sometimes you only have a few words, or a couple of lines to get your message across.