Self-Improvement or Getting Help. What’s the Difference?

Imagine you’re stuck in a situation you can’t get out of. You’ve tried everything to make it better but to no avail. Self-improvement is a stepping stone to success, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the way you planned. Sometimes, it’s better to go to someone you know who has the experience to help you. There’s no shame in that. It’s just a part of self-help.
If you go out to seek help, you won’t find a shortage of people just trying to tell you their opinions and showing you the ways to live a better life. However, not all those opinions and advice will be helpful. You have to pick and choose which opinions can be useful to you.

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Discovering Your Passion In Life

Passion is something that we all hear about but do not know much about. It can be frustrating to listen to others tell you to follow your passion, especially when you are unaware of what your passion is. It would be nice to do what you love. However, it can be challenging to determine what that passion is. You might be someone who likes to work hard. When you know what needs to be done, nothing will stand in your way. To get started, you need to learn more about your passion. The following tips will help you find your passion.

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Setting Up a Successful Atmosphere

Managing employees is not easy. The root cause of every unsuccessful company is an inhospitable workplace environment. The fact is that nobody wants to work in a toxic environment. If you’re going to boost productivity and reduce labor turnover, you must create a thriving atmosphere where everyone can thrive. Motivation is highly linked to the atmosphere. Hence, you need to make the right environment. The following tips will help you set up a successful atmosphere in no time.

Clear Communication

The secret to setting the foundation for a wonderful atmosphere is clear communication. When you ensure good communication between employees, you get to create the perfect environment. You need to effectively communicate with your employees to make sure that they understand what they should achieve. Similarly, employees expect you to understand their requirements. Therefore, an equal amount of communication is needed.

Listen to Everyone

To create the perfect environment, you need to listen to everyone. Encourage your employees to discuss ideas. You never know. Their opinions might help you succeed. There is a reason behind why each employee works for your company. You should get your workers to share their thoughts. It will also help ensure that they do not harbor any resentment towards the business and continue to work efficiently. Brainstorming sessions could help your organization grow. You can set up specific times to bounce ideas.

Recognize Hard Work

At the end of the day, we all crave recognition. You must recognize hard work and reward employees for doing a good job. When you realize hardworking employees, you install in every employee the need to work hard. Your employees will appreciate your effort and will strive to help the organization succeed. A great way to acknowledge employees is by holding regular meetings and discussing what employees have achieved.

Show Your Trust

As employees grow, you need to show your trust. It will provide them with a sigh of relief. The last thing you need to do is suffocate your employees with supervision. Therefore, you have to ensure that all your employees feel trusted. Micromanaging is something that should be avoided as it creates a hostile environment. Morale suffers when you do not show trust.

Have Some Fun

Since employees spend 8 hours of their day at the workplace, you must keep them happy. A happier employee tends to perform a lot better in comparison to a miserable one. Having fun and being professional are not two different things. Host small contests and encourage employees to take a break. It will boost productivity levels significantly.

Lead the Way

Now that you know how to set up a successful, positive atmosphere, all you need to do is lead the way. Show employees what is right and instill the correct behavior in them. Set the right tone through your work ethic. Even a single smile could help offer excellent results. You just need the right attitude to make a difference.


Third Quarter Goals (August Update)

So not only do I write I also work part-time. I actually like it, although I never saw myself working in retail again. I think this time I look at it differently and try to make each customer’s day a little brighter even when I can see they are in a bad mood.

I am so surprised to see so many come from where I grew up. Usually it’s one or two towns over. You just can’t mistake that New York accent! Still, as soon as I get home I feed the kids, grab a water and sit in that chair.

Therefore, with that being said, here go my goals for the third quarter.

Complete one fiction book a month. Fifty percent completed. Don’t know if I will finish before we head out for our trip. So many things keep popping up last minute and then there’s the “family gathering.”

Complete one non-fiction book a month. I was able to get two completed. I believe this was because I knew it was something I wouldn’t want to have looming when we returned home.

Read four books a month. I surprised myself with reading six books last month. True I was up to midnight most nights, but when you get a good book in your hands, it’s hard to stop.

Work on my Polish. Husband said to me that I should expect everyone speaking Polish when we go on our trip. We are going to Poland, right? What he meant is that we will be meeting lots of family, some he hasn’t seen since he was little. Aunts and uncles that are “old school” Polish.

Back to exercising. My husband and I went to the a Polish store in Palm Coast. I knew I was in trouble. Polish beer. Needless to say I have gain two pounds. Just need to move around more. Six hours in front of the computer does not help.

Even though I didn’t list it, quick look at my social media goal.

2611 Facebook Likes goal is 2500.

2242 Twitter followers goal is 2500.

187 YouTube subscribers goal is 200.

483 Instagram followers goal is 500.

Until next time…


Third Quarter Goals

Summer is going to fly by. I know it. Not only do I have a scheduled trip to Europe, but husband came home and said that we need to go on a cruise. Even though I can write anywhere, I still need the internet for everything else. That’s just how things are nowadays.

The last two quarters I focused on my social presence. Although that is very important, I refuse to stress over it this quarter. My concern will be my writing. It’s the one thing I’ve wanted to do since I first got my hands on a Nancy Drew book.

So with that being said, here go my goals for the third quarter.

Complete one fiction book a month. This is where I struggle, but I will keep going until it is achieved. “When the going get tough, the tough get going.”

Complete one non-fiction book a month. I am interested in so many things, I don’t think I’ll have to struggle for a new title monthly.

Read four books a month. Two geared towards writing and two for my pleasure. Growing up I remember the RIF commercial and it always said, “Reading is fundamental.” It’s still true.

Work on my Polish. Husband says moving to Poland is not off the table. After being together seven years, I probably know ten words. I know when he tells me to hush. Not happening.

Back to exercising. When I left my position of 11 years, I had won the Biggest Loser contest we were having. I basically went from 185 to 152 lbs. After a year home, I went up to 182. Although I haven’t worked out like I once did, I’ve been able to get to 158. Now it’s time to tighten up and define.

Despite the fact my social media isn’t listed, I still would like an increase of 10%. Have to keep on growing.

Until next time…