4 Ways to Deal with Burnout as an Entrepreneur
Losing motivation and excitement for your business? You might be experiencing burnout. Burnout is defined as "a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands." Being responsible for an entire business is scary and demanding. If you are considering throwing in the towel, here are some tips on how to deal with entrepreneur burnout:
Are You Hiring a Cultural Fit? Do You Want To?
Hiring for your team can be tough. People that look good on paper might not fit in culturally and vice versa. How do you know after only one or two meetings with someone, that they'll fit in? The author of the article states company culture is about how the candidate fits in with the company's personality i.e. values, interpersonal skills and extracurriculars. It's also about how the company works i.e management, hours and pace.
Time Management Tips For Your Personal and Professional Development
Time can be overwhelming. Everyone, at some point, has had the feeling of not having enough time in their day. Especially this time of year, trying to start the year off with a good routine and tie up any loose ends from the one before. We know everyone at College Pro is extremely busy with recruiting, business planning, marketing and training...oh my! But then you have to factor in some personal time as well, because that's equally as important. A healthy work-life balance promotes productivity but sometimes you feel bad when you have so much to do, and you take some time for yourself. We totally get it! Take a five minute break and check out the time management tips below. Even if you only implement one or two tips, it can make a huge difference in your schedule.
3 Absolute Musts to be Successful at Goal-Setting
“New Year, new me” We’ve all said it at least once in our lifetime. But how many of you find yourself setting the same goals, over and over again? Pia Silva has some “absolute musts” for setting new, achievable goals in 2019.
When You're Feeling Unmotivated, Remind Yourself to be Grateful
It’s hard to stay motivated around the holiday season. The only thing you want to focus on is spending time with friends and family and how much food you’re going to eat. You get so caught up in the festivities, what happens when you realize that you haven’t met your goals? Do you try and make up for it with your New Year’s resolution? That’s not always full-proof!
Be Unforgettable: 6 Tips to Create a Brand Experience
Melinda Emerson is a small business expert. She’s so good at it, she’s actually known as the SmallBizLady. She has forged the way for social media marketing and Forbes Magazine crowned her as the #1 woman to follow on Twitter. On the platform, she hosts a weekly live chat, appropriately named #Smallbizchat. She invites guests and together, they answer any small biz questions that followers might have. In a recent interview with Teanna Ross, CEO of Kreative Eye, they shared six tips for creating an unforgettable brand experience.
Be a More Confident Public Speaker 🎤
If the thought of speaking in front of people terrifies you, you're not alone. Glassophobia - literally translating to "fear of the tongue" - refers more broadly to the fear of speaking in public or in front of an authority figure. It is one of the most commonly reported fears, right up there with other stomach-turning thoughts like spiders, snakes, heights, and flying. According to StatsCan, an estimated 7% of the Canadian population has this social phobia. And even among those whose discomfort with public speaking may not be classified as a full-blown phobia, there is of course a spectrum - just because you're not terrified, it doesn't mean you're not afraid.
5️⃣ Ways to Deal with the Anxiety of Running Your Own Business
Practice self compassion: When you're just getting started, there's a lot to figure out. As you're learning and realizing just how much you may not know, it's easy to get down on yourself. And as you get into the swing of running your own business, some hiccups and failures are inevitable. During these times, it's important to be kind to yourself, learn from the experience, and remain persistent.
4 Phrases Leaders Should Never Say 🤐
All leaders have unique styles. And while that's also true of how they communicate, there are few key phrases that you might want to steer clear of. But that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't say what you want to say - it simply means there's a more productive and effective way of conveying your message.
Balancing School & College Pro 🕑
Starting a business while in school requires a lot of balance - check out our video for tips & tricks on organization from some of our seasoned entrepreneurs. They all stress the importance of being organized, prioritizing responsibilities, and having a routine that works for you.