Women entrepreneurs often face challenges that men don’t have to deal with. Smart women however, quickly learn what these differences are and how to handle them. It isn’t always easy and is an ongoing process, but having the ability to recognize these challenges is part of the battle.
Whether you are a traditional entrepreneur or one of the growing number of women infopreneurs out there today, learning tips for your personal and professional life is key to success.
- One of the most important things is to realize you need a balance for your personal and professional life. Making sure you have a clear line between both is a start; making sure you have enough time for both personal and your professional life is crucial to success.
- Find ways to stay motivated. Even the most successful infopreneurs has a bad day or a day without feeling motivated. Find tips for staying motivated but also know when to allow yourself to have an “off” day and just give yourself a day off.
- Smart women make it a point to stay informed and ahead of the game. Almost every career choice requires staying on top of new trends and changes in the industry. Make it a point to read articles, blogs, books, attend seminars and anything else you can to stay up-to-date and ahead of the game.
- If you work from home make it a point to create an office space and ask friends and family to treat this space and your work time with the same respect they would if you worked outside of the home.
It is also important to realize that you’re not going to learn everything you need to about having success in your personal and professional life in a single article.
To gain much more insight to this very important topic you should read “How Smart Women Succeed as Infopreneurs” and start to actually see changes in your life as a result.
How does one break their afternoon coffee break? That’s what I had been wondering a few months ago when I was doing some serious brainy work in a little office. Well – here’s my personal story on how I did it…
On average I used to drink one to two cups of coffee per day. I’d usually buy a coffee first thing in the morning, and then often times, depending on how I felt, I’d grab another in the afternoon. I was noticing however, that when I drank coffee again in the afternoon I was becoming very dehydrated. Coffee is dehydrating on its own, and, the double whammy is that if you’re drinking coffee, you’re probably not drinking much water during that time.
I began to ask myself, “what’s motivating me to grab a second coffee in the afternoon?” Aside from thinking that I needed that second coffee to give me energy, I realized it was simply a habit. What was truly motivating for me was the physical act of getting up and going to purchase the coffee. This often involved a nice walk outside, and stimulating energy from the outside world. What I was really craving was a way of leaving my work and desk behind. However, because a lot of us associate taking a break with coffee, we have the status quo coffee break!
And so, I decided to experiment with new ways of taking breaks – the first being the walk break. Instead of walking to go purchase a coffee, I began walking for 10 or 15 minutes outside around the university grounds. It gave me just what I really craved – a chance to leave my desk, to move my body and to have some new and positive stimulation such as fresh air, watching people and taking in the beautiful scenery around me.
When I returned to my desk I simply resumed drinking my water and never noticed that I didn’t have my second coffee. In fact, walking was much more energizing and refreshing than drinking a second coffee in the afternoon.
The key to taking a satisfying break for me, was to be able to move my body and engage in something stimulating that wasn’t mental. In the end, I avoid my coffee, drink water instead, save a few bucks, get some exercise and feel more mental clarity than if I had carried on with my status-quo coffee break!
That’s my story on how I was able to break my afternoon coffee break. What about you? How might you experiment with a walk break to break your afternoon coffee break? Where will you walk? What time will you go? What will you need in place to make sure you try this?
Just remember – try it once or twice and if you don’t like it, you can always go back to drinking your second cup of coffee in the afternoon. I’d love to hear what works for you!
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A great book should leave you…slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. – William Styron
Books were my pass to personal freedom…I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi – Oprah Winfrey
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. –Henry David Thoreau
After a long day at one of his various jobs, he would read far into the night. A steadfast purpose sustained him. – Doris Kearns Goodwin refering to Abraham Lincoln
It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book. –Maureen Corrigan
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books? –Karl Kraus
Want to find time to read? Fall in book love. Seek out books that fire your passions. Follow your intellect and your heart. Then time will find you. Steve Leveen
The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand –Ezra Pound
The right books are like crowbars for our imaginations. When we find ourselves stuck at some place in life, the right book can pry open our inner idea banks. –Pat Williams
Books I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat, or fly into the future. –Jim Bishop
If you can read, you can empathize, luxuriate, take a chance, have a laugh, hit the road, witness history, become enlightened, turn the page, and do it all again. –Oprah Winfrey
People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book. –Malcom X
People who read are people who achieve. What are you life goals? It doesn’t matter if you’re ten or one hundred and ten; it’s never too late to attain those goals. Books help you get there. – Pat Williams
Books inspire change. Dramatic, powerful periods in our lives are often triggered by a book – or books – we’ve read. –Pat Williams
The stories that last are those that have proved their power to stir the imagination of all kinds of conditions of men. – Walt Disney
What goes into the mind comes out in a life. –Motto of Christian Booksellers Association
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. –S. I. Hayakawa
Books develop that uniqueness by exposing us to the ideas, experiences, and wisdom of those who’ve been down the paths we’re on. – Pat Williams
Books are the best source of mind aerobics known to date. -Pat Williams
We read to train the mind, the fill the mind, to rest the mind, to recreate the mind, or to escape the mind. –Holbrook Jackson
What I know for sure is that reading opens you up. It exposes you and gives you access to anything your mind can hold. – Oprah Winfrey
One sure window into a person’s sould is his reading list. –Mary B. W. Tabor