In the past 10 days, I have had to deal with canceled events, postponed events, anxious clients, hyper-vigilant family members, family members who aren’t worried enough (in my opinion) and clients taking their time with their payment checks. (What’s up with that?) I have spoken to so many of you, so I know I am not alone here. So, how do we stay positive, calm and focused through all of this madness? Check out my three (3) quick recommendations (plus a bonus tip) below.
Right now, my business life is in a flux because of a combination of crazy circumstances beyond my control. I’m not sure when these challenges are going to end, so my mood is a little tense and even a little emotional right now, but I’m on a mission to inject some joy back in my business life. I know I am not the only business owner experiencing feeling this right now, so I have noted below six (6) straightforward ways to inject some joy into your business day.
Recently, I felt quite alone. — Not that “alone feeling” you get because you are in the house by yourself. — I’m talking about the “I feel like I am walking this entrepreneurship journey by myself and no one understands what I’m going through.” Do you know what I’m talking about? I think everyone does. So, here are some recommendations for combatting that feeling.
As you may or may not know, I keep a journal of the notes I take at various conference presentations. Approximately 15 years ago, I heard the author of the “LikeAbility Factor . . .,” Tim Sanders, speak at a conference. He mentioned ways to ensure that your day begins and ends on a positive note. Given all of the negativity swirling in our world right now, I thought these notes might be beneficial to someone. Personally, I swear by these three (3) thoughts.
We often hear about people giving up sweets or TV or (gasp) coffee for Lent. The sacrifice is important, but lent is also a time of self reflection. This time of year, I find myself asking, “What can I do to live a better life or better yet, what can I do to make this world a better place?”
If your business is like mine, your workload slows down during the last two weeks of December. So, you may have a little extra time to get your personal life back on track. Check out these five personal tasks or projects that you can complete while your business is slow.
You try to keep a positive outlook and a “stiff upper lip” when your work is criticized or you don’t book a job or you don’t win an award. But, it’s hard! So, here are five practical tips to help you stop taking things personally at work and in life.
Being an entrepreneur is a pretty taxing lifestyle filled with long hours and stress. With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is a great time to pick up some health habits for managing the stress of the holiday season.
In the spring of 1995, I had the honor of leading the conference and meetings department for a small non-profit association. It was a pretty big deal and an exciting time for me, but it was an incredibly stressful time for me too. You see, I started to quietly believe that I didn’t deserve this new job — I became afraid that my new boss was going to see my work and start to think she made a mistake by hiring an “imposter” or a “fraud.”
Hey there trailblazer!
I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.
When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.
Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!
Love and Soul Always, Kawania
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