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Hurricane Ready? Storm Prep for the Self-Employed

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​Bad News: ​Hurricane Season is Here!I’m based in Naples, in southwest Florida. One small detail of the contract with my full time job is having to work at the shelter in case of emergencies. As in, “You will be locked into a shelter working 12-hour shifts during Hurricane Irma.” ​ ​I hope hurricanes never happen again. […]

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Motivation- 5 Tips for Frustrated Entrepreneurs

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​We’ve all lost motivation and confidence…Moments when business isn’t going smoothly- your webinar recording isn’t working how you planned, the project feels like it has a mind of its own, technology problems, you can’t connect with your audience how you’d like, etc.  You lose productivity when you question whether the task you’re working on is worth […]

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Depression: Know Your Risk (and Start Exercising!)

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​Let’s talk about depressionPer the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a major depressive episode can: ​cause you to feel persistently sad, anxious, hopeless, guilty, or worthlessmake it harder to concentrate, remember, or make decisionslead to overeating and weight gain, or low appetite and weight losscause insomnia or oversleepinglead to thoughts of death or suicideSymptoms […]

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How to Start Running: 6 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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​Wondering how to start running?You’re curious why thousands of people pay to not win a race, or perhaps you’re looking for a new hobby or habit to spend more time outside. ​Though I’ve played sports my whole life, I used to think distance running was silly. But my first race was dedicated to a family member, […]

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Cycling Benefits for Entrepreneurs: 5 Reasons

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What does cycling have to do with your business?Looking through my instagram (@fitforfreelance), it’s easy to tell I’m a fan of biking. I try to get out a few times a week. Also, part of my full time job is teaching the community and policy makers how ​bike-friendly places get people more active and improve […]

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Reduce Stress Now: 6 Quick Tips for Entrepreneurs

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​Need ​to reduce stress?It’s never fun- that heart-racy, sweaty, mental haze, complete with clumsy fingers and choice words. You’ve got to meet someone’s unrealistic expectations with too much going on at once, with your crazy family or to-do list, or you’ve waited until the last minute to finish a project.: ​How to Beat Laziness, Self-Doubt, […]

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Allergies or Cold? How to Tell and Stay Productive

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​Allergies or Cold?It’s Springtime! Love is in the air. And pollen. Birdsong accents the colorful displays and smells of fresh flowers.​ Then your drippy ​nose and ​scratchy red eyes ruin everything and ​make it hard to concentrate. You have tissues everywhere, and you’ve rubbed your nose raw. Worse yet, you don’t even know if it’s […]

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Anxiety? Perfectionism? How to Stop Self Criticism ASAP

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Wondering how to stop self criticism?Are you a perfectionist with a “strong type A personality,” or do people say you are? Want to know how to stop being so hard on yourself and your work? Being particular is good. But unchecked, perfectionism can be crippling and lead to our persistent enemy: procrastination. Research also links self-criticism to vulnerability […]

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