Why Comparing Yourself to Others Only Harms You: A Guide to Fostering Positive Mental Health

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media, looking at the lives of others, and wondering, “How am I doing compared to them?” It’s a common human experience, driven by curiosity and our innate social nature. But here’s a little secret: Whether you’re doing worse or better than others doesn’t really matter. Surprised? Let’s talk about why the comparison …

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Neurodiverse and Thriving: Key Strategies to Jumpstart Your Business Journey

VIP Innovations, LLC  welcomes guest contributing writer: charliemichaels@entrepreneurworld.net Empowering neurodivergent individuals to start their own businesses offers new opportunities for innovative ideas and approaches to flourish in the entrepreneurial world. The unique perspectives and strengths of neurodivergent entrepreneurs can contribute to greater creativity, innovation, and resilience in the business community. Here, VIP Innovations explores six key strategies to support neurodivergent …

Navigating the Holiday Hustle: Embracing Emotions in Decision-Making

Introduction As the holiday season rolls in, so does the wave of decisions we need to make – from managing year-end work responsibilities to planning holiday festivities. It’s a time when stress levels can skyrocket, making decision-making even more challenging. But here’s a thought to consider: “We may think that our decisions are guided purely by logic and rationality, but …

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Rediscovering the Wonder: Embracing Curiosity and Affection in Adulthood

Do you remember the days when the world seemed like a canvas of endless possibilities? When every little thing sparked a sense of wonder, and affection was as easy to give as a smile? As children, we approached life with open arms and hearts, eager to explore, learn, and connect. But as we grow up, that vivid curiosity and easy …

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Trade-offs: The Key to a Successful Life

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but how we spend our time is what sets us apart. Life is all about trade-offs and making choices that will determine the quality of our lives. As Soren Kierkegaard famously said, “life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.” It’s easy to fall into the …

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Your Work-Life Balance Vision Needs to Be Revisited Regularly

As you organize your work and life schedule for balance, you’ll eventually get to a point where you’re happy with it. However, in a few weeks or a few months, it might not feel as good as it used to. Instead of everything feeling balanced, you may start to feel stressed out again, and you’ll wonder where you went wrong …

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HOW TO CLARIFY YOUR STRATEGIC THINKING

Are you feeling a bit confused by strategic thinking? You know it’s essential for your career and your business, but how do you actually do it? Here are five questions to should ask yourself to really sharpen your strategic thinking. What do you want? The most important thing to work out is where you want to be. Everything—goals, strategies, steps, …

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12 Steps to Strategically Balancing Your Life and Work

A healthy work/life balance is probably something you really want to achieve, but it’s getting harder and harder in this modern world.  The good news is that you can use your professional strategic skills to get some balance back into your life. Here’s how in 12 easy steps. Log Your Time Maybe you’re used to tracking your time for billing …

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Job Crafting – Make Your Job More Fulfilling

Do you wish your work was more enjoyable and meaningful? If so, Job crafting could help you transform your experience without having to change careers or even search for a new position. According a recent Gallup Poll, more than half of US workers say they aren’t emotionally or cognitively connected to their work.  Statistics about employee engagement reveal that 53% …

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Hiring Freelancers to Grow Your Business

Guest Article By:  Naomi Johnson While it’s common for business owners to seek outside help for bookkeeping and accounting, there are plenty of other tasks that could be taken care of with help from freelancers. From cybersecurity to link building and even adjusting Excel spreadsheets, freelancers can take on smaller aspects of your business that will allow you to reach your goals …