This post is a collection of favourite quotes and approaches that have helped us on our own entrepreneurship journey. We consider these words of wisdom part of our toolkit. Sometimes, reading a few words of encouragement, sound reasoning, and common sense help put a situation into better perspective.
If your contract work involves an atmosphere of excess stress, frustration, and negative feelings, it’s easy to feel trapped. Working on contract for someone else doesn’t mean you are powerless and must accept the situation. It might seem impossible to get out from under a heavy atmosphere, but there are ways to alleviate it.
Think of resilience as similar to taking a rafting trip down a river. On a river, you might experience rapids, turns, slow water, and shallows. As in life, the changes you experience affect you differently along the way. While travelling the river, it helps to have knowledge about it and experience in dealing with it. Your journey should be guided by a plan, a strategy that you feel works well for you.
Annual resolutions rarely work. The process is a setup for failure. No matter how sincere our goals are, after just a few weeks, our resolve usually falters, and by spring, abandoned resolutions litter our lives. It’s time for a circuit breaker – something to stop the cycle and kick start your new intentions. Instead of making a list, try this alternate approach.
There are clear reasons why cutting down - or cutting out – our holiday gift-giving is a present to ourselves and others. We all need less stress in our lives. As entrepreneurs, we solve problems and think up new approaches and ways of accomplishing things. It's why we start businesses. Let's use that same innovation and creativity to make this year different. Here are a few ideas to get started.