We’re in a global economy. At some point, you’re going to need to consider tapping into global markets, but which global market is right for you remains to be seen. You won’t know until you’re exposed to them. There are lots of opportunities to expand globally specifically in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. What you need to do is examine your business and create a long-term marketing strategy for growth and expansion. Without it, how do you expect to sustain your business? Markets are constantly changing, and you’re tasked with not only maintaining a competitive advantage but also attaining it. You always want to be ahead of the curve. You want to lead the pack, not follow. Learn more here.
Many people have hobbies they can legitimately turn into a business but don’t know how or where to start. First off, you’ve got to look at your hobby. What is it? Is it marketable? Is it desirable to others? When we talk about others, we are talking about the general public. You need to find out how other people feel about your product or service. Get genuine, honest feedback. Too often people think they’ve got something great and they think, “Why wouldn’t people want this?” To an extent, it’s great to think positively and be excited about your product but the reality is everyone’s not going to feel the same way.
Taking mental health days is extremely important because business owners tend to go, go, go but that’s not healthy for you or your business. You’ve got to learn to take mental health days. I say this a lot: SELF-CARE MATTERS! It’s one of my favorite hashtags to use. Entrepreneurs deal with a lot of stress and sometimes isolation. It’s lonely at the top. We’ve heard this saying probably all our lives or at least half our lives and it’s not a fallacy. As humans, we’re meant to do life together! Learn more here.
Poor communicators create impossible workplace environments. They are often at the root of the problems happening in the workplace, simply because they do not know how to communicate. According to a study, Forty-four percent of respondents said such issues delay or derail projects, while nearly a third said they cause low morale. A quarter attributed poor communication to missed performance goals, and 18% said a failure to communicate caused lost sales, sometimes totaling well into the six figures. So, how do we handle them? Click to learn how to handle leaders who are poor communicators.
Body positivity has been a big subject lately and really topped off last year with artists like Lizzo, models like Ashley Graham and Toccara, who literally embody (pun intended) body positivity. Body positivity starts in the mind. How you see yourself matters! If you don’t have a healthy outlook for yourself, it doesn’t matter what size you are. If you don’t love, value, and appreciate yourself; nothing anybody says about you will change your outlook for the better. Watch this and share your thoughts with me below.
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