Writer's Life

Personal Life Challenges that can Impact Your Career

Whether you work for others at a company or you’re in your own business, there’s always a chance for something unexpected to bump you from your career’s current path. Sometimes it’s something out of your control — poor management by superiors, staff layoffs, decisions made by third-party partners, and so on. However, some factors are within your control. And ignoring them in the hopes that they’ll work themselves out isn’t an effective strategy. That sort of thinking comes from the belief that work and your career is the most important thing in your life, which is difficult to unlearn.

Writer's Life

Learning to Cope With Anxiety in 4 Easy Steps

Anxiety is among the most common mental illnesses people struggle with at work and in their day-to-day life. Some days are harder than others, but having a coping strategy in place can make anxiety easier to live with. These four steps are a good starting place if your anxiety is at a level you’re comfortable addressing on your own.

Entrepreneurship

3 Steps of Business Planning You Shouldn’t Rush

It’s exciting to start your own business! To take something you’re passionate about and build a career out of it on your terms can be a dream come true. But that excitement to get things up and running as soon as possible can tempt you to rush through some steps, promising you’ll figure it out later. But there are some areas where rushing through the early stages can cause serious problems.

Social Media

How Ham Made Me Learn More About Instagram Shadowbanning

A sudden, consistent drop in reach and engagement on Instagram usually means one of two things. Either Instagram’s algorithm changed recently or you’ve been shadowbanned. Since I spent last two weeks trying to figure out which one had happened to me after a funny incident involving ham (hamcident?), I wanted to share what I’ve learned.

Opinion, Social Media

Pros and Cons of Unfold, Squarespace’s Bio Site Tool

Squarespace has Unfold. In addition to creating a bio site, you can also create different feed and story posts with their templates. There’s also a tool for planning and organizing your Instagram feed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t test this feature yet due to account connection errors. For now, I’m just going to focus on the bio site feature.

Entrepreneurship

Tips To Help Your Business Push Itself And Stay On Top Of Its Game

Plenty of people have suggestions on growing your business once you’ve hit the maximum success you can at its current scale. And while not every trick will work the same for everyone, there are a few good practices to keep your business at the top of its game that apply no matter your niche.

Branding, Entrepreneurship

Common Branding Mistakes that Make Your Website Too Generic

It’s important to visually set your site apart from others. While it’s good to follow some rules when it comes to website design and content creation, you also need to know when to deviate from the norm. This post offers a few examples of ways a website can become generic, and what you can do to give it a unique edge.

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Changes Easy for Your Team

As your business grows and adapts to industry changes, you’ll probably implement some internal changes along the way to help your team keep up their amazing work. Whether it’s a new workflow, software, or policy, there’s bound to be some growing pains. Part of being a good manager is preparing for the challenges of growth and facilitating a good transition for the whole team.

Branding

How to Set Yourself Apart From the Competition in Your Industry

There’s no question that to be successful, you need to find ways to set yourself apart from the competition. Establishing yourself as an industry leader is one of the best ways to do this. But that’s often easier said than done. Luckily, there are three simple things you can do to encourage people to find you before anyone else.