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INSPIRATION

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Christopher Columbus

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. Be Proactive. We spend too much time worrying about things we have no control over and stuff that we can’t do anything about. Instead, focus on the things we can change and do it before we are forced to do something about it. Minimize the circle of concern.
  2. Begin with the End in Mind. If we don’t know where we want to go, how will we ever get there? Envision your future. Imagine what your friends, family, colleagues, community will say about you at your funeral. What would you want them to say? Write it all down.
  3. Put First Things First. List down everything you want to do or need to do. You will see that they fall into four categories based on the Eisenhower matrix: important and urgent, important and not urgent, not important and urgent, not important and not urgent. Start with the urgent and important.
  4. Think Win-Win. Our success depends on others’ success. When we make it a habit to see how others also can benefit from our actions, from our decision, we can create good positions for ourselves and others. It’s a classic prisoner’s dilemma scenario
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Even when arguing, it is good form to first try to understand their arguments and not blow past them. This is even more important when we are interacting with our friends, colleagues, and other collaborators. Listen, understand, and only then, open your mouth.
  6. Synergize. The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Teamwork is crucial. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, team up.
  7. Sharpen the Saw. Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” Your axe is your body, mind, and soul. So take care of yourself.

ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics

Write Like a Pro


We all have topics that we feel confident speaking about. However, that confidence can go away if we are forced to write our ideas down. It’s not that we become less knowledgeable. It’s because the act of writing can be overwhelming and confusing. There is also the added fear of committing spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, and not being able to express ourselves clearly. This is why you need ProWritingAid.

ProWritingAid is a program that is designed to take your writing to the next level. Once you are finished creating your content, you plug it into their system for review. This program goes to work, scanning your entire document, and provides various suggestions for improvement. Of course, it provides the most obvious corrections, such as spelling and grammar. However, what sets this software apart is its ability to enhance your writing by making suggestions you would never have thought of on your own.

One of its most valuable features includes reading your document and presenting recommendations on how to phrase certain statements better. It will also provide a list of alternative words to use that allow you to expand your vocabulary and avoid repetition. Lastly, it keeps an eye out for issues such as overused words, cliche terms, and a lot more. This platform will help you coherently present your thoughts and ideas and ensures the reader will understand exactly what you are trying to tell them.

To get started, visit www.prowritingaid.com to install their free Google Chrome browser extension.

THE FIRST STEP: Seize the opportunity

6 Steps to Setting Up an LLC

  1. Choose the state – before choosing the state you’ll be forming your LLC in, determine if you do business mainly in your state, or do you sell products and services in other states? Many businesses are registered in Delaware because of their pro-business laws.
  2. Choose LLC name – after you’ve chosen your state, you should figure out the name of your LLC. Don’t fret this too much because you can always use a DBA, or doing business as, if you think of a better name.
  3. Select a registered agent – next you need to select a registered agent to receive all legal papers connected to your LLC. This registered agent can be a person or another entity authorized to receive these legal papers.
  4. File your Articles of Organization – To file the Articles of Organization you will need your LLC name, the name and address of your registered agent, a statement of purpose for the LLC, and the names of the initial members or managers (depending on state).
  5. Create operating agreement. This is an important document that contains the internal operations of the LLC, including rules on holding meetings, the powers of members and managers, voting, elections, and quorums.
  6. Get your EIN. Your LLC will obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN or FEIN). Most banks will require you to give your EIN before opening a bank account for your LLC.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Stay healthy in the hustle

Tips for Setting Effective Boundaries


Assess resentment: recognize feelings of hurt, anger, or resentment as early warning signs that you need to start setting boundaries. When you can be honest about these disagreeable feelings, you can use them to help signal when it’s time to say yes or no.

Clue into personality preferences: developing healthy boundaries goes hand-in-hand with becoming drawn to boundary-lovers. People who are immature at limit-setting often find themselves with “boundary-busters” in the form of family, colleagues, or friends. Instead, make deeper connections with people who can hear your “no” without being critical, getting hurt, or personalizing it.

Seek other boundary setters: Whether you’re growing boundaries in your current relationships or finding new ones, you need others with the same values of limit setting and responsibility to encourage you, practice with you, and stay with you.

Define what’s most important: Write a list of your treasures. For example, your time, money, feelings, or beliefs. Ask yourself how you want others to treat these treasures. How do you want others to not treat them?

Practice baby nos: Ask a good friend, someone you trust and who loves you, if you can practice baby nos with them. This could be about something small that rubbed you the wrong way recently. For example, “I felt hurt when you invited all these other people and didn’t let me know.” Real intimacy is built around the freedom to disagree.

Revel in some guilt: If your conscience is silent and providing no ‘how could you?’ guilt-inducing messages, it might mean you’re not moving ahead. Feeling some guilt about saying no means that you are working on setting boundaries.

MONEY: Become wealthy

Pay Yourself First


If you want to be rich, you must adopt the mentality of a rich person- pay yourself first, not last.

The Rich pay themselves in the following order:

  1. Pay themselves a minimum 10% of earnings
  2. Pay for necessities (mortgage/rent, bills, utilities, etc.)
  3. Pay for consumables (clothes, shoes, food, etc.)

The Poor pay themselves in the following order:

  1. Pay for necessities (mortgage/rent, bills, utilities, etc.)
  2. Pay for consumables (clothes, shoes, food, etc.)
  3. Don’t pay themselves at all because no money left to do so

FUN STUFF – RIDDLE ME THIS

The more you take the more you leave behind. What are they?

Answer below.

 

NEWS BREAK: Stay informed

  • NASA spacecraft sends back images of stars 4.3 billion miles away.
  • This old “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” joke is going viral.
  • As of Saturday, coronavirus cases were still increasing in 18 states — several of which saw record or near-record highs.
  • Trump is having a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20th (moved from Juneteenth).

Riddle Answer: Footsteps