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Good morning, Achiever!

INSPIRATION

β€œJust as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

– Buddha

MINDSET: Train your brain to win

The Sunday Scaries


When Kyle, one of our writers, graduated college and entered the workforce, he frequently noticed that his peers in the workplace were often discontent. Everyone seemed to dislike being at work and kept wishing their days away so they could escape into the weekend. Then on Sunday, they complained about feeling upset or anxious when thinking about returning to work the next day: the “Sunday Scaries.”

Finding joy in everyday life is crucial for long-term happiness. There are many ways to do this, check out our Adventure & Lifestyle editorials, but wasting part or most of our day worrying about work doesn’t help. Your days off are meant to recharge and re-energize your mind and body. It’s essential for a healthy mind to disconnect from work and focus on the things you enjoy every day. Worrying about the upcoming week can be damaging to your mental health.

If you find yourself in this rut, identify what’s worrying you so much. If you feel like you have too much to do, this could be a sign of disorganization. Try assigning your tasks to a specific day of the week. This way, you know when each item will get done. If you’re dreading work because of a boss or a colleague, it will bother you until you address and solve the issue. Perhaps you can speak to that individual about what’s bothering you and agree to work towards a mutually beneficial conclusion.

The biggest reason for the Sunday Scaries is often because of job dissatisfaction. Sometimes we can’t get no satisfaction. Millions of Americans report that they don’t like where they work and dread going in most days. If this sounds like you, it’s probably time for a change. It may be that you’re comfortable, co-workers have become friends, or you make a decent salary. It’s hard to change the familiar, but you should be working somewhere that makes you feel accomplished, satisfied, and fulfilled. You owe it to yourself to work somewhere that you enjoy or, at the very least, don’t dread going back to each week. If this isn’t an option now, at a minimum, you can begin to plan for a change.

ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics

Create Your Own Webinar


Thanks to the internet, we can reach people across the country or the globe at a moment’s notice. When it comes to selling a product, finding new clients, or making new contacts, your audience can be made up of people from anywhere. However, since you don’t have the luxury of seeing these people every day, you must find new ways to engage with them to stay top of mind.

Webinars are a perfect vehicle to get your message out to as many people as you want. Whether they’re live or recorded, you can include your brand messaging, pitch your services, solicit questions, and offer special discounts all in one place. Many businesses use webinars, especially now, to establish their credibility, provide free information, and then sell their more valuable products at the end.

Go To Webinar is a prime leader in this space due to their experience and reliability. We love how easy their platform is to set up and how quickly we can get a webinar rolling. Simply select your date and time, and a link will be generated for you. That’s damn simple. Share this link directly through e-mail, post it on your website, or include it in social media posts.

Now’s the perfect time to get in touch with more people. We even have another editorial today on how to design your first one.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills

3 Time Suckers That Prevent Productivity


How often have you ended a day feeling you weren’t as productive as you wanted to be? Your to-do list is only half as done, and you wish there were more hours left in the day. Unless you’re friends with Marty McFly, you can’t add more hours to the day, but you can improve how productive the hours you have are. Do this by identifying what small but significant habits or routines you’re stuck in that suck the time away from what you need to accomplish. Once you recognize them, you can begin to curb the time you spend on them. Here are a few to get you started:

  1. Social Media: Checking social media has become the biggest time-suck for most people by far. We very rarely have a specific reason to check your social apps other than mindless habit. Despite this, we do it anyway and fall down the rabbit hole of funny videos, vacation pictures, and status updates. Let’s say you log into social apps 10 times a day for an average of 5 minutes each time. That’s 50 minutes down the drain. What could you do with that extra time?
  2. Email Checking: Full transparency, we’re definitely guilty of checking our email way too often. It’s easy to feel that this is a necessary evil to avoid missing anything important because it feels productive. This takes our focus away from meaningful work and forces us to re-focus once we are done reading. Check your email before you begin a task and commit to finishing that task before you check again. As long as anyone important has your number for emergencies, you’ll be fine.
  3. Gain Clarity on Your Task: Sometimes when we’re given a task, we don’t ask enough clarifying questions. We don’t want to look like we don’t know what we’re doing. We then spend way too much time trying to figure things out that would have been clear in the first place. Instead, review the project and ensure you’re clear on the goals and objectives. It’s much more productive to take a few minutes to ask questions than to get halfway through and realize you have to start over.

SELF-DISCOVERY: Unleash the achiever within

When You Screw Up


Let’s face it, we all screw up at some point. Failure is inevitable, what’s important is how you handle it. It feels pretty lousy to discover that you messed up. It doesn’t have to be all bad news bears, though.

What separates an Achiever from the average is what happens next, and what you take with you moving forward. After you mess up, own it. This alone can be difficult, but accepting that something went wrong is crucial for determining the next step. Get over it fast and focus on how to fix it or improve the next time around. Once the problem is fixed, examine why it happened in the first place. Then, think about what you learned from the process and how you prevent it from happening again. If you learned a valuable lesson, or how better to handle an error, you’ve successfully turned a mistake into an opportunity to grow.

Another benefit of this process appears when you find yourself in comparable circumstances in the future. Do you approach similar situations differently? What do you do automatically now as a result of your past mistake? If you end up becoming a better employee, co-worker, friend, spouse, or person in general, then that mistake may have been a blessing in disguise.

THE FIRST STEP: Seize the opportunity

Creating Your First Webinar


Webinars are an excellent tool for acquiring leads, increasing brand awareness, and selling your products or services. Deciding how to structure your information, what to focus on, and how to achieve your desired outcome can be tricky and overwhelming. Below is an easy 5-step process for creating your first webinar.

  1. Determining Your Audience: Who are you creating your webinar for? Think about your audience in terms of age, gender, job title, and anything else that will help you organize your information correctly. Each attendee can be required to sign up via an email address before gaining access.
  2. Decide The Objective: Why are you hosting your webinar? Are you introducing your brand to a new audience, or are you showcasing a new product or service to your existing customers?
  3. Provide Value For Free: Someone attending your webinar should feel like it was worth their time regardless of whether they bought something. What kind of valuable information can you give away that isn’t depending on your attendees’ actions afterward?
  4. Decide The Outcome: What type of action do you want the attendee to take? If you want them to buy a new product or service, you may want to offer a discount to those who attended. We love this idea in particular as it encourages interaction.
  5. Follow Up: After your presentation, prepare a professional-looking email to send to everyone who signed up for the webinar. This email should include a thank you note, a recording of the webinar, a reminder about the special offer, and the next time you’re hosting a webinar.

FUN STUFF – TRIVIA πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

Do you sleep with your eyes open? You creep! Just kidding (kind of).

Apparently, it’s a condition called nocturnal lagophthalmos, and according to the National Sleep Foundation as many as one out of five of us have it — including babies.

Don’t fret though, most kids grow out of it.

NEWS BREAK: Stay informed

  • President Trump decided to cancel the Jacksonville, FL portion of the Republican National Convention. Events in Charlotte, NC will continue.
  • The Justice Department opened an investigation into the conduct of federal agents in Portland, Oregon, following abuse of power allegations by members of Congress, local officials, and the public.
  • Disney is delaying releases of “Mulan,” “Star Wars,” and “Avatar.”
  • The Washington NFL franchise, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, is officially going to change its name to the Washington Football Team.

1% BETTER: Improve each day

Plan an outdoor activity for this weekend with your family or friends.