Seemingly everyone, from entrepreneurs and CEOs to celebrities and influencers, has touted the benefits of a consistent and uplifting morning for success.
For a long time, I thought that was for the rich people who had paid help to handle the menial tasks of day-to-day life. That it was a luxury to have free time in the morning.
I’ve learned a lot since then.
While it can feel luxurious to have time to yourself in the morning, it’s not a luxury — that’s an important distinction.
When I thought about it, I started wondering, “what if all of these successful people make time for it every day for a reason.” Why would even someone worth an estimated $149,353 a minute have a morning routine — could it possibly be worth that kind of investment? …
Starting and successfully running a small business or side hustle comes with a learning curve. You’ll start as any combination of the following job titles: a salesperson, accountant, bookkeeper, marketer, publicist, web designer, operations manager, and collections team. It can be understandably overwhelming. If you’re just getting started and looking to find out how to keep costs as low as possible, I’ve got you covered. In my opinion, these are the bare minimum essential tools you need from the beginning.
Note: The companies I recommend are the ones that offer the most value for that cost that I’ve been able to find. This article will go through the three essential tools my business couldn’t run without and how much they cost. …
As consumers, we’ve shifted from the coping phase into the rebuilding phase of the COVID-19 crisis.
What was once an unthinkable reality — local retailers and restaurants closed overnight, store shelves emptied, new words like “social distancing” and “essential workers” entering our vocabulary, and crazy demand for products we never could have predicted (looking at you, toilet paper) — has become more normal than shocking.
Through this transition, it has become clear that some of the consumer behaviors we saw as an immediate response to the pandemic will gladly be left behind (again, looking at you toilet paper hoarders), but others are likely to persist long after it ends. …