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6 Must-Haves in Today’s Workplace Wellness Programs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 5, 2019

Updated October 16, 2019 The concept of wellness is an old one. Originating thousands of years ago, wellness describes a harmony between one’s body, mind, and spirit. Wellness gained steam in the West in the 1980s, and soon, the workplace wellness program was born.  In the 40 years since, a lot has changed. For one, wellness programs were once found primarily at enterprises. Today, they’re actually more common…

3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 1, 2014

  In a digital world that never sleeps, it can be difficult for business owners to strike a balance between success and happiness. As soon as you set your mind to one task, five more appear. If one gets overlooked, 10 other balls drop. You probably feel like it’s a zero-sum game. You either keep your business moving forward or you take time for yourself and allow your…

Dinner for One; Balancing Work and a Love Life

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 13, 2014

The first lesson I had to learn as a young CEO was how to properly manage my time.  While starting your own business, it is important to remain flexible and have the ability to adapt. At 24, I was literally learning on the fly and facing new challenges each day. The second lesson was how to properly portion dinner for one. The seat across from me at the…

How to Balance Your Life as a 20-Something Professional

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 7, 2014

There’s a price for ambition, and it’s been fodder for situation comedies for as long as any of us can remember, the young professional struggling to manage their work, social, and love lives. The young professional is immortal in the world of fiction because so many people can relate. The source of the problem would be simple enough to see if you were to graph the hours you…

How To Balance Ambitious Career Goals With Your Love Life

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 7, 2014

Today, I wanted to write about something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but haven’t had a chance to discuss with anybody outside of my “inner circle.” I want to talk to you about how I’ve learned to balance the increasing demands of my career — writing, consulting, building products, flying places, etc — with the real life responsibilities involved in maintaining a happy long-term…

3 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Balance Work and Life

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / September 30, 2013

There I was, standing in the middle of a dirty living room. My dog barking uncontrollably, my husband asking me questions about money, and my mind thinking about emails that needed to be returned. I had finally reached my breaking point. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. As I stood there, my brain slowly began to shut down. All I really wanted was to curl…

Best Practices to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 11, 2013

For most of us, juggling the demands of our career and personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who strive to give 100 percent into everything we do. Even if you don’t have much control over the hours you work, you can focus time and energy on creating a successful balance between work…

How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 1, 2013

As the founder and CEO of a startup, free time is my personal unicorn—I know what it looks like, but finding it is next to impossible. And when I talk with other young executives and entrepreneurs, I find that my situation isn’t unique. Running a business or startup can consume your life. From an inbox full of emails demanding your attention to the endless list of tasks it…

5 Keys to Successfully Maintain a Healthy Work Life Balance

by / ⠀Health & Fitness Startup Advice / March 20, 2013

I’m a young CEO. I started my company while I was still in college at Brigham Young University (BYU). I was part of BYU’s Collegiate Club National Championship soccer team in 1999. Playing soccer, starting my own business and being a full-time student taught me the importance of maintaining balance in life. It didn’t take long to learn that certain activities can dominate life even when you have…

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