It’s so easy for the entrepreneurial at heart to feel that they are in a constant state of being behind. Our thoughts often race faster than our actions can keep up. Because of this, it’s hard to actually implement anything that will leave proof of our amazing ideas. #Ironic. This feeling can make just getting started on business endeavors seem almost impossible for my fellow multi-passionate brethren. Today, I want to share with you past win that may help you look at your ever-changing “launch date” in a new way.
Last year I presented several times at local organizations about how to to use Social Media for CRM use and rapid Professional Development. These organizations were not HUGE, yet it’s a beginning. This was my start. Yet please note, that I am a registered nurse by background. It’s a long story but for various reasons, I feel strongly about leveraging platforms to widely disseminate helpful information and establish thought leadership, feel free to check out a letter to the editor on a related topic. Back to social media, I started learning about this skill as a way to earn extra money to pay off student loans. Details of that story is over at my other blog, the Business of Nursing.
Disclosure: Affiliate links throughout. Additionally, the contents of this post are for educational purposes only, please consult with your healthcare provider regarding any support needs.
Twitter reminded me that today is World Mental Health Day! This year’s goals is to raise awareness about Mental Health support in the Workplace. Related to promoting calm, I recently shifted a few things in my business with the goal of helping people do Entrepreneurship the Healthy Way. When I became a business owner, I saw a TON of unhealthy habits creep into my Life. As a nurse seeing first hand how easy it is to adopt unhealthy habits, was a turning point for me. While I am still offering service-based solutions, I am slowly shifting to focus to holistically supporting professionals and their work life. With this years theme of Mental Health in the workplace, I want to share something that has supported me as well as others in creating an environment that promotes creativity, productivity and focus: Aromatherapy!
Aromatherapy is not just for the spa anymore: Aromatherapy has gained popularity in offices as a robust solution for relieving stress and managing anxiousness in customers and workers alike. It is also used for increasing productivity and mood upliftment during tense meetings.
Essential oils such as Lavender or sage can bring soothing calmness to mind, Mandarin or Geranium can help balance the mood, while peppermint increases concentration, focus, and productivity. Several oils have the ability to control fear, tension, stress, and mental fatigue.
Aromatherapy can be used in the office through an easy to use diffuser. The vaporizer or diffuser requires only a few drops of one essential oil, or a combination of essential oils. This method is an affordable, simple, and safe way of increasing performance at work and relieving tension and creating a productive work environment.
Create Spaces for Enhanced Productivity and Focus
There are specific oils that can instantly support your bandwidth. Below are some of the oils that will help you get the important things done so that you can have a more fulfilling life experience.
- Highest Potential™: Without a sense of direction, we start our day on the wrong footing. Highest Potential™ is an inspiring blend that can be diffused while planning for the next day. It will inspire and help create plans that will assist you to reach your potential.
- Citrus Fresh™ is a sunny scent that helps to create pleasant mornings. An early morning diffusion of Citrus Fresh™ will get you off to a great start for the day, thereby setting you up for a productive and fulfilling day.
- Brain Power™ is an essential oil blend which can be diffused to provide increased focus and sense of clarity needed to tackle the tasks that matter most.
- Surrender™ essential oil blend can be inhaled to help prevent emotions that can reduce your productivity.
- En-R-Gee™ or Jade Lemon™ are two powerful blends of essential oils that can help to reinvigorate you after spending much time on a task. If you need to take a break after a long period battling a task, these essential oil blends are perfect.
- Lavender is an essential oil that can be diffused to achieve a calm state of mind. It helps you reprioritize and adjust your day in line with current realities, resulting in a more productive use of your time.
- Stress Away™ is a potent essential oil that helps you to relax and reflect. Apply it to your wrists before introspecting on how productive you were during the day. It helps you to evaluate your actions and make plans on how to achieve greater productivity.
Are you or your staff feeling stuck, irritable or overwhelmed?
Life is full of many ups and downs, and this can be hard to a lot of people. People can get irritable, stuck and overwhelmed by the challenges they face every day.
Essential oils have the power to bring calmness to mind and tranquility to our days.
While Essential Oils are readily available via many companies, after researching farming, sourcing, processing and more, the Seed to Seal promise lead me to choose Young Living. Take a look at the video below:
If you are open to learning more about how aromatherapy can enhance your work life, feel free to reach out to me directly amelia(at) solutionsbyamelia.com or take a look at my Young Living store: bit.ly/ControlYourEnvironment
What helps you recover from a rough workday? I’ve love to hear what supports you have found to be helpful!
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Sometimes the picture above is the only Lift I like. Managing a business can take a TON of emotional and physical work. Add to this additional responsibilities and challenges that come with life, one can easily start to feel overwhelmed. It’s my goal to simplify how some have recovered after a hard day of work. In this post, I will talk about how to get through a rough day and be better prepared to take on challenges of the new day brings.
Having a nursing background before venturing into business has given me a unique perspective on working conditions. Add to that, while being at a Children’s Hospital, I have seen what works in terms of integrative support such as Essential Oils. After comparing other companies, I choose to get my wellness support products from Young Living. These products combined with my background in health means that I am always on the lookout for ways my Clients can do what they need to do( earn income), in a way that is easier on their body. Today I will introduce you to solutions that have supported me and my loved ones after doing work that’s physically draining. Let’s take a look something that may support your needs.
Support for Muscles
Have you ever completed a project and said, “Wow, I didn’t know I had a muscle there!” Or have you vowed to get help, hire Laborers or Movers, “the next time”? Only to find your self in a similar situation, the “next time”? For repeating situations like this, I have leaned on Pure Protein Complete for muscle support. This blend is an excellent supplement that promotes muscle recovery and support in physically active people.
Support for Joints
For joint support, my loved ones have enjoyed AgilEase™. This supplement is formulated especially for the enhancement of joint health. AgileEase can control exercise induced uncomfortable warmth. It also mitigates acute joint discomfort. By making joints more flexible and mobile, AgilEase™ serves as an excellent choice for people who wish to get back to and maintain their active lifestyle.
Did You Literally Sweat it ALL Out?
As a nurse, I have exited a patient’s room looking like I have just been in a sauna. That doesn’t happen these days but sometimes other projects take a lot out of me. For times like this, I reach for AminoWise™. This supplement comes with a triple-targeted formulation which helps to speed up your recovery by employing a combination of three blends to achieve a spectacular outcome. The Hydration Mineral blend help to rejuvenate essential minerals used up while working hard, the Recovery blend help to control muscle fatigue, and the Muscle Performance blend promotes the repair and building of damaged muscles.
Science Behind Why AminoWise™ Works
- It’s an interactive mixture of amino acids and antioxidants which promote muscle recovery and helps to control fatigue during and after hard labor.
- It is a formulation which consists of antioxidants and minerals that reduce the amount of exercise induced lactic acid.
- It helps to reduce muscle fatigue
- Increases performance and recovery by providing the muscles support during and after workouts.
- It helps to improve vascular blood circulation by producing nitric oxide.
- It helps to prevent exercise related muscle catabolism through its branched chain amino acids.
- Enhances hydration by providing the body with essential minerals used up while working out.
- It supplies the body with vitamin E and zinc.
- It contains the wolfberry powder.
- It comes with essential oil flavoring from lime and lemon.
- Free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.
- Free of artificial sweeteners and sugar.
That is your call to make, but I would be elated if you read something that could support you! I hope this post will help you achieve greater productivity after a tough physical labor To recap this is what has supported myself and many people in my life, I hope the products mentioned will help you too. To recap the products mentioned are:
Pure Protein Support for muscle support #3298 Wholesale $65.00 USD
AgilEase™ for joint health #5764 Wholesale $45.75 USD
AminoWise™ to replace sweat that is lost #20083 Wholesale $33.75 USD
To enjoy the wholesale pricing you need to become a Young Living member. Basic Membership is about $45 and comes with the option to purchase other items from their toxic -free natural living store. Yet after becoming a member, and making a single purchase, there is no need to purchase anything else. Take a look at the options and choose one that works best for you, the options are here.
If you need more information about the products, Young Living has great customer service! You can reach Young Living by referencing Sponsor/ Enroller ID 4126038 and call 1-800-371-3515 (toll-free Canada & US). The lines are active on Monday to Saturday: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. US MT
You can also reach me via email through amelia( at) solutionsbyamelia.com .
If you have any supportive MUST do’s after a long day, I would love to hear about what works for you in the comments below!
Everyone seems to want more exposure these days. That’s a reasonable expectation. Yet, getting more eyeballs on your product or service is only part of what leads to a sale. Being ready for more sales is an important consideration as well. Some businesses are not structurally ready to support additional clients. Meanwhile, rarely there is a single factor that leads a prospect to book an appointment or hit “‘buy now”. In fact, larger brands know that multiple touches are what leads to a lasting relationship. This is why having a content workflow is important. I was at a networking event where a hair stylist said that a client is not considered a true customer until their 12 visit to his chair. Small business owners are finding that in order to stand out in the social media landscape, they must create an emotional connection with their audience. How can this be done?
There are many ways to enhance customer experience.In short, social media for business development is key. Remember that in its early days, the main use of Facebook was as a communication tool. I grew up using social media as a way to develop relationships. Thanks to this medium, companies can now relay their brand personality/ promise and build relationships. This is a golden opportunity that is relatively inexpensive. As a professional, my use of social media resembles business relationship development more so than overt advertising. Sharing this take on social media with others is super exciting. I was honored when Houri Tamizifar invited me to share my expertise with her group at the August Women’s Entrepreneur Form. You can find our more about Houri and her company by going here. Below are six actionable tips I hope you use today.
Are your buyers here? If so, this is a great way to develop relationships with your audience! Many have built their entire business on Instagram alone.
Tip #1 Hashtags. Hashtags act as magnets that can draw your ideal client. When used well, Hashtags will let you build the exact audience you want, providing there is attractive audience relevant content attached to the hashtag. A good set of 30 hashtags will net ~10 followers per post. Please note, I post a few times a month, this is not the recommended practice for Instagram growth. #notjudgementzone
Tip #2 All About That Bio
With Instagram especially, your Bio is very important. You can make this more functional with https://linktr.ee
Social Media Made Easier – Automate!
Tip #3 This is a video that describes Likeable Local . This service will automatically select highly engaging social media post, upload these to your social media profiles, and boost each Facebook post, hands-free! I am a partner with them, please shoot me an email if you or anyone you know would like to learn more: amelia(at) solutionsbyamelia.com
Facebook Group Marketing
Tip #4 Facebook is home to over two Billion people. Odds are your next buyer is here, even if you are in the B2B world. Like any form of Marketing, it’s best to know best practices, have a plan and measures of success before diving right in and experimenting. Marketing is a Science. This is a helpful post on Facebook Group Marketing
Who Will Implement All of This? Get Help!
Tip #5 Fiverr and ( Tip #6) Upwork were each mentioned as a great way to find freelancers for anything from social media support to business development help. With Fiverr, try to select people who have 200+ reviews. Generally, Virtual support reflects your familiarity with your processes. Yet I am always open for a quick call.
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