We probably don’t need to tell you that running a business is often hard work. Many self-employed workers – particularly if they have only just started – sometimes get it wrong and lose the balance between work and their private life. That is not a good idea, either for your personal life or for your business, because a stressed, moody, overtired boss is seldom at his best as an entrepreneur. We have put together five tips for starters to get you through 2018 healthy, rested and fresh as a daisy.
The digital economy is here to stay, so it’s advisable to use it as much as possible and as well as possible. We would like to present five apps that will make your life as an entrepreneur far easier. From an app to keep your working hours up to date to a program that generates and enters difficult passwords or an app to scan documents with your telephone. Make the most of them!
And we stay in the digital sphere, with social media that you can use to boost your business activities. You have no doubt heard of Google Adwords, but do you know about Google My Business? And why should you set up a Facebook page? Even a classic like LinkedIn still offers a host of unsuspected possibilities. And of course, making use of less obvious platforms such as WhatsApp, Snapchat or Instagram can prove very worthwhile, too.
As we have already said in a tip: you can’t burn the candle at both ends. Curling up with a good book is an excellent way of recharging your batteries. What’s more, it gives you the chance to combine business with pleasure, because there are lots of business books that can really be helpful to you as an entrepreneur.
Steal Like an Artist for instance, by Austin Cleon, in which the author demonstrates that everyone can be ‘creative’, not just poets and painters.
Or The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Leoncini, which teaches you how to lead teams effectively. It’s no coincidence that it reads like a novel, because that is how this book was conceived.
The last book that we would like to recommend is Thinking, Fast and Slow, a very intriguing book by Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist and behavioural economist who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He explains why people so often make irrational choices and why our brain likes to deceive us.
News filtering by :