remote work 101 | what your employer is concerned about & how you can reassure them

Hey, y’all read that article on Fortune.com? A recent post on Fortune shares some stats on employers’ thoughts about the work environment post-pandemic. 26% of business leaders believe employees will be working from home, and 25% define their biggest challenge is productivity and motivation. So, let’s address that one-time, not from a prove-them-wrong point of […]

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Planning Your Blog Content | A Look At My Content Calendar

How’s your online writing journey so far? Excited to start the blogging journey but feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of keeping up with content? Please don’t be. Yes, being and staying consistent with anything can be challenging in seasons, but you can set and maintain a writing and posting rhythm that works well […]

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A Fresh Look at Content Management

Content IS key. From content writing and content creating to content coordinating and curating, content is key…yet, we hardly hear about content living. Let’s talk a bit about that today…

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Using A Bullet Journal to Map your Blog Post Ideas

Are you a list maker? Mapping out or writing down goals, items, reasons to be thankful and project steps helps us keep get a clear picture of the paces between point A and point B. Not that we’re in control of time but when we picture time like a cake we get to portion out […]

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Working From Home After Traveling Constantly (Encouragement)

Passport in purse. Bills and coins from different countries tucked in one drawer, just in case. Adapters and converters to suit any socket – pre-packed. A fluid calendar and easy-to-reach bright pink mini suitcase, with a larger matching option depending on the trip. This was how life looked for me, not so long ago. Just […]

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Career Motivation & Podcast Preparation with Scott Carson | Interview

“Whether you’re in real estate or tourism or buying or selling property – whatever; we’re all in the media business these days.” ~ Scott Carson.

Today’s guest on the blog and podcast, is a marketer, entrepreneur (with a background in real estate) and a nationally syndicated radio host of the popular podcast, The Note Closers Show, which has millions of listeners across 17 AM and FM radio stations and downloads across 130 countries

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Listening More To Love Each Other Better | Podcast Interview with Roman Mironov

Whether you live alone or you’re a part of a small or large household, good communication and healthy relationships are beneficial to us all. Good communication is important on so many levels but it can be challenging at times. Since we’re all works in progress and any given day has a buffet of variables to […]

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Get Creative While Staying At Home | Interview With Creative Stress Relief Life Coach, Janelle James

Hey, how’s your stay-at-home season growing? If working from home is new to you, I understand how challenging it can be at first (and at points along the way.) Here’s an encouraging video with some smiles and straight talk for you.

This week, it’s a creative conversation with a guest writer on the blog who happens to be a Creative Stress Relief Life Coach. Meet Janelle James

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Scheduling well While Working From Home (Tech Talk)

A calendar is part of a time management toolkit, but it’s up to us to decide how we’ll make use of that gifted time. A calendar doesn’t make anything more important just like logging stuff on a line or in a box doesn’t actually save the date. But hey, it’s just a cool digital tool that comes in handy when scheduling. And so, let’s talk about Google Calendar

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Switching Skills For A Season (encouragement & tips)

If you’re an entrepreneur, what service or product does your business offer and how can you re-package or pivot that at this time. For anyone who is recently unemployed due to the current global situation, I’m not here to try to make light of what you’re facing right now – here to share some encouragement and a few practical steps forward…

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3 Breathing Exercises To Do Right Now + Video

Today, I’m sharing 3 breathing exercises to help you reset and invite a clarity and calm into this gifted day. Breath is a gift, and the ability to breathe ‘on our own at will,’ without technical support or physical monitoring, isn’t something to take for granted although we tend to.Let’s do something about that now, ok?

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Recognizing Priorities (Amidst A Pandemic)

Yesterday evening, while getting some fresh air and taking a light walk to scout for dunks (seasonal fruit here in ‘Bim’) and moringa leaves, i saw something totally out of the ordinary.

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The Work From Home Lifestyle (encouragement)

Is working from home something new for you? It was an expected lifestyle for many before it grew into a trend and most recently, a nationally recommended and socially appealing option.

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Build Your Blog | From an Audience of 1 To 24+ Destinations

Today we’re talking about building your blog and expanding the reach of the message and content you’re sharing through it. Here are a few proactive steps you can take to increase the odds of visibility and successful connection.

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Blog before book or book before blog?

So, are you writing a book or aspiring to? Do you have a blog already or waiting to start one after your first book hits online and real-life stores?

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What It’s Really Like As A Creative Entrepreneur (In Barbados)

One of the most frequently asked questions by visitors to Bajans is, “how do you afford to live here?” Recently, CEO World Magazine just listed Barbados as the 12th most expensive out of 132 countries to live in. If you’re from Bim, you might have had a clue about this. The cost of living is […]

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3 Ways To Plan Your Blog Post Ideas

Are you experiencing a creative drought coming up with content for your blog? It can happen from time to time – don’t be hard on yourself, if so, okay? You may just need an inspiring ‘jump start’ or a refreshed perspective on the purpose of your blog. Coming up with ideas for blog posts can […]

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What Does a Relationship Coach Do? (4 Eye-Opening Lessons) – Guest Post

LOVE it’s oxygen to the soul, a healing balm to the hurting, a gentle caress to the soul, and a breath of fresh air that can make a cold heart long for a warm hug.  Today’s post is by a relationship coach who reached out to share his insight on the dynamics of relationships with […]

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Actions speak loudly, but Words Still Matter

I was at the other end of the pasture on a hot afternoon, when a shrill voice rang out and echoed across the field. In the distance, I could see two people sitting in front of an open trunk of a car beside a school, but it was too far to make out clearly who […]

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5 Key Skills You Learn The Better You Blog

Blogging takes work. That doesn’t mean that it’s laborious, but there are some keys like discipline, planning, writing, editing, attention-to-presentation and promoting that are involved in maintaining a blog. There’s a reason some people contemplate starting a blog and then feel a bit overwhelmed by the how-to of it all. No need to be overwhelmed, […]

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Above And Beyond Our Business Plans (Part 2)

There is so much going on in the world right now; eye-opening things that remind us about the fragility of this life, the precious gift of time and the call to care for one another and remember what matters most. From earthquakes, storms and volcano eruptions to wildfires and almost-plague-like illnesses, fighting words and rumours […]

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How To Write Articles From Recorded Audio Interviews | Tips & Steps

So you drafted those questions, booked your guest, had that meeting, and recorded audio from the conversation. Now it’s time to filter and compress all that info and produce it as a written article. What turned into an hour-long talk now has to be expressed in a limited amount of words and completed by a […]

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Alleviate Some Stress By Nurturing Your Gifts {Encouragement}

What do you feel when you’re nurturing one of your gifts or doing a hobby you enjoy. It could be drawing something, sewing a cushion, doing a workout, painting the cupboards or spending time in the garden – what and how do you feel in the process? Peace? Exhilaration? Zest? Tranquility? I went to town […]

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Refreshing your Creative Process & Overcoming Overwhelm

Have you ever noticed that rushing around and being frazzled drains the fountain of creativity? We all have different things ‘on our plate’ to tend to and the pace that works well for you might reap different results for someone else, but it’s important to monitor the tempo of the tasks in our lives. Instead […]

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A Visit to a Community Health Fair | Composting session at Recycle Haynesville

What do you do with your fruit peels? Over the weekend, I went to ‘Recycle Haynesville’ – a health-fair, coordinated by Barbados Red Cross, that brought the community together with a family-friendly event on a bright Saturday afternoon. At the dawn of a national drive for a “Plastic-free 2020” officially starting April 1st, Barbadians are […]

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A Conversation About Content & Thanksgiving

On this morning’s walk, I had an unexpected conversation with a neighbour, about content. This neighbour is now retired from what would commonly be described as a ‘biggup’ or fancy job with an international hotel chain, in many locations – countries and islands. Life, for them, used to be very fast-paced and it featured all […]

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The Gift Of Compassion

Compassion is something that reminds you you have a pulse in a world that’s fast becoming cold and aloof. If you know someone enduring a challenging season right now, please reach out and give them the gift of love…of a listening ear…of a compassionate heart…of a caring smile…a kind gesture…a prayer from a distance…a meal…an […]

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10 Activities You Can Do At Home To Promote Patience & Proactivity

Our mindset makes a huge impact on our approach to what otherwise might seem mundane, but necessary. Think about your daily or weekly to-dos at home; which ones are the most frequent and which seem the most tedious (at the moment)? The contents of our lives may be different but there are some tasks that […]

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Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Are you called to blog but are feeling a bit nervous about the process or overwhelmed by the idea of being consistent with your writing? Here’s some sisterly encouragement (and maintenance tips) for you. We can have all the free resources, tech tools and planning apps, but one thing is for sure: mindset, mission and […]

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4 Calm Things to do (without your phone) while waiting in lines

What do you do while waiting in line? What did we do before travelling with a phone (a mini-computer) in your purse or pocket was a thing, and why do we do we reach for phones so often, like sharp shooters in a Western? Restlessness? The awareness that we can actually now talk to others, […]

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Coming Up With The Right Title For Your Blog Post

Like a book, song, album, or event, your post needs a title: a descriptive tag line that gives a clear clue as to what the content included is about. Make this as catchy and accurate as possible. At times I like applying rhymes and alliteration or coming up with headings that have a naturally percussive […]

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Relaxing Sunset Views on the west of Barbados

Hiya, sharing a sunset slideshow with you, for some visual refreshment. Sometimes, just taking a moment to observe beautiful and relaxing scenery – even in (amateur) photo-form, can inspire a full breath and release of stress. That’s what I hope these pics coming up will do for you…   have a light rest of the […]

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Tending To Your Wellness While Taking Care Of Business {Video}

When you think of your daily to-dos in terms of your wellness, what 3 things come to mind? Quiet time in the early morning? A jog to start the day? Hair-care? Sharing time with close loved ones? Tuning into your gifts and pouring them out in service? Living out your purpose? Being intentional about your thoughts? […]

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5 Top Tech Tools For Your Creative Content Business

I’m writing on this tech topic with a little bit of a smile considering the electricity was off, island-wide in Barbados for about a day and a half between yesterday and today, but here goes: These are 5 tech tools (apps or platforms) that I use and recommend for managing your content business. They’re all […]

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What To Do When You Don’t Get The Support You’d Like To Start Your Business

So it’s no secret by now – starting a business and going on to maintain and grow it, is not easy – or for everybody. Not everyone will encourage, support or believe in your dream, calling, vision, and mission. Along with creating products, offering services, tending to the admin side of your career and managing client […]

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Weaning off plastic and making better Eco-friendly decisions

Plastic is a problem. It’s a lot like gluten – almost everywhere and in a whole lot of things. As I become more aware of just how serious this plastic problem is, and how it affects the earth, step by step I’m making a point to get educated on the topic of sustainability and make […]

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Vocal-care home remedies For Speakers, Singers & Podcasters

Hey there, is your voice key in your career? You don’t need to be a vocal pro to know that a sore throat, an annoying cough or stuffy nose are three of the least favourite things on most people’s list. While this isn’t to replace any medical advice, there are home remedies – things like […]

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4 Breathing Techniques For Your Morning Routine | Video

Hi – quick question, without any pressure. How’s your breathing right now? I filmed a less-than-one-minute video for you, sharing some calming conscious breathing exercises that you can include in your morning routine, if inspired. Depending on how consistent and focused we are, it can be easy to fall back into unhealthy habits, of any […]

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