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Event: 'Sex and the City' Trivia at Punch Line Philly

Sex and the City Trivia


Hosted by 96.5 TDY’s Michael Bennett at Punch Line Philly


Ticket proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA


Address: 33 E Laurel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Pre-party is from 5-7PM.

 

Trivia starts at 7PM.


We couldn’t help but wonder...are you a Carrie, a Samantha? Maybe you're the logical one and identify most with Miranda, or the traditional gal in the group, like Charlotte.


Whichever goddess you identify with, and whatever reason you love this series that reigns supreme, we want you there, and we want you to bring some friends.


Another reason to go back and binge watch Sex and the City? Um, okay. You have over a month, get to it! We're really, very excited for this one!


Combo ticket includes admission and 1 specialty drink.


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We spend a large proportion of our lives at work, so it is important for our well-being and our health (both physical and mental) to be as happy as possible there. We can’t all find the perfect job – sometimes we need to work to pay the bills, and we might not enjoy it too much, but being happy will help immensely. It could even turn a job we dislike into one that we enjoy.

 

Here are some of the best ways to be happy at work and become a lot happier in life, too.


Choose Positivity

In many cases (although understandably not all) you can choose to be positive. Looking at the bright side of any situation is something we should all try to do – focusing on negative things will only make us feel more negative ourselves, and that will have a big impact on how we look at our work, and even how productive we are doing it.

 

When trying to be positive as much of the time as possible, you need to avoid the negative areas as much as you can. That means staying away from negative people and choosing to spend time with those who are also positive, as this will help you see the good in everything. The more you can be positive, the better and happier you will feel even if you are doing a task that isn’t to your taste.


Have A Hobby

A hobby is something to think about, especially if you don’t enjoy the job you are doing. Having something to look forward to at the end of the day such as a sport, something you collect, an artistic endeavor, or anything else that makes you feel good and happy will make an impact in how you feel.

 

If you don’t have a hobby and therefore nothing to take your mind off work, then perhaps it is time to start one. Thinking about what skills you have and what interests you, and search around for a way to incorporate it into your life. There are groups for all kinds of exciting, interesting things from archaeology to pottery to cycling and everything in between. There is sure to be at least one other person you can find to help you get started.


Be Happy At Home

If you are not happy at home, it will be hard to be truly happy in your job, and vice versa. Everything you do will impact your life, and even if you try to keep everything separate, it will leach over, and you will find that you are sitting at your desk thinking about the argument that you had with a loved one. Or you will be thinking about the fact that you can’t pay your credit card bill, and not focusing on the task at hand. This will make you unproductive, and you will be unhappy. You may even start to resent the work you have to do.

 

It is essential to deal with issues – at home or work – as soon as they arise to prevent them from becoming a distraction and something that makes you miserable all of the time. There are ways to fix every problem. If you can’t pay your bills, look at obtaining a consolidation loan to ease the pressure, and if your credit is poor search Crediful to find out how to fix it. If you are in an unhappy relationship, talk to one another about it, or seek the advice of a therapist. If you don’t like your job, look for another one. It is crucial that you work on being happy no matter what the reason for being unhappy might be.


Work On Career Development

If you want to be happy at work, then it could be that you do need to look for a new job where your skills will be put to better use. If that’s the case, make sure you spend enough time working on your career development. Take charge of your future and ensure that you get the training you need to move forward. This might mean going on a course in the evenings or learning more online, for example. If it is going to help you be happier at work, it is certainly worth doing.


You could stay in the sector you are currently working in, but look to find an employer and business that you prefer. Alternatively, you could start on a new career path. Do your research thoroughly and decide on what is going to work best for you and – importantly – make you happy.


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As the 2018-19 NBA season comes to a close, there are several moments that stand out as major successes for the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and co. led them to another 50-plus regular season. The Sixers even broke a record, entering the All-Star Weekend with 37 wins for the first time since the 1984-85 season.

 

On the verge of advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the Sixers’ integration of new players might finally be coming together at the right time. Let’s take a look back at some of the defining moments for the team so far this year.

Sixers Trade for Jimmy Butler - November 12

The Sixers acquired Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler is one of the top 20 NBA players, ranking alongside his teammates Embiid and Simmons. In his time playing for Minnesota, Butler averaged 22.2 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists. Since joining the Sixers, he has averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Game Against Utah Jazz - December 27

Everyone watched with bated breath as the Philadelphia 76ers prepared to play the Utah Jazz. Several months prior, Simmons received the Rookie of the Year Award over Donovan Mitchell, creating some discomfort among Jazz fans. The tension only increased when Simmons was asked which other rookies had caught his attention during the season, and he replied, “None.”

 

Needless to say, there was more than a little heat from the crowd when the Sixers entered the arena on December 27. During pre-game introductions, Jazz fans began booing the Sixers, which continued throughout the game. Despite the negativity, Simmons ended with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists. The final score : 114-97 Sixers.

 

During an interview on ESPN, Simmons said, “It’s kind of funny. They had a long time to prepare to have good things to say to me, and they were still stuck on Rookie of the Year Stuff. You had that long to prepare and that’s all you have to say?”

 

He continued, “I’m not trying to prove anything to these fans out here. I’m just trying to come here and get a win, and we did. Took care of business.”

 

Simmons has 56.3% field goal success rate, with an average of 16.9 points per game. Mitchell, however, generally scores around 23.8 points per game, with 43.4% field goal average. Compare Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell stats.

Sixers Trade for Tobias Harris - February 6

The Sixers made one last trade before the deadline on February 7, acquiring players Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović and Mike Scott from the LA Clippers. Harris has a 20-point average per game, and he is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Harris joined Embiid, Simmons, and Butler and JJ Redick as one of the team’s regular starters.

Game Against Boston Celtics - March 20

Spirits were low after Philadelphia experienced three tough losses against their rivals. But the Sixers mounted an exciting comeback, edging the Celtics 118-115. Things got a little heated when Celtics point guard Marcus Smart shoved Joel Embiid, nearly causing a fight between the two players. Smart was ejected from the game immediately following the incident.

 

Embiid’s true moment of fame, however, happened within the last minute of playing time. In the final moments of the game, Embiid made an amazing block against Kyrie Irving, allowing Butler to score in the last five seconds. Commenting on this block, Embiid said, “That is why I am the best defensive player in the league.”

Game 4 - Round One- NBA Playoffs - April 20

With Embiid once again questionable for the game, he not only played, but his final stat line consisted of 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and six blocks in 31 minutes, as the Sixers pulled off arguably their most exciting win of the year against the Nets. Embiid became just the sixth player to ever achieve that line in a playoff game since blocked shot became an official stat.

With Butler taking one for the team by protecting Embiid during a skirmish with Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley, the team soldiered on in what could truly be defined as a character game, coming away with a 112-108 win. The Sixers will be playing tough games against possibly Toronto and Milwaukee as the playoffs progress. Hopefully, we can all look back one day and say this was a key win for this bunch in many ways.  

Joel Embiid’s Performance

Embiid’s regular season average was 27.5 points per game, with more than a four-point increase from his 2017 average. He has also reached an average of 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. His stats are especially impressive when considering his recent knee injury. Of course, he’s missed several games throughout the season, causing a lot of doubt among the public regarding his ability to perform effectively in the playoffs. However, it seems his performances (even when not at 100%) are quieting any doubters.

 

While the Sixers appear to be hitting their stride, there’s still a lot of basketball left to be played. What’s arguably just is interesting is how things play out with the Sixers moving forward. Brett Brown is essentially coaching for his job. Will Butler and Harris return? Will Simmons be extended?   

 

For now, it’s a safer bet to just enjoy the ride.

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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There's more to Philadelphia than just Philly cheese steaks. It's also become the city for yoga. Whether you're traveling or you live there, there are plenty of yoga studios to check out in Philadelphia. Their yoga studios are perfect for both newbies and yoga aficionados. Each of these studios will help you find your flow and feel centered in the middle of this incredibly busy city.

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Philly Yoga Factory, originally named CPY, originated in 2015. The name change happened after they relocated in Rittenhouse and offered daily yoga classes. Don't be scared off by the steep prices because it's well worth it. This yoga studio has immaculate locker rooms, spacious studios, and upbeat instructors. They have a wide range of classes from Core Power Yoga to Hot Power Fusion. Newbies can enjoy a free week at their studio.

Torc Yoga

This yoga studio located in the Old City is more chill than the Philly Yoga Factory. It's a great studio if you just want to unwind and stretch after a long day. It's not all about relaxation though. There are some classes that have dynamic and high-octane moves.


Not only will you build up your strength, but you'll sweat a lot in these heated classes. The owners have been able to convert non-yogis. There's a class for everyone here. Whether you thrive on sun salutations or you're a yoga lover, the Torc Yoga studio on Second Street will greet you with a Vinyasa that's designed for you.

The Yoga Garden

The Yoga Garden is located in South Street. It offers a wide variety of yoga classes, including Power Yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. This studio aims to improve your alignment and awareness so that you will get the most out of your yoga practice. Once you enter the studio, the scent of essential oils and the sound of water flowing will take over.


D Gary Young was the founder of Young Living Essential Oils. These oils are an important part of your yoga practice. Not only do they help you relax, but they also help you focus on your practice. This friendly and non-competitive environment allows you to learn yoga at your own pace.


It's a personalized approach to yoga that doesn't feel intimidating. The instructors take the time to get to know their students. New students are always welcomed at this studio. The Yoga Garden wants you to focus on the little things instead of the athleticism of yoga.

Priya Hot Yoga


Into hot yoga? Then you'll fit right in at this studio. It's the perfect studio for aspiring yogis as their instructors guide you through the entire process. Their studio isn't as hot as others, which is good for those who are nervous about the experience.


They have plenty of themed yoga classes that take place in their classrooms, which look like a work of art. It's a safe place for those who want to learn about the essentials of yoga. Their $40 per month package includes unlimited hot yoga, which is hard to pass up.

Wake Up Yoga

This yoga studio has plenty of locations in Fairmount, South Philly, and Rittenhouse. It's impossible not to find a yoga studio in the Philly area. Wake Up Yoga offers Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in their brightly-lit and clean spaces. These studios are cooler than the others mentioned on this list. You won't sweat during any of their classes. You can even cool down in some of their restorative classes if that's more your speed.

Sanctuary Yoga & Mindfulness

 

This studio teaches you about mindfulness and yoga. This bright studio is hard to miss due to its brightly-lit location in Center Studio. Sanctuary's goal is to promote peace and calm while letting the light into your life. Their classes are affordable, and they offer a wide range of meditation classes and workshops, depending on your experience level.


Dawn Castell is a budding entrepreneur. After graduating with her MBA, she spent a few years working in the CPG industry and a few more working in the business tech industry before she set off to start her own business. She has been consulting with businesses, large and small, on the side ever since.

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Philadelphia, PA is one of the most populated cities in the United States. The city is also the home to many large businesses and is a popular place for business people to travel to. While a business trip is often very full of meetings and professional activities, there are bound to be some downtime. During this time, there are many things that could be a lot of fun to do when you are in Philadelphia.

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Historical Landmark Tour

Philadelphia is one of the oldest and most established cities in the United States. It has been a major part of the country ever since the Revolutionary days. Because of this, there are many meaningful historical landmarks that are scattered throughout the city. When you have some down time, it would make a lot of sense to spend it walking around the city to look at these. Some of the best landmarks include the Liberty Bell and many other options that are scattered throughout Independence Park.


Professional Sports

If you are a sports fan, you will be in luck because Philadelphia is always going to be a great City for going to see live sports. The city is very well known for their passionate fan base and for having some very successful teams. Some of the most popular teams in the city including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Super Bowl champion Eagles, 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers. For those that are fans of college basketball, the Villanova Wildcats play their home games just a few blocks from downtown Philadelphia. Due to the demand for these games, it would be a good idea to have your tickets booked in advance. Otherwise, you could end up paying more for surge prices for those games.


Boating

Another fun activity that a businessman could do when they are in Philadelphia is to go out on the open water. While it is not a coastal city, there are still plenty of lakes and other waterways that are great for boat lovers. When taking a boat out of boat storage, one great place to go to would the Delaware River. When you are on this river, you will have plenty of space to boat around and relax. You could also catch come great views of downtown Philadelphia and western New Jersey.


Restaurant Scene

When you have some time away from meetings and business events, you should also look into going to one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The city is well known for having a wide range of great restaurants, which include steakhouses, seafood, and eclectic restaurants. No matter where you are staying in the city, you will be able to find a great restaurant that can provide you with a delicious and memorable meal. You should also consider going to Geno's, which is well known for their amazing Philly steak sandwiches. These are unique sandwiches that put a combination of chopped steak, onions, and cheese onto a hoagie roll.


Rocky Tour

While many cities have current and former professional athletes to claim as their own, Philadelphia may be unique because their most famous sports hero is fictional. Philadelphia was the home of Rocky Balboa during the "Rocky" film series. Overall, it has been shown in nearly 10 different "Rocky" and "Creed" films over the past 30 years. Today, there are a variety of guided and self-guided tours that you can take that will show you some of the most iconic scenes and filming locations from the movie series. This includes the "Rocky Steps" and the "Rocky Statue," which are some of the most famous landmarks in the entire city.

When you are looking for things to do in Philadelphia, there are plenty of great options to consider. Those that have the spare time should consider doing these activities with coworkers, clients, or by themselves. By participating in these activities, you will get enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer.

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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The economy has had its ups and downs, but millions of Americans are still confident enough to be starting their own companies, according to new data from Babson College. Small businesses are finding it easier to take out loans from local banks among other positive signs.

 

Before you quit your day job hoping to launch the enterprise you’ve always dreamed about owning, however, it would be smarter to first develop the skills you’ll need for your idea to be successful. If you live in Philadelphia, a uniquely abundant number of resources to assist in the small business development process that are available.Top Business Development Resources for Budding Entrepreneurs in Philly


SCORE


Score, a nationwide organization, offers its services to those in the Philly area who are interested in going into business. Its mission is to provide mentoring programs that help in the process of getting new businesses off the ground. SCORE goes well beyond offering workshops and general advice on their website. It links prospective entrepreneurs with mentors who provide real life guidance based on their own experience creating business plans and making them real.


City of Philadelphia Business Services


National and state government agencies are some of the last markets companies consider selling into when getting started. You don’t have to be Lockheed Martin or AT&T, however, to win government contracts. You just have to familiarize yourself with the certification steps that are necessary to do so, which might seem complex, but the City of Philadelphia Business Services is part of the local government, so they’re particularly knowledgeable about what it takes. They also provide extensive assistance with issues such as tax preparation and bidding for state contracts.


Girl Develop It


If you’re a young woman interested in launching a business that’s tech driven, Girl Develop It is ready to assist. It’s nonprofit, so the programs they offer to women looking to hone software and web development skills they weren’t able to in formal school settings, are game changers for many. Students who've completed online degrees may enjoy attending GDI workshops that sell out quickly. They’re affordable, popular and draw women of diverse backgrounds. 163,000 members participate in their programs, not only in Philly but around the U.S. It’s a superb network.


StartupPHL


StartupPHL is an organization run jointly by the local Department of Commerce and a community non profit economic development corporation known as Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). StartupPHL strives to stimulate the tech economy and culture in Philly, so this is where you come when you’re an early stage tech company seeking seed money.


Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia


The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia spreads awareness about green business. It's actually made up of a variety of small companies around the Philly area invested in doing business in a green friendly way. A partnership of organizations already engaging in sustainable business practices that are ecologically responsible and good for the environment, it's got a distinctive mission. Those interested in adopting green policies and practices can benefit from the many programs and resources made available here.


The Women’s Business Development Center


The Women’s Business Development Center first opened in 1995. Women who want to start and run their own businesses will find an array of help here. The center assists both those already operating small ventures of their own as well as those who are just considering the idea. The assistance offered includes everything from workshops led by panels of experts to classes you can participate in online.

 

It takes heart to go out on your own instead of working for someone else because the risks are so much greater. Almost everyone thinks about being their own boss at least once though, so if you’re one of them and a Philadelphian, there have never been more ways to ramp up for that moment.

 

Brett Clawson is a business owner and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience. In his free time, he enjoys writing and learning about emerging business trends.

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Having an eco-friendly home is a must. People have been converting their homes more and more to make sure that they don’t need to consume as many resources.

 

Philadelphia is actually doing well when it comes to green living, ranked at number eight in the nation for green residential projects. In spite of this, it is troubling that the UN recently posted that the world has 12 years to reduce the impact that people are making on the environment before we face catastrophe.

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Of course, one person can’t make the change alone to save the world. But if one person turns to hundreds and hundreds turn to thousands, we're able to stop global warming one step at a time.

 

Regardless of whether you are in Philadelphia or the other side of the world, going green is no longer a choice. It should be regarded as a personal responsibility. By making simple changes to your home, you can create an eco-friendly environment that you and your kids can thrive in.

1. Be More Conscious of Light

We flip on the switch every time we enter a room. The problem is that we often forget to turn off the lights in the rooms that we leave. There’s really no need to have the lights on in rooms that we’re not using. By making the simple effort of turning off the light, you can reduce the impact that you’re making. To do even more, go through your rooms and change all the light bulbs to LED. That way you won’t have to worry about the lightbulb wasting energy when you have them turned on. Another great way to save energy when it comes to electricity is by using solar panels. You can look into the cost of solar panels to make sure that it would be in your long-term budget.

2. Recycle More

Another great way to take steps to do more for the environment is by recycling rather than throwing stuff away. When the garbage truck picks up the trash every week, we don’t really pause to think where all of it goes. We don’t consider the landfills that are filling up every day and the consequences of filling the ground with things that take thousands of years to decompose. To stop that process, find ways to recycle instead. Use products that have recyclable packaging so that the process becomes even easier. If you can, start a compost bin in your backyard and start a garden. That way you can throw away food and use it to grow your new food. Citizens in Philadelphia can recycle many different items, but items like light bulbs, plastic bags, tissues, or paper towels are not acceptable recyclables. You can find a complete list of items on Philly’s recycling guide.

3. Eat Less Meat

The meat industry is responsible for a surprising amount of pollution. There’s runoff from the farms, methane from the waste produced, and the main cause of deforestation is due to the meat industry as well. Although livestock only contributes to 18% of calories, they take up 83% of farmlands. If the land that was used for animal agriculture was used for plant growth instead, we could feed the entire population of the earth and have a chance at ending world hunger. By cutting meat (even a little bit) from your diet, you’re saving the environment the people starving.

4. Use Less Water

Of course, there’s a certain amount of water that you can’t help but use each day. But there’s a lot of water that we also waste. Sometimes, we stand in the water in the shower too long. Other times, the water is left on while we brush our teeth. By turning the water off, taking shorter showers, and taking showers instead of baths, you save a ton of water. To heat up water, you have to use gas. In order to decrease the amount of gas that you use each day, try and take showers that are just a bit colder.

5. Use Your Car Less

Your car won’t mind if it sits in the garage a bit more than usual. Rather than going out in a single car, try carpooling with other people. When that’s not available, take the bus or another form so public transportation. If you’re close enough to walk, then walk or ride a bike to reduce the number of emissions that come from transportation.

The best thing that you can do is to make constant and consistent changes to your life that will make it more eco-friendly. Get your friends, family and neighbors involved in the movement to create a more sustainable environment. With increased activism, Philly could easily rank number one for green residential projects in upcoming years!

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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Graduation is an exciting time for college students, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. The transition from student to professional can seem like it's supposed to be instantaneous. Because of those expectations, many college graduates end up feeling lost and bewildered as they try to jump-start their careers. That doesn't have to be you.

How To Find A Quality Job After College

Try to keep things in perspective after graduation. You’ve just finished a rigorous study of many subjects which demanded many late nights and early mornings. You probably had to drink a few too many energy drinks to stay alert during class. Life is different in the professional world, but you will make the transition with time, just as you did from high school to college. Now, with that in mind, here are some ways to find a quality job after college.

Finalize your resume


Right out of college, you won't have a resumé that's packed to the gills with jobs, but that doesn't mean you can't create a persuasive resume. You need to focus on what skills you've gained and how they'll be marketable in your professional life. For starters, you can consider your college career. What was your major and how did your classes help you develop? If your degree is going to be in computer science, tout the various programming languages you're proficient in. Any internships that you took part in should also be on your resumé. Part-time jobs, such as ones in the service industry, might not be entirely relevant to the jobs you're looking for, but they're still worth mentioning in the early stages of your career and can demonstrate desirable job skills, such as teamwork and problem-solving.

Network


You have a strong GPA and are about to get a college diploma? That's great, but you're unfortunately not alone. Competition among college graduates for jobs is fierce. To stand out amongst the crowd, you have to put yourself out there. Networking simply means you put your name on the lips of just about every professional you can. This can be done through professional events, such as job fairs, through speaking to family members, or just by pure happenstance. The point is to build up as many contacts as possible. Don't put too much pressure on them. Simply say that you're about to graduate and are looking to start your career. When openings are available, they should have you in mind.

Learn how to interview


The job interview is a situation that puts many on edge. While indeed stressful, they can be made much more bearable through preparing and learning how to interview. Success in a job interview starts with confidence. You need to show the interviewer that you're the best person for whatever job you're interviewing for. To build your confidence, you need to research. Learn all about the job you're interviewing for, from its history to its department heads. You can also learn to work through your nerves. Coaching for interviews for college grads is available and should be taken advantage of as soon as you can.

Build skills


If you think your resumé is lacking actual, desirable skills (between generic qualities like "detail-oriented" or "highly-motivated"), now is the time to start boosting it. Look for what the most sought-after "hard skills" (ones that are able to be properly measured) are. Take time to get familiar with as many of these as possible. This could mean increasing your typing speed, learning a programming language, or developing Spanish fluency. Learning new skills can help show your versatility to employers and further your brainpower.

Conclusion

 

A good job after college might not be your dream job, but it can definitely be one that's satisfying and teaches you invaluable skills. In the months ahead of your graduation, you should be putting as much time and energy as possible into polishing your resumé, making connections, learning to interview, and building your skills. When it comes time to apply, you'll show managers that you have what it takes to work for them.

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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If you are an entrepreneur who is facing problems with performance, both business and personal, then you have to take measures to ensure your health and that of your business are optimal. Here is how:

1. ConnectImage result for personal business health

There is a need for entrepreneurs and small business owners to have a community. This is because entrepreneurs are more robust together. In the modern economy, personal connections and networking are more significant than ever.

 

When you are the sole decision-maker in your business, the company’s success falls on you. Connecting with other small business owners who are aware of exactly what you are facing is essential. Additionally, social connections have a long-term effect on our health similar to quitting smoking and eating well.

2. Take a Class

Mastery of a new object or task can lead to improvement in your cognitive functioning. Creating sufficient time to attend a course in business is not feasible for every business owner. Therefore, learning any skill online is a start. In the long run, being an expert in a new skill could lead your business to be on the front line of a business trend. Hence, short-run investment of time could lead to payoffs in the long run.

3. Set a Bedtime

Coming up with a balanced business budget, creating a business plan, and preparing payroll will always compete with your sleeping time. However, there will always be long-term impacts of denying yourself sleep. These include cardiovascular diseases, mental health problems, diabetes, and obesity. Additionally, lack of sleep can have adverse effects on your business. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, sleep deprivation costs the economy of US $63 billion annually as a result of lost productivity. Lacking sleep reduces your work output level and reduces innovation. Therefore, make a commitment to sleep early and have enough sleep.

4. Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is an easy way to live a life that is healthy. Even the tiniest changes can lead to a significant difference. For instance, replacing soda with water is a fast way to reduce the intake of sugar and reduce weight. Also, eating low carb foods can quickly reduce your weight. You can do this by carrying your own food to work that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and proteins as opposed to carbs.

5. Exercise

Daily workout routines keep your mind fresh while keeping you happy. An essential key to success is to maintain a positive outlook and mindset. Due to all the challenges that business owners face on a daily basis, any edge can be beneficial. More benefits of working out for entrepreneurs include improved problem-solving skills and better work-life balance. You can work out at any time but morning is the best time. A morning workout will get you in the right mind frame to efficiently handle your tasks.

6. Learn Stress Management

As an entrepreneur, avoiding stress is not possible. However, you can learn to manage it. It is essential that you learn to control it and prevent it from impacting your decision making process and mindset. In addition to affecting your personal health, stress also negatively affects your business. Stress can destroy relationships with both potential and current clients if you allow it. Hence, learn to keep stress at bay and manage it during significant times. This is important because the more successful your business becomes, the more stress you will face as a result of a wide variety of challenges.

7. Create a Routine

Maintaining a regular routine is excellent for holding yourself accountable and staying on track. When you have a lot to do, you will find yourself accomplishing tasks quicker if you have a routine. While the toughest part is actually doing it, you will get used to the routine with time.

 

Maintaining the health of your business together with your personal health is key to your success as an entrepreneur. This will offer both growth and sustainability for your business.

 

Dawn Castell is a budding entrepreneur. After graduating with her MBA, she spent a few years working in the CPG industry and a few more working in the business tech industry before she set off to start her own business. She has been consulting with businesses, large and small, on the side ever since.

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Surprisingly, the smartest people sometimes make the worst money mistakes. The principles of behavioral economics guide most financial moves that people make. Unfortunately, some people make financial decisions based on their emotions, rather than on rational thinking. Learning to balance your finances and meeting your short-term and long-term financial obligations is an essential skill. However, making these money mistakes makes it harder than it should be to achieve your financial requirements.


Fortunately, you can make these mistakes and set up yourself for economic success in the future by avoiding these common mistakes.Image result for money mistakes


Spending every penny

The secret to avoiding most money mistakes and achieving your financial goals is by saving money. However, you cannot save money when you spend everything you earn. You can avoid spending all your income by focusing on your dreams and using them as motivation. Also, ensure that the dream that comes top in your priority list comes first on your disposable income. The other trick to avoid this common money mistake is to know your income and expenditure.

 

You can consider dedicating 50 percent of your income to home necessities, such as debt payments, food, housing, transportation, and medical care. Allocate five percent of your income to a savings account to take care of one-off and unexpected expenses like replacing your gadgets and attending events. Also, contribute 15 percent of your pretax income to retirement savings.


Not saving for retirement when you are employed

Most people have reasons, or rather excuses for not saving for retirement. However, you need to save for your retirement now that you are making money because you will be in a position in the future to make money, yet you will still have to support yourself. Therefore, you need to set aside part of every dollar that you earn now that you can work towards funding your non-working years. You can open an account with the retirement authorities if your employer does not provide a retirement savings plan.


Running up credit cards or carrying a balance

You have at some point in life build up a pile of credit card debt. A shopping trip here, dinner here, road trip here, and before you realize it, the minimum payment on your credit card balance takes a substantial chunk of your paycheck. Consequently, interest charges add up, which saps your ability to save towards your financial objectives. The best way to avoid this mistake is to make timely payments and avoiding carrying balances on your credit cards from one month to another. Also, you can consider negotiating lower interest rates than before if you do not have balances. Also, if you frequently rely on your credit cards to cater for essentials or unexpected expenses, you should review your spending habits and work towards having an emergency fund.


Not having life and auto insurance

You should consider what happens to your family or children in the event of your death. You need to invest in an adequate life insurance policy to ensure that your family is protected in the eventuality of your sudden death. Also, you should avoid driving around with an insured car; it can make you broke before you even realize it. You should search around for the best auto insurance near me. The truth is that you don't save money by avoiding insurance. Instead, you risk being bankrupt.


Never-ending payments

You need to ask yourself why you have constant payments and consider whether or not you require the items. Items, such as fancy gym memberships, cable television, and music services usually force you to pay continuously, but you are left owning nothing. You can consider coming up with a leaner lifestyle to reduce the never-ending payments to fatten your savings. Similarly, you should avoid spending too much money on your house. Unless you have a huge family, you should avoid living in a big house because it will eventually drain your finances.

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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