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Work – Life Balance

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Work-Life Balance

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By FAVIOLA "THE CEO HUSTLER" VALENCIA

Work-Life Balance is so important in today’s modern world, do you agree?

 

Do you also agree that our lives are constantly up/down, left/right and we are constantly struggling to achieve the “comfortable work-life balance”…

“In business and in life we must have work-life balance in order to be happy and avoid the daily stresses of life and business” – Faviola

Do you know that part of the problem is that:

  1. Technology has REMOVED all boundaries between work and home.
  2. That we are so focused on building an “Empire” vs focusing on what’s important “family, friends, ourselves”.
  3. And we spend more hours at work, business vs our home and family.

 

“According to a blog provided by (JodyMichael.com) a recent study, 65 percent of employees said that their manager expects them to be reachable outside of the office; one in five survey respondents reported working 20 or more hours per week on their own time.

 

While a growing number of companies are recognizing the many benefits of work-life balance, it remains up to you to keep the scale in check.”

At what point do we say “enough is enough”, it’s time to focus on me, my family, friends and NOT so MUCH on money and work that we lose focus on what’s important!

 

In my line of work I see this happening so much day in/day out and like I mentioned before I’m guilty of this myself!

 

I was just like many of you – focusing on “work, work, work” instead of focusing on my kids and family…But I’m one of the lucky ones…

  1. Our kids turned out OK (Good abiding citizens)
  2. Thank God our kids are well behaved (at least when at home)
  3. My kids are doing good (sports, Navy, Trade work)…BUT

 

Not many families can say the same…Many of you;

  1. Are dealing with your kids being depressed, sad, misbehaving, etc
  2. Don’t have time for your kids and therefore are acting up
  3. Have kids with bad behavior, or are struggling with your kids

 

Now I get it for many of us business owners, professionals, freelancers a work-life balance is incredibly important, but sometimes hard to achieve, but we also know that it’s important for happiness, productivity, and effectiveness at work. 

 

In my years (decades) as a business owner, wife and mother to 4 children (9, 15, 18, 23) achieving the right balance between business and lifestyle will not only give you the best chance of strong performance at work but also help you to maintain a healthy relationship.

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The point to this post and video is that as a parent and business owner, it is our responsibility to care for our families regardless of the amount of work we or how tired we are, or how much we have on our plate. 

 

Our FIRST job and responsibility are to take care of ourselves, SECONDLY, you have to take care of your family and LASTLY create a WORK-LIFE BALANCE in order to achieve our goals!

 

Here are some basic SIMPLE TIPS to consider…

  1. Plan and prioritize your Day for both Work and Home
  2. Design a “Work-Free” zone and a “Work” zone 
  3. You must Create and Stick to the time designated for your Business and Family
  4. Create a budget and live within your means, so your not stressed and overworked trying to make ends meet
  5. Don’t overextend yourself and take more than what you can handle

 

As parents, our job is our family and it’s our responsibility to embed good values, respect, and it’s our responsibility to care and mentor our children.  Teachers are there to help, but it’s NOT their responsibility to raise our kids!

We live in a horrible time and I ask that you take some time and reevaluate yourself, your life, your business and ask yourself…

 

“Am I living and doing the right thing, Am I providing my family the love and support and care that they need, Am I overworking myself and un attending my family for money, Is my priority my family or my business or both and can I create my Life-Work balance, Am I ready to make changes for the best benefits for myself, my family and business”…

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Lessons learned throughout my business

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Faviola the CEO HUSTLER

Lessons Learned Throughout my Business

#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback 

Faviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA ARANDA 'THE CEO HUSTLER'

MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

 

TRUE STORY📖 I started my business in 2000 all with a Dream & Vision, but NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I had it in me to build a Top-Notch Corporate Business, but I did it! (I built a 6-figure business in less than 3-months)😱

 

▶️I didn’t have a plan, BUT…

▶️I did have a Vision & Dream

▶️I didn’t have a degree, but had tons of experience in Business!

▶️ I never let ANYTHING STOP ME 🛑 or get in my way to succeeding!

But then something happened…

“The Rise, The Fall, The ComeBack, I am Faviola #TheCEOHustler”

Life happened; I suffered an auto accident while coming back from San Francisco, CA.  I had all 3 of my kids in the car with me when we got rear-ended and I almost lost my small child, but Thank God, he’s OK, unfortunately, I ended up with severe neck/back/tissue/tendon injuries (still suffer from these same pains)!

 

A few months after we were at the Lake (our favorite place to relax) where unfortunately our middle child suffered a severe fracture (Jetski injury) and was in a body cast (femur fracture) for months!!!

 

And, if things couldn’t get worse I was pregnant (which it’s supposed to be the best time for a mother, right?) unfortunately for me it was such a horrible time and such a bad experience because I almost lost my Baby Girl due to a bad pregnancy due to (severe cholestasis), I was in/out of hospital 🏥 for 6-months until finally my husband couldn’t handle me anymore and had to get me hospitalized (admitted into hospital) for care and treatment and well my daughter was finally born (premature baby at only 32 weeks), but as you all see from my family pics thank God she’s a beautiful miracle princess!  

 

Unfortunately during this same time frame, my father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, we were so devastated with everything going on…I was recovering from Auto Accident, Son in Body Cast, then I got pregnant 🤰 almost lost my daughter all while my poor father was slowly dying from Brain 🧠 Cancer and all while the economy was collapsing…S*** 💩was literally happening all at once!

 

⚠️Unbeknown to us the business was also starting to go downhill all due to these

⚠️”Life Situations and Unforeseen Circumstances)!

⚠️And of course, things just got worse I started getting sued left & right, getting harassed, threatened (interpreter literally coming to my home threatening me!!!

😢) who FREAKING DOES THAT?!!!  I had 100s of clients who owed me money 💵 who were not paying, the government shutdown affected my business so000 bad, yet I wasn’t at my client’s homes/doors/place of business harassing them or threatening them, but hey we are ALL DIFFERENT, RIGHT?!

 

And then S*** 💩😢happened my father passed📿 all while on verge of losing my house, losing everything I worked so hard for 💔no money, in pain, sick, devastated, defeated, etc…It felt like a knife “ripping through my chest”💔!

 

Life was happening behind the ‘scenes’ but sorry to say that the “ruthless” interpreters/contractors’ who for years I provided work too, who I always put first, took them to eat, gave them awards, stipends, opened the doors to my house, invited them to workshops (for free), provided them with FREE Training  (because without them my business would not have grown as big as it did), but when S***💩hits the fan everything I did for them went out the window and they forgot who I was and smeared my name like I was nothing!

 

Now I have forgiven because I’m sure (they were going through similar situations due to the economy) but honestly they were being brutal & didn’t understand or cared about my situation…They didn’t care that 1. My family was depending on me 2. 10 other employees & so many others were too…

 

Unfortunately, after my Dad passed I no longer gave a S*** 💩😢 and had no choice but to file for Bankruptcy and Closed my Doors! 

 

I felt like a total failure, defeated, depressed and just TIRED!!!

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BUT!!! I #NeverGiveUp if my father taught me anything that was to Never Give Up!

 

After a few months of therapy, counseling and letting the storm pass, I decided to get up and #BossUpandRise 💯🔥I dusted my self off and went back 🔙 to the drawing board!

 

Looking back I don’t regret ANYTHING, but wished I could have done better, been better prepared, but hey God does things for a REASON!

 

I NOW appreciate that experience because;

1️⃣ I understand that God does things for a reason and this experience was necessary for me to learn & understand that we must prepare for the future & for ‘unforeseen circumstances’, but also take care of ourselves before being able to take care of others.

2️⃣ It helped me so that I can help others AVOID these same struggles, challenges, but more importantly, help them prepare for the future and give back through training and development!

3️⃣ It helped me to be the person I am today. Share+Learn+Grow+Prepare+Plan for the Future and continue to Help Others!

You see, we all make mistakes, but we can all learn from them & help others AVOID these same mistakes.🙏

We have 2 Choices..Get up ##BossUpandRise or Stay down and be defeated!

 

Regardless of the circumstances #KeepOnGoing

🚨#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback @theceohustler ™️🚨

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Hustler Business Starter Kit

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Hustler Business Starter Kit

How to Start Your Own Business & Avoid the Business Risks!

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By FAVIOLA VALENCIA

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Remember that Starting a Business is NOT Hard, but it does come with lots and lots of “baggage”…

 

For example many start-ups start a business without a plan and therefore are not ready for growth moreover not prepared on the exact steps they need to protect their business from all the “legalities” involved in business.

 

Many are unsure of what to do next in other word they don’t know how to market, who to market too, what “backend” tools, resources are needed to help them with their overall business; email list, marketing, CMS, SMS, CPA, programs needed for A/P, A/R, etc.

 

I know I’ve been there and therefore I would like to share this VALUABLE PDF to help you start, prepare and take ACTION in your business (the right way) & help you AVOID the headaches involved in the Biz World!

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Always remember that to Start + Grow a business requires planning and development, but more importantly execution & action!

 

And remember that many businesses fail because they are not willing to do the work or to afraid to start & take action, but I know that’s not you and I know that your ready to start & take your business to the next level, right?

 

So STEP ONE, download my Starter Kit and make sure that you have all your “ducks in a row” and that you have the basic foundation in place…

 

STEP TWO, check out this FREE VIDEO & find out if this is the right journey for you!

 

STEP THREE, if you still need help and want to scale your business, then check out my Marketing Like a Boss for Entrepreneurs & Let’s Get this Business started now!

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Your Voice; Keeping it Healthy

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If you work as an Interpreter, Dispatcher or even in a call center, your job depends on your “voice”, and you are considered an occupational voice user.
Meaning, you are “The Voice” and that is your tool and the most valuable tool you have in order to convey and get your job done.
So, whether your an Interpreter, Conference Interpreter, Dispatcher, or work in a call center, or as a scheduler, your voice is your only link with the customer, correct?
So, it’s important that you take care of your voice and that you maintain a healthy voice in order to get the job done.

Because just as neat professional attire is essential for face-to-face interactions, having a clear voice is essential for your day-to-day business operations.
A hoarse voice from an Interpreter, or call center agent (CCA), dispatcher carries the same negative impression as a worn-out outfit and can detract from building credibility and or doing your job the right way, do you agree?

 

Little Story: A few years back I was doing a Conference appointment for the State, I actually had a team interpreter (who was sick) and was coughing up a storm.  Having a sick interpreter onsite who’s unable to do his/her job (use their voice to speak) not only did it affect the overall assignment, but it was a major distraction and also put on more stress on me, because I had to complete the job myself because my partner was sick with laryngitis.

 

So a healthy voice is crucial, but because you are constantly talking and using your voice to do your job and if you don’t take care of your voice, you are at risk for damaging your voice and developing hoarseness.

 

A 2002 study on voice problems among CCAs reported voice problems in 31 percent of CCAs, with several negative outcomes, including:

  • Increased sick days
  • Fewer calls per hour
  • More breaks away from the phone
  • Needing to repeat themselves
  • Needing to force the voice out

Overall, Interpreters, Dispatchers, CCAs with voice problems are bad not only for the CCAs, Interpreters, Dispatchers, Schedulers, and those who use their Voice to work but at the end of the day it’s bad for business.

I’ve learned from some Voice experts who now think that voice problem is a form of repetitive motion injury because the vocal cords are being injured by overuse, similar to the way data entry personnel may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

Did you know that when we talk, the vocal cords vibrate about 200 times a second for women and about half that for men? That can add up to more than a million cycles of vibration during a workday at a call center causing vocal injury this is also true for singers, interpreters, dispatchers, call centers, etc.

 

As a professional conference interpreter who’s constantly working and who uses her voice to work, it is so important to take care of your voice!

True Story: About 4 years ago (I was a major workaholic) 🤔😊working all day, every day and would not take breaks in between and didn’t like working with other colleagues (I had bad experiences with other agency interpreters), so I was working for a whole straight month non-stop during the winter months and around November while working at a conference my Voice literally starting squeaking, I could NOT Speak, my voice started sounding horsy like, my chest started to hurt, my throat was just feeling horrible, I started to sweat, got dizzy and literally passed out! Apparently, I had walking pneumonia and laryngitis and was in the hospital! I failed to listen to my body, I was just so excited about the work, I love what I do and was just “Go-go-go” non-stop that my body finally gave out in the middle of an assignment!  This little scenario ended up costing me months being out of work until I was able to get my Voice back and recuperate from this horrible experience!

So yes, dear interpreters, dispatchers, CCAs, Schedulers and all of you who use your work to fulfill your responsibilities TAKE CARE OF YOUR “VOICE”!

Here are some recommendations and things that I do and have done so since this episode.

Posture

Taking frequent breaks and being able to move around is so important because it reduces the tension in your body and will prevent you from having other joint/muscle problems.

Breaks

Taking frequent breaks will give your voice muscle a rest, so try to rest your voice – meaning no talking, or drinking cold drinks.

Voice Pacing

Voice scientists advise those who use their Voice to work “to think of voice pacing on three levels:

  • Breaks within phone calls
  • Breaks between phone calls during the workday
  • Breaks between workdays”

Tips

Besides posture, breaks, and vocal pacing, you must also practice good voice hygiene. These tips have helped me keep the throat moist and free from irritation so that my vocal cords are less likely to be injured:

  • Drinking lots of (room temperature) water (or non-caffeinated liquid) during the day.
  • Keep water with you at all times.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are drying to the throat.
  • Avoid excess coughing and throat clearing.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking causes irritation and can lead to cancer and other health-related problems.
  • Don’t work if you have a hoarse voice due to a cold or upper respiratory infection.
  • Seek medical attention to manage any medical conditions that can cause throat irritation including acid reflux, postnasal drainage, allergies, asthma, and endocrine conditions, etc.
  • Avoid dry interior climates
  • Avoid high-risk areas they are known to cause damage to your voice.
  • Eat good and moist meals and avoid spicy foods, they cause acid reflux or GERD
  • Use a humidifier in your room or home, especially in dry climates.
  • Avoid mouthwash (it contains alcohol), if you need to gargle use lukewarm saltwater
  • Take vitamins or eat fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, A, E, and C
  • Drink lemon tea with honey (instead of  coffee)
  • I made my own paste that I add to my teas and helps with phlegm and it also has helped me from getting sick; it includes:
    • Ginger
    • Honey
    • Coconut oil
    • Pepper, etc…I will include the paste recipe in my next food meal article.

Get Help Early; Listen to Your Body

Seek medical attention early don’t wait until you have lost your voice to seek medical help.

Pay attention to the signs that your voice is getting tired such as– dry throat, raw or tired feeling in the throat, increased mucus in the throat, feeling like talking takes more effort, feeling throat strain — in addition to a raspy or hoarse voice.NIDCD-TakingCareOfYourVoice-Figure1

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YES!, literally from the “ground up”…So, I know exactly what it takes, what to do and what not to do in order to Start and Grow your Business.

So, quickly About Me: I have both business and bilingual skills…I started at a very young age helping my father with his business, I also helped friends and family communicate (Interpreter)…So, in 2000 I decided to venture off and Start My Own Biz because thanks to my “language skills” it allowed me to start your my own language interpreting business, for that matter a Corporate Million dollar business… YES – My Own Corporate Business!!!

 

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