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Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

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Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, boxing practice—and many other large events have been canceled.

Along with this has come the closure of businesses, schools, gyms, churches, etc leaving many people trying to balance their “new way of life”.

Everyone is trying to find a new routine both for business and life.  Many are also trying to find a way to work out—because it’s important for both mental and physical health.

 

So during these times of stress, Depression and Anxiety this is a perfect time to stay busy and occupied to help ease our stress.

 

With schools and gyms being closed this impacted our kids who are amateur Boxers.  It created a huge impact in their lives just as I’m sure it has impacted yours.

 

Our son who’s a competitive boxer had trained for months day in/day out preparing for a National tournament and 3 weeks ago it was announced that they were canceling it due to the Coronavirus – Covid-19.

 

Things changed drastically overnight so we had to get creative.  Everyone including our children are now finding new ways to break a sweat while at home. 

 

So, here are some tips and inspiration for your next at-home work out to help you keep motivated—we’re all in this together:

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Keep a Routine

“I’m fortunate to live in a court and we have a large back yard, so we can continue our runs and workout once-a-week.  Therefore, we are doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus.”—Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler

 

Stay Positive

As we know “Life changes very quickly, but it’s how we react to those changes that matter”.

 

  • Times are hard.
  • Things are scary.
  • Life is changing by the minute.
  • Things will get harder before they get better.

 

But have FAITH, HOPE and BELIEVE that we will see the light💡 at the end of the tunnel

 

When I say it’s time to (Boss Up and Rise) I say it to #motivate you AND #Inspire you.

 

I hope that it helps you focus and working on things that you may have put on the “back burner” prior to this crisis Coronavirus – Covid-19😷

Work and Focus on Your Business

Now is the time to Focus on your Business and Focus on those very important items.

 

  • Work on Your Plan
  • Focus on Your Mission
  • Get in Your Vision in place
  • Create Your Strategy
  • Set Your Goals, etc. (During your NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS). 

 

After work hours you need to spend that much-needed Quality Time with your Family, do some SELFCARE, Games, Watch Movies, Tik Tok videos 😉 (my daughter and I love doing TikToks), Baking, Cooking, etc. get creative.

I’m also taking this time to work on some long overdue “organizing”.  I create a plan with my kids and we all make it fun by turning on some music and challenging each other on who does what and who finishes first, its fun and interactive.

 

Since its now springtime, we are taking some time working on our garden and cleaning our back yard.  It’s a great way to spend some good family quality time.

 

How about working on a Vision Board with your kids and family?  This also a great way to interact with your kids, but also help them focus on other things vs all the chaos going on right now.

 

We also created our own in-home weekly plan during school hours.  Here’s an example:

  1. School hours agenda 
  2. Prepare lunch (together). We created a weekly menu.
  3. PE activities and we do those together

 

This is a good way to stay connected and working together to get through these difficult moments.

 

What tips do you have for our wonderful audience?  How are you getting by these difficult and uncertain moments?

 

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COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

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COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

Business Tips that every Entrepreneur needs to do

Some of the top CDC-Recommended Tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

As of February, we all started to see major changes in the economy, virus, etc and now we know that COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a much faster pace – faster than we have ever seen with past viruses.

 

And as the situation evolves, many families including small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers are unsure of what steps to take to mitigate risk, protect their business; employees, but also support customers.

 

Here’s a
FREE Tool Kit.

 

Here are additional tips that I would also like to share with you during this COVID-19 crisis:

  1. If you are NOT working at home make sure to establish a Remote Work Option
  2. Reduce all meetings and/or travels
  3. Establish some work flexibility in order to protect your employees/workers/freelancers, etc.
  4. Communicate effectively and transparently with your customers and make sure they also understand your new policies (if any) during these difficult times.
  5. Stay safe, clean and healthy
    1. No handshaking
    2. Wash your hands
    3. Do not touch the face
    4. Disinfect areas

During these difficult times, we tend to watch the news, listen to the radio, social media and 8 out of 10 times we are receiving conflicting and misinformation.

 

I highly recommend that you stick to one channel to AVOID CONFUSION:

  1. Follow your City, County, and State news for accurate and up to date information
  2. Also, make sure to sign up or follow updates with the SBA or US Chamber of Commerce to get information about potential help during these difficult times.
  3. Also, try to consider obtaining “interruption insurance” because that may be an option for you in case of significant business losses.  Ask your insurance broker.
  4. Re-evaluate your financial situation;
    1. Decrease your unnecessary costs
    2. Create a new financial plan
    3. Start saving if at all possible
    4. Search for small business loans, disaster assistance loans, forbearance payments, hold or freeze your credit card payments.  

This is the time to be proactive and search for help, but also try to minimize all your costs, plan for the future, and more importantly prepare for the worst.

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Tips for Tackling Sleeplessness Without Prescription Pills

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Tips for Tackling Sleeplessness Without Prescription Pills

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By FAVIOLA VALENCIA "THE CEO HUSTLER"

Blog courtesy of Sheila Olson

Entrepreneurs sacrifice many aspects of their personal lives for their business. Unfortunately, this often means de-prioritizing healthy activities like exercise and sleep. Women are particularly at risk of the adverse effects of sleeplessness.

 

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, women are more likely than men to suffer from trouble sleeping and tend to have a harder time functioning on too little sleep. There’s no doubt that women business owners need to make sleep a priority in their lives! If you’re having trouble getting the quality sleep you need, check out the following tips to relieve sleeplessness naturally.

“Life is to short live it wisely and don’t stress on things that you can’t control and focus on the things you can- Faviola Valencia”

Transform Your Phone into a Sleep Coach

 

Although your phone can be extremely useful for connecting with clients, managing your marketing strategies, and staying organized during the workday, it can be a serious sleep disruptor in the evenings.

 

Transform your device from a bedtime procrastination culprit into a personal sleep coach by downloading some sleep-promoting apps. Headspace and Relax Melodies, for example, are excellent resources for guided meditations and soothing sleep sounds. Other apps, like Sleep Time and Sleep Cycle, will track your sleep cycles and gently wake you up in the morning during your optimal sleep phase. Just make sure your smartphone is powerful enough to run your apps all night long!

 

If you’re in need of a new phone, some of the latest iPhone models have up to 25 hours of battery life and wireless charging. If you’re an Android user, models like the Asus Zenfone 6 and Moto G7 Power are high-performing devices and offer multi-day battery life. 

Give Your Bedroom a Makeover

 

Our bedroom environments affect our quality of sleep more than we think. Some common household sleep disturbers include noise, heat, and clutter. If your bedroom environment doesn’t feel like a sleep sanctuary, it’s time for some redecorating! Thrive Global recommends decluttering, hanging blackout curtains, and repainting in calming pastel colors.

 

Investing in a new mattress can also do a lot to improve your sleep. Outdated mattresses are uncomfortable and unsupportive, which is why it’s important to replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years. If it’s time for an upgrade, be sure to read online reviews before buying a new bed. Different mattresses are better suited for different body types. For example, Tuft & Needle mattresses can be very comfortable for small and medium-sized sleepers but may not provide enough support for people over 250 pounds. You’ll also want to keep your preferred sleep style in mind when selecting a mattress since back and stomach sleepers tend to need more support, while side sleepers need conforming pressure relief.

Adopt Healthy Lifestyle Habits

 

The activities you engage in on a daily basis can also have an impact on your sleep. For example, nicotine and alcohol have a very negative impact on sleep quality and increase the frequency of nighttime wakings. Research suggests that these substances are even worse for our sleep than caffeine! On the other hand, a healthy diet will ensure you get all the essential vitamins and minerals that your brain uses to regulate sleep-inducing hormones. Regular exercise can also help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer, especially if you get moving in the late afternoon. Just try to avoid exercising too vigorously right before bed. In general, healthy habits tend to help us fall asleep faster and enjoy better quality sleep.

 

Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep. Your business relies on your ability to care for yourself and stay balanced. Getting a good night’s sleep every night will benefit your overall health in several ways, and in turn, give you the energy and motivation you need to take your business to the top.

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Work – Life Balance

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Work-Life Balance

And Self-Care are Important

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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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Clean Air in Your Home_How to Keep your Family Healthy

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Sheila Olson, Blog Contributor

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By FAVIOLA VALENCIA

Clean air is important for our health, but we often associate it solely with the outdoors. Pollution of all kinds can be found across the U.S., although more and more people are making an effort to reduce their consumption of fuel and energy in order to offset the effects of global warming. However, air pollution can also occur inside the home, creating issues related to mold, bacteria, dust and mites. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your house has the cleanest air possible through cleaning and the removal of pollutants.

 

One of the most overlooked air quality issues in a home is often the filter for the HVAC system. When the filter isn’t changed for a period of time, dust, debris, pet hair and even pollen can become trapped inside and blow right back out into your home as it gets full. Changing your air filter once a month — especially during the spring and summer, when outdoor air quality is often the worst — can help you keep your family safe and healthy.

“Always do what you love and remember to #bossupandrise”

Remove and prevent mold

 

Mold is a pollutant that can cause lots of problems if left untreated, from asthma to a chronic cough. If you use a rubber-backed bathmat on the floor, hang it up after each use to air dry and wash it often. Keep an eye out for standing water in the basement especially after it rains, and make sure the hot water heater is in good shape. For more on mold and its dangers, read on here.

 

Add some plants

 

Indoor plants are great for improving air quality, and they won’t break the bank, either. As a low-cost, easy-to-care-for option, you can place aloe vera plants around a room to help boost the oxygen levels and add some color. Just make sure you choose plants that are safe for pets and children and keep them out of reach out of an abundance of caution.

 

Dust and vacuum regularly

 

It can be difficult to stick to a schedule of cleaning when you already have so much on your plate, but dusting and vacuuming regularly will help you keep the air clean and reduce allergies for yourself and your family members. This is especially important if you have pets, as their hair and dander can contribute to the air quality in every room they’re in. Shake out carpets outdoors, and don’t forget to clean the furniture, especially if your pets lounge on it.

 

Use the A/C

 

You may be tempted to save on your utility bills in the spring and summer by leaving the windows open for fresh air rather than turning on the air conditioning, but you’d be surprised at how much that can change the quality of your home’s air. Pollen, spores and bugs can come in through open windows, leaving you vulnerable to allergies and sticking to your carpets and furniture. Some fresh air is fine, but using the A/C as much as possible will help eliminate some of those allergens.

 

Having clean air in your home is imperative when it comes to keeping your family healthy, and it doesn’t have to be stressful. Look for ways you can ensure each room in your house is clean and talk to your family members about how they can help.

So it’s so important to keep your home, office and surrounding areas clean especially for those with allergies, autoimmune disorder or medical conditions.

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Simple Home Tidiness Tips to Make You Feel More Relaxed

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Simple Home Tidiness Tips to Make You Feel More Relaxed

Living “clutter” free and organized can make your life so much easier, less stressed, hectic and make you feel so good!

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Keeping up with clutter in the home can be challenging in our on-the-go lifestyle.  However, maintaining a tidy home can actually promote relaxation.  Here are some simple tips for finding orderliness and well-being. 

 

Tidy means better well-being.  Keeping an uncluttered, tidy home can actually be good for you.  According to some studies, there are numerous health benefits from decluttering.  Tidying up can improve mental health by reducing fatigue, stress levels, and symptoms of depression.  Homeowners tend to feel surrounded by unfinished business when homes are cluttered.  An uncluttered home promotes better rest.  Also, those who make their beds in the morning are more apt to enjoy a good night’s sleep, especially if climbing into fresh sheets.  A tidy home is less distracting, thereby promoting focus and productivity.  Messy homes appear to induce unhealthy eating patterns with more snacking on junk foods, and there is a correlation between cluttered homes and being overweight.

 

It’s therapeutic.  There seems to be a form of catharsis in the act of tidying a home.  NBC notes that reducing clutter through the elimination of things we feel tied to can be freeing.  For instance, you could give away that outfit your mother bought you but you will never wear, which is a release from the item.  We improve our feelings of independence and control in our lives by unloading things.  You may even make a little extra cash by selling off belongings you no longer want or need.  A clean, uncluttered home can make you feel good with less to look at, too.  Both you and your guests can feel more relaxed with less “stuff” surrounding you.

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Where to begin.  Try starting in one room or in a section of a room.  Begin with easy areas and go to more difficult ones later.  Try a simple task first, such as eliminating junk mail and never-used plasticware. Then tackle more emotional projects later, such as jewelry you rarely wear or the extra winter coat you don’t really need. 

Cleaning up.  Along with an uncluttered home, you’ll feel better keeping your home cleaner.  The two go hand in hand in making you feel good, and some studies show you’ll improve your mental and physical health with better house-cleaning habits.  While you could hire a cleaning service for this work, those costs will add up (a maid service typically costs $116 – 235 per visit). Here are a handful of simple tips you can do on your own to keep your home cleaner and tidier:

 

  • Opt for some tools to help you remove pet hair. Pet hair can collect everywhere, including furniture, ceiling fans, table tops, and carpeting.  Use a sticky lint roller, groom your pet with a grooming glove (available for $6.99), and invest in a great vacuum.
  • Remove your shoes when you come into the house. Shoes bring in dirt, germs, and debris from outside, which gets trapped in carpeting. 
  • Wipe down kitchen counters routinely. Country Living recommends a solution of vinegar, water, and almond dish soap to cut through grease and leave a fresh scent.
  • Put away your clothes. Dirty items should go into a hamper, clean clothes can be folded and stored in dressers or hung, and in the morning, put your pajamas away appropriately. 
  • Spruce up the bathroom every morning. Keep a squeegee handy to wipe the door and walls of the shower after each use, and wipe down your sink area with cleaning wipes before leaving for the day.
  • Clean as you cook. By not allowing dishes to pile up while you’re making meals, you don’t finish eating knowing you must deal with a disaster in your kitchen. 
  • End your days on a good note. Ask everyone in the house to spend a few minutes tidying up before going to bed.  Picking up toys, hanging coats, and putting away shoes means not getting up to a mess in the morning. 

 

Clean and tidy.  Some simple strategies can equate to a home that promotes your health and wellness.  Spend time decluttering and do some quick cleanups every day.  You’ll reap the benefits of a happier, healthier home!