7 Ways You Can Improve Your Remote Working Day

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A large percentage of people are now working from home and having to adapt their working lives around the recent rules and guidelines to stop the spread of Covid-19. This time has been and is continuing to be a challenging time for a lot of the new remote workers. One thing that people are finding hard is keeping up their motivation and mood. 

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So, let’s have a look at some of the ways you can improve your remote working day: 

Keep Your Alarm Set As Usual 

Although it may be tempting to have a lie-in now that you don’t have to commute to work, you’re inevitably going to have to do it again in the future. Keep your alarm set to your normal time, get showered, dressed, and have your breakfast ready for your normal time of leaving the house. Keeping to your regular routine is not only going to help keep your mind focused it will also help you stick to your routine long-term. 

What Will Your New Normal Be After COVID-19?

Right now, we’re all experiencing a new normal. The world has been flipped upside down. The Coronavirus has ravaged countries across the planet.

It’s something I never thought I would see. People laid off for an extended amount of time due to a global pandemic. Businesses scrambling to figure out the best way to help their team members while staying afloat. Churches struggling to keep the lights on because giving has gone down.

Legs sticking up in the air

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Who would have thought?!?

Through all of this, a new normal for people has emerged. People are getting out to walk or ride bikes with their spouses and children. They’ve found time to make their yards clean and presentable. Honey-do lists are being completed at a record pace.

What Is the Value of Specialists in a Small Business?

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One of the most difficult things for a small business to achieve is a resounding reputation. If your business is well-known and respected, then you have a much easier time growing than a business that few people have heard of. This makes your reputation one of the most important factors for your growth, but again, achieving this can be challenging without the right resources.

A resource that many small businesses lack but could use to improve their reputation is money. Money is always in short supply because a small business needs to pay all of its employees and money must be used to grow the business. Failing this, the business goes stagnant, people forget it and the company fails. This isn’t necessarily because small businesses don’t have the money to build their reputation; they’re just going about it the wrong way.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tremors

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article

The world continues to spin in chaos. Many of us are still under shelter-at-home orders from our state governments. This means movie theaters are still closed!

In fact, I heard something scary. Movie theaters may not reopen until August! Oh no… What does that mean for Reel Leadership?

Nothing, really… There are a plethora of movies still available to watch through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. I will be using these services to continue to provide Reel Leadership lessons to you.

Cast of the original Tremors movie sitting on a rock

Today’s Reel Leadership lessons come to you from the cult classic movie Tremors. My wife, Pamela, loves cheesy movies. I figured I would give her this one.

Tremors featured Kevin Bacon as Valentine McKee, Fred Ward as Earl Bass, Finn Carter as Rhonda LeBeck, Michael Gross as Burt Gummer, and Reba McEntire as Heather Gummer.

6 Ways To Stay Healthy During The COVID-19 Crisis

Crises hit leaders all of the time. Though, our latest crisis (nay, pandemic) is the COVID-19/Coronavirus is something completely different than many of us have ever faced.

Non-essential businesses are shutting down. Essential businesses have to expose their team members to the possibility of contact with the virus.

It’s a scary, scary time.

Man in a red track jacket

Photo by Jordan McQueen

In times like this, it is easy for a leader to focus primarily on their team. They look for ways to help their team members through the crisis. But what about the leader? Doesn’t he need to stay healthy throughout the crisis as well?

Leaders do need to stay healthy. They need to make sure they’re looking after their physical and mental needs. Today, I want to share 6 ways leaders can stay healthy during a crisis.