Tonja Demoff is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who shares her professional and personal philosophies through her influential books and seminars.
6 Ways to Shed Your Past and Start Fresh
It doesn’t have to be a new year to make a change in your life. You can start fresh tomorrow if you are motivated to leave your past behind you and begin the living the life you’ve always wanted. Take a leap of faith and revamp your life with these beneficial actions.
1. Step away from social media.
If you’re constantly finding yourself stalking an exes page or being bummed out at every engagement or pregnancy announcement, unplug from social media for awhile. Deactivating your accounts for e...
Give Your Personal Life a Fresh Start
If it feels like you’re stuck in a rut and you just don’t have the zest for life that you once had, that may be an indication that you need a change. By acting to jump-start your personal life, you can gain better control over your personal life.
Make an Assessment
The first thing you need to do, before you can get a fresh start on your personal life is to examine the various aspects of your life. Look at your health, your love life, your living situation, and your spiritual beliefs. If some ...
Starting Fresh Through Spring Cleaning
Most people understand the concept of spring cleaning, but not everyone really knows why we’ve picked the spring as the time when we clean out our homes. Part of it has to do with logistics. The weather is warmer and the snow has at least started to melt, so it’s easier to open up all the windows and air out a home that hasn’t had a lot of fresh air for the last several months. It’s also a lot easier to clean the exterior of a home when it isn’t freezing cold outside.
So yes, part of the reas...
Examining What it Means to Be Resilient
Regardless of what career you choose to pursue, one essential trait is that of resilience. It can help you achieve great things in your chosen field. Yet, that begs the question of what it means to be resilient.
The Obstacles to Resilience
In understanding resilience, it’s especially helpful to get a grasp on the traits that challenge your ability to be resilient. Most commonly, fear is the greatest enemy to resilience, because it can paralyze us in the face of adversity. Under normal circums...
7 Mindsets That Undercut Your Mental Strength And Resilience
Mental strength is something we all depend on to help us cope with stressful situations, but there are ways that we limit that quality. By examining the things we do to interfere with our mental strength, we can learn to be more resilient in pursuing our goals and objectives.
Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?
This is that feeling that you’re not really as good as people think you are, either at work, in school, or in competitions. It can leave you feeling that you only achieved victory, recognit...
7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships
Everyone wants to form strong relationships built to last through the bumps and bruises of life, but, as the country’s divorce rate shows, it’s not as easy as it seems. There’s no magic formula for the perfect relationship, but psychologists have identified seven qualities that seem to be at the heart of resiliency. Drs. McCormack, Strouse and Everly put forth these qualities as common links of resilient individuals, but they can also be used to guide our understanding of resilient relationsh...
Lessons in Entrepreneurship from a Lemonade Stand
Everything you need to know in life you learned in kindergarten, and everything you need to know in business you learned from the lemonade stand. Here are just a few of the most important lessons to take into the rest of your life.
Appeal to Your Locale First
When you were a kid selling lemonade, you did not have a great deal of mobility. You had to sell to the people who were around you. Unbeknownst to you, this lack of mobility actually kept you focused. You had a definitive target market, ...
5 Tips to Help Busy Entrepreneurs Stay Healthy and Happy
In 2013, a survey revealed that business owners were among the most health-conscious people in America. Four years later, and the health levels of all Americans in general was on the decline. Entrepreneurs are not immune to this trend. Whether it’s the stress of starting a new business, or the everyday chaos of being a full-time entrepreneur – it’s tough to maintain healthy habits. Here’s 5 tips for a great well-being as an entrepreneur.
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Common Misconceptions Young People Have about Entrepreneurship
Beliefs versus Reality of Entrepreneurship
There is a common misunderstanding among the youth about what it entails to be a successful entrepreneur. The possibilities in this world are endless but without the proper grasp of what it actually takes to start and run a business, failure is inevitable. A few key pointers have been discussed below to help the youth understand some concepts that are often misunderstood or misinterpreted that lead to the downfall of businesses.
It is a common statem...
Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs
For first time entrepreneurs, launching your new start-up can be both exciting and intimidating. Over the years, successful entrepreneurs have shared the lessons they learned with their own new business launches. By heeding their suggestions, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.
Know Your Clients
Starting a business is about more than just supplying a service. You want your product or service to fill an immediate need in a unique way. This means looking at your business from the client’s...
Want to Handle Increased Stress? Build Resilience
If you think your own and other people’s stress levels are rising, you aren’t imagining things. A lot of those short-tempered family members and coworkers, aggressive drivers, and people gorging on fast food and sweets are reacting to heavy stress. The International Labour Organization explains that workers in both developed and developing countries are experiencing increased stress levels. These increases are due to a myriad of factors, including global challenges, political turmoil, illness...
Building Resilience for a Competitive Advantage
Whether on the golf course or in the office, resilience breeds success. You may hit a great drive, but the wind may push your ball a bit off course. You may be pushing hard to hit that quarterly sales bonus level, but that final order comes in a bit too late. Resiliency is about moving forward. It’s about coping with stressors, successes, and disappointments, then moving on to the next challenge.
Resilient people don’t let life get them down. They accept that there are ups and downs. The cruc...
Why Everyone Can Benefit from a Fresh Start
A fresh start can be not only beneficial for you, it can be beneficial to everyone around you. It is important to realize that whenever you’re feeling stuck or down, there is nowhere to go but up. A fresh start is only a decision away, and by making the decision to start over you will be able to inspire others to do the same. If you want to help yourself and others there are many things you can do!
Give time to the community
Whether you’re helping to clean up your city, or volunteering your t...
Starting Fresh from Rock Bottom
Life is hard. There are no rulebooks, guidelines or guarantees. The people around us try to share their experiences and give the best advice they can, but at the end of the day, these things are merely words, and there is no telling how and if they will be utilized. We all must make choices, and ultimately mistakes, to learn about ourselves and where we fit in the world around us.
Regardless of how you ended up at rock bottom, it is essential to understand that this isn’t where the buck stops...
The Benefit of Teaching Children About Entrepreneurship
Kids can often complain they don’t understand why they have to learn certain subjects in school. It’s hard for them to conceive of when they may need to know some historical fact or mathematical formula. Parents know that those lessons come back for another test when they strike an entrepreneurial path.