How to Set a Personal Budget

Setting a personal budget can feel like a huge task to accomplish, however I’m here to argue that it can be pretty quick and simple with major life benefits. With basic tips you can start taking off into a world of financial freedom. Setting a personal budget will give you better understanding and control of your financial habits, give you the tools to prioritize your spending, assure you are saving for the big things you want in life, and give you peace of mind. So let’s get to budgeting!

Quick ways to De-stress

Stress and anxiety is a problem that practically everyone feels at one point in their life, and some more regularly and more intense than others. Let’s walk through five quick ways to lower your blood pressure right now and get you in a place of inner peace and contentment. Now, take a deep breathe and read on.

Book Review: Challenge the Way You Think by Reading Think Again

The book Think Again, by Adam Grant, is incredibly relevant as it addresses the polarization in our society and how we all could be a little more open minded by thinking more like a scientist every day. In a constantly changing world, Grant challenges us to rethink everything we may have grown up learning in school or stereotypes we may unconsciously hold. You will learn how to have a real debate, the joy of being wrong, how you could change someone’s mind on a passionate topic, our tendencies of binary bias, and how your future life plans may not be right for you anymore. I recommend reading the book, but I have provided some great takeaways for you to enjoy for now.

How to be an Anti-Procrastinator

Procrastination. We’ve all been there, we can’t get ourselves to write the paper, make the doctor appointment, finish the shelving in the garage, get our workout in, do the laundry or write the email until perhaps it’s absolutely last minute and the consequences are too high not to do it. This post will help give advice to procrastinators on how to actually get that work done you keep saying you will. This post may also help some of my anti-procrastinators stay curious about their procrastinating friends and family members.

The Secret to Working out during the Work day: Your post workout routine

Ever wonder how people go for a run over their lunch break without being gross, exasperated and sweaty back at their desk? Well, I may have cracked the code on that one, especially for my ladies. I’ve had to do some trial and error on how to figure out how to master exercising in the middle of my work day and not be a sweaty mess in my next meeting. These hacks also work if you need to go anywhere after a workout, whether its a dinner party, a date or just a stop at the grocery store.  Here’s my suggestions for getting back to work or anywhere important after a workout and still look and feel fabulous.

Making a Great Financial Presentation

As a finance presenter, I believe it is our job to assure all individuals of the organization or board understand the financials of the company in a judge free setting in order to allow for thoughtful decision making. The better our marketing team understands our finances, the better the company gets, so how do we present financials in a fashion that is comfortable for all? This is your chance to make an impact on the organization by providing a great financial presentation while encouraging meaningful conversation. I have found a few tips that work great no matter the audience you are working with.

How to do a Career Shift

You enter college and apparently you are supposed to know exactly what you want to be when you grow up. I mean darn those lucky people who just know what they want to be, become it, and just love their careers their whole lives. If you’re anything like me, you had no idea, and still may have no idea. I managed to do a 180 on my career a couple years ago and if you’re looking for the same, let me help you with a few tips.