5 Ways to Maintain Work/Life Balance in Challenges Times

Available for Interviews: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, MA, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and educator and has a passion for helping others in achieve a healthy work/life balance. Parry is also the author of the #1 bestseller, Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. 

 

What Dr. Parry Can Say in an Interview on Work/Life Balance:

COVID has turned work/life balance on its head. Financial advisors have struggled with work/life balance before these challenging times—but now with working from home, hybrid work schedules, and working parents at home with kids learning online, it has been wildly exacerbated!

5 Tips to Establishing a Healthier Work/Life Balance

 1.  Stress/Emotional Management. Understanding the psychological components of what we can/cannot control and how to deal with these factors will help professionals to be able to separate work from home even if those boundaries are blurred with COVID.

2.  Creating Physical Boundaries. Have a home office/place that is separate from other home responsibilities. 

3.  Dressing the Part. Have sound protocols, wardrobe that helps you look and play the part.

4.  Family Support. Inform family of your work/home boundaries and ask them to support and help you to achieve these goals. Working at home with 8 people can be daunting but their support is crucial.

5.  Set Work Hours. Regardless of where you are working from (home, work, outside at a park bench) set boundaries for yourself and work those hours. Creating these boundaries will help you to stay productive. 

 

Interview: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, received his masters in psychology and his doctorate in family and human development. He is a speaker, coach, educator, and author of Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. Originally started out as a financial advisor twenty years ago, Parry now coaches and speaks in the personal development space, whose primary mission is to help financial professionals and business owners to make healthy relationship and career changes that can positively affect their lives so that they can live with true purpose.

Contact:
Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
MEDIA AMBASSADORS
Success In Media, Inc.
Jo@SuccessInMedia.com

3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the “New Normal” 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, MA, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and educator and has a passion for helping others in achieve a healthy work/life balance. Parry is also the author of the #1 bestseller, Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. 

 

What Dr. Parry Can Say in an Interview:
3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the “New Normal”: 

Pre-Pandemic the idea of work/life balance was beginning to see a revival with some calling it impossible and others confused by a modern definition. When Covid-19 came and businesses were closed, the work/life balance came front stage again. Parents (some both working) were now dealing with school closures and remodeling their working from home to include homeschooling. Now as the country’s schools and businesses reopened and a “new normal” in Work/Life Balance appeared. With Zoom calls, text messages, and laptops more prevalent than ever, will we all be returning to the old ways of achieving balance?

Continue reading “3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the “New Normal” “

Must-Know Money Strategies During COVID-19

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen.

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine. 

 

Talking Points from Harry Abramhamsen on
Money Strategies During the Pandemic
:

Are you working, but don’t have any money in the bank?  Or maybe worse, you are not working at all. . . 

What are little known secrets about money
that can change your life?

If you are working

STOP all contributions into your retirement account.  You will be able to relocate these contributions into a saving account to build some short term liquidity.  Even if you have a match, temporarily stop all contributions until you build a short term cushion.

Continue reading “Must-Know Money Strategies During COVID-19”

How to Stay Productive During Media Overload! 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, MA, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and educator and has a passion for helping others in achieve a healthy work/life balance. Parry is also the author of the #1 bestseller, Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. 

 

What Dr. Parry Can Say in an Interview:

Checking the news used to be a one-night affair with one’s favorite nightly newscasters and you were updated. Before TV, it was Radio or Newspaper over morning breakfast. Now we have a 24/7 news cycle that is in our face each day constantly streaming. 

What can we do to stay productive during the media overload each day? Check out some basics with these 5 tips:

1) Save News Updates for Personal Time. Distractions keep us from focusing our time and energy throughout the workday, and news updates are the #1 source of distraction. When you are working in the digital world, news of the election, the pandemic, storms, etc., are constantly bombarding us. They show up in google searches, social media news feeds, commercials on the radio, in water cooler discussions at work. While working, news should be work-focused. If a news alert hits you about the latest on the new stimulus package and that will affect your clients or marketing, that is news you can use that can help them. Avoid the mindless water cooler conversations that don’t stimulate working productivity. Save it for lunchtime or after hours events. 

Continue reading “How to Stay Productive During Media Overload! “

How to End Career Fatigue When Working From Home

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on
How to End Career Fatigue When Working From Home:

  • Career fatigue is a precursor to burnout. It is characterized by a growing indifference about the work you do, a drop in productivity, and an increase in work-related stress. When working from home, the boundary lines between your personal and professional life can get blurry leading to more exhaustion.

Continue reading “How to End Career Fatigue When Working From Home”

When You Are Mourning a Job Loss

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC. She is an anxiety and trauma expert as well as a consultant, supervisor, speaker, writer, and advocate. Continue reading “When You Are Mourning a Job Loss”

How Sex Therapy Advice Can Improve Job Performance Reviews

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall.

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker throughout North America.

 

Talking Points from Roger Hall 
on Goals vs. Desires in Job Performance Reviews:

I read a sex therapy book that made the distinction between a desire and a goal.  This mistaken notion can help employers create better job performance reviews. 

  • Goals are different than Desires. A goal is something you want that requires no one else’s cooperation. A desire is something you want that requires the cooperation of at least one other person.

Continue reading “How Sex Therapy Advice Can Improve Job Performance Reviews”

Little Known Secrets About Money That Can Change Your Life

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

What Harry Abramhamsen can say in an interview:

Financial missteps to avoid:

  1. Do not roll a previous employer’s 401 (k) into a new employers 401 (k) plan
  2. Consider investing your previous employers 401 (k) into a fixed indexed annuity with no fee’s, this way your money is invested with uncapped upside growth potential and zero risk for market volatility.

Continue reading “Little Known Secrets About Money That Can Change Your Life”

Got Laid-Off? How to Put on Your Best Game Face and Rebound Like a Winner

Available for Interviews: Rob Cornilles.

For a quarter century Rob Cornilles has been known as the “sales coach for sports.” His firm, Game Face, Inc., pioneered executive training for professional and collegiate sports teams and has since advised more than 40,000 executives at more than 300 sports brands worldwide, forever changing how sports and entertainment properties connect with their fans.  

 

Talking Points from Rob Cornilles on How to Turn a
Setback  Into an Opportunity When Laid Off
:

“We have to let you go.” Six words that can make or break a career. So far, COVID-19 has left more than 26 million people or 23% of the workforce unemployed. So, what next? Treat your layoff like an athlete treats an injury. Heal, then make yourself stronger. Build up new skills—starting with how you’re going to market yourself to your next employer.

Continue reading “Got Laid-Off? How to Put on Your Best Game Face and Rebound Like a Winner”

5 Ways to Fine-Tune Workplace Communication

Interview: Carol Barkes on Workplace Communication.

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on
How to Fine-Tune Workplace Communication:

Effective communication is an integral part of having positive, successful interactions with the people around us. For some, good communication skills seems to come naturally, and that’s great. But for others, it is a challenge to communicate in a way that both articulates our thoughts and doesn’t rock the boat. Poor communication can lead to arguments, loss of opportunities, hurt feelings——and the list goes on and on. In the workplace it could mean conflicts with the people we work with and for, loss of credibility, a decrease in production, and other negative-affecting career circumstances. Here’s some tips on how to fine-tune workplace communication:

1) Conflict in the workplace is similar to family conflict in that conflicts can build over time as people have continual negative interactions with a person. Consequently, when a situation arises with someone we’ve had problems with in the past, it is very easy to blow the current problem out of proportion. It is important to try to look at each occurrence with its own lens so past experiences don’t negatively bias our approach.

Continue reading “5 Ways to Fine-Tune Workplace Communication”