How Climbing a Mountain Can Prepare You for the Business World

Climbing a mountain can be a soul enriching journey. It provides you with the opportunity to reach a main goal, whilst constantly being faced with obstacles. This is why climbing a mountain can prepare you for the business world. This is not a figurative statement. Climbing a mountain could literally be the boost that you need in order to face and conquer the business world.

Working in business can be extremely tough, especially if you have decided to go down the route of becoming an entrepreneur. You constantly have to fight a battle to make it work. Sometimes you will have good days and other days you will struggle to breathe as a result of the pressure. Summiting a mountain can help you to understand how to face these problems head on. During the climb, you will be faced with many obstacles, most of which have been brought about by your own brain.

The actual climb is a simple task. In reality, all that you have to do is walk. However, walking for long hours at a high altitude can begin to play tricks on your mind. You might start to feel as though you cannot push yourself to reach the next camp and that it is too difficult – which is exactly how it can feel in the business world! Just as you think you have everything under control, you lose faith. You need to know how to push yourself through these situations if you ever want to make a success of yourself. Once you have been able to conquer a challenging climb, you will find the strength to push through even the most difficult of tasks.

Here are some aspects that can be utilized in the business world that you will either experience or need to work through while conquering your climb:

  • Preparation: you cannot just climb mountains on a whim. Similarly, you cannot walk into a meeting or set up a business if you are unprepared. You need to have a strong foundation and feel totally ready for what is to come. Having a solid support system will help you through both of these scenarios.
  • Sensibility: you cannot take unnecessary risks in business – and the same can be said on top of a mountain. Sometimes you will have to make decisions on the spur of the moment, but you will still need to have your wits about you. Don’t put yourself in situations that could be detrimental in the long run.
  • Commitment: once you have decided to take on this journey, there is no turning back. You will have to find the strength to continue up the mountain regardless of how tired and stiff you are. In business, you need to commit to what you want to achieve in the long run, never give up and always have an end goal to keep you motivated.
  • Have a good team: sometimes, in life, you need the assistance of a team. This is important in both business and mountaineering. Having the support of a team will help you to push through and keep you safe. You need to know that you can trust the people who you choose to surround yourself with.

Home Business World

There are advantages of working in the home business world is that you save money on travelling to and from work. If you previously had a long commute you know how expensive this can be whether you travel by car or use public transport. This is better for your pocket as well as the environment. You also save time that you would normally spend travelling, so you can have more time with your family and enjoying yourself.

Other advantages of the home business world are being able to have more flexibility over your working hours. If you prefer to work early or late in the day it is more likely that you will be able to do this if you are working at home. You can fit work more easily around family life and always make up time over the weekend if necessary. It makes it easier if children are ill and have to be home or if you have appointments that you need to work around. It is also an advantage not to have to wear office clothes every day. This can save you money and make you feel more comfortable when you work.

You are likely to work harder at home as there are less distractions than there are in big offices with phones ringing, the sound of chatter, and colleagues coming up for help or just a chat. If you are running your own business you are likely to be more motivated as you will directly benefit from all the extra money you make, unlike in a large business when often you are paid a fixed salary despite how hard you work.

The main disadvantage of the home business world is that you will spend a lot of time working on your own. It can be hard spending most of the day alone and it sometimes can be difficult to motivate yourself to work without your colleagues around. It can feel quiet and isolated, especially if you don’t have any family or friends near to where you work. You will need to make sure you get out in the evenings and weekends so that you have some company.

Other disadvantages of the home business world are not necessarily having all the resources you normally have like you do in the office. There are also expenses you may have, like the cost of phones, and heating or cooling your home office. You may have to invest in furnishing a room to use as an office, or at least a new desk and good computer. You’ll need to figure out if you will quickly make enough money to pay for these items or whether you will need to wait a while before investing in things like this.

Now you can see some of the advantages and disadvantages of the home business world.

7 Tips for Clean Eating In a Busy World

Does clean eating feel like a lovely concept but just not do-able in a busy world? I get it, the world is moving fast these days. Many companies have downsized leaving less employees to do more work which means more hours. We have families to take care, extra curricular activities, appointments to go to, the list goes on and on…

Eating clean perhaps feels like one of those nice to do things but just doesn’t seem possible. Well today I want to give you some tips on how you can strive to eat clean in a busy world.

1. Take a little time to sit down and put together a clean eating plan, a little planning will go a long way. What kinds of foods do you like? What are some of your favourite quick and easy simple recipes? Look in your cupboards and put together a grocery list of what you need in your pantry and fridge that will give you delicious and healthy meals for the week.

2. Pull out your calendar and create a meal plan. You may find that your breakfasts and maybe even lunches are fairly routine, these should be easy. Based on your pantry and grocery list pre-plan your meals so that when you get home after a long day you know exactly what you are going to cook and can get started right away. Ensure you have plenty of fresh groceries stocked up each week so you have no excuses to open that box of macaroni and cheese that has been sitting in the back of your cupboard.

3. Create a kitchen “prep” day. I like Sundays. This is the day where you can plan your meals for the week. If you have some extra time you might even pre-cook some meals and either freeze them or save them for the next couple of nights. Wash fruit and veggies, chop veggies and put them into serving sizes so they are ready to go. You can clean, marinate and freeze your meat ahead of time (don’t forget to label the date something goes into the freezer). Get any healthy snacks ready for the week etc… you get the idea. It’s really your time to get organized to make your busy week as easy as possible.

4. Use your crock pot. On your kitchen prep day, it’s easy to pre-prepare meals that you can throw into the crock pot. That way you can simply open a container, put everything into the crock pot then when you get home at the end of the day you have a healthy meal ready and waiting for you. How easy is that?

5. Get your snacks and lunches ready the night before so you aren’t rushing when you are trying to get the out the door in the morning.

6. If you grocery shop on a day other than your kitchen prep day wash your fruits and veggies immediately when you get home. This makes it easy to grab something healthy on the run.

7. Take a small cooler/lunch bag with you when you are on the go. Fill it with healthy snacks and any meals needed for the day. This will keep you from grabbing something quick and unhealthy.

So yes, clean eating will take a little extra work but if you take a little time each week to plan and prepare clean eating go from being a nice to have to just what you do every week. Get your family involved, make clean eating and healthy living a part of your lifestyle and create those healthy choices that will last a lifetime.

I promise your body will reward with more energy, less weight, brighter skin and many other benefits that will have you feeling fabulous.

So, get planning and enjoy clean eating in your busy world made easy.

To your health!

Kelly