Over the last few years the Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE) movement has quickly gained momentum and it’s easy to understand the appeal. Even for those that don’t plan to “retire early”, the financial independence component provides an aspirational goal that is readily achievable for those willing to make some small, but important, changes in their lives.
Psychologically speaking, our goals can give us a powerful sense of direction and order. They satisfy the natural desire to be actively engaged in something, and we can feel good as we progress and check off milestones. But what happens when we reach goals and objectives we’ve worked so hard for? Sometimes this can lead to feeling lost. Don’t stress and consider these next steps and options for moving forward.
To break a glass ceiling, you must first realize that it’s there. While this can be difficult, there are a few signs that show one may exist in your organization. Here are some thoughts on how to figure out if workplace norms are hindering your ability to reach your full potential and what to do about it.
You may have a great idea, but there’s a lot you need to figure out before it can become a viable business. While certainly a good place to start, there are so many other elements like mindset, financial planning, and goal-setting that women entrepreneurs tend to overlook when they’re caught up in the excitement of launching a new venture. Here are four concepts that we believe are essential for any woman entrepreneur looking to create a lasting business.
Making decisions can be tough! That’s especially true when it involves the big stuff, like whether to start an entrepreneurial venture, move to a new city, or even end a long-standing relationship. If you’re constantly feeling like there are no right answers to your difficult questions, maybe it’s time to revamp your decision-making skills and try out the four-step WRAP method popularized by brothers, Chip and Dan Heath.
It’s long been said that money can’t buy happiness, but a recent study put that assumption to the test and found that it’s not always true. Co-authors Drs. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton went on a fascinating journey that saw them survey over 6,000 people in the US and beyond in an effort to uncover the correlation between spending and overall happiness. Their findings, which culminated into a book: Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending provides unique insight into the way you should view the intersection of money and happiness in your life.