22 Ways to Have More Energy (And Boost Your Efficiency)

Resilience is among the mandatory traits for career growth. Regardless of whether you're striving to be an exemplary entrepreneur or grow the career ladder across management and director tiers, sustaining loads of work, weekend deliveries, flying from a tradeshow to an event with high velocity is a prerequisite to building high-performing teams. But maintaining these levels of pressure and both physical and mental load is not an easy feat. Just as the best athletes invest a ton in their physical conditioning, you have to ensure that your body, mind, and spirit work as efficiently as possible, and push them through… Continue Reading

The Complete Motivation Guide: How to Be Intrinsically and Extrinsically Motivated

According to a Gallup survey called "State of the Global Workplace", 85% of all employees are disengaged and feel unmotivated at work. At a macro level, the reason this stat alone is frightening is the life cycle of an individual and the impact on the next generation. Following the same path, a disengaged employee is more likely to: Contribute less at work (and barely move the needle unless really needed)Report higher risks of mental illness or other mental and psychological issuesTranslate work problems into personal ones, affecting friends and familyGenerally participate in more conversations and preaching the cause of merely… Continue Reading

Employee Motivation Strategies For Managers And Executives

What determines “progress” in terms of employment? Progress is defined by focusing on a higher goal without having to constantly worry about day-to-day needs (food, water, shelter, clothing). Those are the basic survival needs. Until you are sure that those are taken care of, your mind constantly switches back to the urgent needs at hand which are the absolute minimums for survival. A business organization employs that same process, but on steroids. Considering that the paycheck covers the basic needs and then some, employees must feel safe, comfortable, and motivated at the workplace. However, the reality is that employees may… Continue Reading

Heading Into 2016

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a prosperous 2016, health (both physical and mental) on top of your priorities list, spending more time achieving great results while familiarizing yourself better with your inner "you". [caption id="attachment_11943" align="aligncenter" width="620"] "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."[/caption] I've been fairly busy over the past couple of months with my trip to NYC and WordCamp US, meeting a good number of incredible people in the WordPress world, discussing code, community, translations, business management, team growth, server scalability, team happiness and all sorts of essential day-to-day… Continue Reading

On Working Remotely, Cofficing And Creativity

I've been an advocate on working remotely for over 15 years now. My first two HTML sites that I built for clients as a student were in 1999. In 2001 I was fixing computers and reinstalling OS and software apps, part of that was done from home or with Remote Desktop. In 2002 I started writing a weekly security bulletin for IDG, and 2003 was my half-time job from home for a media outlet working on two of their websites. Since 2008 I've been working remotely full-time, and I've been through all phases of remote work: freelancer, consultant, part of… Continue Reading