THRIVEable Friday: Growth, Free Classes & Good Habits

Hello Friday! Here at Belle we are all about challenging ourselves to continually grow. Whether that looks like goal-setting, attending a conference or guest blogging (check out Kate’s most recent guest post about setting healthy boundaries as a PR pro). In this week’s edition of THRIVEable Friday, we’ve rounded up a few FREE classes that can help you in your career advancement, and we’ve also shared some habits that can help – or hinder – your growth. What are you doing to challenge yourself today? Entrepreneurship … Like a BOSS Summer is a great time to hone is on personal

THRIVEable Friday- Growth, Free Classes & Good Habits

THRIVEable Friday- Growth, Free Classes & Good Habits

Hello Friday!

Here at Belle we are all about challenging ourselves to continually grow. Whether that looks like goal-setting, attending a conference or guest blogging (check out Kate’s most recent guest post about setting healthy boundaries as a PR pro). In this week’s edition of THRIVEable Friday, we’ve rounded up a few FREE classes that can help you in your career advancement, and we’ve also shared some habits that can help – or hinder – your growth. What are you doing to challenge yourself today?

Entrepreneurship … Like a BOSS

Summer is a great time to hone is on personal and professional growth. There are many ways to invest in this, such as reading a new book, picking up a new skill or taking a class.

Here are some FREE classes that are offered this summer.

  • Harvard University’s Introduction to Computer Science is a 10-course program that offers beginning level instruction on basic computer programming. For $90 you can even receive a HarvardX verified certification.
  • Dash is a fun, beginner level website creating class. Dash incorporates hands-on learning to complete 4 class projects. In Dash you will learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills.
  • Beginners Adobe Photoshop – Think Photoshop is a beast of it’s own? Fear no more! This free, 26 lesson class is chock full of editing tutorials. During this class you will learn how to perform various editing functions that the tool offers and people will start looking to you in the office for their Photoshop needs.
  • Advanced SEO: Tactics and Strategy – This detailed SEO course is for all levels of marketing professionals. Gain a thorough understanding of concepts that dig deep into the roots of SEO strategy.

Here are more free classes to look into.

Tips & Tools to Empower Your Life

Have you ever noticed the habits of your co-workers and wondered what they thought of yours? Below, we’ve listed some habits that are toxic to the workplace and some that will make you the employee of the month! Check this list to make sure that your habits are those that people don’t notice as much: the good ones.

Here are a few habits that Inc. says are hindering your success in your career.

  • Not speaking up.
  • Talking more than you listen.
  • Not taking care of yourself.
  • Making excuses for your mistakes.
  • Not taking criticism gracefully.

On the plus side, here are some habits of rock star employees.

  • Own up to good and bad outcomes.
  • Try something new and don’t stay in your comfort zone.
  • Motivate and excite people around you.
  • Be passionate about your business and learning.

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Happy Weekend!

-Leah & Team Belle

Heather Allen

Belle's first employee. Lover of great food, good books and spreadsheets. Mom of three. Native Floridian and city girl residing in the cornfields of central Illinois.