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#THRIVEable Friday: Mental Space, Micromanaging, Catching Better Zzz’s

Hello, Friday – it’s been too long. How was your week? Kate came back from vacation full of ideas and energy, so we took off and have been going hard all week bringing new ideas and strategy for our fabulous clients! The weekend is looking pretty darn good but before we head for a celebratory Friday happy hour we’re giving you this week’s #THRIVEable Friday. If you’re new to this series, these posts serve as a weekly roundup of our favorite tools, tricks and links to get next week off to a great start. It always helps to be prepared, right?

#THRIVEable Friday- Mental Space, Micromanaging, Catching Better Zzz’s

#THRIVEable Friday- Mental Space, Micromanaging, Catching Better Zzz’sHello, Friday – it’s been too long.

How was your week?

Kate came back from vacation full of ideas and energy, so we took off and have been going hard all week bringing new ideas and strategy for our fabulous clients! The weekend is looking pretty darn good but before we head for a celebratory Friday happy hour we’re giving you this week’s #THRIVEable Friday. If you’re new to this series, these posts serve as a weekly roundup of our favorite tools, tricks and links to get next week off to a great start. It always helps to be prepared, right?

Entrepreneurship … LIKE A BOSS.

De-clutter Your Mental Space.

If you’re an entrepreneur, your mind is on pretty much 24/7. With email, social media, TV and audio a constant, information is coming at us at full-force. While this can be great for generating ideas, it’s important to take time to reflect and plan how to use all of this information effectively. This post gives great advice for removing yourself from the mental grind and making time to clear your head.

Micromanage No More.

Do you have a problem letting go? It’s normal to want to be involved in every aspect of your business, but micromanaging can negatively impact your employees’ performance. Delegating can take time to learn, but this post from Entrepreneur gives three steps to setting up an effective management system and avoid the title of “micromanager.”

Win the Social Game.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen or heard the hoopla about the World Cup. Social media in particular is full of the topic, and brands are doing some pretty cool things while the event is still going on. This article from Forbes discusses how brands are utilizing the World Cup, and gives 5 lessons for entrepreneurs to take away and use for their own social campaigns.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

While coffee is the nectar of life that keeps me happy and awake, a good night’s rest is can improve your mood, increase your productivity and make you more alert – no more struggling to keep up in your early morning meetings. The problem is that everyone has a different measure of how much sleep they need. The SleepyTime Bedtime Calculator solves that problem. The app calculates when you should go to bed or wake up to rise and shine naturally, meaning a happier, better rested you.

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Enjoy your weekend!

– Megan and the Belle Team

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.