If you feel a bit stuck and not able to give your best, these are the factors that should come in the play to change this narrative and develop a high-performance work and a better healthier relationship with your career or next income opportunity.Where is your PassionLove for what you do is the sacred fire that drives you to start your own business every day. Making sure that your business is the expression of this fire is one of my pillars.It is not the only one, mind you, to be able to make a business work, a business can work even without passion, but for me it is not the same thing I assure you, because having it pushes you to get up, to leave and to persevere.Passion is linked to you, your values, your identity and your intention to manifest it through your project.In your business, your passion will manifest itself through your value proposition, creating your offering; through the way you will work and the actions you will take to follow your direction; through your ambition, finding the necessary resources, without excuses, to get your business off the ground and grow; through your role, who you need to be to feel fulfilled and happy.Passion makes you believe in what you do and pushes you to put 100% of yourself into building your business.Your TimeManaging your time is another motivational factor that can push you to start your own business, I intend to transform the time dedicated to work and personal life into quality time.Reconciling and defending with all one’s strength this balance between professional and private life, without being forced to choose one or the other, especially if you have an ambitious project, is one of the main factors that have motivated me every day for about 20 years. This factor is all the more motivating the more freedom is a value for you to defend and protect (to decide, to act, to create, to choose… ) and the less motivating the more you think it will be the solution to your mental and physical load, because in this case, be careful, it can only turn out to be an illusion.While it is true that you can manage your time by having your own business, on the other hand your business can take control of your time and your life, especially at the beginning, so analyze well the meaning this factor has for you.Your personal ChallengeYou too have a personal story that you carry with you in the business you are creating, perhaps a problem experienced for a long time. Getting involved can be a really motivating challenge for you.Finding the solution to that problem for yourself, because you have seen that the market is lacking or can be improved, may be the business idea that pushes you to create a business, because it can change the lives of others as well.But be careful, before launching yourself check that the solution you have found for yourself resonates in the mind of a specific group of people and that it really solves a significant problem.Once verified, the challenge of getting involved is a strong motivational lever to carry on your business, to finally feel fulfilled, to say “I did it, I succeeded”.PurposeHaving a concrete purpose that you want to achieve through your business is the most motivating factor, along with a passion for what you do, because it will help you move in that direction.What do I mean? I mean having a concrete goal that goes beyond “I want to start my own business to travel more” or “to send my children to study abroad”, or “to buy the house of my dreams”, which is fine, indeed very well satisfy your desires, but after all this, ask yourself:What do you want to achieve with what you create?What contribution do you want to bring to others?How will everything you accomplish with your business turn into something great for others?Do you know why I say this? Because you don’t have to be a lifesaving surgeon to contribute to the world.In any area you want to operate with your business, you can do it anyway.I’m not talking about “eliminating hunger in the world” or “eliminating wars”, that would be great, but we don’t have this power, I’m talking about something concrete that you yourself will be able to achieve because it will be in your power and will contribute. The purpose of a successful entrepreneur is always something that goes beyond a purely personal economic return.The sooner you will be able to identify that purpose, which will make you have a full heart once realized, the sooner you will have that energy and joy to get up every morning and look forward to starting work, doing something more every day to get off the ground. and grow your business and get there where you want to go.Which of these factors is the most powerful and motivating for you to work on your business? Dig deep to learn more about yourself and unlocking your true potential so you can have the best performance and the best working experience.
The health hazards of exposure to secondhand smoke are well recognized by experts in the healthcare field. Secondhand smoke is that environmental tobacco smoke resulting from burning tobacco. There are two forms of secondhand smoke, mainstream smoke and side stream smoke. Mainstream smoke is that which is exhaled by a smoker. Side stream smoke is the smoke which streams directly from the burning tobacco product. Either form unfortunately is harmful to innocent individuals who involuntarily engage in passive smoking as a result of it the tobacco pollution caused by the willful smoker.
If it were not bad enough that nicotine which is a powerfully addictive substance with harmful health effects is present in secondhand smoke, tobacco also produces more than 4000 chemicals of which 250 are toxic. Worse yet, 50 of the chemicals in secondhand smoke are felt to be carcinogenic or cancer-causing. Some of those carcinogenic chemicals are as follows:
o Benzene — A component of gasoline
o Formaldehyde — A chemical used for embalming corpses
o Hydrogen cyanide — A highly poisonous gas used in chemical weapons
o Carbon monoxide – An important gas comprising automobile exhaust
The Surgeon General issued a report in 2006 concluding that secondhand tobacco smoke can kill and that there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. The report also concluded that the greater the degree of secondhand smoke exposure the greater the health risks.
Some alarming statistics relating to secondhand or passive smoke exposure are as follows:
o In the United States alone 126 million people who don’t smoke are exposed to passive smoke at home and/or at work.
o In the United States 50,000 people per year die because of secondhand smoke exposure.
o In the United States approximately 3000 deaths per year occur because of lung disease in non-smokers caused by passive smoking.
o Exposure to passive smoke increases non-smokers’ risk of developing lung cancer by between 20% and 30% and their risk of developing heart disease by 25% to 30%.
o Exposure to passive smoke results in the development of respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and bronchitis in between 150,000 and 300,000 children under the age of 18 months, of which between 7,500 and 15,000 require hospitalization.
o More than 40% of children who require visits to emergency rooms for severe asthma attacks live in homes where smoking occurs.
Given these alarming facts and statistics about the harmful effects of exposure to secondhand smoke, it is important to determine your degree of exposure if you are a non-smoker in a home where someone smokes or if you are possibly exposed to passive smoke in the workplace.
Thanks to an instant result quantitative nicotine test kit that can be used in the home, it is now possible to determine not only if you are exposed to secondhand smoke, but also your degree of exposure. There is also a quantitative test kit designed for professional use. Each kit comes in two types. One requires the use of a urine specimen for testing. The other uses saliva.
By determining your level of environmental tobacco exposure you can then act accordingly to address one of life’s serious health hazards.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purpose only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical consultation with a qualified professional. The author encourages Internet users to be careful when using medical information obtained from the Internet and to consult your doctor before make decisions that can affect your health or if you are unsure about your medical condition.