Business and Working From Home Tips and Tricks

How to Avoid the Summer Marketing Slump

How to Avoid the Summer Marketing Slump

By Erin Ollila / July 22, 2021
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Summer. Summer. Summertime. With the increase of temps sometimes comes the decrease in motivation to work. You know how important it is to market your business all year round, but you’re not really looking forward to putting the effort in…

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What Type of Content Should You Be Creating?

What Type of Content Should You Be Creating?

By Erin Ollila / July 15, 2021
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You’ve cleared your schedule, ideated on what you’d like to produce, and now it’s time to create content that will help you with your marketing.  But, what kind of content should you create? You’ve dabbled in many different forms of…

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How to Perform a Mid-Year Check Up to Make Sure Your Goals Are on Track

How to Perform a Mid-Year Check Up to Make Sure Your Goals Are On Track

By Erin Ollila / July 1, 2021
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You know that strategic goals require reflection and reviewing to make sure they’re on track and worth continuing with. Now that we’re midway through the year, it’s the perfect time to review and possibly recalibrate if necessary.  A checkup can…

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The Very Basics of Building Your First Email List

The Very Basics of Building Your First Email List

By Erin Ollila / June 17, 2021
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You know that email marketing is an ideal way to get your name out there and grow your audience — and you’re excited to try it out — but you honestly have no clue where to start. Building your email…

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Should Mortgage Professionals Be on Clubhouse?

Should Mortgage Professionals Be On Clubhouse?

By Erin Ollila / June 14, 2021
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You’ve heard of Clubhouse, a new social media platform, in passing, and it piqued your interest. Your colleagues who are currently using it seem to be pretty excited about being able to drop in on conversations they wouldn’t normally have…

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How to Help a Colleague Who Is Struggling

How to Help a Colleague Who Is Struggling

By Erin Ollila / May 27, 2021
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It’s well known that problems with stress or mental and physical health concerns can affect job performance or employee engagement. And right now, you’re worried that very thing is happening in your workplace.  Sure — everyone is dealing with a lot…

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Gratitude Practice Not Working? Here's What to Do

Gratitude Practice Not Working? Here’s What to Do

By Erin Ollila / May 20, 2021
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If you’re anything like me, a gratitude practice is a big part of your life. I’m fortunate (see what I did right there) to be a pretty grateful person.  (And, if you don’t consider gratitude as one of your key…

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How to Review Your Year and Set Goals for the Next

How to Review Your Yearly Goals and Set Goals for the New Year

By Erin Ollila / May 17, 2021
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The past two years have been unlike any other. Many people lost their jobs or started working from home, began schooling their children at home, changed careers, got sick, or faced many other personal challenges. Yet, here you are at…

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What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

By Erin Ollila / May 16, 2021
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You’re finally taking some time off of work. Sure, your holidays this year won’t be spent sunning in the tropics or scaling an ice-capped mountain as you might have hoped, but you’ve got big plans for taking some down time…

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Is Imposter Syndrome Real? (And What Can You Do About It?)

Is Imposter Syndrome Real? (And What Can You Do About It?)

By Erin Ollila / May 6, 2021
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Imagine it’s a Tuesday afternoon, and you’re having a conversation with a colleague or trusted peer. You have a massive presentation to give tomorrow, and the anxiety is spiraling loudly in your head.  Your colleague tells you, “You are an…

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