During these competitive corporate times, you want to be able to make a lasting impression and stay relevant in your clients’ and vendors’ worlds. There are so many things you can do to stay on their radar, like sending Christmas cards, thank you cards and emails where you reach out to your contacts. One of the best and most effective ways of staying on their minds, however, are sending them a business card! Many people underestimate the importance of Business Cards, yet it’s one of the most important things you can send to those you do business with, and those you’d like to do business with.
Business cards are a super important tool to have whether you are starting out fresh, or an established company in your field. If you hand out your card in the neighborhood where your new office or storefront is located, you’ll be able to introduce yourself to people in the surrounding area. You can also do a mailing where you have presentation folders made up, and include a business card so potential clients and customers can contact you. They’ll easily slip your card in their wallet and not be bothered with anything too large or overbearing when it comes time to reach out to you.
The best part about business cards, are that there are so many designs and options these days than what was offered only a few years ago! You can use an existing company’s design or layout that will make ordering your business cards a snap! If you are creatively inclined, you can also make your own on your very own template! This actually allows you to stick out from the rest of your competition very easily, which I recommend, especially if your business is in the creative services field. It also allows you to be unique and show your true business and style persona. Business cards are very inexpensive, so you can order a large quantity up front to make sure you don’t run out, or switch up your look every so often for a fresh feel.
Whether your business is in an office, in the privacy of your own home, in a store or even online-only, business cards will work for you! Whether you are getting a new business up and running or you’ve been in your field for years, you will be able to gain more clientele in such a simple, quick and memorable way of having your very own business cards!
The number one way to maintain your diet at work is to start from home. If you eat a full breakfast between 6am and 8am it will hold off hunger for until at least 11am. If your job is a reasonable distance from home, try walking or biking to work. Once you arrive to your work place take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Even if all of the constant moving makes you work up an appetite, have a snack. Having a morning snack like a piece of fruit or healthy snack bar around 11am will decrease your appetite for your afternoon break, ultimately making you eat less at lunchtime. When you take your lunch be sure to eat healthy and light, so that taking your afternoon walk outside of the facility is a breeze.
When you’re taking your walk be sure to open up your lungs by taking deep slow breaths in and out. Another way to maintain your diet at work is to get your coworkers to eat healthy with you so that way you aren’t enticed by the aroma of fast food and wholesome home cooked meals. Encourage others at your office to maintain their diet so that you can partner up with someone and keep your health balanced.
Simply sitting at a desk all day shouldn’t be a reason to lose yourself, physically, mentally, or emotionally. Exercise plays a part in everyone’s life, just in different ways. So here are some quick Exercises You Can Do at Work.
The following exercise is best for sitting; Calf crunches, at your desk place your legs hip width apart and simply tip toe for 3 seconds, then release, placing your foot flat on the floor for 3 seconds. After doing 3 second intervals 10 times, you then decrease your count to 2 seconds up and down 20 times. Finally, your last set you will be tip toeing for 1 second both up and down 30 times.
Another quick Exercise You Can Do at Work is to walk on your break. Take a walk around your facility instead of having a seat in the break room. This will keep your metabolism going and may deter you from eating such a heavy lunch. Once you get comfortable with your walk, time yourself. Each day try your best to beat your last time. Here’s another tip for preventing additional weight gain while working behind that desk.
If you are sure to eat a complete breakfast between 6:00am and 8:00am you can hold off hunger for until at least 11:00am. Having a morning snack like a piece of fruit or healthy snack bar around that time will decrease your appetite for your 12:30pm break; ultimately you’ll eat less at lunch.
I have received some of the best birthday cards from several employers. Every year for my birthday I optimize the “It’s all about me on my birthday” factor where ever I go, even work. I walk through lunch rooms, offices, and even restrooms to let all of my coworkers know that my birthday is approaching. I love the fact that more and more companies are taking the time to send corporate birthday cards to their employees. It may seem pointless or like an unnecessary luxury but it will boost confidence and morale for your employees. It makes them feel inspired, appreciated, and important even, all because of a small gesture from the company on their special day.
I once pranced around thanking every single employee that signed my birthday card, not knowing why everyone found it hilarious. Well, I took the time to ask our manager why my thank you tickled everyone so much. He looked at me with regret then took me into the office and started digging through a pretty cardboard box. Very seriously he said, “This does not mean that we don’t appreciate you or your hard work, it’s just very time consuming to keep track of everyone’s birthday.” With a confused look on my face I asked “Is that what I think it is?” He humbly responded “Yes it is. We order bulk birthday cards.” I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. It doesn’t matter if the cards are ordered in bulk or signed in advance. Working in an office where your birthday is remembered and you are appreciated in wonderful!