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Read 52 books a year challenge

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Last year, I read 52 books and I couldn’t believe I actually smashed my reading goals! The plan was to read a book a week, and share the title of the book on social media every week. I was ahead on some weeks, and some weeks I was so behind. The year ended with me not be able to share the names of the last 4 books I read last year, because it was a 6 in 1 book, and there was no time to share all of them during the festive period when I was pretty much offline. I enjoyed the reading challenge.

 

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The books I read are all non-fiction, and each book teaches me something new. I am glad I enjoy reading so much. It is one of the last things I do before I go to sleep. I enjoy reading a good book on my Amazon Kindle before dozing off on my king size bed. It is a super relaxing way to end the day. I sleep better when I read prior to dozing off!

I think having a comfy bed also helps and I recommend you check out King size beds from Bed Guru. Quality sleep is very important for your wellbeing, which is why you need to pay special attention to your bed, bedding and your night routine.

 

Read 52 books a year challenge

I am starting off the year with this amazing book – Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power by Christiane Northrup. It is a great book that teaches you how to protect yourself as an empath. I have learnt some new tips and I will be trying them in the next few days. The book is packed with so many wise words, it is definitely worth a read.

 

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Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You

Here is a brief description of the book –

In Dodging Energy Vampires, Christiane Northrup, M.D., draws on the latest research in this exciting new field, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy. You’ll delve into the dynamics of vampire-empath relationships and discover how vampires use others’ energy to fuel their own dysfunctional lives. Once you recognize the patterns of behavior that mark these relationships, you’ll be empowered to identify the vampires in your life too.

 

 

I finished reading this book and I am now reading another book from the best-selling author. This is my second book of the year and it is titled – Making Life Easy. It is a great read so far. I am seriously learning from Christiane Northrup, and I can’t wait to finish the book! It is filled up with wise words for healthy living on every page. A must read for every woman, if you ask me.

 

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Making Life Easy

Here is a brief description of the book –

Dr. Northrup explores the essential truth that has guided her ever since medical school: our bodies, minds, and souls are profoundly intertwined. Making life flow with ease, and truly feeling your best, is about far more than physical health; it’s also about having a healthy emotional life and a robust spiritual life. When you view your physical well-being in isolation, life can become a constant battle to make your body “behave.” When you acknowledge the deep connection between your beliefs and your biology and start to tune in to the Divine part of yourself, it’s a whole new ballgame —and the first step in truly making your life easy.

 

 

I am looking forward to the 50 other books I will be reading on my Amazon Kindle this year. What are you reading? Are you doing the read 52 books a year challenge?

 

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Top 3 Tips For Boosting Your Brand’s Reputation

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No matter what industry your business is in, it’s vital that your brand has the best reputation possible. In order to be successful, your existing customers and prospective customers need to know that you’re trustworthy and what you’re offering is credible. 

Even if you’ve successfully built it and are aware of how to protect your brand, it’s imperative that you continually strive to maintain it and boost it as much as you can. But how do you do this effectively?

Here are the top 3 tips on how you can achieve brand loyalty and boost your brand’s reputation to ensure that it retains its place within the industry. Without doing so, will result in your business being deemed untrustworthy, and your customers seeking a similar product or service from one of your competitors. 

 

Strive For Extraordinary Customer Service

You want your customers to have an exceptional experience each time they purchase one of your products or use your service. Therefore, it’s essential that you put customer service as a priority within your business. 

From helping your customers with any queries that they have, to handling any complaints that come in efficiently, it will showcase that your brand is reputable and that it cares about each of its customers. No matter if you’re a startup or a long-established business, this factor should never be ignored – it could even be the difference between business success and business failure. 

 

Showcase Positive Customer Reviews

To effectively boost your reputation, showcase any positive customer reviews you receive on your website or in-store. Customers often seek the opinions of others that have used a certain service or bought a particular product. Which means that you could be missing out on potential sales by failing to represent reviews you get in. 

By providing a forum for them to post opinions (or by integrating software from platforms such as Trustpilot), you can also get an idea as to which aspects you need to improve – making your product or service even better in the future. This will also help to boost engagement and show customers the reasons why they should opt for your business over others.

 

Utilize Key Statistics

Everyone loves a good statistic – especially when it’s relevant to something that they are interested in. Customers tend to trust statistics and other hard data that represents how successful/popular products and services are. 

By gathering statistics – such as how many people use your products/services, you can use it through marketing and branding. With this, however, you should try not to overdo it as it makes your business look less authentic. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, there you go. Those are the top 3 tips you can use to help boost your brand’s reputation. The path you take, of course, is up to you and what your business model includes. But if you conduct thorough research and are aware of the key tactics, there’s no reason as to why the credibility and your brand’s reputation won’t thrive now and in the future.

 

Benefits of Decluttering

I watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix show earlier this year and it taught me a lot of things. I found her decluttering strategy very convincing and she inspired me to carry on living a clutter-free life. Clutter does my head in. I like open spaces and I like my home free of clutter. Which is why I am forever decluttering and sending preloved items to other homes. I feel better when I give and if it isn’t bringing me joy then there is no need for it in my space.

Many people don’t like decluttering as they feel they will always have a need for their items, even though they haven’t touched it in years. Others just like the whole idea of having things everywhere. It makes them feel like they own things.

 

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Clutter does no good regardless of the idea behind it. Now I am not saying you should buy stuff only to get rid of them shortly after. What I am saying is holding on to items you don’t need won’t help you mentally or physically. There are so many benefits of decluttering, here are a few –

 

Having regularly decluttering sessions keeps your space clutter-free

The most obvious benefit is that it keeps your living space free of clutter. It opens up spaces you never knew you had and that alone is amazing.

 

It stops you from wasting money on items you don’t need

Having regular decluttering sessions will stop you from wasting money on items you have no use for. When you declutter your home, you have the opportunity to take a good look at what you have, which allows you decide on items you need and items you don’t need. That way you don’t make the mistake of repeating purchases you don’t need.

 

Decluttering makes space for what to come

When you give away items you don’t need, you make spaces for what you do need, and usually these things come in wonderful ways. Sometimes for you to manifest what you want in your experience, you have to get rid of what you don’t want or what no longer serves you.

 

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It helps you clean better

Once you declutter you will find it a lot easier to clean your spaces better as you would be able to reach them. Getting rid of the junk around you also gets rid of the dirt eventually.

 

I could go and on about the amazing benefits of decluttering. Since I started doing this regularly my life has changed for the better. I will be decluttering again just before Christmas. I have a few bags ready to go to charity and I am looking forward to getting rid of them.

How often do you declutter?

 

 

 

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