Maintaining Your Health As A Business Owner

Taking care of your business is important to ensure it stays maintained. This is very obvious. However, how often do you consider the fact that to some extent, you are your firm? Do you hold yourself in as high regard as your operation? If not, why not? Remember that in the early days, you are likely the management and creative lead in the entire premises, so without you, things could deteriorate very quickly.

Maintaining your health is important if you ever hope to craft a business worth of envy. However, the life of a business leader is not known for being the most comfortable, at least in the early days when day to day success is crucial. This article will be focused on how to maintain yourself, so you can come back to work with an excellent outlook and continual vitality.

Here are a few methods you might like to try:

Maintain Public Health Problems

Issues can often occur to embarrass you as you start getting on in years. This might be incontinence, an overactive bladder, or many other dermatological, perspiratory, or many other issues that could influence your stature in the office. Are you to blame for these problems? Of course not, they surface without warning and can be harmful to manage, at least for your confidence. However, visiting a professional urology clinic, or heading to the required specialist can immediately improve your situation, and allow you to focus on methods to manage or resolve the problem. With one fell swoop, you can lessen the emotional and mental burden of dealing with a problem like this, when you have so many others to take care of from a financial perspective.

Manage Your Stress

Managing your stress is essential as a business leader. There are a million things you must think about in a day, and if you do not maintain yourself your thought patterns can become frayed, and this might impact your sleep. Be sure to meditate, read when you can, take mental breaks from your work, and try to reduce your tendency to worry. Put things into perspective. This will help you lessen your reactive output and instead become more of a calm and composed thinker, navigating the waters of your industry with a degree of finesse and care. Over time, this should translate to help you enjoy the long-term responsibilities you face, instead of worrying about them at every term. After all, there’s absolutely a difference between an obstacle and a challenge.

Insure Yourself

Consider the personal implements you need to work well. It might be that you type often while running a set of websites, or you need your hearing for high-value audio production. While maintaining your health in the usual, responsible ways, an added measure could be to insure the tools that help you complete your job, such as your sense of hearing or your hands. If the worst was to happen and you lost out on their function, these insurances can guarantee you a form of compensation to either readjust your business output or to transition to something new.

With these simple efforts, managing your health as a functional business leader is sure to be supported, and issues are sure to be compensated.

 

3 Often-Overlooked Areas Of Business Organization

 

In business, organization is always important— that’s a given. Without effective organization, your business will flounder, unable to develop to its true potential, held back by the lack of a smooth operational process. Most business owners are well aware of this, and thus take the time to ensure that the basics of their office and business organization are always achieved.

However, even the most diligent of entrepreneurs can overlook certain aspects of their company— and this is definitely true when it comes to evaluating the organizational prowess of an enterprise. As a business owner, you’re going to want to chase down these areas and bring them into organizational line along with the rest of your company. So, which areas should you be focusing on?

#1 – Staff holiday planning

For many entrepreneurs, the fact that staff need time off is little more than an inconvenience. Of course, you understand that they need that time off and you’ll do all you can to ensure they get it, but it’s never at the top of your priority list. That’s understandable, but it’s also something you need to rectify if you want to keep your staff happy.

Take the time to design a way of managing how staff request time off and how the schedule is managed to accommodate this. This is particularly important during times when a large number of staff members will want to request time off; for example, during the holidays.

#2 – Digital assets

Your business’ digital assets — documents, photographs, files, and so on and so forth — should be stored in a central, easily-accessed, and incredibly organized way. Sadly, this is something that many businesses overlook; as the number of documents needed to run a business continues to grow almost exponentially, it can feel nigh-on impossible to keep up.

However, it is possible, and the longer you wait to start, the tighter it’s going to be. For most businesses, digital asset management can help them streamline their digital assets, and ensure that all members of staff are able to locate the exact digital file they need, the moment they need it. If you don’t currently have any solutions implemented in terms of digital asset management, then now is the time to begin.

#3 – Customer complaints

Responding quickly and efficiently to all complaints from customers can be the difference between a good business reputation and a terrible one. It’s vital that you implement a system that manages all forms of customer contact across all mediums so as to ensure you’re able to deliver effective response times.

This is usually a matter that can be handled using a spreadsheet for smaller businesses, but larger companies may want to investigate specialized customer complaint management software. Dedicated software can make the management of complaints incredibly simple, and help to rescue a relationship with a customer that has been compromised by a fault they have experienced.

In conclusion

The above three areas are easy to overlook when it comes to executing excellent organizational strategies throughout your business. By altering your strategy to incorporate these often-overlooked aspects of your business, you’ll be able to be sure of smooth organizational operations in your business.

 

Greek Chicken and homemade Tzatiki sauce

We have tomatoes! LOTS of beautiful, juicy lovely cherry tomatoes. So many tomatoes I don’t even know what to do with them anymore. Oh and cucumbers. We have those too! Lots of them.

So with lots of cucumbers and tomatoes, the first thing that came to mind was a cucumber and tomato salad, but Karol said she wasn’t a fan. So I had to think about what she does like. And what she (and the rest of the family) like are chicken skewers. With a greek marinade, and pita bread and feta cheese. We like Tzatiki sauce also, but the boys can live without that. We eat this Greek Chicken and homemade Tzatiki sauce many times in the summer because it is so easy and so Delicious!!

So off to the grocery store I went to get some greek yogurt and pita bread. I always make my own Tzatiki because it just tastes better. One thing I will say is that it tastes even better the day after you make it then the day you make it so if you can have the presence of mind to prepare (as I didn’t) and make your Tzatiki the day before it will be much yummier. In this case they got what they got. Just kidding, we loved it and we like it even more the next day!

First, you make a simple marinade for the chicken and let it sit in there for as long as you have — sometimes I have 20 minutes and sometimes (although not as often as I would like) for as long as 24 hours. Mostly I just forget to plan ahead. Either way the chicken will taste delicious. Then you make a huge amount of Tzatiki. More than you think you will need, but trust me, it goes fast.  You chop lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion (for others than my family I do this, we are not big red onion eaters). Then you grill the chicken. You can either grill your chicken whole or use skewers. For some reason my family just loves food on a skewer. We also always grill the pita bread. Grilling gives it a nice texture and takes away some of the “flour” taste. A super easy way to feed a family or even a large gathering, and you will hardly break a sweat. Added plus of making a light, summer meal that everyone will love and they can take what they want or don’t want, (onions and sauce for my kids, and pita bread for the people not eating gluten) and you can just simply enjoy a lovely glass of whatever your favorite summer beverage is (I like a white sangria personally, or wine spritzer) and enjoy the smell of grilled food and the sound of happy people on a summer evening!

Grated cucumber

 

Yogurt

I put my yogurt in paper towels (because I don;t have cheesecloth) and then put in over a large cup (a tall plastic container works also). I wrap a rubber band around it so the liquid will drip through the cloth and your sauce will be thicker. You definitely DON’T have to do this, especially if you use Greek yogurt which has less moisture. I just like my sauce thick.

 

Tzatiki….yum!

 

We freeze the chicken with the seasonings on them. Makes dinner prep faster and easier.
Chicken done.

 

Ready to assemble. Also, side note I used Naan bread.

 

Ready to devour! Delicious!
Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-4 (depending on size of group) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Tzatziki dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups (554 grams) plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 hothouse, English or seedless cucumber, unpeeled (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Assembly
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced (we skip this unless there is company that likes it)
  • About 1 pound small-medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 hothouse, English or seedless cucumber, chopped
  • small can of black olives, sliced
  • 4 large pitas (intending 1/2 per person) or more as needed
  • crumbled feta cheese

Prepare the chicken: Combine all ingredients in a large freezer bag. Rub all around, coating chicken as evenly as possible. Let marinate for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours, whatever time you have. (we put marinade on chicken and then freeze with marinade, easy peasy when thawed)

Make tzatziki: Place the yogurt in a medium bowl. Slice your cucumber in half, and remove the seeds. Coarsely grate your cucumber and after sitting for a few minutes, wring it out as well as you can. All of that liquid makes the sauce too wet. Add wrung-out cucumber to yogurt bowl along with lemon juice, sour cream, dill, garlic, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until needed.

Prepare salad components: Arrange, onion, tomatoes, black olives and cucumbers on a platter, or in bowls.

Cook chicken: Heat your grill to high heat or a grill pan to medium-high. Remove chicken from marinade and grill on first side until dark lines appear, about 5 minutes, then flip and grill for 3 minutes more on second side. Cooking times will vastly range by the thickness and coldness of your chicken, as well as variations between grills. Transfer cooked chicken to a cutting board, let rest for a couple minutes while you quickly heat/toast your pitas on the grill. (or cube chicken and put on skewers)

Cut chicken into chunks. Cut pitas into wedges. Add to platter with vegetables and let everyone dig in.

Recipe Notes

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. Add the marinade to the chicken, package for the freezer and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then grill or bake in the oven.

We make this a LOT in the summer. Definitely  a family favorite and super easy!!