3 Ways to Make More Time for Your Loved Ones in 2018

We are already a few weeks into 2018, which means our New Year’s resolutions are set, and we are hopefully well on our way to making these next 12 months the best ones yet. There is so much pressure at the beginning of each new calendar year to make the next 365 days the most productive, successful, and healthy ones to date. And while it’s wonderful to be on a constant journey of self-improvement, don’t forget the next year is also an opportunity to improve your relationships with your loved ones. After all, that’s what makes life so worthwhile. So in addition to your personal goals in the new year, make an effort to improve your relationships with the people you love the most. Here are 3 ways to make more time for loved ones in 2018.

How to Make More Time for Loved Ones

Give them your full attention when you’re with them

First and foremost, make an effort to eliminate all distractions when you are spending time with the people who are the most important to you. In a world of smartphones and constant notifications, it can be a challenge to devote 100% of your attention to the people you are with. Set goals this year to spend quality time with your loved ones this year, which means putting down the phone and diving into conversation with the people you are with.

Never underestimate the power of a phone call

Sometimes it can be difficult to stay in touch with loved ones when you don’t live in the same city. Between busy schedules and commitments, it can be a real challenge to find opportunities to spend time together. However, never underestimate the power of a phone call––even if you don’t have anything specific to tell them. Pick up the phone and give them a ring just to check in and see how they are doing. Knowing that someone is thinking of you is one of the best feelings.

Keep them at the top of your priorities list

Perhaps, most importantly, the best thing you can do to improve your relationships with your loved ones is to always keep them at the top of your priorities list no matter what. It can be hard to balance the efforts you devote to improving yourself and reaching your personal goals as well as the efforts to improve your relationships with the people in your life who matter most. But keep your relationships at the top of your priorities list, so that you don’t let anything else get in the way of spending time with your loved ones.

Make 2018 the best year for yourself and your relationships by following these three tips to make more time for loved ones.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Coaching

Becoming and earning respect as a business coach and in life is a treacherous path. It may seem like a no-brainer at first, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind when coaching other employees to make sure you are providing the best insight you can. Since business coaching and mentoring is an ongoing process that takes place in day-to-day interactions within your company, there is nothing more important than establishing a helpful and effective coaching style that you can incorporate into your business culture. Take a look at the do’s and don’ts of business coaching to make sure your coaching style serves your business in the best way it can.

Do correct issues before they become significant problems

Remember that one of the main goals when it comes to business coaching, besides of course building a stronger and more effective business practice and culture, is to reduce small problems before they become big ones. Make sure you pay attention to the work your employees are producing, so they become aware when problems arise no matter how small. Take this opportunity to coach them to fix these issues before they become a serious problem, which can be detrimental to your business as a whole.

Don’t make your employees feel bad

When you are addressing these issues, remember that the goal in business coaching is not to make anyone feel bad about their work. If anything, it’s to make your employees more confident in their performance going forward. Productivity is a lot harder to come by when your employees are too consumed with what they didn’t do right. Instead, take this time to encourage your employees, build their confidence in the work they do, and remind them of their talents and what they bring to your business.

Do focus on building your employees’ knowledge and skills

Business coaching is not an opportunity to make your employees feel bad, it is a reason to offer sincere advice and insight on how to produce more substantial work and build the productivity of your business. Let your employees know the skills and practices you would like to reinforce and see more of.

Don’t just show off how much you know

More than anything, remember that business coaching interactions allow you the opportunity to build relationships with employees that will enrich your business and your life. Take a personal approach when addressing your employees, and remember that business coaching is not an opportunity to show off your talents. Instead, it’s more of an opportunity to relate to your employees and understand where they’re learning perspective is coming from, so you can offer the best and most effect insights moving forward.

If you follow these simple do’s and don’ts of business coaching, your techniques will not only improve the work your employees produce, but you will also improve the productivity, culture, and relationships within your business.

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