Balance

The world is filled with stressors. This is in many ways especially true for small business owners, who may feel like they need to be hands-on in every element of their company. You’ve made the business from the ground up, with your own two hands, invested time, money and energy into creating something great. With so much of yourself in … Read More

The Big Five and Business, Part II

A quick summary for those who didn’t read the first post: there’s a personality inventory called the Big Five, and it evaluates people’s personalities based on five facets: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. During our last post, we discussed how the first three facets can affect the well-being of your small business. In brief, Openness is good … Read More

The Big Five and Business, Part 1

The Big Five personality traits are five traits (what a surprise) developed by psychologists that seem to account for a great deal of an individual’s personality. The five traits are Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness,  and Neuroticism. Each of the five can have an effect on the success of a business; when starting a business, it might be a … Read More

Change

Change is inevitable. Being alive is change, down to the minute biological processes that make us tick. While change is very much a part of us, it can be something we’re incredibly resistant to. Comfort is necessary; without some level of consistency in our lives, it can be difficult to find a sense of ease or a sense of self. … Read More