How to get better respones from customers? Write better emails

Email. That communication that closely resembles letter writing of yester years, but doesn’t require a day or weeks wait - depending on where you are sending it to- before it gets delivered. If you have been communicating via email with customers and you’re not getting the kind of responses you want, then maybe you have not been observing good email etiquette. That is such a thing, bad email etiquette even got a worker fired. Here are ways you can craft better emails to get favourable responses and generally make you sound like a decent person. 1. Write appropriate a relevant subject line I struggle with this also, getting the right subject line for your email can be the difference between a response or getting banished to the trash folder. The trick ...

Signs you are burning out and how to stop it

No matter what you do for a living, there is a danger of burning out when you work yourself too hard. Burning out could lead to problems that could be irreversible. Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost, experienced this firsthand when she almost lost an eye from burnout. She was so tired at work that she passed out, hitting her face on her desk. She broke her cheekbone and had to get four stitches on her eye. Before you can treat and even prevent burnout, you need to know the warning signs so you can take action. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Health problems Burnout has a massive negative impact on your physical and mental health. Whether you're experiencing back pain, depression, heart disease, obesity, or just getting sick a lot, you need to consider the ...

5 habits to make you a happier person

We understand that it can be quite difficult to be productive when you are unhappy, which is why when we stumbled on this brilliant article we had to share with you and hope it helps you become a happier person. Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible. Here's what you are responsible for, and what you can control: how you respond to your environment and the people in it. This means making some wise choices. Smart and generally happy people experience greater success because they make those good choices every ...

5 tips to help you relax after work

Whether you love what you do or hate getting out of bed every morning to go to work, at the end of the day you are bound to have some carryover stress from the workday. Sometimes, it can be difficult to properly decompress at the end of the day, so you don’t completely relax at the end of the day, but rather fall asleep exhausted and continue the next day with the previous day’s stress. However, there are some tips that can help you relax after work, leaving you properly refreshed to tackle the new day. Take a long shower A shower cleans your body, leaving you feeling fresher that you felt at the end of the day. This also gives you a different smell from what you were used to all day. Throw on a ...

9 smart home devices that (you probably can’t afford, but) are nice to have

Smart home devices are becoming increasingly commonplace. They are here to make our lives easier, but let’s not kid ourselves, electronics have become ridiculously expensive. This hasn’t stopped manufacturers from coming up with more of these incredible devices. We know there’s a recession, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some wishful thinking. Here are some really cool smart home devices to make you go above budget :)  1. Amazon Echo/ Google Home Two of the best smart speakers available on market at the moment. It is quite difficult to separate this two because the have eerily similar features. They both respond to your voice commands, play music (streaming from Tunein,  Youtube, Spotify, Pandora and more)  and control your smart home. Google Home is priced at $130, while ...

5 steps to consistently come up with creative ideas

Coming up with creative ideas is never easy. However, if you want to keep innovating and creating better services and products, it is what you must do. Tapping into your creative genius requires practice and perseverance. James Webb Young in his book A Technique for Producing Ideas presents a five-step guide that should make the creative process easier to recreate. The process goes as thus: 1. Gather material This involves not just focusing on the creative area you are interested in, but also other areas for the sake of curiosity. According to Young “ Every really good creative person…whom I have ever known has always had two noticeable characteristics. First, there was no subject under the sun in which he could not easily get interested... Every facet of life had a ...