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January 2021

Basic Meditation Tricks for Motivation

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To be successful in any industry, you need to have a single-minded approach to your business and professional goals. Even when it comes to your personal life, true happiness often misses people who lack dedication to creating healthy habits. Meditation can help those who practice it focus on what is most important to them, and ultimately take the steps to make it happen. 

Successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Ford, and Jeff Weiner are just a few examples of successful people who attribute their continued success, at least partially, to mediation. Weiner is the CEO of one of the most successful professional social networks, LinkedIn, and has often be quoted touting the powers of mediation. 

Part of the key to time management is carving out time to think, as opposed to constantly reacting

Jeff Weiner-LinkedIn Founder
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Rise With the Sun

Most reputable sources claim that meditation is most effective when done in the morning, at a consistent time. This way, you start your day off with positive energy and a clear head, ready to tackle the day ahead of you. As another bonus, you won’t have to worry about fitting it in after your busy day.

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Start Small and Limit Expectations

A common mistake that people make when starting out with meditation is expecting too much from themselves. Start by meditating for just a few minutes at a time, rather than half an hour. Practice makes perfect and once you can remain focused for a minute at a time, increase your challenge. Do not be hard on yourself! Meditation should be a time where you allow yourself to make mistakes and try again.

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Set a Goal

While it’s important to start small, be sure to go into your meditation practice with a goal. Some people claim that choosing a few positive affirmations to focus on is helpful. Professional goals and personal goals can also play into your calm thought during this time. Often, meditaters strive to empty their mind of invasive thoughts, but this is a tall order for a beginner.

Comment below a few positive words that you might focus on during your first meditation practice! Have you tried this good habit before? What are a few tips you might offer to a first timer?

Read Further:

Headspace

Calm

Insight Timer

Everyday Health

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5 High-Rated and Epic Greek Activities

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It is never to early to start planning and saving for your first vacation after 2020! JIFU is here to help make your wanderlust adventures come true, and cheaper than ever before! We have gathered some of our favorite things to do in Greece! Stay tuned into our social media to learn how to potentially earn a trip here! All of the activities chosen have been selected from the top rated opportunities on the JIFU Travel Portal. Click the button below to book your first activity and save big.

All-inclusive Day or Sunset cruises on a luxury Lagoon catamaran 44

Our first adventure begins in Mykonos, South Aegean, with an all-inclusive day or sunset cruise. Relax and enjoy the sea breezes, and take snaps of the views as your catamaran cuts through the waves of the Aegean Sea. As you sail, enjoy homemade wine or our traditional homemade drink that is popular in Crete island. After a short sail across the north part of the island, pass by the small island of BAOS, the Pirate’s Island, then sail to the archeological site of Delos island. As you arrive you will have a short stop in front of the site of Delos where you can take pictures of the archaeological site from the catamaran as our hostess will explain to you some history of the island. Take pictures and enjoy the moment as the sun unravels into evening.

Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Taste the award-winning volcanic wines of Santorini as you move between the most legendary wineries of the island on a small-group Santorini wine tour of three traditional wineries. Learn about the ancient vineyard of Santorini, the history of the island through the centuries, and how the volcanic soils influence its wine-making. Visit 3 traditional wineries dotted around the picturesque island and taste a selection of 12 different wines served alongside local cheese and snacks.

Cook like a Local Greek in Mt Pelion Greece

Volos, Greece-Learn the insider tips and special techniques to make handmade pita bread, traditional Greek tzatziki, Greek salad, and the baking secrets for a good “Souvlaki”. Be welcomed with hot mountain tea or homemade sour cheery drink. During this workshop, guests will have the opportunity to taste traditional small snacks “meze” with the famous local drink “Tsipouro” and learn about the Greek culture behind the Greek food. Souvlaki will be served on the table accompanied with seasonal salad and Greek beer. At the end of the lesson, leave with small gifts and a participation diploma.

North Side Beaches Tour

The tour is perfectly suited to anyone who desires to visit the beaches on the northern coastline of Milos without the hassle of having to rent a car. You will be able to enjoy the famously gorgeous coasts of Greece while simultaneously learning about the area from a professional tour guide. Take the time to relax and soak up the beautiful Greek sun or explore the nearby coastal cities. 

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Encouraging Your Downline

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A huge part of affiliate marketing is managing and encouraging your downline.

Give Recognition

Sometimes all an unmotivated worker or salesman needs is recognition for their hard work. As a leader, your job is to congratulate the best on your team for exceptional contributions in return on investment. This serves two purposes. The person who receives recognition will be more likely to continue their desirable actions. Additionally, team members who are not performing well may start modeling themselves after the best among them. Recognition creates motivation that sometimes lacks from even the best downline.

Develop a Management Style

As a leader of your team, everyone will be looking to you for information and inspiration. As such, you must master the art of management. Curate your own management style, perhaps by modeling it after a leader who you admire. This will allow you to be a reliable resource for the members of your downline. It is easy to get discouraged when you feel ill-managed, eventually leading to a decrease in productivity.

Increase Communication

Staying in touch with your downline will help your bottom line in the end. Brushing up on your communication skills will make you a more effective leader and salesman. Being able to convey your message clearly to your team is key to activating your team into success. Along with this, any good marketer has to continually update their communication skills to keep up with the changing communication channels.

Keep Focus

While the most motivated on your team will likely remain focused, this is not always the case with the average person. It can seem like boredom and loss of interest is nearly inevitable, especially if someone thinks that their plans are not working out the way they intended them to. It is your responsibility to do your best to make sure that this does not happen. By keeping connected with your downline, you can get ahead of these sorts of issues.

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These are only a few tips to help you motivate and encourage your downline. It is also important to realize, however, that sometimes certain people are not cut out for the hard but rewarding life of an entrepreneur. It takes a strong leader to cultivate a team of people who are as work-oriented as you are!

The Power of Resilience in Business

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Building metaphorical strength can be the difference between failure and success, whether personally or in the context of business. This metaphorical strength is sometimes called resilience. 

Resilience is defined by psychologists as the “process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.” In business, this means that your company can adjust to difficult situations, whether that be because of the job market or a dip in the economy, without losing critical functionality. 

The business market is more unpredictable than ever before, and prioritizing resilience is unprecedentedly important. An obvious example of this can be seen in the current pandemic that threatens even the most stable of businesses. The companies that have been able to pull through and even thrive are the ones that have been flexible. 

Any national or international crisis that disrupts extended global supply chains or contributes to the breakdown of economic activity can spell disaster, especially for small startups. However, building resiliency can be difficult because the leadership has to forgo a certain amount of short-term productivity for long-term adaptability. Identifying threats and potential risks that do not yet exist is another obstacle to overcome. 

The Harvard Business Review’s “six principles of long-lasting systems”:

1. Redundancy
2. Diversity
3. Modularity
4. Adaptability
5. Prudence
6. Embeddedness

It is nearly impossible to measure or check resilience. The majority of companies already engage in risk management, but even the most comprehensive risk management systems often only tackle “specific and known risks.” 

The concept can seem abstract at first glance, but think about companies whose business strategies have paid off. Some examples include Eric Kiariwala’s Capsule or the extremely successful Uber. Both of these companies saw a profit in 2020 despite all the challenges that were thrown at them.

Let us know which of these tips you plan on acting on in 2021 in the comments below! 

 

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Read further:

Harvard Business Review 

Forbes 

American Psychological Association 

How to Design a Proper Workplace

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Despite all of the challenges that 2020 brought, businesses have learned how valuable it is to be flexible and be able to pivot quickly. A huge part of this is employees having to work outside the office in their homes. Individuals and companies alike have discovered that productivity can remain high even outside the office.  While this may be a different experience for some people, affiliate marketers have been doing remote work for years. As an affiliate marketing company, JIFU wants to share how to make your home office into the ideal workspace. 

Equipment 

It is important to make sure that you have the equipment necessary to successfully work at home. A perk of working for a company in their office space is that they usually supply all the things you will need, but that is not always the case when it comes to remote office work. Be sure to get a comfortable chair so that you can comfortably work on projects without injuring your body.

Often overlooked is a great Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Find a mouse and keyboard that is compatible with your work style and will be pleasant to work with for hours at a time. With Zoom and web chat meetings becoming the norm it is important to consider your webcam quality and decide if it would be worth it to invest in a good external chat camera. Additionally, good internet connection is one of the most valuable things a remote worker can have. Decide what company could offer you the best connection and consider upgrading to fiber optics if possible. 

Design 

Another valuable thing to consider when setting up an at-home work space is the design of the space. People are more impacted by their surroundings than they like to admit, so it is important to think about the aesthetics of your office space. If possible, put your desk near an area that has lots of natural light. This can also increase your quality of light when it comes to digital meetings and chats. 

Be sure that you are not backlit in your video chats, and situating your desk in front of a window is a great way to do this. If it is not possible, strategically position lamps and light fixtures for premium viewability. A popular way to liven a room up is adding plants and greenery to the space. 

Efficiency 

Here are some additional tips to increase your at-home efficiency. Maintaining a clean and tidy workplace is important, even if no other people are going to see it. Another great tip is to keep your work and living areas as separate as you can. Even if these areas overlap, it is important to have a section of your house solely devoted to your work.

 With this comes maintaining office hours. Not only with this help the other people you work with know when they can reach you, but it will help your brain remain focused for a scheduled amount of time. A benefit that comes with working from home is that you can dress more casually than you would in an office setting. However, it is still good to get dressed in the morning to set the expectation for yourself throughout the day. 

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The Most Important Financial Tips for 2021

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2021 is a chance to reevaluate your financial situation and work towards a more secure future. It is never too late to get your financial house in order. You work hard, so why not save the fruits of your labor and invest wisely in yourself? We have compiled a list of a few simple tips to help you make this year more stable than the last. 

Order Out Less

Saving money does not have to be a big, daunting task. Start small by bringing your lunch with you to work, or deciding to make a meal at home instead of ordering delivery. If frequent eating out is your vice, try slowly weaning yourself off of take out. Cut out one day of ordering, and you will be surprised at how much money you end up saving. According to a report aggregate by Statista, the average American, aged 45 to 54 years old, spent an average of 4,157 U.S. dollars on eating out. Implementing this small change could help and you may end up eating healthier too!

Workout at Home

During 2020, most people were forced to think outside of the gym when looking to exercise. This may have been a big change for some who rely on the equipment provided by the gym, but there is a hidden benefit of working out at home. You don’t have to pay the often steep monthly charge that gyms often charge! Some people need a change of scenery in order to feel motivated to get their sweat on. If this rings true to you, think about going to a park or running outside for some extra fresh air!  

Banish Recurring Charges

Keep a strict eye on how many recurring charges are being run through your checking account. Recurring charges are services like Netflix subscriptions and Apple Music that charge you automatically every month for access. It can be easy to forget to cancel a subscription that you no longer use. This simple mistake can cost you! For example, if you pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime, you would be spending about 312 USD annually for entertainment. If you regularly use these services, it may be worth it. However, if you don’t use them, that is a sizeable amount of money wasted throughout the year.

Think Outside of the Box

Last year taught us all that even the best laid plans go wrong. Being able to think outside of the box became one of the most valuable skill sets a person can have. Whether it is with something like cryptocurrency or using ecommerce to its full potential, there are opportunities to make money for those willing to look for them. Taking risks can be uncomfortable, but the best things often come when steps are taken out of your comfort zone. 

These are just a few tricks to help you on your financial journey. Remember to hold yourself accountable and set realistic goals.  Be sure to let us know what plans you have for your financial future in the comments below! 

 

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Mexico

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JIFU loves Mexico and our Mexican affiliates, so we thought that we would put together some of the best activities and adventures to have in the amazing country of Mexico. Be sure to click the links to be taken to our Travel Portal.

One of the best cities to visit is Mexico City. It has some of the most interesting history and tourists often have access to the rich culture of the area. One of the most fascinating and often overlooked sights in Mexico City is its street art. Put on your walking shoes and prepare to see some beautiful murals and learn some historical context along the way.
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Cancun, Quintana Roo

 One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mexico is Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is worth it to take a guided tour of the area. Relying on professionals will offer any visitor an in-depth look at such a valuable historical site. You will discover a city that was key in the development of the Mayan civilization and learn about the captivating history of the area. 

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Mexico is famous for its beaches, and one of the best beaches to relax and explore is in Puerto Vallarta’s Colomitos Beach. The beach is one of the smaller ones in the state, but this is a hidden jewel that should not be skipped over. There are hiking and snorkeling opportunities, but it is also the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. 

Vacation!Vacation!

Cabo San Lucas is always a popular spot, but many people forget that there is so much to see and do. Securing a private whale watching tour will be sure to result in unforgettable memories and an awe-inspiring experience. Be sure that time is taken to see the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip. The pacific ocean offers stunning views and incredibly rich marine life, something that Mexico is very proud of. 

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 Whenever visiting Mexico, it is imperative that you take the time to appreciate some of the country’s most famous exports; tequila. One of the most interesting and enjoyable ways to do this is

by booking a tequila tasting in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The state is Mexico’s premier blue agave producer. Throw in a little bit of Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave. Not only is the tequila tasty, but the tasting is a true educational, cultural, and friendly experience.

Adventure

It is never too early to begin planning your next epic travel adventure. As you can see, Mexico has many beautiful opportunities to create the experience of your dreams. Stay tuned for JIFU’s special promotional chance to live out your wildest dreams…..and it may or may not have something to do with Mexico! Follow our social media to stay up to date!

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