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I’d consider myself a fairly “healthy” person. I think there are a variety of ways to define a healthy lifestyle–but I do my best to eat right (who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?), take care of my body (and skin!), exercise regularly, and practice stress relief on a fairly regular basis. With that being said, life has its moments, and no matter how hard we try to#LiveBeautyFull–life sometimes just happens…taking a toll on our skin.

…and just when you think you’ve got it all together, the dark circles can creep up on you in a moments notice. Here are a few reasons you might just want to keep Pevonia’s NEW  EyeRenew™ Conceal & De-Age Treatment handy…even if you think you’ve got it all under control:

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Fashion. It’s something that has consumed me my whole life. One of my earliest memories was my delight on Christmas Day, opening a box to learn that I was gifted a year’s subscription to Vogue. I was six. And beyond any Nintendo or other hot gifts of the era that I received that year—that one was my favorite. And I think that is where the love affair began.

Living a complete beauty full lifestyle includes all aspects of your life, work included. In order to live the fullest and most well-rounded life, it’s important to remember that you should want to strive to be your healthiest, and personal best at work too!

Here I share my top four must-do’s for workplace success:

ONE…

Communicate Effectively

Effective communication can come in many forms, and it is important to ensure your communication in all aspects of your workplace are professional, clear, and precise. An effective communicator listens just as much as she does speak, and doesn’t always control the conversation.

 

TWO…

Make Work Count

No matter the size of the project, to-do, or assignment making your work count (BIG or small) is vital to your overall success. If “it’s good enough” is a phrase often part of your vocabulary, you may want to consider revamping your work-style. Always strive to send the best of every task you set to accomplish…hard work won’t go unnoticed.

If at the end of the work day you don’t love what you do…make a change. Whether you’re tired of the work you’re doing, not passionate about the field of work, or just aren’t a fan of your boss…make a lifestyle change for the better.

 

THREE…

Practice Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships are one of the main keys to workplace success. Sometimes we see the people we work with more than we do our family… so be sure workplace relationships are healthy ones.

Your Boss

It’s important to remember that your boss can help shape your career in your workplace, so be your personal best at all times. Don’t gossip, slack off, or do something unprofessional at work, EVER.

Your Co-Worker

You may become friends or even relationships with co-workers outside of work, but always be sure to keep your work and life friendships separate while at work. Don’t hook up on the clock, gossip about others, or play favorites while at work. Be responsible and dependable…and most importantly, avoid workplace drama.

 

FOUR…

Make Workplace Rules

Make yourself a list of rules to follow at your job. Here are a few of mine:

  • Always be on time. (15 minutes early!)
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Take Notes.
  • Organize & Prioritize
  • Leave drama at the door.
  • Don’t slack off.

Applying these simple, but important rules will not only improve and make for healthy work habits, performance, and productivity, but it will also reduce your levels of stress!

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It’s no surprise those with safe, 9-to-5 jobs tend to be unsatisfied and less successful than they could be in their careers.

That’s because the first ingredient to success is to do what you’re passionate about, says serial entrepreneur Parviz Firouzgar, author of 20/20 Hindsight. “When you have the chance to do what you actually love, take it,” says Firouzgar, who did so and made a fortune.

“The surest way to work your life’s dream is to exercise entrepreneurship, which usually means creating your own niche business. Believe me—it’s possible when you have passion and your specialization fills a need. I’ve done it multiple times and it has been a great ride.”

Through trial and error—and after decades of experience—Firouzgar has uncovered reliable tips for creating a business so you can live your passion. He says…

Find a good mentor. Of course, your enterprise must be financially sustainable. Imagine having the ability to skip ahead to possessing that unique set of skills that comes with already having earned your first fortune. “Had I known what it would take to earn my first million before I’d earned that knowledge, it would have come much quicker and easier,” says Firouzgar. “A good mentor helps you fast-forward through time-consuming mistakes, and will help you learn from their mistakes so you don’t have to experience them.”

Formulate a quality business plan for the start-up phase. Getting excited over an idea is fun, but figuring out logistics is where the work begins. While investors seek confidence first and foremost in people—their passion, determination and past successes—a sound business plan is vital for raising capital. If multiple investors refuse your project, it may mean the plan didn’t demonstrate how and when the investment would generate an acceptable return.

To-do lists are non-negotiable; use them. Among the abundant academic and self-help literature intended to help aspirational people achieve goals, there is one proven and reliable tool that sets the gold standard like nothing else: a to-do list. To-do lists act as cheat sheets for keeping your busy mind focused on what needs to be addressed.
“An added tip in executing a to-do list: do first what you like doing least,” Firouzgar says.

In partnerships, you need more than good intentions. New businesses are often founded on shared dreams within a relationship. But before moving forward on a good intention with a family member, spouse or friend, give the concept and its logistics an honest and objective assessment.

“Few people understand why this dynamic so often fails,” he says. “But, more importantly, even fewer people have managed to avoid the pitfalls the first time they enter into a business partnership.”