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Do you ever completely shut down your work? Seems like an impossible dream, but it's possible! When Jill goes on vacation, she'll shut down all electronics and leave work behind. It takes a bit of time to fully shut down but once it's done, it's so hard to get back to reality. How does she do it? A lot of planning and heavy lifting beforehand. And if she absolutely needs to use a phone to find the nearest pizza place, someone else will have an available phone so it's not the end of the world. Brad and Jill give you tips on how to find your bliss with the Top 5 Ways To Leave Work In The Office in this episode and they welcome Yahaira Núñez to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Yahaira Núñez is the Assistant VP of Business Development at Excelsior Growth Fund, a non-profit organization that offers affordable, flexible and fast business loans along with free advisory services to help small businesses grow. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_212.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Do you think there's no crying in baseball..no, I mean, the office? Brad had a conversation with a client last week about a team member who recently spent a lot of time crying at work. The client told the team member to put on some sunglasses and take a walk around the block. Essentially, "there's no crying in the office." Brad told the client he agreed with the action; it's ok to cry in the office, but not all the time. If crying at the office diminishes your ability to get your work done, then yes, take a walk around the block and pull it together. Jill agrees too, and thinks she'd be even harsher; she'd simply suggest not coming into the office. There's office morale and work flow to think about, and she wants to preserve that. The exception is if you cry over something you're incredibly passionate about in a situation where permission has been granted. Overall, if you're in a business setting and emotions are prohibiting you from working, that's not good. Brad and Jill also talk about the Top 5 Times To Show Your Emotions In Business and they welcome entrepreneur and dog walker extraordinaire Britt Alwerud to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Britt Alwerud is the founder and CEO of Handlr, a software platform that makes it easier for business owners to handle their daily operations. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_211.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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When is it helpful to be emotional in business? Jill started out stoic and business-like in her career, but when she began being herself, she made more money! She's now on a mission to let people know that business doesn't have to be boring. Yes, there's a fine line between emotions and business, but Jill believes we should all be closer to that line. As a consultant, Brad likes to give his clients permission to have their emotions because it allows for effective problem solving. If you can get to the root of the issue, you can connect with others and solve it! Ultimately, there are emotions you don't want to bring into the workplace but more often than not, we can all benefit from showing up as our authentic, genuine selves. They also talk about the Top 5 Emotions You Need In Business in this episode and they welcome dessert designer Joellyn Huebner to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Joellyn Huebner is the founder of Sweet Soirées, a Chicago-based dessert catering company specializing in custom-styled, visually stunning, luxury dessert and candy buffets for all occasions. Find her on Twitter, and Facebook, and Instagram.

Shout-out:

  • Justin D K left us a review on iTunes and we were tickled pink at all the great things he had to say! Thanks for the looooove, Justin D K!
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_210.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Do you know of some companies that are doing good? Not well, but good! Jill mentioned a woman who is converting her dance studio into a non-profit, and another who runs an organization which helps literacy in Chicago. Internationally speaking, she's all about Kiva. She can go on and on about all the great companies she knows of; there are so many! Brad loves the local breweries in Chicago and how they're creating wonderful communities around them. If you know of a company that's doing good, let us know! Call or text 708-872-7878 and share it with us please! They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Know It's Time To Promote A Team Member in this episode and they welcome pharmacist and entrepreneur Rosemarie Rutecki to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Rosemarie Rutecki is the founder of Mashtopatoes, a platform focused on helping busy parents and neighbors work together and build a strong community through covering tasks that will lessen a parent's load. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Sponsor:

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Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_209.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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