Smart Hustlers are constantly on the go and often invest most of their time and energy in their work. Use these pieces of tips and advice to help maintain a healthy work / life balance.

how to avoid procrastination

Discover (Exactly) Why You Keep Procrastinating and Avoiding, Even Though You Wish You’d Stop

By Erin Pheil, founder of The MindFix Group. As entrepreneurs, we regularly run into roadblocks along our journeys. Our job is to identify them, determine strategies to move past them, then move past them. Quite linear and logical, eh? With strategic challenges, this simple formula of "find a fix, and do it" is how we move forward and grow, incrementally. For example, are...

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How Do Entrepreneurs Manage To Go Through The Stress

By Daglar Cizmeci, serial investor, founder and CEO with over 20 years of industry experience in emerging tech, aviation, logistics and finance. Stress is no stranger in the business world. The way entrepreneurs handle their stress is totally subjective based on its nature and cause. This is why, as an entrepreneur, it is important to...

self care when working from home

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care When Working From Home

By Chris Mut, CEO of nerdytec UG, an innovative lap desk producer. Eco-friendly, improving productivity, and reducing stress levels… Are we talking about holidays? Not quite. In fact, these are all benefits of the home office—if done the right way. Unfortunately, we often associate the home office with children interrupting video calls, late-night working hours, and...

Small Business Trends CEO Talks Productivity During COVID-19

Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends was the keynote speaker at the Survive and Thrive Summit about productivity related to COVID-19. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August of 2020 with the next one coming in Spring 2021. It's free, so...

Advanced Decision Making Is a Must for Leaders

 SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · The Questions You Need to Be Asking Yourself + How to Live in Alignment with the Answers   Ramon and Alex Judd talked about work, but more so their conversation focused on how to work, how to lead, and how to stay focused. Alex Judd is a business and leadership...

Corporate Fashion To Entrepreneur. She’s Now Her Own Boss

Anika Hobbs is the owner and chief curator of Nubian Hueman, a fashion brand that partners with almost 500 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. But Anika didn’t just fall into entrepreneurship — instead, she used her years of working at a large corporate fashion brand to learn everything...

Investing In Distressed Communities. Opportunity Zones

Ramon Ray got a chance to talk with Scott Turner, the Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which is quite a mouthful, so you can refer to it as WHORC. Their conversation definitely has to do with small business success and entrepreneurial support, but the journey is a little different...

Shifting Mindsets for a Post-Pandemic Economy: A Quick Convo with Jim Blasingame

Shifting Mindsets for a Post-Pandemic Economy

Ramon joined Jim Blasingame for an interview to discuss how to identify and eliminate pre-pandemic practices & behaviors that could prevent businesses from surviving in the post-pandemic economy. Things will look and happen differently in a post-pandemic world, so businesses need to shift their outlook and stay focused on goals, even during times that...

How One Entrepreneur Empowers Adults With Disabilities Through Art

This year at NetSuite's SuiteWorld, Ramon had a chance to sit down with a number of fascinating entrepreneurs. One of them was Ann Kappes. About Creativity Explored Creativity Explored gives artists the space to create, and a space to show off their work. This is a rarity, as many studios focus on just one of the...

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