Finding Harmony: Tips for Achieving a Better Work-Life BalanceIn today's fast-paced and demanding world, finding a balance between work and personal/home life can be challenging. Many people find themselves ca...
Keeping it Fresh Since 2017Have you ever fallen so deeply in love with a product, feeling like it was indispensable and you couldn’t imagine living without it? Well this hap...
Breaking the Flow: Navigating Interruptions in the WorkplaceInterruptions are a common occurrence in the workplace and they can range from a quick chat with a colleague to a major crisis that demands immedia...
The Power of Feedback: Why it matters and how to give it effectively
Feedback is a crucial component of personal and professional growth, yet it is often overlooked or avoided. Let’s be honest, giving and receiving feedback can be intimidating.
When we give feedback, whether it be positive or negative, it can provide the recipient with valuable information that can help improve performance, behaviours, and enhance social connection or affiliation within the workplace.
When we give and receive feedback effectively, it not only motivates us and helps us learn, it can enhance productivity and help foster a sense of community in the office.
Setting Intentions for your Work Week
In the hustle and bustle of our busy work weeks, it’s not surprising that come Friday, we often feel slightly deflated. But, why do we feel this way?
Feeling deflated or worn out by the end of the work week is a common experience for many people, and there are several potential reasons why this may happen.
As the week goes on, we often accumulate physical and mental fatigue from work, which can gradually wear us down. Work-related stress can accumulate throughout the week, leading to exhaustion or even burnout. Additionally, if your work is monotonous and routine, it can contribute to feelings of boredom and lack of motivation, which may intensify over the course of the week.
At Willow Oak, one thing we are a really big fan of is setting a positive tone and starting our week off right, which begins by setting intentions for each day.
Decluttering Your BusinessLately, there has been so much talk around how decluttering your homes can create a beautiful space that welcomes creativity, safety and functional...
Time Management Best Suited to You
Time management is not only important for running a business, but in all areas of our lives. However, as business owners and full-time mamas, we understand that finding the time to focus on time management strategies isn’t always at the top of mind.
This is why we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite strategies on how you can optimize your time so it is best suited to your needs both at work, and in your everyday life.
Four Simple Tips to being a Stand Out Candidate
The interview process can certainly be a grind for candidates and employers these days, and we want to help both parties succeed!
Here are some items that help candidates stand out to me as I do the initial phone screen.
Meet your CoachesMegan and Courtney Hughes are the coaches behind Building Better Basics. Megan and Courtney have a unique history which brought them together to gr...
Unconscious Bias: What it Is and How to Manage itUnconscious Bias is in all of us - and it’s an incredibly important thing to be aware of. What is unconscious bias? Well, it comes in many, many f...
Money MindsetMoney may seem scary, but in reality it is simply a tool we use to trade for something in exchange. The more we understand about any topic, the more benefits we can receive. Rather than shy away from it, I challenge you to look strongly at your money and set real goals around it.
The “why” behind our Planner and NotepadsIf you haven’t heard the news yet, Willow Oak launched their very own planner and notepads - and we want to tell you everything you need to know ab...
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