Grand Expectations: 4 Steps to Becoming a More Well-Rounded Person 102

Grand Expectations: 6 Steps to Becoming a More Well-Rounded Person

This is a guest post by Sarah Williams.

We can all be better people, and the fact that you’re reading this proves that you would like to do just that!

A well-rounded person is someone who is interested in a variety of things and can hold a good conversation. All you need to do is have an open mind, and try to do things a little differently.

Here are our top tips on becoming a more well-rounded person.

  1. Sign Up for a Course.

This can be a class or a hobby of yours, a new language or even a dance or sports class.

As long as it’s new you will be broadening your horizons, and it’s a great way to meet people and have some great experiences. Who knows, you may even find that there will be new opportunities for you in the future.

These days you can take a class in anything. I once knew someone who did a whole course on WWII films! If, like me, you are a perfectionist, you can always use an eCoaches Online Tutor to maximise your experience and ace any exams!

  1. Read, Read, Read!

Just twenty minutes a day is plenty of time to peruse a news site or read a chapter of a book.

If you are pressed for time, audio books are a great option. For best results, try to read a large variety of media; fiction, non-fiction and news.

Staying up to date with the world around you is a great way to feel connected to your community and the wider world around you. Being knowledgeable means you will always have something interesting to talk about with clients and friends.

If you still find yourself in situations where you aren’t sure about the topic you’re dealing with, listen and absorb the information, because this too can help you become more well-rounded.

  1. Join a Group.

The group you join can be in person, on social media, or a combination of both!

Either way, you will be exposing yourself to many new and diverse people who are all unique, and likely have differing opinions or insights. A club or group can be a great way to socialize with people and hold conversations that are interesting and stimulating, whilst still having the commonality of the reason the group exists.

The group you join doesn’t matter as long as you stay open to the opportunities for interesting and new things to happen in your life.

  1. Travel.

I don’t mean that you necessarily have to get on a plane and go jet setting around, that isn’t a luxury we all have!

However, when the opportunity does arise, you should take the chance to visit places and things you haven’t seen before.You don’t need to go far to discover new things, as even museums are great for visiting a culture that you have never experienced, and you may have one in your own city! You can also read about places, talk to people who are different from

You don’t need to go far to discover new things and become a well-rounded person, as even museums are great for learning about a culture that you have never experienced, and you may have one in your own city! You can also read about places, talk to people who are different from you, and experience different places through words.

The key to becoming more well-rounded is to stay curious, always ask questions, and continue to challenge yourself. As long as you stay

As long as you stay open-minded, you will always continue to grow as a person. We know that it is the journey that matters in the end, so have fun whilst exploring the world. Good luck!

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Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips on Getting a Business Off The Ground 7

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Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.


Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

Save before you start working for yourself full time.

I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

Reach out and build a support network.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.


Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.