Whether you run a successful blog or an e-commerce business at home, you will want to protect it so that there are minimal business disruptions and cyber breaches. Installing cybersecurity can protect your data, save you time, and maintain your business’s reputation. If you are wondering how cybersecurity measures can protect your business, then keeping reading.
Become less vulnerable
If you lack cybersecurity, then your at-home business will be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and malicious activity. Without the right virus protection and backup system, you could lose all of your data within minutes. You will want to be secure as possible as an independent business, as you might not be able to afford a security team.
Your business can learn more about cybersecurity and the right measures to take through the Lead to Win lecture. Your business will be able to learn everything that they need to know to tighten security measures and become less vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Reduce malicious activity
As an at-home business, it is so important to ensure that you install anti-virus software. Without virus protection, your computer could go down and you could lose control of your business.
Anti-virus software will reduce malicious activity as it will detect anything suspicious during its scheduled assessments. When it detects malicious activity, it will combat the virus and tighten security. Thus, your business will be less likely to incur virus issues.
Keep your personal devices safe
When you run your own business, you will likely use personal devices for business matters. In the early stages, you might not be able to afford work phones or extra laptops. Therefore, cybersecurity features will ensure to protect your personal devices and your personal information.
If you are logging into your social media accounts and bank on the same phone that you are doing work emails, then your phone could be hacked and your personal and business data could be compromised. Therefore, having cybersecurity measures in place for your at-home business will keep your personal life safe too.
Protect your finances
Your business information will likely include your bank details. Whether you have a business or a personal bank that you use for your at-home business matters, this information could be compromised if you lack cybersecurity measures.
The best measure to put into place for protecting such private information is two-factor authentication. This will heighten security and make it more difficult for hackers to enter your system. Double locking your financial information and securing your bank details will protect your finances, which is key for keeping a small business afloat.
Guard customer information
Every business will have customer information stored on its systems. Whether it be bank details or pirate addresses, these need to be kept safe for the safety of your customers.
Securing your cyber system will ensure to protect customer information and ensure that no information gets leaked. If customer information gets compromised, then your business could face issues with hackers as well as legal companies after customers sue you.
How many times have you walked into a room only to forget why you walked in there in the first place? It happens to us all, and yet we never think anything of it. The thing is, we shouldn't be walking into rooms and forgetting why we went in there in the first place. As we get older or have children, our memories start to change and fade. A six-year-old can have a memory of an elephant and never forget anything, but by the time we are adults we’re forgetting what to buy at the shops and the next task – it’s frustrating!
The question isn't whether how to improve your memory, but how we can do it and what we can do to enhance it. We need to make sure that we are doing all we can to look after our memory so that it’s preserved for the future. It’s for this reason we’ve put together four things that you can do how to improve your memory and start enjoying life.
Focus On Muscle Memory
Even if your mind forgets what you were supposed to buy from the shop, you can train your body to remember things. Think about the times you’re driving to work and you have no idea how you got from A to B or how you got the car to work – you just did it. When you’re playing driving games, you start to remember without thinking about how to use the keypad and what the controls are. If you can improve your muscle memory by doing things on repeat, then it stands to reason you can improve your memory for other things, too.
It’s not all hocus pocus, you know. Meditation is a useful tool for a lot of reasons, and you can improve your memory when you meditate. You clear your mind and get rid of the mental clutter, which can help you to improve the things that you are supposed to remember the most.
Play Brain Games
We talked about driving games, but there are so many other games out there that will help you to improve your memory, too. Brain games endorsed by neuroscientists are developed purely to help you to improve your memory. Looking into these types of brain-exercising games is an excellent choice so that you can improve your memory early. Make sure you watch your posture, though; they can be addictive!
Get Some Sleep
To improve your memory, you need to improve the quality of your sleep. Sleep is so critical for many of the functions of the human body, but if you want your brain to play ball, you need to nourish it. Sleep is important, so get the recommended amount of sleep and you’ll make the improvements that count for your memory.
You need to hold onto a healthy memory as long as possible if you want to live a full and rich life. Your memory can naturally fade as you get old, but that doesn't mean that it definitely will. Try the four things above, and you’ll see an improvement.
Today, I wanted to share with you what a day in the life of a couple of internet marketers from Canada looks like 🙂
From our perspective, the money our online business creates is amazing, but the real treasure is how we've been able to spend most of our days enjoying our boys. It's because of our passive income systems that we can live life without the constraint of worrying about money or having a traditional job.
So below is a typical day for us (which I realize is quite the anomaly) in a world where everyone is busy rushing from one place to the next.
Andrew and I are well aware of our blessing…
A Day In The Life
So everyday the kids get up and play for a bit (if you know our boys, you know each one will have a soccer ball within minutes of waking up – yes, even the one year old!) while we make breakfast.
If you watched the Masterclass you’ll know that Andrew and I homeschool our 2 boys.
So because we work from home and homeschool, we have the amazing opportunity to pad around the house in our jammies and breakfast is usually long and leisurely. None of us get up to an alarm and the day starts off relaxed which is how I want my kids to experience the world.
Andrew usually makes some type of gorgeous frittata in the morning using farm fresh eggs and we’ll have that with bacon (yes!), home fries, tomatoes and of course some BulletProof coffee!
And if Andrew doesn’t make the eggs, we have a resident chef (in Jack) who loves to cook! His breakfast specialties include omelets and poached eggs!
After breakfast, the kids played a little more and today we did some schoolwork with Jack curled up on the couch. We started exploring this amazing book called, ”The Atlas of Adventures” which I absolutely love! It was an awesome find at our local library.
Speaking of library, next on the agenda is a library visit. Andrew hopped in the car with the boys to go down the mountain while I stayed home to write a few emails, including this blog post. We just recently bought a house on top of a mountain right on the ocean – the sunsets are AMAZING! Check out the sunset below!
Jack loves the library and picked out more books for the week which undoubtedly included some Pokemon Manga.
Henry at the library, despite our urgings to pick out a few books of his own, just runs around! No one at the library minds though; we live in a very small community and people just smile and talk to him, I guess they know containing a little one is no small feat!
Of course, better than running around in a quiet library, I got a text from Andrew saying he took the boys to the park. It's a beautiful Spring day and the boys ran around to burn off some steam.
On the way home, Andrew picked up a few groceries including some organic avocados for a fresh tuna, cucumber and avocado salad that I am trying for the first time.
From there, Henry naps (yay!) Andrew checks in and works for a couple of hours and Jack will work on his schoolwork for a little.
Tonight after an early supper we end up taking a walk on the shore, and then are off to soccer tryouts this evening for Jack (Update: Jack made the tier 1 rep team!)
On the shore.
And that's pretty much a typical day!
After getting back home, and after their nightly routines we curl up with the boys for a little before we put them to bed.
What I love about our days is the flexibility and yet we have the ability to provide much more than I ever thought possible because of our online business.
Now the above is what a typical day looks like, it might be different from yours if you were to grow your passive income streams, but what I want you to take away from this blog post is the feeling of “freedom.”
Our day was relaxed, filled with laughter and wonderment watching our kids explore the world.
Yes, we sprinkled a couple of hours of work in there but for the most part, we were with our kids, had meals made from scratch, and took the time to do things that are enjoyable to us and feeds our soul. Plus it’s a Tuesday, LOL (a day where most people are just getting started in the week and are already longing for the weekend!)
Years ago we decided that we were going to put it in the work and we bought into the vision that life is what we make it.
This is what we wanted from our lives, and it's now our reality.
I want you, to make your dreams a reality as well.
If you haven’t yet watched the Masterclass, watch it now…It will show you how we made this all happen, including how you can start making $1000 a day, starting this week.
Once you’re done watching the Masterclass, email or call me with your questions.
I’m happy to help and connect with you. One of the things that brings me the greatest joy in life (other than my most awesome husband and kids) is to be able to help other entrepreneurs like yourself figure out your true path to freedom.
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough, and we'll be more content when they are.
After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.
We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?
Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
A quote comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said,
“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time…and remember that time waits for no one.
So, stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink…. there is no better time than right now to be happy.
Everything You Need To Know About Intermittent Fasting
I first came across intermittent fasting a few years ago from a book by Brad Pilon called Eat Stop Eat. I've continually come back to this book because it is incredibly well-researched and Brad Pilon actually does this method of Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent Fasting Documentary:
I found the concept extremely interesting, but the idea didn't really take root until I saw this intermittent fasting documentary by BBC documentarian Michael Manley:
I also watched this Ted Talk on Intermittent Fasting by Jolly. It's a bit more technical, but you can see the results you can achieve if you try this method of weight loss out.
Personally, I lost about 30 pounds using this method of weight loss and avoiding almost all simple carbohydrates.
Here is an image of some of the results you can get if you try intermittent fasting. I found this online.
Video from a Ted Talk on Intermittent Fasting:
After I saw this, it really started to make sense.
This documentary also mentions telemeres, which can extend your life. Very interesting concept.
If you are interested in intermittent fasting, which I have personally tried, I'd recommend to start here.