Blogs by RAYMA Team

Common Myths About Rest

Sep 07, 2020

Rest is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. And the practice least utilized by most people!  Why? Maybe it's because they believe a myth about rest, and it is sabotaging their efforts without them even realizing it. Let's talk through a couple common myths about rest so you can identify them and break the cycle of not getting enough rest. 

Myth #1- I Will Get Less Done 

Hands up if you believe you will get less done if you schedule time to rest and relax? So many people do! But, research proves you will get MORE done if you make rest a priority. Here's some interesting statistics about performance, rest, and relaxation from a Huffington Post article, Relax! You'll Be More Productive.

  • In a study of nearly 400 employees researchers found that sleeping too little (less than 6 hours a night) was one of the best predictors of burn-out.
  •  A Harvard study...
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Common Symptoms of Stress and What You Can Do About Them

Aug 31, 2020

If I were a betting woman, I would say you have felt increased levels of stress in the last 30 days. How do I know? Because most of us have. From job stress to financial strain you are probably feeling the pressure of increased stress! While stress is a part of the human condition, you don’t have to let it run amok until you are forced to deal with dire consequences. You can learn how to recognize the common symptoms of stress and then manage it.

Turns out our jobs are the largest source of our stress.

I bet you are not surprised by that at all! Check out these statistics from The American Institute of Stress. Yep stress is so high, and the consequences so great, we need a whole institute to study it! 

  • US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress.
  • Stress causes around one million workers to miss work every day.
  • Only 43% of US employees think their employers care about their work-life balance.
  • Depression leads to $51 billion in costs due to...
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Why Creating A Personal Brand Is A Good Thing

Aug 24, 2020

By: Mandy B. Anderson

If I told you that "you are a brand," what would you think?

Chances are you would look at me cross-eyed and be tempted to argue with me. We typically think of brands as big entities like Target, or Old Navy, or Nike. The average human being does not go around seeing themselves as a brand. It's just not a normal perception!

But what if we DID start to see ourselves that way? Would it change how we show up each day? Would it change what we post on social media? Could it be that by simply thinking of ourselves as a brand, we could connect the missing dots in our lives in new ways that finally help us get to where we want to go?

I think so.

I fully believe that you are a brand. As an employee. As an entrepreneur. As a person. You are a unique human being with experiences and skills that nobody else has!

I know, it sounds...a bit sleazy to think about creating an image for marketing purposes, right? It's okay if you think that way right now - I totally get it!...

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An Open Letter to Entrepreneurs in the Messy Middle

Aug 10, 2020

Dear Fellow Entrepreneur, 

This letter is for you. The entrepreneur who is ready to quit because it's lonely and thankless building a company alone. The small business owner who doesn't know how much longer it will take to make enough profit to bring home a paycheck. The founder who wonders why they started in the first place. And, for everyone in the "Messy Middle" of building a successful business.

The “Messy Middle” is the years between when you start your company and when you finally make a profit and bring home a paycheck. Depending on what kind of business you are building this could be a few years, or even up to a decade. You need to know this! Because if you do not you will quit on your dream too early, thinking you are a failure.

One of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram is the Pink Papaya, founded by Sarah Landry. She has a podcast with over a million downloads and 1.6 million followers on Instagram. She is goals for most of us. Anyway, a few...

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The Five Crucial Pages Every Website Needs

Aug 03, 2020

By: Raychel Perman

Building a website from scratch is daunting to say the least. And, if you’re like most entrepreneurs you are saving some cash and bootstrapping the process. I have done that for every single website I’ve built in the last decade! Turns out the process is quicker if you know the five crucial pages every website needs. No more wasting precious time! Yes!

  1. About Page

This is the page where everyone goes to learn more about YOU and your company. It can be formal, quirky, or anything in between. It’s the place where your personality can shine because this page is all about the greatness of you, and what you have built. Here is some basic info you need to have:

  • Photos of you and snapshots of your life and work
  • A Personal bio with details about you, your education, your hobbies, your family, and any other fun details you want to provide.
  • Why do you do what do (What made you start this business and why are you passionate about it?)
  • What people can...
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