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10 Awesome Mother’s Day Gadgets For The Productive Mompreneur

10 Awesome Mother’s Day Gadgets For The Productive Mompreneur

Being a woman in business is hard. Whether you are juggling a family, community responsibilities, or a social life with your business, we tend to try to give our all to everything and everyone else. Appreciating the hard working girlboss in your life should be a 24/7, 365 day thing, but Mother’s Day is always a great opportunity to take it up a notch.

The gifts that matter, are the gifts that simplify the life of the busy girl. We have put together a collection of gifts that allow the busy Mompreneur to remain as productive as possible, which means that she can get work done efficiently and have more time to spend with those that matter most to her. Give her the gift of productivity with these 10 awesome Mother’s Day gadgets for the productive mompreneur.

Hayden’s Leather Charging Clutch

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    Multi-tasking is huge for me!

    Being able to combine fashion and work is a great way to keep me interested, and the amazing Hayden Leather Charging Clutch is such a fun way to stay powered on the go. Staying in touch with my community is essential, and this stylish clutch will allow the productive Mompreneur to keep her devices powered on the go.

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    Logitech Circle Home Connection Camera

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      Being able to create a separate environment is essential as a work from home mom, but being able to know exactly what is going on in your home is a perk. The Logi Circle is portable and with a simple app, you can see full day’s highlights. Keep track of your children’s activities, and get work done, why not?

      Intel Compute Stick

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        The Intel Compute Stick is awesome because it allows you to carry your computer with you every and anywhere. It’s an awesome gadget for the Mompreneur on the go. Having the flexibility to access her files from anywhere will allow her to get her work done whether, she is in her office, travelling, or exploring more inspiring work environments. With the same dimensions as a stick of gum, it takes up very little space, and mom can customize her Compute stick with either the Intel Atom or Core M processor. The Compute Stick holds up to 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of on-board storage.

        Epson Printer

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          I hate running out of ink, and so does anyone who gets a lot of use out of their printer/copier. The Epson Eco-Tank solves that problem by coming loaded with 2 years of ink….right in the box!

          This amazing printer is one of my favorite gadgets, allowing me to remain productive without having to spend money on ink and refilling ink cartridges; instead I can focus on printing beautiful documents, giving me the ability to be more generous with what I print.

          An awesome gift for the Mompreneur with a home office.

          V-Tech DS6671-3

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            A cordless phone system that syncs seamlessly with up to two Android or iOS phones, and up to 5 cordless handsets = the perfect gift for the woman in need of some serious work-life balance help.

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            Being available in a pinch is the difference between a business-altering sale and flat-lining in the early days after inception. With the DS6671-3 from Vtech, being a Momprenuer does not mean sacrificing special moments with your family to achieve your goals.

            Waka Waka

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              WakaWaka is fun name for an innovative and fun brand. WakaWaka will allow the busy Mompreneur in your life plug into the sun for light and power. A product for the active and socially conscious #Girlboss, this awesome gadget allows her to remain productive with the power of the sun at her disposal.

              For every WakaWaka sold, a solar light is donated to a family or child living in the dark.

              OriginalGrain

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                Gifts that allow you to make a difference in the world around you and to simplify the life of a loved one are always the best gifts to give. With OriginalGrain, you offer the Productive Mompreneur in your life the ability to stay chic and on time, but with the purchase of each watch OrignalGrain plants 10 trees. The brand collaborated with super model Rocky Barnes to unveil several timepieces for women.

                Verizon Hum

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                  For most Mompreneurs, the car is just another extension of the home. The car plays the role of the office away from the office, the practice bus, and everything in between. This awesome gadget from Verizon will transform the productive mom’s car into a smarter, safer, vehicle. It includes features like boundary and speed alerts, pinpoint roadside assistance, an ASE Certified Mechanics Hotline and real-time vehicle diagnostics.

                  The Hum by Verizon is the ultimate gift for the productive Mompreneur.

                  Pop Sockets

                  For the budding or established Infopreneur, remaining active on platforms like Periscope and Facebook live is essential. Pop Sockets are fun little gadgets that will allow the productive Mompreneur to transition from taking selfies, and fun family photos to connecting with her community and recording interactive and engaging videos without having to struggle with keeping her phone propped up correctly.

                  Probably the most inexpensive gadget on this list, it is by far one of the most interesting and fun options for the gift-giver on a budget.

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                  Published on October 8, 2019

                  How to Advance Your Career (and the Big Mistakes You May be Making)

                  How to Advance Your Career (and the Big Mistakes You May be Making)

                  The late writer William S. Burroughs once said that “When you stop growing, you start dying.” It might have a morbid undertone, but it’s one hundred percent true in terms of one’s career.

                  The days of finding a job with one company that you can stick with for 30 years, and simply relax as you move up its company escalator are few and far between in today’s world. This isn’t necessarily bad news. On the contrary, it means that you’re the one in charge of shaping your career advancement.

                  By putting these principles and behaviors into practice, you’ll begin to see how to advance your career quickly. Ready? Let’s get started…

                  1. Define What Success Is for You

                  There’s no right or wrong definition of what success in your career looks like. The important thing is to figure out what success looks like for YOU. It might, and probably will, change along the way, but if you don’t have some sort of milestone on the horizon, then you won’t know which direction to go in.

                  Think about success in your career in terms of one year, five years, and 10 years. Once you have that, it’s time to lace up your boots and get to work.

                  2. Learn How to Develop and Follow a Plan

                  Nobody just stumbles upon success accidentally. Sure, they may stumble upon breakthroughs or new methods accidentally, but all success stories have one thing in common — a plan.

                  Establish a timeline for the things that you want to achieve in your career in the next year, five years, 10 years, and so on. Consider the skills that you’ll need to learn to make these things happen and work on acquiring them.

                  3. Surround Yourself With Those Better Than You

                  It’s a rule of thumb among musicians that if you want to get better, then you need to get out of the bedroom and play with people who are better than you.

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                  By surrounding yourself with people who are better than you and where you want to be, you’ll not only see how these people climbed to where they are in their respective fields, but you’ll learn from them and naturally want to push yourself to be better in your own job as well.

                  4. Seek Out a Mentor(s)

                  A mentor will not only be able to help you refine and reach your career goals, but will be invaluable in landing promotions and finding unadvertised job openings.

                  One unique approach is to work on fostering a relationship with a mentor both within and outside of your company. This will help in giving you different perspectives as you rise up through the ranks in your company and career overall.

                  5. Stop Wasting Your Mornings

                  You may not think you’re a morning person, but if you can learn to be one, you’ll thank yourself 10 years down the road.

                  Prepare a to-do list of tasks that you want to accomplish the day before and work on knocking them out for at least one hour before you respond to morning emails. The problem with responding to emails first, is you’re giving your attention to somebody else’s agenda, instead of plotting your own course for the day.

                  6. Arrange or Attend a Networking Party

                  If you’re attending networking events simply because you might get a few free drinks, you’re doing them wrong. These events are great for meeting new people and forming relationships. Your goal shouldn’t be to get hired by the end of the night, but to simply make a good impression by being friendly and authentic. So what’s next?

                  Reach out a few days later via email or on social media to follow up and connect!

                  7. Pick Up Some New Skills

                  Nobody wants to be the old dog that can’t learn any new tricks. To move up in your career, you’re going to likely need to pick up new skills along the way. Maybe your company offers on-the-job training or you have the option of taking online classes at night.

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                  By learning new skills, you’ll not only be able to expand upon what you can already do, but you’ll make yourself more valuable to your employer and future employers.

                  8. Exploit the Benefits Already at Your Disposal

                  Remember what we just said about the possibility of your company providing on-the-job training? Take advantage of these sorts of benefits!

                  If you’re working for a company that allows you to job shadow other employees or has company mixers, you should attend these. They not only allow you to develop your skills within the company, but show seasoned executives within your field that you’re interested in more than just clocking in for a paycheck.

                  9. Make Yourself Indispensable

                  Good help is hard to find and employers want to retain outstanding employees. If you can learn to make yourself indispensable to your company, you’ll not only communicate that you’re successful, but will have a lot more job security. What’s this entail though?

                  It’s actually not all that difficult. By being reliable, adapting to new challenges, and holding your own work and performance to a high standard, you’ll stand out among your peers and others will take notice. Easy enough, right?

                  10. Get Off the Fence

                  People who advance in their careers are those who don’t shy away from voicing their opinion and stand up with authority when the opportunity arises.

                  If a problem arises in your company and you think you might have a solution or are willing to work to find one, then let others know. Employers value and promote problem solvers. Start off with something small and work your way up towards tackling more difficult tasks and projects.

                  11. Don’t Wait for More Responsibility, Ask for It

                  If you want more responsibility in your job, then be open about it with your manager. Your manager may be so busy with their own work that they weren’t aware you were looking for more challenges.

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                  Just make sure you can handle it and that you already show strong performance in your current duties. And if your manager doesn’t seem supportive about offering you more responsibility, well, then it could be time to look for new employment.

                  12. Stop Wasting Time on What You Don’t Want

                  If your career goals start with “I should do this…” there could be a problem. This kind of language in referring to goals can doom them to failure because the want isn’t there.

                  Consider using the RUMBA method (Reasonable, Understandable, Measurable, Behavioral and Agreed) when setting your goals. That “agreed” part should really be “want.” By going after career goals that you actually want to accomplish, you’re much more likely to achieve them.

                  13. Seek Out Feedback and Apply It

                  Simply doing your job might not always push you up in your career advancement. Too often, employees just assume that their bosses will notice their performance strides and reach out when the time is right to advance.

                  Don’t be afraid to regularly seek out feedback and ask for constructive criticism. It not only shows that you value your manager’s opinion but demonstrates that you care about your job and want to become better in your chosen field.

                  14. Pick Your Bosses Wisely

                  Advancing in your career can move a lot quicker if you’re working for the right people. If your boss isn’t any good at their job or doesn’t value you, then moving up could become difficult.

                  A great boss though, will be able to help you capitalize on your strengths and be an advocate for your success. If there aren’t any strong developers of talent in your management chain already, then look around for some and seek them out as mentors.

                  15. Learn to Develop Your Sense of Timing

                  The odds of asking for a promotion or raise are in your favor with over 70 percent of respondents to a survey from PayScale reporting some success. One thing to keep in mind that can make all the difference is when you ask.

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                  Some corporate cultures may prefer that employees reach out about advancement during their annual review, but maybe you work for a more free-spirited startup. The best approach may be to take note of when others advance and ask about how the organization handles employee development.

                  16. Work Hard and Promote Yourself

                  Working hard and delivering a solid job performance are the keys to advancing in your career no matter what field you’re in. This doesn’t mean you need to be completely humble about your accomplishments either.

                  Keep a record of your positive impact within the organization and let others both within your company and your field know that you’re enthusiastic about your role and work.

                  17. Don’t Just Build Your Network… Cultivate It

                  It’s way too easy to add new people to your LinkedIn network and then forget about them for all eternity. Rather than just collecting business cards or social media contacts, you should be cultivating relationships with the ones you already have.

                  Follow up with people that you haven’t spoken to in a while, offer to connect them with somebody you know in their field, or ask about a new job title they may have taken on. Doing so could be the spark that leads to a potential job referral.

                  18. Join a Professional Organization

                  The National Association of (insert your industry here) and other professional organizations can still offer a great wealth of advantages from networking to industry insights, and skill development.

                  Even outside of professional organizations dedicated to particular job fields, civic organizations can also be fantastic for making new contacts. After all, so much about career advancement is who you know, and you never know who you’ll meet who knows somebody else who is looking for someone with your skills and experience.

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