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7 Business Card Holders for You To Look Professional at External Meetings

7 Business Card Holders for You To Look Professional at External Meetings

People exchange business cards all the time at business events, from conference, happy hours, seminars, lunch meetings, or product launches. You probably have a few business cards in your wallet already with this in mind.

But having just a few business cards in your wallet won’t cut it. Cards easily crinkle or crumble on the edges, rendering them totally unprofessional-looking. And your wallet any hold so many cards before they start to bulge or fall out. These cards must be stored in a sturdier and more professional holder.

Having a business card holder is incredibly important for those of us who have to attend business meetings outside of our own companies or organizations. So here at Lifehack, we have handpicked seven business card holders so you don’t need to worry about giving out crumpled-up business cards again!

1. NOMĒ Slim Business Credit Card

    You will appear smart and polished with this slim card holder. This professional business card holder features a steel interior, soft-touch bicast leather, and a suede finish.

    This beautiful design is matched by its performance. The polished stainless steel construction won’t bend or crease your cards. The curved, slim design that sits comfortably in your pocket and also prevents theft.

    The Nome slim business card card holder easily fits up to 20 business cards or seven credit cards, and it stays shut with a magnetic clasp that won’t demagnetize your cards. For the price, you can’t beat the premium materials and functionality.

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    NOMĒ Slim Business Credit Card, $9.99.

    2. MaxGear Professional Business Card Holder

      The MaxGear professional business card holder can hold approximately 12-18 business cards. It’s also totally suitable for ID cards, credit cards, gift cards and more, depending on your specific business needs. You can fit this sleek ID card into a larger wallet, purse, pocket, or briefcase.

      The super-sleek design is polished and protects your cards. The absolutely professional businesslike appearance will leave your clients, associates, and peers a truly great impression.

      MaxGear Professional Business Card Holder, $6.85.

      3. UBAYMAX Leather Business Name Card Holder Case Wallet

        For a polished and self-assured look, leather is the exterior material of choice. The UBAYMAX leather business card holder does not disappoint: it’s stylish and comes in with several different color options, allowing you to personalize your style much more than a stainless steel card holder can.

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        Keep your cards clean and unbent, with the magnetic shut as well as an interior made with soft lining. These features will all provide more protection to your card as you store them in style.

        UBAYMAX Leather Business Name Card Holder Case Wallet, $6.99.

        4. SunplusTrade Professional Business Card Holder Case

          SunplusTrade professional business card holder case is a slim and barebones style for those of us who prefer a more minimalist feel. The sturdy construction is made with high-quality stainless steel with a brushed satin finish.

          Store your business cards, or credit cards, ID cards, etc., in this unassuming but sleek case. You can keep around 13 to 18 business cards in this case at once.

          SunplusTrade Professional Business Card Holder Case, $5.99.

          5. Partstock(TM) Business Name Card Holder

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            Partstock’s design holds more than to 25 business cards, credit cards or IDs. Made with a combination of stainless steel and durable leather, this card holder is both stylish and protective.

            This sleek design will totally disappear in your pocket or hand: it feels incredibly comfortable with its leather cover, for which you can choose from a variety of different colors and patterns.

            Partstock(TM) Business Name Card Holder, $6.99 (different colors patterns available).

            6. Partstock PU Leather Wallet Case with Magnetic Shut, Yellow

              Partstock makes this slightly different design for people who are love an extra design pop. If you’re not satisfied with the traditional and everyday stainless steel design, this is the business card holder for you.

              The product has a fine texture and comfortable tactile impression, able to hold more than 25 business cards. If you’re looking for a higher-capacity business card holder with a variety of colors to choose from, this one is for you.

              Partstock PU Leather Wallet Case with Magnetic Shut, Yellow, $8.99 (more colors available).

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              7. KINGFOM™ Stainless Steel Wallet Business Name Credit ID Card Holder Case

                KINGFOM’s unique design makes it super easy to slide out your business cards, credit cards, or ID. Premium Stainless Steel with a combination of high polish and beautiful satin finish leave the impression of a high-powered business executive.

                Perfect rounded edges – not sharp – ensure comfort in your pocket, bag, briefcase. For the ultimate business card holder that screams “CEO,” get the KINGFOM for your networking needs.

                KINGFOM™ Stainless Steel Wallet Business Name Credit ID Card Holder Case, $5.99.

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                How Do You Change a Habit (According to Psychology)

                How Do You Change a Habit (According to Psychology)

                Habits are hard to kill, and rightly so. They are a part and parcel of your personality traits and mold your character.

                However, habits are not always something over-the-top and quirky enough to get noticed. Think of subtle habits like tapping fingers when you are nervous and humming songs while you drive. These are nothing but ingrained habits that you may not realize easily.

                Just take a few minutes and think of something specific that you do all the time. You will notice how it has become a habit for you without any explicit realization. Everything you do on a daily basis starting with your morning routine, lunch preferences to exercise routines are all habits.

                Habits mostly form from life experiences and certain observed behaviors, not all of them are healthy. Habitual smoking can be dangerous to your health. Similarly, a habit could also make you lose out on enjoying something to its best – like how some people just cannot stop swaying their bodies when delivering a speech.

                Thus, there could be a few habits that you would want to change about yourself. But changing habits is not as easy as it seems, why?

                What Makes It Hard To Change A Habit?

                To want to change a particular habit means to change something very fundamental about your behavior.[1] Hence, it’s necessary to understand how habits actually form and why they are so difficult to actually get out of.

                The Biology

                Habits form in a place what we call the subconscious mind in our brain.[2]

                Our brains have two modes of operation. The first one is an automatic pilot kind of system that is fast and works on reflexes often. It is what we call the subconscious part. This is the part that is associated with everything that comes naturally to you.

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                The second mode is the conscious mode where every action and decision is well thought out and follows a controlled way of thinking.

                A fine example to distinguish both would be to consider yourself learning to drive or play an instrument. For the first time you try learning, you think before every movement you make. But once you have got the hang of it, you might drive without applying much thought into it.

                Both systems work together in our brains at all times. When a habit is formed, it moves from the conscious part to the subconscious making it difficult to control.

                So, the key idea in deconstructing a habit is to go from the subconscious to the conscious.

                Another thing you have to understand about habits is that they can be conscious or hidden.

                Conscious habits are those that require active input from your side. For instance, if you stop setting your alarm in the morning, you will stop waking up at the same time.

                Hidden habits, on the other hand, are habits that we do without realizing. These make up the majority of our habits and we wouldn’t even know them until someone pointed them out. So the first difficulty in breaking these habits is to actually identify them. As they are internalized, they need a lot of attention to detail for self-identification. That’s not all.

                Habits can be physical, social, and mental, energy-based and even be particular to productivity. Understanding them is necessary to know why they are difficult to break and what can be done about them.

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                The Psychology

                Habits get engraved into our memories depending on the way we think, feel and act over a particular period of time. The procedural part of memory deals with habit formation and studies have observed that various types of conditioning of behavior could affect your habit formations.

                Classical conditioning or pavlovian conditioning is when you start associating a memory with reality.[3] A dog that associates ringing bell to food will start salivating. The same external stimuli such as the sound of church bells can make a person want to pray.

                Operant conditioning is when experience and the feelings associated with it form a habit.[4] By encouraging or discouraging an act, individuals could either make it a habit or stop doing it.

                Observational learning is another way habits could take form. A child may start walking the same way their parent does.

                What Can You Do To Change a Habit?

                Sure, habits are hard to control but it is not impossible. With a few tips and hard-driven dedication, you can surely get over your nasty habits.

                Here are some ways that make use of psychological findings to help you:

                1. Identify Your Habits

                As mentioned earlier, habits can be quite subtle and hidden from your view. You have to bring your subconscious habits to an aware state of mind. You could do it by self-observation or by asking your friends or family to point out the habit for your sake.

                2. Find out the Impact of Your Habit

                Every habit produces an effect – either physical or mental. Find out what exactly it is doing to you. Does it help you relieve stress or does it give you some pain relief?

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                It could be anything simple. Sometimes biting your nails could be calming your nerves. Understanding the effect of a habit is necessary to control it.

                3. Apply Logic

                You don’t need to be force-fed with wisdom and advice to know what an unhealthy habit could do to you.

                Late-night binge-watching just before an important presentation is not going to help you. Take a moment and apply your own wisdom and logic to control your seemingly nastily habits.

                4. Choose an Alternative

                As I said, every habit induces some feeling. So, it could be quite difficult to get over it unless you find something else that can replace it. It can be a simple non-harming new habit that you can cultivate to get over a bad habit.

                Say you have the habit of banging your head hard when you are angry. That’s going to be bad for you. Instead, the next time you are angry, just take a deep breath and count to 10. Or maybe start imagining yourself on a luxury yacht. Just think of something that will work for you.

                5. Remove Triggers

                Get rid of items and situations that can trigger your bad habit.

                Stay away from smoke breaks if you are trying to quit it. Remove all those candy bars from the fridge if you want to control your sweet cravings.

                6. Visualize Change

                Our brains can be trained to forget a habit if we start visualizing the change. Serious visualization is retained and helps as a motivator in breaking the habit loop.

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                For instance, to replace your habit of waking up late, visualize yourself waking up early and enjoying the early morning jog every day. By continuing this, you would naturally feel better to wake up early and do your new hobby.

                7. Avoid Negative Talks and Thinking

                Just as how our brain is trained to accept a change in habit, continuous negative talk and thinking could hamper your efforts put into breaking a habit.

                Believe you can get out of it and assert yourself the same.

                Final Thoughts

                Changing habits isn’t easy, so do not expect an overnight change!

                Habits took a long time to form. It could take a while to completely break out of it. You will have to accept that sometimes you may falter in your efforts. Don’t let negativity seep in when it seems hard. Keep going at it slowly and steadily.

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