May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 – Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

A 5-Hour Workday?

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. There are lots of ways that companies encourage their staff to get outside, get fit, and take care of themselves. Tower Paddle Boards took it to a whole new level by making the switch to a 5 hour workday. Their employees work 8am – 1pm and now receive 5% profit-sharing. The result? Employees have to be twice as productive while on the clock, but they make more money per hour and have more time to do what they want to do. The company is also snagging prime talent with this offering and increasing profits. It’s a true win-win!

Here’s how to make working less – work for everyone:

  1. Apply the 80-20 rule
  2. Shift to a production mind-set
  3. Nix the “always available” attitude
  4. Use Technology to boost efficiency
  5. Don’t restrict yourself to a 25-hour week

For more details about how Tower Paddle Boards made the switch to the 5-hour work week, you can read the full article here. Let us know if you’ve tried this with your employees and how it’s going!

We would like to thank the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. In honor of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed Monday, May 31st, 2021.

Real Estate Tools You Can Use

Do you struggle with keeping your real estate activity straight? We were recently introduced to Brivity, which is a platform that does everything in one place for real estate agents. With the ability to capture leads, nurture them, close deals, and have the process repeat itself, this new software is all about making your life easier. If you are a real estate agent, this software can help you manage your time, team, listings, and business in one place in order to leverage your resources and stay organized, productive, and effective! Learn more about Brivity and their products here. If you are already a user, let us know if you recommend it for other agents!

Meet the Newest Member of Our Team!

We are so excited to introduce you to Amber Dickens, the newest addition to our accounting team at On the Books!

Amber graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNC Pembroke in 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance. With four years of accounting experience working with CPA firms, she is extremely organized with a problem solving mindset, and we couldn’t be happier to add her to our growing team.

Amber grew up in rural North Carolina where she spent her childhood enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Now residing in Pinehurst, when she isn’t passionately doing accounting for us, she enjoys her time horseback riding, relaxing on the beach, and traveling.

The Single Most Important Habit for Achieving Super Success

According to this Forbes article- the one thing that most successful people have in common, is an uncompromising attitude about fitness and exercise. Fortune 500 CEO’s to entrepreneurs and celebrities have discovered the undeniable connection between fitness and success because it enhances your physical and mental state, which lifts all the other areas of your life as well.

Here are the five building blocks for success that you can learn through regular exercise:

1. Build Mental Strength – Focusing on physical fitness improves mental fitness

2. Stay The Path – Regular fitness routine teaches discipline and consistency

3. Take Health Seriously – Don’t keep health on the backburner in life

4. Become Goal-Oriented – Fitness teaches you to keep reaching for more

5. Mood Booster and Confidence – The release of endorphins and serotonin


In honor of Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, our very own Kaley Melville wrote a blog post inspired by Forbes about how companies have started investing in their employees health. However, this time it’s not just a figure of speech. Read more here to find out how companies are giving you the green to go for the gold.

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On the Books Recommendations (Books, Podcasts, and More!

May Podcast: Engaging Wellness Solutions for an On-Demand World

Listen here to CEO of Grokker, Lorna Borenstein talk about her mission to redefine global business culture and champion employee well-being. With her on-demand wellness solution that engages employees with better health through over 4,000 videos. With experts and communities she has helped individuals in 172 countries and top employers like eBay, Aetna, and Pinterest.

May Book:  The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

A revolutionary morning routine that has helped Robin Sharma’s clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health, and bulletproof their serenity. Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity, and part companion for a life lived beautifully, you can find The 5 AM Club life changing book here.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

Fintech Generations 2021 – June 7th @10:00am – June 11th @ 4:00pm – Join the top leaders and innovators from around the world to discuss the industries’ most pressing topics, and facilitate strategic networking among 1000+ attendees.

Red Hat Summit – June 15h @ 8:00am – June 16th @ 5:00pm – Red Hat’s community comes together to uplift perspectives in enterprise IT all around the world. Join for the two-part virtual experience as well as the small-scale events.

2021 40 Under 40 Awards – June 24th @ 10:00am – Tune in virtually as the Triangle Business Journal recognizes 40 of the Triangle’s best and brightest in business and the community under the age of 40.

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