With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on GC4W news:

1. Female Entrepreneurs On How To Build Financial Confidence

GC4W News Financial Confidence


As anyone with a few years of life under their belt can tell you, confidence comes in many forms and in varying levels of strength. For example, you may know that you can master a yoga sequence (including inversions!) and whip up a roast chicken dinner to die for. But maybe you haven’t yet learned to trust yourself with home décor, or with your skills grouting that new bathroom tile. The point is that we all need a little self-assurance in some areas from time to time, and when we find there’s something that makes our heart rates skyrocket, it’s a clear sign we need to work on building our confidence mojo. Our financial confidence is no exception. And although we may be pushed a little out of our comfort zones when we’re first learning, as long as we practice patience, we’ll get there. 

Luckily, plenty of successful, innovative, and money-savvy women have paved this road before us. We checked in with a few of them who have been there, done that, and asked for their best piece of advice for mastering our financial confidence.  We love what they had to say! 

Read more here. GC4W

2. How to Manage Christmas as a Single Parent

“So, what are your plans this Christmas?” How many times have you been asked this in the run up to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’? For single parents, as well as many other singles, the month of December can seem daunting. You feel like everyone else is looking forward to days of family festivities with partners, parents and children.  As a single parent, this can make you feel sad, lonely – even inadequate. As a parent, you want to make Christmas perfect for the kids but you cannot give them what they crave the most – Christmas with both mom and dad. And so the thought of Christmas Day stirs feelings of loneliness, anger, resentfulness and/or sadness in many single moms and dads.

So, how can you avoid the blues in the run up to Christmas, on Christmas Day and the holidays that follow? Here are our top tips on how to survive Christmas as a single parent:

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3. Action Steps to Take When You Have No Motivation

Whether you can’t get motivated to clean your house or you just aren’t feeling motivated to lose weight, a lack of motivation can be the biggest obstacle to reaching your goals.

When you have no motivation to complete a task (or even start one), consider the possible reasons why you’re struggling. Then, develop a plan to help motivate yourself to get going.

Keep in mind that not every strategy works for everyone—or in every situation. Perform some behavioral experiments to see which strategies best help you reach your goals.

Read more here.


4. 11 Best Ways to Stop a Cold Before It Even Starts

A runny nose, sore throat, cough, congestion, mild body aches and headaches, sneezing, and a low-grade fever can leave you feeling exhausted before your symptoms start to clear up. Not to mention, a cold can feel a lot like COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

But a true cold is typically harmless, even though it can take up to two weeks to start feeling better, explains Deborah S. Clements, M.D., a family physician at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

The best thing you can do to feel healthy during the colder months? Stop a cold from taking over your body in the first place. In fact, there are a bevy of ways you can prevent colds and shorten their length. Here’s exactly what you can do fight them off all season long, so you can save those sick days for something more fun.

Read more here. GC4W