The Husky Care Guide: Food, Personality, Exercise, And More



Bringing home a Husky is a momentous occasion that’s full of excitement.

But as energetic as Huskies are, they’re not all fun and games.

Every Husky needs specific care in order to thrive, so it’s a good idea to become as informed as you possibly can and get some guidance on how to raise a Husky.

The needs, health risks, and preferences of Huskies effect how to train, exercise, feed, and show love to your Husky. In this post, we give your 7 tips to consider when raising your Husky. 

Tip #1 – Feeding Your Husky

Do your Husky a favor and feed him a balanced diet.

This could keep him healthier and help him live longer. 

Meal Options

As your Husky’s owner, you can feed your Husky what you want, but it is helpful to know what types of feeding options are available. 

  1. Store-Bought Wet/Dry Dog Food 

Pre-packaged store-bought food is the most convenient food option, as they have a long shelf life, they’re inexpensive, and they don’t require much preparation. 

However, many Husky owners pass on this food type because it’s not as nutritious as other meal options.

When buying commercial dog food, you need to be wise about what’s in the dog food in terms of ingredients and nutrients.

Here’s a useful article on a pet food ingredient and label guide from PetMD.

In summary, here are the 8 worst ingredients found in dog food that you need to avoid:

This table was shared with the kind permission of the Dog Food Advisor. This website is full of helpful resources to educate dog owners about the best food for their dogs.

Based on our research, we recommend the following dry dog food for the quality of nutrition they provide:

I feed my dog Taste of the Wild and she loves it.

In terms of wet food, I like the 100% natural Nature’s Logic Lamb Feast. The manufacturer is a family-owned business based in the USA. It’s grain-free and is suitable for both Husky adults and puppies.

  1. Raw Food Only

Raw foods, like chicken, beef, fruits, and vegetables, are more nutrient-dense than commercial dog food and don’t have any additives that you may find in store-bought food. 

For these reasons, many Husky parents feed their dogs raw food

While raw food may be the healthiest option for your Husky (nutrient-wise), you should consider the fact that you’ll need to take extra time to prepare raw food items. 

Also, ask your local veterinarian if it is safe to give your Husky raw meat. 

  1. Combination of Raw Food And Store-Bought Dog Food

You don’t have to choose either commercial dog food or raw food for your Husky.

You can feed him raw food and supplement it with canned dog food, or you can feed him mainly dog food and supplement it with raw food. 

Go with what you believe is best and what your dog seems to prefer.

  1. Table Food

Table food is not recommended for any dog, including Huskies.

Feeding your Husky table food can lead to life-threatening reactions and canine obesity.

We recommend that you refrain from giving your dog scraps of food from the dining table.  

Foods you should never feed a Husky

Whether you feed your Husky raw food, canned food, or a combination of the two, be sure to avoid feeding them any dangerous foods

Some of these dangerous foods you should never feed your Husky include: 

  • Chocolate
  • Avocados
  • Alcohol
  • Grapes or raisins
  • Raw eggs
  • Green peppers, hot peppers, jalapenos
  • Raw meat or fish. Dog owners are divided on whether you need to cook the meat, but to stay on the safe side, you should cook it all the way through before offering it to your dog).

This is not an exhaustive list.

This article on the American Kennel Club website will fill you in on foods that you can and can’t feed a dog.

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Tip #2 – Brush Your Husky’s Teeth Regularly

In case you weren’t aware, Huskies are more likely to develop dental problems than other dogs. 

Dental infections can spread to the dog’s major organs and become life-threatening

So, you should take extra care to keep your dog’s teeth as clean as possible

Brush your Husky’s teeth every day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste specifically formulated for dogs.

“As with humans, toothbrushing is the gold standard for dental care in dogs. Ideally, this should be done daily but even every second day can dramatically reduce the build-up of plaque.”

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Toothbrushes

Here are our recommendations for the best toothbrush.

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Best Finger Brush Nylabone Advanced Oral Care Dog Finger Brush, 2-pack Check latest price
Best Kit  Nylabone Advanced Oral Care Puppy Dental Kit. Suitable for puppies, adult and senior Huskies. Check latest price

Toothpaste

We’ve researched the best toothpaste for your Husky and here are our recommendations:

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Best Overall Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste (available in 2 different flavors) Check latest price
Best Organic Pura Naturals Organic Dental Solutions Kit (certified organic USDA) Check latest price
Best Vet Approved Petsmile Professional Dog Toothpaste Check latest price
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Best Budget (runner up) Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste for Dogs  Check latest price
Best for puppies and dogs with bad breath Arm & Hammer Clinical Gum Health Enzymatic Toothpaste Check latest price

Tooth Wipes

If the whole toothbrush/toothpaste experience proves too much trouble with your Husky, a simpler (but not as effective option) is a more convenient tooth wipe.

When used on a regular basis (daily is recommended) they can remove plaque and tartar.

Dental chews

“Ideally your dog should be given something to chew on for at least 30 mins every day, or every second day at a minimum. This helps prevent large amounts of plaque from accumulating and hardening into tartar.”

Sydney Pet Dentistry

Don’t believe all the marketing-hype with dog chews claiming to have dental benefits for your Husky. Instead, go with what the experts recommend, that is, those products endorsed by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC).

The VOHC makes professional recommendations on the best…

  • Dental diet foods
  • Rawhide chews
  • Edible chew treats
  • Dental care water additives
  • Anti-plaque oral sprays and gels.

In terms of dental chews, a popular VOHC-endorsed product is Greenies.

Given your Husky can weigh up to 50 to 60 pounds, you could buy the Original Regular-sized Greenies (for dogs up to 50 lbs) or the Large Greenies (for dogs over 50 lbs). The Regular Greenies also come in a grain-free option.

Dental hygiene routine

To introduce the ultimate dental hygiene routine, you could combine a daily Chew with brushing their teeth. I like to change up my chews with treat-dispensing toys like the Classic Kong or bully sticks.

You could fill up the Kong with dry dog food specially formulated for oral hygiene like the Hill’s Science Diet Dental Health Dry Dog Food, endorsed by the VOHC.

Take your dog for a yearly dental checkup with a veterinary dentist, who will make sure that his teeth remain in good shape. 

Tip #3 – Train Your Husky

While Huskies are a sweet and friendly breed, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t train your Husky. They need to be taught to behave well in various situations, just like any other dog does. 

In many cases, it may be harder to train a Husky than it is to train other dog breeds. This is because of their independence and intelligence.

Since training a Husky can be a difficult task, take the following steps to make the process a bit easier

Be calm and firm

If you do not assert your authority as a leader, your Husky may run all over you

We don’t recommend that you act like a dictator, as your Husky may not react well to that, but don’t be playful when giving commands. 

Use positive reinforcement and treats

After teaching your dog what his name is, teach your dog the easiest commands, like “sit,” “down,” and “stay.” 

When your Husky executes the command correctly, give him a treat

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Keep training sessions short

Huskies are energetic and don’t have the longest attention spans

Keep your training sessions short, so your dog won’t rebel out of frustration. 

Be patient

It could take days, weeks, or even months to teach your dog a certain behavior or to stop undesirable behavior. So, mentally prepare yourself for long-term training

Not listening?

If your Husky is not listening to you, there could be a couple of scenarios and reasons.

Check out our troubleshooting guide to get your Husky to listen to you.

Train your Husky to pee outside

Huskies are notoriously difficult to house potty train.

That being so, it’s best to teach them to “go” outside. 

The tried and true way to potty train your Husky is to take him outside every half hour to pee or poop. 

When they pee or poop outside, praise them and give them love.

If they have an accident inside, use a low voice to communicate your disappointment. 

Tip #4 – Exercise Your Dog Outside Daily

Huskies need daily exercise to stay healthy and physically fit. 

While you’re out, you can play fetch with your dog, have a leisurely walk, or run

Just make sure that you build up your dog’s endurance before you take him out running for extraordinarily long distances

Don’t be surprised if your Husky starts to run around in circles while out and about. This is a normal sign of an energetic dog. Experts recommend that you just let it happen

Tip #5 – Socialize your Husky when they are a puppy

It’s important your dog gets along with other dogs so there are no issues when you take them outside your home.

And it’s also important for your Husky to get along with other people outside your family.

Have a look at the video below for some guidance from 2 minutes 20 seconds into the video:

Tip #6 -Groom Your Husky 

Now that you know how often to take your Husky to the vet, let’s talk grooming. 

Keeping your dog properly groomed will take some work on your part. 

Brush your husky often

Shedding season

The Husky shedding season happens twice a year in the fall and spring. In the spring, their undercoat sheds to reveal a lighter coat for the warmer months. Similarly, in the fall, their undercoat sheds to reveal a thicker coat for the cooler months.

You will need to brush your dog more often (every few days) during the shedding season. 

Non-shedding season

Huskies shed all the time but their biggest volume of hair gets shed in the shedding season.

So out-of-season, their coat still needs maintenance, just not as often.

Every week, you should thoroughly brush your dog’s coat.

A wide-toothed comb is ideal for getting through matted sections.

You can use a doggy conditioner to work through stubborn knots if necessary. 

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Recommended tools

Huskies are double-coated, having a top coat and an undercoat.

Because of these 2 coats and their heavy shedding, Huskies need special grooming tools to get the job done. Don’t just think any dog brush will.

Here are the different types of grooming tools for Huskies.

Rake Brush

The purpose of the rake brush is to reach deep through the topcoat and into the undercoat and rake out those loose dead hairs close to the skin.

Starting at the head, work the rake across your Husky’s body through the whole coat.

Apply minimal pressure when using a rake as too much pressure can damage your Huskie’s skin. Do not rake your Husky’s sensitive areas like the groin, armpit, and behind the ears.

We recommend the Pat Your Pet Grooming Tool (the number 1 Best Seller in the Grooming Rakes category on Amazon) or the Pawspamper Extra Wide Undercoat Rake.

Deshedder Brush

A lot of Husky owners use de-shedding tools incorrectly.

Being very sharp, they cut through hair rather than brushing through the hair.

This leaves your Husky with a bad haircut.

Having said that, FURminator claims their Deshedding Brush can reduce shedding by as much as 90%.

For best results use only on a dry coat and gently remove loose undercoat hair. Follow the instructions for use in the video below.

Pin Brush

The pin brush should not be the main tool you use to groom your Husky.

This is because this brush is not effective at picking up large amounts of loose hair.

Instead, use a pin brush as the final task in your grooming routine to pick up the stragglers of hair left loose on their cost.

What the pin brush does do well is distribute the natural oils throughout your Husky’s coat, leaving it soft and shiny.

For your Husky, we recommend the Safari Pin and Bristle Combo Dog Brush.

Give your Husky a bath

Whenever your dog starts to smell, it’s time for a bath.

You may be able to go up to a month between bathing sessions. You don’t want more often otherwise your Husky will lose all the natural oils in its coat.

Lather up your dog’s coat with a dog shampoo, rinse, apply conditioner, and then rinse again thoroughly. 

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Best Organic 4 Leggers. USDA certified all natural and all organic dog shampoo. Hypoallergenic. Check latest price
Best Deshedding FURminator FUR minator. Contains fatty acids, omega 3 for a healthy skin and coat. Check latest price

Note: Huskies don’t need to be professionally groomed in most cases, and this is because their hair sheds and regrows nicely. This is a huge plus! 

Tip #7 – Take Your Husky to the Vet

Just like you, your Husky should have regular vet visits to stay on track with vaccinations and monitor his overall health. 

If your Husky is a newborn, you should take him to the vet every month until he’s around four months old. 

At the vet, your doctor will give your Husky its vaccinations and screen him for breed-specific illnesses

After this, your Husky should see the vet at least once a year.

If your Husky is between 2 and 3 years old, they’ll need to see the vet for their first adult checkup.

During this checkup, the vet will administer more vaccinations and check both their dental health and poop.

Your Husky will need to be seen again every year after this. 

Older Huskies may need to see the vet more often than younger Huskies, as older Huskies are at higher risk of developing life-threatening health conditions. 

If you haven’t taken your Husky to the vet in the last year, it’s time to make an appointment

Final Thoughts

Through this article, you’ve gathered several useful tips on how to raise a Husky. We hope that this article serves as a guide to help you become the best Husky parent ever! 

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The Husky is one of our favorite outdoor dog breeds. That’s why we’ve spent time writing numerous articles about them on our blog.

FAQs

Is owning a Husky difficult?

Siberian Huskies are not a breed for the new or timid owner. They need a strong owner who will maintain an alpha position in the home. They need obedience training from a young age and can be a difficult and stubborn breed to train.

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The first two years are the toughest years for both husky and owner. And sadly many people cannot put up with it. Around the age of 8 months, they start to go through adolescence, which is so much worse than the puppy teething phase

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So, we know the Siberian Husky is a truly beautiful breed, who:

  • Is gentle, affectionate and friendly.
  • Needs lots of exercise.
  • Likes to have a job.
  • Is known to be an escape artist if bored or underexercised.
  • Sheds a lot and needs daily grooming.
  • Does better in cooler climates.

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Huskies love to cuddle with their owners and be petted. They are a very happy and social breed of dog and enjoy human interaction.

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Huskies are working dogs, and they like to go-go-go.

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Do huskies like to be picked up?

Teach your Siberian husky that calmness gets attention. Put him on a short leash. Sit down in a chair, remain quiet and do not make eye contact with your dog. Allow him to whine, roll over, fight the leash or whatever behavior he chooses to display for attention.

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What will calm a Husky down?

Why do Huskies get the zoomies? Huskies get the zoomies and will run around like crazy in circles often to get rid of any excess energy. Huskies also get zoomies to relieve stress. It’s normal canine behavior knowns as frenetic random activity periods (FRAPS).

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Siberian Huskies do get attached to their owners. Huskies are pack animals, which makes them very loyal dogs. However, they are also independent and have strong wills. While huskies are attached to their owners, they are not ?one-person dogs.?

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Do huskies like to be picked up?

Both Husky genders are great pets because of their loving and caring nature. These are loyal dogs with lots of energy to burn while playing with you all day long. There are differences between genders, but none of them makes one gender better than the other.

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What’s better male or female Husky?

Despite the fact that Huskies are incredibly intelligent and independent dogs, they generally love being around people! That being said, they like being petted and especially like cuddling with their owners and family.

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Do huskies like to sleep with their owners?

Can you train a Husky to be off the leash? It’s possible if you’re persistent, determined, and stubborn. However, it’s a big responsibility because your Siberian Husky might get lost, damage property, or bite a person/another dog. You have to consider these risks before you start off-leash training.

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Do Huskies choose one person?

The white Siberian Husky is the rarest color of Husky. While most light-colored Huskies have some brown or black markings, a true white Husky has no color besides white. They nearly always have blue eyes. These dogs are not albinos.

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What is the rarest Husky color?

Well, the most-cited reason is a lack of recall. In reality however, huskies can be taught recall almost as easily as any other breed. The real problem lies in their ancestry and native urges. Things that are true of most Siberian Huskies; they love to run, they are stubborn, and they have a determined prey-drive.

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Why do Huskies have no recall?

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7 Tips Before Bringing Home Your New Husky – Petsent

7 Tips Before Bringing Home Your New HuskyToday, we’re going to talk about huskies. I suppose I didn’t need to say that if you’ve already read the title of the article. It makes it pretty obvious. So let’s move on.You may think of huskies in a number of ways.As the most wolf-like dog around. For their beautiful blue eyes.For starring in that one movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. Probably that one.However, there may be some things you didn’t know about the noble husky.For example, did you know that huskies can file your tax returns if properly taught? OK, I made that up, but it’d be a pretty awesome trick. I definitely could have used that a few weeks ago.So maybe you are already convinced.Maybe the door to door husky salesman has convinced you to grab one of the little blue-eyed fuzzballs.Well, there may be a few things you need to know before you commit to this new pup.Also, why would you get one from a door to door husky salesman? And why would there even be a door to door husky salesman?Let’s take a look at 7 things you should know before bringing home a husky companion.1.  Huskies Love To ExerciseAdvertisementsIf you’re more of a couch potato, huskies may not be the best fit.Of course, if you were really that lazy you wouldn’t have gotten past the intro of this article.So I can give you credit there.Huskies will do everything in their power to get you off the couch, out of bed, and out of your favorite armchair after a long day at work.Their love of exercise is one of the many reasons you always see them pulling sleds.So I suppose if you really aren’t in the mood to exercise but your husky is putting the pressure on you, you can always take the good old sled out for a run. But maybe not in summer. Trust me on that one.2.  Your Husky is Going To Love Adventure (Maybe Too Much)Huskies are great adventurers. As we went over in the last section, they’re not content sitting around all day, waiting for you to give them treats (although I’m sure they’d appreciate the treat part).They want to see the world outside. They want to go where the people go (I’d keep quoting that song but I’m worried I will get sued. And I’d prefer not to).However, this love of the world beyond the backyard can be a double-edged sword.While you may find their ambitious spirit charming, they will do everything in their power to escape from your backyard.No matter if you have a fence, motion sensors, or full moat around your house, they will do everything they can to escape.This is another good reason to keep your husky well-exercised, as you may be able to curb their adventurous nature.For a little bit at least.3. Your Husky Can Get Bored Pretty EasilyWe live in a world of constant entertainment.Considering phones have gone from actual, you know, phones, to being mini televisions, radios, and game devices, we can be entertained non-stop from morning until bedtime.Unless your battery dies, which is always a pain.I’m getting off track, so let me get back to the point here.Huskies don’t have the luxury of this constant entertainment. So they can get bored.Really bored.Like sitting in the theater watching Godfather 3 bored. (Heyo!)Simple things like this can really help::However, huskies aren’t really like humans when it comes to being bored.When a human is bored, they post in on social media about how bored they are and hope somebody notices.When a husky gets bored, they can be a bit…destructive.In other words, if you want to try and keep your…

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Tips for Siberian Husky Owners | Petlife – Vocal Media

Tips for Siberian Husky OwnersLet’s be honest, these are some of the cutest dogs you have EVER seen. Currently in my household, I have two husky puppies (both four months old) and a year old husky and think the same thing… these are the cutest dogs ever. But then there are the times when they aren’t the cutest dogs ever, as they get on your every nerve and try to push boundaries other dog breeds might not. Huskies can be intimidating, but I want to share a couple tips and tricks I have learned from having three so that others aren’t intimidated and can enjoy huskies like I do.Tip 1: Always Exercise HuskiesExercise them more than you think they need. I always say, “Better to be safe than sorry.” Many know, but huskies are incredibly energetic dogs that need constant exercise and attention. But, I have learned that huskies go through bursts of energy, where they MUST play or your house will be destroyed.With my dogs, they wake up at 7 am and need to exercise right away. They then eat breakfast at 8 am, play for a bit more and then crash for a couple hours. Typically they will awake at 11 am, or 12 pm and need either a long walk or run in our yard. They will play for another two hours until lunch time at 2 pm. They then crash again until around 5 pm. During this time, it seems that it may be best to let them rest, but that’s WRONG. I have learned that I need to take them on an extra walk or run than I think they need or later in the evening I will get payback as they run around the house, knocking chairs over. They then crash till dinner time at 8 pm, I take them for another walk/run and they are out till 7 am then next day.Even if you as a husky owner think your dog is fine sleeping for five hours, it is best to wake them up and play with them every couple hours to ensure they don’t act out. Huskies are dogs that like to release their energy in short bursts.Tip 3: No Toy is IndestructibleThis one is easy. Any toy that says they are “Indestructible” has never met a husky and is lying. As a husky owner, make sure you have a large budget for dog toys and ensure you buy stuff-less toys.Tip 4: Slow Feeders May Be in Your FutureWith all my huskies I have had to buy slow feeders in order to ensure that they don’t choke from eating too fast or turning their stomachs. Puppies typically eat pretty fast, but if it continues as they grow older it is a good idea to invest in a slow feeder. Slow feeder come in all shapes and sizes (visit Amazon) and require a dog to do more than just “chomp” down on the food. Slow feeders both ensure that dogs slow down while eating, but also teach dogs…

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How to Care for a Husky: 15 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow

How to Care for a Husky: 15 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow Download Article Download Article Huskies are highly energetic working dogs, meaning they need a lot of exercise and activity to be happy.[1] They are loyal and good-natured dogs who have a genuine love for life, and lots of people want them as pets. However, Huskies can also be stubborn and quite difficult to train, so you must be up to the task. If you are considering owning a Husky, decide if you have the time, patience, energy, and dedication to help him live a long, happy, and fulfilled life. 1 Socialize your Husky puppy. Socialization teaches your puppy how to interact properly with various aspects of his environment (e.g., people, other dogs), which will help him grow into a confident and well-mannered adult dog. Allow your puppy to spend time around different people and experience various sights and sounds.[2] Puppy kindergarten class is a great way to teach your Husky puppy how to interact with other dogs.[3] Enroll your puppy Husky in puppy kindergarten when he is four to five months old.[4] Other than puppy kindergarten, you can socialize your puppy by exposing him to different situations in his environment, such as the sounds of passing cars and honking horns. You can also invite your friends over to help him become comfortable with new people.[5] Taking your puppy to a park is another good way to expose him to different people, sights, and sounds. Observe your puppy as he explores his new world. If he appears frightened or wary of certain experiences, do not continue to expose him to those situations. 2 Enroll your adult Husky in an obedience training class. By nature, Huskies are very independent and intelligent dogs.[6] However, they can also be stubborn, which can make training difficult. Obedience classes are ideal for training your Husky.[7] Enroll your Husky in a “junior” obedience class when she is 4 months old and follow up with adult training around 12 months.[8] For a well-behaved dog, it is imperative you begin training your Husky at a young age. Be aware that your Husky may use her intelligence to differentiate between training class and home — she may perform the training exercises perfectly in class, then misbehave when she gets home.[9] Frustrating as this may be, continue to practice and reinforce her training at home. When training a husky, consistency is key! [10] Advertisement 3 Crate train your Husky. This is particularly important if you have a Husky puppy. Crate training will help the housetraining process go more smoothly—he will not want to urinate or defecate where he sleeps.[11] In addition, crate training will turn his crate into a safe space to go if your Husky feels scared or needs to rest.[12] Your Husky’s crate is not a place of punishment.[13] Sending him to his crate when he misbehaves may cause your Husky to develop a negative association with his crate. 4 Leash train your Husky. If you let your Husky off her leash, she will likely dash away from you to go for a good run or happily pursue something far away.[14] She may love you as her owner, but, if given the chance, her love of running and chasing (and maybe even her predatory instincts) may take over.[15] Because of this, leash training your Husky is essential. Leash training will also prevent your Husky from pulling on the leash. If she begins to pull, you can either stand still and call her back to you or smoothly and immediately walk in the opposite direction of the pull.[16] Do not jerk or pull back on the leash — this may encourage your Husky to pull even harder. Do not use a retractable leash — this could cause your Husky to pull even more, since pulling will let her go further.[17] If you have a puppy, let her sniff and “explore” her…

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10 things you should know before adopting a Siberian Husky

10 things you should know before adopting a Siberian Husky Want a Siberian Husky? Of course you do, they’re beautiful; the piercing eyes, thick and cuddly fur… Plus they look like a wolf which is just cool, right? So here are 10 things you should know before adopting a Siberian Husky. Like any new pet the Siberian Husky comes with its own set of requirements and needs in order for it to remain a content and loveable member of the family. Because of this many are put up for adoption simply because new owners are not aware – or cannot cope – with the demands of their new pet. Although each individual dog is different, and some of these may not apply to every dog out there, here are ten things you should consider before purchasing your new Husky. 1. Cuddles, cuddles and even more cuddles All dogs are pack animals but with a husky it is all the more evident. You and your family are your dog’s pack. Attention and interaction within this close-knit group is what a Siberian Husky yearns for most. Expect to be greeted at your front door with a wagging tail and an abundance of cuddles and licks. It doesn’t stop there. They will want to sit on your lap, snuggle beside you and follow you around as much as possible; anything they can do to be near you and feel the love. Make sure you have enough time to provide your husky with the interaction it needs. A Husky is not the best choice if you are away from home for more than eight hours a day, although having another canine companion may help. 2. Follow the Leader As with any pack there needs to be a leader(s). Your Siberian Husky will respect and follow a leader as long as it knows who that person is. From a young age you and other members of the family will need to display and assert your authority as boss. Your dog will also need to understand that it is lower in the pecking order than any other human member of the household, including children. But huskies are stubborn. They will do what they want to do… when they want to do it. As such it is not uncommon for a husky to challenge its position in the pack. It may attempt to disobey a command or try their luck in breaking the rules – and kick up a fuss when you tell them otherwise. It is essential you do not allow this behaviour to go unchecked otherwise you may find your husky ruling the house and, with strong territorial instincts, this could lead to serious problems down the road. 3. Other Pets Siberian Huskies are friendly and generally get along with other dogs (although they may want to ensure they are higher in the hierarchy of the pack.) They have a strong predatory nature which means other small pets such as birds, mice, hamsters and (especially) rabbits may not be a good combination. Even if other pets are secured in cages or tanks expect your husky to become fixated and rarely leave them alone. Integrating a husky with smaller pets is possible but should be done at a very young age and with ongoing supervision.

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Want to Own a Husky? Consider These 5 Things First

Want to Own a Husky? Consider These 5 Things First A working dog from Siberia, the Siberian Husky is indeed beautiful. You should consider a few things first though, especially if you’re a first-time dog owner. Siberian Huskies are admired for being beautiful dogs, but they’re much more than a pretty face. Annually ranked on the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) list of most popular dog breeds, Huskies are showing up more and more as new family members across the country. TV shows like “Game of Thrones” put the breed in the spotlight, and their impressive-looking features are attracting dog lovers and hopeful pet owners. They’re big, beautiful, and can make great companions and partners, but they’re also not for everyone. Owning a husky is a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Understanding Huskies The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized sled dog that has amazing endurance. These dogs were bred to pull sleds over long distances, and they tend to get along well with other dogs. They’re smaller compared to Alaskan Malamutes but just as enthusiastic about their jobs. Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi people in Asia, but their hardiness and ability to handle cold temperatures made them favorites of mushers in Alaskan areas. Today, mushers use Huskies for sledding throughout North America, though this breed has also become a favorite of many families. Owning a Husky: Tips to Remember Huskies are relatively healthy with few health problems, especially if they’re getting a lot of exercise. Breeders should screen for issues like juvenile cataracts, and it’s recommended that Huskies also be evaluated for hip health and other potential issues as well. Working Siberian Huskies require some dietary changes to help keep them healthy and will need higher protein foods when they’re in intense work. Huskies who enter periods of lower-intensity work will need food that’s around 20 percent protein, but active huskies in training for sledding need a dog food that’s closer to 32 percent protein. Also, this breed is highly social and will benefit from training when young. Siberians love to run and do well with a fenced-in backyard as well as with another dog to play with. These beautiful dogs offer plenty of benefits, but consider these five Husky facts before bringing home your own! 1. Endless Energy Bred as sled dogs, Huskies aren’t the kind of pet that’ll be happy snoozing all day on the couch. They have the energy to burn, and if they’re not given the right outlet, they’ll find their own way to get the vigorous exercise and stimulation they need. A bored Husky with pent-up energy will turn to destructive and troublesome behaviors. If you want to own a high-energy dog, you’ll need to commit to daily walks, runs, and social outings. Leaving them to entertain themselves in the yard won’t cut it. If you think about it though, the Husky breed may make you into a more active person, benefitting everyone involved. 2. Skills Like Houdini High-energy paired with an impressive intellect means Huskies are skilled escape artists. They have a natural instinct to roam and explore, and an average fence won’t be enough to stop them. An athletic and determined Husky can easily leap over a six-foot fence, and if they can’t go over, they’ll look for other ways of escape. Your fenced yard will likely need to be reinforced if you plan on keeping a Husky confined while unsupervised. Many Huskies end up getting lost and hit by cars because they refuse to stay behind even a high fence. 3. Fur-Flavored Everything Nearly all dog owners have to deal with shedding, but Huskies take it to another level. They’re built for cold climates, and they have both an undercoat and topcoat with what’s known as a double coat. Huskies usually “blow” their coats in the spring and fall. This means the undercoat sheds excessively as the new topcoat grows in. It lasts for about three weeks, and the result is enough dog hair on the floor, furniture, your clothes, and mixed in with your food to make it look like you…

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Learn how to be a better Rainbow Six Siege player



Rainbow Six Siege is one of the best competitive shooters you can play, the community is still going strong for six years now, and it seems like not even a new Rainbow Six game can change either of those facts any time soon. The claustrophobic maps and complex mechanics are utterly overwhelming at first, but the Siege community has developed and refined a delicate meta over the years. If you’ve been playing for a long time most of these tips will seem like second nature, but if you’re still adjusting to Siege from other competitive shooters, then you will have a lot to learn, and this is just the start of your journey.

In Siege, simply pulling the trigger won’t fire bullets immediately — it all depends on what you’re doing at the time. It should be obvious, but while aiming down sight your bullets will be ready to go at any moment. What you might not know is that while running you will actually not be able to shoot at all until you ADS — it’s quite a significant delay. As a nice middle ground, simply walking instead of running will allow you to hipfire immediately, but the spread will be very high until you ADS completely. These animations take mere seconds, but mere seconds are all it takes to make a big mistake.

Rainbow Six Siege has 20 maps to play on — twenty. That’s a lot of maps for a multiplayer shooter, especially when they all have intricacies to memorize. If there are any maps you’re unfamiliar with, make sure to load up either very simple bot matches or a training mode so you can explore the maps at your leisure, making sure to take note of good entry points, where you can easily break through walls to access new areas, lines of sight and vents where you can use drones to infiltrate.

On the subject of drones, they are way more important than you give them credit for. Drones should be used every round — as an attacker, sneak your drone into the building through vents, and then hide it somewhere it’ll be tough to notice for opponents, like in plants or under a small table. When you need to find enemies mid-match, you can use your drone and ping enemies for your team.

As the defending team, you have to fortify around the bomb site, especially against exterior walls, so the enemy team can’t infiltrate your position too easily. That much should be obvious, but what is less obvious is the fact you need to leave space open so you can rotate around to the other bomb site if necessary.

As an attacker, you will be moving towards the bomb sites carefully while avoiding any traps left for you by the defending team. You will need to pick enemies off from a distance, if at all possible, and therefore scoped weapons that hit at long range are best. For defenders the opposite is true — the attackers need to come to you, and therefore you can lure them into range for a quick shotgun blast or an SMG burst.

Positioning is tough to define, because it changes on every map, for each side and weapon type. But essentially, you need to ensure you can keep an eye on all entrances to the room you’re in, be aware of the possibility of enemies coming from behind you, and still have an escape route planned. Once you fire bullets, even if you take down the enemy, it’ll just alert their team. If you’re on an upper level of an open-plan building, jumping from balconies is a good way to quickly rotate and escape from a tight situation, or even charge through a wall with your hammer. Generally, you just need to make sure you have an eye on your lines of sight and escape routes.

You need to talk to your team however you can. Pings are useful, but if you can voice chat, you should. Failing that, typing is good, but can rarely be done in an intense moment. To play at a high level, effective communication with your team is vital. Even if you can’t party up with your friends, get ready to chat to people on the mic.

This tip is most important for attackers: yes, you’re here to shoot enemies, but you can’t jump the gun. As we’ve assessed in the tips above, defenders are waiting for you to make a mistake as you approach. The gung-ho strategy can work sometimes, but you really can’t rely on it. Take things slowly, communicate with your team, and stick close to them so they can back you up and vice versa.

There are 60 operators in the game – yes, three times more operators than maps. That is a lot to learn for even intermediate players, but if you want to get better at Rainbow Six Siege, you need to learn a lot of them. Like in many team-based games, different Operators take on a variety of roles, and the fact is, your team is likely to pick their favorite Operator, not the one the team needs. You have to get used to using Operators you don’t often play as, just in case a situation arises like this, and you can fill the spot that your team desperately needs.

It’s in the middle of the screen, yeah? We kid, we kid. We’ve already spoken about range, positioning, and lines of sight, but how you keep an eye on all of these is equally important. You should be looking for places where opponents might appear, and whenever you do you should be ADSing, aiming at head height, at the usual locations that enemies might peek out. Get used to always aiming about head or crouched head height – that way you can just start firing when you see an enemy. Remember, headshots always take down enemies regardless of range with all weapons save for the shotgun.

Written by Dave Aubrey on behalf of GLHF.

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How can I get better at Rainbow Six Siege?

The best Rainbow Six Siege strategies center around the use of patience to go along with tactics.

  1. Listen. Almost everything makes a sound in Siege, so playing with headphones and listening to sounds of the game can be keys to victory. …
  2. Go slow. …
  3. Learn to Use Breaching Charges. …
  4. Use your drone. …
  5. Don’t waste your first drone.

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How do you get good at Rainbow Six Siege for beginners?

MECHANICAL TIPS

  1. PREFIRE. Pre-firing means shooting before having a clear Line of Sight on an enemy. …
  2. STOP SPRINTING. Sprinting too much is one of the most prominent mistakes players make in Rainbow Six Siege. …
  3. CHECK CORNERS. …
  4. AIM DOWN SIGHT. …
  5. AIM AT THE HEAD. …
  6. USE DESTRUCTIBILITY. …
  7. USE VERTICALITY. …
  8. DON’T RELOAD SO OFTEN.

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Is Rainbow Six Siege easy?

Rainbow Six Siege is complex, and it can be difficult to learn. You can stretch Siege’s definition to the minimum by defining the game as a 5v5 FPS videogame where both teams have an objective to fulfill

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What is IQ good for r6?

Players usually pick IQ when they know there is a Valkyrie or an Echo in the defenders’ roster. IQ is useful as she can detect Valk’s cameras and Echo’s drones, and destroy them from any part of the map by shooting them

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Who is the best Rainbow Six Siege player?

Final verdict ? Pengu is the best Rainbow Six Siege player

Undoubtedly, Pengu is the best Siege player. Pengu’s influence in the game is the biggest. He is not the most honored player in the game, but also has done everything someone can do in the scene: playing, casting, and producing content for an organization.

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How long does it take to plant in r6?

In Quick Play and Unranked planting takes five seconds, but in Ranked it goes up to a long seven seconds too.

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Should I join Rainbow Six Siege?

Yes! At its core, Siege is a great game, even if it isn’t bang-on the Tom Clancy branding. If you’re a fan of military simulators, Siege is likely going to be a little fast-paced for your liking, but if you’ve played before you know what you’re getting into.

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What operator should I buy first R6?

We think that the first attacking operator you should unlock in Rainbow Six Siege is Ash. What is this? The reason is simple: she is a three-speed, one-armor operator with a versatile loadout and a great gadget.

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Who is the best character in R6?

Right now, Finka is the best operator in Rainbow Six Siege. According to absolutely everyone in the game, she is overpowered. She is the most-picked operator on attack mainly due to her fragmentation grenades, her GONNE-9, her LMG, and her ability.

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Is IQ a girl in r6?

Specialist Monika ?IQ? Weiss is as active physically as she is intellectually. When she does manage to pull herself away from rock climbing, spelunking, and ? well, countless other athletic and intellectual pursuits, she writes science-fiction.

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Which gun is better for IQ?

552 Commando is our go-to weapon due to the highest DPS, with high damage per bullet (47). The downside of Commando is the lowest rate of fire among IQ’s weapons (690) and subjectively uncomfortable recoil pattern. We recommend using flash hider to improve recoil on the first 3 shots.

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Who is the oldest R6 operator?

Who is the oldest operator in Rainbow Six Siege? Zero is the oldest operator in R6. He is 63 years old.

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Who is the shortest op in R6?

Who is the shortest operator in Rainbow Six Siege? Iana is the shortest operator at just 5′ 2″ tall. Nienke “Iana” Meijer is a 35-year-old intel-focused operator from the Netherlands.

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Can IQ detect vigil?

Vigil (Soft Counter): Vigil’s device allows him to hide from drones. However, when activated – IQ’s scanner can see the cloaking device on his back.

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Is the 552 Commando good?

The weapon is very powerful due to its high fire rate, damage and penetration. It is very good at close-to-medium range, but the damage drops off sharply at a distance.

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Is vigil immune to Dokkaebi?

Vigil is not immune to the initial hacking of his phone, but he’s able to remove himself from any hacked camera feed with his ERC-7.

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What is the best gun in siege?

The AK-12 has long been, statistically, the best weapon in the game, and that’s by a pretty decent margin, too. Likely the only reason it hasn’t been nerfed is that it’s in the hands of an Operator that really just isn’t that good.

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How old is Amaru?

37 (31 Sup)

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What gun has the most recoil r6?

However, every weapon has its fault, and the 552 Commando has high recoil.

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Who is the tallest character in R6?

Oryx and Kaid are the tallest current operators in Rainbow, both being 6’5″ (1.95m).

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Who is the tallest female R6 operator?

Amaru is the tallest female operator in the game, while Iana is currently the shortest.

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The 38 Best Rainbow Six Siege Tips of 2022 – Lifewire

Learn how to be a better Rainbow Six Siege player 300 300 people found this article helpful The 38 Best Rainbow Six Siege Tips of 2022 How to get easy kills and be a better Rainbow Six Siege player Updated on January 3, 2022 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has quickly become one of the most popular first-person shooters, rivaling even the vaunted Call of Duty series. And there’s a good reason for its success: It is the most tactical shooter on the market. This isn’t a game that rewards reckless play or blind shooting. Rather, it’s game of patience and waiting to take the best shot, which is why the game can be a bit of culture shock for newbies. These Rainbow Six Siege tips will cover some of the basics from clearing a room using the slice-the-pie technique to effectively using traps to up your kill count. ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ 101: Start With Terrorist Hunt Terrorist Hunt shouldn’t be dismissed as a tutorial. It’s not only a vital tool to help beginners get up to speed in Rainbow Six Siege, but it is also used by veteran players and even pro-level players to keep their game that the very top. Stick to solo play for training purposes, which will give you more time to explore and test out new weapon loadouts. Learn Map Layouts. A key component to most shooters is map knowledge, and this is even more vital in the slower-paced game of Siege where simply lingering in the wrong hallway can get you killed.Learn Camera Locations. Shooting out cameras as you proceed can be make-or-break when it comes to multiplayer, so noting their location in Terrorist Hunt is as important as learning the map.Adjust Sensitivity. Terrorist Hunt is also a great place to dial in the right controller sensitivity.Speed Play. A trick that even pro players use is running through a Terrorist Hunt match as fast as possible. This is a good trick for beginners to work on building up their ability to snap-aim at targets and lineup headshots. ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Basics: Go Slow, Learn to Breach and Use Your Drone Ubisoft, Inc.  The most common mistake newbies make is to play Rainbow Six Siege like other shooters. While sprint everywhere and spray-and-pray tactics may do well in Call of Duty, it’s a recipe for disaster in Siege. The best Rainbow Six Siege strategies center around the use of patience to go along with tactics. Listen. Almost everything makes a sound in Siege, so playing with headphones and listening to sounds of the game can be keys to victory. It’s even a good idea to turn off background music in settings so you can focus on listening.Go slow. Along with listening is the idea of making as little noise as possible. Sprinting may get you down a hallway quicker, but it also alerts everyone of your movement. Walking or crouching makes less noise and allows you to examine adjacent areas easier.Learn to Use Breaching Charges. The breaching charges available for some operators are for walls, not barricaded doors or windows that can be smashed with the butt of a rifle or shot out. Breaching charges can also be used as a distraction by placing them on a wall, then moving to a different spot before blasting it.Use your drone. Blindly bashing in a door or going through a window is another recipe for disaster. You should get into a habit of using a drone to check out entry rooms before first entering a structure. Drones are also great at the end of the match to scout out the objective.Don’t waste your first drone. It might be fun to taunt defenders after finding the objective, but it is more helpful to find a hiding spot and position the drone to have a good view of the room or adjacent areas. Teammates can use these drones to spot later in the game. The ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Guide to Clearing Rooms and Winning Gun Battles We can look to some real-world…

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General Beginners Tips – R6 Siege Guides | Rainbow Six Siege Center R6 Siege GENERAL BEGINNER TIPS New player tips to Rainbow Six Siege! When starting with the game, you may focus solely on your aim. That’s quite a natural tendency for players in FPS games. The reality is that Rainbow Six Siege is a very complex team-based shooter. There is so much more to becoming good at R6 Siege than just pure aim. You need various skills, such as map knowledge, game sense, tactics, intel gathering/utilizing, communication.The acquisition of those skills will take time. If you think that you can become good player in few days of playing Rainbow Six Siege, then you will be likely disappointed. The game has been out for a few years now, players are really skilled and the learning curve is really steep.Don’t get discouraged, though. The game is great fun, and if you stick around, you will eventually feel progress. And that progress, thanks to the difficulty and complexity of the game, will feel extremely rewarding!Below are our top beginner tips that are general in application.They apply to both attacking and defending sides of the match. NEW PLAYER TIPS GENERAL MECHANICAL TIPS This part of our beginner guide focuses on improving your gameplay, mechanical skills in Rainbow Six Siege: PREFIRE Pre-firing means shooting before having a clear Line of Sight on an enemy. You basically assume the enemy’s position and fire as soon as you can.Pre-fire gives you the advantage of lowered reaction time. You don’t wait for visual input (seeing enemy) to press the fire button. Therefore, you are more likely to win an engagement than otherwise!If you have intel about the enemy being potentially present in a particular location and you are about to peek them, then prefire the spot. STOP SPRINTING Sprinting too much is one of the most prominent mistakes players make in Rainbow Six Siege. It’s not only the new players but a general tendency in the game.Sprinting has few downsides. First, you can’t use ADS while sprinting. Thus, if an enemy is ADS, you lose more often than not.Second, you make a lot of noise, and Rainbow Six Siege is a sound heavy FPS game.So sprint only when you are certain no enemy is nearby, and it’s absolutely needed. Maps are not as big as it feels in R6 Siege. CHECK CORNERS Do not storm into the room, hoping that the opponent is either not ready or simply not there. Unless, of course, you’ve got sure intel about the room’s status.Instead, check corners of the room, preferably while being in ADS. Expect an enemy and clear locations fully. Doing so will save you a lot of unnecessary deaths and create an excellent R6 Siege habit. AIM DOWN SIGHT You should be in ADS most of the time when checking corners or holding angles. Hipfire is ass in Rainbow Six Siege and it takes time to get into ADS position.You will win significantly more gunfights by creating a habit of being in ADS. This is especially the case with 1x sights. ACOG can distort and limit your vision. AIM AT THE HEAD New or…

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5 Tips & Tricks For BEGINNERS In Rainbow Six Siege

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10 tips to improve your game in ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Rainbow Six Siege is one of the best competitive shooters you can play, the community is still going strong for six years now, and it seems like not even a new Rainbow Six game can change either of those facts any time soon. The claustrophobic maps and complex mechanics are utterly overwhelming at first, but the Siege community has developed and refined a delicate meta over the years. If you’ve been playing for a long time most of these tips will seem like second nature, but if you’re still adjusting to Siege from other competitive shooters, then you will have a lot to learn, and this is just the start of your journey. In Siege, simply pulling the trigger won’t fire bullets immediately — it all depends on what you’re doing at the time. It should be obvious, but while aiming down sight your bullets will be ready to go at any moment. What you might not know is that while running you will actually not be able to shoot at all until you ADS — it’s quite a significant delay. As a nice middle ground, simply walking instead of running will allow you to hipfire immediately, but the spread will be very high until you ADS completely. These animations take mere seconds, but mere seconds are all it takes to make a big mistake. Rainbow Six Siege has 20 maps to play on — twenty. That’s a lot of maps for a multiplayer shooter, especially when they all have intricacies to memorize. If there are any maps you’re unfamiliar with, make sure to load up either very simple bot matches or a training mode so you can explore the maps at your leisure, making sure to take note of good entry points, where you can easily break through walls to access new areas, lines of sight and vents where you can use drones to infiltrate. On the subject of drones, they are way more important than you give them credit for. Drones should be used every round — as an attacker, sneak your drone into the building through vents, and then hide it somewhere it’ll be tough to notice for opponents, like in plants or under a small table. When you need to find enemies mid-match, you can use your drone and ping enemies for your team. As the defending team, you have to fortify around the bomb site, especially against exterior walls, so the enemy team can’t infiltrate your position too easily. That much should be obvious, but what is less obvious is the fact you need to leave space open so you can rotate around to the other bomb site if necessary. As an attacker, you will be moving towards the bomb sites carefully while avoiding any traps left for you by the defending team. You will need to pick enemies off from a distance, if at all possible, and therefore scoped weapons that hit at long range are best. For defenders the opposite is true — the attackers need to come to you, and therefore you can lure them into range for a quick shotgun blast or an SMG burst. Positioning is tough to define, because it changes on…

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Rainbow Six Siege Beginner’s Guide: 15 Essential Tips to Excel In The Game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is now one of the most popular shooters that has been released in recent years. The game is considerably more appealing to players since it features both slow and fast-paced action, which is wonderfully integrated with realistic shooting strategies and tactics. However, because it is not as similar to other first-person shooters like Call of Duty or Battlefield, the game can be extremely challenging for those who are just starting. The unfamiliarity and complexity of the game might make it easy for beginners to become frustrated and overwhelmed very fast. As a result, here’s a guide to some of the most essential tips for beginners in surviving and succeeding in the Rainbow Six Siege. Learn the Basic Controls Rainbow Six Siege PC Controls The very first thing that you have to do is to be familiar with using the controls. Inputs in Rainbow Six Siege come in a wide range and can be used for a wide variety of purposes all through the game. It is going to be challenging for you to adapt to the game if you are not already familiar with those things. Since input consistency is of the utmost importance in Rainbow Six Siege, you will need to develop muscle memory to be successful in the game. Practice the Situations and Training Grounds Situations for Rainbow Six Siege Situations and Training Grounds are two useful modes in the game you can play to prepare yourself for multiplayer. What’s beneficial is that they can also be played as single-player modes. Situations help you get acquainted with various circumstances you might find yourself in multiplayer. It helps you to learn some maps and the play style of some of the operators. Training Grounds from Rainbow Six Siege The Training Grounds is essentially a PvE game mode. You can either play solo or with friends. But if you are looking to enhance your skills, playing solo would be a much better option here. The difficulty level is divided into Normal, Hard, and Realistic. For beginners, Normal would be the right choice and after you excel you can move forward to Hard and then Realistic. However, Realistic is much more bearable with other players. Learn About The Operators: Attackers and Defenders Some of the Operators in Rainbow Six Siege The game features two distinct categories of Operators: attackers and defenders. With the assistance of drones, attackers will conduct surveillance on a specific area to plan their assault. For the Defenders to successfully suppress the Attackers, they will fortify the region with barriers and prepare traps. The defenders also have access to the Cameras that are spread throughout the region, which allows them to determine where the attackers are located. Learn the PvP Game Modes PvP Game Modes As a beginner, it is essential to know the game modes because you need to prepare your strategies and choose your desired operators. The game mode in PvP is Team Deathmatch. A 5-minute timer is always present in every game mode. There are three types of game modes in PvP:  PvP Game Modes Hostage Extraction: Here, your main goal is to extract (Attackers) or protect(Defenders)…

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5 Ways to Get Better At Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft

5 Ways to Get Better At Rainbow Six SiegeHas your aim been feeling off? Looking for new ways to improve communication with your team? Some awesome members of our community have created thorough guides to help! Check out these five videos for tips on how to master these challenging elements, and visit Gameplan for even more videos on Rainbow Six Siege. 1. Create a Winning Strategy Whether by yourself or with a team, having a solid plan could mean the difference between victory and defeat. In this video, Disrupt Gaming will break down the mindset you need to make winning strategies for a match in Rainbow Six Siege, from map knowledge to team makeup. How to Make Your Own Strats in Rainbow 6 2. Adjust Your Aim Sensitivity Bullets not hitting their mark? Make sure to check your sensitivity! Below, creator Jpeasy explains the function of mouse aim sensitivity on PC and how to successfully adjust it to best suit your playstyle. How to Find Your Rainbow 6 Sensitivity No mouse and keyboard? No problem! Gruntastic runs you through the best process for testing and adjusting your aim sensitivity on a controller. How to Improve Your Aim in Rainbow Six Siege (With a Controller) 3. Developing Better Team Callouts Good communication is at the core of successful teamwork. Here, Griefdrums walks you through some strategies to improve your callouts and more efficiently communicate as a team. Improving Your Callouts 4. Improve Your Game Sense “Game sense” is an umbrella term often heard in Rainbow Six Siege, which includes situational awareness, map knowledge, understanding the game’s mechanics, and more. In this comprehensive video, creator Syntaxx breaks down what exactly Game Sense is and five ways for you to improve yours over time. Improve Your Game Sense 5. Dealing With Pressure Every player knows they’re inevitably going to find themselves in tense situations. In this video, Disrupt Gaming is back to teach you not only how to deal with pressure, but even leverage it against your opponents. How to Deal with Pressure Like a Pro Rainbow Six Siege is a demanding tactical game with many skills to learn and strategies to develop. For more tips, walkthroughs, and guides on everything from Operators to Maps, make sure to check out Rainbow Six’s Gameplan page.

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Rainbow Six Siege: 10 Pro Tips for Expert Play | TheXboxHub

Rainbow Six Siege: 10 Pro Tips for Expert Play Do you know that Rainbow Six Siege is one of the best online tactical shooters in the gaming market? It offers a first and third-person perspective for the players based on their style preference. Each player controls an attacker or defender in different gameplay modes, like defusing a bomb and rescuing a hostage.  Rainbow Six Siege gives you an overwhelming experience. Those who wish to excel in their Six Siege matches will find the best ways to synergize their operator abilities along with the remaining team. You can find hacks to learn the game and attain success. Six Siege hack that’s undetected  allows you to get an edge in the game.  Following are the pro-tips for expert play in Rainbow Six Siege. 1. Listen to attacks  You will be surprised to know that Siege has unique sound propagation that gives realistic sounds throughout the battlefield. The sounds in the game travel by bouncing off the objects and through open spaces. If you are in empty rooms, you can break windows to hear enemy footsteps easily. You also should avoid drones from jumping as they make a lot of noise and give enemies the chance to trace you. 2. Go for ‘Terrorist Hunt’ Terrorist Hunt is a tutorial that is useful for not only beginners but also veteran players. Stick to solo play for training, as it will give you time to explore and test new weapon loadouts. Do not forget to learn camera locations. Shooting out cameras as you move forward in the match can be a game-changer. Also, learn the tricks to play as fast as possible to aim at targets and cast headshots.  3. Remember maps  Do you know that maps are an integral part of Six Siege? Matches take place in multilevel maps with various destructible items. This implies that teams can take advantage of their environment to break through walls, attack enemies from unrealized locations, and fortify checkpoints. Some players can access specific sections of the map, while these can be inaccessible for other players.  4. Avoid getting killed Imagine getting killed in the initial round because of an enemy glancing into a spawn area. You can tackle the situation by keeping a drone during the preparation phase at common peek locations. You can call out to your teammates on spotting a defender at the beginning of the match. Try to shoot bullets in a couple into barricaded windows and doors to avoid an encounter with enemies.  5. Save time  Nothing worse can happen than facing an enemy and their loaded weapon while you are only halfway through reloading your weapon. However,  you can cancel a reload to save your life. If you are reloading and there is a need to fire, you can start sprinting to get the reload canceled. It will take less time than finishing reloading and switching to a secondary weapon.  6. Cover is crucial  You will be able to get the best defense from cover as it protects from attacks. Offending teams can flank enemies using cover. The strategy is useful as players defending from covers do not have protection at the back and sides, thus making them exposed to the weapons. Do not forget that you should not stay at the same place for long as enemies can also utilize the…

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Five simple Rainbow Six Siege tips to help first-timers stay …

Five simple Rainbow Six Siege tips to help first-timers stay alive and winWhile Rainbow Six Siege looks like any old first-person shooter, where the run-and-gun approach is sometimes best, there’s actually much more to the hyper-realistic, strategy-based game. Rushing in guns blazing will get your character killed immediately. You’ll need to take a methodical approach to defending or attacking a bomb site, and the pros competing on the game’s esports circuit know this better than anyone.Here’s their advice to upgrade your game:1. Be quiet and listen Registering and understanding noise is a huge key to helping you win. If you listen closely enough, you can predict what the enemy will do. Likewise, manage your own noise so you don’t make your movements so obvious.Ubisoft developed its own sound propagation system to make the game as realistic as possible. In typical games, you’ll hear a noise from an adjacent room, but it’s muffled. In Siege, noise travels from person to person through space in the shortest way possible, bouncing off walls and entering through doorways.Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen, flex player for the G2 Esports Siege team, said managing noise is something he and his teammates constantly work on. For example, jumping with your drone is quite loud, making it easy for enemies to track it down and destroy it. Mouritzen cautioned to only jump away if your drone is in danger of being destroyed.One tip people don’t think about, Mouritzen said, is that shooting out windows allows you to hear inside. Sound won’t filter through the room unless the window is destroyed. It’s the small things that are make or break in a realistic game like Siege.2. Learn the maps until you can see them blindfoldedRainbow Six Siege features highly dynamic, destructible, multilevel maps. You can get shot from just about anywhere, which can make it frustrating to play for beginners.Gabriel “LaXInG” Mirelez from Team Reciprocity, who has played competitively for 3½ years, said he had the same issues as many other players in the beginning.The classic Siege line of “I didn’t know you could die from there” was a regular occurrence for Mirelez. But the difference between him and many others, he said, was the drive to improve.“If you want to improve, you really have to want it,” Mirelez said. Doing the same thing over and over again isn’t going to cut it in a game like Siege.He recommends watching professional gameplay and high-level streamers to understand the best angles to take in a map. Keep yourself protected as much as possible while giving yourself the best angle to scope your enemies.3. Equip the right scope and attachments to fit the occasionPart of finding success in Siege is knowing which operator fits your situation and play style. More than that, you’ll need to figure out which scopes to use when you are defending or attacking.The game narrows down the scopes you can use in particular situations. Attackers and only a few defenders have the option of using ACOG, a scope with 2x magnification, but selecting it all the time isn’t the best option. It forces you to hold and angle and rely on the enemy to make a mistake.But in close-quarters combat, Mouritzen said, 1x sights, such as reflex and red dot, are king. They let you take things into your own hands and improve upon fragging (kills). However, if you are playing a support operator such as Thermite, it’s best to hang back and hold down an angle with an ACOG sight.4. Use the right virtual and physical equipment It’s important that you…

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Say ‘Cheers!’ to Dry January with These 8 Easy Tips



  • Beginning the new year with a resolution to abstain from alcohol use for a month is a growing health trend known as Dry January.
  • Many studies have shown that even short-term abstinence from alcohol can improve health.
  • Dry January can be an excellent time to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol and make healthy changes that last beyond the first 30 days of the year.

Dry January — kicking off the new year by cutting out alcohol for an entire month — is a health trend more people are trying each year.

Although relatively novel, Dry January is generally attributed to starting in the UK around 2014 as a way to help individuals stop drinking.

And it’s catching on in the U.S. as well.

“Dry January gives people the opportunity to see what their lives would be like without the alcohol. Often people get into routines and patterns and they just self-perpetuate and you really need to break it and you realize you feel better,” Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of the Zucker Hillside Hospital Addiction Services in Glen Oaks, New York, told Healthline.

However, making your Dry January a successful one may not be as easy as it seems.

Having a plan in place can not only help you reach your goal more easily, but enjoy the experience along the way as well.

So, if you’re one of the many people who’ll be starting off 2020 with a resolution to drink less, these 8 tips can help make your Dry January a healthy and happy one.

This one may feel like a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s really important.

Not only should you have realistic expectations for yourself, but you should also get your friends and family involved.

Making goals can also mean writing them down or posting them somewhere as a physical reminder of your intentions.

“It’s also important to publicly declare your goals, to have others — it doesn’t have to be everyone — be aware of what you’re doing. I think the commitment out loud is important. It increases one’s likelihood of following through,” said Goldman.

By making your goals public to friends and family you also open up a channel of communication and support from them that’s invaluable.

“We’re social animals. We are primates and social interaction is probably one of the most powerful reinforcers that we have,” said George Koob, PhD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). “It doesn’t mean you have to go to Alcoholics Anonymous… you can find that kind of social affirmation in many different ways.”

Use the people closest to you as a support network to help keep you on track. You may even encourage them to take on Dry January with you.

Whether it’s wanting a nice glass of wine on a Friday after work or wishing for a cold beer at a baseball game, many people have particular times, locations, or situations that they associate with drinking.

These are known as triggers. To cut down on drinking, it’s important for everyone to first understand what their triggers are and then avoid them.

But don’t psych yourself out either. Stopping drinking doesn’t mean you can’t ever go to another baseball game or brunch with your friends.

“People feel like ‘Oh, I can never go to a bar again.’ And that’s ridiculous. The idea is that if today you don’t want to have a drink, don’t go to a bar today. You need to think short term and not forever more,” said Goldman.

You’ve made a plan for Dry January, but it may not always be easy to stick to it. Plan for the inevitability of an urge to drink at some point and know which actions you’ll take to overcome it.

“You really need to learn to ride out the urge. I use the analogy of a wave with a peak, but it always breaks. You need to ride out the wave. If you don’t act on it, it will definitely subside,” said Goldman.

There are simple strategies to employ when an urge strikes that can help such as a quick change of scenery. If you’re inside, go outdoors. If you’re with friends, take some alone time.

Small changes in environment can help distract you or take your mind off of drinking long enough to ride out the urge.

“If you’re using alcohol as a coping mechanism or a way of relaxing, maybe try and find some other way of doing that,” said Koob.

At the top of his list: exercise.

Go for a walk, try some relaxing yoga, or join a recreational sports team.

“Exercise is good for everything. If there’s one universal thing that helps everyone it’s exercise,” said Koob.

This is also a great time to reconnect with your other hobbies, interests, and passions. Time (and money) not spent out at bars can instead be used for that ship in a bottle you gave up on, or that thousand piece jigsaw puzzle collecting dust in the closet.

Sometimes it’s hard to say no to a drink. Saying no to friends or family is likely the hardest thing you’ll have to do to get through Dry January.

This tip comes straight from the NIAAA’s list of ways to quit drinking, and it means having the conviction to stick to your resolutions.

Turning down a drink can sometimes feel awkward, so Goldman recommends thinking through these potential situations and even rehearsing what you’re going to say.

It can feel weird to be out with friends and ordering a soda or a nonalcoholic beer, but as the evening progresses and everyone is having fun, no one will really care what’s in your cup.

So, you’ve made your resolution to stop drinking. You’ve written it down and told your friends. But, two weeks into January you have a beer. Uh oh, you blew it, right?

No. It’s not the end of the world.

“People tend to be perfectionists,” said Goldman. “It’s OK if you drink. It’s not all or nothing. I think that trips a lot of people up. Ninety-nine percent dry January would be good, too. As would an eighty percent dry January.”

In fact, just cutting back is better than nothing at all. The point to remember is that you need to bounce back.

So, if you have a drink, don’t keep drinking for the rest of the month. Take things in stride and recommit to your original resolution.

Even if your goal isn’t a totally sober January, but instead just to drink less, there are things you can do to make achieving that goal easier.

First, figure out a way to track your drinking. You could use an app, keep a drinking journal, or carry a drinking tracker card in your wallet.

Or use your calendar and mark off the number of days you’ve gone without a drink. Keeping track can be a good motivational tool and reminder of what you’re working toward.

You should also familiarize yourself with standard drink sizes to avoid accidentally consuming more alcohol than intended. Mixed drinks in particular, especially when made at home, can contain more alcohol than expected.

Kicking off the new year sober sounds great — but what happens when January ends?

No matter if you choose to start drinking again or stay sober, a Dry January is a great way to get some perspective and reflect on how alcohol makes you feel.

“We think that one of the biggest values of a Dry January is that it makes you reevaluate your relationship with alcohol,” said Koob.

“If you go into complete abstinence and you feel better and you’ve lost weight and you’re exercising more and you’re sleeping better — I think that’s a message that your body is telling you, and I think we need to listen to the message that our body is telling us,” he said.

For some, Dry January can be the motivation they need to kick alcohol for good. In fact, a UK study from 2018 found that Dry January affected how much people drank for months afterward. Individuals who took part drank less overall days and on average drank less per day when they were drinking.

What you do with Dry January is ultimately about your own goals and resolutions, but the bottom line is that if you’re thinking about stopping drinking, it’s an excellent time to start.

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What does Dry January do to your body?

According to a 2018 report in the Lancet, by reducing your drinking, you also reduce your risk of strokes, heart disease and hypertensive disease and could increase your life expectancy [1]. Another lovely side effect of no booze might start to appear around this time: your skin starting to look amazing.

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Is Dry January Difficult?

Even if you’ve accomplished Dry January before, you may find this year to be particularly difficult, and if you fall off the wagon at some point, Sheinbaum says not to despair. “You can certainly just start over the next day and continue along your path,” she says

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Why am I gaining weight during Dry January?

Dry January doesn’t always lead to weight loss in part due to the way the body metabolizes alcohol. Some gain weight after giving up booze since their guts heal and their bodies get more nutrients. Focus on what you can control, like nourishing your body and appreciating the benefits of sobriety

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What is the hardest day of Dry January?

Let’s call it Damp January

It’s the third Saturday of the year and according to a new study, 20 January is when Brits who’ve committed to staying off the sauce for the month are most likely to break their resolution.

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Can you lose weight doing Dry January?

A 2018 study illustrated that 58 per cent of those who stuck to Dry January lost weight. That’s not just because alcohol is high in calories; we don’t drink because we’re hungry, we drink because it’s a habit, so it is unlikely we’ll replace those calories in alcohol with something else.

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Will I lose weight doing Dry January?

New research from the University of Sussex shows that taking part in Dry January ? abstaining from booze for a month ? sees people regaining control of their drinking, having more energy, better skin and losing weight. They also report drinking less months later.

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Is a Dry January really worth it?

Dry January might be a helpful way to re-establish control over your drinking, and could have some short-term benefits (a lot of people report sleeping better, for example), but it’s unlikely to have major long-term health benefits in itself.

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How long does it take for alcohol tolerance to reset?

It’s important to note that it takes more than a weekend of abstinence to reset alcohol tolerance. Tolerance may begin to diminish after a few days, but it may take two weeks to return your tolerance level to normal.

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How soon will I lose weight after quitting alcohol?

Someone who goes from daily alcohol drinking to stopping altogether can expect to see physical body composition changes as well as weight loss in the days to weeks after they quit drinking alcohol.

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How long after stop drinking Do you feel better?

Some symptoms like changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, and mood swings can last for weeks or even months. But you’ll likely begin to feel healthier around five days to a week after you stop drinking.

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What is considered a heavy drinker?

NIAAA defines heavy drinking as follows: For men, consuming more than 4 drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week. For women, consuming more than 3 drinks on any day or more than 7 drinks per week.

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Will I lose belly fat if I stop drinking alcohol?

Weight loss

?Again, depends on what the baseline alcohol consumption is. If heavier drinkers remove alcohol for a longer period of time, they might see weight loss, improvement in body composition, less stomach fat, improvement in triglycerides (one of the fat particles in the blood),? she said.

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How do I know if I’m an alcoholic?

Not keep up with major responsibilities at home, work, or school. Lose friendships or have relationship problems due to drinking, but you don’t quit alcohol. Have legal problems related to drinking, such as a DUI arrest. Need alcohol to relax or feel confident.

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Is drinking every night an alcoholic?

“While there are a number of variables, typically having a drink every night does not necessarily equate to alcohol use disorder, but it can increase the risk of developing alcohol-related health problems,” Lawrence Weinstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer at American Addiction Centers tells WebMD Connect to Care.

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Can the liver repair itself after years of drinking?

The liver is very resilient and capable of regenerating itself. Each time your liver filters alcohol, some of the liver cells die. The liver can develop new cells, but prolonged alcohol misuse (drinking too much) over many years can reduce its ability to regenerate.

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How long do you have to abstain from alcohol for your liver to recover?

If you have fatty liver disease, the damage may be reversed if you abstain from alcohol for at least 2 weeks. After this point, it’s usually safe to start drinking again if you stick to the NHS guidelines on alcohol consumption.

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Say “Cheers!” to Dry January with These 8 Easy Tips

Say ‘Cheers!’ to Dry January with These 8 Easy TipsBeginning the new year with a resolution to abstain from alcohol use for a month is a growing health trend known as Dry January.Many studies have shown that even short-term abstinence from alcohol can improve health.Dry January can be an excellent time to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol and make healthy changes that last beyond the first 30 days of the year.Dry January — kicking off the new year by cutting out alcohol for an entire month — is a health trend more people are trying each year.Although relatively novel, Dry January is generally attributed to starting in the UK around 2014 as a way to help individuals stop drinking. And it’s catching on in the U.S. as well.“Dry January gives people the opportunity to see what their lives would be like without the alcohol. Often people get into routines and patterns and they just self-perpetuate and you really need to break it and you realize you feel better,” Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of the Zucker Hillside Hospital Addiction Services in Glen Oaks, New York, told Healthline.However, making your Dry January a successful one may not be as easy as it seems.Having a plan in place can not only help you reach your goal more easily, but enjoy the experience along the way as well. So, if you’re one of the many people who’ll be starting off 2020 with a resolution to drink less, these 8 tips can help make your Dry January a healthy and happy one. This one may feel like a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s really important. Not only should you have realistic expectations for yourself, but you should also get your friends and family involved.Making goals can also mean writing them down or posting them somewhere as a physical reminder of your intentions. “It’s also important to publicly declare your goals, to have others — it doesn’t have to be everyone — be aware of what you’re doing. I think the commitment out loud is important. It increases one’s likelihood of following through,” said Goldman.By making your goals public to friends and family you also open up a channel of communication and support from them that’s invaluable. “We’re social animals. We are primates and social interaction is probably one of the most powerful reinforcers that we have,” said George Koob, PhD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). “It doesn’t mean you have to go to Alcoholics Anonymous… you can find that kind of social affirmation in many different ways.”Use the people closest to you as a support network to help keep you on track. You may even encourage them to take on Dry January with you.Whether it’s wanting a nice glass of wine on a Friday after work or wishing for a cold beer at a baseball game, many people have particular times, locations, or situations that they associate with drinking. These are known as triggers. To cut down on drinking, it’s important for everyone to first understand what their triggers are and then avoid them.But don’t psych yourself out either. Stopping drinking doesn’t mean you can’t ever go to another baseball game or brunch with your friends.“People feel like ‘Oh, I can never go to a bar again.’ And that’s ridiculous. The idea is that if today you don’t want to have a drink, don’t go to a bar today. You need to think short term and not forever more,” said Goldman.You’ve made a plan for Dry January, but it may not always be easy to stick to it. Plan for the inevitability of an urge to drink at some point and know which actions you’ll take to overcome it. “You really need to learn to ride out the urge. I use the analogy of a wave with a peak, but it always breaks. You need to ride out the wave. If you don’t act on it, it will definitely subside,” said Goldman.There are simple strategies to employ when an urge strikes that can help such as a quick change…

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11 Tips for Making It Through Dry January 2022 | Well+Good The concept of Dry January (aka, abstaining from alcohol for the month) seems almost quaint right now—we’ve been deprived of so much for so many months. But there are compelling reasons for maintaining (or joining) the tradition, even amid a pandemic. “When giving up alcohol, even just for one month, people tend to experience a variety of benefits including clearer skin, better sleep, improved digestion, and financial savings,” says Hilary Sheinbaum, author of The Dry Challenge: How to Lose the Booze for Dry January, Sober October, and Any Other Alcohol-Free Month. Few people have maintained the same rate of drinking they were at prior to the pandemic, and Dry January provides an opportunity to level-set as we enter a new (and hopefully better) year, says Sheinbaum. Besides, alcohol isn’t actually doing you any favors in terms of curing your anxiety, depression, stress or boredom (more on that below), and a booze fast can help you identify healthier coping mechanisms to lean on throughout the rest of the pandemic and beyond. So if you’re planning to embark on a dry month, here are 11 things to know before you get started. 11 Dry January tips you should know before banning booze this month 1. Your overall health will actually improve significantly While optimal health is always desirable, one could certainly argue that it’s more important now than ever; if you do get sick, you want to give your body the best chance it can get at fighting back, and Dry January can help you to do just that. Even a month-long alcohol fast has been shown to improve sleep, reduce cholesterol, lower glucose levels and blood pressure, facilitate weight loss, and reduce liver fat by an astounding 40 percent—and that’s in moderate drinkers, too. Dry January has also been associated with positive behavioral changes around drinking (aka, drinking less), and has not been shown to result in “rebound drinking,” or drinking more in February to compensate for January’s sobriety. 2. Your mood will improve, too Alcohol is a depressant, so if you’re looking to improve your mood, drinking is not going to do it, says Sheinbaum. And given that the pandemic has created or exacerbated mental health issues for many, now is a very good time to take a break from the bottle—even when it feels counterintuitive to do so, since some people utilize alcohol as a coping mechanism. “Passing on alcohol for a month has a profound effect on your overall wellbeing,” says holistic nutritionist Kristin Dahl, founder of Dahl House Nutrition. “Your moods stabilize, you have more energy, and your mindset is more optimistic. This can offer more clarity and motivation to work on your longer-term life goals.” 3. You’ll get more accomplished And speaking of those longer-term life goals, Sheinbaum notes that giving up booze can help you to be more productive, too. “There was a UK survey done a couple of years ago that uncovered that the average adult spends two years of their life hungover,” she says. “That’s two years of time you could be spending doing whatever it is that makes you happy and fills you with joy. When you cut out alcohol, you’re automatically freeing up those days, nights, and mornings when you’re not productive because you’re nursing a hangover.” 4. Enlisting a sober buddy will help keep you motivated To improve your chances of staying the sober course, Sheinbaum recommends enlisting someone close to you to take on the Dry January challenge, too. “By doing so, not only will you have somebody you can plan activities with that don’t involve alcohol, but you…

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Thinking of trying Dry January? Steps for success Let’s file this under unsurprising news: many American adults report drinking more since the pandemic began in March 2020, according to a survey on alcohol use in the time of COVID-19. If you’re among them, you might want to start 2022 on a healthy note by joining the millions who abstain from alcohol during Dry January. Your heart, liver, memory, and more could be the better for it. What did this survey find? The researchers asked 832 individuals across the US about their alcohol intake over a typical 30-day period. Participants reported drinking alcohol on 12.2 days and consuming almost 27 alcoholic drinks during that time. More than one-third reported engaging in binge drinking (consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women in about two hours). Moreover, nearly two-thirds of the participants said their drinking had increased compared to their consumption rates before COVID. Their reasons? Higher stress, more alcohol availability, and boredom. But we can’t blame COVID entirely for the recent rise in alcohol consumption. Even before the pandemic, alcohol use among older adults had been trending upward. Why try Dry January? If you recognize your own behavior in this survey and wish to cut down on your alcohol intake, or simply want to begin the new year with a clean slate, join in the Dry January challenge by choosing not to drink beer, wine, or spirits for one month. Dry January began in 2012 as a public health initiative from Alcohol Change UK, a British charity. Now millions take part in this health challenge every year. While drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is associated with health benefits for some people in observational studies, heavier drinking and long-term drinking can increase physical and mental problems, especially among older adults. Heart and liver damage, a higher cancer risk, a weakened immune system, memory issues, and mood disorders are common issues. Yet, cutting out alcohol for even a month can make a noticeable difference in your health. Regular drinkers who abstained from alcohol for 30 days slept better, had more energy, and lost weight, according to a study in BMJ Open. They also lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduced cancer-related proteins in their blood. Tips for a successful Dry January A month may seem like a long time, but most people can be successful. Still, you may need assistance to stay dry in January. Here are some tips: Find a substitute non-alcoholic drink. For social situations, or when you crave a cocktail after a long day, reach for alcohol-free beverages like sparkling water, soda, or virgin beverages (non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic drinks.) Non-alcoholic beer or wine also is an option, but some brands still contain up to 0.5% alcohol by volume, so check the label. “Sugar is often added to these beverages to improve the taste, so try to choose ones that are low in sugar,” says Dawn Sugarman, a research psychologist at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital in the division of alcohol, drugs, and addiction. Avoid temptations. Keep alcohol out of your house. When you are invited to someone’s home, bring your non-alcoholic drinks with you. Create a support group. Let friends and family know about your intentions and encourage them to keep you accountable. Better yet, enlist someone to do the challenge with you. Use the Try Dry app. This free app helps you track your drinking, set personal goals, and offers motivational information like calories and money saved from not drinking. It’s aimed at cutting back on or cutting out alcohol, depending…

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Worried about your drinking? Here’s how to check it (CNN)There are lots of great reasons to decide to go “dry” in January and give up alcohol. Perhaps you imbibed a bit too much over the holidays, or want to start a diet or exercise routine and can’t afford the calories or the zap in energy and motivation that drinking can bring.”Or it may be someone who truly is starting to wonder or question their relationship with alcohol, and this is an opportunity to really explore that,” said Dr. Sarah Wakeman, medical director of the Substance Use Disorders Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital.”For some people saying ‘I’m not going to drink this entire month,’ might be really hard, so trying to do so may show you how easy or difficult it is for you,” said neuropsychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez, who conducts classes at Columbia University’s Teachers College. What are expert advice on how to have a successful “dry January”? Read on.1. Know your reasonsIt helps to be clear about your goal to make it a habit, said Wakeman, who is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “The research we have on goal setting says goals are more likely to be achieved if they’re really relevant to you as an individual and not abstract like ‘I should stop drinking because drinking is bad,’ ” she said.Concrete goals such as embracing new sleep habits or an exercise routine will help make giving up drinking easier, she said.”I really want to stop drinking because I know when I drink heavily I don’t get up the next morning and I don’t work out is a very specific goal,” Wakeman said.Additional motivation can come from the health gains you can make from reducing or eliminating alcohol, experts say.”Drinking less over time can have really measurable benefits in your health in terms of your blood pressure, your risk of cancer, your risk of liver disease and other conditions, Wakeman said. “Over the course of a month, you may notice some short term benefits like better sleep, a better complexion due to improvements in your skin, feeling more clear headed and having more energy,” she added.2. Set ‘SMART’ goalsMany of us may be familiar with SMART goals from work or school settings, which are used to help people set attainable goals. It stands for:Specific: Set an achievable goal, such as cutting back on drinking 3 days a week. You can add days until you reach your final goal.Measurable: How many drinks will you cut — and what are the drink sizes? A beer is 12 ounces, a glass of wine is a 5 ounces and a serving of spirits is 1.5 ounces.Achievable: Make sure there are not a bunch of social engagements where alcohol is likely to be served during your month of abstention.Relevant: How is not drinking going to help me with my life and health?Time based: Set a reasonable time frame to finish your efforts. If you like, you can set another goal later.”If you set a bar too high, you may fail, so it’s better to set smaller goals to achieve it,” Hafeez said. “Nothing starts without an honest conversation with yourself.”3. Share your goal with othersInforming a few friends or family members of your goal can help you reach it, experts say. For some people it may work to announce their plan on social media — and even invite others to join in and report back on their progress..”That’s where I think ‘dry January’ has kind of caught on,” Wakeman said. “If you publicly state you’re going to do something, you’re more likely to stick…

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Preparing for your dry month: Our top 5 tips | Alcohol Change UK The past couple of years have been tough, and many of us have found ourselves drinking more than normal. One in four of us who drink alcohol want to cut down. That’s where Dry January comes in: it’s your chance for a total reset. In this blog, we give you a few tips to get prepared for the dry month ahead. If you’re planning on doing Dry January, the best thing to do is remove all the booze from your home. Throw it away or, if you can’t stand the idea of half a bottle of spiced rum going to waste, put it somewhere hard to get to, like your attic or somewhere else with a lot of spiders. This Dry January, it’s less likely that you’ll be regularly visiting pubs, bars or restaurants for big social gatherings due to whatever coronavirus restrictions might be in place. But in case you do end up in one of those situations, you need to be prepared. Deciding beforehand what you’re going to do will really help you when the time comes. Whether it’s sticking to alcohol-free alternatives (that still look the real deal – if your local doesn’t stock alcohol-free beer and wine you could try a soda and lime) or practising saying no, make sure you have a plan. Not drinking for a month will save you money. And you should use that money to treat yourself. If ever you feel a craving coming on, remind yourself that with every drink you don’t buy, you’re one step closer to buying yourself a holiday, some new shoes or a fancy dinner. That’s great motivation! It’s important to break the association between alcohol and treating yourself if you want to manage your month. Instead of a glass of wine or a pint, have or do something else you enjoy. You want chocolate? Have chocolate. You want to watch that film for the eleventh time? Let yourself. You can try Dry January alone if you want to, but it’s a lot easier with the support of your friends and family. You could even suggest that two (or more!) of you do it together so you can keep each other motivated. Even if no one else wants to join you on your dry journey, it’s important to have a support network in place – people who won’t ply you with drinks, and to encourage you if things are tricky. Your sober buddies don’t have to be physically there. You can find support through the Dry January Facebook community, which is even more buzzing than usual! Now it’s almost winter, days are really short. Even shorter if you’re hungover and are trying to sleep it off. Now that you’re sober, you’ll have much more time to spend on things you enjoy! As we said in tip three, if you want to watch TV, you should. But you could also use that time to learn a thing you’ve always wanted to learn, like salsa dancing or playing the guitar. You could even put some of the money you’ve saved towards paying for a few lessons, once they’re allowed to restart! These are just five tips to help you go alcohol-free for Dry January, but there’s loads more advice on the blog. You can get extra support by signing…

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7 Tips for Dry January from Someone Who’s Really Going to Nail It This YearThis story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.For many years, I kept my head down when my friends and colleagues announced that they were doing Dry January. The rules seemed pretty clear: no alcohol + one month = you. That’s not really my personality, though. I would rather have ¼ of a cookie for four days than a big cookie on day one followed by three days with nothing—this has been documented by my colleagues. I also don’t really eat or drink to excess, and have been known to play things on the safe side (I wear goggles when I crack coconuts.) I would always rather do something in moderation than simply swing from one extreme to another.But I figured it was time to re-examine my relationship with alcohol, and that meant taking a break. So last year, I attempted Dry January. And failed.I don’t drink to excess, but 1–2 glasses of wine is part of my nightly routine. After three weeks of going cold turkey, I didn’t feel any different. So I stopped.However, the real reason I didn’t finish was that I had never set myself up for success. I didn’t replace with with anything else: I drank tap water with dinner, and then had another glass of water while watching Game of Thrones. OF COURSE I FAILED. Gone was the pleasant feeling of discovering a new wine every few nights, and the comfort I got from doing something just for myself at the end of the day.This year is going to be different. I’m approaching Dry January with the same level of planning that I afford the rest of my life. When the wine goes, other fun stuff comes in. How do I know? My wife was inspired by our editor-in-chief’s column about having a night or two off every week from drinking. She’s been pushing me to build in a break every week, and Mondays have become my night. I have had practice, and January will be game time.Here’s a strategy for us both to follow:If you’re used to the pleasure of having a drink—the experience of making it, sitting down and enjoying it—then you should put just as much care into your non-alcoholic cocktails. Get out the nice glassware, the ice cubes from the square molds in the freezer, and take the time to build a drink that feels special.On that note, get more creative with your non-alcoholic drinks. I had the most incredible virgin dark and stormy at the NoMad bar last January, and I was practically high off the fresh ginger juice. It was so good, it never gave me the chance to think it might be lacking anything, i.e., alcohol.Chose your foods wisely. There are certain foods I will miss alcohol when eating, like most Italian food and pizza in particular. Ramen on the other hand, I will happily eat without a drink since I usually am so full after eating it that there literally is barely room for a few sips of water. Last year I had an incredible corn husk tea with the tasting menu at Atoboy and it felt just right (it didn’t hurt that my buddy was also doing Dry January).Stock up on seltzer, in multiple flavors, and drink as much of that as you want.Kombucha is a great just-walked-in-the-door, sweet-tart wine replacement.Get to know some hot, decaffeinated beverage options that can work as an end-of-day warm blanket, from decaf chai to Moon Milk or just straight up Sleepytime Tea if that is what it takes.I recently started taking Charlotte’s Web CBD oil to see if it takes the edge off my slightly anxious mental state. I don’t see any reason to stop any time soon… and I’m not opposed to working in something stronger…

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6 Dry January Tips from the Experts | THE WELL

6 Dry January Tips from the Experts | THE WELL Samantha Lefave In the year that was 2020 — remember that dark, dark time? — it’s no surprise that alcohol consumption saw an uptick: Liquor sales rose 54 percent in late March — around the start of the coronavirus pandemic — compared to the same time in 2019. By the end of April, online sales had skyrocketed by nearly 500 percent.Now that time has passed and 2021 is on its way out (and a more hopeful 2022 is on the horizon!), experts think people will start to scale back by participating in initiatives such as Dry January. “There’s going to be a large number of people who go alcohol-free for the first time,” predicts Molly Kimball, RD, nutrition manager at the Ochsner Fitness Center in New Orleans.If the idea of total sobriety — even just for a few weeks — feels daunting, these pointers will bolster your resolve.RELATED: Winter Mocktails to Make This Holiday Season 1 Sip a Booze-Free Drink Just the act of holding and sipping a drink at the end of a long day can feel relaxing — that moment is what Kimball calls the “witching hour, the transition from the go-go-go hustle to relaxing at night.” But what you’re really craving is may just be the ritual associated with unwinding.Before the pandemic, we could start that transition on our commutes, but with millions working from home, Kimball says a drink may be what marks the end of the work day and a shift into personal-life mode.Enter: the mocktail. “People are getting really creative and coming up with beautiful, tasty drinks that are zero-proof,” Kimball says. In fact, Bacardi’s 2020 Cocktail Trends Report declared lower-alcohol content in drinks to be the top trend, and Google searches for the term “mocktail” increased by 42 percent last year.The drink market has responded with options — from booze-free beer to not-so-stiff spirits, and turning to one may be a way to maintain your witching hour (or even happy hour) tradition without the alcohol.2 Find New Modes of Decompression If zero-proof drinks leave you wanting a taste of an alcoholic one (it happens), identify a replacement behavior to help you relax.Activities that occupy your hands are particularly helpful, as they make it logistically harder to drink, says Hilary Sheinbaum, author of The Dry Challenge: How to Lose the Booze forDry January, Sober October, and Any Other Alcohol-Free Month.Plus, a recent survey discovered crafting activities — think knitting, sewing, baking, or drawing — helped increase feelings of calmness, alertness, and contentment. Researchers even found just 45 minutes of art making can lower cortisol levels.If crafting isn’t your thing, working out is a great replacement behavior to turn to. “Exercise alone is a stress reliever; it helps ‘burn off’ negative energy — and lower elevated heart rates, anxiety and cortisol levels by giving your body an outlet for stress reactions.”So rather than sitting down on the couch with your drink, meet up with a friend for a walk and talk, roll out the yoga mat or start that sourdough loaf. “Creating new routines can help you avoid drinking while also expanding your breadth of activities,” Sheinbaum adds. “You might even find something new you love to do in the process.”3 Curb Sugar Consumption It might sound like it’ll make Dry January even harder, but Kimball says anyone going alcohol-free should double-down and nix added sugar from their diets as well.Many people experience increased sugar cravings because the physiological reaction we have when we eat sugar is a similar self-soothing mechanism to how we use alcohol, Kimball explains. The problem is, people tend to replace alcohol with food that is just as addictive — it’s replacing one vice for another.Plus, diving into the dessert tray instead of the bar cart thwarts the results you want when abstaining from booze. “You need to be able to gauge your true response, not a blunted affect from trading an alcohol hangover for a sugar one.”To make it easier, Kimball says it’s best to eat something every three to four hours that has balanced sources of protein and fat to…

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Tips for a Successful Dry January – Genesis Recovery

Tips for a Successful Dry January – Genesis Recovery Want to commit to Dry January but are unsure if you will be able to make it through? It is possible, especially with a few helpful tips and new healthy habits. January is a time of New Year’s resolutions and the motivation to achieve goals one has always wanted to achieve. For some people, alcohol is what is standing between them and being their best selves in the new year. Without being under the influence, anything is possible. Dry January becomes difficult when events, where one would usually drink, are scheduled, whether it is happy hour with coworkers or champagne at a friend’s wedding, resisting old indulgences is challenging. Drinking is embedded into American culture and is socially accepted at almost every level of intoxication, making it difficult to make a decision to stop something that is widely welcomed. Fortunately, these tips for having a successful Dry January can help! How to Survive Dry January Temptation can be squashed if you have a buddy doing it alongside you and if you switch up your social crowd with those who do not make alcohol the primary determinant in one’s life and scheduled plans. For many, drinking alcohol is a way to cope with stress. With that said, when a participant is stressed during Dry January, it can be a trigger and ruin one’s New Year resolution. Having healthier ways to manage stress during January can keep one on track of their sobriety. Another necessary tip to keep in mind is having a go-to drink order that is non-alcoholic and enjoyable. This will decrease cravings and the desire to order one’s old go-to boozy cocktail. Additionally, with all the time not spent drinking, participants will find other positive outlets and new hobbies that support their own personal interests and ability to be their most authentic selves. Dry January is very personal to each participant and tips need to be individualized based on one’s true relationship with alcohol. There is no rulebook for it, but there are some tools that can be useful for most participants undertaking a sober journey. Having An Accountability Partner The first tip is to remove any temptation from one’s living space, this means removing all alcohol from one’s living space and workspace. As mentioned, doing Dry January with a buddy helps one resist peer pressure to take a boozy sip in January. What this looks like is finding an accountability partner, a friend who will take Dry January seriously by your side. This also can create some fun friendly competition! A modern way to carry this tip out can be using social media followers to hold oneself accountable, and even inspire other individuals to sober up in the new year. Setting Goals and Taking It One Day At a Time For many alcoholics, the slogan “one day at a time” helps immensely with resisting alcohol. It can be overwhelming to think of giving up alcohol completely or even just for a month, so many individuals abstaining from alcohol tackle just twenty-four hours. It is a win every twenty-four that pass! A tip for Dry January is to put up a calendar in a common space that one visits frequently to remind oneself of the achievements one has been making one day at a time. For each day one successfully abstained from alcohol, check off a box or draw one’s favorite symbol on the visible calendar. Another way to acknowledge the positives that have come out of the day without drinking can be to write next to the checkmark a…

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20 Productivity Tips to Get More Out of Your Day – Fireworx Digital The clock is ticking. We all know that time can’t actually be stopped. But there are a ton of ways to use that time more wisely, and, sometimes, even make it feel like we are stealing more hours than our allotted 24 hour day. There are countless books, blogs, videos, articles and more geared towards helping you live your best life, be your best you, overcome procrastination, form a routine, etc. So we decided to do some of the work for you, rounding up a list of some of the best productivity advice, so you can start each day more relaxed, and end each day feeling more accomplished than ever. Oh, and be sure to stick around for an added bonus at the end of this post! 1. Set Weekly Goals We are committed to setting weekly goals each and every Monday morning during our production meeting. It can feel necessary to dive right into tasks at the beginning of the week, but starting without having a path laid out in front of you, while it might feel productive at first, will eventually lead to an aimless workflow. Each week we set goals for what everyone wants to accomplish that week, so we can use it as a productivity checklist. At the end of each week, we go through each bullet point, talk about if we accomplished it and if not, why not, and we set the goals for the following week. It helps keep everyone in check and moving forward. –Mackenzie Barth, co-founder and CEO of Spoon University via Entrepreneur.com 2. Schedule Everything Have you ever caught yourself mindlessly clicking back and forth between open tabs in your browser, to an email, to your project management window and back again? Well, maybe it’s just us, but if we’re not working off of a carefully crafted to-do list, there are far too many distractions that will flood our mind and interrupt our work-flow, instead of allowing us to check off one item after the next. If you want to get it done, put it in the calendar. If a task isn’t in my calendar, then it isn’t going to get done. –Ariel Briner, co-founder and CEO of Cartesian Co via Entrepreneur.com 3. Time Blocking Depending on the type of work you do, typical days will always look different. But for us, a day in the life at a digital agency must include billable time put in for a variety of clients. And when each client can tend to somehow all take ‘first priority’, it’s easy to jump from one task to another for several different clients. But come end of day, you’ve just accomplished a bunch of 30 minute increments, never allowing your brain to fully dive into any of them. Enter: time blocking. I put everything in my calendar: meals, email, sleep. On busy days it’s easy to forget about all three of these things. Blocking out time guarantees that, at the very least, I’ll be aware of my ideal schedule when things get crazy. For bonus points, block out an hour each day for exercise. — Shane Scranton, co-founder of IrisVR via Entrepreneur.com 4. Manage Distractions Between social media alerts, emails, and drive-by visits, people can be distracted dozens or more times per day. Since one study found that people take 25 minutes to resume interrupted tasks (after dabbling, on average, in more than 2 other “work spheres” in the meantime), pushing distractions to predictable times can easily save hours. “Schedule time in your calendar for email/social media or when you will have interruptions,” suggests Murphy. “For example, professors have ‘office hours’ when they expect to be regularly interrupted by students. Is there a time of day when you are regularly interrupted? Plan for it.”…

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10 Day Trading Tips for Beginners Day trading is the act of buying and selling a financial instrument within the same day or even multiple times over the course of a day. Taking advantage of small price moves can be a lucrative game if it is played correctly. Yet, it can be dangerous for beginners and anyone else who doesn’t adhere to a well-thought-out strategy. Not all brokers are suited for the high volume of trades day trading generates. On the other hand, some fit perfectly with day traders. Check out our list of the best brokers for day trading for those that accommodate individuals who would like to day trade. The online brokers on our list, Interactive Brokers and Webull, have professional or advanced versions of their platforms that feature real-time streaming quotes, advanced charting tools, and the ability to enter and modify complex orders in quick succession. Below, we’ll take a look at ten day trading strategies for beginners. Then, we’ll consider when to buy and sell, basic charts and patterns, and how to limit losses. Key Takeaways Day trading is only profitable in the long run when traders take it seriously and do their research.Day traders must be diligent, focused, objective, and unemotional in their work.Interactive Brokers and Webull are two recommended online brokers for day traders.Day traders often look at liquidity, volatility, and volume when deciding what stocks to buy.Some tools that day traders use to pinpoint buying points include candlestick chart patterns, trendlines and triangles, and volume. Day Trading Strategies 1. Knowledge Is Power In addition to knowledge of day trading procedures, day traders need to keep up with the latest stock market news and events that affect stocks. This can include the Federal Reserve System’s interest rate plans, leading indicator announcements, and other economic, business, and financial news. So, do your homework. Make a wish list of stocks you’d like to trade. Keep yourself informed about the selected companies, their stocks, and general markets. Scan business news and bookmark reliable online news outlets. 2. Set Aside Funds Assess and commit to the amount of capital you’re willing to risk on each trade. Many successful day traders risk less than 1% to 2% of their accounts per trade. If you have a $40,000 trading account and are willing to risk 0.5% of your capital on each trade, your maximum loss per trade is $200 (0.5% x $40,000). Earmark a surplus amount of funds you can trade with and are prepared to lose. 3. Set Aside Time Day trading requires your time and attention. In fact, you’ll need to give up most of your day. Don’t consider it if you have limited time to spare. Day trading requires a trader to track the markets and spot opportunities that can arise at any time during trading hours. Being aware and moving quickly are key. 4. Start Small As a beginner, focus on a maximum of one to two stocks during a session. Tracking and finding opportunities is easier with just a few stocks. Recently,…

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26 Habits of Incredibly Successful Salespeople



The difference between average salespeople and good ones is staggering. Average reps hit their quota —most of the time — while good ones don’t just consistently hit, they have blow-out months and quarters.

Good reps earn their prospects’ admiration, loyalty, and referrals. They skillfully handle objections and preemptively surface concerns to make them disappear.

If you want greatness, good news. Following these rules of good sellers will help you become one of the top-selling salespeople on your team — or even company.

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What makes a good salesperson?

A good salesperson has more to offer customers than an exciting pitch —they’re enthusiastic individuals with resilience and they take the time to get to know their customers’ needs, show empathy, and deal in a product in confidence. They also know how to handle rejection, and learn from both their most successful deals and ones lost.

Here are some characteristics that every good salesperson has.

Delightful

A positive first impression is important in establishing a professional relationship. As a salesperson, you should have a well-put-together appearance and an inviting demeanor.

Enthusiastic

Being a good salesperson means you’ll put in the work, even when it gets tough. Having motivation to get the job done shows that you are passionate.

Analytical

While friendliness is a good trait, you have to let your customers know you’re prepared, too. Customers want to make deals with salespeople who are dependable, fact-driven, and likely to ask questions and deliver answers they’re looking for.

Resilient

Sales numbers can vary from time-to-time, but that doesn’t deter a good salesperson. Instead of getting discouraged, you’ll rethink your game plan and get back to work.

Attentive

Good salespeople understand that each customer has different needs. Actively listening to their pain points can help you create a deal they’ll value.

Thorough

A good salesperson should be an expert in what they’re selling. Demonstrating that you’re knowledgeable makes you more reputable in the eyes of customers.

Empathic

Connecting to your customers’ emotions can tell you what they really want from a sale. By appealing to their sentiments, you can meet their needs in new ways.

Confident

This may seem obvious, but being confident in your product or service can make your customers feel more confident in it, too. The same can be said for how confident you are in yourself.

Adaptable

Sales is a pretty volatile profession, and good salespeople are adaptable to those changes. Being able to pivot your approach, or manage time shifts are very useful skills in this field.

Committed

Good salespeople aren’t quick to give up. It’s a tough profession, but those who are hungry to succeed will strive toward their goals.

Understanding the qualities that a good salesperson has is only the first step, and to become an effective one takes practice. The following list is divided into three sections: selling habits, tips, and life habits good salespeople share. Improve your strategy and become an effective salesperson with these tools.

How to be a Good Salesperson

  1. Identify and stick to your buyer personas.
  2. Use a measurable, repeatable sales process.
  3. Know your product.
  4. Review your pipeline objectively.
  5. Find shortcuts and hacks.
  6. Practice active listening.
  7. Work hard.
  8. Follow up.
  9. Personalize your message.
  10. Shadow your peers.
  11. Practice your people skills.
  12. Be a team player.
  13. Know when to walk away.
  14. Be honest.
  15. Always solve for the customer.
  16. Roll with rejection.
  17. Always ask for referrals.
  18. Stay Balanced.
  19. Take breaks.
  20. Get eight or more hours of sleep.
  21. Believe in what you’re selling.
  22. Identify your strongest motivator.
  23. View your customer’s success as your own.
  24. Build personal relationships.
  25. Prepare ahead of time.
  26. Look for potential customers wherever you go.

Selling Habits of Effective Reps

1. Identify and stick to your buyer personas.

A clearly defined buyer persona is crucial to an effective sales process. And, a sales rep who sticks to that persona is effective in generating sales. Otherwise, a salesperson might fall back on spray-and-pray tactics that result in inefficient prospecting.

An effective rep researches the prospect to make sure they’re a good fit. They stick to their ideal buyer persona and know exactly whom they’re selling to and why.

2. Use a measurable, repeatable sales process.

Low-performing reps let intuition guide them. High-performing reps use a process that’s optimized to move as many prospects as possible from “connect” to “close.”

Low-performing reps sometimes let things slip through the cracks. High-performing reps know the state of every deal in their pipeline, what actions they’ll take next, and when. Low-performing reps rarely analyze results — because they haven’t been tracking them. High-performing reps obsessively review key metrics and adjust as necessary.

TL;DR: To be extraordinary, you need a consistent process. HubSpot has a free Key Performance Indicator template if you want somewhere to begin.

3. Know your product.

Being able to sell is half the battle. Understanding what you’re selling is the other (often under-appreciated) half.

In the old days, selling relied on charm and snake-oil tactics. But now that prospects have more access to information than ever before, they’re not fooled so easily. To gain their trust and add value to their lives, you have to truly know your product and why it’s valuable to your prospect.

4. Review your pipeline objectively.

Effective sales reps don’t mark a deal as “likely to close” because the influencer likes them. They’re able to objectively review opportunities, avoid happy ears, and come up with accurate sales forecasts.

5. Find shortcuts and hacks.

Once a great salesperson finds a strategy or technique that works, they use it — again and again and again and again, until it stops working.

This is smart. Reps are always working against the clock, which means the more time they spend experimenting, the less time they have for true selling. Plus, there’s an opportunity cost. Try one thing that doesn’t work, and you’ve missed the opportunity to use something that does.

I’m not suggesting you should never change up your approach. Just do so selectively, and get results ASAP so you can either implement the tactic or move on.

6. Practice active listening.

Successful salespeople are completely present when they talk to prospects. They’re not thinking about another deal, scrolling through Reddit threads, or sending funny memes to their team members. They’re engaged — and as a result, their conversations with buyers are deeper and more meaningful.

Active listening may be one of the hardest skills to develop, since it’s human nature to care more about what you have to say than your prospect. However, it’s incredibly valuable. Not only will you build stronger relationships, but you’ll unlock information that’ll help position your product as the best option.

7. Work hard.

It’s 5 p.m. on the last day of the month or quarter. The B players have already left the office — they’re at a bar, celebrating because they all met quota. The C players are still in the office — they’re sending off last-ditch email attempts to prospects they haven’t engaged with in weeks.

The A players are in the office, too. They’ve already hit, but they’re still sending emails, scheduling meetings, and making calls. And, by laying the foundation for a great month before they need to, they always blow their goals out of the water.

8. Follow up.

Many salespeople fail to effectively follow up after sending a proposal. They don’t even know if the prospect opened their email.

HubSpot Sales helps with this issue, letting salespeople know when and how often a prospect opened an email. With this information, they can follow up at the optimal time.

9. Personalize your message.

Instead of following a script and approaching each prospect with a “one-size-fits-all” mentality, high-performing salespeople are committed to learning as much as they can about a prospect to tailor their message. These sales reps understand the unique pain points their prospect is facing and can explain why their product is a good fit.

Tips to Become a Better Salesperson

10. Shadow your peers.

Want to improve your objection handling? Identify the salesperson who’s best at it within your company and ask if you can shadow a few of their calls. Learning from your peers is a great way to get better at your job while building strong relationships with your coworkers.

11. Practice your people skills.

Excellent small talk is a learned skill — and one that’s crucial to salespeople’s success. Whether you’re at a housewarming party or a networking event, practice making other people feel at ease. Notice what makes them open up, zone out, and laugh, and take what you learn back to the office.

12. Be a team player.

So much of sales pop culture glorifies the lone wolf. But the best salespeople know it takes a village to build a career and a successful sales team. Help your colleagues, and know when to ask for help — that’s the key to a long, fulfilling sales career.

13. Know when to walk away.

Are you wasting too much time on deals that just aren’t that into you? Know how much your average deal length is and use that as a guidepost for how long is too long to spend on one deal.

There are exceptions to this rule, but if your average sales cycle is 45 days and you’re working a deal going on 90, consider trying Sandler’s Reverse Negative approach.

14. Be honest.

The days of telling customers anything to close are over. Don’t promise a feature that doesn’t exist, a price you can’t deliver on, or a service your company can’t do well. This might earn you a close, but it won’t keep their business, and you’ll end up with bad reviews and poor word of mouth. Plus, new research shows honesty can actually help you lead a happier life.

15. Always solve for the customer.

Similarly, don’t oversell your customer on services or features they don’t need, just to bump up your number. A consultative selling approach allows you to be honest with your customer about what they really need to solve for their business. It’s the right thing to do and you might be surprised how much it will benefit you when it comes to renewals and referrals.

16. Roll with rejection.

You won’t win every deal, and some buyers just won’t like you. That’s part of being in sales. And while it’s important to be thoughtful about how you can improve, it’s crucial to move on easily from rejection.

Experts suggest viewing rejection as proof you’re pushing the limits. So, examine why you weren’t successful with your prospect, ask for outside opinions when appropriate, and move forward quickly and positively to bigger and better deals.

17. Always ask for referrals.

Successful salespeople know the easiest close often comes from a referral. Sales pro, Marc Wayshack, recommends asking for one introduction every day. The social proof is already there, initial outreach is direct, and sales cycles are often shorter. Once you’ve successfully closed, always ask for a referral and follow up quickly on those leads.

Life Habits of Effective Reps

18. Stay balanced.

Salespeople experience more highs and lows in a single week than most professionals do in an entire month. Some days, you feel invincible. Other days, you wonder if you even belong in sales.

Successful reps have learned to manage their emotions and stay somewhere in the middle. When things are going really well and almost all of their deals are closing, they remind themselves not to get too cocky. When business dies down, they tell themselves not to become demoralized: sales will pick up soon if they keep chugging.

19. Take breaks.

In sales, activity is often correlated with results. The more emails you send, the more meetings you book. The more meetings you book, the more demos you set. The more demos you set, the more deals you close.

Following this line of thought, many salespeople end up working 10-hour days every weekday and even putting in time on the weekends.

Not only is this bad for your mental and physical health, it’s also unproductive. As Basecamp founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson points out in this fantastic piece on workaholism, some of the highest-achieving people in history — like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Charles Dickens, and Charles Darwin — prioritized sleep and a balanced schedule. Breaks are scientifically proven to boost memory, focus, and the quality of your ideas.

If you’re regularly burning the candle at both ends, you’ll eventually burn out. Plus, how much are you actually getting done between 6:30 and 8:30 at night? That time would be better spent reading, talking to your friends or family, watching TV, playing video games, cooking, walking your dog — basically, anything that gives your brain a break.

20. Get eight or more hours of sleep.

Think you can get away with five or six hours of sleep? Think again. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night. If you get less, you’ll suffer from a laundry list of ailments, including:

  • Irritability
  • Decreased motivation
  • Anxiety
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Distractibility
  • Reduced energy
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Poor decision making
  • Increased errors
  • Forgetfulness

To be at your best on sales calls, prioritize your sleep.

Motivation Habits of Effective Reps

21. Believe in what you’re selling.

It’s easier to be passionate about — and sell — a product when you genuinely believe in it. The most effective salespeople actually use their product and believe in its value.

If you feel “meh” about what you’re selling, find happy testimonials from customers. Examples of how your product has improved people’s lives — in ways both large and small — will reinforce your motivation (and give you valuable social proof when you’re meeting with prospects).

22. Identify your strongest motivator.

It doesn’t matter what drives a salesperson — they simply need to be motivated. Every top salesperson has a burning reason for showing up to work every day and giving it their all. Maybe they want to buy a house and must make at least 110% of quota every month. Maybe they’re super competitive and always want to be at the top of the leaderboard. Maybe they need to prove to themselves they can do well in sales.

Ask yourself, “What’s my #1 reason for wanting to be successful?” If you can’t immediately come up with an answer, you need to find that motivator.

23. View your customer’s success as your own.

Salespeople don’t stop working as soon as the prospect signs on the dotted line. Instead, top reps touch base frequently with their customers to seek feedback and provide tactical suggestions. Customer’s success lets reps know what strategies work, forms client relationships, and drives customer advocacy for your business.

Life Habits of Effective Reps

24. Build personal relationships.

Dan Tyre, one of the best salespeople I know, is a relationship builder. Tyre connects with people everywhere he goes — not in the surface-level, LinkedIn way, or the “let’s exchange business cards” way, but in a genuine, human way that makes you want to talk to him again.

As a salesperson, relationships are your capital. You don’t need Don Draper levels of charisma; on the contrary, a desire to help goes a lot further than a magnetic personality.

25. They prepare ahead of time.

An effective salesperson prepares before a call. That means they do research on their prospect and gather all the information they need before a big customer meeting.

Top reps don’t wing it. They go in with a plan and a contingency plan. This way, they anticipate challenges or questions and prepare an effective response to avoid losing the sale.

26. Look for potential customers wherever you go.

To over-perform, you can’t stop being a salesperson as soon as you leave the office. Successful reps are always looking for potential customers — at parties, networking events, dinners, and so on.

Of course, you have to read the room. Should you deliver a five-minute speech about the importance of life insurance at your Cousin Jack’s memorial? Definitely not. But if you’re talking to your new friend Greta, and she mentions she’s in the market for life insurance, give her some handy pointers and let her know you’d be happy to talk more in depth.

Put these Habits into Practice

There’s not one single way to become a good salesperson, but the habits mentioned above are essential to providing a positive sales experience to your customers. Demonstrating that you have passion, knowledge, self-determination, and adaptability can take you from an average sales rep to a high performing success story.

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  3. Know your product.
  4. Review your pipeline objectively.
  5. Find shortcuts and hacks.
  6. Practice active listening.
  7. Work hard.
  8. Follow up.

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Sales Tips: 15 Best Sales Strategies [Beginner and Advanced]

Sales Tips: 15 Best Sales Strategies [Beginner and Advanced] For every organization, sales is the engine that drives the business.  However, cars don’t always run smoothly, and the same goes for sales. The pressure to meet ambitious quotas month after month can be a never-ending source of stress. Plus, it’s a high-focus department, meaning the higher-ups are always watching and expecting continuous results. So what does it take to become a top performer in sales? It takes knowing the right sales tips and tricks to get the job done. We’re going to take you through 15 different sales techniques and strategies for both beginners and advanced salespeople, covering everything from prospecting, following up, leveraging the right technology to get the job done efficiently, and more! 5 Best Sales Strategies for Beginners Let’s start with the basics. Here are five sales tips for beginners that form the foundation for successful selling. 1. Know Everything About Your Product It’s important that you understand how your product functions, and the specific features that will help solve any problems your customers may have. After all, you’re the ambassador of the product — if you don’t use it, why should anyone buy it from you? Go through all the product demo videos and support documents that are available. Try to understand the purpose of each feature and exactly what problem it is designed to address.   Some basic questions for which you need to provide great answers to your customers are: I have a problem. Does your product offer a feature to help solve it? What kind of technology would I need to access those features? To what extent is your product customizable? Will I receive any kind of support or sales training? How much is this going to cost me? Your customers usually aren’t interested in the more technical aspects of your product. They want to know how the product can make their life easier immediately. A thorough understanding of the product doesn’t just make you a more confident cheerleader of what you’re selling. It also helps you get to the root of your customer’s pain points and allows you to quickly and thoroughly map your product to your customer’s needs. 2. Understand the Prospect’s Pain Points Your prospects have a singular interest — solving their problems. By talking about the magnificence of your product, you can only get you so far. How does your product directly benefit your prospect? Use each interaction with a prospect to ask questions to identify their biggest pain points, such as: Could you help me understand your business process a little better? What are your everyday goals? Long-term goals? What are the biggest concerns and hurdles you face? What are your expectations for the solution? Do you have any budget constraints? If you solved a particular problem, how much better would things be for you? How so? It’s important that you actively listen to the prospect’s answers. Too often salespeople are so engaged with pushing and selling that they forget that sometimes the best salespeople listen more than they speak….

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26 Habits of Incredibly Successful Salespeople – HubSpot Blog

26 Habits of Incredibly Successful Salespeople The difference between average salespeople and good ones is staggering. Average reps hit their quota —most of the time — while good ones don’t just consistently hit, they have blow-out months and quarters. Good reps earn their prospects’ admiration, loyalty, and referrals. They skillfully handle objections and preemptively surface concerns to make them disappear. If you want greatness, good news. Following these rules of good sellers will help you become one of the top-selling salespeople on your team — or even company. What makes a good salesperson? A good salesperson has more to offer customers than an exciting pitch —they’re enthusiastic individuals with resilience and they take the time to get to know their customers’ needs, show empathy, and deal in a product in confidence. They also know how to handle rejection, and learn from both their most successful deals and ones lost. Here are some characteristics that every good salesperson has. Delightful A positive first impression is important in establishing a professional relationship. As a salesperson, you should have a well-put-together appearance and an inviting demeanor. Enthusiastic Being a good salesperson means you’ll put in the work, even when it gets tough. Having motivation to get the job done shows that you are passionate. Analytical While friendliness is a good trait, you have to let your customers know you’re prepared, too. Customers want to make deals with salespeople who are dependable, fact-driven, and likely to ask questions and deliver answers they’re looking for. Resilient Sales numbers can vary from time-to-time, but that doesn’t deter a good salesperson. Instead of getting discouraged, you’ll rethink your game plan and get back to work. Attentive Good salespeople understand that each customer has different needs. Actively listening to their pain points can help you create a deal they’ll value. Thorough A good salesperson should be an expert in what they’re selling. Demonstrating that you’re knowledgeable makes you more reputable in the eyes of customers. Empathic Connecting to your customers’ emotions can tell you what they really want from a sale. By appealing to their sentiments, you can meet their needs in new ways. Confident This may seem obvious, but being confident in your product or service can make your customers feel more confident in it, too. The same can be said for how confident you are in yourself. Adaptable Sales is a pretty volatile profession, and good salespeople are adaptable to those changes. Being able to pivot your approach, or manage time shifts are very useful skills in this field. Committed Good salespeople aren’t quick to give up. It’s a tough profession, but those who are hungry to succeed will strive toward their goals. Understanding the qualities that a good salesperson has is only the first step, and to become an effective one takes practice. The following list is divided into three sections: selling habits, tips, and life habits good salespeople share. Improve your strategy and become an effective salesperson with these tools. How to be a Good Salesperson Identify and stick to your buyer personas. Use a measurable, repeatable sales process. Know your product. Review your pipeline objectively. Find shortcuts and hacks. Practice active listening. Work hard. Follow up. Personalize your message. Shadow your peers. Practice your people skills. Be a team player. Know when to walk away. Be honest. Always solve for the customer. Roll with rejection. Always ask for referrals. Stay Balanced. Take breaks. Get eight or more hours of sleep. Believe in what you’re selling. Identify your strongest motivator. View your customer’s success as your own. Build personal relationships. Prepare ahead of time. Look for potential customers wherever you go. Selling Habits of Effective Reps 1. Identify and stick to your buyer personas. A clearly defined buyer persona is crucial to an effective sales process. And, a sales rep who sticks to that persona is effective in generating sales. Otherwise, a salesperson might fall back on spray-and-pray tactics that result in inefficient prospecting. An effective rep researches the prospect to make sure they’re a…

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Seven Tips for More Effective Sales in 2019 – Corporate Visions

Sales Tips: 7 Sales Effectiveness Tips & Tricks To Drive Growth in 2019 Home / Blog / Seven Tips for More Effective Sales in 2019 Seven Tips for More Effective Sales in 2019 Publish Date November 6, 2018 You always want to ensure that your business is getting the most from your sales resources. But in today’s economy, maximizing sales effectiveness is critical – and could make the difference between struggling for survival and generating growth. Below are seven of our most effective sales tips and tricks. Drive more out of your team in 2019 and beyond with these sales tips provided with the benefit of trusted research and proven results. Our Top 7 Sales Tips And Tricks To Drive More Effective Results 1. Develop A Distinct Point Of View A unique point of view is a deliberate approach to changing your customer conversations in a way that puts you in the position of sharing useful insights. It helps your customer see around the corner at what challenges are headed his way and provides him with a way out. How it creates more effective sales: Having a distinct point of view moves you out and to left of the bake-off and puts you in a position of guiding the customer buying cycle. 2. Create A Context That Makes Your Prospects Care. Too many salespeople want to lead with the strengths of their product or service. The problem is that the customer isn’t ready to hear about them. They have no frame of reference to put those strengths of yours into a situation that they feel is uniquely theirs. How it creates more effective sales: You need to establish the right context to create urgency. It’s not your product that makes the customer care. It’s the changing context that makes it meaningful and gets the customer to consider doing something different. 3. Target The Status Quo, Not The Persona. If you are like many marketers today, you have created personas with demographics, attitudes, and behaviors to help frame and target your messages. But demographics and attitudes have little to do with what motivates real prospects; you need to challenge the status quo so as to motivate them. How it creates more effective sales: If prospects believe their status quo is at risk and they may need to do something different than they are doing today, they will be more receptive to your message. 4. Align Sales Content With The Sales Process. The sales content that you provide your salespeople must not only match the messaging. This content must also align with actual selling tasks performed throughout the sales process. These activities include emails, phone calls, face-to-face conversations, team presentations, and other communications. How it creates more effective sales: Your sales reps are more likely to use sales content if you provide it in the form factor in which they and your prospects want to consume your messages. 5. Use Grabbers. Before your prospects are ready – and willing – to listen to your message, you need to capture their attention. Get them curious, have them thinking, “What next?” Use grabbers – the “wow” of your message – to create your hot opening, hot closes, and spikes in the middle of your message. How it creates more effective sales: Grabbers get your prospects emotionally involved, literally and figuratively leaning into your message. They’ll become more openly receptive, not just passively listening to your messaging. 6. Use Visual Storytelling. The white paper is a staple of the B2B sales toolkit. But of the five senses,…

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21 Advanced Sales Tips Every Sales Rep Should Know In 2022

21 Advanced Sales Tips Every Sales Rep Should Know Salespeople have a significant role to play in the growth of any business. Without them winning deals, there would be no point in the existence of an organization. As a sales rep, you must focus on specific tactics, strategies, skills, and techniques to close more deals successfully. If you are wondering how to boost sales or looking for sales tips, you are at the right place. This post will discuss how to improve sales and learn a few tried and tested sales tips and tricks that work well.  Table of Contents Advanced Sales Tips You Should Know About!Create a buyer persona and stick to itKnow what you are sellingKnow the prospect before reaching outRelate to the pain points of prospectsFocus on selling solutions and not just productsListen activelyManage your time wellUse technologyUse inbound sales strategyUse team sellingPerform call reviewsSharpen your soft skillsFollow-up effectivelyKnow when to use reverse sellingHandle rejection wellKnow the prospect’s role in the organizationKeep prospectingImprove objection handlingShow genuine empathyKeep quality above quantityMonitor sales metrics closelyLook for referralsFAQs Advanced Sales Tips You Should Know About! 1. Create a buyer persona and stick to it One of the best sales tips is to create a buyer persona for an effective sales process. You can make one easily by asking questions like the following: a. Which age group do they belong to? b. What is their gender? c. How much do they earn? d. What is their qualification? The above is just an example of what you should consider while making your buyer persona. There is a lot more involved in it.  You can’t stop creating your customer portrait alone; you have to stick to it if you want to drive more sales. Doing so would help you prospect effectively. Obviously, a successful sales rep is the one who researches the prospect well and checks whether they are the right match for the product or service in concern. Doing so will ensure that when you approach those prospects, their likelihood of turning into customers is high.  2. Know what you are selling The present-day buyers are well aware of the market thanks to all the available information on the internet. It is not easy to trick them into buying your product. You have to win their trust, and that is only possible when you know your product inside-out. It can help you when the prospect asks you out-of-the-box questions.  Also, knowing your product well can make you sound like an expert, and prospects would feel that they can count on you. To leave a lasting impression on prospects, and make full use of all these sales tips, you have to know about the following: 1. Different pricing plans 2. The ROI the product or service can bring to the prospect 3. How it is possible to customize the product or service based on the prospect’s needs 4. Case studies to prove that the product or service is effective.  5. Technical issues that prospects may ask about 6. Upcoming features or new products in the sales pipeline. 3. Know the prospect before reaching out This is one of the most practical sales tips. Once you arm yourself with all the necessary information related to the prospect, it will be easier…

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10+ Powerful Sales Tips Every Sales Rep Should Know!

10+ Powerful Sales Tips Every Sales Rep Should Know!Welcome to the world of sales.It is complex and challenging to find your way here – much like a jigsaw puzzle.One of the greatest myths in this world of sales is that some people are just born with the ‘it’ factor that naturally makes them amazing sales reps.While it is true that some people do have personalities that predispose them to this world, magic tricks and genetics do not make a great salesperson.The truth is, sales is more than just a number game.Selling is tough. It always has and it always will be and these stats prove just that:It takes almost 8 cold call attempts to reach a prospect.80% of sales need 5 follow-up calls after the meeting but 92% of sales reps give up after the 4th call.Only 24% of sales emails are opened.80% of sales are made by only 20% of salespeople.The point being, all the magic in the world can’t help someone close a sale if they don’t have some tips and tricks to fall back on – ones that have been tweaked and perfected over time.So, in this article, we’ve pulled together some of the best sales tips to help you stay ahead of the competition.Buckle up because you’re in for a ride!Sales Tip #1. Do your Homework FirstAccording to research, 50% of customers are looking for expert advice while making purchase decisions.Also, 73% of people say that product knowledge is what they need the most from a sales rep.This level of expectations from customers means only one thing – as a sales rep, you must know every small detail about the product.Because your prospects are looking for answers, and they expect you to provide them.So knowing the name of your product, a few features, and some tag-lines that the marketing department gave you isn’t enough. You need to have a clear game plan when reaching out to new contacts and stick to it as much as possible.Drill down a little deeper and familiarize yourself with all the specifications, the metrics, things that separate you from your competitors before you hit the road.After all, you’re the representative of the product/service, and if you don’t know each and everything about it, why would anyone buy it from you?Bonus: An out-and-out understanding of the product won’t just make you a more confident cheerleader of what you’re selling; it’ll also help you get to the root of your prospect’s pain points and will allow you to quickly map your product to their needs.Sales Tip #2. Sell the Solution, Not the ProductSorry to burst your bubble, but prospects really don’t like listening to salespeople who keep rambling on and on about the greatness of the product and its features.All they want to know is – how the product can make their life easier immediately.You might have the most reliable product on the market, but unless your customers see how it benefits them, you’re probably not going to make any sales.That means your customer will only give you their hard-earned money if they think that your product can help them solve their problems.Here’s an example:Instead of selling a camera by saying that it can shoot video at 25,600 ISO, tell people that they can shoot videos at night using the camera.Similarly, don’t sell a car by saying it has great gas mileage. What you need to sell instead is – it saves money, saves time, and you’ve to spend less time at gas stations.The bottom line is, find the problem, offer the benefit, and explain why your product will solve it!Read more: Sales Pitch: What is it & How to Create a Killer One?Sales Tip #3. Create a Sense of UrgencyThe more time someone takes to deliberate upon whether to buy your product or service, the more likely it is that they’ll bail out on it.But, if you make people feel like they’re about to miss out on an amazing deal…

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11 Sales Tips for Beginners – LiveAgent

11 Sales Tips for Beginners Sales is an art – and it’s not an easy one to master.  There are particular traits and characteristics that make for great salespeople: resilience, tenacity, and high energy are just a few. Yet sometimes, people who are not professional sales reps find themselves in a position where they need to sell something.  For instance, entrepreneurs and founders of startups may need to sell some of their products or services themselves in order to win investment or new clients before they have the means to hire a dedicated salesperson.  There are a number of basic sales skills that, once mastered, will help anyone be more successful when selling. With this in mind, here are 11 valuable sales tips for beginners. 1. Think About Who You Should Be Selling to The first rule of sales is to know your audience. Not only does this make your success rate higher, but it means you waste less time reaching out to people who are never going to be interested in your product or service. There are various ways in which sales reps define their audiences, from top-level target market information to working with their marketing department on buyer personas. When salespeople define their audience, the process is typically data-driven. One of the simplest ways to think about your audience is to identify your ideal customer profile. This profile is typically made up of logistical and geographical information such as company size, turnover, location, and the job title of the person you’ll most likely be speaking to. This is a simple yet effective way of narrowing down your audience to those most likely to buy your product. It’s also possible to combine this with basic quantitative and qualitative data if you don’t have access to more in-depth information.  Buyer personas can be extremely useful, but they typically require more data, as well as customer experience mapping.  Image source: Hubspot If you need to begin seeking out business and are unable to create an ideal customer profile or personas, try to focus on your target audience regardless.  You should have some idea of what your typical customer’s job title is, what industry they’re in, or where they live. Focus on that, and it will provide you with some direction.  2. Don’t Think About Your Goals – Think About Your Customer’s Goals Having someone aggressively sell to you is not the most pleasant experience. Customers can smell desperation. If you appear too keen to sell, they’ll likely realize that you don’t have their best interests at heart and are instead thinking only of your own goals.  The only real way to get around this issue is to genuinely embrace your client’s goals, get feedback, and put their needs first.  What are their pain points? What challenges are they experiencing? What sales objections are they raising to buying your product or service?  Ask your potential buyer these questions, and then consider whether your product or service could genuinely help to solve their challenge. If…

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17 Effective Sales Strategies and Tips That Get Results

17 Effective Sales Strategies and Tips That Get Results After you have spent resources and time developing a new product, finding people who will buy it is the next important consideration.  You might be confused about the best way to reach out to a customer or you are struggling with defining go-to sales strategies that bring results. There are a number of approaches, tips, and techniques that salespeople use daily to get in touch with new leads. With fast technological improvement, new techniques are stepping into the picture.  Don’t let that frighten you as many sales tactics are actually hard rooted in sales management by being extremely effective no matter what year it is. The following sales strategies and tips can help you gain more customers, achieve the desired sales results, and ultimately grow your brand. 1. Benefits Come First Some sales pitches get carried away quickly with a number of product features, packages, and options.  Always take a step back and think about the main benefits your prospect will gain with making a sale and how your product or service will make their life easier. Remember that people don’t buy products but convenience.  The turning point of the pitch is often the fact that your product or service provides them more benefits than what they have now.  Make sure they understand what you’re selling before you dive into the specifics. 2. Research and Understand Your Prospects This strategy is directly connected to the first one.  You should not only be able to explain what you are selling but it’s also pivotal to understand the customer.  Do proper research before contacting them and try to answer how your solution can help their problems.  Start by asking yourself: What are the main business goals of your prospect?Are you familiar with their business activities?What are the main obstacles in that industry?What are the areas they can improve?Are they working with your competitor and if yes, are they satisfied with the results? Only when you learn about the prospect will you be able to personalize the conversation and take it a step further. 3. Target Small Markets When targeting prospects, it is not always wise to cast a wide net. You can quickly get overwhelmed with the number and diversity of accounts and your goal will not seem attainable. Start with a narrow contact list and focus on a specific industry, business size, or location.  Even if the selected niche doesn’t bring results you will quickly head on to a new one with nothing to lose.  Once you hit a high returning niche it will re-energize your efforts and boost your confidence. 4. Start with Specific Goals Just like you do with choosing a target market, you should define your goals to be as specific as possible.  It will help you stay focused and guide your direction each step of the way.  The goals should have a time frame. For example, a short-term goal can be to make X number of deals in each quartal.  Also, if the goal is measurable, it will be easier to evaluate each activity and track your progress. Check out our article on How to crush your sales goals. 5. Connect with the Right People In the early ’70s, salespeople got familiar with different buying roles.  A now well-known model of roles in the purchase process was formed a decade later. It consists of 6 roles. Depending on the organization, an individual can assume more than one role. 1. Initiator – recognizes the need to buy a certain product/service in order to solve a problem; 2. Influencer – this person influences other members to go ahead with the buying process; 3. Decider – the person who ultimately approves the buying decision along with all the details of the purchase; 4. Buyer – the person who handles the actual purchase; 5. User – the person who will use the product/service after the purchase; 6. Gatekeeper – the person who controls information or access or both; The strategy of connecting with the right people means you need to find the decision-maker of the company and…

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10 Selling Techniques to Help You Become a Better …

10 Selling Techniques to Help You Become a Better Salesperson We believe that every good salesperson (or any person at all) always has room to grow in their role and improve their skills. That’s why we invest so much in the continued education of our team, encourage them to take time out of their days to read industry publications and let them test their ideas — all in confidence that they’ll use this information to get better at what they do. Our salespeople have learned a lot along the way, so we decided to share some of our tips with you. Here are our top 10 techniques to help you become a better salesperson. 1. Understand Your Market Above all else, you can’t be an effective salesperson if you don’t understand who you’re selling to and what the market landscape looks like. We’re not talking about just knowing their name, title, company name, website URL and email. We’re talking about really understanding what makes them tick. What does a day in the life of your prospect look like? What challenges are they facing? What could make their life easier? Gaining this knowledge about your prospect will help improve your understanding of how they can benefit from your solution and enable you to position your product or service in a way that will resonate with them. In addition to understanding your prospects’ pain points, you also need to know who else is trying to solve for them outside of your company. What does the competitive landscape look like? How does your solution stack up? Examine how the competition is selling and pitching, and then do something different. You want to stand out and be unique, while still speaking to what your prospects need (and want). In this video, our Principal Growth Advisor Karly Wescott breaks down the importance of understanding your buyers, as well as some additional tips and techniques for sales that she has learned during her time at New Breed.  2. Focus on the Right Leads According to Ken Krogue, Founder & Board Member of InsideSales.com, “it’s really about the leads.” From our standpoint, this means understanding what makes a lead a good fit for your company so you don’t waste your time on people who will never become customers. It starts with knowing who you’re targeting (i.e. identifying your buyer personas and ideal customer profile). From there, you should be able to determine what they’re struggling with, what their challenges are and how you can align your messaging and offers to their pain points. When you focus on the right leads, you tend to see better win rates, larger average deal sizes and higher customer lifetime value. If you’re focusing on the people who are best served by your solution, it’s easier to close them as customers. This way, you’re not spending as much time selling to them and you’re going to have a higher probability of closing them. You just have to ensure your timing is right and that they’re ready for what you’re offering. 3. Prioritize Your Company Above Yourself At New Breed, we like to say that selling is a team sport. The marketing team helps the sales team. Sales team members help each other out. All…

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11 Tips on Selling (And Steps for Improving Your Sales …

11 Tips on Selling (And Steps for Improving Your Sales Technique)Career development11 Tips on Selling (And Steps for Improving Your Sales Technique)By Indeed Editorial TeamPublished February 22, 2021The Indeed Editorial Team comprises a diverse and talented team of writers, researchers and subject matter experts equipped with Indeed’s data and insights to deliver useful tips to help guide your career journey.Excellent salespeople tend to share a similar set of skills and qualities. While attributes like extroversion and humor can help improve sales, there are several tactics anyone can use to help improve their sales. Having a collection of selling strategies to try can vastly improve your success rate with customers. In this article, we explain why effective sales tactics are important, provide a list of 11 tips on selling and offer steps for improving your sales technique.Related: Learn How To Sell AnythingWhy effective sales tactics are importantIt’s important to have a repertoire of effective sales tactics as a salesperson for a variety of reasons:Business growth: Not every customer will respond in the same way to a single tactic. Having a variety of strategies will help you earn sales from multiple people and grow your business.Prospect generation: Sales tactics aren’t just for making sales—they’re also helpful when looking for prospects and potential leads.Sales increase: With the right sales tactic, you’ll make more sales and increase profits for your organization.Related: How To Sell Anyone Your Product11 tips on sellingUse these 11 tips to improve your sales abilities and develop a repertoire of techniques to try when selling your company’s product or service:Related: Solution Selling: What It Is and How To Use ItFocus on the customerWhen meeting with a potential customer, keep the focus on them. Allowing customers to talk about their pain points, needs and wants is a great way to build rapport and learn important information that can help you when it’s time to offer your actual sales pitch.Research the buyerBefore you meet with a potential customer, make sure you research them. You’ll also want to know about the company they represent if you’re selling B2B, but having personal knowledge about the individual you’ll meet with can help you establish a positive relationship and increase your chances of making a sale.Build rapportFind a connection with your potential buyer unrelated to your sales pitch. Rapport is one of the best ways to earn a potential customer’s trust and build a relationship. Salespeople who have strong, positive relationships with their leads are often more successful in their sales.Know the marketWhile you’re making each sale to an individual person, it’s important to understand your target market as a whole. Ensure you study your company’s chosen demographic and know the basics regarding their pain points and needs.Use active listeningDuring a meeting with a potential customer, you should, ideally, speak less than your customer. Take the opportunity to truly listen to their wants and needs. Use active listening skills like making eye contact, nodding to show understanding and making sounds of acknowledgment to demonstrate you hear your customer.Employ psychologyUse psychology to your advantage…

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