Love organic skin care? Why not make them yourself with ingredients in your kitchen. Not only is do-it-yourself organic skincare cheap, yo can also customize the concoctions to suit your skin. Below are the three recipes for homemade skin care:- Continue reading
Do you plan on starting a home based business? Building a successful home based business is possible. You don’t need any special magic to have this become a reality for you. All it takes is knowing the right ingredients.
Notice that it is simple, not necessarily easy. With so many home business opportunities available, it can get overwhelming trying to decide where to get started. So let’s look at a handful of key ingredients that will see you to the top of the success ladder. Continue reading
Beauty products are something most women simply cannot do without. Below is a list of beauty basics to help you prioritize what you should have in your makeup bag, purse, tote, or office desk drawer at all times.
With these 10 beauty basics, you can create a multitude of looks for day, work, dinner, or the dance floor.
Best of all, these items can be found in any store, and need not be a burden on your budget. You can keep your gorgeous appearance while still meeting your budget. Continue reading
We all have fears. Some of these fears are real, but often, they are simply imagined fears that have no real basis. The problem is that often unreal fears stop us from doing the things we really want to do.
Here an example. The average taxpayer is consumed with the fear of an audit. It’s a fear that rules much of our lives, especially around tax time. But do you know your real chance of being audited are only about 9 out of 1000. So, why do we worry so about being audited? Probably because of an even bigger fear – the fear of being audited and the government finding out that we have somehow cheated and we’ll end up in jail. Well, the chances of that happening to you is about 1.6 out of 100,000. Continue reading
Many of us still believe that money will solve all of our problems. We say to ourselves: ‘If I only had the money, I’d start my own business; I’d go back to school and become an art teacher; or be like Mother Teresa, and spend the rest of my life doing something meaningful.’ Continue reading
It never fails. Every time I worry about doing some unpleasant task like confronting someone who owes me money, or firing an employee who has been with me for long time, I realize that thinking about what’s going to happen is always worse than the actual event itself. I usually worry about the confrontation so much that my stomach will ache, and then, when I finally make the call or have the meeting, it’s never as bad as I expected. So now I try to get any potentially stressful situation over as fast as possible. Procrastinating only makes things worse, I know that now. The sooner I get it over with, the better I’ll feel, and the actual event it never as bad as I imagine it will be.
Now my stomach doesn’t hurt when I’ve got bad news to deliver or a confrontation to face. I visualize a positive outcome – what it will be like afterward. People appreciate the honesty and directness of such an approach, and so do I.
I used to think that life was something like a fancy restaurant, where you wait politely until someone comes to take you order. I don’t see it that way anymore, I now know life is more like a smorgasbord or an all you can eat salad bar. You can’t wait for opportunities to fall into your lap, you have to get up from the table and grab them yourself. No one is going to wait on you anymore. They’re all too busy tending to their own needs. So speak up, get up, and take what you need to make life worthwhile for you.
As a kid I had a lot of heroes: Superman, Batman, Mickey Mantle, and more. But as I grew older, they stopped serving as role models as I became aware of the more human qualities of each hero. Batman and Superman turned out be nothing more than ink, and Mickey Mantle became a full blown alcoholic. It didn’t matter much to me, I long ago stopped reading comic books and was never good at baseball anyway. But I had trouble finding heroes to replace them.
The media always jumps on the shortcomings of anyone who has the remotest chance of becoming one of our heroes. Dig up the dirt, editors tell their reporters, find the skeletons. Maybe none of us can accept that nobody’s perfect. But who ever said heroes are perfect? Every hero, in myth or in real life, has had faults – it’s what has always made them human and someone that we were able to identify with. From Hercules to Dr. Martin Luther King, this is the real lesson of heroes. They teach us that we don’t need to be perfect to demonstrate valor, stamina, and courage in the face of seemingly unbeatable odds. Continue reading
When I began starting businesses, I used to try to get everything to run smoothly. That’s what I was trained to do in business school. Their educational mission was to teach us to get everyone and everything to work perfectly in business. Nice concept on paper.
In real life, nothing ever runs perfectly. Once I was in the real business world, something or someone was always going wrong. People would screw up. Materials wouldn’t be delivered on time. Customers wouldn’t pay their bills. Nothing seemed to work smoothly – the way I thought they would if I worked at it hard enough. I spent all my time putting out fires and frustrated myself to no end. Eventually, I quit trying to train myself to handle things perfectly, because perfection so rarely happened. Continue reading
It’s human nature to try and avoid making hard decisions, but I say the toughest ones are some of the best moments in life. Every time I’ve ever had to make a hard decision, I’ve always chosen the most difficult path. And these moments have become some of the most important and best turning points in my life. They made my life far richer than I could ever have dreamed, and were responsible for quantum jumps in my self confidence and inner security.
So, now I look for those hard decision – in fact, I’m eager to take them on. They don’t come around very often, but when they do, try to appreciate them for the opportunities they can offer. The problem with though decisions is that your intellect – as well as your friends and hired expert – will always caution you to go one way, while your heart tells you to pick another way. These decisions are usually choices between money and an idea or project that you believe in – even changing your career or spending your vacation building houses for the poor. Trust your heart – that’s what it’s there for.
Maybe it was my upbringing, but I’ve always expected and planned for the worst. It has been a great motivation for trying to do exactly what I’ve really wanted to do with my life, and not necessarily sticking to the “safe bets” in life.
In the early days of my business, I would sit in front of my telephone and try to get up the nerve to make calls and ask perfect strangers to toss some work my way. I wondered why it was so difficult to make each call – what was I afraid of? Then I’d ask myself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen if I make this call? Will the person reach through the wires, grab me by the throat and start squeezing?” Continue reading
You need a job and you need it now. Somewhere, an employer has the job you want. But, how do you two connect? By marketing your job talents, and showing prospective employers you have the skills they need, that’s how?
Do you have job talents? Of course you do! Homemakers, disabled individual, veterans, students, just out of school, people already working – they all have skills and experience suited for many good jobs.
What you need to learn is how to market your talents effectively to find the right place for you. Writing a good resume is the best way to let a prospective employer learn about your individual interest and skills. Continue reading