5 Good Reasons You Should Take a Vacation

Posted by on March 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

5 Good Reasons You Should Take a Vacation

So you think you’re not justified in taking time away from your business because you’re self-employed? Here are five great reasons why you should definitely take a vacation:

1. Physical down time

You work hard to grow and maintain your business. Trying to be superhuman will certainly take its toll if you allow it to. Give your body a break by taking in some R&R.

2. Mental down time

Your days are filled with busy, sometimes even hectic, day-to-day activities related to your business. If you don’t allow yourself to get away from it once in a while, your peace of mind and general well-being will most definitely suffer. Get out and play. Your mind will thank you! (more…)

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How to Make Money Doing Something You Love

Posted by on July 15, 2009 with 0 Comments

How to Make Money Doing Something You Love

There are a lot of people who want to have a job that if fun and filled with excitement. They want something that they can enjoy all day long instead of watching the clock. You will find that if you take a hobby and make it something that you can do for a living. You may find that if you take your hobby and take it more you can quit your job or do less at the office. You will want to consider a few things before you start your own business. With some dedication, you will be able to make profits by doing things that you love to do. (more…)

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How To Determine What You Want In Life

Posted by on May 17, 2009 with 0 Comments

What do you really want in life?

Most people don’t discover what they want in life until it’s time to die – and that’s a shame.

Most people spend the best years of their lives watching television or doing things they dislike. An author described humanity by saying, “Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty.” Are you one of the living zombies?

What do you really want in life?

Some people struggle in answering such question. When asked what they want or what their goals in life are, many are unsure. They dillydally in their decision, hardly giving any thought about what they want in life. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by. Are you one of these people? (more…)

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Social Faux Pas

Posted by on January 28, 2009 with 0 Comments

Social Bad Habits

Having bad habits in social situations can make you a very unpopular person.  You may not even know how others feel about your social blunders.  However, if you are acting in ways that are not considered appropriate, people will notice.

Many bad habits can be noticed when people go out to a restaurant together.  It can be a very unpleasant experience if people have certain bad habits.  For instance, chewing with an open mouth can be disgusting to the person watching.  When a person does this, it is a thoughtless gesture.

Some people have the bad habits of eating other peoples’ food.  They will just reach over and take a bite of something on their neighbor’s plate.  They do not consider the fact that the person might want to be asked first.  They do not take into account that the person might find it repulsive to share food with someone who has already used their fork. (more…)

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Looking the Part

Posted by on October 15, 2008 with 0 Comments

Looking the Part

For those who are starting a new business, you will find that you will want to get out of your robe and slippers and get into something that looks a bit more professional. You will want to look like you are confident and success. You will want to make sure that you dress the part. When you dress the part you will be able to be seen as a serious business person and you will be able to look successful before you even begin to budget for the business plan.

When approaching a financial institution to present a business plan or ask for money, always look professional. Most men will want to wear dress pants, a dress shirt, tie, and maybe even a full suit.. Only if the meeting is very casual should you consider being less formal than this. For woman, a business suit is also appropriate or a business dress. Make sure that you are well groomed and have a very professional demeanor. You may have a lot of potential with your investors; however, if you aren’t dressed for success then you will not get a penny for your efforts.

It is also important to dress in a business-like manner when interviewing new employees. Even if your business does not require formal attire, such as a construction company may not, you want to show your employees that professional attitude is important. You don’t just have to worry about how you dress to work, but outside work as well. The way that you carry yourself at anytime will affect the way that others perceive your company.

For example, if you own a restaurant, will the employees be required to wear a specific uniform? You may also want this uniform for yourself, with a few changes such as the addition of a tie, to set yourself apart from the other employees. Also, consider what you are wearing everyday because you might want to purchase multiple shirts of the same style if that is your set work dress code. It is easy than doing laundry all the time.

You may want to get some extra advertisement in when you aren’t even working. You will want to purchase t-shirts, pins, coats, bumper stickers, and more so that you can displace your company name. You will also find that there are meetings with investors, potential clients, employees and more that you are not going to be able to be dressed in business clothing; however, if you get some polo shirts with the company name, you will be able to always look professional. You will always want to watch your appearance and the way that others will perceive you and the company. You will find that if you look like you were put together correctly, you will be able to dazzle everyone. Dressing right is important and you will want to consider your wardrobe in the costs of starting your new adventure.

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