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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas gifts you can make or buy cheap

Christmas can be daunting and exhausting, both physically and financially.  But gifts don't have to be expensive to show that you appreciate your friends and love ones.

Here are some of the gifts I find really appealing, inexpensive, and easy-to-do, which is also what I'm planning to do as a gifts:

1.  DIY Bath and Body Products




Thanks to Wise Bread for compiling these stuff for us.  Learn how to do these amazing bath and body gift products in one of their articles - complete with links, ingredients and step-by-step instructions.




2.  Holiday Greeting Cards

I like getting cards - digital or paper.  I would say I appreciate the paper more, cause people have taken the time to collect, choose, and write something there.  Again, I appreciate it in any form... thanks everyone.




 

3.  Sew your gifts

If you sew or knit or crochet, why not give us a lovely cellphone pouch or a wallet or a card holder.  Whatever it is, as long as it's from you, would be lovely and much appreciated.

Here is a sample:


and many more...


4.  Gift cards and shopping cards

Companies often give these away for their employees.  You can do that too... You can plan this out months before the holiday.  Perfect gift for any occasion and very economical. :)



5.  Just explore your local market

Haggling is a skill you can acquire.  Your local markets often give you discounts if you just ask.  So prepare your gift budget and stick to it.  If you can't get it to the price you want, walk away... chances are, you'll find another / similar item on a bargain.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Will the Young Generation (Millennials) be a good / great employees?

The young aren't exactly superficial as we thought.  They're not as glued to their gadgets like we think they would always be.  Social media activities are also on decline as they age and as they start to enhance their careers. 

Here's an infographic of what the Millenials think about work and their work ethics:  (Click pic to enlarge)






Sources:  
* http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239749

Monday, November 3, 2014

At what age should one start a business?



It's too late.  I'm too old for this.  Well, are you?

From Funders and Founders, here's an infographic contradicting all norms.  It's never too late to start... (Click pic to enlarge)




Your passion and experience make up for what you lack in business skills... regardless, you can always learn.



Source:
Entrepreneur.com - http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238924

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Inexpensive Ways to Feel Sexy

All Women have insecurities. It could be being too short, too skinny, too fat, too.... whatever! And for someone who hears this all the time, it's tiring. I am not perfect... way, waaaayyyyyyy imperfect. But when I need a confidence boost, I always do these: 

  • Eye contact.   When you talk to a person, maintain eye contact. It's more personal and the longer you stare (not in a creepy way), the more relaxed you become and so as the person you are talking to. 
  • No nonsense talk. People want to know you. But that doesn't mean you have to be argue every single thing just to prove your point. What they mean is... you have your own opinion, say or principle on a certain topic that you stick to. It's nice to have contrast. People notice me more when I say something contradicting... not rude though. They find it interesting that I don't exactly share their thoughts. 
  • Sit and Stand straight. Trying a different posture helps in boosting confidence, why not give it a try? 
  • Wear Heels. Notice that when you wear heels, you walk differently - at least I do. I walk straighter, more feminine, because I don't want to ruin really good shoes.
  • Wear Lipstick (Make-up). Not all of us are fond of make-up. Believe me, I don't. But it creates wonders. Lipstick enhances your lips especially if you choose the right shade. Nothing too bold or too flashy. You can also use lip gloss instead of lipstick. You can look into the how-to videos in YouTube to learn how to apply make up properly (that's what I did). 
 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Turning Down Potential Clients

Having the business at home has its perks. I get to work on my pajamas. I can watch TV while working. During down times, I can multitask. I can even work at nights when I don't feel like working during the days. I love working from home.

Unfortunately, there are times when you miss the camaraderie. Sure, you get to be close with your clients that they eventually become your friends. But it's not the same as the office / company setting. You don't get to have office parties, organized by co-workers.

Another annoying thing with working from home is the disturbance. Since clients know you work at home, they get to call you all the time, even disregarding the time.


I got a call at 10:00 pm on a Sunday, asking about my service. I told the caller, it's Sunday and I don't have office on Sunday. Aside from that, it's late. He got taken aback and backfired, "how can you get a client if you don't entertain them?". I told him, "I'm sorry, but most of my clients know that Sunday is a family day. No business calls then."

But business was more in my mind so I answered his inquiry. I already know he's not going to be a lead since, apparently for him, I rudely answered his question.

Now, I'm not one to turn down potential clients. Of course, I wanted to make a sale. But I guess, one out of 10 is fine. I would rather have clients that clearly knows boundaries, than one annoying clients. I can see we're not going to get along. Demanding every minute of my time for ridiculously outrageous tasks. (that's how I see him).


 

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