Starting a business is hard. Making your business a success is even harder. If you think that a brilliant idea coupled with a sound business plan is enough, think again. There will always be moments of uncertainties. Different challenges will arise on a daily basis like hiring the right people, branding, market positioning, customer care, money management and even personal fatigue.
It all started with lechon manok (roasted chicken). Then, it was followed by shawarma, milk tea, donuts, cupcakes then frozen yogurts. These are just some of the food crazes that hit Manila by storm. A handful of people who invested in such crazes definitely cashed in some profits. Unfortunately, although there were a few gainers, there were more losers. Take shawarma for example, out of all those stores that proliferated in the country in the 80s, almost all already closed their businesses a long time ago.
Can you remember what your dream was when you were young? Did you want to become a doctor, an engineer or a movie star? What are you doing right now? Are you doing your dream job or did you settle for a job that is more financially rewarding? Continue reading Dream Job vs High-Paying Job
What do Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, the Venus sisters and the Beatles have in common aside from achieving greatness in their professions? Is it innate talent, passion for their chosen fields, luck or simply hard work?
Did you know that how you dress influences how you perform in life? Numerous studies show that how you dress affect your physical and mental well-being. If you look good, you feel good. If you dress well, you will exude confidence and this will simply affect how others perceive you. Whether you like it or not, appearances do matter. Thus, if you want to become successful, you need to dress the part. You need to learn how to dress for success
We all have things we want to do in the future. We all have dreams of how we want our life to be.
Imagine if you will be able to look at a picture of your dream life on a daily basis? That’s what a dream board, sometimes called a vision board, is all about. It serves as a visual guide to remind you of your dreams, goals and aspirations. It helps you focus. It is is a tool to help you create the life you want.
How many athletes, movie stars, heirs and lottery winners do you know who have gone from filthy rich to flat broke? Although it is hard to create massive wealth, it is even harder to maintain wealth over a long period of time. Whether it is creating or maintaining wealth, the secret behind it is having the correct mentality. The truth is that rich people think differently than the average person. So, if you want to be wealthy, you got to have the correct mindset.
Walter Elias Disney, popularly known as Walt Disney, was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of five children. As a child, he worked as a newspaper boy to help his family make ends meet. While in high school, he attended the night classes of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. At 16 years of age, he joined the American Red Cross as an ambulance driver in France, after being rejected by the army for being underage during the first World War.
Clothes are an important part of projecting an image of confidence, power and success. It influences how others see you. Although we should not judge a person based on appearances, it is a fact that people always has and will always judge a person by his or her appearance. That’s the psychology of dressing.
With power dressing, you can strengthen your image. You can also boost your confidence level. When you look good, you feel good. This will ultimately lead to better performance. Yes, studies had shown that you can actually dress yourself up for success.
According to Chinese folk legend, the seventh lunar month is the ghost month. During this time, the gates of hell are supposed to be open so bad spirits roam the world of the living. For 2018, the ghost month starts on August 11 and ends on September 9.
Generally, believers are not supposed to put themselves at risk during the ghost month. Major decisions such as getting married, buying a house, changing jobs, signing contracts, traveling, having a major operation or starting a business should not be done during this period.
Minor things such as not staying at home at night are also practiced. It is believed that spirits will follow you back if you roam around at night. Taking photos at night is also a no, no. You might capture images that you don’t want to see if you take photos at night.
I have read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money — That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! written by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I heard of this book before and this should be on your list of books to buy and read.
This book shows us a solution to getting out of the Rat Race, which Kiyosaki defines as a situation where people “work for the owners of their company, for the government paying taxes, and for the bank paying off mortgage and credit cards.” This scenario sums up most of our parents’ and our lifestyle in our 9-5 jobs and Kiyosaki proposes that we learn and practice investing as a solution to get out of this trap, retire early and live wealthier lives. Continue reading Thoughts After Reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Have you ever thought about that all-too common question you’ve been asked since you were 5 years old: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Then when you start working, you’ll be asked in interviews a variation of that question: “How do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Perhaps the reason why everyone is so concerned about the future is that they themselves have no idea what they want to do, or they’re stuck somewhere and they’re looking for inspiration.