Imagine you are alone on a boat in the middle of the river when the boat suddenly starts to sink. There are no people around and you don’t know how to swim. What will you do?
Will you try your best to learn how to swim? Will you shout at the top of your lungs hoping that somebody out there will hear you? Will you try to stay afloat by holding onto something? How will you answer the question? If you are the average person, you will probably come up with several different answers on how to survive and get out of the situation. But if you are a high IQ individual, your answer will simply be to stop imagining.
Life is exciting. We all want to create and accomplish something that we can call our own – something that we can be proud of. However, the reality is it is not always easy. Life is hard. There will be many obstacles along the way. True, we can just try to navigate it on our own and learn from the process. That is one way of doing it. But, what if there is a shortcut?
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.
What should I wear? You have probably asked yourself this question about a hundred times already most especially during this time of the year when there is an endless array of parties to attend to. As if figuring out what to wear on a daily basis is not hard enough, choosing the appropriate attire for a specific event can be quite a challenge not just for women but for men as well.
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.
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.
Are you having problems remembering people’s names? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. In fact, studies show that most adults struggle to remember names of people they just met.
A long time ago, I remember that a friend of mine introduced me to somebody. A couple of weeks later, I bumped into that person in the mall. Imagine my surprise when she greeted me first by my name and we chit-chat a little but I could not tell her directly that I forgot her name. When I got home, I called my friend and asked for her name. So, I thought by then I would have learned my lesson.
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.