Personal development Category

Working with family

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Have you made a decision to work with friends or family members? Many individuals find this to be a very enjoyable arrangement. However, there are countless others who find this situation to be problematic.

There are things you can do to make things run more smoothly. One of the most important things to remember is that there will be occasional disagreements no matter how hard you try to be accommodating. It’s just human nature.

In the beginning, you need to sit down and discuss things. It is much better to get things out in the open right from the start. … Read the rest of this entry »

Taking time off

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Whether you are working for yourself or someone else, it is important that you take time off to relax. Constantly working or worry about your work can be very unhealthy.

Obviously, if you are working for someone else it can be more difficult to take time off. Chances are you will have to abide by a vacation schedule of some kind.

Many businesses allow their employees to ‘save up’ vacation days. It is actually better for you to take several mini vacations throughout the year, as opposed to one longer one. Even two or three days off can leave you … Read the rest of this entry »

The first rules of cold calling

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Chances are, no matter what type of business you are running or involved with, it would benefit by cold calling. Cold calling is a method of marketing, which has been practiced successfully, for many years. It is the act of contacting someone that you’ve never spoken with before, an effort to gain their business.

Currently, most cold calling is done by telephone. However, there are still individuals who make their sales calls going door to door.

Telephone cold calling is more challenging today, because of the National Do Not Call Registry. Consumers, who have opted to add their telephone numbers … Read the rest of this entry »

Zen Gardening – Desktop Style

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Acquiring wealth can sometimes be stressful. (It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it, right?) There are many ways to relieve stress. There are breathing exercises and squeeze balls and meditation techniques. But, have you ever though about playing in the sand… zen garden sand, that is.

Zen gardens originated in Japan, many MANY years ago. They have done an adequate job of relieving stress, all through the ages.

Making a desktop zen garden is very easy. In fact, only four things are needed. These four things are a tray, playground sand, small rocks and a miniature rake … Read the rest of this entry »

Why self-confidence is important

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It you are interested in starting your own business or acquiring wealth, self confidence is important. Individuals who exhibit this trait are much more likely to succeed… in everything they do.

These same people will probably tell you that their road to success seemed less rocky, most of the time, simply because they never lost faith in their abilities.

When you are self-confident, others notice this. Potential business partners will usually be more apt to invest in your venture when you believe in yourself and what you can accomplish. Make it know to them that you are unstoppable and will … Read the rest of this entry »

Improving concentration

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If you are interested in generating wealth, you need to concentrate on your work. Concentrating on a business plan is important, as well.

There are many ways to improve concentration. Countless books, CD’s and audio tapes can guide you through the process or you can research these methods yourself. Type the phrase ‘improving concentration’ into your favorite search engine. You will be pleasantly surprised, by the results.

One of the best ways to do this is to eliminate all distractions, located within your working environment. Turn off the radio and television, close your office door and delay all unnecessary contact … Read the rest of this entry »

Using credit cards to start a business

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If you are in the process of starting a new business, you are probably most concerned with the availability of startup funds. Most individuals don’t have access to a huge bank account. If you are in this category, you must utilize other options.

One of these options is the use of credit cards. If you have a good credit history, chances are you have at least one or two of them, with sizable limits. These funds can easily be used to start a business.

This doesn’t mean you should go crazy and purchase everything under the sun. But, if you … Read the rest of this entry »

Make a Dream Book

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Goals are important, when you are trying to achieve wealth. They give you something to strive for and help to keep you focused. When you have goals you are much more likely to see success.

Many people choose to make a ‘dream book’, in addition to writing down their goals. It may sound silly at first, but it really does work. Technically, it doesn’t have to be a book. The idea works just as well in poster form.

Take the time to locate several photos of things that you really want. Do you want a boat or a new car? … Read the rest of this entry »

Make money online

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There are many ways you can make money online. You won’t get rich overnight, but with hard work and dedication it can happen. You just need to believe in yourself and you’ll be well on your way to generating extra income.

The first thing you should do is list your interests. This will help you decide just how you want to proceed with your business plan.

If you are working with a small budget, don’t despair! A great number of successful individuals started will little money.

The power of the Internet is an amazing thing. If you are selling a … Read the rest of this entry »

Health insurance

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When you decide to go into business, for yourself, many things change… especially if you are leaving a job in the ‘traditional workforce’. Most of these changes are welcome and eagerly anticipated, a few however are not.

One of these changes that you might not be looking forward to is the lack of adequate health care coverage, which may or may not have been paid for by a previous employer.

If you are relatively young and in good health, you may not think that paying for your own health insurance is necessary. Unfortunately, no one is immune from the possibility … Read the rest of this entry »