Life Lessons From the Business World That College Won’t Teach You

My time in the business world started quite awkwardly. Apparently learning does not come with a manual. Although it wasn’t always easy, the lessons I brought from the business world and my fledgling entrepreneurship were invaluable. College is a great networking tool and it has opened opportunities for me, but nothing can replace real world experience. Business is like poker; it’s not the hand you are dealt, but the way you play it, that really matters. In poker, life and business, a cast iron stomach and the ability to pick yourself up and keep going every time you fail are priceless. Among the things that I learned that college won’t teach you are:

Mistakes are expensive but necessary

Although they can be costly, mistakes are nothing more than a learning experience. They can provide valuable knowledge if you use them as a reason to learn and keep going. We have all made plenty, but they have helped us to be a stronger more knowledgeable business people because of them.

Get everything in writing

Contracts or written agreements might seem like a hassle but they are totally necessary to avoid future headaches. You never know when you might end up thanking yourself for having something in writing. The legal protection and the clarity it provides to the operation you are running are priceless.

Networking is vital never stop building connections

When you stop trying to build a footprint and gain ground in the industry you are attacking, you are setting yourself for failure, as the only two ways you can fail are giving up or failing to plan. My connections have been a huge help.

It’s okay to find a mentor

You don’t know everything and the odds are you could use the help early on. My first was the CEO of the Legacy Company I marketed for as well several members of the music industry I have turned to for advice. It’s also okay to share your ideas as an idea isn’t worth much unless it is built into a concept and taken forward from there.

Never stop learning

The day you think you know enough, you are making a big mistake. Someone much hungrier than you is waiting for you to stop pushing. You can never know too much and you can never want what you feel you deserve too much either.

Don’t be afraid to take on the big boys

Just because you don’t have a niche isn’t a death sentence for your business. The real difference between success and failure is how bad you want it. A niche could even be worse depending on the industry you are going into you could even be handicapping yourself.

Never Give Up

It’s like the Thomas Edison quote, “failure is only realized when you accept it.” I also love the similar quote, “many who have given up and failed never realized how close to success they really were.” Its true 99% of us will fail not because we aren’t smart enough but because only a small fraction will have the courage to fail again and again, until success is truly theirs.

Enormous Benefits of Hidden Cameras in the Business World

There are enormous benefits of hidden cameras in the business world…..

Installation of hidden cameras in the business world at various areas on the business premises has grown rapidly. Technical innovations have taken its place and given businesses peace of mind. In today’s’ economic conditions as well as social conditions, business must be able to protect themselves anyway they can.

Hidden cameras set up inside and outside of the work place can give the business owner and its employees the peace of mind needed to do every day accomplishments. It is a great way to deal with surveillance in and around the business environment.

The major purpose of the manufacturers of surveillance hidden cameras was to know the business world requirements and to serve these businesses with the best surveillance technology they can come up with. The benefits of this technology will last for years.

Having surveillance hidden cameras have the benefit of awareness in the workplace. The cameras can give a quick review of the trouble makers in the work place as well as find intruders, reducing theft by employees and customers. Thievery and work force slackers cost businesses billions of dollars every year.

The social conditions of today leads to violence, corruption, bribery, fraud and even hatred. Supervision and cautiousness must be a priority to maintain peace and harmony every where, including the business world.

The well being, progress and the development of businesses is very essential today and as we are equipped with many revolutionary devices such as hidden cameras, we have to protect ourselves against all disturbances or interruptions which may divert our mind out of the unusual routines.

The highlight of the surveillance process is as significant as the security of our possessions. Either it is a public place, an office or our house; we have to take every precautionary measure so that we can protect our selves.

Equipment such as hidden cameras, spy cams, the nanny cams, and the CCTV cameras are the best devices businesses can buy and make use to prevent all the disturbances.

They are available from the tiniest size to the biggest size possible. The tiniest size can be available in the form of a pen, a neck tie and so on and the largest size can be available in the form of the CCTV camera.

The management of all businesses require a quiet and calm atmosphere in their working locations. Hidden cameras can help in fulfilling the job of surveillance without much trouble. Hidden cameras help out to record all the proceedings easily which can be viewed afterward in a VCR set. Every action can be captured with clarity giving businesses and their employees peace of mind.

7 Tips for Clean Eating In a Busy World

Does clean eating feel like a lovely concept but just not do-able in a busy world? I get it, the world is moving fast these days. Many companies have downsized leaving less employees to do more work which means more hours. We have families to take care, extra curricular activities, appointments to go to, the list goes on and on…

Eating clean perhaps feels like one of those nice to do things but just doesn’t seem possible. Well today I want to give you some tips on how you can strive to eat clean in a busy world.

1. Take a little time to sit down and put together a clean eating plan, a little planning will go a long way. What kinds of foods do you like? What are some of your favourite quick and easy simple recipes? Look in your cupboards and put together a grocery list of what you need in your pantry and fridge that will give you delicious and healthy meals for the week.

2. Pull out your calendar and create a meal plan. You may find that your breakfasts and maybe even lunches are fairly routine, these should be easy. Based on your pantry and grocery list pre-plan your meals so that when you get home after a long day you know exactly what you are going to cook and can get started right away. Ensure you have plenty of fresh groceries stocked up each week so you have no excuses to open that box of macaroni and cheese that has been sitting in the back of your cupboard.

3. Create a kitchen “prep” day. I like Sundays. This is the day where you can plan your meals for the week. If you have some extra time you might even pre-cook some meals and either freeze them or save them for the next couple of nights. Wash fruit and veggies, chop veggies and put them into serving sizes so they are ready to go. You can clean, marinate and freeze your meat ahead of time (don’t forget to label the date something goes into the freezer). Get any healthy snacks ready for the week etc… you get the idea. It’s really your time to get organized to make your busy week as easy as possible.

4. Use your crock pot. On your kitchen prep day, it’s easy to pre-prepare meals that you can throw into the crock pot. That way you can simply open a container, put everything into the crock pot then when you get home at the end of the day you have a healthy meal ready and waiting for you. How easy is that?

5. Get your snacks and lunches ready the night before so you aren’t rushing when you are trying to get the out the door in the morning.

6. If you grocery shop on a day other than your kitchen prep day wash your fruits and veggies immediately when you get home. This makes it easy to grab something healthy on the run.

7. Take a small cooler/lunch bag with you when you are on the go. Fill it with healthy snacks and any meals needed for the day. This will keep you from grabbing something quick and unhealthy.

So yes, clean eating will take a little extra work but if you take a little time each week to plan and prepare clean eating go from being a nice to have to just what you do every week. Get your family involved, make clean eating and healthy living a part of your lifestyle and create those healthy choices that will last a lifetime.

I promise your body will reward with more energy, less weight, brighter skin and many other benefits that will have you feeling fabulous.

So, get planning and enjoy clean eating in your busy world made easy.

To your health!

Kelly