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Let’s analyze how these common vices can affect your business and your overall income. You may think that the concept of deadly sins is a religious one and do not apply to you, but you may call them negative tendencies if you want. The fact is that you can find them in more or less intensity within most people.

The seven deadly sins of business people #3 - Gluttony

The seven deadly sins of business people #3 - GluttonyIf you read this introduction already, just scroll down and start reading about Gluttony, otherwise it is recommended that you read the introduction bellow.Let’s analyze how these common vices can affect your business and your overall income. You may think that the concept of deadly sins is a religious one and do not apply to you, but you may call them negative tendencies if you want. The fact is that you can find them in more or less intensity within most people.You may not realize that one of these tendencies may be affecting you until I show you the details. If you realize that there is a problem, I will also give you the solution so you can fix it. I will explain and compare now the most common negative tendencies among people with their corresponding opposite virtues. Before we start, I need to tell you something . . . I.Most sins arise from: FEAR. II.Most virtues arise from: LOVE.III.Sins, vices and negative tendencies demonstrate weakness, while virtues demonstrate strength.In my opinion the biggest virtue of all is COURAGE/CONFIDENCE, because it is the direct fruit of love, which dissipates fear and sow all other virtues in human’s hearts. This is a series of articles about this subject. The whole series contain the following articles . . .1.Pride2.Envy3.Gluttony4.Lust5.Anger6.Greed7.Sloth– Gluttony – This negative tendency is related to the desire to consume more than what we need. It doesn’t have to do with food only, but also with many other aspects and areas of life.When you mention the word gluttony, people often think about eating a lot. This doesn’t necessary has to be the case. If someone wants too much of anything, if someone wishes excess, that’s gluttony. This sin is destructive because excess is always destructive. Almost always when people seek excess in an area of life, they will neglect other important aspects that are also important and necessary.I will give you a few examples. Let’s say that some people wish to be really, really wealthy. They love money, businesses and finances. Their dream is to be billionaires. All they do is to think about how to get more money.They have no friends or don’t care about them. These people do not relax. They do not have fun. Making money is their definition of having fun. They do not do any exercise. They barely eat or sleep. Business/making money is their obsession. It is their everything. That’s gluttony.Now, let me make myself clear. Sometimes, people need to concentrate for a few years on an area, so they can accomplish a goal or objective. A start up may require their owners to focus on it and forget about everything else for a few years. Sometimes you have to concentrate on what you are doing for a while until it starts producing results. The example above refers to people that want excess. They want more than they need. Not only that, they do only one thing, neglecting other important areas of life. The point is that life, like nature, is not only about one thing, but many.Some of these obsessed people do get what they want. The problem is that when you have more than you can consume, the excess is often good only to share it or give it away. That’s what many extremely wealthy people end up doing, sharing their wealth like Rockefeller did.You may ask how is gluttony distinguishable from greed? The glutton may share some of their money from time to time. They are not concerned with running out of cash. That’s why many gluttons actually become very rich. The point is that they want more than they need. Greedy people do not like to share anything. They want to get their “fair share” or a bit more. The greedy individuals do not really get obsessed with getting a whole bunch of something, but with not losing what they already have. Many greedy individuals are also gluttons though. That’s why you see that they want more and more and they suffer if they have to share a cent. Let’s get back to gluttony. This sin doesn’t only apply to money nor food but to everything else. Some people simply work too much and they don’t do it out of necessity, but choice. Work is their drug and they dissipate many of their other problems working. They have three jobs and they are thinking about a fourth one. Again their house is paid off like their cars, their businesses are ok, everything is ok. They seem to have no financial problem. They don’t fear to lose anything. They just want more. “The sky is the limit.” These people are workaholic. They do nothing else but work. The same happens with study, work and any other area of life. When your life spins around one area only or a few ones, but nothing else, you may be getting into gluttony ground. If all you do is to think about money, work on your businesses, read about investments, try to acquire more wealth, etc, etc; you are off balance. If you spend all your waking life only thinking about money, you are off balance.Some people simply like businesses for the sake of it. I like businesses for three different reasons. Number one I like to add value to other people’s lives. Number two business is a hobby for me. Number three I like to make money. I like money and wealth. For me money is a tool, not the goal. I compare money, business and life with a car, traveling and gasoline. Life is traveling, business is the car, money is the gasoline. Money is the tool that help me use another tool (business) that help me achieve the goal. The goal is to enjoy life. I can’t achieve the goal if I am obsessed with the tools.Some people need tools: money, wealth, etc. They are very poor, so they start up confused. They get obsessed. They get many, many tools, but they don’t achieve the goal, and at the end they realize that they have far more tools than they need so they give them away.To be obsessed is not the same as to be passionate. It is as the saying goes: “Greatness requires sacrifice.” You must focus on the goal though. If you want money, what do you want it for? Your answer to that question is your goal. Now, remember that what truly matters is not the goal either, but the purpose. You can learn more about this on my other series titled: “The 7 secret keys to wealth.” Many people after reaching their goal, still feel empty. That’s why they constantly set new goals. They do not realize that there is a common component behind most of the goals they set. To understand this better read my other series mentioned above.Gluttony is the sin that opposes moderation or temperance. In other words balance. The problem with these sins or negative tendencies is that people who practice them often can’t see it nor perceive it, so they think they are ok. Once they receive the result of their attitudes, they get mad and frustrated, because they can’t understand the reason, they can’t see it!A good way to help people see, is to describe each of these tendencies little by little, so they can understand where they are missing the point. Some of these tendencies are very subtle. For example, in the case of gluttony, some people may want to have multiple streams of income, which is good, but many people fail on this project for the following reason . . .They want to have too many streams of income and they don’t give the necessary time nor effort required to make any source of income really profitable. They jump from one idea to the next for months or years without settling down on anything specifically. They do not maintain a balance between starting a business and keeping it. They start one and another and another, but most of their time and effort is focused on starting businesses not keeping them profitable. Some people have just one business, but they are unsuccessful because they focus too much time and effort in one area of the business only, neglecting other important areas. They may spend most of the available resources on the product development section, neglecting some other areas like advertisement and customer support. You may have only one business. Your life may be pretty much balanced, but you may still find some troubles because of this. On this example you may fall victim of gluttony and not notice it. If you are dedicating excessive time and efforts to an area and leaving other important aspects to run crazy, the disorder may increase fast within the business.It is as this analogy goes: Most people’s lives are made of twenty rooms. Most people spend most of their time in one or a few rooms. They keep that room clean and pretty. In fact sometimes it shines more than necessary, but don’t visit the other rooms, because you won’t like what you will see. That’s the main idea behind gluttony. Keep most rooms relatively clean. Do not try to make one room perfect while leaving all others getting dust. The problem with the glutton is that he/she often feels something is really wrong. They may think that there is only one thing they want in life, but life is not about one thing only, it is about many things. So, when they get what they want (excess) it will not satisfy them, because they will still be striving to succeed in many other aspects of life that they lack so much. Even if they could get excess in every area of life, it would still be sad and frustrating, because excess is never good and always destructive. The secret is to keep a balance in everything you do. Moderation is the virtue that gluttony opposes. If you maintain a moderate attitude in everything you do, you will keep this negative tendency away. When you start to get excessive and obsessive, you start to move into gluttony ground.When you realize that you want more than you need, it is good to understand that you won’t need that much. Sometimes it is hard to control this tendency, but not impossible. Some people know they are gluttons, but they can’t quit it. They know that they want too much, that they want more than they will be able to consume and they maintain that attitude. The problem with this sin is that it is subtle. It turns something good into something bad easily. For example, adding value to other people’s lives is good. You can do this through your job, business, work, creativity, services, innovation, productivity, etc. On the other hand, if you add too much value to others and neglect your own life, you may get sick or too tired. This may prevent you from adding all the value you could have added in the long run, if you would have kept it balanced since the beginning.Generosity is a good thing. If you are too generous and you give away everything you may end up without anything. You may say: “Am I not supposed to reap what I sow? Why is it that I have nothing? Why if I help everybody it seems that nobody is interested in helping me?”Yes “you reap what you sow” and “what is around comes around.” You may have many blessings that greedy people do not have. Many individuals may come to you and help you, but you don’t realize that you keep giving everything away to others. In my opinion, it is an irresponsible act to give away to others what you need to cover your own necessities. Some people think that by being too generous they will be blessed and they will become rich. Excessive generosity can act against you the same way that greed does. Evil people will come to you and will try to take advantage of you, if you don’t stop them, they will ruin you. Would you give the things you and your family need to friends and strangers? If your friend needs some chairs and you can not afford to purchase more chairs would you give your friend your chairs even if you have to sit on the floor for weeks? If you want to turn something good into something bad all you need is an excess of it. Take your favorite song and listen to it 7,000 times continually and repetitively without stopping. It will make you mad. You will hate it forever. Repetition is torture. Excess is destructive. LESS IS MORE!That’s the opposite of “the sky is the limit” and “more is better.” We live in an era of consumerism. Our society is guilty of this sin. More is produced than what is needed and a lot ends up in the waste facility growing dust and pollution.Our society believes that lack of something is bad, but excess is good. What’s the point in that. Excess is only good to share what you don’t need with others who have nothing. We need abundance, but not excess. You can be prosperous and wealthy without having excessive wealth. Remember that money is only a tool, not the end on itself.I like money and riches. I don’t preach against it. Do not get me wrong here. The desire to have too much though can make you poor forever. Why? Because you will never feel that you have enough to fit your definition of too much. You may often move the line up a few levels. When was the last time that you reached the horizon? You can’t do it, because once you get there, you discover that there is a new horizon. The wish for excess is like mirages in your sight. You will never feel that you have enough. You may not realize that reaching the goal is not what truly matters, but achieving the purpose. Goal and purpose are not the same thing. For example eating can be pleasurable, but the real purpose is to keep you alive. The food may be tasty. It can make you happy, but if you eat too much you can get sick. Work is a blessing, but if you work too much, you may hate it. Business is good and making money is great, just keep the excess under control. Moderation is the keyword.I will have to finish this article now, otherwise I will type excessively. I typed too much already. If you read the other articles on this series, you will realize that the common characteristic behind this negative tendencies is: selfishness. If you are absolved with yourself, you will show one or more of these tendencies on your daily actions. The solution is to live a less selfish lifestyle. By changing your attitude, you may change the outcome of your actions. You may be amazed at the results and you will feel happier and successful. EasyWebRiches 2006

Free and unlimited web storage

Free and unlimited web storage

Today, when everyone is working through the Internet, most businesses are also vying for net space to create their portals. When building a website, the first thing a person checks, is how much web storage they get and if that will be enough for them to upload all the information and images related to their business. This storage space is also used to put in video and audio files, but only a few companies offer free and unlimited web storage facility. With the help of unlimited storage, it becomes easier to do multiple uploads and that also through simultaneous file upload feature. The space available is quite large which means free download is easy for the users, and they can even upload or download mp3 and video files from there.There are many people who have the habit of uploading videos taken at home or in their personal space to share with others. This can be done using simple upload software and again using similar download software to take it down onto another computer. Being able to upload music means, one need not worry about occupying space on their computer. They can use the free music hosting facility on the company they are using and load up to 100mb of stuff on it. This gives them the flexibility of using the music or files whenever they wish.Free files hosting, free mp3, video, image and any types of file uploading are all features of sites where unlimited web storage is a given thing. Through the service provided, the user of the site can upload files or download files depending on their need. They can also make changes and re upload the files, and this applies to not only mp3 and video but also to any files. There might be certain software that they use for work, and if they are unable to carry it on CD or multiple people need to access, it is easier to software upload on the web space and give access to all those who might need the same.In most cases, the free web storage space is allowed for a trial period, post that the user will have to purchase the same. But there are few exceptions where unlimited space is allowed for indefinite periods of time. Make use of the bandwidth provided to free music hosting or upload files and share the link with all those you wish to share them with. Another possibility is to follow the steps involved in web hosting, get files, take backup and even put in flash files for free. It might sound like a far-fetched possibility, but these activities are very possible in sites that allow for uploading any file types and where it is fast uploading.The software used for this purpose could also be stored in the same space, so the others who access the site can avail the same to view certain uploaded video files. They can also then proceed with file exchange, which would allow for knowledge transfer and more learning.

Ways to Make Money Online

Ways to Make Money Online

There are various ways to make money online. Owing to the constricted space allotted to this article, let us discuss this in relation to building and offering content to various websites. Content again is of different kinds - responder mails, articles, site-content etc. The following "ways to make money online" are perhaps the easiest for any writing professional:1. Promote yourself: When you write content, always make sure that there is a short advertisement or a link to your website at the end or in the author's bio box. People who appreciate your writing skills can get in touch with you for their requirements.2. Affiliate Products: In the author's bio box, you can also promote affiliate products and make commissions on the sales made through the links. You could simply register a domain name, put it in the author's bio box and redirect it to the affiliate link.3. Content Sites: Build a content website with your own articles. These websites attract a lot of free traffic from search engines. You could place Google Adsense advertisements on the content site pages and earn by the click. This probably is one of the easiest ways to make money online.4. Blogs: Publish a blog. Blog is a favorite with search engines due to fresh contents updated regularly. You can publish the blog with small bits and pieces form your own articles to attract more traffic from search engines.5. Mailing Lists: Collect information from your visitors including their email addresses. This would help you to send newsletters and promotions regularly.6. Info Products: Accumulate enough articles to make them into an e-book. Make the articles continuous and divide them into chapters. With little changes, you can have a e-book to sell.7. Viral E-Book: Use the viral marketing approach, add a promotional copy and some of your own links and affiliate links and give it away free. This will help advertise your products and services free, by far one of the best ways to make money online.Out of the myriad ways available to make money online, selling intellect is a no investment business. It only involves your time. Intellect at its lowest rung is content development, requiring only good imagination and language skills.

Pallet Covers

Pallet Covers

Pallets are platforms that are used for transporting or storing things. They are used especially in industries like factories, warehouses, retail, food storage, grains, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. Pallets are often placed in rough industrial conditions with high humidity, pollution, and dust levels. It is thus very important to use covers for protecting the pallets.Pallet covers not only protect the pallets from dust but also provide insulation against excessive humidity, thus lowering the chance of rusting, scratches, and corrosion. They also protect wooden pallets from insects and keep the contents of the pallets safe. They also keep the pallets separated from one another. Pallet covers are a very cost-effective alternative to cardboard boxes. There are different kinds of pallet covers: clear, flat polyethylene, heavy duty/light duty, waterproof, disposable/reusable, etc. Pallet covers are also available in various sizes. They can also be ordered as per requirements. Pallet covers are generally ordered in bulk. Sizes range from 72 to 102 in length for short as well as tall pallets. There are also perforated covers available in the form of a roll. Some covers have pleated sides for flexibility in expansion. Some suppliers provide reusable pallet covers that are made of durable canvas, suitable for all weather conditions. These covers are also resistant to mildew and mold. Other attractions include Velcro openings for easy accessibility, draw cords at the bottom for insulation, double-thick canvas surface, etc. Pallet cover prices range from $120 for a 90-quantity roll to $260 for a 100-quantity roll, depending upon the size and the quality of the cover. Pallet covers are also custom designed to suit individual requirements. They are available in different colors, as well as with personalized logos or markings on the cover for a customized look. Pallet covers can be ordered online at exclusive manufacturer websites. The internet is a good source for comparing prices and options of various products. There are many sites that provide information about pallet covers.

I Remember Going To The Event But I Don't Remember Much Else.

Hey, Jack! That seminar I sent you to last week? Any chance you can give us all an overview at the team meeting?" Jack's boss had just delivered his worst nightmare. Not only had the event been tedious and disjointed, he couldn't find the paperwork to remind himself of the key points and his memory was not providing any brilliant clues.You want your event to be memorable. You want it to flow effortlessly from beginning to end. You want every aspect of the event to be professional. This means you don't just want the event to be managed; you want it to be designed with a degree of panache and flair.Take some inspiration from the radio and television networks that make their living from presenting. Notice how they use words, music and images to identify a complete program; how programs are broken down into chunks and how one chunk is blended into the next using segues (pronounced segway).A simple segue does the following:* It acknowledges what has gone before* It connects that presentation to the overall theme of the event* It then connects both with the presentation to follow and in some cases introduces the speaker.For example"That was an opportunity for you to understand the theory of how our organization works with suppliers using the Provider Performance Feedback Process. Now it's time to hear a real-life example from one of our suppliers who has been trialing this process for 6 months. Jane Smith is the Sales Director of Jones Cooper Inc and she has been asked to give her unbiased opinion about working with the Provider Performance Feedback Process"BrandingNo event is too small to have its own identity. Even a one hour seminar should have some sort of a personality to catch the imagination of the potential audience. An appropriate piece of graphics can be commissioned for a very reasonable fee and will tie in with the theme of the event. For example, Herbal Medicine would feature naturalistic plant imagery whereas Engineering might use cogs, electronic circuitry or industrial illustrations.This piece of graphic art which might also incorporate the name of the event will, ideally, be used on all printed matter, presentation material, signage and promotional items.You may have a talented amateur graphic artist in your company who can produce good work but be careful that their quality is appropriate and be honest with them if it does not meet the standard expected.Professional graphic artists use computer programs that link to the systems used by printers, so they can guarantee that the finished product will look like the samples they present to you.Branding, it seems, has deep psychological meaning. Apparently our brains deal with a brand image in a different way from most other information as it taps into our emotions. Emotional memory is more accessible; think about TV adverts. So, it makes sense to connect with your audience in as many ways as you can.If Jack had been looking for the big fluorescent green folder with the bright red tree printed on the spine and if the contents reminded him of a coherent, connected list of stimulating topics on the subject of 'Sustainability', he might not be dreading the team meeting quite as much.

Architectural Outsourcing

The outsourcing industry worldwide is booming. There are very few Information Technology sectors which are not into outsourcing. The question arises, that when everybody is jumping on the outsourcing bandwagon for obvious benefits, then why not the construction and real estate industry.One aspect where the "real estate" industry can immediately benefit is in outsourcing designing of 3d models or renders of their present and future projects. It is widely acknowledged that the 3d representation of a real estate venture creates a stunning impression in the mind of the buyers, if designed appropriately.Today, architects and builders recruit in-house designers who design 3d models for them. But then most of these people are not 3d specialists, not at least specialists in designing 3d models for real estate ventures. To achieve this purpose one needs the help of civil engineers, architects and designers working in tandem. Also, the cost of outsourcing this work is much less than compared to getting it executed in-house.Also, to allocate resources to 3d modeling is a problamatic affair for such consultants and companies as their core business is construction and not 3d design.To tap this opportunity many companies have emerged worldwide who specialize specifically in "3d modeling" . For an architect or builder to outsource such work to these specialist companies, is a proposition of significant benefits. Not only it saves them costs but also takes the headache off their shoulders.Also, the architectural expertise and the design expertise of 3d modeling companies can be combined to create life-like models which would be utilized on the project website, brochures and other sale materials.After all, a real estate venture is not a virtual commodity and folks would like to have a glimpse of the future before they invest.Many architects have already realized this and a significant amount of work is being outsourced. Its time others realize it too and make a head start.

Summary

Let’s analyze how these common vices can affect your business and your overall income. You may think that the concept of deadly sins is a religious one and do not apply to you, but you may call them negative tendencies if you want. The fact is that you can find them in more or less intensity within most people.