Monday, September 15, 2014

Get Ready for Fall and Winter!

Already? No, well we're not snowed in yet and things are not frozen, the commuting is still early fall weather, but some of us already have received freak snow storms.  #September Storms as they were coined here in Calgary, AB.  Receiving snow that early, and the season of summer came late in my opinion, while some provinces had an early spring, unfortunately we were not enjoying the same spring feeling or weather until June. It's usually the same checklist for seasonal homework this time of year.  You can go the extra mile and make sure you have inspected and battened down the hatches and then rest or continue to prepare early. 

Some things to do now might be cleaning the electric baseboard heaters and testing those out to make sure you are not surprised and cold come winter time.  Checking the condition of the central heating system, fireplace along with the chimney, and hot water tank.

I checked out all the weatherstripping around openings such as doors and windows, and of course repair if need be.  If you have an attic, it might be a good time to check the vents up there and make sure they are clear, or any vents that are to be cleared in your home.  Shut vents to crawl spaces if those areas are heated in the winter.

Somethings for the man chore list is to look and note the natural slope of the ground around the house, and if it's needed fix so that when springtime comes back you can avoid flooding of the melting snow into you home. 

In the dead of winter, you might replace batteries in smoke alarms, and any other alarms for that matter.  Set the first week of the New Year and then follow up at the same time each year, so you know when it was last taken care of.  Inspect and clean any filters, ducts and hoses in larger appliances, especially that clothes dryer.

Replace any chipped or cracked grout and caulking in your kitchen and bathrooms, while the snow is flying outside this is a perfect indoor repair time.  Also, you could start a home maintenance file to store all your records of repairs, maintenance that you started, schedules and warranties, or simply organize one you have already started.

Inspecting those doors and cabinetry for loose knobs, squeaky hinges and things of that sort, all while making the necessary repairs.  Then if you really are a keener, you can move onto other jobs.

You can check out last year's post Preparations and Organizing for Winter as well.  Good Luck!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sleep soundly on Luxurious Satin Sheets!

It's essential to have a good sleep every night and it prepares you for the most every day!  Sheet sets are hella expensive and I thought I would share a great deal you can get in on.  These satin sheets look so luxurious and come in a variety of patterns to suit your taste!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Something to Consider.......

Although you might be waiting for a new post from me, something of my writings or a poem, or some advice of reference to help you through Monday or the work week and continuing on, the fact of the matter is I have taken a break at this time.  I mean when I take a break, all business does not halt, however, I may take an active role in changing my opinion on what my business is and not always look at the pursuit of money. 

I have so many projects on the go but today, according to my some studies on numerology and how I also feel corresponds that I am to take it easy and slow down on active work.  Rightfully,  one should give themselves time to look at the vision ahead and get some focus on the revelations.  Expressing your ideals is great, but don't force any issues at times when your taking in your own inventory.

It can be something else when helping others and sharing your knowledge, and at the same time not exploiting yourself.  Anyways, today I am taking some time and to spend it in the clouds being a dreamer and visionary.  Save the practicalities for tomorrow!
Have a great week!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Back From Holidays Post

Well, the Holidays are over ~  I have just been relaxing when at all possible, with all the hustle and bustle before- a month can fly by very easily after those supposed holidays and while you save your pennies back up.  All the festivity and running around; and I still had to work in between Christmas and New Year's so it certainly wasn't a break  for me.  It all left me a bit tired and it is winter so the little daylight doesn't help.  Luckily we do get some nice sunny days where I am.

What are your feelings about a Scrooge boss who makes you come into work the rest of the week after the holiday Christmas and Boxing Day?  We all have bills to pay- including the office needs to make money, but with the winter weather and nothing to do at work, it's a bore and it's almost impossible to want to go!  I was feeling a bit run down right before Christmas too and it doesn't matter, a manager wants production....... even though that's counter-productive as there are no B2B sales to be made, as all customers are away.  They might as well shut the doors and not waste the electricity if you ask me.  Most companies are smarter than that though and a good amount of people get the rest of the week off.

Well I am not surprised of this at that workplace, I was yelled at for doing what I am supposed to do- and told to do what I already did; a total lunatic the owner is!  I over hear the in-fighting all the time between the IT person and the owner- and mainly it's the owner being verbally abusive trying to get rise and argument going. I see many other shortcomings there to tell the truth.  I won't get into speaking too much about anyone in particular, but the only thing that keeps me wanting to go in is that I am self-driven and the money is there.  I enjoy when I am left alone to make my sales and not micro-managed.  People attempting to verbally abuse me- is not my favorite but I overall handle they it- by hand it back to them on a good day.  Lucky I don't put up with it forever, nor ever have.  If there was an HR department I would have reported things by now, but unfortunately there is not so I don't think it's going to work out to resolve anything there.

I have been interrupted a few times in the most rude ways, and when I have expressed excitement for a possible large corporate client sale and beginning to elaborate, have been interrupted,"Did you get a sale?"- being there is no concern to hear what is going on then or where I could grow the company.  No nurturing of employees.  Also to think it will always be a sale in one shot is very unrealistic, when that's not entirely how operations work in bigger companies.  Most times there is consulting with other parties, establishing if there is room in the budget for such initiatives and more and it takes building relationships and establishing repoire........ all while the other company has many key personnel in on a decision.  DON'T try to sell someone until you have established that they need the product; so uncovering needs and the trust that your product can deliver, otherwise they may be right turned off for good most times.

I was thinking now is the time to set-up for another endeavour I have been weighing out and I finally got juicing so my focus is getting better than ever. I would recommend you to read the below juicing chart if you want to get started- the benefits are very excellent and try to stay away from GMO fruits and vegetables.  See my other blogs if you have not checked those out- as I will be busy for a little while again!  See all of them in my blog profile. :)

All the best in 2014!  Have a great week.