Do You Hate Your Job? Why You Should Consider Starting a Business Online

Have you realize that most people hate their 9-to-5 jobs? I’m sure you have and this is a common trait with most individuals who get up, and decide to go to work in the morning to pay their bills and make a living. Look there is nothing wrong with this… having a job is a part of life. But also understand that one of your main goals should be to work for yourself and create your own income and not have to depend on the power of a boss.

When you begin starting a business online you put yourself in the position to make this all happen. A reason why people fail at this is because they are not self-motivated. They do not get up in the morning and put the work that needs to be done to make their computer business run. This business is not going to just run on autopilot… it may when you get the hang of it but at first you’re going to have to build a foundation in order to see everything come together.

I find it very amusing when people complain about their jobs but then do nothing to solve the problem. They just work longer hours and demand more pay. That is not going to solve the problems at all and you must understand that as well. What you are going to have to do is take a stand right now and make a decision. After you make that decision you must stick behind it.

There are no secrets and no special strings here… all it takes is action. If you can do this then you can take your first steps to starting a real business on the Internet. It’s going to be a fun journey as long as you make it that way.

The 3 P’s of Public Speaking – Prepare, Practice, and Present

When it comes to public speaking, the 3 P’s are the essentials: prepare, practice and present. Many will say that your delivery is the most important aspect of your presentation; and, admittedly, the most creative, the most inspiring, and/or the most exciting words will fall short of your goal if your delivery skills are weak. To say that one aspect of public speaking is more important than another, however, would be wrong.

Good public speaking skills include a strong preparation, your 1st step of which is to define your purpose. What is your reason for speaking? Are you there to inform or to persuade? Whatever your purpose, build your presentation or your speech around your goal.

Research and outline your text by breaking it down into major points or, as I refer to them, blocks of information. This is more important than you may think. If you can learn to focus your material within large blocks of information, it will be easier for you to plan your material, practice it, and later deliver it.

Once you have your outline, begin practicing out loud. Even if you are not finished creating your entire piece, start saying your words out loud and listen to how it flows. In doing so, you will possibly change some of the material you have already thought of and discover other material or anecdotes that you want to include.

Do not underestimate the value of rehearsing your outline even before it is done. Practicing your material is one the most overlooked and undervalued aspect of public speaking and yet, without practice, your chances of success are less likely. Your audience is not interested in listening to you ‘practice’ on stage. Just as athletes, actors, musicians, and singers rehearse daily, so too should the public speaker.

When you practice, don’t just go over your words. Imagine you are talking to an audience as you speak. When I work with clients privately, I fill the room with large stuffed animals so that my clients have an audience to acknowledge, as they scan the room from one side to the other.

Your final step is to present your speech or your presentation to your ‘live’ audience. If you have done your homework and created a strong informative or persuasive talk, if you have faithfully gone over your material so that you know it ‘inside and out,’ your delivery will be much easier and the likelihood of your success much greater. Talk to your audience with passion and enthusiasm just as if you were having a conversation in your living room and your audience will thank you.

The fear of public speaking makes the task of public speaking so much more difficult than it needs to be. You will find that solid preparation and serious practice will make your presentation that much better, that much easier and that much more dynamic.

Thermometers Make Unique Christmas Presents

With Christmas quickly approaching, chances are that you’re trying to think of unique Christmas presents for friends and family. Finding the perfect gift can be a stressful and time – consuming task which can sometimes take the fun out of Christmas shopping.

If you find yourself in this position then one idea could be to buy your loved one a thermometer. Although it might sound a bit strange at first, a thermometer can have many different uses and is a handy tool to have around the home. Just like with anything these days, you now get a large variety of them all of which can do a range of different things.

A cheap and basic variety is a disposable thermometer. These are very handy to have around the house especially if you have young children. You can use them to take temperatures when people aren’t feeling very well which saves you going to the doctor to get it done. This is a great way of saving money in the long run because rather than making a trip to the doctor every time you think you or child might have a temperature, you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

If you would like something that lasts longer then a glass thermometer could make a great Christmas present. They can be used for anything from taking temperatures to monitoring the temperature outside or in your home. The great thing about them is that the glass covering provides them with more protection so they are likely to last longer and there is less chance of them getting damaged.

If you are looking for Christmas presents that are a bit more special, then a digital thermometer could make a great gift. These have a variety of uses from measuring the temperature of your fridge and freezer to checking the temperature of your food to ensure that it is cooked properly. Therefore they make great Christmas presents for chefs or anybody who loves to cook.

If you know somebody who has a swimming pool then getting them a thermometer which tests the temperature of the water could be perfect. This means that they will be able to ensure the water is always at a comfortable level when it comes to swimming. Another reason why you might want to test the temperature of water is if you have a baby or young child and you are giving them a bath. What doesn’t feel too hot to you may be too hot for a baby so a thermometer is a much safer way of testing the water temperature than doing it yourself.  

You can even get a really clever thermometer that measures the humidity in a room. This is actually a really good reason to buy a thermometer because if the humidity levels in your house are too high or too low it can have damaging effects on your home and your health.

Regardless of who you are buying for, a thermometer can make a great Christmas present or stocking filler. As well as this, it is a very unique idea so you can be sure that nobody else would have bought the same present or that the person will already have it.