TIME IS MONEY

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2020

I am sure that most of us are familiar with the idea that “time is money.”  It’s a formula that seems to float in humanity’s subconscious and pop up every so often. Be it in literature or conversation with someone.  We are often reminded that time is a valuable resource because our time in this world is finite, so it’s better to do things as quickly as possible and get more done in a shorter amount of time…

However, the idea that time is money has a long history.  Originally, this phrase can be linked back to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote in his 1748 essay, “Advice to a Young Tradesman”, “Remember that time is money,” he then goes on to remind his reader of the cost of laziness. When you’re not working, he says, you’re just throwing potential earnings away. 

One of the great laws of labour that was generally accepted was that time equals money: The less time you waste, the more you can get...

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PAUSE, BUT DON'T STOP

Uncategorized Jan 07, 2020

I think it is time to press the pause button.  It does not mean stop….. but I will come back to it later.

I mentioned the other day to someone that I am “new to blogging” and then I discovered that there are may friends and people who do not know what I am talking about. 

So let’s start at the beginning, with a definition:  A blog is a website where someone (like me) regularly records their thoughts or experiences or talks about a subject.  Another definition: it is a journal or diary written for public viewing on a website and consisting typically of personal reflection, commentary on current events, etc. arranged chronologically.

The second question then came: are you making money or trying to make money or sell something by blogging, after all money is the medium by which blog success is measured?  My answer:  the abovementioned two definitions do not add a money-making goal and for the time being I am blogging (i.e. sharing...

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WHY ARE WE SO BAD IN KEEPING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Uncategorized Dec 26, 2019

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.  So, with 1 January approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of seeing a new year as a fresh start. Maybe you have a New Year’s Resolution ready to go.  After all, everyone has a mental list of habits they would like to change, and the New Year seems like a perfect time to start. The phrase “New Year, new you” has a nice ring to it!

Someone said: “New Year’s resolutions are kind like a drunk uncle.  You know you shouldn’t take him too seriously…. But you can’t help but laugh and play along when he comes along once a year.” 

In an earlier blog, “New Year’s Resolutions – the good, the bad and the ugly” I pointed out that the key driving force behind this tradition lies in the human...

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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR YOUR STAFF

Uncategorized Dec 22, 2019

It's the holiday season again, and it's time for the annual company party.  Some people frown upon the religious tones of calling it a Christmas party. However, Christmas is celebrated all over the world and it comes but once a year.  So my view, whether it's a Christmas, New Year, or Year-End Party, your company should be having one and it is a perfect chance to let your hair down and celebrate!

 I believe that the value of a corporate or office Christmas parties is misunderstood or misjudged.  I found that many companies are ditching their holiday parties this year. So, I decided to investigate and come up with some suggestions to help you make up your own mind on the matter.

First, let's consider the stats.

  • According to a recent survey, only 36% of professionals feel company holiday parties are fun. This means of course that 64% don't... and 35% actually give them a negative "thumbs-down." Simply put, in very rough numbers about one-third of employees like...
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Uncategorized Dec 15, 2019

The New Year is upon us which means it is time for New Year’s Eve celebrations and New Year resolutions.    I have always been ambivalent about both.  In the previous blog, I gave my reasons to celebrate the New Year.  Now it is time to evaluate whether New Year’s resolutions do more harm than good and/or whether they should be seen as a waste of time.

In the previous blog, I concluded that motivation behind the New Year’s celebration and rituals is mankind’s survival.

But what about those New Year’s resolutions? Aren’t they about survival, too—living healthier, better, longer?  New Year’s resolutions are examples of the universal human desire to have some control over what lies ahead because the future is unsettlingly unknowable.  Not knowing what’s to come means we don’t know what we need to know to keep ourselves safe.  To counter that worrisome powerlessness, we do...

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NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2019

The New Year is upon us which means it is time for New Year’s Eve celebrations and New Year resolutions.    I have always been ambivalent about both.  However, there are people who question my reasons to celebrate the New Year and some who state that the resolutions do more harm than good and/or see it as a waste of time.

We are standing at the crossroads of a new beginning once again and we need to work through the good, the bad and the ugly of the subject matters.  We all get confronted in one way or another and got to decide on our New Year celebrations and the issue of New Year’s resolutions.

In this blog, we focus on New Year celebrations.  It is important to find reasons to celebrate and a new year is for me a good enough reason!  It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement as the New Year’s Eve is a gala time everywhere in the world.  Save perhaps our birthday, no other moment in our year gets this sort of...

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