Working on My Skills Has Really Helped Me in the Workplace

I was previously just doing okay in my job as a project manager for a well-known company when I realized that I wasn't doing as well as other project managers in the company. I spoke to my boss about it, and he explained that I could use some help with my consultative selling skills. I needed to be able to build much better on my relationships with my clients. I had not previously noticed that I had a weak point that stood out so much to my boss, but I knew that the fact that he noticed something meant that I needed to rectify the issue as soon as possible.

I didn't want to ask my manager how to fix my weak point. I wanted to show him that I could figure out how to do that and simply show him results after working on the issue. I decided to get the assistance of a company that helps you further your sales and management skills. I didn't announce that I was getting help, I simply attended their courses in my own free time outside of work hours.

The classes I took really opened up my eyes to what issues I was having with pitching projects to clients. I learned how to talk less and listen more. You can't assess things well if you're busy talking too much. I learned that it's important to anticipate the client's needs and fulfill those needs in a way that isn't merely sufficient, but goes above and beyond. I was also taught better analysis skills that I was previously weak in. Since taking the courses, I feel more comfortable with my clients, and they feel more comfortable with me, which has translated to more sales. My boss has noticed, and he's promoting me next month because of it.

Being in My Own Place Makes Me Happy

I had no idea that it is somewhat hard to secure a place on university grounds to live in. At first, I was disappointed when I didn't have any luck with living on school grounds. However, instead, I get to live in Edinburgh University flats that I found on my own, and living there is much better than being stuck living at school all the time. Having a flat makes me feel more like an adult and the privacy is a really nice thing, too!

After I moved into my own place, many of my student friends have told me that they are envious of where I live. Everyone who lives in the building is a student, but we don't have school administrators breathing down our necks all the time with really strict rules. We follow the rules of the building owner, which match the typical types of rules that most building owners have for tenants anywhere. I also like the privacy that I get with my own place. In a dorm, you are almost always forced to live with a roommate to keep costs down for the school. But with a flat, I can live there by myself if I want or choose someone to room with. Personally, I feel it's best to not have a roommate because you never know if someone is going to be loud, play music, have too many friends over or party too often. I get to live how I want to and have quiet all the time.

Since there are only students in my building, I can easily leave my place and go out to meet my student neighbors. At night, we sometimes get together to study, talk about school or other things we need support with and things like that. After that conversation ends, I can still go to my own place for a quiet night of study and sleep with no one else to bother me.

Staying in a Nice Hotel Refreshed Us

When my wife told me that she was looking into hotels near Silverstone Race Track, I think she could tell how shocked I was. I love watching the races but I had never been to one in person. While I have always enjoyed watching them on TV, she knew that my dream was to one day go to a race in person. She told me that she had finally paid off a couple of large debts that we had over the years, and it was time to finally treat ourselves to a few things we have on our bucket list.

She never watches the races with me as it is just not her cup of tea, so I was especially happy that she would be going with me. She told me that while she had no interest in watching the race with me at home, she thought she might appreciate it more seeing it in person with me. She was able to find a hotel that is not far from the race track ,and she booked it for three nights. When I asked her why three nights when the race there is just for a day, she told me that she wanted us to just enjoy some time away from our normal everyday routine.

That is one of the reasons why I love my wife so much. She knew that I would enjoy the race, but she also knew that I would appreciate a couple of more days at the hotel just so we could escape the rat race. The hotel she picked for us was really nice, and I think that this might end up being something we do more often. Spending time together like this in a nice place really refreshed both of us, and we know we need more of that in our lives.

Let's Dance on the Yacht

On the first day of the new year, my brother had a party on his yacht. He hired a crew from the Superyacht Crew Agency and invited everyone to get on the yacht with him and have some fun. I guess this is the exact reason why he bought the yacht in the first place. Everyone he invited didn't want to pass up the chance to have a free party on a yacht, so they all came. Of course, my brother wanted everyone to have as much fun as possible, so he ordered a lot of food and paid for a lot of alcoholic drinks. I told him that quite a few people would probably get sick from drinking while on the yacht, but he didn't mind.

Most people have parties on the night of New Year's Eve and let them continue into the morning, but my brother wanted to have the party in the middle of the day and let it continue on into the night. I thought it was odd, because it wouldn't give people the chance to countdown as the time changes to the new year, but he figured it would be a better atmosphere and it would give people a chance to party longer.

The party was held on the weekend, so everyone who came didn't have to worry about going to work the next day, nor did they have to worry about trying to get rid of a hangover before going into work. When everyone gets a little bit of alcohol in them, they get the urge to dance, even if they can't dance very well. This is especially true of my brother. He can't stay in line with the rhythm to save his life, but he didn't care, and it didn't really matter, because he was having fun, and so was everyone else.

Non Traditional Alternatives in Advanced Business Education

In today's environment of instant gratification the Mini-MBA offers a quick way to further your business education within a short period of time which fits the needs of many in our fast paced society. The Mini-MBA was a program that was first offered by McGill University in Toronto and since this inception has grown to be offered by many universities and colleges in England and the United States. While traditional full MBA programs take two or more years to complete the Mini-MBA programs are of a duration of less than 100 hours and in some cases a concentrated schedule which takes 40 hours to complete.

The Mini-MBA can be an attractive alternative to those who have already started their career and are looking to further their education to enhance their opportunities for promotion and advancement in their job position. Many of these programs are offered in concentrated study curriculums which can literally be completed in a week or two of vacation time or in an extended format of twelve to fourteen weeks of three to four hour courses. The shorter week long courses generally are concentrated in a specific area of business study, while the longer curriculum generally include courses in background areas such as accounting giving a more general business education.

Another strong consideration is in the cost of the programs as the traditional MBA programs can range from sixty thousand dollars to one hundred thousand dollars while the cost of the mini programs can range from two thousand dollars to about six thousand dollars, a substantial difference to be considered when making a decision on which method of study is the one that a student should pursue. For the student who is looking to concentrate on a more specialized area of business the mini programs offer an alternative which is more attractive in terms of the time and money to be invested in the program.

Each of My Sons Has His Own Bedroom Now

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I thought I would enjoy the huge attic that was in the house I bought. I figured I would fill it up with all kinds of stuff, but that never happened. I am just not the pack rat type, I suppose. That left me with an impressive amount of space that I really was not using. When my son asked me if we could convert it into a bedroom, I thought that was a great idea. He is 13 years old, and he shared a bedroom with two younger brothers. I contacted a builder in Bristol to see if it was feasible.

The man I wanted to hire came out that same week, and he took a look at the attic space. He told me that not only would we be able to convert it into a bedroom, but that there was enough space up there to build two nice sized rooms if that was what I wanted. I considered that my two younger sons would probably each want their own room soon enough, so I opted to go with the two rooms in the attic. My older son was a bit bummed because he thought the entire attic would be his, but he is still pretty happy with the outcome.

His room is slightly bigger because of the shape of the attic. He has two windows, and the ceiling is not sloped at all so he is not restricted like he would be in most other attics. My middle son's room is slightly smaller but still has two windows. There is a very tiny hallway that connects the two where the stairs are leading up to the attic. They were hoping I would leave the ladder, but I had the builder construct normal steps. They may be young enough to climb ladders, but I am not! The final look is perfect, and it is still hard to believe that all three of my sons have their own bedrooms now.

The Benefits of Cafe Accountants

Cafe accountants are there for you to make your life easier. They are highly experienced in what they do and they can help you on anything that you need to make sure your cafe or restaurant will run smoothly. They are generally trained on how to successfully manage cash flow, accounting cycles, inventory, and helping to develop income statements. Some of the benefits of hiring one are time saving, quality assurance, business advice, and less stress for you. If you want to start a business, then hiring them will help you guide you through the whole process. They are experts in giving business advice, so you can always turn to them whenever you need it.

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Teaching an Old Dog to Make New Bets

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My grandfather is really into National Hunt racing and got me into it. He's been making bets on races for years, but he loses more often than he wins. I never understood why he kept betting when most of the time he just lost money. That was until I won my first bet, and I felt the rush of winning. That feeling really can't be topped, and when you feel the despair of losing a bet, it really stings. I was getting to be like my grandfather because I was losing more than I was winning. Unlike my grandfather, I wanted to change my chances of winning.

The best way I could think of to become better at betting on horse races was to seek out advice from people who do more winning than losing. The Internet helped out greatly with this, because I was able to find out what people were using to form their betting strategies.

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A Picture That Sends the Message of Quality

Last year was my first year in college, and I wanted to make some money, so I started selling items online. I would buy items for cheap prices from other online stores at discount prices, or from local stores and garage sales. For items that were used, I could clean the items and list them as being used and the condition they were in at the time. Initially I shipped the items in standard boxes, which worked well enough, but I felt they didn't give my small business enough recognition, so I paid for graphic design in Bedfordshire so that a company would make a logo that would be placed on custom boxes that I would send to my customers.

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The Errors of Youth Caught on Film

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I'm so glad that my wife talked me into getting one of those CCTV kits for the store that we own. Using the kit, we were able to find out who had been behind a string of vandalism acts that had been happening in the area. Some teens had been spray painting on the local shops and knocking over garbage cans. They came to my store and did it, but they didn't realize that my CCTV had been watching them the whole time. The police were able to use the recorded video from the CCTV to identify the teens and notified their parents.

When the teens' parents found out what they had been doing, they were furious and punished them by making them clean every shop that they had vandalised from top to bottom. I did some things as a teenager that I'm not proud of, but I never resorted to something like vandalism.

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