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08 November 2010

Spoiled kids..What are they made of? (Parents, is your best try the right try?)

As a parent, it is only natural to desire the best of everything for our children. What is worth taking a closer look at though, is how we define 'the best' when it comes to giving and disciplining them.
I've seen kids who are very picky with food, I've also seen kids who keep thinking of food every single minute of their days, I've seen kids who complain about every tiny bit of every thing, I've seen kids who do not lift a finger and help out around the house, I've seen kids who would trick and lie to people time and time again just to have their ways, kids who stomp their feet walking up the stairs and slam shut their bedroom doors when they are told to do something they don't want to do, kids who would say 'no' to every single thing their parent says, and so much more.
What are the causes of their bad behaviours and unpleasant manners? Were they born with it? Is someone or something encouraged and enforced it into their lives? Is parent's effort to give their children the best turns out to be an empty and somewhat disappointing try?
The parents are the one holding the key to that answer.
One example is A mother who gives every penny she has for her children's selections of snack in her cupboard. Despite the fact that there's no food for the adults, no soaps in the bathroom, and no electricity in the house, the cupboard is filled with dozens of yogurt, cup cakes, juice, and cheese. It is her kids who decide what they will eat in the house. It turns out her kids have serious eating habit problems. One would be extremely choosy with food. It result to her being very thin and can hardly finish whatever portion of food you give her, and the other want to stuff every thing into her mouth any day any time, she simply can't stop thinking of food. They would appear to others as very greedy and at the same time, picky with what they would eat.
If this is not giving a very clear picture, allow me to make another try.
An eight-year-old who is never given any chance to do any task around the house. She doesn't have to dish her own food, wash her own plate, tidy up after play, she doesn't even have to turn off the shower after she finish using it(yes, she will just let the water keep running and walk out of the bathroom). The result? She appear to be restless. She would jump around, climb here and there, and complain all day long of her has nothing to do and is so bored. From time to time she would make up stories and tell lies just for the sake of it's exciting effects and reactions she might get from it.
Being around or having to deal with (so called) 'spoiled kids' can be devastating. But before we even think any further negative thoughts, it is only fair to bare in mind that 'it is not their false.' Somewhere along the line, out of their parent's best tried(in the wrong way, I might add), their bad traits have been encouraged and as a result, the kids formed their characters based on that root. To simply put it, kids do not get spoiled by themselves, somebody makes them.
So parents.. Is your best try the right try?
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07 November 2010

Jewelry Making: Passion That Can Make You Money

I know I'm a little off topic this time since this blog is mainly about life and happiness, but take a closer look at it, hobby or passion too is one of those things that make life worthwhile, so here it is; 
Jewelry making is one of the useful 'time-killing' hobbies. I came across this hobby of mine several years back and enjoy it ever since. The joy that comes from creating beautiful things and see people wear them is worthwhile and rewarding.
Making Jewelry Saves You Money
Jewelry making as a hobby is nothing complicated. It does not necessarily involve expensive courses, or pricey jewelry supply. In fact, you will even find this hobby useful, since it could save you money and make you feel good about yourself. You make you own jewelry, so you don't have to spend your money on jewelry pieces anymore. Rather than buying present, you can also give out the work of your hands to your love ones for special occassions.
Get Started
I did not take any jewelry making classes. What I do mostly is to look at handmade jewelry pictures. They give me ideas as in how it's been done. They also give me an idea of what and how many jewelry supply to buy. After gathered all the designs I feel like making, I will do some research on suppliers (check out this supplier-->http://www.firemountaingems.com) and products they offer before I actually buy them. The most important thing of this 'do-it-yourself-learning' is that you need to keep learning. Read all the step-by-step instructions, watch all the video tutorials, and try to apply the knowledge to your jewelry pieces. It might sounds like a hassle, but as long as jewelry is your passion, you are likely to successfully make your own few pieces in the process.
Hear Some Comments
Given yourself some times, it is likely that you'll find yourself with quite a few pieces you've made. Try and give some of them out to friends and love ones as a present and hear what they have to say. You need to know what you make is 'good enough' or 'need some works on' before move on to the next step of selling them elsewhere.
The Next Step
You've been practicing for a while, and your pices look better and better! Why not go on to the next step? Selling jewelry pieces you've made is fun. You will love it knowing that people wear jewelry pieces you make on their every day life, or better yet, on special occassions! Before thinking of having your own web store, or even store front for your pieces, selling them onhigh traffic volumn website is a good start. Try do some research on several websites and see which website you would like to put your jewelry pieces on (I sell mine on ebay and it's been great experience.). Doing this gives you an opportunity to see what's it like selling online, see how people like your specific kind of jewelry, and of course, make you some money. Whether or not you will want to take it to the next level of having your own web store or store front is now totally up to you.
Good Luck!

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06 November 2010

Tips on how to deal with a quarrelsome colleague

In working environment, we tend to meet different people of different backgrounds. With a little (not-so-good)luck on your side, you might find yourself with a very difficult-to-work-with colleague. It is probably the most vital thing for you to know how to deal with them for your own mental well being. Here are some tips you might find helpful;

1. Be positive: When you are being positive, it radiates outward. Your colleagues and people around you will automatically notice the energy and find it hard to not be friends with you, let alone quarreling.

2. Know your job inside out: Knowing what you are doing and what you're suppose to do workwise reduces, and some times even eliminates, the risk of getting yourself into any argument or conflict. Quarrelsome colleagues often look for opportunity to proof you wrong, once they failed to find false on you at any time, they will be forced to back off.

3. Focus on your work: Instead of crowding your mind with the quarrelsome colleague, keep reminding yourself the main reason why you are going to work every single day. Wether it is because you love your job, you want to earn a living, or you want to grow and later seek higher position availability, and focus on that. Let your mind and body work together to get your jobs done. You will find yourself being amazingly happy.

4.Understand the reason: Difficult and quarrelsome people have their issues. Often, they're being as they are to avoid, hide, or satisfy the very issue they have. There's nothing you can really do about it. It is also not personal. Whenever the argument takes place, do not take it to heart or feel like a victim. As long as you do your job well and are positive that you are right, try to understand them as who they are and remind yourself there is nothing personal. That way, you will be calm enough not to waste your time and energy on something that is not at all worthwhile.

Dealing with a quarrelsome colleague can be easy if you see the person throughly and understand the reason behind all the conflicts. Being positive and understanding is the key to a happy working life even with a quarrelsome colleague nearby!

Good luck.

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