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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Basic legal knowledge and expertise

Apart from lawyers, very few people like to discuss about law. Law is essentially a set of rules. However, it forms the foundation on which any civilized society is based today.

According to WikiAnswers, law is important because it acts as a guideline as to what is accepted in society. Without law there would be chaos and conflicts between social groups, society, construction, etc. Laws are everywhere and it is pivotal that we follow them. Law allows for easy adoption to change that occur in society.

Getting quality legal service is a costly affair and it needs lot of follow-up too. If a person lacks the basic legal knowledge, he may have to sacrifice his interests and may sustain huge loss in the course. Today's professionals and educated should possess the basic legal knowledge as they may not know as to when they get an idea or opportunity to start their own organization.

Basic legal knowledge and expertise not only essential to entrepreneurs and business people, but also any individual. Various aspects of a business, such as setting up the business, buying or leasing a place for the business, hiring employees for the business, involve legal implications. As such, while lawyers may be sought for legal advice in respect of legal matters, it is important for an entrepreneur to know the basic legal things like what is law, what is court, the difference between contract and agreement, what is company law, what are the features of company, what is tax, how is tax computed, the legal procedure, the practice and etc.

Businessmen with a better understanding of what the law does and does not require, could relax and might be able to prevent at least some basic problems from arising in the first place. However, learning law is not an easy task! Having good reference books on law is important in mastering this arena.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Go green, protect the environment, save the planet

Green is everywhere these days -- in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. As globalization makes the world become smaller, it becomes increasingly easy to see how the lives of people, plants and animals are closely synced up with one another.

More and more people are beginning to understand the impact of going green by adopting energy saving measures recycling or consuming only organic products to save our planet. Environmental consciousness is even beginning to extend into the business environment and having an environmentally friendly workplace is becoming more than just a trend today.

It is the time that each individual takes up the cause personally and works towards saving the environment. We have the power to control most of our choices and, therefore, the impact we create: from where we live to what we buy, eat, and use to light our home to where and how we vacation. All these activities can have global impact. Although there are small but valuable contributors we can make individually towards creating an eco-friendly environment and make this world a better place to live in.

As for example, we can eat more organic foods to decrease the amount of pesticides we consume. Choosing organic foods means helping promote organic agriculture and responsible land use. It helps protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. We can also grow our own delicious, healthful organic food. Start small, even with just a single plant or two. Buying local means supporting the local economy and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions required to get food from its origin to your plate.

In the workplace, set computers to energy-saving settings and make sure to shut them down when leaving for the day. Lights and projector should also be switched off after attending a meeting at the meeting room. Installing efficient light bulbs is just one way to cut down on energy consumption and costs. It has been observed various times that a lot of unattended papers are lying next to the printers. As such, try only to print the most necessary documents / mails at work. Place recycle bins in high-traffic areas, such as copy or lunch rooms, to promote recycling of paper, plastics, bottles and cans.

Better transportation means less global warming. Try to take alternative methods of transportation (walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation) or organize an internal carpool. This will help slow global warming and help stave off our date with peak oil.

"Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmental friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. If we intend to leave our future generation with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Remember, every single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet -- good or bad. It is your choice to select what action to take. Make sure we minimize our impact on the Earth's climate & environment.

Don't forget to take a moment today to think about how we can contribute to make our planet a little more healthy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Six Actions toward transmitting desire into reality

According to Napoleon Hill, the author of "Think & Grow Rich!", the method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical actions:
  1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say "I want plenty of money." Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).
  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as "something for nothing.)
  3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ— SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wishing vs. Believing

There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it.

In his poem "My Wage", Jessie B. Rittenhouse has stated that:
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.
The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream. To make your dream come true, you need to believe that it will be. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish.