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All About Attitude

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant.

He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant.

The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude.

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time.

How do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today. I can cho…

How to teach children the value of money

Children start learning about money and how they value it early in life. They learn to be stressed about money if the adults in their life are stressed about money. Or, they learn "money grows on trees" because they get everything they ever wanted.

I did some research on how parents teach their children about money. To them, the most important lesson on how to teach children the value of money is being a good model - practice what you preach. Parents should have a good grasp on money management before you begin teaching this concept to your children. You should be knowledgeable enough about saving, budgeting or investing money.

Here are some examples:

One couple helped their 8th grade daughter open a checking account and had an allowance deposited (like getting a paycheck) each month. The amount of the allowance was jointly decided on by the parents and daughter. It was determined by money needed to …

How to start a salon business

Almost every mall in Metro Manila is said to have two to eight beauty salons.According to the 1999 Job Demand Survey of the Levittown Beauty Academy, salon owners receive an average of 174 clients a week. But a chair, a mirror and a pair of scissors are not the only things you’ll need if you want to start a salon business.
Lidwina Morales, owner of Lid Salon in Malate, Manila, invested P500,000 initially on equipment and her parlor’s interior. Janett Pineda, a franchisee of David’s Salon in San Pedro, Laguna, bought the franchise for P2 million and took over the parlor in November 2002.But you need not spend big bucks right away. Patrick Bishop, author of Money-tree Marketing, says “Don’t overspend. Buy used equipment or rent a space that was a beauty salon previously, but is vacant and includes all the equipment.”
Pick your location well
In a salon business, you must pick your location carefully. One won’t go wrong picking a mall. You'd also want to cater from Class A to …