Yep, thats right, I admit it Im a control freak. I wonder if theres a 12-step program for that. I wanted to bring this issue up as a benefit to all of those poor people out there (virtual assistants especially) who work for people like me. And for the benefit of all of my partners in making the misery my fellow control freaks. Being a control freak isnt as bad as it sounds. You just have to realize where your limits are and of course, its best if you can admit it so that you can begin to deal with it. And if youre working with or for a control freak, you just need to know how to deal with us. Really, it is possible to overcome some of your control-freakishness and it is possible to work with us. Im going to wager that most control freaks are A-type personalities (or if you prefer to talk in terms of D.I.S.C. profiles - high Ds). Thats not all bad. It means were the ones who put ourselves out there on a daily basis, are driven, and make the world go round. Were also very task oriented (e.g. get it done!). Were usually very successful and we dont give up until weve got what we want and then some.So how did I get over my freakish side? Well, I didnt and I dont know if you ever really can its part of who you are. What I have done though is learn how to tame it so others can live with/around me. So how do I handle my freakish side? For one, I like lists. I make lists like you wouldnt believe. Here a list, there a list, everywhere a list list. In fact, Id be happy make a list for you now. Tips to overcoming a little of the control freak in you:1) It always makes me feel better, when giving instructions to someone, to write it all down. Every last detail of how I want whatever it is done. Then I feel that nothing is or will be missed.2) Make your instructions clear and to the point. This should give you piece of mind that whomever you are delegating tasks to understands what you want done and how you want it done.3) Take it one step further and have your "virtual assistant" repeat back those instructions. This is your assurance that s/he understands what youre after and will help you trust him/her more.4) Learn to trust. Okay, maybe not the first time you delegate a task to someone new. But certainly, after that person has successfully completed the tasks you delegated, and completed them to your wishes, you really CAN begin to let go and trust that theyll do it correctly each and every time.5) Write it down. Write it ALL down! Ive found that writing everything down helps me feel more like Im in control so that freakish side doesnt need to bare itself to the world quite so much. Take notes on your phone conversations, list out what you need to accomplish, write your instructions out, and so on.6) Learn to let go. Really. Other people CAN do things as well as you can and sometimes even better even if theyre not an A-type, High-D, control freak!7) Find a complimentary assistant. Find someone who is good at and enjoys the things you hate.Working with a control freak:1) Realize that we cant help it.2) Realize that we do our best to overcome.3) Ask us for a list of what we need to have done.4) Ask us HOW wed like things done.5) Write it down for us. If we give you a whole bunch of random stuff that needs to be done, write it down and email that list back to us. This way we can look it over, change our minds, add, and subtract and send it back to you.6) Ask us questions about what we want and how we want it before we flit off on another subject. Keep asking until you have enough information from us to understand what we want.7) Do what you say you are going to do. Nothing makes us run away faster than not doing what you say you are going to do.8) We have to be able to trust you. You need to be honest EVERY time even if it means telling us what you think we dont want to hear.These tips should help you, the control freak, overcome that freakish side and for those of you working with us, maybe this will make it easier. We control freaks really arent as scary as it may seem.
If youre looking for a flexible or part-time job, or perhaps one that you can grow into a full-time business over several years, then you should consider the vending industry.We tend to take vending machines for granted, although we use them all the time. Whether were at work, at the gym, in a shopping mall or in a bar, "vending machine" s have become an integral part of retail life.Why is vending a good sector to be involved with?With the proper approach, the right sites and great customer service, vending can be a lucrative business. The benefits of working in vending include: Flexible hours you can choose when to service and re-fill your site machine Site choices you get help to choose profitable sites Grow at your own speed add to the number of sites in your own time, expanding as you want to Local area use sites in your local area to keep your business close to home Income control earn as much or as little as you chooseAs office parks and out-of-town shopping centres increase and site owners try to keep costs down, the vending sector is ideally placed to take advantage of the demand for quick-access food and other products. As a vending operative, your only responsibility is to ensure that the machines are properly sited, serviced and filled, and the money collected. Once the site owner has received their commission, you divide the remainder in accordance with your agreement with the vending company.By identifying and securing the right sites and providing an excellent service to the site owner, you could find yourself reaping the rewards of the growth in the vending market almost immediately. In the long term, it pays to consider this sector when youre thinking of starting a fledgling local business.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act or the accountants full employment act as I like to call it, refers to legislation introduced by Senator Paul Sarbanes (D) MD and Representative Michael Oxley (R) Ohio and passed in July of 2002 in response to the Enron and Worldcom scandals.Whenever the nation is confronted by a problem or crisis Congress feels that they must pass some sort of legislation in order to give the impression that they are doing something to fix the problem.The legislation usually only addresses the symptom and not the cause, just like Doctors today who are no longer healthcare providers but pill pushers, they prescribe one medication for the illness and another for the side affects, without regard to the damage cause to vital organs such as kidney and liver.When there is a problem congress passes legislation, and when there isnt a problem congress passes legislation and then passes more legislation to deal with the problems the legislation causes.When you put a bunch of crazy people and lock them in a building you have an Asylum, when you have a bunch of lawyers together in a building you also have an asylum.We as a nation expect and demand too much from the politician in Washington, next we will be asking them to pass a law banning hurricanes and floods, which will have the same affect as Sarbanes-Oxley.No legislation Congress can pass will stop the criminal mind from circumventing it. When you have people using all their creative powers to come up with ways to circumvent existing laws that are flaw to begin with.When you have a bunch of Senators and Representative and their staff, most of who have never spent a day in business legislate conduct and behaviors for businessman, you end creating more problem than you set out to fix.The reputation of lawyer is just below that of Witch Doctors and Rain Dancer, yet we send them to Washington to set up laws to govern every area of our lives.Sarbanes-Oxley also known as Sarbox is intended to restore faith in U.S. financial system, but is storing vast amounts of data the answer: This may help prosecutors later to convict the wrong doers but it does not provide the transparency needed.Under Sarbox publicly traded companies must have policies and controls in place to secure, documents and process material information dealing with their financial results.This piece of legislation was intended to be apply to publicly traded companies with revenues over 25 millions, But like every other bad medicine it has side affects that must be dealt with.Some large companies are making small Corporation public and private institute Sarbanes-oxley internal controls, as a condition for doing business with them. This is very costly venture for small companies that need every penny to grow their business.If Sarbox was intended to protect the investing public what right do large corporation have to demand that private companies comply?Over the last ten years the Fortune 500 companies have loss over 15 million jobs while small businesses have created 20 million new jobs. But many of this small company need to pour their resource into their businesses in order grow and in some cases to stay in business.These creators of wealth must be allow to continue their ingenious work and provide fuel to our economy without impediment from Sarbox,Venture Capital money is to expensive and SBA loans are sham so how can small companies comply with these expensive internal control without cutting back on hiring and other vital areas.Why are small companies being held to higher standard when the law requires something less?I keep hearing that relief is on the way, but I Hope it comes from the Securities and Exchange Commission and not from Congress the last thing we need is another piece of legislation.What good are internal controls when the people reviewing them are the ones abusing them, Sarbox requires public companies to improve their corporate reporting and oversight and to increase operational transparency, accountability, and truthfulness.I dont think that any one in their right mind believes for second that had Sarbox been in the law at the time it would have stop the people at Enron and worldcom.If they want laws to deal effectively with Enron and Worldcom like problems maybe they should get Ken Lay (Enron) and Bernie Ebbers (Worldcom) to write them.In 1933 When President Roosevelt was asked why selected a person of such questionable character as Joseph P. Kennedy to head the newly created SEC, Roosevelt Replied It takes a crook to catch a crookSo lets make Ebbers and Lay Pay their debt to society by drafting legislation to protect the investing public from the likes of them.Maybe we should enforce the laws already in the book and make sure these people spend a very long time behind bars as an example to anyone thinking of doing the same.We can also stop letting Hollywood set the moral standard for our children, kids today spend an enormous amount of time behind the tv screen and too many weekends at the theater.And maybe the real culprit is our educational system, where kids are being taught at every level that everything is relative, and that there are not absolutes.If everything is relative then this individuals did not commit any crime after all they were just out to make a few bucks and their tactic were well within the scope of relativity.Today we live in a society where even judges are offended by the Ten Commandments, its understandable it is very offensive to be told Thou shalt not steal somebody might actually obey and refrain from stealing.There is a bible verse that says Do not be deceived God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sow we have been sowing too much into relativity and not enough into absolutes.And now we are paying the price, you always reap more than you sow, if you sow one tomato seed you will reap a tomato plant with lots of tomatoes.So lets start by reforming Sarbox and increase transparency and not bureaucracy, lets allow the creative minds that have giving us 20 million new jobs in ten years and great technological advances continue to work without hindrance.Maybe we dont have the answer but until we can come up with a workable solution we should refrain from passing legislation or maybe we should elect fewer lawyers to public office.For additional information please visit: http://www.genesiscorporateadvisors.com
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Are you someone who wants to own a home someday? Who does not? But what is holding you back? For most of us the answer is finance. If you have a bad credit record, it is unlikely that you will get a house loan to buy your dream house. For most of us the only way to start living in our dream house depends on factors such as, having good credit, making a large down payment, and going through a landlord, but all that is history now with the introductions of the rent to own home facility. Now as a buyer you can lease the home of your choice for a few years before taking the big leap and finally buying the piece of real estate. Both buyers and sellers alike can benefit from a rent to own transaction. Nowadays it is really hard to find a buyer who has all the factors running in his or her favor, such as having good credit, or the ability to make a large down payment, but the rent to own home makes it easier for people with fewer resources to get a chance to buy their dream homes. Buyers these days prefer to go for the rent to own homes because of certain added advantages provided by this kind of a transaction. Firstly, this type of a transaction helps the buyer get a good first hand experience regarding the house, because you know the price of the house only when you start living in it. Minor problems that are not visible from the outside, for example leaking pipelines, paint falling off etc. become more imminent when it prospective buyers start living n the house.Secondly, for the first time real estate investor it is always a good idea not to buy a property with cash through an outright sale, rather it will be a good idea to lease it first and then buy it.Thirdly, people who have bad credit can buy their dream homes by this process as they can repair their credits during the lease period and build up equity. Besides getting a rent to own home is almost the same as leasing to own a car where the buyer leases the car to find out more about the car and whether it meets his requirements or not, and finally he buys the car if it meets the standards.For the sellers the rent to own home facility brings in more customers than the outright sales. There are many homeowners who have listed their properties but there is a significant lack of prospective buyers in the cash buying market, most of the investors nowadays prefer to buy houses through their rent to own homes.Most of the sellers can benefit from the fact that most of the times the deal does not go through and they might end up with the entire rent amount to their discretion as the rent credit is considered non refundable. Besides this lease to own home feature allows the sellers to derive the benefits of the houses a bit more before actually selling it off to someone else.