Month: October 2010
If you really want something to happen, will you climb the mountain even how hard it is or just tell your dreams but do something else? Will you just wish some miracle happen, and didn’t work hard for it? If you want something, will you REALLY do it with all your efforts, passion, determination, hard work, excitement and courage?
when you didn’t..mean…your heart just for something else..so don’t bother to dream, to talk..
Sometimes is upsetting to watch all that you’ve been working on all alone didn’t work out. It is more upsetting when someone that you really wish would understand didn’t.
And when it happen, i loose faith, day by day…
And i learned that, you don’t share your dream to anyone..until they really climb beside you, lift you up when you almost loose faith, grab your hands when you about to fall..if they didn’t..its better to climb alone…
….and i only wish the feeling will not gone..till the day my crawling ended..at the top..
This beautiful and inspiring story is taken from Jonathan leger’s blog.
There’s a boy who lives in my neighborhood named Ian. I don’t know him well, but he looks to be about eight or nine years old. Despite his young age, this boy has a remarkable business sense. Let me tell you what he’s accomplished.
One day I got home from running an errand and found a flyer in my front door. We get quite a few of those so my first instinct was to throw it away, but a picture on the flyer caught my attention. The picture was of Ian standing in front of the sign for the school he attends.
This caught my attention for two reasons. First, the picture was not a professional photo, and almost all advertisements have professional photos on them, so this stood out as different. Second, Ian put his own picture on it, and he’s very young, so that stood out as well.
The flyer was offering what Ian calls “Trash Can Valet Service.” Trash gets picked up in my neighborhood on Thursday morning, and each home owner is required to get the trash cans back to the house and off the road by Saturday night. But so many people were forgetting (or failing) to bring their trash cans back in a timely manner that the President of our Home Owner’s Association had to email everybody with a “reminder” (more like a warning) that they needed to make sure they get their trash cans back in time. This is a requirement because I live in a nice neighborhood and it keeps everything looking nice and clean.
Ian, being the genius marketer he apparently is, saw a need — people weren’t getting their trash cans back in time. So he figured he’d offer to haul the trash cans back for people for a small fee ($1 per can per week). In my case it costs me $4 a week because I have two regular trash cans and two recycle bins. Is it worth it for me? Absolutely! Just saving me the time and inconvenience of having to worry about it is well worth $16 or so a month.
But wait, it gets better!
Ian is only eight or nine years old, and he’s not a big kid. The trash cans weigh a fair amount even empty, because they’re big. On top of that the trash cans are tall, and Ian isn’t. He’d probably wear himself out trying to manually haul all of the cans from the long driveways to the houses. But he doesn’t do that.
No, Ian rides his kick scooter around the neighborhood to his clients’ homes, and he lays the trash cans down one at a time on the back side of the scooter. He then rides his scooter to the house with the trash can rolling behind it like a trailer (the cans have wheels). Not only is this much faster than doing it by hand (I’ve watched him do it — he’s quick!) but it’s also a lot easier on Ian, so he can haul more trash cans than he would be able to do manually.
I’m telling you, this kid is brilliant.
I’m not sure how many clients he has, but even with only eight clients having three trash cans each (most of my neighbors have three) this pre-teen is making almost a hundred bucks a month with an hours work after school once a week! That means at eight or nine years old he’s earning $25 an hour.
Ian is very reliable, never missing a day, and he does a great job. His service is worth every penny.
So let’s recap. This extremely young, savvy marketer did the following:
1. Saw a need.
2. Created a product (in this case, a service) to fill the need.
3. Contacted his target market.
4. Worked smarter rather than harder to increase his earning potential.
That’s a great formula for success in any business.
If you always complaining on never have enough money, then think again.Have you actually did your best in your life? Or you only complaining but never do anything about it..Too shame to do any ‘no-class’ job. Some people rather complaining everyday, yet still wait for their small monthly pay just because they so ashamed to do ‘kampung’ work (because its stinky..so ewww and dirty)..
Well the choice is yours!
I am one of the unfortunate one to have a migraine…and it killing me when it attack. It doesn’t tell you when, never warn and its sooooo painful. For me it can last in 15 minutes, hours or days..Trust me, its really painful..it is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Yes, i will need DARK and SOUNDLESS room when it attack.
So people, when you have migraine, please avoid this potential trigger:
- Allergies and allergic reactions
- Bright lights, loud noises, and certain odors or perfumes
- Physical or emotional stress
- Changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep
- Smoking or exposure to smoke
- Skipping meals or fasting
- Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, hormone fluctuations during menopause onset
- Tension headaches
- Foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates (like bacon, hot dogs, and salami)
- Other foods such as chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products, and fermented or pickled foods.
For the food, avoiding is not like you don’t take it at all, but it hmm maybe yea, keep it slow :)..
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin
I’ve bought it
‘Cause I depend on me
If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’
I’ll buy it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
Tell me how you feel about this
who Would I want if I would wanna live
I Worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
ladies, it ain’t easy bein’ Independent
I survive my three months here! 🙂
I just regret that i have to buy lots of new stuffs-again, as i left them all at KL. Argh, stress…Even my oven for my fav Homemade Roasted Chicken and my LCD 🙁
Life is getting good, i just have to blend with the new environment. Maybe sometime i am a bit stress when i am looking at the white wall, imagining its my LCD TV, when i have no one but me to talk with. Maybe i have to keep everything myself, because someone already accuse me to complain too much, yea, so i decide to ‘complain’ to myself, if i have something in mind..Then only i realize, not everyone can share what i have in mind. That’s hit me!
Oh and i am thinking about my own dream house, where i can have my beautiful room, with my walk in wardrobe-ah and of course a small garden where i can plant lots of veges! He he..I will adopt one cute little doggy to accompany me, and not to forget my mini library, where i can spend my days reading and reading and reading..whenever i want…:D…plus cute complete kitchen too !
See, cute rite :D…But yea, i will have to work day and night for it, err..he he..At least thinking about it makes me happy..And i think thats the only thing that can make me happy now..Me, a little cute puppy and a cute small house..awww… 🙂