Stop “Selling” to Your Family and Friends. Start Sharing Instead.


Selling is generally exchanging something for money while another definition attached to it is persuading someone to do or agree with you. So we’re all essentially selling in one way or another. But why do people dislike being sold? Perhaps that’s because there’s one more meaning, or a rather dishonourable attached to selling; cheating or deceiving. Think about the last time…

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6 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers


Last week, I talked about how we could use our idle time effectively to learn. Listening to podcasts, particularly on business related topics or personal growth was one of it. This week, I would like to share with you a few amazing podcasts that I follow religiously and listen to whenever I could.  What podcasts do you listen to?  There are…

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10 Productive Ways on How to Spend Your Idle Time


We often hear people say they’re busy or that they don’t have the time. We know we all have 24 hours. If you need more “time”, you compromise by sleeping less, which we also know that it’s at the expense of your health. Not good! But wait! How about those idle times? How we manage or view our time is…

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Stop Imposing Your Values or Beliefs on Others


Growing up, we were taught to believe in certain thing or hold certain values by our parents, teachers or figures of authority. While it’s not necessarily a bad thing passing on teachings and values to the younger generation, some of us went to the extent of imposing it not just on children but also our peers. When I learned about…

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5 Misconceptions About Running Your Own Business


Since I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey in 2011, I’ve started and managed over 10 different businesses. It may sound impressive and glamourous but I can bet people who have experienced similar journey would think otherwise, particularly in the early phases of the journey. I call them the misconceptions that non-business owners have about running our own business. I had…

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Having Difficulty Saying No? You Need to Learn to be Better at it!


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Do you have trouble saying no to requests from family, friends and colleagues for fear of disappointing them? Do you feel obligated to purchase something from the salesperson just because they have spent their time servicing you or offer you product samples? Are you having difficulty to decide on whether to accept a job…

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