My sister still lives in Singapore with our parents. She takes care of their needs, but she has always wanted her own business. Though our parents do need a little extra help, they are supportive of her living out her dream. They helped her lease a place, buy furnishings and hire staff for her nail salon. My sister is a real go getter. I paid for her first three rounds of flyer distribution in Singapore to get her business off the ground. She started out with two part-time helpers, and now she has five full-time workers who are swamped with clients.
My sister’s approach is to do it right the first time to keep customers coming back again and again. She also personally trains each staff member to do the manicures and pedicures her way no matter how much experience or training they have. My sister uses innovation and bold techniques that wow her customers. She has an incredible amount of male customers who want good looking nails too. Continue reading
Losing a family member to cancer is just about as hard as it gets. I don’t necessarily mean the cancer, but just having someone you love here one day and gone the next. When my father passed away, it was a huge blow to our family even though we had been preparing for it because of his cancer prognosis. The good thing is that we got to spend a lot of time with him before he died. When he was talking to me, he asked me to look at Jewish bronze plaques in NJ because he definitely wanted one at his grave.
He is extremely traditional, so I knew that this is what he would have wanted anyway. When I found the website for a local company that could create a bronze plaque for his grave, I showed it to him. Continue reading
Birthdays, backyard barbecues and summer vacation are just three things that can cause me to go off my diet. I do well when the routine of work and days off is consistent. When there is a special occasion, I can fall off of the diet wagon a little too quick. Two weeks ago started three birthdays, one was mine, and two backyard barbecues, and I started my vacation too. Now I’m looking online at the IdealShape meal replacement shake reviews to see if they will work for me to lose the fat I gained.
Am I disappointed in myself? Yes, I really am. I have worked very hard getting into shape by watching my diet and lifting weights. I was proud of the way I looked. Then my jeans fit tight after my vacation was over. Continue reading