August 1, 2016

Personal productivity software is an application that no business should be without. This is because of the simple fact that this piece of software makes a great contribution when it comes to ensuring productivity in the workplace. But if you are not too convinced about the importance of purchasing personal productivity software just yet, well, this is actually normal. A lot of business men do become wary when presented with the notion of purchasing such software because computer software is a bit pricey in the market right now. However, when presented with the many benefits businesses enjoy with these software applications, the activity of convincing businessmen becomes very, very easy to do.

So, why exactly do you need personal productivity software in running your business? First of all, this piece of software can give any type and size business the professional touch it needs. The software comes with applications and programs that make it very easy for you to produce professional looking letterheads, marketing reports, brochures, mailing campaigns, and the like. Even the simple act of developing professional looking paychecks is easily done with the use of such software as well. And this is just one of the minor benefits that come with such software!

When you get the basic package, you actually get a word processor, a spreadsheet application, presentation software, and the like. For a more cost-efficient option, you could consider getting one of those suites that contain a number of these tools. This way, you are sure to get more value for your money. Some examples of these suites include Microsoft Office, Sun Staroffice 8, Microsoft Works, or Corel WordPerfect Office. An interesting fact about Microsoft Works is that it actually comes free with personal computers. Aside from these suites, you can also choose to get supplementary software packages that can make your whole life easier.

One of the popular software packages includes QuickBooks. This choice is popular because it is known to be very efficient in handling and managing inventory and business finances, such as payroll and benefits packages. Now, with all these abilities, you have to be sure to allot a hefty budget for your suite of tool and the additional applications and programs you would be getting. The typical price for suites and the individual applications range from a hundred to five hundred dollars. So, if your PC is meant for more than just doing the regular email and the basics on word processing, then you should consider this option thoroughly.

You may also be worried about the hidden and recurring fees that might come with having personal productivity software installed in your system. Yes, they do come with long term costs, but these are just minimal when you compare them to the benefits you would come to enjoy with the software. An upgrade would occasionally be needed, especially after a few years or so with your own application suite. Plus, your business should be growing in a few years, right? Thus, it would …

We all know that, to open the channels of abundance and prosperity we need to bless money and those who have it and use it for the good.

Of course, it is not up to us to judge why a person needs to use the money to buy expensive cars and mansions when half the world is starving. We also need not judge the actions of others. This is not how prosperity comes about. Accepting the fact that it is all right that others have money and property is an important step in opening up our channels. That means that, if there is money for others, there is also money for us. The Universe is very generous and there is enough for everyone.

So you need to bless. There are several things that you can do to start right now. Here are some of them.

1. Bless your money

You may think that you can’t bless it because you don’t have any. Not true. It doesn’t matter how much you have, as long as you focus on it, and not on how much you don’t have. Think about the amount you have and bless it. I love to say the following affirmation when I think about my money: “Divine Love blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive.”

2. Bless your stuff

What are your possessions? Bless them all. You will realize that you have much more than you think you do. Bless you refrigerator, your washing machine, your car, your furniture, your decorations, your lamps and shades, your telephone, your computer, your dishes and silverware, your toiletries, your pens and papers… You get it.

3. Bless your bills

Now this one seems to be the most difficult. Who wants to bless the credit card bills? Or the phone, or the energy bills? However, your bills reflect great abundance because they tell you that you have been enjoying certain things that you deemed important or necessary, and that made you live more comfortably or that made you feel good or that helped you achieve something. For example: you used your credit card to pay for gas. This gas made your car take you to places you wanted or needed to go. Bless the gas bill.

4. Bless your source of money

Now, here you have two choices and you want to bless them both. The first is your job, which is one source. Even if you don’t like your job, remember those who don’t have one and hence, don’t have this luxury of making money on their own. The second source is the Universe, or God. When you trust that “God provides” you let go of mistrust and you will notice that the Universe has always something for you, no matter how difficult is your present financial situation.

5. Bless others

If you see a car that you like, bless the car and the driver. If you see a house that appeals …

You have indulged your hobby of making molds and casts. Now you are not only proficient in clay modeling and resin or silicone casting but have also become quite skilled in the art of life casting. You can deftly capture a mold of a hand or foot or even face and reproduce a striking likeness complete with the minute hair, pores and other marks.

So why not turn this passion for casting and life casting into a part time or even full time profession?

The What ?

Your artistic passion can easily become a potential lucrative business.You can offer various services like clay modeling, silicone or resin casting, latex rubber masks and so on.

Or you might consider specializing in creating only life castings. The demand for memorable it, is not only huge but growing by the day. It is not limited to selected moneybags in the community anymore. Even ordinary people like you and me are looking to capture a slice of themselves or their loved ones and preserve it for posterity. Especially infant casting and pregnant belly castings are enjoying increasing popularity.

What's more, more and more people are turning into this as a singularly unique gift to mark a special occasion for a friend or family member. It is indeed the perfect way to freeze a beautiful memory forever in a lovely time capsule.

Therefore, they will look out for a skilled and experienced artist who can recreate a realistic and perfectly detailed reproduction without harming the model in any way. And this is where you will come into the picture!

The How?

But, do you know how to actually go about getting this business underway?

The answer is to network with professional artists and glean tips on the legalities of how to enter the business. You can take part in various online forums to discuss not only tips on it and mold making but also gather useful information on workshops, shows and leads on other websites to visit.

Additionally, you can become a member of the Association of Lifecasters International – or ALI as it is often known. This is a worldwide artists' guild that promotes public awareness of life casting and eagerly assists serious life casters in every way possible. Membership is free and you just have to agree to abide by the ALI Code of Conduct. This will open the door to a wealth of life casting information, marketing tips and inspirational ideas.

A top art studio is also more than willing to extend personal advice, promotional material and all the resources you will need to start a profitable life casting business. The company further supports fine artists by making selective purchases that are added to its life casting collection.

Nothing can stop you from stepping into the life casting business now! …