Success | Biz Info - Part 2

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Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator

I just learnt from Gerald Soh about Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator where you can view the number of followers, engagement rate, likes and comments from a sample here >> https://phlanx.com/engagement-calculator?insta=sebastiangomez. Just Google for Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator and you will find a list. This is a very useful feature especially for Shopify owners who want to scale their business to the next level by getting these influencers to post and get some sales for them. I am also taking my time to learn bit by bit an not rush into it. There are many free videos out there that you can learn for almost next to nothing. Almost 99% of these videos are created by men.

Konversion and Turbo Theme on Shopify

I am considering of paying RM 500 to scale up my Shopify shop using paid theme like Konversion or Turbo which is double the price at $350. ZelloShop.com is very well developed, has a hundred products and makes USD 100,000 per month revenue with USD 50,000 profit. I might just follow the excellent business model shared by 2 male business partners with 2 Virtual Assistants helping them for RM 4,000 in total. My Shopify shop is already 4 months in operation but still hardly any sales. Hence, I need a mentor to guide me to scale up my business to even greater heights. As you know, most of the succcessful Shopify owners are men, very few ladies are in this business, unless they sell maternity stuffs.

So Busy Hustling

I flew back by Firefly yesterday afternoon having gone to KL early in the morning and waking up at 5:00am to catch the 6:50am flight with boarding time at 6:20am. When we came back, went to collect company’s t-shirts that are ready for payment to pass over 10 pieces to our workers in KL. Since they work in a factory, they have to wear uniforms to work and get permission to enter the premise to work. I also have to revise some of Trip101 articles which are thankfully, not many for this month.

Later tonight, have to print out old quotations for amendments to existing client and then revised the BQ for submission of tender by 12:00noon on Monday. On Tuesday, it was scheduled to settle the GST payment for the months of July to September. This morning, also went for physiotherapy for about 1 hours on my right arm, costing me $75.

Later on after dinner, have to buy a set of ink cartridges and paper that is running out, due to daily printing of enquiries, quotations, etc. Hence, this blog was unattended for the past few days due to work commitment. I also have dozens of trip101 articles to write and complete.

50 Productivity Tips

50 Productivity Tips

The inforgraphic above shows 50 Productivity Tips for your perusal. Take you time to digest them and apply in your life. Then your boss will notice that whatever you do prospers and bring in great results. You will be favoured over other colleagues. With God’s help, you should be able to be productive and be excellent at whatever endeavour you pursue. Here, I shall not summarise whatever what written in the infographic, but give my point of view.

Read up productivity books and finance books to get the seed ideas which become habits and then actions which produces great results. The news is bombarded with too many negative news which happen to sell; hence we need to feed our minds with positive news and counter the negative ones. Even poisonous people that come into our lives, we need to avoid them like the plaque and enjoy our own solitude to create business ideas and take massive action. We need to have quiet time with God also and with ourselves to ponder and reflect daily on rejuvenate and charge up our ‘batteries’.

With all the above said, good luck to your work, business venture, frienships, family relationships, etc.

Searching for That JOB

After graduating in 1994, I remember looking fervently for a job and I applied to dozens of companies, where a few called me up for an interview, before finally landing myself a job in a computer school. I became an IT trainer, teaching Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. I also taught BASIC programming at a junior level. I recalled working 9 hours in a row, with each lesson lasting 3 hours. If we have 3 lessons in a day, we called it ‘caterpillar’ and if there is a break of 3 hours in between, we called it ‘butterfly’. I don’t know why it was named as such, but those where the days we colleagues destress by cracking jokes, usually related to the private parts. 🙂 And we laughed over it during recess time.

I have had my share of filling up to 4 -6 forms of details on the spot and wait for the interview afterwards. In Singapore, there will always be x-rays done and medical checkups before you are cleared for employment. I recalled going for at least 5 x-rays for every new job that intended to hire me. Some lasted long while others were short stints. After 12 long years of ‘hardship’ of studying and working, I finally called it quits and returned to Penang, Malaysia for a slower pace of life.

For most people a JOB is ‘Just Over Broke’, which I fully agree. You are paid just enough so that you won’t leave and Not more! I was living from paycheque to paycheque and was always broke at the end of the month, leaving my bank account to 2 digits and even 1 digit one time! There was no savings in any form and it was all into expenditure to pay for bills, shopping, etc.

Well, now I am happy to say, I landed myself a Dream job to work in a home office doing administrative work and also maintaing the company website that I designed. By God’s grace and some luck, I got myself a moderately understanding boss who was initially my website client and now we work together on many projects. He helms the company while I do all the computer work or any work related to computers. And the workstation is just a walk to the next room, working in my pajamas.

Habits of the Wealthiest People

The inforgraphic will take some time to load as it as very detailed and have lots of information that are educational. The wealthiest stay wealthier because of their habits that are routine that make them rich. And they are summarised as below:

  • 81% of the wealthy maintain a to do list
  • 44% of the wealthy wake up 3 hours before work
  • 63% of the wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work
  • 79% of the wealthy network 5+ hours or more each month
  • 88% of the wealthy read 30+ minutes or more each day
  • 86% of the wealthy love to read
  • 76% of the wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week
  • The wealthy eat less junk food as compared to the poor
  • >50% of the wealthy watch 1 hour or less of television daily while the poor watch many hours of reality TV
  • So, there goes, the 9 habits of the wealthiest people in summary where majority of them do the above and follow the regiment like daily habits. As it was said, a rich man has a large library; while a poor man has a large TV!

    Common Non-Verbal Job Interview Mistakes for Women

    Above is an infographic from savvy.com on common mistakes made during job interviews for men and women in particular. The picture speaks for itself. In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claim to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. Statistics show that first impressions are determined by 55% – the way you dress, act and walk through the door. 38% – the quality of your confidence and grammar. 7% – the words you choose to say.

    The things that have an impact on first impressions: 70% of employers claim they don’t want applicants to be overly fashionable or trendy. 65% of hiring managers say clothes can be the deciding factor between 2 similar candidates. And don’t wear jewelery to give a hint that you are wealthy. Be prudent in your dressing.

    About 1/3 have a bad posture and fidget too much. 26% have a weak handshake. 26% play with their hair or touch their face. 9% use too many hand gestures.

    Anyway, back to the infographic, one of the common non-verbal mistakes make during job interview is failing to make eye contact and knowing little about the company. Some cross their arms over their chest and don’t smile. Hence, for newbies and fresh grads, look out for these little mistakes before it is too late.

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