Are the Best Things in Life Free?

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  I love that song by Janet Jackson where she sings that the best things in life are free.   But… are they really?   Let’s look at some free things in our life and see if they are the best thing for us:   Free gifts with a purchase I saw a fast food restaurant had resurrected the free glass with every burger purchase. The glasses are lovely colours and big enough to hold your daily amount of water, but do you really need it? How many glasses do you have in your cupboard currently?   Just because it Read More

Being Organized Post Networking

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  I attend a lot of networking events to: a) meet new people, b) meet old friends and acquaintances, c) talk about business, d) learn something that will help my business (possibly), and/or e) be inspired by the speakers. Being in the village of Dubai, you get to meet the same people, but there are always new people to meet and talk to about my business. I am not an advocate of forcing my business card at people I meet, but if people ask for my details or say they need to book me for my decluttering and organizing services, I always give them Read More

Networking and Those Dreaded Business Cards

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          The networking season is in full swing currently in Dubai which  means only one thing – the swapping of business cards. I am always astounded when I go to these events and meet  people who do not have any business cards with them or have  run out of them. How can you go to a networking event and not  have enough cards or any at all? I find it unprofessional and also  I find that I will have no inclination to do business or referrals  with them in the future (it does help that I Read More