Precision In Business: The Fine Line Between Success And Failure

Precision is a word that often gets used in business, but what does it mean, and why does it matter for your business? To start with the dictionary defines precision as ‘the quality, condition or fact of being exact and accurate.’ Does this mean anything to you? It might make sense in science or manufacturing, but in business, how does it relate? There is often thought to be a fine line between success and failure in business and precision could be that line; the only difference that will make the difference between the success and failure of your business. You can use precision though to your advantage and make sure your business is on the success side of that line. Being precise in everything that you do may seem like hard work at the beginning, but like everything else, once you get used to it, it just becomes routine.

Precision Will Get Results

Being precise in your business ‘doesn’t mean you need to use digital flow meters to measure everything (although it depends on the industry). It just means that if you make it best and standard practice to operate with accuracy, quality and precision in your business, from the smallest job to the largest, then you will always be improving and because of that, you will see your performance and sales results improving.

Precision Matters In Your Proposition

Being precise in a proposition means getting to the point, forget the jargon and the business-speak, the BS and all the cliches. Don’t tell a prospect anything irrelevant to try and make yourself sound good, just deliver a precise proposition. It is vital to use simple, precise language and remember that less is more, never expand on your core proposition, as ‘it’s more impressive to hold some things back and reveal the benefits about yourself over time.

Precision Is Key In Your Passion

‘There’s no point faking passion or exaggerating passion. If ‘it’s a real passion, then ‘there’s no danger of overdoing it, but if you still need to harness your passion with precision, then that’s okay. Be precise with the language you use when you become passionate and ‘don’t use too many superlatives like, ”amazing”, ”unique”, ”incredible” and ”unbelievable”. Precise, sincere language works more effectively, and examples help to prove the passion.

Precision In Your Clients

Precision is a critical component for a solid, sustainable customer base. Rather than thinking that ‘you’ll just sell to anyone to make money, the best way to create a dynamic, sustainable pipeline is to target with precision and identify your client target niche and stick with it.

Precision In Your Team

To create a team who are going to deliver the results you need and make your business work successfully and as smoothly as possible, then you need to keep them focused and motivated, and the way to do that is to apply precision in the way you lead them. Make sure you have a precise definition of your culture, the vision and precisely what is expected of them. Also, make sure you demonstrate precision in your leadership and lead by example. If you’re not precise, you certainly can’t expect the rest of your team to be.

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Liverpool preserved their 100% start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah scored twice to add to Joel Matip’s first-half header in a dominant performance at Anfield in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. The Gunners, the only other side in the top flight to win their first two games, had opportunities to shock Liverpool in a tight first half, especially when record £72m signing Nicolas Pepe shot straight at keeper Adrian after running clear. Liverpool took control when Matip put them ahead with a powerful header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner four minutes before the interval.

And any hopes manager Unai Emery had of watching his side mount a recovery were snuffed out in the 49th minute after a moment of madness from new signing David Luiz, who needlessly dragged Salah back in the area. Liverpool’s Egyptian attacker drilled home the penalty and then embarrassed Luiz again out on the touchline at the start of a dazzling run that ended with a low, curling finish into the bottom corner just before the hour. Arsenal substitute Lucas Torreira pulled one back late on, but nothing was getting in the way of Liverpool’s 12th successive league victory, equalling their best sequence in the top flight under Kenny Dalglish between April and October 1990.

Arsenal have suffered badly here in recent seasons, losing 5-1 last season and 4-0 in Arsene Wenger’s final season. Once again, despite taking their time to hit top gear, Liverpool’s ruthlessness and intensity simply proved too much for Arsenal. Luiz has a track record of success that suggests he may be able to bring moments of quality to Arsenal’s defence after his surprise £8m move from Chelsea – but there is no escaping he has the enduring capability to be a complete liability. Arsenal have now failed to win any of their past 23 away league games against fellow ‘Big six’ sides (D8 L15) – during this run they have conceded 53 goals while keeping just one clean sheet.

Brightburn

Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky and produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang. It stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Jackson A. Dunn, and follows a young alien boy raised on Earth who realizes he has superpowers, soon using them to terrorize his town. Basically the story is a relook at the story of Superman and what if he was an evil being instead of the superhero he turned out to be.

In the year 2006, Tori and Kyle Breyer, a couple living in a farm in Brightburn, Kansas, investigate a crash in the woods and find a small spaceship. In it is a human looking baby who they then take in and raise him as their own. Brandon, as they name, him is know as their son who they adopted by everyone else, is a sweet and normal child with the exception that he doesn’t fall ill or bleed. Twelve years later, the ship begins transmitting an alien message, leading Brandon to discover he has superhuman strength and invulnerability. He sleepwalks to the barn and tries to open the cellar, chanting the craft’s message, but Tori intervenes.

He starts becoming arrogant and tests his powers and also throws a tantrum on his birthday at a diner when his uncle Noah and aunt Merilee give him a hunting rifle, which Kyle refuses to let Brandon have, and Brandon causes a scene. This makes Kyle force Brandon out of the diner and leave with Tori. Tori finds photos of lingerie and swimsuit models, surgical diagrams, and graphic photos of human organs in Brandon’s room. Kyle tells him it’s ok to act on his urges but this makes Brandon to stalk Caitlyn, a girl he likes, in her bedroom and scare her. The farm chickens seem scared of him and he slaughters them for no reason. Caitlyn, refuses to touch him during a trust fall excerise at school, which causes him to fall and he breaks her hand in return.  Tori interrupts Brandon as he levitates above the open cellar, chanting the ship’s message, and he falls and cuts himself on the spaceship, the first time he has ever been injured. Tori reveals the truth about his arrival on Earth, and Brandon leaves, finally understanding the ship’s message: “Take the world.”

Brandon visits Catilyn again and offers her flowers. When she tells him that her mother has forbidden him to speak to him, a masked Brandon stalks and murders Erica. Merilee, his aunt who is also the school counseller is concerned about Brandon’s lack of remorse in hurting Caitlyn, tells him that she is required to report his progress to police. Brandon tries to intimidate Merilee at her home, but she sends him away. He comes back and scares Noah who threatens to tell his parents, prompting Brandon to lash out. Terrified, Noah tries to escape in his truck, but Brandon lifts and crashes the vehicle, killing Noah and draws a symbol on the road in Noah’s blood. Brandon returns home shirtless after school, telling his parents that other students tore his shirt, but refuses to give it to Tori. His parents learn from a grieving Merilee that Brandon had gone to her house and are alarmed when Brandon does not react to their news of Noah’s death. When Kyle grabs him, Brandon violently shoves him. Kyle finds Brandon’s blood-stained shirt and shows it to Tori, but she refuses to believe Brandon killed Noah. Taking Brandon hunting, Kyle shoots him in the back of the head but the bullet does no damage. Heartbroken, Brandon kills Kyle with his heat vision.

After the sheriff shows Tori the symbol found at the scenes of Erica’s and Noah’s deaths, Tori finds Brandon’s notebook with drawings of the murders, a masked Brandon destroying the Earth with the words “take the world”, and the symbol. Tori realized her husband was right about Brandon and attempts to reach Kyle, but Brandon answers the phone and informs her Kyle is dead. As Brandon destroys the house, Tori calls the police, but Brandon brutally murders the sheriff and his deputy. In the barn, Tori finds Erica’s mutilated body nailed to a wall and surrounded by symbols in blood. Remembering Brandon’s cut, Tori arms herself with a sharp piece of the ship to stab him, but fails when Brandon anticipates the attack. Enraged, Brandon flies Tori through the barn roof (injuring her face) and above the clouds, and drops her to her death, then crashes an airplane into the farm, killing everyone aboard, to cover up his murders.

During the end credits, news reports and a conspiracy theorist discuss assorted destruction in Brightburn, the existence of other super beings, and pleads with humanity to take action. The montage seems to set up a sequel or 2 but the movie hasn’t done well at the box office. The movie made a worldwide total of $32.1 million on a budget of around $6-12 million. The acting is decent and the cast does a good job but the overall execution isn’t that exciting. As a horror movie it relies on jump scares and a scifi superhero or super-being it is interesting. I will give it a 7 outta 10!

My Amazon Echo

I finally bit the bullet and bought an Amazon Echo. I have been fascinated by these devices from the time that I first heard about the first generation devices. Having worked closely with a company that orders a lot of these I have looked at, checked a few online and tested one at a DC Books outlet in Center Square mall.

I wanted one but the price at the time was Rs.14,000 and then it went down to Rs.9000+. I thought I could get one at that price but decided to wait some more. I waited a while and kinda almost forgot about the device until very recently when I got my second credit card. After a phone it was time for the Echo. A few days ago I checked and the price was now Rs.7999 for the generation 2 device. I gotta get me one.

So I placed the order 2 days ago and it arrived here today. I unboxed it and plugged it in and it is a beauty. I’m having fun with her right now. Notice I did not say Alexa yet? That’s because I changed the wake up word from Alexa to…guess? I am a Trekkie. That’s right, the wake up word is Computer!

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Paving The Way Forward – Investing In Property

When it comes to investing your money, nothing can be seen as a completely safe market. The one place where you the safest though is with property investment. Most people presume that property investment involves buying, selling and renting. There are more options than just this when you have invested in your first property.

Finding Your Property

The first step any investor needs to make is sourcing the investment. Deciding on whether the property will be one of luxury or foreclosed property could be on your shopping list. The possibilities are many.

Deciding on your property though may initially be as simple as searching homes for sale but you should also be considering location and relevance. Will the location be relevant to the need of your investment.

You should also be taking into consideration the property itself. Looking closely at whether or not your plans will turn into profit is going to be vitally important.

Flipping The Property

One of the most popular reasons for property investment in flipping. If you aren’t familiar with this, flipping is buying a run-down property at a low price, to renovate the property and selling for a higher price.

This always sounds like a fantastic idea and many believe the profit margin to be the largest when it comes to investment. Those people would be very wrong. People only generally look at the gross profit of the flip. This, of course, does not take into consideration the costs of work carried out. In truth, this can be one of the most time consuming and least profitable ways for you to invest your money.

The Buy To Let Secret

Every investor knows about buy to let. It is a brilliant source of income and providing you have great tenants, you can see a good monthly income that could cover any mortgage costs plus a little extra.

So what is a secret then? Well, how about if we took step one and mixed in a little step two and then placed a cherry on top? One slowly growing trend when it comes to buy to let is HMO (house in multiple occupations) an HMO is an incredible profit turner for any landlord or property investor. These properties are extremely popular among medical professionals and can generate multiple sources of income.

Arranging the design of a property when renovating can see your property generate up to three times more monthly income than a simple buy to let.

Silent Investing

Silent investing is a risky yet highly pr purchase cialis ofitable way of property investing. The beauty behind this method is its simplicity. You support another property investor who cannot raise the amount needed to purchase the property. The main investor pays for the costs of renovation and legal costs of resale.

Where do you make your profit? You make an investor fee iron bridge lending upon sale of the property plus a little commission. The risk involved is based on the main investor and his ability to flip the property quickly.

Two Blonde Jokes

A Blonde was down on her luck. In order to raise some money, she decided to kidnap a kid and hold him for ransom. She went to the playground, grabbed a kid, took him behind a tree, and told him, “I`ve kidnapped you.”

She then wrote a note saying, “Ive kidnapped your kid. Tomorrow morning, put $10,000 in a paper bag and put it under the pecan tree next to the slide on the north side of the playground. Signed, Blonde.” The Blonde then taped the note to the kid`s shirt and sent him home to show it to his parents.

The next morning the blonde checked, and sure enough, a paper bag was sitting beneath the pecan tree. The blonde opened the bag and found the $10,000 with a note that said, “How could you do this to a fellow Blonde?”

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A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and buys a gun. She goes to his apartment unexpectedly, opens the door and, sure enough, finds him in the arms of a redhead. The blond is furious. She opens her purse to take out the gun but as she does so, she is overcome with grief. She takes the gun and aims it at her head.

The boyfriend yells “No, honey, don’t do it.”

The blond replies “Shut up. You’re next, you bastard.”

Deep Space Nine Leaves Me Shattered…Again!

That’s it. Just finished watching the series finale of Star Trek Deep Space Nine and I am a crying, emotional mess. Why did it have to end that way? Now I can’t go to work my evening shift.

Me: Boss, I can’t come in to work today.

Boss : Why such short notice?

Me : It’s not my fault. The war is over, the battle is won and the treaty is signed. But Worf is going away to be the Federation ambassador to the Klingons and joins Martok, Miles is off to earth to teach at the academy, and has taken Keiko, Molly & Yoshi with him, Odo has joined the great link and it looks like it was a final goodbye between him and Kira and that is just heart breaking and then….SIsko is with those stupid wormhole aliens who now want him there for who know how long, leaving a pregnant Cassidy and his son Jake behind in DS9. Rom already left for Ferenginar. And yeah Ezri & Julian have become a couple and the station is in good hands with Kira but to see Jake & Kira stare out from the station looking at the stars and wondering if we will ever see Odo & Benjamin again and then the sad version of the theme music plays and I….I….I….I…???

Boss: Ok. These are friends of yours? Or family?

Me: ???

Boss: Ok leave granted!

M&M Peanuts

My fav snacks while watching movies, whether at the theatre or at home on my telly, is popcorn. Flavoured or just butter/salter popcorn is the way to go. But if I want sweeter stuff then it’s chocolate or candy. And while many brands will do, there truly is only one winner in my life and that is my current fav ones, M&M peanuts. Not the chocolate ones but the chocolate covered peanuts! There is a big difference.

I rediscovered M&M peanuts a couple of years ago after almost 30 years when I saw them on the shelves in one the grocery stores I frequent. And for the most part, they are always there and every 2 weeks or so when I do go to that store, I eventually find myself reaching our for a bag or two just before I head to the check out counter. Once I get home I store them for the evening or late night when I will select a movie or tv show and I settled down for the night and watch my movie enjoying munching on my M&Ms.

So is there a better movie snack? Not sure. Oh wait, there is chocolate covered popcorn! Now there is a snack!

My Room In My Old House

What is your favorite room in your house?

This post I decided to talk about my old family house in Thrikkakara which we sold back in 2006. My dad & mom bought the plot back in the early 1980s and finished building it in 1985. We moved there permanently back in 1987 (when we moved from Kuwait to India) and I remember being excited about finally getting my own room! Having lived all my life till the age of 11 in a small flat with 2 rooms and a single bathroom and well, the room I shared with my older sister had bunk bed and also had our dining table/study table and not enough room for much else, getting own room + bathroom attached was a huge deal!

However it would a couple of years before I actually got to use the room for myself. Initially, I had to share my sister’s room, which was much bigger, as my parents kept a lot of things in my room and the common room (the only non-bathroom attached) in the top floor. This bummed me out a lot and I constantly fought with my sis over music playing rights and sleep time until I was 13 and the boxes in my room were cleared away and I could use the bunk bed in my own room. Ah, home sweet home! I immediately made it my own in the just the way I liked it. First things, first I got a desk and shelves moved into the room.

Then I decorated it with posters. I was heavily into hard rock & heavy metal so up went posters of my fav bands and musicians. Also football and tennis players posters from the couple of sports magazines that I subscribed to every week. I was very precise about the way I wanted it done. I even measure the height and length before I got it done. It lasted till I was 19 because my sister was getting married and my dad and mom wanted to paint the entire house so off came the posters. After that I barely hung up any, just a few rock band posters but I got an old kitchen cupboard from my mom, got the carpenters to add extra shelves for my storing my cassettes and later on cds in.

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New Cafe 17 Outlet In Ravipuram

Today was the day after almost a month that I was able to go out and enjoy the day. With the work going on in my apartment and then my foot injury/minor tor fracture. The last day I went out – enjoying a movie and dinner – was on July 6th. Since then I personal loan rate uk have stayed in, mostly not due to choice. Even last week I thought I might go out but the heavy rains and cold weather plus the fact that my feet was still tender. That would change today. I thought if I woke up earlier yesterday I would have gone out but I ended up waking only by 11:45 am and decided to stay in.

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Today I decided to go check out the new outlet if Cafe 17 which is in Ravipuram. Their original outlet is in Kaloor on Kaloor-Kadavanthara road, which is the one I have gone to a few times, and they also opened one in Edapally which is around 45 minutes away from me in heavy traffic. I thought this outlet would be better and wanted to check it out as it was bigger – the Kaloor one is very small with just a a couple of couches and 4 tables – and their food is awesome.

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I managed to find the place after a bit of trouble. It wasn’t showing up on UberEats or Swiggy’s apps when I tried booking a ride so I googled the building it was in and then tried guiding the driver to the area. However I made a mistake as there were two Dell outlets in that part of the city and I went to the one about 10 minutes away and spent 20 minutes trying to find the Cafe. Then I walked back and realized that it was on a parallel road and walked again for about 10-12 minutes before I found myself there. I wiped my face as I was sweating buckets and then went straight to their washroom on the 1st floor.

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That’s right, they have 2 consolidated loan calculator floors although the ground floor section isn’t that big. But I like their new digs and quickly ordered a cold coffee with ice cream and the Crazy Beef burger but first asking for some cold water which the attentive staff quickly gave me. Nice place and plenty of place to sit. Loved the cold coffee and the beef burger was pretty good too. More than decent French fries on the side. The total bill came to around RS. 525. Overall happy that they have expanded.

Arsenal 2 Burnley 1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner as Arsenal defeated Burnley to record successive victories at the start of a Premier League campaign for the first time since 2009. French striker Alexandre Lacazette marked his return from injury as he impressively held off Erik Pieters and shot between the legs of goalkeeper Nick Pope to put the Gunners ahead after 13 minutes. Ashley Barnes levelled the match two minutes before half-time, converting at close range from Dwight McNeil’s deflected pass for his third goal in two matches. The hosts, who handed full debuts to £8m defender David Luiz and Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos, saw an immediate response ruled out for offside after Reiss Nelson appeared to have completed a slick passing move with a confident finish into the roof of the net.

But the impressive 23-year-old Ceballos recovered possession to set up Aubameyang for a powerful, low finish with 64 minutes played. Burnley goalkeeper Pope made a series of fine saves to keep the Clarets alive, but he was unable to prevent his side losing a 10th straight league meeting with the Gunners. Three points away to Newcastle – along with a valuable clean-sheet – marked a pleasing start for manager Unai Emery following some exciting summer transfer business. Another victory in their first home match was made all the more enjoyable for the home support by the enthralling performance of midfielder Ceballos, on loan from the Bernabeu for the 2019-20 campaign. The Spaniard, unable to impress in his substitute appearance at Newcastle, oozed class in the centre of the pitch and delivered dancing runs through the Burnley midfield with sharp feet and twisting dribbles. His whipped corner paved the way for Lacazette’s opener, the Frenchman doing well to turn and shoot under pressure, while the 23-year-old celebrated passionately as Aubameyang converted from his tireless recovery work.

Likewise, youngsters Nelson, Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi impressed in successive starts, while £72m summer signing Nicolas Pepe emerged from the bench after the interval to add further promise for the season ahead. However, with Luiz yet to settle into the back-line, Arsenal’s defensive frailties were apparent as Barnes and Chris Wood caused awkward moments from set-pieces. An almighty scrap in the Arsenal penalty area following a first-half Burnley corner offered a timely reminder of the questions that remain – though Luiz appeared, for the most part, calm and composed when in possession. Arsenal are showing promise as the season warms up and, though old worries remain, back-to-back opening wins and a dazzling Ceballos display will keep Emery smiling.

4 Petrol Stations Complaints Every Road Tripper Has

It’s a student’s favorite way to spend the summer. For a working adult, it’s by far the preferred solution to unwind and relax after a long and stressful period. Finally, healthy seniors love nothing more than rediscovering the freedom and sense of adventure of their youth behind the wheel.

In short, everybody loves a good road trip. But both amateur and veteran road-trippers share common complaints when it comes to stopping at the fuel service. Indeed, when you’re on the road all day, petrol stations are often the only breaks you can afford to take before you reach your destination. In other words, holidaymakers expect a lot from these breaks; and they’re too often disappointed by the services they find there.

There is nothing yummy to eat

When you’ve been in a car for 4, 5 or even 8 hours, the last thing you want to eat is a dry sandwich and a dull pack of chips. Food cravings are a natural part of a road trip, and they are, in a way, surprisingly healthy. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to have to fuel the body with high carbs and sugary foods when you’re on the road. Driving is tiring, and being thrown left and right in a car – your body perpetually fights against car motions – consumes a lot of energy. Both drivers and passengers want high fat and high sugar food such as warm s’mores to replenish their energy levels. Needless to say, petrol stations that offer fresh and warm food from the kitchen are more likely to appeal to travelers.

There’s nothing to fix my car!

When you spend many hours driving, your vehicle needs proper fuel and care. Filling up the tank isn’t going to be enough. A road trip could require additional automotive lubricants or even a change of oil. However, only a few services can offer the products and equipment drivers need. It would be helpful for petrol stations to maintain a close relationship with their fuel and oil supplier. Finding someone such as New Era Fuels who can deliver car lubricants overnight can make a significant difference. Petrol stations need to be equipped to provide more than just petrol!

The toilets are filthy

What’s the most common thing every road tripper does when they finally stop the car? They go to the restroom! Clean and fully stored toilets can considerably improve their break. Nobody likes to hover over the toilet seat because they’re too worried about hygiene to touch the surface! Running out of paper or soap are also so frequent that many holidaymakers carry everything they need in their bag. Petrol stations need to improve their facilities to meet their guests’ expectations. More importantly, maintaining your toilet area also benefits your staff.

How come you can’t stay open at night?

Last but not greenwoods personal credit least, nobody can predict how long they will be on the road. Traffic jams can delay their arrival time. Getting lost could also affect the journey. Therefore, no driver likes to stress out at the idea that the petrol service could be shut if they arrive too late. Keeping those open 24/7 would be a major improvement for all.

There’s no road trip without a decent petrol station that can help you to relax and recharge before continuing the journey. It makes no doubt, from a business perspective, that fully equipped and modernized stations along popular roads could make huge profits.