4 Simple Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow

Granted, some mornings are better than others! No matter what the mood or situation, you’ll be thanking yourself silly if you follow these four easy steps before leaving the house every morning. They will ensure you start your day off positively and with an air of complete determination and purpose.

1. I am just as good as the person next to me.

Always remember that the person you’re comparing yourself to will always be comparing themselves to someone too. You never know; it could even be you! Although a little bit of extra push and determination can come from comparisons, making daily comparisons to others can be very detrimental to a woman’s thought process. Constantly thinking ‘she’s much skinnier than me’ or, ‘she likes him more than she likes me’ is simply pure negativity. Remember that you are on the exact path in life you’re supposed to be on, and everyone has a different path. The time taken to stop and look around at everyone else’s paths will slow you down on your own.

2. Today, I will be brilliant.

I find this to be very important. Every morning I wake up, look in the mirror and say (out loud), ‘today, I will be brilliant!’ There are a few reasons for this – I promise there is a method to the madness. The first reason is that I like to use my voice before I have to speak to anyone else and embarrass myself with the husky cough we all know too well because the ole’ vocal cords aren’t warmed up. The second and more important reason is that positive self-talk is really important to a successful outlook on life.

3. I deserve the best

I think this is something women are constantly compromising on, and you know what? I’m sick of it, ladies! Everyone deserves the absolute best when it comes to important matters of life! Now I’m not talking about having the perfect espresso every morning from your local brew house; I’m talking much bigger picture! Things like relationships, jobs, and friends. Yes, finding a balance between the three is hard, but simply aiming for the best will push you in the right direction. Settling for ‘just ok’ or ‘average’ should be a thing of the past!

4. Say Cheese!

Smiling as you walk out of the front door can be one of the most rewarding things you can do all day. It can truly set the tone for the rest of your day. The mere act of smiling releases endorphins and initiates a chemical reaction in your brain that forces happiness to conquer any feeling of unease. I find this technique especially useful when I’ve had one of those terrible mornings where everything that can go wrong does go wrong! Even though you’re in a state wherein the SheWitch Banshee from Hell would be afraid of you, forcing a smile will help you leave negativity behind you.

5 Tips for a Safer Online Shopping Experience In 2023

For many shoppers, the online marketplace has been one of the best features of the technological age – you get what you want without travelling to the shops and negotiating the long queues and the arduous effort of getting there. For business owners, it’s a cost-cutting strategy to get their products out without costly overheads.

However, how sure are you that you are not paying more than you think you’ve bargained for? Horror stories of buying fakes and low-standard materials have been seen on posts and other online platforms. So how do we protect ourselves from these possible threats?

It would be very hard to figure out if what you’re buying is the real thing or a triple-A imitation. So we sought out brand maven Barbs Aguirre-Miravalles, the Division General Manager for Fragrances of LUXASIA – the leading omnichannel partner for luxury beauty and lifestyle brands to reach Asia Pacific consumers for some tips to help consumers figure out what they are buying.

Find a reliable source

Most e-commerce platforms have a marketplace where in it is open to all resellers. It is difficult to spot authentic resellers from counterfeit resellers as most would put 100% authentic on their product pages. When in doubt, I recommend shopping at the retailer.com sites or brand.com sites so you can be guaranteed that the products come from the original sources.

Compare and review

It would help to read reviews, but it would still help to compare prices and product details/ specifications from the original brand websites to know what you are buying. Check the source of the products.

Beware of cheap items

Counterfeit items are sold at cheaper prices precisely because the ingredients/materials used to create this is not comparable to the authentic item. We suggest watching Netflix’s ‘Broken’ to understand the danger of counterfeit items. This is dangerous to one’s health, especially for cosmetics and ingestible. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. You get what you pay for, so the lower money you spend equates to the quality you will receive in return.

To further help our readers, we dug deeper into precautions necessary for doing online purchases courtesy of the Australian Filipina:

Always make your purchases from a secure connection.

After clicking the link to the site, check out the prompt in the address field. It would usually read https://www, but if you read “Not Secure,” then it’s not worth your while.

Create a unique password.

If you keep on forgetting your password, get a secured password keeper like dashlane which keeps all your unique passwords that can be generated by the system or from a story of your life that no one knows about.

Be mindful of the information that you provide the sites

Identity theft is one of the most rampant crimes going around, and giving more information than you have to may just be the biggest mistake you can ever make. Standard information would be information on the payment method, shipping address, telephone number and/or email address. If the merchant asks for more, walk away.

Check the shipping details.

Some merchants charge exorbitant shipping fees that can turn a shopping bargain into an expensive mistake. Look to see if they provide tracking and insurance. Understand what carriers they use, and be particularly cautious if the item won’t be shipped within ten days.

Always remember, before you CLICK & SHOP, STOP & THINK.

Source: The Australian Filipina

4 Business Opportunities To Try in 2023

 

Businesses are everywhere. With every second that we spend living, business is there. It is inevitable that you buy at every stopover or just by the moment that you can see that you don’t have toothpaste right after you wake up. Business is there, and it is there anywhere and at any time.

Is business really that important? Yes, of course. Imagine life without a business. Will you ever survive? Businesses provide products of all kinds to their customers. It also makes the best possible use of scarce resources with the aim of gaining profit from a specific kind of business or just a simple buying and selling transaction.

Engaging in business need not have a lot of capital. Some may be of low cost, and some may require high investment depending on the kind of business that you would like to engage. There are a lot of businesses that may be an option for you also, depending on the inputs that you have. Some may require real money, but for some, if you have the talent, you can already dive into your specialized business. Below are some that you can opt for.

Event Planning

If you want to start a small business, event planning is a sure activity. In event planning, you need the skills since this is a highly specialized kind of business. You can go for catering services or a wedding event planner. If you have experience organizing and planning a wedding, this is a business from which you can profit. It is also important that you should be sociable since this job requires you to meet a lot of different kinds of people. Event planning is becoming popular because most people now depend on someone to organize their events perfectly.

Dining Business in a Food Cart

Heard about fast-casual dining? This is not a fast food or a full-service, sit-down restaurant. This kind of business is believed to be a low-cost one and is the “in” now. Food carts’ profitability has been proven in major city areas. You can always start there. Franchising food carts are now available all around; you can grab one and start your own business immediately.

Affiliate Marketing

Marketing products have now gone online. If you have the skills in blogging and writing, this business is the best one for you. Affiliate marketing is earning a commission by selling other products on your website. One good thing about this is that you do not need to develop your product. All you have to do is promote the product you are selling and let orders come their way.

Candy Maker

Do you have the skills to make candy? Then you can start your own business right there in your kitchen. You can always make one and have your friends taste it; once they love it, you can start your little business.

Success in a business is indicated by how much you love your work. If it is your passion, go and let the world know that your business is the best.

Swarovski and EssilorLuxottica announce a ten-year licensing agreement

Swarovski and EssilorLuxottica announced recently that they have signed an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture, and worldwide distribution of Swarovski Eyewear.

The agreement will be effective until December 31, 2028, with an automatic renewal option of an additional five years. The first collection under the agreement will be available on the market from September 2023.

This agreement combines Swarovski’s creativity and savoir-faire with the knowledge, innovation, and expertise of EssilorLuxottica.

The partnership builds on Swarovski’s luxury credentials alongside its enduring commitment to eyewear as a key fashion accessory. Swarovski Eyewear, which features designs inspired by the brand’s jewelry families, brings an additional facet to Swarovski’s customer offering, and complements its extraordinary jewelry, home décor and accessories collections.

The first collection will be developed under the leadership of Swarovski Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert and launched in time for the FW23 season.

Alexis Nasard, CEO of Swarovski, said: “We are delighted to further evolve our Swarovski Eyewear business with global leader EssilorLuxottica. This is in-line with our LUXignite strategy, and is a natural partnership for us, forged from a shared passion for beautiful design coupled with impeccable quality and savoir-faire.”

Francesco Milleri, Chairman and CEO of EssilorLuxottica said: “We are excited to embark on this journey with Swarovski, a brand known for its artful design and incredible attention to detail. We have always seen each pair of frames as a piece of art to be worn, which makes Swarovski and its story such a wonderful fit.”

About Swarovski

Swarovski is a place where magic and science meet. Swarovski unifies all parts of its organization under one spellbinding idea and brings forward a wondrous new world of crystal craftsmanship. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s highest quality crystal, gemstones, Swarovski Created Diamonds and zirconia, jewelry, and accessories, as well as crystal objects and home accessories. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. A responsible relationship with people and the planet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. This manifests today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda with youth-focused education programs and foundations to promote human empowerment and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact. For more information, please visit swarovski.com.

EssilorLuxottica

EssilorLuxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018, its mission is to help people around the world to see more and be more by addressing their evolving vision needs and personal style aspirations. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technology and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to set new industry standards for vision care and the consumer experience around it. Influential eyewear brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley, lens technology brands including Varilux and Transitions, and world-class retail brands including Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Salmoiraghi & Viganò and GrandVision are part of the EssilorLuxottica family. EssilorLuxottica has approximately 180,000 employees. In 2021, the Company generated consolidated pro forma revenue of Euro 21.5 billion. The EssilorLuxottica share trades on the Euronext Paris market and is included in the Euro Stoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices. Codes and symbols: ISIN: FR0000121667; Reuters: ESLX.PA; Bloomberg: EL:FP. For more information, please visit essilorluxottica.com.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Swarovski

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The Life Of An Entrepreneur: One On One With Lisamarie Monaco

Lisamarie Monaco is a National Independent Life Insurance Agent. She’s a successful entrepreneur who started with very little. She currently co-owns her business (Insuranceforburial.com) – and is a “Family Protector.”

Monaco helps seniors daily, and she ensures their loved ones are protected from financial burdens when they pass away, ensuring they receive a lump sum check at the most difficult times in their lives. We recently caught up with Monaco to discuss her journey as an entrepreneur, and here’s what went down:

Could you please tell our readers a brief background about yourself and how you started your business?

A little about me and my background: I grew up on Long Island, New York. I worked at a Level One Trauma Center for 18 years. I have raised four children. I lived through a divorce and was unsure where life would bring me. I knew I needed to make some decisions and decided to take a leap of faith. I moved to Florida a few years ago and married my now husband, Danny Ray. We founded our company together. Although he has been in this industry for over 27 years, I have not. I was starting my life over and knew I wanted to do something meaningful and decided I wanted to help our seniors protect their loved ones from financial burdens when they pass away. That is when I became “The Family Protector.” Insuranceforburial.com was born shortly after.

What are you currently doing to maintain/grow your business?

I am currently working on preparing for Medicare open enrollment to ensure our clients have everything they need in coverage and to be certain they are in the right plan and not overpaying by even a penny. We also want to ensure they do not have any gaps in their coverage.

What form of marketing has worked well for your business throughout the years?

Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing. These are great ways of building our business through the years.

What social media platforms do you usually use to increase your brand’s awareness?

The social media platforms we use the most are Facebook and Instagram. Everyone today is on Social Media. People use Facebook probably the most and not only socialize, but shop and have found us via Facebook and have reached out to us to help them obtain life insurance.

What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?

The toughest decision in the last few months has been implementing more automation in our business. We have hired people to be administration assistants, but we have not had luck finding the right fit. I have decided we will utilize automation as much as possible, and in addition, I take on Administrative roles two days a week to keep up with the daily routine.

How has your business been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the business has increased even more than ever. We are a National Telesales Agency, licensed in every state, and have clients in every state. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more people have appreciated the ease and simplicity of the online application process and voice signature application process for their life insurance needs. Our seniors can get an active policy from start to finish in 20 minutes and never have to leave their homes or have anyone come into their homes. They are safe and have their family protected by the end of that call with an approved policy!

How have you adapted your business operations in response to COVID-19 and its associated impacts?

Since Covid-19 we have adapted by keeping distance and working from our home offices. We have a few in-house agents and several remote agents that have been wonderful throughout the pandemic.

What have been some of the most important lessons you have learned because of this pandemic?

Some of the most important lessons I have learned since the pandemic is to appreciate our current clients, our clients to be, and to appreciate the business we are in. I find it an honor and a privilege to do what I do, especially with such uncertainty over the last two years. Knowing I have helped so many of our seniors get through this and help them reach their goals of final expense insurance and protect their loved ones leaving a legacy for their children and grandchildren. It is a tremendous honor on every level.s

What do you hope to see happen in the near future for small businesses all over the world?

I hope to see small businesses continue to grow by leaps and bounds in the near future all over the world. I hope for this because small businesses are people’s dreams, their creativity, desire, grit, and passion for what they do. Seeing that come to life is a beautiful thing.

What advice would you give to a newbie Entrepreneur setting up a new business in this pandemic?

Don’t overthink anything. Write out your goals. Set up a plan. Create a vision board of everything you want to achieve and take that leap. You will have sleepless nights; you will have feelings of failure at times or make mistakes; takes those as your stepping stones to greatness, and never give up. Take it from this small-town Long Island girl who started out with $58.00 in my checking account and eating Triscuit crackers. I am an example of anything, and everything is possible. Take your leap!

Ted Baker announces the launch of four new stunning timepieces

Luxury British lifestyle brand Ted Baker is delighted to announce the launch of four new stunning timepieces just in time for the gifting season. Complete with 100% sustainable and recyclable gift boxes, Ted Baker proudly presents four new watches for both men and women, ensuring the perfect gift for the special people in your life lies within this impressive collection.

The Lilabel and Fitzrovia Bumble Bee timepieces join the brand’s elegant women’s range, while the Caine and Phylipa Gents watches combine contemporary and classic style to bring new additions to Ted Baker’s iconic men’s collection. This timepiece collection is also the first to incorporate the brand’s new magnolia motif, lifted directly from the Ted Baker archive, which symbolises perseverance and a love of nature, and is, “Ted Baker DNA summed up in one simple icon,” as pronounced by the brand’s Global Creative Director, Anthony Cuthbertson.

Each watch can be made unique through a variety of watchstrap style, colour, and case size options. Available from Davidjones.com, 275-350 AUD. 

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Ella McPherson of Grove Communication

Meet The Entrepreneur Behind The Cover Of The November 2022 Issue Of MoneyCentral Magazine: Ben Giroux

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He voices the lead character in the Nickelodeon animated series that premiered on Paramount+. The show, based on the books of the same name, follows 11-year-old Nate Wright, a rebellious sixth-grader with a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world. Whether he’s dealing with disasters at home or detention at school, Nate is no stranger to a challenge. Luckily, he’s able to express himself through the cartoons he creates. The cast also includes Dove Cameron, Rob DelaneyCarolyn Hennesy, and special guest star Jack Black to name just a few.

Giroux is best-known for his portrayal of The Toddler, the main and original villain on the hit Nickelodeon series Henry Danger. After a five-season run on the show, he brought his popular character to the spin-off series Danger Force. Since its inception, the “Dangerverse” has become one of Nickelodeon’s most successful and longest-running franchises of all time.  To date, Giroux has showcased his talent on over 100 episodes of television, including a recent recurring role on the Netflix sitcom The Big Show Show as the comedic nemesis of WWE star Paul “Big Show” Wright. Other appearances include Will & Grace, NCIS, Bones, Psych, and House, M.D. to name a few. He has also made a name for himself with an extensive resume of voiceover roles. Notable credits include Bunsen is a Beast, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC Superhero Girls, and The Loud House, among many others.

With his huge fanbase, Giroux has built an impressive social media presence and is verified on all platforms. He launched a very successful TikTok channel with over 113 million likes and over 4 million followers where he posts hilarious content including Dumb DubsMostly Good Advice, and Ruin A Toon.  He has also established a loyal following on Instagram with over 192,000 followersFacebook with over 168,000 followers, and Twitter.

MoneyCentral International recently caught up with Ben to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and here’s what went down:

1. Can you tell us more about yourself? How did you get started in the entertainment industry? 

Hey! I’m a comedic actor/director currently starring on Nickelodeon’s “Big Nate” on Paramount+. I’ve also played The Toddler on Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger” franchise for the past decade in addition to directing, producing, and writing commercials, music videos, and TV pilots via my production company, Small Red Cape.

2. What do you like most about acting? 

On a deeper level: with the world in a pretty funky spot right now, my imprint on the universe is adding a little bit of levity. Acting allows me to create and consume comedy and laughter—I’m obsessed with collaborative creativity. On a shallow level: there are really tasty snacks on set.

3. How different is it to act in front of the camera vs. voiceover acting? And which one do you prefer? 

It’s all comedic storytelling—just through different mediums. I love being in front of the camera and behind the microphone equally. That said, voiceover affords me a wider range of roles I’m applicable for; Nate Wright is a 6th-grade kid, but I can also play a creature, a superhero, and a robot in the same episode.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nickelodeon

4. What are your weak points when it comes to acting? How do you try to improve them? 

Sometimes I overthink things and get a little too “in my head.” Over the past few years, I’ve been focused on owning my inner confidence and trusting my instincts.

5. What are your strong points as an actor? 

Improv, improv, improv! I think the key to a career in comedy (and really, life in general) is embodying the spirit of “yes, and….” Most of my television roles have allowed me to riff, improvise, and add my own flair. “Big Nate” is a great example; I’d say about 10% of our show is entirely improvised. Those little moments of unscripted magic are something I pride myself on.

6. What have you learned from the directors that you have worked with throughout your career?

80% of good directing is casting. I really enjoy working with directors who let their cast explore, color outside the lines, and elevate a script with their own unique spin. The cast has been hired for a reason, so I love directors who give their cast a safe, free environment to try outside-the-box choices. Every time I work with a great director, it inspires me in my own directing career.

7. What are some of the difficulties of the acting business? 

When you begin a career in entertainment, you’re signing up for a life of 99% rejection. As an actor, you’re essentially a professional job interviewee—constantly auditioning for opportunities where the odds are stacked against you. But all of that hard work pays off when you land a role; it makes the constant rejection and close calls well worth it. You must be relentlessly driven, never getting too pumped up or too discouraged.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nickelodeon

8. What’s challenging about bringing a script to life? 

The biggest challenge about bringing a script to life is finding cohesion between a lot of disparate things: making the character feel authentic, making the character specific to your own point-of-view and skillset, making choices that are consistent with the director/showrunner’s style—there’s a lot to consider. But filmmaking is the ultimate team sport and that collaborative energy is what ultimately brings a script to life.

9. What do you do when you’re not filming? 

I’m really into fitness! I go to the gym almost every day —it’s a great way to disconnect. I also travel around the country competing in Spartan Race obstacle course races. I love challenging myself physically. I’m also obsessed with watching NBA basketball. Go Suns!

10. What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far? 

I have so many awesome memories from my career, but one of my favorite experiences was creating a parody music video called “Back to the 90s” in 2017. In it, my team celebrated all sorts of ‘90s pop culture and music genres. When we released the video, it went mega-viral, charting on Billboard, amassing 100 million views, and landing us all in Las Vegas with The Backstreet Boys. Truly a surreal experience and one that opened up so many great opportunities thereafter.

Photo Credit: Adam Hendershott

11. Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far? 

I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with so many amazingly talented people over the years. I loved working with Christopher Guest on his HBO series “Family Tree,” Charlie Sheen on the FX series “Anger Management,” and even Chevy Chase in a Lifetime Christmas movie.

12. If someone is going to make your life into a movie, who would play you? 

The Rock, obviously.

13. What are your future plans–inside your career or out of it? 

To continue making funny, cool, creative content with my friends whether that’s on or off-camera. I’m also actively pitching original TV series with my writing partner, so hopefully, I’m running my own show very soon.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Homegrown Basketball Australia… What Is This All About?

Homegrown Basketball Australia (HGBA) is a community-based sporting association that started off as a small group of interested basketball players and enthusiasts playing social basketball games in 2012. It was later established as an organisation by its founders, Karlo Basa, Alfred Sayas, and Cromwell Alvarez.

HGBA prides itself on being the seasoned basketball influencer in Western Sydney and the Sydney Filipino community. Its presence has continued to expand all over Australia and is commonly recognised by International Filipino Basketball associates as the long-standing leader in Filipino Basketball in Australia.

The brand continues to be associated as the driver of the basketball movement in Western Sydney as it constantly elevates and redefines its services throughout the years. This has resulted in wide exposure and strong influence over the Basketball and Filipino community at large.

Homegrown Basketball provides the following services:

Western Sydney Basketball Association (WSBA)

WSBA is the Basketball League entity of Homegrown Basketball Australia, which officially commenced its Basketball League operations in Autumn 2013. In its tenth year and 16th basketball season, WSBA has established itself as the leading amateur Basketball League in Western Sydney, managing between 40-50 teams every season.

Homegrown Basketball Academy (HG Academy)

HG Academy is the basketball coaching and player development entity of Homegrown Basketball. Accredited coaches and trainers deliver the program in an innovative and fun environment, providing several options for all ages and skill levels.

National Basketball Training Centre (NBTC)

Homegrown Basketball Australia is the tenured partner of the SM NBTC Basketball Pathway to Philippine UAAP and NCAA Basketball. The program provides for Philippine Collegiate Basketball aspirants to participate in the extensive training and development program with an opportunity to be selected to represent Australia in the annual SM NBTC Global Games, the scouting platform for Philippine NCAA and UAAP coaching and scouting staff.

HGBA continues to build on its rich history as they endeavour to develop the sport of Basketball and its presence in Australia. For more information on its services and how to be part of the Homegrown Basketball community, please contact the Homegrown Basketball admin at [email protected]

Prominent Buyer’s Agent launches Australia’s first ever simple step-by-step guide for everyday Aussies looking to invest in commercial property

Chinese-Australian buyer’s agent Helen Tarrant is Australia’s number one commercial property buyer’s agent. With house prices fluctuating and interest rates continually rising, she believes it’s time Australians end our ‘love affair’ with residential property. Having built a multi-million-dollar property empire herself, Helen is finally unmasking the hidden secrets surrounding the alternative investment pathway – commercial property.

Traditionally, this property market area has felt confusing, inaccessible, and unaffordable for many investors…and this is where Helen’s new book comes in.

This Spring, Helen’s first book Cashed up with Commercial Property: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Cash Flow Positive Portfolio, will launch in bookstores Australia-wide. Published by Wiley, the book will be a first-of-its-kind educational guide that makes commercial property investment easy to understand and accessible to all – no matter your age, ethnicity, or background in investing.

Whilst most of us feel like we need to either win the lottery (or have cashed up family members) to get our foot on the property ladder, Helen’s own story proves this doesn’t have to be the case. After migrating to Australia from China as a young girl, Helen’s family had only $70 to their name. She moved house 9 times and worked three jobs to support her family throughout high school. After completing a Master of Laws at university, she founded her own beauty therapy business. She was burning the candle on all ends, yet still felt like she couldn’t save, or find any work life balance. It was during this time that a single moment with her landlord changed the course of her life forever…

“My landlord would show up, collect my rent, and then just go out fishing. That was all he did. His income from the rent of his tenants in our building meant he could live the life he loved. Cue my light-bulb moment…maybe I should look into commercial property. After doing some research I found that commercial property had the potential to halve my investment journey time and help me make ten times as much cash flow than investing in residential. And so, I took a leap of faith and never looked back,” Helen says.

In 2012 Helen purchased her first commercial property, a Japanese restaurant in North Sydney for $395k. Fast forward a decade, Helen’s property portfolio is worth over $30 million.  And due to the way that commercial property is geared, during that time, Helen was also able to build her income, earning an additional $20k plus in positive cash flow per week from her investments alone.

These simple ideas and lessons Helen learnt along the way was what eventually inspired her to become a buyer’s agent. Realising there were many misconceptions in the market and no one really educating everyday investors about commercial property, she found a niche providing essential education and strategies for the average Australian seeking to get their foot in the door. Helen now has helped over 1,000 Australian investors find financial freedom through commercial investment, with a total property portfolio worth over half a billion.

Cashed Up with Commercial Property is unique in its category, as it features real life case studies and practical guides for what is required to invest in commercial property. It provides helpful comparisons on investments between residential and commercial, as well as sound strategies that any Aussie can use to generate additional income as they work towards their property/investment goals.

One such case study is Sydney mum Joey. With three kids under five, Joey works as a compliance consultant while her wife, Diane, is a dentist in her own practice. “Joey first approached me when she had 11 residential properties, was negatively geared and in desperate need of some cash flow so she could support her growing mortgages and family lifestyle. Over the past three years we have helped her source excellent commercial investments that would drive a sound return and help her reach her cash flow goals. In that time, we have secured her three properties and close to $100k in passive income, and that’s after outgoing expenses,” Helen explains.

In her book, Helen debunks the biggest myths about commercial property and provides encouragement that no matter who you are or what your property goals are, she can help you on your journey. Three simple pieces of advice her book, includes:

  1. Embrace the Mindset ChangeTrying something new always comes with uncertainty and a bit of gear-shifting. But embrace the mindset changes and don’t apply the same things you know about residential, to commercial. It’s a learning curve, but the payoff (literally) is worth it.
  2. Don’t wait!Ever heard the old idiom, there’s no better time than now? Well this is completely true in commercial property. The market is always changing, so no matter who you are, I recommend getting some advice and starting now, even if it’s small, because the longer you wait, the lower the yield. Build the right strategy and don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone.
  3. Allow Yourself to Dream Big!We can so often feel despondent about property – whether you’ll own the dream home or are scared of being priced out of the market. But with commercials, we encourage you to dream big no matter where you’re at in your investment journey. Map out your big-picture goals, and then with the help of your team, we can help you work backward so you can figure out the best way to start now.

Cashed Up with Commercial Property is published by Wiley and is available for purchase through all good book retailers for $32.95.  For more information or to purchase a copy, visit: https://helentarrant.com/

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Medianet

Jim Thompson signals the beginning of a new chapter

Jim Thompson, Thailand’s iconic global lifestyle brand signals a new era with the opening of Bangkok’s must-visit landmark the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter.

 

Jim Thompson, Thailand’s iconic global lifestyle brand signals a new era with the opening of Bangkok’s must-visit landmark the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter.

Jim Thompson, Thailand’s iconic global lifestyle brand signals a new era with the opening of Bangkok’s must-visit landmark the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter. Inclusive of the original Jim Thompson House Museum, it features a new “Museum About the Man”, a Home Furnishings Exhibition, a café and a new Iconic Store.

Jim Thompson, Thailand’s iconic global lifestyle brand signals a new era with the opening of Bangkok’s must-visit landmark the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter.

Local and international visitors will get to soak in the rich history and stunning architecture of what was once the residence of Jim Thompson and explore the beauty of Thai culture, silk traditions and the Thai spirit of innovation as well as discover exhibitions about the life and work of the “Silk King”.

Frank Cancelloni, Group CEO at Jim Thompson explains“We are excited about this new chapter. This is not just any lifestyle brand; it was founded by an iconic man who revived the Thai silk industry. The project will be 100% completed by April 2023 with the opening of a restaurant, a bar and a multifunctional hall, all reflecting the spirit of Jim Thompson.”

Jim Thompson House MuseumComprising of 6 teak houses sourced by Jim Thompson from all over Thailand, his residence also became home to an extensive collection of Southeast Asian art. After his disappearance in Malaysia in 1967, his home was carefully preserved and turned into a museum.

Museum About the ManDrawn from the archives of The James H.W. Thompson Foundation, “The Man Himself” highlights the critical milestones in Thompson’s life, from his early years to the last day that he was seen. The exhibition also charts the journey of Jim Thompson fabrics from Vogue to Broadway and on to becoming Thailand’s only global lifestyle brand.

Home Furnishing Exhibition‘The Evolving World of Jim Thompson Textiles’ is an exhibition that unveils the story of the Thai Silk Company Limited and the prominent creative figures behind the company’s successes in the textile and fabric world after the mysterious disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1967.

The Iconic StoreVisually stunning, the store offers over 6,000 products and exciting collaborative projects including menswear, womenswear, bags, knick-knacks, accessories, homeware, and exclusive collections only available at this location.

The Jim Thompson Art CenterThe Art Center is a place where ideas and stories are shared through creative experiences. It is also a gathering ground for cultural communities to come together, learn, discover and exchange dialogues.

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