You Owe it to Your Business to Stay in Great Shape

yogaI don’t get people, especially entrepreneurs, who don’t do regular exercise. I mean, if you’re sitting in an office and your productivity basically doesn’t make a difference to your pay, then fair enough. But pretty much everyone who’s an entrepreneur knows that the endorphins you get from regular exercise can help increase productivity drastically (here’s a study if you don’t believe it) – and if you’re in business for yourself, extra productivity usually = extra $$. And yet it still seems like there are so many businessmen and women out there who just don’t get regular exercise. I seriously just don’t get it.

So, me and my sis are pretty different in many ways, but we both agree that exercise is an essential part of being at the top of your game mentally, so we basically try to egg each other on to do more exercise – she actually calls me fat (I’m totally not by the way) just to motivate me – I guess it’s OK because we both know I’m not fat. But yea, that’s the kind of thing we do with each other to make sure we both get exercise in.

Honestly, it doesn’t even matter what exercise you do – it could be running, pilates, yoga, some of my friends are even doing this boxing thing which apparently is loads of fun. Basically two or three times a week, everybody just needs to get up off their butts, put on a pair of shorts, and just do something physical – and the boost you get from that in terms of happiness and productivity just makes up for all that ‘lost’ time and then some – and that doesn’t even take into account the obvious physical health benefits that regular exercise brings.

Basically, exercise is like a totally legal and totally free superdrug that you can take whenever you want with pretty much no negative consequences other than maybe the occasional sprain or something. Seriously – you can eat as healthy as you want, you can avoid alcohol and smoking and be gluten free and paleo and whatever, but add all that up, and compare it to a reasonably tough workout two or three times a week, and I’ll bet that the exercise actually has more of an effect than all the other stuff combined (here’s an article that goes over that stuff)

My sis and I (before we started our business) also had a lot of trouble keeping to a regular exercise schedule, and now that we’ve been able to keep it up for a while, here are some tips that we have that might help you keep to a regular schedule of exercise:

  • Go with a friend – I don’t normally exercise with my sister, but I do have one or two friends that I take classes or go to the gym or yoga with, and it really helps a lot. If you’ve arranged to meet your friend at yoga or something, you’re much less likely to skip the class and ditch them (unless you’re a bad friend) which basically means you have a much better chance of showing up and doing some exercise
  • Pick something fun – Everybody likes different kinds of exercise – my sister hates yoga, she thinks it’s way too static and boring, but I really love it. There are loads of cool classes and stuff that you can take if the treadmill or elliptical machine doesn’t do it for you – maybe try a dance class or some martial arts or something. Give a bunch of stuff a try – a lot of these places have trial classes available – and you’re bound to eventually find something that you find fun.
  • Block off your exercise days and don’t make other plans – basically, after a certain point, if you’re exercising regularly, it’ll turn into a habit and you won’t even think about it. But in order for it to turn into a habit, you probably have to go two or three months on a pretty consistent basis. Because of this, I’d say you should block off specific days of the week that you’re gonna dedicate to exercise, and try not to make plans or anything in that time so that you’re going consistently and your brain starts to associate Thursday  with yoga class or something.

Anyways, that’s my rant about exercise – I feel like for entrepreneurs especially, who need to stay productive and also have more control over their own schedules – they really owe it to themselves to exercise consistently. That’s all from me today I guess.

Being Business Partners with your Sister is the Best and the Worst

 

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Seriously. My take on being business partners with my sis is that it’s both totally the best and absolutely the worst thing you can do. So I’m gonna ramble on about how I feel about working with her, and what I think of the idea of a ‘family business’ in general (although I guess our business isn’t really a family business the way you’d imagine).

Inc article about how to avoid conflicts of interest and drama.

Here’s one from entrepreneur.com basically saying it’s a bad idea (uh oh)

First and foremost, the great thing about doing biz with my sis is that I totally, completely trust her. I never have to worry about her doing something to take advantage of me, or embezzling money or anything crazy like that – I know at the end of the day, she’ll have my back, and I think that level of comfort is pretty difficult to reach even if you’ve been in business with the same partner for 20 years or whatever. I mean, I know many siblings who just aren’t that close, and most brother/sister pairs probably wouldn’t be able to say that about their siblings, but for me and Lisa, we’re super close and we’d never intentionally try to hurt each other – especially not for $$$.

Another great thing about having my sis as my partner is that when stuff is going well, it’s just so great. We can share in the joy of doing well – it’s not like at the end of the day, work is over so we each go home to our respective lives. Clearly, that kind of relationship with colleagues/business partners is really common, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but one of the real perks of working with a family member everyday is that you really share in the joys together – and when I see that my big sis is happy, I get happier as well – it’s like a big old circle of happiness.

On the other hand, the flip side of sharing joy is that when things are going badly, well, we fight – and it can get pretty nasty. I think there’s something about family where a lot of the time you know that they’ll eventually forgive you, and that almost gives you license to say really mean things to them? I don’t know. Anyways, business is tough and we have a disagreement or argument, it can devolve pretty quickly into a really negative situation. I think I’m probably more emotional than her, so it’s likely more my fault, and that’s really something I have to keep in mind after a rough day/week/month.

The other issue with working with your sister is that stuff outside can sometimes affect the work. I mean, I think we’ve both improved on this a lot, but at the start when we would be fighting about something outside of work, that would spill over into working hours and we’d just not talk at all and be really frosty towards each other, and basically it was bad for us and bad for the business. I think this is something to really keep in the back of your mind if you’re planning to do business with family or friends – when you argue, it will impact your business unless all of you are like on the spectrum or something. It really takes some time and practice to get used to the idea that family drama needs to stay out of the workspace, and if you can’t get to that point then maybe it’s best you don’t pursue the business with family/friends path.

Anyways, that’s basically all I wanted to blog about today, hope you gleaned some useful info from it, and if you did, stay tuned because there’s way more coming your way =). I’m also gonna include a few great links that I found about the subject – I found them super interesting, maybe you will too!

 

Sister Stuff & Entrepreneurship

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Hey guys and gals.

This is our brand new blog about sisterhood, entrepreneurship, and pretty much whatever we feel like talking about. We’re a pair of sisters who’re super close, but unlike most sisters we also work together, so this will be our judgment free blog/confession space/mediation zone where everything and anything is up for discussion. For obvious reasons we won’t go into specifics about what our business is – we don’t want all our customers and suppliers and stuff to know everything that goes on behind the scenes =p. Our goal with this blog is to use it as a private (but actually public) place where we’ll hash out all of the challenges we face dealing with business, family drama, and, well, dealing with each other.

You might be thinking “why would they want to air all their dirty laundry out for the entire internet to see?” – and honestly, we don’t really want to do that. We talked about it for the longest time before we decided to put up this blog. In the end, we thought that it was a pretty cool idea- mainly because as far as we saw, there weren’t any other similar blogs or websites on the web that deal with siblings/family members/really close friends being in business together and the fights, arguments, and general silly drama that often happens in these situations. Our hope is that this blog eventually develops into such a resource – and that by keeping it open and brutally honest, we can attract readers who’re maybe in similar circumstances as we’re in. I guess what we’re trying to say is, maybe other people will be able to learn something by seeing/reading our dirty laundry!

So, a little about the two of us. You can probably guess our names based on our site name, so we won’t go over that again. We’re 5 years apart, and one of us is a relatively new mom and the other is single. We’re pretty different personality wise (this seems to be really common for sisters) – one of us is really outgoing, pretty creative, and always late to everything. The other one is kind of more reliable, more of a straightforward thinker rather than a creative mind, and, well, has more responsibilities in general. Think Emily Deschanel in Bones and Zooey in New Girl. That’s the kind of dynamic between us, just not that extreme (it is TV after all).

We’re basically in the fashion business in some capacity, and we won’t give out too many details about that – but basically, don’t be surprised if we blog about the fashion industry as that’s one of our common interests (although our tastes are COMPLETELY different). We’re not designers or anything glam like that, and we’re not famous or anything, so don’t bother trying to pry =p.

Anyways, look out for either one of us to write about pretty much anything that we want to – but in general you can probably expect a lot of stuff about fashion, self help  personal development stuff (one of us is really into it – guess which one), business and entrepreneurship,  and family drama. We also both love coffee, so you might also come across the occasional random picture of a cup of coffee with no explanation =p.

 

 

Raising Awareness through Social Media

raising-awareness-through-social-mediaMy experience in Africa being there for five years is definitely the best part of my life. I have never thought that Africa would be that amazing. It exceeded my entire expectations. If I could have stayed there longer, I would. I have traveled almost every country in the continent. Other than security reasons, I have no excuse for not heading into an African country.

Another reason why I felt it was a remarkable experience is because I was able to do my share in helping the locals. Even if I was there mainly for personal reasons, I saw the conditions of some locals who can barely meet their daily needs. I was touched the first time I saw them and I have decided to raise funds to at least extend my help to them.

One of the ways in which I sought for help is through social media. Every day, I post photos that I have taken while I was there. I made sure that I capture the reality in Africa. From the beautiful sceneries to the starving children, I have covered Africa in every step of the way. I immediately posted these photos via Instagram. Given the number of people who have seen the photos and my call to help the people, the fund raising endeavor became a massive success.

Managing my social media account

I did a lot of other things when I was in Africa. I also kept moving from one place to another. There were places where the internet signal is just weak. It was then that I decided to go for Instagram marketing service. This service helped me in managing my Instagram. I could no longer afford checking the account after posting the photos. I couldn’t even do anything to promote account so that more people can help in fund raising.

This service allowed me to easily manage everything. They helped look for people who could be interested in those photos and eventually make donations. They have also extended help by determining the best photos to be posted and gave me ideas on how to make the photos more appealing.

Big changes

In just a week, I have seen the number of followers surge. They are not fake accounts. I have even checked those accounts myself just to determine if they were really from real people. Those who followed me genuinely appreciate the photos I have taken. They have understood my goals and they were willing to help. In no time, there was a spike in the amount of donations that I have received. As a result, I was able to do projects to help the locals who are in desperate need of help.

I suggest you also do the same thing. There are a lot of people in the world who are suffering. People simply need to be aware of their suffering. Posting these photos humanize them and make the situation real. You may also raise funds for other causes in the future.

Dental Care in Africa Should be Given More Attention

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You might have heard a lot about how kids in Africa suffer from hunger and thirst. Due to the lack of resources as well as rampant corruption in the government, the services needed by the people don’t reach them. We barely hear anything about dental care though. The truth is that there are a lot of kids in the region suffering from dental problems. The reason why this is not given attention is because having sparkling teeth is the least of their concerns. They think about having anything to eat. They also think about other more serious illnesses.

Dental care is essential for a healthy and happy living. This is why even if it is not highlighted; non-government organizations and foreign aids must also be allocated for dental care. Being in Africa for 5 years, I have witnessed lots of children suffering because they have recurring toothache. Yes, there are also serious illnesses in the region, but teeth related problems affect people even more. It makes more children cry each day, and are unable to live their lives the way they should.

Quality of food

One of the reasons why there are a lot of dental issues in the region is because of the quality of food intake. Most of the times, they are not given the right kind of food to eat. They eat whatever is available, whether it is considered healthy or not. Our teeth are affected by what we eat. There are foods that leave stains causing cavities and discoloration over time. However, considering that most of the kids live in poverty and have barely anything to eat, they will take whatever is given to them.

More medical missions

The region definitely needs more medical missions. Dentists should be sent to different African countries to look after those kids who have dental issues. In fact, there should be doctors who actually stay in certain areas with available medical supplies and equipment to provide free dental care. You may also read about spacers for teeth and other dental procedures that kids in the region need. Some of these issues are universal of course, but there are people who are lucky enough that they can afford undergoing those procedures. Most kids living in poverty in Africa cannot.

See it for yourself

You might be overwhelmed by the idea that a lot of people are living in extreme poverty in Africa. You even try to ignore those issues anymore since you think there are a lot of people willing to help anyway. The truth is that there are more things that needed to be done. HIV/AIDS epidemic has somehow been controlled. Other serious problems like Ebola have also been addressed. If these major problems have been given the necessary attention, it would be great if there is also enough attention given to dental care. This is a recurring issue, but since it looks minor, there is no enough aid that goes into it.

Make Your Life More Meaningful by Leaving Drugs and Helping Others

make-your-life-more-meaningful-by-leaving-drugs-and-helping-othersOne of the reasons why people are into drugs is because they think that they have problems that they can’t bear. They might have lost their job, broken up with their fiancée or have money issues. These problems might seem grave, but they are nothing compared with what the people in Africa are suffering. For some people in the region, their main problem is having anything to put on their table to eat. These are bigger issues. You will be embarrassed that you have immediately turn into drugs for simple problems when these people have remained strong and have kept fighting on.

Be a better person

It is time that you let go of your addiction. Make sure that you detoxify now by seeking for medical help. You will undergo a process where the substance will be gradually eliminated from your body. Then, you will be given activities to allow you to socialize better as you will be released to the society later on. There are a lot of people, even celebrities, who have undergone rehabilitation. They seemed hopeless before, but they were able to turn their lives around. They have made an even bigger name for themselves once they have stopped drugs.

It is also great if you understand the methods on how to pass a drug test so when you decide to get a job later on, you will not be rejected simply because you have tested positive for substance abuse.

Visit Africa

Once you have fully recovered, you might want to keep yourself busy. One of the things that you can do is to visit Africa and see the situation of the people there for yourself. By then, you will realize that they are indeed in a bad situation. Yet, despite what they are going through, they still keep fighting. You will be inspired by their stories that you will never think of going back to drugs again. You can even invite your friends whom you know are also suffering from substance abuse. Seeing these people in person and seeing their suffering in flesh will most likely change their minds. You will also realize that you are lucky to have been given another shot at life while these people continue to suffer and are just relying on others for help.

There are better things to do

The problem with people who are into drug abuse is that they kept thinking of their problems. They don’t have anything else to do. They are drowned by their problems. The truth is that there are better things to do in life. There are more problems that need to be solved. Dwelling on the pain of your personal problem and going into drugs will not solve anything. It will just worsen the situation. Don’t be afraid to turn your life around. You just need to get help and commit to the process. Even those who are seemingly hopeless have become better people after detoxification. You can also be just like them.

Make Money through Online Surveys After Spending Everything You Have Traveling the World

make-money-through-online-surveys-after-spending-everything-you-have-traveling-the-worldDeciding to leave everything that you have to see the world is such a great risk. You have to leave your job, rely on your savings and be away from the people you love. You only live once and this is something that is definitely worth taking the risk on. I have done the same thing when I decided to leave home and live in Africa for a few years.

Experiencing the world and seeing things you have never seen before is such an amazing experience. If I would be asked to do the same thing over again, I would. The reality simply kicked in when I went back home and I have realized that I pretty much have nothing left to go on with my life. This was when I realized that I have to start making money again.

Applying for a job when you have taken a long pause could be such a huge challenge. During the time that you were gone, a lot of other people could have taken over the job. They are younger and are more committed to the job.

With my frustration, I tried exploring other options. Then, I stumbled upon this job where I have to try Surveys for Cash. I thought it was just a joke. I have heard about this many times before. I didn’t take any of those things seriously because I knew it was totally impossible.

With hard work, you can make money

The truth is that even if you don’t necessarily get thousands of dollars in a month, it is still possible to earn a few bucks. You just have to be consistent in responding to these surveys. You also have to provide honest answers and a better perspective for the company that has hired you. There are survey respondents who don’t take the job seriously. They just answer the questions without reading them. The companies will know if you are just faking your response. This could hurt your chances of being given the chance to answer surveys in the future.

On the other hand, if you work really hard and you have proven that you can provide a good response that could be of help to the company, you will be paid well and you may also get more tasks in the future. They will even give you other survey jobs that pay better.

Starting over again

This is just the stepping stone to make more money while you are still gathering your life together. You can keep doing it in the future though especially if you have a good reputation in answering those survey questions. It takes time to finally get your life back, but you can do it if you work really hard. It also doesn’t mean that you won’t make more trips in the future anymore. As long as you live, you have to keep exploring the world. It is too big and it is just waiting for you.

Transforming Your Life Starts by Transforming Your Body

Transforming Your Life Starts by Transforming Your BodyHave you ever reached a point in your life when you want to do something, but you know what it is? You want a new job, but you have no idea in mind. You want to travel to another place for soul searching, but you can’t begin to plan it. You want to see a better version of yourself, but you don’t know what changes you have to go through.

This is common for many people. We have lots of plans in mind, but nothing happens. We want to achieve something, but we are confused in many ways. If you still don’t know what to transform in your life and how to do it, then start by transforming your body.

This might sound shallow, but it is still a goal after all. Whether you feel too fat or too lanky as of the moment, you have a reason to do something about it. You better stand up and find ways to change your body and make it look better.

Consult with your physician

One of the reasons why it is difficult for some people to achieve changes in their body is because they don’t necessarily know where to start and how to get to their goals. You need to check with your physician first. You need to know what the problem is with your body and what to focus on. You will also be given advice on what to eat and what to avoid.

If your goal is to build your muscles, then you can speak with a trainer. You will then be given advice on how to achieve it through exercise and perhaps some supplements. As long as you speak with an expert first before doing anything, then it helps.

Find out the best exercise techniques

It also helps if you check first what the available exercise options are. You need a plan where you can check what moves are perfect for you. Of course, you need to start with something simpler before you go for difficult exercise routines. However, if you really are interested in seeing changes, then you might want to try out cross fit.

This is an intense workout which is not for the faint of heart. This is getting more popular these days because of how it helps achieve results in no time. You can check out videos in YouTube first and find out if you are fine with it. When you think you can, then go ahead and try it out. You can check out the 6 best crossfit shoes which you can use in doing the exercises. You may buy the 6 best shoes for crossfit online if there are no supplies available in local stores.

Seeing the changes

It takes time to see changes in your body. This depends on your determination and persistence. However, once you have seen the changes, you have at least accomplished a major goal. Now, you can think of other ways on how you can transform yourself and be a better person.

Why Motherhood is Life Changing

Why is Motherhood Life ChangingYou might have heard of new mothers telling people how their lives have changed since they have become a mother. As someone who has not yet given birth, you might not be able to relate with this story. You think that it is just an exaggeration or an overwhelming feeling. The truth is that in many ways, your life will change if you are a mother.

Selflessness at its peak

Most single women these days are all about themselves. They love taking selfies and posting them online for people to appreciate their looks. They love talking about themselves and their accomplishments. They love doing whatever it is that they feel like doing. When you are a mother, you need to include your child in any of the things that you do. You must start being considerate in decision making. You now have someone else relying on you. This is why you have to be selfless. As you see it, most mothers tend to become homey. They don’t talk much of themselves, but of their baby. They are no longer as fashionable as before because they care more about their kids than themselves.

Life is no longer just for play

When you become a mother, you start raising another person. This person’s life depends on you. Therefore, you start thinking about life seriously. It is no longer like before where everything is about playing games. You enter a relationship today and break it up tomorrow. You spend your money as if you don’t have anything to consider. You travel everywhere because you only care about yourself. This is no longer the case if you have a child. You need to be more considerate and you have to take it more seriously.

Financial responsibility is a must

For those who don’t have children yet, financial responsibility is not necessarily a must. They only think about how they can maximize the opportunities today, regardless of the expenses. Mothers have to think of their kids first. Instead of buying new clothes, they would have to start looking at the 10 best double strollers. Instead of throwing a party, they would rather use the money to improve the nursery room. It is totally different for mothers especially when making decisions involving money. For instance, they check out the best double stroller at www.newbabyspace.coms not just considering the brand and the quality, but also the price.

These are just some of the reasons why being a mother changes life. There are so many considerations. Mothers start to become more responsible since they know someone else relies on them. Having a baby is a result of their decision. Therefore, they need to take responsibility. You may not necessarily understand it for now, but you will realize how important it is soon. The best thing that you can do is to learn from mothers. You need to take notes and get tips from them since you will be one of them in the future. If it happens, it is great to be prepared.

Eco-Friendly Steam Mops are Now Getting More Popular

Eco-Friendly Steam Mops are Now Getting More PopularEach time you have to clean your floor, you need to wear gloves, put on a mask and prepare the equipment. This is mainly because of the chemicals you need to use to remove stains. Aside from placing your health at risk, they also pose threats to the environment. Take note that these chemicals will either evaporate or its liquid form will go back to the soil and also pose harm. Either way, it becomes damaging to the environment. If you can remember, there was a time when a lot of items at home contained CFC’s. This is banned now, but for a long time, we never knew how damaging it could be to our ozone layer.

The chemicals present in cleaning agents might seem fine for now. However, if constantly used over a longer period of time, there will be repercussions. It can be unprecedented since everyone uses these chemicals to clean up their house. You definitely don’t want to be a part of the problem. Therefore, you need to start by removing these chemicals and not using them as cleaning agents. If you ask how, then start by using eco-friendly steam mops.

Eco-friendly mops

Modern floor mops can now be used only by applying water on the floor. Even without chemicals used, the floor will still be sanitized. These mops also work in any type of floor surface. Whether it is hard or soft, smooth or rough, you can expect these mops to work perfectly fine. Since it involves steam, you can expect the bacteria and germs on the floor to also die during the process. The best part is that modern mops are very easy to use. In just a few minutes, you are done with your job.

Other features

Aside from eliminating the use of chemicals, other modern mops have great features too. For instance, you can now buy one with an adjustable height handle. Thus, if you let your kids practice cleaning the floor, then it can be adjusted to match their height. There are also water levels indicators so you will know when it is time to refill the water used for the steam. Cleaning heads may also be adjusted depending on your floor size. You can even get one that is wide enough that you can finish the job in half the time.

Buying the best steam mop

It might seem tricky if you are now going to buy a new mop. You are enticed given all these features. However, you also know that high quality and modern cleaning tools come with a price. The good thing is you can now cheap out the best steam mop online by reading online steam mop reviews. After going through your check list and determining what the best mop should be for your needs, go ahead and buy it. Rest assured, these modern eco-friendly mops are worth every penny you spend on it. After all, you can use it to ensure that your house is clean and you take part in protecting the environment.

Considerations For Starting A New Family Business

As you know we love running what has become a successful family business. We wanted to share some tips with you that we have learned along the way. If you are interested in starting a new family business you may have noticed that there are a lot of considerations that you need to think about. However, you may be thinking which aspects of starting a business are more important than the others and which ones should you spend more time on then the rest? You can only complete so many things in a day.

First things first, it is beneficial for any family business to have a nice functional website that gets the business’s point across quickly and easily without the end user having to work to figure it out. For anyone that is looking to start a new family business I always recommend starting here and spending most of your time to get this set up and working. Your website will represent your brand and often be the first impression since it will help you figure out exactly what your business is, what it will be, and what you want it to be in the short term and long term. Once you have succeeded in making a good, well organized, and optimized website, you will then need to start shifting gears and focusing on setting up some contracts for your customers.

Once you start focusing on contracts, I always recommend investing some time and resources into making a “good” contract. Now, what do I mean by good? By good I am referring to a contract that will attract new customers over time and leave them wanting more so that they keep coming back. It will also clearly define the roles of your business to establish expectations for the customers in a clear-cut fashion. It will also help to resolve future issues such as customers not paying for invoices. If you are having issues with this process I usually recommend asking for assistance from a commercial collection agency like The Collection Law Group that has experience in writing these agreements because as they say, good fences make good neighbors.

Now that you have created both a working website, figured out a game plan, and set up a contract you are ready to get started. It is now time to figure out how you plan to divide your well-earned and precious time between starting your new business and your family. As you may have noticed so far, starting a family business isn’t a walk in the park but if done right it can be a great and profitable learning experience if you divide your time correctly. When deciding to start a new business, it is always a good idea to remember that this will be a full-time job, not a part time job. If you’re only willing to do this part time then odds are you probably won’t make it very far. However if you and your family work together and all put in the same amount of time you will be unstoppable!

Getting Over Chainsaw-phobia

ChainsawphobiaIt might sound exaggerated but when you can learn how to use a chainsaw, you can do just about anything in life. To begin with, not everyone can use a chainsaw. In fact, a lot of people have not even come close to a chainsaw. It is extremely scary. The thought of using it makes people afraid already. Add to that the movies depicting just how scary chainsaws are. This is why when you have the courage to come closer to a chainsaw and use it when everyone else can’t; you already are a survivor in your own rights.

Why not? These chainsaws are heavy. They produce scary sounds. They are also extremely dangerous. They can cause injuries. Most of all, they look like they were taken straight out of your nightmare. When you have the courage to try using it and you have survived the challenge, then you have to congratulate yourself for a job well done.

How to face the fear of using chainsaws

In order to prevent yourself from feeling scared, the first thing that you need to do is to just take a look at a chainsaw up close. Don’t turn it on just yet. You need to be familiar of the tool so you won’t be scared coming so close to it the next time. Next, you have to get the manual and learn how to use each button correctly. If you can’t find the manual, then you have nothing to worry. You can search for ideas online. There are also online tutorials available if you wish to learn how to do it with explanation.

When you are confident enough, you can try using it with simple objects. You don’t have to try with a big tree immediately. You can cut smaller logs first just to see if you have the hang of it. If you can’t do it right, then go back to your training manual. Eventually, you can go on bigger logs. When you have the courage already and you have followed all the instructions by heart, then you can take down bigger trees.

Use the proper gear

It is also important that you stay protected during the entire process. Get gloves, helmet, goggles, and wear boots. You need to have the right outfit for the job. This is not just one way to keep you protected, it is also a way of making you feel confident. When you know that you are totally protected, you won’t feel scared using it anymore.

For now, the best thing to do is to buy the best chainsaw online. There are a lot of them available. Go ahead and compare the best chainsaws first. When you have made your decision, you can start using it immediately. Next time, when there is a need to cut a tree or logs using a chainsaw, you don’t have to hire someone else to do it. Also, you can do other heavy tasks at home now that you have conquered a major challenge.

Traveling with Your Sister and Her Twins? No Problem!

Traveling with Sis and TwinsWhen was the last time you’ve spent time with your sister since she had a family of her own? You can’t even remember. In between her busy schedules and yours, you don’t even find time to go out together. It is such a shame especially if you have been doing things together when you were younger. Now that she has a family and you also have yours, you no longer spend time with each other. Well, it has to come to an end. With the help of things like a double stroller, you can easily find time to meet each other up without sacrificing anything.

Your babies are the priority

Of course, you understand each other when you say that you can’t go out because you have to take care of your baby. Your babies are the priorities and they have a lot of needs that you need to attend to. When your sister tells you she can’t go out because of the baby, you understand it. Likewise, she also understands you.

However, when really want to meet each other and your babies stop you from doing so, the best thing to do is to bring your babies with you. This will make you spend time with each other without necessarily leaving your babies behind. When you have a double stroller, you can move around easily. Whether you wanted to meet at the mall, go on shopping, eat in a restaurant or just walk around the park, these double strollers will make things easier for you. They are easy to open and close. They can also make your trip a lot more fun. Of course, you can just bring one stroller and put your babies side by side. It makes everything more exciting.

Spend a lot of time together

Even if you spend the entire day in a coffee shop just talking to your sister, you won’t feel guilty at all. You know that you are not sacrificing anything. You have your baby with you and this makes you still a responsible parent. You can look for double stroller reviews first if you don’t know exactly which one to choose. You can also seek help when you choose the best double strollers.

When you have your double strollers with you, everything becomes easier. You can now spend more moments together. You can just call each other and you are ready to leave right away. You can also go out with the entire family sometimes. You can just use the double strollers and your babies are safe.

Nothing beats moments with your sister

You cannot sacrifice the lovely moments you can have with your sister. She is incomparable and she also feels the same way to you. Even if you have your own family, you can still make the most out of your free time so you can spend it with each other. It is even more memorable now since you can share tips on how to be good mothers.