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Business 1 Lesson 85

Over the course of several weeks, I have been reading the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dale Carnegie. Throughout the book, Carnegie gives tips on how to manipulate people into doing what you want, and how to get along with people. Today, I am going to write about my plan to implement one of the tips laid out in this this book.

The chapter that I think would be the best to follow, would be How to Plant Seeds for Ideas. This is important because it gets people to do what you want them to do without them realizing that it wasn’t actually their own idea. That way they do things for themselves that have the added benefit of helping you. Planting a seed is a very important and useful skill. This is because it allows you to “trick” people into doing something for you, while they think they are doing it solely for themselves. This also allows you to manipulate people who have ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) to do what you want them to. (That could be a very useful skill!)

Being able to plant a seed doesn’t only get people to do what you want, as it can also be used to get people to see the benefits of another action. For example: if a person were to try and fish with a spear instead of a fishing pole, you would try to explain why they should use a fishing pole instead. If you utilize the technique of seed planting, you could get that person to see why a fishing pole is better. Then, that person would make their own decision as to whether they use the fishing pole.

As you can see, seed planting can be very useful. My plan is to practice using this technique and learn everything that I can about how to do it. If I can learn how it is done then, with practice, I can get people to see from my point of view and get them to do what I want. Seeing this technique in-action would also be helpful, so I plan to find someone who has mastered it, so I can study them in person!

In conclusion, I think that seed planting is a very useful skill that can be applied in a variety of situations. I think that some people are going to be better at this skill than others however, over time, I think that anyone could develop the skills to successful seed planting. My plan to become successful is to learn from others and try to see what works for me and what doesn’t. Then, I will use the skill in one situation and see if I can do the same thing in another situation, or if it is not a “one size fits all” technique.

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Business 1 Lesson 75: Trust

Have you ever met someone and it felt as though they never told you the truth? Imagine, now, that very person is trying to sell you a product. Would you want to have a business relationship with that person? The answer is probably no. Your answer is no because they’ve lost your trust. For that very reason, truth is a very important factor in business relationships.

How important is trust in establishing long-term business relationships?

Trust and truth are vital to business relations. It is very important for both parties to trust each other, otherwise somebody is likely to cut off the relation. That is why you want to make sure that you aren’t deliberately telling a lie. The point of a business relation is to get mutually beneficial advantages. If you break the trust, the other company or customer will find an alternative business to work with. In other words, you will lose valuable business, money, and ratings. If you lose one customer due to distrust, that customer will tell their friends and family, who will do the same thing. Unless you don’t care about your business, you really want to avoid losing customers.

Making an impression.

When you are trying to establish a business relationship, you need to make that very best first-impression as you possibly can. Otherwise, you probably won’t  make the customer want to work with you. You want to make sure that the customer gets the very best service possible. You want to make sure that they know that you will do almost anything to get their business. They also need to know that they are the one in power, because they have money. You want to make sure that they are aware that you know they are in power. . Also, you don’t want to come across as desperate for money. Basically, make them feel welcome and in a safe environment where they can trust you and feel important.

Trust me, this is important!

Trust is an important part of any relationship, whether it be business, family, or spouses. If trust is never established, then you will never have a successful relationship. If you are trying to spark a long-term business relationship, the first thing to make sure you both have is trust. Otherwise, the other person could be trying to do something that will hurt your business. In fact, I know a person that had an experience just like that. He works as a real estate agent. He was approached by a couple interested in buying a house. He put in a lot of work, and a lot of hours into researching and showing them several homes over a period of weeks. Once they found a home that they wanted to buy, they told their cousin (Who turned out to be the actual buyer) about it. The cousin then purchased the house with another agent… who took all the commission. In conclusion, trust is extremely important when trying to establish a long-term business relationship. Without trust, you end being hurt.. So, if you ever try to establish a relationship in the business world, or anywhere else, make sure that trust is up near the top on your list of requirements. Also, make the customer feel like they are in a safe environment and make them trust you. If the customer doesn’t trust you, you won’t make a sale.

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Business 1 Lesson 70: Spreeder

When I attended public school, I met many kids who showed no interest in picking up a book. They were not interested, because they could not quickly read and comprehend what they were reading. In fact, some of them may have been on the verge of not knowing how to read. What if this could change? What if there was a program that would allow kids to increase the amount of words per minute they could read and comprehend? Well, there is such a program it is called Spreeder. My business teacher, Dr. North, highly recommends this program because, if used for only 10 minutes every day, it could increase your reading speed exponentially. Dr. North has asked what it would take to get me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes per day.

Quite simply, it would require Dr. North to give me a list of benefits.

Obviously the first benefit would be faster reading. Being able to read fast is important when it comes to school. Schools typically require you to read a set number of pages or words every quarter, or 9 weeks. So, if you were able to read that amount in less time than required, that would leave you with more time to do with as you’d like.

Another benefit would be improved comprehension. This is obviously extremely important because what is the point of being able to read fast, if you don’t understand what you just read? Comprehension is extremely important whether you are the Usain Bolt of reading or the slowest turtle. If you don’t understand what you just read, it doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow. That is why, if you use Spreeder, you will be able to increase your reading speed and still understand everything you read.

One other benefit is that you could finish your personal books faster. This is a benefit, because it allows you to move on to other books that you have wanted to read for quite some time. It also allows you to read a school book and a personal book and understand both. My favorite part of being able to read personal books faster, is that I can read as many books as I want because I can finish them quickly.

Another benefit is the fact that your vocabulary would increase because of Spreeder. Now, this isn’t a direct benefit of using Spreeder. However, Spreeder teaches you how to read faster and, with that, you can read many more books. Since you can read so many books, your vocabulary would increase exponentially. When I was little, I would read so much that my vocabulary was not typical for a student my age.

In conclusion, it would take Dr. North giving me a list of benefits (like what I have given above) to get me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes every day. As I shown above, Spreeder has a lot of benefits. There should be no reason for me NOT to use Spreeder. That means that I should start using Spreeder to increase my vocabulary, free time, reading speed, and comprehension, etc., otherwise I am just being flat out lazy.

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Over the Past Few Weeks

Hey guys, I wanted to give a quick check-up for what’s going on in my life right now! All-in-all I haven’t been up to much since To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I did realize that you guys might want to know about something special that my sister and i have been doing! So, without further ado, let’s get into this!!

Over the past two weeks my sister and I have been working tech(backstage) for the musical: High School Musical, out in Baker County. My sister has been working the spotlight for the same show. Well, I was under the impression that I was just going to be doing tech backstage. Unfortunately, one of the basketball players dislocated her knee. So, I was put in to replace her at the last minute. (I’m not complaining one bit, in fact I am really having fun, I just feel really bad for her.) Anyway, I am now playing TWO roles. Instead of just tech… I play the Wildcat Mascot, and Benny La Shootier (La shootie-air) and running tech in the back. I am in tech/actor Heaven! I love this so much, I never thought I would get the chance to do two things that I love about plays at the same time!

Another awesome thing, that I found out about yesterday, is that I have been nominated for Best Actor in a Play! My sister has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Play! We now have our names out there! This could lead to giant possibilities! This could lead to major opportunities! This… Could… Lead… To… A career in acting!! This could be a step in the right direction for me! This could lead to movies or even Television shows! (I don’t really know if this will really do that) Anyway, click here to vote for us! (Caleb and Caitlyn Fennell).

In conclusion, I have had a lot of stuff going on in my life. Hopefully this stuff has the potential to either put myself on the map or Baker County. If you enjoyed this short summary of the past couple of weeks, leave a like! Hit that subscribe button for more from Homeschooled Hero! Also, be sure to vote for Caleb and Caitlyn Fennell!

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9th Grade Business 1: Lesson 35

In this essay, for Business 1, I will be explaining my answer to the following question. Would you rather start a small business or take a minimum wage job as an apprentice to a mentor? Why? This is a question that I think we should all be answering. An apprenticeship is not a bad idea seeing as though you get to learn how to become a mentor yourself. However, there are some drawbacks to working for minimum wage, which doesn’t matter if you are an apprentice or if that is your job. Anyway, I am getting off-track so let’s get into the real essay!

Let’s talk about the apprenticeship first. With a minimum wage job, there come many problems. These are only problems if you don’t live with your parents. If you still live with them, then you will probably think that a minimum wage job is great just to get a little extra cash. However, once you get out on your own, you will need to get a much better job to support yourself and eventually a family. So, a minimum wage job is good just to start your transition into the work force. However, it isn’t good for when you live out on your own.

Now, let’s talk about the small business option. I think that this is a really good idea, and it come with extra plus sides. This is because it earns a lot more money than the other, and because it gives you a sort of funding for anything you might need in the future.  Seeing as though a business takes money to earn money though, you need to be prepared to take some out of your pocket to get some into your pocket. However, you may need money to start a business and get it going but, once you get it, you will start earning money like crazy.

Now, let’s compare the two side-by-side. On one hand, the apprenticeship is good for a starting job and the small business works better for someone who has already obtained a starting job. Now, that’s not to say that you can’t do both, because you totally can! In fact, starting out with an apprenticeship is a good way to get experience in a field and earn some money. Then, you can start up your business with the money you earned from the apprenticeship. Plus, you can be an apprentice whilst running your business at the same time. That way, you can be earning a steady income from two different sources and you can learn two separate trades at the same time. So, apprenticeships and businesses are both great ideas depending on what you want to do.

In conclusion, I think that starting a small business might be the way to go, but you may be able to do both if you wanted to. Alas, an apprenticeship is pretty good as far as learning a trade goes, but the money isn’t very good. You can also do both. So, to sum it all up, this is really a choice that you must make yourself. Personally, I would do both. That way I get a steady income from two different parties. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero! See you guys next time!

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9th Grade Business 1: Lesson 30

In this essay, for Business 1, I will be explaining why, I will have lost money at age 70 because of television. Now, I don’t usually watch excessive amounts of television, however I do watch some. The typical amount of TV, that I watch, is about an hour and a half a day. I do have a few exceptions such as when I am sick, or on the weekends. Let’s get into this essay, before I forget and go watch some TV.

[Did you guys think that was funny? Please leave a like if you did.]

Earlier this week, I was given the assignment to find out how much TV I watch in a week. Well, I discovered how much I watched this week, but I was sick and could barely do anything on Monday, and so that kind of threw off my calculations. However, it was still this week and so I must put it into my calculations. Plus, people will have those kinds of days in their lives, so that is why I am fine with putting this into my essay. The only draw-back is on the weekend, seeing as though that hasn’t happened yet, I will only get a calculation for the work week. Maybe, over the weekend, I will do this again just to see how much money I lose over the typical weekend…

Here is the amount of TV over a week: 10.5 hours a week.

Here is the amount of TV per month: 42 hours.

Here is the amount of money per month: $840.

So, over a period of about 56 years. (I choose 56 years, because in 56 years I will be 70.) I will earn about 26,572,566.47 if I reinvest 100% of what I earn. This is awesome! I never thought that having a business, and investing the time that I spend in front of a television into my business, I would become super rich. It seems to me that if I had thought of this earlier, I would have started a business and I would have been earning a whole lot more money than I am now.

[Even though I just got my first “job.” I put that in quotes, because it is an acting job… for a couple of days of work.]

If I think about this really hard, I start to think about how I would have to do this. First, I would have to start a business by 15, and then start earning $20 an hour by the age of 20. Then, I must have an interest rate of 10% to get this much money in 56 years. Well, unless I start that business now, it will really be 55 years. Basically, I have less time to earn this much money. However, a year wouldn’t be too detrimental to the plan, because I will still be earning a lot of money each year.

In conclusion, I think that starting a business at 15 is a great idea. I think that if you can do it, do it. Also, if you can’t do it, figure out why and then change that so that you can do it. This assignment has shown me that a business is very important for people who want to earn a lot of money, and don’t have a skill that pays a lot of money. Or it is important for people who DO have those skills, but can’t get a job. This shows that you can skip the burger joint, and go straight to Silicon Valley.

[Or wherever else has a lot of money…]

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