10 Things Taking Over My Dad’s Business Taught Me
1. Frustration only drives you to present on when you do what you love
2. Consistency is one of the major keys to a successful business and career
3. People management is one of the necessary skills to be acquired before starting a business
4. The ability to replicate your vision in the mind of your employees is a very crucial skill to be acquired in growing your business
5. Always keep your employees occupied, don’t give room for laxity
6. Your working environment should depict what you envision for your business
7.Be careful to grow your business centered on one employee, he tends to become the heart of your business
8. Build a business system that runs without the owner, a self sustaining business
9. In growing your business, your first three months should be centered on making the business sustain itself not on profit.
10. Money becomes the main motivation to your employees when they don’t understand your vision
Surprise parties are increasing in popularity. So much so that sometimes guests assume a party is a surprise even when it isn’t! This can often lead to confusion so whether you’re hosting a surprise birthday party or a surprise bridal shower, here are some tips to get you started so you make sure the surprise stays a surprise.
Think about what kind of surprise party you want to plan. The list of things you can do is limited only by your imagination. Don’t worry about execution just yet. Ask yourself the following questions and consider the answers when planning the party.
- Hobbies. Does the person have any hobbies they’re passionate about? Would it be feasible and fun to make the surprise party revolve around this hobby? Planning a football surprise party is a lot easier than planning a skydive surprise party.
- Likes/Dislikes. Keep in mind the things that the surprisee likes and dislikes. Pack the surprise party with things the surprisee likes and your party will be a hit. Load it with things the surprise dislikes and someone else will be responsible for heading the planning committee next year.
- Personality. Is the person intensely shy, making a surprise party of more than a dozen people simply a bad idea? Or is the person more outgoing, letting you think about inviting even people that the surprisee doesn’t yet know.
- Timing. Is there a good balance you can find between picking a time when the surprisee will be totally baffled and letting everyone, including the person being feted, enjoy themselves? Picking a Tuesday afternoon would certainly surprise them, but it might not offer everyone enough time to relax and enjoy themselves.
Start planning a theme. As mentioned earlier, there are tons of different kinds of surprise parties. Here are some ideas for surprise parties that might get your creative juices flowing.
- Throw a surprise party at home. Find someone who will occupy the surprise somewhere else for the time it takes to set up; text to stay in communication with your conspirator, making sure your surprisee doesn’t come home sooner than expected.
- Throw a surprise party in the great outdoors. The woods or the beach would be a great location for a surprise. You could have a Survivor-themed party in the woods, or a luau-themed party at the beach. Outdoor games are especially fun at these events.
- Throw a holi(birth)day surprise. If the surprise’s birthday happens to fall in between the holidays, they’ll often be forced combine a birthday celebration with a holiday celebration — with half the presents. Throw a birthday party for the surprisee during the holidays, and the surprisee will thank God that someone finally recognized their perilous bad luck.
- Throw a double-surprise party. Surprise the person once, all while another group of their friends are off in another room. After the shock of the first surprise has died off, surprise them again with the second group of people!
Find a chaperone who will escort the surprisee while others plan/set up. A chaperone is really vital to the surprise. If you don’t have a minder along with the surprisee, the surprisee could come and ambush the party before it’s adequately set up.
- Typically, a best friend or spouse acts as a chaperone. This is because the surprisee feels comfortable with them, and won’t feel any social anxiety, causing him or her leave unexpectedly.
- If you’re planning the surprise party at home, have the chaperone take the surprisee shopping, to a movie, or on a hike. Plant a firm time commitment in their minds. Give the organizers at least two hours to set up. If the surprisee only expects to be out of the house for a short time, they’ll catch on when the chaperone keeps deflecting and delaying.
- Have the chaperone do something fun with the surprisee. A boring outing will make the surprisee want to go home sooner. Plus, wouldn’t the surprise be even more memorable if the surprisee and chaperone had a blast on their own before they went to a legendary surprise party?
To be Continued…
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It is proven that sometimes what you see affects what you think. So don’t just stay at home cracking your head on what to do to make your event good. Yes, it is nice to jog the old brain sometimes but it also helps to learn from others. I know an Engineer that is a very good interior decorator although now he is going to study it fully in school now but he made waves without going to study it for fives years and counting.
You can read magazines, watch shows and read blogs like mine to get good info on what to do to make your events awesome, even to a small scale event. It can be small but very classy
So stand up and go out on a Saturday just take drive around your neighbourhood and look!
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