Applying Business Skills in the Home

Being a hotel and boutique owner in Canada means I’m not home that often. Grandkids run around all day and I come home to the mess. But I make the best of my time at home, because I have the skills to use my time wisely. And that brings us to today’s topic: How to apply your business skills in the home, and what this means for the whole family!

First we want to ask “why do we want to apply our business skills at home?” Firstly, my skills in cooking, cleaning and being patient with customers transmit nicely into household settings. Over the years I’ve learned from experts in various fields on how to do skillful things, all of which I can do at home, like learning how to repair an oven thanks to Appliance Repair Victoria on the west coast. Or, even better, my skill at cleaning the carpets thanks to years working in other hotels from Kitchener to my home country.

But there are also business skills that you should NEVER use against your own family in the home. An example of this is using sales techniques to manipulate people. If you love your family you should have an honest discussion to get to the bottom of things, not trick them with deception and sales strategies. At first, when my kids misbehaved, I would use certain sales strategies against them, managing my micro expressions to seem more intimidating, but soon I felt bad for doing this and resorted to honest conversations instead.

With that said, here are a bunch more business skills that I do use at home:

  • Organization
  • Accounting
  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Decorating
  • Designing

Over time this list will continue to grow as I get better at managing my business and spending more time at home.

Get Rid of Your Old Clothes This January!

If you are in a position to get some new clothes in January 2021 or have a lot of old clothes in the closet or kids’ closets that you know no one in the house is going to wear anymore, then now is the time to help others in need and give the clothes away to your local charities and thrift stores.

Running a boutique of used clothing is hard when no one donates clothing, and with social distancing rampant in urban populations around the world right now I bet a lot of struggling thrift stores are getting way less inventory.

Also, random objects in your home can be donated, so people in houses without those objects can easily afford them. I remember when I found a blender in a thrift store for $15 and I was so happy because I needed one really badly. It was an older blender that would have sold for maybe $60 brand new but I was able to use it in my apartment and saved a lot of money at the time when I needed to.

So think about it. After all, you have to let go of the old to let the new come in, and I find that every time I give a lot of stuff away blessings come into my life.

Staying Healthy, More Than You Think

There’s more than you think to staying healthy. If you don’t believe me, keep reading. I won’t be talking about the obvious stuff like eating well and sleeping right, or not smoking and smiling often. I’m talking about the stuff you don’t think about like making sure you rinse all the soap off your dishes and use fluoride-free toothpaste. I’m not a conspiracy theorist or paranoid whatsoever. I’m just aware, and today I’d like to share a list of 8 things you don’t do that could keep your mind and body healthier. And I’m talking about staying healthy at the level of your blood cells and DNA, not just your skin….

So I’m glad you’re here. At my blog we’ll be discussing many different topics like this. Now let’s get to the meat of my argument.

I already touched on two rare factors that most people aren’t aware of, and after I make a list of 8 more I’ll follow up to explain why I think this way.

Eight Ways to Stay Healthy You Probably Never Thought About

tips for staying healthy
  1. Prevent getting bit by bugs at night (having bug screens on windows help).
  2. Have clean floors and wear socks to prevent toenail fungus and other foot diseases.
  3. Try not to use coercive soaps and shampoos every day.
  4. Try not to leave your skin reliant on moisturizers by using them regularly. Only use them when you need to.
  5. Wear a hat in the sun to prevent skin cancer.
  6. Only listen to positive music to prevent negative subconscious thoughts.
  7. Don’t worry about things you can’t control, and always have two assumptions about things you’re not sure of to prevent jumping to wrong conclusions.
  8. Keep your home free of mold and pests.

If I sat here all day I could make this list go on and on for hundreds of points. If you want to read more, here’s a great article. But this should be enough to give you an idea that there’s more to staying healthy than you think. Not doing all of this can add up over time to deplete your mental and physical health. I could also add stuff like don’t wear too much make up and make sure you’re not using too many plastics in the kitchen, but you already get the point (I hope).

Point #8 is my favorite because you’ll be surprised how many people have mold in their home without knowing it. And even many people who know they have black mold growing in the shower or on the window sills don’t seem to care. The truth is, if you have mold in your home, whether its growing behind the walls or in the fridge, it slowly depletes your health. You breathe in the mold spores and your body must continuously fight against them. This concern was originally brought to my attention when I first moved to Canada, because a good friend of mine had to order a mold testing Victoria BC service, and they were spooked and hocked by how much mold was actually in their home. They aptly handled the situation by getting the same company to provide mold removal services and they noticed an increase in their health within a few months.

There’s also more things that are in your home that contribute to good health, like having pets that love you and healthy relationships. being grateful goes miles, and people who complain a lot are often less healthy than people who have a positive outlook on life. These are all things to remember when it’s time to get your health back are to add an extra boost to your life’s longevity.

Stay healthy out there.