For reasons of confidentiality I have changed names dates and identifiable features of this narrative but all the facts, all the hard truths are true. I have also decided to use a pseudonym in order to protect myself from being sued for publishing this work especially as I probably signed something to say I would keep it to myself but honestly if you’ve been at the local cocktail bar on a staff work night out you would have heard it all anyway warts, fungal feet, massive ball sacks, hairy moles and all.
Dear proponents of open offices:
Give me a wall. Three walls as it were. (I’d rather have four quite
honestly. Four with a door: an office really). But clearly we cannot
Navigating the world of e-commerce can feel overwhelming, especially when your brand is just getting established. There is one thing every business owner is focused on and that’s growth. Knowing where to invest your time, energy, and resources can make all the difference in growing your e-commerce brand. Do you list your products on Amazon or commit to your own website? Is it worth your time to do both? The proof is in the impact Amazon can have on building your e-commerce brand.
In the 90s and early 2000s, Craigslist was one of the top e-commerce retailers on the global stage. Today, with over 4000 items sold per minute and over 2.5 million sellers, it’s safe to say that Amazon has commandeered that position.
Whether you’re scaling from local to national, national to global, or just adding more lines to your range, laying the right foundations will make all the difference in your brand’s success. Without keeping all the balls in the air when you scale, e-commerce sales growth won’t always equate to more profit. More sales mean more traffic, more stock, more shipping, and more customer interactions. Drop the ball on one or more of these, and the whole system can fail.
Amazon is by far the largest online marketplace in the entire world. Starting as a humble online bookstore, it has expanded into several verticals and now gets 200 million unique visitors per month. Naturally, such a large marketplace is quite attractive to small brands looking to grow their sales.
Across the monitor in delayed succession the new deliveries specifics sputter out: Address, order, estimated time of arrival, and or if there are any special sides. I’m first in line to take the next batch, three or four I lug in a worn-out bag and race around town, mapping out the quickest routes to get where the customers wait. I never want to be more than two minutes with one customer. How you doing tonight? You see the game? You need any cheese and peppers, any plates and napkins? That is my small talk. That is why my manager pats me on the back and says, “The best, the best damn driver I ever had.”
Fonbet is one of the oldest Russian bookmakers. The company was founded in 1994 by chess player Anatoly Machulsky (died in 2017), a native of the gambling industry Vadim Sidorov and banker Andrey Rozov. In 2004, Fonbet was the first among Russian bookmakers to accept bets during the match. The new service became its main advantage over its competitors.
There are some writers who either live or die by the pen versus the word processor. It’s easy to wonder of handwriting helps. It’s a particularly good question when we’re moving into a time where handwriting skills matter less and less.
No ‘work-at-home’ scheme is demonized and misunderstood than network marketing and direct selling. At its best, direct selling and network marketing are seen as ‘unimportant’ mommy-business or something that Uncle Bob does only to find his good luck. And at its worst, it is perceived as scam artists and being ‘full of greedy snakes oil salesperson’. Simultaneously, others tout direct selling business as a viable method to jump-start a home-based part-time business.
As a person who has had a plethora of these dreams, I've always wondered, are they real? Did I imagine this? Was I just overstimulated during the day? Well, needless to say, I got my answers. I've had Lucid dreams since I was a child. Lucid dreams are those that are so vivid in imagery, they seem real. Like you wake up wondering where you are because you swear you were just somewhere else. They tend to occur during REM sleep, which means Rapid Eye Movement. This is the second stage of sleep, the deep sleep. If you've ever watched someone sleep and see their eyes moving like crazy, they're in REM and probably having a wild dream. REM sleep happens like 2-ish hours after you fall asleep. So, one day as a child, I had a dream that me, my mom, and siblings went to a store and saw someone we knew but had not seen in a long time, a very vivid dream like I was there in person. I saw the entire scene play out as if it were real. The next day, we went to that same store, and everything that happened in my dream happened in that store. Now, as a child, that was very scary because how can that be real? I thought dreams were just that, dreams. As I grew older, the situations seemed to happen more and more. So in 2016, I decided to start keeping a dream journal because they were getting way more potent. In this present life in 2020, I am a very spiritual person. I tend to skew toward the fact that my dreams were actually real or have real messages behind them. So I just documented them back then and didn't really pay attention, as things in my real waking life were more important. 2020, I finally had time to actually sit down and go over my journals from 2016-present. The dreams that I recorded blew my mind. All of these dreams were lucid, and all of them were either warnings or precognitive. It scared me because I tied each dream to an actual event in my waking life that happened to me, my family, or close friends. So do I believe lucid dreams are real? Yes! In my opinion, those are the dreams that you need to pay special attention to. They have meaning so record them. I used to write them down, but voice notes are way faster lol. You'd be surprised at what they really mean in waking life...Like one of my most recent dreams...I was warned about an extraterrestrial visit I would soon receive...Stay tuned for my next article where I'll tell you all about it.
"You're on your own."
That was what started all of this, the good and the bad. Those four words started me down this path that I'm on now filled with drama romance and weirdly enough, the paranormal... kinda.