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Practical ways to overcome insecurities

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Everyone has their insecurities but some are better at hiding them while others are good at dealing with them. Sometimes you just don’t feel like you’re good enough or doing enough. In this day and time where people get ‘standards’ from social media, it is even more difficult for people to manage their insecurities.

A lot of people suffer from depression and even go as far as committing suicide just because they were bullied, rejected or criticized because of their inadequacies.

There is no one way to overcome insecurities as everyone deal with it differently. However, these are few tips I believe would set you on the track:

Build Your Confidence.

When you have self confidence you can’t be bothered about anyone who thinks you’re not good enough. The truth is most people point out the insecurities of others just to cover theirs.

They project their fears on you and try to convince you that you can’t succeed. What you need to do is learn Self Approval. If it’s good enough for you then put it out there. Even if it’ll take a while, your work will surely get recognised.

Do not depend on other people to tell you what is or isn’t good enough for you.

Always Surround Yourself With Positive Friends.

 It’s also very important to be around people who give you strength in your weakness and knows how to give you the right push.

Always avoid toxic friendships and stay away from people who see you as a nonentity or a “never-do-well”. People like that only know how to condemn without giving any good suggestion.

Pray About It.

There are times I get so worried about issues and I just pray. Even when the problem haven’t been resolved, within me I get a kind of reassurance that everything would be fine.

Never underestimate the power of prayers. The answers may take a while but knowing that you didn’t leave God out of it should be a source of relief because He is the one who makes all things beautiful in His own time.

Do Not Be Afraid Of Criticism Or Rejection.

The reason why some of us are not pursuing our dreams is because we’re scared of being criticized or ignored. What we fail to realize however, is the fact that sometimes criticisms bring out the best in us.

I once asked a friend to review my articles and the response I got was a little different from what I expected. He told me that one of the articles was too basic while he  complimented the other, talking about how I owned that particular article.

As my friend it was normal for me to expect him to applaud me, but it was even better he told me the truth because it affected the way I wrote my next article. I was able to make it more personal and relatable.

There is nothing wrong with trying to improve yourself to meet certain standards. Just make sure you’re doing it for you, not because of someone’s approval but because it’s what you want.

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Does Your Business Need a Robot

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If you’re looking to adopt a robot in your workplace, there are a lot of things you need to consider first. While robots boast tons of benefits, there’s also the potential for a large negative. If you can’t really afford the robot, that negative is some serious debt that you may not be able to climb back out from underneath. Robots are amazing, but only if you can actually afford them.

Can your small business afford a robot?

1. How Much Are You Spending on Labor?

Some small businesses opt to purchase a robot that will act as an employee. Over time, the idea is that robots will reduce labor costs. They can also reduce costs on things like health insurance, sick days, vacation time, and compensation for workplace accidents or injuries. When you consider the savings, it almost seems foolish not to get a robot.

If you have nest egg or some type of reserve specifically for labor, you’re going to have to forego hiring or phase a few people out in order to smoothly transition into automating a set of job duties with a robot. It’s logistically complicated as well as financially complicated, and you need to review the books to ascertain that you’re in the right position.

2. What Are Your Other Goals?

What’s more important right now? Do you want your business to be larger? Do you want to open a second location? Do you want to expand your range of products or services? A robot can help you do that, but a robot can’t do it by itself. You’re going to need to set the proper stage for whatever goal you’re attempting to achieve before you bring in a robot. If you spend all of your goal budget on a robot, you won’t have any capital left to approach the goal from all angles. Set yourself up for a productive future first.

3. What Other Costs Will You Encounter as a Result of Getting a Robot?

Robots are expensive at their initial investment. They also need to be maintained, and they need someone to operate them. Some robots can be fully automated, but others have special needs. A handful of modest robots that aren’t exceptionally complicated can probably be maintained by a single individual, but this is someone else you’ll need to hire or train to do the job. For this reason, it’s better to wait to purchase a robot or multiple robots when you can safely, comfortably afford the large investment. You’ll save in the long run, but you don’t want to be broke in the meantime.

4. Do You Have Any Additional Income Streams You Can Use?

You might not be able to afford a robot directly out of your profits. If that’s the case, look for additional income streams you can use to fund the venture. You can worth with investors or traders who are interested in your business, and ask them to fund a robot. It should be relatively easy to explain the value a robot will bring to your business.

If you can’t find someone else to fund your robot, you can trade or invest with a small portion of your profits in order to help your funding grow. This might take a little longer, but it’s far wiser than spending money you don’t necessarily have as a liquid asset. If you aren’t making enough money to invest, you always have the option of a very slight price increase that can be put directly towards investments. Even if it seems insignificant, it will amount to a substantial amount over time.

5. Is a Robot Worth The Money?

What purpose is a robot going to serve in your small business? Make sure you’re not looking into robots to replace humans in contexts where humans are absolutely necessary. Robots that automate monotonous tasks, improve quality and consistency of production, reduce margin for error, and make the workplace safer are typically wise investments. Robots just for the sake of having robots won’t help you grow or advance yourself. If you have a lot of extra money to spend, purchasing a robot that boasts limited advantages may not be that big of a deal. When you’re strapped for cash, it’s best to stick to robots that provide a clear return on your investment.

Timing, budget, and need are coequal factors in determining whether or not it’s the right time for a robot. If it’s not the right choice to make tomorrow, that doesn’t mean it won’t be the perfect decision next month. Start planning now, and implement it when you feel it’s financially safe.

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Grab CEO: “We’re targetting another $2 billion funding this year”😶

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Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm “GRAB” said, just weeks after it announced funding of over $4.5 billion in the largest private financing round in the region ever that it expects to raise another $2 billion from strategic investors this year.

They were expecting to raise a total of $6.5 billion capital this year,”. The funding was going to be a combination of equity plus debt all in a bid to quickly expand their business lines in financial services and food delivery.

Grab is also looking to make at least six investments or acquisitions this year, said Tan, adding that the Singapore-headquartered company had no need for a stock market listing.

Grab’s massive financing round started shortly after it bought Uber’s Southeast Asian operations in March 2018 and, in return, Uber acquired a 27.5 percent stake in Grab’s business.

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