SOME OF OUR MOST REWARDING AND MOST FRUITFUL DECISIONS TAKE YEARS, IF NOT DECADES, TO NURTURE AND DEVELOP: FINANCES, HEALTH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND SPIRITUALITY.

This means it takes EXTREME patience and a small amount of work, frequently, over a long period of time. It is extremely difficult, but not impossible, to catch up if you have not put in the work and the time, starting early. Charles Tadros, M.D. July 28, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

UNPLEASANT PAST MEMORIES, TRAUMAS AND EMOTIONAL PAINS ARE GOING TO BE WITH US FOR OUR LIFETIMES. IT IS OKAY TO OCCASIONALLY REVISIT THEM. IT IS NOT OKAY TO WALLOW IN THEM FOR SO LONG THAT THEY DISABLE US.

Charles Tadros, M.D. July 28, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

“THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.”, IS A REPEATING MESSAGE I TELL MYSELF. ANYTIME I HAVE TO PERFORMSOMETHING MORE THAN ONCE, I IMMEDIATELY START THINKING ABOUT WAYS TO SHRINK THE TIME NEEDED TO PERFORM THAT TASK, OR WAYS TO EXTENDED THE BENEFITS AND PLEASURE FROM THE RESULTS. AT THE SAME TIME, I AM FRUSTRATED, DURING THIS PRACTICAL MENTAL EXCERCISE, IF I AM CONFINED AND RESTRICTED BY RULES AND PRECEDENT.

Charles Tadros, M.D. July 27, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

YOUR WEDDING RINGS ARE NOT INVESTMENTS IN METAL AND PRECIOUS STONES. YOUR INTENTIONS WERE NOT TO SELL THEM, EVEN IF THEY ROSE IN VALUE. THESE RINGS ARE SIGNS, TO EACH OTHER AND TO THE WORLD, THAT YOU HAVE THOUGHT LONG AND HARD, AND NO MATTER WHAT MAY COME, YOU ARE COMMITTED TO A LIFETIME RELATIONSHIP.

Charles Tadros, M.D. July 26, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO ASK FOR HELP? ASKING FOR HELP DOES NOT MEAN…

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RULES WHICH ARE INTUITIVE, SHORT, SIMPLE, CONSISTENTLY APPLIED AND UNIFORMLY APPLIED, EVEN IF NOT UNIVERSALLY AGREED UPON, ARE COMFORTING, UNIFYING, JOB SAVING, CAREER SAVING, AND LIFE SAVING.

Charles Tadros, M.D. July 25, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

A GENERAL PRINCIPLE IN PRICING THE SALE OF SMALL, MANUFACTURED ITEMS IS THAT THE MANUFACTURING COSTS SHOULD BE 1/10, OR LESS, OF THE SELLING PRICE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF IT COSTS $1 TO MAKE AN ITEM, THEN THE ITEM SHOULD BE PRICED TO SELL FOR AT LEAST $10. IF MANUFACTURING COSTS ARE $10, THEN THE ITEM SHOULD SELL FOR AT LEAST $100.

Manufacturing costs have to be 1/10th, or less, of the selling price because there are additional costs associated with: advertising, marketing, research, development, prototyping, inventory, packaging, transportation, insurance, breakage, returns, etc. Also there has to be a profit margin. This is one of the driving reasons why manufacturing is offshored, in order to minimize laborContinue reading “A GENERAL PRINCIPLE IN PRICING THE SALE OF SMALL, MANUFACTURED ITEMS IS THAT THE MANUFACTURING COSTS SHOULD BE 1/10, OR LESS, OF THE SELLING PRICE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF IT COSTS $1 TO MAKE AN ITEM, THEN THE ITEM SHOULD BE PRICED TO SELL FOR AT LEAST $10. IF MANUFACTURING COSTS ARE $10, THEN THE ITEM SHOULD SELL FOR AT LEAST $100.”