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

I can help. I am willing to help. I can or will help in the time-frame that you need. I can help in the way you want me to help. I can help in the way you are willing to accept my help. that my help will meet your standards. that my help will beContinue reading “WHY IS IT SO HARD TO ASK FOR HELP? ASKING FOR HELP DOES NOT MEAN…”

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 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 $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, inventory, packaging, transportation, insurance, breakage, returns, etc. Also there has to be a profit margin. Charles Tadros, M.D. July 24, 2021

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE, OCCASIONALLY WITH OVERLAP, BETWEEN A PASSION TO MAKE MONEY AND A PASSION TO PERFORM AN ACTIVITY WHICH MAKES MONEY.

The significant difference is that if one activity does not make money, or stops making money, the person with a passion to make money will easily migrate to something else, weather knowledgeable or passionate about it or not, which has a better opportunity to make a profit. A passion to to perform an activity, oftenContinue reading “THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE, OCCASIONALLY WITH OVERLAP, BETWEEN A PASSION TO MAKE MONEY AND A PASSION TO PERFORM AN ACTIVITY WHICH MAKES MONEY.”

IN MOST CASES, IT IS NOT WORTHWHILE TO PATENT AN ITEM OR A PROCESS.

Most patented items are never made, mass produced, and never become a profitable part of a viable business. It has become much easier to pirate, copy and manufacture many items in other countries, which do not have the same patent, trademark, and copyrights laws as the United States and the European Union. Charles Tadros, M.D.Continue reading “IN MOST CASES, IT IS NOT WORTHWHILE TO PATENT AN ITEM OR A PROCESS.”

IN SALES, THE SALESPERSON WANTS YOU TO SELL THE ITEM TO YOURSELF… FOR YOU TO PAINT A PICTURE WHY YOU NEED THIS ITEM NOW, RATHER THAN LATER. SOMETIMES THE SALESPERSON HAS TO IMPART A SENSE OF SCARCITY AND URGENCY TO HELP CLOSE THE DEAL.

Charles Tadros M.D. July 22, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES SAVING AND BUDGETING, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE NEAR-TERM FINANCIAL GOALS, IT MAY BE BEST TO MAKE YOUR GOALS, AND PROGRESS TOWARDS THOSE GOALS, TANGIBLE / PHYSICAL. USE “BUCKETS” (jars, cans, manila envelopes) AND PUT ACTUAL CASH OR TOKENS INTO EACH OF THEM AS YOU ACCUMULATE DOLLARS TOWARD YOUR GOALS.

Advantages of having a clear, open jar: you can see it fill, you can pull out the money and count it, it disciplines you to not grab money for other purposes, and your children can more easily understand see and learn these necessary lessons. Another advantage is to be able to see the slow accumulationContinue reading “FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES SAVING AND BUDGETING, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE NEAR-TERM FINANCIAL GOALS, IT MAY BE BEST TO MAKE YOUR GOALS, AND PROGRESS TOWARDS THOSE GOALS, TANGIBLE / PHYSICAL. USE “BUCKETS” (jars, cans, manila envelopes) AND PUT ACTUAL CASH OR TOKENS INTO EACH OF THEM AS YOU ACCUMULATE DOLLARS TOWARD YOUR GOALS.”

THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU PAY PER SQUARE FOOT IN ORDER TO LIVE IN YOUR PRESENT HOUSE, APARTMENT, OR CONDOMINIUM.  THEN THINK OF HOW MANY SQUARE FEET OF JUNK (that you have not touched for at least a year) IS TAKING UP THESE EXPENSIVE SQUARE FEET OF: CLOSET SPACE, GARAGE SPACE, DRIVEWAY SPACE, BASEMENT SPACE, UNDER THE BED SPACE, DESKTOP SPACE, DRAWER SPACE, COUNTERTOP SPACE, AND BEDROOM SPACE.

One way to decrease the need to move to a bigger place, or to avoid renting a storage facility space, is to dramatically declutter, then rearrange what is left over (as if you were getting your place staged by a professional, so that you could visually sell your place). Visual openness, novelty and freshness makeContinue reading “THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU PAY PER SQUARE FOOT IN ORDER TO LIVE IN YOUR PRESENT HOUSE, APARTMENT, OR CONDOMINIUM.  THEN THINK OF HOW MANY SQUARE FEET OF JUNK (that you have not touched for at least a year) IS TAKING UP THESE EXPENSIVE SQUARE FEET OF: CLOSET SPACE, GARAGE SPACE, DRIVEWAY SPACE, BASEMENT SPACE, UNDER THE BED SPACE, DESKTOP SPACE, DRAWER SPACE, COUNTERTOP SPACE, AND BEDROOM SPACE.”