The new ways to do the Business

The old and standard business administration concepts included in any current MBA program are very important, but today the companies are very different.

This new situation strong demands a new MBA program including the General Control Theory, the control engineering, the new business technologies, the Management by Exception concept automated by computer systems, the Feedback Control System and several other subjects like Internet Marketing & Sales.

As we know the CIO is the abbreviation of “Chief Information Officer” and is a new professional, usually between the CEO and the other Directors including the IT Director. He don’t replace the IT Director, with the exception in small companies.

A CIO Chief Information Officer has entrepreneurial experience and at the same time technical experience in Information Technologies. The entrepreneur usually has only the entrepreneurial experience and the IT manager has only on technical matters. However business is more and more the information system and the information system is more and more the business.

The companies are more and more electronics, as for examples the ERP Enterprise Resources Planning, the CRM Customer Relationship Management, the Voice over IP VoIP, the sophisticated Call Centers, Business Intelligence BI, the Internet, the new Internet Marketing, etc. Therefore, to survive a modern business administrator must learn those new ways to do the business and how to manage those modern enterprises.

In other words, the current MBA will be substituted by a CIO in a very short period of time. And a recent report from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the primary accrediting body in North America lambasted its members for maintaining a curriculum that is out of touch with modern business practices. As a matter of fact, the current MBA it’s an 60-years old curriculum in the begin of this digital age.

Gentle Alternative’s for Treating Health Problems

Many of our modern drugs have harsh side-affects and cost the “earth”, so the next time you come down with a cold or the flu, why not try a gentle alternative that costs next to nothing?

Instead of immediately forking over large amounts of money for over-the-counter drugs, go to the kitchen cupboard and see what you can find to relieve your symptoms.

Here are some helpful hints…

A simple hot compress applied to the face is very soothing to those throbbing aches and pains of a blocked sinus, while a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief can provide welcome relief for similar conditions. While supplements of vitamin C, D and zinc will shorten the lifespan of a common cold, a hot lemon drink is also extremely good. And be sure to cuddle-up in bed when you have a cold, as it will make the body sweat out the germs.

Cool lemon juice and honey are a great soother for a sore throat and gives the body much-needed vitamin C at the same time The juice of one lemon in a glass of water is sufficient. Melt the honey in a little hot water for ease of mixing.

A smear of Vaseline or petroleum jelly will do wonders for those sore lips and nose that often accompany a cold.

A ‘streaming cold’ where the nose and eyes water profusely, can respond to drinking onion water. Simply dip a slice of onion into a glass of hot water for two seconds, then sip the cooled water throughout the day. Half an onion on the bedside table also alleviates cold symptoms because its odor is inhaled while you sleep.

People prone to catarrh may find that chewing the buds from a pine or larch throughout the day will clear up their condition in just a few days.

Do you suffer from sore eyes? If your eyes are sore from lengthy exposure to the sun, try beating the white of an egg and then spread it over a cloth and bandage the eyes with it. Leave the preparation on overnight. Soft cheese (quark) is also a good remedy for this condition.

For those unpleasant times when you suffer from diarrhea, two tablespoons of brown vinegar will usually fix the problem. Vinegar can be rather horrible to take, but who cares! The problem is more horrible. Vinegar can usually be found in most people’s cupboards, so you don’t need to worry about finding someone to run to the shop for you in an emergency.

Sleepless? Instead of reaching for sleeping pills, which can quickly become addictive, try this: Drink only caffeine free tea or coffee starting late in the afternoon.. Go to bed earlier rather than later, as being overtired tends to keep people awake. Make sure the bedroom is dark and quiet. Use only pure wool or cotton sheets and blankets. Polyester materials can cause sweat and make you thirsty (if your child constantly asks for water throughout the night, this could be the reason).

And don’t watch those scary movies just before retiring! If you still can’t sleep, make a tea of lemongrass or drink a nightcap of herbal tea containing chamomile. It’s easy to grow lemongrass in your garden or start a flower pot on the balcony for ease of picking. Simply steep a handful in boiling water for five minutes. Honey may be added for a sweetener.

Of course there will be times when you do need modern drugs, so if these simple remedies don’t have the required affect, be sure to see a health care professional.

Your Health Goals Are In Reach

I feel blessed to have had the chance to create health and wellness in my life, after years of battling disease. I have studied natural health for many years, as a way of managing lupus/SLE. In 1995 I began coaching others to greater health and I have developed some beliefs along the way.

Here are two of my beliefs on creating more wellness into your life. One is to focus on the health goal and the other is that health is a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical balance. It does not do permanent good to support one area of health, without exploring how you can support the others.

One: Focus on the health goal

Most of us have areas of our health that we would like to improve, even if we do not have a dis-ease. If dis-ease has shown up in your life, just think of it as a loud message from your body telling you it needs to be supported, in a new and better way.

If there are symptoms in your life that you are experiencing, stop trying to find a label to attach to the illness before you take steps to better health. I believe there are infinite paths to wellness but the basic steps to wellness are the same. The first step is to decide what your “health goal” is. What do you want your life to be like?

Two: Health is a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical balance.

Health goals need to be made in all four areas of our health, because what affects us in one area of our lives often shows up in another. It usually isn’t until it shows up in the physical, that we take notice and start to take action.

I coach people to find new positive lifestyle changes that will support their health goals and that they feel they can commit to for a 90 day period (most habits take 90 days to engrain in our system).

The lifestyle changes you make in your life do not have to be drastic. I am not a chemist but I do know that if you change even the smallest chemical ingredient, in a formula, you will get a different result. Even the smallest, positive lifestyle change you make, will bring you better results over time.

Also, positive lifestyle changes Do NOT have to cost money so stop putting them off, until you can afford them. For example, if you have a weight loss goal you could make changes as slight as these:

Walk everyday for 15 minutes, instead of waiting to be able to afford a gym membership.

Skip the french fries when you order your Value Meal, instead of waiting to join Jenny Craig.

Do an exercise for yourself right now. Write down a health goal you have, and think of three things that you can do that would be a positive step towards that goal. These are physical actions. Then think of three things that you can do to positively impact your mental, emotional & spiritual well being.

Make sure steps you write down are things that you can see yourself committing to for ninety days and then write a positive affirmation, intention, or mission statement. Whatever you choose to call the final result.

Here is an example: I am joyfully improving my physical health by walking 15 minutes a day. I have replaced my emotional eating patterns, by spending more time with supportive people and making time to volunteer. Each day I write down the things I am grateful for, which feeds my spirit . I make a list each night, before I go to bed, of the things I need to accomplish which frees my mind and helps my sleep.

Find examples that work for you! This is what I do when health coaching. I help you design a new plan for life that embraces healthy new habits. I do not tell you what you should do, but give you ideas on what you possibly could do and then do my best to point you in a positive direction. The rest is up to you.

This whole process needs to be FUN for you. I believe that until you find changes that excite and resonate with you… will continue to put them off. If you are the type of person that needs accountability to stay on track, think about forming a Health Coaching circle of 3-4 friends, who also want to make new lifestyle changes. Then hold each other accountable, on a weekly group phone call or meeting. It is much harder to avoid your action steps when others are involved and committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Another way to get motivated, is to start thinking TODAY of what interest you have been wanting to explore and have put off, due to your current health situation. What about classes you have wanted to take or places you want to visit?

For health tips look at books, videos or CD’s that relate to health and pick the ones that you can’t wait to get into. Prevention magazine is an abundant source of ideas, if you can get past the prescription advertisements. Also, ask healthy friends for ideas of what they do to stay in good health. They may want company for the healthy activities they are involved in and it’s great to have mentors.

I want you to JUMP at this chance for a new and healthy life. It’s waiting out there for you! If I can do anything to help you, just call, but honestly YOU are the one who can help YOU the most.

Invest in Your Health

What if a trusted friend were to tell you about an investment where you could not possibly go wrong…what would be your reaction? And what if there was a virtual mountain of credible information that supported the investment claims…wouldn’t you be inclined to take advantage of the opportunity and not miss out on the rewards? Although the answer to these questions seems apparent, when it comes to investing in our health and quality of life we often choose to ignore what obviously works. Take for example, exercise…

Physical fitness may be the ultimate investment opportunity. Think of it this way. If you are willing to make the commitment (investment), you will feel and look healthier, have an abundance of energy, be more self-confident, more productive and discover a more joyous and fulfilling life. These are rewards that money cannot buy and the substance of high quality living. And, the investment of exercise becomes even more attractive when you consider that there is absolutely no down-side risk. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. How much better can it get? How many times can you remember ever having a better offer? The honest answer is probably never, and yet many of us fail to act on this extraordinary opportunity. We simply choose to procrastinate or ignore the proven benefits of exercise!

Here are a few reasons that sometimes inhibit our willingness to “step out” and make a change or take a chance:

– Sometimes our vision gets clouded. We lose tract of what is really important. Forget about the less important activities that tend to clutter our daily routine and focus on exactly what needs to be accomplished to reach your goal.

– Looking at the “big” picture can seem overwhelming. And the bigger the task, the more overwhelming it can seem. Break the task apart into smaller pieces. If you want to lose 50 pounds try losing 10 pounds and repeat the process five times! Need to start an exercise program? Begin with short, simple exercises and then slowly expand your routine. Don’t exercise too hard when first starting-out or you will become stiff, tired, disillusioned and soon quit.

– Have you ever not wanted to start something for fear of failure? Take the first step, acknowledge the fear and the next step will come easier. Once fears are acknowledged, they usually quiet down.

– Sometimes we start to think that a task is unpleasant or boring. Just like any other activity, this can also be true for exercise. There are days when we just plain lack the enthusiasm and motivation to continue. It’s part of human nature. On days like these focus on ‘why’ you are doing it. Think about all the people you care about and who may need and rely on you. What would happen if you became ill or disabled and was unable to work for a period of time, or worse, if you were out of the picture completely. How would things change? If something happened tomorrow, how would your family or business manage without you? What do you want your life to be like in the future? There are many tasks or chores we do, that we may not like, but are necessary to live a happen and productive life. Focus on the bigger picture.

– Indecision can be defeating, but doing “anything” is better than doing nothing. There are no wrong choices and very few choices that can’t be undone or done again. Can’t decide on a particular exercise program or routine? Pick a few exercises and start with something simple. If you don’t like it, go on to the next exercise.

– When you lack the confidence to start something new, take a deep breath and try to figure out why. Are you hesitating because you really lack the skill or is it just imagined? If it’s real, try to find out where to gain the skills you need or find someone with the right skills who can help. In the case of exercise, finding a qualified personal fitness trainer can sometimes do the trick, but be wary…some PFT’s are overzealous and tend to start newcomers on programs that are too strenuous.

– Life just seems too busy to find time for some activities. Large, uninterrupted chunks of time are very hard to come by. And if we’re honest, when they do come, we’d rather do something totally pleasurable! Exercise has to become part of your routine. It can’t be an option. Make it a high priority just the same as your career, and other areas of interest. You will be surprised at how easy exercise becomes when approached this way!

– Have you ever subconsciously (or otherwise) invited distractions so that you have a “good” reason not to get something done? Sometimes it’s the simple things like answering the phone or sitting down to watch that “one” TV program, that distract us. When you find yourself doing this, take control of the situation and make a conscious decision to do what you are avoiding.

To reap the benefits of exercise, or any other health related endeavor, you must agree to become a willing participant. This will require due diligence on your part. And remember, as you embark on your mission you are investing in something near and dear to your own heart…your life and a future of healthy living.

About the author: My name is Alejandro Herryman. I started working from home on October 2003. I have been working full time since then. I am also a College Student on the Finance field in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My goal is to be able to teach and help as many people as possible to live a healthy lifestyle to be able to enjoy life to the fullest.