15 must-have skills to land a job

Be aware of the skills most employers are looking for regardless of the position you are seeking.
Those include:
  1. Being punctual. Arrive on-time, preferably early, and stay till the quitting time, better live late.
  2. Being dependable.
  3. Having a good attitude.
  4. Having drive, energy, and enthusiasm.
  5. Wanting more than a paycheck.
  6. Being self-disciplined, well-organized, highly motivated, and good at managing time.
  7. Handling people well.
  8. Using language efficiently.
  9. Being committed to teamwork.
  10. Being trainable and loving to learn.
  11. Being project-oriented and result-oriented.
  12. Being good at problem-solving.
  13. Having integrity.
  14. Being loyal to the organization.
  15. Being able to identify market trends and opportunities.

 

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Brilliant response to those who say “stay-at-home moms and housewives don’t work “

I saw a post from a friend on Facebook saying that a post from a tattoo artist Ryshell Castleberry has been shared more than 400,000 times. Ryshell shared an imaginative conversation between a husband and a psychologist. The more the husband responded to the psychologist, the more he revealed how much work his say-at-home wife does.

The only thing I’d add to Rushell’s post is that stay-at-home mothers are real leaders and. exercise leadership effectively. My friend wrote a book called “Fatherhood is leadership. There should be a book called “motherhood is leadership”.

I am sharing the conversation below as it’s very powerful. Thanks Ryshell for the great post.

Please share it with all the stay-at-home moms, and anyone really, and especially guys who ever have a thought that stay-at-home moms don’t work.

Conversation between a husband (H) and a psychologist (P):

P: what do you do for a living Mr. Rogers?

H: I work as an accountant in a bank.

P: Your wife?

H: She doesn’t work. She’s a housewife.

P: Who makes breakfast for your family?

H: My wife, because she doesn’t work

P: What time does your wife wake?

H: She wakes up early because it has to be organized. She organizes the lunch for the children, ensures that they are well-dressed and combed, if they had breakfast, if they brush their teeth and take all their school supplies. She wakes with the baby and changes diapers and clothes. Breastfeeds and makes snacks as well.

P: How do your children get to school?

H: My wife takes them to school, because she doesn’t work.

P: After taking their children to school, what does she do?

H: Usually takes a while to figure something out that she can do while she is out, so she doesn’t have to pack and unpack the carseat too many times, like drop off bills or to make a stop at the supermarket. Sometimes she forgets something and has to make the trip all over again, baby in tow. Once back home, she has to feed the baby lunch and breastfeed again, get the baby’s diaper changed and ready for a nap, sort the kitchen and then will take care of laundry and cleaning of the house. You know, because she doesn’t work.

P: In the evening, after returning home from the office, what are you doing?

H: Rest, of course. Well, I’m tired after working all day in the bank.

P: What does your wife do at night?

H: She makes dinner, serves my children and I, washes the dishes, orders once more the house, makes sure the dog is put away as well as any left over dinner. After helping children with HW she gets them prepared to sleep in pajamas and the baby is in fresh diapers, gives warm milk, verifies they brush their teeth. Once in bed she wakes frequently to continue to breastfeed and possibly change a diaper if needed while we rest. Because she doesn’t have to get up for work.

 

 

-This is the daily routine of many women all over the world, it starts in the morning and continues until the wee hours of the night… This is called “doesn’t work”?!

Being a housewife has no diplomas, but has a key role in family life!

Enjoy and appreciate your wife, mother, grandma, aunt, sister, daughter… Because their sacrifice is priceless.

Somebody asked her…“You are a woman who works or is it just “housewife”??”

She replied:

I work as a wife of the home, 24 hours a day..
I am a mother,
I am a woman,
I am a daughter,
I’m the alarm clock,
I’m the cook,
I’m the maid,
I am the master,
I’m the bartender,
I’m the babysitter,
I’m a nurse,
I am a manual worker,
I’m a security officer,
I’m the adviser,
I am the comforter,
I don’t have a vacation,
I don’t have a licence for disease.
I don’t have a day off I work day and night,
I’m on duty all the time,
I do not receive salary and…

Even so, I often hear the phrase: “but what do you do all day?” Dedicated to all the women who give their lives for the welfare of their families

The woman is like salt: Her presence is not remembered, but its absence makes everything left without flavor.

Share with all the beautiful ladies of your life.

 

How to become the best and most successful investor by the billionaire value investor Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger and Li Lu interviewing with Weekly in Stock August 2018
Charlie Munger is 95 year old.
Long-term value investing instead of gambling
Philosophy: Find a good investment and stay with it for a long time.
The saying in Chinese: it takes 10 years to sharpen one’s sword.
If you invest the way people gamble in casinos, you are not going to do very well. It’s the long term investment that works best.
If you like the actions of investing (sometimes winning, sometimes losing) just like the actions when they gamble in a casino, they are not suited to be value investors.
It’s the long-term investors who figure out something’s going to work over the long term and and buy that.
Ben Graham said that in a short run, the market is a voting/gambling machine, in the long run, the market is the weighing machine.
How Charlie invests:
A lot of people believe that there’s truth in the market and that the market is going to tell you something just by bouncing around. It’s not the way Charlie or Berkshire invest the money.
Charlie and Warren have a view to what the intrinsic value is and what is being traded. They only buy it when they think the stock is worth more than what they are paying.
They are trying to make a long term investment by waiting for something to be underpriced and then buying.
They don’t care nor pay any attention to those gamblers on the market.
Speculating or gambling is a foolish way if you want to get rich.
Li Lu: the truth that Charlie mentioned above is the value of the company itself.
For those who care about price fluctuations and making relevant investments based on such fluctuations are very foolish.
How many companies to invest in?
Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong’s successful investors are not short-term traders and gamblers, they are long-term investors who sought out good long-term investments and stubbornly held for long periods of time.
Charlie bought Berkshire at $16 a share. It’s not selling for $300,000 a share. It takes 50 years and it’s a very good investment. Charlie just sat there for over 50 years.
Li Lu and Charlie have been investing together in China for over 13 years. They bought many companies and sold very few.
Charlie doesn’t have many bad investments.
Charlie has 3 stocks: Berkshire, Li Lu’s partnership, and Costco.
How books does Charlie read?
He skims or reads 20 books per week.
He reads a lot of biography, almost no fiction.
Why Berkshire invested in Apple?
Warren said he could understand consumer electronics better than computer. And they only found few opportunities in American market which exist in consumer electronics and computer. They decided to invest in Apple.
Another thing is that Charlie and Warren keeps learning. As they keep learning and as conditions change, their investment changes.
Warren and Charlie hated airline investments for many years. As the condition changed, they found that airlines were selling very cheap and bought as many as they could.
Charlie: We changed because the world changed.
   If reality changes, we will change as well.
Warren and Charlie hated railroad stocks for decades. However, as it got down to only four big railroads, technology changed, they bought railroad stocks and then bought the whole railroad.
They changed their mind because the fact changed.
Li Lu: we are not going to make a large and complete predictions about general market or an industry. That’s not our investment style. That’s not going to do anything for real investment returns. Instead they often play a negative role. It puts you in a pre-conceived state. Therefore, keep your foot on the ground. Analyze each company on specific basis.
How to live your life?
Live one day at a time and do the best you can every day and pretty soon you have a good life.
If you want to be a good person, you want to get one more day being a better person. You do for enough days and pretty soon you become a better person.
Why do masters of value investment enjoy longevity?
If you analyze who live long life, they are: professors, judge, and value investors
Who live short life: journalists, hard drinkers, hard smokers. When you are under a lot of stress, you die young. Traders are the worst of all. Short-term stock traders die the quickest.
The judge just sits there. Court rules go his pace not somebody else’s. There’s nobody over him telling him to do something. Judge lives forever.
How often do you talk to Buffett and what do you discuss?
Buffett and Charlie used to talk a lot.
Berkshire has 30 people at its headquarter. Berkshire added $65 billion dollars to its net worth in 2017 and 0 head count was added.
Why rationality is important?
Rationality is seeing the world the way it is, instead of the way you hope it is.
When you don’t see the world the way it is, it’s like judging something through distorted lens. You think the world is one way and it’s different. That leads to terrible mistakes.
So most people are irrational.
How can we be rational?
You’ve got to work at it and care about it.
If you don’t care whether you are rational or not, you don’t work on it. Then just stay as irrational as you want all your life and take the lousy results you surely get.
You have a moral duty to be as rational as you can.
Human nature in a big bureaucracy makes bad decisions. If you don’t know that, you will give more respect to those decisions than they deserve. So it helps to understand where the human nature is automatically causing bad results, so that you can avoid them.
The reality is that if you deal with a big dumb bureaucracy, it’s very difficult and unpleasant. The sooner you learn that and how to handle that, the better off you are.
The main idea is to understand the world the way it is, instead of the way you hope it is.
This is important than doing researches over the company’s fundamentals.
Rationality is more important than knowledge intelligence and patience.
People will recognize value in time
Crazy traders may do crazy things on the short term basis but over time value will tend to win.
It’s natural for the stock to eventually go to its value.
Ben Graham: in a short-term, the stock market is a gambling machine, in the long term, it is the weighing machine.
In the long-term, the market will figure out what’s really worth.
So the most important thing in the market is time. When there’s enough time, more and more people will see the value. Especially when the value itself is increasing more and more.
This is quite natural. There’s nothing magical about it.
Why buying a great company is better than buying a cigarbutt?
A great company keeps working when you are not. A great company will eventually earn more and more and more while you just sit there and do nothing.
A mediocre company won’t do that.  These mediocre companies will cause a lot of agonies and very modest profit. When it goes up a little, you have to sell it and then find another until it works. That’s a lot of work.
Instead, you can just buy one great company at the right price. You can just sit there and do nothing and wait.
A great company will constantly create new value. The value itself grows by accumulating returns.

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Going against the odds

I met an engineer at Symantec in 2011. She was an older woman. After talking to her, she shared that she was working on her third Phd. Not her first, but her third…. I was impressed but secretly in my mind I had two thoughts: it was possible and it was impossible. The thought was that it was impossible to study for a doctorate degree while working full-time and raising a family.

I decided a long time ago that I would not get a doctorate degree. I was successful without one. No one in my family had ever had a doctorate. Besides, I set out to become a businessman, not a teacher. I held a strong belief back then that only people who wanted to work in academia would get a Phd.

I talked to many people. They all told me that it’s impossible to get a Phd while working. They told me that it’s just too difficult and too time-consuming. They saw their relatives and friends who were working on Phd. Even though they were just working on their degree, it was tough. They gave me many reasons that it’s impossible to study while working full-time and raising a family.

However, the idea of getting a doctorate was planted in my mind from the moment I talked to the engineer. Somehow she proved to me that it’s possible.

The seed grew stronger and stronger. What if I could get a doctorate degree? What if I could be the first in the family to get a doctorate? What if I could get one for my family? What if I could do so for them before going all out for myself? What if I could get one to tell my children that nothing is impossible? What if I could be an example for other full-time employees that it’s possible to get higher education while working? What if I could be an example that it’s possible to commit to something big and realize it regardless of circumstances?

In 2014, I seriously looked into schools that offer doctorate degrees. I found one school that offers online learning with flexible schedule. After talking to my wife, the decision was made. Without any second thought, I signed up and paid the fee.

I found out that what people told me was true. My weekend and nights were filled with study and writing. Luckily, my wife and kids supported me. They sacrificed to let me study. We went out less and cut shorter all gatherings.

Studying was rather easy for me. However, writing was not. I never liked writing in school and avoided it at all cost. Yet, writing was the main activity with studying online. Every week, I was required to turn in a paper with a minimum of five pages.

At first it took me forever to produce a five-pages paper. I was determined to not let writing become an obstacle. I practiced and practiced writing till I no longer had any difficulty with it. Interestingly, after a few months, I loved writing and it became my favorite way for me to communicate.

Another challenge with writing had to do with thinking. If you ever do any kind of writing, you know that thinking often makes writing harder. The more you think, the less you write. Initially I thought a lot of what to write and how to write. Sometimes I sat at the desk for hours to just think without putting any word in. That was unproductive. Once I learned from some books I read, I just made an outline and typed without thinking too much and it worked. I was able to write the paper in much shorter time and spend more time making corrections. Setting a goal, dividing the writing task into smaller trunks, and putting a deadline also worked like wonder.

I did not think much at the time. However, I did take on the fourth activity besides working full-time, studying for my doctorate degree, and raising my family. I studied coaching and leadership. It started with John Maxwell Team in 2015. In 2016, I enrolled into Steve Chandler’s advanced coaching school. From late 2016, I participated in Landmark Worldwide courses.

I was like a machine. I did my job at Symantec, spent time with my family, did coaching, studied for my doctorate degree. Not at once I let one activity be impacted by the other. Most people at work and whom I coached did not know that I studied for doctorate. It seemed natural for me to complete everything I took on.

Until the last part of the doctorate study…. For my dissertation, I had to conduct my own researches, write the paper without any official deadline which proved to be a real challenge. Talking to a coach when she was coaching me, she asked about my priority. It was clear that I couldn’t continue doing all the four things and do all well. It was clear that my job at Symantec can not be impacted. I couldn’t ask my family to sacrifice any more than they had already been doing. I had to finish the dissertation. Reducing my involvement with coaching was the choice I had to make. I stopped offering group coaching/mastermind courses. I stopped offering one-on-one coaching. For most of my 2017, it was work, family, and the dissertation.

The moment I completed the final chapter and turned the paper in, I felt relieved. It was such a great feeling that I completed something big for people I love and got back to my family, my job, and coaching.

The school held a graduation ceremony on August 25th at the Nixon library. I met many graduates and instructors who were on the same journey. Most of us shared the same: working full-time, studying for doctorate at nights and weekend, and more importantly raising a family.

Since people found out that I did my MBA and doctorate while working full-time, many asked for tips and tricks. I must say I have none rather than just do it. Nothing is impossible. Make a decision and go with it all the way.

I learned what I just said from coaching. Coaching was very beneficial to my journey. Many times I wanted to quit as I did not need a doctorate to be a businessman. Besides I was not doing it for myself. My coaches helped me realize that I was letting my self-doubt take over me. I made a decision to take on the journey driven by a purpose bigger than myself. And I was capable to complete it. Those extraordinary coaches helped me get back to what I committed to do.

If you ever have a moment of doubt when doing something you commit to do, just remember what I wrote above or reach out to me. Nothing is impossible. Don’t let your self-doubt prove that it’s impossible.

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A way to keep yourself up: billionaires who came from nothing

Everyone must start from somewhere, more often than not from nothing.

Alan Gerry kickstarted a TV network that went on to become Cablevision.

Net worth: $1.4 billion

The son of Russian immigrants, Alan Gerry dropped out of high school in order to pursue a career in the Marines.

In 1956, Gerry made the decision to take the $1,500 he earned from his small business, and found a cable company. The company went on to become known as Cablevision, which sold to Time Warner for an estimated $2.7 billion in 1996.

Kenny Troutt, the founder of Excel Communications, paid his way through college by selling life insurance.

Net worth: $1.4 billion

Troutt grew up with a bartender dad and paid for his own tuition at Southern Illinois University by selling life insurance. He made most of his money from phone company Excel Communications, which he founded in 1988 and took public in 1996. Two years later, Troutt merged his company with Teleglobe in a $3.5 billion deal.

Montpellier rugby club president and Entrepreneur of the Year Mohed Altrad survived on one meal a day when he moved to France.

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Born into a nomadic tribe in the Syrian dessert to a poor mother who was raped by his father and died when he was young, Altrad was raised by his grandmother. She banned him from attending school in Raqqa, the city that is now capital of ISIS. Altrad attended school anyway, and when he moved to France to attend university, he knew no French and lived off of one meal a day.

Still, he earned a PhD in computer science, worked for some leading French companies, and eventually bought a failing scaffolding company, which he transformed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of scaffolding and cement mixers, Altrad Group.

John Paul DeJoria, the man behind a hair-care empire and Patron Tequila, once lived in a foster home and his car.

Net worth: $3.2 billion

Before the age of 10, DeJoria, a first generation American, sold Christmas cards and newspapers to help support his family. He was eventually sent to live in a foster home and even spent some time in a gang before joining the military.

With a $700 dollar loan, DeJoria created John Paul Mitchell Systems and sold the shampoo door-to-door while living in his car. He later started Patron Tequila, and now invests in other industries.

Forever 21 founder Do Won Chang worked as a janitor, gas station attendant, and in a coffee shop when he first moved to America.

Net worth: $3.3 billion

The husband-and-wife team — Do Won Chang and Jin Sook — behind Forever 21 didn’t always have it so easy. After moving to America from Korea in 1981, Do Won had to work three jobs at the same time to make ends meet. They opened their first clothing store in 1984.

Forever 21 is now an international, 790-store empire.

At one time, businessman Shahid Khan washed dishes for $1.20 an hour.

Net worth: $7 billion

He’s now one of the richest people in the world, but when Khan came to the US from Pakistan, he worked as a dishwasher while attending the University of Illinois. Khan now owns Flex-N-Gate, one of the largest private companies in the US, the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, and the soccer club Fulham.

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum emigrated to the US.

Net worth: $9.1 billion

Koum was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of 16, he accompanied his mother to California, where they secured an apartment through government assistance. In order to survive, he swept floors at a local store.

According to the Independent, Koum taught himself computer skills. In 2009, he cofounded the world’s largest mobile messaging service WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook for $22 billion in 2014.

Leonardo Del Vecchio grew up in an orphanage and later worked in a factory where he lost part of his finger.

Net worth: $23.5 billion

Del Vecchio was one of five children who was eventually sent to an orphanage because his widowed mother couldn’t care for him. He would later work in a factory making molds of auto parts and eyeglass frames.

At the age of 23, Del Vecchio opened his own molding shop, which expanded to become the world’s largest maker of sunglasses and prescription eyewear with brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Luxury goods mogul Francois Pinault quit high school in 1974 after being bullied for being poor.

Net worth: $32.7 billion

Pinault is now the honorary chairman of fashion conglomerate Kering (formerly PPR), but at one time, he had to quit high school because he was teased so harshly for being poor.

As a businessman, Pinault is known for his “predator” tactic, which includes buying smaller firms for a fraction of the cost when the market crashes. He eventually started PPR, which owns high-end fashion houses including Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Today, he owns Christie’s, the world’s top art business.

After his father died, business magnate Li Ka-shing had to quit school to help support his family.

Net worth: $33.1 billion

Ka-shing fled mainland China for Hong Kong in the 1940s, but his father died when he was 15, leaving Ka-shing responsible for supporting his family.

In 1950, he started his own company, Cheung Kong Industries, which manufactured plastics at first. The firm later expanded into the real estate business.

 

Reposted from https://www.businessinsider.com/billionaires-who-came-from-nothing-2013-12 as a reminder that everyone must start from somewhere, more often than not from nothing.

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