Thursday, August 6

Top 40 Monday Motivational Quotes
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Top 40 Monday Motivational Quotes

Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole weekThis is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at youDo what you have to do until you can do what you want to doIt’s Monday. I’m happy. I’m blessed. God is going to do amazing things this week.All limitations are self-imposedIt’s Monday. Time to take over the worldToday will be the best Monday of the weekToday is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you wantDream big, sparkle more, shine brightThis is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at youPeople who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.Blessing for a new week: “ A brand new week, a bright new day, may your Angels guide you every step of the way, bring you love and...
How Seniors Can Launch and Run a Thriving Home-Based Business
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How Seniors Can Launch and Run a Thriving Home-Based Business

Starting and running your own business from home is an opportunity we didn’t have years ago. Working out of your home can be extremely lucrative, and it’s ideal for seniors who don’t want to invest a fortune or who don’t want to do work that’s too strenuous. Plus, in many cases, all you need is a good computer, an idea, and a plan to put it into action.  Start with an Idea Before jumping in, the first decision you have to make is what type of business you want. E-commerce is one of the easiest business models that you can start with a low to no investment, and there is an abundance of online resources that can guide you through the process. Even within the world of e-commerce, there are several ways your idea can take shape. If you’re crafty, you could sell your ...
BENEFITS OF WORKING FROM HOME
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BENEFITS OF WORKING FROM HOME

It doesn’t take a genius to say that working from home as its benefits, even for introverts such as myself, the benefits of working from home far out way having to travel every day to go into the office. Though some will claim that working from home brings on more challenges and/or distractions than in the office, many will agree that it is a small price to pay compared to the luxury it is to stay at home. My research and experience have proven that companies both locally and internationally can consider work from home options for staff as a part of a long-term strategy for cutting costs and retaining employees. Let us consider some advantages: Cost-Effective – Jamaican companies, specifically the BPO industry, can spend $60,000 USD monthly or more on electric bills. There a...
The internet is crazy
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The internet is crazy

The world is weird. The internet is crazy. Earlier this month, I joined Twitter as I thought it would be all fun and jokes. Whew chile, was I wrong. This morning I had to delete the app from my phones as the negativity and level of toxicity are beyond what I can manage.  Not to say that this app isn’t insightful but people are so full of opinions and everybody thinks they are right; there are people with opinions fighting others with opinions. Nobody has the right to do anything they want, as far as I can see, if you do, people hate. If you don’t people hate. Either case it’s not a win for any party.  Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. It was created with the hopes that people could share posts and interact with others ...
Murder not Police Brutality
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Murder not Police Brutality

Murder not police brutality! Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, the ENTIRE internet has been bombarded by the recent murder of George Floyd. In the video, you can hear Floyd saying weakly, “I can’t breathe”, “They gon’ kill me” while the police officer, Derek Chauvin rested his knee and the full force of his body weight on Floyd’s neck. I was purposely putting off writing this article because I didn’t want to watch the video; I didn’t want to see what was going on in this world. But in efforts to stand against the crime and violence against black people, it is vital that I put my feelings aside and muster up the courage to show my support for #blacklivesmatter. I am a BLACK woman; I am a Jamaican woman. I am a black woman in business carrying a lot of baggage with me. Growing ...
Business Affirmations
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Business Affirmations

About two years ago, a self-proprietorship by the name of D’orandae was formed and launched itself on social media platforms. This business was created by a black woman at the age of 20 years old because of her love for writing as a form of expressing herself. A friend of hers encouraged her numerous times to be braver in showcasing her talent and it turned out she was able to gain more than 2000 followers on Instagram, numerous articles in the Western Mirror, and the launch of its website. The brand now motivates women to showcase themselves despite what others may think and built a virtual community for women to discuss what or who is stopping them from achieving their goals. The motivation behind D’orandae came from seeing and starting to believe in affir...
What to do if Covid-19 took your job
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What to do if Covid-19 took your job

I’ve not been on this earth long enough to compare the severity of world events but based on the views of others; this truly is the worst the world’s economy has been in. Covid-19 has ruined lives by stealing joy, money, and lives; many personal and business lives have been severely impacted not just in Jamaica but across the globe.On the other hand, Covid 19 has showed us what should be important in our lives; realizing that the things that truly matter we have been taking for granted just for the sake of earning a buck to spend it on bills. The question that many are asking now is “What should I do now that Covid-19 took my job?” Thankfully, I have a few suggestions below: Enjoy the moments with your family - Many despise the Kardashian family for reasons that are unknown to me. Y...
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D’orandae | Building Wealth

Building Wealth What better topic to speak about since this is the pay week for most of us?Wealth is something we all want to have but yet no one is looking for ways to build it. It is not just about having money and saving money, oh no Courtanae it involves so much more than that.It sounds corny and not to mention expensive but today as a special treat for you, I want to share some information about this topic.Building wealth just like most things in life (ahem…...losing weight) is easier said than done. It is literally easy as 1,2,3.#1. Make that mula - Hey! Come on, you got to be earning something to before you can start saving or investing right? Even if you are making $7500JMD /$75USD per week, is it possible for you to save $1000JMD/ $10USD?#2. Save dat money - “It doesn’t matter ho...
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D’orandae | Your business is failing because…

Hey my beautiful reader,This week, we are NOT throwing shade but we will be speaking the truth on a matter we have either encountered or fear… FAILURE! Raise your hand if you know someone who has started a business and have stopped. This is nothing to be ashamed of even if you are that person.Have you ever wondered though, why your business is failing? Be honest with yourself now.We always try to blame the most obvious answers such as: (and correct me if I am wrong)There isn’t enough timeI don’t have enough money Someone is already doing thatNo one is buying my productAm I on the right track?What if I told you that I had a secret to tell you that would change everything. Are you for this? The reason your business is failing is because of no one or nothing except YOU!I’m going to be bruta...