So I started selling these refrigerators and freezers from Asia recently that are supposed to have superior quality both in air circulation, energy efficiency, and any other health related stuff a freezer can manage to do (something about the house atmosphere, not sure) compared to the tired old western products we use.
Yeah, it’s basically another one of those networking businesses, this time with a much heavier product to promote, but it is the very product that makes it more legit, I think. I mean, people will need fridges eventually in their life, and even if this is quite difficult, my background in sales and marketing will ease off some of the burden… hopefully.
I’m not really a networking kind of guy, although people will often say I have the gift of gab, but I decided to give this a go because the process is so streamlined and it’s so easy to get into and get people to join as well. This is a good change of pace for me after years of hard toil in company work. I’m getting too old for pushing papers in a perpetual office job. The freedom networking gives me, no matter what people say about its unreliability, well, it’s just so much more freedom and I really appreciate that. I appreciate a lot more things now that I’m older.
So I remembered this website I used before (TheFreezerGuide.Com) to buy my niece her first freezer in her new home, and I used it again to do some research. Some comparisons, some point of entry I can use to convince customers of our products’ superior quality and workmanship. I do actually think these Asian designs are a lot better – streamlined and outfitted with LED screens and beeping sounds and blinking lights. Almost robotic. I’m not too sure on the engine though I’ve a head that is not too technical. It’s something that’s really hard to wrap my head around when things get too algebraic in those pamphlets they give out to new members to explain the products. These small upright freezers and mini fridges hopefully sell well under me or else I’m stuck recruiting people. The key is to recruit people as well who are good with sales, so my network can grow even in my idle time. Wonderful in paper, but hard to put in practice definitely.
My grandfather passed away last month, and our family decided to leave his house the way it was for a time before clearing it out. The grief was just too much, it seemed, and my mother even now still looks a little melancholic.
We visited the house today and uncovered a few curious things from the collection my grandfather amassed through the years. There was only one cabinet in the house that displayed family pictures and a few ceramic angels. But we were surprised when the unused spare room upstairs, filled to bursting with cardboard boxes, yielded a lot more treasures. From my mother’s and her sisters’ childhood to vintage collection of cigars to a curious batch of cereal boxes from the 50′s, it was like a mini-museum. I guess my grandfather was the sentimental type.
The task of arranging bobble head dolls and setting up a new home for them fell to me. My dad was insistent on having its own smaller display, right in the hallway, and should be wall-mounted for space issues. I liked it in the living room, but he’s the boss. I tried looking up online for bobble head specific cases, but then I discovered www.shotglassdc.com, which has such an extensive collection of different kinds of display cases that I got a little obsessed looking over their selection and comparing each one for the best find.
I came across a collection of ceramic bobble head dolls of what looked like to be Major league baseball players. It just so happened that I am a big fan of baseball, from the oldies to the current greats, and I knew enough to know that these stuff are valuable, even with the few paint cracks and chips. I exclaimed excitedly about my find to my dad, who was a big fan as well. I couldn’t name most of them, but I was astonished when he did, each and every one of the dolls. We decided to keep some of the stuff and sell the others afterward. The bobble head dolls stayed with us.
The display cases in the website were originally for shot glasses, but the wooden panelings for some (and the one which I eventually ordered, with a pentagonal shape) are adjustable. You can remove them to fit in different sizes of shot glasses, and so my Major League players consequently fit. The grooves are well sanded and carved deeply; it is very stable as a mounted piece. I ordered an open case, so we have fun with the bobbling and everything every time we pass by it now. Just a little tap and these dolls come alive!
My friend Helen loves to cook for her family. Helen came across a bamboo vegetable steamer while she was shopping and thought about all the times she wanted to make recipes that required the specific steamer. After finding a vegetable steamer that would fit the needs of her family at http://bestvegetablesteamers.com/, she decided now was the perfect time to picked one up.
Helen went online to look up some of those recipes she had seen but did not have the proper equipment to make them. She had a difficult time finding the specific recipes and then she searched for bamboo vegetable steamer recipes and a slew of recipes populated. Now she cooking with steam and she started reviewing the different recipes.
Helen decided her first dinner cooked in the bamboo vegetable steamer would be stir-fried snow peas with pork, mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Hmmm now that she had the bamboo vegetable steamer and the recipe sites, everything was sounding even more exciting than her regular dishes.
She picked out three recipes and started making a list of things she needed to buy at the grocery store. Her family was going to love this little bamboo vegetable steamer just as much as she would. She could hardly wait to serve them their first meal cooked out of it. They were in for a treat.
Helen went to the store and found that between the vegetables, spices and special meat cuts that she spent well over a hundred dollars. That was okay because she would have spent it on other groceries only now they would be eating healthier meals.
Helen made her first meal in her bamboo vegetable steamer and her family loved the stir-fried snow peas with pork, mushrooms and bamboo shoots. They could not get enough of it and she began to wonder if she made enough for everyone. Her husband told her it was a good thing she did not make more because they would have stuffed themselves fuller than they already were and she knew she was good. They all asked for the meal again, she kept the new recipes a secret and figured she would surprise them each day with new recipes.