Stats Are Funny Things

Right now I’m a bit sleep deprived and just about to make a drink,  settle down and do some blogging whilst Rowan is crashed out and comfortable. What do I find? That even though there’s loads of content in my blog; ranging from funding advice to family dilemmas and even some good old fashioned detective work. Your favourite part of my blog according to my stats is the detective work and the Quantum diaries. Funnily enough this has still been troubling me to the point when I do sleep I just have troubled dreams. There must be something I can do right? Someway I can get justice for us all. I mean over 700 businesses and families suffering at the hands of those rogues. Plus there is the poor people like me who just got a bespoke design for several thousand of pounds.

I recently wrote a post about how a Greek mythology story had a very good hidden meaning and maybe I should and could apply that to my life. It also taught you to try and look forward to your future and pay little attention to your past. But what if the past is still affecting so many people now? Doesn’t that still qualify as a current problem and therefore apply to the future?

My friends, if I have mislead you by saying this, then I’m sorry, it wasn’t my intention; but as a normal person with compassion and bucket loads of empathy I can’t stand on the sidelines anymore and leave this alone. My conscience will not allow it, My subconscious is already giving me a run for my money and it’s not in my genetic make up to lie down to people who think they are smarter than me.

We all deserve the truth and an independent figure investigating what has happened x

Let it begin again 🙂

Wow what a journey indeed of discovery as I never thought I would be saying these words again x

Love to all

Genies Mum x x

 

 

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It’s The Right Thing To Do

So I talked last night about whether or not I was going to load this piece, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s ok. The position I was in was caused by rising food and energy costs and lack of services for my disabled son, so we ended up getting ourselves into just debt trying to keep our heads above water.

As such I’m baring all to you, because when I launch my company you’ll know who’s gunning for you and that a person like me wont let you down. That I’m a real person, not someone who’s not in touch with society today. I believe something just has to change and if the government won’t help, then we will just have to adapt and survive the best way we can.

And it’s people like these guys who save lives in the UK everyday. To normal families and now working families like my husband and I, the cost of living is too much to bare especially with what they have done taking my sons disability money away for several weeks because I was late returning the forms. I was in hospital for god sake and it’s not like his Brain Damage or Autism are going to suddenly get better L

I frequently panic about how we’re going to do everything and if it weren’t for these people saving my family with a food parcel then my kids would have gone hungry.

I had the choice to move back here to my hometown of Salisbury, into a nice house with enough bedrooms for all of us…. or stay put in a horrid house that was too small, run down and just wasn’t safe. But the funding didn’t come through in time so instead of losing the tenancy we moved with our food money. A risk yes, but we had no choice we had waited so long on exchange sites and 2 years was long enough.

My friend told me about the food bank their called “The Trussell Trust” and they were with me within 2 hours with 4 boxes of food. They didn’t charge me or judge they just wanted to restore my faith in humanity again and they certainly did that. My children were so happy they received food that they hadn’t seen for a long time. Nice things but nutritional balanced unlike what I could have afforded at the time.

I hope you don’t judge me for this, as my position is tough enough especially when the programmers hired to code my website did that to me and took all of my funding.
So my friends, the Trussell Trust are organising a Christmas appeal so if you’ve any food tins in your cupboard that you don’t like or want, please follow these links as there will be numerous drop off points in supermarkets all over our country or chances are there will even be a foodbank in your town, you just don’t know it yet… I didn’t until I needed them x x

3 new banks open every week one word for that and that’s    WOW

THEY ARE ESTIMATED TO BE HELPING OVER 200,000 FAMILIES IN THE NEXT YEAR

THIS YEAR IT WAS 126,000+ IN THE UK

I pledge that because they helped my family when we launch we will be having an annual foodbank bonanza appeal to raise awareness and to say thank you for saving us x x

So molly and the team if you see this it’s for you guys x x

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19953938 the video is me

http://www.trusselltrust.org/donate This is their work stunning beautiful people x

I hope you agree x

Will You Judge Me?

I am toying with an idea, whether I should put something on my blog

Its to direct people to a fantastic page about some friends who have helped me.

But you would also meet me, but I’m not looking at my best 🙂

So what would you do? Go :p in the face of society and not care about being judged…..or

Would you hold it back and hope your friends get enough coverage on their own x

I will sleep on it

It all comes down to the fear of being rejected by society. How silly to feel this way

Love to all x

HELPING YOUR BUSINESS GROW INTERNATIONALLY

UK Trade & Investment

Call 020 7215 8000 to find out how to get in touch with an International Trade Adviser in your area.

Or http://www.ukti.gov.uk/home.html?guid=none

Support Type: 

Expertise, Advice and Mentoring

How can they help?

Structured advice and support to prepare your company to start exporting, with the aim to improve your company’s exporting capabilities and to help you enter new export markets.

What does it do?

What you receive will be designed to meet your needs, but you will typically receive:

• Assessment of your company’s ability to export;

• Help with a plan to help you start exporting, improve your exporting capability, or enter new export markets;

• Advice and support enabling you to put your plans into action

What will it achieve for me and my business?

Help is tailored to individual company needs but you may get help from an experienced International Trade Adviser to:

• Gain the skills needed to trade internationally;

• Learn how to conduct market research;

• Travel to new markets and participate in trade fairs;

• Learn how to overcome cultural barriers to exporting;

• Receive information, contacts and on the spot assistance to help you win business in new overseas markets.

You should see improved business results.

How much will it cost? This depends on what you require. Most of their help is free but there are charges (albeit at a subsidised rate) for some of the services, notably from UKTI staff overseas. SMEs, inexperienced in trading internationally may be eligible for grant towards market research, overseas visits, participation in trade fairs etc. The scheme is aimed at any businesses that are deemed to be suitable and ready to export.

Additional Information: 

Most support is available throughout the UK. Certain aspects of intensive assistance are for England only. The Devolved Administrations have comparable schemes. This product is open to all UK businesses and those that make a significant contribution to the UK economy. Which is how it should be learn to be generous and you will find that the benefits are amazing.  Some specific named programmes are only open to companies that meet the EU definition of an SME. Some aspects of the product are chargeable but at a subsidised rate.

Business Type: 

Private company

Public limited company

Partnership

Maximum of employee 249

Own It Baby ;D

So finally my hard work is paying off and people are realising that what happened to Genie wasn’t our fault. The trust is rebuilding which is great as that’s my aim, Genie being built around basic human values. Reliability, Honour, Trust, Ambition and above all,

Are you ready for it……♥ LOVE AAAAAHHHHHH ♥

Now this is the clever bit, if you truly pour your heart and soul into something, give it your all if you actually love it. Then if somebody threatens your business or idea, then you will fight tooth and nail to get it back. And that’s what I’m doing.

I have never been a “I don’t like that one, I want this one :p” kind of person, or one who frequently changes their mind.

If I make a decision to make something work it will x

Business is mainly driven now by greed and ambition. All the values above used to get snigered at when applied in business but things are starting to change. Which can only be positive and I fully support it x x

Hence one of my article about emotions in the workplace

 

Some good tips also are 

 

  • Customers Happiness is paramount.
  • Confidentiality is key and you should always protect your customer
  • Ensure reassurance is installed in your customer by making sure they are comfortable with all transactions. 
  • Demonstrate the stability of your company in the way you do things.
  • and finally communication should be your best friend (both within the office and in the wider world).

 

How have I learnt these points by watching other companies over time, and carefully and educating myself. You can do it too

My business meeting is today which I am going to grab IT BY THE BALLS and OWN IT BABY 🙂 

Wish me luck x x

 

Positive Influences In The Guise Of A Story

I am going to share a story with you that’s taken from Greek mythology and its taught me a fantastic lesson

(This is my take on the story)

ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

Orpheus and Eurydice were soul mates their love so great they were never apart. Until one fateful day when Eurydice stepped on a poisonous snake and fell to her death. Orpheus was beside himself, how could he ever sing again without his love and true soul mate by his side.

Orpheus was a great musician he decided to rescue his wife and descended to Hades to sing for her release. His voice so pure and beautiful the dark powers were moved by his plea and released His bride. But with one condition and this was never to be broken.

The powers made him promise not to look at Eurydice until they reached natural light. He agreed seeing that this task was simple, how could the powers be so stupid to mock him this way.  Orpheus agreed and the couple started to celebrate with an embrace. But this was forbidden, only when they reached the top could they really unite.

 The journey was long and hard but Orpheus had full faith that they were free and she was behind him. Up until he couldn’t hear Eurydice there anymore, he panicked  and weakened. The warm air from the sun took his breath and replaced it with the sense of glory as he reached the top. As he turned around and caught a glimpse of his beautiful bride the grey light was still cascading over her face. He looked too soon……………………………………………………………………….

At that very moment he didn’t even get to say goodbye.  She was taken by a force so great that he watched her being dragged down the dark tunnel, back to Hades and vanishing before his eyes. There she would meet her fate and all at the fault of her lover. A faint cry was all he could detect for a second, all because he faltered and looked back. Orpheus never got over his loss,  forever missing his bride and becaming a symbol of resistance in accepting loss, which requires leaving the past behind and looking ahead to your future x

The morale of the story…………. if you pay too much attention to your past,  you will miss out on your future.

So how has that affected me as a person and why am I telling you this?

Lately I have been dwelling on what GenieHomeSwap.Com was going to be like and that’s not healthy,  but since reading this story I am not going to do that anymore. Things happen for a reason and maybe Quantum’s demise (web programmers liquidation) has actually prevented Genies  liquidation in the future because she wasn’t going to be hosted by a bunch of cowboys.

I think maybe some of you might find this useful as a life exercise. Whether it comes in handy to apply within your family, work or even money. Whatever happens we need to keep on going my friends and that’s the key x x

If we can help others on the way ………………….DO IT Trust me it’s a life changing experience.

If the world is kinder place then it will be a happier one too x

I hope you enjoy my take on the story x

Night all x x