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How to Get over Your Fear of Insects


Fear of insects (entomophobia ask insectophobia) is extremely common among human beings. It is a primal instinct that is innate, locked into us as part of our human nature.

One way to get rid of this fear is to use a company like pest control markham to ensure you have no bugs in your living space, but realistically no matter what you do, you are eventually going to come into contact with insects. There are over 10 quintillion (10,000000000000000000) insects in the world!

So, with that being the case, you may as well get used to sharing the planet with bugs. Simply coming to grips with the reality that insects exist and that you are going to come in to contact with them goes along way. Only about 5% of insects can be harmful to humans, the rest couldn’t hurt a fly! Ok, bad metaphor, but seriously most insects humans come into contact with day-to-day are harmless.

Bugs like ants and flies are common annoyances, but do they really cause you any trouble? Not really. At worst, they can steal your food, but there’s a simple solution to that. Keep your house, especially your kitchen, clean!

Human views on different species are very much a matter of perspective. In some parts of the world, insects are viewed as food, even a great delicacy! Meanwhile in North America, you usually only see someone eat an insect on a crazy gameshow…

The point is that getting over a fear of insects is really just a matter of mindset. You can choose to not let it bother you when a spider walks across your ceiling, or you can choose to let it get to you.

But, if you really can’t get over your fear of insects through good old fashioned will power, another option is to see an expert like a psychologist, counselor, or even a hypnotist. These are more expensive options, but in many cases they have been worth it to the people they helped overcome their fears.

It’s also ok just to accept that you have a fear of insects. For the 5% of insects that are harmful to humans, it’s good to be fearful! This just shows your natural survival instincts are working. However, it would be helpful if you learned more about which insects and harmful and which aren’t so you aren’t wasting those great instincts.

There are a lot of great resources on the internet (or at the library, if you know what that is!) that can help you understand the differences between bugs so you know which ones to be wary of and which ones to simply ignore.

Hopefully this post was helpful. Don’t let those creepy crawlers keep you down J

Don’t Let A Broken Windshield Ruin Your Day! My Thursday Afternoon Blunder

Hey folks, this last Thursday my patience was tested. I was driving to meet a client about 5 miles past the South end of my city. As I was driving along the road, minding my business, I continued traveling at a safe speed when all of the sudden A pieces of wood flew off of the truck in front of me. I have only had a cracked windshields once before and the windshield repairs weren’t really the problem. As I had a good shop to go to. The biggest problem was that I could buy 10 cars with the potential sale I was about to land with this client that I was planning to meet on the south side of town. Today I write a blog post about staying positive in impossible situations. After reading this post you will see the benefits of remaining positive even when your mind and body your mind and your mind and body is telling you to freak out.

Be a positive persone even if you crack your windshield

The actual cost of the windshield replacement was only about $150. But those next two hours of being stuck waiting for a tow truck could potentially cost $10,000. So how does one stay positive.

First and foremost. One of the easiest things you can do is practice keeping an optimistic idea of the future in your head. This may sound very difficult to some. But, if you can master this then you will be a more productive, more likable, and more Zen person.

You’re faced with a negative force in your life try to treat it as an opportunity to learn. For example when I broke my windshield it was a learning opportunity or me to realize that I perhaps was too negative of a person I had to sit back and think to myself this isn’t the end of the world. In fact, once I managed to calm down I simply gave my client a call in a positive upbeat manner and they responded in a similar way. It was easy enough just to rebook the appointment it was in the end of the world. Everyone is human and they understand that things don’t always run as planned especially in the business world and when it comes to traveling. Consider any time you’ve been to the airport.

Another tip that I’d like to share is that you should try to slow down the types of activities in your life that may cause or be a result of stress. Find ways to channel your stress into positive movement. This can be in the form of really good work or a great workout.

Next you want to make sure that you don’t make something bigger than it has to be. It is important to keep a positive perspective in stressful situations. The saying that you should count to 10 is actually a very useful activity. Next time you run into a situation like breaking a windshield in the middle of the road on a busy highway try using some of these techniques to make sure that you don’t make a bad situation worse. I imagine that these techniques would be very useful for somebody that is in a car accident. Consider all of the people that road rage after an accident and end up spending years in jail because they couldn’t channel the negative events of a car accident and mentally compartmentalize that as a small negative of that that they could get passed on that day. Instead they took what should’ve been a one day bad experience and potentially turned it into a 10+ year jail sentence because they were acting to negative on that day. My examples may be a little bit out there but I hope you get the point have a great day! I connected with the windshield repair company on facebook for networking purposes and that has already turned into another client meetup!

Why I decided To Hire A Limo For The Miami Conference

That time of year has come again, so I decided why not spoil me and my team a little bit and let our hair down with a miami beach limo service. Not only with a 5-start hotel but this time we decided to add in the extra element of having a luxury limo escort us around to the various events this weekend.

Hitting up Miami is always exciting for me. Mainly because I love the beach and the culture. The people in miami have always been so kind to me. But what has really drawn me to Miami is the big business opportunities not only with this conference but with smaller start-up opportunities. So I figured why not explain why I decided to hire a limo service in Miami.

First, I always end up getting a cab or driving from point A to Point B and no where else when I am on vacation. I’de much rather try explore all the side of the city then just the downtown core and the area around my hotel.Little Havana is an amazing place an I never make time to go visit. this year will be different when I hire a nice big limo for the team.

Second, I spend my entire year planning around events and connecting all the dots. When I am travelling for work I much prefer if everything is just handled for me. Sometime Spanish is an issue in Miami as I leteraly can’t even order a burrito. So it’s handy to have someone that as affluent to local culture soI don’t have feel awkward when unable to communicate with different restaurants and services I like to try in the city,

Third, I’m in absolutely no rush. I can hang out in the limo for a while, cruise around. Whatever comes to mind. If that’s not reason enough to grab a limo in Miami for my business conference, I don’t know what is.

Miami is a pretty big place with 5,000,000 people. Fairly easy to get lost or mixed up with directions. So it’s great to have a limo driver that knows the whole place inside and out. It can be a gamble if you’re looking to go out for some drinks with the team and all you have to go buy is the pamphlets at the hotel to see what nightclubs are in the area. Trust me, this has led me astray more than once to wrong side of town looking for a ‘party.’ Trust me, there’s plant of parties in Miaimi you don’t want to be at but with the right guide you’ll create a memory that will last a lifetime.

How A Limousine Business Succeeded By Setting Ridiculously High Quarterly Goals

We are taught throughout our entire lives to set realistic goals. To not overshoot, not go for the moon. Instead set reasonable goals so you can give yourself a pat on the back. Which, on the surface make sense. IN pavlova theory the dog is taught to salivate as a reaction to a bell in expectance of a treat. With goals we are taught to that setting reasonable goals is followed by gratification much faster than high “unattainable goals.” I used to think this way until I met the owner on a limousine company North of the border. What he said to me changed the way I think about goals and my behaviour forever. His business was headed on a downward slope financially for years and he was beginning to eat into his savings as he could not bring himself to downsize and lose his charished employees.

How did this happen?

He set the goal for years of literally BREAKING EVEN!? YEs sad to say but his goal was to break even just enough to keep his home and family situated in a perpetual penny pinching situation despite working extremely hard through their lives. One day he woke up and realized. Not only was he setting his goals too low but he wanted to dramatically change the way he thought and acted. HE explained that obtaining his psychology degree was his biggest and most difficult goal he had ever obtained. But when he reached that goal he was terribly disappointed to learn that his degree was not accompanied b  any job and through chance found himself driving limousines. AS years passed he ended up in control of the company and dispatching drivers every weekend. Demand lowered and so did the funds. Until this last quarter!!

So what did he do?

He set his goals unreasonably high and help all of his employees to the standard. He let everyone know he was setting the goal of quadrupling the monthly take by running an aggressive advertising campaign that would literally make or break the company. It was this harsh, high risk reward goal that forced his team to get up early, put their game faces on and absolutely crush it for three months straight. Sure some people hated his guts, but you know what? His ethics did not allow him to let his business fail or let his employees not provide for their own by not putting in enough effort. You see effort is a renewable resource. Where there is a lack of monetary opportunity there is always a full tank of effort waiting for you to unleash and regain financial goals. By setting his team up in a cut throat situation he was putting everything at risk.

Why did it work?

Have you ever jumped into a cold pool. Think about that moment when you’ve fully committed, theres nothing you can do. You’re in, it’s going to be painful, it’s going to suck for a few seconds but you’ve committed. It’s this type of commitment he inspired in his team to grind out three month that turned his business revenue up 400% and earned all his drivers more tips then the previous year combined. It was taking just as much effort for these employees to go home and say I think my boos is nuts I’m going to lose my job and stress out constantly as it would to (wo)man up and take the large amount of action required to get this business back in its feet. You see, whether fit is a limousine company or a personal thing. You have a choice, sink or swim, both will take the same amount of effort, which would you enjoy more?