Recent Reviews for Katharine C. Giovanni
The Concierge Manual (Book) - 5/20/2003 2:43:12 AM|
enjoyed the excerpt
If they can do it in 1929, you can do it in 2014 (Article) - 8/10/2014 10:51:56 AM
interesting article !
If they can do it in 1929, you can do it in 2014 (Article) - 8/7/2014 11:32:41 AM
Thank you for your thoughts Ron. The article is intended to be motivational, not a "how to start a business" article. I think everyone should live their dream whether that is writing a book, learning to paint, or starting a business. Loving what you do for a living and loving life!
Indeed, if you are starting a business you absolutely should do your homework and research it thoroughly. Take some classes, read some books and get as much information as you can before starting. However, you need to go into business with the thought that you are going to succeed ... NOT the thought that you're going to fail. Be positive in all you do! Life is just too short not to.
Good luck to you!
If they can do it in 1929, you can do it in 2014 (Article) - 8/7/2014 8:07:50 AM
While I found your pep talk motivational, I didn't see any concrete things that could be used to come out of it except the idea that businesses that capitalize on the needs of people that are strapped for money, like dollar stores and paycheck lenders, tend to flourish during hard times and can be built into empires. The name of the game is always selling some service or good at a cost lower than the other guys. In this case, one must use the Internet to determine who was selling a similar item at a lower cost, even if one has an outlet like a store for sales.
The fallacy in this is that 9 out of 10 startup businesses are failures within a year or two because of lack of capitalization. Failure is the norm. All one has to do is watch the TV show, Shark Tank, to see failure happening. It takes many skills to run a business and most people don't have all of those skills. Failure is a hard way to learn, that is the way most learn. Without going into detail, there are many things that can cause a business to fail. A person wishing to start a business, should get as many facts about costs and perception of the prototype product as possible before spending life savings on a losing proposition.
How to Spot a Fraud Email (Article) - 3/13/2013 4:39:59 AM
Thank you Katherine for taking the time to write this. I am now a fan.
May peace be with you, love surround you and blessings abound you,
Water Under The Bridge (Article) - 3/13/2013 4:37:30 AM
Today I am grateful for you. "Water Under the Bridge" provides sound advice. We all need affirmation and confirmation. This did it for me.
May peace be with you, love surround you and blessings abound you,
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 1/13/2013 9:01:27 AM
I was just checking on some inspirational articles when I notice this one from you;I have to admit this is a very good thought.
But personally, when I think of my success, It was when I succesfully turn from the world, and turn to CHRIST.
He has made the difference. Everything else just fell into place.
May God Bless you, and keep up the good work. I will definatly read more of your work Daphne.
Water Under The Bridge (Article) - 7/3/2011 5:45:34 PM
Thank your for your aritcle. I forwarded it to my grown up children.
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 6/16/2011 5:15:20 PM
I agree fully with your approach to the subject matter. Especially your making a list of all the good accomplishments you have made. You are already a successful person.
I hope more people will read your article.
When you have the time, check out my stories and articles.
My focus is 1) ultimately to save a person's soul and 2) to keep the person healthy while still in this planet.
All the best to you, your family and your business. I will read up your other articles.
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 5/18/2011 6:51:36 AM
Good advice, Katharine, spot on. Wealth, status, power etc. are fleeting in the happiness and success stakes. If success equals happiness (and I think you're more or less saying that it does), it can only be lasting if it starts from the inside and is allowed/encouraged to blossom outwards. Great post.
Ten Tips on How to Start a Concierge Business (Article) - 9/7/2010 11:40:22 PM
A wake-up call for anyone who wants to make it on their own. Bravo!
Is Technology Really Making Life Easier? (Article) - 3/18/2010 12:06:23 PM
thoughtful well-written katharine:)
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 1/6/2010 3:11:26 PM
A funny thing happened on the way to success for me. I am a waiter, and have been for most of the last 27 years. I have waited on the rich; the super rich, celebrities and I have waited on the poor and the average American. In 27 years I have probably waited on over a million individual people. Remember McDonald's signs in the 60's? 5 million burgers sold and then 6 million sold, until it became billions and billions sold? Well with all of that personal contact with people and listening to their stories, I started to feel luckier and luckier each year. When I was a kid, I thought my family sucked, but I only knew ten families. I thought for sure that we were number 10 out of 10. I was making decisions about my life from a very small information sample. After waiting on about 35,000 families, I run up to my mom now and hug her, and I realize how lucky I was. 10 out of 35,000 isn't so bad is it? When I was 7 I wanted to be Howard Hughes the richest man in the world at the time. I even had to have my birthday at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas because Howard Hughes lived on the top floor, which was only 7 floors high in 1969. "thanks mom!" I wanted to be the richest man in the world. That was my plan. But as I waited on more and more people, I started to realize that the more money you had, the more fame you had, the more prestige and power you had, the more problems you had. Look how money worked out for Howard in the end. Or so rich and famous that the only way you can sleep is by taking Propoval like Michael Jackson. Today I have something called Joy, which is more powerful than happiness. Joy is not dependent on things of this world. Rocky Stone is correct when he says in his post that bank robbers can be happy, if only temporarily. You can take the most depressed person and let them pick out any car they want, and they will be happy, if only temporarily. As I talked above about the small sample I was using to make my family ranking decisions on, and as the sample got larger and larger, I was finally able to really appreciate how great my family was. This is a key to all readers out there who are struggling with happiness. Increase the size of your sample. Do you measure you success by what Bill Gates or Warren Buffet have done? Well then you are in for disappointment. What blows my mind is that as a waiter in the United States of America, I am one of the richest men in the world. I didn't say I was one of the richest men in the United States, because that would be ludicrous. But like an Iceberg that only shows about 10 percent above water, and 90 percent below water, most of the people in the world will not even make a thousand dollars this year. So if you want to be really happy and joyful, learn to realize every moment of the day how truly lucky you are, and that's how you measure success.
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 12/4/2009 7:30:49 PM
Interesting...but if succes is to be measured by happiness or achieving a goal, many bank robers do both. Would you consider them or their life a success? Or are they successful, because the obtained what they wanted? It has been said, "a bull dog could whip a skunk, but it would not be worth it". Some think they are successful...but to others...they smell pretty bad. Are you sure your comments were a success, or were they just a passing glance?
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 11/24/2009 6:16:45 AM
thanks for this article. very inspirational indeed.
Sometimes Big Messages come from Small Packages (Article) - 11/13/2009 11:19:29 PM
Yes, I can relate. Too much on my plate. But I would rather be busy than bored!
PS: Where is your new material???
Is it Positive or Negative? You decide. (Article) - 5/20/2009 5:42:55 PM
I LOVED it!!!
I will use your checklist (with your permission) for my motivational seminar at our church.
BTW who is Connie Domino? Tell me more about her book. Why?
I am John Michael Domino (Da Pizzaman)
Really...Check it out on my Website.
How do you Measure Success? (Article) - 5/20/2009 5:31:26 PM
I really LIKE YOUR style!
Ten Tips on How to Start a Concierge Business (Article) - 10/28/2008 2:43:32 AM
Magnificent job! You have written a poingnant gameplan that is applicable not only to your specialty, but to all entrepreneurs interested in starting a business.
Reginald V. Johnson
Along Came a Spider (Article) - 8/2/2008 1:52:14 PM
Another lesson from that spider is the fact that as long as it lives, it will never give up. No matter how low things get, time always fixes the situation one way or the other. Patience and trust in God is the key. After all, God created time. We only have clocks.
Is Technology Really Making Life Easier? (Article) - 7/25/2008 8:24:50 AM
I LOVED your article! It really makes one THINK! How did you get to be so articulate?
Is it Positive or Negative? You decide. (Article) - 7/7/2008 7:55:04 AM
I have to stay with positive thinking to keep my manic depressive order in gear and going strong. Sometimes it is hard to do and I backslide, but say be positive and things do go better. Liked these very positive views and the negatives we can throw out the windows.
Reflections (Article) - 7/7/2008 7:50:56 AM
Good reflections on 2007. As the election year comes, we are all expecting a good president to be voted in. God know only who he has picked but we must wait til Nov. I enjoyed your reminiscenses of 2007 and hope you do the same at the end of 2008. Just got to read this in July.
What would happen if today was the day that changed your life? (Article) - 6/18/2008 10:13:47 AM
Hello Katherine, I read your article,"What would happen if today was the day that changed your life?". I found it true that there are a ah! moments in life. One of them for me was when I decided to try and write a novel,as daunting a task as it is. Well I could say now that decision, as late in life as it was, was the best decision I have ever made. Three books later; I am proud to refer to myself as a writer. Best of luck with your writing. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
What would happen if today was the day that changed your life? (Article) - 3/14/2008 6:36:42 PM
Your spirit is so warm and refreshing. You are very deeply inspirational. I must admit that I can identify with your upbringing. Life is hard but it is also what you strive to make it. You are the company that you keep and you become what you believe that you can achieve. I will keep you on my list of favorites.
God bless you!
Ten Tips on How to Start a Concierge Business (Article) - 2/3/2008 8:21:08 PM
Interesting and informative~`*