Better And Safer Returns Than Property And Real Estate

How To Make BETTER and SAFER Returns than Property and Real Estate (Worldwide)

I cannot believe how property markets give such a bad return when compared to internet marketing. Around 5% per annum with rental properties, compared to 100%+ returns per internet sale!

Why would you want to raise upto 20% deposit towards a house and then borrow the rest from the bank, effectively giving them control over the property – then only earning a measly 5% return on the full investment every year (or up to 10% if you’re lucky)?

The risk is all yours in property/real estate, offering slow growth, in an uncertain market and limited upside potential. That is if you can manage to stick it out that is dealing with all the hassles involved with property rentals.

Landlords and investors, I feel your pain, I was once there too!
Chasing tenants for rent, dealing with trashed houses, trying to find plumbers to fix leaks, taking calls during holidays, finding money for unexpected repairs, houses turned into drug dens, insurers that refuse to pay due to a ‘clause’, paying rental agents that only did a half-arsed job, estate agents that weren’t motivated to deal with your property, keeping lots of receipts to do your accounts, paperwork on top of paperwork, local government increasing their rates, making ends meet to pay the mortgage, an arrogant bank manager that didn’t care about helping you or giving you more time to make things work, this list could go on and on….

With Internet marketing, you need to raise much less money to get ‘ALL IN’ with a business that can generate you up to $5000 cash on each sale. Yes that’s right, you can earn big commissions with online marketing and returns that you won’t see in the property market.
Why do you think so many investors are now jumping ship and getting into internet marketing?

This is a global online business so you don’t need to worry about where your customers come from and once you’ve been paid, the company takes care of delivering the content to them.
Everything is automated so you won’t even need to speak to anyone if you don’t want to.

Advantages Of Franchising And Distribution

The rapid expansion of the market economy has largely been made possible due to the advent of globalization. Today the idea of business is no more confined within the geographical boundaries, instead it has become global. In order to survive in the competitive market it is important for each and every business unit to take its products and services right to millions of potential consumers. But it is not always possible for any single entity to do that. This is why franchisee or distributorship has emerged as an important part of modern economy. Distributors, though not directly related to company, are entrusted with the task of selling the products of a specific brand to retailers in a certain region. There are certain advantages of distribution and franchising if the company can choose the right and most competent distributor or franchisee.

Direct to the consumer

The main advantage of distribution or franchising is that companies can easily take their products directly to the consumers. This gives a boost to the business as a whole and allows companies gain a global exposure all at once. It is needless to mention that in order to survive in the competitive market it is important for each and every business unit to grab the attention of the consumers on the very first go. A distributorship business helps entrepreneurs do exactly that.

Increase market share

Another important advantage of distribution and franchising is that companies can increase their market share to a large extent. With the help of distributors companies can create a demand for their product in the market, thus outrunning their competitors in the market. Though it is true that market saturation leads to diminishing demand, companies can find more and more new markets with the help of distributors. Thus, companies can largely enhance their presence in the market by selling their products through distributors.

Increasing profits

Selling products through distributors can also help companies increase their profit level to a large extent. It is not possible for a business enterprise to open its own outlet in each and every city, town and village in the world and so selling the products through distributors can be the most effective and reliable way of increasing profit margin. The steady expansion of the global economy has made it absolutely necessary for each and every business organization to make the best possible use of its resources.

Sound Management Of Skyline Waterfront

The sound management of the Skyline group is responsible for the high quality of the project. It consists of 99 apartments of 2 BHK and 3 BHK units. It offers clear title, high construction quality as well as landscaping of international standards. The natural eco-system that attracts migratory birds has been untampered with, thus making the project doubly attractive.

The Waterfront project is another jewel in the crown of the Skyline Group. Its saga goes back 125 years when as a family owned group, it started out as owners of coffee plantations. Then two decades ago, under the leadership of brothers, Avinash and Dhiraj Prabhu, the group diversified into real estate. There has been no looking back ever since, and today the Skyline name is written in golden letters in the Real estate market.

The management has spelt out its vision as to exceed customer’s expectations of service, safety, quality and team work driven by leadership and integrity. In just two decades, it has been awarded for its quality competence by the ISO 9001 certification. It won more accolades like a business excellence award in 2007 and recognition of CREDAI, Karnataka.

Skyline has satisfied over 2000 customers with 60 odd projects. It has already built up 4 million square feet and is currently involved in building up 8 million square feet. It intends to build up 25 million square feet in the next five years.
Most of its projects are in Mangalore and Bangalore, but now it has also started projects in Mysore, Kochi and Chennai. It has even forayed into Dubai and USA.

Under the able-leadership of Avinash Prabhu, Skyline has charted out its success story by constructing international standard spaces. Confidence and trust in the company has been won by 60 completed projects.
Managing director Avinash Prabhu pointed out that they have always improved design and execution with differing skills to supply dwelling spaces and results, which are sensitive to the liking of every individual. The group believes that it is their relationship with their customers what accounts for their success in their business today, and the same strategy will be adopted for a great future. On an endnote, he said that Skyline is a promise of the best you can get.

Getting Healthy With Yoga

People have always believed that yoga can do more for your body than just keeping it fit and flexible. Research now shows it can help weight control, lower back pain, insomnia and even heart disease. Studies indicate yoga helps with weight loss and maintenance. In a study of 15,000 adults, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that those who did not practice yoga gained approximately 18.5 pounds more over a 10-year period than those who practiced for at least four years. There was also a study done at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California. This study found people who regularly practiced yoga and meditation, exercised and watched their diet lost more weight than those who exercised, and ate a balanced diet, but did not practice yoga.

Additionally Yoga can improve your range of motion in your hips, reducing lower back pain. A study done at The American College of Sport’s Medicine, suggest that yoga increases lower back flexibility and decreases pain. It was a small study conducted on older women age 44-62. Persistent back pain however should always be professional diagnosed before embracing on any exercise program including yoga. Yoga’s backbends and forward bends may exacerbate some back conditions.

Yoga can also calm your body and your mind, which can help people who suffer from insomnia. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD., an instructor of medicine, division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School recently published a study. He found a half hour to 45 minutes of daily yoga practice with a focus on meditation and breathing, helped chronic insomniacs sleep through the night. The subjects increased their overall sleep by 12%.

Yoga breathing can help lower your heart rate and calm your nervous system. The breathing techniques can help alleviate serious anxiety and depression and reduce stress. Practicing yoga for an hour and a half three times a week can make your heart healthier in just six weeks. A recent study out of Yale University School of Medicine had 33 men and women who practiced yoga at that rate. This lowered their blood pressure and improved their blood vessels’ ability to expand and contract by 17%. Researchers believe the improvements are based on the stress-reducing benefits of yoga.

Finding Balance And Health With Yoga

Have you heard about the Gunas? No, they are not Disney characters! According to yoga there are three basic qualities or energies that make up everything. They are, rajas, tamas and sattva.

Rajas is the energy of action, change and movement. Rajas is the fuel of passion and fire. Rajasic energy is also associated with the day light hours. We obviously need rajasic energy to create energy to move successfully throughout our world and lives. When we have too much rajasic energy we might appear to the outside world as extremely busy, go go go, do do do! Does this sound like you? Maintaining a high degree of rajasic energy leads to burn out! When rajas is out of balance the mind and body are overstimulated, the mind becomes restless and you experience a lot of uncontrollable thoughts.

Foods that are rajasic include: spicy food, fried foods, coffee / caffeinated beverages/ stimulants/ fish, eggs, chocolate, foods that are very bitter, sour, dry and salty. Eating in a hurry is also considered rajasic

Tamas can be thought of as the opposite of rajas. Tamasic energy is associated with a state of inactivity and inertia, heaviness and darkness. When tamas is out of balance your ability to reason becomes clouded and you might experience the darker emotions such as anger or greed. Just as there is more rajasic energy present in daylight hours, tamasic energy is present during nighttime. People who are very tamasic might be depressed or appear lazy. Generally speaking disease states are tamasic.

Examples of tamasic food include: meat, alcohol, tobacco, onions, fermented foods – vinegar or strong cheese, stale food or over ripe food, overly processed food or chemically treated. Overeating is considered tamasic.

Sattva is energy that is in a state of harmony and balance. Positive mental and emotional states of joy and intelligence are associated with sattva. A person who was experiencing a lot of sattvic energy would appear very happy. Sattvic energy also is consistent with healing states and in Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) sattvic energy is actively cultivated. Sattvic energy is most present during the times between light and dark- in other words dusk and dawn. A person on the yogic path is focused on developing sattva and for this reason yoga asana and meditation are classically performed at these times.

Foods that are sattvic include: whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, pure fruit juice, legumes, milk, butter, nuts, seeds, sprouted seeds, honey and herb teas.

It is important to realize that we all have all three gunas within us. And while this is true we tend to have a predominant guna. Based on the descriptions above can you figure out what yours is? It is good to be aware of this because once you are aware of your predominant guna then you can predict how might react to certain life circumstances as well know your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll know when you will tend to be thrown out of balance and what you will need to do to bring yourself back into balance.

You also might have times in our lives when one guna is more active then another. Perhaps you have very active time and very productive (rajasic). Or a period when you have been depressed (tamasic). Or a time when we are very balanced and in tune with your spirituality (satvic).

Another way the gunas show up in our lives and directly effect us is through the food we eat. Consider for a minute the average American diet with overly processed and chemically treated foods which are very tamasic. Modern science now confirms that these food items are directly linked to major illnesses including cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. As mentioned above too much tamasic energy leads to disease states. We also know that foods in their whole form such as grains, fresh fruits and vegetables (sattvic foods) are life sustaining and bring health and energy.

Do you practice yoga postures (asana)? How do the gunas show up here? Is your asana practice fiery and passionate? Was your practice was slow and lazy? Or was it balanced?

It is probably becoming clear to you by now that to be healthy, happy, and live a balance life it is important to cultivate sattva in your life. This can be done by:

Reducing rajas and tamas
Becoming aware of when you are out of balance- which guna seems most present?
Increase activities and environments that produce positive thoughts
Eating a healthy, sattvic oriented diet
Certain herbs (subject for another article)
The practice of yoga: pranayama (breathing practices), asana (postures), meditation

Going gaga over yoga

Pop icon Madonna is probably one of the most popular bi-products of commercialized yoga. Since she started to come out with that toned and buffed figure, women all over the world wanted to know what kind of diet she has been doing. When she revealed that she has been on her journey of self-discovery and has found a new source of spirituality, she also revealed her secret in maintaining her almost eternal youth look—practicing yoga that is.

But, aside from staying fit through practicing of yoga there is so much more about the discipline that people should know.

THE TRUTH ABOUT YOGA

Before becoming gaga over yoga, you should familiarize yourself first about what yoga really is, its origin, the many underlying premises behind the discipline and how can you benefit from it. Let’s start first by defining the foreign word that is yoga. Basically, the word “yoga” is rooted from a language of ancient India where it is originated—the Sanskrit. “Yoga,” in Sanskrit, means “union or joining.” It can either be a union that occurs between the mind and the spirit, between the body and the spirit or a joining of the mind, body and spirit as a whole.

But, the term “yoga” can be accurately defined by another Sanskrit word “asana” – the practice of physical poses or postures. Although “asana” is only one of the eight known types of yoga, both terms are now being taken as one because since both of them are concerned with mental and spiritual well being than in purely physical activity.

Since yoga has been packaged for the Western culture, it is now best described as a general term that includes various disciplines. And now, yoga is more popularly known to people as a form of discipline that varies from one concept to another. The term yoga is now also viewed as a discipline that deals with purely physical abstraction to purely spiritual conquest and to just about everything in between. If you are thinking of practicing yoga to improve your life, you must know hoe to convert its underlying possibilities to your own satisfaction.

THE ULTIMATE YOGA BASICS

If you are really interested with yoga, you should be willing to learn almost everything about it. First of all, you should define why you need it.

Some of the many different styles of yoga that being taught and practiced today include “hatha ,” the slow-paced and gentle style; “vinyasa,” the breath-synchronized movement style; “ashtanga,” the fast-paced and intense style of yoga practice; “iyengar,” bodily alignment style, “kundalini,” the breath in conjunction with physical movement style; and “bikram” or “hot yoga” which is practiced in a 95-100 degree room allowing the loosening of tight muscles and profuse sweating.

Aside from being an effective stress and anxiety reducer, practicing of yoga is also proven to increase strength, create energy, build and tone muscles, improve focus, concentration, and posture, reduce blood pressure, improve memory, and relieve pain.

Another basic thing you should know about yoga is that it requires an exertion or force through different poses. Done through the performance of poses, most people might think that yoga is just about stretching, utmost concentration and weird poses. True, you see people practicing yoga doing some sort of “acrobatic” stunts, but those stretching are not just simple flexing of muscles: these are creative processes that balance the body to develop agility, flexibility and strength. Since each pose has a specific physical benefit, the poses in yoga can be done in succession to create heat in the body through movement that will build-up an increase in stamina.