The Cost Of Technology

There are those that chase it. There those that love and adore it. There are those that see it for what it is. It is a costly addiction, whose costs will eventually cost it the consumers it thirst after. Think this is all hype. Just to keep your data secure on your own computer it’ll cost you. You are surrounded by predators, that will try to spy or steal your data at all costs. You are having to encrypt your data to keep it secure and that’s not a guarantee that it can’t be compromised.

Those that can’t afford it will go back to the old ways. Why? Because it’s a little harder to fake someone’s identity if they’re not online and not using credit online as well. Think I’m nuts! Start to add up what the cost of chasing all this technology will cost you! The criminals love technology. The average person, that being people in lower or middle class will either have to eventually use the library. That’s just for the affordability of it. Small businesses will have to weigh the costs too. The good thing is that yellow pages will be making money again on their books.

You don’t have a clue what yellow pages is? It’s before your time? Oh yah so what the rotary phone. I’m actually loving that technology has finally boxed itself into a corner. It might take a while for it to become more evident but it will eventually show up. Those people who think we’ll go to a money less society. You might want to give that memo to the banks as they laugh you out of existence. People that have mortgages, yah you’ll still need money to pay for that house or your house will be foreclosed on. Just some food for thought.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

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The Demise of the Corporate Economy

More businesses are very short-sighted when it comes to running their organizations. They are all about the quick buck. They don’t think long-term, They are using technology like it has all the answers without using any common sense. It’s like using a hammer to cut wood instead of a saw. Here’s the thing, different parts of the organization need to use different tools. These metrics serve no purpose when they aren’t being used correctly.

There is no margin calculated in for problems or errors in these formulas. Which can lead to wrong decision-making, planning and budgeting. There is this fast food mentality when it comes to metrics. No one is taking the time to use these tools correctly or with responsibility. It’s as though the main purpose is to suck the fun and life out of the process of a task.

Any error in these processes is met with severe consequences. These big organizations are trying to be something they aren’t. They try to act as though they’re open to new ideas or change but only on their time schedule. This is why small businesses will prevail. They don’t treat their employees like machines. They don’t jump on the latest toys. They know that people make mistakes and there can be errors and they figure them into the equation.

Large corporations are too busy running every part of their organization as though it’s an assembly line. This  model doesn’t work for accounting, IT or other parts of an organization. It’s insane and it doesn’t make any sense. You will have high turnover, unhappy employees who are burned out quickly. Lack of idea sharing because of how their treated.

Large companies try to save money by using tools that are designed for small businesses. Instead of using the tools that were designed for larger corporations. This causes the tools to bog down and work efficiently. These companies can go to the other side of the spectrum and use dangerous software which can compromise the organization with malware.

These are the same organizations throwing money at the politicians in elections. Is it any wonder our economy and government is a mess.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

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Money Issues

I am finding it very interesting that most of the time it isn’t money that’s the issue. The dark horse is really those around us and their baggage that they like to dump on other people. They are angry or mad that others are able to manifest so they spill their poison all over the place. They try to prove their ignorant point by proclaiming themselves right about money by sabotaging those that can do what they aren’t able to do. The jealousy and poison are so unbelievable that you begin to wonder if you aren’t in some weird movie.

This drama is their way of life to continuously play the victim and be the viper at the same time with their venomous words. They claim to be so . . .   misunderstood. They wonder why no one wants to be their friend. They blame everyone but themselves. It is an interesting delusion. The spectators that have no life by choice because they refuse to participate in their own life instead of sticking their nose in others.

They are so gleeful about living an unhappy existence that one wonders would they even recognize happiness or would they walk right past it never noticing the difference.

They snear whenever they see money that seems to effortlessly rain down on other individuals.

 One individual approaches money with love, while another with fear. Is it any wonder at the results?

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

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Game of Life

It always amazes me that we don’t get instruction booklets on how to play this game we call life.

When we play any other game there are instructions that come with it. Strategies on how to win or accumulate more of something than another player.

It always amuses me that people think that others just like to be poor and not live a better standard of life.

The people who have a higher standard of living and are actually enjoying their lives think that what they were taught is taught in a class room or in everyone’s home. Nothing could be farther than the truth. It like that game where is Waldo? Well if you don’t know what you’re looking for it can be a long, long journey. You know somethings missing. You know that others have gotten there before you but you have no idea on where that map on how to get there is.

These skills are not taught in a school, college or university. They should be but they aren’t. When you start to learn the rules of the game! Life does become so. . .  much easier. I think that classes on table manners should be taught in schools and it’s not. It is expected that you would know them already but most people don’t which is why they don’t usually go up to the next level.

There are secrets about handling money that many are not taught except by their parents. The wealthy usually think these are lessons that everyone should know but they don’t. The reason that wealthy people pass these lesson on to their children is that if they don’t the next generation will become poorer than the last and not have something to pass on to the next generation.

Most people have this vision in their head of how they think the wealthy live and then are surprised when they themselves end up broke. It is like anything the more you practice the more you learn the flaws in your thinking. It is like anything you must have a strategy on what you want and then take the steps to acquire those skills to reach those goals. Sometimes you might have more than one goal so you take baby steps to get to those goals but if one step is going to build on another you might have a mentor or coach to help you with that. This way you not wasting energy or money spinning your wheels.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

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