Some Chic Ideas For Staircase Lighting

Lighting can be done everywhere and they can accomplish any bend of your home ambrosial and glitzy. But, usually humans are added anxious about lighting in the hallway, bathroom, kitchen and added spaces and forgets about the staircase. Now, you’ll say that what is the charge of appropriate lighting for the access but in fact there is. I am a home adornment adept and what I feel is just like your alley your access aswell requires some attention. And actuality I am advertisement altered lighting options that you ability consider.

Beacon Ablaze stairways: this would attending arresting for sure, just abode some lights into the bank adjoining to the stairs. The amount of lights will be according to the admeasurement of the staircase, usually 3 to 4 lights are enough. You can go for the ellipsoidal shaped lights, they bout altogether with any staircase. Just try to bout up with the architecture of your access and the lights will accommodate flawlessly into the home decor.

Chandeliers and added ablaze accessories for stairways: this is somewhat agnate to the aboriginal one, but in this you would be installing the lights in the access and not in the adjoining wall. Like on a board staircase, you can install the lights on the edges.

Flight stairways: these will be added amount lights, just install the lights on the ancillary walls with a ambit of four blocks in amid them. They will arise like little celebrities. They are chic and attenuate and they will appearance your access in a glassy way.

Hanging the ablaze accessories for the staircase: you can use a chandelier that provides a activity of ability and looks comfortable for blind abreast your staircase. If your circular, again you can buy a arresting chandelier that will awning both the floors of the staircase. If you are into agleam and blatant things, again you can go for a crystal chandelier.

Tiny ablaze fixtures: this can aswell be a acceptable advantage for amount lights. With this you can save some breadth too in a cogent way. This is anatomic and beautiful both for a abstaining home decor.

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Website Planning: Why Strategy Beats Design Every Time

What to Do First Before Designing Your Business Website

I see it all the time. People are excited about their business. They set out to hire a web designer. They share their vision for their website and excitedly wait for the big reveal.

Then, disaster strikes. “You got it all wrong.” they say.

Design dollars are wasted. Revisions begin. Everyone scratches their heads and wonders where it all went wrong. And before you know it what should have been a simple project becomes a nightmare.

This doesn’t have to happen to you.

Without a map, it’s easy to get lost in unfamiliar territory. The same is true of website development. Before you begin you really need to have a solid plan in place.

That’s the real difference between working with a full-service marketing firm or a solo website developer. A marketing firm can help you do the proper due diligence and analysis needed to make sure the website designed for you truly meets your business needs.

Much of the design process breaks down to a few simple steps:

MESSAGING

Who do you serve? Defining your ideal client is one of the most important steps before building a website. The more specific you are about who your ideal client is, the better you’ll be able tospeak to their needs when they visit your site.

Here are some questions to ask yourself while doing an ideal client analysis:

  • Who do you have a passion for serving?
  • What are their biggest pains?
  • Are they men or women?
  • What level at they in their business or situation: newbies, established, or experts?
  • What are their values?
  • What are their biggest goals?
  • What is their personality?

This clarity helps you laser-focus your messaging to speak directly to their needs.

Everyone has the same basic human needs. Knowing and understanding the pains of your target market is critical. Tell them how you will help them overcome their challenges or how your products will alleviate their concerns.

Having credibility is also important. Most prospects haven’t heard about you upon their first encounter with your website. So it’s your job to build trust that you have knowledge and experience and proven results.

Credibility comes through testimonials, media clippings,blog articles and sharing results you have achieved with clients. Showcasing the education, training and credentials you achieved also shows prospects you have expertise in what you do.

FUNCTION

Another critical part of the web design and development process is being clear on the website’s function. The layout for your website will vary greatly depending on your business goals.

  • What is the goal of your website?
  • Will it be an online store?
  • Do you want to build a list and online community?
  • Will it serve as a free information site where you gain revenues on advertising and affiliate sales?
  • Are you selling services?
  • Is your website an online brochure?

Once armed with this clarity, your designer will know if you need a landing page, chat tool, email list management software, online booking tool, or other special features in order to support your vision.

Knowing the path you want visitors to go and take the desired action helps your designer put the right elements in place to accomplish that.

LOOK AND FEEL

If you have ever gone shopping in a store with a friend you have probably experienced that we all have very different tastes. The same is true when you design a website.

Even though you have described what you envision, the web designer may have something entirely different in mind. The goal for both of you is to create a visual brand that is appealing to your target market. It needs to immediately say to them they are in the right place.

Before sending your designer a bunch of colour swatches and other websites you want your site to look like, the better approach is to create a brand standards guide first that encompasses the colours, fonts and style of your overall business brand. This process should be done at the time of designing your logo since your logo functions as the base point of your brand.

The key is to remember you are designing your website for a target audience in relation to your business, not for you personally. Yes, for many entrepreneurs, your personality is directly infused into your brand but it is possible the look and feel could be quite different from your personal taste. It all depends on who you are trying to attract to your business.

In saying that, it doesn’t hurt to still send your designer sample websites that you like and be specific about what exactly you like about them. That kind of feedback is very valuable especially with the layout and overall messaging of the site.

THE DO IT YOURSELF DILEMMA

It’s easy to think when you start out doing it yourself is a better way to save money.

But how much is your time worth? How much do you know about copywriting or effective marketing strategy or design?

How much more revenue could you create if you focused on business building and outsourced your web design and marketing?

Finally, you can’t put a value on the insights and expertise that a marketing team brings to the table. It’s well worth investing in a polished website that converts clients.

This Is Why The World Doesn’t Need More Successful People

Hidden Problems

Everywhere you look nowadays there are entrepreneurs, start-ups and successful people rising from obscurity to outlandish success.

Judging from the title, you would be forgiven for thinking I’m proposing there’s no place for successful people in the world. But that is not my intention.

The point I wish to underscore is the view of promoting the peacemakers, healers, the storytellers and the socially responsible.

This is about considering whether an alternative definition of success is possible and sustainable in the coming decades.

Lama Surya Das says in The Big Questions: How to Find Your Own Answers to Life’s Essential Mysteries: “Mahatma Gandhi said that this world has enough resources for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.”

In a rising globalisation and consumption obsessed world, most people are concerned with the next smartphone device. So much so, that the anticipation builds for months before the release of the product.

Scroll through an Android or Apple store and you are inundated with millions of apps to choose from. At the time of writing this, there are between 2.2 to 2.8 million apps available.

So it begs the question: Do we need that many apps?

Do we need more start-ups or products claiming to make our lives easier?

Many of these services are forced onto consumers and marketed in such a way as to convince people of the need for them.

It was author Chuck Palahniuk who wrote in Fight Club: “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”

Apps and services that claim to make life easier come with hidden problems that impose on our freedom.

Take for example online dating, which has allowed people to choose from a wider pool of prospective suitors. However, whilst it has liberated modern-day dating, it has brought with it downsides such as people content to play the field, inauthentic connections, loneliness and sometimes isolation.

Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener states in The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not Just Your “Good” Self–Drives Success and Fulfillment: “A faster pace of life is also related to lower rates of achievement and money saving. The more convenient everything is, the less likely people are to engage in troublesome self-control.”

When I read about start-ups that claim their product is an essential offering, I remind myself they haven’t carefully examined the implications until it stops functioning as intended.

Avoiding Pain

So if the world doesn’t need more successful people, what does it need?

Success is a narrow-minded term defined by society. If you don’t abide by its definition you are considered unsuccessful.

Beyond that description, material wealth is judged as the pinnacle of success.

Scroll through the question-and-answer site Quora on any day, and you are flooded with questions like:

How do I become a billionaire?

What is the secret of being a billionaire that most people don’t know?

What does it feel like to be rich?

Admittedly, they are posted by a younger demographic who consider billionaire status to be the elixir to happiness. Little do they know, wealth and fame do not equate to happiness if their intentions are self-centred and hedonistic.

“The truth is that you can create success in the material world by working hard and being smart, which I did! But if you’re not authentic within that success, the experience will be unsatisfying,” states Colette Baron Reid in Uncharted: The Journey Through Uncertainty to Infinite Possibility.

At the time of writing this, a popular female artist has released her latest single with over 250 million views on YouTube and rising.

Yet, a search on environmental issues or those confronting humanity is unlikely to gain a 10th of those views.

Sure I get it, issues like these are not sexy topics. We defer our attention from what is important and focus on what entertains us.

Known as the psychological pain-pleasure principle, it is defined as the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoiding of pain to satisfy biological and psychological needs.

We avoid pain and focus our attention on the pleasures of the day while the pain intensifies, the longer we ignore it.

Lama Surya Das explains: “A Tibetan lama once told me that the main problem with worldly people is that they are constantly seeking happiness and fulfillment outside themselves, where it cannot be found.”

There must come a point where we can no longer ignore the important issues. The world cries out for people to influence humanity in the slightest way. The scariest part is: no one is listening.

Most people prefer the self-indulgence of music, television, celebrity scandals and gossip while the real issues slip through our fingers.

What can we do to get our attention?

Have we become so sensory overloaded that we fail to notice the slightest human suffering?

Success Is Near Reaching

I cringe when people say their product or service will change the world. To my knowledge, there’s been notable individuals in the last two centuries who have delivered on that promise, but not as many as we’d like to believe.

I remind them, the world doesn’t need changing, that each person needs to change themselves first to affect the lives of those around them.

“We are the ones who will create the vision and bring into being the world we seek. And we have to do this individually as well as with each other. The more authentic and real you’re willing to become, the more you have the power to co-create a much better world not just for you but for all of us,” affirms Colette Baron Reid.

The world will not be saved by the promise of more apps or services to make people’s lives easier, since easier does not translate to a more fulfilling life.

The real work in the decades to come will come from our personal growth if we are to sustain humanity, not simply line our pockets or raise more capital to be the next Uber.

Author Jan Frazier explains in The Freedom of Being: At Ease with What Is: “If you want to lead a more peaceful life, the primary focus should shift from external events to the inner, as a general practice.”

The defined standard of success sustains people living in developed countries, but does nothing to enrich the lives of those in underdeveloped nations.

Cultivating your personal growth has the potential to affect others. The late Dr David Hawkins, a renowned psychiatrist and consciousness researcher showed a change in awareness from the level of Force to Power has the capacity to impact humanity on a global scale.

The message is simple: we must nurture our personal development foremost instead of being driven by success alone. Your success is near reaching and affects a smaller population compared to humanitarian efforts which have an international reach.

Sustainable farming, clean water, accommodation, helping children, community efforts, disease prevention, reducing crime, global warming and refugee crisis. These are the major threats to non-industrialised countries that will be a burden on the people of tomorrow.

The next generation will inherit our disasters if we don’t dedicate our time and financial resources to these movements.

“People from Asian cultures are often referred to as collectivists, because their basic social unit is the group rather than the individual. Collectivists are more likely to put their desires on hold if that contributes to the larger good of the group. Collectivists are more likely to want to fit in than to be unique,” state authors Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener.

It is this collectivist idea we must harness if we are to create a world worth passing on to the generation of tomorrow.

If we continue to rape and pillage our planet at the current rate, our economies and environment we will be nothing more than a hostile and uninhabitable place.