Ideal Image Review & Testimonial: What to Expect From Procedures

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Your image matters to your professional career! Check out our guest post on this topic below. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Ideal Image is the leading aesthetic procedure company in the nation. It has over 800 medical professionals in 150 locations. The procedures offered by Ideal Image include laser hair removal, Botox and fillers, body fat reduction, and skin-tightening procedures. 

The goal of the company is to allow its customers to look and feel their best. The improvement in appearance can provide a major boost to self-esteem and confidence. The procedures performed at Ideal Image are non-invasive, which means no surgery, no downtime, and no pain during the procedure. One of the most popular services at Ideal Image is laser hair removal. Here is more information about this procedure. 

What Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

In laser hair removal at Ideal Image, a beam of light is used to eliminate hair follicles that allow the hair to grow. As the follicles get eliminated, they are no longer able to support hair growth, and the hair will eventually fall out. The procedure can be used to get rid of hair in different areas of the body, including the legs, facial hair, eyebrows, arms, chest, bikini line, and Brazilian. The laser hair treatment is performed by highly skilled medical professionals who have completed thousands of procedures. You will have an initial consultation with an Ideal Image professional to customize the treatment plan for your needs and guide you in what to expect before, during, and after laser hair removal treatment.

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4 Things to Consider Before Going into Business With Someone You Know

Guest post in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Business partnerships between people who already know each other can be incredibly fruitful. They involve banding together and sharing capital, expertise, and experience to create a thriving enterprise. Partnering up with a friend or family member may seem like an excellent idea. However, you need to exercise caution when going into business with someone you are close to. Business partnership and friends do not always mix, and incompatibility in business can lead to strained relationships and broken friendships. Here are a few things that you should consider before choosing a business partner.

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Do You Share a Similar Vision?

If you are considering starting a business, you probably already have some idea about the product or service you would like to provide, the industry you want to be in, and the type of business you want to run. When it comes down to company identity, it is essential that you both share a similar vision for your brand. In order for it to succeed, business partners need to unify to fulfill brand promises, enforce standards and live up to the company beliefs and values.

Have You Worked With Them Before?

Having a strong connection with someone in a personal way does not always mean you will work well together in business. Being comfortable with your business partner and having the ability to be honest and straight with them is important. However, possessing existing experience working with them already will help you gauge their work style and what they will be like as a partner. If you lack this experience, try working together on a smaller project to see how you work together as a team.Continue reading

You Can Beat Autoimmune!

We are delighted to host this guest post in support of the wonderful work that Palmer Kippola is doing to help people reclaim their best lives. Enjoy! – Kimberly

I’m Palmer Kippola, certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and I used to have MS.

If you’re plagued with frustrating or debilitating autoimmune symptoms like profound fatigue, aches and pains, numbness and tingling, brain fog, or all of the above you’re not alone. About one in five Americans, or roughly ten percent of the world’s population, suffers from one of the more than 100 autoimmune diseases. It’s estimated that the prevalence and cost of autoimmune disease is greater than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, and it’s one of the top ten causes of death in women under age sixty-four. Long haul COVID may very well be classified as an autoimmune disease too.

Autoimmunity is epidemic today but it doesn’t have to be that way.

While it took me more than two decades of trial and error to finally reverse the MS, and another 5 years to study how that was even possible, it can be far quicker, more straightforward, and less costly to reverse or prevent autoimmune conditions today.

You may be thinking all this sounds a little too good to be true. And who can blame you? You probably haven’t heard many people say, “I used to have MS,” and most likely, your doctor hasn’t mentioned anything beyond the use of prescription medication to “manage” your condition. Although millions of Americans suffer from at least one of the myriad autoimmune disorders, the best the current medical establishment can provide is little more than medications, which may in an ironic twist, trigger additional autoimmune conditions, and even cancer. That’s because most conventional doctors have never learned how to effectively treat chronic disease, like autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.

In other words, what your doctor doesn’t know can hurt you. Thankfully, despite Western medicine’s current limitations, groundbreaking studies in the last decade have given us the science we need to prevent, and yes, even reverse autoimmune disorders.Continue reading

Fascinating Careers to Consider

Guest post in our career series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Deciding on your career can be difficult and is absolutely a process that should not be rushed. However, the best way to help you make a choice is to choose in shorter lists and then consider your top options against one another. That way, you can avoid being overwhelmed. To that end, this article aims to highlight a handful of interesting career options for you to consider, to help you make your final choice.

Delivery Driver

An important area that is rarely discussed as a career possibility is that of a delivery driver. There are plenty of courier jobs available to anyone who knows how to look, which means you can usually find good work driving deliveries. Beyond that, delivery drivers are vital to the supply chains of almost every business, which means there will always be work to be had.

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Content Writer

The demand for content writers is as high as it has ever been, and that means that there is plenty of work to be had writing content for all sorts of companies, for any number of purposes. If you are good with words and interested in the process, then all you need to do is have a look online, and you are sure to find a plethora of content writing jobs available.Continue reading

How To Improve Patient Experience in Your GP Surgery

Guest post in our health series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

The relationships that GP surgeries have with patients is very different from the standard business-customer relationship. After all, a GP surgery has a great deal of responsibility to protect the patients that use their services. However, this greater responsibility means that there is an even more pressing need for GP surgeries to provide the very best patient experience possible.

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Update Your Website

Technology has transformed the way that people live their lives completely, and, likely, patients will now be coming to your website for information rather than calling the surgery directly. Therefore, having a strong website that is secure, reliable, and easy to navigate is key to ensuring a high-quality patient experience from the first interaction.

You should make sure that your website design is intuitive, so it is easy to navigate. In addition, since over 50% of internet traffic is now coming from mobile devices, you will benefit from having a responsive website design to ensure all visitors can use your website, regardless of their device.

Offer Online Bookings

Studies have found that more than 60% of patients would prefer to book an appointment digitally rather than having to call up or visit in person. Investing in an online booking portal can help you to offer your patients what they want while also freeing up staff to focus on tasks other than appointment booking.Continue reading

Herbalife Reviews: Three Great Recipes Using Herbalife Aloe

Contributed blog in our health & wellness series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Herbalife Nutrition Aloe is an unexpectedly delicious and decidedly nutritious addition to Herbalife Shakes. This Product Review will reveal three great recipes for using aloe in Herbalife Nutrition shakes. But the first thing to know is how aloe impacts hydration and nutrition.

Many homes keep an aloe plant close at hand for treating minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. The oozing sap of a freshly cut aloe leaf soothes, coats, and hydrates the skin to help it heal faster. Many skin moisturizers include aloe as one of their major ingredients. Applying aloe to the skin every night helps to keep it smooth, soft, and moisturized.

What many fans of Herbalife shakes don’t know is that aloe consumed orally hydrates the body from the inside out. Applying an aloe moisturizer to your skin every day or every night helps to keep your skin soft and smooth. Drinking Herbalife shakes made with aloe keeps skin smooth, too! And adding aloe to your Herbalife shakes makes them even more hydrating and more delicious.

To reap the benefits of Herbalife aloe, you only need to mix half a fluid ounce (3 capfuls) in half a cup (4 fluid ounces, or 120 ml if you use metric measurements) of water. Aloe also mixes deliciously with other drinks or a Formula 1 shake.

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Leadership Tricks that you Can Learn From the NBA

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

The sports industry is one of the biggest industries in the world with a global market of $390 billion in 2020, and it is expecting to grow to $440 billion this year. This shows that sports are more than just teams competing for prestige and money. In fact, they are so impactful that can change many people’s lives only by following the same principles.

We can learn a lot of things from sports that we can use in our everyday lives, especially from the NBA, such as:

  • Having a strong will
  • Be a team player
  • Networking
  • Having confidence
  • Overcoming mental health issues
  • And being a good leader

Having leadership skills is crucial in the NBA, especially if you want to be one of the top players in the league. With that said, the NBA can teach us many things about leadership and in today’s article, we will highlight some of the things that you should absorb from this sport in order to improve your life on every level.

Lead by Example

Being a good leader is all about taking responsibilities and holding yourself accountable before you can hold someone else. This is also the difference between a manager and a leader. Leaders will ask themselves before asking others, and managers only give out orders.

If you expect players to give 100% and always be on time, you should do that yourself. That is the best way to set an example that everyone follows. Continue reading

Modernising Business Payment Systems: Fiat or Crypto?

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

If you’re in business, you might be considering your options vis-a-vis payment systems. Modern-day businesses are required to keep pace with the pulse of the market. In recent months, a veritable explosion in cryptocurrency adoption has taken place. Institutional traders have poured into the crypto market en masse, bolstering substantial interest among retail traders. At one point, the market capitalization was well above $2 trillion+. 

This begs the question: Should SMEs implement changes to their payment systems to accommodate cryptocurrency usage

Modern-day payment processing solutions encompass a wide range of options, notably: Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Venmo, Square, Amazon Payments, Stripe, PayPal, NeoSurf, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, Bank Wire, et al. The popularity of these payment solutions is growing by the day for a range of activities. For instance, NeoSurf cash voucher pre-paid cards have become popular for casino transactions online. According to Statista, the most popular payment methods by the percentage of total e-commerce transactions volumes worldwide in 2020 included the following:

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  • Digital Payments Mobile Wallets – 44.5% of global transactions
  • Credit cards – 22.8% of global transactions
  • Debit cards – 12.8% of global transactions
  • Bank transfers – 7.7% of global transactions
  • Cash on delivery – 3.3% of global transactions
  • Charge cards and deferred debit cards – 3.3% of global transactions
  • Pre-paid cards – 1.1% of global transactions

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