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Worldwide IT Outsourcing: Looking For New Places

The world IT outsourcing services market includes a number of countries and regions which due to their specific conditions are attractive for starting such a business. In fact a certain geographic division of labor can be observed in this field. Throughout the history the division of labor was driving the universal economy ahead, do no wonder that outsourcing is so popular in the software development industry. Some countries are best in producing ideas and concepts, while others provide better conditions to do the technical part of the job.

IT outsourcing services companies are mostly located in less economically developed countries which nevertheless have prominent level of technical science and engineering resources. China and India were monopolists in this market for a long time utilizing the big gap between local prices and prices in Western Europe and USA. Today we certainly can speak about another great opportunity: European outsourcing.

Eastern European Countries Join The Game

Eastern European region contains a number of countries which are different from each other and from their Western neighbors by economy level and by industrial development. Most of them were under the influence of the USSR for some period of time and had economic hardships after its collapse. Though many have joined the EU by this time, they still have much lower prices and salaries.

Industrial downfall in Eastern European countries urged people to look for new markets where they could gain better positions. Software development turned out to be a real alternative. Being purely intellectual branch (a number of brains – that’s all you need to start), programming does not require big expenditures for starting a new project. The only thing one has to invest in is good education.

IT Outsourcing To Ukraine – A Nice Alternative?

Among other members of the Eastern European region, Ukraine is one of the most attractive for Western IT companies. At the moment it possesses about the biggest quantity of software and web professionals, while salary levels here are among the lowest in Europe. As for education, it is one of the Ukraine’s strong qualities – there a multiple big technical universities in major cities of the state. Hundreds of IT students are graduated each year creating rich substrate for national software development businesses. On the other hand, Ukrainian IT companies are strongly oriented at collaboration with Western European and American businesses and therefore IT outsourcing is very popular here.

In the beginning of 2012 there were nearly 6 thousand IT outsourcing services companies performing in Ukraine. They are working with clients from various places. Major countries outsourcing to Ukraine are Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Italy, USA, ANZ. Geographic location of the country is rather encouraging: it takes only about couple of hours to get here by plane from any of Western Europe’s cities. This is a great advantage as a project owner who has outsourced his project to a Ukrainian team of developers can easily pay visits to his collaborators’ location from time to time in case he needs to interact with them personally.

So Ukraine is an emerging regional leader of IT outsourcing in Eastern Europe. As the demand for IT outsourcing services is growing faster and faster worldwide, it is possible that increasingly more software development companies will consider using the services of Ukrainian IT outsourcing vendors. Well, what about joining this promising trend?

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How To Nurture Your Music Hobby

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Music is the voice of the soul. Listening to music works as a remedy potion to our flagging soul. Developing, listening to, or practicing music as a hobby helps in boosting you from your threadbare boring life. Also, listening to or practicing music has its own health benefits. According to some researches, musical training improves your concentration power. In fact, it allows you to nurture your ability to be imaginative. Music lets you unleash your creativity in the most effective way. When you play or listen to your favourite music, it keeps your brain healthy. It also helps in increasing memory and mental sharpness. So nurturing a hobby like music is not a bad idea. And developing something as a hobby that helps in releasing dopamine, which is known as the feel-good chemical that causes feelings like happiness and joy, cannot be a bad idea at all. Now the question is how to nurture your music hobby? Well, there are several effective ways to nurture your musical hobby.

Find out what you love:

The most important thing about your musical hobby is to find out what you actually want to nurture. While some people are fond of singing songs of different genres, there are others who like to play instruments like piano, flute, guitar, drums, etc. Finding out your proper taste of music that you love to listen to, play, or sing helps you focus on that and properly nurture it.

To grow passion and nurturing it:

Growing passion and love for your hobby helps you in engaging in it that works as the catalyst of the nourishment of your hobby. No matter whether you are born with it or not, being passionate about it or working a bit harder and longer helps you in achieving a nice and pleasant tone and perfect control over your instrument. And in this era of the internet, you can learn anything without even possessing a musical training course. All the classical instruments are hard to play, but with the help of proper guidance and training, playing them doesn’t remain hard anymore. For example, if someone wants to become a piano hobbyist, there are appropriate ways of nurturing. Music book like Accelerated Piano Adventures comes in the form of compact disc that contains two parts in which the first part contains slow practice tempo and the second part includes the performance tempo that allows the beginner to become a featured performer. Also, a book like AMEB piano grade 2 provides a solo piano format for those who love to play it during their leisure times.

Wrapping Up:

There may be several ways that can be suggested for nurturing your hobby, but the most crucial point about nurturing it is to make time to pursue it and engage with it regularly. Cheap music books like Accelerated Piano Adventures and Ameb piano grade 2 are always there to help you in providing the proper music lessons and nurturing your hobbies. But it’s your passion and love towards your hobby that works as the most important ingredient for your nurturing – as we all know that ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’.

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Clutter Wars – It Is Mind Over Matter, Literally

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We all have a clutter issue to a varying degree. I admit, some have it much more than others. However, no one is immune to it and the causes are numerous and with no boundaries. Whatever your sticking point is, look for the reason behind it and question your motives. The answer could be as simple as you just never thought about it or took the time to deal with it. It could be a little more difficult when emotions are involved like being overly sentimental or having a fear of loss. Once you determine the reason, you are better prepared to deal with the issues. The important thing is to be honest with yourself. Determine if the effort on your part is worth the reward. Chances are it will not be for a lot of those personal treasures when you take into account factors like limited space, extra time required to locate things if you can find them at all, and more time needed to take care of them or at least clean around them. Let go of what you can, especially all of that stuff that you forgot that you had. You most likely will live another day without it. The key is to balance your peace of mind with the matter at hand.

Nothing is ever out of place if it never had a place to begin with. Everything needs a home and it needs to be a logical and convenient one at that. It should be where you will look for it first and where you will also put it back with minimal effort. The path of least resistance often gives us the best results. While this is a basic concept, it tends to be a big hurdle when it comes to getting organized. It takes a lot of extra brain power and effort to try and find a place for every item that gets out of place during the normal course of a day. As a result, it more often than not gets thrown into a corner with an empty promise that it will be dealt with later. And as you well know, later never comes and the problem just has a way of snowballing. Once you have a system in place, it is just a matter of time before you will not mind tidying up nearly as much.

None of us live in a perfect world or a perfect house. We all need a temporary place to stash a few things. Set aside a basket or a drawer for that purpose but live by the game rules. Keep the size reasonable and clean it out once it is full, if not before. It is always best to mind your matters.

Once you identify the underlying reason or reasons for all of the clutter, face your fears and tackle the problem. The organizing process will come much more easily once you realize that your value as a person does not lie within your possessions but within you. At the end of the day, it is your mind and your heart that really matter.

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The Miracles of Gratitude

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Many of us are looking for our pot of gold. Others are just envious of our neighbors’ wealth and happiness. We go to work every day trying to make ends meet, and we seem to always just get by, by the skin of our teeth. We wonder what we are doing wrong. We do what we are told follow the speed limit, punch the time clock, eat our fruits and vegetables, mind our p’s and q’s, and still we don’t feel happy. Something is missing. How can we find our illusive dream: Is it in the genie’s bottle, the Cracker Jack box, or is it true that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence?

We tell ourselves if we only had that new dress, that second car/home, some new toy or that special relationship our life would be complete. Have you ever found that once you’ve obtained your “dream” you’re still not satisfied? So what do we do? We go look for a “better dream”, or we submit to the mind numbing routine of everyday life. There are others among us who choose to whine, moan, and complain about their life. Somehow, this way of life seems profoundly unsatisfying and unhealthy. Sometimes, unfortunately, this existence causes us to have a “dis-ease” or a block to your prosperity.

There was a time in my life when I was a whiner and a victim of circumstance. I suffered from many ailments from kidney disease to pneumonia. I was always complaining, I was never satisfied, and I was a stranger to joy, enthusiasm and prosperity. During my search for a more meaningful life (I knew there had to be something better than continual suffering) I discovered the attitude of gratitude. It started one Thanksgiving when a mentor of mine gave me an assignment, “Write 1,000 things that you are grateful for “she said, immediately my mind freaked out! How could anyone think of 1,000 things to be grateful for? I was insulted and confronted by such an assignment. However, I was committed to having a breakthrough so I started thinking about what I was grateful for. Once I got started I was taken aback by all the things I took for granted, and was not grateful for.

Are you grateful for your eyesight that is enabling you to read this article or do you take your eyes for granted? What about your hearing or your fingers that enable you to write and eat? The list of just what we are capable of is extensive. Have you recently taken the time to be grateful for all the things you’re capable of doing? Such as: eating, sleeping (in a warm comfortable home), running, jumping, driving, having hair, and being able to walk or talk? A small challenge, can you can think of at least 500 things you are grateful for?

Did you know that the miracle of prosperity is released through thanksgiving”? It happens because the deliberate act of giving thanks frees certain potent energies of the mind and body that are not otherwise released. Through the act of praising and thanksgiving, you can activate the dynamic powers of the subconscious part of the mind, which then acts rapidly on your behalf! It is possible through the deliberate act of thanksgiving to completely transform your life. Yes, thanksgiving can cause miracles of abundance in the areas of wealth, health and happiness. The attitude of gratitude brings prosperity.

The trick is to be grateful first, before there seems to be anything to be thankful for. Always look at your cup half full not half empty, be a Pollyanna if you dare! When you dare to do this your mental acceptance is accelerated. Your good is stepped up, and it manifests quickly. Many times people forget to be thankful for a long time, and very often things begin to get difficult for them. Could it be that we have hardships because we have neglected to be grateful?

There was a time in my life when it was difficult for me to pay my monthly bills on time. I was always angry and frustrated. I worked hard, but my cash flow and prosperity was somehow blocked. My new awareness of how ungrateful I was created a paradigm shift for me. From that moment on I realized that my “dis-ease” and blocked prosperity was caused by my ungrateful attitude. At that moment I decided to develop an attitude of gratitude in my daily living. Now every day I devote a given amount of time (usually as soon as I awaken) to my gratitude practice. I begin by calming my thoughts and getting quiet. Then I give thanks for all I have now and then I give thanks for all the good I am entitled to as a spiritual being. An affirmation you may want to use is “I have thanks that Divine Substance is at work for me now. I give thanks that the perfect results of Divine Substance now quickly appear in my financial affairs.” (Catherine Ponder) Try it! You’ll be amazed by the results.

Another method that I have found very powerful is the “Thank You Box”. Find a beautiful box or basket and write down the blessings that you wish to receive and place them in the ‘Thank You Box”. Once a week go through your requests and note how many of your requests have been fulfilled. One time I wanted a new sports car but I knew I couldn’t afford it, so I gave thanks for my new sports car and put a picture of it is my “Thank You Box”. Within a week I was the proud owner of a red sports car, a car I had always dreamed of owning. It was true that I couldn’t afford a new car, but this used car was only 2 years old with only 30,000 miles, and it was in mint condition. I am pleased to say I owned that car for 9 years (the longest I have ever owned a car), and I am extremely grateful for it to this day. Remember the ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE BRINGS PROSPERITY!

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