Thursday, 27 November 2014

Want to be entrepreneur?

Good Morning!

I found this in the Entrepreneur Magazine, and I found it really really interesting to share it with all of you... because nowadays everybody tries to be an entrepreneur, but you need to know, that your attitude is one of the most important things to have in mind and be careful with your connections!! They may lead you to the wrong direction! 

Success will never come to entrepreneurs who do these 10 things: 

1.Be jelauos or envious
Seeing other people around you succeed should motivate you, even if they are your competitors. You should understand that every single person has the ability to become successful, and wasting time focusing on other people’s success or achievements will just sidetrack your own progress. 
2.Look back
You are going to face hard times, difficult decisions and possibly even failure at some point. Don’t let small bumps in the road stop your forward progress. Find ways to maneuver around obstacles and continue to push forward, never looking back.
3. Make excuses
If you make a bad decision and screw up, own it. If something doesn’t work out as planned, don’t look for excuses. Search for the cause of the problem and chalk it up to a valuable business lesson. If you identify and own the problem you will not make the same mistake again. If you are constantly making excuses for your mistakes, you will continue to make them because you haven’t properly identified the root of the problem.
4.Stop learning
Your age, years of experience or level of success should never prevent you from learning. There isn’t a single person on this planet who knows everything. We can all continue to learn and be inspired from other entrepreneurs, whether they are billionaire household names or those just starting his or her entrepreneurial journey. 
5. Associate with negative individuals
People who constantly make excuses, complain and have a negative outlook should be avoided like the plague. We all know people like this. No matter what you say or what the situation is, they always chime in with negativity. People like this are a cancer and their negative aura can rub off on you. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals that are as focused and determined as you are.
6.Wake up without a plan
Time management is a crucial part of being an entrepreneur. There are only so many hours in a day, so to be efficient you need to know what your goals are and what tasks you need to get done prior to starting your day. If you are scrambling to create a plan of attack every day you are going to be in trouble. End each day by mapping out the following day’s to-do list.
7.Be scared to make changes and adapt
You need to be willing and able to adjust your plan and overall strategy, because there is a very good chance that you will need to adapt to maintain success in the future. Imagine if Apple never adapted and just stuck to making computers? After releasing the iPod it started manufacturing smartphones, tablets and now are releasing its first wearable technology, the Apple Watch. Once just a computer company, it is now a consumer-electronics powerhouse. 
8.Let your bark be bigger than your bite
Successful entrepreneurs don’t sit back and talk about what they are going to do. They plan, follow through and conquer. Nothing is going to get accomplished just by talking about it, and nobody is going to be impressed with words alone. 

9.Focus solely on dollar signs and decimal points

Instead of chasing the money, focus on creating products and services that make a difference and provide value. If you do this, the money will come. I would be lying if I said the goal of my company wasn’t to make money, but focusing on providing a great service paves the path for the money to follow.
10.Let failure stop you
Most statistics state that eight out of every 10 new businesses fail. Successful entrepreneurs go into everything knowing that there is a chance of failure. If in fact they fail it is viewed as part of their growth and they keep plugging along.
James Dyson is a perfect example, as his first 5,126 prototypes were failures, but the 5,127th one worked and went on to become the top-selling vacuum in the U.S. He is now worth $4.5 billion because he never once let failure stop him.
What are some others things that successful entrepreneurs should never do? Share your own in the comments section below.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

BCN Get Around

Here is my new project... please, like it and join us if you are around Barcelona!!

Before joining us, discover first our story. We are Rosa and Blanca, two graduated in Tourism, that decided to set up an adventure of sharing our knowledges about the city and its curiosities. 

Everything began last year, when our Entrepreneurship professor suggested to create a profitable business starting with 5 euros. Our idea was to show one of our great passions, and thats how we created Tourasmus, a guided tour through the Gothic Quarter. Due to the success, Tourasmus became the engine of this ambitious project; BCN Get Around. 
We hope you enjoy it! :)

Antes de nada, descubre nuestra historia... Somos Rosa y Blanca, dos graduadas en Turismo que han decidido emprender esta aventura de poder dar a conocer su ciudad, y sus curiosidades. 

Todo empezó a principios de 2014, cuando nuestro profesor de Innovación e Emprendimiento, nos propuso crear una empresa rentable con sólo 5 euros. Nuestra idea fue mostrar una de nuestras grandes pasiones, y así fue como creamos Tourasmus, una ruta por el Barrio Gótico de Barcelona. Debido al éxito alcanzado, Tourasmus sirvió entonces para encender los motores de este proyecto y continuar con mucha ilusión la creación de BCN Get Around. 

¡Esperemos que os guste! :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Some changes

Now that my adventure in South Africa has finished I will share with you interesting news about Tourism. I like it, I share it :) If I travel, I will keep you updated ! See you soon!

Después de la aventura en ZA, este blog lo dedicaré a compartir con vosotros noticias sobre turismo, si me gusta, lo comparto :) Ah, si viajo... tranquilos que os mantendré informados!! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The end of a great adventure....

Tuesday was the last day, because wednesday I am leaving... Tuesday was an easy day, we did some work for La Cueva and I helped out in Localino, we also went to Lesedi village, a very nice experience that explains you the different tribes living in ZA, in the evening we had dinner all together in Localino because M was working, it was a great farewell dinner :). As soon as I got home I started packing... so sad! It has been a great great experience, someday I would like to repeat! 

Wednesday, we woke up early... before going to the airport we played paintball, it wa soo funny hahaha but, S and I got a little bit hurt by the men... After playing we went to say goodbye to everybody, to all my new friends. Then S brought me to the airport... the luggage was so heavy hahahah so.... now is everything done, all finished, lots of experiences to explain, and lots of memories to be kept :) Time to take the plane... see you soon ZA! It's been a pleasure!

El martes, fue un día bastante tranquilo, hicimos un poco de trabajo en La Cueva... en breves la abrirán y también ayudé un poco en el restaurante... por la mañana fuimos a Lesedi Village, una recreación de las 5 tribus que viven en ZA, muy interesante! :O Por la noche cenamos todos juntos en Il Localino, porque M trabajaba... fue una gran cena de despedida :). Al llegar a casa, empecé a hacer las maletas... qué pena!!! Casi no me cabían las cosas en las maletas jaja que estrés!!

El miércoles nos despertamos temprano, y fuimos a jugar a Paintball antes de llevarme al aeropuerto, fue muy divertido, aunque si te da la pelota... duele, y mucho!! Después fuimos a decir adiós a todos mis nuevos amigos, en el restaurante y en la tienda de motos. S me llevó al aeropuerto, esta gran aventura se acaba! Madre mía como pesan las maletas!!! Ahora solo toca, pensar en todas las experiencias vividas, y asimilar todo lo aprendido en este tiempo. Hasta pronto ZA! 

Monday, 29 September 2014


This great experience is starting to come to an end.... Monday we went to B2R to work a little bit, I was finishing the menus, because we were nearly going to publish them!! In the evening I went to have dinner in a very typical african restaurant... the food was amazing! There was also some musicians playing music and a lady painting faces... she painted my hand though! haha It was a great evening!

Take a look at the mugs... all different! hahah eveyone has its own favourite :D

La gran aventura esta llegando a su final... el lunes fuimos a B2R, a acabar la faena y los menús que a principios de octubre ya los tenemos que presentar. Por la tarde he cenado en un sitio típico con comida africana... estaba todo bueníiiiisimo!!!! Había música en directo y también pintaban la cara, aunque a mi me han pintado la mano jajaj. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Last Weekend

On Saturday we went to work to Localino, afterwards I started redoing the menu for the restaurant, as we are changing to a more "summer" menu. In the evening we played Jenga... sooo fun! and we also saw a movie.

On Sunday, it was veeeeery windy, in the morning I stayed home, and around 12 I had to go to Localino, it was quite good the trade. In the afternoon we made an early dinner, and we had braai! Maybe my last one for now! :O

El Sábado trabajamos en el resttaurante y después empezamos a hacer el menú... estamos preparando uno nuevo con algunos platos más veraniegos... está quedando chulísimo! Por la tarde hemos jugado a Jenga, qué recuerdos!! y después peli... 

El domingo hizo muchisisismo viento,  por la mañana estuve en casa y sobre las 12 fui al restaurante, bastante movidito. Por la tarde cenamos muy temprano, y como no.... braai!! seguramente mi última! :O 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Up and down

We went early in the morning to Gold Reef City, the theme park in Joburg. We were S, B and I, we went to all the attractions B wanted, first of all, we went to the water one, we came out soooo wet haha and after that we went to a train, very cool. We had lunch there, and we went to some more attractions and again to the water one, and again so wet ahaha, when we arrived home we swam in the pool and then, S and I had to work at Localino, it was a busy night.

Esta mañana hemos ido a Gold Reef City, el parque de atracciones de Joburg. Fuimos B, S y yo, subimos en todas las atracciones que B quiso. Primero fuimos a la de agua, a los rápidos, esa atracción que es como una gran rueda, nos mojamos muuuucho ajaja, después fuimos a un trenecito, comimos y continuamos la ruta por el parque. Cuando llegamos a casa, nos bañamos en la piscina y después a S y a mí nos tocaba trabajar en el restaurante, que por cierto, bastante bastante movidita la noche!