The biggest problem, is many people don’t know how handy they are. Even though they could learn how to use them, many people just don’t know how easy they are to use. An architect scale ruler is a short 6″ or 12″ ruler that is used to read a blueprint or a layout of a new kitchen remodeling plan.
How do you use one?
Look at the bottom of the drawing. If it says 1″ = 4 feet”, then use the scale that is marked “1/4″. If the drawing says 1″ = 8 feet”, then use the 1/8 scale.
When you want to see how many feet wide a hallway is, your architect scale ruler will read 4, if the width is 4 feet.
So that’s it in 2 easy steps. Now you can use a tool that was designed for architects!
October is “Self-Promotion Month”, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. This “Month” was started by Debbie Allen, an international self-employed business speaker. By the nature of her business, she must promote herself in order to make a living. Based on her philosophy, we offer these tips on promoting yourself, if you are an entrepreneur.
Keep your eyes open to new ideas. Other people can give you tips on how to promote your business better.
Ask your customers to refer you to their friends. Don’t be shy about this.
Make new contacts. Join the chamber of commerce and go to all their business parties.
Be an opportunist. If you sense a deal, jump on it. If you sell only donuts, and some of your customers ask about peanuts, get into the peanut business, also.
You already have a captive audience. If you give them what they want, you will increase the size of your business.
Improve yourself in your personal life, and that success will carry over into your business life. Examples are joining the church choir, developing a hobby, volunteering with civic groups.
Pass out engraved flashlights with your company logo. They will last a lifetime, and so will the name of your company.
Today is International “World Standards Day”. We salute the experts around the world to take on the tasks of standardizing our calendars, clocks, volume measurements, and even Diameter tape measures. They provide for the efficient manufacturing and functioning of our planet. The metric system of CGS (centimeter, gram, second) and MKS (meter, kilogram, second) is the one used by all scientists and the residents of most countries. The Imperial system (inch, pound, second) is used in America, along with the metric system. Many of the packages in America use both systems.
Diameter tape measures are still made for each system, out of necessity. So, there are “2 standards”. Although most users prefer the metric system, a few Americans prefer the inch system. Even the “inch” diameter tape has 2 alternatives.
Diameter in 100ths of an inch. This one is used more than the next one. It’s also easier to read, without having to convert to a fraction system. This one is strictly decimal. This makes the results easier to use in your other computations.
Diameter in 64ths of an inch. This tape reads how many 64th of an inch the diameter is, if not precisely an even inch. You have to figure in your head that 48 64ths is really 3/4. And 56 64ths is really 7/8.
It’s that time of year again. The month of October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. Let’s eradicate this type of cancer by reminding every woman to do a self exam once a month, and to regularly get a mammogram according to her doctor. About 12% of the women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
If you own a business, you can call attention to this issue by giving a Maglite engraved with your company logo to all your employees.
Tally Books aren’t just for oilfield workers. They are weatherproof vinyl covered pocket books with lined pages that can be used for many tasks. If you want to keep track of all your games, you can dedicate one page per game. Then you have a daily history of your improvements.
Today, October 4, is National Golf Lovers Day. Celebrate by walking the links with your tally book and enjoy the last lingering breezes of summer.
Golf may have started back in the 15th century in Scotland. Today’s golf clubs are better made, and make it easier to get that hole-in-one. The first tournament, “The Open Championship”, was played on October 17, 1860. It took place at Prestwick Golf Club , Ayrshire, Scotland.
Hideki Matsuyama is shown here with a powerful tee shot.