10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

Here are stories from several successful entrepreneurs that have had success business while living a successful life as well.

There have been thousands of books written about what it takes to be successful in business, and a thousand more about achieving success in life as well. You can find another thousand articles on the web that discuss the topic, and a thousand more will be written tomorrow. With such a broad subject and with so many things that can play a role in making us happy, it can be difficult to boil it down to a short list of things that anyone can read and apply in their lives.

However, across those thousands of books and articles, among the countless legends and stories, you’ll find some common themes woven throughout. You’ll find principles about us as human beings that many of us think about but never try hard enough to achieve. You’ll hear about ideals and decisions that we all wish we could aspire to but often fail to understand. Here are ten of those things you’ll find among the tales of those who achieved success in business (and in life) – which ones do you currently have and which do you need to obtain?

1. Be Fearless

Want to know why becoming successful in a business venture is considered such a daunting feat by society? While there are obvious hurdles to face, one of the biggest challenges is in overcoming the fear of jumping into a business in the first place. Most people dream all day about launching a successful business while watching the clock tick at their mundane day jobs. The reason they never quit the security of a paycheck is because they are too scared by the unknown that comes with starting a business. If you want to separate yourself from that crowd, you need to learn how to manage your own fears. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. When I quit my job to start my business, I was making double my salary outside my day job than I was inside working my eight hour job. I still had that huge fear of failure.

However, this is only the beginning of the road for those who want to be truly successful in business. Overcoming your fears and getting started is noble, but the true tests of a fearless entrepreneur will be constant, from initiating a conversation at a networking mixer, asking for the sale on a major deal, severing ties with a partner who is causing harm to the venture, and perhaps the most frightening of all situations – watching a business fail (it happened to Henry Ford twice before he designed his famous assembly line!) One who can fail miserably and not be scared to dust themselves off and try again and again until they are successful is truly fearless.

2. Understand Finance

Now, people all the time will talk about how a well known business brand started at one time in someone’s basement or garage, so much that it’s become a romantic notion of sorts that going from rags-to-riches is what really identifies a true entrepreneur. The reality of most successful businesses ventures couldn’t be farther from the truth – if you want to make it, you’re going to need money. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a lot of it when you’re just getting started, but more importantly understanding how finance works and how to use your money to grow in the smartest way.

Robert Kiyosaki is most famous for teaching the world about the importance in how financial literacy plays such a crucial role in the lives of successful entrepreneurs. Those who live from paycheck to paycheck are also those that fill their lives with liabilities – car and house payments, credit cards, and other materialistic things that cost them money. Those who are financially literate, however, understand the importance of building assets – things that make them money instead. Once you start having a positive asset column, you can then learn how to make even more money through investing. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to know how to take money and make it work for you.

3. Grow As A Leader

Once you harness your fears and make the leap to starting a business, you’ve already begun the journey of becoming a leader. As we’ll discuss shortly, your ultimate success will have a lot to do with how you help others find their own. Many of us hold successful entrepreneurs on a pedestal much like football fans hold a star quarterback or wide receiver in high regard. However, there’s always a team that these individuals lead that ultimately leads to their success. You must learn how to be a leader on some kind of level in order to motivate others to join you in your venture, believe in what you preach, or give you money for a product or service that you offer.

Just because you need to possess leadership qualities does not mean that everybody successful in business has to be the CEO, face of the company, or person “in charge”. When Google started to really grow, the company’s founders brought in a successful CEO in Eric Schmidt to come in and run their company – they were engineers, not CEOs. The ability to lead a team or lead the masses can sometimes come down to just having the right charisma and message to get the right people to do the things that need to be done in order for the entire thing to just work. A great soldier may be good at leading troops on the field, but not managing the entire war. An amazing product designer may also be a lousy salesperson. But a great leader will discover what they do best and where their weakness lies, and know who to put where in order to ensure that their company is one that achieves real success.

4. Use Your Leverage

One of the greatest challenges that will stand in the way of an entrepreneur from getting what they want is understanding what “to do” with the opportunities that fall in their laps along the way. This is where leverage becomes such an important concept that people going into business need to understand, and it takes a certain kind of mind to think “outside the box” in situations to find the value in a new relationship or circumstance. The same people who are too scared to quit their day jobs are also the same people who do not know how to leverage the assets and relationships in their life. A successful entrepreneur, on the other hand, is constantly finding ways to create profits and new opportunities each and every day.

The simple adage “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” is a great example of using leverage to move your business forward. Many people will make the lemonade and drink it themselves. A true entrepreneur will make lemonade and sell it to those without lemons, and use the profits to buy more lemons or move into another business. While today a polarizing political figure, Donald Trump is a great example of an entrepreneur who time and time again used leverage to acquire crucial pieces of real estate or strike very lucrative business deals. Love him or hate him, his book The Art of The Deal is a great resource on how leverage can make someone mega successful.

5. Acquire Partners

We talked earlier about how becoming a leader is one of the most important qualities one needs to “move the chains” in the game of business. In order to achieve greatness as a leader, one must then have a team of individuals who believe in the mission in order to move forward. That’s where assembling a great team of partners plays such an important role in any profitable business. Many start out alone and the wearer of many hats, but a business can only scale so far if there is only one source of energy, of inspiration, and of the actual sweat equity it takes to keep the lights on.

As we will see in understanding the meaning of success both in business and in life, a true “business owner” is one who does not need to be a part of the day-to-day operations in order for the business to run and stay profitable. The classic book “The E-Myth” is a great story of how many try (and fail) at running a business all by themselves. Instead, you need to take those leadership skills and motivate others to take their own specific skillsets and apply them together as a team for the greater good of the company. This doesn’t just include employees, but also includes knowing who to shake hands with, how to create strategic partnerships, and how to use that leverage we previously discussed to convince others to have an interest in your venture. And once you reach a certain level of success, it will be an even greater feeling when you get to share it with all who helped make it possible.

6. Having the Right Attitude

So far we’ve discussed some of the most important concepts you need to understand in order to achieve success in business – but how do you exactly justify what is true success? Is it money, or sales, or the influence your actions have over the environment around you? Ultimately real success in business only matters if it also equates to success in life, and that all starts with having the right attitude towards it. Nobody cares about those who are rich but hate the world they live in. Everyone knows the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the jaded old man that had all the money in the world but did nothing but create misery for others.

To have a truly happy and fulfilling life, it’s important to know what’s really important and to develop values around what you can do each and every day to make that world a reality. Sure, many who start a business venture want to achieve a certain level of financial independence. But what does one do with those riches once they finally have them? Those with the attitude that having money means they can buy more “things” to surround themselves with in order to feel superior to others will never be successful in their life. The entrepreneurs who focus on how they can create wealth that can help others and solve problems have the right attitude needed to obtain true happiness and be seen in a positive light by their peers and partners, and are the true embodiment of the word “success”.

7. Showing Gratitude

We live in a world that is changing each and every day, at a speed that any of us can really truly appreciate. Technology over the last 30-50 years has altered the way we communicate not only with our neighbor and loved ones but our business contacts around the world. The generations that have grown up with this technology often take it for granted, never once stopping to “smell the roses” and to realize that they live in an amazing time in history and that much of what they have in their lives – everything from the electricity powering their lights, the cars that help them get to their next meeting, to their smartphones in their pockets are all things they should very much be thankful for.

Those who are happy in both business and if life are those who are grateful for the world they live in. These are the people who make sure to thank the barista for their coffee in the mornings, who open the door for others, who actually listen to those who they have conversations with. Successful entrepreneurs should never forget all the people, places and things that have played a role in their lives that helped them get from their humble beginnings to where they are today. The next time you’re flying on a plane, remember the comedian Louis CK’s amazing observation that you’re “sitting in a chair in the sky”, and be grateful for all the wonderful things we get to experience every day.

8. Staying Healthy

Your money and success isn’t going to do you any good if you’re not around to use it – so why would you live your life so dangerously that you would sacrifice your health? What good is all the passion you have for your business dreams if you’re not going to be around to see them come true? Too many of us get caught up in the game of life that we never think about the damage we all do to our bodies along the way. As entrepreneurs our days are so full of work and juggling projects that are lunch breaks become mere small breaks in the day where we shove fast food down our throats to get rid of our hunger. I personally inhale my food.

Our nights turn into a time where we sometimes burn the candles at both ends, turning the stress of the day into an excuse to ease the pain with alcohol and drugs. While we worship the celebrities who died before their time, is that how we define success in life? Our obsession with money and material things makes us greedy and insecure of who we are and how others perceive us. Without our health, we can never truly achieve success. A leader needs to be strong, and we’re not just talking about a lean body or muscles here – your mind has to be healthy in order to persevere through the day and not only achieve the success you’re looking for, but to be able to enjoy it as well.

9. Keeping the Right Friends

We’ve discussed the importance of not going it alone along your path to building your business, and this same ideology applies to your personal success and happiness. What’s the point of doing anything if you don’t have special people in your life to share it with. No one wants to be the Bruce Wayne of their city, the quack who owns the huge dining room table with no one to dine with.

People are social by nature, and it’s important to have a life outside of those you work with. Your friends are people to share your experiences with, who will be there to high-five you with every victory and also pick you up after every failure. Make sure they are also the ones who have the same attitude, give back gratitude, and remain a positive force in your life. Those who feed off of negative energy are the ones you can bring the whole house crashing down around you.

10. The Importance of Family

We’ve discussed in detail why we become entrepreneurs in the first place, and the importance of deciding what goals we’re trying to achieve. Most will begin the journey with dollar signs in their eyes, or seeking some level of power. Many times these things are personal and selfish, but one who is seeking true success in their lives will be doing so not just to share with their friends, but more importantly their families.

Not everyone has the greatest of childhoods, and no one is expected to share wealth with their siblings just because of blood. Not every entrepreneur has a soulmate, not will we all have children. It is important, however, to think about success beyond just the material or power one might ultimately yield. Real success lies in having a positive influence on those who you call family and those who will eventually remember, and hopefully continue, the legacy you leave behind.

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12 Business Skills You Need To Master

12 Business Skills You Need To Master

Developing a small business into a successful enterprise demands more than passion. Unfortunately, facts speak for themselves. Over half of new businesses fail mainly because the entrepreneur is unable to translate their passion into practical business skills. Success demands more than hard work, resilience, and expertise in your field. In order to succeed, you need to understand and to become proficient in a set of fundamental business skills.

Running a small business requires that you become a jack-of-all-trades. It is important to know early on which skills that you have and those that you will have to learn or delegate to others. When it comes to the skills that you lack, you can learn these skills over a period of time by yourself, you can hire employees who are strong in specific areas, or you can engage the help of a professional business advisor.

Here are the essential soft skills (people skills or anything that is not a technical skill) that you will need to learn or import to help you to succeed in your business:

Delegation Skills — Delegation involves assigning responsibility to other people for the completion of work. The ideal position that you want to obtain is one where your staff carries out all the routine activities of your business. Effective delegation involves achieving the correct balance between effective controls and allowing people to complete their job effectively. The key element is knowing how to make your business work, rather than your business working you!

Communication Skills — Communication is an important part of life and is one that is often taken for granted. When you think about it, almost everything you do requires improved communications. To be effective in business, you have to communicate well. When you hire a new employee, good communication skills help you select the right person. When you communicate with your various stakeholders, you need to be clear about your expectations and to be sensitive when dealing with problems. The key is to know how to effectively communicate your vision with passion and conviction.

Negotiation Skills — Almost everyone negotiates informally on a daily basis without even being aware of it. Formal negotiation is a skill that can be learned through experience and practice. People who negotiate frequently tend to be more skilled at it than people who have not participated in many formal/informal negotiations. Experienced people are more likely to know what to say, when or when not to say it, or when or when not to make concessions. The key is to know how to develop a win-win approach in negotiations with all parties, but at the same time keeping in mind that you also want to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for yourself.

Strategic Planning — Strategic planning is a very important business activity. Strategic planning is a process of defining your company’s strategy or direction and making decisions on allocations of resources of capital and people. The key is to know how to project your company’s future performance, within a three-to-five year framework or more, supported by your well-defined business plan.

Leadership Skills — Leadership is a process of getting things done via people. Leadership, a critical management skill, is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. Leadership is also the ability to take charge, assemble, mobilize, and motivate teams. The key is to know how to forge long-term relationships with prospects, customers, suppliers, employees, and investors.

Team Building Skills — Team-building and teamwork skills are essential for an entrepreneur in today’s workplace. People working at their potential in teams generate better solutions and more productivity than individual members working independently. The key is to know how to build teams of employees, partners, advisors, and investors that will help you take your business to the next level.

Analytical Skills — Today’s workplace is becoming more technologically advanced and complex. With this rapid increase of technology, the need for analytical thinking also increases. Analytical thinking is the ability to objectively assess the present state of your business, to determine where you want to be in the future, and what to do in order to close the gap between the present and the future growth of your business. The key is to know how to gather, review, and evaluate data that is necessary to formulate and express compelling arguments.

Sales and Marketing Skills — Establishing successful sales and marketing methods and policies – from pricing and advertising to sales techniques – are essential in growing your business. The ability to analyze your competition, the marketplace, and industry trends are critical to the development of your marketing strategy. The key is to know how to craft and communicate a compelling message to the right target audience that generates new business, and in turn, builds profitable revenue streams.

General Management Skills — Management involves directing and controlling a group of one or more people for the purpose of coordinating activities that will accomplish a goal. Management encompasses the deployment and direction of human resources, financial resources, and technological resources. The key is to know how to develop and implement a workable management system that will manage daily operations, nurture stakeholders, and support business growth.

Cash flow Management Skills — Cash flow is generally acknowledged as the single most pressing concern of the small and medium-sized businesses. In its simplest form, cash flow is the movement of money in and out of your business. Cash flow is the life-blood of all growing businesses and is the primary indicator of business health. The effect of cash flow is real, immediate and, if mismanaged, totally unforgiving. The key is to know how to monitor, protect, control, and put cash to work.

Financial Management Skills –The activity of finance is the application of a set of techniques that individuals and businesses use to manage their money, particularly the differences between income and expenditure and the risks of their investments. The need for timely budgeting and reporting of financial performance is of the upmost importance. The key is to know how to interpret and analyze your financial statements, in such a way, as to identify the items that are adversely affecting your profitability.

Time Management Skills — Time Management is a set of related common-sense skills that help you use your time in the most effective and productive way. Time Management is a very important skill to master. Learning this skill will empower you to achieve more and to use your time wisely. The key is to know how to manage your time efficiently and to focus on the activities most likely to deliver value to your business.

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What is the Business Life Cycle?

What is the Business Life Cycle?

The business life cycle is the progression of a business and its phases over time, and is most commonly divided into five stages: launch, growth, shake-out, maturity, and decline. The cycle is shown on a graph with the horizontal axis as time, and the vertical axis as dollars or various financial metrics. In this article, we will use three financial metrics to describe the status of each business life cycle phase, including sales, profit, and cash flow.

Graph of the Business Life Cycle Stages

Phase One: Launch

Each company begins its operations starting operations as a business and usually by launching new products or services. During the launch phase, sales are low, but slowly (and hopefully steadily) increasing. Businesses focus on marketing to their target consumer segments by advertising their comparative advantages and value propositions. However, as revenue is low and initial startup costs are high, businesses are prone to incur losses in this phase. In fact, throughout the entire business life cycle, the profit cycle lags behind the sales cycle and creates a time delay between sales growth and profit growth. This lag is important as it relates to the funding life cycle, which is explained in the latter part of this article. Finally, the cash flow during the launch phase is also negative but dips even lower than the profit. This is due to the capitalization of initial startup costs that may not be reflected in the business’ profit but that are certainly reflected in its cash flow.

Phase Two: Growth

In the growth phase, companies experience rapid sales growth. As sales increase rapidly, businesses start seeing profit once they pass the break-even point. However, as the profit cycle still lags behind the sales cycle, the profit level is not as high as sales. Finally, the cash flow during the growth phase becomes positive, representing an excess cash inflow.

Phase Three: Shake-out

During the shake-out phase, sales continue to increase, but at a slower rate, usually due to either approaching market saturation or the entry of new competitors in the market. Sales peak during the shake-out phase. Although sales continue to increase, profit starts to decrease in the shake-out phase. This growth in sales and decline in profit represents a significant increase in costs. Lastly, cash flow increases and exceeds profit.

Phase Four: Maturity

When the market matures, sales begin to slowly decrease. Profit margins get thinner, while cash flow stays relatively stagnant. As firms approach maturity, major capital spending is largely behind the business, and therefore cash generation is higher than the profit on the income statement.

However, it’s important to note that many businesses extend their business life cycle during this phase by reinventing themselves and investing in new technologies and emerging markets. This allows for companies to reposition themselves in their dynamic industries, and hence refresh their growth in the marketplace.

Phase Five: Decline

In the final stage of the business life cycle, sales, profit, and cash flow all decline. During this phase, companies accept their failure to extend their business life cycle by adapting to the changing business environment. Firms lose their competitive advantage and finally exit the market.

Corporate Funding Life Cycle

In the funding life cycle, the five stages remain the same but are placed on the horizontal axis. Across the vertical axis is the level of risk in the business; this includes the level of risk of lending money or providing capital to the business.

While the business life cycle contains sales, profit, and cash as financial metrics, the funding life cycle consists of sales, business risk, and debt funding as key financial indicators. The business risk cycle is inverse to the sales and debt funding cycle.

Phase One: Launch

At launch, when sales are the lowest, business risk is the highest. During this phase, it is impossible for a company to finance debt due to its unproven business model and uncertain ability to repay debt. As sales begin to slowly increase, the corporations’ ability to finance debt also increases.

Phase Two: Growth

As companies experience booming sales growth, business risks decrease, while their ability to raise debt increases. During the growth phase, companies start seeing profit and positive cash flow, which evidences their ability to repay debt. The corporations’ products or services have been proven to provide value in the marketplace. Companies at the growth stage seek more and more capital as they wish to expand their market reach and diversify their businesses.

Phase Three: Shake-out

During the shake-out phase, sales peak. The industry experiences steep growth, leading to fierce competition in the marketplace. However, as sales peak, the debt financing life cycle increases exponentially. Companies prove their successful positioning in the market, exhibiting their ability to repay debt. Business risk continues to decline.

Phase Four: Maturity

As corporations approach maturity, sales start to decline. However, unlike the earlier stages where the business risk cycle was inverse to the sales cycle, business risk moves in correlation with sales to the point it carries no business risk. Due to the elimination of business risk, the most mature and stable businesses have the easiest access to debt capital.

Phase Five: Decline

In the final stage of the funding life cycle, sales begin to decline at an accelerating rate. This decline in sales portrays the companies’ inability to adapt to changing business environments and extend their life cycles.

Understanding the business life cycle is critical knowledge for investment bankers, corporate financial analysts, and other professionals in the financial services industry. You can benefit by checking out the additional information resources that CFI offers, such as those listed below.

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9 Reasons Couple Bracelets Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

9 Reasons Couple Bracelets Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If earrings, rings and chains are rather symbols of prosperity, then the bracelet complements the image, gives sexuality and sophistication.A bracelet is a kind of addition to the image that needs to be taken very carefully. The selection of jewelry must be thought out to create a complete image. Otherwise you can achieve the opposite effect.

Check out more his-and-hers couple bracelets designs and styles at braceletworld.co.

The combination of bracelet style

  • It is rare when only one bracelet is worn from jewelry. Often it is an additional decoration to the earrings, watches or chains, and in this case it is important not to overdo it with jewelry.
  • So, for example, a bracelet made of the same metal should be worn next to the gold chain. It would be extremely absurd to look like a plastic bracelet next to, say, with an expensive watch or with precious earrings worn.
  • Do not combine products from precious metals with jewelry. Wear either one or the other.
  • No need to wear numerous rings and a bracelet on one hand. It looks too pretentious, far from elegant style. It is permissible, if on the arm with the bracelet it is worn for example, one not too bright ring made of the same material as the bracelet.
  • If there is a desire to put on several rings, for this purpose choose a hand, free from a bracelet.
  • The bracelet is mainly worn during the warm season, when clothes with a short or short sleeve are relevant to demonstrate the beauty of the jewelry.
  • Sleeves of clothing should not cover the bracelet, for this reason does not wear jewelry under clothing with long sleeves.
  • Under evening dresses, usually bracelets of gold or platinum are worn, and silver jeweler is permissible. Do not choose only jewelry.
  • But on the job, if the dress code allows, you can completely wear jewelry that matches the color and style of the jewelry.
  • For weekend lovers of a free style, it is possible to wear interesting leather bracelets or from other materials to complement the image.

Each lady on the bracelet

  • When deciding how to choose a bracelet on your hand, you need to take into account the image of a woman, especially her figure.In modern days, a great many various bracelets have been invented, and you need to have a special taste, sense of style and measure in order to choose the appropriate model.
  • If you prefer thin bracelets, it is good to wear them on your hand a few, one will not look.Ladies of a magnificent constitution will suit bracelets wide, freely settling down on a hand or thin bracelets, but in quantity not less than five pieces.
  • To match the material from which the bracelet is made should be an outfit. So, metal bracelets will be well combined with leather clothing or denim.Leather products will complement the image in ethnic style. They will also be good with jeans.
  • Gold bracelets should be worn for a restaurant or theater in combination with evening wear.
  • Silver jewelry will be good for young ladies with any summer clothes.
  • Stylish bracelets made of plastic or jewelry will look spectacular with beach wear or light summer dresses.

How to choose a gold bracelet

The older the woman, the greater her craving for jewelry made of precious metals, including gold.When deciding how to choose a gold bracelet at hand, you need to take into account such moments as:

  • First of all, you need to know the exact size of the bracelet. It is easily recognizable by wrapping a sewing centimeter around the wrist at the place where the bone is located. It is customary to add a couple of centimeters to this size, which depends on personal preferences. So, if you like the free location of the bracelet, add up to three centimeters, if you want the bracelet to fit tightly to the hand, add only a centimeter. For the couple bracelets this is the perfect deal.
  • The type and strength of the castle is important. When buying in a store, open and close the lock several times. One of the most durable locks is made in the form of a ring and a rounded spring that snaps on it.
  • Inspect the weaving in the store for the entire length of the chain, and then it will be difficult to change it.
  • During the fitting try to push your finger under the ornament fastened on the arm, if it barely creeps in, it means that you chose the size exactly.
  • Ask for a product certificate and save the receipt after purchase.

Selection of parts for the bracelet

If you have already chosen the base, then it remains to choose the charms. This is difficult to do, because, for example, the so feel brand offers dozens of collections, each with many elements. Therefore, even if you want to wear only one charm pendant with a base bracelet, then you can choose several options to change the details and their combination, creating a unique and new decoration each time. Select the parts should be based on their preferences. Choose what you like vintage, modern figures, animals, plants, even world sights. The list is very large, so you will definitely find the right option.

Types of charms

Charms are varied. They can be very bright, using colored enamel, or, on the contrary, very restrained.  The charm bracelets are divided into collections like animals, plants, love, family, career, and so on. Almost all areas of people’s lives are affected, so everyone can find what he likes. It is not necessary to choose the figures of some objects, because there are various curlicues, as if the artist drew threads of silver, creating something mystical and complex. Such products will definitely be noticed by your friends.

Silver charms can be additionally decorated with stones, precious stones of various colors. Therefore, among the variety of species you can easily find the necessary elements to create your original jewelry.

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Why everybody loves slow rise squishies?

Why everybody loves slow rise squishies?

Did you hear? Slow rise squishies are coming from Japan and taking over the world by storm! Everybody wants to touch them, squeeze them, and smell them.

 

The squishy is a worldwide phenomenon that started online but became omnipresent. YouTube videos that highlight this craze reach millions of views.

 

Parents who buy this for their kids couldn’t be happier – everybody loves them, and their kids have something new and interesting to show to their friends at school.

 

What’s even better, these toys are great for all ages. You can buy a squishy for your toddler, for your 12-year-old, or for your colleague to relieve stress with. These toys are the perfect present for all those people who never stop fidgeting. You must know at least one of them. People who always need something to play with will love having a squishy.

 

But, how do you play with a squishy? It’s super simple and amazingly calming. All you need to do is squeeze it and watch it slowly regain its original shape, and then repeat the process. These provide immense amounts of fun for literally anyone who grabs them.

 

Squishies come in dozens of different shapes and sizes. You can find a loaf of bread, a strawberry, a box of French fries, an ice-cream cone, a penguin, and many others. Some of these are so incredibly lifelike that you will think that you’re looking at a real banana, mango, or a loaf of bread.

They are mostly scented with sweet smelling aromas so that when you play with them, all of your senses get to enjoy.

What we find is the best thing about these is the fact that they are suitable for anyone. A squishy will equally easily grab the attention of a 3-year-old, of a 13-year-old, and of a 30-year-old.

 

We know you shouldn’t play with food, but these slow rising cute and squishy groceries will make you do it! And you’ll enjoy every minute.

 

 

 

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