Friday, February 8, 2013

The Year of the Snake...

Business and the Year of the Snake 
by Nick Ashton, CEO/Founder, Tracometry Group of Companies.

I have never, ever been a fan of snakes and until I was handed a rather large snake at Alligator World in Orlando, Florida, I was taken aback at the texture and the feel. (Still not happy about touching them)

I thought they were slimy and cold and… no, those are just people!

It is the year of the Snake and boy, do we have some “snake oil” salesman out there among the business world.  It will apy you to read up on the year and might assist in doing business worldwide and used as small talk at parties.
I am looking at this as the Chinese New Year and the Dragon now turns into a snake and we must all pay very close attention.

Having business in Asia and spent many months there last year, I feel I am better prepared for business in that region and have a far better understanding for the culture overall.

We have searched high and low and even among the grass smokers of certain states to find the slithering facts and found this information on the snake on the Internet:

Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. 

Chinese Year of the Snake 2013 

If you were born in the Year of the Snake 2013 is significant for you because 2013 is the Year of the Snake! So what will 2013 hold for the person born in the Year of the Snake? First, let us review the characteristics of a person born in the Year of the Snake. 

According to Chinese Astrology, the Year of the Snake person is a smart person. They think of clever schemes in a cold calculating manner. This Chinese zodiac animal sign represents people who are loners and use others to achieve their aims and goals. Their Chinese horoscope makes for interesting reading. Their goals may be worthwhile for mankind or could be solely for the gain of the Snake person. Some people find them attractive because of their swift movement and slender silky beauty. Other people are repelled by the Year of the Snake person because of their perceived danger. Whatever - the person born in the Year of the Snake will invoke a strong reaction from people.

Born In The Year of the Snake 2013 

What about 2013 for the person born in the Year of the Snake? 

That person will continue with their Snake characteristics - clever, calculating and planning to achieve goals. But, because 2013 is the Year of the Snake, they could become complacent because it is their year. They might just drift along thinking it will happen - from business ventures to relationships. Not having their finger on the pulse means problems could arise and blow up in their face. 

However, this can be avoided if the Year of the Snake person makes an extra effort to be on top of things and not expect it all to happen without effort. If this complacency can be avoided, then 2013 should be a good year for the person born in the Year of the Snake. Of all the 12 zodiac animals, the snake most resembles the dragon in appearance. In fact, the snake is sometimes called the "little dragon". The Dragon is considered the most powerful and lucky of all the zodiac animals. Some of this aura rubs off onto the person born in the Year of the Snake. 

So 2013 should be a year in which successes occur for the Year of the Snake person provided they can overcome complacency that could creep in. A word of warning though - some people are still scared of snakes - with good reason because they bite and kill people. So, it would be advisable not to wear clothing or jewellry with snake pictures or emblems because this will scare people away from you. These may be people you need to help you achieve your schemes and goals.

Snake Year Finance 

People born in the Year of the Snake often make a lot of money - after all they are smart cold calculating creatures! And the Year of the Dragon just finished (2012) was a lucky year. That luck should follow the Snake person's ability to make money. However, once again complacency means that the money could be frittered away without any lasting benefit. Again - fight the complacency and look after any monetary gains you may get. Plan for the future and what to do with the money. 2013 is a good time to invest for your future - who knows how long your good fortune will last. Don't fritter it away.

Snake Year Business and Careers 

We have already seen what a cool calculating clever person the person born in the Year of the Snake is. They are quick to spot new opportunities and have the skills to act on them. 

So 2013 should be a good year for career and business opportunities. 

Are you looking for some new opportunities in 2013? Or do you want to grow your existing business? Then have a look at my story for some ideas. However, whatever you do, you should apply intelligence, work hard and stay focused. Watch out for that complacency and indifference that may bring about the down fall of a person born in the Year of the Snake. 

A Year of the Snake person should actively use their skills to make things happen - otherwise they are in danger of exciting prospects slipping away.

Snake Year Romance 

The Year of the Snake person has a certain allure (sleek, sexy, powerful, hint of danger) to some other people - those people not put off by the dangers that snakes can have. This can lead to volatile but exciting relationships - nothing boring in the life of a person born in the Year of the Snake. Snake people can be a bit of a loner and aloof at times. 2013 should be a good year for relationships as long as they overcome their aloofness and reserved nature when interacting with other people.

2013 will be a challenging year for the person born in the Year of the Snake. Great opportunities will be present but will the Snake person be able to maximize their considerable skills and guard against complacency and indifference?

We thank you all for the information that we found on the Internet and remember, if it is on the Internet, it must be true...

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