# What Are The Concepts of Statistics

In college one of the courses I had to take was statistics. It was interesting to find out that we use statistics in our daily life, as well as our business life. I thoroughly enjoyed this class because it gave me valuable information to use in the real world, and daily life.

In reading the material you find that there are three reasons for understanding statistics.

The first reason is that data is everywhere in the world from home, companies, restaurants, and many other places as well. In your home you use statistics to test the water for a shower or to give a baby a bath. Within companies they use statistics to compile data for the upcoming week, budgets, sales, payroll, inventory, and many other things. In restaurants, they use statistics the same way that companies do when they project the sales for the upcoming shifts, day or week.  Restaurants also use statistical data to see how well the people like a certain meal that they serve. They also use statistical techniques to project how many people they would need to cover the shifts during the work week.

Secondly, statistics is used for the many decisions that we have to face in our life. Would you believe that everyone uses statistical techniques in their daily life. From groceries, bills, gas, clothes, and other means that you need in your daily life. Cooking for example uses statistical data so that the meals that you create come out tasting the way that they should. If the meal does not taste like it should somewhere along the line the recipe was messed up. You use statistics in every aspect of your life. Driving from point A to point B requires this much gas. How long would a tank of gas last you for the week depending on the size of your vehicle, miles per gallon of gas used, and how many stops you make in between point A and  point B.

Lastly, it does not matter what career you are in statistical data exists everywhere. You need this information to make informed decisions that will involve data  in many different ways. This will allow you to make decisions more effectively with using statistical techniques throughout your business. It is truly amazing the information you find out by using statistical techniques.

Did you know that statistics is all about numerical information and using it to find out different types of data is something that was interesting to me during college. Using statistics you can find out many different things such as the death’s related to alcoholism, the salary of college graduates, how many miles the average automobile drives per year, and the difference in the stock market or Dow Jones.

Further reading shows that you learn about statistics and what it means for the world around us. Statistics is used for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, organizing, and presenting data that will help in making more effective decisions in the world.

Did you know that the largest potato chip market is Frito-Lay. They make up more than 64 percent of the potato chip market by selling over 800 million pounds of potato chips around the world. This is amazing statistics to say the least and that is quite a few potato chips scattered around the world.

Statistics requires you to gather relevant information before making a decision about the result you have found. You have to keep your information about your statistical problems organized so that you can present it to people in a orderly fashion. Research is the main key to coming up with the right answer to any of the problems that you may face in the world today.

While learning about statistics I learned that there are different types of statistics that cover different parts of your research. In descriptive statistics you have to summarize, organize, and present your data in a very informative way so that the people that you are explaining it to understand how and where you received your information. Using descriptive statistics is not for the past however, we use them to project future statistics on a variety of things like population, college graduates, high school drop outs, single mothers, single fathers, and many other things as well.

Another type of statistics is inferential statistics which is used to estimate a property of the population based on a sample of the information. An example, would be finding out the percentage of high school students that could accurately total the cost of a meal on a restaurant menu. Best guess would probably be around 70 percent of high school students correctly totaled the amount of the meal from the restaurant menu by using inferential statistics.

About a year ago I received something in the mail from Nielsen and it was a survey to see what programs I watched during the day, night, and morning hours. It was interesting to say the least and they also paid you money for doing the survey. However, this is another way they use statistics to find out what percentage of the United States watches certain shows. In one of the examples in the book it showed that they used a population of around 800 prime time viewers, and around 40 percent of the viewers watched “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” during that week. This type of statistical technique is used to set the advertising rates or to cancel shows that do not meet the standards. It was a long process for the week because you had to notate every show you watched, what time it was on, who watched the shows, and you could even comment on the show that you had watched.

Now, the difference between a population and a sample in statistics is that the population involves the whole population, sets of individuals, measurements or objects of interest obtained from all individuals within the group or population. A sample is only one part of the populations or interest. If we studied the whole population it would result in large expenditures that companies could not afford. By taking a sample and obtaining information from that sample would save the company some money to find the statistical data that they need to make an informed decision.

# Do You Have What it Takes To Be a Part of Our Team?

Although this article is good, I would have to say that these are questions that many companies ask potential employee’s that would want to work for their company. Of course, I am interested in the company or I would not have accepted the interview. So in answer to the three main questions:

Do you have the skills? Let us see here I went to college managed to graduate all three degree’s with a 3.0 or better. I have worked in numerous positions management wise. I have raised three children while attending college. (I know many people do this nowadays). However, after obtaining three degrees in Business Management and Business Administration that is not enough to obtain a job. Because I do not have experience in that field means that they will not give the job to me because they will pick the person who has experience in that field. How do you obtain the experience in that field? Well first, you have to meet someone that is willing to take a chance and give you the opportunity to obtain the experience for that field. That is hard to come by these days!

Are you enthusiastic? I go to work every day because that is what I have to do. Do I like my job? Yes! People that I work with love me because I work and I do my job. Do I motivate others? Yes! I love my job because of the customer’s that is why we are in business. The customer’s is what makes the company money. When they come into your company, establishment or business they are coming in to spend their money that they have worked hard for in return they want great customer service for the tangible or intangible items that you have with your business.

Will you fit into the team? Well you know because I have a great personality I believe that I fit into any type of team. I am what people would call a geek! I know this is on the internet however, I am who I am, and there is nothing that is going to change that. I love to learn new things. I am a leader not a follower I try to do any job with the intentions to get it done without regards to anyone else on the team. You have to work together to get something accomplished. This type of question can mean several different things if you stop and think about it. It could mean are you willing to spend an excessive amount of money and live above your means, take expensive vacations, buy the most expensive car or anything else. In my opinion, you have to be a leader and make sure that the people around you know that you are a leader.

You know for the last seven years I have been told that I have too much education, I do not have enough skills or knowledge, I am over qualified for every job that I apply for, and most of all the moment they find out I am homeschooling puts a big damper on finding the right job. I show up to work on time, I never call out, and when my schedule is changed well that is all part of it. Being in business means that you have to go beyond without regards to how it affects your life. You have to be willing to work countless hours to make sure that your employee’s are doing the job that they are required to do.

So the main question I have towards companies is what can your company do for me? Is there going to be continual learning in how your company works? I have given you a preview of what I can offer and there is more than what I have written here.

# Forever a Student

You are very right! I have enjoyed reading this post and look forward to reading more of your amazing articles.

We live in a great time where we don’t have to go to a room to be a student. We are the generation raised by the Internet, its up to us how we use it. I recently started looking on youtube key words, “start up business” or “photography lighting” to learn from professionals. I want to use the knowledge given freely to learn more about the skills I want to develop. I’ve probably watched every Steve Jobs interview out there.

Creative live.com is one great resources I discovered years ago. If you catch a live showing, the classes are free. They have workshops with professionals on all kinds of subjects. A course I’ve bought was from celebrity wedding photographer, Joe Buissink. Hearing how he developed his business and his photography style has been so helpful to me. There is no excuses when it comes to learning something new. I encourage you to…

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# The Many Reasons Why I Went to College

One of the main reasons that I went to college was to further my career. When I was younger I did not like school because of several different reasons. However, when I completed my Associates degree in Business Management things changed. I understood that for you to get a better job you needed not only the experience but the education to go along with that. Of course, the first few months of starting college were challenging to say the least. Working full-time, raising children, and making sure that you completed all the course work that you needed to complete the courses. It was a task but somehow I managed to make it through the first two years of college with a 3.10 GPA. How exciting it was to finally achieve something.

After completing the associate’s degree I decided that I would go a little further and work on a Bachelor’s degree because I wanted to prove to my children that they can do anything that they put their mind to doing. Our children need to understand that they have options in this world. I remember a letter that my daughter wrote when she attended public school and one of the questions was “Who are you proud of?” My daughter wrote that she was proud of her mommy for getting her education and graduating college. You just do not understand how emotional that was to read. The impact you make on your children is something that will last with you for the rest of your life. Knowing that I have influenced my children into making the right decisions about their future has made me a very proud parent.

As the pursuit of the bachelor’s degree came into effect and taking only one class every six weeks made things a little easier. The best part of college was learning  new things and making the best grades. I managed to make it through another two years of college while working full-time. Some people would ask me how I managed doing all that I do. It is simple when it is something that you want to do you will work hard to make it a reality. Getting a college education was something that I wanted to do so I excelled in college. Towards the end of the bachelor’s degree I thought about where I wanted to go next. When the final classes were approaching my advisor’s were calling to see what I wanted to do next. After graduating with a 3.02 GPA I decided that the next step would involve more college. You know sometimes you feel like your college education is not worth the hassle because of the limited amount of experience you have within the workforce. Sometimes you can fall into a depressed state because you feel like your education is holding you back.

Most companies that you apply at usually tell you that you have too much experience and that you will not work for the amount that they are willing to pay. Other companies tell you that you do not have enough experience for the job at hand. The whole point of going to college is to obtain the education and then find a job where you can obtain the experience. While looking through the classifieds I see very few jobs and all required five to ten years of experience in that field. However, one cannot obtain the experience without the company taking a chance and allowing them to obtain the experience that they need for that position.

Still in spite of achieving goals that I have set for myself on the pursuit to obtain a better education I decided to go along and enroll into a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Small Business. Eventually, one day I would like to have my own business and have something that I can leave to my children when I leave this world. Upon entering into the Master’s Degree you had to keep your GPA above a 3.0. Of course, for some people this is hard to do and towards the end of the Master’s program it was an issue for me however, I had to put it in my mind that my education is the key to my success within the business world. After everything that I have went through with the years of going to college my master’s was the biggest challenge I faced in the whole time of going to college. If I had it to do all over again I would in a second because it was an awesome achievement. I graduated in 2012 with a 3.05 and it was the biggest achievement that I have had throughout the years.

I have watched many people that start college and end up quitting because they do not have the time to party or go out with their friends. I on the other hand want more out of my life than to work all my life for someone else. I had the pleasure of going to college with some fabulous people and shared in some awesome discussions from every topic you can think of throughout your college courses. I have even written about some of the things that I do at my current job in the essays that I had to write for different business classes. I also had the pleasure of having some great professor’s that helped you understand the information that was given in class.

Now, after graduating it is time to put my career in full motion and work towards achieving the goals of gaining the experiences needed to further my career. Patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. I know that all the hard work that I have put into my education will pay off in the end.

So here’s to the future and for those who think that college is a waste of time you need to rethink your thoughts and find out where you want to be five years or even ten years from now.

# Spring Cleaning Cash!

Happy First Day of Spring!  LOVE this photo of actual tulip fields in Holland.

Closet cleaning commence!!!

Donating to charities is always a great idea for unwanted clothing.  But what about the big ticket items that are unloved by you, but could totally rock someone else’s world?

Allow me to introduce you to Julie Wainwright and TheRealReal.

reversecommuter arranged for therealreal.com‘s “white glove service” – have atleast 10 pieces that meet the criteria of the realreal.com’s designer list, and a phenomenal fashion force comes right to your home to take your goodies, tag & review them, and then put them up on the website for sale.  reversecommuter’s pile included shoes from Gucci & Jimmy Choo, clothing from DVF, Balenciaga, Fendi, Marni, Burberry and a few others too.  Guess what – you can earn up to 70% of the selling price!

Clear out the clutter, be environmentally friendly, receive \$…

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# Oh the Humanity | Prompt

Interesting prompt…..

Today’s prompt is courtesy of Writer’s Digest:

It’s your 18th birthday and, upon it, you parents deliver some pretty shocking news: You’re not really human. They admit that they’ve been covering up the fact that you are actually a (fill in the blank). After hearing the news you still decide to go to school, but this school day is different than all your school days past, especially when it’s revealed to others what you truly are. Write this scene

I’m kind of in love with this one and will absolutely post a response to it…

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# Mama Loves Mambo: Daily Post

I loved this type of music. It is music that you can understand and enjoy at the same time. Thanks for sharing……:)

My mom listened to all kinds of music while I was growing up. My dad liked the Ventures. So I think that says it all. Mama loved mambo. Papa loved the Ventures.

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