Meet Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez Cover Story of "Rich&Beautiful" April Issue

 Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, more known as “Dynasty Man” is one of the top influencers of Middle East. Since his beginnings in the academic field he became member of several national and international academies and received more than twenty National and International awards. Sir Manuel is advisor of some Princes and Royal Houses around the World as well as Honorary Ambassador of different organisations related to United Nations. We are very excited to have Sir Manuel as a Cover Story of “Rich and Beautiful” April issue and ask him few questions on his projects and secrets of being a success.

R&B:  Hey, Manuel, how are you doing today?

MFG: Doing excellent thank you. It is a pleasure for me to be here with you talking about different topics in your great magazine.

R&B: Do you have a no-how how to wake up early?

MFG: Sure, as I am working in different fields I use to wake up early and sleep few hours. Basically, I use to go to sleep at 1 or 3 am and waking up at 7 am. One minute after waking up I use to check my mail and my WhatsApp to look what bad and good news help me to stand up, in that moment is when I have strength to wake up because of happiness or angriness. It is rarely in me to read newspapers where I am living because if I read yellow press I am sure I will wake up in bad mood. For being good updated I prefer to read LinkedIn or the opinion articles of different colleagues of Le Monde and Le Figaro. After that, I have to take my computer and solve the first problems of the day in different fields, but as personal confession sometimes are not problems with fields, are problems with people. I have to say about that: “problems never come alone, is because people creates them”.

R&B: Are you a coffee addict? What do you do to keep you fit all day?

MFG: coffee not really, I don’t use to take coffee, maybe main addiction is Orange Fanta or Chocolate Milk every day, you know this has not caffeine and doesn’t help to have body fit but is my personal addiction. To keep alert and fit every day I have the emotion in my projects and in my family. My emotion is the only that I need. Also, about keeping body fit I don’t care about my body as a sculpture, I use to take care my health, but I don’t take limits as an obligation. I like to eat what I want but for keeping health I do it in small lunches in different times at the day.

 

R&B: What are your organising secrets? Do you use any planner? How do you manage to keep up with all your projects?MFG: Basically, what I do is keep every project for the just moment. I only use to work in three projects at the same time, but the others that are not being done I keep it planned to do it in the future. What I use to plan all is take my IPhone everywhere. Is not for making publicity but for me ICloud is the best organisation way to keep it all at the date. Although, knowing Hackers and computers I never forget my paper and my fountain pen at home, this is the best way to put keys of ideas on mind.

R&B: You are known as “a man of style”. Do you dress yourself?

MFG: Yes, I always like to buy and dress by myself. It’s rarely I like clothes that others buy to me.  On the past I use to buy my clothes on different marks like Zara. They used to make good designs and good quality with low price. But some years ago, I discovered a shop in Madrid called “Canalejas” that have tailor suits with high quality at very good price. Always you look a picture of me at an event I use to wear their suits. To have the best combination I wear also Boss shirts and shoes by George’s. You know when you are still learning and working you need to have good appearance with high clothes. But now I learned and what I prefer to use is a comfortable shirt, the North Face jacket, jeans and Skechers.

R&B: What are your favourite clothing, accessories, perfume brands? 

MFG: Although I have favourite clothes for every event there are two accessories that I never forget at home: my vintage watches and my vintage fountain pens. I will confess that I am a lover of antique and vintage watches and fountain pens have two advantages: cost and quality. If you have the ability of being a good looker and you want to take a look at street markets, you can find vintage Omega, IWC, Girard Perregaux or similar by the same price of an Apple Watch. I think in addition of being a hobby is also a good business learning, the best example is Wareen Buffett. He started buying and selling antiques at street markets when he was only 10 years old. Although technology can make thinks perfect, as humans we are imperfect so, I prefer non-perfect accessories for everybody although for me are perfect, because they have history and experience. I have watches from First and Second World War that were in battle and I am sure that although technology an Apple Watch or a Sunto can’t have the battle that my oldies have. With fountain pens the same, I have some new fountain pens of Mont-Blanc, Sailor, Cross, etc but the one I use every day is a Mont Blanc of 1964, the same that JFK has, and is strength as a Mic-22. About perfumes maybe is the only thing I allow others to get me, specially, in women. You always need to have the taste that your women like.

R&B: You have so many projects, what is your main activity today? 

MFG: Nowadays I am working hardly in three projects: business, diplomacy and university. About business, developing new products and campaigns by my own company, Mayaimi International Corp. What we use to do in this company is personal and professional advisory dedicated to individuals as well as organisations and Governments. All the solutions are related the different divisions of the company: Advisory, health, art & management, security and media. About diplomacy, since the Private Council of His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf, developing collaborations with public and organisations as well as agreements with other royal families and governments. And finally, about university in two fields: learning and teaching. Every day, I am still learning and making different e-learning specialisations in business and management. Although I am also working on developing new university projects as well as to starting collaborations as professor in universities.

 

R&B: You’ve received more than twenty National and International awards. Your work is highly recognised worldwide! What is your favourite project of all?

MFG: Really, I have not a favourite project in comparation to others. 

On the past I was involved in many good projects that were exciting on that moment, but now, thinking with retrospection, these projects were just a chrysalis. Now I am starting to get maturity for long term projects that will have other view and can begin to seem a butterfly. For example, my last book (Follow your own dynasty) was a chrysalis that with the next book that will be published soon is starting to take a good shape.

R&B: You’ve had numerous executive positions in General Council of Royal Academies and Institutes of Spain. What were your duties?

MFG: The General Council was my mother institution. There I could learn almost knowledges in protocol and diplomacy in different fields from academic field to intelligence. Seems incredible but I also learnt a lot when I was collaborating on the External Information Service of this institution. This taught me how World is moving.

Read the full interview with Manuel in the April Issue of "Rich&Beautiful" http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1581304
Follow Manuel www.manuelfreiregarabal.com on Facebook: @manuelfreiregarabalynunez LinkedIn: bit.ly/2HQt9wb

 

 

Top 5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen

If you are just starting to cook, or are moving in on your own, chances are, you don't have much in terms of cooking equipment. Here is what we recommend for you to get, as you are starting out. As times goes by, you will, of course, get more kitchen gadgets. But here are five that we recommend starting out with:

- Chopping board. This is something very basic, as you can't chop anything without having a chopping board. It is very versatile, as you can chop pretty much anything on it - onions, potatoes, tomatoes, meat, herbs, etc. 

Some people prefer to get separate chopping boards to meat, dairy items, vegetables, etc. Others get differently sized chopping boards, and use them depending on the volume of things they need to chop. Start out with one, and see what else you need.

- A knife. Again, this is very basic, but you will not be able to chop or cook anything without a knife. A good, sharp knife goes a long way to help you prepare food. You can go to some stores, and hold the knives in your hand, so that you know which one you are comfortable with.

- A big pot. You need a pot for pretty much anything - from boiling pastas to making soups to stewing to pretty much anything else. Some pots come with colander inserts, which makes it easier to cook pasta. Or, you may get a colander separately, and use that.

- A saute pan. We love saute pans, and use them all the time. Again, they are very versatile, and we recommend getting ones without wooden handles, so that you can put the saute in the oven as well. 

Use the saute pan for preparing stir fries, sauteing meat and fish, cooking vegetables and much, much more.

- Roasting Pan. These are perfect for preparing things in the oven. From roast to roasted chicken to roasted vegetables, a roasted pan can help you cook your favorite dishes in the oven.

Don't be scared - cooking is fun. Start getting a few things that we recommended, and add to your collection of kitchen equipment as time goes.

 

Anticlutter Feng Shui Tips

Part of having good feng shui is clutter management. If anything, clutter is the biggest hindrance you can have for the best flow of chi, prosperity and goodness in your life. However, few people are able to manage their clutter wisely. On a daily basis, we get tons and tons of stuff we wonít be really using for a long time. Here are some tips for you to help reduce clutter and invite good Feng Shui. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 1: Sort your mail as it comes in

Incoming mail is one of the top sources of clutter. All those bills are not just stressful if mismanaged and stashed somewhere in your home, but it is also contributory to clutter in your home. If you are really serious about getting good Feng Shui, make sure that you are able to screen your mail. Establish a system for sorting all your mail. And this also holds true for other papers you may be keeping in your home. If you neatly categorize them and throw away the ones you no longer need, you will be much better off. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 2: Opt for daily cleanings than reliance on major general cleanings

A general cleaning schedule is good, but if you are still not in the habit of cleaning on a regular basis, you may still find yourself filled with a clutter problem. So the best thing to do when you are trying to apply good Feng Shui is by exercising your cleaning powers on a daily basis, not just on a schedule. It does not have to be too rigorous if done on a daily basis. You can just start with the cleaning per day one area at a time to accomplish it effectively. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 3: Clean as you work

While working on a project, clean as you go. This means that you will not just leave stuff lying around on the table as you do your work. This ensures that the work space remains clean, and this also implies that you are open for more productive work in the future since the space is wiped free of any traces from previously done work. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 4: Be generous about your stuff

Give away the stuff you donít need. This is a rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning up and freeing from clutter. Being generous involves giving away stuff you donít really get to use. What you wonít use for a long time and collect dust may actually be an answer to somebody elseís problems. Just make sure that you are not transferring clutter but something that can really be of use to the person you are giving it to. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 5: Dust frequently

Dusting frequently helps keep your place clean. Dust, when accumulated also forms the clutter which we are really trying to avoid in Feng Shui. 

Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 6: Evaluate your stuff brutally

If at all possible, have a peer to help you evaluate your stuff at home. What you may hold dear and refuse to part with is not just a sign of bad Feng Shui but may also be a sign of a hoarding problem. Aside from addressing your Feng Shui issues, the mindset on clutter ma also have to be dealt with accordingly.   

 

25 Ways Get 10 Mins Of Fitness Exercise

Experts recommend working out 45 minutes to an hour a day (30 minutes for beginners) for weight loss and fitness. But if you're like most women, you don't always have a block of 30 to 60 minutes a day to devote exclusively to doing your workouts.

You can still exercise — you just need to sneak in the equivalent in resourceful ways. "The idea is to keep moving," says fitness expert Ann Grandjean, EdD. "Get a cordless phone or put a long cord on your regular phone, and walk w...

Experts recommend working out 45 minutes to an hour a day (30 minutes for beginners) for weight loss and fitness. But if you're like most women, you don't always have a block of 30 to 60 minutes a day to devote exclusively to doing your workouts.

You can still exercise--you just need to sneak in the equivalent in resourceful ways. "The idea is to keep moving," says fitness expert Ann Grandjean, EdD. "Get a cordless phone or put a long cord on your regular phone, and walk when you talk. Find whatever works for you and just move. Park half a mile from the mall and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Those little, itty-bitty things add up."

Every Stolen Moment Adds Up

Lest you think that short bursts of activity have a negligible effect on your fitness program, think again. One study found that women who split their exercise into 10-minute increments were more likely to exercise consistently, and lost more weight after 5 months, than women who exercised for 20 to 40 minutes at a time.

In a landmark study conducted at the University of Virginia, exercise physiologist Glenn Gaesser, PhD, asked men and women to complete 15 10-minute exercise routines a week. After just 21 days, the volunteers' aerobic fitness was equal to that of people 10 to 15 years younger. Their strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility were equal to those of people up to 20 years their junior.

In yet another study, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore found that for improving health and fitness in inactive adults, many short bursts of activity are as effective as longer, structured workouts. "It would be useful for people to get out of the all-or-nothing mind-set that unless they exercise for 30 minutes, they're wasting their time," says Gaesser.

Breaking exercise into small chunks on your overscheduled days can also keep your confidence up, says Harold Taylor, time management expert and owner of Harold Taylor Time Consultants in Toronto, who has written extensively on the subject. "Skipping exercise altogether is 'de-motivational'--you feel depressed and guilty," Taylor says. "If you skip it, you tend to figure, 'What's the use? I can't keep up with it anyway.' Yet as long as you make some effort each day, that motivates you onward. Success breeds success."

Keep in mind, though, that short bursts of exercise are meant to supplement, not replace, your regular fitness routine. Here's a roundup of practical ways to work exercise into your day even when you "don't have time to exercise." (You don't have to do them all in 1 day; select what works for you.)

 

 

Understanding Anti Anxiety Medications

Anti anxiety medications might offer one quick solution to your anxiety problems. These types of drugs include traditional anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines), as well as newer options like antidepressants and beta-blockers. They can help reduce your anxiety while you undergo therapy to get to the cause of the problem. However, it's important that you understand that these types of drugs don't cure anxiety and they do come with side effects. Long-term reliance on these medications is not recommended. 

Benzodiazepines can reduce anxiety quickly--usually within an hour--so they are a good option if you are having a panic or anxiety attack. Alprazolam (brand name Xanax), clonazepam (brand name Klonopin), diazepam (brand name Valium), and lorazepam (brand name Ativan) are in this category of anti anxiety drugs. Side effects of benzodiazepines include sleepiness, "fogginess", and/or a feeling of being uncoordinated, all of which can cause problems if you need to be functional and alert. Benzodiazepines take a long time to get metabolized. For this reason, they can build up in your body if used for a long time. It you suffer from this build up, the side effects worsen and you may develop slurred speech, confusion, depression, dizziness, inability to think clearly and reason, memory loss and nausea, the inability to "feel" anything. Benzodiazepines decrease your anxiety but they also decrease feelings of pleasure and pain.

The advantage of antidepressants versus traditional anti anxiety medications is that the risk for dependency and abuse is less. However, the downside of antidepressants is that they can take from 4 to 6 weeks to give you relief from your anxiety--so, they are of no use to you if you are having a panic attack, for example.

Most commonly prescribed antidepressants are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa and they are not without side effects: nausea, nervoursness, headaches, sleepiness, sexual dysfunction, dizziness, nausea, and weight gain. 

Buspirone (brand name BuSpar) works only for generalized anxiety disorders (GAD). It relieves anxiety by increasing serotonin in the brain (like SSRIs) and decreasing dopamine. Buspirone takes about two weeks to kick into effect but it has its advantages: it's not as sedating, doesn't negatively affect memory and coordination and it's minimally addictive. It also has less serious side effects: nasuea, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea and dry mouth.

Beta blockers are generally used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. But they can work for anxiety too by blocking the effects of norepinephrine, a stress hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response. Beta blockers control the physical symptoms of anxiety like rapid heart rate, sweating, dizziness, and trembling voice and hands but not the emotional side of anxiety.

The above information about anti anxiety medications does not substitute medical advice given by a health professional.

Meet Sung Eun Choi, a multitalented hip-hop artist

Sung Eun Choi is a multitalented music artist, lyricist, composer, and vocalist. He made a debut with his song “Let me Stop” in 2013 and since then, he has released songs like “Let Me Stop”, “I love Hip Hop”, “Spring Waltz” and “Sad Piano”. He prefers addictive and bright songs, and his New Age gives him warmth and comfort. His tracks Sad Piano and Spring Waltz were loved in many European countries and ranked on the iTunes New Age chart several times. He likes to experiment with many genres, but his favorite one is hip hop. He is also planning a few collaborations with other talented artists in the hip hop genre.

apple music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sung-eun-choi/658015595

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ixouolCxR6guNXYvQCpoM

sns: https://www.instagram.com/sungeunchoigo/?hl=ko

 

15 Easy Steps to Starting Your Small Business

When I was first starting up my business, I searched for a good article on startup, and couldn't find any, so I decided to write this short guide.

Yeah, sure it's easy, and of course, that title is a little tongue in cheek. It takes a lot of hard work to get a business off the ground. But, it's worth every hour I've spent getting to where I am now. 

When I decided to start my communication and image consulting business, I tried hard to find a good startup guide. I couldn't find any that had all the steps. So, I decided to write one. So far, it's mostly just the bare-bones outline (which is long enough as it is) you see in this article.

 I'll be adding to it every week or two, and writing more detailed articles on all the steps, so try to stop by and check it out from time to time. Let me know how I'm doing. Shoot off an email to me if I've forgotten something or you have questions. 

Before you spend so much as a dollar, talk to a few experts.  Go to the library or get on the internet and research, research, research.  Take a little time to make sure entrepreneurship is right for you.  

Make a pro and con list of business ownership, and evaluate yourself honestly.  How many characteristics do you have in common with successful entrepreneurs?  Is your financial position strong enough?  Do you have the necessary technical and management skills?  

Youíre not going to be the perfect entrepreneur.  Nobody is.  But in order to make yourself the best entrepreneur you can be, consider ways to compensate for any weaknesses you might have.  

Iím from Canada, so the government agencies Iíve mentioned in this guide are Canadian, but really, it can be used by anyone. All you have to do, if youíre from somewhere other than Canada, is find out where you need to find some of the things Iíll talk about. Some of the steps might be slightly different, and you may not have to worry about things like GST for example, but Iím sure youíll find this discussion helpful all the same.

These steps to starting a business are in reasonably good order, but you might find yourself varying from it under your particular circumstances. That really isnít a big deal, as long as you get most of it done. There are some steps youíll be able to skip as well, but please donít skip any of the ìbig onesî, which Iím sure youíll pretty much figure out from taking a look at the list. 

So, assuming youíve done your evaluation and you still want to start a business, take a deep breath, and let's get started.

1. Conduct a feasibility study of your business.  Describe your typical customer, your product and your competitors.  Who will your suppliers be?  What will you charge for your product?  How will you market your product?  These are just a few of the questions you need to answer.

2. Write a complete business plan for your company, using the information you gathered from your feasibility study.  This vitally important, often overlooked step needs to include a description of your company, its goals, competitors, market, financial information, and of course, how you intend to meet your goals.  

3. Get your financing in place.  There are many ways to finance your business, from your own savings to personal credit cards to bank loans.  If you need credit, know your business plan from front to back and maybe even sideways.  

4. Decide what kind of structure your company will have.  From a legal standpoint, there are three basic choices, sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation, each with advantages and disadvantages.  

5. Choose a name for your company and check on name availability. Naming your company is highly individual, but itís the first thing associated with your business, so choose your name carefully.  Youíll need to do a NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search) report, which checks your name choices for uniqueness against a database of other business names.  A reserved name is valid for 90 days.

6. Decide whether you want to register federally or provincially and register your company.  If you register federally, youíll also have to register provincially, which almost doubles the cost. You donít have to have a lawyer process them for you, but it might be a good idea to at least consult with one.  You can get the forms from your local government office, have them faxed to you or download them.  You can fax or email printed copies, or complete the forms online

7. Contact Canada Revenue Agency Business Window for your business number, and to register for GST/HST, payroll, corporate income tax and import/export (if applicable).  You can also contact the CRA if you need general information about business expenses.  Chances are youíll have to collect GST, but you may want to register for a GST number even if you donít have to collect it because of input tax credits.

8. Decide whether you need to collect PST.  If you do, you need to submit ìRegistration as a Vendorî documents with your province.  

9. Determine whether there are special permits or licenses in your municipality.  Itís highly unlikely that your municipality does not have special permits or licenses.

10. Develop the marketing materials you decided on in your business plan.  They should include at least a company identity package, press kit and website.  Your identity package is your logo, business card and letterhead.  A press kit can include letters of introduction, biography sheets, press releases, articles and a brochure.  In todayís electronic age, printed materials arenít enough.  You need a website that looks professional, matches your printed material and has great copy.  Youíll also want to make sure itís optimized for search engines.

11. Set up your business bank account and record-keeping system.  Your banker will need to see your incorporation documents, and you should probably set up more than one account so you can keep track of your finances better.  Record-keeping is required, and can be done manually or with a computer program.  

12. Purchase insurance.  There are many different types of insurance, but most probably your company will need at least one.  For example, if youíre going to have employees, you need to contact the Workerís Compensation Board.  Depending on your type of business, you might want to contact them even if you donít have employees to insure yourself.

13. Contact potential creditors and set up credit terms.  You should have researched suppliers when you were doing your feasibility study.  Now is the time to contact them.

14. Decide where your business will be located.   Lease your businessí space.  Alternatively, you could choose to start your business from home if itís feasible.  There are advantages and disadvantages to starting your business from home.  You have tax write-offs for example, but sometimes your image suffers.

15. Purchase supplies and office equipment.  Youíll need too many things to list here, and of course, each business has different needs.  You might need a fax machine and printer.  Youíll probably need a computer.  Youíll definitely need paper, pens, pencils and a calculator.

Congratulations! Go out, buy yourself a bottle of champagne and celebrate. You're about to embark on a most exciting journey. And may I be the first to wish you good luck and prosperous times in your business venture.

As promised, hereís my email address so you can ask questions, make comments or add steps to my list. Or, if you want, you could just drop me a line to let me know how your small business is doing. Iíd really like to know.

By Eve Jackson

"Cosmo Chic" Cover star Fanta Celah, mom, artist, jewelry designer and superwoman!

CC: Hi Fanta, you are the world renowned crystal jewelry designer, fine artist, celebrity stylist, jazz vocalist, and natural hair model, is it difficult to combine all activities? 

FC: No, when you are given a gift, it becomes a part of who you are. They all seem to fall into place.   

CC: What is your favorite project right now? 

FC: I would have to say, designing my crystal jewelry line. Having the ability to hand craft exquisite pieces that touch people so deeply,  is truly humbling.  There is a high demand for healing crystal jewelry,  as more people are taking their health into their own hands; physically,  mentally and emotionally. 

CC: How do you split your time to cope up with everything? 

FC: My music career is on hold at the moment. I had worked and studied with the legendary jazz musician,  Phil Cohran, for eight years,  before his passing in 2017. But i like forward to creating some soulful world music in the future. I connect with my celebrity clients periodically. I have been designing jewelry for Les Nubians for over 10 years, along with Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter, and Goapele, to name a few. It's not just about styling for one event.  They incorporate my crystal brand into their daily lives.  Natural hair modeling is effortlessly a part of my daily life, along with the occasional booking of photos shoots and appearances.

Read the full interview in the fresh issue of “Cosmo Chic” magazine: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1581290