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1. Ask your lender to modify your loan terms and defer payments. During this difficult period it is important to conduct amicable, transparent, and frequent communication with all stakeholders. This includes lenders along with your corporate business attorney and certified public accountant, as well as your hotel franchise company and any third-party management company. If you are experiencing a severe financial hardship, reach out to your lender and appeal for a modification to the existing loan terms reflecting the new business realities of today and seeking a temporary deferral of monthly loan payments.
Recently, a professional musician asked me how to handle existing contracts for gigs that will be canceled due to COVID-19. Should he return deposits? Could he seek payment in even if he didn’t play the gig? His band members count on the gigs to pay rent and support their families. But he didn’t want to get sued, and he wanted to avoid hurting his reputation with venues where he wants to play in the future.
Thousands of service providers and their clients are asking these questions. Plumbers, contractors, gardeners, child care providers and repair people are getting cancellations from people who cannot risk inviting someone into their homes and from businesses that are shut down. Homeowners and businesses are wondering about deposits and cancellation fees they agreed to pay. Visual artists, muralists, and graphic designers may be confined to their homes and unable to fulfill promises they made months ago.
A full analysis of these issues could fill volumes. This article will briefly explain a few of the key concepts likely to come into play.
Language of the contract
The first place to seek answers to the above questions is the written contract. Look for a “Force Majeur” clause. A typical force majeure clause says neither party to the contract can be held responsible if it was forced to violate the terms of the contract due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the party’s control.
For instance, a contract to paint a building may require the painting to be completed no later than May 1st. But a force majeur clause in the contract may say that deadline does not apply if a natural disaster occurs.
Other contract terms may come into play as well. The contract may state what happens to a deposit if one party or the other cancels the service. It may say the service can or will be provided at a later time if delayed by unforeseen circumstances. Or it may give a definitive time limit beyond which the service provider will not get paid if the job isn’t done; or a deadline after which the service provider gets to keep the deposit if the client cancels.
Impossibility / impracticability
What if the language of the written agreement does not answer your question?
In most states including California, if it is impossible for a party to a contract to fulfill its duties under a contract, then his or her performance is excused.
For instance, in the example of the contract to paint a building, if the building burned down, the painter would likely avoid liability for not painting it.
Frustration of purpose
What if the building stayed intact, but the building was condemned by local officials? In that case, the building owner might be able to cancel the painting job without liability by claiming “frustration of purpose.” This defense applies when performance of the contract remains possible, but the reason the parties entered the agreement has been frustrated by an unexpected.
For instance, the purpose of a musical performance might be frustrated if the potential audience is under a stay-at-home order or if the venue has been ordered to shut down.
If you are in a situation like my musician friend or the owners of venues where he was scheduled to perform, you should first contact a lawyer like my friend did. Nothing in this article is a substitute for legal advice tailored to your situation, and this article does not cover anywhere close to all of the potential situations and contracts out there.
All of the legal issues above, however, may be far less important than your ongoing relationship with the other party to the contract and your reputation with your customer or client base. Especially in light of the COVID-19 situation, parties should all understand that we are dealing with “acts of god,” and contracts may have become impossible or purposeless.
Whether you are the service provider or customer, it’s a good idea to first look at the contract, then talk to a lawyer, but then get on the phone. Try to negotiate and to connect on a business and personal level before resorting to legal action. You may save a lot of time, frustration, and money – and improve your business reputation for the day (hopefully soon!) when you can open your doors or get back on stage again.
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Using positive affirmations every day and all throughout the course of your day will help you achieve the success in every area of your life you’ve always wanted. What is a positive affirmation? A positive affirmation is a positive statement or declaration of what you affirm and choose to be your reality in life. “I am a naturally happy person” for example is a positive affirmation that tells your subconscious mind that when all is said and done you look on the bright side of things and generally feel happy. Using affirmations helps you create a new self-image that enables you feel better and succeed more!
Affirmations help us tell ourselves a more loving supportive story about who we are and what we are capable of in life. Thinking better is the key to feeling better. Feeling better is the key to creating a better life and going beyond our comfort zone and our fear to achieve more! You can do better and feel better in life by taking charge of your thoughts and becoming a positive story teller. The stories we tell ourselves about who we are greatly influences how we feel. How we feel influences what we do or do not do, and that determines what changes we create in life!
When you begin a mindful practice of daily use of well-crafted affirmations you will see that changing what you focus on and think about will dramatically change how you feel, how you act, and the good fortune you have in your life. Using affirmations throughout your day as you work and study and go about your life can help you to think in a positive way and feel less stress. These affirmations will also guide you to meet and engage with people around you in a more calm, peaceful and positive way. And when people see you as a positive, kind person, they tend to want to help you more and introduce you to others who can help you in life. Positive affirmations help you to radiate kindness.
“I am confident in my ability to succeed in achieving my goals and desires!” is another positive affirmation from the creators at HappyCards. Self-confidence is very important in attracting great relationships and achieving financial or academic success. If we do not believe in ourselves how can we expect others to do so? Self-confidence is easy to spot in others and others will see it in us. You can use the free daily inspirational affirmations HappyCards.pro has created for everyone to begin to feel happier and more confident every day.
Nobody is happy or confident all the time. In fact most of us are full of fear and anxiety that keeps us from going out and starting a new business or meeting someone for a new relationship. Confidence has a great deal to do with the stories we tell ourselves about who we are as people. We can choose a new story, one that describes ourselves as successful, kind, attractive and a person to be admired. This is not being egotistical or conceited. It is about loving who we are and creating a happy feeling that others respond well to around us! Affirmations help us do this!
How can you use affirmations to help your life improve?
When you wake up every day start your day with one or more positive affirmations to create a positive feeling that will carry through the rest of your day. Here’s a good morning affirmation you can start using. “I embrace and allow the good around me and within me to grow today as I attract kind people and good fortune.” Here’s another morning affirmation you can use. “Today is a great day! I easily see the good in myself and everyone I encounter today.” Here’s another affirmation. “When things appear not to go my way today, I instantly know the Universe is showing me an even better way.” The affirmation cards from Happy Cards come with stickers so you can stick your affirmation cards up on your work area computer, monitor or laptop for example. You can put them on your bathroom mirror so you can see them and say them each time you are there. Once you learn how to tap into your intuitive higher consciousness while reciting your affirmations you will notice more and more happy coincidences and positive things happening in your life.
If you have stress about money, and who doesn’t these days, then you can use affirmations to create a sense of wealth and prosperity because you can focus on what and who you are grateful for in life. Focusing on gratitude will help you feel better immediately and will help attract good fortune because successful people like to help, hire and do business with people with positive attitudes and self-confidence.
You can learn more about the power of positive affirmations and how to tap into your hidden mental and spiritual powers to make your life work better and overcome your hidden mental blocks to success.
This article tells all readers about the Importance of positive affirmations in life. You can make use of affirmations to achieve your desired success in your career, business and relationships. Creating a positive self-compassionate mindset is the key to success. For best results use positive affirmations throughout your day!
The human skin is the largest sense organ. Its job is to protect you from pathogens, and from day to day wear/tear. It is porous in nature which is why you should be very careful while choosing skin care products. Due to your skin’s porous nature, more than fifty per cent of whatever you apply on your skin gets directly absorbed into your bloodstream.
So definitely you don’t want your body to become a storehouse of chemicals that are abundantly found in artificially made skincare products. So what is the solution!?
Switch to organic private label skin care products for flawless skin.
Using organic skin care products come with a plethora of benefits. Some of them are enunciated in the following sections.
Please pay attention.
Organic private label skincare products use only natural ingredients
Certified private label cosmetic manufacturers use natural ingredients in their skincare products. These ingredients are derived from natural sources that are grown without using pesticides and artificial fertilizers.
With this information in mind, you should know that by switching to natural skin care products you can rest assured that your skin is absorbing natural, real, nourishing and harmless ingredients.
Organic skincare products are ideal for sensitive skin
Private label skin care manufacturers, that are associated with the manufacturing and selling of organic skincare products, as stated earlier, do not use any form of harmful chemicals in their products.
This means those of you who are very picky about the cosmetics you use on a regular basis, need to switch today! Organic skin care products do not alter the pH levels of your skin. The result is simple to understand – no more skin irritations, inflammations, itching or burning!
People with sensitive skins should throw away artificially manufactured skincare products and replace them with natural skincare products for the best results.
If you want better results, go organic!
Organic skin care products from a leading private label organic cosmetics manufacturer are packed with natural antioxidants, essential skin vitamins and much more.
These help in limiting the free radical damage on your skin all the while ensuring that your skin’s collagen production capacity is enhanced. The result will be a healthy, younger-looking skin that has a complexion to die for!
Your skin will thank you!
In order to get satisfactory results, always choose organic skin care products manufactured by the best private label skin care manufacturers. These manufacturers have all the necessary paperwork and permits at their disposal making their products 100 per cent safe for use.
Furthermore, with prolonged use, you will notice that the damage done to your skin by artificial skincare products over the years are slowly going away! Signs of damage like premature wrinkles, dry or chapped skin will be soon gone when you switch to organic skincare products.
For the best results, always choose natural skin care products that have coconut oil, aloe vera, honey and shea butter, as the primary ingredients. Products containing these have been proven to deliver nourishment to the user’s skin. Furthermore, such products can also enhance collagen production and restore natural moisture content thereby ensuring you have soft and healthy skin, all through the year!