How to succeed in business?

Fashion,Outfit,Work,24 March 2018

During my past few days in Edinburgh I decided to start working on this post regarding business. I’ve done my research for some time already by reading articles, listening podcasts and collected my own thoughts around the subject. Things I value, constantly work towards and would recommend everyone to think over in their own work. I think it’s important to have a direction and to ask yourself where you are going, what you are trying to achieve. Here is my list of great tips and wisdoms I’ve heard, seen and collected.

Dear to speak out about what you want to achieve and what you dream of.

Talk about money. Money and salary discussions are still a taboo, but if we dare to talk about what we want to earn and what we actually earn we’ll do ourselves and others a big favor. Dare to ask for a promotion when you deserve it and discuss money with friends. There is absolutely nothing bad about talking about money.

Always make sure the money talk is done and dusted before you actually do the job or start at your new work place.

Make sure you never ever sign anything you don’t completely understand. And remember, contract offers are always negotiable. It’s just a suggestion.

Always negotiate a salary/price that inspires you to work a little bit harder.

Under promise, but over deliver! Always try to give a little bit more of yourself and your work than what’s expected.

Know your strengths and weaknesses and work on those. Shine when you know you can and practice on those challenging tasks. Every job includes boring and uncomfortable tasks. There is no way around it so just accept that.

Support and help others succeed. This is extremely important. Help everyone you can, support friends and exchange favors, but give without expecting to get back. Others success is never ever away from your own success!

Promote others good work!

Don’t be a complainer. If you’re unsatisfied take action. Give constructive criticism or do whatever you can to make your situation better.

Don’t brag about being busy and stressed. If you love and work well under pressure – great! If you feel stressed to an unhealthy extent that makes you unhappy-rethink your life situation.

Value kindness over being clever.

Learn to know your audience and talk to your target group.

Make plans, schedules and stay organized. Plan everything from how exactly your workday should look like to your free time, hobbies and weekends.

Be you! Trust yourself and your instinct, but always be open minded. Listen to others and try to learn. Stay humble, collect as much information as you can, where after you do what you believe is right.

Do not respond to negativity!

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Pictures by Heikki Salonen

snapshot diary with Huawei

Lifestyle,Travel,Work,16 February 2018

In collaboration with Huawei// Kaupallisessa yhteistyössä Huawein kanssa

In my work as an Influencer or whatever you choose to call it the tools I work with play an important role. I need and want to stay connected, available and always ready to catch the moment in case that’s something I feel you’d be interested in. I want to include my followers in my world of inspiration. Inspiration can be found everywhere at any time.

I’m so happy to finally kick start this collaboration with Huawei. I tried one of Huawei’s phones for the first time last Spring, where after I was intrigued by the quality of the phone, especially the camera and reached out to Huawei. Now I’m here, launching a collaboration with Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The excitement is real!

I decided to learn this phone and try it for some time to really get a hang of it. I’ve been photographing stills and different arrangements, people, videos, outfit pictures, food and everything in between. That’s when I got the idea to make this one day in Stockholm diary through the lens of Huawei. During this short stay I shot more than 15 outfit pictures, worked on collabs, went to meetings, attended an event and took pictures of the in-between moments. Those random snaps are the ones I wanted to collect here for you because I usually only share those well-planned moments.

Usually casual snap shots are much more interesting and relatable. When I pull out my phone for a picture the vibe is much more relaxed and casual than when I work with my system camera. The pressure is off and that’s what I wanted to achieve. Some of you might even remember that was one of my promises for myself for this year. More pictures of relaxed situations. This phone helps me achieve that.

Let me introduce you to Huawei 10 Mate Pro. This phone is equipped with a two-way camera by Leica! The color camera lens has 12 megapixels and the black and white-  20 megapixels. What amazes me the most is the possibility to shoot in pro mode, putting the camera in RAW, zoom digitally, use the OIS stabilizer and f/1,6 aperture. It also contains the Bokeh function which gives a blurry effect. Shooting in RAW mode is important especially if you like to edit your pictures. I always adjust the light, contrast and colors or filters in either Lightroom, VSCO or phone. You can edit your pictures using Huawei’s editing tools. I like to put on the enhanced colors for deeper color reception, but it offers you filters, tools to adjust lightning and colors and of course beauty filters for that perfect selfie :D. You can also film with a filter present. The camera contains the most important features I constantly use in my system camera which offers me great quality with much less effort. The phone is also dust and water resistant.

Another mentionable thing is the battery. Seriously, it never dies. During my two days in Stockholm it didn’t die once and I constantly used it! Literally an energy savior.

As this collaboration will continue, I’ll show you and compare the quality of the camera with my systems camera taking outfit pictures. Until next time!

Tänä syksynä Huawei julkisti uuden puhelimen Huawei 10 Mate Pro -puhelimen. Olen harjoitellut puhelimen käyttöä pitkin talvea ja ajattelin, että kuvapäiväkirja reissustani olisi hyvä tapa esitellä puhelimen kameran ominaisuuksia ja laatua. Kun kuvaan puhelimella fiilis ympärilläni pysyy paljon rennompana ja luonnollisena verrattuna siihen, kun kuvaan järjestelmäkameralla. Siksi halusin kuvata teille kuvia rennoista tilanteista joista en yleensä en rakenna postauksiani.

Huawein kaksoiskamera on Leican, jonsa värilinssissä on 12 megeapixeliä ja mustavalkoisessa 20mpixeliä. Kuvastessani RAW -tilassa varmistan, että kuvani sisältävät mahdollisimman paljon informaatiota. RAW -kuvia on helpompi muokata, jos niihin haluaa tuoda lisää valoa tai säädellä väriloistoa, kontrastia tai lisätä filtterin. Tämän kameran pro tila siis mahdollistaa sen, että kuvia voi kuvata RAW -tilassa aivan niin kuin järjestelmäkamerassa.

Huawein kameran asetuksista löytyy myös Bokeh -asetus, jonka avulla saa blurrattua taustan tai muutettua kuvan tarkennuspistettä. Tämän voi tehdä myös jälkeenpäin! Kamerassa on myös (OIS) kuvanvakain sekä f/1,6-aukko.

Kameran akku on myös todella hyvä ja se virtaa riittää ikuisuuden! Puhelin oli käytössäni koko matkan ajan enkä joutunut lataamaan sitä kertaakaan vaikka kuvasin videoita ja kuvia taukoamatta.

Yhteistyö Huawein kanssa jatkuu ja ensi kerralla vertailen puhelimen kameraa vs järjestelmäkameraani sekä niiden eroavaisuuksia.

All pictures taken with Huawei 10 Mate Pro