Archives for August 2009

Is Relationship Important?

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself. - Paul HawkenThe world is round.  Every tiny little elements of it are interconnected and related.  One move by an element surely creates an effect or change in the world. Same is true with human beings.  No matter how independent we are, we can’t deny the fact that we are connected to other people.  Every decision and action we take has an impact to other people, we may have intended it or not.  Such connection is what we commonly call as relationships. We encounter and build relationship with people wherever we go.  We call these relationships in different categories such as family, friends, neighborhood, community, school, workplace, organization, etc.   As I’ve discovered,Relationship, not achievement & acquisition, is what matter most in this life.People have short memory of what you have achieved in life.  While some will only remember what you have not done or done wrong. If you want to achieve greater … [Read more...]

The Value of Today

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this. - Henry David Thoreau quotesOur current world spins so fast that we wake up each morning only to find ourselves to sleep back again, feeling tired and weary from the day’s work.  In between, our day has been tiring and busy fulfilling the demands of our work.  Oftentimes, we fail to enjoy and live in other areas of our life, such as time with our family, friends, or even ourselves.This fast-moving world we live in imparts the value of hard work, discipline and efficiency.  However, it fails to value balance in the four aspects of life, which are physical, emotional, spiritual and mental.Remember, life is just temporary, and it is short.  A day not lived fully is a day that was wasted.It is crucial that we make the best of each day that is … [Read more...]

Flexibility is the Key to Winning the Game of Life

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible to your approach. ~ Tom RobbinsOne of the most played sports is badminton.  The basic rule in winning a badminton game is that a point will be scored each time the shuttlecock is served. A player gets a point by grounding the shuttlecock in the contender's court and whenever the contender commits a fault.  Each game entails of a best-of-three game series. The winning player is the one who will reach a score of 21 or 29 points, with at least a two-point lead. However, during badminton game, we missed to get the score because when we do our serve, the shuttlecock either will not pass across the net or it will land outside the court.  Also, we may miss the score when we are not able to reach and respond to the contender’s serve. In playing badminton game, you need to have strong legs to keep up with all the running across the large court.  You also need a correct technique in swinging your arms to direct the racket in the right … [Read more...]

9 Rules to Business and Life

The nine rules to business and life which I will discuss in this blog article was lifted from a book entitled "A Path to Entrepreneurship".  The book was written to tell the rags-to-riches life story of a top three Filipino-Chinese business tycoon in the Philippines in the name of Mr. John Gokongwei, Jr. I have enumerated the nine rules to business and life that Mr. Gokongwei have shared.  I just added some of my own insights in the parenthesis.  9 RULES TO BUSINESS AND LIFE SUCCESS From a Philippine business tycoon, Mr. John Gokongwei, Jr.   1.  Change is Inevitable and Flexibility is the Key Mr. John Gokongwei, Jr. have said that for someone to survive and prosper, one has to be flexible and adaptable to change and adversity. (Change is one of the few constant thing in life. You should not fear change, for in fact, change is good.  Just always keep an open-mind and optimism, then everything else will be alright.)2.  Personal Stakes in the Company Encourage … [Read more...]

When Was The Last Time You Got Promoted?

You have been in the company for a while and have shown great dedication, working at your best to give service to the customer and to the company.  But why is it the position you have now is the same position you had since your day one in the company? Looking for ways on how to get promoted, you typed in and type these words “Ways to get promoted” in the search box. Search result will then show you the following: (Lifted from Ways to Get PromotedGenerate Charisma Always Be on Time Create a Social Life in Your Workplace Be Grateful and Thankful for What You Receive Make Friends with Your Boss.After reading the advice and guideline from the internet, you will now scratch your bald head and say to yourself, “Darn, are you crazy? I have all this criteria!!!!” Confused and furious of your lack of progression, you will now feel bad and curse your boss, including the company.  You will spread negative words and ill-feeling on … [Read more...]