Archives for January 2010

Do You Live Life With Fear of Karma?

While eating dinner on a Thursday night, my aunt and I talk about “Karma”.  As I listen intently with her long stories and samples of Karma, I sense my aunt’s great fear of that.   With the way she talks and the stories she illustrates, I’ve sensed that karma for her is something to be feared of. To avoid such great misfortune, she lives her life carefully making sure she won’t do something that will return a big karma in her life.  And just like my aunt, a lot of people dread the word Karma, especially “Bad Karma”.Curiosity fills me up, so after I’ve finished my dinner, I went up to my room and typed the word “Karma” in Google to clearly understand its meaning. What is Karma? From www.answers.com, I’ve got these three definitions of Karma:Hinduism & Buddhism. The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny. Fate; destiny What goes around, comes … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Success and Happiness?

In one personal development seminar I’ve attended, our trainer asked us one by one, to define and differentiate success and happiness. If I were to ask you the same question,  What is the difference between success and happiness?  What will you answer?Success _________________. Happiness _______________.  Note:  Take a couple of minutes to reflect and answer.  And then once your ready with an answer, go back to this post.People have different definition of success and happiness.  However, most likely your answers belongs in these four (4) categories:Happiness = Success Happiness < Success Happiness > Success Happiness + SuccessHAPPINESS = SUCCESSPersonally, upon hearing such question, I wondered if it isn’t the same.  If you were like me, you’d gauge success to mean like happiness, and happiness to mean like success.  For how can you differentiate the two when they go hand in … [Read more...]

What is Self-innovation and Why It Matters?

I'm browsing through the web reading about the latest trends and innovations, and I stumbled upon the definition of innovation in Wikipedia and it says this way. Innovation is a new way of doing something or "new stuff that is made useful". It may refer to incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. I just can't get my eyes off those phrases, and I feel like I'm looking for something more. Is it just in products, process and organizations that innovation can be applied to? Many of us are doing research, brainstorms and talks about innovation in corporate level, I rarely hear someone talking about inner innovation or self innovations. Innovation involves change and change don't have the ability to choose who to affect. It is not just companies that must innovate; individuals must also innovate and here are the reasons I have in mind.Avoid Extinction I'm in the innovation industry for years, and I witnessed a … [Read more...]

How to Choose The Right Career? – Part 3

continuation of... How to Choose The Right Career? - Part 2At this point, you're done taking the exam and eager to know the result.To help you understand and rate the accuracy of the test, here is the description of each of the categories included in the test. Category R means "Realistic"Active and stable. Enjoy hands-on or manual activities such as building, mechanics, machinery operation and athletics. They enjoy engaging in physical activity and often like being outdoors and working with plants and animals. People who fall into this category generally prefer to “learn by doing” in a practical, task-oriented setting, as opposed to spending extended periods of time in a classroom or office. Realistic types tend to communicate in a frank, direct manner and value material things. They perceive themselves as skilled in mechanical and physical activities, but may be uncomfortable or less adept with human relations. The preferred work environment of the realistic … [Read more...]

How to Choose The Right Career? – Part 2

continuation of... How to Choose The Right Career? - Part 1You may just be curious or in real need of a guide, this part is to help know and test yourself so you can discover the type of career that best suits your interest, abilities and personality.So what are you waiting for?  Grab a pen plus paper, and start the test. Personality Test (Based on Holland’s Theory)Step 1: For each category, put a check on the items which describe you. Category: R Are you:___ Practical___ Athletic___ Straight forward___ Mechanically Inclined___ A nature lover___Operate tools and machineryCan You:___Fix electrical things___Solve mechanical problems___Pitch a tent___Play a sport___Read a blueprint___Work on carsLike to:___Tinker with mechanics___Work outdoors___be physically active___Use your hands___Build thingsTotal Score under Category R: ______Category:      I Are you:___ … [Read more...]