Archives for September 2012

Be Kind and Considerate

Every day, we interact with different kinds of people, from our home, school, workplace, community, etc. Our ability to manage our interactions with other people creates an impact on how good or bad our day (or life in general) will become. In the past, when I was in my teens and early twenties, I wasn’t good in interacting and relating with other people. I was introverted, shy and conservative. I get conscious whenever I talk to people especially when I’m in a crowd. I care about what other people will say about me that’s why I prefer avoiding the crowd and just hang out with selected few people in order not to get offended or hurt. I even tend to get controlling and clingy. And the worst part is that I always end up having a fight or broken relationship with another person whether it’s at home or in school. But luckily I was able to change my attitude and improve my ability to deal and interact with other people.  It wasn’t an instant process though, it took a few years and I’m … [Read more...]

Take the First Step

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith. ~ Friedrich Schlegel Oftentimes, we have dreams and desires that we want to achieve, yet we are afraid to take a step towards it. We may be filled with doubt of success or we fear failure. Sometimes we just don’t want to take the uneasiness of taking action so instead, we just choose to settle with what’s currently comfortable to us. In my study of the lives and attitudes of successful people, almost 100% of these men and women have said that they achieved their success because they courageously took the first step to make their dreams a reality. In their first step, they brought with them their focus, commitment and drive to pursue their dreams.  Are You Waiting For The Right Time?  When I think about taking the first step, I remember an event in my life when I learned to let go of my mentality of waiting for the right time. The change in my mind-set I owe to … [Read more...]

Expand and Grow Yourself

I was reading the book, Good to Great by Jim Collins ,when this phrase caught my attention:We dont know what we'll find when we get there, but well sure let you know when we get back. - Lewis and ClarkAs I waited to have my blood check in the hospital laboratory, I wrote my thoughts about what I read. My mind was filled with a simple question, How come some people are able to take the step to expand and grow themselves in life while others don't? Why those who challenge themselves to continuously grow are able to tell great stories of their life experiences while those who don't lack anything to say?An experience I can relate to this is when I travel. Traveling is one of the things I really love to do. Other than the fun, what I love about traveling is being in a different place, seeing different people and experiencing a different way of life. These things leaves not only unforgettable memories but also lessons about life.Somebody once said, if you want to have … [Read more...]

Have a Dream

William Arthur Ward once said, If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.  I’ve always been a person who has dreams; some may call it goals or ambitions. In fact, I used to have lots of dreams that people around me thinks I’m crazy to even dream about it. One of the “crazy” dreams I had was becoming my own boss, building and growing my own business or company. Almost three years ago, I took the risk and quitted my high-paying job to follow that dream. And as usual, people around me thought I was crazy or maybe even stupid to give up almost everything I had just to make my “crazy” dream a reality. I wish I could tell you it that my dream was made reality in an instant. But it didn’t. After I quitted my secured and high-paying job, I was not successful. In fact, I even felt like a failure for a while. Sure I was able to do what I like to do, but the money wasn’t coming in. I wasn’t building and growing a … [Read more...]

Take Care of the People that Matters in Your Life

It's my sons seven month birthday today. We're planning to celebrate it with his regular menu, or template as his dad teases me, Chinese noodle and chocolate cake. He has grown big the past couple of months, and as a mom, I really feel blessed and happy seeing his growth and development. I realized having a baby makes you value the gift of life even more.When I was single, I only care about my dreams, wants and needs. There were times I cared for my family's financial needs too. My time was spent in building a good career and succeeding in life. I didn't care much about other things except that.But now that I have a baby, it changed my perspective in life. My career and success oriented mindset has changed. I am no longer too concern in succeeding and having a good career. My top priority is making sure my sons is taken care of.My sons birth made me learned the value of life. That it is not solely about succeeding and having a good career. It is not about owning a lot … [Read more...]