How to Manage People in Your Own Business?

Starting your own business is a brave act of letting go of your comfortable and monthly income. But aside from conditioning yourself that you are ready (mentally, physically, financially and emotionally) to be a full time business owner, did you also think about and prepared yourself on how to manage people?When I started my own business, I thought I already know how to manage people since I’ve had experience supervising people when I was employed in a private company. It was only when I already started running the business and managing people as a business owner that I realised I wasn’t that equipped yet on how to manage people as I thought I was. In fact, in the first three (3) years of the business, I think I managed the business and the people not as good as I wanted to. I made a lot of mistake that took a couple of years to correct. But fortunately, the company was able to continue and correct those mistakes. Somehow, in the present the company has still areas to improved, but … [Read more...]

Have a Break

The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. ~ Anthony J D'Angelo Sometimes we get too busy taking care of our responsibilities at home, in our work or business, and in our community, that we lose time and attention to ourselves. We are always pre occupied and hurried to do things that we rarely have time to rest or have a break. Time flew by and you wake up realising you haven't live or accomplish anything worthwhile. I have felt such feeling of restlessness and lack of accomplished tasks. Where I am always busy working yet nothing much changes in my life. Such situation then leads me to frustration and unhappiness.Do You Need a Break? Depending on your working orientation, but if you find yourself asking if you need a break, most probably you do. Because thinking of having a break and you don't is already stressful enough that if you don't may only further your feeling of restlessness and anxiety.Too Busy for a Break? Having a break … [Read more...]

How to Keep a Positive Attitude?

Attitude is everything. - Charles Swindoll I learned this wisdom few years ago when I was still struggling with my own negative attitude, and it took me awhile before I was able to apply it my daily life cause old habits are indeed hard to break. Raised in an environment of pessimist, I tend to look at the bad (negative) side rather than the good (positive). Until I learned how pessimism is creating stress and lack of success in my life because I always complain on so many things. I also found it hard to relate with other people 'cause I always think I'm being criticized or attacked. I guess being pessimistic makes you self-centered too 'cause you always think about you, how you think, feel or do. And how people should agree on you or else you'd start feeling negative.3 Benefits of Keeping a Positive Attitude The benefit in trying your best to change this negative attitude is countless. Not only your emotional feeling will improve, but also all the other aspects of your life will do … [Read more...]

Less is more

Imagine you're in a house with so many things cluttered in it that you can't move around. Do you feel stressed or burdened by the sight? Do you look forward to live in that house? Now imagine that same house, but this time, it has few things in it that's neatly organized.  It's not a big house but it has more space to move around. Do you feel relaxed or peaceful with the sight? Would you prefer to live in that house?  As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. ~ Morgan Freeman Every day, we are given a choice which house to stay in. Our life is a lot like a house that we either fill-up with so many things or we maintain less things. Such choice determines if our life will be stressful or not.Take for an instance, a person who says yes to everything and can't say no. This person will end up doing so many things which will consume most of his time. He will be able to handle it well in the beginning, but later on, he'll find himself … [Read more...]

Do It Right The First Time

I was contemplating about my life and business/work recently when I thought of this phrase:  Do it right the first time, because you may not get a second chance. ~ Anonymous  In business and accounting, DRIFT - Do It Right the First Time, is widely use to ensure that professional quality of work are done in an efficient and effective manner by ensuring that things are done right, so as to save time and cost for delays and future problems. I now realized how important this is not only in business, but in life, in general. Because if you don’t do things right now, later on, you will suffer from the consequences (some people call it karma) of your negligence to do things right the first time. Based on my experience, I kind of agree that there is indeed undesirable effects when you neglect to do things right the first time. I made this mistake quite a few times already and the cost I paid for it was indeed substantial. Oftentimes, the … [Read more...]