Personal Development

Personality development is the growth of the organized pattern of behaviors and attitudes that makes a person distinctive. It occurs by the ongoing interaction of temperament, character, and environment. It includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitates employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Are You Interested or Committed in What You Do?

The other day I was driving as early as 6:30 in the morning to an event I was really looking forward to attend. I wasn't familiar with the route and it's my first time to visit the venue so I used google maps to direct me. But despite having google maps, I missed my turns twice that's why I had to go around a couple of times before I finally got into the place. It wasn't google maps fault but more on the one way street and no left/right turn restrictions which made me missed the entrance twice. It was still early but somehow missing the turns twice felt a bit frustrating because I wanted to be early in the event to get a good seat.While in the moment I had a mental thought of "if this event is not as important as it is to me now I will just go home and forget about the event". Then I remembered this from Ken Blanchard: "There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Live in the Moment

Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most. ~ BuddhaToday, I heard a surprising and saddening news, a familiar person died. Despite that yesterday she was very much okay. Death is something that is sure to happen, and yet we still are surprised when it do happens. The news reminded me an important life principle, that is to live in the moment. Most of us are not living in the moment. Most of the time, we either think ahead in the future or can't move on from the past. We neglect to see that what we have guaranteed is today. I am guilty of this as well. I'm a type of person who think and plan ahead in the future, sacrificing today for a better future. And there are some things in my past that I find it hard to totally let go of. I have been improving this and started practicing a more balanced life, wherein I think and prepare for the future or reminisce past memories, but I'm in the look in ensuring I'm still living and making the most of the present … [Read more...]

Overcoming the Challenges of a Working Mom

A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along. ~ Sharon Meers and Joana StroberBalancing your time to the many roles you play in your day to day life can be a tough challenge. Having a child is a sure add to that challenge. In this modern time, a number of women or moms are no longer just staying at home full time taking care of their kids and their home. Many are already out there making a living, not for themselves, but for their family. For some, it’s what they want, but for most, they need to work to sustain their family’s financial needs. In many poor and developing countries, many mother even leave their children and their home to work abroad and earn a living. I was one of those children whose both parents have to be away to make and earn a living. Growing up has been a challenge without my parents around, that’s why when I had my own family, I promised myself that I will not repeat the same situation to my child. I will not … [Read more...]

How to Make the Habit of Saving Instead of Spending?

It's not how much money you earn.. It's what you do with what you earn.If you are living in the city, a place where several malls are conveniently located closed to your home or office, there is temptation to spend more, instead of saving or investing. If there are mall sales, it makes it more tempting to spend. I remember a time when I was still newly employed. Freshly out from school, finally earning my own money, my financial habits was to spend more than I save. Initially, my salary was minimum wage, as such, it was just enough to spend it for my basic needs, such as food, transportation, basic clothing, while the rest, I give it as allowance at home. But as I stayed in the company, I was exposed to watching movies on weekend, dining in to expensive restaurant, seeing branded clothes, bags and shoes, traveling to places, expensive gadgets such as cellphones and laptops, and many more list of things to spend. In the beginning, I wasn't attracted to it, but later on I started to … [Read more...]

When Life Takes a Detour

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. ~ Mary AshIn life, no matter how sure you are with where you want to go, and you have move towards it, a roadblock comes and stop you on your track. It will create a detour from where you are, to where you want to be. It happened to me, and I’m sure it happened to you at some point in your life. One of my unforgettable detour was in the year 2012. Back then, I was sure of what I wanted, and I was somehow living it. I wanted a life free from the normal cycle, some call the “Rat Race”.  I wanted time and financial freedom. I wanted to continue writing blog articles and publish more books through this website, www.lifetofullest.com  I wanted to do public speaking events to promote entrepreneurship, financial planning and personality development. And most especially, I wanted to spend more time taking care of my little son who was just born that year. My … [Read more...]