Productivity

5 Benefits of Self-Education

The ability to self-educate is probably one of the rare but most important characteristic someone must have to succeed in our time.Whenever I'm in my son's school, I can't help not to look on this signage: "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten." The signage is like saying that most of the things we studied in elementary, high school and college are not as important as what we've learned in kindergarten.I came to realised recently that our school education just prepared us to be a good employees. We studied in school in general in order to adapt well to the society or community we live in. But if you really want to excel and succeed beyond the norm, you need to educate or learn beyond the regular "schooling", and that's through self-education. What is Self-Education? Self-education, for me, is the ability to continuously learn and discover new things beyond the regular school system or corporate and professional trainings.Self-education is by reading … [Read more...]

10 Tips in Managing Multiple Responsibilities

Stop managing your time. Start managing your focus. ~ Robin SharmaYou have 24 hours in a day, and yet, you often feel it's not enough to do all the things you need to do. Nowadays, it's common to fill your day with multiple tasks and responsibilities: with work or at home. And with all these responsibilities, you often feel that 24 hours is not enough. In general, your available time is in reverse proportion to the responsibilities you take. This means that if you accept more responsibilities, the less available time you have. On the other hand, if you have less responsibilities, the more available time you have. If time and responsibilities are linked together, then is the solution to have more time is to decrease responsibilities? The answer can be yes, and this is the common choice. However, if you give up more responsibilities, like your work / business/ personal, in exchange for more time, you have to be willing to sacrifice another area of responsibilities, like not … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Overcome Your Lost Motivation

No matter how slow you go, you are still ahead of those who lay down on the couch and do nothing. Get moving. Work on your dreams.Have you experience a time where you have an idea or a goal, you are so excited to get started and do the work, but along the way, you lose motivation? It’s a moment where you feel stuck and unwilling to move. And as you continue to procrastinate, eventually you get depressed for lack of result in your life. Many of us go through this phase in our life, especially if you are a goal-oriented individual who’s in pursuit of your dream. As I came to realised and experienced that we go through three (3) stages when we pursue our dreams.Start - at this stage we have high energy cause we are still excited with the idea of our goals turning to reality. Middle - in accounting we call this stage as “work-in-progress”. This means that the work has started but still not yet completed. This is the most difficult stage because the hard work is done here. … [Read more...]

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...]