Productivity

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...]

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 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...]