Everyone wants the short-cut. The 3 steps to success. The secret recipe. The 4 hour work week. The hack... It’s a laugh of exacerbation because we hear this all too often. Seemingly smart people by all other measures fall for this hook line and sinker. Especially with the current 'everyone should be an entrepreneur’ twaddle … Continue reading The Success Formula
My friend sent me this song as a gesture of tough love. The message is nice and impactful, driven home by a nice video. BELIEVE IN EVERY DREAM YOU'VE GOT GIVE IT YOUR ALL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Ng5muAAcg
Worth a watch. Some nice reminders for things we forget to make time for in our life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSf3vde-odQ
One day, I talked about the Dale Carnegie concept of show-up words. So, I think I have picked a good one and here’s why. For any given day, moment or experience, I want to show up READY. That doesn't mean I will have the answer to everything. It just means I am going to bring … Continue reading Show Up Ready
I had the pleasure of being driven to work this morning by a very insightful and motivating Uber driver. In a short 20-minute ride, we talked about what plagues the world and humanity, how one can be a better person, and the values and principles he considered important (which I respected greatly). There was one … Continue reading Living Your Principles
Think happy. Be happy. It's possible to do that right?
Research shows, the odds against you making a change in your life: 9:1 And it depends all on you which side of this ratio you land.
A key part of the Dale Carnegie course was weekly presentations drawing from our life experiences. Each presentation started with me introducing myself by name and three show-up words. The first time, many of the students were confused and asked for context: what exactly did show-up words mean? Well, they can be nouns, adjectives, or … Continue reading How Do You Show Up?
Why do I love to write? It’s freedom. It’s stress relief. It’s meditation. It’s venting. It’s reflection. It’s creativity. It’s so much more.
I was feeling a little down this week and turned to catching up with some WordPress reading for inspiration and distraction. And I was not disappointed. These are excerpts from some great blog posts and I highly recommend that you read the full pieces and explore the blogs. What is happiness? by The Niqabi Coder Mum … Continue reading Power Posts: On Life
Today, I officially graduated from the Dale Carnegie course. It strives to teach the lesson of living life, which is something I believe each of us should constantly be conscious of and getting better at. What is my key takeaway from this course? That we have a lot of power over our lives and we … Continue reading The Power in Me
Sometimes this feeling sneaks up on me and just knocks me down. It is also a feeling that has been my gauge for improving my life and finding value in it. This video by Improvement Pill portrays the idea of emptiness very well. I know the feeling and the 3 recommendations to keep it at … Continue reading The Hole Inside
My mantra for every day of the year is keep myself happy and make others happy. Sometimes it requires going out of your way to make something happen. We put so much effort into jobs, chores, eating, etc. So why not this important factor? I went to my doctor a couple of months ago and … Continue reading It’s International Happiness Day
It lets the past hold you back. It pushes today away from the strength to survive and persevere. It robs the future of its hope and possibilities. In hindsight, the toughest parts of my life have also given me the most. Sometimes, I have let myself be swallowed by despair, at other times temporarily disheartened … Continue reading Don’t Despair
Welcome to rock bottom-the only way now is UP by a Dose of Inspiration I am just suggesting that we rise above our fear, pain, struggles…and keep going. Keep moving up. Pro-act. Let’s not sink to the bottom and stay there. Do something. Whatever it takes. Whether it’s professional help, meditation, personal development books, exercise, … Continue reading Power Posts: Inspiration
This is your life, fight for it. The book is a wonderful read so far. I am reading the truths that I think I need to hear from the variety of topics that are covered in 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life by Humble the Poet. Each of them is short, sweet, and impactful. … Continue reading Fight! By Humble the Poet
I see online that a lot of us try to start the year off on the right foot, for whatever we may need to get our lives more in order. Here are some positive snapshots for the new year from the blogging community. We do not have to wait till January 1st to adopt these … Continue reading Power Posts: Motivational Snapshots
Is there any fact of life that you would have the comfort of knowing as certainly true? I recently read the book called What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey. Naturally, right from the cover of the book, I put the question to myself: if anything, what would I say I did know for … Continue reading What I Know for Sure
Let's try not to be disheartened if the things we want in life are taking a little time to come along. Make sure you do your best to seek and reach out for them. The success that we want in life rarely comes easy. We could spend time just coveting it or envying the skills, … Continue reading The Path to Success
Laziness is like a bug that slowly eats away at life, leaving less and less behind. I am really fed up and want to be done with it. The lethargy and bad habits it creates are not easy to beat but also not impossible. I would like to believe that, with some sincere time and … Continue reading How to Stop Being Lazy
"I'm not very creative" doesn't work. There's no such thing as creative and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don't. Unused creativity doesn't just disappear. It lives within us till it's expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. The only unique contribution that we will … Continue reading Struggle for Creativity
When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means―hey, glass half full!―we … Continue reading No Matter What Animal
One day, I came home in tears after suffering a small bullying incident. It upset me enough to cry and, when questioned by my mom, I told her that a girl in the washroom had made fun of my clothes. She got me to calm down and asked me why did it matter to me … Continue reading Bullying
Today, I bring you another collection of excerpts from some great blogs, wonderful writing, and thought provoking ideas. Do check out the full posts and browse through more of their work. Khairil Sianipar Knowing something means nothing if it is not followed by a disciplined course of action. Just by taking that extra effort, putting … Continue reading Power Posts
Take your time. Do things right. Love as much as you can, as often as you can. Radiate vibrance, speak words of truth, live with joy. Inspire others. Share ideas. Live in peace. Create your art. Be who you want to be, not who someone else thinks you should be. Make others happy and give … Continue reading Everything is just fine