It is so true, “worrying actually doesn’t do much good”. Most of the time we over worried and thought negatively over things that we are worrying about. But in actual fact, things could be not as bad as we thought. And really, when we are worrying, we are not doing anything except to get ourselves into a state of worried, anxiety and even depressed.
So why worry?
As The Secret Teachings today said:
Here are four fundamental things to do to manifest money using the law of attraction. (Actually to manifest just about anything!)
1. Think more thoughts in a day of abundance than of lack of money.
2. Be happy now, without the money.
3. Be truly grateful for everything you have now.
4. Give the best of yourself to others.
It is what you stand for, the values, abilities and action that others wasn’t.
Tell the audience who you are, what you are, what makes you different, or how you create value for your target market.
Why build? Why do you need to have a personal brand?
- Top of mind status
- Increase credibility
- Leadership role
- Added perceived value
- Greater recognition
- Association with a trend
- Be authentic
- Be aware of your surrounding
- Be different, be yourself
- Be impressive
- They are different
- They are superior
- They are authentic
- You want to change something about your life
- You’re not happy with the results you got so far
Why make a Personal development plan?
- Help you figure out what do you want from life.
- Tell yourself how will you go about achieving it
The key to success is reading people
Don’t get hurt by remarks people made
- Self destructive rights and actions
- Imbalance in body, mind, heart and spirit
- Feeling out of control
Yupe, that’s about it for the 2nd day. I hope I will apply those that I’ve learn in my daily life. And only now than I understand why personal branding is important and unknowingly we are using it everyday. To me it is how we portrait ourselves in front of others.
Had a great opportunity to attend the Administrative Professional Conference 2013 this year. Had a fun first day training on 23th in Megellan Sutera. Get to meet lots of new faces from other departments, private sector and also those who are looking forward to learn new things, well, it also include those like Dr. Edwin said “force to come” by their employer. We also have one participant who have joined APC consecutively for 4 years! I only knew this on the second day when Dr. Edwin told us about her. Once who look forward to this conference and once saw that Dr. Edwin is in the list, she quickly requested for it. And… she got a free book - “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg. I too got the book from Dr. ‘cos I was the first person who wrote to him requesting nicely to be included in his mailing list! Yay! Wasn’t expecting that though but am glad I did. I’ve also got free gifts from speakers like Musyarafah Machmud or affectionately known as Ara, and from Brenda Kua. We are not only given door gifts of ball pen with pen-drive and a pencil case fill with stationery, we were also being given chances to earn our prize in group and also lucky draw! The organising committee has done well!
We had five speakers, namely Dr. Edwin Varo, Ms Ekaterina Sholkovskaya (from Russia), Musyarafah Machmud (Ara) (from Indonesia), Ms Brenda Kua and Wong Yee Men.
Dr. Edwin Varo is the chief knowledge officer of Perpetual Knowledge Development Sdn. Bhd. A very knowledgeable and humorous doctor. He gave lots of tips concerning administrative professionalism, about being what we want to be, about faith in action, about Intrapreneur (a totally new word for all of us), and about applying what we learn in our daily life.
Ms Ekaterina Sholkovskaya, a group business improvement manager who is well verse in Bahasa Indonesia as she has spent years of her internship in Indonesia. She talks about never give up, about her life experience, about Russia which stretch across 9 time zones! She talks in a strong Russian accent and interval with a bit of Bahasa Indonesia.
Ms Musyarafah Machmus, the founder and owner of PT Ara Sinergi Optima. We have been referring her as Ara. She too, shared her experience about herself, from a secretary to a business owner. She talks about self branding, about knowing ourselves, about change.
Ms Brenda Kua, the director of Noesis Consulting Sdn. Bhd. She talks about upward management, about identify our strength and weaknesses, understand why others behave the way they do.
Ms. Wong Yee Men, a counsellor specialises mainly in Children, she writes on mental health for magazines regularly and made several appearances on local television program as a guest speaker. She taught us to recognize stress symptoms, how to do deep breathing and how to use bio-energetic bodywork to increase energy.
We had some fun session such as the telematch, impromptu Zumba session by one of the participants, bio-energetic bodywork and lots of networking time.
I did a bit of note taking, maybe it doesn’t make sense as they are in point form, anyhow I’m going to show you what I’ve written.
Explore. Know yourself, explore your strength
Dream. Make sure it becomes reality. What have you done about your dream? Have you made your first step?
Discover. Discover what is available.
Self confidence. Self esteem
Branding. How other people see you. Getting people to recognise you.
How to manage your boss. Your boss is still your boss, don’t fight but work together to fulfill the boss need.
Intrapreneurship. The process of creating opportunity
- Achievement motivated.
- Alert to opportunity
- Creative. Idea to improve.
Entrepreneur . Opportunist settle.
Don’t teach but help people to learn.
Dacha, the common place to travel in Russia
What strategic thinkers do:
- Self analysis
- Do what I like to do
- Understand my value
“Why we want you to be rich”, Donald Trump
- Explore, know yourself, what are you’re strength.
- Be an intrapreneur. A word that I learn.
- Get a moment and going, keep your momentum going.
- Stay focus.
- Look at the solution not the problem.
- See opportunity.
- Know what you are doing.
- See ourselves as Victorious.
- Be smart and never give up.
Well, this is my 10% or so I think…
Really glad to have attended the conference.
This morning is like the usual weekday morning (at first).
The usual stuff was waking up early to get ready snack for kids to bring to school, get them to have their cereal with milk (which is the easiest breakfast on earth!)
The next thing is to send them to school on time and off to work.
That is my usual morning ever since the start of April. The use-to-be-usual stuff was hubby waking up early to prepare their snack, sending them to school and I only woke up around 6:30 to get ready to work.
Well, I’m hoping for the best to happen, that is we are going to be together again before the end of the year.
This morning, there was something else that happened. I had to bring my dog to the vet. Which I should have done long ago. I only started doing that two days ago since I can no longer stand seeing his bulging mouth with some growth on his lips. I really should have brought him to the vet when there was this tiny little growth on his lips.
Fortunately, according to the medical officer, it still can be healed. And I’m hoping for a speedy recovery for him. He has to gone for antibiotic jab for 3 times in a roll! Now I had to spray his wound (ya, it has gone too big till it tear his lips!) with disinfecting spray (not sure what to call it..)
Tomorrow will be back to the routine. Drag myself out from bed, chasing the kids to get ready, trying to stop them from using my phone and remember to hug them before I leave them in school.
Night time will be another round of chasing. Chasing after them if they have done their homework, put books into their bags, shower, dinner and ready to bed. Lots of chasing and arguing to do, especially on the part why they should stop using my phone and stop hitting each other.
I guess that is my usual ordinary everyday that I should be grateful about.
Actually wanted to try this on Calvin. Giving him schedule, something to achieve and award him with screen time.
Did I get it done!?
I’ve actually printed out the table as suggested by Ali, brought it home and wanted to show my boys. But did I actually show them? No.
*sigh* I haven’t even started and yet fail miserably, huh!?
One thing for sure is that I wanted to start them off with rules on screen time. That include playing with my phone, watching TV and using the computer.
I wanted to limit their screen time and add up their reading time.
Am I able to do that. So far, I’ve only added up their reading time and well… started to lessen their screen time, bits actually.
Telling them NO is so hard especially the younger boy. He has always finished his homework, shower himself, pack his school bag and finished his dinner. What more could I ask huh!?
As for Calvin, he did tried to finished his homework and was so happy once he did. As for shower, he has no problem in that but it is always a struggle for him to clear his plate of rice and veggie, sometimes also on his homework especially on reading out loud his Chinese.
What was worst is that he kept on forgetting to bring this workbook, that exercise book or didn’t write down his homework pages in his daily workbook that is require of him. So now his workbook is filled with teacher’s red pen handwritten notice for parents!!! Yupe, plus the exclamation marks!
Well, things around here is hoping for improvement, change and more involvement from me.
Still making baby steps.
We have actually been doing this for most of our weekend, driving around town, or unfamiliar places to look at houses, new roads, new scenery that we’ve never pay attention or have never noticed before. That is our adventure together, just using our car, just drive to any road that we think could have some adventure awaits.
We also went into empty houses, newly made housing area or still under-construction houses to check out the interior of the houses. Another one that we like is to see show-house. No commitment, just seeing and enjoying the interior design.
As for today, that was just what we did. We went up to Taman Bukit Sepangar, found out that there are still lots of empty houses, especially those overseeing Taman Permai where the student hostels are. Also saw a double-storey intermediate house that is on sale for RM530,000.00!! Intermediate! Limited land area!!! RM530K!!! OMG!! That is so much! I’m so glad that I have a house that can call home and I’ve bought this house with half that price but now the market value is definitely more than that house!
We also found that they had a nice playground, which the boys doesn’t want to miss.
Another thing is that Sepangar actually spelled with one “g” instead of Sepanggar! Ha!
Other than the house that we saw, we also went into Jalan Kokol-poring-poring and went inside one of the junction to check on the school. It is actually call Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandaraya II Menggatal! Now.. where is SMK Bandaraya I? This school is under the 9th Malaysia plan!
See, this are the things that we get when we went exploring.
Good to explore. Do you also do that?
Definitely! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!
The thing is… I felt that the holiday is so short and it is ending pretty soon, gonna get back to work tomorrow, thank God that I’ve two day course to attend, so not totally back to the work routine yet, but I’ve got to finish off the minutes of our recent meeting and also draft letter to the relevant authority on work concern.. *sigh*
Anyway, it has been good to be in holiday. It has been to to be able to meet up with old classmates, relatives and friends. Good that I can wake up as late as 9am!! And slept at 1am!! Ha!
So, all those will end by tonight. Need to sleep really early tonight and also get ready to work tomorrow.
I hope you all have a great Chinese New Year holiday (for those who are celebrating it).
Gong Xi Fa Cai!!
Yupe, new year and started in new primary year. Some changes happened around here. First is the school hour, then the tuition centre next is learning attitude.
First thing first, changes in school hour means longer hour staying behind at school. Then since they move up to another level, I’ve to change their tuition centre, so they are now separated into two different places. Which shorten their interactive time with each other. Poor kids.
One night I heard Mervin telling me that now he can sleep without me being there as he can hold his brother’s hand to sleep. Sweet.
Well, it doesn’t mean that they stop fighting. They still do, I guess that is one of their way in passing time.
Next, learning attitude. I finally hear Calvin said that he used to hate Mandarin and now he likes it, all thanks to his teacher who allow him to read in front and also those time spent going through the first few chapters with him over school holiday. I’m glad I did that.
This year he has more writings to do, more homework and need to be more discipline and independent. Lots of work for him and still he wanted his computer session every night, which I’m trying to avoid.
Another is, little Mervin still need me to stay for awhile it their room, though not that long compare to last year. He really has grown a bit.
Looking forward to a blissful year and hopefully a year that Calvin will be really independent and really love studying. Last night he was telling that he finds it ok to read in front of his class and he seems to understand now that why we want him to learn Mandarin.
Glad that at least some senses come into him.
Am not not doing much lately. Definitely something that was done and am still doing. Getting up early, get the kids ready for school since school started right after new year’s day. Everything almost gone back to the routine now. Still, am grateful that hubby is around to send the kids to school early, unless he is out of town, then I’ll have to do the deed and be able to reach office by 7:30 am.
2012 has been a good year to me. One that has given me chance to learn about Melbourne and Adelaide at the end of the year. One that has tasted my leading ability with my staff since my ex-boss retired early. Envy her for being able to do that at my age.
2012 also was a year of challenge especially on being a mom, a mentor and a friend to my elder son. Whom I’m wishing hard that he’ll do much much better this year at school.
I suppose 2013 will be a much quiet year for me, since no out of the country trip is being planned. But there might be a few changes that will happen at the 2nd quarter of the year. I’m looking forward to the good change no matter what it is.
I’ve read most part of “The Magic” in 2012, intended to read it again and re-do the exercises this year. It actually gives me a clear idea of me, my surrounding and being glad in it. I wanted to have those positive feelings again and again, so definitely going to read the book again.
As for new year resolution, there is none. No point of having one that I’ll break them anyway. And who says that resolution has to be made at the beginning of a new year? It could be anytime I like, right?
So, 2013, since dooms day didn’t come in 2012, be good to me.