Sunday, September 30, 2007

Are you presenting yourself as a stereotype?

Do you model yourself on a television personality or pick a read-made image off the shelf of someone admire or even envy? This can be just as damaging for you. How can you be like another person? You are you, you are unique. Value our uniqueness. Revisit your list of strengths and tell yourself what you have to make you a unique person.

Attended a leadership training last Thursday and one of lessons about a leader that I learned is "Just to be Yourself". I have seen a lot of leader failed simply is because they're not being to themselves. They want to be someone especially their mentor. Also, f you want me to summarize one word that we learn from the book Thick Face Black Heart, I would say "Be Yourself". That is the key message to summarize the whole book.

It comes to question why someone has low confident than others. Why am I low confident, you may ask. It is all due to the fact that your environment (e.g spouse, family, friends) wants you to become somebody. I repeat, it is somebody not yourself. This is a very sad thing as I'm also being grown up in this way. Worst come to worst even until today, I'm also having this problem. All my loves one including friends, spouse and family, they want me to become somebody too. What a crap?

To my kids in future, I definitely educate them to be themselves not somebody. To my followers in future(if any, who knows I become great leader one day?), I will do the same. You don't lead people to become someone, you lead people to become who they are and be themselves. Be yourself is just a basic fundamental of happiness. Just that simple. Don't you think so?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Riding on ASEAN’s Growth Potential

South East Asian Stock Markets Offer Promising Returns Given The Region’s Excellent Growth Potential and Attractive Valuations.

The South East Asian region has forged ahead to grow at a robust pace in recent years. With a combined population base of 573 million people, the region’s economies have vast growth prospects given their strong manufacturing base, growing savings rates, favourable demographics and large consumer market. In addition, the South East Asian region is strategically located between the emerging giants of China and India.

Grouped together under the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprising Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei and Cambodia, ASEAN is among the fastest growing regions in the world with nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging 9% annually since 2000. In per capita GDP terms, ASEAN residents have enjoyed a nominal growth of 6.8% per annum over the past six years, exceeding the average global per capita GDP growth of 5.4% per annum over the same period.

Source: Bloomberg

Friday, September 21, 2007

Rich People's Problem - How to teach the rich kids?

When I see those very rich people especially those who own a prosperous business, they have a common problem - their kids. The most common problem is their children fight among themselves over the business and properties. This all happens because this bunch of rich kids has been wrongly educated by their rich parents. They have a mentality that everything that their parents own, it belongs to them. They take it for granted. They shouldn’t be thought this way.

In order to properly educate the rich kids so that they won’t become a problem when they grow up later, the parents should teach their children, “Nothing is for you. Whatever I earn is mine. Your job is to study whatever you want to study. Whatever you earn is yours”. When the children are taught with this kind of mentality, they won’t take things for granted.

This is how I want to teach my kids one day. :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

You Are What You Think

The Conscious Mind is that the part of you that thinks and reasons. Your free will resides here. The conscious mind can accept or reject any idea. No person or circumstance can cause you to think about thoughts or ideas you do not choose. The thoughts you choose eventually determine the results in your life. All pain, pleasure and limitation, originates in the conscious mind, or is accepted uncritically from an outside source.

As you accept a thought, it is impressed upon the second part of your personality - your subconscious mind.

"Thus you become what you think about."

The Subconscious Mind is the most magnificent part of your mind for as it is the power center. It functions within every cell of your body. Every thought your conscious mind chooses to accept, this part must accept. It has no ability to reject.

This part of you (subconscious mind) operates in an orderly manner. "By law", it expenses itself through you, in feelings and action. Any thought you consciously choose to impress upon subconscious over and over, becomes fixed in this part of your personality. Fixed idea(habits) will then continue to express themselves without any conscious assistance, until they are replaced.

"The subconscious mind knows no limits."

Although the Body is the most obvious part of you, it is also the smallest part. The body is the physical representation of you - the material medium. It is merely the instrument of the mind, or the house you live in. The thoughts or images that are consciously chosen and impressed upon the subconscious(which is in every cell of your body), must move your body into action. The action you are involved in determines your results.

"To change results, change thoughts, feelings and actions"

Most importantly you may ask how to change thoughts, feelings and actions? Especially feelings, how can we change that? Change the way you speak to yourself, shape your thoughts, feelings and actions. Read more at The Power of Spoken Words.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Millionaire Quiz - USD29 Riddle

This is a quiz. If you can answer this quiz, you're have potential power to become financially independent one day. If you can't answer this test, you can forget about it. I'm sorry. Hahaha... I'm just kidding. This is the riddle I got it from my colleague few weeks ago. I think this is something good to share:

Here is the riddle:

Three people check into a hotel. They all collect $10 each and pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to be returned. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among those three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person.

Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29.

Where is the remaining dollar?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Meeting Your Boss's Emotional Needs

When you're a boss, you need to understand how your employee's emotion. Same thing happen, when you're employee, you need to know what is your boss's emotion. Managing and meeting your boss's emotional needs in one way ahead to success in your career.

Some bosses need to know they're liked by employees. Others don't seem to care what anyone thinks. Maybe your boss is generous and fair but needs to see himself as a family patriarch rather then as a departmental manager. What kind of boss you have?

Let's first identify some common emotional needs bosses have. See which ones fit your situation.

Positive Feedback

Everyone needs to hear when they're doing a good job even is bosses. Give your boss a pat on the back now and then, particularly when he is distinguished himself by meeting difficult deadlines, wining awards or promotions. Your positive feedback can mean a lot to your boss when he is going through a difficult time. Single out one of this better qualities, his leadership, his fairness, his sincerity and let him know he is appreciated. Tell him you enjoying playing on his team.

You can show your loyalty to your boss b y demonstrating good work habits (e.g. being punctual and focused and by carrying out orders without undue complaining or questioning). Reserve criticism for one-on-one meetings. Bosses need loyal, trustworthy employees. In turn, he should reward you by going to bat for you with upeer-level management.

No matter how laid-back or fun-loving a boss you have, he still needs your respect. Your boss is never more vulnerable than in front of his boss or upper-level management. If you see that your boss has switched gears into a more structured, formal approach, do him a favor and follow suit. Don't persist in addressing him informally or casually dropping by his office.

To be liked
Few if any humans prefer isolation. Your boss is no exception. Identify his most admirable characteristics and commend him him for it.

People cast in leadership positions do not want to feel dependent. They want to exert strong influence and control. Help them by giving them information they need before they need it.

By figuring out what your boss needs emotionally, you will be fulfilling a subtle requirement that is never mentioned in a job description. When you meet your boss's emotional needs, he will reply on you, trust you, confident in you.

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