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Befriending the Enemy

One time, I took action regardless of the fear I felt in my heart.

The greatest power we can ever own is living fear-free. This is a healthful way to live. As with any new habit, it can take a few weeks before it becomes part of what you do, say, think.

I discovered that if I have patience with myself and take things a tiny step at a time, I can make positive things happen.

In some way as well, every once in a while, with my heart in my mouth, I close my eyes and take that large singular step. I then open it and realize that I was able to achieve something.

Break free from fear by taking positive action towards your goals RIGHT NOW.

Break free from fear by taking positive action towards your goals RIGHT NOW.

Whether at work or at home, take things one day at a time, one single step at a time, or even one moment at a time.

Make that most important client call you’ve been postponing for the last moment.

Tackle that most irritating yet valuable task you’ve been relegating till whenever.

Take action upon an issue that has been sitting in your To-Do list for the longest time.

Every single day, take at least one action step related to your business goals as well as your personal dreams. And once you have taken that first step, take action daily despite the fear in your heart and the critical voice in your mind.

As you do so, your business and your life take on definite changes.  Fear, which was once the much-dreaded enemy lurking in the shadows, will soon be the much-needed ally in bolstering you towards success.

What has been your greatest fear and how were you able to deal with it?

Suffocating Thoughts

Why is it so easy to think negatively? Well, how simple can it get, really.  Our active mind finds it simple to imagine the negative outcomes of your new business plan, your next uttered phrase or that meeting with a client you have coming up the next minute or the next day.

Queer as it may seem, it’s easier to visualize all the things that can go wrong.  Can’t help it, you say.

Here’s what is obvious: when you visualize clearly, and keep thinking about it over and over again, you don’t actually lessen the chances that you’re going to mess things up.

Snow creeps in and all great ideas get frozen, useless. (photo courtesy of Shawn Shepheard)

 

In fact, you may be fueling your chances and increase the odds against your favor.

When you choose to visualize the positive, the wonderful, the profitable, the awesome…voila! you’re more likely to keep your gems and in fact create the opportunity for great things to happen.

It is such a bad habit to cultivate something that leads us to failure.  It has never brought much success, if it brings any at all.

Does Wanting More Make You Greedy?

I asked this question a couple of times today to more than ten people while I was having a haircut in a near-empty salon:

“If you have a million pesos and wanted to make more out of it, would it make you a greedy person?”

Interestingly, nine out of ten people said no. And on a much more interesting note were some of the reasons behind their reply:

  1. “Because the more I need to make it grow makes me come across as business savvy”
  2. “Because if I worked hard for it, I deserve to find the means to make it serve a purpose”
  3. “Because if I didn’t work hard for it, it can be utilized as a blessing (not a curse)”
  4. “Because if you don’t use it, someone else will, and in a way, I lost the opportunity to make good use of it”
  5. “Because it’s meant to be spent and it defeats the purpose if I don’t use it”
  6. “Because it’s mine”

Does wanting more make you less of a person? (courtesy of http://www.instantshift.com)


When life hands you a million bucks, what do you do and why do you do it?

Meeting Mr. Right

This guy has a formidable resume.  He’s my perfect blueprint for Mr. Right.

(photo taken from franciskong.com)

This did not deter me however from sending him a message that he may have received quite often in the course of his busy life; there is something about him beyond his credentials that defines who he actually is and where his heart lies.  And despite his stature, his humility stands out.

I caught Francis Kong on Facebook and was astounded that he actually replied and agreed to my request.  See, from his Wall, you pretty much have a sense of how he spends his day —he is extremely busy.  Yet he is cool, calm and collected.  Launching a new concept in consultancy and selling, he saw the need for an “army of consultants” rather than that of sales people.  He has authored books on entrepreneurship, life-changing habits, finance and more.

True to form, he is gracious enough to grant this simple interview.  Excerpts:

Should you combine your many passions or should you choose just one?
I always believe in Focus.  Narrow your target objective but deepen it in terms of excellence and skills.

Following your dreams at any age: how does one do it?
Dreams come true only when the dreamer wakes up and do some work.  Study.  Study.  Study.  Prepare.  Prepare and Prepare and do not allow distractions to come in between your goals.

How do you spend time to relax? Do you still have time for a break?
My relaxations come in spurts.  I have mini-breaks through out the day and even during work.

What top 3 life lessons did you learn that can help others like me?
Love God first and have an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  He then grants you the ability to know and understand His Word (Bible) and equips you with the power to obey and steer your life towards the right path for success.  Love your neighbors.  Never allow greed or money to take priority but use your God-given talents to serve others.  Be honest, be truthful and maintain humility at all time without relaxing your efforts in leveling up all the time.  Every blessing is a test on our character while every test is a blessing in disguise.

Is there something you wish to achieve more?
Doing more training in the international scene.

Many years ago, I remember coming across this author while browsing in a bookstore (because the money I wish I could spend on great books was instead spent on meals) that changed my perspective in life:  He inspired me to dream big and to turn this dream into reality.  I am living the dream now, and the bonus is that I have been lucky enough to meet the inspiration behind it.  Thank you, Mr. Francis.

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Let’s Hear It From The Girls

I love these two women. They both inspired me to finally put my ideas in a blog at a time when I felt as if I was going nowhere near my personal and professional goals. Their clear and concise and fun ways of explaining stuff never cease to amaze me.

Who are the great women in your sphere who have influenced you to make that life-defining and altering decision?