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Your Happiness Doesn’t Have a Sequel

Don’t postpone happiness.

Heart Stoppers for Champions (courtesy of RayaGr)

Heart Stoppers for Champions (courtesy of RayaGr)

Don’t even reschedule it, hoping the moment will come again and surprise you like a windswept lover.

Because somehow these tiny snatches of sunshine and joy may no longer have a sequel.

 

 

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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?

Do You Rock the Boat or Sink it?

Are you someone who motivates people?

Do you help build morale and keep it from crashing down to a person’s shoelaces?

Do your actions help enhance how people perform at work or function at home?

Do you resolve challenges instead of adding to conflict?

Do you look around and discover means to make other people’s lives including yours better?

And when you leave the room, how do you make people feel? Do you make them miss you and look forward to your next visit, next engagement, next date?

If you said yes to at least one or two of these questions, then you are a Captain who can successfully steer the ship towards its destination.

Do you know what it takes to lead? (courtesy of people-equation.com)

Even if the boat leaks, you know what to do.

Top 3 Business and Life Lessons of 2012

Make peace with your past.

Have you made a couple of mistakes both professionally and personally that continue to hound you or that nearly cost you your life’s savings, even your life?

In life, you learn how to deal with mistakes

Three ways to conquer and silence the beast:

  1. Forgive yourself for committing a faux pas, then move on.  Start again!
  2. What’s the lesson that merits your undivided attention? Don’t lose it.
  3. Recreate something useful and creative from what tripped you in the past.

Eat, pray, love.

Your own fears can be a stumbling block to success and can cause even the most diligent to retrace their steps back to the starting line instead of push towards the finish line.

You eat while I pray which is what they love

What’s wrong with enjoying the lasting benefits of a plateful of fruit with a slab of chocolate on the side? Why be scared of asking God for what you’ve been dreaming of for two or more decades? What’s the fear that’s preventing you from reciprocating the humble affections of a loved one?

Pay it forward.

I started out as a virtual worker knowing only the basics.  With the help of family, friends and colleagues, I was able to understand the intricacies of balancing home life, motherhood and a virtual career.  I was able to discover the joys of helping a business grow and help other people in the process.

A great way to settle old debts

There are many ways to pay your dues forward, but one main thing stands out the most: always reach out.  It is not enough to just listen to what others say or don’t say.  Most times, it is the unspoken word that strikes a deep chord and moves the person to action.  So reach out and hold on to the person until he has steadied himself and can ably help someone else.  Let the cycle continue.

The First Step

The First Step

 

My life story has stuff that can rival any TV soap.

I got pregnant and cried like crazy because my child’s father walked out on me and my dreams crumbled right before my eyes.  Little did I know that what I saw as the greatest obstacle turned out to be the greatest blessing.

I left a 9-5 corporate job and was jobless for a couple of months.  Then I discovered the Internet, and all its amazing power.

I got hooked!

So what got me started? I wasn’t even tech-savvy and still have to sit very still to churn out credible code.  I was nearly bankrupt and I have a daughter to feed and care for, not to mention debts to pay so I can get a better credit report.  I couldn’t even afford a roof over our own heads!

WHAT I DID

So what I did was…..

Pool whatever resources I had left

Signed up for online jobs and submitted my portfolio to employers online while on the side, I wanted to find means to augment whatever income I may earn.

THINGS STARTED TO GET BETTER

I am forever indebted to my first online Employer for helping me get started online.  His patience and guidance immensely helped and inspired me to become a better person and to readily start from scratch.

LEARNING TO REBUILD MYSELF

Seeing oneself as broken glass wouldn’t bring you anywhere near your goals.  I always wake up realizing I am truly on my way to rebuild my dreams and my life for my daughter.

I call this my accidental vocation.

The road to rebuilding one’s career and one’s life is challenging, but fun if you discover your passion and use it to fuel your dreams.

YOU CAN DO IT

There are millions of chances given to us every single day and all we have to do is grab whatever wins your heart over.

I couldn’t discount the help of my friends, colleagues and family.  But if I didn’t take heart and welcome the challenge to live a better life, I wouldn’t know how my life and my daughter’s turned out to be.

If I can do it, so can you.

JUST TAKE HEART and give it your best shot !!!