Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Success - “knowing the right people,” “being in the right place at the right time,” and “using the right tools” - by Anthony Robbins

• Success - “knowing the right people,” “being in the right place at the right time,” and “using the right tools” - by Anthony Robbins

Your career is not everything; your life is. But then, what is life without a career or a career without a life?

• 1. You are always on your own. Even if you work for a big company, you will always be on your own. Companies aren’t people. They’re things and they don’t have feelings. If you are expecting the company to “take care of you” or “do the right thing”, you’ll be often disappointed.

There are no strong bonds in a company. No one cares more about your career than you do. Remember that, and don’t expect the company to take care of you.

• 2. Certain jobs fit certain people best. You do have special gifts that fit you for some, disqualify you for others. Take time to assess your skills, temperament and aptitude in depth.

• 3. Careers are short-term. Your present job can end anytime, even if you own the company! Therefore, think short term. Don’t take your present career for granted. Someone once described a consultant as a person who wakes up every morning unemployed. You should feel the same way.

Wake up every morning feeling unemployed so that you’ll appreciate your present job more and figure out what you’re going to do next. Always have a “Plan B.” (No kidding!!)

• 4. It’s more important to be a “people person” than an “achievement-oriented person” who always win at the cost of others.

People skills are more important than technical skills. Even in technical jobs, you have to deal with someone. The average performer who are easier to get along with last longer in his job.

• 5. What you accomplish today will be your calling card tomorrow.

Your accomplishments will determine your marketability. In marketing yourself, it’s the results that count. A soccer forward who scores in every game is easier to market than one who doesn’t. So make sure you’re contributing something substantial and measurable every day. And make sure you keep a written record of your results, in case you forget!

• 6. If you lose your job, 80% of your marketing for a new position is already done. That’s right. Your reputation, results, accomplishments, people skills, contributions, friendships are all a matter of record.

If you’ve been a contributor, if you’ve been kind to others and easy-to-work-with, you’ll be in better demand. If not, you won’t. Nobody can create friendship for you if you haven’t created it for yourself.

• 7. Changing fields, industries, and functional specialties is difficult. The more difficult it is, the bigger the change will be. Therefore, choose your career path carefully. As management expert Peter Drucker says, “The best way to predict the future is to plan it.”

• 8. If you’re fired or laid off, don’t sue your former employer. Ask yourself why you didn’t see it coming; or if you did see it coming. Ask yourself why you didn’t do something about it. Figure out your part in causing the problem. Then set about creating a new, better life for yourself. There is a better life in your future.

• 9. Don’t stay in a job you hate. Hating your job can kill you.

• 10. Success is difficult. If success were easy, everyone would be successful.

• 11. There’s a special place for everyone. You can create the kind of future you want.

• 12. The workplace is fun and challenging. It can also be cruel and heartless. It rewards effort and planning, but tends to punish indifference and lack of preparation. Those who don’t manage their careers, who just let things happen - often end up in painful, dead-end jobs and lifestyles.

• 13. You are in full control of your own future. No one can deny you a happy life if you decide to plan it and work for it. No one can stop you from becoming successful, but yourself.

• 14. It’s never too late for a new beginning.

• 15. Align yourself with winners. Hang around with winners. Success really does rub off from others.

• 16. “If you keep doing what you have always been doing, you’re going to get what you’ve always gotten”

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Stay Focus

Finally got knocked out by Fen... really my buddy... her advise just hit me on the point....I will stay on with my initial plan. Stay on and pursue p/t degree in psy.

Spend a wonderful and fulfilling day with Baby after work...
sing and tea session @ Chinatown...just the 2 of us, more like a practise session, we repeat few duets just to get the part right... Tea session, seems like a very culture activity huh? nice fragrant tea... I know my stuff okay, my papa like tea culture, have learn from him a few tricks coz been watching him since young

after that took a long stroll, just walk along the road.. took train home.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

"Ladies Fall-in"

After OS meet gals at Cityhall... well, Ping is late, so we proceed to the place she suggested... ordered food while we wait for her...she took a long time to make her way from Citylink to beach road, every few mins I'll take a look at the exit...wonder why she is not her yet... 30mins? i think so dint really time. everything taste yummy, just one of the dish "veg, mushroom omelette" (imagine greenish omelette) *blurp* actually very full already..anyway lemme finish up the description of the "veg, mushroom omelette": smell like stinky tofu, taste like bitting on finely chopped veg, cant tell what veg is that... look like mouldy fried carrot cake (green).. hmm like what SL say : a really healthy food... sorry Ping I tried my best to glup 4 pcs already. Mei is stuck at work, poor gal, we bug and persude her to come after her work ... by the time she rush down to Citylink TCC , its ard 9am, being bombarded by questions abt her bf. Poor Baby @ home, must be really bored... Its quite a fine gathering... on the way home, we ballot for the x'mas pressie xchange & venue (final: Chalet) out of Paris Buffet, Hotel, Cafe Cartel, Chalet.. Yawnz... really tired, gotta work on Saturday again...

A Time to think...

What I want in life? what is my ultimate aim in life?
desired life... what is the next move to make to reach for my dreams.. Does the current job giving me time to persue my dream? balancing studies, work , family , love and friends... Its making me think... can't sleep.. physically tired , but mentally still working on it... stubborn me... can't rest if I dun get it right... I need someone to talk to.. someone to lead me on...that can see my future like I do