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Purpose Driven Activities

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

Have you ever been to gatherings only to find it boring? Mindless talking about non-sensical stuff? And sometimes ended in a fight?

What if you could do better? What if you could orient it to the outcome that you want?

It all begins with the end in mind.

What is it that you want to achieve? What is your end goal?

Taking the gathering as an example.

Do you want it to be a happy gathering? Do you want to have the time of your life?

Do you want it to be exhilarating? Like a roller-coaster?

Do you want it as an avenue to catch up on each other’s life? To talk about the recent activities?

Make it  a habit of doing things with a purpose. Have an end goal.

It doesn’t mean that you are being unethical. As if you are going out with a friend, just because there is an advantage for you.

No, it doesn’t work that way.

Having a purpose doesn’t mean you are all-in for benefits that you are going to reap all by yourself. Having a purpose means to spend the time meaningful. To make the full use of the activities that you are doing, at that very moment of time.

By knowing what you want, you can change the flow of the gathering. And you can change the outcome from it.

Have a purpose of what is it that you want to achieve.

Meng

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A valuable lesson for a happier life

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

 

Saw this wonderful video at Meir Kay’s Facebook page.

In life there are many things fighting for our attention.

What is important to you? Prioritize them.

What is less important to you? Don’t spend so much time on them.

How about some time for beer with friends? Just go for it =)

We all have this one shot at life. Make it count.

Spend the time with those who matters. Spread the joy. Inspire others.

Meng

Negativity

To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible. – Adam Green

Have you ever get stuck in negative thoughts? Negativity that seems to envelope you, cover you in the mist where you can’t seem to escape, no matter what you do?

And have you realized that it tends to linger longer and doesn’t seem to want to leave you?

Want to know how to solve it better? To solve it, you must first know why it happen.

If you are negative, most likely you are stuck indoor. In a small, enclosed room with no proper ventilation.  Thoughts seem to surround you longer. How to solve it? Get outdoor. Get in touch with nature. Smell the fresh air. Enjoy the simplicity of life.

If you are negative, most likely your room is cluttered. Or your desk is full of paperwork, scattered around. How to solve it? Tidy it up. Little by little, step by step, make it a priority to de-clutter the area you are in. Make more space for you.

If you are negative, most likely you are befriending negative people. Misery loves company. Melancholy broods among them. How to solve it? Get in touch with positive people. Mingle with those who exude life and energy in everything that they do. Positivism is contagious.

Know that it is normal. There is always ups and downs in life. Unless it is chronic, you should be able to handle it. If it really overwhelms you, please talk to your loved ones and get professional help.

What would you do today to relieve yourself from the looming negativity?

Meng

 

 

 

 

Success Network

Back when I was a teenager, I thought that with the right bunch of people anything was possible. – Richard Branson

No one is an island. No one can achieve success all by himself.

There is no self-made millionaire. Yes, he may have done all the hard work, persist and determined to see success to the end. But how would he achieve such success if no one buys his product, no one executes his strategy, and no one supports him emotionally?

“It was the people I surrounded myself with who made the difference: If you treat your employees right, they will treat your customers right, and sustained profits will follow”, said Richard Branson.

How do you surround yourself with the right people?

Be the right people. Like attract like. Be the person you wish to see in the other people. People are generally be drawn to positive, driven people. No one like snobbish people.

But being positive alone won’t work if you just stay locked inside your house whole day. Go out. Mingle with people. Go for networking session. You need to reach out to others, putting yourself in front of other like-minded persons. Attend seminars and workshops.

Empower the people. Each and everyone has their own capabilities and creative thinking. Let them shape the future, and drive the success. You may guide the general strategy. Let them execute your directions as to which seem best fit. Empowerment is one of the best ways to bring forth the best of people.

Always surround yourself with the right people. People who would raise your standards. People who would push you to higher ground. People who would support your dreams.

Go out and meet new friends today. Strangers are friends whom you have yet met.

 

Meng

Friends Matter

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides

 

Friends matter.

As the kid failed to jump, over and over again, with frustration arising, all he needs is just a little bit more of support.

A support saying that he is still loved. That he still has the strength within him. That his friends are behind him. That there is still hope left.

In life, we will face our darkest moments.

Some lucky people will only experience it once or twice.

For the others, these dark moments come rather frequently.

As human, we are adaptable. We are flexible. Every single problems faced would make us stronger.

When you are facing a tough problem, remember this. You are NOT alone. You never be. You have friends with you.

Talk to them.
Spend the day quietly at each other’s side.
Hold their hands.

Things are easier to go through when you are not alone.

Problems shared are problems halved.

Remember your friends and be there for them, especially when they needed it the most.

Problem in life is a given. It happens in most unexpected time. Be resilient. Have supportive friends around you. Surround yourself with kind people.

 

Meng

 

What makes a great concert?

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage, It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. – Elvis Presley

Went for my very first paid concert in Esplanade last Saturday. The singer-songwriter Ling Kai gives her all in a wonderful performance. What really makes it wonderful?

Style. Each artist has his or her own unique style. Developing it, nurturing it, giving it a personal touch – something that reaches out to the audience and making it more genuine. Something that the fans would relate to.

Family support. Supportive family and friends give the assurance and love, allowing the artists to perform at their very best.

Spontaneity. Instead of the mundane non-interaction, reaching out to the audience, involving them is the best way to build rapport.

Sound system and lighting. Concert is an all sensory experience. The lighting is fantastic, illuminating the singer and the band, while darken the whole studio. Strobe lighting creates the rock effect. Surround sound system. All these making it a more fulfilling experience.

Supportive crew. Backstage and logistic staff are usually the unsung heroes, given that they seldom get the credits that they deserve. Yet, without them, nothing runs smoothly, and without them, the artist couldn’t deliver the best experience for the audience.

It has been a truly value-for-money and value-for-time experience for me. Looking forward to even more concerts in the future.

When was the last time you went for a concert? What factors or what are the things that you say, “Hey, this makes it all more interesting.”

 

Meng