Monday, May 18, 2009

just do it

ok there is no shame in admitting. it takes a guru to tell me to action on what i already know.

but ok what, at least i am planning to act on it, and has taken the baby steps to.

which means, it's working. doesn't matter how it start, what matters is the process and the results :D

Sunday, May 17, 2009

it's your own fault

you watch travel shows you read travel blogs of people who share the same passion and belief with.

but the only difference is, they are living it.

and what am i doing?

and who can you blame?

and finally, what do you do about it?

one of the big 5s in my life is definitely this. it just have to be done.

you have but one life.

Friday, May 15, 2009

one heart

I think this is a good thing but sometimes it frightens me the things I learn and experience on a daily basis.

So when I found out yesterday of the extra tickets we could let go at the rock bottom price, I took time out as the voluntary task force to sell the tickets. Not because I get a cut out of it, but maybe, the kick to know that the power of influence and networking can bring about the satisfaction to know that what 'The Wise' says is true - if you truly set your heart and mind to do it.. you can. And all because I truly believe that the 9 people I manage to get in buy the tickets will truly benefit from the talk tomorrow, as I will. And out of these 9 are CXO and senior management level people who have been my clients, or will potentially turn into one. And of course, my best friend who believed that the hundreds blown away is worth more than its usual thousands, but will bring about new insights about life, unquantifiable by moolah.

Ahhh.. the joy of being in the rat race. Not often felt, but today yes. And we will see what the man has to say tomorrow. Looking forward to the seminar from the second best in the world. So excited!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

my little pleasures

having a military husband means coming home to me every night is not a taken for granted thing. similar to husbands who fly very often, mine stays out a lot, hanging out in the jungles and forests of singapore. especially now with his 2 months course, he comes back over the weekend.

so today, surprises surprises, he is home today. although he didn't last any more than the quick dinner and zoned out immediately after his shower, its little pleasures of him being beside you that matters.

so please excuse me while i lay beside him to watch him sleep.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Nothing mathematical, just came up with that number randomly. I believe (with absolutely no evidence at all) this was the speed I was at before the big fall.

Anyways, a trip to an Orthopedic and a hip x-ray later, I am at home resting. Still working from home, but welcoming the good break.

Was touched twice today - of a random jc classmate calling to have lunch with me (after donkey years) and of my bro's comment in my previous post below.

I always felt that I am a very ordinary person leading an ordinary life, hearing how I created an impact in my brother's life made me very happy.

In other news, some unknown force decided to make me do some things in life.

I have picked up reading once again. This time round, I am no longer reading trashy fiction (which is good for the soul and form of relaxation) but now, self help / leadership books to build up my character. I want to remember what I read and apply it

Books I've read in the past few months:

John C Maxwell - 21 laws of leadership and (reading) Leadership Gold
Robin Sharma - The Greatness Guide and The monk who sold his ferrari
Dale Carnagie - (reading) How to win friends & influence people
Brian Tracy - (reading) Crunch point

Not the most exciting books, and I love reading 2 or 3 at a go. It helps make it easier to digest. I also bought a very beautiful book to write down my learning journal of leadership and skill building.

Remember, the difference between a worker and a manager is not in the skill of that person. The Head of Engineering department may not know more technical stuff than a typical Engineer, but it is the human skills that allows him to make a few times more salary. So why don't you start building your skills today?

I have also stopped being a bo chup bride and started my engine going (tiny steps at a go). With the bridal package signed, first fitting coming up, my wedding card selecting process in progress, I am on a roll!

Next, things I want to do :

I am inspired to get in touch with one friend every 2 months (must start my goal small) - meeting up with at least 1 old friend for coffee / lunch / dinner every 2 months. With technology at my finger tips, there should be no excuse that cannot find.

I will need to buy 'the shoe' after the fitting and knowing the colour of my gown and eveninggown. I am incline to get a pair of white shoes no matter - cos I just lurve white.

Stay healthy, drink my vitamin C, wash my face every day and DIY home spa once a week to pamper myself.