Friday, September 26, 2008


"If we want to be happy, we must make tons of money." I have heard enough people saying this. However, I have also seen enough people who are very wealthy, but they are not happy. Happiness is directly related to whether we are able to have a choice about the way we live our life.

Think about this, we have a choice to live in the house we want, not necessary the biggest house, go for the kind of holiday we want, not necessary the most expensive holiday, send the children to the college or university of our choice, again not necessary the most expensive college or university. People around us are behaving he way we want them to behave, we are pleased and we can be happy.

The rich and the not so rich, they both have limitations. Poor people have more and greater limitations. The best way to ensure our happiness is to accept and live within our limitations.
There are more than a million reasons we can be happy, having enough money is only one of the reasons. Discover new opportunity and new possibility when we lose one. If your girl friend leaves you, then you have new opportunity for more girl friends and choices for a better one.

Happiness is
when we are able to have a choice about the way we live our life.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Working Long Hours May Not Be Effective

Eric works very hard. He gets to work before 9am and usually he only finishes work at around 8pm, and sometimes even 9pm. He believes by working longer hours he accomplishes more in the days. He earns very well.

In the contrary, I have a different opinion. Unless need arises or meeting deadlines, if one works for 10 to 12 hours every day, he is not a good time manager. He will end up with ulcer, stress, constipation and less time for his loved ones. He is a workaholic.

A good time manager finishes his tasks within stipulated time frame. When he brackets his work day, he forces himself to work effectively. It's like having a deadline everyday at 5pm, one has to prioritize and negotiate his tasks.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Idea Worth Sharing

This is a good idea worth sharing. Simply place a bottle of water inside the cistern in your water closet and you may save quite a bit of water every day.

Let's say you have 4 members in a family, and each of them flashes the cistern 8 times or more a day. If you place a bottle that holds 500 cc of water inside it, then you may save at least 16 liters of water every day. This can translate to saving 5,840 liters of water every year.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Life Is Not Always Made To Order

Tedd, 46 years old, is a successful carpet salesperson earning an annual income of around RM100,000. He has a wife and two lovely children. He owns a double storey house under mortgage, and a magnificent Honda Accord.

Life is not always made to order. Early this year, Tedd was diagnosed with kidney malfunction and he took on a desk job since then due to his weekly dialysis treatments. His income obviously reduced and he began to find difficulty in keeping his house and his car. His lifestyle changed, his diet changed and his attitude towards life also changed.

Life is not always made to order. Not only you must have a good insurance cover including health scheme, you must also have a saving plan. A turn of event may change your life entirely.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Your Future Is In The Daily Routines

Tiger Wood did not win all the golf tournaments by merely showing up in the golf courses. Beijing Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps did not win his 8 golds by merely showing up in the pools. Donald Trump did not make his Trump Empire overnight. They all became successful because they have been doing their daily routines.

If you have as yet attain success, then you have to change the way you conduct your daily routines. Maybe you are doing the wrong things all the time or you must be doing the right things but not doing it frequent enough.

If you want to be a successful dancer, for example, you don't practice dancing once a week, you have to practice dancing everyday. If you want to be a successful salesperson, you don't sell your products one in awhile, you have to sell your prospects very frequently, maybe many of them everyday.

It's not difficult to predict your future because your future is in the daily routine.

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