I had an overarching role and worked with each department and their strategies!
A conversation with my dear friend inspired me to do something:
Share 1 positive thing I’m thankful or happy about once an hour!
After watching a documentary on happiness, researchers found that people who took time to write or think about what they were thankful for everyday, they were happier.
Happier people are more productive people as well. Why not turn on our happiness magnets and create an ecosystem of happy, productive people around us? It starts with a handful of individuals making an effort to make a happy powerhouse!
This morning I was riding on the subway to work. I was thinking about how to better myself and was dwelling on which of my weaknesses to strengthen. At that moment, a senior citizen dropped his cane on the floor. I noticed the man was a bit stiff so I picked up the cane and gave it to him. Continue reading
This past Monday, I made some friends over on Google+. I was given a challenge of writing one article in 1000 words about how current technology blogs are misleading readers and hurting their personal economy towards success through technology.
Within the course of a few hours, I got over 65 +1s, 30+ comments, and 9+ shares. I received great comments such as, “Very well written” and “you’re extremely talented” and “can’t wait for more.”
Not to many moons ago, I was looking to find my voice in writing. Having several writing coaches, a lot to say especially around my passions, was unemployed and my blogs were being ripped off continuously by the big content celebrities out there. I somehow caught the eyes of the big wigs in the industry, but they didn’t want me to be a part of their crew for various politics. They felt stealing my strategies, content, and ideas from a distance were enough to make them continue to look good.
Moral of the Story:
No one can steal your voice. If folks try to suppress your voice, it’s because they are insecure. If they try to steal your content for their own big bucks, they can’t steal your voice, your genius, or finesse and your essence. For all you bloggers trying to make it, and feel discouraged, don’t. You’ll be surprised that there are people out there hungry for your work. Your competition can try and slow you down. But they are the hopeless, scared wimps that you won’t have to worry about when you concentrate on YOU, YOUR VOICE, and YOUR SINCERE WRITING reaching YOUR AUDIENCE.
The rest of the audience will find out these big wigs don’t know what they are talking about. Soon, they will begin to bow to you, and you bow back with humility to your supporters, and a cheeky smile to your competitors.
To the rest of the world: welcome to the technology writing revolution. It’s time we start getting some good quality content to chew on again.
I find myself making lofty goals for myself and suffer from ambitions that burn me out. But one thing this roller coast ride for success and growth has taught me is that no one can take away your drive!
You can chase goals.
You can try your best.
You can fail and even get thrown under the bus along the way.
You can burn out.
But your drive is yours. It keeps coming back to pick you up and start you back up again.
A book that touches upon a people’s motivations is Dan Pink’s book, “Drive.” This amazing author goes into detail about what really motivates people. He also expresses one main point which is that, ‘Drive cannot be taught. It is naturally within a person.’
So the next time I need a break from working, or am beating up on myself because I want that answer to get me ahead, I’ve learned that my drive won’t go away. Allowing myself a healthy work-life balance along with time to reflect about my next step towards success will get me there. After all, it’s about maximizing health, a positive mindset and physical energy to make high impact towards my goal.
I’m sure we all can do it. It’s a matter of creating that rhythm of success we can groove to.
For 2013, I want a healthy way to succeed in professional and personal endeavors.
Did you find yourself just barely hanging on with your energy level? A book I loved reading is called, “Sink, Float or Swim.” It talks about how there are so many factors to unlocking your human potential via health techniques that will maximize your energy. It doesn’t just focus on exercise (the physiological aspect) but also the psychological aspect of success. This book by Tignum is a winner. It’s for anyone who obsesses over building themselves into a lean, mean productivity machine!
I thank my colleague @DomainAdvisor for recommending this book over priceless conversations of goals, ambitions and motivation to succeed!
Have you ever felt like you were directionless and clicking around the computer not getting anywhere?
10 days into the New Year, I decided not to make New Year’s resolutions, but commitments to constant improvement, growth and efficiency everyday. Continue reading
In a technology-oriented world, we find ourselves googling what we’re curious about, or what we want to read more about.
But can we google the answer to our lives? Literally, you can do a search. But figuratively, search engines can’t decipher your passions, your goals, your needs. That requires alone time and for us to do some deep soul searching on our own.
What is the next thing that will make you happy and healthy?
Being so meshed in technology, my generation has found itself with so many different choices and opportunities, it’s difficult to navigate through it at times. We have systems built for us at our disposal. But how do we begin navigating through these systems? Sure, there are many of us savvy enough to be called tech savvy and thought leaders, that we found ourselves sharing information on how to navigate through these digital worlds.
But Google never told us to ask ourselves the question first: What is the next thing you want to dedicate your life and energies to? Perhaps may content celebrities and curators are guilty of the same things: telling us what and how to think. Tailoring media to our interests.
But an interest is supposed to lead you to the next thing you want to do, right?
Amongst the many literary geniuses I fell in love with as an English major, the one that sticks out the most is Derrida and his point about self-referential language. We find ourselves caught up in referencing interests and things we may be slightly or deeply interested in stemming from ourselves or our social media friends.
We’re social. We are connected. But where do you want this road to lead to?
Media isn’t provoking us to think for ourselves. It’s time we start thinking and asking ourselves these questions in 2013. Cheers to the new year!