Every year at the end everyone sits and makes resolutions for the following year ahead. It has become a ritual in our lives, a habit. We do it because everyone else does it. Somehow we never fail to do it because we don’t want to feel left out; we need to be a part of something. And, every year, it’s the same thing: we’re fired up in January, because we told a few people about our resolutions and we need to try and save face; come February we start to slow down and by March it’s all been forgotten. And, we do this every time, all of us. I am guilty of it myself. But, have you ever asked, “Why you do it?”, “Why don’t I stick with it?”, “How come I always give up?” We can get comfortable in bad habits. We can always find comfort doing the wrong things, going down the wrong path. Bad habits are hard to break, so it’s easy to give up on anything when you don’t do it long enough to change the habit. But to do it long enough we need to get results. However, sometimes we set up ourselves to fail. For example, if you have never run 5 miles before, you cannot set your resolution to start running 5 miles a day come January 1st; while this is what most of us do. You need to start with more achievable goals. I call it micro to massive. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Do you believe in Santa Claus? I might be too old to answer this question. But after watching the movie Once Upon A Christmas, I would rather believe that there is Santa that brings everyone closer on such a special day.
When Santa found out that kids became more and more naughty, he decided not to deliver presents but to take a trip to Hawaii three weeks before Christmas. Continue reading
While some of the Torontonians are still out of power, we are lucky to have electricity on this cold, wet winter night. The freezing rain started from Late Friday did bring our city quite some disasters, fallen branches, cut-off power lines, terminated public transit and the nasty roads covered with slush and mud. The best way to fight such unfavourable situations year round is to take precautions. It is appreciated that the city has made plans for such crisis to restore the electricity supply, backup alternate transport services for the public and provide assistance for the residents; however, when it happens, it still takes up time and effort from every way to put things back to normal.
Listening to the radio about the report on what’s happening around the city, I can’t help thinking that it is the same with our individuals. Continue reading
It seemed that I had communication problems today.
In the morning, I found out that there was an error in the name of a file. After double checking that my initial instruction to the accounting was right, I sent an email to the accounting boy to correct the name and attached my initial instructions for his reference. I wrote: Continue reading
MMC Report | Monday Monitor – “…hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Happy Monday, 200mActioners!
In Daniel Priestley’s book, Entrepreneur Revolution, he mentioned the movie The Shawshanks Redemption. “The main character spends close to two decades tunneling out of his prison for freedom. Inch by Inch, he frees himself from the physical and psychological constraints of his maximum-security confines.”
After I watched the movie I understood what can ignite our maximum capacity despite of hardship, harsh conditions and even desperation. It is HOPE. Continue reading
If you think about it, we’re all in the service industry whether you’re selling a product or providing a service. Money doesn’t move without service. No one gets paid or no company makes money without providing a service. It’s actually very simple. We’re all in the service industry.
I recently purchased a car from Uptown Audi in Markham, Ontario. At one point I was not pleased due to my own insecurities with vehicle purchases over the years. I usually make bad decisions when it comes to buying cars. Therefore, I wanted to be certain that I was making the right decision this time. Continue reading
– Nelson Mandela