A new trip

You get excited before a new trip.

You get worried about the new trip

You get overworked preparing for the new trip.

You get anxious before the new trip.

You also get comrades going with you. This changes everything how you feel about the trip.

Now you get people understand you, your worried, and your ambitions.

Take a trip less traveled with like minded people makes things much bearable during tough times. It makes a trip much more excited and encouraging at the same time. And the best of all, you will finish the trip.

Find your comrades before a new trip can make a difference.

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Grateful

I am grateful today for encountering many people today,

I invited myself and a colleague for a national conference. I am grateful that the organizers allowed me crashed the conference and gave me the opportunity to meet so many industry leaders.

I am grateful for meeting so many interesting people with diverse backgrounds and personalities.

I am grateful for knowing the colleague much better during this brief trip.

I am grateful for learning this new meeting place better.

Some times, you need to create a “potential risk” to do something different, out of ordinary to find the beauty and make new connections among our society and community.

We are in nature wanting to know others and get connected.

I am grateful that we can make a difference if we want to. People are kind in nature.

Value is the focus for your life and business

We are born with values.

Values are the reasons why we exist, why we are whom we are, why we live our life, why we do what we do daily.

You are successful when you demonstrate a high value to the society, to your community, to others.

When you focus on express your values, you live a rich life, a colorful life, a magnetic life. You’ll be more connected, attractive and impactful to others.

The same principle applies to a business operation.

A business exists, because it has products and service people need. And value is the reason for those products and services to exist in the marketplace. Focusing on value can help your business sustainable. Every company is in business to fulfill a need, to provide a value – plain and simple.

Value is the focus of your life and your business.

Synchronization

According to Wikipedia, the definition of Synchronization is the coordination of events to operate a system in unison.

A synchronized event can be a concert or choir.

A synchronized event can be a team swimming.

A synchronized event can be parade.

A synchronized event can be a negotiation.

What is the one event above different from the rest?

Yes, you may see it already – it is the negotiation event.

During a negotiation, there are unpredictabilities, no matter how well you’ve prepared before hand.

To get synchronized towards the goal during a negation, the team members in a team need have aligned views, know each other’s spoken and unspoken languages, cover and support each other during the process, stay on the pre-decided course and read the teammates minds… The teammates have trust with other, experience to handle unpredictables, are observant to each other’s hints (body languages and meaning between the lines).

A synchronized negation is a beautiful team dynamic in action, an ideal team work.

A synchronized team can go forward strong for a long long long way.

The problem with being nice

In a corporate setting, you may hear saying like, “He is a nice guy”, “That is nice”, “This is nicely done”…

What is it exactly nice referring here? There is a problem with being nice.

Being nice is a default mode. It is not the same as being kind and sweet and good.

Being nice is hiding – hiding your true comment, your true self, your true intention in a corporate setting.

The opposite of being nice is being mean. We are not talking being mean here. We are talking that you need to be who you are with your character.

We like you even though you may be stubborn, we like you even though you may be very direct, we like you even though you may be aggressive… you see the pattern here: we like you as a person being who you are.

A company’s development and suitability need all kinds of people, from various disciplines, different backgrounds… the diversity and character make a difference.

Being nice is not a mode where any company or person wants to hang on.

Being yourself, with your unique character, live truly.

Persistence…

If you can get real with Persistence, what would it be for you in terms of daily action?

It can be sticking with your plan, no matter how hard it could be during the course. It can be sticking with your goal, and modify your tactics so that you can reach your goal. It can be sticking with your goal, and be on hold for a long while to figure out your next step when you are in dark and don’t know where to put your feet.

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It does not matter what situations you may face, as long as you have determined to get to the end of your starting journey, you are a persistent person.

And sometimes, the key to be persistent is to do:

Little and Often

And you can Make Much More.

Hanging on there a little bit more

When I started to run for 5K, it’s the last a few minutes to the finish line that called my ability to overcome the puffing and struggles of my legs and feet.

Once I was able to run 5K easily, it’s the last few minutes for 10K finishing line testing my will and ability…

It’s the last a few minutes where we stretch, grow and increase our new abilities. It’s the last a few minutes that test our will, test our ability to keep the promise we’ve made to ourselves, and test our strength to overcome the challenges.

It’s the last a few minutes to finish line test us; it’s the last a few pounds we want to loose test us; it’s the last a few pages of our report test us; it’s the last a few follow ups test us…

When you start something, you will finish it – whether it’s a success, a mediocre, a failure… you get to reach your finish line.

You just need hanging on there a little bit more.