Well, as I mentioned in the previous post I signed for The Grid, but it seems like I am not getting the product anytime soon. Rather than just waiting for the site to come up, I am deciding to just post my random thoughts here. They can be about personal development, business, personal finance etc. Need to start doing it consistently and develop some good habits. Hooyah!
Well exchange has been really fun! So thankful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to explore the world. Getting exposed to the various cultures all around the world has certainly opened up my world view, and I know there is still so much out there in the world to discover and be fascinated by.
Through the 3 weeks of backpacking with my friends, and the subsequent travels with friends from the same university, I realised that it is really hard for me to feel frustrated or irritated at any screw ups or last minute changes to the trip. Then again, I am in Europe, what’s there to feel frustrated about? Haha. A small exception though: I do get slightly irritated when things get troublesome. Need to start working on that.
Also, I do get upset when other people whine and start spreading negative energy. And it’s easy for others to feel it. I believe it really goes down to my core belief that everyone has the power to think and feel what they want. This realisation had me recall an article I read a few weeks ago by Mark Manson, titled “How We Judge Others is How We Judge Ourselves“.
Everyone has different life experiences. Some of us are fortunate enough to have lived a little better, while others might have to struggle a little more. While some of us might be able to think more deeply about life in general, others might not. This does not make them less of a human being. Sometimes, when we get irritated or feel the need to judge others, we need to take a step back, breathe, and tell ourselves that not everyone sees life the same way as us. And that’s okay.
This does not mean we should stop trying to change someone when we truly believe its for their own good, but that would be difficult and tiring. Don’t feel upset when our efforts are for naught, but be at peace that you know you tried.
Okay, so I just invested about $130 in The Grid, where it’s a website creation software that uses AI. Hopefully it works well, cuz tbh I am quite lazy when it comes to combining both creativity and technical knowledge. Yikes. When the Beta/Actual product is released I will be migrating what little posts and nuggets of wisdom (hopefully) to that website, and hopefully it all works out eventually. Haha.
I AM GOING FOR MY OVERSEAS EXCHANGE NOW!
Going to be an exciting 5 months. Through this, besides just having fun, I really wish to be able to find out what I truly want to do in life. Currently it’s to do more with personal development or productivity I guess, or along the lines of being a trainer/personal life coach or something? Regardless, I got pretty inspired by http://www.newstoliveby.net to start my own professional blog, which was why I made the investment to get it started. Will get down to it once I settle down in the UK :)
Recently, I released my 2nd E Book titled 155 Things to a number of people, which was pretty cool as well.
Till then, tata!
So things the previous week hasn’t been doing so well lately, but just so grateful that I have so many wonderful friends around me. Have been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who wished me well, and that I am sure regardless what happens I always have people to pick me up :) And of course, it means I will be there anytime to pick them up too.
Well unfortunately, haven’t been following the Morning Miracle as much as i would like. Can’t seem to wake up especially when I sleep really late. Habits habits habits. Reminder to self: It’s okay to fail. You just have to get back up and keep going.
Talked to a friend today who really kicked my ass. Need to start doing things and be more productive in life. Ready to go full out.
Have been downloading a few productivity apps lately, such as Pocket & Trello. Download Medium to read some articles too. Quite happy, still at the midst of creating my daily habits. Haha. Next: To be an Idea Machine!
So it’s 715am in the morning, and I am blogging! Tell me a year ago that I would be doing this and I would never believe it. Life has been good, starting on this thing called the Morning Miracle, where you wake up super early to do a couple of actions, starting your day right, positive and strong. I don’t wake up at 5am like some of the people here, but I am enjoying it still definitely. Some of the things I have achieved so far are:
– Exercising Every Morning since then
– Organised another investment class
– Helping my friend feel a little more inspired to improve her relationships and life in general
Start with small wins to make way for the big win. So yepp!
Internship hasn’t been as bad as I expected too, so all is good. Looking forward to do and contribute more before exchange starts.
So from 6th – 7th May, I finally managed to meet Tony Robbins live! While I was like all the way at the back of the stage, it still felt so surreal being able to learn and listen to him right here in Singapore. My friend was mentioning how you can put a price on such seminars/courses, but I really beg to differ. I mean, the value that i have got for these 2 days have been so incredible. I am so much more excited for what life has to offer (Yes, even after university life and exchange), and so determined to do much more. Not going to list the lessons that I have learnt here, but my friend’s blog http://milliondollarrush.com/?p=726 perfectly illustrated some of the wisdom that he shared over the 2 days he has been here.
One thing however, is really the power of state! it’s really quite incredible how motion and create emotion.
Anyway, internship is going to start, really excited about it!
So recently I subscribed to a very interesting newsletter from Darren Hardy, founder of the Success! Magazine, so what it talked about today was how many people out there work 5 days a week so that they can rest for 2 days, but how a minority manage to rest so that they can work. Work, in this sense is not doing something that they dislike, but to truly do something where they are able to achieve, contribute, and grow at the same time.
Even with all the ‘contextual’ realities that people say will prevent them from being able to do such a thing, I truly believe that for such a developed and fortunate nation like Singapore, people are not happy or don’t feel satisfied in life because they settle. Not saying that it’s bad to settle for less of course, but if it’s the reason why your life seems so mundane, boring and unhappy even, there’s definitely something you can do to change it around, whether you are a university student or a working adult.
Oh and another note, I just read and reminded myself again about the power of vocabulary. No more using the word “lazy”. Worked well for me during JC, gonna make sure it happens again. Haha.
“Read everything about them. Write down things you can do to be more like them.
Remember you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with. But don’t forget they can be virtual mentors as well as real-life ones.”
Think this is some really good advice which I found from Business Insider! And it sounds really exciting too, virtual mentors and all. Haha. Now the only person I can think of is Anthony Robbins, now the fun challenge is to find 4 other people that I can model after and follow. Haha.