Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MENCARI KEJAYAAN



 

Biasanya kejayaan diukur berdasarkan prestasi yang telah dicapai.  Namun, kita sering lupa bahawa kejayaan juga boleh diukur melalui bilangan yang dicapai untuk mengatasi kesukaran.

 

Kegagalan dilalui + Pengalaman ‘pahit’ = Keunggulan diri

 

Kita lebih banyak pelajaran yang akan  meningkatkan kebijaksanaan daripada kegagalan yang dilalui.  Kegagalan akan membuka minda dan membuat kita menyelidiki dan mempelajari untuk membaiki apa yang tidak betul; dan juga memberi ruang untuk mencuba pendekatan baru.  Pengajaran dan pengalaman akan mematangkan kita.

 

5 LANGKAH KEARAH KEJAYAAN

Langkah I

Cari tujuan hidup

- cari dalam diri sendiri

- buat misi yang memberi semangat dan inspirasi

- keluar dari/tinggalkan zon selesa

- jadi insan yang luar biasa (berani mencuba, tahan kritikan, dan tabah)

 

Langkah II

Amalkan prinsip

- anggap kerja adalah ‘bapa’, integrity ialah ‘ibu’

- usaha secukup dan sepatutnya

- anak kunci kecemerlangan dankemajuan kerjaya ialah kualiti dan produktiviti

- keseronokan bekerja adalah rahasia kejayaan dan kekayaan

 

Langkah III

Semarakkan semula semangat

- ubah/baharui sikap terhadap perkrjaan dankerjaya

- punyai motivasi diri

- bina hubungan baik dengan orang bagus di sekeliling

- wujud persekitaran kerja yang baik

- cari cabaran baru

 

Langkah IV

Kongsi strategi kejayaan

- ambil berat tentang kejayaan orang lain

 

Langkah V

Jangan mengalah

- undur setapak, renung sejenak dan analisa keadaan

- cuba, dan terus mencuba

- cipta keadaan minda yang bersemangat

- ubah dalaman untuk ubah luaran

 

 

Tips kejayaan

  1. Kenali dan fahami diri
    1. Cari kekuatan diri
      1. Berupayan menahan kemarahan ketika dalam keadaan yang amat marah
      2. Berupaya mencegah kemungkaran dan kemaksiatan di depan mata
      3. Berupaya menerima nasihat dan pengajaran yang baik
      4. Sentiasa bersyukur dengan apa yang ada
      5. Sentiasa mempertingkatkan ilmu kebaikan
      6. Mempunyai akhlak yang baik
    2. Ketahui kenunikan diri
      1. Harta yang paling bernilai adalah imej diri
      2. Kasih, cinta dan hormat kepada diri sendiri
    3. Jadi insan yang cekal
      1. Bina kekuatan Rohani
      2. Miliki pengetahuan mengebai rahasia ujian
      3. Anggap masalah sebagai tanda kehidupan
    4. Urus emosi
      1. Bina rasa hormat diri
      2. Elak daripada terlalu sensitive dan mudah tersinggung
      3. Berani menerima kenyataan dan hadapi dengan penuh rasa tanggungjawab
    5. Motivasi diri
      1. Baiki imej diri
      2. Berfikiran positif
      3. Bersedia untuk berubah
      4. Tegas dengan diri sendiri

 

  1. Penampilan diri
    1. Jadikan diri berkarisma
      1. Sayangi dan hargai hidup anda
      2. Sentiasa bersyukur
    2. Betulkan tabiat dan kelakuan
      1. Selalu ingin menang
      2. Meletakkan standard kita atas diri orang lain
      3. Gemar membuat komen yang membinasakan
      4. Menjatuhkan maruah orang lain
      5. Bercakap besar
      6. Bercakap bila marah
      7. Gagal beri penghargaan dan pengiktirafan
      8. Kedekut beri pujian dan sanjungan
      9. Suka sorok maklumat
      10. Enggan kongsi ilmu
      11. Mengambil kredit atas kerja orang lain
    3. Tumpukan kepada tabiat yang harus pemimpin hentikan
    4. Bina tanggapan pertama
      1. Jadikan kehadiran anda sirasai dan pemergian anda dirindui
      2. Jadikan tanggapan pertama yang positif
      3. Tanggapan pertama sering kekal
    5. Jadi pendengar yang hebat
      1. Dengar dan dengar betul-betul
      2. Jangan menyampuk
      3. Jangan habiskan ayat atau percakapan orang lain
      4. Jangan berkata saya dah tahu
      5. Jangan guna perkataan negatif
      6. Buang sifat yang menunjukkan anda lebih bijak, lebih tahu dan sebagainya
    6. Amalkan seni dalam percakapan
      1. Jangan menyakiti hati orang yang mendengar
      2. Orang yang bijak berkomunikasi disukai kerana memiliki daya tarikan yang tinggi dan mempesona
    7. Menguasai atau dikuasai
      1. Hidup ini adalah
        1. 10% apa yang terjadi pada diri
        2. 90% adalah cara kita bertindak balas
      2. Kita tidak dapat mengawal sega;a yang berlaku di sekeliling kita, tetapi kita boleh mengawal reaksi kita
    8. Sekuntum senyuman
      1. Boleh meringan kesedihan dan kedukaan hati
      2. Memberi sinar ketenangan
      3. Ubat hati yang mujarab
    9. Jadikan diri bermagnet dan disukai
      1. Bel;ajar mengingati nama
      2. Jadi orang yang disenangi
      3. Jadi pendengar yang baik
      4. Beri pujian ikhlas dan ucapan penghargaan
      5. Elak egois
      6. Pamerkan sifat merendah diri
      7. Pupuk kualiti diri yang menarik
      8. Utamakan bantuan kepada orang lain dahulu
      9. Praktikkan sifat sukakan orang, hormatkan orang
      10. Dalami ilmu kemanusiaan
      11. Ucapkan tahniah atas kejayaan seseorang
      12. Nyatakan rasa simpati ata kedukaan atau kegagalan orang lain
      13. Kongsi perasaan anda
      14. Belajar menyukai dan menghormati dir sendiri terlebih dahulu

 

  1. Cipta kebahagiaan
    1. Ketenteraman jiwa
    2. Mengatasi masalah yang dihadapi
    3. Menghargai dan meghormati perbezaan dankeunikan diri manusia
    4. Mengenali orang sekeliling kita
    5. Membina persahabatan yang berasaskan kefahaman dan kepercayaan yang mendalam
    6. Berterima kasih dan bersyukur

 

  1. Pupuk kejayaan
    1. Miliki minda yang kuat dan hati yang lembut
    2. Perlukan kesabaran, kesungguhan yang tidak berbelah bagi
    3. Cipta kelainan dan keunikan
    4. Berani mengambil risiko
    5. Disiplin diri, ibu kepada kunci kejayaan
    6. Tidak berlengah
    7. Tidak putus asa
    8. Jana idea kreatif
    9. Kelilingi diri dengan orang yang boleh bina diri kita

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

First impressions



First impressions are the impression you make at first sight.  You may not get a second chance.  So make sure you leave a favourable impact the first time around
 
People come from all walks of life.  No matter who they are, the strength of connection is established by that all-important first impression.  So, it’s important to make a good and lasting first impression, especially for entrepreneurs, at all stages of their careers.  In some part of it, it has to do with appearance.
 
According to Mark Twain (author), when it comes to first impression, dress is one of vital importance.  Clothes make the man (Mark Twain).  Next is the handshake.  From childhood we have all been urged to look the other person straight in the eye and offer a firm handshake.  This moment of human contact is essential.  Of course, don’t overdo the eye contact or bone crush the handshake.
 
Trust is a critical issue in every relationship.  And certainly, good manners are often a factor.  Using the word please and thank you frequently will help you to make a favourable first impression.
 
Finally, what you say matters.  The ability to communicate effectively is the key to every aspects of our lives.  True leadership is not about domination.  It’s about building trust and empathy through strong relationships.
 
So, be genuine on the first meeting.  Be clear and direct.  This will speaks volumes about who you are – an information that can never be conveyed on the best resume.  Remember, do not try too hard to be funny.  Don’t use forced and scripted humour.  Not everyone can carry off a joke at a business meeting.  So go easy.  Be sure the jokes are appropriate and the person you’re meeting is going to understand them.
 
You truly never get a second chance to make a first impression.  So smile, be yourself, look them in the eye and ‘knock’em dead!’
 
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A Recipe For First Impression
By Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Founder of Virgin Group
SMEBiz, Monday
29 February 2016
 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST



THE TRICKY PART IS WE DON’T GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION


While we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, a Princeton University study found that our brains conclude if a person is trust-worthy or beautiful in one tenth of a second.  Psychologist Alex Todorov discovered that human brains respond to focus so quickly that our reasoning mind may not have time to influence.  The study by Todorov shows that people make judgement about the attractiveness, likeability, trustworthiness and aggressiveness after looking at people’s faces for 100 milliseconds.
 
Individual are encourage to cultivate the right look to suit occasions because so much rides on the first impression.  According to Bon Zainal (local fashion designer image consultant), whether we like it or not, clothes speak for us.  Never under estimate the power of clothes.  Dressing is one of the few areas left in life that is still under our control.  Smile and showcase a pleasant personality.  Looking one’s best is super important when out job-hunting.
 
The ability to put your best foot/face forward really counts.  A good smile and positive attitude are important qualities needed when dealing with customer.  Apart from accurate understanding of customer’s needs, you also need to have a good interpersonal skills.
 
Candidates for all sorts of profession must portray the right image and appearance.  An inexhaustible smile coupled with energy to provide excellent services are plus.
 
Paying close attention to guest helps build relationship.  A smile helps give the extra edge in business.  Thus, according to Sir Richard Branson, creating a culture of openness can make a big difference to employees and customer.
 
A picture says a thousand words so, remember to be selective about the photo you use.  Think of something that make you stand out more.
 
 
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Good impression
By Sheela Chandran
Star2, Friday
12 February 2016
 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

THE STORY OF SUGAR AND STARCH




 

Plenty is being said about sugar and carbohydrates these days with diabetes, heart disease and obesity being the problem.  We can easily get confused: is sugar bad or are carbohydrates bad?

 

BASIC:
UNDERSTANDING SUGAR AND CARBOHYDRATES.
1.
Carbohydrates:
·         Body require carbohydrates because they are main source of energy
·         45%-65% of our calories should came from carbohydrates. (United States Department of Agriculture)
·         Are more easily broken down by body for energy compared to protein and fats
·         Important for maintaining smooth order of our heart, muscles, central nervous system and others.
·         Why carbohydrates getting a bad reputation.
-       Because we tend to consume in excess
-       Because we fail to consider the types of carbohydrates we’re taking.
2.
Sugar
·          Is a type of carbohydrate
·         Can be further divided into
-       Simple sugars
-       Complex sugars:
Ø   Include rice, pastas, potatoes and also grains
Ø  Also known as starch
-       Fructose is found in fruits
-       Simple sugars:
o   Sucrose is the table sugar
o   Both fructose and sucrose are broken down by our bodies into glucose, our source of energy
-       Complex sugar:
o   Includes rice, pastas, potatoes, and also grains
o   Also known as starch
-       Starch usually doesn’t taste quite as sweet as simple sugars.
Ø  That’s why we don’t really think of “sweet” when we’re eating rice or pastas.
-       Our body break down complex sugar such as starch into glucose  (just like they do with the simple sugars)

Both simple sugar and starches are broken down into glucose:

Why:          i.       some starches have a stellar reputation

ii.       Some starches get a bad come

iii.      Simple sugars are considered villains

 

Answer:              depending on how fast the body breaks down these sugar and and get them into our bloodstream.

 

Glycaemic index (GI).

  • An index used to measure how fast body breaks down the sugars.
     
  • 2 types

  • Low GI foods

  • Foods slowly broken down by the body so that the sugar gets into our system gradually

  • High GI foods

  • The exact opposite.

 

  • Simple sugars are usually high GI Foods.

  • Are easily broken down by the body and quickly get into the blood stream.

  • Causing spikes in the body’s blood sugar level.
  • The body then respond to this spike by releasing a flood of insulin, which transports this glucose from the blood stream intro our cells where the glucose in converted into energy.
  • Problem :

  • When so much insulin is released; our body thinks we’ve got too much glucose and stores this as fat to be burned off later.
  • Resulting:

  • Because there’s a lot of insulin in the blood stream, the glucose depletion happens pretty fast.
  • Causing our blood sugar dropping drastically and suddenly
  • When these happen, we feel lethargic and hungry.

 

Avoid simple sugars vs stick to complex sugars or starches

  • Starches do not break down as easily as simple sugar. (Slow Digestible starch-SDS).
  • Different types of starches do get digested faster than other (Rapidly digestible  starch-RDS)
  • Foods are typically a combination of both
  • Rice = combination of amylose and amylopectin
  • Smart move would be to stick to foods with a higher amylose-to-amylopectin ratio because these promote slower digestion and more gradual release of glucose into the blood stream.

 

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The story of sugar and starch.

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Body, mind and soul

The Star, Tuesday,

02 February 2016