College vs Office

Oh wow. I think some of you may have started as a fresh executive. You might be so proud of yourself (good for you), for joining the income tax contributor to your government.

You love your government so much until you want to pay so much money to the government.And as a taxpayer, you just hope for the best use of your tax money. You would hope that the government would maximize it to the fullest and benefit the whole society. Ameen. I wish that happened here.

Well. as much as you want to work when you’re study, the same feeling will develop after you’ve been working for certain amount of years. However, it’s the opposite of the first. You might want to go back to college life, go back to university life where you think you don’t need to have much commitment, car installment, housing mortgage and getting married.

Everyone feel the same way. Well if it’s not everyone, I know of someone. That’s me.

However one thing you should realize. Being student a will not always solve so many things. You’ve got exam that you would have to face. You’ve gotta stay in dorm where some of them might not be as cozy as your house. Unless your family is super rich, you have limited resources of money so your needs will not always be met.

Working aint bad after all. You make new friends, get new colleagues, meeting up new clients, and the best part is, you will earn money and give some money back to your parent.Its repayment time. Though they will always keep saying its okay son, you need money more than we do.

Listen, It’s not about the amount, it’s the thought that counts. You have them in your heart and first thing when you get your salary, it’s them you would share the moment with.

Guess what, that’s very important for you to find the job that you love! Do what you love because working in office ( sitting at your desk) all day along for about 40 hours per week is the big chunk portion of your time. So I am sure you don’t want to do something that tortures you.

Remember: College life indeed is the best time in my life, however we’ve gotta bid and say goodbye as we are moving into different phase of our life.

First world Mentality Education

Damn it! Ive started my day with this news:

World Reputation Rankings for Varsities

If you see in the list, we don’t have our national’s university ranked in top 30. Why so?

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A lot has been said regarding the education system in Malaysia. We keep chanting the words like our education system are better than the world. yet, my question is when do we see any malaysia’s varsity in the ranking?

One day, I would want to see it. I don’t mind if it’s in top 30. Even better if we could beat Harvard.

In my 2 cent opinion, it’s all about mentality. We, first must change or at least do something about Malaysian’ s mentality.

Let me give you one example: One prominent figure said: “It’s good if the ringgit is depreciated because it makes people buy our product more and attract more investors to import from Malaysia”

Oh come on. That’s now how you should think. You don’t want people to buy your product just because of the ringgit depreciation, instead produce high value quality products that people would still buy it regardless the value of the ringgit

Another silly example: We, as Malaysia have little courtesy over other people. We are rude, loves to stare other people, and we don’t have “Excuse me” in our life dictionary.

Malaysia mentality, ranking university

Don’t act like crab. One they see their friend crawling out from the bowl, someone will pull them down

If you dont believe what I said, go out commute on public transport especially LRT or Monorail. I once myself purposely stood right in front of the exit door, just to do some stupid research on : “How many Malaysian mention “Excuse me” when trying to make a way out”. Result? My null hypothesis is accepted with 0.95 confidence level.

Even if you have the best technologies or system, yet people are not capable of adapting to it, the mentality is still skeptical about changing, there might be such a waste of resource.

If you want to become number 1 or top 10, think like ONE, behave like ONE, resolve like ONE!

Note: Just for your little, my university is in the list.

I dare you to try one of these!

Recently I’ve come across with one of the webpage that summarize interesting knowledge.

Just something to wonder: Human, we are so creative to invent something, even to torture others.

If your interview session would go something like this, you so have valid reason to get scared of it!

Even so, have a good communication so you can convince them not to torture you that way!

Enjoy reading. Here it goes top 25 list.!

Sounds scary, but it’s pretty much informative

 

Click the picture if you dare…..

Click if you dare!

Click if you dare!

 

WTH!Scared of your interview?

Please.

Scare is the big word in the interview world.

Imagine if you’re scared over a thing, you cannot say and talk properly. Worse, you pissed your pants several times. LOL

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Don’t get scared!

So, you must know how to not scare on your interview.

Let me ask you a thing, what make you scared for your interview?

If you said because of the interviewer, hey Look again whether your interviewer is ghost or some supernatural beings. Or check whether your interviewer sucks your blood. If one of these checked, you might have the reason to get scared. Otherwise, just stay calm.  They are just human. They eat, they sleep, they pissed, they love, and they have a family too. You and your interviewer share the same world. Why must you scared o’ them?

So, the only thing that might make you scared is unprepar

edness to face the uncertainties. WTH is that! It is so negative words. Double’ un-‘s.  remember negative meets negative would turn into positive. So bear with it.

If you think you come unprepared for the interview, just stay calm. TAKE A DEEP BREATH.SLOWLY BREATH OUT. This way you can control your blood and oxygen circulation that would indirectly control your heart beat

Another way to fight for your scared or nervousness, you may want to consider this tip. LISTEN TO MUSICS

Why do you think God might have sent Beethoven, Pachalbel, Mozart and likes to earth?

My answer is: To bestow upon Human one of the wonderful arts called music.

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Don’t scare. Mozart will keep you smile.

They don’t create music for nothing. Their melodies are still famously known until now.These guys are gifted in their field. So

beethoven

don’t waste this resource.

You already have thousands of songs/melody/rhythm/beats/ that you can listen to. On top of that, Apple, Sony, Samsung and other giants tech have made life so much easier for you by providing the so called iPod or music player in your phone. Utilize them.

The tip is: Try listen to these kinds of music. Musics that have a slow beat of drum, harmony musical arrangement, melancholy. Listening to the slow beat of music repeatedly will slow down your heart beat. Your mind will send the signals to your heart that goes like this:

“Hey heart, chill out man, why so rush, listen to this slow beat. Go slow”.

Thus, it would make your less nervous and scared.

Eureka! Now, you’re ready to nail down the interviewers!

Heart Goes Right!Don’t turn left!

In 2013, the unemployment rate in Malaysia was 3.3%

What do you think of that number?Big? Small? Moderate?

There are a lot of medium for job searching in Malaysia. Jobstreet.com, Jobtact.com, Talent Corp and etc. In fact you can go to the Career fair that is actively held over the year for employers to look for the candidates.

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Jobstreet is among the top engine.

You first must, however, design a creative and great resume.

There are thousands of openings and opportunities that you can find. You can also subscribe to the email and it will automatically notify you jobs that fit your preferences.

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Programmer, as you wish

Finance, computer science, sales, marketing. The lists go on. It’s up to you to choose and look for which is the most interesting job that you want to give it a try.

Here comes the part where some of us may have conflict choosing a job.

I have a friend, who is a Nuclear Engineering graduate, and end up working in Aviation Industry

I have a friend, who is an Actuarial Science graduate, top Class, who is happily doing property sales.

In Malaysia, you would not always get the job you want. Some may say the paper that so called “degree” is just an platform to enter to the career world. Then the truth of this statement will appear to be true:

“You’ve gotta love what you do”.

In contrast, before we started looking for a job, we might have chanted these words: “I’ve gotta do what I love”. The whole paradigm changes 360 degree. And so does your career path.

What your heart says, it is always the best. If you think you are no longer in your correct path, back to the old track. Don’t lie to yourself ends up it would put too much pressure and stress on you.

If your heart wanted you to go for sales because you’re good at presenting, go ahead. Find a property developer and become an authorised agent. Car agent would be another option. Sales aint easy job. It’s one of the toughest and remember this, Most of the top billionaires in the world used to become a salesman before.

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Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar was a salesman before.

If you think you enjoy doing programming, get a job in Tech company.Accenture, Misc, to name a few.

If your heart directs you towards art, you’re welcome to become a fashion designer or photographer. In fact these career nowadays pay handsomely.Why bother not to consider?

Some classify the job based on the pay salary. Some prefer it to look prestigious. Some choose it based on the job description. Whatever your decision are, consult your heart.

Do what you must my friend!

Love your heart!

Whether you like it or not,
you have to admit this fact,
that everybody in this world, as a normal world,
we are blessed to have a “place” in our wonderful body,

its in your hand!

its in your hand!

The ‘part’ that become the major determinant what you would turn into
The ‘part’ that acts like a driving force that direct us to the location our mind chose
The ‘part’ that decides what you are going to do,
From there, it goes to mind, and from Mind, it goes all the way down to action.

That little piece in our body is our “Heart”.
With Heart, one is able to ‘see’ the world
With Heart, one is able to ‘feel’ other’s pain
With Heart, one is able to ‘think’ what is right and when to strike
With Heart, one is able to touch other “Heart”.
That’s the reason Heart can talk to other Heart.

Heart touches people,
Heart taps emotion,
Heart brings out affection,
Heart triggers feeling.

Heart never lie.
Heart knows what you want.
Follow your heart because heart comes from the inside.

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Love your heart!

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has once said:

‘Surely there is in the body a small piece of flesh; if it is good, the whole body is good, and if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted, and that is surely the heart’.
Related by Imam Bukhārī in his sahih

Heart your heart!

Just be yourself

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Don’t afraid to dream big!

Hi,

sorry it’s been a hectic week.

Have you ever heard about a story of a poor kid, who has been dreaming throughout his student life to work at one company?

It begins with “Just be yourself!”

Just be yourself

I will work there someday!

There was a kid, who everyday his father would send him and fetch him back from school. He comes from the not-so well to do family. His dad worked as a labor and his mum stayed at home to keep all the house things running.

Everyday on their way to school, they will surely pass this one building. A building that on top of it has the most recognized company logo in Malaysia. Everybody will surely know what the company does because it plays most important role in the country. As a small kid, looking at the giant building and people passing by in suit, he planted this dream that one day, I would walk in to that building, fitting the best suit I have, and dealing with people like what they do!

He knew that he must study hard, and do whatever it must to be one of the guy working in that building. He performed well in examination, managed to get honor recognition with one of the prestigious universities in Malaysia.
e managed to secure the interview after applying for a position in the company. That was the first company that he was trying to apply to get a full time position.
Before he went into the interview, his dad told him that:

“Son, I believe you will get this position, It’s what you’ve been wanting for past one decade”

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It was an interview time. Everyone who attended the session was dressing like professional white collared workers. Being a children in a modest family, he seemed to have no opportunity to be in the same dress like everyone’s in the room. All he had was a necktie, which was given by his parent for graduation, also a folder that compile all his education related transcripts and certs.He knew that hiring does not value how much or expensive your dress. It measured how much you are good in presenting yourself and benefit the company.Never thought he was under dressed, he mingled around like a normal guy.Confident and eloquent.

As he was waiting in the room for his turn, one candidate, a guy walked out from the interview room.Walking out proudly, speaking with fluently american english accent, speak to his other friend, ” I am sure I can get this job”. However this did not stop him from doing what his heart has told me.He did not feel discouraged for what he heard.

His turn came in. He walked into the room. Three panelist were waiting for him. His heart was beating fast but still in his control.He did not want the interviewer to notice his emotion or nervousness going into the room.

Interview went on. Interviewers ask “Why you want to work here?”

This guy bravely mentioned “Because this is my dream and my father’s. I’d been seeing this beautiful building everyday on my way to school. My father kept telling me that one day I would work here so I could change our family’s condition. I am not an oversea graduate, but I believe that I have the criteria that could benefit your company. I also want to pay for all my dad’s kindness by trying hard to get into this company”.

It went well. The interview ended.He was 50-50 sure about getting the job.

2 weeks later, an email saying “congratulation, you’ve been chosen to join our company. Please report next month”.

He showed the email to his dad and the dad praised to Allah for making it a way for him and his family

If this guy has some courage to tell the true story, what stop us from not being ourselves. It is better to not lying that telling something untrue just to secure the job.

Just be yourself, don’t get intimidated by what others said because hey, the future is in your hand. Not theirs. All the best.

Remove your excess “what IF”

Some of you may be scared when attending the interview.

Nervous, nervous,nervous,unprepared!

You have so many questions popped out in your mind.

“what if they asked me difficult questions”

“what if they don’t agree with what I said”

“what if I can’t answer what they asked me”

“what if I look stupid and unprepared in front of them”

“what if I don’t get this job, will I die”

what if

what if

If you want me to list them down, bet It will take me the whole day.

This is what we call high concern about uncertainties.

We CANNOT always have this trait because it would stop us, prevent us from moving forward

We would keep triggering a lot of “what ifs” question which ends up would eat up our own vision.

For instance, you wanna invest some stocks. You have already done your analysis and you are about 80% sure you would get at least 10% return in one month.

However, your inner side keep asking “what if the stock’s price go down” or “what if suddenly market crash”.. Guess what, this stops you from investing.

I’d tell u buddy! We never know until we try. And please find me one thing in this world that has no risk! Even you walk, you have the risk of fell down or stumble.

This risk is what gives the insurance companies lots of million.

So why scared of taking risk? Why don’t you ignore your uncertainties questions.

I am not saying that is not correct. I never mentioned it’s wrong to have that trait.

Precaution is good! Over precaution is eating you. Over thinking would make you worry. Over confidence will make you arrogant. Just be moderate in your thinking and uncertainties.

Asking reasonable “what if” is such a powerful tool to trigger your mind to think more. To have more vision and dream

Now, it’s over to you.

You talk! It’s an Art

Let’s get it started with a phrase

“communication is an art”

Yes, it’s very true. At least in my eyes I dont want to challenge that.

I’ve noticed the importance of having a good and effective communication skills.

Art relates to our creativity, cognitive skills, human skills on how we perceive the communication

What you say should not hurt others

What you say should not hurt others

Believe it or not, in Malaysia alone, miscommunication is one of the leading factors for divorce cases. I don’t have the specific figure about it. But this is fairly enough to say as “communication” is taught whenever a couple wants to get married. The importance of communication has been stressed out and get in place in the special talk/course about communication related to marriage.

Communication breakddown

Communication breakddown

Because it’s an art, you have to know how to present your main ideas in a very good way at the same time not hurting other parties. Be creative and selective when it comes to choice of words that you use to speak to your couple.

Ladies and men communicate differently. As for men, they tend to say it out directly (straight to the face) and use direct words. Points are obviously and explicitly stated out! Less flowery or hidden meaning.Whereas, ladies prefer to use it on a very sublime and implicit way. Points are not reached and heard clearly by the guys. It’s the nature of both sides.

A man’s thought would tend to take it directly. So, for lady, don’t expect a man to understand fully what you said

For a man, please understand that when a lady says something, don’t blindly take what she says. Digest and dig deeper. There must be something untold that requires guy’s creativity to reveal it.

A girl mentioned this to her husband : “It’s so good to have that kinda of handbag, looks exclusive and stylish“.

Indirect meaning is usually would go like this :”I want that freaking handbag!

communication fail

I want that freaking handbag!

That’s the art of communication a lady has in term of delivering her message.

It’s different between creative communication and tell a lie!

Say you arrived home around 11.59pm. if your wife asked what time you reached home last night:

Don’t tell “11pm” because it’s lie. Tell her “11-ish” instead. You’re talking the truth. And it makes you look better in her eyes:)

Politicians/corporate leader are really creative in their words and communication.

Thus, if you want to learn more about being creative in your words, look at how these people talk. The use of language sounds promising. The tone of the voice sounds convincing. The move of the body shows high level of confidence.

Believe me, if you have this criterion, you can be a good leader.

You can tag your price higher! Learn to be creative. Learn to be bold! Don’t just regular

Price

What’s your price?