Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Unmasking The True Colors

People who moves within my circle knows that I am a no-nonsense kind of person.  I am one who will call a spade a spade ... no less and no more.  As such, I will not have any respect for anyone who comes on as being pretentious, superficial or egoistic.

In my opinion, when you are not who you truly are, any false pretenses to be good or bad will never last.  Once you've reached your comfort zone, your veils will be lifted layer by layer.  Each layer depletes whatever respect that I may have for your in the first place.

Call me arrogant but this is just who I am!

For the past 3 months, I've had the opportunity to observe how certain people in my work team have started to reveal their true colors. We are all drawn into a small work pool as strangers and just like a job interview and the subsequent probationary period, people tend to put on a mask either to protect their privacy or to hide their inferiority.  The danger is who will be revealed when the mask is removed.

Today, I've had to console a team-mate who had just completed her 3rd month with us.  She was in tears as she shared the pressure and stress piled on her by a bullying team leader and of late, another team-mate who has chosen to follow suit.  Somehow, dignity at work has been erased!

Where is the team spirit?  The essence of teamwork towards building a successful business!

And there are less than 10 people in this work pool right now.  What will happen when it grows to 100?!

I guess they call it "POLITICS!" ... mind you, the word "OFFICE" has been intentionally omitted as we all work from home!

Anyway, with true colors unmasked, humility gone and team spirit extinguished, can this work pool even survive the next one or two years???

Monday, September 28, 2015

My New Visionboard

My last visionboard was made in December 2011.  It was overdue for an update and I finally worked up the motivation and inspiration to create a new one.   I am very very grateful that all my dreams on the last visionboard had been successfully accomplished and it's time to move on.

Moments are quickly flying by as if Mother Earth is rotating on its axis at the speed of lightning.  24 hours does not seem to be enough these days.  Every new day will bring change no matter big or small.  Therefore, a lot can change in 365 days!

Life goes on ...

While mine has changed aplenty, I believe I need to pump some life into it.  Everything looks a little stagnated at the moment.  As Bruce Lee puts it;

"There are no limits.  
There are only plateaus.  
And you must not stay there, 
you must go beyond them."

I am confident with my new visionboard, new paths will be created.  Paths to new adventures, new challenges and new limits!

Here's my new Visionboard!

Redeeming My Focus

It's undoubtedly so easy for us to lose focus.  It could be a task, an ambition or a dream.  Whichever it is ... losing focus can be a good thing or it can be entirely the opposite. We just need to be adaptable and improvised along the way.

As Doug Larson puts it, "Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away."

I for one is guilty as I have lost my focus.  I have forgotten why I had chosen an early retirement when I'm still of value in the workforce.  I have forgotten to enjoy my freedom doing whatever I want, how I want and when I want.

Everything is becoming a blur.  There's just no more zest no more oomph!! 

How come?

Long story short ... I got too comfy and cozy in one opportunity that I have forgotten to open my mind to let new ones in!