Life is like a book. Every year we celebrate birthdays which marks as a new chapter of our life. Life changing decisions are also considered as a new chapter. We often forget that we have limited time. We distract ourselves with delusions and pleasure to make us happy. Unfortunately this method backfires and puts a hole in our life. When this happens, we keep searching for answers. We are looking for ways to cover this hole but we forget that the only way to fix this is to em
We love the idea of a life with no stress but is it possible? Can it be accomplished? Or is it just another idea given to us by our noisy and destructive society? The truth is it is impossible to achieve such feat. The rich got money problems. Having more money doesn’t mean happiness. In fact, wealthier people are more prone to depression and stress because of what they have. Look at how families are dismantled because of money problems. If money is the key to a stress-free a
We all know who Leonardo Da Vinci is. Born in a gray stone tenant cottage next to a farmhouse two miles up the road from Vinci, Leonardo was lucky that he was born out of wedlock. His father never recognized him as a legitimate son which affected him throughout his lifetime. If he were considered as legitimate, then he would be a notary just like his siblings and ancestors. Leonardo didn’t have a formal education like the other great people and artists. This was another advan
We’ve heard the news and experienced the catastrophic internet event that happened yesterday. The social media group of Facebook shut down for hours, and people who are hooked into these apps have no idea what to do. Some of them used Twitter to share their own thoughts and opinions about this “shutdown.” We can use this shutdown as a lesson and a reminder that we are so hooked into these apps. We waste so much time by scrolling up and down, comparing our lives, giving away o
Our society is bombarding us with advertisements every day. They tell us what we should buy, they tell us what we should own. They show us their product is better than its competitors. These advertisers do that because they understand basic human psychology. They know that when we hear or see these images and messages, we are attracted to it. Look at our society right now. People are becoming slaves to materialism. Do materialism and more money bring us happiness? The answer
The world we live in today is always moving. Every morning people rush going to their jobs while others go to schools. Every night people are rushing to go home to spend some quality time with their family. In our life, we all know that every minute counts. We can’t go back in time. We can only move forward. Since people are always busy, they forget one of the most important qualities in life. They forget to become mindful, they don’t stay present all the time. When we talk
The Path of Mastery looks easy, but it is hard. It needs constant practice, learning, grit, perseverance, purpose, passion, and hard work. Looking back at historical times only a few people achieved mastery. People like Leonardo Da Vinci, Newton, Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Charles Darwin, Picasso and, Rockefeller mastered their own crafts and left a significant impact in human history. Can you imagine how hard they went through to do what they could achieve? They didn’t have int
In the creative world, we live in today becoming a professional is a must. What I mean by professional is a standard or an ideal. A lot of people usually say to themselves and to their peers and co-workers that they are professionals, but they don’t act like one. These people are amateurs. To be clear: once we get a paycheck and a job. We are professionals. However, there is a difference between a professional and an amateur. There is a space in between that divides them. We
There’s a toxic force on the planet that keeps us from doing what we love. It prevents us from changing our lives for the better. This lethal force is the reason why we haven’t seen too much innovation in the past decades. This toxic force is not a disease or an illness. This lethal force lives within us and often gets the best of us from doing what we should do. This toxic force is Resistance. Resistance is the root of laziness, unhappiness, and failure to reach our goals. R
Recently I just finished reading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by Phil Knight. This book is one of the best books I read so far. Shoe Dog gave a roller coaster of emotions, and it left me inspired to execute my great idea. Phil Knight’s journey started in 1962 when he decided to talk to his father about his dream of traveling around the world and his Crazy Idea. He wanted to explore different kinds of culture, environment, taste other kinds of foods, climb the Himalayas and execute his
Here we go again, it’s a brand new year. You might notice a trend nowadays, people on social media brag about their new year resolutions and of course they write “New Year, New Me” in their captions. It’s nice to see that people want to get the better. It’s nice to know that they want to become a better person. But are they really up for the task? Will they say no to certain occasions? (For those who want to have a better lifestyle) Every year we make new year’s resolution. E
2019 is the year of letting go. It’s time to let go of the people pulling you down. Let go of your toxic environment. Let go of the belief systems that is stopping you from achieving what you want. Let go of the fixed mindset that you are programmed with. Let go of habits that are useless and unproductive. New Year means a new beginning. It's time to start finding our purpose. It’s time to start doing what we love to do ever since we were kids. Our world needs your talent and
Time flies so fast, the season of giving is here again. Any great gift ideas to your loved ones? Colleagues? Bosses? I hope you don’t spend too much money to show your appreciation.
It’s always a tradition to spend money or use our savings to give gifts to someone special to us. This consumerist lifestyle is always present during holidays, it’s how we show value to someone. What’s worse is, we even give gifts for someone we despise but since it’s Christmas we wear masks and
When we feel negative feelings like anger, we often use that negative energy towards someone. We shout at them, curse at them and in worst case scenarios we hit them physically. We are angry for these reasons: We have this sense of entitlement.
We feel stress.
We are manipulative, we want events to happen which is beyond our control.
We lack perspective.
We had a rough childhood and environment. Our family background and surroundings play a huge role in our attitude.
Let’s do some reality check here. Not everyone loves to read a book. Some say it’s boring and difficult, not enough time, costs too much and they just aren’t fond of reading. Before the internet era, these reasons are acceptable but saying these words are just excuses. I know that there are people out there who are suffering in life and have no contact with the outside world. I would like to tell you that those people are exempted from these reasons. If you’re reading this bl
It's been more than a month since I published my first book Roots. I really appreciate the messages and feedback. For those who got their copy, thank you for lending me your time. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and ideas.
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We human beings are social animals. We adapt to our environment. We try to fit in on certain groups of people so that we can interact with one another. We do everything we can to fit it on society’s standards. Throughout our lives, we will encounter two types of people. They are rational and irrational people. Rational people: Realize their goals Work effectively with a group of people Create work that matters Have self-awareness, they admit their own irrationality In hiring
“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” Epictetus Dealing with reality is often hard. Why? Because we resist it. Resisting reality can make our life worse. There are times when we thought that we are accepting reality but what we are doing is quite the opposite. Reality exists whether we like it or not. We cannot change what is going to happen us. Our only choice is how we react to certain events. In dealing with life problems, we often accuse ot
I am very happy to announce that my book Roots: Success and Greatness Starts Within You is now available on major book retailers/distributors worldwide! This book is a compilation of lessons that I learned throughout my life and lessons from the books I read. I'll let it speak for itself. Don’t worry, this is just a book that you can finish in a day. I hope you grab a copy for yourself, friends, family, and colleague. Anyway, the ebook version is just $1.99! The books are ava
“Happiness is never found in materialistic things; it exists in things that cannot be physically possessed. Therefore, happiness is priceless. It can never be purchased.” Ellen J. Barrier "I WANT IT ALL!” WE all want those fancy clothes, exotic cars, multiple mansions, and even a private island. How do we acquire those things? We chase money, and then we become a slave to materialism. When you ask yourself, "Does it matter? Do I need these things to stand out in modern societ