How to Start Reading Habit?

Do you know that books can help you transform your life, see new perspectives in life and help you on your imagination? Yes, books not only give you the knowledge but words written in it can be powerful tools for you in making progress in your life.

Start your reading habit with 15 to 30 minutes first. Read a book and not a newspaper. Then make a habit to read at least 1 hour a day. If you cannot do a straight reading for an hour, divide it into 2 sessions of 30 minutes reading for each book. In my case, I read in the morning (I prefer to go for a self-help book) and in the evening (I prefer novels or biography). If I need to work away from home, I read in the car or after I had my breakfast (after the meals but before the coffee or tea in the cup finish).

Pick at least two books to read; 

1. Books that can help you make progress in life. For example; Self-help, financial, relationship, business etc.
2. Books that can help you work out with your imagination: For example: novels, fictions etc.

Additional:
I would also love to recommend you to read biography/autobiography books. The reason is; you will see life from a different set of eyes and walk in the person’s shoes (having said that, pick the books wisely). My favourites were The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and Richard Branson; Losing My Virginity.

Happy Reading to you!

Books for The Week.

Books for The Week.

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The Two People Who Celebrate New Year

It’s officially the last day of 2012! I hope you do have a great year in 2012. Before you go out there tonight to celebrate the New Year, please read the entire article.

Now, do you realize that people who celebrate the New Year are categorized into two groups? The first one is those who just want to party (drinks, dance and things I shall not mention in here). The other one are those who sums up the life they have spent in the past 364 days in a moment before New Year.

Yes! The Question (as always), which one is you?

Although both categories seem similar in a way that both celebrate the New Year event, but there is one distinction; acknowledgement of successes they achieved throughout the year of 2012.

The first one spends the moments with the crowds, do what the crowds do and live life to the fullest for a few hours. They become happy because everybody around is happy. Some become happy because they get to drink and scream Happy New Year! And so the rest is unknown.

The second one spends the moments with one extra thing is the list; celebration of successes they achieved in the past 365 days. Yes they celebrate it and perhaps scream the same three words but they take a moment to acknowledge their self efforts in making their life better. The moment of acknowledgement always comes with gratitude, a key towards beautiful life. And so the rest is in the process of unfolding more beauties in life.

Understand these two groups, one wakes up in the morning living the same 1st January every year. The other one wakes up in the morning to a new life. If you may, be the one that wakes up to a new life.

If you have not achieved your dream in 2012, you can still celebrate one thing left: your awareness of transforming your life. Start with a question to yourself: Do you want to do the same thing in 2013, just like the 2012, 2011, 2010? Do you want to live the same year for 50 years? If you say yes, happy boring life to you.

Happy New Year 2013 to all of you; beautiful souls. Remember to rewards YOU for the successes and Thank YOU for the experiences you got into in 2012. May 2013 unfold the beauty of life to you.

Happy New Year 2013.

Happy New Year 2013.

The Story about Me and Writing

Back in the 90s, I wrote short stories and poem because I loved it. And all the stuffs I wrote, I kept it in the drawers. Not many people know I wrote these stuffs except my beautiful niece. I wrote and I kept it. That’s it. I never get it published. My niece inspired me long time ago when she wrote same stuffs too and she got it published (if I’m not mistaken in local newspaper).

When I reached 18 years old, I stop writing. I wanted to believe that my passions are all about sciences. Dreams I dreamed mostly science related like I want to be an engineer or pharmacist. Of course none of these happened. I ended up earning income in the line of accounting (the subject I used to hate the most when I was in high school) for four years before pursuing the line of operations and managements in Logistic. All I have learned were numbers and people skills but none of these lead me to write.

Circa 2005, a friend of mine suggested I write drama script but I didn’t go for it. In 2008, I tried to write a blog but after few posts, I got bored. I don’t usually share about my life online. I prefer to write something inspiring or stories about love and life. But all I did was stop to write.

Two years later, when I realized that I got a lot to inspire people through writing, I decided to write again. This time, I narrowed down to motivation and personal growth. I’ve told myself after all the clues given to me from time to time, why should I stop? Equipped with motivation I had with me that time, I’ve told few people about my dream – to be a writer. Many disapproved because it is hard to make money through writing. Besides, my English is not that perfect. So I agree with them. Only this time, I decided not to stop.

Waves Lifestyle Magazine Sept-Oct 2012

Waves Lifestyle Magazine Sept-Oct 2012

One of my dreams is to get my articles or story published in magazine or newspaper. I approached this magazine (Waves Lifestyle Magazine) in 2011 but I didn’t get the shot. Later on, somewhere in August 2012, the editor of the magazine, Ms. Priya Manikam offered the opportunity for me to write motivation column for their magazine. She required a sample but I sent her two samples. Turned out, she loves both of it. She said (and I quoted);

“Your column is well liked by us. Keep staying inspired and take care”

Today, I received the hard-copy of the magazine and saw my first article titled: Inner Healing for Loneliness in page 36. After I took some photos, I walked to the book shelf and grabbed my journal. I flipped the page where I wrote Goals and Dreams to Achieve and checked off these two items:

Be a writer.
Publish articles in magazine/newspaper.

….And I’m glad I didn’t stop like I did before.

Me and the motivation column

Me and the motivation column

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Note: I would like to express my gratitude and thank the editor of Waves Lifestyle Magazine, Ms. Priya for the opportunity and for believing in me.

Waves Lifestyle Magazine is a free magazine available in Johor Bharu and Singapore. You can subscribed the magazine for updates and information via Facebook.

Kayla Harrison And Her Powerful Affirmation

I read her victory story from Yahoo news just now and one thing caught my attention; her powerful affirmation that she said to herself for many years. Her affirmation is simple and yet very powerful.

“”Kayla Harrison IS an Olympic champion.” 

And she won first U.S Olympic Judo gold medal.

What she said is a powerful affirmation that light up her spirit. Every time she said it, the creation is in the process. The affirmation creates belief in her entire system. When all her system (body, mind, emotion and spiritual) gets the same direction, they work in harmony. The affirmation is powerful motivation to her and it leads her entirely to win the gold medal. It helped her to visualize the moments she wants and she did it. Look at how powerful an affirmation works on us, even it is just a simple one.

Read her full story and find out how the powerful affirmation had helped her go through all the obstacles she had in life. You will be touched, amazed and inspired by her life story. She’s the success story in my journal today.

Kayla Harrison Olympic 2012 Judo Gold Medalist.

Kayla Harrison Olympic 2012 Judo Gold Medalist.

The Power of Believing

Do you know who the navigator of your life is? I have the answer and in fact, we all have the same answer. His name is BELIEF. Navigator is not a driver. Driver can be us or our habits, whereas navigator stays navigator. It shows us the direction of our lives. Where we are heading right now is based on what we believe in.

Beliefs can be good or bad, positive or negative and every individual have beliefs. Regardless what are their beliefs; it is the beliefs that navigate them in life. If you wonder how many beliefs you have, you could take a look at your life right now. Look around your life now, then five years ago and then 10 years ago. Do you still stand on same beliefs?

“I’m officially DISABLED, but I’m truly ENABLED because my lack of limbs” – Nick V said. It is the belief he has for himself that makes him a powerful motivator in the world.

“I’m officially DISABLED, but I’m truly ENABLED because my lack of limbs” – Nick V said. It is the belief he has for himself that makes him a powerful motivator in the world.

Oprah once said; “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe”. It is true that whatever things you believes in will turn out true in your reality. Beliefs have close relationship with our powerful subconscious mind, Law of Cause and Effects, Law of Attractions and Law of Success. When you choose to believe in something, these powerful elements and laws do and deliver as you wish.

The question here is does your beliefs help you create progress in life? Good beliefs help you growth and bad beliefs gets you nowhere in life. How many good beliefs that you have? If you have no answer, ask the reality of your life right now. The answer is always true right at this very moment.

A friend asked me, what kind of belief is the most powerful? Well, every belief are equally powerful but there is one source that many people forgotten to believe in and this source is the most powerful source of all beliefs. Those who knew the source, work with the source and believe in the source are those who create successful life in many aspects. People who believe in this particular source will often create magic, wonders and miracles in life. Do you know what the source is?

The source is YOU. Start believing in yourself. If you believe you can, You Can is the reality to you. If you believe you are failing, You Fail is the reality to you. Whatever your beliefs are, choose it wisely because no matter what you believe in, it is turning true in your reality.

Internet Business Class and Wealth with Law of Attraction

Last year few people asked me if I ever thought of doing my own talk. My replied was “The plan is either end of this year (2011) or early next year (2012) depends on how soon the injury heals.” It was a little bit dragged but my dream came true. Last week on 9th June 2012, I had my first class in my hometown, Penang.

The class was more on Internet Business and techniques but I have added a 45 minutes talk on Law of Attraction (specifically on wealth attraction). My objective is to help participants build their own internet business with proper technical steps and roll it together with the laws of life like Law of Attraction and Power of Wishes (affirmations). The modules will help participants build the business in terms of giving actions and receiving the results and wealth.

The idea to start the class came one week before I travel to Penang for vacation. Yes! One week for a class, modules, marketing and arrangement, was indeed one crazy idea. But this was what I told myself when the idea came to me; Let’s Make It Real. Although I’m an optimistic but I’m also a bit of realist. With only one week I had in hand for everything and the place I choose, I don’t expect a crowd of 20-30 participants. My expectation is only 5 to 7 participants. Ask and you shall receive and I eventually scored 5 people for the first class with 2 people to help me on the photo shoots and others. So total people were 7! This is awesome as a start! (Just so you know that one participant didn’t turn up for the class but she is now having online class with me via email)

Here are some photos took by my Graphic Designer, Joe lai (and also a person who had help me bringing this idea into reality, Millions thanks to her) and by my niece, Zahrah who took photos beautifully even she had issues with her Canon DSLR.

Gorgeous Gentlemen for Internet Business Express Course and Wealth with Law of Attraction

Gorgeous Gentlemen for Internet Business Express Course and Wealth with Law of Attraction

There were two guys and two ladies registered for the class. The one that wearing red shirt was the host, Hezreen (below picture). She was the one who been asking for the class since last year and willing to travel to my place just to learn something new. I sensed her dedication was genuine and honest, so I decided to bring the class to her place. I only asked for free drinks for participants, she gave us more than that. What a beautiful soul she is.

Beautiful Ladies in the Internet Business Express Course and Wealth with Law of Attraction

Beautiful Ladies in the Internet Business Express Course and Wealth with Law of Attraction

The lady who sat beside Hezreen is Corina, who have asked me about Internet Business in 2010. Two years later, when I text her about the class, she was excited to participate.

And that’s me. I was giving explanation and differences between Affiliates and Drop Ship. There are huge different between being an affiliates and doing drop ships. In the class I have explained what are their efforts and things they need to do when they choose to be an affiliate, re-sellers or both.

I was explaining the terms of affiliate and re-sellers

I was explaining the terms of affiliate and re-sellers

Standing makes it easy to show a little expression

Standing makes it easy to show a little expression

I love the excitements that they shared with me especially from Hezreen and Corina. Both gentlemen, Rafi and Hafiz (siblings) were calmer and a little shy. Rafi seems a bit excited when it comes to artifacts and Sugar Glider discussion, which he has intention to take it into proper business.

We laughed a lot especially when we discuss about the marketing and wealth in Internet Business

We laughed a lot especially when we discuss about the marketing and wealth in Internet Business

The Wealth with Law of Attractions has given everyone new perspective in creating wealth in life and business. All the participants have no clue what is Law of Attraction and how it works. After few slides on the subject, they started to realize many things that happen to them in terms of financials and money. Hezreen quoted “Ah! No wonder I could only sell a house last month because I’ve said – If I could sell a house is great enough…then I did and I started to get panicked because a house is not great enough”. 

In the same subject, I have given the participants steps in creating wealth with law of attraction including creating positive habit and daily practices, and reprogram wishes within conscious and subconscious mind.

I’m planning to roll the same class again in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and I believe in this, the numbers of participants is now growing. If you interested in learning both of these subjects or either one of it, please contact me via my email or phone numbers.

Last but not least, thank you Allah for making everyone dreams comes true.

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Special Thanks:

To all the participants, Hezreen, Corina, Rafi, Hafiz, Lai (who have taken the class online), I would love to say this again; Thank you so much for the supports and willingness to learn new knowledge. I enjoy the knowledge sharing with everyone in the class.

For Hezreen, thank you so much for hosting the class and the efforts. It was beautifully arranged. For Joe Lai and Zahrah, thank you for being there to support me. I could not make this far without your guys help.

Five Powerful Cleansing Phrases

I wrote this statement in my Yahoo Messenger since two weeks ago and I got many responded from people in the list. Most of the respond were curious about my life. Only one asked me directly “What’s with the status?”

The status goes like this:

I love you. I forgive you. Please forgive me. I am sorry and Thank you.

I love when people curious about these phrases and I explained to them that these are cleansing phrases. These five phrases are commonly use in daily life but many do not aware that these phrases has cleansing power. It cleanses ourselves from the unnecessary thoughts that we restore inside our mind especially our subconscious minds. In another article, it says that:

“You clean yourself from subconscious garbage – programs that run your life without your participation”- Read more here.

This cleansing technique called Ho’oponopono, started in Hawaii, founded by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeon and documented for healing proof by Dr. Hew Len, her student.

How Ho’oponopono actually work?

Dr.Ihaleakala Hew Len

Dr.Ihaleakala Hew Len

Everything in our lives was partly created by us. The creation is not just with our hands and actions but also with our minds. Everything started with our minds. Take a quick moment and check out what were the last things we have in our minds? A world peace? A meal? A solution to confrontation? A gift for the lover? A happy family? A prepared dialogue for argument? Jealousy thoughts? These thoughts and many other thoughts were sent out to the Universe and in the creation process instantly.

According to Dr. Hew Len, who have managed to heal violence patients in Hawaii State Hospital described that he do not heal them, instead he healed part of himself that created them (the patients).

Ho’oponopono and Healing

I practice Ho’oponopono everyday especially at night. Sometimes I just do the cleansing generally but sometimes I specifically focus on a thing. When I dealt with my fear and anger, I specifically use Ho’oponopono to cleanse the relationship, the situation and myself that relate to fear and anger.  Over the time, it has helped me reduce the intensity that fear and anger have towards me. It also help me to cleanse the unnecessary thoughts of anger and fear in this now moment (that I might now aware of it), so it would not emerge uncontrollably in my reality later.

When a person takes responsibility in his creation and aware that as a human, he would not be able to run away from destructive thoughts, Ho’oponopono is one of the best cleansing techniques a human could give to himself and to the rest of the world.

And here’s the best part of Ho’oponopono, it didn’t require meditation or specific ritual to cleanse our minds. It also didn’t tie to any religion specifically. These five phrases can be used anywhere, everywhere, to any situation we like, to people we love or dislike and use it for love. All we need to do is to repeat these phrases many times (many times = mantra).

  • I love you
  • I forgive you
  • Please forgive me
  • I am sorry
  • Thank you

Five beautiful phrases and yet contains powerful love and cleansing materials. Take responsibility that we are creating the life and the world. Put our egos aside, surrender ourselves to God and cleanse ourselves with love. Last, belief that the world and life that comes to us would be better, beautiful and cleaner than before.

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Some practice indicated that only four phrases require for cleansing (all above except I forgive you) but some practice indicated that I forgive you is one of the cleansing too, especially in cleansing our egos.

Hooponopono Cleansing

Hooponopono Cleansing

Quality Friends – Are They Your Friends?

I learned many things through friendships and I bet you do too. Some of my friends told me that ‘no matter how careful we are in choosing our friends, there’s always one will choose to betray’. Perhaps it’s true and perhaps it is not true. I have different message when we end up making a wrong friend.

Loving Friends Are Quality Friends

Remember I told you that everyone we’ve met is a teacher. We are their teachers too. Life, as well as friendships is all about lessons. If one of your friends chooses to betray you, therefore the lesson he is teaching you is about betrayal. In the same process, you are teaching him back through your respond. So no matter what are your responses, he has to learn from it too.

Try not to think so much about friends that have no quality to be your best friends. Focus on those who have qualities to be your great friends. Spend time with them and learn the best from them. Here are some tips in finding the right great friends.

Make friends with those who….:

1) Knows the meaning of Respect.
Respect should be two ways thing. Friendship would never work if only you giving the respect, while your friend is throwing it away…or the other way round.

2) Live their lives with Love.
You can learn many things from these people. They will show loves in almost every aspects in their life. Learn how these people give love and how love helps them build their life. Friends like these hardly betray you.

3) Can keep your secret.
Sometimes we tell things about ourselves that seems good to share but later on would be a weapon to shoot us back. Make friends with people who never use your secrets to get back on you.

4) Willing to share their experiences and knowledge.
Life is not about self experiences only. We could learn more from others. Friends who are willing to share their experiences, failures, success and knowledge with you means they want you to make progress in life, achieve success and avoiding same mistake they did. Friends like these; they like to see you at mountain top too.

5) Accept the way you are.
Nobody is perfect. True friends accept each other’s weaknesses, sickness and strength. They would not use your weakness, your strength or your sickness for their own benefit.

6) Gossip less.
Gossiping seems to be the most interesting topic to talk everyday but not to everyone. Those who have love, positive attitudes and respect will talk less gossip about others. Make friends with these people and you will adapt their positive energies easily. Besides, those who love to gossip about others will soon gossip about you too.

7) Help pursuing your purpose and success.
Make friends with those who do not stand in between you and your purpose or success. We all have purposes in life. Great friends help each other in pursuing purposes and success. Find those who willing to walk next to you, guide you whenever you lost and help you whenever you fall down. Avoid friends who only stand in front of you doing nothing.

I hope these tips help you finding your true friends in your life. Whether you succeed later on or fail to find one, enjoy the lessons each friends give you. Accept them when they are there with you and let them go if they wish to leave. Remember that they are there for reasons, they stay for reasons and they leave for reasons too.

Adele Didn’t See This Coming

If you wonder why I’m posting this video in motivation blog, here are my answers:

  • Laughing is motivation.
  • Laughing reduce stress.
  • Laughing is a good medicine.
  • Something you can learn from the video (laughing helps you to be patience).
  • Adele didn’t see this coming. She was trying hard to be patience and she made it. She seems annoyed but she have great laughs over it.
  • Adding another beautiful soul in the world.

Enjoy the video and have a great laugh watching it 😀

Candle of Life

A friend of mine, Oscar Lai (A Founder of Soul Circle and Women in Suits) told me this:

“Darkness in life happens so we would recognize lights in life” – Oscar Lai.

It’s a beautiful saying. In doing what I’m doing, I get to know that almost every person I knew were in darkness moments before they find their lights and build greatness in their lives. The whole circle of darkness and light is just as same as a candle in a dark room. I used this analogy to explain to people how important we being a candle to ourselves and to people in our lives.

And yes, we are the candles. When we light up the fire, even if it just a small fire, we actually give light to ourselves. With this light, we help us walk through the darkness.

Not just that. With this light, we actually help others see us too. Here’s the logic, no one can see us when we are standing  in darkness. People and the world can only see us when we are in the light. And here’s the best part, this little light are so powerful that it will help others lighten up their candles too.

There are many things a candle can do in life. It passes the light from one to another. And the light passes loves. A candle can give light to a room. Thousand candles can give light to the whole village. Millions of candles can give lights to the world.

Be the one candle that gives light.  And it always…always…always starts from our own candle.

A Candle Light A Room