Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Ship.

Who is the captain of your ship?
You know that if no one is steering a ship then that ship will be battered about in the seas and crash into rocks.
Think of your body as a ship and your mind as the engine, and you as the captain of your ship!

Take charge of your ship so that you can use the power of your engine to steer the ship to the destination you want.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Recent Experience...

I've just sat for my CIMA professional papers which ended on last Thursday.
It was my first attempt, and it really gives me a very different experience which I hardly being able to make a distinction wheter it is a good or a bad one...

I am very certain that I would fail all my 3 papers although I wish otherwise.
Initially I thought this would be another typical exam which requires hardwork and practices to grant me a pass which is the 50% mark. (mind this,merely to pass and not score)
When I sat for the first paper, I was totally blown away and you know, my hand was trembling and heart pounds wildly!
I wrote whatever I could and didn't stop writing and calculating till the very last second of the 3 hours time period.
When I stopped, it was really devastating because the questions that I didn't answer were summed up nearly 50%.
I could barely walked out from the exam hall, I could not feel my legs as it would be.
I've never faced with such huge defeat before in my life...
Not even in badminton or basketball or any exams or in love...
I would say, this is the first defeat that I took it in a conscious mind and indulged in it.
It's unbearable......

This is not the way I planned for...
For the other papers too, facing the same reality as the first one...

I doesn't want to describe the other papers in detail because my intention is not to tell you all about that. But to emphasise on the PROCESS of the examination period...
During the exam period, in the middle of the night...
I felt very exhausted and had not been sleeping for 3 days. To make things worse, that I have to hold those failure in me...
Deep in me,
I wanted to scream it out loud.
I wanted to punch the wall.
I wanted to crash myself on the way home.

It's hard to bear those feelings simultaneously... Tired, failure, worry, and scared.
I was considering of giving up this path.
"Why would you want to take this path when there's another simpler one?"

Guys...This is what I want to point out. Perhaps you all may have encountered this in your life somewhere, somehow...

But please bear in mind, Never consider giving up as an option.
It is not a solution, it is a cowardy means of evading the problem.
Put your best into it and don't let your heart to have even the slightest chance to regret in the future.
If you give up, later in life you may hear yourself saying "I should have finish that off...... "
"should have" but not "I had" !
You choose....
No man wants to live in regret.

My result, yes, very certain would be a fail.
But the process itself has a great impact on me, my determination.
I stayed on and move with the growth, at which at the same time I could have destroyed the whole progress with a simple decision of giving up.
Remember, the choice is yours...

A person, should never place strong emphasis on the RESULT.
But one should focus and experience the PROCESS itself!
It is the process that will teach us something, not the result.
Life is a learning process not an one-off event...

Monday, October 5, 2009

How to stay FRESH!~

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste. To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. 
The frozen fish brought a lower price. 

So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. 

The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish. So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend? 

How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh: 
To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state. The fish are challenged. 

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us awake and moving? 

Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges to keep us active and taste better..... The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a challenge. 

If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are Conqueror.. You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions. You have fun. You are alive! 

Recommendations for us: 

1. Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead, reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help. 

2. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. 

3. Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards.. Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on! 

4. When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better to give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard. 

5. No one can go back and make a brand new start. But anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. So, Show me the SHARK ! 

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Important Everyone~~

Please spare some time to read this. 
I use my name because it's not something that I copied and pasted info that will be wasting your time reading it...

I came to know about this QuestNet from a friend.
Not going to elaborate much about that because that's not the point.

If any people were to persuade you to invest in this thing, PLEASE stay away from it.
It is a company which based in HK and claimed was established in 1998 and operating in more than 220 countries worldwide.
They will persuade you to join by means of really really lucrative commissions that you will received when you get more people into it... But, you have to invest about RM2k or so in it.

It is said to be using a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) system.
And with this system,the commissions you are to be received will be very attractive because it's based on the number of member you managed to get. And even when your member managed to get a new member,you'll be getting that part of commission too. This have a compounding effect which makes the commissions looks attractive.

Why the company willing to pay such commissions?
They explained that by using this system, the distribution points are lower and so the distribution costs are lower compared to the traditional method.

All that are only true THEORITICALLY...

In practice, a sales manager wouldn't want to adopt such system because how are they going to operate efficiently when they are using a system (which means through the members) that they can't exercise control and how reliable are they to help achieve the sales target? 

So, in terms of practicability it is very low. And, I've never seen any company using MLM system thus far. Not even Wal-Mart...

I decided to write this is to prevent you all from stepping into this trap.
Because when they are persuading you by explaining about this marketing system,it sounds so real and possible to happen...
So, always bear this in mind, think about the practicability then you may at least wake yourself from this kind of scam.

And also, I have to admit they are quite well planned in this scam.
When I was doing my research on this, there are quite a few things I have to point out.
1) They have offices in Amcorp Mall and around PJ.
2) They have a well built website which have all the elements of a typical company would have.
3) There is Press Releases and News which show they are somewhat known.
4) If you really try to google about it, there are really many people who are supporting this company.
5) And you can even find many comments that trying to put this company back to position after some cases or being labeled as scam.
*All these are really convincing enough to make you believe this company exists and operating quite well... No doubt many people would fall prey to this.

Now, here's my opinion and my standpoint after a thorough research about them...
They have registered a company but with another name as Lotus Marketing, this company operates excatly the same business line as it was with the original QuestNet. They do this is actually trying to continue their scam since that QuestNet already has bad names on it and even banned in certain countries. Why would a company register in a different name and having the goodwill built in their existing company to be disposed of just like that? I said this because they are not venturing into a new business line...

And, if you were to really check on those Press Releases and News, the articles are published in magazines and news in 3rd world countries which I believe doesn't really have strict regulations on their publications.

About why so many people still supporting it since it's considered a scam among some of us...
As you know, I've mentioned how the commissions are paid based on the MLM system. They are actually to expand their circle of members that will ultimately result in higher pay of commission that was promised. These guys are just so sefish to be "just try and wait for the pay" or being ignorant that since it's a scam so they try to get back what they have actually invested... Because afterall, they don't want to lose money and accept the fact.

Here is one very very important point...
As I said, I admit they are really very well planned in this... 
Because they have prepared all those that I've mentioned to convince people into believing this.
But I've spotted some flaw, maybe one could never thought of...
This is some kind of forensic investigation! HAHA! I should have study Forensic Accounting lar...

Okay.. Here it is.
There's no information about the company background to prove its registration with any countries Registrar and there's no information about this company back to the year of its establishment...

The oldest post/comments/news about this company only as back as at year 2002 only.
And during year 2003 to 2004 there's nothing about this QuestNet.
In year 2005 there's only some people who were discussing wheter QuestNet is a scam or not, and there's no one who is supporting QuestNet at that time. 
So, assume that the supporter of QuestNet are actually those who are in it which means the scammers.
That means, they are not operating in year 2003 till the end of the year of 2005.
Then in year 2006, it's quite a big issue because there's many many discussions about QuestNet in that year.And there's suddenly soooo many supporter compared to 2005 which I really don't see any (not even 1)...
In year 2007 is very similar to the year 2005 in which there's only discussion wheter it's a scam or not and there's no replies or comments from any supporters.
In year 2008 and 2009, it's again a big issue and soooo many supporters of QuestNet...

QuestNet never mention anything about any halts during their operation, that means it's supposed to be operating continuously all these years.
But from all the discussions in forums and websites, I've detected there's actually a trend!
I believe that in the years where there's no supporters of QuestNet, the QuestNet was actually not operating or maybe not operating actively.
So this scam is like, after a year or two, it disappears.After a year or two then it reappears.
After scamming people, then they disappear for some time.
They reappear when people start to forget about the scam...

About the years and discussions I never try to create story or boast about them...
You can try google it and go 1 by 1 the search results for like 20 pages and you see wheter what I say is true or not...

If they are truly a company, would they operate in such a manner?  
Definitely no... 

And I really really hope, there's no more people would go into this trap..
Especially my friends...
Please, if you really want to invest, go through the proper channel like investment banks and brokers.
There's no such investment in this world that would have a return on capital that is as high as 500% in such a short term.
That return would happen if you hold a stock long enough for at least 25 years and that particular company really prosper...



Power in Your Hands...

We are entirely free to choose whatever we want.

The power is in your hands now,
and you are the one who chooses how to use that power in your own life.

You can choose :
To have a happier life today, or put if off until tomorrow.

What feels better?  You choose...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Love Relationship...

When it comes to love relationship, often people think that they want a particular person.

But if you think about it deeply, it is not the particular person that you want.

What you really want is to be blissfully happy with the perfect person.

Yet still you try and tell the Universe WHO that person is.-

If the Universe isn't delivering, then the message from the Universe is loud and clear;

"I just checked twenty years ahead, and the bliss and happiness you deserved will not happen in this relationship."


Why is it that we think we know more than the one who can see everything.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happiness or Contentment...

A feeling that greater possessions, no matter of what kind they may be,
will of themselves bring contentment or happiness, is a misunderstanding.

No person, place or thing that can give you happiness.
They may give you a cause for happiness and a feeling of contentment,
but the Joy Of Living comes from within.