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Sabtu, 23 April 2016

STORY OF A TREE LUMBERJACK

Once, a timber merchant accepting an application of  an employee to cut down trees in the forest. Because of the promised salary and working conditions would be accepted very well, the candidate the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

When starting to work, the employer gives an ax and show the work area should be completed by the target time has been set to the woodcutter.


The first day of work, he was success  to knock down 8 trees. At the afternoon, to hear the work of the bush, the employer is impressed and give praise with a sincere, "results of your work is amazing! I am very impressed with the ability to cut down trees. There has never been like this before. Continue to work like that ".

Highly motivated by praise his employer, the next day the loggers to work even harder, but he only managed to knock down 7 trees. The third day, he worked even harder, but the results are still not satisfactory even disappointing. The increasing of the day, the less trees that successfully torn down. "It seems I have lost the ability and strength, how I can account for my work to the employer?" The woodcutter thought ashamed and desperate. With her head bowed facing the employer, apologizing for the work inadequate and complained did not understand what had happened.

The boss listened and asked him, "When was the last time you sharpened your ax?"

"Sharpening the ax? I do not have time for that, I'm very busy every day cutting trees from morning to evening with a vengeance ". Said the loggers.

"Well, this is where the problem is. Remember, your first day of work? With new ax and sharpened, then you can cut down a tree with outstanding results. The next few days, with the same energy, using the same axes but not sharpened, you know, the result is decreased. So, no matter how busy, you should take the time to sharpen the ax, so that every day working with the same energy and maximum results.

Now start sharpening your ax and get back to work! "Ordered the employer. With a nod-nod your head and give thanks, woodcutter passed before his employer to start sharpening the ax.

Just like the woodcutter, we are every day, from morning till night, as if trapped in a routine pattern. Busy, busy, busy, so often forget the other side is equally important, namely a short break to hone and fill new things to add to the knowledge, insight and spiritual. If we were able to set the rhythm of events like this, surely our life will be dynamic, resourceful and always new!

Stefan SK
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Selasa, 19 April 2016

8 Motivating Quotes to Inspire Your Monday

Sometimes we all need a little reminder to seize the day.

Your primary source of motivation should always come from an intrinsic desire. No video or speech or book will ever carry you through the arduous journey to making your dream become a reality. It has to come from you and you only.

Here are 8 quotes I come back to time and time again, reminding me that "success" is not a destination, but a mindset and a habit:

1. "If you want to be an anomaly, you have to act like one." - Gary Vaynerchuk
If you want to be great, act great. If you want to be skilled, acquire skills. If you want to be a leader, lead. If you want to build something, start building today.

If you want to be the embodiment of the vision you hold in your mind's eye, then you need to start acting like it. And you know what? That person you are imagining probably doesn't hate Monday mornings. They live for Mondays. They live for opportunity, and work ethic, and hustle, and living in a constant state of improvement and practice.

Don't talk about who or what you want to become. Just start acting like it.

2. "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
I know the Steve Jobs quotes are overrun at this point, but this one in particular has always stuck with me.

Deep down, you already know the answer. You always do. The question is whether or not you have the courage to listen and believe in that little voice inside you.

The people that listen to themselves live extraordinary lives. The people that don't spend eternity looking for someone else to tell them what to do and who to become.

3. "If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first six sharpening my axe." - Abraham Lincoln
Funny how little we talk about the importance of preparation. The world is so focused on the next thing that needs to get done, instead of taking a step back and questioning what needs to be or should be done first in order to be more successful in the long term.

Like a warfare strategist, don't rush into battle. Gather your resources. Survey the landscape. Prepare yourself before you start churning and burning. The more prepared you are, the more likely you will be to succeed.

4. "If you truly love life, don't waste time. Time is what life is made of." - Bruce Lee
How you spend your seconds, minutes, and hours defines what your life ultimately becomes.

The key here is not to "do more" or "work harder." Sometimes doing less is what ends up producing better results. The key, however, is to be intentional. Every action holds value, every choice leads to another choice. Be intentional with the way you spend your time, and do not take for granted the power of each decision.

After all, the little decisions added together end up creating a big result.

5. "Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
From one perspective, challenge is seen as a horrible inconvenience. From another perspective, challenge is the mask behind which opportunity hides.

As the philosopher Marcus Aurelius often spoke of (which inspired Ryan Holiday's book), "The Obstacle Is The Way," this means where there is challenge, there is a lesson. And chances are, that lesson is what you need to learn next in order to move forward.

Do not get discouraged. Instead, re-frame the situation to see the positive.

6. "If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure if you can do it, say yes, and then figure out how to do it later." - Richard Branson
This is the mentality of every entrepreneur. It's not about knowing the answer. It's about knowing that, no matter what, you are capable and you will find the answer.

A big part of the process is about leaping into things before you're ready--because the truth is, you'll never be ready. And the faster you fall on your face and get back up, the faster you'll learn what you need to learn so that you can get on with things.

Don't be afraid. Be tough.

7. "My attitude is that if you push me towards something you think is a weakness, I will turn that weakness into a strength."
Constant improvement comes down to the perspective that the things you are weak at are gifts that keep on giving--because as long as you are weak in that area, you will continue to try to improve, and you will continue to get better and learn.

Reinvention is rarely the result of improving the things you're already good at. Reinvention is what happens when you add to your canvas an assortment of skills, textures, colors, and messages you didn't have before. It means discovering new parts of yourself--which are always "weak" at first, because they're new. And then over time they become strengths.

8. "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving." - Albert Einstein
Finally, realize you can't steer a stationary ship. You have to keep moving, no matter what. Yes, take time to prepare. Yes, take time to reflect. But always look for where to move to next. That is the only way you will ultimately get to where it is you want to go.

And remember: Not doing anything is a choice in itself.




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HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Educate yourself on the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions. Admin