Sunday, December 27, 2020

Lawn Mowing

A lot of people are into lawn tennis but I do not play tennis. So the nearest of anything lawn to me will be lawn mowing.

Great exercise. Surprised to say I did only 2000 steps and the heart rate went up to 152 bpm from a resting rate of 60 bpm. This is sort of a forced exercise as I have declined hiring a gardener to make sure I get some fresh air and sunshine during this COVID pandemic.

I have an electric grass mower and here are some tips:





Saturday, December 26, 2020

Spirituality vs Religiosity

Spirituality

Internal character

Relationship with God and others

Progressive and growing

Openness and transparency

Attractive and compelling

.................

Religiosity

External Performance

Rules

Pretense to perfection and fixed 

Pretentious and closed

Pushy and offensive

by Dr Ron Jenson



Friday, December 25, 2020

My New Note 10 lite

I am surprised at how much my Note 8 has evolved into Note 10.  And yet the newest model from Samsung is Note 20!  So many new features.  

There is always something new to learn.  Hence we need to open up our eyes, ears and mind to constantly receive and interpret the ever changing information coming along our way.  

Happy learning in the year ahead -  2021. Happy New Year.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

COVID vaccine Infographic


 The vaccines are now rolling off the shelves.  People are already getting their jabs in the West.  Soon we shall have our jabs in Malaysia.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  2021 will be a better year.  

The Pianist


Time to enjoy some live music after dinner.  Best to sip some freshly brewed coffee as well.  

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Season of Giving

Perak Chest Society have away 200+ T shirts to the Lighthouse Hope Society located at Ipoh old town. Pictures show needy people lining up for free food.










 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

What is UNITY?

Unity begins with giving up your own agenda to develop a better one. It's combining your uniqueness with that of another or others to create something new. It's choosing to be more excited about the success of the team (or the other person) than your own success. It's a spirit of oneness that seeks to build up those around you and to be open and honest in the process. It is rooted in genuine caring (a commitment and action and not merely an emotion).

Such unity is founded on a healthy view of people. To have the unity we must recognise others not as things to be used but as precious individuals created for greatness, to be built up and assisted in maximising their own uniqueness - all of which allows for healthy productive institutions in our society.

Dr. Ron Jenson

Friday, December 11, 2020

Alpha in the Workplace



Had a great time learning how to facilitate online. The COVID pandemic has hastened our adaptations to online teaching.  ZOOM is my current favourite and the latest update has many new features.  

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Personal Schedule.

Just read about a new way to schedule.

How to schedule our priorities according to vision, purpose, life roles, and life goals?

At the beginning of the week list out the activities according to the above priorities. These activities may be related to business, personal, family and other important areas.

Then place them accordingly in a workable schedule for the week according to need and or previous neglect.

Interestingly I have never done a schedule according to life goals. Will give it a good try next week.

Life is like juggling crystal balls and rubber balls, and success depends on knowing which is which. My crystal balls are my religion, my faith, my work in this country. Everything else is a rubber ball where you can let it drop, wait for a week or month, and let it bounce back. Life is about choices and balance. A crystal ball cannot be allowed to drop or else it breaks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Powerful Presentations

Bring out the emotional appeal by showing the following one can obtain:-
1. Money
2. Self preservation, security, safety
3. Recognition
4. New experience, the future, romance

Create good videos
1. Less than 3 minutes duration 
2. Sound is important 
3. Photos or videos to include 
4. Voiceovers plus or without
5. Tell an emotional story

First impressions on what we are presenting has to do with (or include) the
1. Story - success, failure, fun, legends
2. Simile
3. Analogy
4. Metaphor
5. Examples

Get the WOW statement by doing some research. Get ideas and phrases from
1. Images
2. Website: readersdigest.com
3. Movie critics

WOW statement should
Not be more than 3 sentences.
Not be more than 30 seconds. 
Use visual language. 
Develop 2-3 statements in case the first fails.