Category: Career, Work & Business

The Difference Between Profit and Value

Green fronds

There comes a time when we need to think about the weight of profit vs. value in what we do. Many of the decisions made in today’s world are based on profit, not value. Even when value is considered, it’s done so as a subset of profit. For example, if value is truly the driver, there wouldn’t be so...

Busy vs. Productive: 7 Tips to be Productive, Not Busy

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We live in a very noisy world today. There are advertisements everywhere driving different marketing messages into our brains. The internet is open 24/7, keeping us busy every minute. And we are automatically put in a matrix the moment we are born, fitted into society’s mold and made to pursue certain purposes. Because of that,...

Level Up

Level up!

Many times in the pursuit of our goals, we hit brick walls that stop us from advancing. This is especially so when what we are trying to achieve is bigger than what we are capable of accomplishing at the point. To achieve a state where we become bigger than our problems, we need to level up!...

10,000 Hours To Develop Talent

10,000 Hours

In the book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell studied the “outliers” — i.e., the most successful people of the world, including sportsmen, business people, musicians and scientists, to understand key factors behind their success. He found the key denominator to all their success isn’t natural aptitude as many like to believe. Having a high...

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [PEP008]

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Having been blogging/writing for 8 years, I’ve experienced times when I have a “writer’s block.” You know, when you desperately want to write something, but nothing comes out? When everything you write feels like crap. When you are already behind deadline in your to-dos but your mind isn’t cooperating. I feel you. In this episode of...

20 Amazing Commercials That Will Inspire the Greatness in You

Inspiring Commercials

Do you watch TV? If you do, you would have seen countless commercial clips in between TV segments, where companies frantically advertise their products and services in 15-45 seconds, hoping to grab your attention and get you to buy their stuff. Personally, I don’t watch TV for 2 main reasons: (1) most syndicated programs today tend...