• The Importance of Having a Clear Vision

    Note: This post was written over a span of several weeks, not because I was perfecting it, but because I either didn’t feel like writing or I got interrupted/distracted or sleepy. Hope it still makes sense! 🙂 Not gonna lie, life is pretty rough sometimes. Sometimes we might find ourselves in an extended slump during which we have no motivation or drive to “push through.” Maybe that’s how you feel right now regarding some long-term endeavor. Maybe you feel like all you want to do is give up, but you’re also torn knowing that if you quit, you’ll probably feel like a failure and consequently, that would be quite depressing.…

  • Taking Action Isn’t Hard

    I literally just copied and pasted my most recent newsletter email below, and switched a few words… The Un-Challenging Thing About Challenges: Apologies for the lack of emails and blog posts for the past few weeks, but I am still here and have had you guys on my mind. Taking action to produce content was the challenge though, but once action is taken, that is, once you START doing something, the challenge doesn’t end up feeling as challenging as imagined. A lot of times we don’t take action on important things because whether we realize it or not, we’re fearful of the challenge. But how would we actually know it’s…

  • Losing My Job: A Blessing in Disguise

    I just got off the phone with my job recruiter letting me know that I won’t be returning to work on Monday. Surprise! Granted, I was still a “temp,” so there wasn’t any firm commitment on either side yet. But regardless, I did not expect that to happen at all.. I also left my super cute mug that said “I just want to drink coffee and pet my dog” at my desk which I will miss. But I know there are more of those mugs at Ralph’s so I might just have to make another trip back there. 🙂 Why did I lose my job? I guess another way to…

  • How to Save Both Time + Money by Investing in Yourself Now

    Today I want to address something that I feel a lot of people, especially young people, do not see or realize. I really hope that reading this blog post will change or shift how you view time and money, and that this will save you from so much wasted time in the long run. It makes me so sad when I hear of people who, at the end of their lives, have all these regrets of not doing things that could have brought them closer to their dreams. Instead they can recall plenty of “safe” experiences. Experiences within their own comfort zone. Okay, please don’t get me wrong – I…

  • First Day of Work Recap

    Yes today was my first day of work at my new job. But I first had two back to back job interviews for other jobs in the morning before going to work. How did I pull that one off? Simple – just called my recruiter the day before and asked her if she could find out if going into work after lunch would be okay. She did the contacting for me and it was a yes. Whew. It was getting stressful prior to the OK because even though I wasn’t working yet, there seemed to be a constant flow of potential job related things that would come up. It made…

  • My 5-minute crazy job update (Vlog #3)

    Haven’t even started working yet but why is life so busy I don’t know. Maybe this is what adult life is all about – just go go go nonstop. Since my schedule has been crazy and it’s been harder than ever to find time for extra stuff, I recorded this short video during one of my drives today. I kind of like this 5-minute series I started. It makes blogging and vlogging so much less of a chore or obligation, and it keeps you updated on my personal development process which hopefully can aid your own personal development.

  • My second 5-minute post

    Tonight I’m writing another short post but this time using my phone, so I probably won’t get to say too much. And it might take slightly longer than 5 minutes. After receiving some feedback, it seems that some liked it when I posted on my blog every day, not necessarily after I’ve mastered something. I was told by someone that she enjoyed reading about what I go through as they happen. I guess there’s something to that – maybe it makes it easier for others to relate to and understand whatever I write about. I start my new job on Tuesday. I was looking forward to it but somehow three…

  • Superficiality vs. Professionalism

    This is a topic that crosses my mind every now and then. In fact, I would say that this topic is rather close to my heart.. and I know that sounds really cheesy. Today, after I accepted my job offer over the phone, I had to make a trip to take care of on-boarding paperwork with my recruiter. I asked her over the phone if it mattered what I wore to the staffing agency where she works, since I had to dress professionally the first time I went there. She said I could dress as comfortably as I want, which was really nice to hear after having to wear uncomfortable…

  • Happiness is a Choice

    By the time I hit the “Publish” button it will probably already be the next day, but I still want to say, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! <3 (Update: I published this post well after midnight not because I’m a slow writer but because I was multitasking.. or maybe I should say, distracted. And yes I am vindicating myself.) Yes, I emphasize the word “happy” because there is no point in moping about not having a “valentine” on an arbitrary day of the year. There is so much to be happy about if you really think about it. Sure, you may be single or jobless or living in a small place or…

  • First Vlog Post?

    Was planning to write a blog post in the morning but I was on the go this morning, so I tried this driving/video thing instead. Please forgive me for being all over the place! 😛