Archive for September, 2010

One of the best articles!
A common sense but not every successful people get it. Many newly successful business persons tend to have the “arrogant, selfish, ruthless” behavior, as in that saying “success goes into your head”… until it comes to the down time be it business or family or else they’d learn that life is all about “ups and downs”, or “everything has its own cycle”.

Being aware of your failures gives you a unique sense of empathy, humility, even humor, that others don’t possess. It means approaching your job, each and every day, with a level of genuine openness to the ideas and positions of others, not in spite of the fact that they differ from yours, but because they do, because you know you might be wrong and they might be right.

Success also means never forgetting to give back to community. This helps build you as a person and grow who you are and your business(es).

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A new word of the day – “preppy” – came tonight on air with the Colbert show. I never found the right word to describe my style in just one word before. It sounds like me. So I decided to look up into it.
Here it is from Wi-ki How:
The term refers to “someone who cares about their appearance enough to look good — but not so much that they are superficial. They are clean cut, classy and classical.”

1. An important quality of a prep is their ability to be happy, bubbly, and very social. Look on the bright side all the time and be happy with who you are, and encourage people to do the same.
2. Act friendly and outgoing… a little shy is OK, but be nice. Smile. Stand up straight. Avoid getting people angry. Forget talking about money or politics-it can put people off. Being snobby shows poor breeding.
3. Preps have a friendly attitude and good manners. Read Etiquette books or take etiquette classes. Good manners are very important to preps. It shows people you have had a good upbringing. Use basic politeness such as please, thank you and excuse me. Be considerate and hold doors for people. Guys, don’t wear a hat indoors. Keep your cell phone in check and put it on vibrate when you go to a public place.
4. Be social; make new friends and practice being more outgoing. Throw a party for no reason every so often. Try to keep the party drug- and sex-free. You can be the life of the party but still be classy at the same time. For example, if you are at a party you won’t be anti-social or drinking like a drunk and slobbering all over the place. Rather, you will have nursed one drink all night, socialized, and will not act like an idiot.
5. Get your clothes from a traditional, upper class stores. Get timeless, classic clothes that will always look stylish. DO get brands such as J.Press, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Jack Rogers, J. Crew, Vineyard Vines, Lacoste, Nantucket Brand, Burberry, Lilly Pulitzer, Bloomingdales, & Saks 5th avenue.In-Style is not about all the chics, the trendy, high end accessories.
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On item #5 & 6, I would say I am “preppy” 70% of the time.
Well, there are many discount clothing stores that you can pay visit to. Become a treasure hunter and you just never know what you find.
Find what enhances your body, what makes you feel good, and fits your pocket. The keys are take good care of your skin, your health, love your body, carry a positive outlook.
A glowing happy face in a healthy body shows the true beauty.

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Vacay is over!

One-week vacation is over. It was quite a nice and productive vacay. Productive? Yes, I used vacay for all maintenance catch-ups, first for self, second for car, and then for houseworks. One weekend of camping and going to the beach was enough. I got plenty of time to rest and refuel; a few days to finish up the back yard, fix the gutters, clean out the garage and upper deck, spend time with mom, the car’s oil changed, and the business paperworks finally figured out. Absolutely no computer login for almost entire week, not until Sunday night checking in for email. I am impressed at myself.
I am NOT a high-maintenance person, per say. I am good at mainenance because I believe everything in good care will last long. I apply what I learn from IT business, and of course from experience as a consumer. (Preventive) Maintenance business is always in my mind one of the top profit-driving businesses, in any industry. It is just a basic practice, but it is still underlooked.
I am attentive to surroundings, on regular basis, but I can be better. Taking care of self is most important. Some people tend to spend more time taking care of their beauty. skin, hair and nails. I think I need to improve that aspect.
Back to work this week, we are ready for the end of fiscal year’s. The year was cut short, 11 months only. Time for the financial reports, for the STAR P. E, and for next year’s benefits selection. As always, the Budget keeps being tightened up every year. The healthcare cost will be increased. What changes to leverage on the budget? I am waiting.

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