提升自己,迎接挑战
2014年发生了很多不幸的事,新的一年,要如何面对呢? 近期油价大跌,马币贬值,以及消费税带来的压力,许多人认为2015是艰难的一年! 与其担忧,为何我们不迎接挑战?当你发现你现在的工作… …
1) 正常运作:你是幸运的
2) 越来越有挑战性:恭喜你!你被器重了
3) 丢了:塞翁失马 ,焉知非福?
幸运的你: 好运不会一直围绕着你。开始看看你的工作,采取积极主动的行为,参加培训,提高你的能力和人际关系。问问自己,你能为工作或公司 增值吗?
被器重的你: 繁忙的工作是有挑战。我们必须投入更多的时间,精力以达到良好的工作表现。此时,家人的谅解与支持是你的精神支柱。其实,随着年龄的增长,人面对变化的适应能力会逐渐下滑。这是因为人不愿离开“舒适圈” 。 再加上适合的培训,自我突破就事半功倍。
因祸得福的你: 发生了激烈的变化,何不给自己一次机会。为生活中做出选择。
其实,生活不只是工作,是时候开始重视身边的父母,配偶,子女,朋友等,这都是我们常忽视的。试想想当生命走到尽头,什么会让你遗憾终生?或想做的事情,但因没时间而拖延?美国管理学大师史蒂芬•柯维的《第八习惯》描述生命是短暂的。与其担心会未发生的事,何不提升自己迎接挑战。这将是我们对生活最好的奖励! 新一年新选择!愿大家,羊年快乐。


A NEW YEAR, A NEW LIFE!
2014 leave us with lots of unpleasant memories. How should we cope in a year to come?
The slump of petrol price, depreciation of Ringgit currency and 2015 GST implementation have made many people to predict 2015 will be a tough year ever!
Many people have been talking to me. Hearing what they said and their concerns, I have been wanting to write about this….
Yes, it will be a tough year ahead. Yes, people are losing jobs. The question is: Can you change this economic situation? I guess we all know the answer, it cannot be changed!
Instead of hoping that it will not happen, I said, do what you can. The cyclical change in economy is inevitable. However, it is also at this time that one will be tested in terms of how well they have prepared themselves during the good time.
If you find yourself….
1) Working about the same as you used to: You are the lucky one
2) Working harder than you used to: Congratulations! You are an asset to the company
3) Losing the job: It is not good but it can also be a blessing in disguise
Whichever categories you belong, there are learning for you….
The Luck One: Luck will not be on your side all the time. Start to look at your work, take pro-active actions, attend training, improve your technology and interpersonal skills and ask yourself how else you can value add to the business.
Back to basic, understand facts & figures, tighten the financial control, raise more financial awareness among the non finance leaders etc. Play your role more effectively by focusing on how else you can become an effective business leader!
The Asset to Company: Be patient. The sudden change and additional workload is definitely something not easy to cope. In fact, the older you are, the tougher you will find in coping with change. This is the time where you may need to invest more time at work and support from your family become important. While fire fighting, my challenge to you is find time to attend training.
Company recognized the additional workload that you are putting on. This may be the best time to request the company to equip you with more skills by sending you for training. Equip yourself with the right skills. Even if the company doesn’t pay, pay for it yourself! It is worth it! There are good quality training courses that doesn’t cost you too much money or time. If you have limited amount of time and money, then focus to improve your skills especially technology skills as it will immediately increase your productivity and help you to cope with the additional workload. Find the right courses that will meet your need. Ask me if you don’t know how to find them.
The Blessing in Disguise One: Well, it has happened. This is the most drastic change and many may find it hard to cope. But allow me to congratulate you! Now, once again you can make a choice in your life.
Life is not just work. There are also your parents, spouse, children, health, love ones, dreams, friends etc that we might have neglected so far. The sudden change in life now is an opportunities for you to start again. Do some serious soul searching….
Ask yourself… 1) What are the things that you have wanted to do last time but because there is no time that you have not been doing? 2) Imagine you are on your dead bed and is on your last few breaths, what will be the thing that you feel you have not done enough or regret not doing enough?
In the book 8th Habits by Steven Covey, he said we all have an innate need to leave a legacy behind. We all have the innate need to contribute, to help others to grow. Consider doing charity work. Consider making a difference in other’s life…and in returns you will find your live to be fulfilled.
Life is short. Instead of worrying about what will happen, why not focus on accepting, embracing what is happening now. Making the best out of all circumstances and THAT is…..
THE BEST WAY TO REWARD OUR LIFES!