Do you notice CHANGE, CHANGE and CHANGE around us? Do you embrace CHANGE or do you just ignore it?
If we refuse CHANGE, we will be dysfunctional in our daily experiences because we don’t know what’s happening and what people are talking about.
Take a look at CHANGES around us:
Internet banking replaces traditional banking
E-commerce replaces traditional retail
E-learning replaces classroom learning.
Internet marketing replaces traditional marketing
E-book replaces physical book.
E-entertainment replaces television and cinema.
For most of us, we are born and educated in the twentieth century (year 1900 to year 2000), and the world we live and work today is in the twenty-first century (year 2001 to year 2100). There is a force of change in every aspect of our lives. Twenty first century marks the Information and Technology era. Technology revolutionizes almost all industries. We’re drawn into increasing complexity and diversity in our lives. The world looks unpredictable, unstable and there’s crisis everywhere.
Do you believe that our personality plays a role in the way we think, behave and do things?
Some like to be in control, to be in charge, pay attention to structure and rules. Some are easygoing, warm, flexible and just enjoy the present moment. Arguments or conflicts are often caused by differences in our personalities. In order to live in harmony, we need to accept, understand and respect them. While learning our personality gives insight about ourselves and maybe we can work to improve our weaknesses while relying on our strengths.
Recently, I stumble upon DOPE – find your bird personality today created by Richard M Stephanson. DOPE stands for Dove, Owl, Peacock and Eagle. I find it interesting that human personality resembles bird personality.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom – Vincent Van Gogh
Why are passion and purpose important in building your business or career?
PASSION was never mentioned at all when I learned Internet marketing or started my online store. I took a look at the trend of what others did, learned, copied and even duplicated them. I finally realized that making money based on duplication didn’t feel good for me. I felt lost.
Being a coach consultant, I rely on my skills on Internet Marketing and my passion on personal development, I feel like my purpose is to help small business owners build their business with joy by aligning their passion and purpose in their business and their online marketing system. We have the intention to build a business or a career which brings fulfilment and happiness into our life. Working with joy in our business or career is like an expression of living to our fullest potentials.
Just imagine if you are going for a long journey to achieve your dreams or goals, what do you need to take with you so you can be motivated to move forward?
How can the energy of love help you in marketing and growing your business?
I recommend you to read the ten scrolls from the book The Greatest Salesman in the World by Ong Madino. Here are the catchy phrases from scroll number 2 in the book which captured the essence of Love.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
With love, I will increase my sales a hundred-fold and become a great salesman. If I have no other qualities, I can succeed with love alone. Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.
Lanterns or light are often used in Asian cultures and religions, they surely have a spiritual and philosophical meaning for life. Light is like the source of life, and we need it to keep us alive and make life meaningful.
Bright red lanterns come in all kinds of sizes are such delight to see during Chinese New Year festival. People rejoice over these lanterns as they bring a sense of happiness and a promising bountiful new year.
Each of us has light inside of us. We need to take care of it so it’s shining brightly within us, and we also can shine for others when we are stronger.
Tangerines are quite popular in Chinese New Year. Children usually prefer tangerines rather than mandarin oranges because tangerines are seedless, sweet and bite-sized. In Chinese tradition, Oranges and tangerines are often associated with happiness and abundance. Therefore, we have plenty of these fruits at home during chinese new year, and we exchange them with relatives, neighbors and close friends to wish them happiness and abundance.
I feel like that we are still in New Year mood in early January. Everyone talked about their New Year resolution and goals. It looks like they really want to work on their goals to make year 2019 better than the last year. It’s true that we always high hope in the beginning of the year to set our ambition.
I recently conducted a survey for small business owners to share their challenges and their dream solution, what they hope for.
If you are running a business and you are doing it solo, you can participate in the survey here. 🙂