I recently watched Disney movie “Aladdin”. I like watching Disney movie because I like magic and I believe in magic. Do you believe in magic too? I felt like I was transported to another world when I watched the movie wholeheartedly. I enjoy the magical animated movie, the singing and the story. And I find that in every fairy tale, there’s a story of transformation.
Today I’m going to share the four sets of questions, how transformation actually happens. These four sets of questions shared by mentor coach Matthew George Rajiv.
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.
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.
How would you like to lead yourself and others?🙂
Leadership becomes part of our life without we even realize it. We can’t run away from it. We all have an innate capability of leadership if we search for it.
From the moment you stop leading yourself, you lead your life to spiral downward.
Whether you are a leader in your family circle, an organizer of a small gathering for friends, a leader in an organization or at workplace, you still play a role as a leader.
When I was young, I didn’t take up any leadership roles at school. When I was working, I was appointed as a coordinator. That was my first experience with leadership. I needed to collaborate with people in order to get the jobs done. I realize that leadership plays a role in my life and in my work. As a mother, I’m leading my children. In my work as a coach consultant, I show my integrity and responsibility for my clients.
Sunday, June 18 is the father’s day.
Often, Father is the symbol of superpower.
Although my late father passed away 8 years ago, I have good memories of him.
I see my late father as a person who always tried to make the right choices because he was the pillar of the family.
In coincidence with Father’s day is also the ever entertaining movie, Despicable me 3.:-)
On this father’s day, I invite you to reflect on the invisible power, our Superpower.
Gru is well-known as a villain or the most despicable person. Despite of being a villain, he also has a superpower of kindness after he met the cute kids from the orphanage. He changed his heart after meeting those kids.
I believe that everyone has superpowers.
Have you ever done something extraordinary and you felt at the peak? Yes, you had a superpower at that moment. However, you need a consistency and efforts to make it permanently.
Sometimes, life can be chaotic because we have so much to do in life. And we only have 24 hours a day. We need to balance between work and life. If we focus on career/business only, our life will suffer. We will probably lose our balance in life.
If we don’t enjoy our life anymore, it’s time to check what’s wrong and analyse our life. The assessment tool to check a life balance is called the coaching wheel. It is also called the wheel of life because the wheel is divided into segments and they represent key areas of our life.
“Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.” 😉
― Michael Hyatt