Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Building up my Goals

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. -Jim Rohn
Building goals... In life, you have to build goals to keep moving, people who have no goals are wanderers- they don't know where they are heading. Discipline is essential. Without discipline, no doubt, establishing your goals will never workout.

I decided to start up my goals. I started laying out my goals for 2014. Three months of 2014 are gone, but it's not too late to start up my goals.

 I so love this quote about building goals. *I don't own this photo. Thanks Google for this.

My "12-months" goal (1 year):
1. Go on a mission trip- it's either in our city or outside the country (why not?)
2. Develop my blog and experience great sales.
3. Paint at least 7 canvas paintings.
4. Published 4 kindle books.
5. Experience great miracle through reaching out people.
6. Enjoy teaching.
7. Do the house make over. (There are still many goals but I'll list 7 for now)

My "4 weeks" goals (a month):
1. Finish my kindle book.
2. Paint 1 acrylic in canvas artwork.
3. Jog and exercise- Earn some abs.
4. Talk to someone and share about Jesus.
5. Start preparing for my new job- teaching.
6. Read a book- Christian book.
7. Read 1 book in the Bible.
8. Go on a date. ( ahhaha actually this one is not included.)

My 1 day goal.
1. Talk to God. 
2. Read and do some morning devotion.
3. Exercise/ workout- go to the gym and play basket ball.
4. Create at least three pages of my kindle book.
5. And etc.

I am the person who easily get discourage (even if I haven't started yet) when things don't work according to my plans. So, I ask God to give  me wisdom and to strengthen me in fulfilling all these goals. I also pray that God will reveal to me- through my prayers- His goal for my life. I am very assured that when God said it, everything will come to pass.

Start dreaming big. Start believing and start building up your dreams. And the secret to the "fulfilled goals" is DISCIPLINE.

Keep going everyone and God bless.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photography Connects the Present with the Past

What reminds you of home when you’re far away? What reminds you of youth? What inspires you to travel and to try new things?

Somehow, photography can be the answer for all the listed questions. I see it as the reason of so many trips happening and the main reminder of who we are and where we are from. 

If there were no New York photographers taking pictures of the Empire State Building or the 5th avenue, there were no people willing to go there and see it all live. Photography is this huge intermediate between people and places, present and past, inspirations and desires. You know there is a small chance of you traveling to Brazil but only looking at a cool picture of the Rio beach and listening to some Vanessa Da Mata songs, can make you feel like you’re there. Even if it is all happening for 10 seconds, a photograph can give you a sense of being in some other place than the one you’re at now.

When I said that photography is an intermediate between the present and the past, I meant the obvious, we all know. These images of you in the 4th grade or of your mom and dad getting married are connecting you with the past. That’s something that I find really impressive and it makes me appreciate photography.
 Time flies and when you’ll get really old you would love to look at pictures of yourself when you were young. You would love to connect with the young you and feel what you felt again. Even if you’re now 30 years old, I’m pretty sure you’re admiring your old photographs where you’re 17 and you’re simply careless and beautiful. I’m not saying that aging is bad, it is a vital component of our lives, but somehow you would love to be forever young. Photography has the power to freeze youth and then show it to you so you can remember it all, just like it was yesterday.

Photography is the art that connects the present with the past, it inspires people to travel and try new things. This is the art that can make your nostalgia feel better.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Virtual Services for Business

If you are into virtual services for business and you want to know more information about this job check out this article. I've been a virtual assistant for almost three years now and I bet this article is pretty helpful. Check out this guest post from Regus Philippines.
In this digital age, a company would be eating someone’s dust if they are stuck in the dark ages. That is, they haven’t embraced yet the convenience and benefits of the internet whether for the exchange of information or for conducting business itself. In all likelihood, they probably don’t know all about virtual services neither those that are offered from different parts of the world nor those accessible only through the web.

Why do they matter? Well, why not find out some examples of such services:

·         Virtual Personal Assistant. Need someone to organise your calendar, sort out your files, respond to emails and takes care of other administrative tasks? If so, a virtual PA is what you need. Because he or she is web-based, you only need to pay them on a per-need basis and nothing else.

·         Stock Brokerage Services. Most businesspeople these days are trading stocks on the side, whether for personal or business reasons. Considering that you already have your hands full, you’ll need someone to handle the buying and selling of stocks; one that is knowledgeable about the market and all the processes involved. Where’s the best place to find one? The web.

·         Virtual Office. This might not be considered a service per se, but it still serves a very important function, especially if you get one that comes with other perks. Most virtual offices have a professional and impressive address, which can boost your company’s credibility. Add to this a multi-lingual receptionist, and you got yourself a fancy office for a fraction of a cost.

Still not convinced that virtual services are important to a business? Here are other compelling reasons not to ignore them:

1.    Save Money
It’s just two words that can make a huge difference, especially to small and medium-sized enterprises. How is this possible? Virtual services are just another form of outsourcing, but with a twist. This is because all chores are provided and handled over the net, significantly reducing overheads. Most service providers are also equipped with the tools they need to do their job, which means you don’t need to spend on office supplies and equipment. In general, outsourcing costs 50% less than in-house, full-time employees. You’ll save even more with virtual services.

2.    More Convenient
It takes forever to find the right people to employ. Recruitment process usually takes time, even if you use a staffing agency and once someone gets hired, you would have to orient or train them. With virtual services, however, you are assured that the person you hire is already trained and knowledgeable of the tasks ahead. They know what is expected of them so you can skip all other recruitment steps.

3.    No Limitations on Locations
Unlike in a traditional office setting, virtual services have no location limitations. A virtual PA, for example, will continue to carry out whatever tasks required of them even if you’re on a business trip. Although an in-house PA can do the same, the convenience and speed with which you can communicate with them may differ. This is especially true if you need to switch phone network just to make a call.

4.    More Flexible Working Terms
Virtual services are being offered per project, hourly, weekly or monthly, depending on your business needs. The work terms and conditions usually conform to your specific criteria and needs.

5.    Access to a Range of Expertise
Whether you’re looking for a consultant, PA, accountant, broker and the like, you will find exactly what you need on the web, and immediately. No need to go through the recruitment process of choosing from a lot of candidates because most virtual service providers have already specified their capabilities and experience on their resume, which leaves you to do just one thing — hire. So, if you want to hire an app developer so you can keep up with the continuing evolution of mobile apps just scour the internet.

6.    Allows for Multitasking
Depending on the services you hire, some people can do more than just take care of their primary tasks. A virtual PA, for instance, could also handle telephone answering, social media marketing, transcription and other roles. Suffice to say that they are willing to do more.

7.    Have Happier Employees
One of the top workplace trends in 2014 is great mobility. This refers to allowing employees to work from home. Apparently, telecommuting is more attractive than a standard benefit package for a lot of employees. And you know what they say about happy employees: they’re more productive and dedicated. Considering that the virtual services you hire probably follow a mobile arrangement, you are working with happy people.

8.    More Time
The best advantage of hiring such services is that you get to free up a lot of your time, which you can use anyway you want. You can choose to spend it to focus more on core functions or to have some fun.

You may never get to shake the hands of the people working for you from the other side of the world, but you see and get results. In the corporate world, they’re the only things that matter.

Regus Philippines one of the many branches of the multinational corporation Regus, a leading provider of serviced offices, corporate workplaces, meeting rooms and other mobile working solutions. They also offer business support services, such as telephone answering and mail handling.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Writing Kindle Books

Writing is a very great hobby. In writing you can create your own world. Today, I started writing kindle books. It is a story books for kinds and I am planning to sell it online. I don't know how this works and the outcome, but I'm confident enough that it would be a best selling book. Heheh (Always think positive).

I am also working in my book as a illustrator. Yes, I can write/create stories and illustrate my story (so it won't really cost me much money- as an investment). All I need now is an editor for my book. If you want to offer me a free editing, you are very welcome to comment here. This is just my head start, I will updated you more in this blog, after I publish my first story book.

Keep going everyone. God bless. Enjoy the week. :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Possible Problems Encountered in a Youth Camp

Last time I posted about our upcoming Summer Youth Camp. I also posted about the possible activities that will happen inside the camp. Now I'll be posting about some possible problems and obstacles that will "possibly" happen inside the camp.

Let's think the brighter way and pray that nothing goes wrong inside the camp.

During our youth group leader's meeting we discussed about the possible problems that we could really avoid:

1. Commotions and misunderstandings. This is the common problems we could experience in the camp. Make sure everyone, youth or youth leaders should know how to give way and understand. It is good in the leadership and activities that everyone is united.

2. Injuries and accidents. God forbids (I hope it won't happen in the camp). But we should face the truth- camp is an outdoor activity so we cannot avoid small injuries. Last time, a young man was injured in a basketball game. Make sure to prepare first aids.

3. Sound System Failure. Summer youth camp is a week full of activities. This involves revival night, and praise and worship time. It is very important to insure the  good quality sound system during music nights. Checkout randall from guitar center for a quality sound.

4. Food shortage. When the number of campers outnumbered the expected number of participants could possibly result to food shortage. But this one is a minor problem because we all know that God provides.

5. Bad weather. Rain and unexpected storms could really ruin the planned activity. I hope it won't happen during the camp.

How about you, what are your plans this summer?

Keep going everyone. Enjoy the approaching summer!

Summer Youth Camp is Almost Hear

Our Summer Youth Camp is almost here. Ah, I can't wait for this great event to come. Everyone (almost) in the church youth are very busy for the upcoming preparation. Well, then, we should not neglect the power of prayer and fasting. Through this two powerful methods in preparation, everything will flow smoothly.

Throughout our youth camp preparation, everyone are contributing great ideas and fun activities that we can do in the camp. Some of the bright idea were the mini "amazing race game", a "minute to win it" inspired games, divided workshops, evangelism activities, revival nights, sports fest, youth are divided through Biblical cities and a lot more.

I pray and hope that this planned activities will come to pass. And I pray that God will surely move in the lived of the young people.

Keep moving. God bless everyone.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Why People Wear Earbuds While They Jog?

I badly need it- to jog everyday- since I'm experiencing back pain. Yeah right, I've been living an unhealthy lifestyle for the past two years in my life. the time I started working online I also gave up my healthy lifestyle. I sit all day- from day to night. But now I'm redeeming myself- I want to establish that healthy lifestyle.

Since I already started my day 1 of running, I want to continue this healthy lifestyle to redeem the wasted years I sit in working chair.

I'm starting to invest my running apparel. Like workout clothes, running shoes and earbuds. Hmm... Now I wonder, why do people wear earbuds when they jog? or when they workout? Since I've seen many people doing it. My first impression to this is- it looks really cool. It's pretty cool right? Now,  I really want to avail the best ear buds from guitar center for my daily jog.

So, to answer my question earlier, the main reason why they wear earbuds is simple because it helps them to motivate. Listening to music helps people to motivate- to keep going, to enjoy what they're doing or simple uplift their spirit. Music really uplifts your mood. No matter how painful and tiring your workout is, when you listen to great music, you felt comforted and energized. Another reason why they want to wear music when they jog is simply the want to cancel the noise from the outside. Noise from the outside, like chattering people, animals, cars and buses are really intoxicating. And maybe, the last reason could be- to look cool.

All in all, wearing earbuds in workout and running is not that bad. just make sure that you have lower music volumes to uplift you and just right to provide you a richer listening experience.

Enjoy jogging. Aim for the new and healthy you. Come and join me as we embrace the proper and healthy lifestyle. You are very welcome to share your comments about proper fitness and encourage people to exercise and live healthy.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Disney's Frozen: Say Hello to Little Elsa

March 9 is one of a significant date for the whole family. Yea, it's Queen Elsa's birthday. Hahaha not the real Elsa in the Disney movie, but our little Elsa. She's the youngest cousin in the family. In all our cousin she ranked the the last- she's our 16th cousin and she's the only baby in all cousins. That's why she have all our attention. Everyone really loves her- and spoiled her as well. She's a smart girl, very charming, energetic and bubbly. She always make everybody smile.

Last weekend, she celebrated her 4th birthday. I think everyone really prepared her special day. The day before her birthday, she was filled with excitement knowing that she'll be the snow queen. This year's theme was from her favorite Disney character Elsa from the movie Frozen. And oh, she really love to sing her favorite Disney song "Let It Go" as she danced wearing her cape.

Here checkout this beautiful tarp made by my cousin Marky. She's very cute. *I don't own this photo.

Keep going everyone. God bless us all. :)


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