22 October 2007

Stand up... again!

Woah!! I love it I love it I love it!! My stand up comedy is rocking! 4 hours ago, I was stressing out as I tried my best to write out some new Chinese comedy and 4 hours later I'm, so relieved and relaxed as I prepare to hit the sack after a long day. Boy, what a day I must say.

So what's been going on? Well I've finally gained some focus in my work and I've realized the power of getting out of the house every now and then. I think I'm going to try to get out early in the morning and come back with a clear mind, ready to kill my work one at a time! I'm totally into power this and power that. I mean like Power Lunches and Power Breakfasts, I love this whole executive term I use now! I think ever since I got my new O2 Zinc, my whole mentality has changed and I'm ready to conquer the world! I think what was holding me back was, as I said in my previous posts, redundency! I mean now with my smart phone, I write all my stuff once and it's deployed everywhere! All my meetings, etc. etc.! I love it! Although I still have a long way to go before I'm a smart phone power user but hey, at least I'm getting there!

I've been reading a lot more about developing my business and learnt a lot when it comes to my atttidue in dealing with work. I realized I need to better train myself in controlling my emotions with business. As they say, it's only business, not personal.

My life's going insane now! I'm facing so many now or never situations! One of them is my stand up, the other is my band, and there are so many other things! Last night, my friend Bun and I went to the Ching Ma Bridge and visited the lookout point there. Oh boy was it inspiring!! I actually felt so... empty that moment you have no idea. Like my mind went blank and I just enjoyed the view of watching cars go by on the bridges. For once, after a long time, I was unconciously meditating at the numbing view of cars on a bridge. I wanted to go clear my mind and I got that. As much as I kept stressing about all the 850583053 things I had to still think about, it was good and well necessary!

I look forward to a lot more great and inspiring places to open up my mind and thinking and let me just know that no matter what happens, no matter how stressed and emotional I get, I still have the rest of the world to enjoy and appreciate... especially when you got yourself a bunch of real, caring friends :) Like I always say, I'd rather have 2 genuine friends than 100 normal friends... and last night, Bun and I got talking and we were discussing how in a month's time he'll be gone to Germany for a year and he asked me "Hey Viv, do you like me taking you to these places?" and I just looked at him and said "man, don't even get me started about this, these places help me so much, it's going to make it worse for me when you're gone" and we just went off talking about where we'd both be in a year's time. It's so exciting and touching at the same time because Bun and I have come a long way together as two individuals who worked in harmony and synergy and really built each other up as much as possible.

The next time I post here will probably be the last one before he leaves to Germany, so I'll let you know what rituals we perform as a goodbye ceremony for him :)

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13 October 2007

My First "bought" phone

That's right. I got a new phone!! This is technically the first phone I bought. All the other phones I've had have either been part of some promotional package, a hand-me-down or a gift from someone! On Thursday, I finally did it and got myself the O2 Zinc which I am loving the crap out of because it is exactly what I've been looking for and is what I need!! I feel like such an executive using it now because of the slide-out keyboard, it beats the small keyboard on a blackberry because I hate tiny keys!

So life's been good so far, projects are working out again and this weekend is going to be my productivity boot camp where I really organize myself and get my projects sorted out. Now I can finally sync all my work and emails to my phone and so I no longer need to go through my moleskin every morning, re-type all my notes into the computer, then when I'm about to leave the house, re-write stuff in my Moleskin again. I realized I hate doing things twice! I find it such a waste of my time performing redundant tasks because if I have to repeat, surely there must be a way to automate it! I must say this whole productivity idea in my head is both my strongest asset and my weakest link because whenever I need to repeat myself, I lose interest and discipline in doing it. For example, slowly I've started skipping writing notes or even checking my Moleskin every morning before I start work because I feel so stupid re-reading everything all the time. My system wasn't customized enough for my liking which is where my new O2 Zinc comes in and takes care of everything. I can write my notes and voice recordings and stuff without having to carry 5830538503 devices. I can listen to my MP3's and watch my software videos as well as read my PDF files wherever I am! No longer will I find myself slacking off with my e-book reading because I don't want to print it out on paper.

So today's my Day 10 entry and all I can say is I'm happy. I really am a happy man today. Life seems to be so cheery with the Autumn coolness coming in and my new view of my future. I feel so much more in control of myself right now you have no idea. Big stressing projects have come to an end and I can finally stop, breath and re-assess myself now. I have 2 months before the year ends and it's these 2 months that will be my defining moment as the person I am from now on and what I will do for me and my future and everyone involved in it. To all my avid readers, let me just say thank you for reading this far and I look forward to sharing happy things from now on. I'm tired of saying stuff like "OK!! I am a bit down with all the stress, I must buck up!" But now I'm saying I'm kicking ass! :D

Have a great Saturday! :D

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03 October 2007

It's October!

Woah, another month gone and what have I accomplished? Honestly, I don't know. A lot has happened but I haven't been keeping track of it. I admit, my self-discipline has been falling down a lot recently because I've finally max'ed out myself and now I know what are my limits in some ways.

I love it though, now I know what I can and cannot do at the same time. I'm moving from testing the waters to attacking the ocean :) Lovely.

Today is a Day 10 entry and I'm in the process of reading some stuff about web business planning so I thought I'd take a few minutes off and write an entry here. A lot has been happening in my life and I wish I'd document it in my journal like I used to but in many ways, I think hand-writing my journal doesn't cut it for me. I've learnt a few things recently, and that is the power of having a good team by your side. Be it co-workers, friends or family. The power of surrounding yourself with competent people is much more than you'd expect. Like I used to say, 1 + 1 = 3 is really 1.25 (rounded down to 1) + 1.25 = 2.5 (rounded up to 3) so by that, surrounding yourself with good people leads to perfect synergy in every way.

The only really challenge is when you need to acknowledge you can only do that for at most 24 hours each day. My next biggest challenge is to maximize all the time I have to achieve everything I want. Having too many goals is not a good thing when you realize we're all human and time won't wait for us.

So on with it! I'm excited about this month because I'm ready to see where it takes me. Each day is an adventure of me building up the foundation to my life :) I love it!