Gratefully I had accomplished my dream to read xx numbers of books in 2016. Thanks to my discovery of Kindle apps that allow me to buy and read books more easily nowadays. Easily in 2016, on average I had read more than 4 books in a month. This experience really has significant impact in my life. Would like to share here top 10 of my favourites . I strongly encourage you to find these books and you will glad you did.
Happy New Year Everyone!
[ Credit to my daughter ; Najma, for these book photos ]
Your success is determined by your daily habits. What you on the consistent basis will shape your outcome. I am a strong believer in this idea. However, what are the habits you need to develop? Very interesting and powerful question. Just do you own thinking or researching the successful people you want to emulate and get the ideas from them. Read books and watch this YouTube. I am glad our great master Robin Sharma just recently produce a great video on this topic. These are the great rituals to start. Enjoy.
I know it is not time to celebrate New Year yet! But the new 2017 is coming very soon. It is the right time to start thinking and reflecting about our life moving forward. Grab pen and journal and start planning about your life. Time to reflect; what went right and what not?
What are the five key areas of your life? for me ; Religion, Health, Family, Career and Wealth. For you may be different. How are you doing for each part of that life? What you want to continue? What to stop? What to minimize and What to start?
What are your career mantra for 2017? How many books you want to read? What topics? for me, next year I want to flood my brain about financial knowledge. I am listing out minimum 25 books on this subject for me to read in 2017!
We need start thinking about next year now while finishing up this year with a blast.
there is one magazine that I would recommend is surely Success Magazine that
would come out first. It may be aligned with my interest ; personal
development. I have been following this magazine for years now. From the hard
copy version to now digital. Somehow this publication has some impacts in my
life both ; personally and professionally. This magazine covers various aspect
of ones personal developement; career, family, well being , financial, wealth
etc. This where I got the information for latest books on certain topics and
where I found the ideas for great websites or authors. One part that worth more
than the value of its price is the audio sections where they features
interviews with thought leaders of certain fields which I find very great. Get your
copy now and I am sure you glad you did. For details pls visit www.success.com. Enjoy...
Grant Cardone is my favourite author. Being bbsessed or being average is his latest book. Based on table of contents, this book is full of great
practical wisdoms. Cannot wait to add this book to my latest collection.
His book 10x Rule is one of my favourite.
His wisdoms are unconventional.
Building a great team is one of my life mission. always looking
ideas and insights. There is one great book is saw that just recently released. It is written by a respected person in this team building arena; Don Yaeger.
He shares with us 16 great principles of great team. Lets dive in...
Success is the only option by John Calipari is another great book on building great success team. A lot of great insights are awaiting here and one my " metric for success for the team. Definitely this book will be a great collection for those who love to develop great team.
Adversity...Failure..or whatever that comes to you not the way you like it may have tremendous effects to your life. We are human and bad things happen to us. The life skill in handling these so called adversity is very crucial. I personally had experienced this a lot. I would like to share with you this great video from my favourite motivator ; Brandon Burchard. I remembered many months back; thing was so bad to me. As usual one way for me to ease myself is searching the youtube to look for inspiration and motivation; to lift me back. I found this video. I watched it many times and it really helped. If you are now in bad shape, hope this video will help you as it has helped me. Enjoy...
Who never had a bad day? That is not important question. The most imporant question is how you deal with bad day? That will make a difference ! The great people and not so great one handle it differently. That what we want to learn. Let the expert do the talking .... Enjoy
There are three subject matters that I want to master in a very new distance. They are Selling, Resilience and Storytelling. Why these topics? I believe these three skills are crucial for my career success. Best way for achieve this goal is through reading. And the best place to find great books are at amazon.com The first book for the topic of selling is this one;
I have following this author for more than 2 years now and really wish he come out with a book. Finally he did and just published his first book this month. Those in sales, this book is a must and the title is as good as the content!.
Next one is Resilience which frankly I came across the idea to master this matter after listening to a podcast to one of my leadership guru ; Bregman when he interviewed one of experts in this Resilience topic. I surved the amazon and found that the content of this book is great. I put in the list as my next reading for this topic;
The last one is Storytelling. This skill is important especially if you are a Leaders. I also surveyed a lot of books on this topic and this one seems to stand out. Definitely will buy and read it one day.
Hope you will find these three books are of use to you. enjoy.
If you any other books that you would like to recommend me to read that relate to these three topics, please let me know. See you again.
Many of us want to develop new good habits but finding it very very difficult to stick. You cannot rely on will power. Will power, as many experts say, is just like your muscle; will become weak over time. The answer is find ways to create a ritual. From rituals it will become a habit. Rituals mean make a specific plan to do certain things that you want to make a habit at specific time for certain period of time. How to make rituals part of your daily practice ? Check this video out;
Writing a journal is one of the daily habits of successful
people. Many of successful people that I
read about have this ritual. What so great about this habit? A lot, one of them
its helps you to clarify your thinking. It also a way to express your feelings
or emotion. It good to lash it out on paper than bashing it on other human
beings. But what to write about? How to do it properly? I leave it to the expert. Watch and enjoy this
There are a lot of wisdoms in this talk. Listen carefully and deeply. Write out the one that you find most relevant to you. I found this guy is great and really admire his teachings. His ideas encourage me start collecting great wisdoms and start reading them daily. I called it " Wisdom Book" . This has helped me to look at life more positively. Enjoy.
This guy is my among the first icon in leading me to the world of self mastery. Read almost all of his book. Strongly recommended if want to be the Game changer. Hope this one can link you to his great job. Enjoy
It is my dream that one day I will produce my own show like this one. May be I could call it " KL Real" ;). Anyway, this YouTube channel is great ; it teaches is to reach the impossible. Please do explore other great contents provided by London Real. Enjoy.
Then, this is the right channel. this YouTube channel provides you link to various great audio books. I found it very interesting; especially if the book seems "boring" to me but somehow, people say they are great. Then, instead of reading it, just listen them at this channel. Hope you find this useful. Enjoy.
It won't be complete if I do not include TED Talk youtube in my blog. it is one of the most sought after resources for all sort of topics including self mastery. The above is one my best selected you tube under my blog theme. There are thousands of others. Hope this one will be the link to this TED Talk thing. enjoy.
The more I search, the more I find. This is another great YouTube channel created by One Percent Better. This guy has produced a lot of great summaries from various great books. It is something that I am so passionate about. I hope this will connect you to his other great videos. Enjoy.
This guy is the king of motivation. I love to watch his videos ; very practical and super powerful. Hopefully this video will be your link to rest of his superb videos. I learn a lot from him ; how to turn your passion into money, to stay positive. etc. He started from humble beginning but through persistence and hard work now he become so famous. Enjoy
Perhaps this the best Youtube channel that helps me to " read " a good book quickly. This guy is brilliant in summarizing key points in a great book in just a few minutes using youtube.
I have been following his channel for various books that I want to buy. It saves a lot of time and help me to understand the content well. I am very proud to support this Youtube channel. Enjoy.
If the answer is YES, then you should subscribe to this guy YouTube channel. a tons of great stuff from this great guy; from success tips to how to achieve self made millionaire online. His channel is viewed by millions around the world! there must be something great about this dude! Enjoy.
Peter Sage is my new favourite enterpreneur. As usual, found him during my on going search for self improvement videos. I watched one of his videos and got hook. And watching it one after another. So, I believe I have to share to the rest of my community. He talks about various topics mostly on self development. Take a lots of notes and implement them. Enjoy.
I was so stressed out the other day...so much things did not turn out well at the office. As usual, I will look for ways to boost back my positivity. One of the places is of course YouTube. ....and I found this guy ; Peter Voogd. Such a a great person. Since then, his works become one of my source of inspirations. Hope you can use the above video as a link to all his other great works. Enjoy and meet you again next week.
I start to love this guy works. His name is Patrick Bet David. Accidentally found his youtube while searching for great info. He is authentic....talking from heart. Sharing his visions mainly to help startup enterpreneurs. He is very passionate about his works. He had produced a lot of great videos that I find very useful and informative. He is giving great contents the world. Do check out his other videos. Enjoy:)
My key wisdoms from this book.... 1. What really matter is how you response to the events that happen to you. 2. Plan your day ahead. 3. Focus on fewer things ; may be 5. 4. Have A List To Focus and A List To Ignore. 5. Use Calendar to write exactly when and where to do things.
Love to read great books but do not have time ? Looking for place to have great summaries of great books presented in video presentation form and also in PDF and MP3? I can recommend you BrianJohnson. Check him out here Optimize Living.
I have been following him now for sometimes. It a great resource for how to Optimize your Life. Basically, He reads so much of great books and help to summarize with 5 key great take aways. I found it so great. He shaees it through videos, PDF and even MP3. The topics cover is very wide and mostly of how to help you become great. Now more than 200 books he covered.
His programs now furher advance with various great classes ; Master Class , Micro Class and interviews with the great Authors. I strongly recommend it to you!
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Want to learn A to Z about Selling Skills? Do not know where the best website to go? Looking for sales insights on daily basis and for Free? I recommendThis Expert . S. Anthony Iannarina is the writer of this website. I considered him a rare Sales Expert. He writes his blog daily. If you can read his background you will be impressed. What I like most about him is that he create so much value to his readers. That really a character of a great sales professional : creating value. He share also almost every knowledge he knows abou sellings for free and he writes daily. Accoding to him, he starts writing daily very early around 5 am.
You can learn almost every thing about selling ; from prospecting until time management. He also recommends a lot of good books, apps and websites that are very useful to those in selling.
To all my friends, do not miss this website . Eventhough you are not in Selling .
Are you consistently searching for ideas on how to improve your life? Is You Tube one of your resources for great ideas? Can you trust the person sharing the ideas? i.e are they credible?
I am a strong fan, if not fanatic , of the world of Personal Development. One of resources is of course Youtube. Are they reliable? Before I follow that perticular youtube, I will review as many as I could their posts. Currently I have so many of personal development Youtube I like. Can check my FB too on this. A lot of link there. My top one is Tai Lopez. Some people say he is a Scam. That not important. This guy is superb. A lot of insights you can learn from him. He is full of wisdom because he reads one book a day. Sometimes he is sharing some ideas on how his friends making million dollar a day! Is not that great?! That why people say he is a scam... I do not think so. Most important he has a lot of great insight. He is very positive. We need to hang out with this kind of people. They open up my mind for new possibilities.
Ever wonder how to make your new habit stick? Are there any effective ways to track your habits? And how to make tracking of a new habit fun? Developing a new good habit is not easy. But developing a bad one is easy :) !
Do not worry, I am helping you develop a good habit here.
The way ro develop a new habit is not that difficult actually ; if you know the tricks.
1. You must track the new habit you want to install in your life.
2. You must have proper tracking system.
3. Have a Trigger.
4. Do it at specific time everyday.
Lets go in detail....
1. You must track the habit you want to develop. Eg of new habit may be wake up early at 5 :30 am daily or doing daily planning every morning before starting your day.
2. Proper Tracking System.
Last time I used a note book as my Log System. It was manual. I drew a chart indicating the habit I wanted to develop and every nite bofore went to sleep, I put mark '/' if and 'x' not done. Do this very day. Now, I am using Apps " GoalTracker " installed in my iphone. Very easy now day to track my habit. Actually there are a lot Apps out there up you can choose.
3. Have a Trigger. Trigger is just a like reminder. Eg, you can set alarm or reminder in your smart phone at specific time for you to do certain habit ... Time to take your supplement. One of my friends, set a reminder for every 3 hours to remind him to drink plain water. Another examples of triggers; get your running shoes / running gears ready by your bed side ( if you want to develop running as your new habit) or put book ready on your table the nite before go to sleep if you want to develop reading habit in early morning.
4. Do it at specific time. Eg, take supplement after breakfast. Take a break at 10:30 am. Read 5 verses of Quran after Magrib prayer etc. If you do it at specific time everyday, the chances of habit installation is great.
I wish you luck and what is one habit you want to develop now? Go For it! and share with me how it goes...