Friday Sharing w/You

Friday, March 1

WOW… March is here!

Before settling down to your 2013 Resolutions… Lose weight, exercise more, watch less television, read more books & walk the stairs. You are hurrying into the month of March. If you have still yet to move your butt or muscle on your resolutions, it is okay as someone said – better not to do than to do and regret having done it. March is a lazy month to slow down, have a rest and rethink the why-not apply the new-year resolution not just on personal life but into the workplace.  New Year’s resolutions are about deciding to be different. They usually involve actions like to stop old or unwanted behaviour, start new behaviour and continue the changed behaviour.  Why not apply the New Year’s resolutions in your work areas? I believe if you apply the New Year’s resolutions to your work areas it can have a direct effect on a person’s quality work and quality life especially if the resolutions include “to be a Fun person, learning Something new” or You do not delete emails from HSE Department.  For me, who is no longer working in the corporate world, my resolution is to continue promoting Quality Work; Quality life in my personal life and organizations or communities that engage me. But, what does that mean for your corporate workplace? Do you realize that they are many dead bodies in your office? Those who found their jobs and never start looking for work again. And yet they still ask for “work-life balance”? I believe as an organization, my suggestion for a New Year’s resolution is to make the workplace a place where Quality Work and Quality life for all.

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 PhotoWhat get you tied up in knots?

It takes years to build Trust but it takes only a few seconds to destroy it.  Because we never tell good trusting story instead we gossip. To build trust we must learn to tell 6 stories. The 1st story is “My Story” as for the other 5, is in my new workbook, which is my mission to Coach, Champion and Catalyst, passing along my Crazy Entertaining Own experiences so that you will be able to do well in your effort to influence people..

What books are you reading today?

For those who found your job and forget how to look for work please read this book – What colour is your parachute? By Richard N. Bolles 2012 (please purchase the 40th Anniversary Edition).  Please look for work after you found your job because when an opportunity do comes, don’t ask why you are not given the opportunity. The worst case scenario is that you think people have to give you an opportunity to prove it (that will be in your dream). Also, please don’t tell me you are passionate about certain things and when given the opportunity you can prove it. Passion is an overly used word - most people have Passion but no Action – is just dreaming. 

My new workbook for my coming workshop, “The Unexpected Quality Journey Journal” is now with the printer.  I have included three very important skills that you have to learn, they are - Facilitation & Storytelling and the 3rd skill, I will only share with you when you have my workbook. If you have been ardently following my “Friday Sharing w/You” on every Friday, then by now you should be smart enough to figure out what is the 3rd skill I am talking about.

By the way, I am not the only one that retired early. Someone retired before 40. Do read The Sunday Times – Feb 24 “Me & My Money. You can do it if you don’t worry about money, money is just a medium of transaction. Somehow, it will comes when you are at the least worrying about it. Retirement is just another stage to be my own master. Would you like to report to yourself? If so, then you can retire early. 

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Why does change have such a bad reputation?

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We are just here temporarily so set your 3 goals that you want to achieve in your life. For me, my 3 goals are to be a proud parent; a teacher teaching Total Quality for a fee not free as well as to have fun whilst someone funding it; last but not least, to plant a tree so that the next generation can have a shade to rest and not forgetting Sharing as Sharing is Caring.

A simple dictum to live with… People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care for them.

Success is when your student don’t need you anymore.

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When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.- Ernest Hemingway

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.-Robert McAfee Brown

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.-Schopenhauer

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Acknowledgements

My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that you have your own opinions, views, & thoughts. Please keep it to yourself because there is no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour. To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.

I understand that everyone’s attention span is very short and if you read till here, I would like to say thank you for staying with me till the end. It might be rubbishes to some people but I do know that there are some gems hidden to be picked in all rubbishes… Hope you have pick one or 2 gems?

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 If you keep Reading, I will keep Sharing

 Friday, See You here… Every Friday

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There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between …Pat Riley, basketball coach

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be …Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

He who is and remains true to himself and to others has the most attractive quality of the greatest talent …Goethe

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses …Ziggy

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else …Yogi Berra

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken …Oscar Wilde

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FSY is your
Friend
Supporter
Your Buddy

“No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.” -John Ruskin

Fantastically 
Satisfied Customer
Yes !!

Quality is something that after you touch it, it stains and stays on your finger forever. I still have not find the right detergent

All companies are full of Active, Brilliant & Courageous people who would change if they only knew how. So… Drop me an email at daniel@qualipreneur to embark on The NEW Unexpected Quality Journey

Employees today are regarded as a commodity to be used as needed. If not needed, they are put on the chopping boards.

Today’s managers work long hours and willing to cope with many Frustrated, Silly, Youniquely  puzzled annoyed situations but shy away from the problems of the people that work for them.

Follow-up
Smile always
You sell yourself
Deliver your agreed requirement.

Give FSY to:
People who make you angry - Forgiveness
Clients/Customers - Service
Yourself - Yearn for a ice latte with Chocolate Soufflé

To clean a sink drain, put 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain then flash with hot water

Interesting Statement

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.  

Ineteristng isn’t it?

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. 

Rearrange the letters in the word ’LISTEN’ to discover the related word - The Answer is SILENT

I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.     …..Jack Canfield, Success Coach

Technology is a good servant but a bad master

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Here’s to Your Quality 
The work of your Heart
The work of taking time to listen to your customer
The work of taking time to understand the requirement
The work of taking time to stop the process if it does not meet the requirement.
The work of taking time to meet the customer requirement
The work of taking time to deliver the customer requirement

If you believe that the population is getting older, you’ve never been to a shopping mall on a weekend….Doug Larson, United Feature Syndicate. From Reader’s digest, April 1994

If you don’t like the phrase “Empower the powerless” then change it to “Enabled the powerless” . Peter Ducker said “To try to build an organization against the weakness (powerless) frustrates the purpose of organization.”

If you ask your wife for breakfast in the bed…. What will be her answer……. “Sleep in the Kitchen”

The only difference between who you are today and who you will be 5 years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.. Charlie “tremendous’ Jones

Interestingly someone say “ Teamwork means never having to take all the blame”Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better

Don’t wish for less problems, wish for ore Skills
Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom
- by Jim Robn, Speaker, Author, Philosopher.

No one has had more books devoted than Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of US. (Posted on Nov 19, 2012) Please go ahead and guess how many books? Answer: There are over 15,000 books about Lincoln in print.

Everyone have luck – Bad or Good

In Las Vegas there is no loser, only winners and donors.

Life is not about big fish eat small fish or big fish that swims in small pond or small fish that swims in the ocean. Big or small fishes they all are still fish.

The late Stephen R.Covey 7 habits principle stated “Begin with the end in mind” The now FSYQualipreneur added onto this principle “Begin with the Beginning after the end is the mind.”

97% of people buying decisions are made on an emotional basis then later justified by logic. Because emotion stimulates the mind up to 3,000 times faster than rational thought processes.

Hone your skills not from the internet but from the area of your interest

Writing on the wall: “A life time of training for just 10 second” …Jesse Owens, the American track star in 1930s

If today, Chairman Mao Zedong is still alive in China. What happen to China?

‘Everything is possible’ is this a good value or.. ? Share your thought with me…

Someone say – This isn’t a good value because everyone thinks it’s possible to do your utmost to eliminate what you don’t want or get what you want

If communication [leadership] is to change behavior, it must be grounded in the desires and interest of the receivers …Artistotle

Hard Gifts are often used to grease the wheels of Guanxi, the Chinese term for relationships that help win jobs and promotions.

Soft Gifts are feedback, You accept all Feedback unconditionally, Massage it & make Choices and change your behavior according to the results you want.

Qualipreneur; is the hyphen connecting the world of Quality & Business.

If Singapore were to disappear today what would the world miss?

Life is Twist & Turn, you fell once you stop cycling on the QJ Bicycle.

My SOHO (Small Office. Home Office) has no door, But the imaginative door is always ajar to listen to fresh quality stories that seems boring at first but its starts to get interesting……fsy

All roads lead to FSYQualipreneur success….Yesterday I am Good, today I am @ my best, tomorrow I will be better…. fsy.

We block our effectiveness not because we have questions but because we think we have the answers.