Monday, July 9, 2018

Good Habits

William James was right when he observed that we are "walking bundles of habits." What we have gotten used to is difficult to get undone. Everything we do builds up into our storehouse of habits from birth until now.  How can we correct poor habits? Consciously replace them with good ones, and gradually, the shift will take place. With constant reprogramming, the good habit will become the new norm. There may be setbacks or bumps along the way, but don't give up. It's worth the effort.   

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Purpose and Work

To pour out everything into doing things excellently leads to satisfaction at work. Regardless of being rewarded for it, knowing that you have exceeded the standard reaffirms your purpose in life. So whatever you purpose to do, do it with all your heart, because you are working for God and not for men. As Mother Teresa said, "we can do small things with great love."

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Act on It

Action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, we can have our desired feeling.  So be strong-willed and you will end up heart-strong thereafter.  One good example is when I exercise daily. I disregard what I feel. I just step on the treadmill. After twenty minutes of running and sweating, I begin to feel good about myself - and I'm always glad every time I do it.

Vision

Vision starts in a belief that something will come to pass, that something will happen. If you act consistent to that belief, over time, it will become to you, a reality.
Every vision has a component of faith and courage in it. Combined with consistency and discipline, we can turn our vision into reality.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Faith Transforms

Matthew 9:29 English Standard Version (ESV)
Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”

With faith comes great transformation.

Our faith is a gift from God. If we abide in Him, exercise this faith and put it into action, our desires will be given to us. For then our desires will not be selfish or self-gratifying; they are desires that help lift ours and other people's lives.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Advice Worth Following: Love at All Times

Taking the word of God seriously has its merits. If we will only be compassionate, kind, humble, meek (gentle and submissive), and patient at our offices, then we will have a great place to work. If we bear with one another, and be forgiving at home, then we'll experience peace. If we love everyone, then we demonstrate that we are God's chosen ones - His beloved.

Colossians 3:12-17 English Standard Version (ESV)
12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Outcomes-based Training

I have chosen to serve by developing other people, supporting them by imparting knowledge and skills they can use to live empowered lives.

Training is costly. If not planned well, it can be ineffective. Companies expect a return on investment in terms of competencies and behavior of personnel which will contribute to the fulfillment of organization goals. So as a trainer, I ask myself these basic questions before conducting a training: what outcomes do I want to see after the training? In line with this, what learning activities can I come up with in order to reach the desired outcomes? Are the contents of my training relevant? Given the allotted time, how will the participants be able to relate to the skills and knowledge I will impart? What learning materials and equipment can I use to make the training more effective?