Tag: Life lessons


If you are a project management student and interested in pursuing a project management career, are you waiting until you reach your final year or until you graduate before defining your career? I have talked about how you can define and plan your project management career while in school. I have also talked deep on when you should start planning here.

If you are a student and want to have a better understanding of the project management profession, are you waiting for when you would be told not to rely solely on books recommended by your lecturers and department? I have discussed about the importance of reading books written by practising professionals. Read wide, read good books and develop yourself....   Read the Full Article>>>

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  — Howard Thurman

There are things that makes you come alive. You might not have discovered them yet, but there are things that definitely makes you come alive.

Most often, we think that “making money” is what makes us come alive. Definitely, no one wants to live in this demanding world without having some money. However, have you ever asked yourself why the multi-millionaires, the billionaires and the very wealthy men of this world are still working? It’s because they are involved in things that makes them come alive. Things that give them fulfilment. And the more they keep getting better at doing some of those things, the more money keeps flowing....   Read the Full Article>>>


No matter how much you share your dreams with someone, no one knows your dreams better than you.

The world is full of dreamers. Your friends, family members, mentors and coaches have dreams. They have things that they are aspiring to accomplish or levels they are aspiring to reach. They also have persons whom they share their dreams with.

I am someone who believes in you sharing your dreams with some of your close friends or in shouting some of your dreams to the world. It is good to hear the opinions of some persons, most especially those you trust or respect, concerning your dreams....   Read the Full Article>>>


You can be an ordinary project manager. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better project manager.

You can be an ordinary team member. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better team member.

You can be ordinary at your project management job. Some of the time. But develop yourself to become great at what you do.

You can be ordinary at how you communicate the project status with your team members. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a great project communicator....   Read the Full Article>>>


No one cares who you are.

No one cares what you do.

No one cares about your great ideas.

No one cares what you are dreaming about or if you are not dreaming at all.

No one cares about how hard or how smart you work.

No one cares about what you want to say.

No one cares what you are writing about.

No one cares about how great that your product or service would be.

No one cares how you really want to go about your career.

No one cares about your excuses.

No one cares about how good you feel after visiting the gym....   Read the Full Article>>>

Have you read any of those books or articles that say the only path to happiness or success is by working for yourself and being independent?

When I tell people that I am a budding entrepreneur who would love to help someone else achieve their dreams, they often look at me like someone who’s trying to break or violate an entrepreneurial code – the code of working only for yourself to be free and happy.

There are several ways to building a successful career and there’s no wrong way. There’s also nothing wrong with having multiple careers if it makes you happy and fulfilled....   Read the Full Article>>>

Think Big

I remembered some years ago when I first read the book, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, I loved most of the ideas that were shared in the book. Some of the ideas helped shape my early life.

The book also opened up my mind and made me search for more inspiration and success books to read. Ever since then, I have read several inspirational and success books, some of which include:

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
  • The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
  • The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
  • Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Why Ask Why by John Mason
  • Why We Want You to Be Rich by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki

And some other good books…

  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • The Art and Skill of Successful Negotiation by John Ilich

Reading good books is one of my key secrets to success. The more I read, the more I learn and the more I think better....   Read the Full Article>>>