• Motivation

    Jump

    A contest was held with a prize of a bag full of money. The competition was a challenge of jumping from a very high ravine and then swimming in the swift current of the river, and avoiding hungry crocodiles roaming the river.Since early in the morning when the contest was announced, no one wanted to do it. They only took a look with fear on the edge of the cliff.Nearing noon, suddenly there was a participant who bravely plunged from the edge of the cliff. As soon as he plunged into the river, he swam with all his might to land. The flow of the river was very heavy against…

  • Motivation

    Out of Dividing Walls

    Harry Houdini is a legendary magician who was very famous for his ability to escape from the chains that wrapped around his body. Though his body was thrown into a box full of water, he was able to escape. When the chains had tied him up and he was all the way to be thrown into a box of water, Houdini always pretended to fall to show how hard the struggle would be. His wife then helped lift his body. “My wife does not come around each time  I do this, but she still loves me,” said the man whose real name is Ehrich Weisz, an Asto-Hungarian-born American. Thereafter, his…

  • Motivation

    Jack Welch, a Down-to-Earth Boss

    Jack Welch is the most admired CEO by other CEO’s in the world. Their minds always refer to Jack Welch when it comes to the question: who is the best CEO in the world. What Jack Welch did in the 1980’s is actually rarely done by other CEO’s in most giant companies until nowadays. The CEO’s in large companies generally control theirs from the headquarters. Jack is different. He had been the most important person. However, much of his time had been spent with a direct going from top to down to his employees. He never stopped moving from one factory to another factory listening to his employees. He was…

  • Kids' Workout

    Year End’s Music Recital

    Indonesia Young Musician Performance 2017. It has been what my kids keep looking forward to in every other year. Yes, it’s a joint music concert for kids who are in beginner phase of learning music. A place for them to show their talent playing piano, violin, or cielo –instruments most played in such a music event. Initiated and arranged by Staccato, a music magazine, this concert has been expected by every participant from all over Indonesia since it’s held in marathon series which take place in many big cities in Indonesia consecutively, including my hometown, Surabaya. And my kids participated in this event for the second time from the first…

  • Motivation

    Ten Thousand Hours

    This is an interesting inspirational words from Iman Supriyono, an Indonesian strategic finance specialist, especially for me, you, or anyone who is starting a new life with family and children, or anything that needs long-term undertaking. What is that? Ten thousand hours. Going through ten thousand hours to then be considered worthy? Yes, just like that. The analogy is an airplane pilot. Opinion of most people, pilot is a prestigious job. The huge salary is one of the indicators. Why big salary? Of course it’s because of the high demand of skills and the risks embedded. The fate of hundreds of passengers inside the plane is definitely in the pilot’s…

  • Motivation,  Reflection

    The Freedom of a Roasted Rabbit

    Achieving the comfort of life with all the challenges is a choice. Feel like facing or even giving up on challenges? Before deciding to take the second option, let’s take a lesson from the figure of a rabbit in the following story. The cute animal jumped agile, avoiding the pounce of a lion hunting him down. The king of jungle roared in vain for many times each time he tried to bump into the rabbit. That rabbit eventually escaped the lion, and the runaway brought him to a farmer’s yard at the edge of the forest. “I’m so hungry!” said the rabbit when he saw two fat lambs chewing on…

  • Motivation,  Reflection

    Many Ways for Blessings to Come

    Sustenance in the form of money might come from any unexpected direction. Not everything can be understood with sense-making and logic circumstances to find where it comes from. Here is an awesome sharing of thoughts from Jamil Azzaini, the inspirator of Sukses Mulia. A friend once asked, “How can I not be so busy seeking for money, but instead money itself is so busy seeking for me?” “Take two ways simultaneously, the professional path and the spiritual one.” The professional way is when we set the skill and continue to sharpen it to become experts in that field. While the spiritual path, do the activities commanded by the Almighty who…

  • Motivation

    Love the Hardship

    Adam Guettel was a successful young man who raised musical theater. He had a remarkable talent in theater. Everyone praised his prowess and many magazines praised him as a genius boy. At the tender age of thirteen, Adam had been predicted to sparkle as a television star. Unexpectedly, he just resigned himself from the opera soloist and said that his voice had been broken. In fact, what really happened was that he was scared because he could not bear the pressures being a very popular one. “I pretended my voice had changed,” he admitted as he turned to music composer later. Many people love problems as they have got them…

  • Motivation

    King of Bloopers

    Is there any of basketball fans who doesn’t recognize Michael Jordan? This guy has remarkably been distinguished as the greatest basketball player for all the time. When in the glorious periods with Chicago Bulls in the era of 1990’s, Jordan had again and again helped Bulls embrace the NBA champions rings – of American basketball competition which has been the most famous one in the world. His breakthroughs had even flown up in the air as a legend. Moreover, he was crowned the richest basketball player. Anyway, do you ever have any idea about what this 198-centimeter-tall guy said in a television interview? “I had been counted on for more…

  • Motivation

    Work and Play

    Jennie S. Bev, a successful author, columnist, business woman from Indonesia who lives in the United States, said that for her every second is to work and to play all together. “On weekends, I came up to stay at a hotel sitting and listening to others, or on another day you could find me speaking about this and that on a seminar. On some occasion, I sometimes just sit in the amusement park without doing anything … “ “Actually, what am I doing?” Jennie said, when she was working, she was best at the same time playing. When she plays, she’s working. Both overlapping activities would obtain fruitful productive results…