Miscellaneous


Here comes Project YoungPros 4th sharing event:

Register ticket here, and learn how to leverage NLP techniques to build good relations.

well, it’s been a long time again…guess it is time for me to re-frame myself and get back to the right track from the current chaos.

Pressure
Thanks to Anthony Robbins, I used to manage pressure well. But the pressure these days is overwhelming as I am working closely with a tough CEO who once mentioned to me that I should grow myself in a tough way. Yes, I felt that, he is now helping me that way.

Nearly all people comments themselves under high pressure, but have you been working so often in your dream, fulfilling one task in a dream, switching to another one in another dream, and they are just happening in a single night…Well, that’s my status two weeks before a couple of days ago. Ever since I was born, this is the second time I have been in such situation, the first one happened in the early days when I was working with Leo two years ago.

But I always remind myself: Jeff, you must go through it. Once you have been through, you will feel comfortable with everything. And only in this way you will become a real achiever – the one who trully makes things happen!

So frequently, I used Kobe Bryant’s “If You Really Want It” to motivate myself, I used “狠狠狠” to push myself to do those things I am not much willing to do, I kept reading one page of “The Secret Daily Teachings” to inspire myself so that I kept focusing on the positive, I used…well, way too many methods and things, as long as they help.

Big pressure, huh…I guess it was.

Healthiness
Such situation won’t bring me health, I felt pain at my shoulders when I went to play basketball last Saturday. God, I need some changes, and changes for the better.

Still, there was one crazy thing I have done and I especially want to mention here, which is, I went jogging the other day in the early morning at 6:10, when it was all dark outside; when I was back, the sky just started to get a bit clear, and it was at 6:30. The feeling of jogging was really great.

A lot of people around were found unhealthy these days, I think I need to pay more attention as well. Speaking of this, wishing everything goes fine with my dear friend Schiller’s father.

Take care of yourselves, my friends, wherever you are, and whoever you are, as long as you are reading here.

Time Management and Psychology
Things changed for the better in the last few days. First, I read a blog post about “lessen work time to do more important things, do more important things to less work time”. And then I got further inspiration from the book “The Road Less Traveled” when I was reading it on the bus to office. There are two kinds of people, one is taking on too much responsibilities on themselves (I am one of this type and it is called 神经官能症), while the other type is everything is other people’s responsibilities (called 人格失调症). Luckily, I am just the former one and it is far easier to cure.

By these specific and random inspiration, I got somewhere and started to relax a bit, and am getting better this week.

Sweet Moments
Last Friday was my birthday. Apart from my girlfriend’s cool gifts, well, I really love them, I have also received special blessings from my dear friends, Schiller and Cindy, with Olivia and later Jessie and Abby. Both Seeds and NewStage are cool. I love you guys! Thanks!

Yesterday suddenly received a phone call from Karen, who told me that she felt what I shared with her before very useful at work, and also gave me a kind offer that I could stay at their family if I drop by SZ next time, as their new house has a spare room. Sweet, isn’t it. Thanks.

Systems Thinking
Systems Thinking is the best things I have learned from the Young Manager Workshop, which was remarked by the trainer the must-have gear to top management. When thinking a thing, don’t just think about ourselves, but also consider the other people/factors in our systems.

Well, so much for this, piece by piece, but I think I can conclude in following: I am a not-very-smart man who is working hard with faith and determination to go through the hard times with purpose of gearing up myself a person who is able to make things happen. Always think positive and solutions will come!

Jeff Wang
What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!
13 Jan 2010

好久没有写日记了。

忙,超忙,忙到上厕所都是奔跑状态。一直知道身边的人会觉得我很不同,但上星期还是惊奇地获悉身边的同事觉得我是“异形”。为什么说我是异形呢?因为我经常早上未到8点就已经来到公司上班,晚上经常加班到很晚,回到家也继续工作,但甚少听到我说累字。

说实在的,异形跟与众不同对我来说含义还是不一样的,不过不管怎样,乐观的我就当这是对我努力工作的一种认可吧。

前段时间其实思维上受到很大的冲击,也真的是很深刻地意识到了自己存在的问题和改进的方向。

深圳之行

Albert Ching

Successful people looks ahead, not just what it is  now, but what it could and what it will be  later in 5 years, 10 years.

They see possibilities of the world, possibilities of the industry and then be the leader of the evolution. It’s a bit like Carly Fiorina, she sees the possibilities of people, and help people  see it, thus motivate people around.

Relevant Thinking:

Think Out of the Box and Habitize it!

山西之行

About Balance and 冲

Career is not like acquiring knowledge in school. Why?

  • Books are there
  • Opportunities won’t knock your door twice. And people have on average 7 opportunities in a life time.

Therefore, we need to 冲 at our best age and seize one opportunity. And if we don’t catch one at this age, we may probably have less of them when we get older.

You need to 冲 to differentiate yourself from other people around. And 20’s and early 30’s might be the best period, while you have least burden.

Otherwise, you may:

  • Not able to earn opportunity, if you don’t have impressive performance;
  • Not able to leverage the opportunity earned, to best establish your best advantage over people around
  • Have  less opportunity in later period, as you don’t stand out in your early age

But…

Do remember to communicate with:

  • Family
  • Lover
  • People those who matter

Keep monitoring in case there is negative signal

About Pressure:

When there are abundant tasks at hand, people tend to get tired and feel pressure, and usually the word “balance” come up to our mind. Somehow it is good, and somehow we are setting limitation to ourselves and not willing to get out of our comfort zone.

Francis gives me pressure and insist on me doing it, most of the time, it’s because he thinks I can because he has passed over this stage. A senior people looks bigger and further than a junior one.

有太多的时候,觉得自己的工作量很大,比身边的同事多好多;也有太多的时候,怀疑自己是否应该这样坚持下去;人生在世,能够平平淡淡地活着,也是一件很幸福的事情。但是,所有的这些念头,只会一闪而过,理智还是很快地战胜了情感。我有自己的梦想与理想,如果今天我因为一时的辛苦而不坚持下去,那么一、二十年后,我将会为自己蹉跎岁月而后悔、遗憾。因此,我一直都默默地,甚至是盲目地坚守地自己的信念,总有一天,我会靠着自己的努力,实现自己的理想,身边所处的社会也会变得更加美好。

所幸,我的老板Francis对我的支持与照顾,一直激励地我前进。

Dear Jeff,

It’s happy to chat with you and enjoy 5 days experience with you in Shanxi.

You may understand more about yourself and my thinking. You are a quality person, and it’s time for you to jump to another stage of your personal development.

Spend some time to grow yourself, in a tough way, then you will be more comfortable later! I passed your stage and I support you!

Add Oil!

当然,他经常很harsh,也很tough,但我知道这对我来说,都是一种能够转化成动力的压力,没有压力,成长来得不够快。

这一切,我觉得都得感谢NLP。首先,是我很少会有低潮,其实是当我有低潮的时候,NLP能够很快地让我从中抽离,转向解决方案。Thanks to Anthony Robbins, really, for a life time.

写得挺乱的,但这一个月来我最大的感受是从Francis身上体会到的:

1. 想像力 creativity and think out of box

2. 执行力 exectuion

3. objective-oriented 以目标为导向,不达目的不罢休

如果我能做到像题目上所说的不折不扣地做好每一件事情,我觉得理想也就差不多了。

Blessing to Cindy:

Recently my dear sister Cindy has been in hard times and luckily she has  nearly gone through it and now everything seems gets back to normal. I really wish her a very happy life and strong mind. She is such a nice person with a kind heart to people around. God bless Cindy!

And thanks Schiller for the caring all along the way.

So much for today.

Jeff Wang

23 Nov 2009

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

Jeff, I am leaving.

This is the first thing I heard this morning when I arrived at HK office. And too bad, it was from Leo Lau, the one who means a lot to me in the last two years, the one who grows me up and fighting in my interest when I need him.

He is my direct supervisor, who has been tough to me, especially the very first year we worked together.

He is my mentor, who has been so nice to me, helping me go through difficulties and tackle challenge.

He is my bro, who has been fighting with me together to build a great team and deliver professional and high quality service.

He is my friend, who discusses personal issue with me and gives me heart-to-heart suggestion.

He is, just too much for me, and without him, Jeff is not today’s Jeff.

(more…)

By Mr.6

Source:  http://mr6.cc/?p=2570

昨天在《Popular Science》有篇對學習力很重要的文章,它引述這期《Psychological Science》期刊的一篇研究,這篇研究打翻了大家習慣的學習法:第一課應該要是最簡單的,第二課比第一課難,到了第100課最難;我們的學習,應該從「簡單」上到「最難」,一步一步來,一天比一天難?

科學家找來一群小朋友作實驗,讓他們學三樣從沒碰過的事情,第一樣事情,從最簡單的開始教起,慢慢的由簡入難,第二樣事情,則從最艱難的開始,再慢 慢的教到簡單的,第三樣事情則隨便亂跳,一下簡單的,一下難的,結果科學家發現,有些課程似乎「沒差別」,先教難的簡單的都一樣,但有些課程出現差異,而 且都是「第二組」的效果最好

也就是說,第一課應該上最難的,然後第100課才應該上最簡單的。

如果課程已經排好了,那就應該從最後一課開始學起

這個結果,想必要震撼教育界了。當然這個實驗不能完全顛覆所有的學習方法,有些學習方法如果真的從太難的開始,可能從來都不可能學得起來,學生也會變得很沮喪,但這實驗告訴我們,無論是訓練自己孩子,或訓練自己?不妨考慮一下,從最難的開始學起,看看效果怎樣?

想學英文,直接從最深的第10級開始上

想學西班牙文,直接買最難的DVD來看。

想學電腦?直接到最難的課程去。

有趣的是,科學家觀察那些從「困難到簡單」的成功案例,歸納了兩點讓此方法特別有效的原因,還蠻有道理的:

一,重覆練習:困難問題的解法,很有可能可以再應用到簡單問題的解法,而且難題都解了,簡單的問題就不需要指導 了,也就是說,一旦好不容易學會了一個難題,再回到簡單的問題時,就可以多一次「自己復習」的機會,但反之往往不亦然,難的問題永遠需要再多學一點點才能 完整,永遠都在上坡,永遠都不能復習。

二,跳脫死模:困難的問題由於過於困難,往往可以瞬間促進學生們去跳脫「原本的思考方式」,學生以後看題目,就 比較不會照字、照系統來看,改為習慣用抽象(abstract)的方式來思考全局。雖然仍舊稚氣,但至少拉得非常遠、非常高,這種「跳脫」本身也是一種訓 練,讓學生接下來再去解那些比較簡單但也有點難度的問題時,可以用一樣的「抽象」方式來思考該怎麼回答這題,學生的格局可以瞬間拉高拉大。

然而我認為有第三點。

也就是「成就感」的部份。

我覺得,「學習」這件事很奇妙,尤其是離開學校後再回來學習,早已不若在學校自由自在,有點壓力,其中原因之一,就是「我已經慢別人好多了」!(當然除非我們是學瑜珈之類的,就沒有壓力)。

這時候,如果可以從最難的開始學起,就會產生一股沒有邊際的「盼望」。

這盼望就是,我有可能在短時間內學得比別人快,也可以在第一堂課以後,只要解了這一題,就瞬間比人家學三個月還多!

我不知道大家是怎麼學習的,我自己學習,很重視這種「超越別人」的成就感。學習就是要超越別人,達到其他人沒有的境界,這樣的成就感,或說是對這樣成就感的「盼望」,會讓學習的期間充滿樂趣、充滿精神。

如果學習只是為了「補上」、「趕上」,學習的效果就會差很多。

先丟一個最難的習作上來,稱作「大浪學習法」,先拿一個最大的浪整個打下去,浪退了,至少留一些東西下來,這樣可能比一點一點的往陸地推進要來得有較大的成就感。簡單的問題往往每一題都在學新的東西,或許重覆性質沒這麼高,反之,大浪以後,學了一兩個困難的,進入簡單時,很快就能享受「我知道怎麼解」的樂趣,可能也促進大腦更努力去學習。

這篇文章和上周的「慢學」應該沒有衝突,學習的「速度」可以慢慢,但什麼先學、什麼後學可以調整。學東西,應該先從最難的開始,真是讓人意想不到,是不?

Today is a day full of sadness and prayer for the best.

Too many people left this world in the past week and all of them are part of our family.

The quake, took too many people, took too many lives, took too much “too many”, only sadness left.

But here, we have LOVE. Through the diaster, we see LOVE, we see LOVE is everywhere. How I wish I could be there helping out. There could be too many wishes, but fact is fact, and life got to go on.

After the tribute, let’s unite as one, do the most thing for those who left, help their surviving families. Help them grow up, support them, bulid them home, offer them our hands and let them feel our LOVE.

There is so much we can do to help. But action speaks louder than words. Donate money, donate blood, pray for them, etc.

Got too much to say, but too hard to convey by words.

In a word, today is a special day, a day to remember, and a day of sadness, while a day of GREATEST LOVE!

Fill this world with LOVE!

Jeff

19 May, 2008

韩婴《韩诗外传》第九卷:

树欲静而风不止,子欲养而亲不待也。往而不可追者,年也,去而不可得见者、亲也。吾请从此辞矣。

今天,我看了一个视频,主题是“华人纵横天下”,里面是美国加州阿姆斯壮大学校长黄天中的专访。这个人的经历都很amazing,也是一个很值得尊敬的一个人。但令我感触最深的不是他所推崇的孔子的“有教无类”,或者是他创新性的“Impossible=I’m possible”,而是他说的那句“树欲静而风不止,子欲养而亲不待”。他像其它很多人一样,都跟自己的父母说“等我长大了我会带给你们幸福”,然而等到他真的有能力做到的时候,亲人已经不在了。好可惜!

记得差不多10多年前,我也曾经跟当时很疼爱我的外婆说,“等我长大了,一定要好好孝顺您。”谁知道,差不多10年前我外婆就因病去世了,只能用心痛和遗憾来形容。

现在的我,也有着同样的一个梦想,就是通过自己好好努力,带给家庭更幸福的生活。我不想再有相同的遗憾,所以虽然有人会说人生老病死是自然定律,但是我也有我可以做到的事情。我写这篇Blog,就是想时刻提醒自己,孝顺父母不一定是要等到自己成功的那一天,就算是现在的每时每刻,我们都可以通过一些小事情来表达我对父母的孝顺之心。我不会等到我成功的那一天才开始做,我会从现在开始做起,只要是能够让父母开心,不管是物质上的还是精神上的,爸爸妈妈都会很喜欢的。

Jeff

26 August, 2007

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