Welcome to Japan, perhaps the world’s most polite society and where everyone is programmed to follow rules and create harmony in the society. It is such a fascinating culture and I am privileged to get to experience it. It might not be new to you but the Japanese culture has been in the spotlight for years. They made names like the country full of kawaii (cute) things, the world of Anime, healthy and raw food but I want to dig deeper into this culture. The best way to understand the Japanese culture and way of life, behavior, and attitudes is these cultural codes. I have a long list of answers and they all have to do with cultural attitudes but let’s tackle ten for this article. These cultural code words reveal why the Japanese society is always in order and their etiquette is a high priority.Read more
In the Japanese culture where I live, busyness has become a badge of honor. They are addicted to being busy. Let’s take my working environment as an example, 90 percent of my co-workers work for 11-14 hours every day. And the busiest person always gets praise and they are set as role models. You might think Japanese people are hardworking and productive. They must be getting a lot of things done. The truth is surveys say Japan’s productivity is low. Another fact is that busyness does not equate to productivity. You might be the busiest but that doesn’t mean you are the most productive. So how do you not fall into this trap? Let’s look into the habits of highly productive people. What do they have in common? By studying how they work efficiently, you can boost your productivity as well.Read more
Here’s a fact: Your hair grows naturally but your personal growth doesn’t. It doesn’t happen naturally. Your hair and nails grow by themselves but personal growth does not. It requires intention and actions. These two go together because you may have all the intention to grow but without actionable steps, you won’t achieve anything. Intention is great but action is power.Read more
In the world of social media, pictures of happy and perfect-looking couples are everywhere. We’ve seen them all – inspiring images of our friends’ romantic relationships, people getting engaged and married, images of couples holding hands, hugging, and kissing. These images represent perfect relationships nowadays but don’t buy into them. These are only snapshots of the relationship and they don’t represent the reality. Behind the scenes, they go through ups and downs, good times, and bad times. Building a healthy relationship requires a lot of inner work and It’s what this article is all about. Look into best practices to strengthen your relationships. These steps will take you to creating a happy relationship, building a healthy and successful relationship.Read more
With the relentless 24/7 business culture today, we fall into the norm of overwhelming tasks and multitasking. Innovations like the internet and smartphones made it hard to find focus. The Internet is no doubt one of the greatest inventions ever, but if not used wisely, it brings distraction and leads us away from being productive. If you have your smartphone with you while working, increasing productivity can be impossible to achieve. One email or notification can distract you instantly. I am guilty of this and I realized it’s the biggest factor to less productivity. But it’s time to make some changes. In this article, you’ll learn
- How to increase productivity, whether at home or work
- Tick off your to-do-lists and get your goals done
- How to make progress and be your most productive self
Are you struggling to get by and living paycheck to paycheck? Do you feel like you are trapped in a cubicle and you can’t figure out how to push yourself from that trap? Or, do you have a stable source of income but you are overwhelmed by your financial duties and expenses?
This was my situation six years ago, I was struggling to get ahead and I had no idea how to manage my finances and save money. Setting five percent of my salary was not enough. I was struggling to meet my needs and I thought I will never reach financial freedom. I was wrong because there are strategies that will make you financially independent. You just have to find them and implement them into your life. That is the sole purpose of this article, to share, increase awareness, and help you create your own road map to financial freedom.
In this article, you’ll learn
- winning combinations to gaining financial freedom
- Actionable advice to generate enough wealth and retire sooner
If you are to evaluate yourself right now, what’s the best investment you have done so far? What are the paths you’ve taken for growth and personal development? From the investments you’ve had, what are the returns for yourself?
Not many people see the value of investing in themselves. They don’t see the importance of it to creating a better and more fulfilled life. So I want to congratulate you for being here. That means you have the desire to invest in yourself and improve your current situation, you have the urge to change your life or elevate the qualities you already have.Read more