My Passion My Career – Book Review


 

Judul Lengkap: My Passion My Career

Penulis: Ardiningtiyas Pitaloka dan Andin Andiyasari

Penerbit: Tiga Serangkai

Tanggal Terbit: Mei 2013

 

Choose a job you love.
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Confucius

Trust your dreams and they will come true.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest achievement.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

Believe the impossible, discover the incredible.

 

How’s your job, what is your passion and have you found your career?
Ketiga pertanyaan itu harus terus kita tanyakan pada diri sendiri. Sebab bekerja bukan hanya untuk menjemput rezeki, tetapi juga merengkuh kebahagiaan. Maka, mutlak kita perlu passion dalam meniti karier.

Begitulah pengantar dari buku My Passion My Career. Buku ini membantu kita melihat karier yang kita telah jalani, apakah telah sesuai dengan passion kita, dan membantu kita menemukan passion untuk karier kita ke depan.

Berkaca dari pengalaman para klien yang mengirimkan pertanyaannya ke konsultasikarir.com, buku ini menjelaskan betapa pentingnya passion dalam pekerjaan. Dilengkapi pula dengan berbagai pengalaman beberapa tokoh yang telah berhasil di karier idamannya, 100 rahasia karier sukses, serta berbagai kuis tentang karier.

Semoga dengan membaca buku ini bisa memberikan inspirasi bagi kita yang ingin meraih karier ideal sesuai impian kita.

 

 

First Time Learning Microsoft Office


 

When I entered university, I knew nothing about Microsoft Office. As I came from a high school where there was no proper class for learning computer and I didn’t have personal computer either, Ms Office was a new thing for me.

It just so happened at that time, as a new student, we were given a task by the senior in the university to write a paper so I rented out a computer at the rental service and learn Microsoft Word for the first time. Honestly at that time, I didn’t know what to do. There was a peer renting out a computer for the same purpose at the same time with me so I pay attention to what she did and asked her many questions. But then she seemed disturbed and because I am a sensitive person, I felt like I shouldn’t ask her any more question. That’s the type of person I am. She originally was a nice person and I didn’t blame her for feeling disturbed as I was indeed a disturbance to her task. Once I’m feeling rejected though, I would never ask any favor to the person, so I tried learning Microsoft Office by myself through trial and error. I observed my surroundings as well.

Day by day, as I kept practicing and doing trial and error, my skill in Microsoft Office improved. Maybe Microsoft Office is quite a user friendly program so we could catch on fast in learning it.
But nevertheless I am thankful to that friend who felt disturbed by me because it encouraged me further to learn it by myself.
I realize there is nothing we couldn’t learn if we put our mind to it.

I Can Do It! – Book Review


 

Judul Lengkap: I Can Do It! Cara Mengubah Kebiasaan Berpikir yang Merusak

Buku ini adalah saduran dari buku berbahasa Inggris dengan

Judul Asli: Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Penulis: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Penerbit: ESENSi divisi Penerbit Erlangga

Tanggal Terbit: 12 Juni 2009

Penerbit Asli: Hay House Inc., USA @2009

 

Bagian yang aku sukai dari buku ini:

 

“Esensi alami manusia adalah sempurna dan tanpa cacat. Akan tetapi hidup bertahun-tahun dalam kubangan duniawi membuat kita dengan mudah melupakan akar kita dan menjadi sosok yang palsu.”

 

Menyesuaikan diri dan menjadi seperti orang lain adalah usaha yanng sia-sia dan hanya buang waktu. Seperti yang diungkapkan oleh E.E. Cummings:

“Untuk menjadi siapa pun kecuali diri saya – di dunia yang melakukan upaya terbaiknya untuk membuatmu menjadi orang lain – berarti melakukan pertempuran yang paling sulit dan perjuangan yang tak kan pernah usai.”

 

Jangan dengarkan perkataan orang lain yang mengkerdilkan diri Anda.
Jangan remehkan kekuatan Anda.
Yakinkan diri Anda:

 

* Saya bisa mencapai apa pun yang saya pilih.
* Saya adalah seorang yang layak dan berharga.
* Saya mampu secara intelektual.
* Saya pantas mendapatkan yang terbaik karena saya baik.
* Saya menarik kelimpahan dalam semua bidang kehidupan saya.
* Saya berhak atas kesehatan, kebahagiaan, dan kesuksesan.
* Saya dicintai oleh orang lain, dan saya mencintai diri saya.
* Saya dipandu oleh keinginan saya dan bukan mengikuti aturan.
* Saya unik dan tidak tergantung pada pendapat orang lain akan diri saya.

 

Saat membaca bagian tersebut, aku merasa terhibur karena terus terang sering sekali kita di masyarakat atau bahkan di lingkungan keluarga sendiri dianggap sebagai seorang pribadi yang tercela hanya karena kita tidak memenuhi harapan mereka akan sesuatu hal. Kita dituntut untuk berubah menjadi sosok yang mereka anggap ideal padahal sudah pada hakekatnya manusia itu berbeda dan anggapan bahwa suatu pribadi lebih baik dari pribadi yang lainnya toh hanyalah pendapat manusia biasa, yang tidak mesti benar, dan tidak mesti diikuti.

 

Lama-kelamaan kebiasaan masyarakat yang suka menjatuhkan orang lain tersebut akan membuat yang bersangkutan merasa kehilangan harga diri, merasa kerdil di hadapan orang lain, bahkan lebih parah bisa membuat mereka menjadi depresi.

 

Namun, sejatinya setiap individu memiliki kekuatan dalam dirinya. Yang ia perlukan hanyalah yakin akan kekuatan itu. Saat kita yakin maka kita akan mampu meraih apapun yang ingin kita raih.

Aku benar-benar berharap orang akan berhenti menilai buruk orang lain, atau setidaknya jika mereka tidak mampu memberikan pujian atau sesuatu yang positif, hendaknya mereka diam saja dan fokus saja pada diri sendiri.

Aku telah banyak terluka karena karena ulah banyak orang yang suka mengkerdilkan orang lain tersebut. Seringkali aku berpikir mengapa mereka melakukan itu. Namun, memikirkan alasan dari perilaku seseorang itu percuma. Aku hanya memilih menjauhi orang-orang yang membuatku terluka agar aku tidak terluka lagi.

 

Saat engkau sedang merasa gundah, buku ini adalah buku yang bagus untuk meningkatkan semangat diri dan membacanya bisa menjadi moment of healing time. You can do it!

Easyhotel, Kuala Lumpur – Review


 

Address: No. 110, Jalan Tun Sambanthan (Brickfields) KL Sentral , Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Type of room I stayed in : Deluxe Queen Room

 

My Review :
 

There’s nothing that could top its location, the elevator to the bridge connection to NU Mall, Monorail, and KL Sentral is right in front of this hotel. Very convenient access to various public transportation option. They provide 5 MYR breakfast coupon for 1 person per day to eat at ABC bistro at the ground floor, right beside the reception. There’s elevator at the hotel. The bathroom has sandals. They provided nice sajadah for Moslem to pray and Kiblat direction on top. The TV has cable channel like FOX Movies for entertainment option. Electric kettle, fridge, three electric socket to charge your phone, clothes hangers, table and chair. The bed and blanket is comfy. An easy to adjust hot shower, and toiletries. The toilet has water spray which is a must for me, Bangkok doesn’t have that. The check out only took 1 minute which is very convenient since I have to catch the train to the airport.

 

#PerempuanBPSMenulis
#MenulisAsyikDanBahagia
#15HariBercerita
#HariKe15

Be Myself


 

There was a time back then when I was younger that I regret I couldn’t be like someone else.

Then as time goes by, I learned to accept myself and think out of the box, that nobody is perfect and what matters is to be comfortable in your own skin.

Right now, there are still many people who told me to change this and change that, become more like this and more like that but I just want to be myself.

I now think that just having few people in my surroundings who like me for who I am is still better than having plenty of people but have to constantly change myself to please them so they would not leave.

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#MenulisAsyikDanBahagia
#15HariBercerita
#HariKe11

Add Home Hostel, Bangkok – Review


 

Address: 82/1 Song Prapha Road, Don Meung, Bangkok, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailand

 

Type of room I stayed in : Standard Single Room

 

My Review :
 

It has a lot more facilities than you think it will offer for the price. I stayed in single room and it’s right up stair. The hotel only has 3 rooms at the main building, one behind receptionist and two rooms up stair. There is one bathroom can be used by the two rooms. My room has TV, Clothes rack, laundry basket, sofa, a fridge, two complimentary mineral water, sandals. The bed, pillow, and blanket were comfy. Mirror for the room is the only addition I need. The bathroom also has separate slippers to wear. There are toiletries given and towel is provided as well. What I love most is the location. You can just walk from Don Mueang Airport, take exit of gate 1 ad walk to the right side, cross the street in the airport, then walk to go outside of the airport to see the walking bridge right beside Family Mart, cross the street from there with the two conjunction and you will see the food stall and 7 Eleven right across the street. Walk a little from 7 Eleven, around 200 meters and you will see add home hostel sign, enter the narrow street and you will find the hotel on your left behind the first building of the main street. There are still a lot people past midnight so it feels safe to walk there.
 

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#MenulisAsyikDanBahagia
#15HariBercerita
#HariKe14

Left and Right Brain Balance


Left-Brain/Right-Brain Test

I first tried this test during my University year, but I thought lightly of the result. Just saying, “Oh, I got 50:50.”

Then over the years when I encountered various tests on the web, there are several tests similar to this, to test whether we are more left brained or right brained. I got 50:50 most of the time. I started to think, is there something more to it. I read more about this and found that:

Studies on patients with brain damage have allowed scientists to determine how each side of the brain controls different functions. The left hemisphere, for example, specializes in language skills and logic. The right hemisphere allows us to recognize shapes and faces and express and read. Most people are not likely to be strictly left-brain or right-brained – we use each side of our brain depending on the task we’re dealing with. However, some theorists and researchers believe that there may be one side of the brain that we draw on more, which can in turn make the personality traits characteristic of that side of the brain to be more dominant than others.

We go through life attached to a lot of personality-related labels – introverted, optimistic, strong but silent, drama queen, etc. But left-brain or right-brain? These are not so well-known. Interestingly however, whether it is our left hemisphere that is more dominant or our right one, the distinction can impact our personality and the decisions we make. For example, left-brain people are more organized and systematic. Right-brain people are more creative and intuitive. So which side of your brain is more dominant?

Http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3178/

I tried the test above and once again got 50:50 result.

How to read your results: If you score closer to the right side of the graph, your personality is more characteristically right-brain. If you score closer to the left side of the graph, your personality is more characteristically left-brain. If you score somewhere in the middle, you share characteristics of both sides of the brain.

===RESULT===

 

Both your right and left hemisphere seem to have reached a level of perfect harmony – rather than trying to dominant each other, they work together to create a unique and well-balanced “you”. Your spontaneous, impulsive, and free-flowing right brain creates an exciting and adventurous world, while your left brain helps you make sense of it and keep track of everything.

When faced with a problem or a tough decision, you’re not only able to break things down and make an informed and sensible choice, but you’re also not afraid to go with your gut when necessary. You tend to express your individuality both in words and actions, and although you’re perfectly comfortable running on a schedule or planning things ahead of time, there are occasions when you love to throw in a little spontaneity.

Your balanced outlook and approach to life creates a desire in you to not only understand the world, but to also take it in your hands and mold it as you see fit. With both your right and left hemispheres working together to guide you, you are able to understand yourself and life in general from so many wonderful perspectives.

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The test stated that it is scientifically validated although I’m not sure until what certain point.

I wonder if it really brings benefit of some sorts by having this so-called balance left-right brain. Or is it the contrary, it brings about some confusions because you’re not exactly this and not exactly that, like I often feel. Some studies that I read do claimed that balanced left-right brain hemispheres brings so many benefit. Balancing them could be achieved by meditation. To see some potentials, you can see this picture:

This study also mentioned that Numerous electroencephalograph (EEG) studies have shown that humanity’s greatest philosophers, thinkers, inventors, and artists use both brain hemispheres together, in unison.

And that meditation works to balance both hemispheres of the brain, forcing them to work in harmony. Scientists call this “whole brain synchronization” and when achieved, your brain experiences extremely beneficial changes in hemispheric blood flow and chemistry. See more on EOC INSTITUTE

If that’s true then I want to be one of that greatest philosophers, thinkers, inventors, and artists. Although I knew that having potentials are useless if you don’t work for it and just idle by. I guess I have to move it, move it. I like to move it.

 

 

Source: PsychTests, EOC INSTITUTE, Boys & Toys Reviews