High performance culture and the pursuit of happiness

I’ve been working with Petronas for a good 4 months now and I believe that I manage to blend myself with the culture within the organization. My dad told me that any corporate organizations would not mind to pay you diamond as long as you can deliver similar value or more to them.

7 Habits

On weekly basis, I revisited the 7 habits to make sure that I am aligned and be reminded about the habits of highly effective people. I realized that I made few mistakes in the past and I don’t want to repeat it again.

Apart from that, I know that the formula for happiness at work is to find satisfaction in it. With your colleagues, bosses, departments, divisions, organizations, vendors and every person you interact with.

Thought sometimes you had a bad day at work, but choosing the right response is crucial. My friend’s wallpaper says “Always be kinder that you feel”.

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My baby is turning to 6 months now and she’s very cute indeed. She melts my heart every single day without fail. And happiness for her meant everything for me and my wife.

We want the best for her, like all parents do. And I recently printed her photos and stick it on my screen monitor as my source of inspiration.

I hope my wife will not read this blog post cause I have planned to create a photobook of our 2nd anniversary 🙂 I thought it would be a nice touch. Thank God for the social coupons on Groupon, Living Social, etc.

Dad’s little advice

And finally, I wish to close this post with dad’s little advice to me. He told me that if there are good things I wish to do which I haven’t done, I should first of all do it. For example, if I wish to giveaway all my old clothes to the charity, I should not procrastinate it any longer. Don’t ever feel that when you give it away, it takes away from you (less wealthy). Allah will replace it with something better.

He don’t listen to Steven Covey’s 7 habits, but he learnt it from his personal experience. In fact, before that, he planned to take part in next year’s Qurban and few minutes after that, he received a call that one family from Bangi would like to stay at our homestay on that night.

Shall I quote the same sayings to my dad like what Thor said to his father, “the will be no wiser King (father) than you”.

7 Steps to Happiness

I found this shared over by my Facebook friends. So, I thought I keep it here to remind myself there are seven ways to be happy. Life is hard, but do one of these, perhaps you could smile even for a while.

7-steps-to-happiness

  1. Think Less, Feel More
  2. Frown Less, Smile More 🙂
  3. Talk Less, Listen More
  4. Judge Less, Accept More
  5. Watch Less, Do More
  6. Complain Less, Appreciate More
  7. Fear Less, Love More

May you be happy everyday!

Credit: To the original poster of this 7 Steps to Happiness.

Getting engaged. Where do I begin?

I am planning to get engaged in few months time. I’ve been asking around people on what should I tell my mom, how should I tell her. I even read articles on the internet about the same topic. At the same time, over my shoulder now is a big respons…

I am planning to get engaged in few months time. I’ve been asking around people on what should I tell my mom, how should I tell her. I even read articles on the internet about the same topic.

At the same time, over my shoulder now is a big responsibility. I can feel it even before it rest on my shoulder. I need to be prepared. I must.

Time is not a factor anymore, not as crucial as love can see. But I am trying to stay ahead of things:

Financial

I’ve email few partners asking to put me on their top list of web designer and developer. Financially speaking, I am working hard to fill up my bank accounts.

Mental

I am currently reading book and articles on marriage — about how to be a good husband, how to make the marriage in harmony, how to go through the hard time.

Indeed, this is life, my love. And the big question is:

How do I tell my mom?

It’s not going to be easy.

If not because of you, people.

We are the product of our environment, what we have been through and the people surround us — family, love ones and friends. I am grateful to the people that support me from all sides of life. My recent decision to not working with Petronas is on…

We are the product of our environment, what we have been through and the people surround us — family, love ones and friends.

I am grateful to the people that support me from all sides of life. My recent decision to not working with Petronas is one of a good example. I have considered a lot of options prior reaching to the decisive moment of my life.

  • Wait and accept the PETRONAS job offer
  • Start a career as entrepreneur
  • Pursue my studies – MBA
  • Collect some money and pack my bag to the States.

I choose the second option for the challenge that it gives me, for the reward and satisfaction. And not forgetting it is part of my dreams to start and found a successful business. It is no easy job but I guess I have chose the road not taken.

These words have kept me going this far:

You have 8 years to reach my level. If you do it carefully, you would probably getting it in 3 years time.

Don’t be envy with the salary that you friends will get now. At max they will get in 5 years time is probably RM 7000. With what you have, I am sure you will be far ahead of them.

It is okay to let go one of your childhood dream to achieve your endless dreams.

If not for these words, I wouldn’t probably here writing these to you about my journey of work, life and love.

P/s: Dear love, thank you for your support all this while.

Aku Terima Nikahnya

Yesterday, I went to Alamanda Shopping Centre in Putrajaya. I realized that I am *soon getting married and I am to make a lot of preparation. Marriage I came across a quote which says something like: Women see marriage as to complete her life. Men…

Yesterday, I went to Alamanda Shopping Centre in Putrajaya. I realized that I am *soon getting married and I am to make a lot of preparation.

Marriage

I came across a quote which says something like:

Women see marriage as to complete her life. Men see marriage as the beginning of his life.

I have to agree with this. Even how mature the man is, he has a lot to learn. How to become a good husband, father and still a good son to both of his parents (including in laws).

So, I bought a book title Aku Terima Nikahnya. Hoping that I will be ready to lead my own family very soon.

And for those who can appreciate a gift from a lover, I would highly recommend After You: Letter of Love, and Loss, to Husband and Father (Read the Guardian review) by Natascha McElhone

*soon – I pray it so that it would be this year.

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  • Work
  • Love 
  • Life

Above all, I appreciate your readership. Thank you and continue smiling!

Pursuit of happiness and greatness

I have not paid for my mohdrafie.co.uk web hosting and it is overdue. I’m not sure whether I should stick with it or not. Hence, I start to write here.It will be a mix of work, life and love. I’m in the pursuit of my own happiness and greatness!

I have not paid for my mohdrafie.co.uk web hosting and it is overdue. I'm not sure whether I should stick with it or not. Hence, I start to write here.

It will be a mix of work, life and love. I'm in the pursuit of my own happiness and greatness!