Positive Energy & Blessed Life

I just got back from Asian Women Empowerment 2015. I feel so empowered that seems I have limitless energy. I listened to inspiring women from scientist to financial planner. I met people whom now I call friends. They are so positive and surrounds myself with them makes me happy and productive, and dare to dream big, just like them who most left their bright career to pursue their dreams. Doing their passion. And get paid by doing it.

Me and Lu Wee on the last day
One of them is Lu Wee Tang. She wrote on her facebook profile:
"People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed." C.S. LewisI think this is true. Today, I want to remind myself how to be positive.


1. Look on the bright side. There's always a bright side. Don't have money for a cab ride? Walking is great exercise. Don't have a book to read when you're bored? Making up stories in your head is great for creativity.

2. Don't take things personally. If someone snaps at you, consider that they might be having a bad day, not because they hate you.

3. Say Thanks. It's hard to say thanks all the time, but I guess you could try. 'Thanks for the coffee', 'Thanks for the advice', 'Thanks for putting these papers here (otherwise I would have to go get it myself)'

4. Give the gift of presence. Look deeply into the eyes of people you talk to and listen attentively to what they have to say. This is the best way to make another person feel valued. Valuing others makes yourself feel valued.

5. Expect to screw up. Life happens. Shit happens. Contrary to what you believe, 99.99% of people out there are NOT having perfect days. Something will go wrong for them. And that's normal. Accept and respect the rhythm of life. It's more efficient and conserves more energy than getting angry or frustrated when things go wrong.

6. Hang out with people who think you're awesome. It's possible. You will feel awesome and that energy will help you do more with your life.

7. Compare yourself to yourself. It's the only logical comparison you can make. Comparing yourself with another person will make you unhappy. Just be yourself and make do with what you have. You will get what you want eventually.

Positivity is the first drop that forms the ripple. I know it's not easy to be positive when everything around you seems wrong. But maybe it's the thing you need to do right now.
Positivity is the one thing only you can do yourself. Friends and family can give you support, but they cannot help you think positively. Only you can.
When the mind shifts, the worlds shifts with it."

You can see her motivational posts and stories by adding her on facebook.

The other is Yun Qing Liau (I have to search her name on facebook to wrote it :p)She wrote a book, Your Big Break. She printed limited paperback copies of the book. For a special price of SGD$20, you'll receive the e-book (available in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats) plus the hardcopy of the book. There'll be worksheets (worth S$7) that will help you bulldoze the roadblocks in your way and plan your dream trip.

There are two participants who had published their own book. Both are about solo travelling. Qing Liau specifically wrote about career break to go travelling. Here is what she made for us (AWEers):
Yes, Qing Liau. Thank you for reminding me that I can dream big and have capability to make my dreams come true.

I love surround myself with positive people because my mind is refreshed and I will come up becoming more creative and directionally.

Life is short. Avoid toxic people. Mingle with people whom only help you raise.