Saturday, December 15, 2007

You Can't Run Away From Hard Work

You can't run away from hard work. It will catch up with you, sooner or later.

If you live an easy life now, you'll have to work harder later in life. So it is hopefully better to work hard in starting a business now and hopefully it will make life easier for you later down the years.

It's another paradox, our goal is for an easier life, yet we must embrace hard work and taste some bitterness for now.

And if we don't pay for it now, we will pay for it later.

So therefore, better sooner than later, because it isn't a payment but an investment for our future.

Another reason is because of competition, if something is too easy, then everybody will do it, and then you wouldn't be unique and the law of supply and demand comes to play. Too much supply and your unique value proposition goes down.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Exercising in the Morning

Somehow even swimming 10 minutes or exercising a little in the morning after you wake up helps to perk you up and relieve depression. It's true! It makes you feel at least you achieved something for today for yourself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Writing Shows That You're Alive

Writing shows that you're alive. It doesn't matter whether you can write like Shakespeare or Tennyson or Hemingway. Words are merely a medium to express your thoughts, your ideas.

When you write you are putting your ideas and thoughts down to be shared with another being, even if it is God. It concretizes what's been floating in your head, it clarifies your vision, it sharpens your ideas.

Writing doesn't have to be perfect.. it can be in spurts.. bits.. pieces. Fragments.

Whatever comes to your mind. The more you write the better you get at it.

Review what you write once in a while, read what you wrote. You can see how you've grown and become better over the years.

Be Kind and Show Friendship to Everyone

"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." (Hebrews 13:2)

Chinese Restaurant Owners Inherit Fortune.

Tips on writing your will. If you want to show that you purposely don't want to leave anything to someone, just leave them $1 in your will. That token amount will show you did not forget that person. Its harder for the grieved party to contest it.

Good on the restaurant owners! Ms. Bechal was certainly an angel.

The other thing in this article that made me think was that it was an inheritance.

The word "inheritance" comes up 218 times in the NIV bible. We are to receive an inheritance. Are we to be worthy of an inheritance? Should we be like the kind restaurant owners or the greedy nephews or nieces?

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world." (Matthew 25:34)

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." (Colossians 3:23-24)