The Idiot in the Room

In a room of people packed with an intelligent mind.

A room, packed with normal mind.

Even, sometimes packed with the idiots or stupid.

Always be zero and hungry.

So we can always learn.

It gave me great pleasure in knowing and listening to what others said. And in moments where we felt we are the smartest person in the room, we are in a loss. Because that’s where we stopped learning.

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The Boss Who Likes To Sell Ice Cream

I remembered when I was a president for a club, i tried to please everyone. But that doesn’t work out very well.

I ended up displeasing many people. And my focus shifted from leading people to pleasing people.

Until I came across a quote telling:

If you want to please everyone, don’t be a leader, be an ice cream seller

Those two are very different and I don’t see if there’s any possibility for a leader to do both.

But you can actually please everyone and it really depends on the situation. If you have many great minds, and challenging people, it really hard to please them.

There have been many occasions that a team hated the leader but as long as the work is delivered, I don’t see any problems with that.

As a bonus, here’s the link to a very great video showing why sometimes boss is an a**holes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRRvjZ_XNog

 

“Farhan Always Busy”

I recently managed to follow my schedule. Now I have to deal with another problem. Deciding

Struggles in following according to what you have planned is always the number one problem in creating schedules. Guess because I’m that procrastinator type.

Well after 2 months of using a timetable, I’ve gotten past that. It was so hard at the beginning but now I’m at a place where I can assure myself that I’m following the schedule correctly.

You can have many goals that need to be completed and yet at the end of the day, you felt like you didn’t do much.

That is my current problem. It is hard to determine which one is the most important to you and also the one that gives the most impact.

Sometimes, I reject offers to go out with friends not because I don’t appreciate them, but because I have imperative things to do.

Ever heard about the Pareto principle? 20% action with 80% impact. You have to be really smart to act like this.

But if you know how to solve this, feel free to comment. Thanks for reading.

Leadership #1 : Automation

I tried a new leadership method. I failed. Here’s why.

Automation is where you set a certain things and let it run by itself. Well, I did that with my team and I think it failed really bad.

Here’s why:

1) Monitoring is important.

2) Monitor yourself too. You remind yourself on what is missing.

3) Motivation is lacking in automation. Humans are not robot. Automation lacks affection.

4) There are no clear achievements or milestones. You do you. Hence, congratulate people on every small achievements but be careful not to go overboard.

5) Always re-evaluate the process. Missed a process, and you could ruin the whole project!

A Change of Direction

I was caught up with the dreams of becoming a writer. Therefore the urge to create something new was strong.

But to create, you must have something. Apparently, I felt like I’m delivering something out of nothing.

Instead of trying to forcefully create, I will document. This site, will then be a lot on documentation of my life.

Oh and by the way, I want to create this site as if it was a book. Hence, there will be less pictures. Maybe some doodles?

For pictures, head to my Instagram account.

Why You Need To Just Jump Into Challenges

Jumping into an opportunity may be scary, but it’s good. Here’s why.

I am driving back home after finishing my emceeing job at a conference. (here’s the picture). One question, have you ever drive to a hill and it looks very huge and high, but when you actually drive to it, the imagery of huge and high is lost? Continue reading “Why You Need To Just Jump Into Challenges”