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John Maxwell | Leadership and Growth

Feeling energized, to plan for a growth plan, to plan.

1. Growth must be intentional

– Daily habits, this is just what I need, though, I feel cynical and my mind keeps saying that everybody knows that, but not everyone implements it. It’s like growth for dummies, everybody knows that practice makes perfect but nowadays some people add another quote, it’s why practice when no one’s perfect.

– Enough, what I need to do is stop visualizing and start activating the visions.

2. Growth must come from awareness

– Playing to my strengths, facilitation and team building activities maker,oh, how I wish I could go back to yesterday when I didn’t get paid to do this, but the opportunity to teach people and instill values (that I probably needed to have more than my audience) is payment enough

– Reviewing, and getting involved with my college can be a good avenue, hope I get to start soon.

3. Growth Environment

– Failure is not the enemy, we have to learn to fail forward.

– I need a place where development is continually modeled. My work is convenient but unfortunately the opportunities aren’t.

Greatness is within. I hope I use the keys well and get the full potential.

Metaphor overload, motivated.

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Psychology Majors Teambuilding

Getting back on track.

Trekking

Trekking

I really want to pick things up, just to get going and start preparing for my future life, I feel like I’ve been too lenient with myself, and I’ve been careless, which made me lose precious opportunities, hopefully though I get myself going, activating the greatness that’s within me.

  1. Make a Direct Savings Account
  2. Blog frequently
  3. Find an online part-time job
  4. Be active in learning and being productive
  5. Start Now.

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4/3/2014 01:41 PM

WHAT MAKES YOU SEXY

I watched this one on my tab, so I won’t be able to share any pictures with this one. But it really shed some light on the topic of once again, attraction. I remember two “facts” that stuck on me after watching the BBC documentary.

1.) WHEN WOMEN ARE OVULATING, THEIR BODY STRUCTURE GETS SYMMETRY

And yeah, though unconscious about it, we all see it, even unsuspecting males. I’d even go out on a limb and say, maybe this is the reason for most of the love at first sight impression gets validated. I like this fact because it also validates a theory of mine, that women don’t nescessarily have to wear make up… at least once in a month XD, yeah, because the documentary also shared, that the reason why women wear make up more often, it’s because they’d want to replicate this phenomenon on a daily basis. Well I wouldn’t want my woman to be on her hormones daily, being irritable and such, make-up would do just fine *wink.

2.) WOMEN ARE BASICALLY ATTRACTIVE ON HOW SIMILAR TO AN “HOUR GLASS” THEIR BODY FIGURES ARE

Basically I like this one, because this description fits a special someone in my life. That lusciious hour glass body, hmmm-mmmm! and it’s all thanks to that high dose of estrogen, now, if women have an extra dose of testosterone instead, well, you know the opposite, and yeah something about hormones, the testosterone basically promotes strength in males then estrogen in females promote on how tenderly loving they are or feminine (tenderly loving seems to be a wrong description, but that’s the best that I can give at the moment XD)

THEN THE MALE PART

1.) MALES WITH LOWBROW- ARE SAID TO BE MORE ATTRACTIVE TO FEMALES WHO ARE OVULATING

This is where it gets interesting and a little helpful for me, this would almost certainly explain why women tend to have special crushes from time to time, and they wouldn’t know why this would happen, it’s most likely because of this fact. That women who are ovulating tend to look for a mate who’s more powerful or exudes the aura of authority. That’s where the low-brow manly man face comes in and steals the show. But most of the days, when women aren’t over their hormones (not meaning to offend you guys, well I we all know you have these days, it’s not something bad, we accept it, work around it if willing, then move on 🙂 then they’d probably go for the male with slight feminine features. as this types of guys are perceived as sensitive and a suitable partner for raising up a child, as the documentary states.

2.) MALES WOULD BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN ATTRACTING FEMALES IF THEY HAD BIGGER, BODS!

Rock Abs! all the way! It is basically what every women adore, a pretty face is God-given and cherished, but a body that is sculpted by the help of almighty God is the one to for (especially because you can’t possibly train up your face to become beautiful, you’d need money for that one) Exercising one’s body also promotes that you are competent and able to withstand the temptation of food, and that you are disciplined enough to through a routine every once in a while.

BASICALLY, YOU LOVE WHO YOU LOVE, TO SOME EXTENT OF A REASON

(boo!)

Lifeventure: Rocked by Mom-a-Baby

I. Babyhood-in-da-hood

English: mom and baby

English: mom and baby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You watch me, ok? keep me safe, mama’s going to sleep, just look at mama :D” That’s what my mom said she would always say to me as a baby.

     I was never the type of kid to cried a lot, or the type that shouts and be very talkative. In a Psychological perspective, I’d say it was mainly because I was a Cesarean baby, I was cut out from the tummy and I never really got that “first hug” from my mother’s vag. That’s what my course dictates, and so  I was a shy baby, and I’d just drink up my milk every time the bottle is filled.

“Oh! Empty again? that’s your third bottle, no more milk for you, I’ll put water instead” Every time she does that she says that I don’t really finish my bottle and I leave some left so I still have something to drink. Maybe it was because it was plain with no flavor, or maybe it was because I was smart 🙂 don’t agree? ok we’ll go with no flavor then, it’s your story after all LOL.

     My mom told me that whenever she was washing clothes she would put my crib near the door so I can still see her, and I would just stand inside my crib, be quite and just watch what she was doing. I like saying that I was never a rowdy baby, because children these days are so high maintenance, I’m not saying that high maintenance babies are no good, I’m simply saying that I was some sort of a unique baby in our neighborhood, so unique that in just 8 months old I was already walking.

tiyanak

“Ahhhh! a Tiyanak! Help! Help!” A stranger shouted in the night while seeing me walk on my 8 month old baby legs towards her, she had thought that I was a monster because of my unusually very small height. And when my mom told me this, I thought awesome! I’d achieved a “strong foundation”  since I was a baby (I’ve always though as the feet as a form of foundation because I like seeing tall people).

     I was never a sick baby also, unlike my older sister who was always rushed to the hospital because of something, me on the other hand I was as healthy as an ox. It’s just the environment that got to me. One time when my mom just got to our house (because she’s from Cavite and my father lives at Makati) it was very filthy, to the worst of the worst, and that made my precious baby skin irritated and with sores, it was disgusting (my mom described it in Tagalog and I could not dare tell the words in English). My mom had to rush me to the hospital to get me cleaned up. “What kind of house do you have? Are you spawning rats and cockroaches there?! Poor baby, look at him, clean that house up! Don’t let your baby suffer any further skin diseases.” That’s what the Lady Doctor told my mom and my mom was very angry at my grandparents because of that, some of that anger still lingers until today, I can see it in her eyes every time she would tell me that story.

     I was fat though, not like chubby fat but fat-fat. I was a bloated baby. If only I could find some pictures, but my cuteness level would have to be an 8 out of 10. Yeah, despite the poor situation of our house (which was cleaned after the incident) I was a bouncing baby boy with a bottle in both hands. I loved my milk, my mom says that whenever I would get my bottle to drink, I would smile first at her and then drink the bottle, how cool is that? 😀 I’d like my baby to do that to me, it made my mom warm and fuzzy on the inside.

     I cherish my babyhood, I was independent-adorable, I would be able to put the cap back on my bottle and I would just be smiling quietly and looking at people, I never demanded anyone to come carry me, I just stand quietly and be myself.

     I always wonder why I was like that, and I wish my kid would be the same as me, I’d like it to be that way. My cousin’s baby is a very noisy baby, it’s a healthy noise, I guess she might even grow up to be a singer someday. haha! But I’m a guitar-singer :P.

“we can never be too sure what a baby will become until that baby grows up :D”

Next  II. Childhood-and-some-more-food

Lifeventure: Introduction

Preface

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I’m going to do a series of reminiscing posts and such. My Devotional posts and Picture posts are at a different blog so if you’re wondering why I’m not posting my Daily Devs anymore, now you know 😀

Anyway, I decided to create a series just so I can vent out any emotions hidden inside of me, or just I could clear my mind up for things that are more important. Also when the day comes that I don’t have the capacity to remember these things because of all the things I’m doing in my life, It would be a shame not to be able to tell future relationships about the things I think of today.

your face, my place

         It’s slightly weird that I’m typing this while I’m chatting with someone, I feel like my life’s been full of “multi-tasking” lately and that I really don’t have focus on things that would benefit me. It’s not that I’m stagnant or anything but I can be more productive than what I’m doing these days. Hopefully this blogging will help me gain conscious awareness or help me focus on some things and also clear up my mind about things. I keep saying things instead of ideas, that intrigues me. Hahah.

         Honestly to tell you (reader) I don’t really know what a Preface is, I just

mijn "Tent"

like to call this that, hopefully this is right. What to do next, How to do it, Why do I have to do it. Questions that linger in my head as I type this words, we’re getting deeper into the jungle that we call James’s Psyche. Hahah! Just kidding, this blog will be as light as a feather, though at times it may seem deep but mainly I want to talk about the fun stuff that happened to me, as much as possible, but I am expecting some drama along with inspiring thoughts as well, and I’m quite excited to be documenting my school life this coming school year. Because I’m heading a guild, it’s called CIA-Guild (Christ is the Answer-Guild) And I have a lot planned, hopefully with the anointing of God I may be used as an instrument for His glory.

So, basically this series is going to be about my childhood up until to where I am now, don’t worry though, I won’t be referring to previous posts to save new readers some read time. I’ll try and make each individual posts stand on its own so it can be read as it is.

"The Journey": Illustration depicts ...

Hopefully this excitement won’t die out as the days go by. God Bless you all :D.

A Crazy brittle ring called Glove

“The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.”
Leo Burnett
Read more athttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/familiar_7.html#f3dGRGAsljS0xdTC.99

  • Who doesn’t know an apple?
  • How about them windows? They are really selling.
  • And who could forget that always reliable tablet.
  • Who doesn’t own an i? (who doesn’t own themselves? haha 🙂
Apples are an all-American success story-each ...

Apples are an all-American success story-each of us eats more than 19 pounds of them annually. Français : Les pommes sont célèbres en Amérique pour une alimentation équilibrée (8,6 kg annuellement). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Basically I just want to share something about familiarity and where has it gone to. People used to think of an apple as something you’d give your teacher on a first day of your first year of your first time in class. Something very precious and something very special so that your teacher would appreciate you. For me that was it. Or maybe even you’re giving that apple as a sorry, as a gift of appreciation, as a bribe 🙂 or even as a prank. But basically the apple was a simple-plain old- FRUIT.

But still you can give an apple for a gift, as a sorry, or a prank (apples with defects on them or viruses) but this time you’re gonna have to have electricity and a couple more components to make it work. Yes, it is the age of the Apple that cannot be eaten but enjoyed to almost 10 hours a day or more. And it never goes bad unless you want to change to a more updated version.

 Back then we used to wash apples, now, if your apple is drenched in water it might not work or get you electrocuted.

But this same familiarity is what actually makes these products as big as they are.  We as humans only get to use a limited amount of mind power in our brain. So making a new thing seem like an old or familiar version, makes recall and likability more apparent.

And I just wonder what kind of things would they incorporate for future products. How about if Pinoys were to make an innovative product would they call it?

  1. Lamok Corp. (L.C.)

    Official seal of Municipality of Mainit

    Official seal of Municipality of Mainit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  2. Electric fan Enterprises (E-Fan Ent. )
  3. Mainit Indt. (M.I.)
  4. Sikip Group of Companies (S.G.C.)
  5. Ingay Inc. (I.I.)

Yeah just thinking out loud haha! 😛

Payphone – Maroon 5 (Jayesslee Cover)

Payphone – Maroon 5 (Jayesslee Cover) – YouTube.

This is a nice cover, the beauty of the two girls’ is a plus. There is a message at the end of the video. Watch out for it, ’cause it’s a good one 🙂

 

Happiness Is… Teen Devotion

Happiness Is…

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness – simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. – George Sand (1804 – 1876)

Are you happy? Are you sure? I’m pretty sure that most people want happiness, yet I’m also convinced that they are trying to gain it through all the wrong ways. It’s almost as if their lives are like a long drive trying to get to a certain destination, but they keep taking mistaken turns and eventually are lost in a myriad of dead end streets.

Do you think that God wants you to be happy? I’ve heard sermons from both sides- and I find it fascinating that those who think God is against happiness are generally pretty sour faced themselves. Conversely those who preach a gospel of giddy glee are usually livin’ la vida loca!

For me, I’d say yes and no. Yes God wants you to be happy, but not at the expense of being holy. Jesus actually gave us step by step instructions for inner joy- and the reason He took time to do that was because He really does care about the state of your personal being. He also delineates on delighting in life because He definitely wants you to watch out for the Devil‘s guidebook to happiness.

So let’s take a look at the blueprint of Jesus (Matthew 5:3-11) and the bull of the Devil (stuff I made up):

  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you get your own way. With more of you there is less of that ridiculous God stuff.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you feel like you got everything you’ve ever wanted. Then you won’t have to be embraced by anyone.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are–no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”
  • Satan: “You’ll never be happy unless you are just like the beautiful people on magazines and in movies. That’s the moment you’ll find that everyone is jealous of you.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you get away from the silly Sunday School talk. God is smoke and mirrors and His way is the worst way to live life.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being “careful,’ you find yourselves cared for.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you only care about yourself. Those people out there don’t deserve your concern.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you get your inside world–your mind and heart–put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you only concern is your outer world- looks, clothes, and toys.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when you get on the side of the powerful people in the world. That’s when you make friends whom you can use later on.”
  • Jesus: “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. “Not only that–count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.”
  • Satan: “You’re happy when your beliefs don’t offend anyone. Who are you to push your morality on anyone else? Stay happy by keeping everyone else happy.”

I think you see the difference…happiness is all in the eye of the beholder. Just keep in mind the Eye that beholds you is the only One who can see you through to true contentment.

Questions:

What or whom are you looking to for happiness?

Does Jesus or the Devil make more sense? Why?

Which of Jesus’ ideas are you willing to give a try?

via Happiness Is… Teen Devotion – Dare 2 Share Youth Ministry Resources.

God is my source of everything, the One who gives me not only Happiness but True Joy, that is everlasting :D God Bless you All

Got School? Teen Devotion

Got School?

“Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12-13)

School is back in session! (No kidding Lane, thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you’re at it, why don’t you give me a nice paper cut, and pour lemon juice on it?)

School is ultimately about being educated…but don’t forget to keep the main thing the main thing. Try grading yourself with the list below, and see how well you are being schooled.

  • If I learn my ABCs, can read 600 words per minute, and can write with perfect penmanship, but have not been shown how to communicate with the Designer of all language, I have not been educated.
  • If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you with my stunning logic, but have not been instructed in God’s wisdom, I have not been educated.
  • If I have read Shakespeare and John Locke and can discuss their writings with keen insight, but have not read the greatest of all books – the Bible – and have no knowledge of its personal importance, I have not been educated.
  • If I have memorized addition facts, multiplication tables, and chemical formulas, but have never been disciplined to hide God’s Word in my heart, I have not been educated.
  • If I can explain the law of gravity and Einstein’s theory of relativity, but have never been instructed in the unchangeable laws of the One Who orders our universe, I have not been educated.
  • If I can classify animals by their family, genus and species, and can write a lengthy scientific paper that wins an award, but have not been introduced to the Maker’s purpose for all creation, I have not been educated.
  • If I can recite the Gettysburg Address and the Preamble to the Constitution, but have not been informed of the hand of God in the history of our country, I have not been educated.
  • If I can play the piano, the violin, six other instruments, and can write music that moves men to tears, but have not been taught to listen to the Director of the universe and worship him, I have not been educated.
  • If I can run cross-country races, star in basketball, and do 100 push-ups without stopping, but have never been shown how to bend my spirit to do God’s will, I have not been educated.
  • If I can identify a Picasso, describe the style of da Vinci, and even paint a portrait that earns an A+, but have not learned that all harmony and beauty comes from a relationship with God, I have not been educated.
  • If I graduate with a perfect 4.0 and am accepted at the best university with a full scholarship, but have not been guided into a career of God’s choosing for me, I have not been educated.
  • If I become a good citizen, voting at each election and fighting for what is moral and right, but have not been told of the sinfulness of mankind and our hopelessness without Christ, I have not been educated.

However…

If one day I see the world as God sees it, and come to know Him, Whom to know is life eternal, and glorify God by fulfilling His purpose for me-

Then, I have been educated!

(Author Unknown)

Questions:

  1. How well am I truly being ‘educated’?
  2. If Christ came back today, would He recognize you? Why or why not?
  3. Which area(s) of my ‘education’ do I need to work on the most?

via Got School? Teen Devotion – Dare 2 Share Youth Ministry Resources.

        All things comes from Him, and it is right to consider Him in all things. I desire nothing but the Lord’s will be done in my life. To God Be All the Glory

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