Mohammad Firdaus Ramli

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5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Positive Thinking

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

4 Steps to Shift Perspective and Change Everything

When facing potential stressors, the way we view what we're experiencing can exacerbate our stress — or minimize it! Cognitive reframing is a …

Mindfulness

6 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down the fort while you get your company off the ground.<p>Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down …

6 Things Great Bosses Do to Empower Employees

Most business owners believe they are focused on their people above all else. Yet many employees and customers don't see it that way.<p>As a business advisor, one of the things I see most often as a drag to productivity and growth is employees who, despite their best efforts, can't change things that …

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

How to Increase Your Self-Confidence & Trust in Yourself

There was a time when I didn’t know what self-confidence was. But I <i>didn’t know</i> that I didn’t know what self-confidence was. I thought being awkward, …

Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

This column is authored by James Clear, Author & Researcher With wellThe post Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and …

Self-improvement

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement

This Actor Summed Up Success in 4 Words, and It's Brilliant

If you've struggled to achieve your goals this year, step back and consider this technique for achieving greatness.<p>Having struggled with the idea of success in my own career, I can now confidently tell you that most of us don't even know what success is. And if we can't precisely define it, we …

Motivation

Boost your productivity and effectiveness with a simple habit.

What is the catalyst that drives our actions? Why do we do the things that we do?<p>I know, its a very broad and weird question to ask.<p>The actions we …

A simple shift in how you think about your goals and resolutions can help you successfully achieve them

January is right around the corner and right now you're probably mapping out what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Whether you're resolving to grow your business, start on side projects you've put off, or finally making six-figures, one fact remains: change is hard.<p>No where is this more …

Washington State

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

This 4-Minute Bedtime Routine Will Help You Sleep Soundly (It Might Even Change Your Life)

Follow this rather rigid routine at night, sans all gadgets. You'll sleep better and feel less stressed out.<p>I decided to stop cold. I needed to break the cycle. I was getting a little nervous about what's been happening to me lately, and this was a pretty drastic measure.<p>That's right, I have …

People Who Go Through Painful Breakups End Up Stronger And Happier

There's no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there's no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first …

Breakups

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage

“Always remember: Your focus determines your reality.” Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn shares this advice with Anakin Skywalker in <i>Star Wars,</i> but in our hyper-distracted work world, it’s advice that we all need to hear.<p>Technology has undoubtedly ushered in progress in a myriad of ways. But this same force …

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being.<p>If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to …

These 3 Habits Will Keep You Young Forever

If you want to be the best, you've got to learn from the best.<p>I love reading the biographies of great entrepreneurs. They give me courage, ideas and motivation. When I first got started in small business, I viewed them as a form of mentorship.<p>Heck, I still do. There is nothing more exhilarating …

Steven Spielberg

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Emotional Intelligence

Writing In A Journal Has Helped Me Create My Future And Achieve My Goals .

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single</i> …

Productivity

Chris Guillebeau: How To Make A Side Hustle Work

I spoke to Chris Guillebeau, author of the new book <i>Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days</i>, about the challenges and benefits for launching a side hustle business, how to get ideas for what your side hustle should be, how to focus on the ideas that can be monetized, turning a side hustle into a …

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire, How To Plan

Let’s say you have just turned 50, or you are already in early 50’s, and you plan to retire in about 10 years. It’s probably the high time to work …

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential

People who can do this are winners; those who can't are losers, according to the world's most influential hedge fund entrepreneur.<p>Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting