Stop looking Back
There are times we go through an adventure driving to the super-freeway we called life. We travel roads hoping to reach our goals, dreams, and aspiration. Many time we look back, unaware we have fears, imaginary monsters or plain dinosaurs of the past that chase or haunt us. We feel discouraged, unsure of what we will achieve, even to the point of doubting our abilities. Frequently pausing and stifle our growth, wondering if it really is worth the time and effort to pursue a goal. The easiest way is to stop and go back to our own comfort zone.We tend to carry items of baggage that hinder us from what we want to achieve. Perhaps it is high time we need to pause, sit down, take out a pen and write down what do you really want to do in your life.
Training your Mind to Focus:
Sit down and look for a comfortable quiet spot in your home. Empty your mind, Some martial artists begin by sitting and meditating. The objective is to concentrate on a task, it is important to turn off any kind of distractions such as your radio, your television, and your android phone. Break down your tasks into small pieces or tasks you can handle.
Mushin no Shin The term is shortened from mushin no shin (無心の心), a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of “no-mindness”. That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything.
Perhaps it is high time we pause for a while, sit down, take out a pen and write down what you really want to do with your life.A month ago I shared a historical marker on my blog. This made me pause and think, wondering what if? What would my epitaph say at the event my time comes. The historical marker that was lain at the left entrance of Sto Rosario Church in Angeles City read the last moments of the crew of the B-25 Sag Harbour Express that bombed Clark Air base during the liberation of the Philippines on January 7, 1945, in the last days of World War II.
Each time I drop by the Church I make it a point to pray for the souls of the crew and those who suffered and died in World War II. Last month, a former office mate asked me about Freelancing and what does it entail?
Yesterday, an uncle dropped by to greet my dad a belated Happy Birthday. During the course of our conversation, I brought down my son’s Fernando guitar. I exclaimed that the instrument was out of tune. Nonoy paused for a while and started playing the guitar. I was enchanted for a while and was astonished what he said. He told both me and my dad that playing the guitar is his passion.
He just came from Nagoya Japan last month, visited a friend. His friend had a collection of guitars, Nonoy started playing one of the guitars. He was astonished when his friend gave him a new Yamaha guitar.
The fact of the matter is when you start with your passion. Who knows what you will get when you pursue your passion.
For the past two years, we have people dropping by helping my 89-year-old mother who suffers from Dementia and hoping to recover from a fracture in her right leg. Everyone knows it is difficult to take care of people suffering from Dementia. People who suffer from dementia have frequent mood swings, there are moments and episodes when they are easily agitated for the slightest flimsy reasons. I noticed there are many moments when my mom falls into deep depression. I spoke to the caregiver and was astonished by their desire and understanding to take care of patients like my mom.
Another Freelancer I look up to is those who engage in teaching Martial Arts. It’s their way helping people cope up with life and how to defend themselves. One example is my teacher of Sifu in Wing Chun. All though, born in the Philippines, he practically grew up in the United Kingdom. He has been here for almost three years. Far away from his family. Sifu Jamie Cortez developed his followings and runs a school teaching the art of Wing Chun Gung Fu. He utilizes Social Media on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media Platforms to inculcate his teachings. His students helped him create a website that generates leads for those who would like to learn Wing Chun.
Last week the Philippines held in Pasig City. The second Freelance Festival was held at Pasig City and was Sponsored by Manila Workshops. There are many now joining the band wagon in Freelancing. But only a few would succeed mainly because many are unaware that Freelancing is not a job but a business. My best advice for those who would like to venture into freelancing is to ask around with friends. Look for a group or better search for a mentor who can help you launch a career in Freelancing.
I would like to thank some virtual assistants who are following me. I am inviting freelancers and virtual assistant professionals to share their stories.
It’s now a hot humid Wednesday Afternoon. Still, a long day to work on many tasks. Thank you for your time and have an Awesome Week Ahead of you.
Vaya Con Dios for now,