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Deep Work. 6 Ways to Focus and Finish More Things!

Posted by Azim Azman on April 11, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Hi, today I would like to write about tips and tricks that I use to focus on my study and finish more in a period. In today's world, people are busy with so many distractions. It is very important that you know what the most important for you to do. What skills you need to develop that will give you the most advantages and make you so good that people cannot ignore you!


Read: How to be so good in your industry!


This idea is base on the new book " Deep Work" by Cal Newport. It suggests that you do an intense focus work in a period of 1 hour to 3 hours to get the best result of your work. The more you focus the faster you can learn and master the skills. It also one of the ways to pass your next ACCA exam!


Read: 7 Ways to pass ACCA!








Alright, without wasting more time here we go!


1) Get into the environment.

You need to work in a good environment. An environment that has the least distraction for you to give an intense focus. My best place to do my intense focus of study is at the library and study room. The environment is so good, with good lighthing, aircondition and quiet distraction free environment.


2) Stop doing anything else.

Turn off your internet connection, put your phone in silent. Stop doing anthing else and clear your mind. Focus on the work that you will do.


3) Set the beginning and end time.

You need to set usual and consistent period of time you do your work so that it easily become your habit! For example 1 hour per session. Then took a quick break of 15 minutes and repeat the process.






4) Set what you want to achieve in that time block.

During the session, it's very important for you to plan your objectives. It will make you feel more motivated to finish the job planned. Plus you will finish more if you set a goal!


5) Have a simple motivational word to repeat. For example " Push x3" 

During the session, you could probably feel demotivated, repeat a good affirmation to keep the motivation high!


6) Give yourself simple reward after finish it.

Study shows that it will easier for you to form a habit if you give yourself a small reward after you form the action. A simple reward like a drink, a pat in the back or even a small pack of chocolate can give you motivation to do it again and again!

 


Thank you for reading guys! If you find this post helpful, don't forget to share it with your friends! Connect with me on my social media at twitter and instagram @azimazman4.


See you guys in the next post!



How to Pass ACCA Paper

Posted by Azim Azman on February 6, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)





Hi everyone, in this post will tell you guys what I know and use to pass my ACCA paper. I have been taking ACCA for years now, and I realise it not as easy as it looks. It is different from other course, it's very challenging. And to pass the paper, you need to have plan and strategy on how you will tackle the subject or paper. Without wasting more time, here we go...


How to pass ACCA:


1) You need to self study for 3 to 6 hours a day. If you have classes on that day, it might be enough for you to study 3 hours on that day. However, if you do not have class, you should spend more time to self study.

2) You need to concentrate or give focus during the study time. Study in time block of 1 hour, turn off all distraction during that time, then take rest for few minutes before do it again for another hour.


3) Always keep yourself motivated. It will take hours of your time, you need to always be willing to sacrifice a lot of things. You need to keep yourself motivated.



4) You need to understand the concept of the paper subject. Make sure you have covered all the topics in that paper. If possible, make sure you have made notes for all the topics too.




5) Do a lot of question. Practicing question shows that you understand the subject and topic. Do question of all chapters. And do past year question at least 4 past year paper.

6) You need to exercise regularly. Exercise will supply more oxygen to your brain which enable it to be more active and remember more. In my observation, many of my friends that exercise regularly have better memory.

7) Keep good relationship with friends, family and God. You need a lot of support from them. Financial support and emotional support. Always remember that you are studying this hard for them. Remember your ' WHY '.


If you follow most of I wrote above, I can guarantee you that you have a big chance to pass the paper. Do all this preparation fast and early, then during the exam is around the corner, you then has already ready for the exam at that time. 

Hope this writing benefit to you guys. I hope you use tips I have given you, and if you find it useful, I hope you can share it to your friends, so more can benefit from it. 

Remember to connect with me on my social media accounts. Connect with me on istagram and twitter: @azimazman4  Thanks for reading guys.


The Reality of Taking ACCA

Posted by Azim Azman on January 22, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)





For many years I have been taking ACCA, I can see some patterns form from the students. Some can pass the paper, some still struggle to pass, some still do not know how to pass the paper, and some have already given up.


Before you can say anything about this course, you need to know it is a very tough course. The passing rate can be as lower as 30% to 50% for each subject or paper. Which means, every 100 students that take the paper, only 30 to 50 students will pass it. The rest will fail.


It has been a very struggle for the students that still cannot find ways to pass the paper, they do not know what it takes to pass the paper.


Taking ACCA requires your full commitment, it demands you to spend thousands of ringgit for the annual fee and exam fee. It need you to study hard and smart. And you also need a lot of support, from your parents and friends.


Due to this, I think I will write about on what takes to pass ACCA paper on the next blog post.


Read: 7 secrets to pass ACCA.


Stay tune guys.



#WhatAYear - 2016

Posted by Azim Azman on December 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)


2016 coming to it's end. It has been a great year for me. It has been a new journey as I came back to continue my study after 1 semester break I took in 2015. I might not say it's a perfect year, but I can say it's better than 2015. Some of great achievements in my 2016 I made in this compilation video, check it out.


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Some of the achievements are:

- Joining Toastmasters Club(Public Speaking)
- Winning first runner up in an idea pitching contest
- Passing my exams
- Handling 2 events


Approaching this 2017, many things can happen. You may not able to control all that will happen, but you can control how you think and react to the situations. To more bigger achievements, work harder and wish you all more happiness and success. 

Thank you for reading. Follow me on my twitter and instagram @azimazman4. 

Happy 2017 guys!



The Best Investment You Can Make.

Posted by Azim Azman on September 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)


Assalamualaikum and Hi.

It has been awhile since I wrote a blog. It is because lately I have been busy with my september exam, now I'm focusing on december exam. Got to do a lot of study and practice.

Hope you guy love this new blog.



Moving on, on this blog, I will write about the best investment you can make. When talking about investment, most people will think about capital investment or money, but today, I'm more focus on few simple principles that will give you the best return in my understanding.

" So, tell me what is the best investment I can make?" It may sound cliche to you but the best investment you can make...


is in yourself.


 


Capital or money investment is good, but you must have a strong values to build that strong investment that will bring you countless return again and again and again.


In this blog I will tell you 3 values that if you invest in it, it will bring you the best return.

First, Hard Work or work ethic. You may have heard many quotes that say about hard work. But many people afraid to work hard. They do the work half-hearted. But to successful people, hard work is they best friend. They know they cannot get what they want before first, work super freaking hard. Put 3-7 hours a day to your work.

Friends, don't be afraid to work hard, instead, make it your best friend. Love it, as it can open many doors of oppurtunity to you. Success loves people who are willing to put the hard work! " The harder you work, the luckier you get!"




Second, Learning. Learning is the most important thing if you want to get the best return in your life. I have written a blog on values that relate to learning. You can check it out HERE.

Talking about learning, most people thought learning stop at school, but there are many knowledge out there. There are many more things you can learn for example: Business skills, speaking skills and communication skills. Don't stop learning as " Leaders are readers."


The richest man, Bill Gates sure knows how to value Learning.


Third, last but not least, Safety. The first and second point is about growing yourself, and the third is to protect youself. In order to grow in tremendous speed, you need to measure the risk, Don't take too much risk, and don't be afraid to take small risk, but first you need to have that safety net. You can get safety by having enough cash saving, have insurance, good knowlege and wide network of expert in that field. 

For example, for a person who want to follow his passion and leaving his day job for it, it is very dangerous to do that before having the safety net or as I call Career Capital. I have written on career capital and why JUST by following your passion can be dangerous HERE and HERE. 


Closing my writting, I would like to summarize it as an image of driving. When you drive, it is important that you focus and work hard on your driving so you can arrive at the destination you want safely. Next, before you able to drive safely, you need to learn and get a driving license to make you able to drive on the road. And then, although you focus on your driving, learn and know how to drive well, sometimes, bad thing can happen, that is life. And when that bad thing happen, safety is very important, at that time you will know the function of seat bell, airbags, driving slowly and safely and the function and importance of insurance. So please, before you can invest in any capital investment, first... invest in yourself.

That is it for this writing, hope you gain some knowledge and idea. Connect with me on social media if you want more good ideas like this. Follow my instagram @azimazman4 . I'd love to hear from you. 






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