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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!



#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. 





3 Ways to Strengthen Your Desire.

Posted by Azim Azman on July 17, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (2)




This post relate to my third prepared speech for my Toastmasters Club that will be presented on 20 July 2016. 

I'm going to talk about desire and show 3 ways to strengthen your desire.

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think And Grow Rich book once said, " The starting point of all achievement is desire." 

He said that in order to be successful and get what we want, we need to have burning desire.

It also same like the famous Eric Thomas always says, " When you want to succed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful ! "




3 Ways to strengthen your desire.


1. Think and work on your goals everyday. Focus on your goals everyday. Work towards it everyday. Progression toward your goals give your motivation.

2. Visualize. Vizualize your goals. Albert Einstein once said, " Imagination is more important than knowledge." To add fuel to it, you need to vizualize your goals and use your emotion. Add a lot of emotion during your vizualization.

3. Have affirmations. When I was studying for SPM, I have this affirmation, " If some people can get 10 As, I can get it too." I repeat it everyday, and guess what, I get that 10A s during the SPM result! Find your own affirmation that can give you motivation to keep moving forward and keep saying it to yourself! What you say to yourself is very important.


That it guys. Hope the post is useful.

If you find the it useful, please comment and share it with your friends.

Connect with me on my social media account! Follow me on instagram and twitter account @azimazman4. Thank you for reading!

 

So Good They Can't Ignore you

Posted by Azim Azman on April 13, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)




My writing this time is related to my past entry about VALUE entitled " Why kids should go to school. " Go check it out HERE. 

I would like to start with a story of the quote above. One day, a guy ask Steve Martin who is a great American comedian and actor, " What makes you so successful?" Steve Martin then said " Be so good they can't ignore you. " 

So, before you be good in an industry, you have to know and evaluate certain things. 1) Know your strengths 2) Know what you love 3) Know what the market needs. 

Make a list of those things and see if you can match it. The point is, if you love a thing but the thing has no demand in the market, its no use. Or maybe you love it but its not your stregth. The best you can do now is to always evaluate those 3 things and see if you can match it up.

Then, maybe you can find an industry that suits your skills and your passion.

Next, find skills that will make you stand out in the industry, try to find what great people in the industry is good at. For example: if you are a student, skills that you may need to be good at is the ability to intense focus 1-3 hours of studying by yourself, and skills to sharpen your minds n memory. Maybe you need to increase the oxygen to your brain by exercising n drinking a lot of water. 

After discovering the skills, next put hours and hours of practice to that skills. Put 10,000 hours on it, really master it.

Because skills...





As you increase your skills, your value in the industry will increase. You will then be the best in the industry. This relate to my past blog post about VALUE in the market place. As you get the skills, YOU WILL BE SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU.

Remember the points here guys, find the match in those 3 things, find and master skills that will make you stand out in the industry.

That is it guys for this post, next post I'll write about money management, Money 201. After you know how to get so valueable, you need to know how to manage the money well. This can relate to my past post on MONEY 101, Read HERE , it also can relate to this post and to my post on Value, Read HERE. 

Stay tune guys n take care always!