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Reading That Values Your Time, Money and Energy

Posted by annkays on September 22, 2009

by Inda Hanum Samsi

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read. -Mark Twain

Do you read? I bet you do. I do too. But do you have to struggle to read or you find it easy to keep up with today’s best-sellers that come into the market one after another?

Have you ever been in situations where you find yourself getting bored of reading because it took you so long to finish a book that you can’t wait to switch to another books with new themes and ideas?

True, some people do have the skills to speed read that they can finish reading a book within a few hours (and are still able to grasp the whole idea of the book like sponge absorbing water!) but as for me unfortunately, reading a book can take hours, weeks and sometimes months!

It is a widely known fact that knowledge equal power. Your capability to learn, comprehend and apply success principles that you pick up from reading is vital to help manage and maneuver your life in today’s demanding world.

So, how do we tackle this problem of wanting to gain so much knowledge but lacking the skills to read in speed? To add to that, our time is limited to be spent too much on a book (or at least we thought so…).

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. -James Bryce

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Have you focused?

Posted by annkays on May 19, 2009

Motivational quotes for today – will continuously peek to these quotes to keep the momentum going.


Challenges make your life much more interesting & less dull, though sometimes painful..

When we know our challenges are to meet our goals, we will be more courageous and worthwhile to face it.

If you feel you have too much idea (I) and feel overwhelmed, check your E and S of E aspect is FOCUS..have you focused ?


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Mrs taxi driver!

Posted by annkays on May 13, 2009

“The first woman taxi driver I’ve ever met here!”

“Oh really? There’re 10 of us”

“From how many?”

“120 total. 10 percent is not bad”.

“It sure isn’t!”

That was how my morning started today.  8 hours in Amtrak’s train and bus traveling fron NY to see my dear friends before they leave the States, I realized that today is Sunday and at that early 8 am the morning, the bus was not in service yet (not until 10am!)

And I start conversing with my inner self trying to intellectually devise a solution

Should I just call a cab?”

“Hmm, maybe I should just wait for the bus…i’ll save some money too…”

“Nah, I’ll call a cab. I have always had good nice experience with the cab drivers here. He/She’ll make my day and I’ll get the chance to do some charity too maybe”

But before I made the call, I did some calculation with that limited cash in my hands. I lost my debit card on my way to Buffalo, NY (I threw it away…accidentally…) and had to begged for dollars on my way back to Ann Arbor – just kidding, my friend lent me 20 bucks on my return trip in case I needed to use some ;).

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