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Catching Up

Catching Up

Hi guys, how are you all doing? Semoga semuanya lancar, sukses dan sehat selalu yah. Ada 1 hal yang saya amati belakangan ini, mengenai “Catching Up”, alias Mengejar Perkembangan.

Dalam hal bisnis konvensional, pada awal sebuah Brand principal masuk ke market kita, mereka akan mengeluarkan banyak biaya promosi, support, bahkan menjalin hubungan dengan dealer-dealernya dengan sangat dekat. Setiap kali kita ke tempat principal, pasti di ajak keluar makan, ngumpul ramai-ramai, seolah-olah kita adalah Brotherhood. Dan rata-rata dari kita meyakininya. Bahkan kita pun dengan mudah yakin akan tawaran mereka.

Nah, bagi kita yang penjualannya terus bagus dan meningkat, maka kita akan terus diperhatikan, namun lama kelamaan, mungkin yang memperhatikan kita bukan Bos lagi, tapi adalah General Manager, atau Area Manager, ataupun Area Supervisor. Tergantung level kita. Sekarang, bahkan kita tidak pernah mendapatkan telpon lagi dari bos, baik itu menanyakan kabar, atau memberikan semangat.

Well, ini sebenarnya bukan salah kita, tapi inilah kenyataan support dari berbagai brand yang bersaing di dunia bisnis. Walaupun penjualan kita bagus, tapi masih banyak yang jauh lebih bagus dari kita, dan jika kita tidak masuk ke dalam Top Dealers tersebut (karena jumlah dealer sudah semakin banyak, dan persaingan pun semakin ketat), maka kita harus siap untuk mengerti, dan tentunya memilih tujuan kita kembali.

Tidak sedikit brand tetangga yang pasti akan mendekati kita, memberi perhatian lebih seperti halnya brand-brand yang sudah pernah kita dukung sebelumnya. Kembali lagi, apakah semuanya akan sama pada akhirnya jika brand tersebut semakin kuat dan besar? Dan seberapa lama mereka bertahan mensupport kita jika ternyata brand ini tidak naik-naik juga ataupun berhasil mengambil pasar?

Dalam hal Network Marketing juga sama. Ketika Leader yang kita kagumi masih bisa mensupport kita, dan memberikan waktunya untuk kita, jika kita tidak Catch Up, berubah, Action, maka suatu saat ketika leader ini sudah sangat jauh jaraknya dengan level kita, maka kita akan mulai tertinggal, bahkan terlupakan. Mungkin masih akan ada support, tapi jika kita memberikan bukti dalam bentuk Hasil, dan Catch Up segera ke posisi yang lebih baik lagi.

Semakin besar sebuah perusahaan, semakin besar sebuah jaringan, waktu seseorang hanya 24 Jam, dan jika kita semakin jauh ketinggalan, maka kita akan semakin pudar. Tapi jika Anda yakin bahwa ini adalah jalan Anda, ini Brand yang Anda yakini Sesuai dan sudah saatnya Anda mengejar perkembangan, Catch Up Sekarang, kejar kompetitor Anda (dalam hal bisnis konvensional), Catch Up mengejar Leader anda (dalam hal bisnis networking). Tetap Semangat, pikirkan kembali apa saja yang belum Anda lakukan secara maksimal? Maka lakukan lebih giat lagi, All Out dan set kembali Target Anda.

Dalam bisnis apapun itu, dalam profesi apapun, Always Try to Catch Up to the Top. Jangan pernah mau lagi merasa ditinggalkan ataupun semakin jauh dari posisi terAtas. Beranilah mengorbankan waktu dan tenaga, dan buktikan ke Leader, atau Principal Anda, bahwa Anda Layak untuk terus berada di puncak.

Regards,

Andi Wu

A Meeting After a Decade (10 Years)

Pertemuan setelah 1 Dekade (10 tahun), yah itulah yang terjadi 23 Juni 2018 kemarin, setelah 10 tahun saya meninggalkan Singapura, di mana 10 tahun lalu teman-teman pun bertemu dalam 1 acara perpisahan. 10 tahun kemudian, yaitu sekarang, semua sudah mapan, ada yang sudah berkeluarga, ada yang sudah pindah bidang (dari IT ke Sales dan sebagainya), bahkan ada yang sudah mengganti kewarganegaraannya. Selama 10 tahun belakangan, teman-teman yang dulunya sering berkumpul pun tidak pernah berkumpul lagi.

Sungguh bersyukur kami dapat dipertemukan kembali pada hari tersebut, tepat setelah 1 dekade. Semua saling catch up, sharing status saat ini, dan merecall masa-masa lalu sejenak. Tidak terasa waktu yang sangat singkat di hari itu, meninggalkan kesan yang positif di saya, dan semoga positif juga bagi teman-teman saya.
Keadaan sudah berbeda, prioritas pun sudah berbeda. Rata-rata tidak lagi jalan-jalan ke Orchard Rd, bahkan tidak selalu menikmati hidup dengan gaya lama 10 tahun lalu. Dari info teman-teman, mereka bahkan sudah lama sekali tidak ke Orchard Rd kalau tidak ada kepentingan. Padahal tempat ini tempat kami sering berkumpul setiap harinya, baik setelah jam kerja untuk pergi ke Gym, maupun di akhir pekan untuk ngafe dan shopping bareng.

Setidaknya, hal ini mengingatkan saya, time goes on, sudah saatnya Move On. Biarlah kenangan masa lalu menjadi kenangan pada masa Twenties (Umur 20an), dan saat ini di masa Thirties (Umur 30an), prioritas dan waktu pun berbeda. Manfaatkan waktu yang Ada untuk hal-hal yang lebih produktif, untuk masa depan anak-anak dan masa pensiun kita. At last, what have been holding me back is now clear after 10 years. Semoga kita semua dapat melihat lebih jauh ke depan, mempersiapkan dari sekarang impian-impian kita 1 tahun, 3 tahun, 5 tahun hingga 10 tahun ke depan.

I hope to see you all again one day, when we all have been more matured and live well at each of our destinied place.

Semoga dapat menjadi inspirasi bagi teman-teman semua.

Sincerely Yours,

Andi Wu

Fixing Our Beliefs

Howdy, its been awhile since I last wrote something. I will try to share more often, and perhaps once in awhile in English and Indonesian language.

Since following ERASE Workshop last June in Pekanbaru, I felt that my subconscious is always at the awareness state, and met lots of Clicked Moment, which makes me recalling all the past memories, and thoughts. Well, it seems they are asking those to be fix and clear to a correct thoughts and beliefs.

Believing in surviving the economy crisis right now is “Adequate” is not right. Even when the economy is bad, there are people who still succeeds and earning more than we have. Losing money every month is not GOOD either, that means we are wasting our time and effort. AND We are not Working Hard and Smart enough to succeed in our business.

I came to think of the time of no worries few years back, and my business get to grow from month to month, until a year and after that it stays right at that spot and going up and down. I came to think again, what is actually the problem? Is it my plan to make the business autopilot, and then my way of implementing is wrong and too fast to let loose the control? And worst of all, lack of focus in searching for opportunities within that industry itself.

Believing in wrong thing, might result in wrong outcome, that we never improve, or even move. Our time is all wasted, whilst our competitors and friends are moving all the way up up up and suddenly we felt so small and weak. It is different when we first started up, we have no fear, we aimed to be better than the competitors although we are new and fresh. Having this kind of thoughts and bravery all the way up is supposedly to make us stronger and better. If we lose this spirit, then we are done.

So, lets check our beliefs, see whether it is right or not? Check with your friends, your mentors, your seniors, see their perspectives, and judge yourself. But out of all, act it out, fix it, and CHASE the broken DREAMS. Its never too late to rocket your way up higher than before. Afterall, being in the ordinary level makes us learn and get slapped all the time, now its time to WAKE UP, and Believe in the Right Way.

Momentum

Momentum

Dalam mekanika klasik, momentum (dilambangkan dengan P) ditakrifkan sebagai hasil perkalian dari massa dan kecepatan, sehingga menghasilkan vektor.

Dalam Kehidupan sehari-hari, ada kalanya pergerakan kita sedikit menurun karena sedang down, ada juga pergerakan kita terasa sangat lincah dan semangat.

Belakangan ini saya setiap hari bersyukur kepada Tuhan YME atas setiap hari yang dikaruniakan kepada saya dan keluarga, dan dari rasa syukur tersebut saya berusaha untuk mengisi hari saya dengan hal-hal yang positif, menebarkan semangat-semangat positif kepada orang-orang sekeliling saya, dan tentunya berusaha lebih giat lagi dalam mengejar impian saya.

Ketika Anda sedang berada dalam Semangat yang Tinggi dan hati yang berdebar-debar mengejar impian, manfaatkan “Momentum” yang sudah tercapai tersebut untuk terus menyelesaikan tugas-tugas dan hal-hal yang belum terlaksanakan dari dulu, di mana sebagian kemungkinan belum pernah dicoba dalam mencapai impian/target Anda.

Saya bersyukur hari-hari saya di awal Januari kemarin penuh dengan pembelajaran, dan di Februari penuh dengan Action yang menyelesaikan satu persatu kendala yang dialami selama ini. Semoga Momentum ini terus menerus bertahan, dan Hari-Hari ke depan akan jauh lebih baik lagi dari sebelumnya.

Mari ciptakan Momentum yang membawa Anda lebih dekat ke impian Anda sekarang dan setiap harinya.

Regards,

Andi Wu

The Past, Today and The Future

SERUM: Masa Lalu adalah Kenangan, Gapai Impian Anda di Masa yang akan datang dan Syukuri Masa Sekarang

Semangat Senin Pagi,

Tidak terasa, Kuartal pertama 2017 segera berakhir. Apa yang sudah Anda pelajari di 2017 ini?

Ada satu pertanyaan dari teman saya beberapa waktu lalu yang isinya begini: Jika kamu bisa membalikan waktu, kamu lebih memilih hidupmu sekarang atau masa itu?

Pertanyaan yang dalam bagi saya. Saya jawab: Of Course masa-masa waktu itu, saya ada pola kehidupan yang saya sukai, lingkungan yang jauh lebih baik dari sekarang, teman2 yang selalu ada dan kita sering berkumpul bersama.

Namun hari ini saya sadar, apapun kenikmatan dan kebahagiaan yang kita pernah lewati di masa lalu, jangan dijadikan sebagai hal yang menarik diri kita dari bergerak maju ke depan melewati hari ini, dan menggapai impian kita yang masih belum tercapai.

Syukuri kondisi kita hari ini, masa lalu mungkin Indah, tapi waktu itu Anda belum memulai kehidupan berkeluarga, Anda masih muda, Anda masih banyak teman yang senasib dan seumur.

Coba lihat kondisi sekarang, mungkin teman-teman yang dulu bisa sering berkumpul, kini harus mengatur waktunya lebih untuk keluarganya.

Apapun kondisi yang Anda hadapi saat ini, Syukuri yah, dan Teruskan lah dengan penuh suka cita. Yang berlalu biarlah jadi kenangan, yang akan datang jadikanlah impian Anda agar mendapatkan hidup yang lebih baik lagi dari yang sebelumnya.

Terus semangat! Ada 3 Kuartal lagi yang perlu kita tempuh di 2017 ini.

Salam sukses,

Andi Wu

Pursuing What You Dream For

Its everyone’s right to dream, and to dream what they want to have, what they want to be. But there is a need for an anchor to make that dream possible. If the anchor is just for finding luxury and getting richer, it won’t be effective much. Imagine if you have a dream to get that 500 million Rupiah’s income every month, but not to enjoy the luxury life, but to be able to help people around you, to share some of it with the charity, to give better education for your kids and their futures, to invest and save for retirement and successors, then it might be more achievable.

And I believe God will be even more glad to help by showing you the way, guiding you through the path to success.

There must be no negativity thoughts on your dream, like I can enjoy my life if I achieve this, I can spend whatever and wherever I want, I can go drinking everynight with friends, or even pay for all the entertainment.

If you have the solid and reasonable reason for your dream, then Pursue it, Fight for it. Don’t look down or back anymore.

I hope this short article will help you all who are in trouble moving on, and have been stuck at one situation for sometimes. Like me, I have been living this enough to live’s business for 2 years and has not been improving much lately. Well, I am grateful for what I have now, I am thankful for what God has given me, the family, the business, friends, and all the time I have. But I have one dream, to have a better income, to support everyone in family, to invest for my kids and retirement, and be able to help anyone in need. I must Achieve this; This Year, and not next year, and not the year after. Start from now. Because I have the reason to.

Sincerely,

Andi Wu

Change the World by Changing Yourself


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Its hard to change the people’s mind. Its hard to change the community to the way you want it to be. In order to change the world, start by Changing Yourself.

Tidak mudah untuk merubah pikiran orang-orang. Tidak mudah untuk merubah persekitaran kita sesuai yang kita impikan. Agar dapat merubah dunia, Mulai dari Merubah Diri Kita sendiri.

Andalah cermin perubahan yang Anda inginkan.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”
Jika Anda merubah diri Anda, Anda dapat merubah dunia. Jika Anda merubah pola pikir Anda, maka Anda akan merubah sudut pandang Anda dan Perilaku Anda. Dan kemudian Dunia disekeliling Anda akan berubah. Tidak hanya karena Anda sekarang melihat Dunia dengan sudut pandang dan pola pikir baru, tetap perubahan pada diri Anda akan membuat Anda berperilaku di luar biasanya.

Bagaimana jika Anda merubah Dunia, tetapi tdak merubah diri Anda? Anda akan tetap menjadi diri Anda yang biasanya, dengan kekurangan, amarah, sisi negatif, dan hal-hal lainnya yang tidak lepas dari diri Anda.

Lepaskan ego Anda, lepaskan hal-hal negatif yang ada di benak Anda, ganti sudut pandang dan pola pikir Anda, maka dunia Anda akan berubah menjadi lebih baik.

Abaikan hal-hal yang tidak penting yang mungkin sering Anda alami, fokus pada perubahan positif dan bagaimana agar Anda dapat melihat dunia ini lebih cerah dan bahagia.

Quoted from Mahatma Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World
Reff: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2008/05/09/gandhis-top-10-fundamentals-for-changing-the-world/

Build Upon Strengths, and Weaknesses Will Gradually Take Care of Themselves

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At times, I Came to see the weaknesses in my business, in me, and also in my staffs; including everyone within my visibility. I tried and tried to overcome it and fix them, but there are no results. Some people say: Change yourself before you change others, the one need changes is you. You can’t change the world.

But then, everytime I look deeper into the problems, it gets harder and has no enlightment.

And so one day I came to think of this, Why would you bother with all the weaknesses, problems that are from the inside of the people? Think from this perspective instead: What can they deliver for you? What are their strenghts that you can derived from, take full advantage from, to reach your goal and target?

Perhaps this way, we can focus on growing up better and faster. Sometimes when thinking about growing up, I always thought of getting rid of all the bad habits, bad attitude, all the lacking of these people in order to move on. But seems it is not the way.

I will try injecting more positive attitude, more positive ideas, and focus on our strengths. Hopefully in 2015 we can excel better and improve way way further than the pasts.

Just like the quotes at top of this article: “Build Upon Strengths, and Weaknesses Will Gradually Take Care of Themselves”.

Just believe it, and Act upon it. For better 2015.

Letting Go and Concept of Perfection

There are two things I am studying on lately, first about letting go, and the other one is the concept of perfection.


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Letting go, is something when things aren’t going the way you like, they way you choose, or which could start an argument or debate; that is when you have to let go and get away. No point of fighting through it, because it only will hurt you more and no one gonna win in this matter. Just an ego. No more than that.

Sometimes on the road you met stupid driver, reckless driver, lousy daydreaming driver with nowhere to go in specific, and it boils your blood. Let go, wish them good luck, and stay calm and think clearly. You have your destination in mind, are you in a rush? No? Then wait for the barriers to go away and then you can proceed. Instead of horning and cursing, letting go is way better and your day won’t be spoilt.


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And one related thing is perfection. Sometimes you feel that this town sucks, the people sucks, everyone sucks and life here sucks big time. We wish for the better, more civilized and grown up kind of community. But we can’t change that for sure. Instead we are the one that need to change. Learn to accept. There must be a balance between perfection and imperfection. No one is perfect. To make a perfect world, we need a balance. There are people who lack in certain things, but they have their good in certain things as well. Understanding and trying to help each other makes your life and community perfect.

So, if there are lousy driver, annoying problems at works, mistakes made by employees, and any other annoyances and barriers if you treat them negatively, they will keep coming, keep haunting your day and finally you will explode. Loosing your cool, loosing your clear mind, even when you try to speak clearly you can’t do it. That’s ironic. Because a magnet for negativity will grow stronger and more bad things are coming to you. That’s from the human magnet’s perspective. Stop it, get away, clear your mind and thoughts, think again from the positive side, and it will all go away and clear sky will be seen.

What a life in the start of 2014. I feel lonely, bored and no life in this community. But afterall, I need to adjust, forget the past that is so good and filled with friends. Its time to make a new one here at this very old town. Or worst of all, get away and start a new life.

Cause, Effect and Lesson


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I believe in law of attraction, what you did before, resulted in an effect afterwards, and after the effect has been accepted, lessons learnt and new experience obtained.

Be it good or bad, everything that happen is for our own good, for our own development. Only if you can think of it in the positive way.

For example, in front of my shop has no bridge currently, some neighbour who has few cars but sadly no place at all to park them, park it horizontally right in front of our shop. First, we will think of it as annoyances and disturbances. He blocked our view, and blocked our business. Damn it, there are still plenty of spaces out there for proper parking, yet you are blocking our view.

When we think from the other perspective, it is actually somewhat useful in flatening the land that is not even and muddy by his car’s weight. So, our road will be flatter and later on will be easier to park.

So as to my motorcycle incident, that almost caught in accident, then followed by my calf burnt by the exhaust pipe. Afterall thats probably the effect from my fast driving out there and like to horn on dumb ass who drive like they are on vacation or honeymoon doing sight seeing. Lots of people drive at 10-20 km/h here, and it sucks. So, lessons learnt, I drove more cautious now, start slowly, afterall the engine can be saved as well from overburnt or wear. Then finding the medication for the burnt skin, been using antiseptic solution lately, until today someone pointed out placenta cream which is the better solution. And I can share it with my mom who often got cooking oil burnt on her finger.

A good cause in the end. I once imagine, if I were driving a car that time, I could have banged that old man and he probably can’t move away due to riding his motorcycle fast on turning road. That’s even worst effect which then make me thinking and see it from the brighter side.