Sunday, October 13, 2019


 Success percent

Your individual definition of what success is exactly may vary, but many might define it as being fulfilled, happy, safe, healthy, and loved. It is the ability to reach your goals in life, whatever those goals may be.
So what can you do to boost your chances of achieving these things? What are some of the habits of successful people?
There is no single right way to be successful. What works for you might not work for someone else. There may not be a perfect combination of ingredients that can guarantee success, but there are some basic steps you can follow that can improve your chances of being successful in life, love, work, or whatever happens to be important to you regardless of your skin color,country or been disable.

Build a Growth Mindset
Those with a fixed mindset believe that success isn't a result of hard work it's simply a consequence of innate talents. Because they believe that such talents are something people are either born with or without, they tend to give up more easily in the face of a challenge. They quit when things do not come easily because they believe that they lack the inborn skill needed to excel.
Those who have a growth mindset, on the other hand, feel that they can change, grow, and learn through effort. People who believe that they are capable of growth are more likely to achieve success. When things get tough, they look for ways to improve their skills and keep working toward success.

What can you do to build a growth mindset?
  • Believe that your efforts matter. Rather than thinking their abilities are fixed or stuck, people who have a growth mindset believe that effort and hard work can lead to meaningful growth.
  • Learn new skills. When faced with a challenge, they look for ways to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to overcome and triumph.
  • View failures as learning experiences. People with growth mindsets don't believe that failure is a reflection of their abilities. Instead, they view it as a valuable source of experience from which they can learn and improve upon. "That didn't work," they might think, "so this time I'll try something a little different.
  • Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
      tactics for improving your emotional intelligence
  • Paying attention to your own emotions. Focus on identifying what you are feeling and what is causing those feelings.a typical African man will ask in the Nigerian dialect HOW I GO TAKE KNOW MY EMOTION HAHAHA-intelligence
  • Managing your emotions. Step back and try to view things with an impartial eye. Avoid bottling up or repressing your feelings, but look for healthy and appropriate ways of dealing with what you are feeling.
  • Listening to others. This not only involves hearing what they are saying but also paying attention to nonverbal signals and body language.

 toughness and increase your chances of being successful in life?
  • Believe in yourself. Cut out the negative self-talk and look for ways to stay positive and self-encouraging.
  • Keeping trying. Even when things seem impossible or setbacks keep holding you back, focus on ways that you can develop your skills and keep soldiering forward. One of the key habits of successful people is to always look at setbacks or failures as learning opportunities.
  • Set goals. Mentally tough people know that in order to achieve, they need to start by having attainable goals. These goals are not necessarily easy to reach, but by having something to aim for, you will be better able to move forward and overcome obstacles.
  • Find support. Doing things alone can be difficult, but having a strong support system can make things easier. Mentors, friends, co-workers, and family members can cheer you one when things get tough, and even offer advice and assistance that can help you improve your chances for success. 
      How to boost your sense of intrinsic motivation?
  • Challenge yourself. People often find that pursuing a goal that is achievable, but not necessarily easy, is a great way to increase motivation to succeed. Challenges can keep you interested in a task, improve your self-esteem, and offer feedback on areas you can improve on.
  • Stay curious. Look for things that grab your attention and that you would like to learn more about.
  • Take control. It can be difficult to stay intrinsically motivated to pursue a goal if you don't feel that you have any real influence over the outcome. Look for ways that you can take an active role.
  • Don't fear competition. There might be other people out there trying to reach the same goals as you, but this doesn't mean that you should give up. It gives you something to compare your efforts to, and can even help inspire you to keep doing better.


Lower threshold for foreigners only for existing unsold condo units

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the proposal was made to reduce the supply overhang in condominiums and apartments, amounting to RM8.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The move to lower the threshold for foreigners to buy condominiums and apartments in urban areas from RM1 million to RM600,000 is only applicable to existing unsold units, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today.
He said this measure, announced in the 2020 Budget, effective from Jan 1 to Dec 31 next year, does not cover new projects that have yet to be launched.
“Existing units that have not been sold are the residential units that do not interest local buyers.
“Hence the relaxation in the price threshold for condominiums and apartments. This will not deprive the rights of local buyers,” he said in a statement today
Lim said the move is expected to benefit the property sector without being detrimental to the interests of Malaysians.
“Local buyers who wish to buy are not being denied their rights. They can buy now so these units will not remain unsold,” he added.
Lim explained that the proposal was made to reduce the supply overhang in condominiums and apartments, amounting to RM8.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019.
“If these units can be sold, it will have a direct effect on the country’s economy,” he said.
Lim added that the finance ministry will monitor continuously the implementation of the measure to ensure it achieves its objective
 In LANGKAWI, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the decision to lower the price threshold was meant to reduce the supply overhang and did not mean that foreigners who bought such properties would be given Malaysian citizenship.
“If the locals want to buy the properties, they can buy it at the same price. We have built so many houses, but they were not sold. When a housing project is not sold, it causes the country to suffer losses.
“We want to get rid of this property overhang … This is a way to encourage sales.
“But if foreigners buy these properties, we will not give them Malaysian citizenship. They can only use them as their holiday homes,” Mahathir, who is also Langkawi MP, told a press conference after attending a briefing on Langkawi’s development here.

List out those condos for foreigners, says Johari

Putrajaya has proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy existing unsold condominium units to RM600,000.

PETALING JAYA: Former second finance minister Johari Abdul Ghani has called for a public list of condominiums that are eligible for foreigners to buy, after the government proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy property to RM600,000.
He said the list of properties that are priced at RM600,000 and above should be made public immediately.
“The location, the number of units, all these information must be made transparent”, he said.
He warned that some developers could abuse the system by raising prices of current property from rm500,000 to rm600,000 to sell to foreigners
However, Johari said he felt the government should not have intervened in the property market.
“Those units were built by developers for the higher-end market. The developers knew what they were going in for.”
He said the government should instead look at rescuing developers who built affordable homes.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy property to RM600,000 when tabling the 2020 Budget last week.
Lim had since said the reduced price would apply only for a year for existing unsold condominium apartments and would not cover new projects.
Meanwhile, Johari said he hoped Putrajaya would also review the proposal to give an allowance for two years to unemployed graduates. He said they should be given cash, to encourage spending and stimulate the economy, instead of the money being credited to their retirement accounts with the Employees Provident Fund.


Singapore world’s first to ban sugary drink ads

Singapore world’s first to ban sugary drink ads

SINGAPORE: Singapore, one of Asia’s biggest per capita consumers of sugar, is about to be the first country in the world to implement a total ban on ads for packaged drinks with very high sugar content, according to the Straits Times.
Such drinks as well as medium-to-high sugar content beverages must also carry a label on the front of the pack to signal that it is unhealthy, the report says, citing Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong.
The timing of the new measures and exactly what will be affected is set to be announced next year, with implementation expected to take one to four years,according to the newspaper.Southeast Asian countries including Singapore and Malaysia are among the highest consumers of sugar in the world when measured on a per capita basis, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
That’s led to an increase in health issues, with diabetes and obesity among the city state’s top diseases.
Consumers globally are cutting back on the sweetener with food companies committing to reducing sugar and calorie content, Pablo Sherwell, head of food and agribusiness research for North America at Rabobank, said last month.
These initiatives could accelerate a slowdown in consumption, Sherwell said.

Cred- freemalaysia

Friday, October 11, 2019

Frustrated cabbies want their own man in Parliament

Frustrated cabbies want their own man in Parliament.
PETALING JAYA: A taxi drivers’ group has decried the lack of allocations for the transport sector after the 2020 Budget was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
Consequently, the Taxi Drivers Transformation Association (Pers1m) said they will find a way to place a representative for the taxi drivers in Parliament, adding that cabbies can no longer depend on politicians.
Pers1m vice-chairman Kamaruddin Mohd Hussain told FMT that he was not surprised that the 2020 Budget had no allocations for cabbies as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government had already failed to take care of the welfare of taxi drivers.
He highlighted that Putrajaya has not organised any programmes to improve the taxi industry, accusing the government of creating lop-sided rules in favour of the e-hailing taxi sector.


Sabah water chief to stay in post for now despite court ruling

Sabah water chief to stay in post for now despite court ruling

Sabah Water Department director Amarjit Singh speaking at a press conference

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Water Department director Amarjit Singh, whose appointment was ruled illegal by the Kota Kinabalu High Court yesterday, has been told to continue coming to office by the state Cabinet.
Speaking to reporters here today, Amarjit said despite the court ruling, Chief Minister Shafie Apdal rang him up twice yesterday and insisted that he should come to work as usual.
“So, I told him, OK. Even the minister (Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony) told me to go to work because the official judgement has not been released yet,” he said.

He acknowledged that the state Attorney-General’s Chambers had contacted him to inform him about the ruling, which would be made official tomorrow.
Only then, he said, would the A-G’s office decide on the next course of action.
Amarjit pointed out that in the ruling, Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru only ruled that his appointment to the post contravened Section 3 of the state’s Water Supply Enactment 2003.
“He didn’t say I should be removed from my post. So, I can continue. The power to remove me from my post lies with the Public Service Commission. Only they can suspend me or remove me,” he said.
Under the clause, senior posts within the Water Department must only be filled by members of the public service.
Amarjit, who never served in the civil sector before, was appointed to the post in August last year, some two months after Warisan took over the Sabah state government.
Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee and a Tawau businessman filed the suit against the appointment last March on the grounds that it breached the state’s law.
They also believed that Amarjit was appointed due to his position in Warisan, the party leading the Sabah ruling coalition.
Amarjit is the secretary of the Putatan Warisan division.
He was detained in 2017 by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) together with Shafie, who is also Warisan president.
He was freed on RM15,000 bail after spending six days in MACC custody.

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