30 November 2008

Blogspot to Wordpress

Hello dear readers

19 November 2008 i celebrated my 48th birthday and in that moment i decided to bring my blog forward to elevate it to a higher platform. I have opened http://proenrichment.com to ensure that the people of the world get access to my blog. Please visit my blog and all newer post will be posted at proenrichment.com


18 November 2008

How To Overcome Retrenchment?

Is the recession around the corner? Do not think about it. Companies do not want to expand because they fear the demand will fall further in the near future. All man on the street who is an employee fears that he or she might get retrenched.

Citigroup who has a global workforce of 370,000 intends to cut around 50,000 jobs worldwide. You can read this story here. The domino effect of the slowing of the world economy started from the big drop from the United States of America home prices.

Consumers got a 100 percent leverage of buying a home. Many made millions and when the bubble burst they became bankrupt and banks still absorbing the loss. With home prices and stock prices came crashing in Wall Street, it had a serious repercussion with the rest of the world. World trade affected with many companies cut staff strength. So if you are one of them do not worry but start living again.

Big Picture

De –leverage?

The important thing for the man on the street to see is not his self but the ‘big picture’. What is the ‘big picture’? Every citizen has a duty to fix the recession. The popular keyword is ‘de-leveraging’.

It means everyone borrows less. But when less money gets borrowed, less is spent. And when less is spent, the economic engine turns more slowly. Before you know it, you’ve got a recession.

Banks, on the other hand, had just written off the most bad debts in history. They are in no mood to go down that path again. Now it spontaneously turns away loan application with even a whiff of risk.

Do you think de-leveraging is a good idea? The minus point is it reduces borrowing, spending and makes recession more likely.

Learn a new skill?

If you are working in the bank and you get retrenched don’t sink to depression and cry about it. Naturally your employer will give you a ‘retrenchment benefit’ in the form of money and cash. Use it wisely by enrolling in learning a new skill.

You can choose any of the following new skills:

- take a taxi licence
- take a course on web designing
- take a pre entry test on child care
- if you have passion in painting learn that skill as you can paint quality paintings and sell them
- learn how to play a music instrument and teach others
- learn the skills of writing

Use the new skill to get a new job and be prepared mentally to adjust the ‘humble pie’ as normally the salary will be lower than your previous job.

Work 24 hours

Recently I met my friend who works as a full time music teacher and a part time security personnel. He is working 24 hours? No not really. As a full time music teacher he has to be around with the students and teachers. But at night working as a security officer he has many hours of doing nothing and uses that time to get his rest.

There are many other jobs in the country where you do not need that full hours of effort but has some lee way to get your rest. If you work 24 hours you can cover up the loss of income when you are working in a new field. In Singapore, Mustaffa Centre is a 24 hour shopping centre looking for night shift staff.

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Cover the fixed expenses – includes rent, utility charges, food expenses, mortgage payment etc
Terminate all insurance expenses – as insurance is paid to for the ‘anxiety trap’
Live Out of Credit
Take cheaper transport
Cut off all inessentials like hand-phone

Learn the basics of blogging

16 November 2008

How To Make Readers And Robots Fall In Love With Your Posts?

Initially, when I was planning to do a niche blog in ‘Proenrichment’ I thought of purely focusing on enriching our lives. But then the mere fact that I am communicating about self development to readers through this blogging media had enforced me to include a sub niche which I had named it ‘blogging challenges’. It is inevitable. Pundits of bloggers will tell you that you need to have only one niche when blogging. But I think this belief system has to be re written as I am facing lots of challenges when I communicate to the readers by blogging. To me a niche on blogging challenges thus unavoidable.

Advantages of a sub niche

All successful movies have a bigger plot and a minor plot; the hero on one end and the villain on the other side. In my blog of Proenrichment my objective was to prove that the mind is the one machine head that can pull us through to any direction we want to go. So I linked success is a function of the mind. But then I simply cannot avoid the challenges I face as a blogger. Thus arose a sub niche named ‘blogging challenges’.

Successful life is all about experience and enjoyment in the process. Being serious will not make us a happy person. Have you watched your kids when they are at play? They are just ineffably happy all the time. They are having fun and at the same time learning to grow. Likewise, in the pursuit of success we need to have fun too. That is why I have introduced a category on ‘mind games’. So my niche is simple here. If you want to enrich your lives then manage your mind and at the same have fun. Two benefits to have a sub niche are as follows:

- many posts to write about
- make your blog interesting and not boring

Limit Your Category

If you have browsed the internet for some time you can see that a specific blog has many categories. This is rather confusing for readers who visit a particular page. It is best to limit the category to not more that than 4 groups. My blog has 4 categories which I have named them as topic.

Category is heading for sub niche(s) of the main theme. In designing too many categories, you find that readers are not guided correctly. Most readers will go away if they find that a specific blog is too confusing to follow. Make your readers as comfortable as possible by making your navigation as simple as possible.

If you have planned your niche correctly then it will be easy to group your posts for easy navigation.

Make search engines fall in love with your posts

I stumble upon an article recently which I think worth mentioning here. When you name your pages name them with strong keywords. For example if you have a page written as


change it to

[blogname].blogspot.com/[post title name].html

Search engines like google crawlers will speed up to your posts and your blog will have more indexed pages. You can read this in detail here

07 November 2008

How To Rank High In Google

Since the first weblog went online in 1999, blogging has exploded into something of a phenomenon that has created millionaires, brought down politicians and changed the face of modern new reporting. Blogging has come a long way since Jorn Barger coined the term weblog on his Robot Wisdom website in 1997.

In this blogging marathon race with 175,000 new blogs being created worldwide every day the competition of which blog or blogs will be flagged high up in the sky like a star for all to see is a desire for all bloggers. I mean it has to be an undying desire to become number one in the blog race. It must be the objective of every blogger to give value to each and every visitor who patronise his or her blog. But then can passion for something die before it reaches its desired glory? If your answer is a yes then I think you need to explore what is your piece of cake. If you do not have a page-rank yet – there is no cause for alarm.

Watching the Olympics marathon is a good lesson on grasping the tactics for any success. Success is all about completing an action. But then when it comes to competition you cannot lose the game. In order to do that you have to take note very seriously on the kinds of decision you are going to take on every of step of your destination.

Contention can give you a peace of mind. But winning a contest or a game is the real success story. Competition is good because it checks your inertia and passive nature. In a marathon run, those who adhere to the following will more or less come out as a winner.

Do not drift away

At the very onset of the competition, the runners stay close to the leaders. They are enthusiastic and eager to win the race. The one thing in their mind is to reach the finishing line before others. They crave to win the race.

If you are into blogging, the first that you have to train is your mind. Think like a winner. If a table cleaner in a restaurant thinks of becoming the best table cleaner his preoccupation will be to clean the table well and dry. In the absence of passion staying positive alone will elevate the performer to success. That is sufficient for any success story- for a start.

If the restaurant owner thinks of making his business number one he will show drastic improvement in creating various delicacies and dealings with the customers. You will drift away if you allow your mind into thinking of losing or thinking negatively.

Stay on with the machine head

The important thing in a marathon race is to seek a mentor. He is the competitor who runs ahead of the entire group of runners. He is the machine head of the entire train.

The art of success is to copy those who are in the lead. In blogging, you have to know what others in your niche blog are doing. Type ‘ 100 top popular blogs’ in yahoo or google to track those who are in lead. And please try to make some comments to their blogs and link to them by your signature. Here is an example on how you can comment :

‘ Hello (name), you have written an excellent article and I just want to add something to your post…… best regards’. Perhaps you can email to them with a personal message on the good points of their posts and can request for a link to your site. Ask and then you receive. But if you do not receive do not worry. Keep on trying.

If a popular site has a forum, that is an added advantage. Join as a member an participate in the forum and link again via your signatures.

It is all about back links

A highly ranked blog is attributed to numerous back links. Get the google toolbar and install onto your browser. It is a useful tool and you can analyse the ‘fate’ of each blog. Be happy as I am on the same boat.

The only assured way you can get back link is by requesting from a high ranked site or whenever you post your new articles in blog carnival. The steps to post an article in blog carnival are as follows:

Create an account
Write post that is within the framework of the list in the carnival

If you write a post that is more or less by the blog carnival list it is easier to decide on which carnival you can post your article. For a start you can do this and when you have a good page rank then you can control your contents of your blog. I think if you can adopt posting one article a week will do well to your blog.
"Last night i had a vision in my dream that i am asking someone of the success of blogging. He says put your blog in the midst of the darkest sky and no one will miss it"

01 November 2008

Tips On How To Have A Vision - Leadership 3

I always wanted to know how intelligence influences leadership qualities in a person. How is intelligence gauged? It is purely measured by academic qualification. This qualification can secure a good job but it cannot guarantee leadership quality in a person. In my previous post on leadership I have touched on two factors -being humble/have inspiration-which can make anyone leader. Being a visionary will bring your rank in leadership one step higher.

What is to be a visionary? If you have watched the movie ‘Jumper’ you will realise the meaning of a visionary. In jumper, the self is transported to another destination of choice without any mode of transportation. It is ‘teleportation’. It is the teleportation of a thought to an end which is favourable to the thinker and his surroundings. All leaders are leaders if they have visionary ‘talents’. There is no such thing as visionary leaders as all leaders are visionaries. There is a difference between management and visionaries: the former is concerned with smooth operation and the latter concentrates on the direction of their team, focused on people and goals. A leader with a vision hardly commands his team. A commander is only a manager.

Visionary cannot be labelled as a talent as it is a skill that can be learned and developed by anyone who follows the steps below:

Use Law Of Attraction

The secret is discovered. All leaders have one thing in common. They attract their own reality. You enrich your lives just by thinking. What you ask is what you get theory.

If you are a leading a team of staff in an organization and if you want to be a leader with a vision- think about how to improve the lives of your co workers. By such thoughts you will likely to attract circumstances some kind of vision for your team. In the end, your team will look upon you not as a manager but a visionary. Had it not been Mahatma Ghandi’s vision of freedom the history of India would have got a different route. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Ghandi taught India and the world at large how to attain freedom by non-violence.

The problem with accepting with the law of attraction is not the theory but the person who is applying this law. Logic of effort seemed illogical when there is effortless involved. The logic of the mind is just a mirage in a desert. It is not the reality. The logical questions might be something like this:

What happens when people put out conflicting intentions, like two people intending to get the same promotion when only one position is available?

Do children, babies, and/or animals put out intentions

If I intend for my relationship to improve, but my spouse doesn’t seem to care what will happen?

The theory states that you attract what you want. That is all. In the process of attracting if your mind plays logic with what you attract then it is a futile pursuit. The right word to use is not intent but attract.

The steps to this theory are three:

First step - attract your vision
Second step - focus your team (subject) and only attract your vision

If logic is played by the mind go to step one quickly.

Seek Disadvantage

The human mind seeks the negative or disadvantaged portion of a matter. If you find some bad behaviour in a person use it to your advantage. There has to be a starting point in thinking. Begin with disadvantage in mind and create an advantage from it.

The first city reservoir which was opened in Singapore recently is a good example for all the nations in the world. Singapore’s vulnerability of water dependence to country like Malaysia has made it into a water producer after twenty years of planning and execution of damming the mouth of Marina channel.

Give Energy to Your Brain

The brain represents 2% of the body weight. But it receives 15% of the cardiac output, 20% of total body oxygen consumption, and 25% of total body glucose utilization. In yoga the various position or asana is considered to improve muscle flexibility, tendon strength stamina and most importantly optimise function of respiratory system and circulatory system.


I recommend readers to do this simple position on the start of the day: prostration or Surya Namaskara or sun worship translated. It consists of two positions: stand upright first and then prostrate as shown here

Prior to having your breakfast drink honey with lukewarm water. Honey consists of:

Fructose (38.5%)
Glucose (31.0%)
Sucrose (1.0%)
Water (17.0%)


The health goodness of eating dates is being underrated. Eating dates will boost our brain activity. For every 100 g of date fruits you will receive 648 mg of potassium which is beneficial for neuron function. It is a good booster to the brain activity as most of us get a little tired in the afternoon.

Get your aura right

When I say aura I am saying the aura in a conscious state of the mind. To improve you vision you need a good sleep which produces lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is that dream where you can easily understand. Most of the discovery that we are enjoying are attributed to lucid dreaming. See how dreams affected the lives of some famous people here. To have a vision in your dream do the following steps:

Take a bath before sleeping
Fragrance your room with musk, sandalwood or other aroma
Apply some fragrance oils on your hands and chest

You need to sleep well and be able to remember what you dream about.

Stupid thinking

Isaac Newton wasted his time for the theory of gravity until an apple fell on his head while he was sitting under an apple tree. To have a vision we do not have wait for things to happen. We can use words or things to get an idea from it.

In giving a unique name to watches which are cheap but resembles the touch of Switzerland watches – swatch is created. The current financial crisis can be solved by just creating a word or by seeing a thing and infer a solution from it. If I use the word lines then I can infer having two lines in between two highs and lows. I will suggest pegging stock prices to a reasonable high and low indices. It means even if share prices drop if it drops further than the agreed index it will not be a valid price. The price has to move between two extremes. Perhaps economist can look into this as a possible solution.

Anyone can give a stupid idea which can become a vision.