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Are you ready for the long weekend?

There are a lot of awesome activities to do and great places to go, but without careful planning, things might go out of hand and you may encounter common travel problems along the way such as overspending, missing flights, delayed or lost luggage, excess baggage, food poisoning, and many others.

 

Eliminate the stress and hassle by planning ahead of time and to fully enjoy your trip. Planning takes a lot of time and could also be a bit overwhelming but once you’ve done it, you’ll be thanking yourself later.

 

You can start organising months in advance by creating a rough itinerary with the use of tools such as journals and mobile apps where you can list down places you want to go, the activities you want to do and the food you want to eat. Know what’s the weather like and try to get an idea of the currency conversion rates and basic living costs so you can adjust your budget accordingly. This will be beneficial when you’re going to stay in one place for a long time.

 

When things don’t go exactly the way you might have hoped, you can also be flexible and spontaneous. Who knows, you might encounter some exciting adventures along the way!

 

Below is a simple checklist that you can use to prepare for your trip:

  • Put all your travel documents together.
  • Choose good quality luggage that is versatile and easy to carry.
  • A basic first aid kit will certainly come in handy. Include ointments, medicines for headache, stomachache, nausea, and allergies.
  • Pack your toiletry bag with the essentials such as toothbrush, toothpaste, facial or wet tissues, and other hygiene products.  
  • Always place a whistle and a small torch in your pocket for emergencies.
  • The weather can sometimes be unpredictable so bring an umbrella or raincoat just in case.
  • If you’re going overseas, bring international power adapters.
  • Make sure you carry mobile power banks to charge your phone and other mobile devices.
  • You might be too excited with all the preparations you’re doing but don’t forget to prepare your home! Unplug appliances, empty your fridge, ensure all taps and lights are off, store your valuables in a safe place and make sure all windows and doors are locked.

 

Leverage your passion for travel and commitment to helping other travellers make the most out of their holiday by turning it into a career.

There are certain skill sets that can help you gain formal knowledge of the industry.

 


 

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In life, you might experience numerous setbacks that are beyond your control. You then spend a lot of time and try your very best to look for a way around the issues but it seems like whenever you solve one problem, others are just around the corner. As a result, you feel frustrated and find it hard to cope.



Instead of worrying too much, consider every challenge as an opportunity to grow. Treat the challenge as a learning experience. It makes you emotionally stronger and gives your life meaning. Continue to persevere until your situation improves no matter how restricted you feel and how limited your options are. Always be persistent and never give up.

 

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

― Paulo Coelho

 

Finding solutions might take longer than you expect but as long as you are making progress, you should keep on working hard and soon you will see that everything you’ve done has already made a huge impact.

 

“Be the kind of person who dares to face life's challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”

― Roy T. Bennett


 


 

You are Destined for Greatness!

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Check out other blogs about self-development:

Break out of your comfort zone

Overcome and Conquer Your Fears

Your Journey to Success

Each Day is a Chance to Grow

Learn How to Manage Stress


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When you feel that you’ve already given your best and still have not seen the results that you’re after, don’t be discouraged! Self-improvement is a never-ending journey.

  

“Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.”

Periander

 

"Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right the first time."

Tim Harford, Adapt: Why Success

Always Starts with Failure


Always be committed in delivering the highest level of excellence, even if no one is looking because everything you do everyday is practice, until it becomes your expertise.

Check out our other blogs about self-development!

Click here to read about some effective ways you can use to work smarter (not harder). You can level up your life bypracticing these high-performance habits.



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Do you think age is a factor when it comes to pursuing your dreams? Oftentimes age is used as an excuse and we always hear other people say they are too young or too old to do what they want to do. If you can relate to that, then it’s not too late for you to change your mind!

 

“There is not a right or predetermined age for success; only people who finally decide to succeed. Age is in your mind!”

― Mauricio Chaves Mesén,

12 Laws of Great Entrepreneurs


Here are some people who you can draw inspiration from:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began composing when he was 5.
  • Magnus Carlsen was only 13 when he became chess Grandmaster. He achieved the highest classical rating in history in 2014.
  • Missy Franklin was only 17 when she won five gold medals In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he launched Facebook in 2004.
  • Albert Einstein, the most influential physicist of the 20th century published four groundbreaking papers (one of them is the Theory of Relativity) at the age of 26.
  • Oprah Winfrey was already 32 when she officially debuted her show in 1986.

  • The Mona Lisa painting, the most well-known piece of artwork in the world was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci when he was 51.
  • Colonel Harland Sanders’ recipe was rejected more than a thousand times and after many years of failures and misfortunes, he finally hit it big at 61 when he started the KFC franchise.
  • Peter Roget invented the thesaurus at the age of 73.

 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter.

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

 

On Career Transitions

 

Believe that you can live the life you want no matter how young or old you are! You have to be flexible and adaptable. These are two very important skills that employers value in a candidate. You might not have enough experience in the role that you want to apply for, but your attitude can make a difference. Have an agile mindset. Read more about our blog post Your Guide to a Successful Career Change.

 

“Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

 



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It feels great whenever we hear compliments or good feedback from others. We know that our work is being noticed and appreciated and also gives us the green light to continue whatever we are doing. Constantly receiving praise and positive comments help build our self-confidence and self-esteem. But what if you know that you are doing quite well but still don’t get any approval or recognition you believe you deserve?


It’s so easy to give up and be disheartened due to lack of appreciation from the people around you especially when you know you make an extraordinary effort and always give your best in everything that you do. If you don’t get any form of validation at all, you worry more and feel unimportant. But don’t let this bring you down! Not everyone is wired to be naturally appreciative so it’s best to not expect too much. Try to avoid relying on others for confidence. Know that you are good enough, whether others approve of you or not.

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.

If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”

― Tia Walkert

 

Practice positive self-affirmation. Do not base your self-worth on what authority figures tell you or think of you. Develop long-term positive thinking to reach your goals and back it up with positive action. Consider your strengths as a person or certain skills that you value and are meaningful to you. Then make it a daily habit to continue exploring your other talents and capabilities that you don't know about but other people do.

You may progress slowly but surely and once you’ve restructured your mindset, you can move beyond the issues then further into self-development. Do more things that you love and you know you can benefit from.

The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning "to make steady, strengthen." You will indeed find the strength to uncover your true potential from affirmation and it’s more effective if it starts with you.

Here are the lasting benefits of self-affirmation:

  • It motivates you on a different level
  • It increases your energy to perform daily tasks
  • You will establish mental clarity and become more self-aware
  • You work well even under stressful situations
  • Your cardiovascular health will improve
  • You will get a happier outlook on life



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