[Announcement] Changes Coming…

Hi friends,

It’s been some time since my last post. Happy to see you here!
Lots of changes has happened in my life since then.

Here are some highlights:

  • Divorced in 2016 after a 10-year relationship
  • Poured myself into my day job between 2016-2018
  • Changed jobs in 2018 doing similar managerial work
  • Realized in 2019 that there has to be more to life than money and success
  • Decided to take a leap of faith to focus on health, relationships, and passion

Lessons learned…

During those years, it was easier to shut myself out from the noisy world and I realized that the old proverb is accurate; No person is an island. It was an eye-opening experience to learn that it was lonely to do life alone even though I was able to accomplish many things. Looking back, it felt like I missed out on what’s truly important in life.

Now that the whirlwind of changes is clearing up from my life, it also helped me realize that I don’t want anyone to feel that way in life.

Where I am today?

So it brings me here today, in the middle of yet another life change process. Don’t get me wrong, there are no regrets on any of the experiences I’ve had so far. I wouldn’t trade the memories and lessons learned for another person’s life.

It would be really easy to start yet another journey without much considerations on the long term impact. But these days, I want to make a difference. There are too much noise out there, I want something that will not add to it but rather help others to also make their breakthrough in life.

What’s next?

After some thought about this chapter of my life… I know in my heart that it will be something to do with mentoring others to help them live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.

Whether it may be making the best of one’s current life, moving forward to the next phase, or even finding a middle ground, I want to build a community to help support everyone’s journey. If one person can make a difference in their world, I can’t wait to see what a group of amazing, beautiful people will do when they’re empowered.

Thanks for reading!
Stick around and find out what’s next.

P.S. Will start sharing more on the FB Page, so feel free to click the Like button
https://www.facebook.com/passionbreakthrough

 

~Dianne
#MakeYourBreakthrough
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Are You Moldable Like Clay?

I was crafting and making a diffuser necklace out of clay one day and I realized that we may be more successful at reaching our goals if we are moldable like clay.

Moldable Like Clay

Clay is flexible – you can mold it, stretch it, put it into a ball. As a flexible person, we need to adjust as others need us to. We are to be flexible to other people’s needs and ideas. If you are flexible, you must be able to play well with others. Everyone have a different way to approach things, it is what you can control and how you handle the relationship that makes you flexible and more successful. Sometimes, others have a better way of doing things that we can learn from. We must be flexible enough to identify this early enough, be humble to accept that fact, and learn from that person.

Clay is adaptable – you can heat it, cool it, mix it with other materials to give it a shine or matte effect. Since I referred to flexibility from a people relationship perspective, I’m using adaptability from a situation perspective. If our environment changes, we must adapt. We must be able to think of creative solutions on the fly when the circumstance calls for it. If the present moment says to stay still and not say anything, pause. If the moment says run as fast as you can, run.

But as a clay – we need to be both flexible and adaptable hand-in-hand. We need to always consider others around us while we pause or while we run. It may seem like a bit of a ramble and simple common sense, but reiterating this information is important. We often forget and it is a bit more complex than the simplicity of the words – “be flexible and adaptable”.

Lastly, as a clay, we need to make sure that at the end of the day, we are still what we are. Are we still a piece of clay? Or did the people or circumstances change us completely? We must never allow anyone or anything to change us. Being a clay is what makes us unique and important. So be moldable, but always be a clay.

~Dianne
#MakeYourBreakthrough
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Procrastination Motivation: Pure Laziness?

This Holiday season, many of us find ourselves stressed out because we are stuck in a really long line at the checkout counter for that last minute gift or grocery item. Procrastination seems to be a built-in human ability. It’s probably the only superpower we all share. But is procrastination motivation: pure laziness?

Let’s look at it this way – when we decide that something is important but not urgent, we defer it. Therefore, we procrastinate on that task. Each person have different priorities in life. There may be internal or external factors that affect everyone’s priorities as well.

For example, your house really needs to be scrubbed down for Christmas because your nit-picky sister is staying over so that handmade knitted scarf you were going to gift may wait until next Christmas. However, if you don’t care about what your sister thinks, then you procrastinate on that task instead and focus on the scarf.

We all procrastinate on something. Even the most organized, checklist specialist you know. It’s just a matter of what is important in your life. If you constantly slack off because you prefer to watch TV and indulge in the “now” of life, then you’ve made your priorities clear. Look back in your life, what have you been procrastinating about? Is there something you can do to organize your tasks better?

I understand that there are plenty of things we consider as boring in life that we procrastinate about. The number one example I can think of – budgeting! However, not because it’s not urgent, it doesn’t mean that it’s not important. Don’t wait too long until something becomes urgent until you address something. Or you might be stuck in a really long line at a grocery store waiting just to pick up a bottle of soda.

Merry Christmas everyone! =D

Merry Christmas, everyone! =D

~Dianne
#MakeYourBreakthrough
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Starting Something New or Moving On

I started a new job today. I left my previous job though I really loved the people I worked with and the job that I was doing. I will still miss the people, even though they pulled pranks on me like leaving a trail of post-it notes to my cube 🙂 However, I felt in my heart that it was time to move forward.  So whether you’re starting something new or moving on, treat everyday as if it were the first day for the rest of your life.

Each day deserves a reset button. A new day, a fresh start. Doesn’t that sound nice? Whatever happened yesterday, whatever the mistake was, it’s time to put those lessons to good use. Don’t let the memories of yesterday hold you a prisoner from moving on. It may not be easy saying goodbye but a new chapter can’t begin until you do.

Everyday should be used to its full potential. If you are not living in the “now” and experiencing the moment, you may be missing out. When  you move on from something, it is often the journey and not the destination that you live day in and day out. Put the phone aside and let social media be for a while. Enjoy the pleasure of what you have accomplish, what you are doing, and what you’re about to do. There are people and memories around you that are being made at that specific moment, even as you move on from one thing to another… the story keeps  going. Don’t miss it.

Remember that everyday is the first day for the rest of your life? Well, so is tomorrow when it’s here. So look forward. Today, the first day of the rest of your life, you may be leaving behind something incredible. Learn from it. Enjoy every minute of it. Tomorrow, the first day of the rest of your life, you may be starting something super awesome. Learn from it. Don’t let any minute of the moment pass you by.

Starting Something New or Moving On

~Dianne
#MakeYourBreakthrough
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It’s Caturday! Time to unwind from the week…

Sending out e-vites for a Caturday party!

Caturday

~Dianne
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