“I don’t do anything unless I can give it 100%”

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Source: David Beckham’s official Facebook page

“I don't do anything unless I can give it 100%”

Working towards your goals… be it personal, career-wise or hobbies will take time and a whole bag of patience and commitment. And to get closer to them, you will need to be 100% onboard. Most of the time, we get distracted and sidetracked which in turn, will add onto our current list and result in overflows… just because we love to do them. This is the wrong thing to do especially if you are looking for opportunities to monetise them.

How it taught me to appreciate life.

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“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet” — Ronaldinho

I learned all about life with my camera.
Doing what you love will make you a better person if you are aware of it.

Being a documentary-style photographer taught me how to appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes, we are too caught up chasing goals and money, we tend to leave out certain aspects of our lives which matters. If you pay close attention to your surroundings, you will start to see the stories the people. …

Here are some of the music quotes which will help you in life.

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This photo was taken by me

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” — Louis Armstrong

As a guitar instructor and a full-time performer in the past, I know what Jazz is. Actually… I don’t
If you have to ask what your job/destiny/goal/purpose is, you’ll never know. In fact, you should know them by now — why you do what you do.

Here’s why. We human beings are adaptable creatures. We have the capacity to learn new crafts or skills at any time and the given ability to soak…

The difference between making a change or adapting to relationships.

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photo credit — me

You can never change someone.
But you can always adapt to them instead.
And if you find it difficult to adapt, take a bow… the show is over.

I know that it is tough to leave relationships — friendships, marriages, love, etc. But, you have your own limit to this as nothing lasts forever. Vows can be broken, promises can be broken and pinky swears are crap.

However, these situations can be prevented if you know the differences between “changing and adapting.”

Meaning… Let’s say that you’re in a relationship…

How to get the best positive experience out of it

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Ghosting happens when someone disappears on the other someone without any rhyme or reason. Boom! You have just been ghosted!
Just like that…

Why does ghosting happen?
Because… you’re probably useless to them.
Because… you’re an asshole.
Because… you smell of poop and tarts.

Apparently, there are no answers to that — one day you guys can be the best of friends, blood brothers, bros before hoes and the next… total strangers.
It’s normal.

One day you guys are so deeply in love — till death do us apart…

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Nothing to see here.. just some super juicy meat burger — photo taken by me

In this day and age, your online presence is king.
Today, anything and everything will revolve heavily around the social media world — gone were the days where a physical store is all that you need.

Let me give you an example. I have created content for brands that only relied on their physical stores for business transactions. We are talking about companies with 1 or 2 decades of experiences in their field — the best at what they do. Most of these business owners are in their late 40s to early 50s with Facebook and Instagram freshly downloaded into…

Being passionate about something does not equal to you really being passionate about something. In fact, you might be lying to yourself.

We confuse being passionate about something to having the energy to do something…
Passion is a strong word.
Passion is a very subjective word.
Passion drives you forward.
Passion kills you instantly.
Let me share some of my real-life situations with you.

I love dogs. I super love dogs. In fact, I have worked with dogs and worked for dogs. I’ve worked with dogs as a police officer (national service) and I have worked for dogs as a…

To teach, you don’t have to be good at what you do.

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I used to believe that the happiest people in the world are rich.
The richer you are, the bigger your smiles. But I was wrong.
You can only be satisfied if you know your value,
or what you can do to help others.
In my honest opinion.

Funny story.

I was so broke in the past that my friend and I would compare bank accounts: the lower you have in your bank, you win. I was at a negative $1.54, and my friend was at a negative $4.00, he won! We would laugh it out, and when our pay comes…

I grew up in a family that does not communicate at all.

I grew up in a shophouse where mum usually operated her clothing store while dad just sits in the storeroom watching stocks and performing dad duties. My brother and I, we would rather text each other despite of being under the same roof.

Things began to take its toll during my school days. Often, I was being bullied or not wanting to be associated with. For many years, I tried doing everything else to be part of a group or have close friends but some stayed around and…

Alfred Twj

Blogger and photographer who hopes to inspire others. www.alfredtwj.com

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