Main Speaker: Amgad and Melissa Ghabrial (Australia)
We had a great weekend! As always, the N21 environment has given us lots and lots of fun, wisdom, learning and experience. Highlight is - WE GOT 15 MINUTES PERSONAL COUNSELLING WITH MELISSA AND GAD!!!
Can't really describe the feeling while were talking to such successful people! It's really really different when you get to talk to people like them.
Here are some pics:
Gad Ghabrial, our double diamond mentor from Australia
No outside success can compensate for failure in the home.
I always thought success is climbing up the corporate ladder. And I can't blame myself of thinking so because I was raised with the belief that for me to be successful, I needed to study hard and graduate from college and then get employed by a good company and work my way up. And I did just that. Only to find out that life on career top is never as glorious and satisfying as I thought it would be. The title and the pay can never compensate the stress and sacrifices you have to make.
I became frustrated. I had no way out. What had broke my heart more is the fact that the sacrifice included the time with my then barely one year old son and my husband. My work became a priority... the sad thing is it was a choice I made... involuntarily. As much as I want to enjoy the money, the power and the glory - I was not happy nor satisfied at all. I longed more to become a better mother to my son and a better wife to my husband. I knew i was looking for a deeper meaning of success.. a deeper purpose.
An opportunity came. It was a blessing. And I realized I already have a choice.
I chose to become the best mom and wife. And many questioned the decision I made.
It was the right decision. Soon they will understand.
We've gone a long way together. From the "kilig" and loud shrieks over our college crushes, to the joys and tears of our first loves, to the moment we said our "i do's" to our lifetime partners, to the joys of motherhood... the list will go on. And our friendship will continue its journey.
Thanks for the friendship tin!
That is why when we learned of the education system being part of the business we are currently growing- I was hooked! The recommended books are really really great and associating ourselves with successful people had grown us, and had helped us develop the same way thinking as they are.
And so I vowed today to share a part, if not the whole, of the knowledge, principles and wisdom I got from all those books I've read. It may or may not help each one of you, but the SHARING of it will mean a lot to me.
And it will also be a great journey to me, having to emphasize such gift of wisdom and knowledge, applying them to my everyday life and activities.
Ok. Twilight was awarded the best movie in the recent MTV Movie Awards. And while I am a self-confessed Twilight addict, I cannot really agree with the results. I mean, a win over Slumdog and Dark Knight??!
But then what can I expect? Edward Cullen sure has a lot more screaming and voting fans than the gameshow genius or the batman.
But I am pretty happy for the whole cast for bagging a number of awards. And the movie trailer is just great that I am feeling so impatient for the movie release on November 29! I am definitely getting the premiere night tickets!
And one more thing, I think I am having a change of heart. Jacob Black is HOT! Check out the trailer here to know what I mean.