Monday, February 20, 2017

Train our brain

Monday morning ... I had a good e-meeting last night, sharing my stories and some of my main characteristics ... being a 'weird' human.

It is HUMAN ... we are our own enemy. It is the SYSTEM ... political, educational, banking.

I talked about many things last night ... got carried away, as normal emotional human would.

5 exercises to train your brain for happiness and success

You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.

If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities, and second-guess your decisions, you'll harm your performance (and most likely you'll also be risking your physical and psychological health). But the good news is, you can change the way you think.

Here are five exercises that will train your brain for happiness and success:

1. Differentiate between ruminating and problem-solving

Thinking about strategies that would help you overcome an obstacle is helpful, but imagining yourself unable to tolerate pain isn't productive. Whenever you find yourself thinking about something for an extended time, take a minute to think whether you're ruminating or problem-solving.

If you're actively solving or preventing problems, keep processing. But, if you're simply rehashing things that already happened or making catastrophic predictions about things you can't control, change the channel. Get up and do something to get your mind off the issue and keep your brain focused on more productive activities.

2. Give yourself the same advice you'd give to a trusted friend

If you're like most people, there's a good chance you're overly critical of yourself. But beating yourself up and magnifying your mistakes will only drag you down.

Studies have linked self-compassion to everything from improved psychological well-being and better body image to enhanced self-worth and increased motivation. So make it a habit to speak to yourself in the same way you'd speak to a trusted friend.

3. Label your emotions

Most people have an aversion to talking about or showing their feelings. As a result, many people have become quite distanced from their feelings, which makes it hard for them to even recognize how they're feeling in any given moment.

And when adults do label their feelings, they often do it in an indirect manner. Rather than saying, "I felt sad," someone might say, "I had a lump in my throat," or, "My eyes got watery." Or, instead of saying, "I am really nervous," someone might be more included to say, "I have butterflies in my stomach."

Spend a few minutes every day acknowledging your emotional state. Label your feelings and consider how those emotions are likely to affect your decisions.

Whether you're feeling sad about something in your personal life, or you're worried about something going on in the office, your emotions will spill over into other areas of your life if you aren't aware of them.

4. Balance your emotions with logic

Whether you're faced with a tough financial decision, or you're experiencing a family dilemma, you'll make your best decisions when you're able to balance your emotions with logic. When your emotions are running high, take steps to increase your rational thinking.

The best way to balance out your emotions is to create a list of the pros and cons of your choices. Reading over that list can help take some of the emotion out of the decision and equip you to make the best decisions.

5. Practice gratitude

Gratitude has been linked to a host of physical and psychological benefits, including happiness. One study even found that grateful people are 25% happier.

So whether you make it a habit to talk about what you're grateful for over breakfast every morning, or you write in a gratitude journal before bed, train your brain to look for the good in life. It could be the simplest, yet most effective way to boost your well-being.

Create a healthy mindset

The conversations you have with yourself have a profound effect on your life. If you want to reach your greatest potential, it's important to build your mental muscle. Exercise your brain every day and over time, you'll train your brain for happiness and success.

9.15 am : KLCI flat ... nothing much. So ... I m going to do some reading.

An APPLE a day, keeps the dctor away? At new high now ...

Time to rest ... and read.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

e-meeting : Who stole our dreams?

Who stole your dream?

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM  

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 169-643-309

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For those interested to listen to my stories and ... my dreams!!


Sunday blah-blah

Sunday morning ... a routine to check on biz-news and related charts. Was busy whole day yesterday with classes and had a good dinner with old-goodfriends.

AEON : Bricks and Mortals ... WB sold his Walmart.

Parkson : The showing of the change in fundamentals ... as more going into online-shopping or are they?

Walmart's weekly chart ... recovered from "bottom" ... and will continue to monitor.

Interesting to see how these retailers are no-longer sustainable as it has been challenge by INTERNET!! Yes ... the years of IoT ... the UBER, AirBnB ... Facebook.

Watching Dr.House ... obsessed to the series ... re-watching it as Dr.House was the only TV-show I will allowed myself to watch back in 2005 ...and to watch Liverpool's games.

Time to go ... to do stage 1 "Pillow Project" of mine.

7.35pm : I listened to the clip of WHO STOLE YOUR DREAM? So ... I want to talk about it tonight ... my TWO DREAMS ... which I m still chasing!!

This is the lady in-charge ... Sherlyn gal is friendly enough to 'mix' with the old-people there.

Ok ... talk about my TWO dreams tonight ... and then see who is going to steal my dreams?

Who stole your dream?

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM 
  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll-free) +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 169-643-309

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Being a contrarian

Market Chat : Contrarian

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

When everyone is bullish ...
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United States (Toll-free) +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 125-091-725

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When everyone is bearish ...

It is easier said than done.

Being patient ... very very patient to wait is another trait in investing.

Will share few pages of this book .

Time to go ... off.  Have a nice weekend.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

DOW at 20 611.86 high

Trump-effect-rally ... welcoming DOW to another new high ... everyday is a bull-market.

Over in KLSE ... we do rub-on little of the heat but not much significant movements ...say to 2000 level? We are waiting there ... for everyone to yell "BULL market"

Contrarian Strategies

Contrarian investing is a type of investment strategy distinguished by buying and selling against the grain of investor sentiment during a specific time. A contrarian investor enters the market when others are feeling negative about it and the value is lower than its intrinsic value. When there is an overarching pessimistic sentiment on a stock, it has the possibility of lowering the price so low, the downfalls and risks of the company's stock are overblown. Figuring out which distressed stocks to buy and selling them once the company recovers, thus boosting the stock value, is the major play for contrarian investors. This can lead to securities returning gains much higher than usual. However, being too optimistic on hyped stocks can have the opposite effect.

Read more: Contrarian Definition | Investopedia

Many contrarians have the view of the market as an eternal bear market. This does not necessarily mean they view the market as negative but keep a healthy skepticism as to how certain general investors feel about the market. Overly high valuations can lead to eventual drops when investors' expectations do not work out. The principles behind contrarian investing can be applied to individual stocks, an industry as a whole or even entire markets.
As DOW going up higher ... being a contrarian, I have reduced my position ... into 70% cash in hand now.

I have trained myself to be a contrarian ... after all, only 20% of them profit from markets in long-run. A crash in market or sector ... or our stocks could wipe off our profits. I m speaking from experience, of coz ...

Have a nice day as I will prefer go shopping now and read ... and have classes. Tonight going for a market-talk.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

e-meeting : Contrarian

Contrarian strategies

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Will share an e-book and focus on his 'contrarian strategies'.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll-free) +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 717-626-573

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All welcome.


Stock Alert : CSCSteel and KESM

CSCSteel : Gapped down ... due to not good results. I didnt check yet but technically RM1.90 is a good support. BUYING into the steel-rally or is it over?

KESM : One of the best performing stocks ... diving below RM10 ... broken 50MA support and reported some 'bad' news. Read and act.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bull running ... new high

Morning to new high in DOW (DJIA)

Where is the pullback?


Monday, February 13, 2017

Project : Sleep Well

Yesterday ... I was telling my wife that I will donate our extra pillows (hardly used) to old-folk homes. It started from there!! haha.

This morning I posted in the facebook ... and think might as well I collect pillows from friends or followers or ANYONE .... their extra pillows ... I will learn to wash those used ones (but must be in good conditions la ... not too rotten or smelly, yellowish is OK).

Then ... I shall buy those pillow-cases ... visit the old-folks-home and donate them those pillows!!

Then ... my idea grew bigger. How about the mattresses? I went to many old-fok-homes before ... some homes with very thin-old-deplorable mattresses!! We always donate those rice + items but how about SLEEPING??

So ... what is next for me?

Visit 2-3 old-folks home this Saturday (wanna join me?) and to check on their conditions!! The number of pillows and mattresses I needed to send to them!!

Now ... I need DONATION (RM26 to RM260 would be appreciated) from public and readers!! Will you help?

I need to check the prices of mattresses from the factories and hope they could give good price!! ANYONE know any "mattress" companies ... the boss ... so that I could approach him for 'good' price.

How about BLANKETS? hmm ... ok ok ... add that in.

Stage 1 : Get to know the old-folk homes

Stage 2 : Get to know the prices of mattresses and collect pillows

Stage 3 : Budgeting and getting DONATION

Stage 4 : Send to the homes

Stage 5 : Thanking those helping.

Stage 6 : Sleep well for those old-folks ... and I could sleep well too (haha).

Ok ... time to start working on my project!! Due-date .... end of Mac?


Before we speak ...

A reminder to myself.


Valentine Week : SELL

Morning ... had a good book-sharing sesion yesterday for some 15 of them ... a good audience, indeed. Thanks for coming ... and listening to my sharings.

That is a page regarding steps we could take to overcome our fear of failure ... and many do not even want to face their fears ... some do not even recognise that they are in fear of certain things, and detering them to be sort-of success.

FBM70 ... a chart to watch ... hitting resistance with HIGH RSI ... selling all my stocks by then.

9.25am : KLCI up 8points ... huat-arr ... hehe. So .. time to reduce further and hold 70% cash.

DOW weekly ... bullish.

Time to smell coffee .... and enjoy my Monday morning.

Note : I will be going to KK (Sabah) end of July. Will plan for an half-day workshop (anyone interested ... do contact me) on preparation for crash.

Have a nice ... V-day.