TODAY AND TOMORROW.

The future is dim. Dim lighted. It is not that bright as it is yet in the making. Today…today is bright. That’s where life is. It’s in the making.

The future doesn’t exist yet. Hence, tomorrow. There is no tomorrow. There is NOW. There is today.

So stop worrying and start thinking. Live life a day at a time. Today is bright. 

2017.06.23

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

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FOR MY DAUGHTER, FARAH PATRICIA BTE. ZAINUL MUKHTAR.

Life sometimes can be seen as a cyclical order. You are born to a family. To a father and mother, sisters and brothers. Growing up, bonding, loving each other. Sometimes, struggling among each other, relying on each other, depending on each other. And sometimes, there are those that are standalone.

Time passes us by in the blink of an eye, and growing up is a continuous never ending journey. The young becomes the old and the old bids farewell. In between, there are the good times and sorrowful ones. All these makes up life’s journey.

When times come, one will have to fly away, to proceed into another journey, another level of life’s never ending path. There will be time to leave the family behind and walk the path alone. Moving on in search of knowledge and skills, building the competencies required to move on to life’s future challenges.

One has to be strong. To be able to stand alone. To be able to journey alone and explore the realities of what life has in store for each individual beings.

Be strong, Be brave, Be calm and Strive life’s challenges to become what one dream of becoming.

For life is what we make out of it. Parents, brothers, and sister are there to call upon.

As what Peter Pan once said,’ Life is an Awfully Big Adventure”. So be adventurous, Be Smart and stride with Confidence. For at the end of one’s journey, it is what you make out of your life’s journey. No one else, but You.

2017.06.17

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

There are no words to say,
A lifetime of journey
..and now leaving everything behind.

One’s loved ones,
Kids, Wife, Friends…Cherished ones,
Favorite time and moments…
Only memories,
That will indeed fade into time,
Like the dead leaves that are being swept by the winds.
Tears…deep inside feelings that can’t be described by words.

Nothing remains…
Nothing will be there forever,
There are those that has left us…
only to be forgotten in times
And so shall we,
Turns by turns they go…
only to realize that yours
is just around the corner.
So shall it be
For no one can stop it, delay it
or even fast forward it.

May Allah swt
Forgive the sins and bless this life’s short journey.

Zmza 2017-05-31

 

 

WHY NOW ? FOR US IT HAS BEEN FOREVER.

I can’t help myself wanting to write on this. It has been quite sometime now. IT is not all about racism, or being a racist, neither is it about putting forward a Parochial attitude. But sometimes, I think the others side is .

Well, Malaysia has been out of the clutches of the Brits over a long time. But we know that there will always be an invisible hand that will be holding on somewhere, somehow.

MALAYSIA, SABAH & SARAWAK.

It is about being true to each other. It is about means of being together, loyalty they say. I say there is none. Somehow, everyone has a price on their head.

The question is WHY NOW? Sarawakians are hot on their heels, campaigning to be out of Malaysia. And of course, some Sabahans too. We can see that. Even from those days, entering the region, you need to bring along your passport. Only during Tun M’s time they have reduced it by only producing your IC, and yet you are only allowed to be there for only 90 days, upon which you have to be out of the state.

And yet we are call Malaysian? They say it was the agreement those days. Yes, agreement. It can always be updated, reviewed and renewed. Even the ISO documentation can. We have advanced over time and yet we are still lopsided. They call us people of Malaya, and we smile for we know very well that we are people of the Semenanjung. We are Malaysians. Doesn’t matter whether they (Sarawakians and some Sabahans maybe that want to get out of MALAYSIA).

We understand that these might be the doings of some unscrupulous business people or Politicians. But we too, the people of Malaysia feel that it is lopsided, one-sided agreement. That the people of S’wak or even Sabah can enter and be in the Peninsular Malaya (as they call us) can stay, live and die here in the so called Malayan Peninsular.

We have lived well over the years. Cultures have melted and mixed through marriages and development. and Why Now that they want to destroy it all? As long as I can remember, none of the state has sent us rice to feed on. But on the other hand, have we in Peninsular Malaya send rice over there? Maybe we have to ask the old Navy about that !
I was there during the Lahad Datu incident. Maybe if the military and the police from the so call Malaya was not there, then I wonder ! I still have my due respect to the Sabahans, though there are also some humming of the wind that say so, but it is mild. Not so for the S’wakian, I don’t. They are more proud of the neighbouring Country rather than the Peninsular. And they  are only for them, and NOW they are telling the mountains and the sky , the winds and the rain that they want out !

Now carry on…Why wait, Anytime ! Would it affect us in the so-called Malaya? I think life goes on…. So go ahead for all we care. There are so many doors to open, to exit Malaysia…For All We Care

Zmza 2016.Oct.04

ENGAGE, Then DELIVER

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1. We have been talking about this so many times in our training sessions. ENGAGE your employees. Do Not leave them behind.
2. Employees engagement are very important in your people management aspect. People who are not being engaged, normally are the ones that felt being left out, and eventually will not be a team-player within the organisation. Worst still when they felt being left out, some will eventually end up resisting to whatever is being implemented within the work space.
3. We do not want that unnecessary kind of issues within our work place. It is time consuming to resolve such issues. In fact, one should be putting in more time into developing cohesive, collaborative people with the right mental attitude within the workplace.
4. How can one, as a Supervisor or even a Manager deliver the results with values, required of them when their team personnel doesn’t feel good in doing what they are doing? There is a management saying that in order for one to deliver Results and Values, one should be Passionate. And how can we develop passion at work, when your people are disengage?
5. Now studies shows that only 20% of your organisational employees are being engaged ! What about the rest of them? Could it be that for as long as they are doing the job, then it is fine. Well, it won’t be long then before the storm moves in. People who are being engaged, love what they do and is busy doing it, do not have the time to whine, talk about negative things and influence others with destructive influence.
Now imagine, if your organisation are able to engage more than that 20% !

Zmza 2016.08.10

 

SALES DEPARTMENT RAPID RESPONSE

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When clients request quotation from hotels, it simply implies that there is intent to bring events to the hotel concern. The sales department sometimes take a long time to respond. This is a bad aspect of sales attitude.
A rapid response increases the possibilities of having the sales being awarded to the hotel concern. All sales begin with intent. It is the effort of the sales personnel to expedite the requisition that will predetermine the success rate.
Further more, a standard quotation should at any time be in the hard drive of the computer. A simple effort of emailing it with a rapid response attitude is preferred.

What is the possisble delay, then ?
It is not my area of sales.
If I do it, the sales commission won’t be coming to me.
If it is not my area, then it is not my concern.
There is no teamwork in sales department because of all the above.
The sales is too small, etc.

An excuse making desease. Self centered attitude and many more of these negative culture makes the sale slip away to other places. Something that the Sales Director or Manager may have to look into and realign the department.

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