Coronavirus, Potential Crisis, and What Students / Fresh-Grads Should Do

The way you see the world will always be affected by your profession to a certain extent. Agree?

Exempli gratia, doctors will view Coronavirus outbreak in terms of how it will affect the health of living individuals. For diplomats, they will try to analyze the newly-declared pandemic in terms of how it may influence the shift of geopolitical power.

Me? I’m just a 22-years old guy who’s currently working in marketing industry, but has also been paying attention to global economy and startup environment in general. My kind of “sport” is to find the next-big-thing and to always stay in the know about what’s trending and what’s on the brink of its sunset.

As a recent graduate, there’s a message that I want to deliver to every active student and fresh graduate out there about this massive outbreak and the upcoming recession. Continue reading Coronavirus, Potential Crisis, and What Students / Fresh-Grads Should Do

Most Valuable Lessons I Learned When I Was 21

Just like the previous years where I usually wrote about self-reflection around my birthday, this time is no different. As you probably can tell from the title, I recently turned 22 just last week and you probably have no idea how old that makes me feel (despite how young I am!).

At 21 years old, I was tasked to lead a team much older and more experienced than I was. I was tasked to co-lead multiple marketing campaigns for clients, I was sent to multiple meetings as the company representative, and all the other responsibilities that I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I’d like to personally credit my boss for having the faith on me to take all these responsibilities since day 1. Continue reading Most Valuable Lessons I Learned When I Was 21

What Kobe Means To Me

I’ll never forget where I was, how I was, and what I was doing when I got the news. I was just getting up from my bed. Heavy eyes, still sleepy as always. I looked up to the clock and realized it was 6.14 AM.

In my 21 years of living, I had never mourned, grieved, and cried as hard as I did in January 27, 2020. Indeed, there were several emotional moments in my life where it was highly emotional. But never this emotional.

Never this devastated. Continue reading What Kobe Means To Me

The Essential Morning Routine for Work-Life Balance

Take a minute to think about all the things that can get you in the right mood. Start from the things that make you happy AND the things that you need to function.

Essentially, after many trials and errors, I can confidently say that improving your mood only obliges you to do one thing that (should) come easy: Be selfish.

The sad truth is, it doesn’t.

Your ability to stay focused and productive are key to achieving better results in the hours you’re supposed to be killing it. That’s why, with all the pressure and exhaustion imposed by your workplace, the least you can do is to get your body and mind in the right state before game time.

This is where regaining control over your morning comes in handy. Depending on what time you must go to work, it’s important that you reserve between 30-60 minutes to do zero work and, well, just do you. Continue reading The Essential Morning Routine for Work-Life Balance

Dua Puluh Satu

If I have to rate my 20 years old with a number, it would be 5. Not too good, not too bad.

Yet, here I am, February 14th, turning 21 years young and strong.

Sejak punya blog ini hampir 3 tahun yang lalu, ini adalah pertama kalinya gua bikin postingan tentang pergantian umur. Kalau dulu, gua malu dan gak enak karena gua terlalu muda dibandingkan dengan teman-teman sepantaran. Bahkan, gua lebih memilih orang lupa saja dengan ulang tahun gua. Harapannya sih biar gak ada yang sadar umur gua, hehe.

Turns out, 20 years old didn’t work out too great for me. Tentu, gua bersyukur karena gua diberikan kesehatan yang luar biasa selama umur 20. Gua tidak mengalami sakit parah, pun juga gua tidak mendapati sebuah tragedi yang mengubah hidup gua.I’ll be forever thankful for that. Continue reading Dua Puluh Satu