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Saturday, May 30, 2020






I was definitely excited to experience trying the new premium mask in town - NUViT Bio-cellulose mask! You can now easily treat your skin using NUViT treatment mask with advanced formulation which is paraben free, fragrance-free and alcohol-free, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin like me! 

The main benefits of bio-cellulose mask are it is ultra-fine & highly pure fibre network structure with each fibre being 2000× thinner than a strand of hair at 20~50nm, giving it unique properties such as higher affinity, higher absorbency, and higher penetration rate compared to other common commercially available materials such as fabric masks, allowing it to deliver nutrients 8-15x deeper into the skin. Best of the best, it transport 90% of active ingredients deep into skin in JUST 10 minutes! What not to love💕

Be Real Be You! NUViT Bio-cellulose mask provides immediate hydration and soothes, restores, and brightens your skin. 

How to use NUViT Bio-cellulose mask

1.Cleanse
Rinse & cleanse your face with a cleanser of your choice. Pat it dry 

2.Prep
Apply a generous and even layer of NUViT Quintuple Hyaluronic Acid Serum onto cleansed face. Pat skin gently

3.Apply
Apply NUViT Instant Restoring and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask from the chin area up and press it gently onto face with fingertips so that it adheres evenly on the skin. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes

4.Massage
Remove mask and gently massage skin to allow the excess serum to be absorbed into the skin. Do not wash your face

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Friday, May 29, 2020





Ampang, Mei 27, 2020 – Walaupun negara kini menghadapi situasi sukar akibat wabak Covid-19, semangat saling mambantu, murah hati dan saling percaya-mempercayai tetap utuh dalam kalangan rakyat. Kemudahan lama seperti pantri makanan untuk kegunaan ramai kini diberi wajah baru. 

Inisiatif pantri makanan #AyamWithYou oleh Ayam Brand™ dan 13 buah rumah kebajikan dari seluruh negara kini giat membantu pertubuhan amal dan memperkasakan mereka untuk membantu komuniti setempat yang memerlukan. 

Sebagai contoh, di Selangor, Pusat Jagaan Kasih Nurul Hasanah di Ukay Heights membantu komuniti setempat ini dengan menguruskan pantri #AyamWithYou di sini. 

“Kami bimbangkan kebajikan sesetengah keluarga di sini terutamanya ketika Ramadan dan Hari Raya. Kami sendiri tidaklah mewah, tetapi keperluan mereka lebih mendesak. Kami pernah menyertai kempen Ayam Brand™ Community Care pada masa lalu. Tahun ini, Ayam Brand™ sekali lagi memberikan kepada organisasi kami bekalan produk makanan mereka untuk tempoh dua bulan dan menyarankan pantri makanan atau gerobok rezeki sebagai satu penyelesaian untuk komuniti ini. Mereka telah menyediakan gerobok kalis cuaca ini dan satu bekalan produk berasingan yang boleh kami gunakan buat membantu komuniti kami,” kata pentadbir Pusat Jagaan Kasih Nurul Hasanah, Puan Shidah.

Pantri kalis cuaca ini dipasang di hadapan rumah kebajikan tersebut supaya penjarakkan sosial dapat dilaksanakan. Ia terbuka untuk kegunaan umum 24 jam. Penduduk menghantar maklumat mengenai pantri makanan ini menerusi kumpulan komuniti di media sosial dan aplikasi Whatsapp, manakala anak-anak yang tinggal di rumah kebajikan ini diberi tugas menambah produk Ayam Brand™ tersebut setiap hari. 

“Kami menghantar khidmat pesanan ringkas menerusi WhatsApp dan Facebook memberitahu semua penduduk bahawa bahan makanan di dalam pantri tersebut adalah percuma bagi yang memerlukan, manakala mereka yang ingin menyumbang boleh sumbangkan makanan kering, snek, alat tulis, produk pencuci dan barangan keperluan lain. Anak-anak ini gembira diberi tanggungjawab menguruskan pantri makanan ini dan memastikan bekalan sentiasa penuh kerana mereka berpeluang mengamalkan budi pekerti yang mulia dan sikap murah hati,” kata Puan Shidah.

Respon terhadap inisiatif ini amat menggalakkan dengan peruntukan harian produk Ayam Brand™ seperti tuna, kacang panggang, kacang pea, nanas dalam tin dan santan kelapa laku di kalangan penduduk, dan barang keperluan lain ditambah dengan sokongan padu daripada ahli komuniti. 

“Kami menemui beberapa item yang tidak disangka-sangka di dalam pantri termasuk sayuran segar, buah kurma, susu bayi, lampin dan biskut Raya! Kami dapat merasakan keakraban #KitaJagaKita itu. Projek pantri makanan #AyamWithYou telah menjadikan Ramadan dan Raya ini amat istimewa dengan membina ikatan antara kami berasaskan budi pekerti mulia, sikap saling mempercayai dan bantu-membantu sesama ahli komuniti. Ini membolehkan kami menyumbang secara aktif ke arah kesejahteraan semua,” tambah beliau. 

Menerusi program Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporatnya yang telah berjalan sekian lama, Ayam Brand™ telah menyumbangkan lebih 2 juta makanan berkhasiat kepada pertubuhan amal, seterusnya menyediakan makanan berkhasiat untuk lebih 21,800 orang dari 524 buah organisasi dan NGO amal sejak 12 tahun lalu. 

Tahun ini jenama tersebut membantu menyokong barisan hadapan Covid-19 di Hospital Sungai Buloh, 13 buah rumah kebajikan, inisiatif pantri makanan #AyamWithYou, dan pusat transit gelandangan Anjung Singgah Kuala Lumpur, dengan perancangan untuk membantu lebih banyak lagi organisasi dan komuniti. 

“Covid-19 telah mengubah sama sekali perancangan awal kami untuk kempen tahunan Ayam Brand™ Community Care Campaign kali ke-13, tetapi kini kami dapat melihat kesan positif hasil daripada inisiatif pantri makanan #AyamWithYou. Ia mengubah naratif rakan kongsi kebajikan kami daripada menjadi penerima bantuan kepada penyumbang dan penderma dalam komuniti masing-masing. Komuniti di sini telah menerima konsep pantri makanan ‘sila ambil yang anda perlu sahaja’. Ini menghasilkan kitaran kebaikan yang mampu memastikan inisiatif ini terus kekal,” kata Pengurus Pemasaran Ayam Brand, Nathan Deverre.

Kakitangan Ayam Brand™ turut sama menghebahkan mengenai pantri makanan ini supaya lebih ramai boleh mendapat manfaat dan turut memberi sumbangan. Mereka menjadi antara penyumbang pertama dengan menyumbangkan item bukan makanan ke dalam pantri tersebut. 

“Kami menghantar senarai barangan yang diperlukan bermula dengan kaum keluarga dan sahabat handai. Sesiapa yang boleh terus menghantar item tersebut ke pantri, ramai daripada kami yang sanggup dan berminat untuk membantu. Malah mereka turut mengongsikan lokasi pantri dengan golongan yang memerlukan. Setiap daripada kita boleh membantu dengan cara tersendiri,” kata seorang eksekutif Ayam Brand™ yang tinggal di kawasan projek pantri ini. 

Pantri makanan #AyamWithYou terletak di No 1, Jalan Pimping Kanan, Ukay Heights 68000 Ampang Selangor. Jadilah sebahagian daripada usaha murni memberi dan menerima barang keperluan ini. 

Untuk maklumat lanjut mengenai inisiatif pantri makanan #AyamWithYou, layari https://www.ayambrand.com.my.  

Mengenai Ayam Brand 
Ayam Brand, satu jenama isi rumah di Malaysia dan Asia selama 128 tahun memang terkenal dengan rangkaian luas makanan dalam tin yang sihat dan berkualiti, bebas bahan awet serta tidak mengandungi MSG tambahan. Produk Ayam Brand dikilangkan di kemudahan canggih yang mematuhi standard antarabangsa paling tinggi, persijilan (HACCP, ISO 9001) yang diiktiraf di seluruh dunia dan diakui halal. Selama empat tahun berturut-turut mulai 2013 hingga 2016, Ayam Brand dipilih sebagai Top 10 jenama FMCG pilihan di Malaysia, berdasarkan kepada Kaji Selidik Kesan Jenama oleh Kantar Worldpanel Brand Footprint Study.  


Friday, May 15, 2020



Sofia's Learning Summary: Viral Marketing & How To Craft Contagious Content

Credit to Coursera: Jonah Berger, Associate Professor of Marketing, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Creating Shareable Content

Contagious: How things catch on:
4 Drivers of Social Epidemics
1) What makes some things stick in memory
2) How does one person's decision influence another
3) Why do people share word of mouth about some things rather than others?
4) How do social networks shape spread on information and influence

Making messages stick:
1) Variation
2) Selection
3) Retention

Make it simple:
1) Analogies help
2) Find the core
- Pick 2 to 3 top idea units
- If listeners walked away with 1 thing, what should it be?
3) Leaves people wanting for more when it is simple (the curiosity gap)

Make it unexpected
1) Violate expectations by breaking a pattern
2) Surprise gets attention, but to make something really sticky you need to hold attention (open a curiosity gap - a mystery where people want to know the answer)
3) Be careful about repetition, it dull surprises

Urban legends use concrete details
Make it concrete - it makes things more memorable
1) Can you see it (visualise)?
2) Help people see what you are saying

Make it credible - things believe what we say/write
~ Make comparisons
~ Testable credentials

Emotional stories - make people care - evoke emotions - play with people heartstrings
-Concrete ideas generate more emotion
Use the 3 WHYs
Ask again and again - Keep asking until you hit something core
1) Why do people use Google search - because they want to find information
2) Why do they want to find information - because they want to accomplish something
3) Why do they want to accomplish that thing - to connect with others, make their lives better

You can get your hands on the book Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath to understand more


Power & Psychology of Social Media
-Social influences affect all sorts of decisions
-One way social influence affects us through conformity (imitation) ~ more likely to do something if others are doing it ~ monkey sees, monkey do. Why? Due to informational influence and shortcut to judgment

Normative Influence
-Fit in, attain rewards and avoid ostracism

Using Social Influence to increase Success
- Social influence increase inequality ~ popular get more popular
- Also made success unpredictable ~ winner in one version almost last in another
- Herd or bandwagon effects

When social influence is anti-social

Conformity or divergence

Promoting Positive Buzz in Marketing and Advertising
Word of mouth - targeting - turning customers into advocates

Six Key Steps
1) Social Currency
2) Triggered
3) Emotion
4) Public
5) Practical Value
6) Stories

Social Currency
- How can we make people feel like insiders? Smart, special and in-the-know?
- Find the inner remarkability

Triggers
- Top-of-mind means tip-of-tongue

Emotion
- Positive
- Negative

Public
- Built to show, built to grow
- Social proof

Practical Value
-News you can use
-Content Marketing
-Rule of 100 (% or numbers can be better depends on the content/motivation) ~ how we frame that information

Stories - Drive people to action

Leveraging Social Media and Sharing
Ties are not random - people tend to be friends with others like them - called homophily
a) Biased interaction
b) Biased tie formation

Network effects - the value of something depends on the number of other people using it

Sprinkler vs. Waterfall Strategies
- Simple vs. Complex contagions
~ Simple (a piece of news, job info, articles) - fewer dose of influence - sprinkler (spread in different areas/demographic/geography/social group)
~ More complex (adoption is costly or risky) - multiple doses of influence - waterfall (focus in one area/demographic/geography/social group)

Social ties - describes the frequency of interaction and influences what we share
a) Strong - family and friends
b) Weak - acquaintances, others (these are more)

You may learn this course at Coursera, 100% online learning from the world’s best universities and companies.

You can join them for free. Check it out at https://www.coursera.org/


Learner,
Sofia

Brown Framed Eyeglasses

Tuesday, May 12, 2020



When I was 23 years old,  the beginning of  my writing journey

It's been 5 amazing years since I started blogging seriously. Rainbow Pegasus is now 7+ years old (and counting). Its old name was A Blog of Life and Persada Perkahwinan. To look back, it was an interesting journey which I'm glad I took the opportunity to share my writings with friends around the world. Thanks to my hubby who encouraged me a lot. ❤

Interesting as it may sound, I have never thought that I'll be sharing my writings with the whole world today. I began writing poems since I was 13 years old - wrote in a simple notebook where I scribbled my thoughts and ideas. The only soul that knows what I write is basically me, myself and I at that time. I was a shy lil girl who loves to read and write - express myself by pen down words.

Only after 10 years later, when I was 23 years old, I started to explore blogging online, recommended and advised by my hubby. At 25 years old, I began to write seriously, parallelly while I'm working full time. Through my husband, I know that Blogger and other writing websites exist. I further understand that there is a platform for writers to express their ideas and art. I tried to share my writings one step at a time in the online world. Honestly, it's not easy, it took a lot of courage because I prefer to write in a book than sharing my writings with everyone.

Now, things have tremendously changed for me and my writings. I have written hundreds of posts and articles that help people, animals and organisation along these 5 years of my writing journey. I also ventured myself in copywriting, ghostwriting, editorial, affiliate marketing, influencer marketing and working with more than 100 clients globally, including having my writings published in various publications. The thing I like the most is I'm able to make an impact in someone's/living being lives and to help create awareness about subjects that people don't really know or care much and through my writings, it helps them to further understand, develop and make a better change.

Writing also helps me as an individual in a lot of ways. As my writings grow, I grow too, I become more matured and wise in areas that I was not before. I love writing so much. If you love writing and sharing, my advice is to just start. Start now if you can. Don't wait for the perfect moment because there will never be one. For me, I do have faith that life events happen at the right moment especially when you never see it coming. Don't worry about starting late, better late than never. If you want it, go for it, I'm ultimately grateful to still be writing till this date.

Writing is not just about the beautiful and bright. In a writer's world, there are many ups and downs in delivering your thoughts and messages for the world to understand, appreciate and recognize. Sadly, at times, the people you know can be the ones who demoralizes you and think negatively about the good that you're doing. Positively, just bear in mind, if their comments don't make any sense, what you do doesn't cause any harm or trouble, and they just try to ridicule you to make you stop doing what you love, ignore, move on and continue doing what you love till you strive.

If we come across these types of people, take it easy and handle them carefully. Sometimes these individuals are just being snobbish and envy of the work that you put through all the way. So many people I've met and I would say the best people are those who encourage, support, inspire you no matter how unbreakable the world gets, and guess what? Most of the time, these people are not your 'friends' - the ones you called them friends. Mostly, the positive supporters are the ones that you barely know but just have that pure heart that doesn't easily judge you and continuously motivate you till you flourish. They are not resentful and have hatred in their heart.

Every so often, it can be hard to find friends who are not your foe behind those masks. Nevertheless, some are still real friends (which is a gem!) and you simply can count them with your fingers. The ‘one’ who is willing to be with you, support you and make you feel appreciated even if the world thinks you are nobody. If you're lucky you might have 2-3 amazing people like this that stay and go through such life battles with you till the end of your life.

If you think, "Nah, I have tons of friends”, wait and watch closely - time will surely tell. Most of us used to be in that shoe, happily knowing that friends don't 'eat' friends. This real-world is getting brutal, day by day, people kill people to get what they want. Maybe not with guns, but with their mouth and dirty little agenda - some places do kill people for real with guns and so much more. :( Bottom line, watch your back because they might be someone who is just too crazy and can't see the beauty and happiness in you. 

In the way of paving your road to do what you love towards attaining success and happiness, there are always some people who can’t just see the beauty, joy, and prosperity you achieved. These people just want to rob that happiness away. Why? It can be because they don't have it and can't have it, and they feel dreadful to see you triumph happily with the people you love and do what you truly love. 

Here, in my writings, I share parts of life truth and its harsh reality and I believed it is important, to tell the truth. I love to be positive, but as lovely as it sounds, the more positive you become, the more hurdles come in your way because life ain’t that easy and there are always people who try to ruin that for you. Thus, it's important to equip ourselves with faith, love, good attitude and willpower to surpass life trials including people who have ill motives. Take this as part of parcel in life to make you stronger. The stronger your heart and mind, the harder those bad individuals try to put you down. Do what you can - the very best, the rest, leave it in God's hand and pray for the best.

Whatever you do, my friendly advice is, do what you truly love. Your heart will be free from tortures and life long regret. Great and successful people always say that do what you truly love because it will lead you to greater success in life. 

Why is that so? When you do what you truly love, you bound to find real happiness. Only you know what makes you happy, no one else. Focus on you, not other people. We all have our differences and special abilities, skills, talent and knowledge. Explore and use them wisely. Find your own niche. Don't do something because other people do it and because that person is making lots of money and famous, you want to be like that until you lose yourself (unless money and fame is your ultimate goal in life). I've seen and partly experience life events that involve money and fame and this type of life is not for everybody and it's not as rosy as you might think. Always be grateful for what you have, that makes you richer than everybody.

For me, I'm happy as long as I can write and able to share with people and create awareness through my writings. I'm happy as long as you are eager to read my articles. I'm happy if you understand the real significance of my writings. I'm happy if you could comfort others and yourself for betterment through my sharing. I'm happy when my readers are pleased and able to take away some learnings when they read my works. Thank you for having me as your writer. =)


Yours truly,

Sofia


P/s: This article was first published in Jan 2016. I've updated this today because this is one of my favourite articles I have written ;)


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Me today :)

Friday, May 08, 2020




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Saturday, April 25, 2020




If Work From Home The New Norm - Let's be honest, for me, it's a Yay. I prefer working from home/remotely/telecommuting because I find that it has many benefits and I'm used to it since day 1 I graduated from University. I even work on weekends, that's freelancing and business life, working from home (WFH) is pretty much standard. Since I also write and create content, this is a norm for me, and working from a place I feel at home is the best. If you are a freelancer or you are your own boss and work mostly at home/remotely, you can easily relate to this concept of working and love it because you are used to it.

Based on my personal focus group results which involve Millenials (born between 1982 and 2000), they are the group of people who are the strong advocates who prefer working from home/away from the office/remote. These groups of people are also known as the 'Digital Nomads'. In the survey conducted it was found that if ever they missed office, the main similarities showed is they missed their lunch buddies/good friends and lunch moments - which is the only time they have time to eat, socialise and really bond with each other. Interestingly, some don't even miss their office because of less psychical involvement in office politics and drama. 

In fact, if we are referring to the newest statistics (Fortunly and PWC), millennials do appreciate flexible working space and working from home is a top priority for millennials. 69% of millennials would give up other work benefits for a more flexible working space. Working from home is also one of the way for companies in this digital era to retain and sustain talents and the millennial generation, which this generation will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020.

Analog Camera Behind Computer Laptop

Let us go through some key benefits working from home. I believed those who have to travel far can perhaps relate these easier. Working from home saves you hours of traveling time (especially if you live far from the office and you have to face hours of traffic congestion), traveling cost, reduce carbon emission, bye-bye expensive meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner - if you finish work late/arrived home late, long hours and frequent meetings, unproductive distractions, gossips and so much more - which could easily make you feel exhausted and demotivated at the end of the day when you finally reach home. Can you also imagine the deal that you have to face some of those brownnose and bitter colleagues who like to bully or in worst cases, make your life miserable at the office? At least by working from home, lesser face time which results in less drama and bully. 

Being able to work from home effectively requires you to have high discipline, perseverance, a positive attitude, motivating, able to communicate effectively digitally, consistent, resilient, agile and competent. If you're able to carry these qualities in your life when working, you can basically work anywhere. Additionally, you also need the right tools and technology.


Of course, the preference of working from home still varies from one person and another depends on their personal circumstances. Commonly those who dislike work from home are mainly due to distractions at home (children, small kids/newborns, spouse, big family, house chores, lonely, isolated, craving for human interaction, etc), which is understandable and sometimes it's unavoidable. The likelihood to wear many hats at home can also occur if you have to look after your family while working and it's definitely not an easy task when you have to juggle all at once. 


One of the main solutions to work from home efficiently is to designate a space for work (office/room/area) that will minimise any unwanted distractions when you work and able to aid you to be more productive. For children and spouse - guide them to be respectful of boundaries and be independent when it comes to you working. Chores need to be distributed based on responsibilities so everyone is occupied with productive assignments and have a good understanding of the situation at home. Husband and wife need to come together and help each other, being a supportive and understanding partner is one of the best solutions.


Other than that, schedule your time wisely and define the right balance - which only you know what's the right balance for yourself. Find your productive hour and give your brain and body a break before your burn out by doing the things you love (exercise, meditate, art, etc) and can keep you focus in the present moment. Boost your resilience by focusing on how you feel and if you're down, focus on how can you bounce back and be better. Cultivate positive emotions and attitude and it's okay to take small, imperfect steps towards resolution.


Another bright side of working from home is you will have more valuable time with your loved ones/family/even for yourself. If you live with your family, you have the luxury to be with them which for me is a bonus because I love to be close to the people I love. 

Macbook Pro on Brown Wooden Table

Working from home - I share the same workspace with my husband, I can better take care of my family, can cook, clean, do house chores, exercise, pray, meditate, self-care, learn more, not neglecting my hobbies, play games, entertain my cat, and so many more! - are just some examples of the benefits of working from home, if time is managed wisely (I save hours of traveling time to the office that's for sure!). I feel I can do so many things and at the same time, giving my best at working. One of the happiest would be my cat as I'm always there for him, (pets wanting attention they say) - he gets it a lot!

To ponder, have you ever thought about how many quality hours you really have a day? We all have 24 hours a day. If we subtract all hours a day for prep, traveling to the office and working, on average we could spend 14 hours a day and even more. Subtract the hours to sleep if we try to get enough sleep (8 hours), we have spent 22 hours a day easily. We use another 1 hour to take shower, eat, pray/meditate, we left with only 1 hour or less a day - if we're lucky enough. This 1 hour is the quality hour that we could spend with our family and loved ones and even care for our well-being and mental health. Imagine, how precious is all this time if we could use it wisely at home while working and spending time with loved ones and have better time for ourselves. 

One of the best ways to appreciate the benefits of working from home is important to note that when you work from home, don't mix work & life and make yourself work 24/7. Find the balance. Set yourself the working hours and focus on your work when you're at it. If we work at the office from 9am - 6pm, for example, thus it should be the same at home. It's okay if you want to put the extra hours (deadlines, too workaholic or etc), but ensure that it doesn't 'eat' you at home. That makes you feel work from home even dreadful and exhausting.

Don't forget to structure your work during the day based on priority to avoid you feel overwhelmed at the end of the day. You know better than anyone else your best time to think at your best and working, so if you can be flexible and still produce, be it. Be agile and flexible, as long as you achieve your goals and end-results (delivery based).

Person Holding White Tablet Computer

For me, I'm happier at home and when I'm happy, I am more productive. Less stress, less problem, better overall health and well-being which is important for me than anything else. They say home sweet home and for me, that's true in my case. I feel more energised and positive.

Besides the benefits that one can attain from working from home, we must not forget what do we need to equip ourselves to ensure we can work from home efficiently. The ability to handle any situation as a leader and as well as a follower is also important when people don't visibly see you in front of them (lack of human touch). The quality of leadership needs to be there, able to reach, support, communicate effectively and guide your teammates as a leader, not as a boss. Micromanage is a big NO-NO for effective work from home. As a leader, it's our responsibility to guide our teammates to be productive no matter where they work.

Teamwork makes the dream work, no matter how tough the situation gets. Communication is crucial when working from home. Use the right words and methods to deliver messages. Even though the person is not right in front of us, we now live in the digital era, things can work if we try hard enough. No excuses.

Take work from home as working offsite or away from the office. It is still working. It is still a stigma and work in progress in embracing the concept for some people, but once the culture sets in, it would be better. It is beneficial to have virtual face-to-face meetings/communication such as using Skype, Zoom, Teams, Lync, Whatsapp, and other interfaces that can help you connect with colleagues wherever you are. We live in a world of 'you are just 1 click away'. Use that opportunity wisely. 

Trust is also important when working apart from each other. It goes both ways between leader and teammates. Therefore, responsibility and accountability need to be there so there won't be any sort of abuse or taking advantage scenarios. It takes two to tango.

It should be a culture of understanding that work from home is working as normal except not in the office, but at home/remote. Similarly, we as an employee should abide by our roles and responsibilities no matter where we work as an honour of our duty.

I do see that working outside of the office (work anywhere, not just at home, as long as you work and deliver) is a possibility in the near future. In fact, due to coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is already happening now. The fear of working digitally is slowly diminishing. Those who used to be skeptics have turned believers when they recognised the benefits and have no choice but to adapt.

It takes time for most roles to work digitally I take it, but this tough journey will teach us how to see and experience things differently. How we can change the way we work to fit the future we live in. How we need to change our mindset to be able to adapt rapidly and swiftly.

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Looking at the latest Generation Z and Generation Alpha (after Generation Millenials), working at the office and climbing the corporate ladder is no longer a top priority or career aspirations. These are the generation that technology is at their fingertips and they know how to earn through digital space which clearly sets them apart. With social media platforms that have taken over the digital world and trending, it's a new way of making money for many of the children and teenagers nowadays who can earn more with their persona even before they even begin college or some-school!. That's the world we live in now and will keep on evolving through time.

These wave of young professionals who will enter the workforce in the near future is a topic that needs to relook at, 'how do we change the way we work now and attract these generations to work with us' will perhaps change how we work currently and prepare better for the future.

I'm blessed to have the opportunity to work from home at the moment during this pandemic situation and have the understanding and support from my leader and colleagues. It's paramount that we all need to have a mindset that is able to adapt and shift according to change because change is inevitable. Transformation is needed from time to time. Embrace what we can. The world is moving so fast, we need to train ourselves to be more versatile, understand the young ones and work hand in hand with them because they are the new generation that will lead the future.

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Hence asks yourself, if working from home is the new normal, will you be okay with it and how do you manage this concept of work in your life. On the contrary, if you are not ready, how could you change your perception and situation so you can embrace working from home culture in your life. Sooner or later, this work from 'anywhere'/remote work environment will be a culture, which is going to overtake traditional office work in the future for many, suitable roles, like it or not. 

It's time to adjust, and working from home is already the 'new normal' for some businesses due to the coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some companies are already making arrangements to embrace work from home in a more permanent way post-Movement Control Order (MCO). Google and Facebook company have said they will extend work from home to their employees for the rest of the year. Surprisingly, Twitter even said that many of its employees will be permitted to work from home permanently even after the end of the COVID-19 lockdown and may work remotely forever. These tech giants are allowing more work from home flexibility to their employees. Yes, working from home has its challenges and not perfect, but in the long run, it can be beneficial for both employees and companies with the right method of implementation and understanding. 

Change is always hard at the beginning but once you get used to it, there's no turning back, it's a norm and you will like it and move on. We need to constantly adapt to change and ensure our work reflects our skill and we are able to be a viable asset to the company. Keep learning something new especially during this challenging period so we are able to cope with any uncertainties that the future may bring and learning can also help to nourish our brain. 

Take care, stay safe and I hope this article will help you to understand more about work from home. 

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