Podcast @Soundcloud

Setelah mengikuti free class dari Creative Live tentang Podcast, saya mulai melakukan habit dalm membuat podcast saya sendiri.

Per hari ini sudah ada 4 podcast yang telah saya publish di Soundcloud. Saya memilih Soundcloud karena free dan lebih simple dalam mempublish podcast saya.

Untuk merecord podcast, saya menggunakan iPhone 6 dan mic iRig Lavalier.

Berikut url links podcast saya di Soundcloud (@Krismanos):

Podcast#1: https://soundcloud.com/user-946482501/podcast001

Podcast#2: https://soundcloud.com/user-946482501/podcast2

Podcast#3: https://soundcloud.com/user-946482501/podcast3

Podcast#4: https://soundcloud.com/user-946482501/podcast4

Apakah kita sudah punya pengalaman dalam membuat podcast?

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How to Quit Chain Smoking Habit in 3 Months and Run for a Marathon

Dalam beberapa waktu kedepan, setelah mengikuti Creative Live class oleh Tara Gentile, saya berencana memulai untuk menulis sebuah buku non fiction yang berjudul “How to Quit Chain Smoking Habit in 3 Months and Run for a Marathon”.

Judul ini sama dengan Skillshare class yang saya buat beberapa waktu lalu.

Semoga proses penulisan lancar dan bisa complete sesuai target.

Apakah kita sudah bisa memulai sebuah proses creative seperti menulis buku?

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The Next Good Thing is to Enjoy The Process

Menjawab pertanyaan saya tentang “What else after all good habits have been done” adalah dengan menikmati proses kedepannya.

Melakukan iterasi positive untuk melihat apa yang berjalan baik dan apa yang tidak, mencari habit-habit baru untuk dicoba tanpa merasa exhausted dengan will power kita.

Jadi kita perlu menikmati prosess melakukan good habits dan merasakan dampak compounding effect/result nya ditambah dengan coba habit-habit baru tanpa membuat will power kita exhausted.

Seiring dengan ini saya juga sedang mencoba habit baru dengan mengajar dalam online class di Skillshare.

Kalau tertarik bisa enroll di: http://skl.sh/1Xilpnb

Mau coba?

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What else after all good habits have been done?

Sampai hari ini saya telah melakukan hampir semua good habits yang telah dianjurkan oleh para experts yang telah mengalaminya terutama dibidang yang berhubungan dengan produktivitas.

Pertanyaan saya, apa hal berikutnya perlu akan kita lakukan setelah kita telah mempraktekkan semua good habits tentang produktivitas?

Apakah kita akan kembali ke titik awal sebuah produktivitas baru atau kita akan tiba di satu titik puncak kulminasi setelah terjadi compounding effect?

Bagaimana cara kita menghadapi sebuah titik kulminasi setelah giat melakukan semua good habits tentang produktivitas?

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Getting More Happiness by Saying Thank You

Exercise (i.e. by running three times a week for about 30 minutes) is one thing I always do to be more happy besides meditating at 5.30am in the morning after woke up. Another thing I am practicing to do to prone to be happy is by I saying “Thank You” to someone. As I feel more happier when I share the good things to other people. I remember a quote printed on a T-shirt which I received during charity event that says “To love is to share our happiness onto others”. By remember this quote a feel more happier in my day to day life when I say more “Thank You”.

In life I do believe we want to be happy or more happier. By saying “Thank You” we share our happiness to others which return a happy feeling to ourselves. Big Thanks to James Clear, there are 7 common situations that we normally say all sorts of things, but in this case we can say “Thank You” instead.

  1. When you’re receiving a compliment.

We often ruin compliments by devaluing the statement or acting overly humble. Internally, you might think this prevents you from appearing arrogant or smug.

The problem is that by deflecting the praise of a genuine compliment, you don’t acknowledge the person who was nice enough to say something. Simply saying “Thank You” fully acknowledges the person who made the compliment and allows you to enjoy the moment as well.

Example: “Your dress looks great.”

  • Instead of: “Oh, this old thing? I’ve had it for years.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. I’m glad you like it.”

Example: “Wow! 20 points tonight. You played really well in the game.”

  • Instead of: “Yeah, but I missed that wide-open shot in the 3rd quarter.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. It was a good night.”

Example: “You killed your presentation today!”

  • Instead of: “Did I? I felt so nervous up there. I’m glad it looked alright.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. I’m happy it went well.”

There is something empowering about fully accepting a compliment. When you deflect praise, you can’t really own it. When you just say “Thank You,” you let the weight of the compliment sink in and become yours. Saying “Thank You” gives your mind permission to be built up by the compliments you receive.

Getting compliments should be fun and enjoyable, but we often ruin the experience. There’s no need to sabotage compliments that come your way. Accept them with grace and enjoy the moment.

  1. When you’re running late.

Being late is the worst. It’s stressful for the person who is running late and it’s disrespectful to the person who is waiting.

It might seem strange to thank someone for dealing with your hassle, but that’s exactly the correct response. Most people stumble in the door and say, “Sorry I’m late.”

The problem is this response still makes the situation about you. Sorry, I’m late. Saying “Thank You” turns the tables and acknowledges the sacrifice the other person made by waiting. Thank you for waiting.

Example: You walk in the door 14 minutes late.

  • Instead of: “So sorry I’m late. Traffic was insane out there.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for your patience.”

When we make a mistake, someone else often makes a sacrifice. Our default response is to apologize for our failure, but the better approach is to praise their patience and loyalty. Thank them for what they did despite your error.

  1. When you’re comforting someone.

When someone comes to you with bad news, it can be awkward. You want to be a good friend, but most people don’t know what to say. I know I’ve felt that way before.

Often times, we think it’s a good idea to add a silver lining to the problem. “Well, at least you have…”

What we fail to realize is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to say. All you really need is to be present and thank them for trusting you.

Example: Your co-worker’s mother passed away recently.

  • Instead of: “At least you have a lot of fond memories to hold onto.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing that with me. I know this is a hard time for you.”

Example: Your brother lost his job.

  • Instead of: “At least you have your health.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing this with me. I’m here to support you.”

Example: Your friend’s pet just died.

  • Instead of: “At least they had a long and happy life.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing that with me. I’m here for you.”

In times of suffering, we don’t need to hear words to ease the pain as much as we need someone to share our pain. When you don’t know what to say, just say “Thank You” and be there.

  1. When you’re receiving helpful feedback.

Feedback can be very helpful, but we rarely see it that way. Whether it is an unflattering performance review from your boss or an email from an unhappy customer, the standard reaction is to get defensive. That’s a shame because the correct response is to simply say, “Thank You” and use the information to improve.

Example: “This work isn’t good enough. I thought you would do better.”

  • Instead of: “You don’t understand. Here’s what really happened.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for expecting more of me.”

Example: “I bought your product last week and it already broke. I am not happy with this experience.”

  • Instead of: “How did you use it? We made it veryclear in our terms and conditions that the product is not designed to work in certain conditions.
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please know we are committed to becoming better. Can you share more details about the issue?”

Nobody likes to fail, but failure is just a data point. Respond to helpful feedback with thanks and use it to become better.

  1. When you’re receiving unfair criticism.

Sometimes criticism isn’t helpful at all. It’s just vindictive and mean. Hence one of the best approaches is to just say thank you and move on.

When you thank someone for criticizing you, it immediately neutralizes the power of their statements. If it’s not a big deal to you, then it can’t grow into a larger argument.

Example: “This might be good advice for beginners, but anyone who knows what they are doing will find this useless.”

  • Instead of: “Well,clearly, I wrote this for beginners. This might be a surprise, but not everything was written with you in mind.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing your opinion. I’ll try to improve next time.”

Example: “Your statement is the dumbest thing I’ve read all week.”

  • Instead of: “You’re an idiot. Let me tell you why…”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for the feedback. I still have a lot to learn.”

Releasing the need to win every argument is a sign of maturity. Someone on the internet said something wrong? So what. Win the argument by the way you live your life.

  1. When someone gives you unsolicited advice.

This shows up a lot in the gym. Everybody has an opinion about what your technique should look like. I think most people are just trying to be helpful, but hearing someone’s opinion about you when you didn’t ask for it can be annoying.

One time, someone pointed out some flaws in my squat technique in a video I posted online. I responded by sarcastically asking if he had a video of himself doing it correctly. Somewhere deep in my mind, I assumed that if I reminded him that his technique wasn’t perfect, then I would feel better about the fact that mine wasn’t perfect either. That’s an unnecessary and defensive response.

The better approach? Just say “Thank You.”

Example: “You know, you should really keep your hips back when you do that exercise.”

  • Instead of: “Oh really? Do you have a video of yourself doing it so I can see it done correctly?”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for the help.”

Pointing out others faults doesn’t remove your own. Thank people for raising your self-awareness, even if it was unsolicited.

  1. When you’re not sure if you should thank someone.

When in doubt, just say thank you. There is no downside. Are you honestly worried about showing too much gratitude to the people in your life?

“Should I send a Thank You card in this situation?” Yes, you should.

“Should I tip him?” If you don’t, at least say thank you.

Say thank you, more often.


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” By Ralph Marston

Apakah kita sudah cukup mengucapkan “Thank You” kepada orang lain?

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To love consistenly

Rajiv Rohan dalam daily blognya (A Learning a Day) yang berjudul “Predictable ways”, menyatakan sebuah quote: “Awesome people are awesome in very predictable way”.

Jadi menurut saya, untuk menjadi seorang yang luar biasa, kita bisa memulai demgan melakukan hal-hal yang trivial dengan konsisten. Seperti, mencintai, berarti kita harus mencintai pasangan kita lagi, walaupun ada hal yg tidak cocok, dan lagi, walaupun kadang menyebalkan, dan lagi, kadang mengecewakan, dan seterusnya. Karena mencintai berarti memberikan kebahagian kepada orang lain (misalnya pasangan kita) dengan cara berulang-ulang tanpa bosan dan lelah. Karena mencintai bukan tentang diri kita sendiri tetapi tentang orang yang kita cintai.

Begitu juga quote fantastic Tolstoy yang menyebutkan: “All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”.

Begitu juga dalam buku “The Road Less Traveled” disebutkan tentang bagaimana kita saling memprioritaskan satu sama lain, dan saling committing dan recommitting, dan saling memberikan perhation yang cukup kepada masing-masing.

Begitulah sedikit ulasan tentang hal-hal yang bisa membuat kita seorang yang luar biasa dengan melakukan hal-hal yang predictable.

Bagaimana cara kita menjadi seorang yang luar biasa secara predictable?

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Don’t be afraid of the changes

Beberapa waktu ini saya mengikuti class web based learning tentang Agile Methodologies.

Dalam course yang saya ikuti dijelaskan bahwa role traditional Project Manager sudah tidak ada dan telah ditransformasikan ke dalam 4 roles yaitu: Project Leader, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, dan Product Manager.

Sebagai seorang traditional Project Manager hal ini cukup menohok saya. Akan jadi apa role saya dalam era ICT masa mendatang dimana kebanyakan project-project ICT akan mengadopsi Agile Methodologies yang sudah tidak memiliki role Project Manager.

Inilah sebuah changes yang harus saya hadapi. Saya harus siap dan mampu menghadapi changes ini.

Seperti quote yang didapat sewaktu era deep depression di US, bahwa orang tidak perlu takut akan hal apapun selain rasa takut itu sendiri.

Jadi kita tidak perlu takut akan changes selain rasa takut akan changes tersebut. Supaya kita aware bahwa itu cuma rasa takut. Dan sebaiknya kita bisa mengambil lessons learned dari changes tersebut untuk bisa meng-overcome rasa takut kita.

Satu cara lain yang bisa kita lakukan adalah menjalani changes tersebut dan mencari hal-hal yang bisa membuat rasa kenyamanan yang baru.

Sehingga kita bisa menjadi lembam terhadapa changes dan bisa menikmatinya.

Bagaimana sikap kita terhadap changes?

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What the most successful people do before breakfast

Laura Vanderkam, dalam bukunya yan berjudul “What the most successful people do before breakfast”, menyatakan:

Ada 3 hal penting yang bisa menjadi fokus area hidup kita, yaitu:

  1. Melakukan hal-hal penting buat keperluan career
  2. Melakukan hal-hal penting buat keperluan keluarga
  3. Melakukan hal-hal penting buat keperluan diri sendiri

Untuk mencapai ke-3 hal tersebut, maka kita dapat melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan berikut sebelum sarapan pagi:

  1. Bangun sekitar jam 5.30am dan melakukan meditasi dan exercise -> Ini untuk keperluan diri sendiri
  2. Membuat teh buat istri, menyiapkan anak-anak berangkat ke sekolah -> Ini untuk keperluan keluarga
  3. Setelah kita sudah memenuhi kebutuhan diri sendiri dan keluarga, maka kita akan siap untuk keperluan career seperti membaca news tentang industry bisnis kita, commuting ke kantor sambil membaca/mendengar buku dan bisa tiba pagi segera dikantor untuk men-check inbox emails sebelum rekan-rekan lain datang untuk berkolaborasi.

Apakah hal-hal pertama yang kita lakukan sebelum sarapan di pagi harinya?

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Attending to the little things

Stephen R. Covey dalam bukunya yang berjudul “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” menyatakan:

Tindakan kebaikan dan sikap respect yang kecil-kecil bisa berarti sanagat besar. Sikap tidak menghargai yang kecil, tindakan kurang baik yang simple, dan sikap tidak menghormati yang minor bisa mengakibatkan sikap menarik diri yang cukup signifikan. Dalam hubungan manusia, hal-hal kecil bisa berarti besar.

Saya teringat kejadian di sebuah sore habis pulang dari kantor. Sewaktu baru pulang dari kantor, saya langsung disambut oleh kedua anak saya. Satu perempuan berusia 7 tahun dan satu lagi anak laki-laki berusia 5 tahun. Cukup senang rasanya bisa disambut oleh kedua anak-anak kita sambil bercanda dan menanyakan bagaimana kabar seharian di sekolah dan di rumah.

Sampai pada satu titik saya meng-ignore putri saya dengan cuma mencium anak saya dan menanyakan apakah dia merindukan saya seharian ini.

Setengah jam berikutnya, putri pertama saya mulai tantrumnya. Menyatakan bahwa dia merasa bosan, tidak berguna dan kurang diperhatikan.

Komentar terakhir membuat saya teringat bahwa hal kecil yang saya lakukan terhadap putra kedua saya saja berarti cukup besar buat putri pertama saya.

Bagaimana hal-hal kecil dalam hidup sehari-hari mempengaruhi sikap dan tindakan kita?

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My 2015 Annual Review: Lessons What Went Well and What Needs Improvement

Chris Guillebeau on his blog “The Art of Non-Conformity” every end of year will write his Annual Review.

Follow good things Chris has done, every year I set aside a long block of time, typically the better part of the week, to look back at the year that’s ending and look ahead to the next.

And so we begin the 2015 Annual Review

I try to live an active life and pursue a lot of different challenges and adventures. Pretty much every time I begin the review, I think, “What a crazy year it’s been!” J

In year 2015, I set with a big optimistic mental note, even tough there was still a noisy sound in my head that said I was worry to face the year.

While I was sitting down in a bus commuting from home to my office writing this notes, I want to share that I am feeling super excited. I am thinking of all the good things happened in my life with all the achievements. As usual, negative noise in my head also came, saying that I wasn’t really fulfilled my target achievement this year.

What Went Well in 2015

This year, I managed to finished my first Full Marathon by conquering the super hot The Jakarta Marathon 2015. Even tough I passed the cut off time by 38 minutes, luckily Iwas still registered as the Full Marathon finisher at the official web site of the race.

I also managed to complete reading 49 books in one year. I was following Seth Godin advise that “if you read book 20 minutes per day, every day without skipping a day, you can finished 52 books in a year.” And I have proofing that this advise to be true.

On 28 February 2015, while treated as a newbie in running community, EID Runners, an official running community in EID, which just founded in 30 May 2014, has managed to held a fun run race event sponsored by Pocari Sweat.

One year after its establishments, EID Runners members reached 130+ hence treated as the biggest sport community in EID.

On 29 October 2015, again, EID Runners, as the newly established sports community in EID, obtained an honor from EID Sports Competition 2015 committee to held men and women estafet running race.

What Needs Improvement in 2015

While participating for a Full Marathon race, I need to finish before the cut off time hence I can be treated as an official Full Marathon finisher.

On reading books, I need to make summary and review of the book I just finished reading.

For EID Runners, with big members (130+), we hope most of our members will spare his/her time to be active in participating EID Runners events.

Thank you All for the big achievement in 2015 and lets plan more success in 2016.

What is our 2015 review?

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