Tahun 2015, Salah Satu Tahun Yang Hebat?

Hari ini sudah menjelang penghujung bulan Desember, yang artinya sebentar lagi akan berpisah dengan tahun 2015 dan berkenalan dengan tahun 2016. A goodbye can lead us to a new hello!

Kata kunci, atau lebih tepatnya kata sakti di saat-saat menjelang tutup tahun adalah : resolusi!

Iya, janji atau keinginan yang diucapkan menjelang akhir tahun, yang biasanya bertujuan bahwa keadaan di tahun 2015 menjadi lebih baik dari tahun sebelumnya. Pastinya. Entah karir yang semoga makin melesat di tahun depan, di perusahaan yang sama atau perusahaan lain, bisnis yang makin menggurita, yang akan mengarah pada kesejahteraan yang lebih baik di tahun depan. Kebebasan finansial, mimpi karyawan seperti saya ditengah-tengah tagihan, tabungan, keinginan untuk berinvestasi, dan cicilan hutang.

Well, everybody knows that for sure.  Resolusi adalah sesuatu yang indah, buat saya. Resolusi seperti janji buat diri saya sendiri untuk melakukan banyak hal dengan apa yang ada dalam diri saya sendiri, untuk memperbaiki diri dan sekeliling saya, yang masuk dalam jangkauan saya. Yang sederhana-sederhana saja lah. Sesederhana berkeinginan kuat untuk memperbaiki penampilan (baca : mempunyai tubuh yang lebih proporsional) dan lebih sehat dan bugar.

 

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Pantai Goa Cina, Malang Selatan

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Mungkin yang akan jadi prioritas saya di tahun 2016 adalah : kesehatan, karir, keluarga.

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August and A Brand New Hope.

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Not to stop questioning…

“Bye July, hello August!”

“Dear August, please be nice…”

That’s what I’ve red in some of my friends’ social media accounts. Whether it is from path, instagram, twitter, facebook, google+ and any other social media. The point is, the ask August to be nicer to them. They ask for a sweeter and more kind August. Well, this early of August went so nice. At least for me.

 

How so?

Here’s the thing. I was invited, asked to be precise, to be one of FISIP ( Faculty of Social and Political Science) Universitas Indonesia – Communication Major lecturer. Well, not yet to be permanent by the way. I was asked to be their temporary lecturer for just 1 semester only. Another intriguing 6 months ahead. It will all start at September 2014 until February 2015. Start quite the same as my master degree class. I’m now at the 3rd semester of my master degree. In Business and Economics. Hopefully, I will be graduated at September 2015. 2 years of college.

And it all start from a facebook message that told me this :

“Hi Harwindra, my name is Titut. I’m working at S1 Komunikasi – UI. And I would like to ask you to be our lecturer, in Digital Marketing for one semester. You’ll be teaching regular S1 students. Would you do that ?” (Ms. Titut is a nick name of Head of Communication Program, Ms. Clara Endah Triastuti)

And I instantly said : “Yes, with pleasure!”

 

Now, being a lecturer is a kind of my hidden log time dream.

Felt like I’ve been given talent and everything but still got no room or space to use it. And now here’s my chance. Here’s my opportunity. To make it all come true. One step at the time! I can not hide it. I can  not hide my joy and happiness. Surely. I used to say that during my senior year, I will be retiring at the age of 45. Meaning, I will no longer working 8 to 5 just like what I did until today. Joining the rush every morning just to get to the office right on time. Back to the road again at the end of the day. Every single day, Monday to Friday (and sometimes Saturday).

See, everyday I’m not just stock-piling (saving) money and other materials, but more important things are I also stock-piling, collecting experience, new people/networks, skills, expertise, knowledge, and stuffs. And try to stay healthy everyday (although it’s hard being healthy – eat clean train dirty).

Being a regular lecturer  is a new experience for me. But if it is just lecturing, or being guest lecturer, I’ve done that before. You can follow my story here.  Oh, surely it’s gonna be so much exciting!

Just wait for my next story, about this 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Sekedar Menyapa…

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Halo!

Sebenarnya merasa bersalah karena membiarkan blog ini, yang dari awal saya buat sebagai media untuk berbagi apa yang saya kenali, ketahui, dan pelajari ini sedikit berdebu. Terasa usang…

Terhitung 2 bulan off dari dunia blogging. Karena, kalau boleh jujur, karena keengganan atau kemalasan saya sendiri untuk berbagi. Sayasadar, bahwa saya adalah bagian dari jutaan komunitas yang aktif di dunia sosial media, suatu komunitas yang sangat enteng menggerakkan jemarinya (terutama kedua ibu jarinya) untuk berbagi informasi. Dua jempol yang akibat aktivitasnya bisa (jadi) memberikan informasi yang bermanfaat dan memberikan efek pada banyak orang. Efek baik dan  buruk.

So, hari ini, Senin-24 Februari 2014 saya kembali mengisi blog ini. Ditengah euforia kemenangan 4-3 Liverpool FC atas Swansea City semalam, di hari Senin yang sepertinya tidak terlalu hectic, thus, tidak terlalu produktif, menurut pengamatan saya di ujung hari ini.

Satu hal yang membuat saya agak excited adalah, kembali datangnya kesempatan untuk menonton event jazz besar tahunan di JI Expo Kemayoran secara cuma-cuma. Yes, 10th annual Java Jazz Festival is back! Dan kali ini adalah Java Jazz Festival saya yang ke-9. Dan kali ini adalah Java Jazz saya yang ketiga, dimana saya bisa dengan leluasa melenggang masuk tanpa bayar (malah dibayar). Hehehehehe…. Excited!

Apa kabar? 🙂

 

So, Why Not?

Why not?

Why Not? :)
Why Not? 🙂

 

That is the question that I always asked to my self whenever I heard someone called “why bother [something]” or “I think it’s ok if we only do this, without no extra thing. Why should we do anymore of that?”

See… The question that being asked by those (likely) afraid to come out of their shell, afraid to jump out from their well being, afraid to loose their comfort of current situation, afraid of steping out of their comfort zone.

Or just feel like there’s no point of doing such thing. Simple as that.

But, the attitude of always seeing things differently in logical, sometimes make someone can do more than it used to be, usually. Start with this question : “Why not?” But never instantly do, think first, before doing. Be pro active. Find the reason in not doing the given option.

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Leadership in My Leader…

What is leadership?

I sometimes asked myself this question. What’s that? And I sometimes define what’s leadership through what managers or supervisors around me, or anyone whom has subordinates treat their subordinates. How they treat their team. How they give them commands, orders, instructions, guidances. It’s what’s leader do. Giving orders.

What’s leader?

In my opinion, if someone called leader it surpasses his/her title. Whether he/she is only a coordinators, junior managers, middle managers, top managers, or a CEO. It means that he/she is acknowledged as someone that other person trust.

Now you see my value of leadership? It’s trust. Followed because he/she is trustworthy.

Everybody grew up looking up to somebody, as their role model. Someone I want to grew up like.

When I grew up, I want to be like Michael Jordan! Or Larry Johnson! Or Charles Barkley!

I used to said that when I was a teenager. I want to play basket ball all day long, famous, rich. Imagine that all you ever do all day long everyday through years is just playing basketball and you get paid for that. You get paid for making points, blocked some shots, do some rebounds, make a sweet pass so you’ll let your team mate scores easily. You get paid for dribbling, pass, and shoot the ball around….

Said, If I grew up with skills and body like Michael Jordan, or Charles Barkley, or Larry Johnson. If…

But what if…

You grew up with average basket ball skill. With average height?

What if someday, when you grow up, you realize that being a basket ball player is not really…. you! Yes, it didn’t suit you,  at all. So you must walk on, find another dreams to make it come true.

And find another role model! Someone you want to grow up like.

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Be Happy (or Fall In Love) with Your Job First :)

Choose a great job

 

I saw the message on the pic, then instantly loved it!

It’s not the job that choose us, it’s us to choose the job that we loved.

It’s not other person to decide we are happy or not, it’s our decision to choose to be happy.

So, the power is within us. The power to choose. To act. To do.

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The Cost of Being Late…

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The cost of (or can be said as ‘for’ ) being late, atau biaya atau usaha extra yang muncul karena keterlambatan…

Tulisan yang mengawali catatan blog ini, yang dimaksudkan untuk orang-orang yang merasakan yang saya rasakan, berusaha (dan mungkin membuat company atau pribadi) mengeluarkan biaya ekstra, dan… tenaga dan waktu ekstra karena keterlambatan beberapa orang atau divisi dalam mengerti tentang dunia digital – internet marketing.

And no, I wasn’t talking about ego, or person who want to show up first, whom want to deliver the message that ‘you and everything  just have to through me and my approval to proceed further’ or just simply make me understand fully, as you do, about this before you get my go ahead notes… No, it wasn’t about that.

Jadi gini…

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