March Reflections 2017

March had been an extremely busy month for me. Studies had commenced for me and I was busy juggling both studies , kids and work. It wasn’t easy but I made it. I managed to finish the 4 modules from my Specialist Diploma  in Leadership and People Management from Kaplan. I have another 4 modules left to complete the course and expect to complete it come July.   Learning about Leadership and People Management has given me a better inside on how people think and how to motivate them.

There has been an surge of interest in people (Middle management) attending Leadership course during the current economic slow down. Many companies are sending their employees for  upgrading courses to sharpen their skill set as they brace for more structural changes within the different sectors.

The economy in 2017 seems worse than last year with more retrenchments and friends around me looking for job.  The pocket has to be tighten for many as expenses have risen but the pay hasn’t increased in tandem.  The expenses for our family has increase also as now Monkey boy is in Secondary school and the school fees have increased nearly double!!

I’m still figuring it out how to grow an income so that I will be able to sustain the growing family needs and at the same time improve our lives.

Any pointers to share?

Feb Reflections 2017

It is midway through Feb 2017.  The speed that this year has gone by so far is even faster then it was in 2016.

I have done some changes in my daily and monthly routine to incorporate more personal growth activities.  I’ve joined the Lighthouse Ministry and will be helping out in this year’s series of lessons on Values at Monkey boy’s school.

I’m also going back to study and will be doing a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and People Management (WSQ) by Kaplan.  Constant learning is key for me and developing and strengthening my leadership skills is what I am doing at the moment. When I complete the course I will be better equipped in leading others and the kids.  I will also be doing refresher course in MSoffice related courses to brush up my IT skills.

There are quite a few things in the pipeline for me which I’ll be revealing in time to come 🙂 Extremely excited to see my plans entering fruition stage.


Darren Daily Learning for 1st Feb 2017

Are you going for Mastery?

I am trying my best to achive Mastery in the fields I want to pursue 

Are you commited to your goals and achieving them?


Are you maximising your unique strengths? Yes I am

Do you have self management? I do

Are you productive?I try my best to be

Are you able to remove distractions from your life? Yes and No. There are still some distractions in my life which I wish to remove

Are you operating at a high productivity level?YEs

Questions to ask yourself while examining how you are functioning on a daily basis.