Experience, Expression, Feel, Personal and Career Development, Thoughts, wisdom

Darism: February 4th 2020

I lived with this principle:

Life Is All About Choices


Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael and asked him, “I don’t get it! You can’t be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?”

Michael replied, “Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or … you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.”

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or… I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or… I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

“Yeah, right, it’s not that easy,” I protested.

“Yes, it is,” Michael said.

“Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It’s your choice how you live your life.”

I reflected on what Michael said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back. I saw Michael about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, “If I were any better, I’d be twins. Wanna see my scars?”

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

“The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,” Michael replied.

“Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or… I could choose to die. I chose to live.”

“Weren’t you scared? Did you lose consciousness?” I asked.

Michael continued, “… the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read ‘he’s a dead man’. I knew I needed to take action.”

“What did you do?” I asked.

“Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,” said Michael.

“She asked if I was allergic to anything.

‘Yes, I replied.’

The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, ‘Gravity’.”

Over their laughter, I told them, “I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead!”


Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything. After all, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.


Cultural Leadership, Experience, Feel, Personal and Career Development, Thoughts, wisdom

ការគិតរបស់ខ្ញុំ ថ្ងៃពុធ ៥ កើត ខែមាឃ ឆ្នាំកុរឯកស័ក ពុទ្ធសករាជ ២៥៦៣ត្រូវនឹងថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែមករា ឆ្នាំ២០២០មករា 29, 2020, Darism Today

Concepts to learn to employ in daily life:

·   Get the “buy-ins” = agreement/support from your lower subordinates

·   Making sure everyone is on the same page, on the same boat

·   Being in control of all the information like in the palm of your hands

·   Do not let things sleep. Do not let things hang. Do what is needed and necessary RIGHT NOW!

·   Always manage expectations- avoid unpleasant surprises. Inform people what to expect in advance. Do not let them find out from other sources that is not from you.

·   Attention to details

·   Do not make e-mail wars. Verbal or in-person conversation gives opportunities to the counterparts to give reactions/feedbacks. Recap by writing what have been discussed, agreed or even agreed to disagree on. Request for addition/edits if something is misunderstood or not missing in the recaps

·   Agree to disagree. Must always have a conclusion.

·   Systematic records and feedbacks. Incidence report, coaching/counseling forms.

·   Use 21st Technology to make our lives easier. Do not do double job.

·   Be a role model. Leadership by example

·   Avoid burn out for yourself and others.

Experience, Expression, Feel, Things of interests, Thoughts, wisdom

ការគិតរបស់ខ្ញំុថ្ងៃនេះ ថ្ងៃ ១៣ រោច ខែផល្គុន ព.ស.២៥៦៣ ឆ្នាំកុរ ឯកស័ក ត្រូវ​នឹង ថ្ងៃ អង្គារ ទី ២ ខែ មេសា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៩ Daraism on January 21st, 2020

សូមស្វាគមន៍មកបញ្ចេញការគិតលើកទីមួយរបស់ខ្ញុំនៅក្នុង គ ស ឆ្នាំ ២០២០

ខ្ញុំសូមចែករំលែកអត្ថបទជាភាសាអង់គ្លេសខាងក្រោមដែល បង្ហាញថា មនុស្សគ្រប់គ្នាទាំងអស់សុទ្ធតែជាអ្នកលក់ដ៏មានប្រសិទ្ធភាព ជូនសហគ្រាសរបស់យើង មិនមែនគ្រាន់តែជាតួនាទីប្រធាន រឺផ្នែកលក់ រឺផ្នែកផ្សព្វផ្សាយទីផ្សារនុះទេ។ យើងជាទូត ជាអ្នកនាំសារដ៏សំខាន់របស់សហគ្រាសយើង។ បើយើងទាំងអស់គ្នាមិនមែនជាអ្នកនិយាយល្អ ពីក្រុមហ៑ុនខ្លួន និងជាអ្នកនាំសារទៅកាន់អ្នកដ៏ទៃ ឪទិញផលិតផល សេវាកម្មរបស់ក្រុមហ៊ុនរបស់យើងទេ តើអ្នករំពឹងថាអ្នកណាដែលអាចធ្វើបានល្អជាងអ្នក? តើអ្នកនឹងទទួលបានប្រាក់បៀវត្សន៍ ប្រចាំខែមកពីណា? សូមគិតថាការលក់ ការនិយាយល្អ ពីសហគ្រាសរបស់អ្នកទៅកាន់មនុស្សជាវិញខ្លួន តួនាទីសំខាន់របស់យើងគ្រប់ៗគ្នា។​


A great point to share with you. We are and must be our organisations’ best sales reps and ambassadors. If not, who is?

Expression, Feel, Resources, Things of interests, This and that here and there

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Expression, Feel, Personal and Career Development, This and that here and there, Thoughts

ភាពខ្លាំងផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនក្នុងនាមជាសហគ្រិនPersonal Strength as an entrepreneur


ឈ្មោះរបស់គាត់គឺសិទ្ធត្ថ (ដូចឈ្មោះព្រះពុទ្ធ​)។ គាត់គឺជាសហគ្រិនដ៏ជោគជ័យនៅ​ប្រទេស​ឥណ្ឌា។ គាត់ជាមនុស្សល្អដែលមនុស្សទូទៅនិងបុគ្គលិកចូលចិត្តរាប់អាន។


គាត់បានសរសេរសារមុនសម្លាប់ខ្លួនថា : “ខ្ញុំបានបរាជ័យ។​ ខ្ញុំ សូមអភ័យទោសដែលធ្វើឱ្យអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នាខកបំណង៕”

សូមមេត្តាយកចិត្តទុកដាក់លើសុខភាពផ្លូវចិត្ត។​ មនុស្សខ្លះមើលទៅដូចជារឹងមាំ គាត់ជាអ្នកជួយគេដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាទាំងឡាយ ប៉ុន្តែ គាត់បែរជាគ្មានមនុស្សដែលគាត់អាចចែករំលែលការលំបាក និងប្រឺក្សារកដំណោះស្រាយបញ្ហារបស់គាត់ទៅវិញ។ សូមយកចិត្តទុកដាក់លើខ្លួនឯងនិងមនុស្សដែលយើងស្រឡាញ់៕


Feel, Thoughts

តើជាកន្លែងណាដែលជាផ្ទះ? Where is home? អត្ថបទរបស់មិត្តខ្ញុំ, my friend’s article.

ពិន ភូណាំ ជា មិត្ត​ របស់ខ្ញុំ បានសរសេរ អត្ថបទ ជាភាសា អងគ្លេស ដែលមានចំណងជើងថា: ដែលជាកន្លែងដែលជាផ្ទះ?។​ ខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថាគាត់នឹងសរសេរអត្ថបទនេះ ជាភាសាខ្មែរនៅពេលក្រោយ។ សូមរីករាយក្នុងការអាន

My Friend PIN Phounam wrote this blogpost in English entitled: Where is home? I hope you enjoy reading her short home-coming trip experiences.

Experience, Expression, Feel, Thoughts, wisdom

សន្តិភាព Peace

 Four Noble Truths: ចតុរារិយសច្ចៈ

1/ Suffering: ទុក្ខអរិយសច្ចៈ

2/ The cause of Suffering: ទុក្ខសមុទយអរិយសច្ចៈ

3/ The cessation of Suffering: ទុក្ខនិរោធអរិយសច្ចៈ

4/ The path that lead to the cessation of Suffering: ទុក្ខនិរោធគាមិនីបដិបទាអរិយសច្ចៈ

Noble Eightfold Path: អរិយដ្ឋង្គិកមគ្គៈ

1/ Right view(Right understanding): សម្មាទិដ្ឋិ

2/ Right thought: សម្មាសង្កប្បោ

3/ Right action: សម្មាកម្មន្តោ

4/ Right speech: សម្មាវាចា

5/ Right livelihood: សម្មាអាជីវោ

6/ Right effort: សម្មាវាយាមោ

7/ Right mindfulness: សម្មាសតិ

8/ Right concentration: សម្មាសមាធិ

Expression, Feel, Thoughts, Travel

យើងពូកែ យើងឈរស្មើគ្នាជាមួយប្រទេសមហាអំណាច ដោយសារតែសិល្ប: វប្បធម៌របស់យើង

We stand equally on the world stages thanks to our arts and culture

មិនអន់ទេ បច្ចុប្បន្នប្រទេសយើងតូចនិងឆ្លងកាត់ការលំបាកមែន តែយើងខ្ញុំមានអត្តសញ្ញាណនិងវប្បធម៌ដែលឈរស្មើគ្នានឹងប្រទេសមហាអំណាចទាំងឡាយ។

We are small but we can stand on the world stages with you.

Thank you!

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Experience, Expression, Feel, Personal and Career Development, Thoughts, wisdom

តើយើងជាអ្នកណា? Who are we?

បើមិនដូច្នេះទេ តើយើងជាអ្នកណា តើយើងជាអ្វីអោយពិតប្រាកដ?

Who are we? 
We are the sum of our experiences. 
If not, who are we, what are we really?

Shirley Schmidt: A sexual assault is traumatic.
Carol Cabot: I realize that; of course, I do.
Shirley Schmidt: Well, if you can lessen your daughter’s pain, why wouldn’t you?
Carol Cabot: It works on the brain. For God sakes, the idea that you just take a pill every time something bad
happens . . .
Shirley Schmidt: That’s bad?
Carol Cabot: It’s called life, and you can’t just erase the bad parts.
Shirley Schmidt: Why not?
Carol Cabot: Our best artists are informed by their pain. Our greatest heroes are born out of adversity.
Certainly, if the trauma affects your life, treat it, either behaviorally or with medication. But some miracle
amnesia pill, so you have no memory of bad things—what kind of brave new world are we entering into?

មេធាវី Shirley Schmidt: ការរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទគឺជារឿងអាក្រក់និងគួរអោយតក់ស្លុតខ្លាំងណាស់សម្រាប់ជនរងគ្រោះមែនទេ?
Carol : ចា៎៎ ខ្ញុំដឹង ជាការពិតណាស់ខ្ញុំ ដឹងថាវាគួរអោយតក់ស្លុត។
Shirley Schmidt: ដូច្នេះ ប្រសិនបើអ្នកអាចបន្ថយការឈឺចាប់របស់កូនស្រីរបស់អ្នក ហេតុអ្វីបានជាអ្នកមិនចង់ អោយគាត់លេបថ្នាំបំភ្លេចព្រឹត្តិការណ៏ ដ៏អាក្រក់នោះ អោយអស់?
Carol: វាជាថ្នាំដែលប៉ះពាល់ដល់ខួរក្បាល។ ព្រះអើយ, អ្នកគិតទៅមើល តើយើងគួរតែលេបថ្នាំបំភ្លេចរឿងរាវ រៀងរាល់ពេលដែលរឿងមិនល្អកើតឡើងក្នុងជីវិតយើង មែនទេ?
Shirley Schmidt: តើវាអាក្រក់រឺអ្វី?
Carol : នេះគេហៅថាជីវិត ហើយក្នុងជីវិតអ្នកមិនអាចលុបតែផ្នែកអាក្រក់ចេញបានឡើយ។
Shirley Schmidt: ហេតុអ្វី?
Carol: សិល្បការានី សិល្បករដ៏ល្អបំផុតរបស់យើងត្រូវបានញុំាងទឹកចិត្តដោយបទពិសោធន៏ដ៏ជូរចត់របស់ពួកគេ។ វីរនារី វីរបុរសដ៏អស្ចារ្យបំផុតរបស់យើងកើតចេញពីឧបសគ្គ និងភាពមិនងាយស្រួល។ ជាការពិតប្រសិនបើការប៉ះទង្គិចផ្លូវចិត្តប៉ះពាល់ដល់ជីវិតរបស់យើង​​ ចូរយើងព្យាបាលវាដោយការពិភាក្សារឺ/និងដោយប្រើថ្នាំ។ ប៉ុន្ដែការប្រើប្រាស់ឱសថសំរាប់បំបាត់ការឈឺចាប់ផ្លូវចិត្ត ដើម្បីអោយយើងមិនចងចាំពីរឿងមិនល្អ – តើយើងអាចធ្វើជាមនុស្សរឹងមាំក្លាហាននៅក្នុងពិភពលោកនេះយ៉ាងដូចម្តេចបាន?​

Expression, Feel, Thoughts



នេះជាជំងឺរបស់ខ្មែរ ខ្មែរខ្លាំងបានតែជាមួយគ្នាឯង គេវិញយកកាំបិទមកអារសាច់យកទៅជាដុំៗក៏ខ្មែរសុខចិត្តទ្រាំ មិនប្រតិកម្មដែរ ដោយយកពាក្យថាសន្សំសុខ ឲគេជាន់ទាបជាងជន្លេន រកដម្បូលជ្រកគ្មាន។ សូមមេត្តា រកតម្លៃខ្លួនឯងឱឃើញ។ នុះយើងនឹងមិនធ្វើអ្វីដែលគ្មានតម្លៃ គ្មានន័យ គ្មានប្រយោជន៍ដូចនេះឡើយ។ បើអ្នកហៅខ្លួនឯងថាជា សិល្បករ សូមអ្នកចាំថា អ្នកមាននិងរក្សាគុណតម្លៃរបស់ខ្លួន អ្នកមានប្រយជន៍ជូនគ្រួសារនិងសង្គមជាតិទាំងមូល។