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30 Days To Greatness

I will be commiting my next 30 days to start something small and snowball into something really big.

The first day tomorrow, I will be focusing on downsizing. Which means I will be cutting down on my expenses and focusing on building important things within the next 30 days. Let’s go!

See you tomorrow.

OneDrive can’t transfer files right now

After much consideration and research, I decided to move my files from Dropbox to OneDrive. I am pleased at the speed of syncing comparing to Dropbox and Google Drive. It’s going really fast for the whole day till I hit a problem which tells me nothing much except a warning “OneDrive can’t transfer files right now” which gives me no clue at all. Thankfully I found a solution after much research on Google.

I noticed that the syncing stops at around 500GB, and after much checking it is due to a OneDrive configuration which sets this limitation.

Hence, here’s the solution:

Step 1: Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\settings\Personal\ClientPolicy.ini by and edit it.

Step 2: Look for the MaxClientMBTransferredPerDay parameter from 537600 to 1537600.

Disclaimer: While it may have solved my problem, it may not be able to solve yours and it may even present certain risk. Hence, please do it with care.

How to save your mobile phone after dropping it into water?

How to save your mobile phone after dropping it into water?

I had never expected that I had dropped my smart phone into water recently.  (Because of this, I have gotten a new phone as well.)  I did a lot of study on this and also from a friend who has dropped hers into water before. As a result, I got to understand more about saving a mobile phone after it has been dropped in water.

First thing first, I noticed that most phones are becoming more water resistant and hence they have a better chance of being saved.  Being more water resistant, it DOESN’T mean that we are free to drop our phones in water!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Do not turn on your phone or charge your phone. 

It will be disastrous to turn on your phone when your device is wet because the parts will be connected via water and resulted in more damages to render your phone useless.

Step 2: Remove all removable parts of your phone.

It is an attempt to dry your phone.  So, remove them all will help to prevent further damages to the phone.

Step 3: Try to dry your phone on the exterior as well as through the holes on your phone.

There are articles out there telling me not to use hairdryer to dry your phone unless it is not hot because the hotness may damage the electronic devices.  So, probably just use a dry cloth to keep your phone dry as much as possible.  Another possibility is to use a vacuum cleaner perhaps.

Step 4: Draw out moisture in your phone for a week.

There should have a few ways to draw out moisture on your phone. One way is to try putting the phone inside a cup filled with raw rice for a few days to draw the moisture.  If you don’t have any possible things to use, you may want to keep your phone in dry place for as long as a month.

Step 5: The moment of truth

Try turning on your phone to see if it is still working.  It may or may not work, but you would have tried your best to save your phone from being “drowned” in water.

How do you progress on achieving something in life?

How do you progress on achieving something in life?

There are many things out there that we want to get. Whether it is a hobby, business, relationship or career, we tend to do one of those things below:

  1. Envy of other people’s achievements.
  2. Learn from books and courses of how we can achieve them.
  3. Think about how we can have the same as others who have achieved certain goals that we want too.
  4. Try doing the same things as what the other people have achieved.

The problem that most of us face is that we tend to focus too much on one of the above 4 actions. And when that happens,

  • People who envy so much will continue to be jealous and stay at their current situation.
  • People who focus too much on learning will continue to learn and not even trying them out thoroughly.
  • People who focus too much on planning will continue to plan most of their time!
  • Lastly, these are the people who kept trying and failing.

Nevertheless, the above 4 types of people will eventually be very good at their actions.

One thing to note is that the above four actions are actually necessary for us to progress well in our lives. We need the motivation (envious of others), the understanding (education), the planning (thinking) as well as the action to make it happen (doing it).

The magic here is to do one thing at a time and make it progress through the four stages.

Never try to deviate and work too much on learning other things, planning other things and executing other things. That may keep you from reaching your success earlier.

In short, do the following and progress onto the next stage as soon as you can!

Stage 1) Motivation

You must have seen successful people whom you want to be in the near future. That is the motivation that drives you to do something about it and change your life.

Stage 2) Theory

Buying books for ideas. Taking up courses to learn them. Do whatever you can but keep it within a month or less to understand the theory and move onto planning.

Stage 3) Mental

Thinking and planning ideas. Referencing the theory that you get, you should be able to do a good plan within a week.

Stage 4) Physical

Executing the ideas should take less than 2 weeks and it should tell you some results so that you can perform PDCA accordingly to react and become better and better.

Do you use G Suite by Google Cloud for your business communication needs?

Do you use G Suite by Google Cloud for your business communication needs?

Today, I am going to write a sponsored review about  G Suite by Google Cloud.

What is G Suite about?

G Suite is basically a cloud service by Google, to provide you Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar for your business.  It is most suitable for startup companies who need to get their business communications started professionally which they may already be using those Google tools on a personal basis.  It is also suitable for big enterprises who want to leverage on a reliable cloud services for both security reasons as well as cost savings reasons.

How G Suite Products can be used in your daily life?

As mentioned above, these are the 4 key products from G Suite in details below:

Gmail: it is hosting email service with your corporate domain name so that you can surf on Gmail website directly which is optimised for both desktop and mobile browsers, as well as Gmail mobile apps available on both Android and iOS devices.

Docs: It allows you to create your documents easily on your web browser and mobile apps.  This gives you the freedom of being very mobile while you are outside doing important business meetings.  It also allows collaborations with your colleagues in real time on making the changes.

Drive: It also has online storage for you to use so that you can upload all your files and retrieve them anywhere anytime.  This makes your life very mobile as you are not dependent on any desktop or mobile devices.

Calendar: This is a really important tool to have for your business to get organised and to make you really productive.  It can also be collaborative with your colleagues so that you will know one another’s availability.

How have I been using G Suite products?

Basically, I am very reliant on the Gmail app to check my own domain names’ email addresses for many years already.  It is very effective and easy to use for me when all the messages are merged into conversion threads so that I can read them like a conversation.  I also set notifications so that I can reply them almost as instantly as my messenger programs.

Calendar is something that I have been relying on to make sure of my productivity and to keep track of the various dates in both personal and work. There are many things to remember, and I don’t wish to miss any of them while keeping track of them in Calendar.

I also use both Docs and Drive for some of my productivity work as there are certain documents that are still being used externally in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint format.  It is very effective for me to keep track of it when I use it together with another Android software known as Memento Database where I can create custom fields to maintain while keeping them saved in Google Sheets format on the cloud.

What do I dislike about this product?

Generally, I am a very satisfied customer of G Suite.  If I were to think of any, I would probably hope that they would be able to integrate the file sharing with Dropbox so that I can use them as one easily.  Because Google Drive and Dropbox are not synchronised, I have to open them separately to get certain files.

Where G Suite can be found and for how much?

You can simply click here to go there right away to see the price plan and compare for yourself.  Starting at USD$5 per user per month, you will get a professional email address of your own company domain name and it is hosted with Google (with a generous space between 30GB and unlimited space).

Google has provided me with the two special 20% discount promo codes (for your first year sign-up) on both Basic and Business Plans respectively.

G Suite Basic Plan:  Y9FNKGRQM3GXLEL

G Suite Business Plan:  Y96WQ6NCKXURYR6

Click here to check out the pricing and get started now.