The 10 Unbreakable Rules of Time Management

The 10 Unbreakable Rules of Time Management

We all Strive to better manage our lives, and for Samer Chidiac, Managing your life is all about Managing your time in it.

The 10 Unbreakable Rules of Time Management is a simple approach to learn all the core concepts and best practices of probably what would be the most important skill you can master in your entire life.

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The 10 Rules are interesting to read and easy to understand and can instantly impact your life.

Available on Amazon.com as paperback & kindle , Barnes & Noble as paperback & NOOK , Apple’s iTunes  and at your local bookstore.

Published Books
7 Minutes Motivation: The Book

7 Minutes Motivation: The Book

Part of the “Influencing the Life of Others” personal social responsibility project of Samer Chidiac, the 7 Minutes Motivation podcast has started as a free podcast in Arabic targeting the Arab speaking world.

on a Weekly basis, 7 MM was broadcasted with a story or a theme that would only take 7 minutes to listen to and a motivational energy that last for at least 1 week.

Due to the huge popularity of the podcast, the book was produced (in english)

For Paperback & Kindle edition: http://amazon.com/author/sc
For iPhone & iPad edition: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781300442493

Published Books
Work Love Balance

Work-Love Balance

The First Book of the Series is out!

Join the young Adam’s story where he discovered his potential and worked toward realizing his dreams. During his path, he meets an interesting couple, The Kays, who coached & mentored Adam along the way on how to approach the Professional & Personal life based on their long experience in Business & Psychology. A story about Friendship, Work, Love & Life and a transformation from the average young man into the Successful & Aspiring Individual. The book is inspired by true characters and events and based on a long Academic & Experimental research by Samer Chidiac in Both Business & Human Behavioral Psychology.

Amazon:  Work Love Balance: The Story of Adam

Published Books
Love is the limit

Don’t settle for less… Love is the Limit

In the past 2 weeks, I’ve been to 4 different countries, was speaking at conferences and conducting workshops and trainings all day long, and taking red eye flights (Midnight or very early AM) most of the time and sleeping on planes… Bottom line with the lifestyle I have, socializing with someone on a plane, was pretty much the least of my concerns, as I preferred to sleep or at least to preserve my vocal cords 🙂 .

On that flight back from Tunisia to Qatar, I had an interesting passenger sitting next to me, an old man but pretty full of life much more than other young people on that aircraft.

It was about 6 hours flight, and I know I need to be somewhere speaking few hours after my plane will land finally in Dubai… so I really didn’t want to talk to anyone, and try to sleep instead; only the warmth of the positive vibes I heard from that beautiful person, made me drop my headphones and turn and answer him… What do I do in Life? (if you haven’t met a Tunisian before, their politeness and class is incredible… especially when they start by saying “Forgive me…” – Samehni-  instead of the traditional “Excuse me”)

I started telling him about what I do, where I spend my time, and so and so… and the Obvious following question would be… “Wow with this life style, how do you keep up with your family? Are you married?”

“Nop”

“What are you waiting for young man?? time is flying”

“I Know”

“You must be married to your work then”

“Not really”

“Let me ask you this young man, I don’t actually know you but I can tell you that from the brief discussion we’ve had made me proud with all the achievements you’ve made considering your young age… but you need to ask yourself the question before it’s too late… Why are you doing all this, to whom?”

“I know the answer to that question”

“??”

“I’m living my life to Adam & Maria”

“Who’s Maria & Adam??”

“They are my children…

or to be more accurate, the children I’d love to have one day

I want to be the role model for Adam, to be proud of his father when he goes to school, when he plays with his mates and until he becomes a valuable member of society and beyond, I want to be worthy of being his inspiration and aspiration

I want to be Maria’s hero, her first and eternal love… I want to be there for her when she wakes up at night and hold her when she sees a nightmare… I want to take her to school and watch her grow to become a life changer. And I want to be the father she would be proud to introduce to her friends and to her husband and to be the grandfather she always wished for.

I want the entire world to salute Adam & Maria with respect, knowing they are my children… And thank them for the difference I made happen, and repeat the sentence that they will never ever get sick of hearing… “You are very lucky to have had such a great father”.

The old man, overwhelmed with my words, was about to shed a tear of pride… “That’s inspiring… But what about the mother?”

“Well my friend, they say that the best gift a dad can give his children is to… Love their mother. She’s the one who will support me through good and bad times, to be the best of what I can be, for her and for them… Where everything is suddenly possible…”

“I hope you find the right girl with the best qualities then”

“I’m not going to worry about finding her… I’m going to be busy being the Right man for her”

In Business I learned not to settle for less because The Sky is the Limit… But in Life… Love is the Limit!

 

It was the best talk I’ve had in years…

Cheers,

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Chapters of my Life
20 years of DJing

20 Years of DJing… It’s time to Say Goodbye!

 

For those who met me recently, would find hard to believe that once upon a time, I literally did have hard time finding the right words to express myself speaking… (Yes me 🙂 )… The first effective method I managed to communicate my thoughts and words was through Music…  and that All started 20 years back!

Over the past 20 years, Mixing Music, Interacting with crowds at Parties, Producing Megamixes &  Playing on Radio made me a whole new person… I managed to see beyond the music, I could see how Music affects the life around me… And I loved that I was in a position to control how people would feel by simply changing a particular order of a song.

Today, Looking Back, It has been some beautiful time… That I’ll always remember!

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And probably a question that I almost heard every single time, “What’s your favorite Style of Music?” and the Typical Answer is “It’s very hard, cause I love all types :)”… Only this time, when I decided to do a final Mix… I Did choose my Favorite Style to do so… it was Love Songs Mix. And my Retirement Mix was a Special Valentine 2014 Mix (Link Below) 

Therefore I Say Goodbye… With Love! 

You can check my Goodbye List: http://goodbyewithlove.podomatic.com
And the highlights of my latest Mixed on: http://chidioc.podomatic.com 

Cheers!
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Chapters of my Life
Peace is Bleeding

بحبك يا لبنان بس …

بحبك يا لبنان بس …

بقلم سامر م. الشدياق

(يسمح اعادة النشر على المدونة الإلكترونية أو في الصحف أو على أي من وسيلة اعلامية مطبوعة أو منشورة بإذن من الكاتب )

 

B7ibbak ya Lebnan Bass

كل كتاباتي تقريبا بالانكليزي, بس هل مرة حبيت اكتب بالعربي وباللبناني كمان… تيوصىلو كلماتي لا يللي بيحبوا مايسمعوا…

مش معقول قدي اللبناني بحب بلده لما ما يكون عايش في … لما يكون عم بيقول الله يلعن أبو الغربه مافي أحلى من لبنان … هو وعم يسمع فيروز عم بتقول : وحبة من ترابك بكنوز الدنيا يا لبنان يا وطني …

بس بنفس الوقت مش مستعد يرجع

مش معقول قدي اللبنانين بيلتفوا عا بعضن برات لبنان … بس بيبطلوا يعرفوا بعضن لما يرجعوا يلتقوا بلبنان

وبيكبر قلبهم لما يشوفوا علم بلدهم بدوله اجنبية إن شاء الله كان معلق على باب فندق مع 100 علم… بس ببلده بعلق علم المانيا أو البرازيل وبيبكي اذا خسروا بالفوتبول… وبينزل عالطريق تيحتفل إذا ربح…

مش معقول قدي بحب اللبناني يعمم… انه الأمريكي هيك والاوروبي هيك والاردني هيك واليهودي والفلسطيني والعربي والمسلم والسني والشيعي والمسيحي والياباني والصيني والسوري … و و و… وبيجمع كذا 100 مليون شخص بتحليله وتعميمه …

بس هو أصلا مش محتك مع ولا واحد منهم بيحايتو… ولا جرب يتعلم حضاراتهم وقيمهم أو تاريخهم… ولشو يعمل هيك أصلا طالما في تلفزيون وفي مسلسلات…

بحبك يا لبنان بس

عشت زمن حروب اكتر ماعشت بطمانينة وإستقرار وعمري بس 34 سنه

عشت لشوف أطفال اليوم عندن حقد وكراهيه لطوائف واحزاب ودول وبيحكوا بالسياسة وانا لما كنت بعمرن كنت إلعب مع جيراني واصحابي بالمدرسة بدون ما أعرف أصلا انه في شي اسمه طوايف…

عشت لشوف كل المؤمنين من جميع الديانات والطوائف بيجتمعوا على المساواة بالتعامل مع الملحد – أو الكافر حسب ما بيعتبروا – يللي عايش وما بـآمن حتى إنه في الله… بس مستعدين يتقبلوه أكتر بكتير من إنه يتقبله حدا من غير طايفتم.

عشت لشوف الناس مش مستعدين ينسوا خلافات عمرها عشرات وحتى مئات السنين … بس مستعدين ينسوا ناس ماتت من اسبوع واحد … وماحدا رجع جاب سيريتهن… حيطن كان واطي … وحياتهن ماكن إلها قيمة… وذنبهم انو كانوا بالمكان الغير مناسب في الوقت الغير مناسب … بس دموع اهلهم تبكيهم…

عشت لشوف كتير ناس بربحوا الله وملائكته وكل الناس يللي حواليهن جميلة بوطنيهم … بس مش مستعدين يظبطوا صفة سياريتهن بالموقف كرمال حدا يصف جانبن …

عشت لأتعرف على الدوله يللي بتخد وما بتعطي… بس الواسطة ممكن تعيشك بكرامه

عشت لاءنجبر اتعايش مع واقع انه شوف مسلحين عالطرقات وقنع حالي انه هيدا عادي… وإسمع رصاص وقول هيدا عادي بس ماعندي حق اسأل وين الدوله…

عشت لاتعايش مع دمعة أهلي يللي عمرن فوق السبعين يللي عم بيقولوا انه طول عمرو هيدا البلد هيك … وشوف حالي محلن عم شوف ابني وأقول لنفسي انه معقول موت قبل مايتطمن قلبي عليه بلبنان… بس لازم يدل عندي ايمان

عشت لشوف كل العالم محبطة وعندها عقد ومشاكل لفوق راسها ومعاد حدا طايق يشوف التاني كرمال مايزدله على همه بس بـشوف دعايات من الخيال العلمي تيجذبو سواح تيجوا ويتنعمو بحقوق ماعم يحصل عليها المواطن ببيته …

عشت وشفت احلام عم تتدمر وشركات عم بتسكر ومصالح بطعمي عيل عم بتأفلس …وبعد في ناس مستعده تضحي بكل شي كرمال دوله ثانية بحياة أبو ابوهم مادعسهـا… بس بعدني بدي إحلم ودافع عن الشي الوحيد يللي الله ميزني في عن الحيوانات…

عشت لودع اصحابي واحد واحد هني وعم يتركوا لبنان تيفتشوا على لقمة العيش والعدالة الإجتماعية ببلاد مابتشوف الشمس كل السنه أو ببلاد بتحرقك الشمس والصحرا فيها على مدار السنه… وانحرم من نعمة انو اسمع ضحكتن أنا وقاعد لوحدي… بس أهم شي انه روح انتخب …

عشت لما اعرف الحب الحقيقي في زمن الطوايف والملل والإنقسامات المذهبيه… ويقيموني مش عا اسس الإحترام والنجاح ومدى حبي لبنتهم وكيف باستطاعتي عييشها بعز وكرامه وشيلها فوق راسي … بس عاساس بيي من وين وشو طايفة جدو لجدي…

عشت وفتشت عالحب خارج البلد كرمال ماتجي مرتي مع مشاكل نفسيه وتعلملي أولادي انه المسلم أحسن من المسيحي أو الروم أحسن من الموارنه… بس للأسف طلعت أنا المعقد بالاخير…

عشت وشفت السياسين ورجال الدين بربحوك جميله انه هني يللي معن مفتاح باب الجنه وهني بس يللي بيمقدورن يعيشوك بكرامه… بس طلع مفهومن للكرامه هو اقل من الحقوق البسيطة يللي بيتمتع فيها خدم بيوتهم في بلادهم…

بحبك يا لبنان بس مابقى فيي كذب عحالي واقول… إذا نحنا تفرقنا بيجمعنا حبك…

بحبك يا لبنان بس همك تعبني كتير… وأنا بعدني عم بلش حياتي…

بحبك يا لبنان … بس…

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Thoughts

The Old Couple and the Storm

I received this story a LOOONNNG time Now, part of those useless emails people forward to you, and where there’s no Option to “PLEASE SPARE MESmile… But among these 1000s of non-sense emails… This one was Stuck in my mind; and I have told it to lots of people in talks and chats and I felt that it really made a difference for them, that I want to share it on my Blog so other people can read and hopefully to cheer them up if they are feeling down…

This is how I remember it…

There was a Man a his wife who has been married for a long time, and they were happy with their lives…

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What was funny about this old Couple, is that the Wife was always Hyper-Active and the Husband was always COOL… The Wife is always concerned about almost everything, can get upset from anything and makes a Drama out of Nothing… Always! While  the husband lives in peace and a Calm Satisfaction with his life…

They decided to go on a Trip by Boat in the Sea…

Everything was great at first and they were having “Separately” a great time, the wife meeting new people and socializing, and the husband smoking his pipe while watching the never-ending sea…

During that trip, a Big Storm came along… and everyone got concerned because the storm seemed much serious than they would’ve thought…

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The Storm got Stronger and Stronger… and everyone on board went into a Panic Mode… and things went over the Top when the Captain of the Ship shared the Bad news that

“We have Very little Chance to Survive this Storm, I’m sorry about that… please pray for your lives…”

The Wife (who normally would have gotten upset and concerned for even less dramatic events) rushed hysterically to the cabinet to find her husband sitting calmly on his chair and watching the waves and the storm from the window of the cabinet…

“How can you be So CALM… in a Time like this…. This is UN-ACCEPTABLE!  we are about to Die and you’re acting as if nothing is wrong… What’s Wrong with you?????” said the Wife…

The Husband got Very Upset and got a Kitchen Knife and held it to his Wife’s Neck….

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“Are you afraid from me Woman??” Said the Husband in Anger

“No I’m not!” Replied the wife while a Knife is still at her Neck

“Why is that?” said the husband

“Because the knife is in the hands of someone I Love and Trust and I know that he loves me and would never do me Harm…” Said the Wife with small tears in her eyes

“Same Thing with this Storm my one and only love…”  Said the Husband while he put down the knife and continued saying…

“ This Storm is in the Hands of  The One I Love and Trust and I have Faith that no Harm will happen to us because GOD Loves us… That’s why there’s no reason for us to be afraid as long we have our Faith…”

The Wife wiped her tears and held her Loving husband really tight… She never felt the Wisdom from his Calm in her 40 years of marriage as She felt it that evening…

The Old Couple held Hands and watched the Storm going away and the weather coming back to normal… and nothing was more beautiful than the first Ray of Light coming from far away that made them forget how Bad that night was…

 

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That’s why My friends… No matter how Hard your days seemed….  Always remember that a Night no Matter How Long it was… Will always End with the Sun Rising

Never Lose your Faith… Carry it in your Heart Everyday and Wherever you go…

Hope this Story made a difference in your heart like it did to me…

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