December 31, 2017

By: Muneeb Ahmed

New years is coming!
This Message is from Metro NZPM Managing Director;

Merry Xmas and Happy new year to all our dear clients, investors, guests, tenants, suppliers, contractors, and BoB club network. 2017 wouldn’t be the same without you...

In parallel with the above opening, more importantly I must also say a very special thanks to our champion team at Metro NZPM. In particular our executive leader team John Baatjes ( GM) and Layla You ( OM). The successes, the ups, the dawns, glories’, abundances, laughter’s, gains and losses wouldn’t be the same without this devoted team. I'm privileged and delighted to work with such special delegated people. Thanks heaps.

Furthermore, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy.

While it offers flexibility, professional freedom, and some degree of control, it isn’t stress-free no matter employed or self-employed. Being an entrepreneur comes with ample stress as well as ample glories and triumphs. But sometimes, that stress can become overwhelming and debilitating.

When these moments hit, it’s crucial that you find ways to relieve and understand that stress. After all, not all stress is bad stress, as it can be used as motivation. Take a look at the quotes below that can help you regain control of your stress levels so you can continue to enjoy your work and life specially at these times of the year..

Regaining control of your stress levels

“When we change our perception, we gain control. The stress becomes a challenge, not a threat. When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling down by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable.” – Greg Anderson

“You learn to train the mind to stay more focused. We’re not always present. We’re usually thinking about the past or worrying about the future, which creates stress and emotional anxiety. If you find the balance between effort and relaxation and don’t let your mind get carried away, you can react to that stress. You’re able to stay more calm and centered during a stressful situation.” – Laurie Sabourin

“Things get bad for all of us, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.” – Charles Bukowski

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, and focus your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iococca

Moving forward after you fall

Sometimes, no matter how well you handle the stress that comes with being a business professional, there comes a time that you may have to let it go, a once promising vertical, or even a major client. As is true in many aspects of life, letting go and taking that first step to moving forward can be the hardest part. Just because you have to walk away doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Sometimes it’s about changing your perspective and seeing it as a learning opportunity. “The truth is, unless you let go…unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.” – Og Mandino

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on ” – Joel Osteen
Success is relative and not absolute.

Even when you feel that you have failed, you surely have had little successes along the way. Use those small successes and the positive stress you experience as fuel to meet and create even bigger and better success in the future. Being an entrepreneur means improving and redefining yourself and the professional world around you. Keep moving forward, even if it’s only one step at a time. Eventually, you’ll be able to look behind you and see the distance you’ve covered.

Remember, team works makes the dream works.

That’s the secret at Metro NZPM.

Surround yourself with a champion team.

I'm deeply grateful for the abundance, the joy, the love, and the people that surrounds me every day.

Yours Sincerely

Frank Rangi (MD)

Metro NZ Property Management Ltd