Miss Scuba Malaysia 2017

Saving Oceans Through Beauty…

One of Malaysia’s most stunning talents, Rachel Ho, has been handpicked to be the next Miss Scuba Malaysia 2017 and yours truly has been handpicked to be her Open Water Instructor.

Her enthusiasm is palpable and her focus to become the next Miss Scuba International is unwavering. How this pleases an old dive instructor to see the determination in her eyes and feel the passion in her heart to make a difference to our oceans.

Learning to dive is only part of the requirements, the main one is being an Ambassador for our oceans and an advocate for environmental change.

This has made me ask the question…what have I done lately to change?

We experience a daily struggle to be different yet find it easier to sink back into our comfort zone, put on our slippers, grab a drink, breathe a deep satisfying sigh and watch the world go about it’s business.

Today, take the opportunity to be different, accept the challenge that is presented to you, raise your hand when asked to do something or sit on the other end of the sofa tonight. Consciously do something different…just because you can.

Or why not just ‘Dive For Your Life’ and when you do make sure you don’t f**k it up!

#diveforyourlife #ratherbediving #missscubamalaysia2017 #missscubamalaysia #roadtomissscuba #rachelho #liveeachday #livelife

Small bubbles

Small bubbles, no troubles

Big bubbles, thats a whole different story.

Are you a leader that is always looking out for the big bubbles? Trying to locate the leak and fix it, or one that looks at the small bubbles and wonders ‘what if’?

It is easy for us to spend so much time fixing the big leaks that we take our eyes off the small bubbles. Where there is a small bubble, one day this will become a big bubble.

Look at some of the processes you complete daily or monthly and identify where there is a perpetual backlog, a stall or a bottleneck that is not critical, or even that serious. Think about if your company size, income or growth doubled overnight, how would that stall point affect how you work, earn or grow?

Yes, identify just one and extrapolate it to the n’th degree and see if that small bubble becomes a big bubble and therefore big trouble.

Keep your eyes on the small bubbles especially when you Dive for Your Life…and you won’t f**k it up!

#diveforyourlife #liveeachday #smallbubbles #bigbubbles #deepdiveintoleadership #leaders

Don’t be afraid

Well thats easy for you to say!

The immobilizing fear that grips you when you are confronted by a spider, stand on the edge of an extremely high building or when you imagine a shark is going to eat you if you ever go near the ocean is real, so real that usually we never confront it.

We just spray spiders, live on the ground floor and lounge on the beach, rather than spend time to analyze those fears and see if they are logical.

Spiders don’t hunt people, the guard rail will stop you from falling and sharks don’t like the taste of people.

So why do we fear them…because somewhere along our journey someone or something showed us they were bad, dangerous and worthy of our fear, But they aren’t, seriously.

In my leadership course “Deep Dive into Leadership’ we closely examine your fears and I work closely with you to overcome many of the fears that you have conditioned yourself to believe for years.

Deep Dive into Leadership is designed specifically for company owners and senior management so please contact me via WhatsApp +601118806743 to see if you are eligible to attend.

Now I reckon not only me, but you as well should ‘Dive for your Life’ … and don’t f**k it up!

 

 

Hello…can you hear me?

Before faxes there was ‘snail mail’, a letter written, stamp attached and then posted with the person on the other end waiting eagerly for news. It then took time to reply and post that reply to the sender.

Faxes changed that and made communication more instant which then became faster with emails. It was imperative that emails were answered as quickly as possible until instant messaging arrived (IM) and Messenger, WhatsApp, Weibo, etc., became the norm and you could chat in real time.

Over the past few years I have noticed a rapid decline in response rate to those instant messages, to the point where sometimes no reply is forthcoming.

We chat so often to so many that sometimes we just overlook conversations and our attention rapidly shifts to the next message.

When it comes to diving there are no instant messages under the waves and it is important to stay close to your buddy and communicate with them (non-verbally) and obviously elicit a response…so lets get back to real communication, lets go diving.

Don’t send a message as its time to ‘Dive For Your Life’

Good luck and don’t f**k it up

#diveforyourlife #liveeachday #dive #diver #instantmessage #communication

Identify the Issue

In business we occasionally encounter issues, daily if you are me, which involve cascading steps of increasing drama and discomfort culminating in a final trigger that unleashes a potentially catastrophic set of events.

In a leadership role we are expected to rescue the situation as early as possible, before the drama and discomfort become noticeable, or at least negligible.

How do we negate these issues? Early identification of issues is the key.

As diving is a sport that involves many pieces of equipment in which we place our trust, you are trained very early on to identify any potentials issues before they arise. Constant awareness and vigilance are imperative in diving, as they are in leading, and the ability to spot an issue before it arises or escalates is an important skill.

Want to keep your business safe and identify issues and risks before they arise…well it’s time to ‘Dive for your Life’

Good luck and don’t f**k it up!

#diveforyourlife #liveeachmoment #dive #diver # #diveleader

Do you dive like a leader?

How do you dive? Do you lead or do you follow? Or do you not dive at all?

As a dive professional we always dive as leaders unless we are on vacation and then we may dive as a follower. Actually dive professionals are usually the worst followers as they can tend to wander off and do their own thing.

Mostly we are leaders, more aware of our surroundings, what others are doing or rather not doing. We concentrate more situational evaluation, risk management, and verbal and non-verbal communication than most.

How would these skills translate into your business?

Overcoming fears (learning to dive), being more aware of your surroundings, listening to a guide (coach) and taking the opportunity to follow rather than lead all the time is extremely beneficial in business. It gives you insights, understanding and a greater appreciation of your abilities, putting you ahead of others and being a better you.

So I guess it’s time to ‘Dive For Your Life’ and improve your business.

Good luck and don’t f**k it up!

#diveforyourlife #diver #liveeachday #liveinthemoment #scuba

 

 

It’s too quiet

It’s been a long week and Friday has finally arrived. Even if you work in the weekends there is just something about Friday that makes you feel good.

There seems to be a lightness in the air, a spring in peoples steps and a smile on their faces…except when you are travelling in an elevator.

I am not sure what happens when people enter an elevator but as soon as the door opens and you step inside your ability to speak or look anywhere other than the floor, your phone, or the floor number display is denied you.

We just stand there transfixed, averting our gaze and too scared to cough that little tickle out of our throats.

The other place we are so silent is when we dive. Underwater we cant speak but we have the ability to look around, cough if we need to, even sing a little and enjoy the beauty of the biggest aquarium on earth.

So why not take a dive this weekend…as anytime is a great time to ‘Dive For Your Life’

Happy weekend, good luck and don’t f**k it up!

#diveforyourlife #lifeeachday #liveforthemoment #dive #divenow

 

There is no time like now

As usual on a Monday I am catching up on the things I did not have time for over the weekend because I was diving. Five friends joined me in Bali and we saw some amazing things including the Liberty wreck, manta rays, coral, trigger fish (grumpy) and so much more.

However it was not just about what we saw but the fact that we came together to spend time with each other doing things we love.

Two of the divers had not dived for over 10 years and after a refresher course they keenly entered the water and had the time of their life.

There is no time like now, so take up the challenge and either keep diving, start diving again or learn how to dive. Contact me anytime at jetfinjosh at yahoo.com

Remember now is a good time to Dive for Your Life

Good luck and don’t F**K it up.

 

 

 

A picture paints thousand words

How difficult is it to paint a picture?

It takes years of practice, talent and dedication to become a painter however to become a competent orator takes less time and with a thousand words you can easily describe any picture.

I love to speak…and dive, not paint.

So why not Dive For Your Life

And don’t f**k it up

#diveforyourlife #liveeachday #liveyourlife #diver

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