Cheers Chalets, Pulau Tioman…just like home.

Malaysia.

After experiencing a fast and safe ferry ride with Cataferry from Tanjung Gemok to Pulau Tioman, I arrive at the Tekek ferry terminal in less than 2 hours.

I am booked into Cheers Chalets in Tekek so I decide to walk for 15 minutes rather than take a local taxi.

From the moment I walk up to the convenient reception counter just off the main road, the word quaint pops into my mind.

Nestled against a lush hillside the clean, cute chalets are lined along a pathway which makes it not just a walk, but a social experience getting to my room. People are friendly and the atmosphere chilled.

Each chalet has a small balcony where you can sit and read, have a drink or just say hi to people as they pass you by.

The chalets vary from single fan rooms to family rooms with air conditioning and are all very well maintained and comfortable.

With prices from RM60 per night, Cheers Chalet’s are friendly, welcoming and definitely worth a visit.

When you stay you are close to many diving centres, restaurants and have access to motorcycle and bicycle hire and taxi services.

Here at Dive For Your Life we love to dive with Tioman Dive Centre on the Tekek beach. They are a friendly and professional bunch with great equipment and excellent local knowledge that they are happy to share.

So head to Pulau Tioman and Dive For Your Life.

Good luck and don’t f**k it up.

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I am a certified PADI Staff Instructor and teach diving around Asia.

I conduct leadership courses based on diving that inspire leaders to look at things differently, while challenging them to learn how to dive at the same time.

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Being Firm & Rooted

One thing we all wish for is consistency in all that we do.

Frustratingly, we naturally fall into certain habits such as procrastinating, laziness and can even become professional at ignoring what is important.

One goal in life is to focus on what is important and comes first, to meet a required objective yet this cycle portrays a view of survival.

For example, a baby is not immediately adaptable to walking after birth but we then teach it how; behold after a period, all falls into place and their growth becomes a consistent progression.

A plant is always planted as a seed with no anchors or foundation to hold on to, however the more it’s watered and nurtured and can withstand harsh conditions, the more firmly rooted it becomes.

Being rooted takes a while and may start from a seemingly very difficult position but, as the process of growing begins everything falls into place, firm and rooted.

It’s the same with diving! So, it’s time to dive for your life and be firm and rooted.

Good luck and don’t f**k it up.

Special thanks to co-author Chrispin Mukonka

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I conduct leadership courses based on diving that inspire leaders to look at things differently, while challenging them to learn how to dive at the same time. Message me for more details.

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What is your contribution worth?

What is it worth to you?

Well you already know what normal looks like. It’s what happens when a you do your job, meets your KPI’s and keep doing just that.

But extraordinary work is uncommon. It’s when we wow the boss, and perhaps ourselves, by demonstrating something unexpected, far beyond our norm.

Extraordinary work changes not just the receiver, but you as well.

So, it’s incredibly valuable. The chance to showcase your abilities is priceless. Your internship where you shape up, show the world and yourself just what you can do–that’s worth a lot more than the ringgit you spend on your education..

The hard part isn’t working for nothing. Its figuring out that this is your opportunity to do more than you’re asked, to resist being cheap labour for a company who pays little. Instead, this is a rare opportunity to shine and prove to them they should invest in you.

All else considered, once you understand this then its time to…

Dive For Your Life…good luck and don’t f**k it up

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I conduct leadership courses based on diving that inspire leaders to look at things differently, while challenging them to learn how to dive at the same time. Message me for more details.

 

 

Diving vs. Leading

When you see the unexpected while diving , that’s why you went.

When it happens in business, it could be a matter of life and death.

Perspective changes based on how you define your work.

That unplanned development or sudden predicament — are you looking at with the optimism and possibility of a diver, or the dread of a leader?

Its time to Dive For Your Life…good luck and don’t f**k it up.

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I conduct leadership courses based on diving that inspire leaders to look at things differently, while challenging them to learn how to dive at the same time. Message me for more details.

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You changed what?

Why?

Proficiency, efficiency, capability, effectiveness, competency, capacity, sustainability, suitability or functionality?

We are all driven to change yet we tend to avoid it…like the plague.

What are the observable actions that will let you know you have succeeded? As a leader you need to ask this question of yourself and your team.

Diving provides the ’emotion’, the ‘connection’ that will cause you to do something you have hesitated to do previously (change). It is a catalyst that helps to cause the change you seek…

…allowing the opportunity to generate a checklist of observable actions required to ensure change is activated and embedded.

So take a giant stride and ‘Dive For Your Life’

Good luck and don’t f**k it up

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I conduct leadership courses based on diving that inspire leaders to look at things differently, while challenging them to learn how to dive at the same time. Message me for more details.

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Is it too late…to lead?

You are leading a dive group and head out on the boat with your customers.

They ask…

  • How long does it take to get to the dive site?
  • How do we kit up?
  • How do we get into the water?
  • What’s the water temperature?
  • What are we going to see?
  • Will I see sharks?
  • How deep will we go today?
  • How long will we stay down?

If they have asked this, then you would have to ask if you have done your job?

As a leader you have to be proactive. Do you advocate in advance, guide the process so that most questions won’t ever happen, meaning you don’t have to answer them, or fix a problem?

Or are you too busy (and important) to spend the time to be proactive with your customers (or your team) so as to avoid potential issues?

Leadership is not about being a boss.

Is time to dive for your life and be proactive as a leader …good luck and don’t f**k it up!

Questions?…lols

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Getting started is undervalued

Simply getting started.

With not enough planning, because you’ll never estimate every eventuality.

With the odds against you, because they usually are.

Just start, and do it with the modesty of someone who is uncertain, but with the excitement of someone who believes it can happen.

 

Its time to Dive For Your Life…good luck and don’t f**k it up.

 

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Leadership Communication

When submersed the ability to communicate verbally is disengaged.

You are literally speechless and yet you are submerged in such an exciting and exhilarating environment that all you want to do is ‘talk’.

You may also need to lead, gain others attention, pass instructions or clearly coordinate a specific effort.

Planning is the key element when it comes to diving. Know what to do when you are down there, have a clear leader and a set of universally understood signs to help you.

Leadership in diving provides greater challenges due to environment than many other fields.

I conduct Deep Dive Into Leadership which is a challenging 5 day leadership program unique in its approach. Feel free to contact me to find out more.

Plan your dive and Dive For Your Life.

Good luck and don’t f**k it up.

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Planning to Lead

What factors do you use to plan?

As a Dive Professional making sure people are safe is my first priority.

Dive safety is primarily a function of four factors: the environment, equipment, individual diver performance and dive team performance.

The water is a harsh and alien environment which can impose severe physical and psychological stress on a diver, so a competent, skilled and forwarding planning leader is imperative on any dive.

How does this relate to leadership? Well lets change a couple of words

Leadership is primarily a function of four factors: the environment, equipment, individual diver performance and dive team performance.

The water workplace is a harsh and alien environment which can impose severe physical and psychological stress on a diver leader, so a competent, skilled and forwarding planning leader is imperative on any dive in any organisation.

To be a diver is to be a leader.

So its time to Plan like a true Leader and Dive For Your Life . Good luck and don’t f**k it up.

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