Hi! I am Syarifah Riefandania, this is where I write anything that can improve my day. Moving forward, one step at a time.


Hi! I am Syarifah Riefandania, this is where I write anything that can improve my day. Moving forward, one step at a time.

A Leadership.

The fixed-mindset leaders were, in the end, full of bitterness, but the growth-minded leaders were full of gratitude. They looked up with gratitude to their workers who had made their amazing journey possible. They called them the real heroes.
- Mindset by Carol Dweck -

For the past six years, I’ve worked with superiors which have many different kind of leadership styles. You can call them supervisors, managers, head of dept or chief executive of a company. Good leaders, they changed my point of view, made me uncomfortable so I can grow and challenge me to get everything done. Not only done, but need to create great value and perfection, like that thing exist in real life.

Three things are in common about them, they’re very focus on their goals, create a destination that everyone will go there together, (well, pursuing us to go together and build the road too, you must), lead by example and most important is accepting failure (but not too often, aeight). And other things that makes them different are based on their attitude, personality, charisma or a habit.

My thought is, find a good role model is a necessary because it will go with your work style and having an influence on your soft skill too. Even if you have your own style, at least you have something to look up to.

So you need to find a leader who create an impact in your life, in a positive way. Whether it makes you miserable or happy (so you will know the difference, fyi). And give you a feedback to have a chance to rebuild. Find who can make you see the chance for growing yourself into a better person but still accept you just as you are.

And I am forever grateful experiencing my journey with them.

Stay on Top of Things.

If everything seems too crowded to handle by yourself, make a list. Make a priorities and make piece by piece so you know how to handle it and you know what the goals are.

You are in control. The awareness should reach 100% to going deep, deep as your curiosity to jump and grab every situation as a whole so you prepared in any condition. Good or bad, right or wrong.

It’s not rocket science, it’s doable. You just need effort and habit to have this.

So, are you on top of that?

The Constant.

Hi! It's exactly a year I haven't post here. Right now I keep my day to day on my Tumblr because it's easier to update on mobile, rather than here, that I need to sit down on a desk, writing on my old Mac Mini. Why? because it's running on Jekyll. That's why I haven't update much.

So yeah, I left Okezone at the end of 2015 and go straight to an ecommerce company. Now it's been 9 months. Lots of thing happened that I've never imagine and the best thing is I made a good impact to someone with my positive attitude.

Meet a lot of people

One thing for sure that I love to do nowadays is meeting with a new bunch of people. It's a nice feeling to listen or hearing people's mind from different point of view and know their vision.

My role also need a good communication, negotiating skill and not to be a bottleneck of every person in the company. I posted what I've been through in Medium Non-Silo Mentality, It tought me a lot of lesson that you need to be continuously motivating ourself and contribute more.

Automate Your Flow of Information Stream.

We're using internet like everyday on a daily basis. Browsing websites, updating status or maybe just see a kitten picture. I have tendencies to bookmark a lot of useful articles from anywhere. For example, I faved a good article on Twitter, bookmarked blog entry on Feedly or saved Flipboard articles. Lil bit overwhelmed to visit that website over and over again, right?

But, with help of Pocket and the power of IFTTT (If This Then That), all my bookmarked articles are saved on one place, which is in Pocket!.

I created the IFTTT recipe, if I fav'ed a tweet from my Twitter timeline, then save it to my Pocket app. Also, Pocket has the browser extension so you don't need to worry to lose your articles anymore.

So, create your fav recipe and be productive!

One Click To Make Me Happier.

Funny how one function on an app can make my spirit get high.

This happened when I'm using Sketch 3 while i wanted to export every assets on different size. In this case, is about @2x or just a normal size.

On Photoshop you can crop it manually, install plugin called Cut&slice me or you another app like Slicy. But on Sketch 3, you just one click away to make your assets exportable. Chose the format, size and voila! your asset is ready to use as separate file.

Now that's what i called productivity and solve my problem really well so I can work like a pro.

Periplus Is Still A Fav.

To be brutally honest, I love Periplus Online Bookstore because they gives customer a good benefits if you're signed up to be their member. For example, you will get 1 reward point for Rp 10,000 amount of purchase (I traded my points to bought 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami). Also, they have plenty of children's book for sale like puzzle or a classic tale. You can see the catalogue here. They're also giving an e-voucher to your email for the next transaction if you spend probably like above 150,000 rupiah. Good bargain, right?

For offline transaction on their store, don't forget to show your e-PEC barcode so your credits will automatically added to your account!

I am just one happy customer.

A Teaspoon of Positivity.

Everyday, we surround ourselves with situation that can be overwhelmed us. People talking about bad news, making up stories or even say something that can change your point of view. Relax, that kind of situations is normal. No need to sad or mad, or if you chose to be miserable, just take a minute or two and everything is going back to normal again. Haha I hope you not choosing that!

Have a little bit of positivity can change my entire day. It's the one that keep my day and night feels great. Think about happy thoughts and talking about something beautiful also can help to stimulate your brain.

2014. Year of Good Stories.

I always write about anything that interest me everyday, even though it's just some 4 or 5 lines a day but it helps me remember what was happened that time. And i read it again last night.

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