Thirsty Alexis

Journey to Quench that Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge

About Me

ALEXIS KIM

Hello, all! I am originally from South Korea and moved here to the U.S by myself in 2007 to achieve my “American Dream”. Having overcome lots of difficulties in life on my own, there are several things that I have learned from them.

1) Stay proactive – There is no such a thing as “If only” , “I can’t”, or “I wish.” Do it already.

2) Never give up – If you make a mistake or fail, then learn from it, and keep going. One day, your day will come.

3) Be positive – Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it, really. I mean it.

3) Don’t take your family for granted – It’s too late to think about your loved ones when they are gone.

4) No Pain, No Gain – Nothing worth in life comes easy. So work for it!

5) Help Others – We have two hands for a reason; one is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.

 6) Most importantly, have your own time – We need time to reflect ourselves, examine your values or principles. Take your moment to think about who you are, what you are about, and what you value – your mission, vision and direction in life.

I spend good amount of time thinking about purpose of my life and life in general, and explore how I can live life to the fullest and how I can improve lives of others. Here is an inspirational quotation I live by:

” This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.

And, there is a glass analogy that I use with my life:

I am happy that my glass is half full, not half empty; however, I am not satisfied because it is still “half empty”. So I will enjoy the journey to fill up the glass to the fullest.

How does your glass look? If you “live” your life, not “being lived”, write a personal mission statement. (FranklinCovey has a great template you can use.)

Here is mine.

MISSION STATEMENT:

My mission is to live a long, healthy, happy life while having  meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others.

To fulfill this mission,

ROLES:

  • Daughter/Sister: I am frequently “there” for support and love.
  • Change Agent: I am a catalyst for developing high performance in large organizations.
  • Scholar: I learn important new things every day.
  • Friend/Neighbor: I seek out to help and inspire them.

GOALS:

  •  Daughter/Sister: Be there always for my family no matter what.
  • Change Agent: Become a successful management consultant at a global management consulting firm.
  • Scholar: Learn, Commit, and Do in daily basis.
  • Friend/Neighbor: Reach out, share, help,and smile for them.
  • Physical: Exercise routinely – endurance, flexibility, and strength.
  • Mental: Read, write and plan along with formal education.
  • Spiritual: Mediate and take time to clarify my values and principles.
  • Social/Emotional: Serve myself at work and Volunteer for the community.

Then, I have weekly plannings that are rooted from each role and goal. This certainly enables you to be aware of yourself and manage your time and priorities – eventually live your life to the fullest.

Thanks for reading, and now connect with me through –  Linkedin Facebook Twitter Wordpress

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7 Comments»

  Fadi Malouf wrote @

Amazing Alexis! Thank you for sharing your self so powerfully and being an inspiration for others. I look forward to reading your posts and watching you empower our world with your leadership.

Sincerely,

Fadi

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  Alexis (Seungeun) Kim wrote @

Fadi-
My pleasure! I appreciate your kind note. I wish you the best with your fitness business – keep inspiring others! 🙂

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  Brantley wrote @

I’m liking the blog. Blogging is one of my New Year’s resolutions. Keep it up!

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  andy wrote @

HI Kim, it was so nice to see your website and read about your and your inpirational thoughts, You are absoultely right , we should neve give up and try our best to achieve our goals

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  Marnie wrote @

Hi Alexis,
I was fortunate to come across your blog by one of your comments on Student Branding Blog. Really like your content. I actually had lived in Seoul Korea for about 2 1/2 years when I was younger. Enjoyed that very much.

I go out to Atlanta pretty frequently now. Our company is headquartered out there. I also have some very good friends that live there in the Buckhead area.

Have you looked into mobile media to help brand yourself further? It’s the best industry to be involved in today! Check out http://www.izigg.com/m2mobile to view some valuable information on personal branding.

Please feel free to contact me any time. I look forward to reading more on your blog. Best of luck to you.

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  Alexis (Seungeun) Kim wrote @

Thanks for the comment, Marnie. The website you forwarded me is quite interesting — I will look into it further. That is very cool that you lived in Korea. What brought you there? If you use LinkedIn, please feel free to connect with me. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  Alex Putman wrote @

Great job on expressing who you are and what has made you! I follow you on Twitter and enjoy your writing. It is always refreshing to view a blog with passion and energy, keep on blogging 🙂

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