Does The Past Matter?

If you applied for a job, you would be asked to go through a process – submit your resume/CV, go for an interview or a few, answer questions along the line of “why should we hire you?”, “what have you done to deserve this role?” Sounds familiar? Similar to a job application process, we look…

Asking for What You Want

“One reason people struggle to gain influence in their personal and professional lives is that they simply don’t ask for what they want” – Brendon Burchard I looked around the room, noticing how everyone is staring at their screens with such concentration that could shatter the monitor’s glass. A sense of uneasiness rose from inside…

The Case of “Should” vs “Need To”

The meeting began with the head of department, Hans, sitting at the front of the table, looking sternly at the slides sent over to him earlier that day. Clearly, a storm is brewing… “Peter, what happened to company A? Why didn’t we get that order?” “They decided that they needed a faster lead time and…

What Do Your Eyes See?

Your eyes are the windows to your soul – They take in all the beautiful colours and designs around you, generous actions of people and the marvels of the world. But what it is, is what it is (sounds annoying I know). Yet, we often give our own meaning to what is… It was a…

Happiness Report: Should We Start Ranking Happiness?

We all love rankings. We all want to rank ourselves, benchmark against others, compare against the others. Now we even have a global ranking table based on Happiness. Is that helpful? Or is that detrimental? Norway topped the 2017’s global happiness rankings, with Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland in the next few places with the World…

3 Best Books I Read in 2017

The year of 2017 has officially passed and without much notice (except for some thunderous countdown with fireworks), we are in a brand new year! How exciting! Last year, I’ve made an attempt to continuously read. That also includes clearing some space for new books by donating a few to the library. Now I’ve compiled…

Limiting Word Series 2: “Why Me?”

Sometimes when you look at what others have and you start envying, thinking “how lucky or fortunate they are!“. You wanted the good things in life, or at least be fair. You thought that people who work hard should deserve a good pay check or a good, blessed life. You see yourself as the good…

Limiting Words Series 1 – “I Don’t Know”

In this Limiting Words Series, I shall explore some of the words and phrases that I have came across, be it of myself or others I have interacted with. These words or phrases, have got a limiting behaviour to the majority. Minimising or changing to more empowering words and phrases, will have much positive impact…

Trust Issues: Why Is It So Hard?

Trust and respect – Many things in life are earned, and they can be much harder to obtain than the running numbers in your bank account. Relationships, be it between partners, men and women, friends and peers, colleagues and employers, or even within extended family members, rely on the fundamentals of trust. Making someone place their…

In the Eye of the Beholder

We have always heard the phrase – “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But is it limited to the area of beauty? Or is there more than meets the eye? Science has mentioned that chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humanity, with a match of almost 98.8% in terms of DNA. Yet, the…

What is the Quality of Life You Seek?

We often chase after someone else’s life, hoping to make that the purpose of ours – wanting what they have, envying what they got, wishing we have it all. But sometimes, their life may not be what you want after all. If you are not careful, you may find all that you are chasing after,…

“I Am Bored…”

8, is the average time people access their FaceBook account, with 76% of their users reportedly accessing it daily. This does not include the other internet channels or social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp or the more popular WeChat and Line in Asia Pacific. How did everyone end up spending so much time…