How to Enjoy the Second Half of Your Life Game- Sunset is the beginning of sunrise

How to Enjoy the Second Half of Your Life Game- Sunset is the beginning of sunrise

The most common myth I've come across in life coaching is that: "it's too late to change my life". Well, this is almost always not true! I have seen some clients and surely, potential clients who 'devote' their lives to someone else. It's often their children, their husband/wife, caring their parents, or simply their jobs [...]

Leadership, Part III- You are born to be a leader

Leadership, Part III- You are born to be a leader

I used to believe that some people are born to be leaders and most people are meant to be followers. At least, that's what I have seen around me and perhaps, in the society as a whole. However, there are two issues with this view. First, it's true that most people are 'followers'. Humans are [...]

Coach Yourself to Lose Weight

Coach Yourself to Lose Weight

I officially launched my online store yesterday! It's a big milestone in my life and I'm proud of it. 3 Years ago, I realised that I truely loved teaching, education and coaching people. On top of that, I also enjoy doing research. So, indeed, I'm doing the job that I have passion with right now. [...]

Compromise and Acceptance- Be realistic about your life

Compromise and Acceptance- Be realistic about your life

The most interesting question I've come across in my career as a world top 50 university professor was asked by a university freshman (first-year student). At the end of my lecture, he approached me and asked me: "Which job in the aviation industry has the highest pay?" Hmmm… I was surprised! Then I told the [...]

The key driver to achieve goals- a sense of urgency

The key driver to achieve goals- a sense of urgency

Many things will get done when you feel a strong sense of urgency. Have you ever done your homework the night before its due date? (I have!) When I looked at the assignment online submission time of my classes last year, more than half assignments were submitted in less than 30 minutes to the deadline. [...]

Personal Finance and Be Money smart! – Part VII: Enjoy spending money, but mindfully

Personal Finance and Be Money smart! – Part VII: Enjoy spending money, but mindfully

The way you spend money is a habit that you've cultivated for years. This is best seen from teaching your own children how and why to spend money. I remember I started teaching my daughter how to spend money when my daughter started her kindergarten. At the age of 5, she quickly knew that there [...]

What’s your real business?

What’s your real business?

If I ask you: "what business is McDonald's in?" Then, I guess most people will say that McDonald's is in the fast food business; they sell burgers. Well, this is not entirely true. The most interesting thing I learned last year about finance and business was that a company can have a business that builds [...]

Coaching your kids- Part V: Self-driven kids

Coaching your kids- Part V: Self-driven kids

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our university has switched to online teaching and learning since late March 2020. Many people say that the young generation, in particular those who was born after 2000, grew up with digital gadgets and they have adapted to the digital life, almost naturally. If that's the case, then I'd think [...]

Personal Finance and Be Money smart! – Part VI: Invest and know the risks of investments

Personal Finance and Be Money smart! – Part VI: Invest and know the risks of investments

Key takeaways: all investments come with risks;knowing the risk is essential for personal wealth;time can be your good friend in investment, so start early. When I was young, I thought investment was hard and it required specialised knowledge or a fancy degree to do. So, I didn't pay much attention to investment. At that time, [...]