Exercise and Get Smarter!

Many of you know that I am a professor at UNSW Sydney. Many of you also know that I'm an Ironman tri-athlete. I finished Ironman race 3 times in the past 5 years. As a scientist, I'm always amazed how human body works and how amazing we can use our body to achieve seemingly impossible... Continue Reading →

Spending Time Alone After Dark

I always enjoy reading before bedtime. It can be 10 minutes and sometimes stretches to more than an hour. If my wife goes to bed around the same time as me, we also chat about many things we don't have time to discuss during the day. It is such a precious time that my wife... Continue Reading →

How to Land a Dream Job?

I occasionally help clients looking for a job or switching to a new position in my coaching services. I don't prioritise this service in my coaching services because 1) there are heaps of 'tips' on the Internet, and 2) each person's situation is different, so coaching for interviews or CV preparation needs to be customised... Continue Reading →

Small Win & Celebrate

All project managers know that the success of a big project is a compilation of small wins; when small tasks are done on time and well, you will achieve your goal on time. However, we tend to focus too much on big success and forget to celebrate our small wins. 90 km cycling and 10... Continue Reading →

2022 Rewind and Reflection

The start of 2022 was surprisingly busy for me, personally and professionally. Well, there is still time to write my '2022 rewind and reflection' post and share it with you. ^_^ 2022 started with a lot of promises. The Australian border finally 'opened' in March 2022, and Airlines were gearing up to put all the... Continue Reading →

Learn to Coach Yourself

Happy New Year, my readers! ^_^ I met a few potential coaching clients online or in-person last year. Some thought that they could coach themselves, because they can find many coaching related materials freely available online. If this is something you'd like to try in 2023, then let's make it a goal for this year.... Continue Reading →

Why I still like in-person communication

One thing we have all got more used to since COVID is the convenience of communication through the Internet. We use all sorts of online meeting platforms. I have used Skype, Google Meet, Zoom, Teams and Facetime. I joined numerous virtual online seminars that I wouldn't have joined if it was not online. I even... Continue Reading →

Procrastination and How to Stop it with Science

Do you procrastinate? In my life coaching experience, the #1 top reason why people cannot perform is not about capability. You can easily improve your skills and knowledge by studying. The #1 top reason why people cannot perform is that people procrastinate! Procrastination is endemic in the human population. So, if you procrastinate, then don't... Continue Reading →

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