Challenge yourself- Part II- Can you swim 6km?

(I got my 6km swim badge in February 2017. I just received my winter swim badge last week for swimming at least 20 times during the winter season.) I never thought I could swim 6km in the ocean. Can you? I'm fond of sports and I like swimming, but I never tried long-distance swimming until … Continue reading Challenge yourself- Part II- Can you swim 6km?

Challenge yourself- Part I- Why should I challenge myself?

(A bike is good only when you use it for a good reason.) A few quick answers: 1. Keep your brain happy: when you face a challenge, then you will use your brain. The more you use it, the ‘happier’ your brain becomes. 2. ‘Doping’ for your brain: after a physical challenge, your brain will … Continue reading Challenge yourself- Part I- Why should I challenge myself?

Stop drifting in you life and career- choose for yourself or for others? (Part IV)

(When the landmark becomes so clear to you, then you will know exactly what you should do to stop drifting and move on your life and career. "Welcome to the real world, Neil", (from The Matrix)) I have a friend whom I have known since year 8; a long-time friend. When he was to make … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- choose for yourself or for others? (Part IV)

Stop drifting in you life and career- how to stop drifting? (Part III)

(A landmark is something so clear that you won't miss it even during the night.) Once you realise that you have been drifting in your life or career, the best way to stop it is to look for a ‘landmark’ and bring yourself out of water as soon as possible. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- how to stop drifting? (Part III)

Stop drifting in you life and career- why are you drifting? (Part II)

(A lone swimmer in the open water: Often you need to surface before you can tell whether you have been drifting; picture was sourced from B&B blog.) If you know me, you will know that I am a triathlete. I do ocean swimming training every weekend at Manly Beach and I’m so grateful to swim … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- why are you drifting? (Part II)

Stop drifting in you life and career- are you drifting? (Part I)

(No one can surf by drifting. Neither should you do this to your life and career.) I was heading to China last week and was going to connect flights at Hong Kong Airport. So, I broadcasted my flight numbers and asked whether there were any graduates from UNSW Aviation who may be available to do … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- are you drifting? (Part I)

Use your brain properly to boost your performance (part V)

(Pic: my 10-yo daughter's advise is so good that I stick it to the bottom of my computer display; it will be there forever until I retire.) Q: What if I work in a shared office space? A: The best option is to find some quiet time in your office or find a quiet space … Continue reading Use your brain properly to boost your performance (part V)

How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part IV)

(Sunrise @ Manly Beach at 6.45am; such a blessing to be able to see this every weekend.) Take a good and longer break during the day: this break from work is different from those 10-mins 'micro' breaks. You can see this as a good break. I personally take two 20-mins breaks during my normal working … Continue reading How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part IV)

How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part III)

(Pic: after living at my place for 7 years, I just realised last month that I have this within 10-mins of walking distance from my place! Hidden treasure, indeed! ^_<) Now that we know how brain works, then how can we boost our work performance by using our knowledge? 1. Limit the 'focus time' to … Continue reading How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part III)

How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part II)

(Pic: I always like to have a lamp and a cup of hot drink on my desk, so I feel cozy at home.) Another import aspect of brain function is how a brain processes 'input signals'. These signals can come through your eyes, ears and your skin. The more signals to process at any given … Continue reading How to use your brain properly to boost your performance (part II)