Use Addiction to Hack your Brain and Improve your Life

Addiction is a biological function of human brain. Most people are aware of the negative additions that can be harmful to human bodies. These are usually associated with drug misuse or more commonly seen, smoking or drinking. However addition, if “properly hacked“, can be a powerful tool to help you. The key is to leverageContinue reading “Use Addiction to Hack your Brain and Improve your Life”

Five skills for Generation Y to be successful in the future- Part II

Key takeaways: be time smart, use your brain power and boost your performance; let a mentor/coach guide you through your career and life journey; small investment but huge return. 4. Be smart and efficient at time management: we all have the same 24 hours a day, so literally you cannot manage your time! If oneContinue reading “Five skills for Generation Y to be successful in the future- Part II”

Five skills for Generation Y to be successful in the future- Part I

Key takeaways: people skill is essential to success; social media often burns too much time from our lives; being a happy person is the key to a successful career and a happy life. After teaching in a world top 50 university for 19 years, I have seen students growing into young industry leaders but IContinue reading “Five skills for Generation Y to be successful in the future- Part I”

Tips to Enjoy Working From Home- Part II: Brain science can help

Human brains like routines. If you don’t build your work-from-home routine, then you will find it hard to work from home. Let brain science boost your work productivity when you work from home.

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

#2 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 day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the beginning, you can tryContinue reading “Use your brain properly to boost your performance (part IV)”

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

Now that we know how brain works, then how can we boost our work performance by using brain science? Rule #1. Limit the real ‘focus time’ to 20 mins: work on ONE single task for no more than 20 mins, then take a 5-10 mins break by doing NOTHING. This principle sounds easy but whenContinue reading “Use your brain properly to boost your performance (part III)”

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

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 time, the more ‘tired’ your brain becomes. In fact, your brain works like the CPU of your computer. The more apps you runContinue reading “Use your brain properly to boost your performance (part II)”

Use your brain properly to boost your performance (Part I)

Humans are not born with a ‘user’s manual’, so no wonder most of us don’t know how to use our body. In the coming series of blog posts, I will share with you the ‘secret manual’ of using your brain to boost your performance. Life is fair and every one of us has the sameContinue reading “Use your brain properly to boost your performance (Part I)”

Coaching your kids- Part VII: Priority and Urgency

When my life was simpler in the High School, I could remember many telephone numbers, class schedules and of course, what to do one which day at where. When my life gets more complex after going to a university, I started using 3M PostIt notes to remind me of important dates and tasks. As myContinue reading “Coaching your kids- Part VII: Priority and Urgency”

Leadership Part IV- Leaders help

Why did you leave your last job, may I ask? It turns out that most people, according to statistics, leave jobs because of other people; usually their immediate managers or colleagues. The decision is often based on a few options: (1) I will just try to do my job and wait for other people toContinue reading “Leadership Part IV- Leaders help”

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