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”

It’s OK to be not OK

Key takeaways: – It’s important to know that you are not OK. – It may be hard to get out of a vicious cycle of emotional stress. – Seek help if you are stuck. – Remember that it’s OK to be not OK and learn to deal with it. I sometimes have people crying inContinue reading “It’s OK to be not OK”

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”

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 jobsContinue reading “How to Enjoy the Second Half of Your Life Game- Sunset is the beginning of sunrise”

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 theContinue reading “Compromise and Acceptance- Be realistic about your life”

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.Continue reading “The key driver to achieve goals- a sense of urgency”

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 buildsContinue reading “What’s your real business?”

Coaching your kids- Part IV: Discipline

Key takeaways: Discipline is essential for self-management; Disciplines are different from habits; Following disciplines requires training; After kids have grown up, they can self-discipline and achieve goals with ease. Based on my years of coaching experience, many issues we see in our lives can all boil down to one essential character: discipline. For adults, weContinue reading “Coaching your kids- Part IV: Discipline”

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

Key takeaways: Choose the job you enjoy the most; not the job that pays you the most; You can stop drifting if you choose to do so. I have a friend whom I have known since year 8; a long-time friend. When he was to make a decision to do his Bachelor’s degree, he choseContinue reading “Stop drifting in you life and career- choose for yourself or for others? (Part IV)”

Thank you for your coffee!

I just want to write a thank-you note for my readers. I have started a donation box for all my blog posts since last July and I am deeply grateful for the generosity and love of my readers ever since. Because of you, I have some money to buy my favourite coffee. Because of you,Continue reading “Thank you for your coffee!”

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