January 12, 2010: A Day I Will Never Forget

It was a warm winter Tuesday Afternoon. I reached home at around 16:00, took a snack, and got ready to start doing my homework as usual. As I walked out of my room to my study, I stopped briefly by the radio to enjoy a favorite song. Suddenly, the music became drowned out by a mixture of cries from panicked people running to safety, rattling … Continue reading January 12, 2010: A Day I Will Never Forget

The Chinese character that signifies listening

How to Listen Effectively

Listening is one of those actions we perform every day with little conscious awareness. Serving as a coach, I realize it’s often more exhausting to listen for three hours than to speak for that same amount of time. Why is that? It’s because effective listening is more than just auditory perception as shown by the Traditional Chinese character. It’s the gift of time, undivided attention, … Continue reading How to Listen Effectively

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How to Make and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution in 2022

Every year, people make New Year’s Resolutions, but over half of them will fail. Why? The answer usually lies in our motivation and our goal-setting strategy. Whether you want to improve your fitness, eat healthier, spend less time on social media, the step-by-step STUPID framework will get you started. First Thing First, Decide Many people throw themselves at their goal-setting endeavor without committing themselves up … Continue reading How to Make and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution in 2022

A victim rat trapped in a cage

How to Avoid Being the Victim of Your Own Success

Focus on your goal until you reach it! Sounds familiar? If you have consumed self-help materials like me, you are certainly familiar with this statement. But how much focus is appropriate? Sustained focus on our goals despite all its advantages, if unbridled, may cause more harm than good. In this article, I shared how to avoid reaching a goal while creating chaos in other aspects … Continue reading How to Avoid Being the Victim of Your Own Success

A woman enjoying her life in front of a waterfall

3 Effective Ways to Cope with the Challenges of Life

Problems are an integral part of life. Like those expected yet unpredictable foes that inevitably knock on our door, learning how to handle them should be everyone’s priority. In this article, I share three powerful techniques to help you withstand and grow from life’s challenges, whether it’s a breakup, rejection, sickness, loss, or uncertainty. Count Your Blessings I know which question is going through your … Continue reading 3 Effective Ways to Cope with the Challenges of Life