Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life?
I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I […]
When you reflect on the year past, it’s easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn’t happen.
This past year, I no longer:
Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies […]
Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays.
Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for.
These days, in this era of busyness, it’s so easy to go from one task to the […]
If you’re the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately:
You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen.
You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you’re mad […]
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I’m […]
“I’m just trying to help.”
How often have you said or thought these words?
If you’re a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It’s a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise.
So why does this happen? Why are you […]
For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday.
One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it’s not always convenient or helpful […]
Throughout your life, you’ve learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live.
But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way.
Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some […]
“I just want my kids to be happy”
In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are:
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
Look deeply at what you […]
At least that’s what I believe and it has served me well.
So why is it that some of them do bad things?
From genocides to bullying
From terrorism to financial fraud
From smoking to working way too much
People, who are generally good, end up doing a […]
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