Tag: inspiration

Thoughts on The Time Keeper

January 15th, 2014   •   2 comments   

“Everything man does today to be efficient, to fill the hour? It does not satisfy. It only makes him hungry to do more. Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time. When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

Since time immemorial, man has always been preoccupied with optimising his use of time. He invented innumerable ways to improve efficiency, generate greater returns on time spent, and maximise mileage out of every waking minute.
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10 Ways to Learn from Life

January 12th, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Marc and Angel Hack Life

Are you too cool for school? Do you loathe exam jitters?

Well, consider this. Most of the stuff we learn don’t actually hail from the hallowed halls of educational institutions. Instead, they come from our everyday encounters and experiences.
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The Four Faiths of Life

December 25th, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of EcoPlum

What happens when you’ve lost millions, struggle to pay your rent, and lose your family? Should you kill yourself?

Thankfully, James Altucher didn’t and ended up becoming a lot more successful after his experience.
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Manuscript Found in Accra: Book Review

October 23rd, 2013   •   1 comment   

An ancient manuscript from Accra (a city off Egypt) emerges. Dated July 14, 1099, it depicted events that took place during the time of the First Crusades, when French Christian invaders laid seige to the holy city of Jerusalem.
 
While the city prepared itself for the invasion of the Christian army surrounding its gates, a group of men and women of every age and faith gather. Jews, Muslims and Christians, they huddle to hear the words of a Greek spiritual philosopher known as the Copt, a wise sage whose words uncover the deep mysteries of life.
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The Value of Asking

July 3rd, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Quote Fancy

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

Quoting from the Bible, asking has always been one of the core tenets of success. Time and time again, the people who make it a point to ask (and ask regularly) are the ones who tend to do better in almost any field in life – romance, school, work, social circles, and of course spirituality.
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8 Easy Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

May 4th, 2013   •   2 comments   

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What would you do if you happen to lose your job or your business goes bust today?

Can you pick up the pieces and move on? Or will your self esteem be shattered beyond repair?
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The Value of Moderation

March 9th, 2013   •   no comments   


Goldilocks certainly knows what moderation is! (courtesy of E-books)

We are living in extreme times. And this calls for extreme measures.

We are extremely hard working. With hot desks, blackberries and mobile offices, we can work anywhere we want, 24/7, on any continent.
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Leadership Lessons from Ah Boys to Men 2

February 20th, 2013   •   no comments   

Ah Boys to Men 2

Following the box office success of Ah Boys to Men, local filmmaker Jack Neo’s Ah Boys to Men 2 has scaled new heights as the top grossing local film of all time. Based on the exploits of Recruit Ken Chow (Joshua Tan) and his platoon mates Wayang King (Maxi Lim), Lobang (Wang Weiliang) and I P Man (Noah Yap), the movie is filled with laugh-a-minute moments infused with patriotic messages about what it means to defend our country.
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The Power of Diplomacy

February 3rd, 2013   •   no comments   


Jesus was the ultimate example of diplomacy (courtesy of Jesus Good Father)

Difficult people are the bane of our professional and personal lives. You meet them everywhere.

On the buses. At the neighbourhood coffee shops. In the office. At a family gathering. Heck, even in the peaceful surrounds of a park.
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Are You Keeping White Elephants?

January 3rd, 2013   •   1 comment   

Do you know what a “white elephant” is?

Well, it is an idiom representing a valued possession where its costs far outweigh its usefulness. The phrase originated from age-old traditions in Indochina (Thailand, Myanmar). Back then, monarchs kept these rare (and burdensome) animals for the purposes of showcasing their wealth and power.

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