Tag: life lessons

The Four Faiths of Life

December 25th, 2013   •   no comments   


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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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How Children Succeed: Book Review

November 17th, 2013   •   2 comments   

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What is the secret to a child’s long-term success? Why do some kids do so well while others falter along the wayside as they journey through life?

The answers to these and more are found in Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed
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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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Reflections from The Alchemist

September 4th, 2013   •   2 comments   

Reflections from The Alchemist

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21

As a business blogger, I don’t often read fiction. However, I couldn’t resist picking up Paulo Coelho’s mega-bestseller The Alchemist after hearing so much about it from friends.
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Life in the Social Era

August 25th, 2013   •   2 comments   


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In the age of social media, life becomes a spectator sport. The only difference is that we’re both the athlete and the audience in this arena.

Meals, shopping trips, holidays, and events become Instagram, Flickr or YouTube moments. Daily murmurs are framed on Facebook while fleeting thoughts (in 140 characters or less) are immortalised on Twitter. The more verbose (like yours truly) would seek the solace of blogs, documenting their thoughts in detail.

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To Sell Is Human: Book Review

August 7th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Do you know that 40% of our time at work is engaged in selling, even if we’re not in sales? Or that “Bob the Builder” can be a sales trainer?

Sprinkled with discoveries from fields such as behavioural economics, life coaching, and improv acting, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by bestselling author Daniel H. Pink scores. Interspersed with charming anecdotes on septuagenarian Fuller Brush salesperson Norman Hall (Pink’s unsung hero who was the last such salesperson), To Sell Is Human is neatly divided into three parts.

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The Most Successful Small Business in the World: Book Review

July 31st, 2013   •   6 comments   

“What we have done for ourselves alone die with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal” – Albert Pike

Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging ways to make a living. Done right, however, it can be the most rewarding, allowing one to fulfill one’s dream, vision, purpose, and mission.

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The Value of Asking

July 3rd, 2013   •   no comments   


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“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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