Tag: personal effectiveness

Transforming the Movies in Your Life

February 18th, 2013   •   no comments   


Are you a superhero in the movie of your life? (courtesy of Man of Steel movie)

Do you know that you play between 12,000 to 60,000 movies in your head in a single day?

Or that your subconscious occupies 90% of your mind?

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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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7 Lessons from the Life of Pi

December 21st, 2012   •   no comments   

7 Lessons from the Life of Pi

Few movies have impacted me as much as Life of Pi directed by Oscar winning Lee Ang based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel.

With breathtaking cinematography, hyper realistic CGI and compelling acting, the movie was a visually spectacular work of art.
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Have You Dived Deep Enough?

October 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   


Courtesy of Time Travel

We’re besieged by “short-termism” in an age of 24/7 hyper-connectivity. With the empowerment of social technologies, everybody can be a pundit, proffering an interminable stream of quick fixes.

When faced with a problem, you can virtually hear the “guns” firing away…
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The 4-Hour Workweek: Book Review

August 18th, 2012   •   no comments   

To many of us, Timothy Ferriss is living the dream life. Touting himself as a “serial entrepreneur” and “ultra-vagabond”, the author of the uber bestseller “The 4-Hour Workweek” works from anywhere around the world, pursuing activities as varied as skiing in the Andes, tango dancing in Buenos Aires, or racing motorcycles in Europe.

How does he do it?

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Talent is Overrated: Book Review

August 10th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Bruce Lee Quote Deliberate Practice

Bruce Lee obviously knows the value of deliberate practice.

How does one become a world class performer in any field? Can we improve our chances of success despite being born to adverse conditions?

With an eye-catching title and an alluring subtitle – “What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” – Fortune editor-at-large Geoff Colvin’s book “Talent is Overrated” provides excellent food for thought in today’s knowledge economy.
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Implementation 101

July 9th, 2012   •   1 comment   


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In a world inundated by social networks, ideas are plentiful. Just google any topic and you’ll find truckloads of tips and thoughts. There are a plethora of experts out there who are willing to give you lots of free help.

Including…ahem… yours truly. 🙂

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Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders

June 21st, 2012   •   no comments   


Participants and facilitators of the inaugural YLT in Singapore

As Facebook’s IPO continue to garner interest (both good and bad), the question on many people’s lips is this: Can Singapore produce business leaders who started young such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates?

Well, perhaps the Young Leaders of Tomorrow (YLT) programme can help to usher the way.

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When Push Comes to Shove

April 2nd, 2012   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Ranker

What do you do when things which you have planned and worked so painstakingly hard for takes an ugly turn?

Do you…
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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Producing

March 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   

Anthony Robbins Quote

Can you find more time to do the things that truly matter to you? How can you devote your energy to what’s truly important?

In a bid to further optimise my life, I recently started to listen to an audio recording by self-help and motivational guru Anthony Robbins called The Time of Your Life.
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