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What can we learn about thinking big from Daniel Ally?

On 20191114,  while I was cooking our lunch, I listened to a Ted talk by Daniel Ally. Some lessons to be successful can be summarized as BIG TIME: B is for books. Leaders are readers. Successful people leave ‘clues’ in the books they wrote or that have been written about them. On average, people may […]

What can we learn from our mentors in 2019?

The beginning of 2019 will be the start of my first mini retirement. While there have been so many books that I want to read and movies that I want to watch, there are also (alive or dead) people whom I would like to learn from, either personally or through their work, I must remember […]

What are our plans for 2019?

I love planning as it gives me hope for the future. Equally important, I must execute my plans, though sometimes they take longer that what I envisioned. However, without the plans, we may not have the executions at all. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] back-up […]

What can we learn from Joyce Meyer?

On 20180629, at room 1 of Home@S2011, I found a book that I often read during my PhD student days. The title is New Day, New You written by Joyce Meyer. I bought it a pence short of GBP 10. Unfortunately, it has turned yellowish and moldy! Therefore, I am going to donate it away for […]

What have we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018?

Clutters distract me from focusing on what truly matters. Yes, I admit that I am pretty sensitive. Clutters bombard me with excessive (visual, olfactory, etc) stimuli, i.e. overwhelm me, hence I prefer to be a minimalist. In addition, dust and mold that accummulate in a clutter space (home, office, etc) are exacerbating allergies and asthma, […]

How to find time for what matters most?

On 201711128, I felt very tired and had my rare late afternoon nap. I felt refreshed after that and managed to simultaneously watch a TED talk on time management and eat my dinner, as Little Prince was still sleeping. Each of us has 168 hours/week. If we work 40 hours/week, sleep 8 hours/night, we will […]

What are our plans for 2018?

One of the world’s longest living human planned a year in advance. This is a good habit that we can learn from as the act of planning itself will shape our daily choices and decisions. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the […]