Tag Archives: work

What can we learn about focus from Daniel Goleman?

Focus is a word that I often told Little Prince in spring 2017, especially during meal time. He was relatively slow in eating, and in the mornings I often need to rush to work. It is not only him who needs to hone an essential skill of focusing, but also me. In summer 2017, I […]

Why are we constantly seeking a better life?

When Little Princess turned 10 months old, I decided to bring her on a bus ride to a shopping complex N to get my favorite chocolate cake for a celebration. The celebratory cake was considered cheap yet the taste was above average. I also wanted to print photos at 25 cents/4R but the shop was […]

What are you thankful for at work?

In summer 2017, I felt restless and a sense of learning and trying to do other things as my work. This is not to say that my current work has not been fulfilling, in fact it has allowed me to achieved some of my dreams since years and decades ago. In ubiquitous up-or-go systems, including […]

How to survive in a corporate world?

No matter where we work, there will surely be competitions. To survive in a corporate world: Be proactive [1] and more than willing. In tight times, attitude matters. Be humble. “Never make anyone feel bad for not picking things up or getting things done as efficiently as you do. Being brilliant never gave anyone the […]

How to persevere?

According to Samuel Smiles in Self Help (1859), history is full of people who achieved amazing things by sheer will and persistence [1]. On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One […]

How to be diplomatic?

To live harmoniously with other people (including our parents or lover), we need to be tactful and diplomatic. To be diplomatic, Do not criticize, do not complain, do not argue! Practice turning complaints into gratitude [4]. Steps in communication matter [1]. Refer to the checklist for writing effective and diplomatic emails. Put ourselves in other […]

Why must we not blindly believe in experts?

On 20161102, our family members saw the highest number of doctors for outpatient consultations. For my first appointment, I was disappointed that I spent less than 5 minutes sharing my problem with the specialist (he is polite, curious and works in a big clinic), but he did not even perform manual examination, and we had […]