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Are You Preparing For Opportunities?

Are You Preparing For Opportunities?

Really? How hard? There are two types of ‘opportunities’. The first is what I call the it’s-flippin-starin-at-ya kind of opportunity. I believe that there is opportunity in every environment; it’s just our perspective of the situation. Is there a lack of resources? Great – opportunity to be creative. Is there a lack of manpower? Great…

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The Virtue Of Patience

The Virtue Of Patience

When I first read the Tao Te Ching, this particular phrase caught my eye Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished Reading The Extraordinary Patience of Things a few years later, I feel that it expresses the meaning of that line beautifully. So many things are patient, it is us who are impatient. More…

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The Meaning of Contentment

The Meaning of Contentment

“What is the meaning of contentment?” If there was ever an FAQ section in my mind – that would take position no.1. Right above “What is the meaning of life?”, in fact. And it’s not surprising really, seeing that I was never quite content with whatever I was doing, nor were my folks content with…

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Feeling Stuck? Make A Choice

Feeling Stuck? Make A Choice

When I think about what I want to do with the rest of my life – it scares me. Because I don’t know, other than the fact that I want to be financially independent, happy, healthy and wise and have a sense of pride when I look back on my life. But I don’t know…

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Can’t Lead? Just Follow.

Can’t Lead? Just Follow.

You’ve probably heard of the saying, “lead – not follow”. But what if you’re just not that good at leading or that your role IS to follow? Will it suppress your potential to shine? How on Earth do you go about it? Well, let me first introduce you to a Friday night activity of mine…

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A Fortunate Journey to Golspie: Lessons of Brora, Scotland

A Fortunate Journey to Golspie: Lessons of Brora, Scotland

August 14, 2012 8.00am 12°C It was a lovely morning. Pete (my traveling buddy) and I left Inverness for Dunrobin Castle, one of the grandest castles in Scotland. We boarded the bus and specifically told the bus driver to stop at Dunrobin Castle, to which he nodded and grunted, “Aye!” And so the journey to…

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Don’t Exist, LIVE!

Don’t Exist, LIVE!

These three little words struck me when I came across Dumb Little Man’s post on “Powerful ideas that will bring greater clarity into your life”. I used to be a real control freak, so much so that even a random person scolding me in a random restaurant could throw me off balance and ruin my…

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Live The Present Not The Past

Live The Present Not The Past

I don’t want to look back anymore. I want to start living my life. This sentence caught my attention when I was watching a law comedy-drama called ‘Drop Dead Diva’ that I just discovered. Somehow for unknown reasons, it made a lot of sense to me. I had to do some serious self-reflection in order…

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