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4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

Imagine yourself as a baby, born in the middle of a war. You’ve been exposed to the sounds of people dying all around you; the crumbling of buildings, the explosions of guns and the cries of the wounded. You too, are a victim of this war. Your limbs have been twisted into deformed stubs of…

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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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Practice for The Sake of Practice

Practice for The Sake of Practice

Practice for the sake of practice without a care for results. These words struck me as I was listening to Buddhism for Beginners by David Michie. And then I read Mastery by George Leonard. And I got the same message. According to George Leonard, mastery can only be achieved if we learn to love practising…

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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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Can You Adapt To Change?

Can You Adapt To Change?

Lately, I found myself at odds with many circumstances at my new workplace – specifically, things that I took for granted at the old one. I’d complain, moan and bitch about how this just isn’t the way a company should be run. “Things just aren’t in place! How am I supposed to get things moving…

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Focusing On Your Core Competencies Will Make Your Life Better

Focusing On Your Core Competencies Will Make Your Life Better

168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam is giving me plenty of food for thought. One of which is focusing on core competencies. She posits that when you’re doing what you love, or what you’re good at, you will have more energy to be more efficient, productive and effective to do more in your life. Sounds simple…

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Does passion have a deadline?

Does passion have a deadline?

Have you ever looked at an elderly person and thought “old people are useless”? It’s an ugly statement, I know, but I’ve met my fair share of people who don’t see any value in their aging grandparents, the “burdens” of the family – it’s almost as if they become redundant as soon as they’re past…

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Lessons From The Stage

Lessons From The Stage

Every once in awhile, I’d find myself yearning for a break from the competitive world of advertising. Uninspired, burnt out and frustrated at my inability to reap in awards like the rest of my peers (“Maybe I’m not cut out for this.”), I’d contemplate packing my things and exercising my creative prowess elsewhere. Specifically –…

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Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

In a perfect world we would all live ideal lives where perfect work-life balanced is achieved. Unfortunately that is not the case for most of us. Entrepreneurs, of course, work-round-the-clock. For many industries – investment banking, advertising, auditing, journalism, production, IT support – tight deadlines and late nights are par for the course. Going home…

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Making That Switch From Designer to Writer

Making That Switch From Designer to Writer

This post is one I’d like to share with all the budding designers who intend to make a switch to copywriting but aren’t too sure if they should make that jump just yet. It’s a story of my journey towards becoming a writer. The year was 2006 (not too long ago so what I’m about…

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