From young, I never really liked the roller coaster nor thrill rides. Due to peer pressure, I found myself on such rides more than once but each time not quite sure why I subjected myself to that kind of trauma! Perhaps you are like me, or perhaps you swing to the other end where you embrace the adrenaline that comes from the unknown/fear factor. Our ability to stomach risk will determine...Read More
I recently had a conversation with a 17 year old who told me that she and her friends knew they needed to save. They even went to the extent of setting up separate bank accounts to isolate money that they try not to touch. However, that didn’t work! They always found themselves dipping into the account to buy stuff.
This experience is not unique. Many of us have been taught to save and...Read More
It’s been 6 months since we got ourselves present in Perth, Western Australia. So far, it’s been a steep learning curve for me as I got myself acquainted with the culture here, and tried to figure out how to set up a business in all sense and aspects. Australia is very different to Singapore, and as I like to say, I probably learnt more in the past 6 months what didn’t work...Read More
I used to think of networking as a dirty word, but now looking back, I can better appreciate the benefits of networking. Adam Grant’s Give and Take was instrumental in causing this mindset shift. I used to view networking as full of takers, just wanting to see how they can benefit. Now, networking to me is a bunch of people who come together to both give and also take, sometimes...Read More
“We have been gifted with 2 ears and 1 mouth – that surely shows us the ratio of talking and listening we have to do!” This has been a common refrain for those complaining about the ‘lost’ art of communication.
Particularly in this century where we feel hard-pressed for time and ever so tempted to ask people to get to the point, it’s no wonder listening...Read More
Growing up doesn’t feel easy. In the midst of #adulting, we realise we have opinions and preferences that we do want to express and be heard. These may require us to find ways to get along with others such that we can manoeuvre through this world with the support of people we value, while not becoming people pleasers.
Managing others especially our peers is an art. It’s...Read More
Ever wondered why the adults look like they know better? For starters, they do have the benefit of experience that is gained through living a longer time. That experience provides knowledge, reducing the fear of the unknown in decision making. Having also lived through failure, adults also know that failure in a particular situation is not the end of the world.
When we...Read More
The topic of building emotional resilience has been gaining awareness in recent years. Perhaps the older generation may dismiss this as weakness or an unnecessary skill since they coped just fine without it. However even though this generation has been privileged not to have to go through wars or the challenges of the past, technological advancement is a double...Read More
We absolutely love this poster! Often, kids pick up the language we use and mimic after us. A careless question of “Can you really do it?” may seem harmless to us, but can undermine and affect a child’s confidence & ability to perform. As adults, we need to practice responsible speech in our conversations with the little ones, so as to build their confidence and...Read More