As I write this, half of 2020 has gone and most of us spent the first half of the year dealing with the curve-ball of figuring out how to deal with the pandemic.
Now that countries are slowly opening back up, we are all trying to determine how to get our lives back to ‘normal’. During this period, some of us got more present to how lives can be reset. Others, like me, have formed...Read More
It was heartbreaking to read the news of Alexander E. Kearns’s suicide, and to know that he felt he had to take his life because he got into debts of $730,000. What made this worse, was that subsequent revelations indicated that he wasn’t necessarily truly in debt of $730,000, and that could have been a temporary balance before settlement.
I couldn’t help but wonder if...Read More
As our children grow into teenagers, they desire more independence. Some start looking for part-time work as a way to expand their income. This is a great opportunity for parents to coach and guide children into how to earn money more effectively.
1) Getting A Job
Most of us earn income by getting a job. From young, children may have learnt to exchange effort for money by being paid to...Read More
Motherhood is scary. It’s a responsibility felt from the moment of your child’s birth and you can’t simply expect to be FREE!
Motherhood is not for all women. It requires sacrifices beyond what one can conceive, yet sadly societal norms have created guilt around women who choose not to have kids, or not place kids as their first priority.
It’s OK if your children are...Read More
The traditional classroom assumes that learners take in new knowledge the same way. Yet research has uncovered that there are numerous learning styles which influences how we retain and process information. This has impacted the way lessons are delivered as we now get exposed to mind-maps, group activities and even writing journals in class! You would have probably found some activities more...Read More
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