I know what it feels like to procrastinate.
And I know what it feels like to overcome procrastination. It feels incredible.
There have been many times in my life where I have procrastinated and I have wasted so much time. If only I could go back and change things.
But I also remember the resistance at the time being very real.
I wish I had had the tools I know now. I would have understood what was holding me back. I am convinced it would have taken me half the time to move forward.
So why did I pick the topic of procrastination to focus on?
In my last company, I helped people discover new skills, hobbies and passions with my company Curious Courses. I offered short taster courses sparking people’s curiosity. This helped to open people’s eyes to what the world has to offer.
I’m a speaker on the topics of Stepping out of your Comfort Zone, The Power of Networking and Overcoming Procrastination.
During this time, I’ve come across many people and at times they struggle, they know they should be doing something to create the future they want and they are not. It is such a shame because they are being held back by their own fears.
Back in 2013, I was pushed by a good friend and coach to organise a big day for Curious Courses and I was shocked by how scared I was and how I went into paralysis mode. I honestly wish I had known the tools I know now because it was such an effort and struggle to push things through.
More recently, when I did my own work on the topic of procrastination, one scene showed me that procrastination was there to keep me safe so I wouldn’t get hurt. In another scene, I felt a sense of freedom and excitement so procrastination was a good thing in this setup. Once I realised what the root and the cause was, I could move on, change my belief around procrastination and get going with the work I wanted to do.
I’ve seen that when people are listening to themselves and taking action to do something that’s meaningful for them, they are happier, more fulfilled and this has a ripple effect out into their community and the world.
What drives me?
As long as I can remember, I’ve been touched and emotionally connected to children and education. I’m the sort that gets a bit teary when I see a teacher making a difference in a child’s life. My eyes well up when I see how a clown doctor at a hospital can make a child’s stay there more pleasant. I have a lot of respect for those that have setup schools providing children with a better future.
Maybe it’s since I have become a mother myself and through this work, now I’m more aware of how we affect our children. Our children learn, not from what we say, but what we do. If we want our children to follow their dreams, we also have to follow ours and for me, that’s having a business I love that makes a difference in people’s lives.
I want to help people move forward so they are happier, more aware and are strong role models for the next generation. It’s time to think in generations after us.
Who am I?
I’m a curious soul who loves opening people’s eyes to what’s possible.
I’m a British born Chinese married to a wonderful Swedish guy living in Zurich, Switzerland. I speak English, Cantonese, German and a bit of Swedish. I have an amazing and active little boy that keeps me on my toes.
I’ve worked in a large bank for 13 years in IT, client advisory and business management in London, Zurich and Hong Kong.
Public speaking is a passion of mine. I’ve been a member of Toastmasters, a club to develop public speaking and leadership skills for more than 14 years. I am currently on the committee of my lunchtime Toastmasters club. I regularly speak at companies on the topics of Networking, Stepping out of your comfort zone and Overcoming Procrastination.
On a personal note, I love spending quality time with my friends and family. I adore my kindle to transport me into different worlds with books and last but not least, I’m a chocoholic 🙂