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#301 – Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat

#301 – Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!   And the cycle begins again as the Rat is the first of the Chinese Zodiac animals (1). The legend goes that the Jade Emperor said that first twelve animals that arrived at his party would be part of the calendar....
#299 – Getting Subtitles with Happyscribe

#299 – Getting Subtitles with Happyscribe

“Have you thought about putting subtitles on your videos?” My friend asked me this and for a while now, I’ve been thinking it would be nice to have subtitles on my videos, especially when people view them on social media. It’s been one of those “nice to haves” that...
#298 – Movement And Stillness

#298 – Movement And Stillness

I still remember the day I got the idea for my first business. It was an autumn day, the ground was covered in leaves and I was walking along the river to work. I was halfway to work when some ideas suddenly came together in my head. They seemed so clear and made so...
#297 – Circle of Influence

#297 – Circle of Influence

Last year, Edson Williams (1), one of my accountability buddies and coach, asked me if something was within my circle of influence. What do you mean I asked? He explained it to me as what I can control and what I cannot. Since then I have gone onto share the concept...
#296 – It’s Not The Time That Counts, It’s The…

#296 – It’s Not The Time That Counts, It’s The…

Repetition. My father started to learn karate when he was 50 years old. He was very committed to it as he trained 6 to 7 times a week in the beginning. It was very inspirational as it showed me it’s never too late to pick up any skill. As I was reading Atomic Habits...
#295 – The Productivity Rule To Rule Them All

#295 – The Productivity Rule To Rule Them All

The story goes that back in 1918, the businessman Charles M. Schwab invited the productivity consultant Ivy Lee to advise him (1). Lee asked for 15 minutes with each of his executives. When asked what it would cost him, he replied “Nothing, unless it works. After 3...
#294 – What Works For Kids

#294 – What Works For Kids

They say that kids thrive on routine and structure in many areas of their lives such as bedtime, activities, eating, etc. When there is no concept of time yet, it’s hard to understand what’s coming up next. Some friends suggested using a picture calendar to help our...
#293 – Cold Calling Made Unscary

#293 – Cold Calling Made Unscary

Are you like me and think cold calling is scary? When my friend Niall Doherty included this video entitled “10 minutes of cold calling” in his weekly newsletter (1), I was intrigued so watched it. It showed Benjamin Dennehy (aka UK’s Most Hated Sales Trainer) doing...
#292 – The Moment I Thought The Thought

#292 – The Moment I Thought The Thought

The moment I thought the thought, I knew that I had to stick with the plan. Long story short, I’ve decided to complete my Advanced Communicator Gold Award for Toastmasters this year – that’s the highest you can go as a speaker. It means completing another manual...