“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung Start With the End In Mind A simple but a powerful mental exercise that I do regularly is to review my obituary. The key questions that I ask myself are: Why do I do what I do? Am I living my life with the desired end in mind? How would...
“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” – Mark Twain Morning Ritual Unless traveling, I follow my morning ritual religiously to make better decisions throughout my day. Without the help of an alarm clock, I...
“A man must love his father and yet be free of his father’s expectations and criticisms in order to be a free man.” — David Deida Your Biggest Influence As a first generation immigrant, my biggest influence in life is my parents.I experienced poverty growing up in a rural village in China with a small rice field with no running water. Growing up...
“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.” ― Brian L. Weiss Definition of Happiness Happiness is the joy you feel as you’re growing...
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Expand Your Comfort Zone The only way for you to grow is to expand your comfort zone. Back in February for my birthday, I went on a spontaneous trip to the Kauai Island in Hawaii simply because I’ve never been there before. After watching a video on the top ten most beautiful hikes in...
“Consistent action creates consistent results.” ― Christine Kane Define Your Success Action speaks priority in my life and my recipe for success is consistent action. Success to me is not based on external things such as how much money is in my bank account, how big my house is, how fancy my car is, or how beautiful my woman is. My definition of success...
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb Fear Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger. I’m experiencing fear now as I write this article. And that fear is the fear of rejection - not being “good enough” for acceptance. This fear is the cause for the fear of public speaking which is the number one phobia in...
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton As I celebrated my 30th birthday in February, I reflected back on the valuable lessons that I learned in my 20s. Here are my biggest takeaways. 1. Be 100% Unapologetic This is the most important lesson that I learned in my 20s. Being myself was difficult as...
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first...
“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” ― Steven Pressfield Resistance How many times have you experienced resistance? That time when you wanted to do something but you procrastinated thinking that you will have time later to do it? You chose...

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