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  “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell Be the Leader of Your Life In my early 20s, I was a follower devoted to society’s formula for success and happiness seeking comfort and complacency. The recipe was a step-by-step guide to having an illusional safe and problem-free life. All I had to do was...
"Inside each of us is a natural born storyteller just waiting to be released." – Robin Moore Self-Discovery Journey In early 2013, I had everything I was supposed to have - a well-paid job, a nice car, and great friends. In addition, I was working hard to save money to buy a house while deliberately working on my dating life. Despite having all that, I...
“Networking is not about hunting. It’s about farming. It’s about cultivating relationships.” ― Ivan Misner The Importance of Networking Valuing my network as my net worth, I invest time and effort to nourish my current relationships and to continuously expand my social circle. In early 2013, I was working for a start-up biotech company in the San Francisco Bay Area as a process...
“I never listen to what a person says. I look at what a person does because what they do tells me who they really are.” ― Patty Houser Live With Integrity Often times, I meet people who don’t follow through with their words. They say what I want to hear, but never follow through with action. This is a common theme with some of...
“Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished.” ― John Gray Dating Journey Understanding the feminine was always a constant struggle in my journey with getting better with women. During my passage, I’ve met many fascinating women along the way. Some were more interesting than others, but they were all uniquely special. Viewing dating as fun, I enjoyed...
"To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people.” ― Charles T. Munger Become a Chooser Your most fundamental need in life is survival. Your next “need” is procreation. Hence, romantic relationships are a natural part of life. But understand this important fact: There are many...
“In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual's life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one's humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.” ― Robert Glover The “Nice Guy” Syndrome In the past, I was the “nice guy.” Growing up,...
“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful” ― Brené Brown To create deep and meaningful connections with others, you should make a positive first impression, build rapport, and use the power of vulnerability. Your first impression has huge impacts on your connections with others. You make your first impression in about one-tenth of a second and you never get a second chance at making it. With a simple...
“What you seek is seeking you.”  ― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi Become Your Best Version Asking my social circle for dating advice, the most common answer I get is this: “You just have to be yourself.” They’re not wrong about that advice. That's because being anyone else but myself is an act of deceit. Not to mention that it’s difficult and tiresome to be someone I'm...
“Be the kind of person you want others to be.” ― Anurag Prakash Ray In social dynamics, there are four main personality archetypes and they're not gender-specific. To show you each, let's imagine you're in a two-piece suit attending a fancy party for work. In your hand, you're holding your favorite drink. The Supplicative (Submissive) Type The room has many of your coworkers and you see...

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