Archive for April 6, 2007

What’s Your Power?

April 6, 2007

In the Legend of the Eight Immortals, a popular Chinese mythology, the eight immortals came to face a vast sea that stands in the way of their journey to a feast. They each displayed their individual powers and capabilities to get across the sea.

In the movie X-Men, or the television show Heroes, the heroes and villians all had their powers to display and overcome their mega troubles.

When crisis arises and problems occur, people display their different power in the effort to resolve the issue. While they may not be as mystical or as potent as those in the legends and in fantasy world, powers within a human is still a sign of our natural ability to overcome challenges and obstacles.

Over the years as I trained and applied the methodologies , I have identified several forms of power as well as the respective strategies to create them for the individuals.

The powers are:

Power of tenacity, strength and character.

Power of network and connection.

Power of wisdom and wit.

Power of communication and diplomacy.

Power of leadership and management.

Power of charisma and charm.

Power of humility and learning.

Power of boldness, courage and daringness.

Power of creativity and innovation.

Power of emotions and humour.

Power of stealth and balance.

Power of timing and patience.

Power of speed and action.

Power of love and compassion.

During the course of my mentoring and training different personnels, people have shown that they all have the latent powers within. Even if they claim to not have, we worked on building the powers within them.

The truth is that, we are all born with different powers. Including you. These powers are designed by nature help us to face our problems and to resolve them.

What’s your power?

Its Never Enough

April 6, 2007

Talking about all the things we want, the money, the love, the ability to buy anything, the respect, its never enough. We constantly want more of them. We keep dreaming of having them increasingly and exponentially.

But when it comes to paying the price for them, working for them and taking action to achieve them, we often pause and say, “There, that’s enough.”

Oh well, if that limited action will bring unlimited fulfilled desires, tell me about it. Would like to know how did you achieve it.

My friend, if our desires are never enough, then our current effort will never be enough. It takes constant improvement, consistent action and consecutive implementation.

Thats why being excellent is sometimes never enough. We have to excel beyond it.

Because life will change and things will happen, therefore whatever you are already doing that works, do it more. Whatever you are learning well, learn even more. Just as you will never stop breathing, eating, or drinking, you should never stop improving and living.

Continue to excel, my friend.

In fact, be beyond excellence, for its never enough.

The Dating Experience

April 6, 2007

Many people are very much in a frantic when it comes to planning a date, especially the first date. They start to wonder where should they go, how shall they get there, what to do there, and how much money and time should they spend.

“When and where do we meet?”

“What shall I wear? Do I look good?”

“Shall I book the restuarant first? Will it be italian, french, korean or japanese?”

“Do I give her flowers? What type of flowers shall I give? How many stalks?”

“Is the movie going to be nice? What if he doesn’t like it”

“When do I pick her up? Shall I send her home?”

“Do I have enough money to spend on the date? What if I overspend?”

At times, it comes to a point where dating becomes a stressful and pressurizing experience rather than what it is meant to be. The joy of being with someone.

Some attempt to follow through a fixed date planning template that it becomes overly mechanical, taking the budget and expenditure into account. The date hence becomes a quota to fill and peppered with key performance indicators.

Now, how exciting is that?

A much better way to have a date is not to be bogged down on all these nitty-gritty of the date. You should focus on the quality of the date. The real essence of the dating experience.

Be more ready to share and appreciate each other’s presence. Establish that emotional connection rather than the financial tabulation. After all, dating is a really relationship building opportunity, not an event sampling of how much you can afford.

Now this is not to say that money does not play a part. Its just not as important in dating as what many people alleviate it to be. Remember, in dating money spent does not equate to deep quality of the relationship.

While money and the buying of the luxurious places can help, emphasizing on them primarily does cast a sense of superficiality to your precious dating event.

Instead, focus on the quality, the connection and the relation with your partner. You will find that the other peripherals will fall into place.

So the next time you are with your partner, what kind of dating experience will you create with that person?