Spiritual Principles

I’m not a smart person. I remember struggling as I was going through school. I struggled with all sorts of subjects: Math, Physics, Chemistry, History, you name it. There were just a lot of facts and formulas, and I could never remember them all. I struggled to know when to apply which formula, or what…

Tombstone

“The 7 habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey is my most favorite book of all times.  The reason I like the book is not because of the techniques and habits that it taught me. I like it because the book is filled with timeless wisdoms, and it taught me the concept of paradigms:…

Change fuels growth

We know that change brings new opportunities, new learning experience, and ultimately new growth, but yet we are afraid of change. I’m one of those people. Looking back in life, I have gone through major changes, coming to a totally new country all alone without knowing the language, working 3 jobs to put myself through school, and changing…

Hey, I like Pink Too.

I saw a little girl today, about 5 years old. She has a couple pinky hair clips on her hair. She has some missing or angled front teeth and a really bright beautiful smile. She covered her face pretending to be shy to me, and yes, still talked to me to tell me how her…

Whatever beautiful, think about such things.

Henry Ford said “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Henry Ford is the founder of Ford Motor company, and the person who is credited for making a car affordable to the middle class with his automatic assembly line. There are many stories about how…

Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

If you are ever afraid of public speaking, you are not alone. In fact, the fear of public speaking is often rated as the #1 phobia, even higher than the fear of death which is rated as the #2 phobia.  Three out of four adults experience anxiety when they have to present or speak publicly. …

Lift Off

If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be more than you are now Last night, our whole family went and watched the movie “Kung Fun Panda 3”. There are quite a few lessons blended in with the jokes and humorous scenes. One of lessons is when Master Oogway says “If you only…

How to get out of the rat race!

Are we, the working professionals, in a rat race? Recently, someone I met mentioned about being in a rat race. As a non-native English speaker, I didn’t quite understand what being in a rat race means. So, I looked up the phrase “rat race” on dictionary.com (Dictionary.com, 2015). Dictionary.com defines “rat race” as “any exhausting,…