• Blog

    During the lockdown, I started trading in a stock market

    Since the coronavirus outbreak, the stock market has been very volatile. I’m not a big stock trader, but I hold an ISA stock account and trade small equity to make a better return than just putting the money in a savings account. It hasn’t been a success; however, it hasn’t been a failure either. The profits I’ve earned are more…

  • Blog

    Washing Machine – insure or not insure?

    This post is not really ‘coaching’ related, but I thought it might be useful information to someone so I decided to share it here. My washing machine broke on the Boxing day (26th Dec). The sequence of the event was as follows 26th Dec – I used the ‘dry mode’ to dry the bed sheets. Midway through the cycle, it…

  • Blog

    Shingles and me

    I’ve always thought shingles was illness for elderlies. I never thought I’d get it before in my 50s. I think the first sign of fatigue came on Monday 16th September. On that Monday, for no good reason, I started to feel itchiness around my stomach. I wasn’t sure if it was due to dryness on my skin or some other…

  • Video

    How to speak so that people want to listen

    How we deliver a message is very important and this video tells us exactly what we need to do.  It’s simple but an effective method that anyone can start trying straight away.  After I watched this video, I immediately looked for ways to see how I can improve the way I speak.  As my first step, I started taking pronunciation…

  • Video

    Success is no accident

    This video reminds us that ‘Success is No Accident”.  We can plan our life, future and how we want to be remembered.  Negative thoughts can be replaced with positive thoughts.  Knowing what you want to achieve and why is very powerful driver.  Visualize what your biggest dream and believe in yourself that you will find a way to achieve it.

  • Video

    Rejection can be an opportunity

    This TED talk by Jia Jiang gives a personal story of how he struggled and how he overcame.  His message is right in that rejection can be painful, but we can embrace it.  It can create opportunities for us to learn and be more creative with our thinking.  It is so true that ‘rejection’ does not define us, but rather…

  • Blog,  Career

    What is Work-life balance

    What would happen if I suddenly disappear? Working for a Japanese trading company for the last few years, I’ve been wondering what would happen if I suddenly disappear.  Would the company get in trouble?  Would someone miss me? Or would everyone just carry on as nothing happened and find a replacement to fill my role.    A couple of years ago, my…

  • Blog

    Declutter your wardrobe

    Before the new year starts, we tend to want to declutter and tidy up our space. This process gives us the time to reflect on what happened during the year that is ending and let us refocus on what we really need in our lives now and for the future.  I was chatting with a friend earlier today and she…

  • Blog

    Looking back on 2018

    2018 was a year of learning for me.  A fresh start came when I enrolled myself in a coaching diploma course in March.  It was a journey filled with many highs and lows.  I was constantly faced with new challenges and it was both scary and exciting at the same time.  Learning coaching skills and applying them in a session,…

  • Blog

    Time is money

    Great power comes with great responsibility Uncle Ben’s words of wisdom to Spiderman.  Although I’m not a superhero, this sentence always crosses my mind when I think of getting a promotion in a company.  Getting a promotion brings a lot of things to one’s life.  To name a few: More money More power as you may have to manage a…