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The Pros & Cons Of Self Development

Jul 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development

Patterns of Excellence (or POE) is a self-development program that focuses on learning NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) to achieve more success & more happiness in life. It is conducted by Adam Khoo & Stuart Tan.
Just today, I was checking out the wikipedia entry for NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) … and I was shocked at [...]



(Part 2 of 3) Nothing To Lose – Wear Your Left Shoe On The Right Foot

Jun 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development, Personal Stories

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on how to shake your life up to shape our life up. Part 1 can be found here.
The Story Of The Old Businessman Who Couldn’t Handle It
This is the story of a guy named James Duwell, I read many years ago. As far as I remember, [...]



(Part 1 of 3) Spice Things Up – Wear Your Left Shoe On The Right Foot

Jun 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development

The following was a speech I gave last night at Pungol Toastmasters Club …
It stemmed from my own experience last weekend, where I took an impromptu visit to Malaysia. At 11PM at night, I took a bus to JB bus stop. Found the next bus to Kuala Lumpur. And wasted one crazy day in [...]



Nice Clients. Naughty Clients. And Some Horror Stories With Them.

Jun 4th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, Peace

This is going to be a multinational post.
I started writing it from my home in Bangalore, India. The bulk of the stuff is being written here at Bangalore Airport. and on flight SQ503. And by the time I get Internet access to publish this, I’m going to be back at the office in Singapore
Long [...]



3-D Sun, Earth-like planet & Personal notes …

Apr 25th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Motivation, News & Updates, Peace, Personal Stories, Romance

3-D Images of the Sun
On my morning news rounds … I just found this very interesting news article. Recently, NASA had released 3-d images of the sun (very pretty) …

Read More: 3-D Images of the sun | Did you know the sun sings?

A New Earth?
So, a European institute decided to go one better and release [...]



Coach Carter – Do You Have A Hero’s Story?

Apr 5th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Health & Healing, Peace

First, some good news for my readers – My job’s all finished up, I’m a free man again!
Last night, I wrapped up the project I’d been working on for the last 6 weeks. (Like a good boy, I stayed at the client’s office until 9:30PM).
So, to celebrate my first day of my return to the [...]



Would You Rather Be Happy Or Rich?

Mar 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

This will be a tiny post (although I AM itching to blog about my new job, my existing internet businesses, NLP coach training and some awesome sex stories!)
Over at Calvin’s blog, there’s an interesting discussion going on about “Would You Rather Be Happy? Or Rich?”
You can head over to read it there … but here’s [...]



Take a break from the web, Have A Laugh!

Feb 23rd, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Personal Stories

Yes, yes … I know it’s a marketing blog. But just trust me and watch this video.
What a great way to live every day, right?
If you can’t see the video, try this link -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAr8RjHszG8



Aint’ My Daddy Sweet?

Feb 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, News & Updates, Peace, Personal Stories

3 Quick Things … Random Updates, POE & Daddy Talk
1. Random Thoughts …
In the middle of writing this post, I went down to pick up dinner. Now, near my office there’s two kinds of eating places. There’s the ordinary working man “Food Court”. And there’s a Ah-Beng “Food Centre”
I didn’t really know the difference in [...]



Do You Feel Victimized?

Jan 30th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing, Motivation, NLP, Peace

I have two friends – A & B.
A & myself go to a class conducted by B. Be is an unusual character. For strangers, he is rude, obnoxious and meaningless. For his friends, he is the greatest inspiration of life’s wisdom … seriously.
Over the past weekend, I was talking to friend A. In one [...]



This Holiday Season, Did You Cherish Your Friends?

Jan 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

In the beginning, we are all alone.
We spend 9 months in a closed, confined space just letting our body learn how to operate itself. We grow vital organs, ensure that we will survive to see the future … and all, in all are too busy to worry about anyone else.

Then we are born.
The first [...]



How To Bitch Your Heart Out … And Yet Make Sure Nobody Hears You!

Jan 9th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing, Hypnosis, Motivation, Peace, Personal Stories

What a stupid, gloomy morning! I woke up in the morning at 830, and I saw both my roomies had left for office/school already! And I was hoping to be the first one. Grrr …
Then, I pulled up the blinds and it was raining like mad! Damn, stupid rain … depressing me early in the [...]



A Tough Ending To My First Year As An Entrepreneur

Dec 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Peace, Personal Stories

I haven’t talked about this on my blog. In fact, I haven’t spoken about this to anyone but my closest friends.
But I’m going through a real tough time – professionally.
And I’ve wrestled with talking about it on this blog for a long long time … A part of me thinks that putting my vulnerabilities out [...]



Who Says Elephants Can’t Feel? An Introduction to NLP Logical Levels … (Part 1)

Nov 1st, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Motivation, NLP

American scientists just found the first evidence that Elephants can recognize themselves in the mirror. For us humans, that doesn’t sound like a big deal, right?
But in the animal kingdom, that’s a very unique gift to have! Only humans, apes, dolphins and (now) elephants can look in the mirror and see themselves. All other animals [...]



Confessions of Cynical Women …

Sep 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Peace

This thursday evening, I saw a wonderful hindi movie – “Lage Raho, Munnabhai”. For the first time (in a long time), I see an Indian movie worth recommending to all my friends!
The movie is about a lovable goon, who instead of beating people up … spends time playing Robin Hood and falling in love with [...]



The Coolest Road Trip Ever!

Sep 5th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Online Marketing, Website Branding

(And no, I wasn’t in it)
I just got an email in my inbox from Yanik Silver. Now, Yanik’s one of the most successful Internet Marketing gurus out there. And he deserves all the $$$ & family success he has.
What I didn’t know was that he was best bums with so many other famous people! He [...]



The Struggling Entrepreneur …

Sep 1st, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Peace

I lost a big deal today. It sucks. I really thought I could take on a serious role in that organization and help them make some revenue … but … urggggggh!
Logically, I’m perfectly at peace with the situation. Both sides made the best decisions they could … and now I should logically move on, to [...]



Reflections On Coaching …

Aug 31st, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, NLP

This weekend was awesome … I was coaching AKLTG’s PoE program for the 2nd time … and the 2nd time is really so much easier than the first time. If any of you are considering it, please make sure you commit to come back … because that’s where the real fun is.
I had a bunch [...]



Coaching’s Cool …

Jul 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

This week, finally took a few hours off work to go to POE coach training. As usual, it was Pete spinning webs, opening loops and making himself look like an idiot to all the new coaches.
As usual, those of us who understand how he works … were sitting back and chuckling at the perplexed faces [...]



My Office – Decorated With Paintings, Flowerpot & Wooi Min …

Jul 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Personal Stories, This Site


I’m Jeff Goldblum In the Fly

Jul 21st, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Motivation, Peace

“This is gonna be a quick blog … I’m on a coffee break between a meeting”
Have you ever felt out of place?
Ever looked around you and seen many people … but just not related to them?
Ever felt like you were meant for something greater than the ordinary people around you?
Yet, at other times … when [...]



You Win Some … You Lose Some …

Jul 17th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness

It was yet another crazy busy week! I’m suddenly regretting my new-found obsession with closing more deals and getting more clients …
Anyway, through the whole week, I did find time to play some sports and gym a bit …
On Friday night, I played ice-hockey with the boys. Mostly got my butt kicked (although the matches [...]



Wartime Injuries!

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing

After going to office … blogging for a few hours … pacing around the room … bouncing my stress ball against the wall … and nervously looking over the tasks I was supposed to finish on friday … I got a call from my homie
“Dude, come back home … it’s tennis time!”
Can’t say no to [...]



My Business Week … (And the problem with info-marketing) …

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Copywriting, Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Online Marketing, Technology Brands, Website Branding

OK, this is the 2nd post about what’s been in my head this week. The first one was about my love life … this one is about my business life …
This week in my business
Again, this week had its ups and downs in this area.
First, I had several great meetings this week. Took a few [...]



How I changed my mood from bad to good!

Jun 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness

I can’t explain it.
I’ve been feeling out of sorts lately. For the last 4-5 days, I’ve been kinda blue, not all that cheerful … and I’m definitely losing my charm!
Last night, I was at a football gathering and instead of walking around making friends with everyone, I preferred to sit in my chair and watch [...]



Of Police Stations, Lost Air tickets, missing hand phones and Richa’s departure

Jun 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Personal Stories

My sis Richa was here last week … and I had a ball taking a forced vacation to hang out with her. But alas, she had to finally go home. So, friday morning, I dropped her off to the airport as she took her flight home.
But.
Her visit was not without some surprises
The day before her [...]



How I Just Kept Quiet … And watched that transformation from confused to relieved

May 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, NLP

A few minutes ago, I went for lunch with my intern. He’s a smart young man … just finished 1st semester of Uni. He’s extremely enthusiastic, driven and sweet … always calling me “boss” (I’d pay his wages just for the ego boost!), and offering to buy me lunch & dinner.
But he’s also very restless. [...]