Overly Cautious

Being Overly Cautious Is Good?

Overly Cautious

Overly Cautious, the right thing?

Do you tend to over analyze on your next action?
Do you think thoroughly on what you are going to say next?
Do you think so much that it takes a long time to answer a question?
Do you analyze so much that you did more explanation than to answer the question directly?

If you are having an overly cautious behaviour, do take note of it. This is a fear-based behaviour. Either you are afraid to lose something or you want to protect yourself from being hurt.

Being overly cautious seems to be the right thing to do. I like to mention here that in coaching context, there isn’t right or wrong. Because you may ask what’s wrong with protecting yourself? Question is how has protecting yourself been working for you? What are you missing by being overly cautious?

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Work Hard, Play Hard

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Have you been working too hard? Great! We are here to contribute to the world and humanity.

On the other hand, we are also here to have fun and be adventurous.

Balance is a healthy sign to life. Going to the extreme in anything certainly is unhealthy. If you are constantly working too hard, you’ll get burn out fast. You will reach a point of detest very fast. If you are having fun too often, the contribution part of you will be neglected, confidence level will be affected.

Work hard and play hard as well. I’ve been working hard for 3 weeks without much break. Finally the much awaited break was here. Last week, we had great fun singing in karaoke with my wife and a couple of good friends.

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Why Can’t You Follow Your Own Plan

In my last post, we discussed about creating your plan to achieve your goals. But do you know that creating the plan is probably the easiest step in achieving your goals? Following up on your plan is the stage that may take a toll out of you, right?

You can definitely come up with various reasons / excuses about not following your plans. These reasons varies from personal to circumstances. True enough, all these reasons are valid for you. However, if you get to the bottom of it, the fact is you didn’t follow your plan, you didn’t get your desired outcome.

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Achieving Your Goals

Why Are You Not Achieving Your Goal

Achieving Your Goals

Achieving Your Goals

One of the most frustrating things is to have a goal and not achieving your goal. To add to that misery is to have that goal year after year, but you don’t seem to move one inch nearer towards your goal.

It is one thing to not achieving anything because you don’t have a goal, it is another to have a goal yet not achieving it. It is extremely devastating to your spirit to have a goal but not getting it.

While there are many reasons of not moving forward, I don’t wish to discuss the various reasons here. For those who like to discuss or find out about their own “why”, we can have a separate conversation. In this post, I only like to discuss one thing.

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Public Speaking Workshop

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Full house in the 1st workshop

This marks a new milestone in my business and career. On 1st Oct, we conducted our first-ever Public Speaking Workshop for the public. We received an overwhelming response that we had a full house for the first and second workshop. Not only that, registration for the third and fourth workshop which will be held on the following week is already closed 2 weeks ago.

We are also blessed with opening 2 corporate accounts from this launch of workshop.

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Exercise Daily Is Not Enough

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Exercise daily

Exercising daily in the morning gets my energy up, and I believe it can slow down aging. Standing on stage to deliver value through talks and training requires lots of energy. Therefore, I exercise daily to maintain the energy.

So I visit the gym 3 times, swim once, jog once a week. I thought I was fit,but I was so wrong.

Had a basketball game 2 days ago. Oh gosh, I was exhausted after 10 minutes, panting as if I did a 5km sprint. Strangely in this game, I gained some distinctions about success and life.

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Success

Failure Equal Success

Success

Failure Equal Success

Failure and success, the total opposite. The law of relativity explains that there are two sides to everything. Without hot, we won’t know cold. Without cold, we won’t experience hot. And without failure, we won’t know the sweetness of success.

Anyone who pursues success will experience failures. And anyone who experience failures is not a failure. Successes and failures are like battles. Winning some battles doesn’t mean you win the war, and vice versa, losing some battles doesn’t mean you lose the war. More importantly, did you walk the whole journey with your head held high? Did you win the final victory in life?

Failures keep us humble, provide us with valuable lessons, so that our next decision and action will bring us closer to success.

At the end of last year, I created a workshop called, Life Mastery Workshop. Fill with excitement about this 1st adult workshop for public. Unfortunately, the attendance wasn’t satisfying. Two turned up for the first run. None registered for the second run, and again zero for the third run.

Nope, I wasn’t beaten yet. Learned from the failure, I created another workshop called Money Coaching Workshop four months later. This time filled with optimism as I’ve already learned from my past failure, this workshop should work.

No, it didn’t. Zero signed up for the workshop. And we had the help of a database company, yet the result was horrible. While I was still digesting from the failure, not nice things started to happen.

Betrayal from a good friend. A business partner left the company leaving me to clear the mess. An apprentice performed a disappearing act.

I wasn’t discouraged at all. In fact all these spurred me on. Unwilling to take all these as failures, I gathered whatever resources that was left, gathered whatever learnings I got to reorganize.

At this time, the Universe blessed me with a strange opportunity, plus the help of some good friends and a database company, I launched the Procrastination Buster Workshop. Five signed up for the first run. I thought maybe this could work.

Test it again with a 2nd run which is on 22 Sep 2012. So far, 10 signed up. I may have discovered something here. Now I can claim that Procrastination Buster Workshop is the first of its kind workshop.

When I was exploring new avenues to increase sign up rate, I chance upon another workshop again. So far, 160 signed up for this new workshop.

All I want to say is failure is not failure. You can decide that failure is just a process to bring you closer to success. And success may not be forever. Winning a battle doesn’t mean you win a war. Continue to walk on this journey, taking failure as learning, experience success but be humble. With that you can win the war of life.