Archive for the 'Mindsetting' Category

On Entrepreneurship and Divergent Thinking

What is divergent thinking? Why is divergent thinking important if you want to become an entrepreneur? Below is a brilliant 3-minute video of Tina Seelig, where she explains convergent and divergent thinking. Towards the end, she shares an Oxford University entrance exam question, that applies the principle of divergent thinking ingeniously. Just like the mathematical […]

Paralyzed with Problems? Here are 10 Ways To Move Forward

Life can sometimes get us stuck in the middle of nowhere. You keep getting passed over on that promotion at work. You can’t seem to find new clients and projects. Your business has been stagnant for months. When your life goes on paralysis and you feel you’re just going around in circles, then the change […]

It’s Wrong To Be Happy During Payday, and Here’s Why

Are you happy during payday? If I were to answer this question years ago, when I was still an employee, I would definitely say “Yes”. In fact, during those years, “happy” would be an understatement to describe how I felt every 15th and 30th of the month – “profound joy” would be the more accurate […]

How To Become Rich AND Happy

How do you see yourself in 5 years? If you were in a job interview, I’m almost certain that this question will come up along the way. And because it is such a common question that employers ask, you probably have a ready response to it – a reply that would help you get the […]

Forget Financial Resolutions, Here’s The Only Thing You Need To Do in 2014 To Become Rich

A lot of people resolve to save more money whenever the new year comes. Unfortunately, only a handful of them would succeed. The reasons for failure vary with every person, but the common thread among them is because they stopped trying. They convinced themselves that it’s really hard to save money, and rationalize this decision […]

When It’s Not Practical To Follow Your Passion, Then You’re Doing It Wrong

Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. That’s a famous advise from Confucius and you’ve probably heard it before. The real problem, however, is finding that job you’ll love. And when your stomach is hungry and the electric bill is due, you are usually left with […]

A Surprising Money Lesson I Learned From An Anchovy Pizza

Yesterday, I ate dinner with my parents at an Italian restaurant near our place. My dad ordered a Chicken Alfredo pasta, which he planned to eat all by himself. Meanwhile, my mom was particularly craving for Anchovy Pizza, but she’s afraid that she wouldn’t be able to finish one whole, and we can’t order just […]

This Video Will Make You Look At Stress In A Different Way

We don’t like stress, especially work-related stress. And studies have already shown that stress is connected to a lot of health problems such as diabetes, heart ailments, clinical depression and many others. Indeed, for so many years, stress has always been thought of as an enemy. That is until recently, when scientists are starting to […]

The Problem With Living In An “Instant” World

We’re now living in an “instant” world. There’s instant coffee for the early riser’s caffeine fix. There’s instant noodles for the person who’s too lazy to cook at home. And if we want to talk to a friend, he’s usually just an instant messenger away. We’ve gotten used to getting things immediately – such that […]

7 Warning Signs You’ll End Up Poor When You Retire

Everybody wants to retire rich. But wanting is different from actually doing. That’s why most people who want to be rich eventually retire with meager savings – because they don’t log in the time and energy to do what’s necessary to retire wealthy. Below are 7 warning signs that you belong to the group of […]