Posts tagged ‘TED Talks’

Let’s Get Honest About Our Money Problems

Published: April 20, 2019 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | No Comments

Struggling to budget and manage finances is common — but talking honestly and openly about it isn’t. Why do we hide our problems around money? In this thoughtful, personal talk, author Tammy Lally encourages us to break free of “money shame” and shows us how to stop equating our bank accounts with our self-worth. Enter […]

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On Luck, Quantification, and Intuition: Lessons from Poker

Published: October 29, 2018 | Inspirational | No Comments

It’s been awhile since I shared a TED Talk in this blog. So I hope you’ll enjoy this one on decision-making, which was delivered by poker champion, Liv Boeree. It’s a short but insightful talk about three things: luck, quantification, and intuition. Watch it below, and then continue reading my thoughts after the video. Note: […]

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The Power of Belief: Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Updated: September 29, 2018 | Inspirational, Mindsetting | 2 Comments

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability, we will be brittle in the face of adversity. These are words from Josh Waitzkin, a multi-talented athlete and author, who learned early on in his life, the power of belief and how it can help you succeed in life. Below, […]

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The Author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Talks About Failure After Success, And Why It’s Okay

Updated: May 1, 2015 | Inspirational | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Gilbert was once a struggling waitress. For six years she had no success as a writer, that is until her book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ became a global bestseller. From a disorienting failure, she was catapulted in the blinding glare of fame, recognition and praise. But her story does not end there, in fact, it […]

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On Japan, Chinese Doctors and the World Map

Published: March 8, 2014 | Inspirational | No Comments

The way we think and view the world is mostly a product of the environment we grew up in. But that doesn’t mean we are limited to what we see, hear and experience around us. Literature, travel and technology, has allowed us to expand our view beyond our normal horizon; and it’s important for us […]

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This Woman Found True Love in an Online Dating Site. How She Did It will Amaze You.

Published: February 14, 2014 | Announcements, Inspirational | 1 Comment

Today, you’ll meet Amy Webb, a woman who had high standards when it comes to men, and that’s why she remained single for a long time. Then, she thought she’d try online dating sites to find his Prince Charming. At first, she’s having no luck. The guys she liked didn’t replied back, while those who […]

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

Published: September 29, 2013 | Inspirational, Mindsetting | No Comments

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 […]

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Lisa Bu: How Books Can Open Your Mind

Published: July 12, 2013 | Inspirational | 2 Comments

When was the last time you read a book? I’d congratulate you if you’re reading one now or just recently finished one. For most of my friends, and many others I know, reading books has become a thing of the past – replaced by television, online videos and social networking. Call me “old school”, but […]

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit

Published: May 12, 2013 | Mindsetting | 3 Comments

Richard St. John was able to discover the Eight Traits of Successful People. But if you ask Angela Lee Duckworth, she will say there’s only one key to success – and that is GRIT. What is grit? And why is it so important to have it if you want to achieve your goals? Instead of […]

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8 Traits of Successful People by Richard St. John

Published: April 20, 2013 | Inspirational | 6 Comments

Richard St. John is one of my favorite “informational” speaker. What’s an informational speaker? Well for me, it’s someone who inspires and motivates through facts and information, as against to others who simply use “big” words, if you know what I mean. 😀 Anyway, below is a TED Education adaptation of my favorite TED Talk […]

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Five Productive Things You Can Do This Long Weekend

Updated: March 28, 2018 | Productivity | 7 Comments

It’s Holy Week and people would either be going out of town, or staying home. If you’re part of the latter who decided on doing a “staycation” (like me) – then below are five activities you might want to consider doing. They’re all simple and easy, and won’t take up much of your time – […]

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