What would you like to happen?

Like everyone, I get overwhelmed too. Lots of options, possibilities, and tactics to consider for my work, family, passion, business, training, routines, books, and sometimes even music! And it does get stressful at times, so much so that I keep wondering why do I keep making my life miserable. But that's just another day at [...]

Leo Babauta’s 9 rules for a simpler day

I think Leo's internet's original minimalist. He was there before all the other minimalists/vagabonds learned how to create a blog account, let alone a Facebook or an Instagram account. His blog, ZenHabits, used to be my constant companion and the go-to online destination during some of the darkest days of my life. While scouring through [...]

Sell them on values not perks

Wrapped up a long-drawn candidate selection project for one of my major clients. Quite pleased (albeit temporarily) with the effort because deep down I know the incumbent is a great fit to the organizational culture and mission. How do I know? Well, there's a reason why selecting a candidate is a lengthy process — both [...]

Plan B…

... not having one is a stressful situation, particularly if Plan A doesn't seem to be getting you anywhere. I'm not sure if this goes against or with conventional wisdom, but I firmly believe we all need a Plan B. And no, I'm not talking about those 'just-in-case' plans that most of us fall back [...]

Learning can be fun if we infuse some creativity into it

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I learned that in grade school (and so did you, I know) but besides the boring theory and lame demo of the practical application (both of which I don't remember) I never understood why would anyone want to learn that. Of course, now I know... [...]

So, what do you do?

Every now and then I would bump into someone who would eventually ask me, "So, what do you do?" It's one of my least favorite questions. The worst of all scenarios, however, is introducing myself in public settings. I hate it. And that's just putting it mildly. Yet, I end up sharing a rambling of [...]

Learning how to move well

A bunch of friends and I struck up a conversation about movement patterns (because one of them had a query about an instructor's certification program by an organization that we haven't heard of) and how effective they for the layperson who would like to be more mobile and agile. Not to mention the benefits of [...]

Don’t believe the hype

Every time when someone... Tries to sell you the latest and greatest product (app/gadget/financial investment plan/whatever) that's truly one-of-a-kind. Advises (with zero credibility or authority) you of a better option out there for whatever you're pursuing or seeking.Boasts about superior results in just 3-4 weeks/days/hours by using their ground-breaking product/service. Promises to make a $100,000 [...]

8 workplace trends

We've known this for some time now — the corporate world is undergoing major transformations across the board. The most significant of these changes is in the human capital management front fronted by the following 8 workplace trends (or the 8 habits of highly progressive workplaces) identified by the good folks at Corporate-Rebels.com. 8 Workplace [...]