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by woon on 24 August, 2019 - 07:42

noun – firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
synonyms:       confidence, belief, faith, freedom from suspicion/doubt, sureness, certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction, credence, reliance

verb – believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.
synonyms:       have faith in, put/place one's trust in, have (every) confidence in, believe in, pin one's hopes/faith on, rely on, depend on, bank on, count on, be sure of, confide in

by woon on 27 May, 2019 - 20:37

Colbie Caillat says the word “Try” 55 times in the song, that’s a lots of trying. Makes me tired just thinking of saying “try” 55 times, though the repetition does deem this an easy song to memorize. Applauding the simplicity of the message –

Like yourself. And you don’t have to try so hard for others to like you.

Coupled with a dynamically understated video featuring strong women taking off (their make-up), I had to let my daughters watch it over and over again.

by woon on 29 April, 2019 - 11:01

This is what the 14 year old me still teaches me today – When faced with fear, helplessness and frustration, evoke the courage to take the first action that feels right.

Here’s the poignant situation that became a defining moment.
Year: 1990
Location: Dunman High School, Singapore
Event: “Haunted” Toilet, Girl Guides Camping
Time: Late night

by woon on 14 October, 2018 - 20:04

The mindset you're holding matters, it matters even more when the stakes are high and your heart is beating fast.

Let's break it down:

Your mindset - your general attitude and the way you typically think about things.

Matters - your mindset impacts the way you behave, react to others and the eventual outcome.

Stakes are high - situations where a lot is at risk, often time-sensitive situations that have the potential for very significant gains or losses.

by woon on 17 May, 2018 - 10:37

Thanks to Barry Schwartz,  we learn that too many choices gives some freedom but doesn't improve our welfare. I will explain this via my 6 and 4 year old daughters (Kira and Erin), related to their favourite thing - ice cream.

by woon on 10 March, 2018 - 16:03

The word “meetings” cast fear in the hearts of many but let’s face it, the workplace is filled with meetings and those by a different name – conference, townhall, powwow, get-together, panel, round-table, summit, workshop, session, gathering, huddle (gasp!)… and more.

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