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Persuasion

People are influenced most by those they trust and admire and believe care for them. – Brendon Burchard

Persuasion is an important skill in life. Daily interaction requires us to influence others to follow our advice.

Influencing our kids to eat more vegetables and enjoy school life.

Influencing the girl whom we like that we are their best potential for soulmate.

Influencing your boss and colleague that your proposal would bring the most revenue for the company with the limited budget.

Things that you want to achieve but you need the help from others. How many times have you been successful? Would you want to be better in this skill?

How then, can we be persuasive? According to Brendon Burchard, there are three things we can look into.

First. Presence. Be present.  Be fully engaged with the person you are interacting with. It improves the rapport between you and the person. Don’t be physically drained or emotionally checked out.

Second. Clarity. Know where you want to go and where you are right now. Be clear of the alternatives and narrow down the options to a feasible few. Understand your point of view and the views of those you want to persuade and know the common ground.

Third. Old new argument. Know what is the current situation. What is the pain point? What is lacking? And then, what would be the ideal future state? What would be fantastic if they follow your advice? What improvement would they get? What are the advantages?

How can you be more persuasive today?

 

Meng

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How to Re-Discover Your Passion

There is no passion to be found playing small,  in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

Brendon Burchard shared some tips on how to rediscover our passion.

Rest well. Sleep 7-8 hours daily. Meditate. Take a short nap. Keep your energy level high by getting sufficient rest. Rejuvenate yourself.

Visualize. Day dream. Think of the things that really fire you up. The things that you kept on dreaming when you were still young, back in school. When you are not drowned with stress in the so-called “reality” of life.

Constantly remind yourself to be passionate in life. Put reminder in your phone. To be consistently reminded to think about your passions.

Celebrate the small wins and small milestones reached. Don’t just keep chasing the next goal. Be proud of what you have done. Be happy of what you have achieved.

How can you be more passionate today?

Meng

Life’s Purpose

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin

Have you read my previous post? Of the mistakes in making your new year resolution?

Then, how then, do you make a more efficient resolution?

First, you must understand your life purpose. What is your mission in life?

Brendon shared his thoughts on how we can find our purposes in life.  Have a look, and see if you can learn a thing or two about yourself.

 

Meng

Brendon Burchard’s Hints to Purpose of Life

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

It’s a public holiday day. Instead of going out and enjoy, I am being restless. There are many things going on at the back of my head.

And yet, I can’t have a clear mind. A clear thought.

What is the purpose of my life?

And as if by sheer luck, I saw this youtube clip. Brendon Burchard shared his views on finding life purpose.

We don’t find our life purposes. We don’t seek them.

Instead we create them. We define our own life purposes.

It’s all about asking a series of simple questions: What do we like to do? What do we stand for? How best can we serve others? What is meaningful to us, personally?

Life purpose is to be fully alive. Live the moment. Live in the present. Accept and feel whatever is happening right now.

We are not just passing time. Be truly alive.

Everyone is unique. You have your own mindset, your own beliefs, your own habits.

Find your own purpose. You aren’t living other people’s lives. You aren’t living other people’s expectation, no matter how dear they are to you. It’s your life, take charge of it.

We are all connected. We don’t live a digital world. Human connections are still important, and more so when we are now constantly distracted.

To be fully alive, we must remain connected. With our loved ones. With our friends. With our communities.

Have a vision of what is it that you are trying to accomplish. What’s in store in the future – the future that you want to create.

Lack of life purpose is due to lack of vision. There’s no clarity in the vision for the dwellers who just pass time.

Have the self discipline to pursue your life purpose.

What’s your life purpose? How can you move forward to live the life that you desire – one that is full of vibrancy, love and meaning – to live your life not only just for yourself, but for your loved ones and for the world we are in?

 

Meng

Digital Storytelling

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou

Do you miss me? LOL. Sorry for the lack of posting.

Tired from all the swimming lessons over the past few days.

So tired that I just went back to sleep after lessons.

And drowsy at work >.<

Anyway, do you believe everyone has a story to tell?

Brendon Burchard does. He mentioned it during NAC 2014 in Singapore last May.

Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has a message to spread.

With this, I am excited that there is a course in Coursera called Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. It’s conducted by Bernard R Robin and Sara G McNeil, from University of Houston System.

Although the first class was on September 8th, I didn’t miss most of the contents. Since the video lectures are in minutes. Bite-size contents.

This opens up a new avenue for me. I’m thinking – should I go into Youtube as well? With all the things I learned here.

What do you think?

Do you have a story to tell? Join this class, be my classmate and tell your story more vibrantly.

 
Meng