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Myths of Wealth

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir

Reading the foreword by Dan Miller for Jaime Tardy’s The Eventual Millionaire. There is some misconception on wealth.

Myth 1:  We chase after money directly.
Money is a byproduct. Money is the result of values that we put in for other people. People pay us for a work well done.

Myth 2: Envy other rich people.
Successful rich people do not envy other rich people. They learn from them, and still remain humble. They learn from others, and at the same time, teach others as well.

Myth 3: Be greedy and stingy.
Wealthy people are not stingy. They freely share, for they believe that there is enough wealth for everyone. They believe in abundance.

Myth 4: Wealthy people are selfish.
We do not live for ourselves alone. We live by contributing and helping one another. The richer we are, the more we are in a position to help others.

Myth 5: Rich is a game of luck.
We don’t get rich by being lucky. We get rich by putting in the effort, chasing after the opportunities, being relentless in pursuing our dreams.

Differentiate facts from myth and you will be well on your way to wealth.  Don’t be ignorant. Don’t be stubborn. Live your life well – in happiness and full of abundance.

 

Meng

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Feynman Technique

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Want to learn something faster?

There’s this technique called Feynman Technique.

It is a simple 3 -steps methodology.

Watch the video to find out more.

 

Meng

 

Choices

I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I’ve made some bad choices. – Amy Grant

Do you feel stumped when you have to make a decision? Would it be the best decision? Would you be better off with this decision or with that decision?

Do you feel at lost considering the choices? Especially, if there are multiple choices out there.

What if you make a wrong decision? Would you look like an idiot? Or be held accountable for it?

In life, each and everyone of us have to make decisions. Some decisions are easier to make, some are more difficult.

When life presents choices to us, how do we make a wise decision?

Start with acknowledgment. Knowing that  we will never be able to make wise decisions 100% of the time.  It is OK to make silly mistakes. We are human after all. We are not perfect. We do not chase after perfectionism. No. We care only for progress. And to progress, we have to make decisions.

Understand the situation. What is required for you to make a decision? What choices do you have? Have you considered other alternatives? Are there other possibilities out there?

Simplify. The more choices we have, the vaguer the situation. Our mind does not work best in vague situation. Try to limit the permutation of choices. See which choices seem more likely or easier to proceed. Which one would give a better payout?

Learn from our decisions. Why do we make certain decisions? What is our thought process? Are we influenced by the situation? What is the knowledge that we have? What are the resources in hand?

Decide to make the decision anyway. Even if we are scared. Even if we are afraid. Just go ahead and make it. Usually it is not a life-and-death matter. Thus, you have a chance to learn from it. You have the permission to make your very own decision.

Making decisions is part of our life journey. When life presents choices upon you, make your decisions wisely.

 

Meng

Happy Chinese New Year!

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

Happy Chinese New Year!

May the year bring you abundance.
May the year treat you well.
May you be in the pink of health.
May you be surrounded in love.

Let bygones be bygones.

Learn from the past, both good and bad.

Chart a new journey.

Have a new aim in life.

Stay cheerful and stay motivated.

 

Meng

 

Teach to Learn

Learn from the masses, and then teach them. – Mao Zedong

I went to a sharing session on yoga the other day. The instructor was sharing on her beginnings in the yoga practice.

She asked her yoga teacher,”How do I become better in yoga? How do I learn better?

He said simply,”You must teach others.

A very profound idea. A concept most of us know.

If you want to learn better in school, you must teach your fellow classmates. This, we know.

However, once we step out from school, this is not something we practise.

We felt inadequate. Who are we to teach? How in depth do we know on this particular subject to teach?

However, we do overlook one idea. That is, to learn, we need to practise. And teaching is one of the ways where we can practise.

By teaching, we learn to articulate our ideas better.

We learn to organize our thoughts.

We learn to categorize our thinking logically.

We empathize with our audience, and to learn to see things in a different perspective.

Our teachings may not be perfect. No one is. But we can become better in it with time.

What is it that you are learning right now? How can you teach it to others, so that you yourself can learn better?

Meng