Personal

Public Speaking Is The Most Important Skill – ShianG KeR

Rumor Research says that many people fear public speaking more than death. To me it’s a rumor, why? Dead people can’t tell us which one is scarier right? Okay I notice this line is a little offensive. Take it as a joke please. Warren Buffett mentioned before this is the most important skill, I agree in many ways. If we master public speaking: we can communicate our message better we are perceived as a stronger leader we can…

Read More

If We Know How To Face Death, We Know How To Live – ShianG KeR

Humans live in denial, it is a defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality; if not nobody would want to live. Please pardon my relatively morbid and dark topic, I always think that death is something we should talk more instead of avoiding it. My father used to have a factory in Ipoh, guess what we produced? Coffin. Yes what an odd product! My mum always told us to share with others that our business was about producing wood…

Read More

A Role Model Is Who We All Need To Find Direction In Life – ShianG KeR

Throwing back to the days that I was still working in my previous company. As a big organization like that (over 45000 employees worldwide), we often had speaker sessions or townhall events where senior managers (directors) would share some updates or personal experiences with audience. I was in IT department, as you know even until now there are very few females in IT, even fewer for females who made it to director level. As for Singapore office, there were only…

Read More

2017 Review and 2018 Goals – ShianG KeR

I always have the idea of mini retirements, instead of retire at the age of 65, I want to have small breaks every few years and continue to work till old age. In that case, I could enjoy life while still having good health and no need to worry about missing out things in life. 2017 was my first mini retirement, a sabbatical year for me to explore and experience different things. Well, it turned out to be a year…

Read More

3 Deceptively Simple Ways to Overcome Your Fears

What are you scared of? Oh, don’t shake your head and say, “Nothing!” We are all scared of something – it could be fear of something real like mice and cockroaches or fear of the possibility of something going wrong – like feeling humiliated while addressing a crowd.  In this article, you will be taken through a three step process of understanding why you are scared of something, what to do about it and finally how to overcome it. 1. It’s…

Read More

Want to win at life? Start doing this right now!

You want to motivate your child to do well in his/her 12th standard exams. How do you think you should do it? Should you tell your child how difficult life will be without a good education, or how great things can be with a good education? Many parents (and bosses and teachers and people in general), tend to take the first approach, but here is research that says that the first method might actually be more effective. Did you just…

Read More

5 Simple Ways To Be Happier

What is the one thing we all want? To be happier. As surprising as it sounds, achieving it isn’t so difficult. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out. Here are 5, simple, actionable tips to inculcate to become a happier version of yourself! 1. Get some exercise  Source – http://yourmedguide.com A point we have been trying to make time and again. Basically, when you exercise, endorphins, or feel good hormones are released. Research shows that just 30 minutes of walking could…

Read More

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination Like A Boss

I have so much to do! I have emails to answer, lectures to prepare, and clients’ problems to solve and on top of all this a big presentation at work! You know what the worst part is? People assume I am magically immune to procrastination, just because I am a psychologist. But hey, I’m still a person and at times I get overwhelmed, or plain bored with all the work I need to do. But the difference between me and…

Read More

The Introvert’s Guide To Public Speaking

So, there’s this project at work you’ve been working really hard on. Your boss loves the idea and everything is going great until s/he tells you to present the idea to the whole team tomorrow. You’ve created the slides and proofread them twice, but every time you think of the presentation, your head feels light and you get a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. What are you afraid of? That you’re a quiet, reserved person and not…

Read More

A Psychologist Reveals How Your Mind Tricks You Every Day

I was once asked if I liked what I wrote. I said I have different phases, I like my writing in some phases and don’t like my writing in some phases. Huh? Let me explain. I’m working on this children’s book, a series of short stories for children. In the beginning, as I was writing the first few stories, I was mentally rehearsing my Booker Award Speech, and I was all like, “Wow, this is going to be SO great!”…

Read More

5 Insanely Helpful Tips to Start Working Out

“I don’t have enough time” “I am too tired” “I will start from tomorrow, definitely!” “Ok, from Monday for sure!” If these are some of the excuses you have for not working out, you are not alone! As human beings, we are hard-wired to do only which is absolutely needed — wired to minimize time and energy wherever possible. Let’s first try and understand why we are spending so much time on this topic. Believe it or not, Science has actually…

Read More

Can You Increase Your IQ? A Neuroscientist Explains

Intelligence, most of us would agree is an extremely abstract concept that individuals possess. Defining intelligence, in itself is a huge task that most academicians have attempted to succeed in. It can be thought of as the ability of a person to learn, adapt and solve new problems, adapt to environments and situations. Having complex sub-components such as cognitive processes; quantifying intelligence is surely not an easy task. However, psychologists have attempted at developing measures for intelligence. The first version…

Read More

Why A Sabbatical Is Good For Growth

In 1881, a German guy named Otto, he came out with a radical idea during that era – why don’t we all stop working at some point, and just enjoy life (plus government funded pension)? The idea was crazy because back then people simply did not retire, they worked till they died. Hence in modern history, German government is the first to create retirement system. I’m not a crazy German and I don’t have the shocked-by-electricity hairstyle, but I do have…

Read More

6 Research-Based Hacks to Help You Avoid Overeating

So you were at an all you can eat buffet. Before you left home you had vowed not to overeat tonight, and just try small quantities of whatever seemed interesting. By the end of the meal, you need to unbutton your pants and need a few seconds to catch your breath after climbing down the flight of stairs. You overate, AGAIN! Well, here are a few hacks, all backed by research, you can use to not overeat: 1. Hide your…

Read More
About

We provide a omprehensive collection of self improvement articles focusing on productivity, motivation and self confidence.

Social Links