On February 5th, I did the impossible, the inconceivable, the extraordinary. I completed my first half-marathon race. Until a few months ago, never have I ran more than 3 miles in my life. Running this 13.1-mile race with over 15,000 people at Huntington Beach was truly an exhilarating experience!
I spent most the day tied to bed. Nobody told me that my entire lower body would feel like it's paralyzed after completing the half-marathon. My legs are in so much pain I literally can't walk. This gave me ample time to reflect over my marathon experience. Here are ...
Imagine that Jesus had the chance to take a modern personality inventory. What would the results look like? It's a fascinating question.
In fact, I always wondered what would be the personality of Jesus Christ? I mean, what was he really like as a son, neighbor, friend, and teacher? As Christmas is almost just around the corner, I am reminded of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After all, He's the reason for the season.
The four Gospels show us a clear picture of how he acted and reacted in a number of different situations. As a MBTI aficio...
Jeffrey Gitomer is a world-renowned connector. His book “Little Black Book of Connections” was a fun read. To see the full list of strategies for connecting, get a copy of his book here. It’ll be worth it!
Gitomer breaks down simple strategies and steps on how to make connections in a better, more powerful way. The only thing is you have to implement them.
1. Be friendly first, and everything else falls into place.
Friendly breeds likability and trust. People do business with people they like and people they trust. The twin of friendly is smiley. People who ...
Every morning, Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s number one executive coach, gets a call from the same women. She sits pretty quiet – she’s there to listen as Goldsmith reads off a list of 32 questions and she answers with either a yes or no or a number between 1 to 10.
In the evening, Goldsmith pays an associate to call him and ask a series of questions that force him to recap whether he has been true to his behavioral goals through the day’s events.
The beauty with this process is that it ensures accountability.
Goldsmith says there’s one overarching ...
Remember the oft-quoted cliche? It’s not just what you know that makes a difference; it’s who you know. In business and life, relationship is everything.
Sounds so pedestrian, but it's so true. I consider myself in the people business. My vision is to raise up a new breed of leaders who steward their calling to turn the world right side up. If I don't serve, connect, and network with people, everything I do is is vain.
In Tommy Spaulding's It's Not Just Who You Know, the author categorizes relationships into five floors of a building and identifies key attributes ...
Stephen Covey passed away in July 2012, leaving behind an incredible legacy with his teachings about leadership, time management, effectiveness, success and even love and family. His seminal work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People transformed the way people act on their problems with a compelling and well-defined process. His writings have been influential in my development of life. The following are powerful collection of his best wisdom.
“Each of us guards a gate of change that can be opened only from the inside.”
“Every human being has ...
In the city of Riverside, California, three statues stand in the heart of downtown. These statues portray Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dosan Ahn Chang Ho - three men who have sacrificed for ideals larger than themselves. You may recognize the first two. But who on earth is Dosan Ahn Chang Ho?
You can't talk about the modern Korean history without mentioning the remarkable feats of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho. Born in 1878 Dosan, his pen name, was a prominent Korean activist who fought for the independence of Japanese occupation of Korea. He died on March ...
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Does your current job fit your personality? Or the better question is, should I find my job based on my personality type? There's a huge controversy over this? What are your thoughts?
Nonetheless, I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of personality and career. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a widely known tool used in the business arena for helping you find the “right” career. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the personalities of employees, in an effort to find them in the ...