NLP – 8 simple gestures that will make a difference in other people lives.

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Self Improvement, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making a difference in other people lives is a beautiful thing that can happen in this world.

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If you think of your work as a contribution to the world (great or small) then you can proudly say that you have contributed X amount of difference in making this world a better place.

If you help 2 or more people make their contributions, you can say you have made a good double amount of difference in making this world a wonderful place. You multiply your contributions and at the same time you polish your leadership skills by teaching others to help other people to create, produce and make contributions. The amount of difference made in this world not only by multiplies, but it keeps on multiplying beyond you.

Unfortunately, many people don’t see it in this way, instead, they tear people down, block them, hoard the goods for themselves and jealous of the success of others. In order to break free from this jealousy and meanness, we need to learn to be happy for others, count their success as our success and feel proud of the contributions we have made in helping others make a difference.

The world will thank you for it.

If you have no idea where to kick start, the following are the simple yet meaningful ways to help others:

Sharing Knowledge

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The key is to keep educating yourself so that you can help others simply by sharing your knowledge.

Finding out what’s valuable to them

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We can help others by finding out what’s valuable to them. Make an effort to ask them where they need help, and keep that in mind when you see an opportunity.

Sharing your resources

 

17Think about the resources you have invested in and be mindful of whether they can help someone. Maybe you have Spiderman 2 tickets that you won’t be able to attend. Keep those unused resources in the back of your mind and try to connect them with people who can use them.

Making them aware of an opportunity

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It’s important to keep an eye out for opportunities. It could be a potential partner or job opportunities. Once you see an opportunity, think about who could benefit from knowing about it.

Giving them transparent feedback

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There is a difference between telling someone that they are no good and giving them good examples of how they can improve. Some people won’t take it well but, in the long run, you will help people that you want to work with and improve the efficiency and success of your company as well.

Being a brand advocate

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Think about the products and services that you love, and don’t be shy about letting people know about them.

Volunteering your time

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Time is valuable and most people understand that. When you take out time out of your day to help a friend, they will remember it.

Recognizing them

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There are variety of ways to give someone recognition. You can include them in an article that you have written or mention them in a speech or presentation. An easy way to recognize someone is to nominate them for an award. There are countless awards out there that could really help out your network. It will mean a lot to the nominee that you thought of them and wanted to recognize them. On a smaller scale, you can have internal recognition within your company.

Have you help anyone today?

 

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Jenniser
Programme Manager,

Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd

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NLP Singapore – Stop Working Like an Octopus.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Self Improvement, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You’re on the phone with a client and at the same time you quietly typing email to another client. As soon as you hang up, a colleague sends you an instant message, which you read over while dialling your manager’s extension number. Then during your phone conversation with her, you start doing your client’s proposal.
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Our perception of multitasking is to boost our productivity especially we are in a country where the pace of life is fast and hectic. People who can multitask are typically seen as efficient an effective .After all, don’t we get more tasks done at one time than doing one task at a time?
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Come to think about it, multi-tasking doesn’t make us as productive as we think. It will increase our anxiety and stress level for messing up our tasks. In fact, it’s likely that the quality of our work will be affected and cost us time to re-create it.

8 tips to kick away multi-tasking habit

  1. Plan your day in blocks. Set specific times for returning calls, answering emails, and doing research.
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  2. Manage your interruptions. Keep a log on those who interrupts you the most and how urgent the requests are.
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  3. Learn how to improve your concentration  so you can focus properly on one task at a time. You’ll be surprised at how much you get done just by concentrating on one thing at a time.

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  1. Every time you go to check your email or take a call when you’re actually supposed to be doing something else, take a deep breath and resist the urge. Focus your attention back to what you’re supposed to be doing.
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  2. If you get an audible or visual alert when emails come in, turn it off. This can help you avoid the temptation to check your inbox whenever you get new mail.
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  3. Whenever you find yourself multitasking, stop. Take five minutes to sit quietly at your desk with your eyes closed. Even short breaks like this can refocus your mind, lower your stress levels, and improve your concentration. Plus it can give your brain a welcome break during a hectic day.
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  4. There will be times when something urgent comes up and you can’t avoid interruptions. But instead of trying to multitask through these, stop and make a note of where you left your current task. Record any thoughts you had about how to move forward. Then deal with the immediate problem, before going back to what you were doing. This way you’ll be able to handle both tasks well, and you’ll leave yourself with some clues to help you restart the original task more quickly.
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  5. If you find your mind wandering when you should be focusing on something else, you need to guide your thoughts back to what you are doing by putting yourself in the moment. For example, you might be sitting in an important team meeting, but thinking about a speech you’ll be giving soon. Tell yourself, “I am in this meeting, and need to focus on what I’m learning here.” Often, acknowledging the moment can help keep you focused.
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Many of us think that multitasking is the best way to get through the demands of our working day. This is a myth! The reality is that multitasking lowers the quality of our work, reduces our ability to focus, and can actually cost us time.

Have you plan your day yet?

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Jenniser
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Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd

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NLP SINGAPORE – 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE IN 2014

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Friends

When I was a little boy, I have always heard people around me talking about setting New Year Resolution. The interesting phenomenon is that a year after setting New Year Resolution, somehow, things did not change much. Why is that so? Most of the people that I know will shove the New Year Resolution aside after setting and totally forgot about it. So some of the key things you need to DO to make sure that things get DONE is to TAKE MASSIVE ACTION  once your goals are set.

So what are some of the AMAZING THINGS that you can do for yourself this year? Check out this list:

1.       Review your Achievements for the past year

As you look back last year, list down the top 3 things that you have done well and then reward yourself. Also list down the top 3 things that you felt it could have been better. Ask yourself are there any things that you have learnt where it can make you a better person. In NLP, if you are able to gather some positive learning from any negative experiences that you have, in fact, you are applying a tool in NLP called Reframing.

2.       Fulfill at least one of your Dreams

If there is 1 dream that can be achieved this year, what will they be? Put in your best effort this year and achieve them. There were a couple of my dreams that were fulfilled last year:

(i)                  Brought my family to Hokkaido & Disneyland

(ii)                Met Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group with a Networth of US$46 Billion (see picture below)

(iii)              Met Warren Buffett, Richest Investor on Forbes List with a Networth of US$58.5 Billion

(iv)              Met Zhang Zuo Lei, Billionaire Businessman from China

(iv)              Build strong working relationship with Richard Tan, CEO of Success Resources Pte Ltd, the largest event organizer in the world

(iv)              Meeting Professor Bruce Greenwald in Columbia University, etc

Find those that are FUN to do!

RB

With Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

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Zhang Zuo Lei, Billionaire Businessman who owns Ba Su Mu Group

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3.       Tell your love ones “I love you”

If there are 3 people that you are absolutely grateful for who have made a difference in your life, who will these people be? Assuming that they are still around and you have always wanted to tell them something important, tell them!  I remembered I have a NLP Graduate who loved her mum so much but she has always procrastinated to tell her how much she loved her mum. Eventually she took up the courage to do it and she felt phenomenal! Her article is available here: http://www.nlpinsingapore.com/inspiration-story/nlp-singapore-the-hug

4.       Exercise

“Take care of your body. It’s the only you have to live” ~ Jim Rohn. I came across this quote when I visited an exhibition called Body World in New York. It really gave me a fresh perspective of life. Most of the people finds exercising tiring and tough to do. I share similar experiences. So what I did was simply to do something that I like – Brisk Walk with an pipe-in music from iPhone & weight training in front of the TV. Recently, I have shifted to a place where it’s a few minutes walk from West Coast Park. It’s really Beautiful during the day and night. That further motivates me to exercise. You may like to play basketball, golf or any sports that give a great workout. Just DO it!

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5.       Read

Recently I have just shifted my house and I realized that I really got of tons of books that I have bought but not read yet. If you have any books that you have but not read them, read one this year. If you are very busy in your life and find completing reading a book a hassle, read articles instead. Personally, I love to read posting by Sir Richard Branson in his personal Blog as well as summarised biographies at www.biography.com.

6.       Remove negative people in your life

One of my favourite quotes was “Surround yourself with people that will lift you higher” by Oprah Winfrey. I have always love hanging out with positive people and people who will support your dreams and goals in my life. They bring energy, encouragement, support and warmth into my life. If you have any people in your life that is taking most of the energy out of you, vanish them from your universe or you vanish yourself from their universe. You will be happier.

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Participants from Batch Swish 26 during Day 6 of our NLP Training

7.       Have FUN and DO something crazy!

Life is short! If you have always wanted to do something crazy and outrageous (assuming that it’s legal and ethical), DO it! A couple weeks ago, my company launched our 1st investment book called “Invest Lah!” and I dressed myself up as a Cash Cow Mascot. We had SO MUCH FUN in our launch. Watch video below. So is there something that you have always wanted to do but did not have a chance, Screw it Just Do it! You may also learn HOW TO INVEST in an EXTREMELY FUN way by clicking Mind Kinesis Value Investing Academy.

8.       Help someone

Since my encounter with Kidney Cancer, it has changed the way how I look at life. I have been organising small charity events or participating in such events since 2010. The most memorable one is when I brought the patients from Hospice Care Association for a day trip at Gardens by the Bay and I almost cried at the end of the event. It was a meaningful one. For this year, I will be organising another one. If you decide to help someone but do not have time, you don’t have to organise anything. Just volunteer yourself for the day, or if you see any people who are handicapped in some ways and are selling tissue paper, buy a few packs from them and chat with them. You will be surprise what you can learn from them about life.

9.       Show Gratitude to your friends and/or colleagues

I remembered years ago when I was working in a public listed company, I have to managed a few hundred staffs. It was pretty challenging to motivate them. Having said that, I came out with an idea one day – give candies to my female staffs. As my staffs are predominantly male and are in large numbers, I have decided to give thanks starting from a small group which are the female staffs. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I personally packed about 30 packs for the female staffs. When they came to work on that day, my staff gave every single lady staff the packed candy and said “Happy Valentine’s Day!”. Guessed what happened? One lady staff entered my office and said that for the past 25 years, I am the only manager that has showed appreciation for the years of effort of my staff. After she spoke to me, she went out and shared to her colleagues how happy she was.

Ask yourself this – Do you have any friends or colleagues that have helped you previously and you have no chance to thank them? Give them a surprise. It can be a handwritten note, a small and cute gift, etc.

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10.   Look at the Stars, the Sky, the Trees, the Sea

Visit any places of nature and be part of it. We spent so much time working, working and working and we should give ourselves a break and be with nature. Go to the nearest beach and enjoy the sun, sand and the sea. Lie down somewhere and enjoy the stars or the sky or the clouds. Admire how beautiful the nature is, paying attention to the sound of nature and remember how it feels!

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Cayden Chang

Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree

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NLP SINGAPORE – WINNERS PERSIST & PERSEVERE

Posted by on Jul 2, 2010 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Success & Life Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Friends

A couple of days ago, I went to a local bookstore that sells personal books, bought more than $600 worth of books and asked for an old copy of ‘Success’ Magazine for free. The magazine is dated Jun/Jul 2008 with the title ’50 Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time’ plus an interesting article about Paul J. Meyer. There was one article that Paul J. Meyer wrote titled ‘What It takes To Be a Winner’. It was a fascinating article for me because Paul walks the talk. When he was age 25, he build the largest insurance agency in North America recruiting more than 800 agents in 12 months. For the last 50 years, he has earned the about US$20 – US$50 million per year. 2 principles that he has used in his life was these:

1)       Winners are willing to pay the price of success

2)      Winners persist and persevere

Just to share that my little dream of publishing a book will be realised within the next 1  month. See book cover below:

I always have a vision of my 1st book being placed on the bookshelves of all major bookstores such as Popular, Times, MPH, Borders, Kinokuniya, etc. In addition, I have a vision where the book will be placed on the Best Selling rack of Popular Bookstores and I am sure it will come true. Publishing of this book was difficult right from the start as I need to look for business owners who want to sponsor the publication such that ALL the sales proceeds go to Straits Times School Pocket Fund. Initially, to attract these people, I started using the Internet to save cost. No one responded for a couple of months. I changed strategies and conducted Social Media Marketing Workshops to attract business owners. Wrong people came. They are here to look-see-look-see or they are mainly employees. I changed the ad that I have placed targeting only business owners. The crowd that came for my workshop dropped to a low level but at least more self-employed or business owners appeared. Took me about 4 months just to attract close to 20 business owners. Subsequent challenges set in when some sponsors wanted changes several times, this put me in a tight spot several times between my business partners and the sponsors as expectations were different. We managed to accommodate the differences and moved forward. Then comes to the design phase where more work needs to be done in terms of communication. A few days ago when I have told the Printing Company to start printing the book, our distributor shared that I might be infringing the copyright of other people because I used their quotes. I have to quickly asked the printing company to stop printing and with a friend’s friend who is a lawyer specialising in Intellectual Property. Fortunately, this lawyer said that using famous people’s quote does not constitute copyright infringement. That’s when I could sleep and told the printing company to continue to print. From the onset of the idea of this book until now, it took me more than 1 year to sort things out and overcome challenges. I am glad that I am almost at the end part of this race.

I target the books to be out by mid Jul and subsequently distributed to major bookstores by National Day. It’s the day that I have specially picked. The part that I am most proud of for this book is that ALL the sales proceeds will be donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Fund where the fund is is used to help poor students who do not have pocket money to eat or to go to school. I target the amount to be more than S$12,000.

It does not take a super rich person to do good or help others, it just takes a person with a heart. It does not take a Superman to overcome tough obstacles, it just takes a person who are willing to pay the price of success, persist and persevere.

Have a great weekend!

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Cayden Chang
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”

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