NLP Singapore – The Habits of Supremely Happy People, Are Yours Similar?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends,

How’s your week so far?

It must have been great! If you don’t feel likewise, you must have missed out reading this article, “The Habits of Supremely Happy People”!

Here’re some points that I have learnt from the article, and you might want to take note and apply into your daily life too!

1)      Surround yourself with other happy people!

We do feel happy when people around us are happy, don’t we?! It’s like how a smile is contagious!

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2)      There’s this Japanese Proverb mentioned…

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It’s amazing how Happy People can manage to fall down seven/several times, and they are still optimistic and get up again and use other methods and ways to get around it UNTIL THEY SUCCEED no matter what other negative voices they hear! Do you have friends who are like this too? I do know a handful, and i find them very inspiring and I simply LOVE hanging around with them!

Are you one of the pessimistics, who give up after failing only once? If so, it’s time to surround yourself with happy people and change your mindset!

3) Happy People let themselves lose track of time.

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I find this point very relevant to me. Here goes a bit about myself…

I am a person who dreads exercising and finds it a waste of time. Last year, i only went to the gym ONCE, and i kinda sweared that I would never exercise again. HAHA. Only recently, I’m being introduced to Zumba, and after influencing my friends to join me as gym companions, I finally stepped into the gym again!

I came to love Zumba, and felt very HAPPY exercising, and now I visit the gym at least once a week to workout to keep a healthy lifestyle!

I remember there was once I enjoyed myself so much that I got carried away and went for Zumba 4 times in a week, and I didn’t feel tired at all! I enjoyed myself so much, and it seems that I’m in this joyful state called “Flow”, which happens when one is immersed in an activity that is concurrently challenging, revitalizing and meaningful. Truly enough, I felt accomplished ever since, and most importantly, I came to appreciate my body more and LIVED HAPPILY EVERYDAY FEELING GOOD!

Is there any activities/occasions that made you encounter this state of flow?

4) EXERCISE!

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This links back to the example of the previous point~ Exercise gives you endorphins, and Endorphins make you happy! Now, I know why I feel happier after exercising. More reasons for us to exercise now!

5) Move Away from all Kinds of Technology For A While

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Life is hectic for us, especially when we are living in Singapore. Everything is fast-paced. With the help of technology, things move even faster in our life. Sometimes, we should stop using Facebook, Twitter, TV, radio, etc for a while, and spend some time with the nature instead. Unknowingly, it would help us to de-stress and recharge ourselves for the challenges we face in life, which in turn helps us to discover ourselves and become a better person!

So, stay away from your computer and handphone for at least 15mins after reading this post, and make use of this time to recharge! =D

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Have a GREAT start for November!

Karen 
Programme Manager 0f NLP Academy

 

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NLP SINGAPORE – BELIEVE IT’S POSSIBLE

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

Dear Friends

I have lost count of the number of workshops that I have conducted and the number of people that I have trained – simply too many. My schedule is already booked all the way until June 2011 and the planning of my goal is up to Dec 2011.

I can still remembered when I first quitted from my last job to start my company, all my colleagues were wondering why am I so silly to quit from a designation of Assistant Vice President, drawing a fantastic salary, to start a business from  ground zero? This is because ……..

Have you ever had a dream? A dream to live life the way you wanted. A dream to do something that you love such that you don’t have to work a single day again. A dream where you are finacially free such that money comes straight into your pocket without working for it. I am sure you have at least one of these dreams.I did come across this quote ‘Many have dreams. But few lived their dreams’.  But why not many lived their dreams? There are many reasons.

One of them I consistently asked trainees is ‘On a scale of 1 – 10, what is the score that you believed in your dreams? 1 is where you absolutely don’t believe and 10 is a absolutely believe’. What will be your score? Before you tell me what is your score, ask yourself this question – will you do something that you BELIEVE or something that you DON’T BELIEVE?’. The answer is obvious. Something that we believed in. So do you know why many people don’t lived their dreams? They know what they are, they can put them into words, but many simply don’t believed that it can happen. If they don’t believed, they simply won’t do anything about it. If they don’t do anything about it, they are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT – it didn’t happen. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Let me share with you what I believed, and because of that, I took MASSIVE ACTION to make my little dreams come true. Some of them include:

1) Writing & publishing my 1st book – the best part is that I donate all sales proceeds to Straits Times Pocket Fund

2) Starting my ‘Mind Kinesis Value Investing Academy’ at http:www.investment-in-stocks.com in addition my NLP Academy.

3) Started buying landed properties in United States as an additional source of passive income in addition to my stock investment. This is a unit in Rochester, Monroe, New York 14605.

…. and many more.

Is it all about money and career? Of course NOT. It’s about living the life to the fullest. After my ordeal with Renal Cancer, all the above is just to show that when one STRONGLY BELIEVES in something, one will MAKE IT HAPPEN.

So do you believe in your dreams and most imporantly, yourself?

Let me share with you how you can live a happy life while making your dreams come true by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!

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

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NLP SINGAPORE – A REMINDER ABOUT LIFE

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

I had a wonderful and busy last week in which I spent most of time doing what I love to do – TRAINING.

Just to share that last Saturday and Sunday, I was conducting the one and probably the only Mandarin NLP Training in Singapore and one of the trainee in whom I addressed as Uncle Wang was the oldest trainee that I have ever trained. He was 73 years old. The positive takeaway for me was that this uncle participated 100% in the training whether it’s just lectures or experiential activities. Despite his age, he reminded me that if we aged, we should continuously learn and really live life to the fullest. When we were sharing what were our dreams, he shared something that we probably take things for granted – he just wanted to see properly again with his hands and legs able to sustain him for the rest of his years. As you are reading this, I am sure that your pair of eyes, hands and legs are functioning properly. Well, not for Uncle Wang. 

During my training, I shared the story of how I was diagnosed with renal cancer and how I was fortunate enough to survive the disease. You know what? During the tea-break of our training, he went over to Popular Bookstore and bought me a Chinese book about Free Radicals (See photo below with the copy of book that he gave me). It’s hard to described how happy I felt when Uncle Wang did that. Previously, when I was conducting my ‘maiden’ training right after my surgery, it was so painful at my wound that I have to speak with my left hand pressing against the surgery wound. One trainee by the name of Janet Chew, took off during tea-break and came back with a surgical belt that I can wear to reduce the pain. When she handled it to me, she said ‘This is to bless you!’. I am blessed!

The journey of starting and sustaining a training business wasn’t easy, but I am glad that we are constantly growing with wonderful people supporting me, especially my family. Spare some time, sit down quietly, and ask yourself this question: “Who are the 3 people that you are most grateful to in your life?”. Well ………..

Have a great week!

Let me share with you how you can live a happy life while making your dreams come true by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!

Check out what they say about my NLP training.

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

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NLP SINGAPORE – ARE YOU TAKING ACTION TO CHANGE OR STILL TALKING ABOUT CHANGE?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Success & Life Tips, Self Improvement | 0 comments

Hi Friends

It was a crazy, busy and fulfilling week.  So much to do and I had great fun!

The best day for this week was on Thursday when I conducted a workshop to the Top 100 Insurance advisors from AIA Changi. The audience were simply AWESOME! After the workshop, all my books were snapped up instantly and those people who bought it queued up for my signature. I should have brought more books 😛 The best part was that I met 2 of high school class mates (see photo below – Share Ling on extreme left, Jenny on the left) and they supported my cause for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund by buying many copies of my book. GREAT!

Well, the next meaningful event was that I have conducted a ‘How to Stay Positive and Overcome Challenges in Life’ Workshop to the low-income families who are beneficiaries of Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre. It’s the first time that they are running a motivational workshop and the audience simply love it. Some were queuing up to take photos with me while some wanted my autograph for the book. It was a fulfiling and meaningful Saturday! Special thanks to the Esther Goh, the Social Worker (see photo below), who has invited me to help their clients.

My next Social and Cultural Goal will be to help the Children Cancer Foundation in Jan 2011. If you have read my previous blog where I am a kidney cancer survivior, you will know why am I helping these children.

Before I end this blog post, I have a few questions for you. Do you know what are you going to do tomorrow, next week, next month, next year and how is it related to your end-point in life? Most of the people who came for my workshops can’t answer these questions. This is not the sad part, the sad part is that most people talk about wanting to change but few are committed tio working hard to create that change. 10 years down the road, who will achieve more in life – those that are still talking about it, worse still, procrastinating,  or those that constantly take action and moving forward?

Which side of the fence are you on?

Have a great weekend!

Let me share with you how you make your dreams come true by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!

Check out what they say about my NLP training.

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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NLP SINGAPORE – LIVE TO REGRET OR REGRETTED THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE LIVED

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Singapore | 0 comments

Dear Friends

I have received this through a social support group. Something that I believed will be meaningful to you.

“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were thosewho had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared.I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, everyone of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,common themes surfaced again and again.  Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their lifeis almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how manydreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they hadmade, or not made.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed theirchildren’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret.But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patientshad not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regrettedspending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with othersAs a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never becamewho they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friendsuntil their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down.Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let goldenfriendships slipby over the years. There were many deep regrets about not givingfriendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends whenthey are dying.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the endthat happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns andhabits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions,as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending toothers, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

Mother Theresa says:”It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do.And by creating more space in your life, you become happierand more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly,in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip.But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical detailsof life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible.But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them.They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love.Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task.It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely,choose honestly.  Choose happiness.”

Have a great week ahead!

Let me share with you how you make your dreams come true by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!

Check out what they say about my NLP training.

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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