There was once a businessman standing on the beach in a small fishing village. Looking out to sea, he noticed a local fisherman rowing his boat to shore. The businessman was impressed by all the fat, fresh fish that the fisherman had caught.
When the fisherman arrived on land, the businessman complimented his catch. Yet he was curious.
“How long does it take you to catch your fish?” he asked.
“About a few hours,” the fisherman replied.
“So why don’t you go out and catch more?” the businessman asked.
“I have more than enough to feed my family,” he fisherman…
Humans are complex creatures.
We’re selfish, self absorbed and materialistic, compassionate, intelligent, and vulnerable. We’re raw and happy. We’re wrapped inside our own little world for most of our lives. It’s easy to forget what it’s like to be human — to be empathetic to other people’s suffering, to be sympathetic to other people’s pain, and what our purpose in life is. Society tells us who to be and what to achieve.
Rarely do they ever show us how to be human.
These shows are different. …
Women empowerment is all about knowing and promoting your own self-worth. It’s about exercising your right to make your own decisions and fight for what you believe in. Unfortunately, society hasn’t made it easy for women to have confidence in their own decision-making or in themselves. It seems like we fight and fight just to come to an impasse.
Women empowerment isn’t always collective. We can’t fight for women's equality without fighting for our own empowerment first. That starts with our everyday decisions. Women always have to make split-second decisions. …
Click. Click. Click.
That’s the sound of Chinese tradition being played across generations, a game that grandkids can play with their grandparents. A game passed down from their ancestors and their ancestors before them. The swooshing of the tiles on the velvety green table is mesmerizing, as are the hands doing the swooshing.
Mahjong is a Chinese game. But more importantly, it’s a game filled with Chinese heritage and culture. Not many games have stood the test of time like Mahjong. …
“In each experience, we find certain truths we might otherwise miss”
Every day is a new experience in which we can learn something about ourselves.
The smallest task can often teach us the biggest lessons about ourselves about who we are and who we want to be. Pay attention to these small but significant moments.
“Sometimes the route to our purpose is a chaotic experience, and how we respond matters more than what happens to us.”
Things happen to us all the time. Both good and bad. And sometimes to the point where our lives feel totally out of our…
The boomers and financial experts always advise you to ditch the daily $5 latte. The daily $5 lattes are equivalent to flushing your money down the toilet and instead should be invested. Thanks to compound interest, you could be a millionaire if you stopped buying your morning pick-me-up. Let’s think about this — a $5 coffee equals $1,825 a year which means you would need to live an additional 547 years to see that $1 million in your bank (excluding compound interest) if you quit right now. The Latte Factor doesn’t focus on just your daily coffee — it’s the…
Does it feel like you’re living the same life as 10 years ago? You feel like the world is against you and you can’t do anything to change your luck. There are few things in life that are out of your control but 99% of your life is within your control. Even if you know exactly who you want to be and what you want to achieve in life, you’ll often engage in habits that will keep you stuck.
Here are 4 things you might do everyday to watch out for. …
I’m not good at spending money. I still wear clothes from my university days and my mismatched bowls and plates were inherited from my parents. Thanks to my husband’s persistence (and pleading), I’ve become better at buying quality over quantity over the years. I’ve always been taught to be very money conscious from my parents. I’ve also been taught to save rather than spend — that every penny matters.
While I won’t be buying any matching cutlery and utensils any time soon, there are a few pricey items that we bought that have been worth the money.
I had a…
The first month of returning to work after maternity leave was the hardest. No matter how much I mentally prepared myself to go back to work after a year, nothing prepared me for how exhausting it’d be to return. I would get up an hour and a half earlier so I could leave in time to pick up my son from daycare. The pure exhaustion of the still-sleepless nights, breastfeeding, and becoming a full-time employee again was too much to handle. I couldn’t focus at work during that first month. …
Daily habits can turn you into a failure or a success. As Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Some of the world’s most prolific geniuses had some truly weird habits. But don’t worry, you don’t have to take naked air baths or practice your speeches with stones in your mouth. Geniuses like Einstein, while somewhat eccentric, had some super easy habits that we can adopt or probably already do.
Living life imperfectly and as creatively as possible.