We're back with another Wheel of Life edition! Big special shout out to the people who have read this for years already, and this is a deep special because this was the life-changing moment I needed. Who would've ever thought that quarantine would be great. Losing my job for about 6 weeks ended up being... Continue Reading →
Stephen Covey: The 7 Low-Trust Organizational Taxes – Politics & Disengagement
In an organization, "politics" is defined as the use of tactics and strategy to gain power. Office politics divide a culture against itself by creating conflict with what author Lawrence MacGregor Serven calls the "enemy within" instead of the enemy without. Office politics generate behaviors such as withholding information, infighting, trying to "read the tea... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: May 2019 Edition – Weathering the STORM
Perhaps the storm of the century? After being stopped, for whatever reason it may have been (of course -- it's Thailand) at immigration, it threw my life into a whirlwind. I was scrambling to set up what should've been done last year. If it had fallen through, my time in Thailand would've been up. With... Continue Reading →
New York Times’ Writer with a Broken Approach to Life
“Do what you love” is often terrible advice. Instead of taking the job that will make you happiest, look for the one where you’ll learn the most. Adam Grant, NYT Writer Terrifying. Unbelievably terrifying. I'm scared as hell to see the future generations head in this direction. If that's the case, we too, will become... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: November 2018 Edition – Closing Out The Year STRONG!
What a year! I mean, I'm so excited to just dive right into the December version, but I'll be doing a wide range of those coming up with other people in a "coaching style" consultation (TBD). I'm super excited about going over another edition, a long standing tradition of evaluating my life on a month-to-month... Continue Reading →
Coaching Session #001: Figuring Out Where Your Depression is Coming From
It was a coaching session like no other; in fact it was with a significant language barrier in between the both of us. I first received a message from one of the girls that works at a place I'm part-timing at. She said she wanted to talk to me about something serious, so I immediately... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: October 2018 Edition – Closing Out The Year
Another month, another close. Yes, it's been a year with far more ups than downs, but the closing is coming to an end. How will you leave your mark? For those of you tuning in for the first time, this is a podcast that's for people who are willing to identify what areas of life... Continue Reading →
The Failure of Credentials (part 2/2)
Arsenio Foreword: Jiun went through the same thing I went through. While I was sitting outside one morning after USA's basketball team got ripped apart by the greeks in the FIBA World Championships in 2006, I was talking to a friend (at the time) name Kristine and I told her that I wanted to be... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: It’s A Little Foggy + Heart Talk Achieved!
Oh, yes! Welcome back to another edition of the wheel of life, which is coming about 5 days earlier from when I normally debut it. I'm grateful as hell, regardless of all the things I've been through, but I do believe I've been looking in the wrong places. Over the course of this month, it's... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life – January 2018: We’re Back!
For those wonderful beings tuning in for the first time, this is an excellent exercise that I use on a monthly basis to figure out where I'm standing in different categories of my life; moreover, if I'm creating balance, or neglecting particular categories. This helps me out tremendously. Here are my scores for the month.... Continue Reading →