Failure Immunity (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Failure is often regarded as a negative attribute. No one welcomes the feeling of losing or being defeated. Yet, experiencing some sort of minor and non-fatal failure when we have the capacity to afford so can help us become less vulnerable when bigger challenges hit our lives. In this chapter, a three-step exercise is introduced to achieve failure immunity. Let’s take a closer look…

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Choices and Happiness (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole 

As I reflect on the biggest decisions I’ve ever made being a twenty-something-years-old young adult, education and work are top of the list and they directly contribute to my happiness level. I believe my peers in similar age would agree as well. Friends who know me well would have heard the below for many many times. For those who is clueless, welcome to revisit my decision making journey.

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Learning To Choose (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

As an Economics major, this is no doubt my favorite chapter so far. Why? It talks about choices.

I have been a long time believer that everything is a choice. Yes and No. Of course, all things innate are not by choice. You can not change your biological parents or choose your gender. But it’s true that we choose and make decisions, no matter how big or small, in our everyday lives. Just look at your countless options for lunch today. I opted for pho.

The technique of choice making applies to life design too in a macro sense. Our authors know the pain of making decisions, hence they illustrate four essential steps in this process…

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The Power of Networks (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Starting a conversation isn’t hard, but starting a conversation with strangers is and so does closing. It requires natural way to exit a conversation with appropriate and professional closer. Sometimes, networking can be as tedious as it seems to be.

Without further ado, let’s see what my key takeaways from two networking experiences are.

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Designing Your Dream Job (Pt 2)

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What is a dream job?

As much as I wish to crown a universal definition on it, it’s challenging. My interpretation of a dream job is certainly going to be different from yours, given the mindset, career path, and personal needs vary from person to person. But if there is one thing that I know at the minimum, it will be to work hard and smart to get where I want to be. There’s no free lunch after all.

In this chapter, Bill and Dave shared a few tidbits as we navigate dream jobs in real life.

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Designing your dream job (pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Work. That Monday feeling. #TGIF.

For many people, work seems to be a paradoxical thing. Nobody seems to be particularly excited by it, but everybody needs one and will work hard to get one. Soon afterward, they might complain about their job and dream about quitting it, but reality sets in and they’re stuck waiting for Friday again.

Does work really have to be such a turn-off? This month, our authors talked about designing a dream job. Here are some takeaways:

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