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On the joys of seeking balance

On the joys of seeking balance

Whilst it may not be over yet, 2014 has turned out to be one of the most challenging years ever as I had to deal with multi-dimensional personal and professional issues. I had to learn to let go and make choices based on my values. Letting go was tough because I had to learn to focus my emotional and intellectual energy on what matters most and even more difficult was releasing my expectations that things will turn out the way ...

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What I have learned as a full-time carer

What I have learned as a full-time carer

I have been on leave from work for four weeks to act as a carer for my father who is recovering from an illness. I was admittedly scared at the start of this journey because I did not know what to expect. My recent short trip to the USA helped me to appreciate the value of focusing on the moment to enjoy the experience and people more fully. Another reason why I hesitated is because I had no plans or ...

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On being present to have presence

On being present to have presence

I just completed a short course on influencing run by the Wharton School and the Australian Graduate School of Management. My employer sponsored it and I had a fantastic experience because the course had a good mix of facilitators from both institutions and a professional actor (who taught us all about presence). We were given enough opportunity to practice what we learned and all of us had to leave our egos at the door.

One of my key takeaways from the ...

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It is all about balance

It is all about balance

Today I am writing the second anniversary entry for Summit Thoughts. It has been a wonderful two years and I continue to enjoy sharing my thoughts with people with the hope that it can help them think and reflect. I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support. I recently finished reading the book written by Bronnie Ware a palliative care nurse on the Top Five Regrets of the Dying. It was a very interesting read but there ...

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Putting money where my mouth is

Putting money where my mouth is

My father was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer in its early stages in January. He has successfully gone through six cycles of chemotherapy and we are all optimistic with his recovery. The cancer is concentrated in one body part and thankfully the smaller tumours “disappeared” because of the treatment save for the “mother tumour” which has shrunk in size. He will now have to undergo radiation treatment to finally say good-bye to this remaining blob. My sisters have ...

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