• KonMari Your Life

    Check out my recent Facebook Live interview with Karin Socci, the founder of The Serene Home.  Karin is a certified platinum KonMari consultant, who currently holds the highest certification level on konmari.com. I’ve known Karin since we went to grad school together (I think it’s been 10 years) and I am so honored to have her share her expertise and knowledge on the power of organization and tidying that help people let things go and move them forward to the “person” they want to become.  It’s so powerful to hear KonMari method has changed so many people’s lives, and I really hope you find this FBLive session motivational. Karin shared…

  • Set Your Financial Goals

    Check out my recent Facebook Live interview with Matt Nobles, the founder of Dubai Personal Finance.  Matt is also a personal finance educator and certified financial coach. Matt shared practical tools and advice that can help everyone set financial baseline, categorize expenses and investments into 4 categories, and 2 methods to become debt-free.  Most importantly, we need accountability in order to feel being in control and moving forward. As we kicked off 2018, I hope this month’s How-To on financial goals and actions energize you.     *Music: Ice Cold by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ and Artist: http://audionautix.com/

  • How to Set and Commit to Meaningful Goals

    Each year, 80% of New Year resolutions fail by the second week of February, and only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions.  Why is it so hard for us to commit to goals? I recently wrote an article for Entrepreneur Middle East on The How-To:  Making Successfully Transitions to the Next Chapter in Life , sharing practical steps and tools that people can commit to their goals and make a change in life.  I believe that with a structured approach, people can successfully make transitions at any stage in life. There are three crucial factors for successful transitions: a timeline with clear goals and actions; a support system of people and tools;…

  • Manage Holiday Stress

    My good friend, Andrea Gemma, and I have been friends since 2012 when we both went through ICF coaches’ training together at University of Miami.  Now, we both are certified ICF ACC coaches and continue to find ways to give back to our online communities. In our last Facebook Live event, we shared our techniques that can help people manage their stress and cope with holiday blue, while staying committed to goals during this year’s holiday season.  In short, there aren’t lots of time left in 2017, here are 3 things to consider, Focus on 1 goal only List out top 3 actions that you will need to accomplish that week. …

  • Moving Forward toward Goals

    The past 6 weeks went by so fast, and I felt these time have been so fruitful, yet intense.  Since September, I had 4 speaking engagements, co-hosted 1 Facebook Live, conducted 1 workshop, attended the largest technology conference, and plus, all of projects I have at work.   Phew, high-five to myself! Because we are human and we have the need to feel that we are moving forward in our lives, having bite-size milestones for each of our goals can help us see progress that are sometimes hard to spot.  I often advice my coaching clients to set up tangible and measurable goals at the beginning of the year (or if you…

  • Minimalist Packing Guide for Leisure Travel

    My husband and I recently took a trip to Azerbaijan for a 5-day holiday.  This trip, I wanted to test myself to pack like a minimalist for leisure travel, which means that I could only carry a backpack and a handbag.  No check-in at the airport counter and no stress over space of overhead bins. I recently shared my minimalist guide for 5-day business travel packing.  For some reason, I observe that I haven’t applied similar minimalist mindset to my leisure travels.   Hence, I often end up carrying 20% of stuff that I’ve never used or worn during a trip. I talked about packing minimalist-ly for business travel, and that means…