• 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…

  • The World Needs Sports

    Sports unite us all across the world We, as human beings, continue to challenge ourselves and be the better version of us every day.  And, what can best represent our drive and passion than sports.  I am a big fan of Olympic, and love the message of its commercial even more: the possibility in life, regardless of hardships and slim chance. As we are navigating our own journeys, I hope 2018’s Winter Olympic message serves as an inspiration to you and keep you motivation high. Alibaba Empowers Small business and young people around the world Toyota: we are free to move, anything is possible P&G: Thank you, Mom. Winter Olympics…

  • 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…

  • Wearable Tech and Wellbeing

    Even though I work in the technology field, I am actually a Gen-2 adopter.  I got my first wearable tech 9 months ago, nearly 6 years after wearable devices first became mainstream for personal computing and fitness tracking in 2010s. I got Fitbit Charge 2  for wellness purpose, as I wanted data to analyze my wellbeing, such as daily steps, hours of sound sleep, calories burned from yoga practice and walks, and notifications when stress occurred.  However, after one month of consistently wearing Fitbit Charge 2 , I took it off and rarely wore it.  I found myself so obsessed with collecting my fitness and bio data, to a point that I felt my wearable was…

  • Be resilient.  Be Hopeful.

    Resilience Many people, who have known me, may not know that I was a classical trained Chinese instrument player from age of 9 to age of 14, and competed nationally till the day I did not get admitted to the best Music and Art Performance school in Taiwan. The Chinese instrument I played is called Liuqin. If you are curious about what Liuqin sounded like, this music piece (https://youtu.be/sTynfNCgXlY) is what I played at a national competition.  I was placed number 7 nationally at age of 13. To me, I failed as a musician at an early age. And, a few weeks after finding out not admitted to the top…