On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, I gave a talk at GlenX Success Summit 2016 on the power of networking and how we can discover and fulfill our dreams through networking.
Thanks to the media team, you can view my presentation online here. My talk begins at 59:00 mark.
PS: Make sure to listen to amazing talk by Jim Calaway, about his donations to Colorado Mountain College and 16 other non-profit organizations as well as about the four big hits (i.e. successes) Jim had to have incredible success in business before becoming a major philanthropist. Talk about Jim Calaway and his talk begins at 1:28 mark.
Below is a letter I sent one year ago just before 2012. For personal development reasons, I thought it may be useful for some of my readers who may stumble across my website.
My dear beloved brothers and sisters,
While reflecting on my own strengths and weaknesses, my core competencies and shortcomings, I noticed some very interesting things and also some interesting trends from where I was 5 or even 10 years ago. It seems some of who I am has not changed a bit. It also seems that I have improved in many areas while falling back in a few other areas.
It dawned upon me that I cannot be using this tool for my own personal development only. These are amazing tools and you guys deserve to be using them for gaining better insight into learning who you are. At the end of day, month, year, decade, or our life as a whole, only things that really matter are who are we, who were we, how did we treat others, and how much impact have we made in the world… was it positive; where there rooms for improvement; did we really give our best; have I enjoyed my life; and have I loved and created more enjoyable life for others…
The only way to truly understand and love others is to really gain better insight into who you are and to better love yourself.
I heard the above many times before, but I did not always truly understand this. I am sort of slowly getting better insight into this, but I think this is 100% absolutely true.
In any case, without further dues, I can recommend you two tools that you can use on annual basis to review who you are and where you are. Please let me know if you know other great tools.
All the best in 2012. I wish you love, health, and prosperity in the new year. May you achieve great things, may you also take the time to understand and love yourself and each and everyone you meet along the way. Have a great and wonderful journey in 2012.
This morning, I received a very unfortunate news about a dear friend who has recently passed away. I share this news with you because there is something really amazing about him. Even after he passed away, he still loves others and he still gives others. He gave away his organs so that others could live. He has created a fund at his church to help continue his efforts in Mongolia. This is really truly remarkable.
I am little bit surprised to hear the news because he was a healthy and energetic person. He went back to US to be with family, I was told. It is entirely possible that he wasn’t feeling well and/or even knew that his time was limited. He really wanted to help others, and you could see it in his eyes and in the way he gave his attention and time.
I am very happy to have met someone so wonderful. Religious differences aside, I know his spirit and/or energy will continue on, and that is a very good thing. I truly wish him and his family, friends, and loved ones the best.
Below is his obituary that I received via email today. Let’s all pray for him and his loved ones. Let’s also pray that all of us will develop the compassion, love, and understanding for each other in the way that George loved us.
Yesterday, I gave a presentation at Mongolia University of Science and Technology (MUST) to aspiring college students at AIESEC Mongolia’s “Business Event 2011”. In return, I got a nice little certificate, which I am proud to put up on my office window.
I will add that I was very happy to have a captive and interested audience. I was happy to have many interesting questions. Hopefully, I was able to share some useful thoughts to my guests.
BTW, the topic of my presentation of “Using technology for personal development”. I used the same presentation slides that I used at Tavan Bogd group, when I did a training of the executives at the company. However, this time, my presentation was in Mongolian language and I tried to tailor my messages to the young and hopeful crowd as much as possible.
This was my second event with AIESEC. In February, I did an Entrepreneurship workshop at their National Leadership Training weekend.
You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all…
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… But, here it is.. the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
—-Source: I got an email from a friend. I thought it really worthwhile to read and to think about, so I posted it online for all to read. Thank you, MC—-
While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench.
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.
When the child saw his father…..with painful eyes he asked, ‘Dad when will my fingers grow back?’ The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.
Devastated by his own actions…….sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .
Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life…..
Things are to be used and people are to be loved, But the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved…
During this year, let’s be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved … Be yourself….This is the only day we HAVE. Have a nice day!
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits they become character;
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I got this from an email from a friend. I think in short, you already should be living your life the way you want to live it. Don’t throw away the future, but don’t overlook the present either.
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long.” They answered in unison.
“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”
The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Connie Francis and all of the blue, heart-felt songs, but I think it’s time I don’t listen to loser songs again.
As Tony Robbins, Andrew Carnegie, Buddha, and many other famous and successful people would agree or would have agreed, the principle of autosuggestion and the power of the mind in terms of “we are what we think” or “as a man thinketh“, I will no longer dilute my thoughts with songs about how sad I am, how I am not sure what to do, how poor/unlucky I am, etc.
They are managers, coaches, supervisors, team leaders, employees, employers, the media…
But, why not? Why can’t leadership be quantified?
Many of us do already know many of the qualities that make a good leader. Couldn’t we then just create a list of those qualities, assign weighting to those qualities, and then give scores points on those qualities to gain a leadership score?
Now, that I think of it, aren’t there many tools and scores out there that do exactly this?
Then, why is there a perception that leadership is hard to quantify? Bill Belichik, the head coach of a National Football League team New England Patriots, refers to this problem when speaking about possible leadership void at the team. Does this mean that the NFL is not doing a good job of profiling and scoring individuals on a leadership scoreboard?