It's been a pleasure to be on Karel's podcast, Life Habits. I'm grateful to be able to share my personal journey and experience with Life Habits' listeners. That's what life is about, sharing and learning from each other. I thought I'd put gather some of the learnings I've gathered throughout the years, ones which we've covered in the podcast and some others too. Hope it's helpful.
As I said at the end of the podcast, I don't have everything figured out. This is certainly not a 'Chui Chui knows it all' list :) But I'm grateful to be able to share with everyone my experience. I still have to remind myself of most the points below. Let's keep learning from each other!
Do something about it, anything. Whatever it is, take some kind of actions. It doesn't have to be big steps. Every small step counts. Changes are scary. But standing still when you're not happy is even scarier.
Be OK to take risks. Think about what's the worst could happen. Sometimes we make ourselves believe things are worse than it is. If we think it through logically, it might not be as bad and there might be good things which come with it.
Give everything a try or a go. If you never try, you will never know if you like it or good at it. Even if you don't like it after you try, at least you know and you can stop thinking about it or keep guessing.
Surround yourself with the right people. In the business world, as everyone knows, it's not what you know, it's who you know. On the personal level, it's important to surround yourself with people who give you positive energy. They will have a positive impact on your mindset and they can trigger lots of interesting ideas. You want to be with people who give you positive energy, not the ones who drain your energy.
Don't expect everything to be perfect. You won’t always have all things figured out. Start somewhere and let it leads you in the right direction.
Never limit yourself to what you can or can’t do. Allow yourself to explore all possibilities. Sure, you might like or better in one thing than another, but never say 'I can’t'.
It’s OK to feel stuck and in the crossroads. When you start talking to people in a deeper level, you'll soon realise that many of them either had experience or are experiencing the same thing, including those who are already 'successful' or wealthy in your eyes. It's normal to question about that. Be kind to yourself and accept it. But as we said in the first point, do something about it.
Things ALWAYS happen for a good reason, even if you found it hard to agree with that when it happened. Try to see things from different angles. You might be surprise that you can learn something new and good from it that help you in the future.