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Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2: Tale 11 “Missing The Big Rocks”

My Mother told this tale to me when I was starting my very first management role with Grace Bros.(the Department store) back in the late 80’s. I remember that conversation clearly. At the time I was pretty inexperienced and didn’t [...]

November 1, 2013 business tips, goal setting, OPIC, planning, Purpose Goals, running a business, smart goal, tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me…Volume 2: Tale 10 “Dropping Your Past”

Yesterday, I had a Skype coaching session with one of my client.  We were talking about  dropping the past so he can move forward with his life . So, I told him a tale that my mother told me when [...]

September 20, 2013 tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tale My Mother Told Me… Volume 2: Tale 9- Playing a Lute to a Cow!

I first heard this idiom was when I was 10 years old. I overheard my older sister talking with my Mum as she said; “But Mum, he’s so stupid, it’s like playing the lute to a cow.” At the time [...]

May 17, 2013 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2-Tale 8: “A waterfront pavilion gets the moonlight first”

This tale was an important lesson for me. I learned that when you want something you need to speak up or to let people know that you are interested. That’s because no one can read your mind and to give [...]

April 19, 2013 mind science, mindset, tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2- Tale 7: The Farmer & The Fisherman

There’s a story that I’d like to share with you. You might have read one of my post about two years ago. The post was part of a marketing series “How to attract your Ideal customer or audience. Here are [...]

January 18, 2013 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2- Tale 6: Bore a Hole in the wall in Order to Get Some Light from the Neighour’s House

My brothers and I first heard this tale when we were young children. I still remember that day. We were all doing our homework and started to complain about  our text books being old. If we had brand new text [...]

January 11, 2013 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2- Tale 5: A Poet’s Writing Skills Decline

This tale came about when my mother and I were watching a documentary on video one evening. The documentary was about a well known Chinese poet and writer named Jiang Yan. Jiang Yan’s poetry and essays were highly regarded across [...]

November 23, 2012 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2. Tale 4: Being Persistent

Welcome to Tales my Mother told me volume 2:Tale 4: Being Persistent “To succeed, one must be creative, consistent, and persistent.” ~ ArtSHINE This idiom “Being Persistent” comes from a book called Family Instruction by Yu JizeBack in the Qing [...]

November 16, 2012 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2- Tale 3: Talking about army on paper.

This tale “Talking about army on paper”  is an interesting story. I remember a day, when we had a visitor; my Uncle Chau who came to visit. I had always respected and admired my Uncle Chau. Each time he came [...]

November 9, 2012 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)

Tales My Mother Told Me Volume 2- Tale 2: Grind an Iron Pestle into a Needle

Grinding a Iron Pestle into a Needle The little old tale I’m going to share with you today has helped me to be who I am me today. I’m a very hard working and determined person, and I believe that [...]

November 2, 2012 tales, tales my mother told me (volume 2)