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How Giving Space Leads to Happiness

How Giving Space Leads to Happiness   Giving space is one of the most important skills to master. No, it’s not about giving space to others. It’s about giving space to yourself. Space between the mind and the heart. Space for no thinking, no action, just being. Many people are occupied with daily tasks, travels,…

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An Unpaved Road Towards Happiness

An Unpaved Road Towards Happiness Your Road is Unpaved Walking the journey of life is not easy. If someone tells you otherwise he or she has not lived. Life is easy when you walk a paved road. The direction is set. There is clarity about the direction to go. This is the unconscious journey. Just…

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The Journey Inwards and Outwards

The Journey Inwards and Outwards Everything that goes inwards has to go outwards. And everything that goes outwards has to go inwards. When you eat food or drink water, it goes inwards, you digest, it serves you and it goes outwards. When money comes into your business, it goes inwards, you use that money to…

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Balance and Imbalance

Balance and Imbalance In order to be balanced, you first have to be unbalanced to then understand what balance is. Happiness. You first have to be unhappy to know what happiness is. Success. We first have to fail to then understand what real success means. How come balance is so hard to find? Relationship issues,…

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Leadership Potential

Leadership Potential Leadership potential includes the ability for strategic thinking, dealing with ambiguity, interpersonal skills, openness to feedback, leading others, influencing, risk-taking…. The list goes on… These are in summary a way of how the mind is managed and used in different situations, experiences, and circumstances to get optimal results. However, imagine you hire a…

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Opinions and Feedback

Opinions and feedback I remember I was asking a friend often for his opinion. And at a certain point he said, ‘’are you not sure about your decisions’’? And I said ‘’yes I am but I just need perspective’’. That’s why they keep reading. That’s why they have a board of advisors. That’s why they…

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Copying the Guru

If you want to be successful copy what successful people do and you will achieve the same or similar results. What mindset do successful people have, copy or adopt a similar mindset and you will get similar results. Do you want to be successful at social media marketing? Copy how the Gurus do it and…

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The Easy Road Or The Hard Road

My parents got divorced when I was 15. My dad took the easy road and left. No conversations just left. During the break, in one of my workshops, a participant told me, ´´my wife and I are like good friends but I feel she’s not my partner. I love her dearly but I don’t want…

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Philosophical Counseling – Everything You Need to Know

Philosophical Counseling: The Basics Philosophical counseling uses the tools, strategies, thinking, and problem-solving of philosophy to help people navigate their daily challenges. In my own work, I use the work PRACTICAL very often. Because just keeping philosophy in mind is good, but integrating new insights in day-to-day life and, for some, in business is crucial.…

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Rational or Emotional Understanding

Recently I was on a Zoom call with an executive from a manufacturing company. ‘’For years I have been following Carl Jung’’, ‘’I went to meditation retreats’’, ‘’I did a lot of work on myself’, ‘’I even did Ayahuasca (a plant-based medicine from Peru) for self-healing’’. ‘’But here I am still struggling and not feeling…

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Integrity is Hard

Integrity hard? Shouldn’t integrity be easy? Yes, integrity is easy for the ego. It is easy to say what the right thing to do is. You have to be honest, you declare everything that needs to be taxed, you speak the truth, you don’t cross through the red light even when there are no cars……

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Successful Leadership and Context

A client lost his job but found his purpose in the process A person bitten by a shark in Australia became a shark rescuer. A friend of mine hired the wrong person but said ‘’he’’ taught me a valuable lesson. It’s not what it seems to be. Reality, our life experiences, the meaning we give…

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Your Inner Voice and Timing

We have many different voices. A rational voice, an emotional voice, a physical voice, an intuitive inner voice. When your inner voice comes out too early people don’t take you seriously, the voice is immature, you are not being heard, even though you shout. When your inner voice comes out too late, it comes out…

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Wisdom In Business

Do we need wisdom in business? Isn’t wisdom some fluffy, nice thing to have as a leader? Ok being a wise leader is nice, now let’s get back to reality. Aren’t we supposed to perform, achieve results, meet deadlines and provide shareholder returns? Well, in essence, there is NO business without wisdom, wisdom is always…

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From Idealism to Realism

Don’t we all want, happiness, love joy, success, flow, abundance…? The world of Idealism. However in some areas of our life we experience realism, we want a better relationship, we want to improve our career, we want to upgrade our house… searching for more idealism. When your internal and external worlds are aligned in your…

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The Two Voices in Life and Leadership

There are two voices in life and leadership, a rational voice and an intuitive voice. We are born with an intuitive voice. Then we are programmed to develop (overdevelop?) the rational voice in school. The rational voice then takes over our lives and becomes our driver. The internal voice is lost. In midlife, many leaders…

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Should Leaders Make Rational Or Wise Decisions In Business?

Do we need wisdom in business? Isn’t wisdom some fluffy, nice thing to have as a leader? Ok, being a wise leader is nice, but now let’s get back to reality, let’s get back to work. Aren’t we supposed to perform, achieve results, meet deadlines and provide shareholder returns? Well, in essence, there is NO…

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7 Steps For A Successful Career Transition

7 Steps For A Successful Career Transition When I was thinking about career transition, I was wondering if I should write the article from the mind or from the heart. When I write from the mind, it would include SEO optimized blog, tools strategies and tips for you to make a successful career transition. If…

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Practical Philosopher

Practical Philosopher As a practical philosopher, I use two worlds to help people find their path and purpose in life. The outer world, is represented by your Suit, and the inner world is represented by your Monk. I’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies and successful leaders from various industries. Of course, they hire me as…

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How To Be Happy

How To Be Happy The Complete Guide – 23 Strategies to Increase Your Happiness on a Fundamental Level {UPDATED}. Everyone wants to be happy! However, for many people, happiness seems to come and go like waves. One day you feel happy and inspired whilst other days you feel less motivated and more lazy. So in…

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Practical Philosophy in Leadership and Business

Practical Philosophy and Integration in Business Why is practical philosophy important? A business can be and is very complex. You need to think of product development, marketing, sales, HR, hiring people, develop a strategy, focus on the tasks at hand, and make important decisions…. These are rational components that a business needs to operate. However,…

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Sin, But Sin Lawfully.

  Sin, but sin lawfully. How can the ignorant man learn? How can the ignorant man grow? The ignorant man always has two options. To learn or to stay ignorant. If the ignorant man wants to learn, he will learn through sin. Sin is not bad. Sin is learning, sin is an opportunity for growth.…

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I Think Therefore I Am

I Think Therefore I Am Rene Descartes the famous philosopher was not 100% correct when he said ‘’’ I Think Therefore I Am ’’. When you think you are the mind, the mind is a thought or a thought-form. A thought is an illusion and therefore when you think you are the illusion. An illusion…

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New Career At 40

New Career At 40 Is It Time For You To Find A New Career At 40? Many people often in midlife come to a point in their careers when it is time for a change, getting ready for a new career at 40. Sometimes, the realization or necessity to change comes from a lack of…

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How to develop self awareness in the workplace

How to develop self awareness in the workplace For over 10 years I’ve been working with Fortune 500 companies to develop self-awareness in the workplace. I’ve used my Suited Monk model for this process. The idea is very simple, most employees focus on their Suit or external self (success, job title, career development,…) and forget…

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How To Balance A Spiritual And Material Life

How To Balance A Spiritual And Material Life How to balance a spiritual and material life is a question I get often in my workshops. A few days ago I was chatting with a friend who is struggling with finding her path in life. She’s a very spiritual person but is unable to take action…

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6 Tips for Developing Your Personal Philosophy

6 Tips for Developing Your Personal Philosophy Developing your personal philosophy is one of the most important practices which will help you to find your path in life. Religions, books, personal development tools provide strategies and insights to create greater understanding of your life and yourself. Once you have a greater depth of who you…

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Many People Still Live With Their Eyes Closed

Ignorance! What a gift from the mind… I was just talking to a friend who works for Tencent, she said to me ” even in 2017 many people still live with their eyes closed”…. I couldn’t have said it any better. There are two kinds of people in the world, self-aware people and ignorant people.…

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Happy Journey Quotes

Happy Journey Quotes I was reflecting on the deeper meaning and purpose of Happy Journey Quotes. Happy Journey Quotes gives people meaning and purpose, it shows empathy towards the other person and care for his or her well-being. However the deeper underlying message for Happy Journey Quotes is HOPE. We want to let people know…

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Is Life Pointless: Coping with a Pointless Life

Is Life Pointless – Coping with a Pointless Life Is life pointless? It is a big question to ask. Typically people who are on a very low ask the question if life is pointless. To some extend everyone that I’ve met over the past 10 years running workshops, doing one on one coaching and people…

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Practical Philosophy | Priceless Wisdom for the 21st Century

Practical Philosophy Practical Philosophy is to the answer the question, what is the meaning of life and what can I do practically to find the meaning of ”my life”. Often times people who have done a lot of personal development are looking for the meaning and purpose of life. Some of those people have been…

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What Is The Point Of Life?

What is the point of life? People who have been going through a rough time and who feel depressed often ask the question what is the point of life? Their life often seem to be so insignificant to them. Why bother being nice to people, why bother trying to improve yourself, what is the point…

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Executive Coach Shanghai

Hire me as your personal executive coach in Shanghai (or Skype).  I love one-on-one coaching, but I have limited time available for it. Therefore, I am very selective. I also charge higher fees. If you think you could benefit from one-on-one interaction with me, email Suzy  my assistant. My one on one coaching program is only…

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Top 12 Strategies – How To Find Your Path In Life

How To Find Your Path In Life? Discover 12 Strategies to Help You Find Your Path In Life To answer the question “how to find your path in life”, I would first like to clarify that finding your path in life is different AND MORE IMPORTANT than finding your purpose in life… When people talk…

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Authentic Leadership Corporate Workshop

SUITED MONK AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP 1-2 DAY WORKSHOP Suited Monk Authentic Leadership is a unique licensed program which consist of a one to two-day authentic leadership workshop for leaders, with pre-course assessment, case design, and phone interviews followed by an individual or group coaching program. Suited Monk Authentic Leadership is a personal leadership development program with…

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