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100 days to make your dreams come true in 2020!

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Can you believe today marks 100 days to go to finish 2020 strong? Remember your vision you had for your dream life?

Everest Lessons: WHY

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"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how". This famous quote from Nietzsche is the absolute foundation if you want to be successful in any hard endeavoring. To avoid making it an abstract philosophical discussion,…

Everest Lessons: How did it start?

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The Khumbu Valley while I was hiking towards Everest Base Camp. Before I dive into the lessons I learned from Everest, first of all, how did the whole thing start? The credit goes to the documentary movie “Touching the Void”. It was my…

The most important lessons from Everest

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In 2004, inspired by the movie “Touching the Void”, I had this daydream of climbing Mount Everest. Yet, growing up a book nerd in Beijing, I never expected I would really climb this mountain one day. Six years later, when I finally started…

Learning Leadership through Art

As part of the “Nature of Leadership” retreat I helped run last week, everyone painted an oil painting. For most, it was their first one ever and it was clear that this experience deeply impacted each person and the team on many levels. First,…

Getting My Courage Back

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Have you always wanted to make some big changes in your life, but were held back by fear? Be it moving to a new place, changing career track, or starting a new business. Even you know that’s what your heart calls for, but you just couldn’t…

What I learned from Skiing Everest in a Day

Do you believe your daydreams can become a reality as soon as tomorrow?   Last week, I was skiing at Breckenridge in Colorado. At the end of the first day, I received from the resort an email with my “scorecard”. It said I skied…

What A New Year’s Resolution is Not About

New Year’s Resolutions (NYR) are not just a wish list of what you want to have the next year because while visualization can help you reach a goal, nothing really happens without hard work.   NYR is not a list of target or goals,…

Thanksgiving: Giving and Receiving Thanks

The day after Thanksgiving, I called the printing shop to revise the quantity for the first batch order of my book. I initially placed an order before Thanksgiving to get ahead of the holiday delay, estimating 50 books would be a good starting…