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THE NEGOTIATION Sometimes in life, we cannot just rely on our ability to do the math to get what we want, we (have to) ASK for what we want. To me, it's quite good news that someone out there can give me exactly what I want if I ask for it. However, the fact that … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (16)

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GO WITH THE FLOW  I haven't written for a month. The last 30 days have been eventful, I have witnessed with my naked eyes an ocean of changes: My 25th birthday when all the streets were blocked due to a march, I ended up sleeping somewhere nice but really weird for a birthday - a … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (15)

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CREATE SOME POWERFUL HABITS Habits represent consistency, and consistency creates (or destroys) trust. It's really not worth mentioning the consistent badness, nevertheless, I would like to introduce you to the consistent goodness - goodness doesn't only belong to a small group of gifted people, it belongs to the community of people who are willing to … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (14):

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BE REMARKABLE As usual, let me begin by telling you a little story. I'm a (cheese)cake addict. Today I had my lunch appointment with my friend Stephen (not his real name) and we looked for a place with the best chocolate cake in town. Here's the lovely cafe Au Parc, if you are in Saigon … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (13)

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? What can be a good test? I have one: Change your life (for the better) in measurable ways in 90 days. Set yourself a 3-month challenge to make something happen. I have always (subconsciously) functioned on a 90-day-calendar. Moreover, whenever I got (very) stuck and wanted to turn my … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (12)

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LESS IS MORE  Trust me, life can get really stressful and even meaningless if you think too much and work too hard all the time. You don't have to agree with me but I strongly believe that - Whatever we do, in order to get more money, relationships, power, freedom, etc. - will only matter … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (11)

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BE PATIENT WHILE ACCUMULATING "Accumulation" is an interesting word. I wrote about it briefly back in 2009: Translation: In accumulating stages, almost everything we encounter contains some potential and unpredictable possibilities, most of which are positive and are quite interesting to predict. Why are they interesting? Because things go up and down (and up and … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (10)

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SELECT YOUR PEOPLE Let me share with you a story. It begins with a picture that I drew a while ago (my drawing is terrible, he'd be very angry): We first met in a very cold winter night - 6th January a few years ago. I had submitted a desk research about his company to my … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (9)

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DO YOUR BEST, THE REST WILL COME I was in the Mekong Delta last week to organise a press trip for the hospitality group I'm working for. I made an agenda of everything that needs to be done in 4 days: (1) Organize a Golden Age of Indochina theme press trip (2) Work on personal projects (3) … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (8)

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WHEN YOU GET STUCK I'm writing this when I've suddenly got stuck at writing. There's one concrete truth: I can't seem to put any concrete conclusion into words at the moment. Yes, we do get stuck sometimes, it happens, especially when we're trying to make great and difficult things happen (well if no one gets stuck, at some … Continue reading How to get Everything you want (7)