Dear Leaders, Today is Not Your Day…

By | Change, Coaching, Food for thought, Leadership, NLP, Personal Development

Sorry Leaders, but today is just not your day. We will celebrate your day another time.

Today is EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY! And it is important that you, as a leader, take some time and effort to show a little appreciation for your employees for all that they have done to propel the organisation forward.

In a recent study, 45% of the the people working in Singapore are unhappy in their job. 54% are disengaged, and 12% would choose to leave their job because they felt unappreciated at work.

With the need to constantly stay competitive in the industry, organisations are finding innovative ways to create a positive working environment and engage employees on a regular basis. Evidence has shown that when people are happy working in a job that they find meaningful and are appreciated for their contributions, it would result in higher productivity, enhanced creativity and better problem solving ability. At the same time, employees feel more connected with the company, thus reducing employee turnover.

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Which Master Are You?

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Food for thought, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

Are you a Master of Assumption, where you:
– Assume your partner, lover, or friends ignore you because of what you said?
– Assume people are angry at you when they do not reply or answer you?
– Assume your partner, lover, or friends thinks you are a burden when you regularly text or call them?
– Assume your partner or lover do not love you when they do not talk to you or reply you after “X” number of hours?
– Assume partner, lover, or friends are stressed and upset because of you?

Or

Are you a Master of Judgement, where you:
– Believe that you can never find the one while others have?
– Think you are always the one at fault when you are not?
– Judge yourself way more harshly in terms of your appearance?
– Believe other people uses you because they love you and need you?
– Consider yourself the ONLY one who can do the work or tasks given?

Or

Are you a Master of Negativity, who thinks:
– I am not good enough, therefore I did not get that job. It must be my fault.
– I cannot do it because I do not think I am capable enough.
– I can never accomplish what he/she have. I am not that smart.
– I am a failure.
– I do not know how to speak confidently so I rather keep quiet.
– I am afraid that people will reject me so I do not initiate or ask.
– Nervous, fidgety and anxious is my name and I can never get rid of them.

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Need a Hand To Get Up and Start?

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

You know there is a deadline, but only rushed to complete it the night before
You have a messy room that needs to be cleaned or organized, or clothes/dishes to be washed but never got to them.
You want to reduce your weight, but you are too lazy, unmotivated or tired to work out.
You want to eat healthily, but it is a hassle to start making home-cooked food.
You want to ask someone out on a date, but do not have the courage to do so.
You always wanted to go on a vacation, but never had the time to do so.
You want to spend time with your family and friends, but you are just so busy.

“There are 365 days in a year. I have plenty of time to do what I want to do.
Even if I do not complete it today, there is always tomorrow.”

Many people say this to comfort themselves when they put off things they know they are supposed to do. Avoidance in completing a task or activity is something everyone is familiar with and guilty of doing it at least once in their lifetime. This is PROCRASTINATION.

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Be Selfish, Love Yourself

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

Love Yourself:
Time to Say Goodbye to Others (just for a little while) & Hello to Yourself (here to stay)

Self-Love is not Selfish.
Loving yourself more is not Selfish.
Putting yourself first is not Selfish.
Doing things you love, having fun and enjoying them is not Selfish.
Pay more importance to your own feelings is not Selfish.
Taking possession of your own happiness is not Selfish.
What you decide and choose as a priority is not Selfish.
Saying No is not Selfish.
Breaking other people heart with the intention to protect your own is not Selfish.
Taking time to repair and maintain yourself is not Selfish.
Treating oneself with pampering and kindness is not Selfish.

Somehow you will know when to start being “Selfish”.
Somehow you will know when to be “Selfish”.
Somehow you will know when not to be “Selfish”.
Somehow you will know when you have to be “Selfish”.

Have a time or moment that is just about you and not others.
Be responsible to yourself.
Take good care of yourself above all others.
Live the life you want it to be, and not how others told you to.
Love yourself.
Appreciate life and its beauty.

Right now, what is stopping you from having it?

At this moment…
What is making you think you cannot do it?
What is that fear that surrounds you?
What is it that you want?

If you never make yourself your top priority,
how can you expect anyone else to do it for you?

If you would like to join us on a transformational journey, please call us at +65 8388 0500 (Singapore) or +6012 434 9500/+6012 649 6500 (Malaysia), drop us a message, or email Office@BillyKueek.com.

 

*Side Note: This article is not suggesting that you should disregard other people’s feelings, break the rules, or be a total narcissistic, unethical, unlikable and rude human being. There is a fine line of loving and doing things for yourself to being a total jerk and too being self-centered person.

Know Your Values, Ignite Your Fire

By | ABNLP, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

“The better you know yourself, the better is your relationship with the rest of the world.”
Toni Collette

Values are as important and valuable as the back bone that holds us up and keeps us in place to do the things that we love. Values are considered one of the most principal motivating push that individuals need to drive them into taking action with their lives. Values are slowly formed at a very young age through our interaction with our environment and experiences.

What are the values you value most in your life? Does your values drive your inner motivation? Does your values create liberating beliefs that push you out of your comfort zone to do what you really want to do in life, or get what you want in life?

What is it that you want to be that you are not becoming?

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Common and Deadly, Anxiety is the Name

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

“… I can’t stop thinking about this and it’s driving me crazy…
it’s the only thing in my mind…”

 “… I’m marveling… is he angry at me? Why is he not replying?
Does he not love me anymore…”

 “… I am not good enough. I am not worthy.
I am the reason why people are leaving me…”

 “… I know in my heart that this is just a small matter but this feeling keeps kicking in. This feeling makes me question stuff…
it is starting to grow stronger and it is affecting my daily life…”

 “… Even when things seem wonderful, calm and peaceful…
I am always waiting, thinking and sensing that something horrible is going to happen…
I hate this feeling…”

 

Does this seem familiar?
Does it resonate with you?
Does this feel like you … or anyone you know?

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Creating, Capturing & Celebrating Your Own Happiness – Part 2

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
~
 Dalai Lama

I am a curious over-thinker who constantly question myself,  “Do I have what it takes to be happy?”

  • Money
  • Material belongings
  • Level of education and intelligence
  • Type of career
  • Status of relationship
  • Physical appearance and attractiveness
  • Other people thoughts, state and opinions

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Go the Extra Mile

By | Change, Food for thought, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development


Go the extra mile.

That’s a quote I frequently hear when I was working in the service line. Now that I am out of the service industry, I have another perspectives on “Go the extra mile”. While many may link this quote to servicing of customers, I feel that this attitude is not limited to only the service industry. I believe this is a fabulous attitude to have, regardless of what you do.

“How you do something is how you do everything.”

And this quote pretty much sums up everything. When you are able to always put that little extra effort into anything you do, it could move mountains… for someone… maybe even yourself. Have you ever used gift wrapping services at the shopping centers during Christmas period? The service would be in overwhelming demand, and the staff would be handling the massive requests and wrapping presents non-stop? How did you feel when a retail staff made a small effort to create a nice folded design for your wrapping, or stick on that small ribbon which wasn’t inclusive? It made you feel good, didn’t it?

I was at a Branding workshop recently and we had hands-on practices to design our labels, tagline, secret formula presentation, etc. Very often we were put into small groups to present to each other and get feedback on how to improve. After a group presentation, I went up to a gentleman in my group. He was struggling to put his stuff together during his presentation. I gave him some suggestion on improving his label. The next day, I went back to him and shared with him a tagline I thought of. He was so touched and grateful. Of course, we became good friends after that. A friend, who attended the workshop with me, witnessed the interaction. She said “Hey, you could add this trait of yours to your label!” It then got me reflecting. No matter what I do, I always pride myself to make a little more effort… to go the extra mile! And that’s the reason why my customers and colleagues love me!

The Extra Mile Day was started, on 1 November 2009, to encourage people from all walks of life to simply live a fulfilling, self-directed lifestyle that does not constrain their potential, and that enables them to at least go the extra mile to achieve what they have always wanted.

Have you done justice to yourself? Have you gone the extra mile… made the extra effort to achieve what you want?

Happy Extra Mile Day!

Creating, Capturing & Celebrating Your Own Happiness – Part 1

By | ABNLP, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Live by Design, NLP, Personal Development

Imagine yourself enjoying a cup of tea or coffee somewhere you can unwind and chill while Pharrell Williams’s “Happy”
or the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin play in the background. You can, can you not?

How would you describe your feeling? Calm? Relaxed? Excited? Or how about Happy?

I believe, happiness would be one of the feelings that would pop out in your list. That euphoric feeling everyone craves the most no matter what situation they are in, just to feel better and not feel like they are about to burn out. What this also implies is that happiness is highly likely to be on most people’s To-Do list, New Year Resolution list, Relationship list or bucket list. Now think about this. Throughout our lifetime, have there been times where we wondered or been asked by others, what does happiness means to us or how do we define happiness?

Is Happiness…

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