Watching “The Greatest Showman” triggered many thoughts and stirred many emotions within me. With the world advancing so rapidly and making great improvements to human lives, yet we are still encountering natural disasters, illnesses and physical/mental defects. While many claimed to be saintly and aspire to be a great person, it is with no doubts that many also still bears prejudices and discrimination for people who are different. Thus when one stands out differently, he or she seemed to be the common target for random attacks in one way or another.
Personal sharing of Jessica (24 years old) on her experience during a certification program conducted by Billy Kueek International
“Life is like a camera,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out,
Take another shot.”
This quote perfectly sums up my LBD (Live By Design) journey organized by Billy Kueek International (BKI). LBD is short for Live By Design and not by default, a program which has benefitted me tremendously as it shows me how to live my life according to my own principles and values, and not according to other people’s expectations. In our society or culture, there are no shortages of cases where people, friends and family members “recommend” how we should live our life, what work or job we should pursue, what course we should study, what to eat… and the list goes on. I am pretty sure all of us to do it – whether consciously or unconsciously – and I have had my fair share of being on the receiving end of these incidences as well while growing up.
Living By Design – December 2015: by Elvina Cheah, Children’s Coach
I came to know about NLP through a graduate of BKI – Olivia Ong. I was endlessly surprised by her ability to solve problems and coach people to see the true root cause behind every effect. She has coached me personally with the mere intention of getting me to move forward in life and liberate me from my limiting beliefs. I am a very competitive person and am afraid of being toppled. Such attitude made me wonder. what is it that gave her such character? With this, inspired as I was, I decided to model her.
On the matter of decluttering paper and documents, here is a quick tip on those papers that you should keep but are oh so fiddly. I am referring to receipts, especially for warranty purposes. You need to keep receipts as proof of purchase when you may need to get the item repaired within the warranty period, yet nowadays, the receipts are printed on heat sensitive paper which fades over time.
One easy way to keep track of all this is to take a snapshot of the receipt and email it to yourself. Create a new folder in your email to store all such documents. To make it easier to search, the email subject should contain the item details, name of store and the expiry date (rather than the date of purchase).
For example, Philips kettle, Harvey Norman, 3rd June 2017.
This makes it easy for you to find the right receipt without opening all your emails, and when the expiry date has passed, you can delete the email. Most stores will accept a reprinted copy of the receipt, but do check when you are purchasing the item.
Now that you have decided to start decluttering, you are wondering where to start. While there is no hard and fast rule on this, here is a suggested sequence to follow:
- Books, papers and documents
- Sentimental items, gifts, “just in case” items
First of all, anything that is the wrong size or wrong colour has to go. What is the point of keeping that dress you have which is 2 sizes too small, hoping that one day you will be able to fit into it again? Or that blouse that is out of fashion, but may become fashionable again in say, 20 years! It has got to go.
If it is torn, or buttons missing, moth eaten, elastic worn out or just not your style, bin it. And that old T-shirt that has certainly seen better days but is so comfortably worn-in, if you won’t be seen in public in it, then it should not be seen at all.
Then there are items which you may have bought for “that occasion” which has not happened, or the bargains you picked up because the discount was too good to turn down, yet remains unworn.
Ask yourself for what purpose are you keeping those items of clothing. Do they serve any purpose apart from taking up space in your wardrobe. Stop kidding yourself that you will make use of it. It is only wishful thinking.
BOOKS, PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS
All important papers and documents should be filed neatly so that they can be found and accessed easily. Easier said than done as it is likely that they are all over the place rather than kept in a “to file” drawer or box. Again, like your clothes, you should take all your papers and documents and put them into a pile on your table (or floor) and sort them in one go.
Anything that is not important can be put in the recycling pile (or shredded). Those that you had planned to read but have not done so, time to throw them away into the recycling section. With the Internet bringing information in seconds, most of the papers we collect are not really needed. This included recipes that we may have cut out from newspapers and magazines as it is much easier to google for them.
If you are anything like me, you probably have at least 20 books in your home that you had bought but just never found the time to read. And the likelihood is that you never will. If the topic is not appealing enough, then give it away. Face the fact that the money spent on the book will benefit someone else, just not you.
Old books that have been read should also be given away. With the exception of classics and special books that you truly love (and will re-read), there is no need to keep a fully stocked library of books just to look well read. Let others enjoy them after you. You will be glad you did.
In our next posts, we will look at decluttering the next items on the list.
To find out about coaching services or training to help you declutter emotional, mental and behavioural clutter, go to BillyKueek.com or email office@BillyKueek.com.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as explained by NLP Master Trainers Dr Billy Kueek
Since we began marketing for our June LBD (Live By Design) Practitioner Certification Training Program, a class has been formed for June Intake in Singapore. As the response was overwhelming, our original plan to conduct the training in our Singapore office has to be changed and we have finalized agreement to use the big Training Room in DWG (Dennis Wee Group) Properties.
The popularity of the program brought in many referrals and of course, generated much curiosity in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as well as LBD. In this article, I aim to equip you with what Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP results you can achieve when you do NLP.
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, founded by Bandler, Grinder and Frank in 1970s at University of California, Santa Cruz. Since then, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has branched out into many societies and Associations, Institutions and Groups.
- Feeling lost and confused about life, career and relationship?
- Wish to live a life of purpose and leave legacies behind?
- Discovered that sometimes you perform at peak while other times struggling?
- Knew that you have potential but not unleashed and don’t know how?
- Discovered your limiting beliefs and decisions nut cant stop them from being barriers to achieving your goals?
- Wish to go ahead, experience and explore things but blocked by negative emotions of Fear, Doubts and perhaps, sense of low self-worth and underserving?
- Have negative habits that you have a problem getting rid of?
- Frustration with and at work due to other people’s performance?
- Would like to develop relationship better with people but learned that being sincere and true is not enough?
- Wish to gain upper-hand in circumstances and people situations but worried if people even like you to begin with?
- Wish to be the person you want to be, charismatic, magnetic and likeable?
- Hope that I can read people’s mind so I can feel what they feel to sympathize and be able to deal with them the way they prefer to?
- Want to get my point across and noticing simple logic is impossible with some people?
- Want to communicate convincingly, influentially, persuasively and powerfully but don’t know how or lack confidence in?
- Sincerely wish to help others with their problems but offering our negative experiences instead and taught the wrong things?
- Enhance Self Confidence but no matter what you do, doesn’t seem to work?
- Need for better self control to manage habits, discipline, motivation, energy, stress and googled but found nothing you don’t already knew?
NLP has the answer to these and more.
In a recent survey conducted earlier this year, it is reported that soft skills are worth over £88 billion (more than RM476 billion) in gross value added to the UK economy each year, making it an important contribution to the service industry. Another large-scale survey conducted in the USA found that the top attributes companies look for when hiring new employees are communication skills (83%) and the ability to work within a team (74%).
Where qualifications, credentials and experience are important factor in determining whether someone gets offered their dream job, soft skills are the vital deciding factor as to whether someone will succeed in their career.
Hence soft skills are being highly valued by more and more companies now as they realize how these skills directly contribute to the wellbeing of the organization. Soft skills are also increasingly being recognized as key competencies that working adults need in order to secure employment and succeed in their chosen field.
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This is the personal sharing of Penny Choong (aka MoneyPenny) on her experience and her journey to becoming financially independent. Billy Kueek International is proud to have Penny as a graduate and as a good friend. Her story recently appeared in The Star, and below is the article in its entirety.
Penny Choong is a finance-focused change manager and trainer with more than 14 years of experience conducting money workshops and innovating practical methods for financial freedom.
With a range of initiatives, Penny promotes proven moneysaving & financial balance techniques and positive spending habits. She communicates an effective and notable message regarding business development, pitching business ideas to investors, and securing profitable employment.
Due to her family situation, Penny found herself in a deep financial hole at an early age. Equipped with sheer determination and a contrarian mindset, she not only made it out of the hole but also managed to set up a good source of passive income. Her experience led Penny to want to help others learn to manage their money so that they too could experience financial freedom & financial independence.
Penny is an NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Master Coach & Master Hypnotherapist with added qualifications in accounting, finance and IT. She is part of an elite group of trainers who are dedicated to financial expertise, empowerment and excellence.
Let us hear from Penny on her personal account of how her life experiences have helped to shape her mindset, thoughts and actions for success.
In a recent survey of over 20,000 people, more than 60% rated learning about Happiness & Positive Living as being very important, while Alternative Healing, Wealth & Abundance Meditation, and Spiritual Growth also received ratings of 51% and above.
Yet many are frustrated with how little they know about these important life skills, and are eager to seek more learnings to fill in the perceived gaps in their lives. There is a growing trend of people who are seeking for trainings in these skills, with the ultimate aim of gaining a positive mindset to fulfill their true potential.
Hence the training industry is one that is expanding rapidly. Whether you are already in the training business or are thinking about becoming a trainer, and want to know the when, what, who, where, why and how, learn from one of Asia’s top corporate trainers, International Speaker and Master Trainer, Dr Billy Kueek.
With growing interest in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) for personal and professional development, the demand for good NLP trainers is greater than ever and it is certainly a rewarding profession, both intrinsically and extrinsically. Companies are becoming more interested in soft skills programs with NLP elements as they find them to be more effective and impactful.
Acknowledged as one of the leading NLP Training Companies in the region, Billy Kueek International will be running the NLP Trainers’ Training (NLPTT) program in November 2014, certifying NLP Trainers under the ABNLP (American Board of NLP) – the largest NLP certifying body in the world.
For anyone who has been certified as NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners and want to become NLP Trainers, they can now do this in Malaysia. For those with no prior NLP knowledge, they can join the Live By Design program at the Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels, before continuing their NLP journey with Trainers’ Training.
The quality of all trainings are assured, as participants will be trained and certified by NLP Master Trainers – Kit Lim (who is also Country Director of Malaysia) and Billy himself – the only NLP Master Trainer in the world certified by both the American Board of NLP (ABNLP) and NLP University (NLPU).
As an NLP Trainer, you will be able to certify NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners, plus include NLP in their other training programs where appropriate.
They say that the best way to master something is to teach it to others. So even for those who do not plan to become professional trainers, taking Trainers’ Training would ensure that they master it.
MasterClass Train The Trainer
The exciting and challenging NLP Trainers’ Training program was personally custom-designed by Billy himself, and includes the MasterClass Train The Trainer program. Rated globally as the most practical and intensive trainers’ training program, it goes beyond textbook materials as it incorporates micro-training laboratory sessions, demonstrations, role-plays and performance review with the Master Trainer, Billy himself.
The MasterClass Train The Trainer program is a generic program that trains aspiring trainers to become inspiring trainers. It is not content-specific, so Billy will share all the tools and techniques that he knows and uses in his own trainings, as well as share essential business skills to excel in this industry. In other words, the learning curve for participants is shortened so they don’t have to learn from their own trial & error – which can be costly.
In summary, participants will learn how to be a trainer, from telling stories and jokes, to planning training, to running activities, to selling training.
There are a lot of trainers out there who claim to be master trainers, but many are not certified in any way. Usually after training for a number of years, they call themselves master trainers. However, in NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy, there is a structure for certification, and Billy is South East Asia’s only NLP and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer.
Hypnosis is as old as recorded history, probably even older, and what it does is it allows you to communicate with the Unconscious Mind. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic context with amazing transformational power and yet, it is a pleasant and calming experience.
A widely accepted method for creating positive changes that begins with the creation of an altered state of consciousness, which stimulates the relaxation response that enables the mind to be suggestible, Hypnotherapy helps in accelerating positive changes.
“If your belief system is not Liberating, it is likely to be Limiting.” ~ Dr Billy Kueek
What are some of the things you wish you had learned in school, but no one taught you? What did you miss out on that you’d like to acquire now? In a recent survey, an international online publishing company asked over 20,000 people to rank various life skills in terms of importance and the education (or lack of) they received.
The results were certainly interesting.
The biggest gap perceived by the respondents was in Happiness & Positive Living. More than 60% rated this as being very important and yet had received very little formal education on it.
The next four were Alternative Healing, Wealth & Abundance Meditation, and Spiritual Growth , all of which got ratings of 51% and above.
This indicates that many are frustrated with how little they know about these important life skills, and are eager to seek more learnings to fill in the perceived gaps in their lives.
What is interesting to note, is that of these Top 5 learning gaps identified, all are skills that one can acquire and embrace through learning NLP.
Real and relevant education is becoming a precious commodity. Due to this, many are living life by default, accepting whatever life has thrown at them, the circumstances that they are in, playing with the cards they are dealt. More and more people – youths and working adults alike – are searching for new learnings that will make a real impact so that they too can “Live by Design, Not by Default!”
Now imagine learning the skills and knowledge that will help you address your concerns, and then in turn use your new-found knowledge to coach others and inspire them too – to be a better parent, better spouse, better friend, have healthier relationships, be more positive and live the life that they want – that would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?
Whether you are already in the coaching business, training business or are thinking about becoming a trainer, with growing interest in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) for personal and professional development, the demand for good NLP trainers is greater than ever and it is certainly a rewarding profession, both intrinsically and extrinsically. Companies are becoming more interested in soft skills programs with NLP elements as they find them to be more effective and impactful.
For those with no prior NLP knowledge, your pathway begins with NLP Practitioner certification, followed by NLP Master Practitioner certification before moving on to NLP Trainers’ Training (NLPTT). The best thing is, Billy Kueek International is able to support you on your journey from start to finish. For the first 2 certifications, join our signature program Live By Design.
We are all destined to achieve excellence, but in life, there may be obstacles along the way. The idea that everyone is in charge of their thoughts, behavior and success led Billy to create Live By Design. The program combines NLP with Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and Coaching to provide a complete toolkit.
Positive thinking can create life-changing results. So in order to attract more wealth, good health and even happiness, you have to think positively about it and believe that you are wealthy, healthy and happy, and that you deserve it.
Imagine there was a way where you could:
- Attract Success,
- Tap into Your Full Potential,
- Know Your Passion & True Calling,
- Understand the True Happiness & Positivity Within Yourself,
- Instantly Get Into Peak Performance State…
Imagine having the tools that will help you cope with life’s challenges and be able to have a positive mindset no matter what happens. You would like to have that, wouldn’t you?
You can breakthrough limiting beliefs, enhance positivity, make better decisions, discover your personal driving forces, resolve inner conflicts that may be freezing you, get rid of phobias and bad habits. Simply put, it is what works on a daily basis that produces desired results.
Billy Kueek International offers numerous soft skills programs for companies as well as public programs, such as Applied NLP in Sales, Applied NLP in Leadership and Coaching, Impact Systemã Coaching, NLP Associate, NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Trainer and MasterClass Train The Trainer programs.
By now, as you are reading this, you will already have a clear idea if this is the right path for you. You are in charge of our own happiness and success.
The possibilities to your prosperity are endless – take action now!