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9 May 2015

Pursue Meaning is Happier Than Pursue Happiness

When you pursue happiness for the sake of it, you will realize that your happiness does not last. Ask those who just bought the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and you'll know what I am talking about.

Even if your happiness last, you'll find that pursuing happiness by itself has no meaning.

We should pursue meaning instead.

Many people think that meeaning is very vague and difficult to achieve. If you read Vkttor Frankl's classic book "Man's Search for Meaning" you will learn that meaning is what keeps a person's alive and full of life.

There are 9 ways that you too can find meaning in your life:
  1. Short term meaning. Instead of looking for lofty goals, look at what you can do in the next 7 days or even as short as next 7 hours or next 7 minutes
  2. Forge meaning in the moment. In our rush we miss out the meaning in every moment and if you can just stop or slow down, you will find meaning in every moment of your waking life
  3. Daily does of meaning - every day your life must have meaning
  4. Set Dreams and Goals and Work out a Plan to Achieve them
  5. Never take moments for granted. Instead of just eating out at the restaurant, dwell on how much art and work the people behind the restaurant have taken to give you that perfect meal. You'll find that your meal tastes better and is more value for money!
  6. Pay Attention. The biggest payment we have to make in this life is not taxes but pay attention. In fact just by paying attention to someone we will make someone find meaning in our company
  7. Cut Out Mobile Interruptions. Forget about all those Whatsapp messages and Facebook's notifications. Even if you don't look at them in an hour, your life's meaning has not diminished
  8. Interact with people, even giving positive comments on Facebook is good interactions
  9. Enjoy the Journey. Remember it is the journey that gives us happiness, not the destination.
By Andy Ng, Chief Trainer Coach at Asia Trainers at


Date : 18 May 2015 Wednesday 2 to 5.30 pm
Venue : The Plaza 02-346 7500A Beach Rd 
Fee: $298 each; $199 each for 2 & above; $99 each for 5 & above. All comes with PIC 60% grant

You are a Supervisor or Staff working hard everyday. Studies show that as much as 85% of work problems are human-related. Yet you see the same problems recurring: be it in sales, customer service, sales, operations or admin.

Focused around Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) of which our Trainer Andy Ng is a Practitioner, this course will equip you the tools that others pay thousands to acquire. Plus, you get a chance to understand your colleagues and family members better and handle difficult people better. So bring your entire team!

Note: PIC 60% Cash Grant is pre-approved for this course. Call 6225-1784 to clarify if your company qualifies for this.

  1. John Gray’s ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ concept
  2. Doing your own ‘5-Senses’ Test 
  3. Six types of people: how to relate to them
  4. How to Build Instant Rapport with Anyone
  5. Give Constructive Feedback that INSPIRES
  6. Power of Questions to Get to the Bottom 
  7. Personality types, how to work with them
  8. Dealing with Difficult People
  9. Winning Conflict Resolution
  10. Top 8 Ways to Persuade People Your Way
  11. What to Do When People Don’t Follow You

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