Top 5 Lessons From 5 Years in Toastmasters

Today marks the 5th year anniversary of my primary Toastmasters club, All Nations Toastmasters in Anaheim, California. I have experienced exponential growth from my membership with the organization, and learned both from the people I have met as well as the education program. As I take a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past and look ahead to the victories of the future, some of the lessons drawn from this endeavor surface. Here they are, with some of my thoughts on them: Self-confidence is a skill It can be improved. When I joined Toastmasters 5 years ago, my Continue reading Top 5 Lessons From 5 Years in Toastmasters

The Power of Association

It is no secret that the people we associate with have a significant impact on our lives. Who we associate with determines what we earn, how big or small we dream, and how well we fare so far as our psychological and emotional health is concerned. In the past few months, I have observed how the people I spent an increasing amount of time with impact my day to day habits and choices. It is important to make a conscious choice of the people we associate with, and to make sure we reach our goals, near and far, we must remember Continue reading The Power of Association

Race to Great Health

I started working a new project: Race to Great Health. It is a blog I created to help me build the habit of running. I love running as a way to exercise and stay in good health. Moreover, staying in great health and regularizing my weight is one of my goals for 2017. Eventually, I will organize and host a 5K run in Anaheim. That will be fun. 🙂 Head on to www.racetogreathealth.com to see what this is about.

My Top 5 Goals for 2017

As a tradition, I used to start the year with a list of 10 to 25 goals. After learning about goal settings and top performance, I shrunk that list to 5. The list of 5 is much more effective and it forces me to focus on what’s important. For 2017 below is my list of goals: Study for and successfully pass my California Real Estate License Exam. Earn >= $100 / month from speaking opportunities (including product sales). Reduce my weight from 197 to 180 during the first 6 months of the year to remain in great physical condition. Continue Continue reading My Top 5 Goals for 2017

My Top 5 Books on Public Speaking

My top 5 books

If you have had any chance of public speaking, you know it can be intimidating or empowering. That is depending on what stage of your learning experience you are at. I am a student of public speaking and I have been sharing what I know on my YouTube channel: 365 Days of Public Speaking (https://www.youtube.com/user/365dps). A lot of the things I know, I learned from books. In this post I share my top 5 books on public speaking. It is a great place to start if you need help or have targetted questions on how to improve your public speaking skills. ‘Talk Like Continue reading My Top 5 Books on Public Speaking