Author: TryingTooHard 超勉強

  • The Unraveling Of Self Confidence

    Recently, I returned to the workplace. I took this offer because I was in a rut. My coaching practice wasn’t growing, and I was anxious about not having a steady income. The pressure of my family’s needs, though irrational, began to bother me more than I liked. I also fell into depression and melancholy often…

  • Routine, April 2024

    Another snapshot of how life hums. Context: I now have a full time job. I want to maintain a healthy body (not just for looks), I don’t want to stop reading like in the past when I had a full time job. I want to remain active on LinkedIn and to maintain my profile there. Daily…

  • Work Life 4.0

    I am working again. It’s been 2 months. It’s both fun and very frustrating.  I am trying hard to maintain balance- workouts, reading, food, time with family, my personal brand on Linkedin, and work. I think I am doing much better this time around. Lastly, I am trying hard to maintain my composure, to care…

  • 14 Days In

    I think I am doing well “showing up” at work. I seem to have built a reputation of someone who’s genuine. I guess my background gave people the impression that I was probably capable. However, I am also bothered by what I have heard. It will take me time to see for myself some of…

  • It must suck to be Mark Zuckerberg

    Apple Vision Pro is not the first VR/AR headset in the market. In fact, Meta launched its first pair of VR headset in 2016. That’s 7 years, 2,555 days, 61,000 hours ago. And yet, Apple Vision Pro, in 0.005 years, 2 days, and 48 hours, has created more attention than everything Meta has created. It…

  • World Shifted

    Like many of you, I am obsessively consuming all information about Apple Vision Pro. Just now, after watching a video by Casey Neistat, I had a realization. Endless review videos and articles feature people unboxing, setting up, and using the Apple Vision Pro. These reviews discuss the “what” and the “how” of the device. In…

  • Homing Attention

    3 ways I steer my attention: “empty the cup,” flash the flashlight,” “rotate the crops.” Some say our attention is our most precious resource, yet it’s challenging because it’s easy for our attention to scatter and to be captured. The reasons are often beyond our control – an unfinished work conversation, the latest news, life…

  • My workout routine … for reading

    Reading non-fiction books is utilitarian for me. They are not my favorite, but I read them to learn useful skills, like building team culture or understanding my biases. Before, I read only on my Kindle, highlighting a lot. After finishing a book, I exported the highlights to organize in my database. But this method was…

  • 2023 in Random Moments

    A Year of Taylor Swift, Divorces, Job Search, Losing To Screens, and Lifting Lighter Weights. In 2023, I stumbled upon a discovery that threw my fitness routine into chaos. For over a decade, I had followed a strict workout regimen, but a three-week hiatus this year taught me more about my body than all those…

  • 2023 in Books

    2023 in Books

    STATS: 29 books20 Audiobooks8 Kindle books2 Real book3 unfinished books2x: The speed I listened to audiobooks2 Chinese booksE in Diversity score (4 Female Authors) CATEGORIES: 8 History & Culture3 Science Fictions3 Thrillers2 Environment6 Biographies & Memoirs1 Politics1 Coming-of-Age Fiction3 Health & Parenting2 Business BOOK OF THE YEAR: What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies,…