All posts by David Lim

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To Win, One Must Risk Losing…

The cost of winning is the potential risk of losing.In a match, in business, in poker, in love, in any game or any pursuit worth winning, you must risk losing to enter the game.  You must risk failing in order to win. Without the risk of loss, there is nothing to be won.Should it be ...

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Change is a Choice…

The other day, I was listening to a podcast where Daniel Rabbi Lapin was being interviewed about his new book, Business Secrets from the Bible, and something he said caught my ear.  He talked about how being human is distintly different from being any other animal.  Of course, I thought he would talk about our ...

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You Never Know Who’s Listening…

I've had the opportunity, for the last two days, to spend time with leaders from other businesses in an amazing leadership training.  It's been insightful and I always enjoy the stimulating conversation and insights that come from these kinds of things. My preferred operating style is that of "Generally, I'm just me".  I say what ...

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Don’t Try to Move the Mountain…

In the business world and any space where people talk about success, they say that in order to be successful or be worth anything, "You have to be able to move mountains." Snowboarding is a difficult sport to learn, but once you have it, it's fairly easy to master. Confidence and trust is huge when ...

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A Sense Beyond the Senses…

Some martial artists develop this ability to perceive attacks and react to them in the most natural way. It's as the birds of the sky fly with the changing wind or the fish of the sea swim with the moving current. It's a sense beyond that of sight, touch, hearing or any other. It's an ...

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More Than Just One Lesson…

“‘To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often.'” -- Winston Churchill When you are a beginner it seems so much easier to allow yourself to fail. You practice and then get decent. Then you get good. When you become good, you no longer allow yourself to fail. You assume it should be ...

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Beware Not Only the Red Tape…

The so-called ubiquitous "red tape". It's the very material substance that prohibits, blocks, undercuts and thwarts many the well-intended individual and his heroic pursuits. Often associated with government, bureaucracy, pyramidal corporate organizations or even social constructs, the red tape can be found in almost every circumstance. The silver lining, though, with red tape is that ...