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    Slower, Lower, Weaker: A New Training Paradigm

    ‘Higher, Faster, Stronger’ marks the pinnacle of glorious human physical achievement in the Olympics. ‘Slower, Lower, Weaker’ marks the way up. When we go slower, we become mindful of what we are doing. We become fastidious in our demand for excellence. We become...
    Competition Culture and the Asian Psyche: a Personal Reflection

    Competition Culture and the Asian Psyche: a Personal Reflection

    I’ve watched my students perform in Winners’ Recitals both in Singapore where I live, and across the globe. Invariably the program is full of Asian names. Once a student won a competition in Vienna and went with her family to perform in the Winners’ Recital. Almost...
    Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Installing a Resource Anchor

    Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Installing a Resource Anchor

    An ‘anchor’ is trigger for a behaviour. An anchor may be visual (e.g. yellow colour), auditory (e.g a car horn), kinesthetic (e.g. punching a fist in the air), olfactory (e.g. the smell of your grandmother’s perfume) or gustatory (e.g. the taste of chocolate). We can...