Tự nhắc nhở câu “thần chú” được truyền lại từ Thầy: “Đó là một phần tất yếu của cuộc sống.” Mỗi khi khó khăn, khủng hoảng ập đến, nhớ đọc câu này 10, à không, 100 lần là tỉnh lại 🙂.

Sush a great reminder taught by my master: “That’s a necessary part of life.” Every time difficulty or crisis knocks on your door of life, wishper this in your head 10, if not 100 times, you would be awaken 🙂.

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Just learned a great thing – great articulation – great reminder: Entrepreneurs are doers. They set goals and do it. They don’t wait for anyone else to tell them do it. They take ownership.

Not that everyone need to be a real real entrepreneur. Yet, if you can have less or more entrepreneur spirit like above, I’m certain that you’ll achieve more in this world.

Gud luck and #beHATT!

It is always a big challenge for most of us, living, working and ultimately seeking for our own happiness in this modern world with constant and fierce changes. In this article, I’m about to share with you 7 core qualities of a great leader that I’ve learned from my own journey in the last 20 years. It does not only help to develop myself, but also make me become a leader with great influence and an inspiring source of motivation for about 1000 staff at KMS Technology Vietnam, which is the company I co-founded, built and grow it up from scratch 12 years ago under the role of Managing Director.

A sustainable success always comes from a cohesive team. Team cohesiveness, in turn, is originated from healthy, positive and meaningful relationships of team members, alongside with a team culture based upon trust foundation. Trust must start from the leader of the team or the organization. Now, the question is what are the core qualities that a leader need to possess to greatly play his role of “leading”, in short term as well as long term which I would call it “sustainable”? Here are the 7.

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Q: What’s the best thing about being a writer?

A: I didn’t think that I’ll become an author one day like this. The more I write, the more I think I’m suitable for the career. And it needs to go through 20 years or so in the workforce, before I can have an enough depth to write stuff. The great thing for me is that I can write naturally and smoothly turning from thoughts to words.

Q: What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

A: I learned that only 1% of us can finally publish a book. Author career is not suitable for everyone, certainly. So, if you think you want to pursue author career, I would suggest you first to get a lot of experience at work, in life in relevant areas that you want to write about. Secondly, you need to start writing small chunk, regularly, before you can become a real author. Start with journal, blog. Write it regularly on a weekly basis. Your “muscles” would be stronger day by day till it turns you to be an author before you know it.

Refer to my Goodreads profile here for more information: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19538740.Viet_Hung

Released on Thanksgiving Day 2019 (US time)

Last week, my very first English book called The Happiness Journal, was published on Thanksgiving Day 2019, through Amazon. It’s now available in Kindle format only. The paperback would be out in 1-2 months. I think it would be a great gift to everyone on this occasion of the year, the moments of emotions, the moments of celebration, the moments of family, the moments of wishes, the moments of praying, the moments of planning, and yes, the moments of happiness. Ultimately, we are all seeking for happiness. Yet, are we steering on the right path? I wish we all are.

The more I grow up during the course of my happiness journey, the more I realize that on the theory / concept side, happiness is very simple. Yet it’s so hard to “implement” it into our life. I think that it’s not just me struggling in finding and realizing it… But many of us out there would share with me those challenges on your own happiness journey.

Well, I’m not native English speaker. Much of the content in this book is translated from Vietnamese blog posts, all by myself. I am using a very simple English, as I don’t want it to be complicated with too many complex vocabularies. Sometimes, you would find a few common, simple and repeated grammar issues, usually made by foreigners. I hope you understand why it is so.

I think being my authentic voice is important. I hope it would be like I am having a direct conversation with you, telling you the stories of my life and my happiness. I am a big fan of a book named Mindfulness in plain English, a great book for any meditators. From that book, I have learned the idea that if you can’t use simple and plain English to explain things you know, you fail. As you may not have an in-depth understanding of things. That’s how I would challenge myself to be simple once using vocabularies and wording in this book.

With all of the stories in this book that I’ve written in the past 10 years, sharing about my own life, I hope you would get a lot of inspiration, a lot of suggestions, a lot of energy from reading through the stories of my life and so. All are to be more energetic, more courage, more patient, more discipline, more open, more compassion to move forward with your happiness journey. Thanksgiving time is the great time for you to pause and to think what would make you happy and how you get closer to your happiness, agreed?

Get the book and read https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XRB7CV4!

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This hash tag is from the book. It is “be happy all the time”, a birthday wish for me from my lovely daughter. And now, I use it as the wish for everyone.

P.S. I self-published the book and I’m thankful for the power of technology and flat world nowadays. I really felt it, once a self-publishing author from Vietnam can go global like this.

“Society, family, and company, they all really need people who can contribute – contributors. Also, it’s only them, the contributors, who can blow the air of energy and success along with meaningful achievements for society, family, and company that they are with.”

From The Happiness Journal

Be a contributor, fully. Then, success and happiness would follow…

I never thought that I would become an author one day. Surprisingly, the more I sit down and write, the more I find myself very into that career of a writer. The excerpt above is from my very first English book called “The Happiness Journal” which is the English version of Tản mạn về Hạnh phúc, my first ever published book!

I hope I can release “The Happiness Journal” around Thanksgiving time, a meaningful and emotional time of the year… You can find more about the book from this link.
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Got this meaningful lyrics once listening on the way to a cafe appointment this morning.

The myth is stronger than the truth, and the truth can sometimes lie

To see it all for what it was, you need an uncorrupted eye

Was the journey worth it, only time will tell

The Beat Hotel | Allan Taylor

What would you say? Yes, we are usually overwhelmed by those myths. They seem much stronger and bigger than the truth. And there comes the fear, deriving from the myth – the unknown. Although, most of the time, it is unreal fear.

It’s like a trap for all of us in this world. Fear comes from what we don’t know, from the truth we haven’t known. And because of the lack of known, it keeps haunting us and building more fear in us. Paradoxically, at the same time, we’re kinda addicted to mysteriousness. Then, it would help to strengthen the trap more and more.

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Synopsis

This self-help book is a daily guide to happiness. Author Viet Hung shares life experiences with suggestions to thrive and to be happy. What is the meaning of life? Are we living, or just existing? Are we living for ourselves or only for others? What would make you happy? Each day, choose a short inspirational piece to read from this journal to improve positive thinking, mindfulness, and your own future outcomes to thrive in life.

The Happiness Journal got to Top 100 in Personal Success & Spirituality books on Amazon.

Praise

“An engaging collection of astute observations. The cumulative effect is feeling a sense of peace and hope – if not outright happiness than a real sense of potential for appreciating what life has to offer, and avoiding those things that bring it down, so the book is successful in its intent. Anyone seeking advice and comfort, whether for currently arising challenges or a general sense of longing for a more peaceful path, will benefit from Hung’s well-considered, sensible, and stimulating selections.”

Self-Publishing Review

“The Happiness Journal” by Viet Hung is definitely the most reliable source of warding off all the burdens of a depressed and worried mind. It acts like a tranquilizer and heals the mind more than a prescribed dose of a tranquilizer might ever do. The book in itself is a well-established rehabilitation center, it shows us the way towards a life full of all the meanings that we wouldn’t be able to explore otherwise.

Reedsy Discovery

Get one copy for yourself and start reading. You can read in any order. Every “sip” have its own meaning. Good luck!

Dedication

This book is for anyone who is burdened by worries, fears, or insecure feelings that may be blocking their path toward happiness. I hope my experiences during the past twenty years, as both a professional and an entrepreneur will bring you inspiration and useful suggestions. 

You can use these thoughts to find your own direction and live a noble, confident, and fulfilling life to the fullest extent –  a happy life.

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