I've got the above question from Goodreads. It's quite an interesting question, especially for an author like me. Below is the answer. I think my life is quite ordinary up till now. I'm different from a lot of people, and from the crowd. But I think that there is no mystery in that, in my … Continue reading “What mystery in your own life could be a plot for a book?”
Insight and meaningful quotes
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.Tôi nhận ra rằng cách tốt nhất để yêu thương một ai đó không phải là thay đổi họ, mà là giúp họ bộc lộ ra được phiên bản tốt nhất của bản … Continue reading Insight and meaningful quotes
Dhamma Talk: How to live one’s life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
This is another dhamma talk from Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu that I would suggest anyone who are seriously pursuing happiness should refer to. Especially, if you're Buddhist, this short talk addressing the question of 'how to live one's life?' would give you a great view on the map to get there. I'd like to express my deep … Continue reading Dhamma Talk: How to live one’s life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Interview with AllAuthor.com
I've got an email interview with AllAuthor.com recently, where I can share a few thoughts on my first book and my experience. Hope it can motivate you. The original interview was posted here: https://allauthor.com/interview/viethungnguyen/. Do you have a simple childhood memory that you could never forget? There are quite many however, if I can share … Continue reading Interview with AllAuthor.com
Dhamma Talk: Satipatthana in Daily Life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Once researching on Mahasatipatthana Sutta, I got to know some of dhamma talks from Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu. And here is one of the ones that I think it's very useful for people who are in the workforce, bearing too many responsibilities, stress, worries, confusion, tiredness, ... each and everyday. And that's how I sat down and … Continue reading Dhamma Talk: Satipatthana in Daily Life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
I'm in progress to convert my book,The Happiness Journal (https://a.co/fb4RjRA), to audio book. One of the steps is to find a real-person, professional narrator for the book (as all of the audio book stores would not accept computer generated audio). And that's when I really feel the power of the Internet, the globalization or the … Continue reading Globalization
Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika
I happened to know this book, Snow in the Summer, nearly 15 years ago, once I started my journey to learn and practise Buddhism. At that time, I read the Vietnamese version of it. Then, I got to know about Sayadaw U Jotika and his teachings. Till now, I always considered that I was so … Continue reading Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika
I love Saigon 2020!
https://youtu.be/LE09_F0jivI Recorded once driving through the city of Saigon from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the heart of District 7. Crowded with too many people, cars and bikes in a cloudy morning of the rainy season. That's Saigon. I LOVE SAIGON 2020! Hình ảnh được ghi lại trong đoạn đường từ sân bay Tân … Continue reading I love Saigon 2020!
Đi bộ thể dục buổi sáng ở dọc hai bờ sông Hương, thỉnh thoảng dừng lại rút phone ra và đây là cái kết... Lung linh! Quá đẹp! The photos below were captured by my phone once I took a few morning walks alongside Huong River in Hue. It was so beautiful and peaceful in … Continue reading Huế
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7puMORk1ipOSkYb1T1SvgD?si=W5vsALPlTg2X2cpbDe5bww&dl_branch=1 Anyone who is using email surely know about auto-response email. That's the email one has to use, once being away from office, from work, taking vacation or some days off. Basically, the content should read like "Thanks for reaching out to me. I'm not here right now. And would be back by... Should there … Continue reading Auto-response email
8 + 1 entrepreneur things talk
Entrepreneurship is like a way to express freedom... While not all the times, entrepreneurs can enjoy the "fruit", the journey is worth much beyond that. That's the journey to grow. That's those lessons and experiences throughout the journey. In this talk, I had a chance to share my own lessons learned through my entrepreneur journey … Continue reading 8 + 1 entrepreneur things talk
Books are not where people find life solutions?
As an indie author, I am working on keyword research to promote my book, The Happiness Journal, on Amazon. And during the process, I've observed an interesting fact that I'm going to share with you here, based on the data I have. Thanks to Publisher Rocket for helping pulling all these data. And the data … Continue reading Books are not where people find life solutions?
Flexibility – Keyword for life
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7pNmXZQ8l7OhEldIwgSH0h?si=SdM3D68PSuCbMJOavOAzxQ&dl_branch=1 Monday's thoughts "Flexibility" is always the critical keyword in any situation, especially in the event of crisis or so...I believe that "flexible" is the must-have-quality for building your sustainable business, success, and happiness.I have observed that the more "flexible" one can be, the more mature that one is."Flexibility" itself doesn't imply knowledge. And many … Continue reading Flexibility – Keyword for life
8 entrepreneur things
This is the quick summary of what I shared with a group of MBA students from McDonough School of Business | Georgetown University visiting Vietnam early this week. This is more or less what I have experienced throughout my entrepreneur journey to establish KMS Technology Vietnam and grow it up to nearly 1000 people company, … Continue reading 8 entrepreneur things
Leadership for life?
Everyone does have less or more of qualities for leadership. As I pointed out in my article (7 core qualities of a sustainable leader), those 7 qualities are common for anyone. It's just that who practice it well for those 7 would naturally earn trust and respect from others. And that's how they can advance … Continue reading Leadership for life?
That’s a necessary part of life
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." … Continue reading That’s a necessary part of life
Need to be there, in the NOW
The video says it all, no more words needed... https://youtu.be/rRhABCopJgM
My very first English book is available now
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XRB7CV4/ 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 … Continue reading My very first English book is available now
Choose to become a contributor. Period.
"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... … Continue reading Choose to become a contributor. Period.
“The myth is stronger than the truth…”
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 lieTo see it all for what it was, you need an uncorrupted eyeWas the journey worth it, only time will tellThe Beat Hotel | Allan Taylor What would … Continue reading “The myth is stronger than the truth…”