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Update: This post is the Mongolian series. Please check part 2, part 3. part 4, and part 5
The time of transition has come.
That’s why I decided to write a series of post about Mongolia, the country I lived for around 3 years.
In this series, I will write about many things such as context of countryside, city and suburban area, culture and people I met as well as my reflection on those, etc.
But firstly, I would like to address the answer to the following question I tend to receive from many people:
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One of the unique things in Mongolia is the Steppe Marathon.
This month, I participated this marathons for the third time, and what makes it special are awards (horse and sheep), fresh air, eternal blue sky and green land.
Previously, I wrote about marathon several time since it teaches us various lessons.
“Let’s keep it just in case….”
This is THE most commonly used phrase among us.
“I have too much stuff”
That’s another phrase we tend to hear.
In short, given that there are so many things around us, it is very important to remove them. The principal reason for me to do so (and this applies to many people too) is to simplify the life to find what’s really important for everyone. So I would like to share “3 time rule” which I learned from books, others and my own experience.
These days when I recommend this to others, I say as follows:
you have to talk a lot with this, because there are 2 “i” and 1 “talk”. It is “italki“.
From my observation, I think many people would somehow want to learn other language for different reasons, and this helps us to achieve this. Let me describe what it is, how I used and 10 reasons to use it.
The majority of us has some kind of goal, but the challenge is how to motivate yourself to achieve it.
In my previous blog entry “4 Conditions to Gain Any Skill“, I explained about the 4 conditions among which the motivation and actions are the most important ones. Also, in other entory “Long journey to the goal“, I highlighted that the action was the key to maintain or improve your skill.
Before action, however, we have to have strong motivation, about which I will talk in this entry. The more difficult the goal you want to achieve, the more efforts and time you will need, and the more you get to lose your initial motivation along the time. I think every one has the similar experience like this.
Do you have any stress?
I think everyone has or has had this uncomfortable feeling, which could depress you.
Have you ever done any negotiation?
When I was asked, I couldn’t think of many examples since I thought “Negotiation=Business Talk or Salary talk”.
But it turned out that there are many different types of negotiation.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Bangkok to participate in 4-day-long negotiation training in humanitarian setting, which was organized by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Although the main topic was on refugee, there were many contents that can be applicable to daily life.