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Learn to live the life you want by being prepared

PLAN AND PREPARE: Mr Michael Lum will share how to prepare for life's challenges.


    Oct 17, 2013

    Learn to live the life you want by being prepared

    NOT every stage of one's life is plain sailing, as each stage comes with its own unique set of challenges.

    But what people can do, according to master trainer Michael Lum, is to prepare for such challenges, so they can deal with them confidently and live the life they want.

    Mr Lum, who is a certified neuro-linguistic-programming coach, will be addressing the topic at a seminar organised by My Paper on Sunday.

    He will provide an overview of the various concerns that people in different stages of life have, and share ideas on how to approach them effectively.

    Planning ahead and "being prepared for challenges" are two strategies that would ensure one lives well in his later years, he said.

    He pointed out that those planning for retirement, for instance, should "cultivate a hobby, no matter what".

    "Once a lot of people reach retirement age, they feel their self-worth plunge, because they no longer have a job that translates to meaning in their life," Mr Lum explained.

    "Having a hobby - whether it is playing chess, rearing fish, exercising or doing pottery - occupies your time," he said.

    Find out from the experts how you can plan your retirement effectively at the My Paper Advance Series Seminar 2 on Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm, at SPH News Centre Auditorium (1000 Toa Payoh North). Registration closes tomorrow. To register, visit