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It is that time of the year again. Well, not quite, just almost.

The year is ending; some of us are scrambling to see what we have accomplished in 2019. Most of us also look into 2020 with vision and hope. A few of us might wonder why we haven’t achieved what we set out to do at the beginning of the year (me included).

So, I figured out a little life hack to significantly improve our chances of 2020 resolution success. As I write this blog, I realise how much I also need this hack.

Let’s do it together, friends! …

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No one wants to fail. In particular, no one wants to fail multiple times.

But everyone does.

I, for once, have failed so many times, I could not believe how unlucky I must be. There must be a higher being up there who enjoy looking down at me stumbling around.

So what can we do about it?

It is not something we can wish away. It has been with us since we were born and will continue to live with us until we die; unwilling to let go.

Well, if we cannot get rid of it, maybe we can live with it. After all, it’s not like we have any choice, right? …

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Once upon a time, I had a vision of business victory. I drew a straight timeline of my (forecasted) success on a blank A4 paper.

That’s it, a straight line.

Never did I know that my visionary picture was not complete without various corners of setbacks. The simple straight line transformed itself into many chaotic abstract paths.

While success is what we desire, often a desperate situation precedes a great leap ahead. Just like pulling a catapult’s sling for a powerful shot, a painful stretch prepares for a strong comeback.

In this article, we will look at five strategic keys. I call these the ‘CoRNNR’ (read: corner) strategy for it is useful when we are backed into a corner. …


Fredy Namdin

A husband, father of two, business coach, writer, coffee drinker, and gardener. Reach me at and

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