It’s Time To Say Thank You.

It’s Time To Say Thank You.

“It’s a secret I’ll keep beyond the last day of my life.”

Those words stayed in my mind and haunted me for awhile.

They made such a deep impact on me that I had to ask for permission to craft the story behind these words.

Let me start from the beginning.

My story began in a chance meeting with an elderly person.

It was relatively uneventful until her parting words hit me hard and deep in my being.

While talking to that wonderful stranger and finding out about her family, she told me proudly about her son.

“He’s a good boy,” she said, “Went to law school and did very well. So well that he had a few job offers even before he graduated.”

I asked her, “It must be hard for you, isn’t it?

“Support your children and watch over them for so many years?”

She replied in a nonchalant way, “Yes, but that’s the job of every parent.”

Looking at the lines on her face and the expression, I knew she had gone through many a difficult time.

“I’m happy that he’s getting married soon. More likely than not, he’ll be spending more time with his future wife and starting his own family.”

Her subsequent words reverberated through my mind.

“My house will be quieter and emptier without him.”

As she spoke those words, she was looking down on the floor. It was as if she was struggling to come to term with a vacuum in her heart.

Feeling uneasy about where the conversation was leading to, I changed the subject.

We went on to talk about many other subject matters and then about my recent travel overseas.

It struck a chord with her and got her talking about her son again.

“Some years ago, my son had to go to the U.S. as part of a student exchange programme. We were excited for him but at the same time, we were troubled by it.

“We did not have the money to pay for his trip and we did not have the heart to tell him.”

“So, what did you do about it?” I asked her, more out of curiosity than concern.

I had mixed feeling subsequently about mooting the issue.

She replied and again in a calm and casual manner. “I surrendered my endowment policy for him. It was supposed to give me a lump sum of money if I had kept it for another 4 years.

“The money was meant to help support me for my retirement.

“On top of that, I pawned my jewellery and the heirlooms given to me by my mother.”

Again out of curiosity, I asked her, “Did you manage to redeem them later?”

Her reply saddened me, “No. I went to a particular pawn shop that gave me a better price. However, the condition was that I could not redeem them.”

Then she looked into my eyes and her next few words pierced through my heart.

“The jewellery and heirlooms are gone forever.”

I immediately protested, “Now that your son has grown up and is on his own, you should let him know the sacrifices you made for him.

“He ought to know what you’ve done for him.”

That was when she told me, “It’s a secret I’ll keep beyond the last day of my life.”

My heart sank to the lowest point.

I hope this story struck a chord in your heart.

I hope it inspired you as much as it did to me.

My friend, somewhere in the past, there are people who went out of the way to help you. They may not have made a fuss out of it.

They decided to forget about it, sweep it aside, or keep it as a secret.

It may not mean anything to them and there may not be any expectation of a response, let alone recognition or reward.

Still, you it to them to revisit past incidents and say “Thank you.”

It’s a way of paying it backward so that you and them can be further inspired to pay it forward.

Somehow, I feel there’s somebody waiting for you for that moment of closure.

Will you stop looking at your digital device and pick up the phone now?

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Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (3)

Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (3)

Entrepreneurship is not just a cultivated mindset. It is also an enforced discipline and a vigorous approach to life.

The Germans and Dutch shared two basic meanings for entrepreneurship.

The Dutch term for an entrepreneur is “ondernemer,” someone who is a pioneer, innovator, or an adventurer.

1. Breaking New Ground

In that sense, entrepreneurs are no different from many reformers, revolutionaries, and rebels with a cause.

They have great foresight, courage, and self-confidence.

And took upon themselves to complete a challenging venture or task.

They first develop their visions internally and then turn the visions into a reality externally.

They saw outcomes in their minds before they achieve them in real life.

Entrepreneurs are characterized by their capacity, ability, agility, versatility, and tenacity to plan and turn the plan into tangible actions.

They calculated their risks and muster the courage to step into virgin terrains and chart the paths through new territories.

Their self confidence has been developed through undergoing different experiences, including failures and rejections.

They learned to go and grow through these stumbling blocks and use them as stepping stones for growth and better achievements.

1. Turning Dreams Into A Reality

The second basic meaning of entrepreneurship is derived from the Dutch verb “ondernemen.”

It referred primarily to the proactive effort in starting an operation and running it independently.

Entrepreneurs know that they have to be responsible and be accountable to others and to themselves.

They cannot be in self-denial and avoid reality because they bore the risks of an entrepreneurial project.

That’s why being an entrepreneur can be a tough and lonely job.

A true entrepreneur believes that there will be great rewards, satisfactions, and fulfillment in the future.

They showed initiatives and resourcefulness and are proactive in capitalizing on opportunities.

At the same time, they have the vision, competence and grit to make things happened.

Living an entrepreneurial life is not a short sprint but a long distance race.

Entrepreneurs foster passion and perseverance to achieve both short- and long-term visions and finish a worthwhile race.

Through commitment, discipline and determination, they develop the stamina to stay the course and up the game.

Throughout the race, they strengthen their capacity and competence to overcome more and bigger challenges.

They develop resilience to leverage on adversities and failures to achieve greater successes.

What seem to be setbacks are but feedback and experiences to guide them.

These roadblocks are just lessons to help them find an easier, faster and better way to achieve desired outcomes.

Every entrepreneurial action or even attempt at entrepreneurship can help them continue to improve their entrepreneurship quotient and chances and rate of success.

Perseverance helps them attain excellence in their pursuits and achieve major accomplishments in life.

It is a vital part of the entrepreneurial toolkit for achieving sustainable success.

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It’s Time To Dance With Life.

It’s Time To Dance With Life.

If you woke up alive this morning, be grateful.

Be mindful of the beauty within and around you.

Choose to lift yourself up with happiness and gratefulness.

Your life is not your own. You have no control over its expiry date.

You are given life as a gift, a channel to be a blessing to the people and the environment around you.

So live up to the high calling and serve a worthier cause.

The best way to live life is to live it for others.

The more you reach out to bless others, the richer and better your life will become.

Our Creator has given you a set of strengths, gifts, talents and experiences.

You are a unique and valued person.

There is not a single person that can think, feel, talk, and act like you.

Nobody has ever walked your steps and gone through your experience.

No one has felt your grief, pain, and sorrow.

You are the only person that has your set of knowledge, skills, and resources.

What’s more, you can continue to strengthen your capacity, capability, adaptability, agility and tenacity.

You can improve your life on an ongoing basis.

Who you are, what you have gone through, and what you can achieve can be your greatest assets.

They can make you a stronger and better person.

These assets can help you connect with more people and influence their futures.

You are given a new lease of life again and again because there is a special mission for you.

There is a dream waiting to be fulfilled.

There is someone waiting for you to free him from an emotional prison.

Like a pupa, a beautiful butterfly is waiting to be released from the cocoon of your experience.

Don’t ever give up on yourself. You are a work in progress.

Our Creator has not given up and will never give up on you.

It’s time to act.

It’s time to claim your destiny.

It’s time to rise to greatness.

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Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (2)

Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (2)

Over the years I’ve had the honour to play a major role in many business competitions.

At different events, I’ve been an organizer, a judge, a facilitator, a coach, a trainer, and a mentor or a “tor-mentor.”

These events were organized for a wide range of people.

They involved the young and old, novice and experienced, and local and international entrepreneurs.

As part of a judging panel, there would always be a discussion on what were the qualities that made a good entrepreneur and how should we pick the top entrepreneurs.

In addition to these questions, I have always thought about how great entrepreneurs became great entrepreneurs, and what differentiated them from the others.

In my quest for answers, I went back to the roots of the word, entrepreneur.

I found that throughout history there were observable hallmarks of entrepreneurship.

Right from the beginning of time, our Creator has established entrepreneurship as one of the natural order of life.

As humans, we are to look after “the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Gen 1:26 NIV)

1. Enterprising Mindset and Behavior

In other words, we are commissioned to look after and improve the state of the people, animals, economy and the environment.

This requires an enterprising mindset and behavior.

In other words, a mindset and behavior that constantly look out for achieving ever more good with ever less resources and if possible, with no resources.

2. Entrepreneurial Qualities

To be an entrepreneur, we need to exercise entrepreneurial leadership and cultivate the values of courage, creativity and innovation, discipline, learning, tenacity, and ongoing improvements.

We need to take initiatives to make things happen and achieve stable, secure and sustainable results.

3. Die For A Cause

One of the earliest uses of the word “entrepreneur” occurred during the 16th century in France.

Entrepreneurs were referred to as mercenary leaders who formed bands of renegade soldiers to serve the rich and famous.

They were described as “hardy, usurping and intent to risk their lives and fortunes.”

Great entrepreneurs have an electrifying and infectious passion.

They are willing to even die for a cause and because of that, there are few things in the world that can hold them back on their way to success.

4. Passion Unlimited

In the 17th century, the French referred to an entrepreneur as “entreprendre,” a person who undertook an important task or project.

The equivalent of the term in English was probably “undertaker.”

I do not think the people of old were referring to a person who managed a funeral.

Still, there were some truths to it.

The enterpreneur needs to bury any mental limitation that hold him back.

Live above any physical and emotional restrictions to persevere on the high road of entrepreneurship.

5. Discipline Of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is first and foremost a cultivated mindset.

People who own and run their own businesses may not necessarily be entrepreneurs.

They may not practice the discipline of entrepreneurship to achieve ever-growing improvements and successes.

For example, a person who runs a shop selling household products and services without making any major changes and improvements on a constant basis is not exhibiting any salient features of entrepreneurship.

On the other hand, many employees and self-employed are entrepreneurs.

They have the mindsets and disciplines of entrepreneurship and more importantly, they act on them to achieve growing results.

6. Value-Addition – A Key To Success

There are also many economists that have argued that some bankers, financial investors, and other so called white collar professionals, including pseudo branding and investment trainers are not entrepreneurs.

At best, they facilitate capital flow.

And provide the means for entrepreneurs to value-add to their customers and market.

There are also pseudo entrepreneurs or counter-entrepreneurs who erode values rather than value-add to their customers.

Many of them are just con men under the guise of being an entrepreneur.

Instead of value-adding to their stakeholders and targeted markets, they destroy values and cause damages to the business ecosystem.

Some of these fallouts unfortunately can only be felt in the future.

Unfortunately, that’s one of the causes for the financial crisis that eventually triggered the global economic crisis.

Entrepreneurs should serve a high calling and support worthwhile causes.

They should value-add to people, animals, society and the environment.

Many entrepreneurs have talked about or even taught value-creation, value-transformation, and value-addition but they have no understanding of how to implement these three totally different concepts to serve their targeted customers and markets.

Creating and delivering values should be a holistic, balanced and well calibrated process.

If there’s any interest, I’m happy to write a long-winded posting about the importance of values in the business world.

7. Death To Status Quo

Great entrepreneurs are people who do not merely accept current situations.

They are willing to bury the past so as to design a better future.

They seek to disrupt current patterns and create the next breakthroughs.

While others are thinking about what’s next, they are deliberating about what’s coming after “what’s next.”

They are looking ahead of the curve and around the bend to be future-ready and take actions for the future.

They are not unduly concern about being like the other people.

That’s why they can come across as being more unreasonable than reasonable, and abnormal than normal.

8. Reinventing Yourself – Constantly

Great entrepreneurs are dream-chasers, value-multipliers, and world-changers.

They are restless souls, always desiring to know the unknown and discover the undiscovered so as to expand their worldview and improve their entrepreneurial roadmaps.

They undertake to recreate themselves rigorously, relentlessly, and unrelentingly.

Think constantly of new outlooks and ways to not only serve humankind but also reshape the world for a higher level of achievements.

And seek to influence others and change the way they think, speak, act, work, and even the way they live.

9. “Nothing-Is-Impossible” Paradigm

Entrepreneurs will not accept “impossible” as part of their working lexicon.

They set new records and chart new directions.

Undertake to create a world that has never existed before.

How can you be such an “undertaker”?

Go4It!

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It’s Time To Look After Your Health.

It’s Time To Look After Your Health.

Health Is Life.

To be fully alive is to be healthy.

Without good health, you cannot have a good life.

As the saying goes, many people never appreciate good health until they come face to face with sickness.

When they are down with ill-health and disease, they will start to regret that they did not do more to live a healthy life.

In the final analysis, you are the primary cause of ill-health.

You are also the ultimate starting point of cure for your negative conditions.

Think about it.

There is no other place that you can ever be than in your body.

Living a healthy life is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.

Health is more than just about not being sick or having less sicknesses.

It is about having the fitness, energy, and vitality to achieve worthwhile goals.

It is not just about physical health, it also includes emotional, mental, social, spiritual, financial, lifestyle and environmental health.

Any of these dimensions can affect the overall well being of your life.

The best medicines are well within your reach. They can be easily applied In your life.

They include having a worthwhile vision, healthy food, being grateful, proper rest and recreation, fresh air, clean water, sufficient exercise, laughter and cheerfulness, adequate sunshine, and positive activities.

The best time to start living a healthy life is “Now.”

Ready to start?

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Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (1)

Transforming Your Business For Explosive Growth (1)

I once shared with a small group of entrepreneurs that by changing their business models, they can propel the growth of their businesses.

Having been a CEO of both large and small enterprises, the chairman of the Asia Pacific region for a top-notch strategic advisory firm, and an established entrepreneur, I have personally crafted and implemented many business model transformations.

And experienced and benefited from many an explosion of profits, advantages, and growth.

Please allow me to share just some of my experiences with you.

When I was a kid and growing up in poverty, I used to work in Sungei Road – otherwise known as the “thieves market” – as one of the many above-the-board street peddlers.

In that dog-eat-dog world, I was competing with many other similar peddlers and hawking about the same wares.

I worked with my aged Aunty to come out with the idea of branding our products as “Cote De’Or.” Nice name isn’t it?

That simple idea of branding our products helped us to take a lion share from the other peddlers.

They were either selling generic brands or brands that could never appeal to hearts and minds.

Through the branding journey, it differentiated us from the crowd and compelled us to provide many distinctive services.

At a later stage of my life, I found a job not just by responding to a job advertisement.

I made a direct appointment with the senior manager of one of the biggest companies in the world.

It was not a typical job appointment because I presented to him a well-researched and substantive business plan to help him leapfrog growth of the business.

And I even offered to work for free because of my belief in my plan and abilities to innovate a different business model and implementation plan.

I was happy to just have a cut of the additional customers and profits that I would bring to the company.

We finally agreed on an income package.

It was made up of a relatively low basic salary and a high percentage of the profit.

Within less than three years, I made almost as much money as my boss.

And was eventually appointed to become the youngest member of the management committee.

By the time I left the company, I had totally transformed the business operation and took the company from almost total wreckage to become a force in the industry.

In another company that I worked for, I helped to transform the way financial traders and investors transact various instruments of investment.

We had to train a whole generation of professionals on how to conduct fundamental and technical analyses to improve their returns on investments.

As a strategic consultant, my greatest contribution was to help turn around companies and help them dominate the market by transforming their business models.

I remember working with some of the top companies in the world and helping them to make major thrusts in the market.

For example, I helped a petroleum company to integrate different systems to attract customers and “hold their customers captive and totally tied up” to using the company’s services.

Within a short period of time, they increased their market by a few percentage, an achievement that was unprecedented in the industry.

I also helped to pioneer the integration of retail technology, computer system, and telecommunication network to automate different enterprises.

Without realizing it, I was developing and implementing what the business world would term as a disruptive technology.

I came out with many innovative models that helped my clients demolish many of their competitors and became kingmakers in their markets.

As an entrepreneur, my partner and I practically created the B2C industry for adult learning programmes.

We have developed and changed almost every major aspect of that industry.

Because we have an abundant mindset, we also went out of the way to train our competitors on how to run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.

There is hardly a single major personal development seminar company that has not been influenced by us and has not built on some of our business models, systems, structures, and processes.

I have also helped to build a technology business that became a pioneer of its industry.

It went on to have clients in more than 61 countries and it once had a nett profit of more than eight figure worth of money.

Subsequently, I took over a small firm and grew its strength to more than 10,000 strong.

It also generated a turnover of more than one hundred million dollars within a relatively short period of time.

According to Singapore 1000/SME 500 survey, that company became the fastest growing company in the industry for years and was ranked number 7 in terms of rate of growth on a national level.

At one point, it became the most productive company in Singapore in terms of returns on equity.

It also became arguably one of the top 50 companies in the country.

Many of the companies that I worked with broke records in the industry and achieved many unprecedented results.

Over the years, as an institutional investor and an angel investor, I have invested in many firms.

Taken strategic interests in some firms and helped them behind the scene to become a major force in their respective industries.

I have taken on different roles in the business world, including being a judge of business competitions, evaluator, mentor, coach, trainer, and advisor.

Throughout my journey in the business world, I have always wondered why people cannot see their blind spots. (Perhaps, that’s why they are called blind spots. Ha!)

More importantly, why they did not spend more time sharpening their axe and changing the forests so as to cut more trees.

Here’s my point.

As you begin a new year, please remember if you keep walking on the same road, you will always reach the same destination.

While you live with your unknown unknowns (ignorance) and known unknowns (apathy), the world will soon change the road and you will be lost in the jungle of the business world.

As a result, you may never reach your destination.

You may even become lost and be left behind or worse, end up like the dinosaurs that disappeared during the ice age.

To reach a different destination in terms of your personal and professional results, you need to not only change the direction but to also develop your own roads.

In the near future, I hope to share with you some of the clinically-proven tools and other resources that I used to innovate and implement new business models.

The strategic concepts that I would like to share with you are not based on any feeling, fad, fashion, or fetish.

They are scientifically-tested and are results-driven.

Tangible, growing and sustainable results are the only true measurements of life.

One of the professors in my doctoral programme told the class on the very first day in the course, “Many of the beliefs and practices in the world are unfortunately wrong.

“They are based on assertions, hear-says, and pop culture.

“Even common sense and practical experiences can be wrong.”

To change your business model, start by asking yourself the following questions:

What kind of a life and business should you be developing in the future?

What are tomorrow’s problems you need to start resolving from today?

What are tomorrow’s opportunities that you need to start capitalising on from today?

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It’s Time To Be Grateful.

It’s Time To Be Grateful.

Happiness is a plan.

Like any plan, you must work on it to achieve desired outcomes.

The happiness plan is like a highway that is paved with gratitude and it has multiple lanes on it.

Every lane serves a purpose and all the lanes support and reinforce one another.

You can choose to travel on one lane or on multiple lanes to enhance your happiness and well-being.

Let me introduce these 6 lanes to you.

Lane 1: You can travel on the Lane of Choice.

Gratefulness happens by choice and not by chance.

It’s a matter of changes, and not merely a matter of conditions or circumstances.

Every day, you have to make a conscious choice to be grateful.

Do not wait for gratefulness to drop on you. Choose instead to live out gratefulness.

Seek gratefulness and there’s a lot to be grateful for.

Ignore gratefulness and you’ll miss out on many blessings in life.

The good news is that you can be grateful for any area of your life. You can always find many blessings to be grateful for.

You can be grateful anywhere and at any time.

And be grateful for any person you meet and in an infinite number of ways.

You can literally be grateful on the go.

Lane 2: You can travel on the Lane of Journaling

Keep a record of everything you are grateful for in your life.

All the wonderful blessings in your life will then be further reinforced in your heart and mind. It will also increase your level of happiness.

Lane 3: You can travel on the Lane of Reframing.

Everything happens for a purpose, meaning, and significance.

When something negative happens, look for the positives in it. Transform it into a learning and growth experience.

The worst of crisis can improve your character and make you a stronger and better person.

It can compel you to make something good out of your life and the lives of the people around you.

Lane 4: You can travel on the Lane of Relationship.

You can be happier when you are in a community of like-minded friends. These are people who share the same principles, values, and aspirations to be grateful and happy.

When you share your happiness with them, your happiness will increase. On the other hand, when you share your sorrow with them, your sorrow will decrease.

With such a support group, you can also do more wonderful things. It makes life more meaningful, exciting and fulfilling.

Lane 5: You can travel on the Lane of Appreciation.

Be generous in showing your appreciation to others. It will heighten your sense of gratefulness,

Saying “Thank You” is one of the simplest and best gifts that you can offer to others and yourself.

Do it through postcards, letters, emails, short messages, or through social media sites.

Express your gratefulness to them privately as well as publicly. More importantly, do it sincerely, generously, and constantly.

Reflect on thoughts and feelings of thankfulness. As you do so, you’ll find a growing sense of happiness flowing in and through you.

Lane 6: You can travel on the Lane of Sharing.

You can make it a point to share with others about the beauty, wonders, and other blessings within and around you.

Talk about the good life with your family, friends and the others who cross your path.

Do it through different channels of communication, both online and offline.

When you express your gratitude regularly, it will heighten your sense of appreciation and thankfulness. In turn, you’ll become more grateful and happier.

As you travel on the highway of happiness, work on being grateful and fill your life with gratitude. Then gratitude will work on improving your happiness level.

Gratefulness becomes a platform for a journey of happiness.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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