Who Wins In An Argument?

Who Wins In An Argument?

Many of my friends know that I love a good debate.

Hopefully, after an intellectual argument, the other party and me would be wiser for it.

Lessons learned during the interaction can help us improve our mindset, performance and results.

In the process of discussing with different people, I learned long ago that it’s hard to win an argument.

If you win an argument with a friend, he may not want to draw closer to you and he may even end the friendship.

If you win an argument with a family member, it may weaken the bond with that person and affect the family relationship.

If you win an argument with your lover, she may not love you as much, and may even walk out of your life.

If you win an argument with a customer, it may affect the relationship with the customer, and cause you to lose the customer and his future business.

If you win an argument with your boss, he may not take it well. Prospects of your career and wage increase may become dimmer.

If you win an argument with an acquaintance or a total stranger, he may get angry with you and retaliate in a negative way.

Therefore, pick the right person, place and time to engage in a healthy debate.

At the end of the debate, thank the other party for spending time and effort with you.

Do everything possible to ensure that the other person does not lose face.

And feel less respected and important because of the discourse.

When you don’t seek to win an argument, you may just be the true winner.

Go4It!

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Protecting Your Wealth

Protecting Your Wealth

I once met a con man who pulled off an almost perfect con job. He is still scot-free.

In year 2006, a friend introduced me to an impressive young man. He was well educated, articulate and talented in many ways.

Mike (not his real name) has a special gift – an outstanding memory.

He also has a talent for teaching different techniques to help others improve their memory skills.

I was asked to take in the young man as a student and to coach him to be an entrepreneur. Truth be told, I did everything for him on a pro bono basis.

Out of the goodness of my heart, I did not only train him, I allow him to operate his “business” from my office.

Little did I know I was opening my office door for a time bomb to be installed in it.

I even helped him to generate his initial revenue by organizing memory-improvement courses in my training room.

I did not ask for a share of the profit and neither did he offer to share the profit with me.

I was happy with the arrangement because I wanted so much to help him achieve success.

To be fair to him, he did a good job with the training. I had positive feedback from the participants.

On the flip side, every sign showed that Mike was a young man in a hurry.

All he wanted to do was to make a fast buck.

I should have seen through his intention or should I say, evil motive.

However, I was blinded by my desire to groom a young man. And he had every potential to be a great entrepreneurial leader.

I could not imagine even in my wildest imagination that he would cross over to the dark side. The wakeup call came one day from a distant friend.

“Patrick, do you know Mike?”

“Yes. Why?”

“Are you aware of his con job? I’m calling because I know you’ll never support such a wrongdoing.”

My heart started to beat faster. A sense of fear and anxiety started to run through my being.

My friend explained Mike’s con job to me.

Apparently, Mike had placed a series of advertisements in the local newspaper.

They were placed to look for candidates to fill up senior executive positions for a company.

These candidates would be employed as expatriates and they would be based in major cities around the world.

They would be paid a high salary plus a share of the profit.

After a series of job interviews, every person who applied for the job was given an employment contract.

They were promised that they would be trained to become a senior executive and given a fast-track career.

Mike was smart enough not to offer the job on the first interview.

Everything he did was designed to look professional and to give an impression of a stringent selection process.

Truth be told, most of these candidates did not have the qualification, experience and competence to do the job.

They were therefore overjoyed to be given an employment contract and such a lucrative offer.

As part of the contract, candidates had to put up a “refundable deposit.”

The rationale for the requirement was made to sound logical and acceptable to candidates.

Mike told them that he had to invest time, money and effort to apply for a work permit for them.

Whether it is successful or not, the deposit will be refunded to the candidate.

However, if the application was not successful because the candidate had falsified information or had held back material information that could affect success of the application, the deposit would be forfeited.

Mike told them that it would take some time as he had to set up the overseas offices. Meanwhile, he would submit the application.

Subsequently, he had to come out with many “justifiable” excuses for the long process in getting the work permit and why the candidate had to be patient.

Eventually, the candidates realised they had been conned. However, none of them was willing to go to the police.

Most of them told me to the effect that they treated it as “another lesson in life, after all the loss was only a few thousand dollars.”

The fact was that none of them would like to appear in court and look like a fool for being conned.

What’s more, they fear they would be ridiculed by their relatives and friends for applying for such a senior position and believing they could do the job.

I tried to report to the police but because I was not a victim, the police was not willing to take my complaint.

They told me to encourage the victims to come forward to lodge a report.

I tried to talk to some of the victims into doing it but failed. They just wanted to move on in their life.

All I could do was to connect to Mike’s parents and told them about the incident.

I also threatened to go to the ends of the world to put Mike behind prison bars.

To the best of my knowledge, Mike never pulled another con job in Singapore again.

As there was nothing more that I could do, I eventually moved on with my life.

What stayed on in my heart and mind until today are many powerful lessons from the unfortunate episode.

While sharing with one of my mentees about this incident, I’m reminded that a key reason for the downfall of many people is greed.

Greed is also closely related to cupidity, avarice, and covetousness.

It’s a belief that “I don’t have enough. I will work harder and harder because I want to have more and more stuffs.”

Many people are caught up with such an unregulated pursuit of what I call the 6Ps.

They have an inordinate drive for more and more profit, possession, power, position, prestige and pleasure.

This excessive or rapacious craving can also be a craving for just about anything.

This obsession goes beyond fulfilling basic needs.

It has nothing to do with basic survival and comfort or whatever is needed to live a healthy life.

Greed has been known to drive even the smartest of men to indulge in all kinds of desires to satisfy their base instincts, vanity, or even malice to others.

They satisfy their self-interest and oftentimes, at the expense of others even though the craving offers only temporary pleasures.

Material things are valued more than people, relationships and the environment.

These obsessive desires are like a bottomless pit. They cannot be satisfied and be fulfilled.

They can lead to all or part of the following damaging destructive activities:

* Scavenging and scraping to satisfy desire,
* Compulsive and obsessive pursuit to acquiring and owning stuffs,
* Hoarding of both essentials and non-essentials,
* Selfishness, stinginess and unwillingness to help others,
* Preventing others from getting what they want,
* Criticizing others and blaming them for not fulfilling their craving and hoping to always get something better,
* Substituting obsession for other meaningless pursuit, and
* Committing corruption, scam, or abuses.

Unfortunately, greed blinds people from having a heart for people or concern for any of these negative outcomes.

Very often, it did not start as greed. It begins as a minor craving and grows a little at a time until it becomes an inner drive that is beyond their control.

Greed can be influential and infectious. It can draw people collectively to pursue a craving or an obsession.

It can also alienate them from our Creator, family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

In an increasingly materialistic and affluent society, you should guard yourself against the risks and dangers of greed.

Greed can strike any one of us and especially people with an unhealthy sense of lack, insecurity or deprivation.

It can drive you to make foolish decisions in pursuing relationship, multilevel marketing, business and investment.

The risks and dangers of greed are compounded by the fact that marketers have studied consumer behavior vigorously.

They have fine-tuned the art and science of creating unnecessary wants and desires, and persuading you to satisfy them indiscriminately and excessively.

Be careful how you can be lured into these materialistic traps.

Remember, what you seek to control can control you.

Whatever you desire to own can take ownership of your heart and mind.

It is important that you do not fall in love with unhealthy desires of your heart, eyes and ego.

Do not be obsessed with money. However, be passionate about the good that money can do for the people around you.

Focus on values that can offer meaningful, beneficial and sustainable benefits to people and the environment.

By doing that, you will become a more contented, happier, and more fulfilled person.

Let me share some ways to enhance your radar in detecting a con job and ring-fencing yourself against con men.

1. Be aware and beware of the wolves in sheep skin

We live in a strange world.

There are crafty people out there who will do anything for selfish gains and they will do it to the detriment of others.

That’s why we need to be aware and beware of how greed can take control of people, including even some of the smartest in our midst.

Never underestimate what they will do to satisfy their self-serving desires. Therefore, be vigilant.

Don’t fall into any trap laid out by evil men, especially in the guise of material benefits.

2. Know thyself

Conmen know how to exploit your weaknesses to their advantage.

For example, they know how to appeal to your desire for attractions such as money, success, happiness, love, relationship, respect and recognition, doing good, and socio-economic status.

They capitalise on your flaws, including potentially your ignorance, apathy, greed, lust, vanity, ego, desperation, laziness, or plain irresponsibility.

Therefore, free yourself of any negative desire. Learn to watch over and protect yourself.

Seek help and support to ensure that you do not fall into any of the conmen’s traps and bondages.

3. Exercise control over your fleshly desires

Conmen exploit weakness of the human psyche, including greed, vanity, lust, ignorance, apathy, desperation, irresponsibility and laziness.

They appeal to typical pursuits such as the pursuit of wealth, success, happiness, respect, popularity, opportunity and love.

Therefore, at all times, do not let the things of the world take you into their bondage.

Free yourself from unhealthy desires and you will realise the joy of true freedom.

4. Differentiate needs from wants

Learn to differentiate needs from wants. Needs are requirements that help us survive and do well in life.

However, wants are desires that may enhance our emotions temporarily but they are not sustainable.

Make it a goal to fulfill your needs in the most effective and efficient way.

The best way to do it is to live simply. It’s one of the keys to improving your happiness level.

Live within your means and as cost-effectively as possible. The resulting savings can be used for investment purposes and to support a good cause.

Conmen will find it hard to cheat a person who endeavours to live a simple and honest life.

5. Source of contact

Find out how did the other party know you and who else have they contacted.

Check with credible customers about their experience with these parties.

6. Credibility check

Do a thorough check on the other party’s integrity and credibility from independent and reliable sources of information.

Find out if there are any complaint about them on the Internet as well as other credible channels.

It includes checking on their background, track record, business dealing, customer service, and results.

7. Seek wise counsel

Seek help and assistance from people who are in a good position to help you verify information and validity of the offer.

8. Put agreement in writing

Ask the other party to put his offer in writing and provide you with credible witnesses, customers, and other references. Do not rely on unwritten testimonials.

Make sure these references are trustworthy and then call them to verify and find out more information.

9. Ask many questions as possible

When you ask adequate number of questions, including repeated questions, you will be in a better position to find out more information, facts and truths.

10. Transact with expert help

Retain professional lawyer, accountant, banker, and financial advisor to help you conduct due diligence and guide you through any transaction.

Arrange for these professionals to meet the other party.

11. Beware of pressures to take action immediately

Conmen use all kinds of tactics to persuade and pressure you to take quick action.

They include creating a sense of urgency, scarcity, special offer, limited time frame, risk-free opportunity, social encouragement, and even intimidation and harassment.

12. Look out for red flags

Develop consciousness and caution for risks and dangers.

Conmen like to operate in secrecy. They will tell you to keep the offer to yourself.

They prefer to deal with cash because there is no paper trail.

They may also ask you to send cheques or transfer money to an unknown account or an account that is difficult to trace.

They may befriend you over a protracted period of time. Meanwhile, they wait patiently for the right moment to con you.

The more crooked ones will even offer you their body, money, or other valuables to entice you and win your heart and trust.

13. Better to be safe than sorry

Cultivate a mindset of skepticism and cautiousness. Learn to research, analyse and think deeply and critically.

Never take information as face value. If the offers are too good to be true, they usually are.

Therefore, spend time and effort to investigate the offer. Verify and test for the truth.

Countercheck with professionals in the subject matter before you make any decision.

14. Cultivate a discipline of delayed gratification

Delay satisfying your wants. Determine why you want to do it and the outcomes you are trying to achieve.

Look for better and more sustainable ways to enjoy a similar purpose and outcome.

For example, if you are looking at acquiring something so as to be happy, you can always look for a cheaper way to achieve the same emotional satisfaction.

Delayed gratification can help us develop self-control, discipline and perseverance.

These are also traits that are common in many successful people. It will also ring-fence you against the wily ways of con men.

15. Focus on positive values

Commit yourself to serve a higher calling and for a worthwhile cause. Pursue values that will help you live at a higher plane in life.

When you do that, you will have a lesser tendency to fall into the traps of evil men. You will also learn to live a meaningful, exciting and fulfilling life.

In closing, please remember the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.”

If I may add, please don’t “eat” others too.

Go4It!

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

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Lasting Beauty

Lasting Beauty

The concept of physical beauty is a big fat lie.

A lie perpetuated by many individuals and organizations in the commercial world.

They include many organizers of beauty contests, image and grooming authors and trainers, and suppliers of “beauty” products.

The truth is that every person is beautiful in his or her own unique ways.

Some will discover their own beauty and use it for the greater good.

On the other hand, many will be distracted and be misled by the world’s frills, fads, fetishes, or fashions about beauty.

Sadly, these group may not find their true and lasting beauty.

They will continue to chase after the winds of pseudo beauty, and eventually reap a whirlwind.

As a property investor, I believe that looks and appearances to please others and yourself is like a leasehold property. They won’t last.

Looks and appearances are deceiving. They are like a show flat – pleasing to the eyes but they may not reflect realities of a property.

Take a leaf from the beautiful things of nature.

They do not compete and compare with each other.

In their own unique ways, they brighten and enlighten the world around them.

True beauty is a lifelong asset.

It’s not captured by the eyes or a photo, but felt by the heart.

It’s not evaluated by reflection from a mirror but reflection of the people you have positively impacted.

True beauty therefore does not come from outward physical appearance but from a shining light in your soul.

It may not be seen by the eyes but it can be deeply felt by the souls of the people around you.

Beauty does not need attention. Yet, others will not get tired of looking at you.

The paradox of beauty is that the more you chase after it, the more illusive it becomes.

When you start to be yourself and love yourself, you start to become beautiful.

Look for the beauty in others and they will start to see the beauty in you.

When you live up to your best self and live to serve others, people will see beauty in and through you.

That’s far more important than the judges’ score cards in a beauty pageant.

It’s definitely more worthwhile than just looking for beauty in a mirror or at a photo of yourself.

Go4It!

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Fruit Of Success – Loving The Last, Least, And Lost

Fruit Of Success – Loving The Last, Least, And Lost

There are many among us who are poor, weak, and disadvantaged.

Tonight as we sleep in the comfort of our beds, many will cry themselves to sleep.

Many of the elderly and children will go to bed hungry and wondering if they will pull through the night, let alone survive another day.

Also, Planet Earth is sick.

We have been strangling Earth for so many years and killing the essence of what will keep Earth alive.

Some people have predicted that it may not even last beyond our generation.

How can we resolve these challenges?

Governments cannot resolve these problems because politicians are dependent on popular votes.

There are limitations to what they can do and achieve.

Universities and other educational institutions cannot fully address these issues because they are focused primarily on the pursuit of knowledge.

It is not in their charter to implement plans and initiatives to resolve social and environmental problems.

Charity bodies have been around for thousands of years. They cannot offer a sustainable solution because they lack talents, money and other resources.

To resolve these challenges, we need a fourth key – every one of us.

When the people sector works closely with the public and private sectors, we can overcome these challenges.

If every one of us join hands together and do our part to spread more love, compassion and kindness, we can make our world a better home.

We can also inspire a new generation to put to right all the wrongs in society. We can leave behind a better world for our children and our children’s children.

In the distant past, I have given myself excuses that I was too busy. I needed to focus on doing well and then, I would do my part in doing good.

I would start when I have made enough money and achieved success.

Wrong.

All of us can still give back to society even as an employee or while running a business. Learn to become more productive and get better results so that we can do more for the least, the last, and the lost.

Over the years, my team and I have done my small little part in helping the needy and giving back to society.

We have founded more than six charity initiatives and am still actively involved with them.

Donated thoughts, time, talent and treasure (including money) to help the weak, needy and disadvantaged live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Provided leadership and advisory services to charities, civic organizations, professional bodies, grassroots, and other non-profit organizations.

Supported many other charitable, philanthropic, and humanitarian causes.

Contributed to poor orphanages, schools, communities, and other charity projects.

Supported relief efforts for victims of natural and other crises.

Gone on overseas missions to conduct leadership and social entrepreneurship bootcamps and provided other humanitarian services.

Involved in raising funds for different charities. In the process of fulfilling worthwhile causes, we have helped to set 4 national records in the Singapore Book of Records and one record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Last year, Minister Heng Swee Keat gave the “Champion of Good” recognition to our company.

We hope to be able to inspire you to join us in helping others lead a better life and do whatever we can to make our world a better home.

In summary, please continue to support worthwhile causes and make it an integral part of your life. Aim to do well in your work, and to do good at the same time, all the time.

There are so much needs in society. Even as you are reading this Love Note, there are calls for help coming from different parts of society.
Together, we can do so much more and achieve much better results.

It is a universal law promoted by every major religion that we should always be involved in social contributions. From my experience, our Creator will never shortchange anybody.

Our Creator will always give much more back to us. He will bless us, our loved ones, and our business.

Obviously, we should never give and expect anything back in return.

We can start simply.

How about 15 minutes every week to encourage a needy person? How about drinking one less soft drink per day and donate the savings to charity?

How about sharing your talents and resources for a good cause?

Together, we can start a revolution!

One act of kindness at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time, one community at a time…

Someday, in the not so distant future, our children’s generation will point to our generation and say,

“That’s the generation that started a revolution of love.

“As a result, they eradicated war, violence, and other challenges. Poverty became history.

“These people started to inspire each other to greatness. A new age of love began…”

Go4It!

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Reflecting On My Childhood…

Reflecting On My Childhood…

As I sat at Toast Box in Kuala Lumpur, the nostalgic ambience brought back fond memories of yester-years.

I spent a lazy morning taking a trip back to my childhood days in my mind.

I saw myself standing at the junction of Kent Road and Rangoon Road once again, looking at my old house.

This is a small SIT flat – a much older and simpler version of the HDB flat.

Many parts were already badly run down, surrendered to the ravages of time and nature.

The paintwork had long been chipped away.

It would not be too difficult to spot the repairs needed to make it functional like today’s houses.

However, there is an old–world charm about my first home – thoughts of which would trigger beautiful memories for the rest of my life.

Behind and beyond brick and mortar, I could still see smiles and hear laughters.

Recall the wonderful people I grew up with – including those that have left us – and the times we spent together.

During those days, we had no television, computers or any modern luxuries.

What we had was a playful spirit and a creative mind to come out with all kinds of games and other activities.

We came out with all kinds of plans – both good and bad – and made them happen.

There were enough programmes to occupy a child’s mind for happy memories.

One day, we would be organising a relay race – with obstacles thrown in – around our “kampung” (village).

Another day, we would have a lot of fun catching “longkang” (small drain) fishes.

Now and then, there would be some brave souls who would pop a few of the fishes into the mouth – sashimi-style – to prove their manhood.

And then, we would have a good laugh when they suffered from diarrhoea for the rest of the day.

There were also endless expeditions to capture the best fighting spiders.

I held on to a long-standing myth that the best spiders would be found in the deepest parts of the bushes – bushes that were taller than me – and I had to suffer bites from mosquitoes and other strange insects to catch the next killer spider.

I had to literally sacrifice blood to catch the illusive king spider.

I was proud to have won our “kampung” fighting spider championships more than once in my childhood days.

At the start of the kite-flying season, the “kampung” kids would busily prepare for the battle ahead of and above them.

Every child would have his special recipe for making the meanest strings to cut loose competitors’ kites way up in the sky.

My secret formula was to dip the strings in strong glue and wax.

Then, I would coat it with finely grounded glass from fluorescent tubes.

Just to hold the strings at the end of the arduous process, I would need to wear a pair of strong gloves.

Repeat the process until my strings could even cut through the door. (If you believe me, you can believe anything in the world).

My secret formula was a losing formula. I have never won a fight in any of the kite-flying seasons. Still, I had a good time.

As if the day’s momentous events were not enough, the “kampung” kids would organise overnight activities too.

We organised night races and hikes around the city (and ‘red light’ areas too but we were too young to know much about “horizontal” activities).

Sometimes, we would buy a cup of coffee for five cents and have a marathon story-telling session at the nearby “sarabat” stall, a push cart of tit-bits stationed along the main road.

As we could not afford to buy more than one cup of any beverage, we would sip on the same cup of coffee sometimes for about six hours.

Whenever we had a new guy joining us, at the end of the session, a signal would be given.

Then, we would suddenly run in different directions.

The poor guy would be left behind, wondering how he could settle the bill.

Of course, we would return after awhile to bail him out.

By then, you should see the looks on his face and hear our demeaning laughter.

I was a ‘key-less’ kid, not a latch-key kid.

My parents had to work very hard and they would never entrust me with a key.

I had to climb in and out of the house by using water pipes, ledges, and windows.

For overnight activities, I had to wait for my parents to be asleep before I could slip out and I would return before they were awake.

That made for some exciting moments, especially when I had so much fun that I forgot totally about time.

You could imagine how I had to rush back to beat the “deadlines” otherwise I fear I would have a life to live through another day of fun and excitement.

Just like Cinderella, if my parents ever caught me, they would turn me into something that neither Cinderella nor myself would like.

Remember, those were the days when most parents abided religiously by the saying, “Spare the rod and spoil the child.”

I have always tried to hide the rod in the hope of being spared.

I might also put my school textbooks to good use by hiding them in my shorts to protect my bum. It didn’t work.

All in all, I had a happy and memorable childhood.

I would not exchange it for any other childhood life.

Looking back, I’m mindful that all of us can find beauty in our lives if we look for it.

Go4It!

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Will Robots Rule The World?

Will Robots Rule The World?

The faster the world changes, the more we should return to the roots of our being, the core of our values, the heart of our aspirations.

These are things that you cannot find online or download from the Internet.

Neither can they be programmed and executed by robots, drones, and other automated technology.

These technology cannot fulfill the deepest human needs, enhance our sense of security and stability, and help us reach out to develop meaningful and satisfying relationships.

In this regard, Charles Darwin’s “the fittest will survive” or Leon C. Megginson’s “the most adaptable will survive” should not hold true anymore.

The advancement of technology should be underpinned and guided by moral, ethical and spiritual innovations.

The rise of more advanced machines should help us become more enlightened in focusing on what truly matters in work and life.

As a result, we should become more purposeful, productive and progressive to achieve worthier pursuits.

Technology should unleash human potential to do well and do good – in a cheaper, better, and faster way.

As I’ve always said, the worst disease is not to have a heart for people and the environment.

In the near future, technology will put into our hands the power to create accelerated and scalable problems or accelerated and scalable solutions.

If most people do not believe in the good of humanity, cyberspace may become a godless, lawless, and values-less world.

Then, perhaps we may have to go through another:

– Big Bang (Think nuclear bombs made through 3-D printing technology with some fissile material);

– Ice Age (Think uncontrolled climate change); or

– Pandemic Crisis (Think lab-generated viruses as bioweapons) to reboot humanity.

– Or worse, an Apocalypse to end the human story.

But I have faith in the human spirit.

I have faith that we will rise up to leverage power of advanced technology.

We will ride on power of machines and with collective consciousness to eradicate war, poverty, pain and suffering.

We will return back to fulfill our Maker’s design for us to love one another and look after the beautiful garden we call Planet Earth.

May the fourth industrial revolution lead us to a revolution of enlightened minds.

Go4It!

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Is Your Career A Platform Or A Pitfall Of Success?

Is Your Career A Platform Or A Pitfall Of Success?

On the journey of life, other than sleeping, you will spend more time developing your career than on any other preoccupation.

It is sad that for many, instead of treating their career as a calling, they see it as just a way to earn an income or to climb a ladder in search of promotion and personal achievement.

Many go to work and never seek to love their job and excel in it. They choose to drift through time.

While their body is at the workplace, their mind can be somewhere else.

They are dreaming of greener pastures and looking out for a better employer.

All these while, they did not realize that the best workplace is what they made out of it.

Slowly but surely, they are draining their energy away, wasting their life.
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They fail to see the meaning, purpose and significance of their careers.

And realise how much good they can achieve for their close ones, colleagues, customers, community, and country by putting their hearts and souls to their careers.

So, is your career a platform or a pitfall of success?