革命性变革!吹响改变商业界的新号角!

2003年3月21日,我接到了一个很有趣的电话,“Patrick,你最好赶快飞回来,大家都从办公室搬东西走了。”

接完这个电话之后陆续发生了一些事,足以改变我一生的事。

在这个电话之前,我已经缩减了我的个人财政支出,把结余部分留给管理团队作为日常管理运作。

在SARS爆发的那段低谷时期,销售跌入了最低点,日常管理经费一直都花费很高。  

我们的竞争者趁此机会物色人才,一夜之间,我们管理层的员工以及公司的一些重要人物都逐一的离我而去。

随后,我的同事、客户、合作伙伴都开始大批地离开,业内传着各种流言飞语。

那段时期,我损失了大笔钱。个人负债也累计有数百万元。

我经历了人生最黑暗的时期。

就连晚上睡觉时眼眶都充满了泪水,蜷缩着像个小孩子,会觉得很怕,心烦意乱。

我很担心发生在我身上的一切和带给我家庭的影响,我的生活几乎临近毁灭。

对我来说,醒来都是一种折磨,勉强拖着疲惫的身体回到公司,又开始面对和承担充满痛苦和悲伤的一天,像行尸走肉般来回徘徊着,不知到该说什么,该做什么,该相信什么。

我彻底绝望了。也不能选择逃跑,不管我选择哪条路,总会感觉有一大面墙压向我,透不过气。

我终于明白了中国那句古话,“求生不得,求死不能”。

我找不到继续活下去的理由,我希望可以一死了之,但那不是我真正的选择。

从那时开始,我开始自我反省,寻求新的出路。

我仰望着上苍,乞求上帝的帮助,我真的需要一个奇迹来扭转当下局势。

在我潜意识里,我认识到这是一个天赐的安排,让我重组公司,注重提升并获得个人价值,而不仅仅是一个只会赚钱的公司、机构。

我感觉到的最初指示是“触动生命”,真心地对待每一个人。我的任务是和我的同事一起走过生命的旅程,帮助他们有一个充满意义地、激动人心地、圆满的生活。

我们公司会竭力做到最好并帮助他们拥有更好的生活。通过帮助他们,我们可以更好的感受生活,使家庭得到祝福,改进社区,从而改善社会。

当我决定接受这些挑战的时候,我感受到上帝说这只是开始的第一步,最容易的一步。

最重要的也是最困难的事是告诉我身边的人三个最简单的字,“我爱你”。

我认识到爱不管是在商业上还是生活中都是强有力的力量。遗憾的是,我只是触及到这令人敬畏的力量的基本层面而已。

从我的商业合作伙伴,学校,以及书本上我都没有充分学会怎样用爱来充满工作和生活。(大多数人在工作场所都不敢提及爱这个词)。

但现实让我必须学会怎样用爱来重建我的公司,并学会用爱来生活。

我必须绘制一个新的蓝图,开辟一条与众不同的道路来经营我的事业。

我决定将公司延伸为一个大家庭,我们的办公室就是大家的第二个家,竭力让公司成为一个温暖的、有活力的、充满关心的大家庭。

因为那场大危机,我不得不重塑自己。我学习到并且也会一直秉承着用心来运营公司,使之成为一个有灵魂的机构。

通过与电脑对比,我认识到爱也可以类比成一个基础管理系统并分为4个层次。

这里,让我简单地为大家分享一下。

心灵(操作系统)

商业的核心挑战最终可归结为心灵的挑战。它是使商业正常运转的根本驱使者。

它可以驱使企业往正确的方向发展,也可以使企业走向毁灭。通过心灵的交流我们可以获得精神上的满足,并有足可支撑的解决方案来面对挑战。

这些存在的现实问题不得不让我们扪心自问,“你为什么会从事商业?你将如何更好领导一个机构?”

你的自我提问会帮助你发现怎么去解决,会帮助你决定如何实际操作,同时,在组织机构中,它能够扩大生产力,并可以驱使你构建一种良好的合作伙伴关系。

心有多大,舞台就有多大。

硬件

爱你身边的人的最佳方式是构建最好的商业基础设施,包括组织的角色、承诺、容量以及兼容性,这些都会决定它的最终贡献。

从本质上讲,公司的硬件对整个商业经营来说都是核心部分, 你怎样做,做什么都会影响公司的整体价值、自身优势以及自我成长。它包括如何将计划、结构、系统、进程以及资源融会贯通来达到理想的结果。

结果是好是坏决定了你商业运营硬件系统的成功与否。它是衡量你生活和成功的标准之一。

软件

任何商业归根结底是都是以人为本,只有通过大家团结协作才会使整个公司运作起来。

我常常讲我不单单是从事并处理好地产业,最重要的是处理好人际关系。

对客户来讲,商业的软件系统是你和你的团队进行交流、合作、创新的最佳方式。

人发挥的作用不可小觑。

灵魂

综上所述,商业的目的不仅仅是创造产品和提供服务,它存在的价值也不仅仅是获取更多的客户和更多的利益。

它应该有着更为崇高的目标,那就是帮助人们生活地更好,让世界更为和谐。你越接近这个目标,帮助祝福他人越多,你的生活也会越来越富裕和美好。当你真正选择这样做的时候,你会吸引越来越多的人和资源来帮你建造一个更为强劲的公司,最终, 你的公司将会自然而然地,形成一个互惠互利的良性循环,从而推动事业成功。

言归正传,这次经历真的是我人生中的一个重要转折点。

从那以后,我的公司成为新加坡上市公司,获得了多达39个重要的商业奖项。包括赢得亚洲最具责任感最具企业家精神的奖。

我个人获得多达7个的商业奖项,包括亚太地区年度最佳企业家以及年度最佳企业家社会杰出贡献奖。

奇迹仍在继续……

我们将继续用爱来进行变革。

HSR将排除万难,铺陈革新,来为爱的基础管理典范体制做好准备,并激发新一代企业家新的灵感。我称之为启蒙企业家。

如果你乐意的话,请叫我理想主义者,我相信,不管是我还是大家,充满爱来生活的话,我们的下一代一定会自豪的对我们说“那是充满爱的共同协作、共同实践的一代,他们让我们摆脱了贫困,带来了更和谐的、更美好的生活!”

你愿意成为启蒙企业家中的一员吗?你愿意参加这场爱的变革吗?

 

About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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