Key To Immense Wealth And Success – Part 2.

To open the door to immense wealth and success, you need to unlock it with an important key.

I call it the Values Key.

You need to value-add to whatever you set out to do and to the people around you so as to achieve quality and sustainable results.

When you offer nothing, chances are you will achieve nothing.

If you expect to achieve something by offering nothing of value, you are gambling with life.

You will go down the slippery road of failure.

However, when you are able to provide massive amount of value-addition, you will attract greater opportunity and success.

Let me begin by sharing with you the meaning of value-addition.

Then, I’ll share with you how to use it to unlock the door to immense wealth and success.

1. What Is Value-Addition.

There are essentially two key aspects of value-addition.

1.1. Value-improvement.

Value-improvement refers to the increase in output less input divided by units of labour.

This is a typical definition and it has to do with improving efficiency and productivity of your performance.

1.2. Value creation.

Value creation is about enhancing quality of output so as to achieve the best possible results.

It is not just about achieving incremental but also quantum leaps of improvement.

1.3. Value-addition.

Value improvement is about taking action in the best possible way.

However, value creation is about producing the best possible results.

Therefore, value-addition is about achieving the best possible results in the best possible way.

In short, it’s about taking the right action rightly.

In whatever role you play, the obligation is to achieve the right outcome and impact as well as the best results for the stakeholders.

For example, my responsibility as an entrepreneur is not just about helping employees to enjoy higher wages.

It is also about helping them to enjoy job satisfaction and fulfillment in the best possible way.

2. How To Value-Add To Others And The Environment.

The question that begs to be answered is not when you can start to become a person of values but how.

The earlier you start, the stronger you prepare and position yourself for success.

Let me share how you can create optimal value-addition for others and for the environment.

2.1 Believe that you are of value.

You have to believe that you are of value.

Love yourself and be comfortable under your own skin.

Emotional stability will help you win more friends.

On the other hand, if you are emotionally unstable, it will repel them from you.

The more you have faith in yourself and work on improving yourself, the better you can value-add to others.

2.2 Appreciate and value others.

Besides valuing yourself, you must also know how to appreciate and value others.

You must also let them know that you value them.

You must not only believe that you can value-add to them, you must also
take action to turn it into a reality.

The more you value-add to others, the more you will also value-add to yourself.

By the same token, the more you value-add to yourself, the more you will be able to value-add to others.

It is a virtuous cycle that can only take you to a higher level of achievement.

2.3 Position yourself as a person who value-add to others.

In the exciting journey of life, build a strong personal brand for value-adding to others.

Position yourself as a problem solver and a solution provider.

Aim to exceed other people’s expectation of you.

Deliver more values and run many more extra miles for them.

Build a track record for helping others to succeed in life.

As a result, you will always be a respected and desired member of any organisation, community and society.

2.4 Value-add according to the needs of a higher order.

As you value-add to others, you will do well to remember that people have unique needs.

They value different things in different ways.

Therefore you need to define the needs of the people around you.

Deliver the values that best meet their needs on an ongoing basis.

Fulfill needs that will help them achieve the highest possible returns and results.

For example, if you are an entrepreneur, do not just focus on making money.

Instead, provide so much values to your customers such that they cannot help but feel obligated to pay you well.

They are more than happy to continue to do business with you.

If you are an employee, help your employer, colleagues and other stakeholders to build a well-loved company, a company that will deliver the best possible results to them.

By doing so, you will earn favour from everybody in the company.

Your employer will value you and be more inclined to pay you a better salary increment and bonus.

You will also become the preferred choice for promotion.

When you help others reach a higher plane in life, they will also help you reach a higher plane in life.

2.5 Take value-added action daily.

Decide how you want to value-add to the people around you and what you want to achieve.

Start by developing yourself.

All changes must begin with yourself.

Improvement starts with an “I”.

Ask yourself constantly:

To live a great life:

What must I start doing?

What must I stop doing?

What must I do more of?

What must I do less of?

Put together a detailed blueprint of action and discipline yourself to execute it.

Then coach and mentor others on how they can also improve their value-addition and achieve better results.

2.6 Be a hub and a router of values.

Strive to be a hub and a router of values.

Connect with the right talents and multiply your values exponentially by improving your synergy with others.

Learn how to cooperate and collaborate with them so as to co-create better solution.

Help to receive, configure, and transmit values from individual to individual, group to group, and organisation to organisation .

Develop a network of resources that you can offer to others so as to help them improve their values and achieve better results.

Soon, you will become a magnet of success and a hub to distribute values to others.

2.7 Continue to increase your value-addition quotient (VQ).

Today, you must offer more values than what you did yesterday.

Tomorrow, you must offer more values than what you did today.

To do that, you need to stretch yourself.

You will never know how much you can stretch until you stretch yourself.

When you do that wisely, you will be amazed at the tremendous amount of potential that our Creator has given to you.

You can continue to improve your value-addition and results.

You can also achieve ever-more and ever-better results with ever-less resources by developing and riding on leverages.

They include leveraging on system, people, technology, innovation, and other resources.

Challenge yourself to see how far you can go to value-add to others and to the environment.

2.8 Improve your value-addition through lifelong learning.

To improve your value-addition, you must commit yourself to lifelong learning.

When you bring out the best from yourself, you can also bring out the best from others.

However, just as you cannot be all things to all people, you cannot learn everything and pretend that you can be an expert in every subject matter.

You need to focus on learning what is important to your life right now.

At the same time, you need to also learn what is important to the future success of your life.

To do that, you need to spend time with yourself and reflect about life.

You need to take time away from your daily routine and free your mind from the noise within yourself and without.

Only through clarity and a focused effort can you then put together an effective learning plan to multiply your values in life.

2.9 Celebrate the process and achievement of value-addition.

In the process of learning, growing and achieving better results, you need to enjoy the journey.

You need to celebrate every achievement.

If you are are not excited about improving yourself and having fun, you will not put in your heart and soul to make it work.

Value-adding on all your endeavors can be one of the most dynamic and exciting commitments in your life.

2.10 Value-add out of a heart of love and kindness.

Obviously, as you value-add to others, do not focus on getting any reward and recognition.

Do not live to expect values from others. Instead, constantly seek to be of value to them.

For example, do not seek to have the best of friends. Instead, seek to be the best of friends to others.

Do not expect to have the best spouse. Instead, be the best spouse to your soul-mate.

Whatever value-addition that you provide, do it out of love and for the love of people and the environment.

This is one of the ways to reignite the power of love and bring humanity back to where it rightfully belongs – a community of love.

When people perceive that you have a good heart and there are values in building a relationship with you, they will be attracted to you.

Opportunities will also gravitate towards you.

Success becomes a natural milestone in your life.

In conclusion, let’s live for others and not just for ourselves. Serve their best interests and not just ours.

As we value-add for a higher good, the world will be a better place.

Let’s share the message about the Values Key with our friends and loved ones.

Question: How can you improve and increase your value-addition to others and to the environment?


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Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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 Visit my Inspiration blog at For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at Please visit my website, Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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