The Top 10 Highlights Of My Life In 2014 (Not in order of priority)

I praise our Creator and am thankful to Him for making 2014 one of the best years in my life.

It’s like everything that I’ve done in the past have reach a climax.

They’ve come together to form a beautiful tapestry of achievement, contribution, fun, and fulfillment.

Throughout the year, I’ve met many great people and developed beautiful relationships with them. There were also many exciting experiences and events that brought immense joy and fulfillment to me.

Our Creator has given me lots of wonderful memories that will stay with me till my last day. All glory to Him.

As in previous years, I took time to reflect on my life and selected the Top 10 Highlights for 2014.

1. A Year of Learning

As part of my goals for Year 2014, I committed myself to an intensive year of learning, improving, and growing.

I’ve sought to develop my spiritual, personal, and professional life in a multimodal, multifaceted, and multidimensional way.

Through reflection, seminar, reading, coaching, mentorship, training, expert’s guidance,traveling, writing, teaching and speaking, praying, networking, online learning, innovation, brainstorming, research and analysis, literature review, mastermind group, advice and consultancy,…many lessons were downloaded to me.

I feel like a totally new person.

2. A Year of Firing Up Dreams and Acting On Them

I’m a firm believer in dreams and have always taught my disciples to dream Humongous, Electrifying, Life-Changing, and Magnetic (HELM) dreams.

In 2014, I started to work on “out-giving” Mr Bill Gates.

(Go ahead and laugh. I can take it. :))

How will I make my dream come true?

I plan to train or inspire a growing number of a specially selected group of people so that they’ll earn more than $10,000,000.

The condition is that they will give away at least $1000,000 to a worthwhile cause.

I believe at some point, my dream will come true but more importantly, the world will become a much better home.

I’m passionate about my dream. It has heightened my level of enthusiasm, energy, and massive action.

3. A Year of Personal Service And Contribution

Throughout the year, I have conducted mentorship, coaching, training, counselling, and befriending sessions on a pro bono basis to many people. The purpose is to help in “changing lives globally” (mission of one of my businesses).

I want to inspire community leaders, students, and other deserving participants to achieve greater success and fulfillment.

4. A Year of Moulding and Shaping Young Lives

As Chairman of Junior Achievement, a charity that conducts life skills training for students, I’m happy that by the end of December 2014, together with more than 1600 volunteers, we have trained more than 70,000 students.

We trained young people in skills such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy, success, and work effectiveness skills on a pro bono basis so that they will be in a better position to succeed at work and in life.

5. A Year of Great Investments

As an active investor, despite everything doomsayers and naysayers have said, I enjoyed one of the highest ROIs in 2014.

I continue to invest in properties, stocks, businesses, and other instruments of investment, a portfolio of which has risen dramatically in total nett asset value.

I wish more people will learn about investment and leverage on it to live a better life and to increase their giving to society.

It’s not rocket science. There are sound investment strategies and techniques that you can use to strengthen your financial position and asset.

6. A Year of Teaching Others about Investment

In 2014, I made a brave move to step up just a little more in training others on how to invest and improve their financial income, advantage, and growth.

The paradoxical truth is that the more I teach, the more I learned and became a better investor.

What’s more, I can hunt as a pack with my disciples. We can help each other source better opportunities, manage threats, and generate better returns.

In my passionate quest to help them achieve better returns, I recently discovered some great investment strategies. I’m testing them in the field right now to make sure they work.

As I have always said, it only take one good investment idea to make tons of money. And I have a few in my arsenal now.

In 2015, I plan to make my disciples fall off the chair and jump with joy with some radical investment breakthroughs.

End of pro bono commercial. But look out for it!

7. A Year of Improving Thought Processes and Inspiring Others through Writing

I continued to develop and improve my writing skills through blogging, posting on social media, writing to the press, and journaling on my website.

I’m glad to be chosen as a “Writer of The Week” by the Straits Times. Besides writing to the public, I continue to provide feedback to the Government as an active and responsible citizen.

I’m not shy to share my 2-cent worth on how to improve Singapore, one of the most admired countries in the world.

In total, I have crafted more than 2000 organic, zero-calories, hypoallergenic, contaminants-free, and all-natural Love Notes to inspire readers to make full use of their life and live a full life.

8. A Year of Public Service and Contribution

I have provided leadership and advisory services to charities, a national sports association, a family service centre, grassroots organizations, professional bodies, a government-appointed committee, and other non-government organisations.

In 2014, my wife and I started an outreach centre at Little India to provide a variety of services to migrant workers. In addition, I have also been involved with a committee in raising funds and setting up two new charity centres to help the poor and needy.

I am grateful to be given the opportunity to be of service to different communities and society. These involvements have enriched my life and made me a better person.

9. A Year of Fund-Raising For a Good Cause

In 2014, as a professional “beggar,” I have helped to raise more than $1000,000 to fund different charity projects. This is not something I or many people would love to do but it’s vitally important to the charity bodies.

At the same time, I want to inspire others to give to a good cause. When they bless others, they will be blessed too.

(So, if I come to you and “beg” you for donation, please don’t find an excuse to run away or put down the phone. I don’t have many friends left to “abuse”. Lol!

(If possible, PM me now and donate to our next BIG project in September 2015.)

10. A Year of “Changing Lives Globally”

In 1990, my partner and I had a simple dream.

The simple dream? To change the world through world-class gurus and life-changing messages.

Today, Success Resources has customers from every continent except the Arctic and the Antarctic. (We are still waiting for the polar bears to sign up to upgrade themselves. :))

From President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Donald Trump, to Robert Kiyosaki, we have worked with some of the best in the world. We have become arguably the largest personal seminar organizer in the world.

As a publicly-listed company on ASX, we will press on in pressing on to “touch lives globally.”

As long as there is one more person, one more community, one more country in need of improving and achieving better results, we will be there. The revolution continues…

Exciting plans and times ahead.

Watch out for it!

In 2014, I continued my quest to live simply although it’s getting harder because of pressures from modern society, including online payments.

Thanks to Raymond Chua, I finally succumbed to applying for a Credit Card ( I have a Debit Card). I still drive a beat-up car and don’t have a watch. But I’m still looking forward to having free coffee and meals from my friends. Hint!

Deep in my heart, I want to fulfill our Creator’s blueprint for my life. I want to continue to reach out to ordinary persons on the street and help them live an extraordinary life.

I’m grateful for and thankful to my wife, family, friends, colleagues, customers, and all of you for walking the journey of life with me. I’m enjoying every single moment on it.

As the original Kampong Ah Boy (and now Kampong Ah Pek), I could not imagine that I would have a chance to travel all over the world, dine with Presidents and Prime Ministers, learn from world-class gurus, and and enjoy the finest that life can offer. (I’m writing this reflection in one of the most cosy lounges in New York City).

My heart is filled and in fact, overwhelmed with gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation.

In 2015, please continue to teach me. Help me to live by one of my values:

The best way to live my life is to live my life for others. The more I reach out to bless others, the richer and better my life will become.

By the love and grace of our Creator, I plan to make 2015 the best year ever in my life.

What about you? How do you plan to make 2015 the best year in your life?


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

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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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!


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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