Effective Teamwork – Building Teams That Work

M – Motivation

As a servant-leader, you must always remember that every member in your team is a unique individual with gifts and talents.

Your team members have their own needs, fears and aspirations.

Your job is to empathize with them in order to bring out the best from them and help them enjoy the best of life.

To do that, you need to constantly inspire and motivate them to love their duties and to do them to the best of their abilities.

You need to work closely with them to help them find meaning, excitement and fulfilment in their work.

It bodes well to remember that if you don’t have a heart to love and serve your team members, you do not qualify and deserve to be a leader.

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Savour Every Moment

Last evening, I was living in the moment, soaking in the beauty of a sunset and savoring the wonders of life with all my senses.

Time seemed to have frozen.

All thoughts have vanished from my mind as I lost myself in the wonder of the experience.

This is what they call a “smell the roses” moment.

It’s a real pity if we do not learn how to quieten our hearts and minds and learn how to savour every moment.

If we do not experience every moment with all our senses, we are drifting through life.

Life is for more than living.

Savour every moment…

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Take Action Now

When you join the rank of dreamers, you join a group of people that can create new realities and a new world.

These people take massive action to transform great dreams into a reality.

When you join them to work towards great dreams, you will always be young.

When your dreams are replaced by just “hopes” and “wishes”, you will start to grow old.

The best time to dream and fulfill your dream is right here, right now.

There is no better time in history to do whatever you want to do, enjoy whatever you want to enjoy, and achieve whatever you want to achieve.

Always remember, you are in a position to transform the world for the benefit of our children and your children’s children. You can leave a positive legacy for their sake.

Please don’t take your destiny lightly.

Live your dream right now.

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Leveraging On The Past

All of us have a past that we can never change.

We can decide to sink or soar as a result of it.

Unfortunately, many people are trapped in the past.

They relive their hurts and carry emotional baggages that should have been left behind them.

Unfortunately, if they are not at peace with the past, they will never be at peace with the present.

If they cannot accept and appreciate the past, they may not soar and succeed in the future.

Contempt of the past will eventually condemn the future.

As you reflect on challenges of the past, be mindful they were not random dots in your life.

They happened for a reason.

There are meaning and significance for every experience even though you might not realise it at that point in time.

When you understand how unique experiences of the past can be translated into a tapestry of purpose, meaning and significance, the past can become a powerful leverage and tool for creating your bright future.

It becomes a launching pad to help you make full use of your life and to live life at its best.

You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to learn from and build on it.

You may not be able to forget a negative experience but you can forget the negative emotions associated with it.

The more you remove the pains from the past, the more you will increase the gains in the future.

When you choose to turn every negative experience into a positive experience, it becomes another real-life example to teach others on how to handle life by its horns.

The sooner you come to term with the past, the larger will be your treasure cove of beautiful memories.

Do not only accept your past, be contented with it.

Don’t just come to terms with the past, be grateful and thankful for it.

Fall in love with the unique blessing of your past so as to love the present and possibilities of a brighter future.

When that happens, there will be a greater sense of serenity and pride and joy in your life.

The past will act like a signpost to direct your path to the future.

It can be a powerful resource to help you find true meaning and fulfillment and help you rise to your highest calling.

The past does not have to be a pitfall, it can be a powerful platform to propel yourself to a brighter future.

How you make use of the past will influence your direction in life and its ultimate destination.

As you do so, continue to capitalise on the “here and now” so as to further expand on the treasure cove of your memory.

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Why was I so ‘CRAZY!!!’ to Return to the Business and Investment World?

On 1 July 2011, my wife and I exchanged most of our shares in a public-listed company for an 8-figure sum of money.

I walked out of the business world (退出江湖) a totally free man.

I was free to do whatever I wanted and had lots of time and resources to do it.

Many of my friends patted me on the back.

They sent me many compliments and accolades.

They congratulated me and looked up to me as their dream model.

It is the dream of every entrepreneur to take a company public, hand it over to a capable and resourceful leader, then step down to pursue the best of life.

The wonderful blessing is that I had done it not just once, but three times in my lifetime. I do not know of anybody else who shares a similar blessing.

Subsequently, I went on to fulfil many other dreams and ticked many items off my bucket list.

They included completing my doctoral studies; raising funds to help start at least another 6 charity centres and supporting many other humanitarian and philanthropic initiatives.

I travelled around the world; dined in the finest restaurants and had fun in the best playgrounds.

Along the way, I mentored many successful investors and entrepreneurs, invested in a few promising businesses and helped to list another company.

I also gave lectures to thousands all over the world as well as crafted many of my thoughts, experiences, and learning lessons on paper.

Throughout this time, I spent a few hours every week helping out in the church … and closed many other files.

I had a wonderful time. So, why was I so ‘crazy!!!’ to return to the business and investment world?

Truth be told, while I was enjoying my life, there was also a void in my heart.

There was something else I needed to do.

I did not feel that I was blessed just so that I could have a good life.

Deep in my heart, a dream was beginning to take shape.

A higher calling was stirring in my being.

I did not fully understand this dream and calling until sometime later.

After talking to my advisors and counsellors, they reaffirmed my passionate interest, which is to inspire investpreneurs or entrevestors.

These are achievers who want to integrate the best of entrepreneurship and investment to go far in life.

They want to do well so as to do more good and make the world a better home.

Deep in my being, I realized that although I have left the business world but the business world never left me.

I left my students and customers but my students and customers never left my heart.

Every molecule in my body shouted an investpreneurial message.

As I went back to my passion of moulding and shaping lives, I began to fine-tune the business model that I had created many years ago – a model that had helped me achieve awesome results in the entrepreneurial and investment world.

At the same time, I was working on my doctoral dissertation, the first of its kind in the world.

My focus was on financial intelligence – how to earn, save, spend, invest, grow, protect, and give away wealth wisely.

A more powerful model began to form.

A model that I believe was validated by research and evidence, and proven to be efficacious, effective and efficient in the real world.

Over a year, working for a duration equivalent to just 30 full days, I generated a 7-figure gross profit.

Eventually, I developed a revolutionary model that could change the landscape of the business and investment world.

Eureka!

Why did I return to the business and investment world, and with such passion, determination and optimism this time?

Call me an idealist if you will, but I believe that all of us in the business and investment world hold the fourth key to change the world.

Governments cannot resolve key problems of the world 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.

Charity bodies have been around for thousands of years.

They cannot offer a sustainable solution because they lack systems, talents, finance, technology and other resources.

To resolve the challenges in the world, 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 a better world for our children and our children’s children.

Can you understand why I am so excited about diving back into the somewhat deep, murky, and dangerous end of the business and investment world?

Why I am passionate to mentor, coach, and guide entrepreneurs and investors to achieve lifelong success?

Why I am back in the business world again (重出江湖)?

I look forward to walking the investpreneurial journey with you and to help you fulfil your financial dreams.

Last but not least, please take massive actions to achieve sustainable success.

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Encourage: Step Up With Compassion, Care And Concern

As a leader, you need to have a servant’s heart.

Be mindful that the privilege of leadership is a privilege to serve and not to be served.

Whatever you do, you should put the interest of the enterprise at heart and not do it to fulfil any self-centred or partisan interest.

You should serve with humility and value others above yourself.

If you don’t have a heart to love and serve your people, it’s unlikely that you qualify and deserve to be a leader.

History has shown us that leaders who serve their people with love and wisdom can help their organisations to achieve greatness.

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Dancing With Life

Our Creator has created you as a unique and valued person.

Blessed you with a set of strengths, gifts, and talents.

There is not a single person that has your set of knowledge, skills, and resources.

Think, feel, talk, and act like you.

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

Or carry your passion, dream and aspiration.

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

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

Make you a stronger and better person.

And help you connect with more people and influence their future.

Looking forward, you can continue to strengthen your capacity and capability.

And improve your life on an ongoing basis.

Always remember that your life is not your own.

You have no control over its expiry date.

Therefore, if you woke up alive this morning, be thankful.

Be mindful to enjoy the beauty within and around you.

In doing so, your spirit will be lifted up with a heart of gratitude.

You have been given life as a gift and a means to be a blessing to the people and environment around you.

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

A dream is waiting to be fulfilled.

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

Many lives can be touched by you.

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

Therefore, live up to a higher calling and serve a worthier cause.

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

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

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

Therefore, never ever give up on yourself.

You are a work in progress.

It’s time to act.

It’s time to claim your destiny.

It’s time to rise to greatness.

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Are You Financially Intelligent?

Years ago, I had a big dream to eradicate two of the biggest problems in the world – poverty and war.

I thought to myself, if I can resolve poverty and humans can live with abundance, there’s no need for them to go to war.

I can then resolve two problems at the same time.

Poverty can be removed because many researchers such as Buckminster Fuller have calculated that there are more than enough resources for everybody to live well.

The problem is that many people do not know how to develop, access and use these resources wisely.

Even if they are given these resources, they would put them to waste and lose them eventually.

Therefore, the key to eradicating poverty is to help ordinary persons improve their financial intelligence.

Financial intelligence included the knowledge and skills to earn, save, invest, grow, protect, and use resources, including money wisely.

So I went back to school to study about financial intelligence.

Analyze tons of primary research, academic journals, and other informational sources to deepen my insight of this vital skill in life.

I made a shocking discovery.

Many people were not taught financial knowledge and skills by their parents.

They did not learn financial literacy from their teachers.

When they went out to work, they were not able to inculcate financial intelligence through learning from their bosses and in their workplaces.

Nobody around them, including their community and religious leaders were able to help them too.

As a result, most people do not have or are severely lacking in financial intelligence.

And they remained in this sad state of affair till the end of their lives.

I’m grateful that for more than 20 years now, the company that I help founded had deliver financial education to people from all walks of life.

We have become arguably the largest financial education company in the world today.

I have also personally travelled to both developed and developing world, including some of the poorest of villages to deliver financial education as part of my social mission.

And conducted many free talks on developing financial skills literally on a week to week basis to students, the elderly, needy families, and other ordinary persons on the street.

One of the charities I help founded trained about 20,000 students in financial and entrepreneurial skills on a pro bono basis.

In addition, another charity of mine also conducts financial education for migrant workers.

They are some of the poorest people living in our midst.

In the process of training, I am thankful that I have also learned from many knowledge-hungry students.

They have a deep desire to learn and improve their financial assets and positions.

Call me an idealist if you will but I believe if I and other likeminded people teach one person at a time, one day at a time, one training programme at a time…someday we can eradicate poverty forever.

Poverty will become a relic for display in the museum.

In the near future, a little girl who’s growing up in a financially-literate family will ask her parents, “What is poverty?”

Pray for me as I battle this societal evil by helping others increase their financial intelligence.

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Do You Love People And Use Things Or Love Things And Use People?

As you journey through life, the people you can always count on are your loved ones and close friends.

They are the ones that will stick with you through the ups and downs of life.

In your darkest hour, they are there for you.

They will struggle with you to overcome challenges and make something good out of your life.

Sadly, you pursue many of your dreams but you fail to help them pursue their dreams.

At the end of your life, one of the greatest regrets that you will have is that you did not give them more of your time and life.

Repay them with more love, kindness, and care and concern.

So, do you love people and use things or love things and use people?

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What’s Your Moonshot?

In 1969, the Vice Principal of my school interrupted our class to share with us an unprecedented achievement.

On 20 July, 1969, for the first time in history, humans landed on the moon.

Under the leadership of Michael Collins who commanded the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.

When he took the first step on the moon, Neil Armstrong spoke the oft-quoted words:

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Throughout the last 50 years, that amazing feat has inspired many around the world to dream big dreams.

Break traditional boundaries and to achieve radical breakthroughs – what’s commonly termed, especially in the technology world as moonshots.

What’s your moonshot?

I believe our Creator has designed you to dream and wired you to turn your dream into an achievement.

He has already placed a dream within you.

Amidst the noise and haste, you may not be mindful of your dream, and to live out your dream.

The good news is that it is never too late to reignite your dream.

It’s never too late to start on a journey to turn your dream into a reality.

The transportation system of life will continue to improve and soon, you can ride your dream on it to take you farther and faster to your desired destination.

But, are you ready to take the journey?

Dreamers see a brighter future before the rest of the world.

They see the world not for what it is but for what it can become, and they press on to seize the future and redesign the world around them.

When there is a dream, there is life.

Without a dream, you will drift through the passage of time.

The brightest future belongs to those who dare to dream great dreams and turn these dreams into a reality.

The best time to dream and fulfill your dream is right here, and right now.

There is no better time in history to do whatever you want to do, enjoy whatever you want to enjoy, and achieve whatever you want to achieve.

Please don’t take your destiny lightly.

Live your dream from right now!

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