We have been looking for happiness all our life. We try to make ourselves happy by trying to do the “happy” activities. We spend money to make us happy. We marry the right person to make us happy. We work in the right job to make us happy. Even the bad guys who go around shooting others are doing it for happiness. So almost the whole world wants to be happy, but can’t have it. So actually where is happiness? Continue reading
I first met Joe Lee from a program called Money & You. Subsequently I heard about the training and coaching service offered by him in a meeting. I got to see him in action through other talks and workshops. He demonstrated professionalism in his work, therefore I’ve decided to sign my entire company up for training and coaching by Joe.
After going through his training and coaching, I gained lots of distinction such as not to compare people to people, example comparing my current staff with ex-staff. I got to understand how others think and how to pick good candidates for my company.
Most importantly, I can see the positive changes in everyone after his coaching. My staff is taking more initiatives, has more drives and taking up more responsibility in their work.
I will recommend anyone who wants to achieve peak performance to engage Joe.
Founder, Business Development
OGL Asia Pte Ltd
In the recent months, I’ve proven one thing about generating good results in life. This experience reinforces my belief on one ingredient for success. From my observation and personal experience, the lack of this ingredient can make you go round in circles, and not reaching your destination.
I set one goal in the last four months – to gain weight. I used to weigh 57kg. Based on my height, I was not underweight, but almost. My friends are envy of me as I don’t seem to gain weight easily like them. I can only thank my parents for the good gene. But I reckon I’ll look better with a few more pounds.
Getting burned out is a common thing that happened to us in our current society. Constantly increment of work load weighs us down as if we are carrying a 50kg dumb bell on our shoulder.
On top of that, we are to take care of the other aspects of our life. Family, spouse, friends, spiritual, personal development, all of them requires our attention. Unfortunately in a competitive world we sacrifice many things in life to have our desired lifestyle. And so, a burned out is inevitable. We eventually got tired and sick of life.
Life is a wave, sometimes up and sometimes down. Sometimes you are in flow when everything seems perfect and smooth. Every task is completed without hiccups. Every deal is closed without much hassle. Every project ended successfully.
But sometimes you are down like sliding down a water slide, fast and twisting. Every project can’t seem to progress smoothly. Every task is filled with twists and turns. Worse still, certain strategies and method that used to work no longer work anymore.
A long four years since I last had a holiday! A relaxing five days trip to Krabi, Southern part of Thailand, where Tsunami hit this place in 2004. In this trip, my beautiful and cheerful wife has one rule – I can’t go online for more than 30 minutes a day. I understand why she wants to set this rule, and gladly agree.
Although I always encourage my coaching clients to go for a short getaway, I don’t really have one myself. So this break really comes timely. Visiting a new beach fulfills one of my dreams. It kills three birds with one throw. Firstly, quality time with my wife, secondly taking a break myself to rejuvenate. Lastly, moving closer towards my dream of visiting all the beaches in the World.
Before I go, a friend asked have I plan my itinerary. I replied no. Because I don’t like to plan too much in trip. It’s suppose to be free and easy.
Sgcarmart is sold to SPH for $60M in Apr 2013. This is not an accident. It began from a dream. Followed by proper planning and then, excellent execution.
Accompanied by sacrifices, perseverance and hardwork.
Quoted from Mr Vincent Tan, one of the founders, “if one of us had given in to the temptation of a higher pay, then I’m sure the rest would have given up.” He drew a salary of $1,700 then, as opposed to $2,800, which is what an engineering job would have paid.
Many have a dream. And that’s just about all they’ll do, DREAM.
Some create a plan. And then hide that plan in a drawer, shelf or their previous home.
A few executed them. And realized it take too much to fulfill the dream of their life. They threw the white towel when they might be one meter away from their dream.
Only a handful are willing to sacrifice, persevere and work hard. That’s why they are rewarded.
I’ve seen too many given up on their dreams. And I don’t like that.
If you’ve not started, start now.
If you’ve given up, pick up the sword again.
If you’re stuck, look for help.
If you want something, go get it. If you don’t want to get it, maybe you don’t actually want it.