10th Anniversary of My Life

Year 2013 is an important year. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of many memorable events in my life. Looking back, year 2003 was the turning point of my life, the beginning of a new life.

10th Anniversary in Book

I like to talk about this book. Though I read it in 2002, 11 years to be exact; it was the turning point of my journey. After reading this book, I was certain to walk the path of an entrepreneur. Such an instrumental book to my life, and many of you would have read it as well. It is none other than, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. A simple concept of the cashflow quadrant, E, S, B, I in the book, opened new possibilities for many.

From the concept in the book, I decided to walk away from the ‘E’ quadrant. I wanted my freedom, to manage my time. I don’t like the idea of having someone else managing my time.

10th Anniversary in Seminar

Year 2003, I attended my first self-paid, 4-digit seminar. What a turning point! What an eye opener! What a transformation! This is the mother of all seminars. If there’s only one program you can attend in your lifetime, it has to be this seminar. Introducing the Money & You Program.

Money & You opened my mindset to relationship, business, money and life. Many events that occurred after were related to Money & You. Below, you’ll see the events unfolding due to Money & You.

10th Anniversary In Business

Became my own boss in 2003. Started Actionpreneur Pte Ltd with $20 after Money & You which opened me to some mindset blowing business principles and ideas. Had many learning experiences since embarking on this journey. Had lots of fun too.

Running a business opened me to many new adventures. From meeting new people to new opportunities. Done things that I wouldn’t do as an employee. Achieved personal breakthroughs over and over again in these 10 years.

Never regret walking this path.

10th Anniversary In Friends

Most of my friends since 2003 are from Money & You. Till now, the common denominator with most of my friends is Money & You. This program forged a strong bonding between people. Some of them are still my great friends after 10 years. This year is our 10 years anniversary as friends.

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Sean, Me, Clive and Ken

There were breakdowns in our friendship. There were times that we didn’t talk to one another, had judgements on one another. The thing is we are hanging out happily in year 2013 with one another. Even though we had our breakdowns, our friendship stood the test.

Carolyn & Adelene

Carolyn & Adelene

10th Anniversary In Marriage

Lastly, the most important turning point of my life. The woman who believes in me when I’m down and out. In 2003, we officially became husband and wife by law. For 10 years, she continues to believe in me over and over again.

My lovely wife

My lovely wife

We went through hardship together, laugh and cry together. She’s really the woman behind the man. She demonstrated LOVE, and anger. When people left, she was here. She witnessed the ups and downs of my 10 years. Thank you, Jean.

What About You
How has it been like for you in the last 10 years? What are your 10th anniversary? What are you grateful for in the last 10 years? Are there friends or family whom you missed? Are there events that allow you to learn more about yourself?

Have fun recalling your past 10 years.

Help! I’m A Perfectionist

I am never a perfectionist, but I met many perfectionist. Some of them my clients, some of them are participants of Procrastination Buster Workshop. One of the reasons of procrastination is perfectionism.

Perfectionist tends to be highly analytical and meticulous. This nature prevents them to take any form of action that can move them forward in life. They do not believe in possibilities, they believe in certainty. They won’t act until things are perfect in their eyes.

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Encouraging Emails From Participants of Public Presentation Mastery

This month is a slightly busier month. I am either conducting or supporting programs on every weekends. Last weekend, together with the team consists of Douglas Ng, Vincent Tan, Jayson Yap, Serena Liew and Subrina Ng, we conducted our sole-proprietor program, Public Presentation Mastery.

I said it before and I like to say it again. This is not your typical public speaking course. Many of the participants mentioned it as well, “a very different public presentation course”. You don’t just learn presentation skills, you learn presenting with a soul.

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Organize My Messy Life

If you study the life of successful people in the world, their life consists of 80% routine and 20% spontaneous. This doesn’t apply to only the wealthy businessman, but to the famous artists, scientists, celebrities, singers, athletics etc. They live in an organized and structured life.

Artists or singers may seem to lack a structured or routine life, because they don’t have a 9-5 job. Now that’s not entirely true. The successful ones create structures in their life. They live in an organized and structured manner which enable them reach their dreams.

I started business thinking that I can have time freedom. Bad mindset.

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I’m Lost. How Do I Find My Passion?

“What do you want in life?” A question that I always asked my clients. The response was usually, “I don’t know. How do I find my passion?”

This is such an important question to life, but many don’t have an answer. Knowing your passion opens the door to a passionate life. Knowing your passion guide you on any future decisions you are making. Knowing your passion provides you more energy to life.

It’s such a painful feeling of not knowing your passion, isn’t it? Don’t you feel lost not knowing what do you want in life? Every week, I hear “I don’t know” from people whom I cared for. Every week I feel this same pain and lost from people who is searching for a way out.

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Why Are You Not Achieving Success

If you are not achieving success in your life, you really should slap yourself hard. This is not an inspirational post. This is not a post with kind words. This is not a coaching post.

This is a post with hard truth accompanied by compassion. Not only compassion can be demonstrated through the soft side of human being, compassion can be expressed from the hard naked truth of human being. I was taught to exercise compassion from soft side, but once in a while, the sound of a wake up call has to be struck.

A mother disciplining her child. Is she full of compassion? Most likely. Heard the saying? “Spare the cane, spoilt the child.”

This post exercise the cane treatment to slap you with the hard truth. If you are not achieving success, you really should take a hard look at yourself. Are you generating tons of excuses to get away? Do you lack serious commitment to get things done? Are you losing focus as fast as the players at the slot machines?

There is no one to blame, nothing to blame except yourself. Your excuses had you accept mediocrity. Your lack of serious commitment had you stay in comfort zone. You accept that you are not getting success. You console yourself, telling yourself it’s alright not to have it, accept what is given. How will you achieve anything by accepting a lower standard?

How come this is such a harsh post?

After watching a short video about a blind artist who defies all odds to produce beautiful art pieces, I don’t see anyone not succeeding in their own life. Anyone can succeed. Anyone who watches the video and still blames circumstances, environment and people odd to be shot. That passion and resilient is something we can learn.

The only thing that stands between you and success is yourself. Don’t ever create another excuse for yourself, or blame something else because nothing can stop you when you possess that serious commitment to make something work.

Look at your life right now. Where have you allow yourself to slide? Be honest, where are the areas you need support? Ignite that passion again, and crush any obstacles to create a success path. Don’t ever give up on your dream.

Share this if you have been woken up.