Back from MMI in KL

After 3 days of intensive seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I am now back in Singapore.

Over the past 3 days, another awesome experience for me, undergoing T. Harv Eker’s Millionaire Mindset Intensive Seminar. I would write about my daily experiences of the seminar in greater details over the next few days, probably coinciding with a book review of the world class best selling book “The Secrets of The Millionaire Mindset”, that I had finished reading some time back but yet to do my book review yet.

During my time there, I met and got to know a number of Malaysians, made new friends and exchanged name cards and other nationalities like Australia and Taiwan, there during the 3 days of seminar. It was a humbling, learning and eye opening experience for me, the energy of the Malaysians at the seminar there were very high and powerful and I could learn something about having a high energy level.

This seminar is not just about money totally, it’s about myself too and how I would want to expand my businesses framework. Do keep a lookout here, pop back and stay tune for my upcoming posts, sharing and learning experiences.

Going up Kuala Lumpur for MMI

In a few hours time, I would be making my road trip up north, to the city called Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, for a seminar conducted by a speaker and writer whom I greatly admired.

The speaker is the non other than the world class speaker, T. Harv Eker, whom I got to get a taste of his charisma, wisdom and teaching during National Achiever’s Congress 2008.

This seminar is known as Millionaire Mind Intensive and I am looking foward to the 3 days of personal growth, change, development and mastering my personal money blueprint and achieving my financial freedom, financial IQ, my dreams, goals and objectives !

Update you folks soon !

The Rich Invent Money

Do you often hear people, friends and loved ones telling you that you have tremendous potential and possesses great gifts ? However, how often do we fail to live up to their expectations and our expectations ? What is really holding us back to be the best that we can be ?

Well, there is always a thing called self-doubt, lack of self-confidence, excessive fear that could hold back a person’s potential to excel and releasing the genius in them. Therefore, in life, we failed at times and in the quest to be a financial genius, it requires both strong technical knowledge and courage.

There were always people who were skeptical and having double standards about achieving financial genius. Are you one of those people who wanted to achieve financial freedom yet does not take any necessary actions to do it instead of spending like no tomorrow ? Would you like to have more options in your life with your financial genius ?

The era now is exciting and a period of great growth in many areas, wealth, information and internet expansion are a few selected strong areas of growth. Are you inside it or staying away from it ? Or are you still clinging on to your old ideas that worked for you before and will not bother to change for the future ? Is this the reason for your struggle financially ? Are you limiting your options by hanging to your old ideas ?

Do you work hard, save hard ? Or work hard, spend hard, don’t save, wait for your lucky stars to shine on lottery to strike ? Few people realised that luck is created and so is money. If we always wait for the “right” thing to happen (luck), we would be waiting for a very long time.

The single most powerful asset is our mind, with training and guidance, by developing our financial intelligence, it can create huge amounts of wealth for a lifetime. Which method would you choose –

  1. Work hard, pay taxes, spend a lot, save whatever left behind
  2. Take the time to develop financial intelligence and harness the power of your brain and the asset column

In my earlier post, do you recall what are the 4 financial skills required ? They are –

  1. Financial Literacy
  2. Investment Strategies
  3. Understanding the Market
  4. The Law

With the above combination of skills, we would be on track to achieve our financial freedom and be successful in the pursuit of your wealth. It is important that we must always plant seeds in our asset column, start small, plant seeds, some would grow, some don’t.

Great opportunities are not seen with our eyes, they are seen with our mind. There is still a lot to learn, however, with a great understanding of risks and learning how to manage the risks instead of avoiding it, you will be able to reap huge rewards down the journey you have chosen.

Adapted and reviewed from Chapter Six – Lesson Five : The Rich Invent Money, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

Understanding the Power of Corporations

Would you agree that knowledge is power ? However, do you have the financial IQ, expertise and knowledge ?  A  very important  skill + knowledge needed to make the money for you to keep and grow it exponentially. Without that, the world pushes you around.

Do you work for money ? Or make the money work harder for you ? Who do you want to give the power to ? Yourself or your employer ?

In life, do you recall, when you were young and studying, you were told to study hard and find a good paying job and climb up the corporate ladder ? Now, would you dare to even entertain the idea of owning your own ladder, your very own climb up the corporation that you owned ?

The above discussion came from Chapter Five : The History of Taxes and the Power of Corporations, of Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

People in society nowadays are letting them to be powerless in their money management, without a drastic change to grow their assets, reduce liabilities and managing expenses, they would facing a difficult future upon retirement years.

With the 4 Financial IQ expertises listed here –

  1. Accounting
  2. Investing
  3. Understanding Markets
  4. Understanding the Law

The right and correct level of financial knowledge would improve your wealth, giving us the power to control our lifestyle, our future and our legacy.

People who work for Corporations –

  1. Earn
  2. Pay Taxes
  3. Spend

Rich People with Corporations –

  1. Earn
  2. Spend
  3. Pay Taxes

How would you like to own your own corporation ? Is building your own business empire and leaving a legacy inside your heart and soul ?

An Entrepreneur’s Role Model

In life, work and career, having a mentor or role model is very important, in terms of future growth and development.

Being an entrepreneur myself, learning from personal development coaches via their books and courses, I was also thinking of entrepreneurs around the world, regardless of the industry they were operating in, who would serve as a good role model for entrepreneurs around the world.

It started on a night, I chanced upon reading a magazine called, “WEALTH” April 2008 issue, the cover page was “Chemoil After Robert Chandran” in bold capital letters. I recalled reading in the newspapers about Robert Chandran in January 2008 due to him passing on, getting curious, I turned over the pages of the magazine and started reading about Robert Chandran’s legacy and entrepreneurship empire.

Robert Chandran was indeed somebody unique, starting off with an inspiration, building and expanding his empire over time. While he was growing his business empire, Robert Chandran had already started investing in real estate, an investment that entrepreneurs definitely would have as part of their portfolio. Even his business in marine fuel industry grown tremendously, he was also moving into other industries, adding companies to his holdings.

In the segments dedicated to the memories of the late Robert Chandran, there were many great chapters of wisdom, knowledge, advice and mentoring on businesses, opportunities entrepreneurship, post-graduate studies and giving back to society. It was a few pages of wisdom in his words and greater level of knowledge, that would serve well in the directions that I am heading.

With many writings inside the magazine, I would like to highlight 2 quotes that caught my attention –

“Don’t become an entrepreneur to make money, but be one because you want something you enjoy doing. That way, you will ultimately make money… otherwise, it’s going to be a pain in the butt. Because this is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year thing which you are going to do for two to three decades of your life”

“Entrepreneurs are generally positive people. They look at issues as a glass that’s half full, not half empty. They also tend to have a very different approach of risk from the average man, and manage risk efficiently. They always have an exit strategy, at every stage of the business, if things don’t work out.”

In the event of an unforeseen crisis, there were succession planning in place for Robert Chandran, ensuring the legacy of his empire would continue irregardless of any hiccups, thus, from this special report, would we understood and learned more about the importance of planning and changes, that is applicable not just in our career but in our daily life as well.

The late Robert Chandran, a man who left a great legacy behind, a role model for all entrepreneurs.

When Mother Nature Strikes

In the space of 2 weeks, natural disasters strike our Mother Earth, Cyclone Nargis devastating Myanmar on 2nd May 2008 and a mega 7.9  Richter scale earthquake that caused great damage to Sichuan Province on 12th may 2008.

The situations in both countries are very serious, bring out the papers, read the news on the internet, on the blogs, social networking sites….. All have reports on the 2 countries situations.

It’s not going to be a nice post to talk about the drastic situations in other countries. However, I reflected and remembered when I encountered a personal crisis and lost a mate of mine, it was very difficult for me and took me time to overcome the grief.

A fellow blogger whom I knew from MyBlogLog social networking community, iWalk, U2?, wrote about the earthquake that struck her country and especially her hometown that she grew up in. It wasn’t easy for her at all, and our thoughts and prayers were with her.

Let’s all pray for all people affected by the natural disasters, Bless them and do something for them, in one small way or another.

Dedicated to a very special group of people in the world

This post is dedicated to a very special group of people in the world……..

Quote from Hodding Carter –
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

Quote  from Frederick Buechner,’Whistling in the Dark’ –
When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it’s a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what’s happening. She becomes what’s happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time. Even if he should decide to abandon it forever ten minutes later, the memory will nag him to the grave. He has seen the creation of the world. It has his mark on it. He has its mark on him. Both marks are, for better or for worse, indelible.

In life, do we always have that someone special, that would always take care of us, from the day we were born into this world, imparting wisdom to us and guiding us all the time ?

At times, do we always vent our anger and frustrations on them, yet they never turn their backs on us and continue loving and supporting us ?

This is dedicated to ALL MOTHERS in the world, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! A special group of heroines whom we had undervalued and under appreciated so much. Let’s all stand up together and show our appreciation to ALL beautiful and lovely MOTHERS !

Quote from Sara Paddison, Hidden Power of the Heart –
The word “appreciation” means to be thankful and express admiration, approval, or gratitude. It also means to grow or appreciate in value. As you appreciate life, you become more valuable—both to yourself and others.

Happy Mothers Day !

Reflecting on my maiden National Achiever’s Congress 2008

Attending my 1st National Achiever’s Congress 2008 at the Singapore Expo, it was an eye-opener for me, writing down the notes, wisdom and quotes given by the great and world class speakers, coming back and posting them on my blog here, sharing with all like-minded people who were keen to seek changes and improvements in their career and life.

My speakers’ summaries and postings would definitely serve as an excellent refresher and memory flash back for me, down the road, when I would like to recall what I had learned during National Achiever’s Congress 2008.  It was great to find and link up with participants that attended National Achiever’s Congress 2008, those who pop into my blog here and left comments, would link up, network and exchange pointers from NAC 2008 and other personal development and learning knowledge.

Learned many new quotes and wisdom from the various speakers, added the following books to my collection:

  • Blair Sinclair – SalesDogs
  • Blair Sinclair – The ABCs of Building a Business Team That Wins
  • Blair Sincalir – The Little Voice Management System (Audio CD)
  • Roger Hamilton – Your Life Your Legacy
  • Joe Girard – How to Sell Yourself
  • Joe Girard – How to Sell Anything to Anybody
  • Joe Girard – How to Close Every Sale

My existing collection of books are as follows:

  1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  2. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
  4. Principle-Centred Leadership by Stephen R. Covey
  5. The Secrets of LIFE by Stuart Wilde

I loved to read different kinds of books since I was young, a few years ago, after finishing my dissertation and finishing my tertiary education, the interest soon went away after entering the workforce. It was only after entering the entrepreneur world that I slowly regained back my love for reading………

It’s time to take ACTION, from the various different learning tools that I had obtained recently (books, notes, wisdom, quotes).  I seek to learn something new everyday for the rest of my life and I must never stop learning.

Certain goals had not been met till date, with the constant and changes with the actions, will my dreams and goals be achieved by end of 2008.

Would you want to grow, change and improve your life and your career ?

JUST DO IT !

p/s: Special tribute to Jack Lan for the tickets to National Achiever’s Congress 2008, he’s an awesome Internet Marketer, check out his link ! 

Making a fortune via eBay – Adam Ginsberg

The role, significance and power of the internet today is so huge and there are many different things operating inside it, information, news, blogs, advertising, marketing and auctions. Writing down anything and everything about the internet would probably produce millions of stuff. Therefore, it is indeed a great opportunity for building wealth, an area that I had started in Blogging and Internet Marketing under the tutelage of Jack Lan.

People who use the internet would know about eBay, most of them would have use the platform and services before (I haven’t used eBay before though !) . However, if people were told how they could make a fortune via eBay, they would probably frown and laugh at you. Adam Ginsberg,  was there to share with the participants at National Achiever’s Congress 2008, “How to Buy, Sell & Make a Fortune Using eBay“, it was a very interesting marketing and direct sales channel via the eBay.

The reasons why eBay was so awesome were due to the sheer size of visitos and registered members, it is really huge. There were 2 types of people

  1. People who create an internet business using eBay for passive income and cash flows
  2. People who use eBay to make a ton of money in real estate

Well, being a total greenhorn in eBay, I never realised that eBay had the platform to sell real estate online !

Adam Ginsberg shared on the secrets of success –

  • Success is the result of GOOD JUDGEMENT
  • Good judgement is the result of EXPERIENCE
  • Experience is the result of BAD JUDGEMENT

The success of eBay is due to its –

  1. Proven System
  2. Viable Marketplace

Using eBay for your selling, we would be able to –

  1. Sell your “stuff”
  2. Sell other people’s “stuff”
  3. High Ticket Items

Overall, it gave me a great insight into internet marketing, something I still had a lot more to learn, and possibly adopt using the eBay to make a fortune by Adam Ginsberg. Looking and moving foward, I would plan, strategise and take the actions to launch “Making a fortune via eBay” into my current internet marketing and blogging.

Time to take out my junk and sell/auction off …….. Any takers ?