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Career Changeand Placement Specialists
I ONCE MET 1,300 MILLIONAIRES.
Here in Singapore we have the S-files. A book published in Singapore by a local publisher: Success Resources. This smart little book tells the tales of successfulSingaporeans who have made it rich through their focus, dedication and persistence.You know when people say that someone is creative, it often means that they have moreideas than others, or do well at arts and music. We don’t often think of people as beingcreative at work. Why is this so? Some of the answer lies in the ways that work isstructured. It takes someone who has genuine courage to overcome obstacles put in frontof them. “The brave man carves out his fortune.” says Don Quixote.Of course everyone knows that creativity and self-expression comes after filling his or her basic needs. This is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Some people seem to need less before their creativity shines through. There are some whose creativity and thirst for success is so strong that they achieve millionaire status.In his new book about millionaires in the USA, author Stanley Thomas, finds very littledifference between the average man and his 1,300 millionaires! There is hope for us all, Ihear you say!Well, he did find some key strategic differences explained in his book The MillionaireMind. Read on …He didn’t find any relationship between school record, grade point averages and chancesof becoming a millionaire. That’s right, none at all … no relationship.Forget about schooling then if you see yourself becoming a millionaire, here’s what youhave to do (don’t tell anyone else though, especially your parents):
Millionaires choose careers that match their abilities
Millionaires focus on one goal at a time
Millionaires take more risks
Millionaires work harder and smarter than mostSo that’s it? It sounds like anyone can do it. Indeed looking at the S – Files, at leasttwenty Singaporeans have achieved this for themselves not so long ago in 1997. Whatabout today?Well SM Lee has recently told us about the need to take risks, the need to change our careers. He says we need to find our best niche in this world to ensure we perform at our best. He knows that such a small country as ours must learn to compete globally. TheGovernment is continuing to invite the world here to do business with us. (ST 16/2/2000,17/2/2000)