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About Siong Boon

Siong Boon, the author of this book “10 Creative Ways to Fuel Your Passion” is a novice entrepreneur. At the age of 33 (2011), he (Bob) started a small business PIC-CONTROL providing custom electronic solution and consultation services to support clients across the various industries in Singapore.

About Siong Boon Siong Boon, the author of this book “10 Creative Ways to Fuel YourPIC-CONTROL providing custom electronic solution and consultation services to support clients across the various industries in Singapore. Siong Boon has always been passionate to improve everyday efficiency. He enjoys knowledge discovery and has a big dream to empower all non- living things to have a soul of their own through information technology. In his quest to change the world, it doesn’t take him long to realize that being technical savvy and passionate has ZERO impact to make any difference. By chance, he was inspired by Adam Khoo on the stage and discovered a whole new world of reality. This started his new learning journey that helped him move forward towards his dream. He yearns to light up hopes by sharing his journey to inspire many others to pursue their own passion and dream; continue to learn and to grow wiser every day. Creator of Fuel Your Passion at http://www.fuel-your-passion.com/ Sign up for my FREE Fuel Your Passion Email Newsletter for tips to empower your mind and regular inspiring stories to help you lead a richer passionate life! II www.fuel-your-passion.com " id="pdf-obj-1-10" src="pdf-obj-1-10.jpg">

Siong Boon has always been passionate to improve everyday efficiency. He enjoys knowledge discovery and has a big dream to empower all non- living things to have a soul of their own through information technology.

In his quest to change the world, it doesn’t take him long to realize that being technical savvy and passionate has ZERO impact to make any difference. By chance, he was inspired by Adam Khoo on the stage and discovered a whole new world of reality. This started his new learning journey that helped him move forward towards his dream.

He yearns to light up hopes by sharing his journey to inspire many others to pursue their own passion and dream; continue to learn and to grow wiser every day.

About Siong Boon Siong Boon, the author of this book “10 Creative Ways to Fuel YourPIC-CONTROL providing custom electronic solution and consultation services to support clients across the various industries in Singapore. Siong Boon has always been passionate to improve everyday efficiency. He enjoys knowledge discovery and has a big dream to empower all non- living things to have a soul of their own through information technology. In his quest to change the world, it doesn’t take him long to realize that being technical savvy and passionate has ZERO impact to make any difference. By chance, he was inspired by Adam Khoo on the stage and discovered a whole new world of reality. This started his new learning journey that helped him move forward towards his dream. He yearns to light up hopes by sharing his journey to inspire many others to pursue their own passion and dream; continue to learn and to grow wiser every day. Creator of Fuel Your Passion at http://www.fuel-your-passion.com/ Sign up for my FREE Fuel Your Passion Email Newsletter for tips to empower your mind and regular inspiring stories to help you lead a richer passionate life! II www.fuel-your-passion.com " id="pdf-obj-1-20" src="pdf-obj-1-20.jpg">

Creator of Fuel Your Passion at http://www.fuel-your-passion.com/

About Siong Boon Siong Boon, the author of this book “10 Creative Ways to Fuel YourPIC-CONTROL providing custom electronic solution and consultation services to support clients across the various industries in Singapore. Siong Boon has always been passionate to improve everyday efficiency. He enjoys knowledge discovery and has a big dream to empower all non- living things to have a soul of their own through information technology. In his quest to change the world, it doesn’t take him long to realize that being technical savvy and passionate has ZERO impact to make any difference. By chance, he was inspired by Adam Khoo on the stage and discovered a whole new world of reality. This started his new learning journey that helped him move forward towards his dream. He yearns to light up hopes by sharing his journey to inspire many others to pursue their own passion and dream; continue to learn and to grow wiser every day. Creator of Fuel Your Passion at http://www.fuel-your-passion.com/ Sign up for my FREE Fuel Your Passion Email Newsletter for tips to empower your mind and regular inspiring stories to help you lead a richer passionate life! II www.fuel-your-passion.com " id="pdf-obj-1-25" src="pdf-obj-1-25.jpg">

Sign up for my FREE Fuel Your Passion Email Newsletter for tips to empower your mind and regular inspiring stories to help you lead a richer passionate life!

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LEGAL NOTICE It is my pursuit to reach out and make a positive impact to as
LEGAL NOTICE
It is my pursuit to reach out and make a positive
impact to as many beloved souls. To spread further
this love & hope, I am granting you the rights to
give away this e-book (worth US$37), to anyone
that you choose to, as long as you DO NOT alter
any of the content in this book.

This e-book has been written to share personal development experiences which can empower your life. Every effort has been made to make this e-book as complete and accurate as possible. While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in this publication, the author and publisher assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein. Any perceived slights of specific persons, peoples, or organizations are unintentional.

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guarantees of results. Readers are cautioned to rely on their own judgment about their individual circumstances and act accordingly.

This e-book is for informational purposes only and is not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accounting or financial advice. All readers are advised to seek services of competent professionals in legal, business, accounting and finance fields.

Copyright © 2017 Fuel Your Passion at www.fuel-your-passion.com

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VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE TO MY LIFE

To my parents who Lim Kee Tho and Lim King Hwai who has given me unconditional love and support. This book is dedicated to my dearest parents. You are the reason why this book exists.

To all my bosses whom I worked with before. Robin, Ming Hui and Jason from Teleradio Engineering. Alan from Alantec Technology Ltd. Edward Chan, Zhuang Xiongwu (dearest mentor), Tng Tai Hou and Eddie Tan from Institute for Infocomm Research (A-Star). Victor Lim, Winchester, Siong Chye from saveOne. There are important lessons that I learned from everyone, resulting to who I am today. Also to both very first two mentors Mr Ho and Richard (both blessed in heaven) who guided through my novice year.

To all the great teachers whom I seek learning from. Adam Khoo for lighting up my everlasting-fire. I don’t really know what you did to me, but I know you made that critical difference to the rest of my life. My life has been awesome because of you. Fabian who shown me the first path to success. Conrad and Chen Pang who taught me how to manage risk and my own psychology.

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There are many more great people that I want to thank for making this eBook possible, guiding me and chanting from miles away throughout this epic journey.

There are many more great people that I want to thank for making this eBook possible,

From the ASB#9 family Aldora, Beatrice, Lawrence Du, Lex Yeo, Raghu, Edmund, Catherina, Andrea and Gin. And lastly a special thanks to our Chief Happiness Officer Yee Shun Jian whose life mission is to bring more love, hope and joy to the world.

Thank you for being part of this book and together we share this empowering content with you.

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Content

About Siong Boon

Very Grateful to All Those Who Made A Difference to My Life

The Swan in You-1

Casting Web-11

The Everlasting Fire-18

Cloning Success-27

Leverage Power-34

Deep Breath, Then Jump-40

Life is Abundance-45

You Are The Captain-50

Believe in Yourself-55

The Secret Finale to Living Your Passion-57

Appendix: Fuel Resources-i

The Swan in You

The Swan in You Hello my friend. My name is Siong Boon, your pump attendant atFuel Your Passion ( www.fuel-your-passion.com ) , also the author of this book. First, I would like to acknowledge you for picking up this book to discover the ways to fuel your passion. This discovery journey that I have, has helped me live a passion and fulfilling life. I am eager to share my experiences, so that you too can apply them for your own journey. “ Life is a game of choices. ” This is one of my very first motto in life. It is like playing a Role-Playing-Game (RPG). We play the game making decisions, learning knowledge, gaining experience, picking up survival skills, earning gold nuggets to buy power food and useful magical weapons. All these to enhance our capability and quality of life, so that we can be a hero in our game. The same applies to our real life. We want to make decisions to live a life that we have always wanted. We want to make a difference to our own life as well as the life of the people around us. It makes sense to make the most out of our ONE and Only life. If there is one thing that I want you to take away after reading this book, it would be the astonishing power that you always have in your very own hand. The power to become what you are destined to be. The power to fuel your passion. ~ Life is a game of choices, choose to win. ~ " id="pdf-obj-6-4" src="pdf-obj-6-4.jpg">

Hello my friend. My name is Siong Boon, your pump attendant at Fuel Your Passion (www.fuel-your-passion.com), also the author of this book.

First, I would like to acknowledge you for picking up this book to discover the ways to fuel your passion. This discovery journey that I have, has helped me live a passion and fulfilling life. I am eager to share my experiences, so that you too can apply them for your own journey.

Life is a game of choices.This is one of my very first motto in life. It is like playing a Role-Playing-Game (RPG). We play the game making decisions, learning knowledge, gaining experience, picking up survival skills, earning gold nuggets to buy power food and useful magical weapons. All these to enhance our capability and quality of life, so that we can be a hero in our game.

The same applies to our real life. We want to make decisions to live a life that we have always wanted. We want to make a difference to our own life as well as the life of the people around us. It makes sense to make the most out of our ONE and Only life.

If there is one thing that I want you to take away after reading this book, it would be the astonishing power that you always have in your very own hand. The power to become what you are destined to be. The power to fuel your passion.

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Life is a game of choices, choose to win.

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The Swan in You

This book presents ways to help you unlock the potential power that you always have in your own hand. Before I carry on further, please allow me to introduce myself by sharing my personal story. A very long time ago…

Passion. A Path of Least Resistance

I live in the north-east side of Singapore. Singapore is a multi-racial bilingual society. We take English language as our main language, and our mother tongue as our second language. My language had been my worst fear during my primary and secondary school education (American equivalent of 1 st -10 th Grade). Being a Chinese, I took mandarin as my second language which majority of my classmates were.

Languages are tough for me. Barely scraping through my exams for both my English and Chinese. I had never understood how English language is structured, the grammar, and the other technical jargons (adjectives, adverbs, etc.) did not make much sense to me. Even till today I am still having this problem; only slightly better. I am laterally blind to grammar mistakes. Please bear with me. Appreciate for your tolerance.

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pronounced. Chinese language is even worst, because we must remember how each symbol is written. Writing and reading those Chinese characters is even more difficult for me. Other subjects (Literature, History, etc.) which depends on a good language is also on my phobia list.

The subjects I had enjoyed was Geometry Mathematics and Design & Technical (D&T). Numbers makes more sense to me. Science was also

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interesting. If it was not for these interesting subjects, I would probably see myself as very stupid.

The awareness of my own strength and weakness had an impact on my confident and the path that I had chosen. When I was given a choice for a specialized stream, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to go into the technical stream, because it was the class that has the minimum number of subjects that I hated. Fortunately, I was granted my choice. Only English and Chinese languages was all that I needed to tackle. Sadly,

  • I failed both my English and Chinese during my O’level school leaving examination. I got a D7 grade for both.

The Swan in You interesting. If it was not for these interesting subjects, I would probably
The Swan in You interesting. If it was not for these interesting subjects, I would probably

Failed again after retake my exam.

Fortunately, my other subjects were doing well. Thank God, I was granted my choice of tertiary education. I was enrolled to the school of Electronic, Computer and Communication Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic. The mystery of electronic got me curious about the subject.

  • I know I would enjoy it because there are NO MORE Language Exams!!! All the subjects look alien but interesting to me.

Polytechnic education was probably one of the best gift I had as a teenager. Before I joined the school, I always had this limiting belief that

  • I am not good in studying. Every year, I would worry about my English

score because a failure would mean that I had to repeat for another year of school. I always had to go through a heavy heart to bring back my

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report card for my mother to sign. My grades were below average. I don’t have too much expectation for my exams. That was the past.

Polytechnic is a more hands-on oriented education. It was a very new and cool experience for me. I was looking forward going to school every day. Practical lab sessions and lecture classes were fun and easy to follow. There is no stress but fun when you are enjoying yourself.

Exams results for our first semester were out. There was no more report card to bring home for my mother to sign. I felt so much freedom. Our results were pinned to the notice board just outside our school administration office. I was searching for my name praying not to fail for a tough subject Analog Electronics. It was a surprise moment when I saw my results. I got two distinctions, two ‘A’s and a ‘B’. I got an ‘A’ for that tough subject that I thought I would fail, and a ‘B’ was for my “Report Writing and Presentation”. There had had not a thought in me that I would get such a good result. I was among the very top in my class. I became much confidence in myself, believing that it must be the new fun environment that I was in that helped me to excel.

The next semester continues. We were introduced to a new subject call C programming. It is a computer language that programmers use for developing software on computer. I was very curious on this subject and had managed to finish my very first programming book “C for dummies” even before our 2 nd semester starts. It was love at first sight, finished reading the book within a few days. Programming subject became my legendary subject. Anything related to programming, I would easy score a distinction without much revision at all. I often make fun of myself being destined for computer language and not human languages.

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Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed that I am probably wired differently.

~ Excellent comes naturally when we are doing what we love; passionate thing ~ - Siong Boon

At the end of the course, I was among the top 5% percent in my school. I invited my mother for my graduation ceremony.

My mom was probably wondering about my exam results, because she had never got a chance to see. For the first time, I presented my academic transcript to my mother with pride. I felt a bit puzzled when I saw her gloomy face when she saw my transcript. Not what I was expecting. She finally opened her mouth You got so many ‘D’s.” She was saying that my grades sucks. It was that very moment that I understood what she was seeing. Controlling my urge to laugh, I told her, those were not D, those are DISTwhich stands for distinction, a score for outstanding which is even better than ‘A’. I had earned myself distinction

for about 50% of the subjects that I had took. There were more DIST than

there were ‘A’ and ‘B’.

The Swan in You Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed
The Swan in You Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed
The Swan in You Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed
The Swan in You Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed
The Swan in You Programming language has become a second nature to me. I always believed

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There was

an

emotional contrast that I felt from her question. It

reminded me of who I was before, and where I was then. She was still

perceiving my old-self who had never achieved a good grade. It was a kind of grateful and a touching moment for me.

The Swan in You There was an emotional contrast that I felt from her question. It

When we are in the journey moving towards succeed, we will probably not feel those small little improvements that happens inside ourselves every single day. But over a period, when you start to look back at your achievement, you can see clearer the changes that happens in you.

Life is like that, you work hard each day, you get some small result. You probably will not be able to feel a difference between today and yesterday. Like our body, we are not so aware of the small changes to our development and aging face on a daily basis.

Every one of us has our own talent unique to us. It is our own duty to find the swan in ourselves. Nobody will do it for you.

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Everybody is a genius. But if you

judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life

believing that it is stupid.

- Albert Einstein

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The Swan in You There was an emotional contrast that I felt from her question. It

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Do what we are passionate about. Doing things that we enjoy every day can direct us to the path of excellent. Problems can seem easier to overcome when you are having fun and enjoying yourself. Passion can help you to persevere in times of difficulty without much sweat.

  • I was able to enroll into university after my polytechnic education. My

results were terrible in university. The school was probably not as fun as

before.

Dyslexia is Beautiful

  • I don’t know what is “dyslexia” until one day. I came across an article featuring Sir Richard Branson, a very rich and famous entrepreneur, the

founder of Virgin Group.

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The Swan in You Do what we are passionate about. Doing things that we enjoy everybusinessman. How dyslexia made me a better ~ - Sir Richard Branson Then I saw “dyslexia” being associated with him. Being a newbie entrepreneur myself, wanting to learn about successful people, this word caught my attention. It must be an important trait of a successful person, I was thinking to myself. The very next moment, I was already google-ing for the word, and came to a page that describe talks about dyslexia. My jaw drops. I was reading the article as if I was reading my biography. It matches about 90% of my own frustration since young. I had only known myself as an introvert. I had recognized that I was simply unique and different from other people. Dyslexia family was calling out to me, 7 www.fuel-your-passion.com " id="pdf-obj-12-23" src="pdf-obj-12-23.jpg">

~ - Sir Richard Branson

Then I saw “dyslexia” being associated with him. Being a newbie entrepreneur myself, wanting to learn about successful people, this word caught my attention. It must be an important trait of a successful person, I was thinking to myself. The very next moment, I was already google-ing for the word, and came to a page that describe talks about dyslexia.

My jaw drops. I was reading the article as if I was reading my biography. It matches about 90% of my own frustration since young. I had only known myself as an introvert. I had recognized that I was simply unique and different from other people. Dyslexia family was calling out to me,

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telling me that I am not alone. I was very excited reading about my new identity.

Dyslexia is a known medical condition. “Dys” meaning poor and “lexia”

meaning language. No wonder throughout my life, I was struggling with human languages. Comparing to a typical human, people with dyslexia will have the following problems in life,

Difficulty spelling words

Speech problem

Problems expressing themselves

Slow writing speed

Poor handwriting

Confused by letters, words sequences, or verbal explanation.

Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases/words/syllables when speaking. Confusion of left and right

Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced. Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue). Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet. Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.

Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.

I don’t find it easy to write good English. A paragraph of texts can typically take me about 30-60 minutes to write. Fortunately, in this era there are wonderful technologies to aid my language lacking. Searching

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for words that matches what I have in mind, getting my spelling correct and correcting all my grammar mistakes with an internet connection.

This is a long list of my flaws, yet I was not sad but very excited and happy. I had been living for the past 30 over years without being aware of this condition. It is like discovering myself once more, knowing that I am not the only weird person on earth. This also explained my younger days when I was struggling with my languages. I found the swan in me.

The best part of all, many of the famous and success people in history belongs to this family. I am so proud to be part of this family.

Sir Richard Branson is not the only successful people having a dyslexic medical condition. There are many other well-known successful people who had made a difference to our world like Steve Jobs (Apple), Albert Einstein (E=MC 2 ), Thomas Edison (light bulb inventor), Walt Disney (Mickey Mouse), Steven Spielberg (Famous Movie Director), Tom Cruise (Famous Actor), John Lennon (The Beatles), John F.Kennedy (President of the United States), and many more, having the same condition. We belong to the same family! I screamed inside my heart. That was how excited I was that day. It was unimaginable. I am not alone and have a family.

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This has given me a strong reason telling me that any born defect is not going to limit my potential to be successful in life. I don’t have any excuses not to be successful.

Give yourself no excuses to give up. Look for your swans. Look for people who was where you are now and achieve success in their life. Find the group of people that can fuel you with strength. They are a powerful source of fuel to inspire you with confident to pursue your passion.

Don’t let others dictate who you are. Don’t let your past holds you back to what you want to become.

Every challenge that you face in life will help you discover something more about yourself. Belief in becoming the good version of yourself. There are more swans to discover, so keep on discovering the real you.

The swan discovery journey is just like walking towards the stadium to watch your favorite sports or game. At the beginning of your journey you may walk alone. As you walk nearer and nearer to the stadium, you will start to see more and more people who are as enthusiastic and passionate as you are, walking towards the same direction, having the same intent as you do. You will know you have found your family the moment you step into the stadium. Keep going. Along the way, look out for the swan family.

Each one of us is a unique individual. We get excited over different stuffs in life. Some people become alive when they are outdoor doing adventure activities, other engross in art and design expressing their themselves. Every one of us has something inside us that will energize us up. That is your passion.

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Casting Web

Spider cast web to catch their prey for food. The bigger the web a spider casted, the higher the chance of catching their food.

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Casting Web is all about being prepared, getting ready with the ground work done, so that when an opportunity comes along, you are able to catch hold of it.

Opportunities are like the many flies flying above your head. They are everywhere. You want to catch them for dinner. If you do nothing, you will just see your food flying past you. Sometimes you don’t even get to see them. If you want dinner, then you need to cast your web.

Casting web was one of those idea that got me started to do something for myself. I knew that opportunity will not land itself right in front of me. There must be something I need to do in order for opportunities to come to me. The idea of a catchment net slowly gets into my mind. I need to do something for myself.

Being in a close group of friends had kept me in complacent mode. We talk about ideas doing business but it never got started. No one had real experience doing business. Nothing much was done.

One night after one of our usual passionate discussion, I decided to tell

myself this pattern of life shouldn’t go on. If I wanted to do something,

then I should just start it up myself. Just do it. I don’t have a great idea

what to do, so I decide to do what I know, electronic engineering.

Casting Web

Casting 1 st Web

That very night, I decided that I needed to register a business first before the year ends in a couple of weeks’ time. With that very commitment that I had, everything starts to flow naturally. I start to think about how to register a business. Then I had also realized that I need an office address. There were a lot of fears in me.

Just before the year ends, I managed to register my very business online with a few clicks on my computer. “Oh, so business register was actually so simple.” I thought to myself. Immediately, something amazing happen to my physiology. That intense fear instantly vanished, and a sense of freedom came rushing in to fill up the vacuum.

It was a sense of freedom that gave me back my power to do something for my life. Suddenly I was like knowing what’s the next step I should do. Before I know it, I was already looking for an office phone/fax number so that I could start printing my business card to introducing my business.

These are natural instinct for survival. You will know what you should do next. Without a goal, your mind can be wondering around not knowing what to do. Once you commit to a goal, you will naturally know what to do next. You have a destination, you will do things that will help you to reach the destination. It is like pushing yourself off the cliff, and your natural reflexes will take over the driver seat to make sure that you will survive.

A registered business is a basic web which can allow me to engage with customers. My mind was constantly thinking of ideas to attract customers for my business. I need a bigger web for more opportunities.

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Casting Web

Casting Online Web

The next logical step that I did was to setup a business website. A website is like your personal salesman working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping you to sell your products and services to the whole world at a very affordable cost. I just need to spend that one-time effort and the site will be there 24hrs online converting the traffic into your customers.

A website helps my customer clear their doubt, so that by the time they contact me through my website, they are already more or less committed for an order. It is productive because I am spending less time to answer similar enquiries from the customers. Website also became a tool for me to filter the type of customers that I am able to serve well.

The best part is that if you are doing your website correctly, the traffic that you received will not cost you additional monthly expenses. You can use SEO (search engine optimization) to bring in organic traffic (nature customer traffic source from search engine). You instantly get that opportunity to connect your new business to the people all over the world. If you have more budget, you can also go for paid traffic which is buying for more traffic to go to visit your website.

As a small business having a low-cost platform which you can leverage upon as a marketing tool is a very big advantage. Building a website was a very suitable choice for me when I got started. It only cost me less than a hundred bucks to own a website for a year. Besides low startup cost and it remove the sales task that I had hated doing.

I was an engineer who knows how to deliver electronic projects but knew nothing about business, view marketing negatively, dislike networking

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with people and very fearful of selling. Probably it was because I had a limiting belief that I could not speak well. I can’t present myself and communicate confidently. Having a website is just a perfect solution for me because I could stay comfortable behind my website and focus on doing what I do best, to deliver quality engineering work to my customers.

By chance of luck, the website that I had built

was of a very niche

business. That’s was why I got rank number one easily on google search

page. There were literally no competitors. What I really mean is that there were some competitions in the industry, but it was difficult for their potential customers to locate them on the internet.

Not all type of businesses is as lucky as I was. A business website building is important, but doing it correctly is even more important. Later on through my journey, I went to learn from successful people in the area of SEO to learn how to build a website to get me more income.

When the business starts operating, you may need to acquire more assets equipment and tools to improve your operation and productivity. There are many more ways to cast your web bigger and bigger which can allow you to capture business opportunities. Keep exploring and look out for more ways to cast your web bigger. Cast the web that suits your passion.

Besides physical web, there is also a mental web.

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Casting Mental Web

It not difficult to know the importance of building a website, doing marketing work; the bigger the web, the more opportunities you can capture. Casting a strong web is equally or more important. This is what I call a mental web.

Mental web is like a stronger web or a second layer of web. With a bigger web now, you can capture more opportunities passing through you. But if your web is weak, you can only capture small opportunities; big opportunity will just fly right through it. You probably will not notice it slipping through your own hand. One particular incident helped me see my own flaw.

A client found my business through my website and needed external help to assemble enclosure for their LCD screen as they have little experience in handling the assembly of an electronic circuit board. From the photos, the assembly task looks simple. The details were not discussed, but I know that they need 100 sets. I don’t see much value add from me doing the simple assembly work, so I shared this opportunity with my partners who is specialized in mechatronic. Together we had had a first meeting with this client.

During the meeting, we started to discuss the details. Soon I realised these were not small size LCD screen assembly which I had had thought they were. Each screen was a huge 80 inch screen. My guts shrank. I had response to the client in a shaky voice. I assured the client that we could work out a proposal to them, but I did not have a slightest clue how to do this project.

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The space alone for the project would requires a big space which we do not had. We need additional work force just to temporary tide out for this project. The value of assembly work is much lower than the cost of the screen. Any damage to the raw screen during the assembly process

can easily wipe away our labour work. The math doesn’t work out. My

minds were full of reasons, telling me the slim chances of taking up this project.

After our client meeting, my partners suggest a quick discussion about this project at a nearby Macdonald restaurant. During our own discussion, I realized they were thinking very differently from me. They were thinking of ways to make this project possible. They were thinking of renting temporary spaces, buying insurance to cover for the foreseen risk, etc… I was actually paying attention and learning from them. Their thoughts blew my mind, because just 10 minutes ago this project seems impossible to me, and now it became so feasible. My mind flip from negative to positive in that instant.

This was an important lesson for me. Many lessons that I had learned here. A master can teach me all his superior skills to bring me lots of opportunities, but if my mind is not prepared to take in big opportunity, the opportunity would just be slipped away right in front of me. I am wondering how many opportunities had I missed out in the past.

My vision was too small, that’s why I always get small results. I have never thought about clinching a big deal. When such big deal came into my life, I had no idea how to handle it. Many excuses were flowing into my mind. Eventually fear starts to build up and resulted me rejecting an

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opportunity. Rejecting a big deal doesn’t change my life much because it

was not inside my plan in the first place.

My partners were thinking bigger than me. They knew how high they want to reach. When a big opportunity came before their eyes, they would want to seize it, and therefore kept looking for a solution. They were aware where the opportunity can bring them to.

Casting a strong mental web is very important. It is your desire. Your desire to be a millionaire, billionaire. A desire to buy a big house, luxury car. A desire to be successful. When a tough opportunity which matches your desires dash into your life, you will automatically find ways to make it work for you. You mind will be more receptive of the given opportunities.

On

the

other

hand,

if

your desire

is

low, when

a

big and tough

opportunity come into your life, you may unknowingly justify it with excuses why you shouldn’t do it, and continue to live the life that you are

expecting.

Casting mental web is as simple as listing down your big goal. It is needed to ensure your mind can accept the given opportunity. If your mental web is not big and strong, no matter how much opportunities are presented in front of you, you will not be able to see it. It is also a key to open up our mind for the reception of wealth.

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The Everlasting Fire

Everlasting Fire…? All I had knew was flickering fire when I was starting out my business. It was emotional. One moment I could be working passionate on my client’s project, another moment I was kind of demoralized having nothing on hand to do, scratching my head looking for ways to find more opportunities. It was like a roller coaster ride. Doubt would cast over me, and I would start to feel uncertain about myself and wonder if I had made a stupid decision to start a business. I am quite an optimistic person, so each time I would found a reason to convince myself to hold on.

When I had left my last job for my own business, my uncle (father’s younger brother) invited me to help in his new energy saving lighting. I was expecting my own business to be sluggish in the beginning, and it would be better off spending time to learn some business stuffs with him. On the other hand, I also wanted to reserve my time to handling unexpected opportunities. So, I had offered to work and learn in his company for 6 months without any salary. It was a crazy decision but I think it was a fair offer. Unexpectedly, this deal turns out to be my life transformational learning experience.

For the first time after being with myself for 33 years, I discovered a gem hiding at a corner inside my mind. I didn’t know a superstar was hidden inside me. I didn’t know I could sell like a champion.

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I can’t do talking

Because I was someone who don’t enjoy talking in front of a group, doing presentation. My language has always been a root problem for me. I have a limited vocabulary that I can use on-the-fly, have problem pronouncing words correctly. My brain takes more time to process.

Every time when I had to present my homework in tutorial class stand in front of my classmate, my fear would overwhelm me, and my mind would completely be blank. When I was in my first job, I had difficulty doing small talks with colleagues during our break. Communication relating to work was not much a problem for me. Anything other than work, my mind and mouth would seem to stop working. Writing suits me better because it is not real time, and I do not have to face people.

It was only till the mid of my 3 rd job, I started to open up. Influenced and learning behaviors from new colleagues. I had learned from them to be like a joker. It helped me open up to be relax with myself more. I felt better, but never had the thought of being a salesman myself. Not even when I had decided to start a business. Selling is simply plain fear for me.

Starting A Fire

Soon I joined my uncle’s company helping out with the technical aspect

of his energy saving business because this is what I was good at. He will bring me around to meet customer, and even to do cold sell (attempting to sell without any appointment). He was very daring and very good at selling. I had to learn as much as I could because I was trading my time

working free for him. I had paid to learn.

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It was hard for me to accept the reality that this is what a businessman supposed to do. I do admire his courage and engaging interaction with the customers. I can’t imagine myself doing cold selling, the way he did. I can’t communicate properly and felt more comfortable with my own way of doing business behind the internet.

Beside the language difficulty that I had, I was also skeptic when I see sales people. A salesman’s job is sell and make money. Pushing product to consumer for their purpose of earning an income. Yes, it was just sales person making a living, but I would completely be switched off when they started selling me something. I had no idea why, my mind would automatic shutdown. When people wanted to pass me a promotional leaflet, I would automatic reject it because I knew that the leaflet would be in a trash bin shortly.

What influences me was the experience that I had when we setup a booth exhibition at the Expo selling energy saving products. The massive crowd that I was exposed to, had helped me learn better about myself. I have realized that I am capable to communicate clearly with the customers selling things that I am passionate and believe in. My customers enjoyed listening to my sales pitch.

The Everlasting Fire It was hard for me to accept the reality that this is what
The Everlasting Fire It was hard for me to accept the reality that this is what

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With a few tips from my uncle, I was also able to significantly increase customers engagement. Whenever I approached a customer walking by, wanting to introduce our product, 9 out of 10 times I would get rejected. His simple tips were amazing because by changing my opening speech, the statistic gets inverted. Instead of 1, now I had 9 out of 10 customers willing to listen to my product introduction.

Knowing or not knowing can make a big difference to your result. There is a big difference.

~ You don’t know what you don’t know. ~ - Fabian Lim

Any product that I made the effort to embrace, I would be able to sell it like hot cakes. I couldn’t believe myself, selling can be so simple. I was overwhelmed by my newly discovered ability to sell during that period.

(There are many things that I want to share in this book. If you want to read more about the salesmanship that I had learned while working for my uncle, you can check out my website for more detailed story of “How I discovered my gems? The Salesmanship in Me. I have decided summaries my sales this into a few paragraphs here because the story is too long to be in this section.)

Selling wasn’t so difficult and so negative as I had thought. In fact, selling is simple. It is like sharing a very good product to a friend, knowing that he/she will love it as much as you do. The secret that I learned about selling is that you have to be truly believe in the product that you are selling. Once you understand and loved the product, you too can sell like a professional. Anyone can sell like a superstar.

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During that period, I had remembered a few months back, what my ex- manager was sharing with me during my exit-interview.

“You have to first believe in the product

that you are selling; your customer can feel

what you are telling them. They will know.”

He was sharing with me what his boss told him when he was doing sales.

I had heard his words, and remember them, but I didn’t truly understand

what it actually meant until I had practiced it.

~ People don’t buy what you sell, they buy what you believe. ~ Joe Girard

Soon I felt like a superstar salesman selling all his products. We had roving fans who would kept coming back to us and stayed at our booth listening to the sharing of our products. The whole experience has completely brought me out of my limiting belief that I used to have about selling.

The fulfilment that I got from doing sales was much more than what I had doing the engineering work. I started to enjoy doing sales more than engineering work. I believe anyone would eventually enjoy doing sales more. It is the fulfilment of seeing the happiness on your customers’ face when they receive their purchase from you.

~ Sales is about selling yourself ~ Siong Boon

Selling is actually a very noble job. The entire company (your colleague and their family) depends on the sales to make a living. It is also a moral obligation to sell what you know would be good for your customer. I would have failed my duty if I couldn’t explain to my customer why they

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should change their existing old lightings with the new energy saving version. If you know that your customer will be better off with your products and services, there will be a sense of duty to convince them to buy. It is your duty to improve life and change the world for the better.

The same goes for marketing. I had always believed that all they do is to

influence our people’s buying decision for their own revenue objective.

My stubborn thoughts on marketing was once blasted by my ex-manager with his one statement. (What did he said to me? Check out the details

I had a very different set of mindsets ever since I had started out my own business doing what I am passionate about. Sometimes you will need to move away from your comfort zone in order to see things from a new perspective. Moving out of your comfort zone can seems frightening at first, but you will be surprise of the new things that you can discover and learn.

~ When you are in the other side of the boat, you will start to see things in a fresh new perspective. ~ - Siong Boon

The changes in my perspective towards sales helps me very much in my own business. My mindset about sales and marketing is completely positive compare to the days when I was still in an engineer in a salaried job. I had had experience the noble mission in selling and have become more curious about sales and marketing. I started paying more attention to how other salesman sells their own product, wanting to learn more. The next sale pitch that I was listening to, opened up my eyes to a whole new world of reality. He blew my mind and it was how I got my everlasting fire.

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My Everlasting Fire

It was a typically week, when I received an invitation from my friend

asking me if I am interested to attend an event call “Wealth Expo 2012”.

An event where gurus teaches people how to create wealth.

I was a very stingy person, and would only attend a seminar only if it was free. I had believed that a good seminar that was worth my time attending should be free. Seminar that cost money, simply value our money more than delivering their good education content. That was the thought that I now find silly. It was really how my mind was thinking at that time.

Going through

my

old

email,

I

managed to dig out a historical footprint of the mindset that I was in during that time. Here was the email

that

I

had asked

my

friend if

the

Wealth Expo 2012 was FREE. It was so interesting to look back at myself. I

was like an unpolished diamond.

The Everlasting Fire My Everlasting Fire It was a typically week, when I received an invitation

This Wealth Expo was a 2 full days event, and best of all, it was free of charge. Ever since my positive selling experience, I had been very interested in learning how other people sell. It was free and there was nothing to lose, so I decided to get the ticket to learn sales technique.

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The Wealth Expo was on a weekend. On the early morning of the event, many people already started registration. I was impressed by how big the event was and how efficient they were processing our attendance. Registered guests were given a wrist band to wear. I was thinking why they bother to issue wrist band for an event that was free. Must be marketing gimmick to impress people. The whole process made me very eager and excited, looking forward to the commerce of the event. What I remember very clearly was the mindset that I had as I walked into the hall. I was telling myself to take this opportunity to learn sales techniques from these swindler. There had had no doubt in my mind that these speakers were out to cheat our money, because if they could make people rich, then they wouldn’t have to be on stage selling their programs. All that had had in my mind about Wealth Expo 2012 was the expectation of excellent sales people who are out to scam people.

The event has started. The loud emotion video was played to introduce the speaker. Adam Khoo the first speaker of the day went on stage. I had no idea who Adam Khoo was. The moment he started his speech, my mind was blown away. I was fully focus in his speech. Every of his speech is new and inspiring to me. Mind blowing day.

The Everlasting Fire The Wealth Expo was on a weekend. On the early morning of the
The Everlasting Fire The Wealth Expo was on a weekend. On the early morning of the

Adam Khoo on stage.

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His speech was so funny, entertaining at the same time very transformation. He uses simple and logical stories and example to show everyone our limiting belief that we had. I was like completely in harmony with his teaching. He was like a mirror on the stage, allowing me to see the many limiting belief that I had in myself. I was completely overwhelmed in a very positive way. All my skepticisms that I had before entering the hall was completely gone. My mind was blown away that day because it was nothing as I had expected. It was a super exciting day for me, with so many new and inspiring learning. The 4 hours with him seems so short.

The following day was another 4 hours of him speaking. By the end of the event, I felt a fresh new me, full of positivity. Most of my negativity thoughts were blast. I was fully packed with positivity everlasting fire.

From that day onwards, I started to realize that I am missing out a lot of goodness that can make a significant difference to myself. For the next

one year, I would follow to wherever Adam Khoo’s gave talk.

I started my journey to look for successful people to learn from.

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Cloning Success There is nothing creative copying from others, but in order to attain the level

Cloning Success

There is nothing creative copying from others, but in order to attain the level of creativity that we desire, we have to master copying. The faster way to success is to copy. Do only what is already working and focus on the significant. Model over the person whom you see as successful. You can be creative whatever you like after you are successful.

~ You can do whatever you like after you archived your initial success. ~ - Ruth Catherina

I was trained as a child, not to copy. As a student, we are trained not to

copy our classmate’s test paper. Homework, we are supposed to do

ourselves. Art and craft class, we are scored according to our creativity.

In reality, everybody copies from everyone. That’s why many things around us looks very similar. Each copy is better than the previous copy. The best version is evolved.

There is no universal rule that can stops us from copying. Copy ethically and legally of course. My mastery in electronic started through copying circuit design by other engineers. Learning the many ways a circuit can be designed, learning from good/poor design and learning from mistakes from other people. Copying helps us to shorten our learning curve by avoiding mistakes that we could have made by ourselves. This will save us time, money, and open us up for more opportunities. The experiences now allow me to free apply the right design.

Cloning Success

We tend to have their own belief of what is going to work, even if we do not have statistical result or success experience to prove so. There is nothing wrong with having our own belief, but if our belief is not able to bring us to where we want to go, then we need to be caution. Keep our mind open and maintain an awareness in our mind that our belief could be wrong. Learning from people that we see as successful is the key.

That day I decided to learn from successful people.

After listening to Adam Khoo’s reasoning throughout the 2 days free seminar at Wealth Expo 2012, I am 100% convinced and became aware of the limitations I had in my mind. Sub-consciously I was still struggling to accept this new wisdom that I learned. People were rushing to the side of the hall to snatch up what I thought to be an insane offer. I couldn’t understand or accept their desperate behavior to sign up 2-3 days course for a few thousand dollars.

I spent a year following Adam’s seminar wherever he goes. The speeches were the same, and I kept listening to re-experience his teaching. One year passed, the Wealth Expo 2013 is back. Without any doubt I went again, wanting to listen to the great speakers for free.

One of the speaker in the afternoon was Fabian, talking about how he can teach us to create a website and be listed number 1 in the Google search engine result page, attending his “Real Internet Secret” class. He was on the stage telling-off the audience that we do not know what we don’t know. His speech was sounding like arrogance to me, pitching us to follow those with big wallets.

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My friends and I were sitting together. We were graduated from engineering school. Website building is really not tough for us. My friend commenting about how easy it was to use WordPress platform to build a website. Why would we need to attend an expensive class from Fabian to build a website? I do not know WordPress at that time, but I do agree with what he said. We are all smiling.

That

very night just

as

I

laid

down

in

my bed

early for the next day

seminar event, a voice kept streaming non-stop into my mind.

  • I suddenly recall a goal that I made just a month before, wanting to

become the number 1 within the electronic industry in Singapore. At that time of making that goal, I really had no idea how my small business is going to achieve number 1 in Singapore. It was just a naive thought of

mine, back then.

My mission of becoming number and Fabian’s pitch of “making me number 1suddenly resonance in my mind. My mind was telling me I could be number 1 online. My mind struggled for a while.

There were obviously still skeptical thoughts inside me. I had had already more than 5-10 years of experience building website using HTML. Mine

website has already been listed number one from Google’s search page.

  • I may just be wasting my money to learn the knowledge that I already

know or can easily pick up.

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~ You don’t know what you don’t know ~

- Fabian Lim

Cloning Success ~ You don’t know what you don’t know ~ - Fabian Lim One simple

One simple fact holds my faith. The fact that despite I have a lot of experience building a website which had already ranked number one in google, my wallet was very much smaller than Fabian’s. Positive thoughts keep streaming into my mind, giving me the reasons why I should take the leap of faith to attend. I can also share my learning with the people around me. The $2970 course fee gradually seems to become reasonable. I have managed to convince myself to sign up for his 3 days course just before I sleep.

The very next day I went back to the Expo. I did not care if my friend would laugh at me or what. I had chosen to sign up in front of my friends to show them my insanity. To be the first guinea-pig to show them it could be a path toward success. If I could learn something useful there, I am sure the people around me will benefit. The worst that could possibly happen would be losing my entire course fee of $2970, and a lesson learned to see how a Wealth Expo scam actually works. Either way, it will benefit me and the people around me. My mind was filling up with reasons why I must sign up for the course.

So, with that faith, I had managed hold back my fear of losing my hard earn money, focusing very hard on filling up that form. I got my friend to swipe up his credit card because I don’t hold any credit card personally. I had no chance of backing out.

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It was still a fearful and struggling process, even though I made the decision to sign up. The course fee could had been only a month salary when I was still working for somebody. I was only about 1 year in business. $2970 was more like my 6 months income. I was fortunate that I was still single; there was also no financial burden within my family.

A month or 2 later, my class starts. The most expensive class I had took in my life (in terms of the dollar cost per day). My expectation was certainly very high.

Aida, a technical coach came in to teach the class. It was not Fabian. I was a bit disappointing. We were taught how to sign up for a domain name, get a hosting service and installing WordPress from our laptop. It was kind of bore for me. I even had to teach a friend sitting beside me how to do these. He was having problem navigating through the process. At that point of time, I had that bit of regret not listening to my friend’s words. Fortunately, WordPress was something new to me. I had somehow managed to psycho myself to be patient and continue to enjoy the class. It was only the beginning of the class there was still a long way to go. Lunch time, and I had thought the money that we paid for include our meal. Nope I was wrong.

Fabian came in the afternoon. The very first thing he did was to “lecture

us” (telling-off) for about 1-2 hours. He probably did that lecturing very skillfully, because no one in the class resisted him. Everyone just sit there listen to him. It was interesting 1 st time listening to a millionaire lecturing us in class. He wanted to set our expectation right.

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The whole of the afternoon, Fabian was teaching us little technical stuffs and many business mindsets. I was learning listening to him talking. By the mid-afternoon on my first day, I was convinced that my money was well spent. It was from a statement about one of his strategy.

I was blown away by his very simple statement. “If one page can bring you an amount of traffic, just build more pages.” I had the know-how to build myself a webpage that can rank number on google. It just didn’t even once cross my mind that I should perfect this knowledge and scale

up to create more results. I kept smiling at my stupidity. Such a simple idea and I didn’t even had thought of it before. Fabian weren’t superior in his technical, but he had understood the formula for his success because of his perseverance to achieve the results that he wants. From that point onwards, I am convinced that there is a big difference between

an engineer and a businessman’s mindset. The way this millionaire thinks

was very much different from how I was thinking. If I had not join this

class, I may still be struggling out there for another couple of years before realizing this problem. I was completely blown away learning all the business stuffs from Fabian. The following year, I had also attended his Google Adword Workshop” and “Advance Search Engine Optimization Workshop”.

Throughout the next 5 years I became more and more acceptance to spending and learning from successful people. I want to discover more new things that could add a positive difference to my life. It may sound easy when I write it now in this book, but it actually took me another 3- 5 years to unwind my past 30+ odd years of mind conditioning. Even till today I still learning to make new breakthrough in my mindset. So are

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the mentors who taught us. Millionaires and billionaires are constantly learning and upgrading themselves too.

~ The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge ~ - Stephen Hawking

The reason why I shared this experience of mine to you is because it is important to keep on learning a positive mindset and keep working towards your goal and passion. The greatest enemy that we will face in life is ourselves. No one can help us if we decide to remain comfortable in where we are now; no one can also stop us if we decide to strive and be successful in life. The only person that can help or stop us is we ourselves.

~ You are your worst enemy ~

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Leverage Power Smaller effort, bigger result. Everyone loves buying more with less money, earning more with

Leverage Power

Smaller effort, bigger result. Everyone loves buying more with less money, earning more with less time and effort. It seems defying a law of nature, something impossible.

Hang on! Who set the rule to say we cannot buy more with less, earn more with less? There is law of gravity, law of force, but there is no law which defines of how much we can get from the effort that we put in. This means that we can set the rule.

With proper tools and know-how, anyone can achieve big result with smaller effort. With a simple screw driver, anyone can easily take out a screw.

Leverage is about using less time, less effort, less cost to achieve bigger results. It is also about do the right things which can add or multiple value to your future. This is a skill everybody loves to have. It is not difficult to learn, but a strong will to execute.

Demand Supply

Systematic

Maximizing Your Value

24hr salesman

Expand market

many other leverage tools…

Leverage Power

Check for Supply and Demand

Jumping into a business that you are passionate about can very tempting to start with. While it is recommended to do something that you are passionate with, it is more important that you are delivering what people are passionate about, what your customer wants.

Always check for the supply and demand of your passion niche. You don’t want to get into a business where there is no demand for the product and services that you are providing. You may then find yourself struggling to make a living.

Don’t fight head to head with a fierce and giant competitor. If Coca-Cola is selling Coke, it is better to avoid selling a similar Coke drink. There is a high probability of failure for selling products that are not differentiated. Consider selling soft-drinks with a distinct. Differential out your product so that you will not be competing directly with strong competitors. You can when you are stronger.

Don’t serve a market that is too small to sustain your business. Look for a business perspective that enable you to serve a bigger market while still doing what you are passionate about. Business not only has to sustain but to grow and improve over time.

We are now living in a very efficient market. Whenever there is a demand, there will be an equivalent size of competitors. Study your competitors and you will have an idea how big the market is. You can do your research on Yellow Pages, on the internet or visit their retail stores.

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While having little competitions can be a nice thing, it is potentially indicating a low demand for the product or service. It doesn’t mean you will have no business. It just means you must work much harder. I was exactly in this terrible situation.

Building up a business from scratch to realize the low demand, was not what I expected when I first started out. I had only relied purely on my passion for electronic when I jumped into this. I wouldn’t say it is a bad thing. If I did know it would be tough, I would probably not even dare to step out in the first place. Sometimes being naive helps. You move forward first without knowing the danger ahead. When you are committed, you will find a way out.

I didn’t know about all these when I first started out. These was what I have learned from Fabian in his “Real Internet Secret” class. As a formal warning from what I have learned from millionaire mentors. If you want to be successful financially, work on a business that has higher demands and competitors that you have a chance to outdo. You can be as stubborn as I am, wanting to work out your passion. Just be mentally prepared to get bruises and swelling.

Figure out what people wants and the potential to top your niche. Check if the demand is sufficient for you to grow to the future that you are looking forward to.

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Systematic

A sustainable business, no matter big or small, always has a systematic way of doing things. The idea is to derive a way of doing things so that it will not be ambiguous, more productive and allows a task to be delegated or automated.

You may not see systematic processes as important especially when your business is small. Operation without a systematic way of getting task done is a hinder future growth.

Creative task like design or marketing can seems so inconsistent. What I have learned from Fabian (marketing guru) is that even a complex skill like marketing can be systematic. It can easily be taught to a layman, can be delegated and eventually automated.

Outsourcing task to other company is another option. It is work is done by a specialized company who already has a productive process. Outsourcing can be more efficiency than hiring especially when your business is small. You can get specialized and dedicated people to work on your project and scale it relatively to your business growth, while not having the pressure to commit to a monthly payroll.

Once a system is there, you can automate through processes or software, and perhaps outsource/delegate the role. The system will evolve when your business grow.

The most extreme company that I have visited is P&G, a giant global company. She probably only has sales, marketing and research team. The rest were outsourced. It is the most extreme company known to me.

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Maximizing Your Value

In the beginning business was small. I started off doing everything myself. Over time when business grow, the role of a company’s director will eventually shift from doing production, to sales and marketing role of the business. This is the most critical role which directors will be responsible for. The rest of the task will be delegated to internal teams or outsource to other companies.

Sales and marketing is the most important department in any company. Without customers to support your operation, you will not be able to sustain and eventually will have to crease operation.

24hr salesman

Build a website and let the page do the talking for you. This was what I did. Operating 24hrs a day, 7 days a week connecting the whole world to you. I just need to spend that initial one-time effort, and a website will help me sell forever. Isn’t that a wonder leverage? When customers make an enquiry, they are already in the state of making a deal with you.

You will have a lesser hard time dealing with your customer’s enquiry, or

convincing them to take on your offering.

Besides building a website to get traffic from google, there are also other means of marketing that may be suitable for you.

Facebook

Tweeter

Linkin

Email Marketing

etc…

Leverage Power Maximizing Your Value In the beginning business was small. I started off doing everything
Leverage Power Maximizing Your Value In the beginning business was small. I started off doing everything
Leverage Power Maximizing Your Value In the beginning business was small. I started off doing everything

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Technologies are easily available, and it is inexpensive and relatively simple to use. You don’t have to be savvy in order to leverage on technological tools. Anyone can easily build a website, do email or social marketing. The important part is using the marketing tools skillfully to achieve effective result. It is about how you can leverage them properly. These are very essential skills that every business will need. Learn from those who has already shown success doing it.

Expand market

When you are ready scale up your market. Using the similar amount of time and effort in a different way to get a bigger result.

The example frequently quote by my mentor, Gin. You can choose to sing to a smaller group of people in a pub. You can also spend the same amount of time singing to a larger group of people for a lower ticket price, yet earning more. It is a matter of how you execute it which will make a difference.

~ The more value you provide, the more value you will receive ~

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Deep Breath, Then Jump

This is about taking risk. Everything that we do contains a level of risk. Some activities are low risk, some are high. Our mental has the natural ability to pull us back from very risky consequences wanting to protect us from getting hurt. This can be a good thing, but can also be bad if it becomes a resistance in our path to success. It is our duty to work hard and contain our fear to overcome this natural resistance.

I am considered a low risk taker. I am scare of heights, and don’t enjoy

exciting activities which people perceive as fun. It can take me a few hours to a few weeks, to make a purchase decision. Most people do that too especially when they are still financially dependence. When I make

any decision, it can take me a long period of time to decide. This wasn’t

too much a problem when I was still a teenager relying on the allowances from my parent. I hardly see this as a problem too when I was working in

a stable job with a fixed income; because with a fixed income I have to control my spending. I have more awareness that this is a problem for me when I started to observe how my friend in business and how successful people thinks.

Successful people are not afraid to spend. Not afraid doesn’t means they

will spend their money anyhow. They spend it wisely for an objective. A typical objective will be for profit or growth for example. As long as the solution meets their objective and is affordable, they will take action and execute it. I was even wiser; spending my time to compare a more affordable and an even better solution. I want to tell you that this is not

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wise. It actually took me a number of years to overcome this behavior that was deeply programmed in my mind. I know what I should do, but it was natural for me to behavior in the inefficient manner.

Time is more precious than money. Some of us has longer life span, some of us shorter. The problem is, we will hardly know how long our life span will be. Even if we assume that we live through the same 100 years, there will be people who will earn more in an hour than we earn in our lifetime. The question is not if this is possible, but how it can be done. There are so many living examples we can see. The secrets lay in how they are using their time.

The value of your time.

One good example that I learned from my mentor Shun Jian is a choice between having to pay for something or getting the same thing for free. On the Google map, we can see that the distance between Singapore and Thailand is only about 2149km. Google computes the possibility of me walking from Singapore to Thailand which will take me about 435 hours. Walking is free, but what most people typically will do is to buy a plane ticket and fly to Thailand which will take them only about 3 hours or less. Why most people don’t choose to walk? Walking may be free, but we will have to spend more time to reach our destination. Not only it will be tiring to walk that long distance, and we are going to spend more on a place to rest and more food for energy along the journey. The

Deep Breath, Then Jump wise. It actually took me a number of years to overcome this

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concept is simple, and I am sure most people will be able to understand. Applying this simple concept in reality wasn’t that easy for me.

When I just started off in my own business, I did not have many clients. It was tough, and it was my natural instinct to spend less and save as much as I could, by doing whatever I could by myself. From engineering work, to marketing, sales and administration. Spending more time on one task will means less time for sales and marketing which will affect my future income. It was one of the factors that prevent my growth. I was simply trading my time for my income. The whole business model was unsustainable.

How much we will get depends on the value that we are giving, and not the time we are spending. The secret to this is to know the value of ourselves. If we have a job that we work for, $5 an hour, it would seem a wise decision to walk for 10 minutes to save taking a 10 dollars taxi ride. If we believe that our time is worth much more, for example $1000 per hour, it would be wiser just to take a short taxi ride for that 10 bucks to save our time. It is a chicken and egg problem. This would mean we have to first have a conscious impression of ourselves earning higher value, and then make a decision to take that taxi ride, so that we can have more time to do what matters most.

What I did to improve my time is to focus more on the business that I can add most value to. I have started to respect my own time, and consciously accept clients who respect my time and the value that I added to their business. It has to be a decision from me to make this change. My quality of life improves. I started to outsource the work to other companies who can do the work better than I could. That would

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mean earning much less, but it doesn’t matter as long I am making some profit from the value that I provided to my client, it doesn’t matter. A significant value to my clients is what I add and help their business make profit and grow. Doing the production and administration is part of the

process but it is not the significant value that contribute to my client’s

success. It makes more sense to delegate to a more specialized and efficient company.

Even thought I was aware and consciously making a wiser decision, it is still not a second natural to me. I still have the tendency struggling with myself. My practice now is to learn to make a faster decision, take action and forget about it. The same goes to decision for business loses. I have consciously learned to overcome this frustration by treating them as a company’s lost and not my own loses. Overtime I had learned to take responsibility for my loses, accept it, and continue to move myself forward.

Managing Physiology.

Taking risk can be frightening, can be fearful. Fear is good as it prepares ourselves for the worst. But it should not inhabit us from taking massive action that can lead us to where we want to go.

In the process of taking actions, there will be bound to have times where you would be hit with problems and fear. There will be problems that you will encounter in your journey.

The solution is not about avoid risk, but to manage the risk that we will be taking. When things go bad, we have to managed our emotion and psychology.

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I have constantly evolved in my tolerance to take risk and accept risk after learning from successful people. Business losses of a few hundred dollars were a big deal back then. When I started to lose a few thousand dollars, hundred dollars seems so insignificant.

The biggest risk-taking lesson that I have learned is through trading the stock market. It was the biggest lost I had in my life. The amount wasn’t big enough to kill me, but it almost killed my confidence (my everlasting fire) which would had been worst. This biggest loss that I had, has amplified the negativity in my life, dragging me into depression. My optimistic version of me almost throw my white flag to surrender.

Somehow, I managed to pull myself through. Many lessons learned. One significant lesson that I learned from my trading courses is to accept the losses and move on. Learn the mistake and move on with my life.

In a time of trouble, you must protect your physiology at all cost. The sun still rises in the morning and set in the evening. Every day will still operate like any other day. You must not allow your negativity to take over and control you.

This is a long lesson that I would like to spend more time with you next time. Do watch out for my coming newsletter “Managing Physiology”.

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Life is Abundance

Abundance means a very large quantity of something. The world is so big, with so many resources. Whatever you wanted is just out there waiting for you to get it.

The concept of abundance is rather counter intuitive. Scarcity is something we are more familiar. The daily allowance from our parents, can only allow us to buy limited things that we want. When we spend on food, we will have less money for our entertainment. There can only be a winner in a competition. If he is in the first place, then you can at more be in the second.

Scarcity is definitely valid. The way you perceive life as scarcity or abundance can influence your response to life and hence return a different result. Scarcity is a mindset of limits, hence will set you limited energy. Abundance is a mindset of unlimited, hence it is up to your imagination to determine. Both can be useful if you use them in a positive way.

A scarcity mindset thinks in a disempowering way if it is used wrongly. You will start to believe that there are many competitions in a market of limited customers. The thought of it can already discourage them to take actions because not only they have to compete, but also, they will dilute the market. It is already too late for them to start.

Abundance mindset believe that resources are unlimited. They know that there is competition but they can’t see others as competitors. They

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don’t see market as a limited fix pool of resources, that’s why they can think of ideas to expand into a new market that no other has think of. Because they believe that resources are unlimited, they will continue to look for a solution.

Abundance mindset often returns me positive result that surprises me.

See no competitors

Singapore is such a small country, it is better to find more partners, make more friends rather than enemy. One way that I did to ensure that I don’t see my competitors was to differential my offering from my partners. I steer to ensure that my marketing and services offered are different from others. Many of the companies were offering PCB design and fabrication, some offers design. I had the same services offer, but over a period time I was able to refine my services such that it differential and compliments their services, to a point where I don’t see them as competitors. It also allows me to specialist on certain area so that I can become more efficient and profitable too.

My competitors are much bigger and has more resources that I am. Most of the competitors are capable of producing multiple layers and complex PCB board. Over the years, I notice that a significant of the customers that I was serving only requires simple 2-layers PCB boards. So I decided to give up wanting to attract every customers and to focus on the market which only need 2-layers board.

In terms of the search engine optimization (SEO), this niche also helped me rank better. At this point in time, my website is already in the 1 st

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position for the local google search page.

I

had

had

been in

the

2 nd

position for a few years, just behind my partner.

I was a small business then running alone. My objective is clear, to look for a partner whom I can work with for the long term. Whenever I have project opportunity from client, I will outsource to one of the company so that I have the chance to work with them, to know them better. Over time, we become a partner relationship. Sometimes I am their customer, something they become my customers.

My business started to become more specialized, so much so that when I have an enquiry I ever refer my customers directly to my partners because I know that they will be much more efficient handling the project than I do. By sending free leads I was also building relationship with my partners and perceive as a trusted brand by my customers. Over time they also refer their client to me as they became aware the area that I am specializing in. Together we could leverage on each other strength and take on projects that we would not had taken up if we are all alone.

~ Make Your Competition Irrelevant ~

This working relationship also applies to my customers who engage my design service. Sometimes I become their customer buying product from them. It is a form of goodwill reciprocity. This reciprocity relationship soon becomes a network. I had realized, the more partners, vendors, suppliers and customers I know, the bigger would be my network, the more solutions I would be able to provide for my clients, and hence the higher my net worth. There is no longer a customer and supplier

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relationship. Everyone is just leveraging on the strength of each to deliver a higher value product and services.

This reminds me about the term “Comparative Advantage”. I had learned from a course on import, export and international trade. It was a project research understanding more about why countries trade, the idea of maintaining trade balance between countries and reciprocity trade.

“Comparative Advantage” is one that explain how working together can

produce more results than the two individual combines, based on the principle of specialization. For example. John has a strong knowledge of a farming field, can harvest 10 carrots and catch 1 fish per day. Peter is the king of the ocean and is able to easily catch 10 fishes but only 2 carrots per day. Together their productivity is about 12 carrots and 11 fishes per day. If both of them focuses on their strength and work together as a team, John could focus more on his know-how producing 20 carrots per day, while Peter do fishing whole day is able to catch 20

fishes in a day. Together they would produce about 20 carrots and 20 fishes per day. Sharing their produced equally, they will each of 10 carrots and 10 fishes which is easily doubled what they were producing.

Share and attract

There were many times where my proposal that I had spent days thinking and drafting for a new client ends up in my computer’s stale project folder. Those are good ideas but were rejected mainly due to unaffordable cost. One day, I decided that instead of leaving them on the shelf, why not turn them into a marketing materials to help me attract

more clients? What I did next is to share what ever proposal that I did. I

don’t really care if other competitors or clients will see my proposal and

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use it for their own business. If they really implemented what I had posted, it is going to benefit the society and our economy too. Indeed, the idea works. Very often when I share a rejected proposal online, it would attract people who also have interest in the same proposal. This in turns help me get more good quality leads, turning my junk into fertilizer to grow my online presence.

Helping others is helping ourselves

The SEO marketing skills that I had learn also help me build better relationship with partners/clients. Sometimes I will help them market their products through my website. Not only I can build relationship with my clients, I am also gaining my business present online. The more business I can bring to them, the higher chance I can get more business from them. Helping them is also helping myself indirectly.

There are probably more stories relating to the power of abundance. I hope I can share with you more inspiring stories as and when I can recall in the near future.

Believe in abundance and see no competitors. More competition may not mean worst off. It depends on how you perceive and how you response to make the best out of the situation.

As long as you believe in your products and services are the best for your customers, your customers will be able to sense it. You would have no competitors.

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You Are The Captain

You are the captain of our own life. You have the power to control the direction you would like to fly towards, the power to control over your life.

You Are The Captain You are the captain of our own life. You have the power

The reality to control over our own life takes a conscious effort. Many of us thinks that we are in control of our life, mind and body. Often, it is our mind and body controlling us.

When I plan to jog wanting to keep myself fit, there will be this lazy voice inside me, telling me to do it another day. My mind will lure me to couch whole day watching television, knowing that I need to accomplish an important task. Discipline can be a struggle.

We are a captain of our own physical mind and body. It Is our duty to

steer our plane to the direction that we want to go. If it doesn’t fly to the direction that we wanted to go, it is obviously the captain’s fault.

Set Your Flight Destination

It all started with you setting your destination. Where do you want to see yourself in 3 to 5 years time. It can be hard to imagine since we have not

been to the destination before. Doesn’t matter. Let your imagination go

wild and desire the dream of your future doing what you love, your passion. This is the most important step. Why?

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The visualizing of your true desire will bring you to the next step. Planning and setting up your flight path from your current point A to your destination point B.

Imagine you desire to earn a million dollar in 10 years time. If you are to work 8 hours every day for 10 years, you should have an income that can brings you at least $34.25/hr. If you are receiving less than $34.25 per hour, you will know that no matter how hardworking you are, you will not reach your dream.

This doesn’t mean that it is impossible to reach your millionaire dream.

It just means that if you continue to do the things that you are doing now,

you will not reach that goal. What you need to look for a new strategy that can help you achieve an income that can provide you more than

$34.25/hr.

This exercise will also allow you to see how much you are worth, and help you to decide how your time should be used.

Without setting our destination, we will have little idea where we want to go. We will be like flying aimlessly hoping that one day we can reach our destination. Working diligently can give you an illusion that your hard work will eventually pay off.

~ Working hard will not bring you to your destination. Setting your destination will. ~ Siong Boon

Now the you have set your destination, you have to find out which route can take you to the destination.

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Set Your Flight Path

After your destination is set, you will list down the things that you can do to move closer to your destination.

List down the intermediate milestone that you need to accomplish in order for you to reach your destination. Don’t worry if you are unsure what to do. Just list down the task that you think if accomplished, would help you reached your destination. It will not be perfect because no one can see the future.

One way to help you get started is to share your destination (your desire) with your friends gathered over a table. I read about this method from a book many years ago. That was a time before I had the courage to start a business. I found it strange because why would telling your friends about what you wanted to achieve in life could helped you achieve your goal. I did it anyway and think that it had probably works. Supernatural as it may seem, there is a psychology science behind it.

Sub-consciously when you share your desire to friend, you are holding yourself accountable for what you said. Now that everyone has heard you, you will have to do what you said. This can be a way for you to step one step forward. It can be kind of uncomfortable when you share your goal for the very first time. Who cares if it works.

Take Off

Now that you have a rough plan for your flight plan, it is time to take massive actions. Take actions every single day and achieve small milestone for your destination. The more actions that you take, the faster you will reach your destination.

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Life is not like a smooth flight flying straight from point A to point B. It is more like a swaying path. When you start your flight, there will be resistance along the way. Cross wind can come and push you out of your planned path. Detour may be needed during the journey to avoid crushing to the path of other planes. You may need to stop for an additional fuel refill. During the journey things can happen, and it will be you the captain who must be there to response to the situation and ensure that your plane is still flying towards your destination.

You Are The Captain Life is not like a smooth flight flying straight from point A
  • I will not be able to tell you exactly when you will reach your goal. What

  • I am certain is that taking little steps everyday towards your destination, you will be closer to your destination compared to, if you did nothing at all. You may still be struggling in your journey even after years of taking massive actions. Don’t give up. Continue to take massive actions. Look out for new strategies and apply them to help you boost up your speed to your destination.

Learn from successful people, the secret to their success. It is possible to do it on your own. It is only time you are wasting especially if you had not been through the route of success. You will be paying anyway. You either pay to learn from successful people, or pay for your time to explore by yourself. Remember, taking a flight makes more sense than walking.

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Flight Announcement: Blame yourself for everything.

As a captain of your own life, it is important to blame yourself for all the shits that hindered your journey to your destination. Yes, that includes blaming yourself even if you don’t see yourself being the root cause of the problem.

As long as there is an obstruction to your destination, it would be your own fault. It doesn’t matter if the problem is cause by you or not.

This is a power that you have to consciously hold it on your hand,

because it can just slip off from your hand unwitting by you just pushing

“blame” on others.

The slightest thought of “blaming” would be enough to make you lose this power over your own life. Once you start to blame you will be dismiss from your captain role and will lose the control over where you want to go. Sounds bizarre, isn’t it? Why is this so?

(Blaming yourself for whatever problems you would face in your life can

help you hold the captain power in your hand. Check out my coming

newsletter “Blame yourself for everything”)

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Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself. Who else can you believe more than you yourself?

~ Only you can see the lion in you. ~

Believe in Yourself Believe in yourself. Who else can you believe more than you yourself? ~

Life often throw us with difficult obstacles and challenges. The moment we overcome them, we will become a stronger person. Very often we are trap because of our limiting belief. It was difficult when I did not know, and it became easy once I have understood them. One of my early limiting belief was that being a salesman is the last job I would imagine I would in.

Through my younger school days, I knew very well my language really sucks. In my tertiary schools, I would want to stick my head into the ground when it was my turn to speak in front of the class. My mind will instantly go blank standing in front of the class doing a formal presentation. I can’t help it but to let the fear take control over my body. In university, I had to speak in front of a class for the longest; everyone hears my jittered voice and see shaking body. I had always believed that

I can’t sell, can’t negotiate, can’t do business.

~ Everything You’ve Ever Wanted is On The Other Side Of

Fear ~ - Jack Canfield

Believe in Yourself

There are also many good

stuffs inside me.

I chose

a

path

of least

resistance, a journey relying on my strength instead of weakness. This allows me to gain confidence and later in life overcome my limiting belief.

~ Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right. ~ - Henry Ford

You got to believe in yourself.

You will start to take action when you believe in yourself. Would you

attempt to look for a sales job, if you believe that you aren’t fit as a

salesman? Probably no.

However, if you believe in yourself and your passionate to do great things, you will strive to stand even when you fail.

~ Failing today doesn’t mean you will fail tomorrow ~

Believing is free of charge, yet harnessing its power can do great things.

No one is going to believe more than you are believing in yourself. The power over your own life has always been in your own hand.

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So, what is the secret to living our passion?

The Secret Finale to Living Your Passion So, what is the secret to living our passion?

Ever since Adam Khoo had ignited my everlasting fire 5 years ago, I have been following numerous successful people listening to their secret of success. I am not as successful as I would like to be yet. Still in the mid of this adventure, fueling my passion, learning and improving every single day. The day that I grasp hold of the secret would probably be the day I have achieved my set goals. I will be taking a step at a time, progressively moving towards my vision. It really depends on how quick I can understand and apply.

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can

be

a

describe. Those who had

experienced an

challenging paradox to awareness can instantly

understand what I am talking about. There will also be people who will find it hard to grasp the idea that I am describing. It is like an attempt to

describe the color of Red to a group of blind people who had never experience color in their life before. It can be a frustrating communication experience.

Staying with people who shared the same passion helps a lot in your journey to pursue your passion. It is important to look for the group of swans who we share the same values and passion. At times of difficulty, they can be your support group to pull you through.

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Write Out Your Dreams and Goals that You Look Forward to

I am starting to understand the idea of planting a seed of believe into my mind. Whatever beliefs, dreams or goals that we plant into our mind will results in the outcome that we encounter throughout my life. Plant good seeds, I will get good outcome, plant bad seeds, I will expect bad outcome. Some group call this NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) or NAC (Neuro Associative Conditioning), others call it the physiology or habits. The earlier you plant the seed in your mind, the earlier you can harvest your fruit of labour.

~ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is NOW ~ - Chinese Proverb

The science to achieve your passion or anything that you want in life is simply have a strong thought about it and take massive action towards it.

Yes. It is that simple. So simple that I had ignored it since day one. Many times, I was asked to write down my dream and income that I desire to have. I really hated this activity. I found it silly and always find it silly to do this exercise properly. I don’t understand why we had to write them out. Every time my mind would be blank, so was the paper on my hand. I know I want to improve my life, I want plenty of passive income and a big house. I do not have any idea how to achieve my desires and simply do not see how can writing them down on the paper, reading them every day is going to help me achieve reach my goal.

Over time, I started to accept that we all have a mind of our own. We are simply a biological being, with a wired-up mind that gave us our unique

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identity. This resulted in a different yet predictable behavior in each one of us. Each of us has our own habit.

Any thoughts that we consciously feed into our self will result in a certain outcome. It is like inputting values and get a defined result from a computer. Human mind works the same way. Feeding our brain with useful thoughts will result in a useful outcome.

What we need to do is to ensure that we feed our mind with useful thoughts that can enable us to move forward to our desire. When thoughts of fear arise when we are moving forward, take a moment to assess our fear. Is the thought of fear useful, or it is simply preventing us from moving forward?

~ Begin with the End in Mind ~ - Stephen Covey

Start your journey now by planting a seed that you desire inside your mind. Make your desire strong by writing them down so that you can read them every day and will not forget. You are feeding your mind with only what you want. ONLY think about what you want.

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I have finally got desires written down.

Presenting to you my very own Dream Board. Click on the link to check out my dream board and creating your own

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~ All things are created twice. First mentally; then physically ~ - Stephen Covey

Take Massive Actions

Then take actions that can move you towards your desire. Take massive actions so that you can have faster result.

Taking action does not means that you will eventually be successful. But at least you will be a step closer to your dream, compare to doing nothing about your desire. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Taking a step at a time, you will be closer to your dream for each day that passes by. Speed up this by taking massive action.

Success is unlike winning a lottery ticket, nor it is a finish line that you have arrived. You will probably not wake up one day to realized that you are successful. Success is the journey itself, success is about the process of moving forward towards your goal, towards your desire. Success is about being the better version of yourself each and every day.

~ Once you make the DECISION, you will find all the

people, resources and ideas you need…

every time. ~ - Sandy Gallagher

This is probably just a beginning of my own journey. Even after so many discoveries that I had, I am amazed by even more new awareness. I really have no idea where is the limit in the sky. It is limit only by my own imagination.

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Continue your journey together with our community. Have faith and always believe in yourself. I am sure you too will continue to discover and to be amazed by the power that has always been in your own hand. I will continue my mission to fuel your passion.

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