Thursday, November 27, 2008

The power of ONE

" How do you change the world ?". I do not have the answers but I do believe that it begins with yourself. Today, I came across a truly inspiring clip about a 11 year boy dying due to luekemia who made a difference. I want to share this clip so that we all can learn how one individual can make a difference in the world.

What would you do ,if you were told that you have 2 weeks to live?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Building a profitable business

The "Leverage Game" is a fun simulation game in learning the business concept.

I just completed a workshop on "business momentum " organised by Action coach international at Wisma WIM. The seminar is about setting ,running and automating business to provide a sustainable income. The founder Brad Sugars define the business as " A commercial, profitable enterprise that works without me" This insight is a truly liberating for me to understand the ultimate purpose of building a business. Sitting through the seminar, I have learned that many areas can be worked on to make this a reality. For more information on how to build a profitable business, you may look it up at

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Inspiring John Maxwell Video on "Making Decision"

I am a fan of John Maxwell work as he teaches about personal leadership, teamwork and other areas of personal development. It is quite enlightening to gain valuable insights that can lift you up and thus inspiring others around you. You may gain more insights about his sharing at and

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Life of a Trainer

I enjoy attending seminars and workshops. It is a good way to gain new refreshing ideas that can enrich my personal life. I just completed the train the trainer workshop conducted by PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad) a body appointed by the government to provide skill training services to small and medium size company in Malaysia. From the five days workshop, I have learned that as trainer, we need to continuously improve ourselves by attending many other seminars. This is one way to keep on renewing our enthusiasm and stimulate creativity input into our training modules. Secondly trainer need to be passionate about developing people and discover their potential. Thirdly, the people I meet at the event , broadens my personal networking and gave me new insights from their shared experiences.

It seems so easy to watch trainers delivering with ease but what is not seen is the sweat and sleepless night putting the program together. Aside from the preparation , there are times when things can go seriously wrong. I remembered while I was giving a sales training to a group of sales font liners in Sandakan, (an eastern city in Sabah) when the power was abruptly cut off due to power failure. I was in the middle of making a point in my power point presentation. After waiting for 7 minutes the power was still down and I had to deliver the remaining session off the cuff. I'd learn a very valuable lesson that day. " Don't be too dependant on multimedia " Stick to good old fashion way of using flip chart, games and story telling to convey the message."

If it ever happens to you... just stay cool and be creative. Just say to your self " This is interesting" and laugh about it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Choices in Life

I was brought up in the 70's era. So much have change since then. Some of us may notice the obvious changes in people's lifestyle, the way people communicate, the abundance knowledge available at finger tips and etc.

In the 70's , knowledge about the world is restricted to magazines, pen pal letter and actual traveling experience. Now we are instantly connected to any part of the world with a click of the mouse. Through that window, we can learn new cultures, about people livelihood, politics and even do business transaction which was only confined to priveledge few. Now I can sit back in our favourite chair in the comfort of my sitting room and travel the world in an instant with the remote control aid, surfing the 24 hrs Travel & Adventure channel. I have dream of visiting foreign countries and now it is happening in my living room.

In this secular times, our expectation have quantum leap due to the available choices that we face everyday in our lifes. I realise how important it is to clarify what was important to me instead of being suck into unconscious consumerism. It is wise to apply wisdom in making those decisions.

We are surrounded and bombarded with everyday messages, telling us what will make us happy. It is no surprise as marketing and advertising agencies uses messages that focus on exploiting human emotions in enticing us to make that purchase . All they have to do is create a strong anchor on how the product/ services can fulfill our unmet desires. Eventhough the desire was not concsiously thought of in the first place. Upon paying for the products, that desires can only be satisfied momentarily and then we keep on looking for something bigger to fill in the ever growing appetite.

Being raise in the 70's , happiness was simply playing marbles with my best buddies during school recess. I especially remembered my happy moments when my father treat us ice cream at Victoria ice cream house. This is only happens on special occasion. Though my parents did not have much money then , the delay gratification makes it all worth while. Today, we insist that our gratification are met NOW. If not we complain of poor customer service.

I am certain that chasing after materialistic goals will not bring lasting happiness. I believe that it is a complimentary reward for effort done in achieve something bigger.

It is my intention to ride on the waves of change. Like the famous saying " Change is a constant" My blog is an opportunity for me to record my personal growth and also as a platform to share my insights about LIFE. This is where my journey begins.