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Types of guidance

In today’s post, I’ll talk about the type of guidance you should seek in your journey to success.

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On your path to your goals, you will definitely meet many outstanding individuals. However, not all of them will be suitable mentors to seek out.

Here are 4 points to look out:

1. Do they have the success that YOU want for yourself?

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This is the key to seeking out mentors and teachers. They have to be individuals who have achieved what you want to achieve.

By seeking out and modeling individuals who have achieved what you want, you’ll be sure that you are going in the right direction. In addition, with the guidance of these individuals, you may be able to avoid the pitfalls that most people fall for.

2. Mentor vs Senior

Once you have sought out the people who have achieved what you’d want to, differentiate between your seniors and your mentors.

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According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, an individual draws his motivation from different needs. A person will only seek to fulfill ‘higher needs’ once the ‘lower needs’ have been fulfilled. (based on the diagram above)

Therefore, it will be useful for one to differentiate between a teacher and a senior. It is good to surround yourself with like minded individuals and seniors, and it would be better to always seek out advise from the teacher.

3. Be the kind of person you’d like to mentor

A mentor is there to guide you and advise you, a mentor is not a boss who’d breath down your next if you did not do what they told you to.

Imagine that you are successful and have a hugh team of 100 people whom wants some of your time, one to one. You told this 100 people to come for a training event that is to be carried out by one of your top team member, and only 5 turned up.

Would you concentrate on guiding the 5 who came, or would you spend time chasing the 95 who did not turn up?

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No one likes to herd cats, especially if time is important to them. Finding a mentor is not too difficult, making yourself coachable is the KEY.

4. All in

After checking off the first two points, there’s only one thing left to do. Listen to what your mentor says, follow what they do, and carry out their instructions.

You have already spend the time and effort seeking out your mentor, and they have already decided to guide you, so don’t screw anything up at the last step.

Listen, absorb and go all in. Follow their advise and participate fully!

If you are seeking out young and successful mentors who are retired and living life full, connect with me on Facebook

I wish you success in your journey:)

Formula to Life

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Think that life is complicated? Think again.

In this blog post, i’ll share with you what i think is the cheatsheet formula to life. Here are some clues;
1. It isnt as complicated as you think
2. Many others before us have followed this  simple formula, and succeeded.

Ready for the cheatsheet to Life?

Here it comes:
Choose ONE thing that interest you, go all in, and become an expert at what you do.

Dont believe me?
Check out the successful people around you. I’m sure most of them spend majority of their time getting involved and excelling in their own industry.

Try it!

And share your results with me in the comments below..

Do join me on facebook for more ideas and tips!:)

28000

Was in a discussion with a financial advisor a few days back and she to me about an important number; 28000.

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28000. That’s the average number of days a human lives for. I was shocked.

28000 days is about 76 years. 76 years may sound like an eternity, however 28000 days definitely doesn’t sound like it was enough days for me to do everything that I wanted to do.

Here’s a rough breakdown;

If you are 20, you have spent about 7300 out of your 28000 days.

If you are 30, you have spent about 10950 out of your 28000 days.

If you are 40, you have spent about 14600 out of your 28000 days.

If you are 50, you have spent about 18250 out of your 28000 days.

Make full use of what’s left from your 28000 days!

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As Steve Jobs had summarised it; “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

[GRR] Life

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Here’s more lessons from GRR!

From the following recording: 3-5-14 Segment 1

In this segment, other than talking about decision making, Marshall Sylver also spoke about these other tips!

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1) Funny = Money (@00:30 mins)

He talked about the importance of humor and the features of humor at the early part of this segment.

This part is quite interesting because he mentioned about subtle details on humor.

>Context. What is funny to you may be offensive to someone else.

>Humor is emotional. And most people are. Thats a reason humor is a great way to connect with people

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2) The three main components of life (@04:30 mins)

Money, power, sex.

Ultimately, Marshall summarised life into these three components.

Tune in to Get Rich Radio now for more personal development and life tips!:D

Zombie Craze Phenomenon

Zombies-RunThere has been some zombie craze going on recently. I thought the wave was over, but apparently its still in people’s minds. Movies, drama serials, novels, games and even runs have spawned in light of this craze. So why are we buying into this craze? Here’s 3 reasons why i think this craze did so well.

1. We ARE the living dead.

Ultimately, the reason we are attracted to the zombie craze is because we are similar. Most of us LIVE LIKE ZOMBIES.

Students live the same lifeless routine of school and home (and occasional part time work or parties), in wait for the over rated holidays where they settle into another form of routine.

The working population live the same lifeless routine alternating between work and home (or work and work at home, for some), in wait for the illusive weekends where they seat around feeling empty.

So when we see these lifeless zombies roaming around fictitious towns, we feel relieved and tickled. Relieved that we have not reached that extent. But have we?

2. Fear

Zombies are scary. Not because they can kill us, but because they can turn us into one of them. And becoming one of them is scary.

But wait, isnt our life similar? Instead of trudging around with lifeless eyes, semi opened mouths and banging into walls, do we not find ourselves moving from home to work or school and back with the same aimless rhythm? The only difference may be that we are in a greater rush.

3. That helpless thrill

Seeing or playing a main character that is left all alone in a world manifested with zombies, after watching all his/her friends being turned into one, gives us a helpless thrill.

In these merchandise, we hope that the main character would win the war and fight the destiny of being turned into ‘one of them’. Its the same helplessness we feel in life as we fight against the daily routine of life, and in the war of mediocrity. How are we doing on this front? Some of us have won like the main characters in some of these zombie merchandise, most of us are still fighting against the helplessness. Unfortunately, some of us have already been transformed into zombies.

4. Gore

Yes, this is an extra point. However it seems that some people are turned on by all the gore in the zombie merchandise. It puzzles me.

What’s your (zombie) story?

[Review] Declutter your life

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Declutter Your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life

Recommended to me by my mentor, this book provided me with many practical tips to declutter my life.

What struck me the most was that not only did the author talked about physical clutter, she also focused on the clutter that we may have mentally. And finally, the author also talks about de-cluttering our social life and media too.

The idea my mentor shared upon recommending this book is that by decluttering our life, we end up clearing space for things that we want in our life. This idea is struck me and drove me to read the book.

At first, it sounded pretty similar to the law of attraction. However, after I went back to think about it, I found out that the idea my mentor mentioned was so simple and obvious that even KIDS understand it. Its pure physics that you cant fit more water into a bucket that is already filled with fluid. DUH!

Consider removing some of the clutter in your life, and experience having the space and ability to bring in things that you want in your life!

[Review] Singapore’s lost son

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Singapore’s Lost Son: How I Made It from Drop-Out to Millionaire Princeton PhD

A book with a mere 200 pages carrying many life lessons, Singapore’s lost son by Kaiwen Leong is a great read. The author has seamlessly structured the book in a manner that allows him to use each of his personal heartfelt stories to bring forth an important life lesson. This made reading pleasantly easy and at the same time, highlights the importance of values and attitudes the author shares.

Through the book, the author has shared personal stories from his experience, and many values he had picked up along the way. However, there were two main values overshadowing throughout the book.

One, to believe in oneself and persist even when the odds are against you. This was to me, the main lesson in the early part of the book where we read about the author’s struggle in Singapore’s education system. His strong belief in himself struck me. If someone whom the society has deemed to be a failure can ignore what the world is saying and continue to trust himself and know his goal, why cant I?

Two, to give back to society. This was the greatest value that I thought the author was touching upon towards the end of the book. After he had achieved his initial goal, and was doing financially well, he came back to his home country. This was a strong lesson for me as I felt that there was no reason for him to return should he not choose to. After all the ‘abuse’ he had received from the society while he was growing up, no one would judge him or force him to return, but he did. And to top it up, serve as an educator even though it was the education system that brought him down in the first place. Kudos to him.

All in all, this book was a great read, and it warrants subsequent rereads because the stories shared and lessons taught may reveal different meaning to a different me, at a different time of life.