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The Mindpower and Resilience of Singaporean Jason Chee

Jason Chee is an amazing person. After losing two legs, his left arm and 3 fingers on his right hand in a Navy accident in 2012, he bounced back to become a Gold Medalist in the Table Tennis Asean Para games. Recently, he lost one of his eyes to cancer.

Instead of feeling defeated, he remains undeterred and is changing his strategy of how he plays and is continuing to the next AseanPara Games. Jason is truly a role model of how anyone can master their own states and destiny. After reading his story, you have no right to complain about anything in your life…

…. I just read the news that he won another Gold Medal at the Para Games, after just losing his eye a month ago and learning how to play with this massive challenge. Amazing!


Lessons from Toys R Us Bankruptcy

You may have read recently, that iconic Toys R Us is filing for Bankruptcy. So what happened? While many may easily blame the usual decline in retail business, the REAL reason is because Toys R Us did not adopt a win win, collaborative mindset that is so vital to success in the 21st century Global Economy.
Toys R Us had the chance to lead all online toy sales from the very beginning and were on the path to doing so, but they threw it all away because of their scarcity mindset!
As early as 1999, in the middle of the dotcom boom, when the Toys R Us website was so successful it was flooded with toy orders and couldn’t ship to all customers in time, they decided to seriously invest in their online sales.
Within two months, they announced a deal to be Amazon’s exclusive toy supplier. Within a year, the partnership with Amazon led to ToysRUs being the world’s top toy site.
Soon after they announced their partnership, Jeff Bezos launched Amazon Marketplace, which allowed anyone to sell anything on their site. To the winner-takes-all mentality of companies like Toys R Us, this was unacceptable.
Other retailers began selling toys not available in Toys R Us, giving customers greater choice. Toys R Us CEO, John Eyler, flew out to meet Jeff for an emergency meeting to force him to stop them.
Jeff said “someone ought to be able to find everything” on Amazon – and that by giving more choice to the customer, everyone wins. He pointed to the ongoing increase in Toys R Us sales as a result, and said they hadn’t broken their agreement as none of these new toys were available on Toys R Us anyway.
Jeff added, if they wanted more control, why not increase their product range? Amazon would then happily make them the exclusive seller on all of the new products they offered as well.
Instead, Toys R Us sued Amazon for beach of contract. He got a restraining order to try and prevent Amazon selling any other toys on their site. Amazon countersued for “chronic failure” to carry stock of the toys customers wanted.
The court case dragged on for five years and eventually Amazon settled with a $51 million payment to get out of the fight. Toys R Us may have won the battle, but their lost the war.
Toys R Us took their toys and tried to compete with Amazon (and the rest of the Internet) with their own exclusive site. It failed!
Amazon sales went from $2.78 billion when the Toys R Us deal was first struck, to $8.49 billion when Toys R Us sued, to $136 billion last year, making it the fastest company in history ever to reach $100 billion in sales.
Toys R Us flat lined on $11 billion in sales in 2016 – the same level of sales they had ten years earlier. Saddled with $5 billion in debt, this week Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy.
What set the two companies apart? It wasn’t that one was online and one was offline. It was that one was willing to change, and one wasn’t. The difference is that Amazon has an abundance (win win mentality) whereas Toys R Us had a Win Lose (Scarcity Mentality).


No Matter How Challenging Your Life is, You Have the Power to Change it!

It always makes me super happy to receive these messages. A lot of people ask me why I continue to teach everyday when I have enough money to never work again in my life. This is because my greatest joy comes in being able to help people transform their lives through the powerful strategies that have transformed mine. Very proud of Eng Beng, a past graduate of Wealth Academy and Patterns of Excellence who turned his life around from $200,000 in debt to $500,000 net worth today. No matter how challenging your life is right now, you can always turn it around.


How I Achieve Success with the Power of NLP

Achieving exceptional success has everything to do with mastering your own Psychology! You can learn the best strategies in trading, business, health etc…. but if you do not have the ability to master control over your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and habits, you will not be able to achieve breakthrough results in your life!


Writing Inspirational and Success Articles Back in 1995 for Teenage Magazine

My Mum came to visit today and showed me articles I had written in Teenage magazine in 1995. It’s been 22 years since I started writing articles on how to bring out the best in ourselves with the right thoughts and strategies.


Success is An Iceberg

A female mentor once told me, ” Adam, achieving success is like pregnancy. Everyone congratulates you when you achieve it. But they don’t know how many times you had to get fu**ked to get there ”


My 22 Year Love Affair

Yesterday night, I celebrated my 16th Wedding Anniversary with my sweeter and smarter half. We were dining at the top floor of Ion Orchard and right behind us, in the background, was the ‘Four Seasons Hotel’, where we wed in 2000 (what a beautiful coincidence).
Like all great relationships, our 22-year love affair (we first met when I was an army boy) was not just sunshine and rainbows. We have had our fair share of ups and downs, arguments, disappointments and driving each other nuts at times. Looking back, it was riding through the toughest of times that made our love stronger and more meaningful.
Let me share what I have learnt about making a marriage stronger over time…so far (of course, I am still learning). To have a successful marriage is no different from maintaining a successful career, business, health etc… YOU HAVE TO WORK AT IT. You have to use the right strategies. It does not happen by chance. Here are some of our strategies…
1) Always support your spouse in whatever they want to do (as long as it is legal, ethical and moral ;-))
When my wife wanted to become a vegetarian, I supported her beliefs fully (although I am a super carnivore) and in return, she cooks all the meat dishes for me and eats only veggie dishes herself.
2) Love your spouse the way THEY want to be loved
Don’t love your partner the way you want to be loved. Love them the way THEY want to be loved. Learn her love language and make her feel loved at least 3 times a day!
3) Always make your spouse feel special
Always compliment, praise and encourage your partner. You must be their #1 cheerleader in life! Inspire them with your words and never ever criticize them.
4) Keep Acting Like Teenagers in Love
After 2 kids, 22 years and extra 25Kg, wrinkles and white hair between us, we still send each other mushy text messages daily, hold hands and get naughty whenever no one is looking.
5) Never ever go to bed angry
No matter how bad the fight or the argument, we always settle it before we go to bed at night (our record was stretching till 5am the next morning). Always go to bed in each other’s arms. and most important rule…..once a fight is over, NEVER bring it up ever again. Be like Dory fish, forget easily all past wrongs. Keep on swimming 🙂
6) Make laugh and love daily
Finally… keep making each other laugh and climax daily. Life out there is stressful enough as it is. So, make each other feel great all the time.
Let me end with a quote that has always guided me (BTW, I quote ALL religions)
Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


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