I would like to share with you something that I hope would inspire all of you to keep reaching for your goals and never quit. Last weekend, at Wealth Expo Singapore, I had a chance to meet up with a former student Leong Wei Ping who I have not met for the last 7 years.

Wei Ping attended my Patterns of Excellence (POE) program back in 2004 (9 years ago). At the time, he was an auditor who traded options part-time, after attending an options course (not by me). His dream was to become a professional trader, quit his job and achieve his financial freedom. The trouble was that he lost more money than he made and just could not produce consistent results. He recognized that his main obstacle was his inability to control his emotions in the market and his lack of discipline in executing his trading strategies.

Together with a friend, he enrolled in POE and subsequently attended the pioneer batch of Wealth Academy in 2005. Using the NLP and new money management skills from the course, he took massive action to trade more effectively.

In 2006, he took part in and won the Asia Options Trading Championship and was crowned the Grand Options Trading Champion with a remarkable real money portfolio growth of 198 per cent in only three nights.

Wei Ping then became the first Asian since September 2001 to be officially invited to visit the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, the biggest options exchange in the US. He also won the group category in the 2007 Asia Options Trading Championship in October 2007, beating more than 500 participants from various countries.

Today, he is a full-time professional trader, financially free and also started his own private hedge fund that manages $5m. His next dream is to grow his fund to $100m in the next few years. He was at Wealth Expo Singapore to share his story and will also be speaking at Malaysia Expo this weekend.