You may have realized that I have not been blogging my philosophies for the last two months. Well, the reason is because I have been spending the last 60 days intensively writing my 8th book ‘Secrets of Building Million-Dollar Businesses’! Yes!!!! It is Completed!!! I would say that among all my other books, this is the one I am most passionate and proud if. It reveals all my insights and learnings on how to build successful businesses. It draws the lessons I have learnt from the time I started my first mobile disco business at 15 years old to the $30 million group of businesses I own today.
So, why am I so passionate about this particular book? Well, So, why did I write this book? Well, in the last ten years, I have seen so many of my friends start businesses with full of hope and dreams, only to see them crash and burn. And these were intelligent, hardworking and passionate individuals, many of them with business degrees.
So, why did they fail? Well, simply because intelligence, passion and hard work is simply NOT ENOUGH to build a successful business. I have found that to become a successful entrepreneur, you have to possess a specific set of mindsets and skill sets. Unfortunately, these mindsets and skill sets are something you can never learn in school or even in university.
You may have heard that less than 10% of businesses ever succeed. I am telling your from experience that it is NOT because these 10% were smarter or luckier than the rest. It is just because they did business THE RIGHT WAY. Well, in this book, I am going to show you the right way…step by step on exactly how you can build a multi-million dollar business starting from scratch.
Now that my manuscript is done, there is still a whole lot of work to be done before you will see it on the bookshelves. Here is the process of getting my manuscript into print…
1) Send for editing (my mum is doing this for me)
2) Get my illustrator (Aik Cher) to draw some cartoons and illustrations for the book
3) Send to a designer to design the cover and layout
4) Get an ISBN number from MITA (ministry of information and the arts)
5) Work with my distributors and the bookstores to get it launched
6) Get my publishing division to organize a book launch, author signing and get lots of publicity in the newspapers and magazines
The whole process is going to take at least 2 months+. In the meantime, I will tease you with extracts from my chapters and show you the book covers, layouts and pictures as they come out.
P.S. Those of you who are graduates of my programme will get the opportunity to buy this book at a super duper discount that you can never get at the bookshops by pre-ordering the book ad getting the very first collector’s item print