The school holidays are coming up again and I am excited once again to be able to run the series of I Am Gifted! school holiday programme for Primary & secondary school students in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, China, Hong Kong Malaysia. Out of all the programs that I run, the children and teens program is still the one that is closest to my heart and the one that I am most passionate about.

The reason is because I was once labeled as a slow learner, unmotivated, lazy underachiever myself. I was expelled from St. Stephens Primary in primary 3 (for fighting) and rejected from 6 secondary schools after my PSLE. Those were times when everyone looked down on me and I had extremely low confidence and self esteem. I really felt hopeless and useless at that time when I had friends and cousins scoring straights As in top schools while I was struggling to pass in a neighbourhood school. Who would have thought that I could become among the top students in NUS and 20 years later, be conferred the NSU Business School Eminent Alumni award for being the one of Singapore’s top business leaders.

I would never have turned my grades and my life around and be enjoying all the success that I have today if I did not have the right role models to help me change my limiting beliefs and giving me the right strategies to do well in my studies. To me, running Holiday Program Singapore is really not so much a business to me anymore, but really a mission. I feel that it is my mission to reach out to all those students out there would were told by parents and teachers that they are dumb, attention deficit, slow, hopeless and useless.

My mission is to tell them YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAST RESULTS. You have all the potential to achieve top grades and live the life you truly want. If I can do it, so can you! If I am gifted, so are you! I believe that every students need to be given the opportunity to realize and unleash the winner and genius within themselves.

What really keeps me going and doing what I do is the hundreds of emails I receive almost every week from students telling me how they have transformed their own lives and their own results. This post is dedicated to them and I will like to honour them by posting their achievements here. Let them be an inspiration to all the other students out there!