Patricia Turns 21!

January 7, 2007

Today marks a singnificant turning point in Patricia’s life. She turns 21!

Turning 21 has often been associated with the entering of adulthood and holding the key to freedom. Hence, it certainly opens up a new chapter in one’s life.

Had a BBQ celebration yesterday at Pasir Ris Downtown East and the people who turned up were amazing! But we really thank God for the good weather as it was actually drizzling when we were starting the fire. If it rained, we certainly would be helpless as to where to host the 80 over guests that came.
I’m so happy for her and also glad that I’m able to celebrate this significant moment together with her. Certainly looking forward to many more happy moments to come!

Now that we’re both officially adults (I turned 21 on Nov 20th 2005) , it’s time to look ahead for more challenges and to pursue our dreams and passions. No more living under the comfort zone that we’ve created for yourselves.

As for now, I’m extremely zonked after the late nights at the chalet and hence shall just leave you guys with some photos at the chalet.

Patricia with my present for her (so pretty!) Read more

Success Stories of Highly Profitable Online Business Owners

January 6, 2007

I’ve compiled a list of success stories of ordinary individuals who have managed to convert their passions into highly profitable online businesses into an eBook. And it is included in my ‘7 Ways To Earn Money Online’ system. For those who have yet to download it, simply fill in your name and address at the right hand side bar.

For the benefit of those who have yet to download the system, I shall share with you some of the success stories taken from the students of the Internet Marketing Center, whose ‘The Insider Secrets of Marketing Your Business On the Internet’ has been dubbed by many as the no.1 Internet marketing Course in the world.

http://calvinwoon.com/resources/imc

The purpose of me sharing is because I hope that these success stories can serve as an inspiration to many others. Personally, I feel even more motivated to build on my online business whenever I learnt of how someone with no business degree or marketing expertise were able to do so.

Hence, I hope the following stories will serve to instill in you the belief that it is indeed possible to set up your very own online business and inspire you to pursue your dreams based on your passion! Read more

Why I Made The Huge Decision To Major In Marketing Instead Of Finance

January 6, 2007

I’ve always been hugely interested in investing since a very young age. I can still remember when i was a little boy, I will always follow my mum when she observed the stock prices on the tv. I will always ask her about how investing is done and since then, I’ve generated a huge interest in investing.

However, after the Asian Economic crisis which saw the entire stock market crashed and my mum incur heavy losses, she totally washed her hands off the stock market.

Nonetheless, the intense passion in me towards investing did not subside. I always believed that my mum did not master the right techniques and I often hoped that I could find a way to help her recoup her losses.

Hence, my ambition was to become a stock broker. And after being exposed to the investment banking industry, I was even more determined to become an investment banker.

I enrolled in the NUS Busines School intending to major in finance, and I never had second thoughts. Until recently, whereby I chanced upon the field of internet marketing did I harbour second thoughts.

Now do not get me wrong as I will still continue to pursue my passion in investing. However, I realised that I do not have to be an investment banker or major in finance to do so.

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Success Tip #6 for 2007: Do What You Love

January 5, 2007

Now for the last success tip for 2007: Do What You Love!

This is probably the most valuable success tip I can give to anyone.

I believe all of us have our own interests and passions, and it’s a waste not to pursue them.

In life, we’re often told to do this and told to do that by our parents or elders. As a result, we’re often shaped according to other’s beliefs and expectations. So many people are forced to give up their passions because of other external factors and I feel that it is very saddening.

People who have dreams to pursue non-academic interests will definitely face discouragement since young. And I think that it’s truly a pity that they simply allow their talents to go to waste.

In fact, careers are often chosen not based on interests but rather based on the salary. If you were to ask around, many will tell you that they have absolute no interest in the industry they are in. Rather, many are simply lured by the money.

It’s sad to know that so many people are wasting 40-50 hours of their time per week doing things that they do not love. No doubt, you may be able to reap some rewards from the income you earn. However, if you were to waste 40-50 hours in suffering, then wouldn’t the time lost more than cancel out the benefits gained from the high salary?

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Success Tip #5 For 2007: Read & Listen More Often , And More Effectively

January 3, 2007

Success Tip #5 is rather straightforward. Read & Listen More Often, And More Effectively.

I shall start of with reading. I believe most people read an average of only one book per year. By reading I’m not referring to novels or fiction books. Rather, I’m referring to books that will help you to improve and grow in areas which you desire.

For example, if you’re a businessman, you should read books on marketing perhaps. If you’re a IT specialist, you should read books to increase your IT knowledge. In other words, we should all read books pertaining to the industry we are in.

Also, self-improvement books on time management, leadership etc are all extremely useful to us.

If you really want to be successful, you’ve got to constantly seek ways to increase your knowledge. We’ve got to constantly improve our thinking in order to keep up with the competition around us.

You see, you may be the best in your industry today. However, your competitors will soon improve and leap frog you. Hence, in order to remain competitive, we simply cannot remainĀ  our ground or we will soon lag behind.

In school, we are forced to take several compulsory subjects. But we were never really taught on the life’s most essential skills, such as time management, leadership, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.

Failure to be equipped with such skills will only result in us struggling in our future career. Certainly, your success will depend little on the grades you’ve managed to obtain in school. Rather, it’s these essential life skills that will determine your success.

Hence, we ought to seek to improve in these areas and by reading these related books is one of the best ways to grow.

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Success Tip #4 For 2007 – Stay Positive Always

January 2, 2007

Happy New Yr to Everyone!

Feels so good to make the first post of the new yr.. Anyway, I shall continue with my success tips series.

Success Tip #4: Stay Positive Always

I believe many people would argue that it is difficult to stay positive always. As we encounter various setbacks in life, I fully understand that it’s normal to feel down and even self-pitying, However, I strongly feel that it by being negative to all that happens to you is definitely not going to help things.

‘It’s not what happens to you that determine how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.’ – Zig Ziglar.

Hence, if you want positive things to happen to you, you’ve simply got to think positive all the time.

To illustrate this, i shall use the scenario of two soccer players preparing to take a penalty kick.

Now just imagine if before player A kicks the ball, he keeps thinking that he’s going to miss it. In his mind, images of him not scoring keep flashing and he actually feels the disappointment mentally.

Now what are the chances of him really missing?

On the other hand, what if player B actually visualizes himself scoring and all his team mates embracing him. He actually could feel the happiness mentally even before the kick.

Which player do you think stands a higher chance of scoring a goal?

If you were to ask me, I would say that player A has already missed the goal even before he has even attempted the kick. The battle was already half lost.

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