Entrepreneurship

Acceleration Asia, Singapore Expo, Mar 18-19

It has been another amazing event over the weekend, spending it with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs who are eager to help others achieve a life of true freedom.

While these two days have been really intensive, it was indeed engaging.

Sometimes, when you look at life, you wonder where you are heading, what’s your purpose.

I have learnt from the early part of my life the importance of my own identity.  And the best way to “find yourself” is to really segregate yourself from reality for awhile and truly spend time with yourself to find the kind of life that matters the most.

It’s easier said that done, I know.  I tried, found it difficult and so, I looked at it another way.

I started listing out the things I didn’t quite like 12 years ago and that helped me identify the life that I wanted to work towards.

Just an example, I was certain I didn’t want to continue building my corporate career and that led me to think out of the box and search for other things that I could pursue to a totally different life.

And that was the start of the journey to build a life that allows me to own my time, so I could spend it with family and friends.  I wanted the freedom, the flexibility and the ability to earn a living wherever I go…you can read more about it here.

And this weekend, one of the speakers who is a very successful entrepreneur himself shared these life-changing golden nuggets which I think it is very relevant to people who are at a crossroad of their lives, wondering whether they should do something different.

  1. Who am I?
    Your expectations define your life, you get what you expect.
  2. Where will I focus?
    What you focus grows.  Place the energy on what you want to get it done instead of what didn’t happen.  Focus on what excites you.  You cannot choose your results, you can only choose your disciplines.  Your discipline will choose the results for you.  Focus on the right activities.
  3. What am I going to do?
    Setback is only a norm.  Every setback is a test.  Setback is not the end outcome.  Are you going to give up?  Are you going to persevere?  Setback + Response will eventually be the right outcome!  When you come across a setback, are you going to just accept that as the outcome and give up?  You have a choice to respond to it and make a different outcome for yourself.  Remember that thoughts and words and actions you take matters!  You own your outcome!

I hope you find these useful.

There is just too much to share here and another key point to note is the importance of on-going self development.  Sometimes, you think you know it all, but you will always find new “gems” when you attend the event.  This book is also an interesting read which I find it helps me to want to continuously learn and improve.

 

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