How to achieve more in life!

What I learned from attending National Achievers Congress 2019 on 16 May 2019, Singapore

What I learned from #GaryVee:

Be genuine and authentic.

Share your content to the world daily.

We all have important message to share with the world to benefit other people.

Give selflessly.

Why some businesses are not successful?
Because they are selfish.

Focus on adding value on people’s life

If you want to do something, start now.

Goals and plans are nothing without action.

You don’t need to care what everyone thinks, it matters what you think.

Love yourself – don’t judge yourself, don’t beat yourself up when things go wrong but do listen to some constructive feedback.

Be your best self!

If some people don’t believe in you, but you believe in yourself, go look for people who believe in you and work with these people

To grow your business, you need a team (Gary Vee has a team for content posting and video production)

Be authentic with integrity and good intention to help people and no agenda.

People like people who have no agenda.

It’s ok to be direct, if you mean well, and you are saying it for their sake as some people really need a wake up call.

Treat your children like children, not product, their grades do not reflect your personal success, don’t pressure them

What I learned from #GrantCardone:

Opportunities come from people, get out there and talk to strangers

Strangers have everything you want.

A penny saved is still penny, not a penny earned.

You need a team to grow your business.

Most one man show businesses don’t grow (64% of businesses in US is at the breakeven or lower, 67% of these businesses have no employee)

Outsourcing will help you save time and tab on to experty of others.

Engage/hire people who can do the thing better than you.

Myth: Do what you love!
Don’t just do only what you love.
Do you what you don’t like to live the life you want to live!

Teach your kids to talk to strangers and concept of making money, how to get the things they want, not just the concept of saving money and keep telling them to be careful!

Don’t take no for an answer, he called his wife 26 times in 6 months, before she was willing to date him.

You need a good partner.
(He said his wife is accountable for 99.99% of his success.)

Entrepreneurs are people who invest and risk their time and money to have more time and money to live the life they want.

Ecomonics is the management of your household.

You can’t be successful by being happy and broke.

Face your numbers and settle your financial issues.

Money is not king, cashflow is.

Don’t love your money and just keep it, make your money make babies for you!

Money makes more money when it moves.

Most people invest money in their home more than they do in their businesses.

Invest time, effort and money in growing your money!

All leads are good leads, there are no bad leads.
If they don’t close with you, they will probably close with someone else.

You sell at their emotions.
You close (deals) at their logics.

Think BIG and take massive action

“Don’t set high expectation or you will be disappointed.”
No, you will be disappointed if you
don’t set high expectation and you waste your time of 80 years living a life of a mediocre.

What I learned from Peng Joon:

When you want to do something, you must go “all in” to be successful and be able to make a difference to your life and others.

He googled ” how to make money online”and started from there by writing his first e-book and one thing leads to another.

When we want an answer for something, look it up in Google!

What I learned from #SandyJadeja:

You can create your own economy (trading).

News and media aren’t always telling us the truth.

Traders make money from short terms investment, from up and down turn.

Value investors makes money on long term investment in the companies they see the potentials in.

Be preapared for upcoming economic recession.

To learn more about trading and investment.

Teach your kids :
Communication skills
Negotiation skills
People skills
Money management skills

Learning Notes written by Natalie Guo

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Power of Gratitude

If you don’t take people’s kindness for granted, you will continue to have more kind and helpful people around in your life and these people will continue to be kind and helpful toward people around them too and that means you are contributing in making this world a better place to live in and even more if you are a kind and grateful person yourself too.

Once kind people feel like they are taken for granted, being used, or thier help is expected rather than appreciated, chances are they may become more reserved in being kind and helpful next time to the next person who needs their help because they didn’t have positive experience in helping other people in the past.

A small act of appreciation for others’ kindness can go along way. Keeping them going by being considerate even before asking for help and when they help you, don’t take them for granted.


Author: #NatalietGuo

#MindsetCoaching and #LifeCoaching

Self-awareness for self-development

How well do you know you?Do you keep your own attitude, characters and behaviour in check regularly?Are you open to constructive feedback from people around you?Or do you always rationalise away the feedback given to you with your self-defense mechanism?Will you be open to change, adjust or improve who you are and what you do for better results in your life?In my job as a HR and People Development manager, I have met many people who said something like “This is who I am. I just want to be myself.” or “I am just being an honest/direct person.” When something goes wrong, these people tend to think it is so because someone or something else causes it and they have little control over situations around them.If we want our lives to be better, we need to think better, communicate with other people better, behave better and we will even need become a better person with better mindset to attract/create the life we want to live in.Why do you need to care about personal development?What you give out to the world is what you get.
Your life can only get better when you become better.My interview and coaching question often includes “What’s your personal development goals?” Sadly, many people don’t even know what personal development really means and their goals are usually to make more money, to go on holidays and to be financially free so they don’t have to work again, retire soon and live a comfortable life.If you know what you want in life and choose to do what you love, or love what you do, you will feel like you want to work forever and money is just an exchange for the values you bring to the company/your clients.Work/business should make our lives’ more meaningful. purposeful and not miserable. In order to do our job/ business better , we need to become better too, to make better decisions, and take better action.Then, what do we need to become a better person?It starts with self-awareness. Be observant about who you are and what you do and how others perceive you and how they react/response to the way you communicate with them and they way you make them feel.Start setting some personal development goals, find a role model, learn from positive attributes of people you admire, educate yourself on personal development as well as professional development.When you are willing to change for the better, your life will change for the better too. Everyone of us deserve to live the life we dream of, by being a person who is worthy of success.Author: Natalie Guo, WisePolyglot you need a life/career/mindset coach, check out this link:

Power of Compliments

Sometimes we have some positive feelings about someone’s actions or gestures towards us but we may think it’s too small to mention or the person may have already heard it before or know it. You think it’s not important to state the obvious or feeling too shy to elaborate about it and perhaps just a simple “Thank you.” is good enough.

You may not know that by saying positive remarks and especially with more specific details in your compliments about what you are happy with or what the person did well is called “#PositiveReinforcement” and when people know exactly what they did well or being admired for, they tend to do more of it.

They could continue to do more nice things not only to the person who give them positive remarks or specific compliments but also anybody around them because it gives them the “feel good factor” to continue to do more of the good things for others and that’s how we can simply contribute in making this world a more pleasant place to live in.

It’s new year 2019!
New year is a good start for building new positive habits. e.g. #ComplainLess and #ComplimentMore with more specific details of what you are thankful for or appreciative of!

Author: Natalie Guo, WisePolyglot

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It doesn’t matters what other people think, it matters what you think.

Has anyone ever said something like this to you?

“You won’t be able to do that”
“You just can’t do it.”
“You are not cut out for it”
“It won’t work.”
“Stop dreaming.”
“That’s impossible. Give it up!”
“Nobody did it that way before and no one will believe in it”

It’s time to prove they are wrong. Negative comments can either make you feel like giving up or pushing you harder to realise your full potentials and acheive your dreams and goals. If the people you are talking to, have never seen that side of you before, never see anyone did it and never did anything like that themselves, it makes sense that they won’t believe in it, but it doesn’t mean you need to stop whatever your dreams are, and live in the reality just like everybody else and stay average.
If you have positive dreams, goals and vision, why do you need to be just like everybody else? Go and make it happens. We won’t be able to influence the world, just by being like one of them.
My English teacher in Thailand firmly told me once “If you don’t continue your private English lessons with me, you will forget everything.” I believe I have proved her wrong. From that day onwards, I made a decision that I wouldn’t forget anything and started doing all I could to make sure I could learn English by myself and look at me now, here I am working in Singapore and also doing training and coaching people to learn Thai by themselves in Singapore, in English.
When I first shared what I set out to do is one day per level Thai language workshops, then again lots of people told me “It won’t be possible to learn Thai in day.” So, I started doing all I could to prepare for my first workshop’s keynote presentation and training materials to make it possible to learn Thai language roadmap in a day. Until now, I still make sure I keep in touch with my students daily to guide and coach them to make sure they get the most out of my one day per level Thai language workshops and their learning won’t stop there.
9th June 2018 was when I first launched my first innovative Thai language workshop in Singapore ( that I set out to share with Thai language learners how to learn Thai effectively and proactively by themselves with my provided training materials, tips, tools and learning techniques.
Now comes December 2018, I have conducted 7 Thai language workshops in total, and have trained and coached over 60 people (many of which repeated the workshops for higher levels).
When people tell me “It’s impossible” or “You can’t do it”, the inner voice in me, would say “Yes, I can”.
Check out what I have done in half a year and what my workshop participants said about my innovative one day per level Thai language workshops what many people thought it was impossible.

If you believe you can, you can!

What I do:

What my students say:

Whatever you dreams are you can make them comes true too because if you believe you can, you can.

Author: NatalieGuo (Khun Kruu Noot)

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Proactive Mindset Development by Natalie Guo

Helping your business progress through people development

Many organisations are willing to invest in their team member’s growth by sending them to courses that are related to the work (E.g. Technical skills, and work-related soft skills).


However, there are only a handful of organisations that encourage their team member to grow by working on their passion/aspiration; something that motivates them intrinsically; something that keeps them sprinting towards (to grow into someone they would like to become).

What Benefit?

Some of you might ask: “What is the benefit of the company in grooming the team members towards their personal goal?”. Some of you might even question if the team member would continue to stay once they have achieved their goal, and the total time spent on grooming that person would have been wasted if they were to leave.

So, here are the questions to ponder on:


  • Would you have a team of people who are satisfied with their current position (being comfortable carrying out routine tasks) and avoid tasks that are out of their usual job scope? Or, people who feel stressed/uncomfortable when assigned to tasks that challenge them to improve on the “usual-out-of-date” protocol?
  • Or, would you prefer a team of people who are (motivated by their own passion/aspiration) willing to learn and do more to improve themselves, and coming up with ideas/solutions (With the knowledge gained from their consistent effort to learn) to help the company and themselves grow?

Again, some of you might ask: “How would the focus on the team members’ personal aspiration aligned to the growth or progress of the company?”


By first welcoming their personal aspiration, it removes their limitations of the belief that they are limited to grow in a prescribed confined space. With such psychological liberation, you will be able to see your team presenting more creative ideas and solutions to solve any complex issues.

For the next step, it would be in helping them to identify the linkage between their passion/interests to the roles that they could potentially be involved in within the organisation, and provide them with the opportunity to take up the additional roles.

The rationale is relatively straightforward:
If a person is given the opportunity to work on things that motivate them intrinsically (passion/aspiration/interest), the person will definitely do their best to excel at the tasks given and would find ways to improve the current systems and “technology”.

There was a quote that says:

Train people well enough so they can leave;
    Treat them well enough so they don’t want to
                                                                                        Richard Branson

Equip them with skills and maximise their growth during their period of employment and what you would have gained would be a person who once “value-added” to the growth and progress of your organisation (even if they were to leave someday).

For people with aspiration/interest (And yet to take any action):


Now, picture this:
You have a strong interest in an area that is different from the current role that you are working on. How would your days be like, if you are unable to work on your passion/interest?

Next question to ask yourself is:
How would you incorporate your passion/interest into your current workplace or role?

Once you are done answering the above questions, I would like you to share with me your response to help you work towards your aspirations! I will be waiting!

Reach me at:

Author: Kendray Lau

Shine through your genuine self

People love being around positive people, people who sincerely care for them (A listener, a problem solver, etc…), and as well as people who are being their genuine self.


So, how are we able to shine through our genuine self, and how are we able to attract more of the people who are being genuine to us?

A story to relate to (Try visualising this):

Months ago, I bought a mobile phone casing which was beautifully coated by a shiny blue coating, and it looked exquisite! After using it for a few months, the coating started peeling off (with flakes sticking on to my palm), and it became less attractive as what it used to be. Instead of replacing it with a new casing, I decided to try to “refurbish” the casing (by removing all of its coatings). Upon completion of the removal, the non-coated casing looks astonishingly beautiful (on the phone) with its clear hard cover plastic encasing the phone, displaying the elegance of the original mobile phone’s design!

If you hide away your true self,
people will not be able to know & love who you really are

In the current society, there are many cases similar to my short story where:


  • 1. There are people who tried putting themselves up with a false front, going all out to try to please others (They are often seen as a nice person – E.g. Entertainer, Clown, etc…), and such often requires a high amount of effort and energy to sustain the “appearance”. What happens is that at a certain point, this person would feel tired keeping up to such a behavior (If there are no reciprocation from people), and when the “coating peels off”, others might see such changes in a negative light and some might even begin to distant themselves even before trying to find out what happened (Most of them would say something such as: “You have changed”, however, there are also cases where their friends would really care to find out what had happened).
  • 2. There are also people who appeared to be very positive and helpful, but once they are “off the stage”, they started complaining about the people who they have helped (In this case, the casing would look bad even after the coating has been removed – unless some “cleaning up” is done).

Displaying genuine personality is important to oneself in term of mental health
(without the need to put on a “mask” which could cause the person to be confused on who they are on the inside).

Shining through genuine personality
Have you encountered any person who is warm-hearted, and always seem to be helpful without any ulterior motive, and somehow for such a person (apart from the observation of their facial expression or even micro-expressions), your 6th senses seem to be able to tell you if the person was genuine to you.


Now, think about how this person would make you feel, and wouldn’t that be something that could attract you to be a better genuine person in front of them? What follows next is like a chain reaction, you too will then be able to attract people who are genuine to you (people who love you for who you are).

(Apart from being genuine, it is important that a person is continually seeking to improve themselves to become a better person, a better friend, a better colleague, a better spouse, etc…) “Click on link to read on: Self-improvement project – a change for the better

Lastly, the key to genuine positivity is the presence of positive reinforcements and reciprocity (The motivating factor for people to do more of what’s good).

Author: Kendray Lau

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