Give More and You Shall Receive More!

Good day everyone! To all Muslims, it has been a fine fasting month and the festivities are going to come soon (tomorrow in fact!). Therefore, I would like to wish you all:

SELAMAT HARI RAYA MAAF ZAHIR BATIN!

(picture taken from http://rivafauziah.wordpress.com/2007/09/26/lebaran-ketupat-cianjur-2007/)

Those of you who are in the KL area, do stop by my place to enjoy the available food and then we can catchup with each other as well.

Anyways, I want to write about the saying “Give and You Shall Receive”. I believe this expression holds true in most cases. The things that we give can be in any form, some of them being:

1. Money: To actually be a wealthy person, you must also have the spirit of giving back to the people in you. I learned this by observing a lot of wealthy people throughout the world, even in my own country, Malaysia. In the USA, we can see how the IT billionaire Bill Gates and his wife setup a foundation in order to give back to the community by doing research and innovation in the health, development and learning. (Refer to www.gatesfoundation.org/). In Malaysia for example, there is Tan Sry Jeffrey Cheah of the Sunway Group who is doing quite a lot in the education field to give back to the community. Therefore, no matter what our financial status may be, we can always give to the unfortunate to make their lives better. Ultimately, by doing this a lot, you will end up realizing that these small efforts that you put in into making other people’s lives better do make a difference to your life too.

2. Time: Some people just want you to spend time with them. When I did community service for a primary school with deaf students back in July 2009, what I realized at that time was that these unfortunate kids do not really want your money, instead they really desired the time and attention that you can spend with them. Therefore, whenever you have time to participate in any charitable events, do join in and try to enjoy and learn about how others’ live can be made happier by simply spending some time with them.

3. Knowledge: People say “Knowledge is Power”. Before this, I have always had the mindset that I cannot share my secrets or tips to others because it would jeopardize my own chance to succeed. Thanks to a few people who I have had discussion with, that mindset has now been more towards “I need to share more knowledge to gain more knowledge”. With sharing of knowledge to others, we actually are empowering them to do something that they otherwise couldn’t have done without the knowledge. When the knowledge is applied and positive results are obtained, people will actually appreciate where the knowledge came from, which is you. Indirectly, they will consider you as a person they trust to share their ideas and knowledge for your benefit. Of course there are people out there who are selfish and never appreciate others even after obviously using the knowledge that they have learned from you. Still though, some level of confidentiality needs to be practised when sharing knowledge and ideas. Maybe the top-of-the-pyramid strategy that you have needs to be kept to yourself until it has been proven successful, by then only can you share this knowledge.

4. Love: I don’t mean giving love to others (especially those who you don’t know) in an affectionate way! Rather, what I mean is you should show more love when you are treating others. This can as simple as saying thank you when the waitress sends you the food, or as complex as listening to your friend’s problems and identifying the solution for them. I really like the expression “Love Makes the World Go Round” because I believe it is strongly true. Try to smile more, say “thank you” and “please” more, to the married couples – say “sorry” more etc and you will notice that other people will also treat you better than before.

With the Raya holidays coming up, maybe we can practise giving to others in order to enhance our philanthropic traits. By writing this article, I am actually giving my idea towards this issue so that others can benefit from it. Once again, have a fantastic holiday guys and do drop any comments or add-ons if you feel like em :)

The Ultimate Investment: Invest in YOU!

One of the most important things in investment is that we must always remember to invest in ourselves first before we invest in other things. What I mean by this is you must be willing to ‘invest’ (spend) your money on things like:

1. Books & Magazines: There is an abundance of knowledge out there that we need to learn. Therefore, buy some books or magazines related to the field that you will want to master in. For example, if you want to invest in property later on, it will be a good idea to get some property investment books so that you have a basic idea of what property investment is all about.

2. Training: A lot of tacit knowledge and experience lies within those who have succeeded in that particular field. Do not be stingy to spend money to attend training conducted by experts in the field that you want to venture. For example, if you want to invest in stock markets, find trainings that specialize in stock markets and are conducted by experts of the stock trading world.

3. Subscription to blogs: There are a lot of financial blogs out there that offer a lot of services to its subscribers. You might need to pay a little to subscribe, but if you really utilize what they put up on their blog, it will be worth the investment. If you want to learn on US market stock trading, you can learn from Tim Sykes who is an expert penny stock trader:

http://www.timothysykes.com/

4. Join Strategic Networks: If you want to learn more about MLM, you might want to join a MLM group so that you get insider info and strategies to prosper in the MLM world. For different interests, there are often networks that have been established to gather people in that field, and usually you need to pay a fee to become a member. As for me, I joined the MAPS (Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers) so that I can learn more on how to speak professionally from all the experts in the field. Therefore, the small annual fee that I need to pay is nothing compared to all the learning that I gained from all the activities.

From all the points above, we can conclude that the ultimate investment is investing in YOUR KNOWLEDGE! With knowledge, comes power. With knowledge about the field before entering it, we can avoid making mistakes that cause big losses to our capital and hence crushing our lives. Therefore, do not be too stingy when it comes to investing in knowledge, evaluate the cost versus the long term benefit wisely, and make the investment. I did, and will still be investing in knowledge whenever I have the chance.

Portal To The World of Riches: Your Own Website

(Click on the poster above to enlarge and read it)

In today’s rapid evolving technology and computing world, owning a website is really a must for those who are in business or entrepreneurship. Companies who have their own websites do far better on average compared to those who do not own one. The portal to the world of riches is only accessible for those own their own unique and powerful websites. Some advantages of owning your own company website are:

  1. Safe data storage where only authorized personnel can access
  2. Improves working efficiency and data management
  3. Safer and faster payment or booking transactions
  4. Credibility as a company who is adapting to latest technology
  5. Global reach
  6. Promising returns in future!

Kuasa Hijau Sdn Bhd (KHSB) is a company involved in ICT, engineering, green technology, logistics and marketing. The poster above is a PROMOTIONAL MERDEKA OFFER that they are doing in line with the Independence Day that is going to be celebrated on the 31st August 2010.  KHSB provides high end IT services to those who really want to grow and expand their businesses.

For those who are interested to purchase or enquire on this, please contact me at +60173260656 or En Hafiz at +60176900769. I ensure you that this investment will be the best you have made for your business!

Check out Kuasa Hijau Sdn Bhd at:

http://kuasahijau.com.my

Certified “Sales”/Speaking Professional

Hi everyone, I just got back from a 2 day trip. Feels good to be back home and work on my blog :)

In May 2010, I attended a 2 days MAPS (Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers) National Convention 2010. The main speakers of the convention consisted of professionally recognized and skilled speakers. These are the speakers who are very highly paid in the speaking industry. The quality of speaking that was demonstrated by each speaker made me feel like a tiny ant walking among elephants! So i decided that I needed to join MAPS and gain as much knowledge and experience to one day become a certified and recognized professional speaker.

Check out MAPS website at the following:

http://www.maps.org.my/

Yesterday, Wednesday night, MAPS organized a MAPS@Work activity at Melia Hotel, KL. I arrived a bit late due to the jam and decided to take valet parking (which costs quite ok, RM20). One of the speakers for the night was Andrew Bryant, a Certified Speaking Professional of the Global Speakers Federation. When introducing him to the audience, the person talking accidentally addressed him as Certified “Sales” Professional instead of Certified “Speaking” Professional (don’t know whether it was intentional for laughs or he did mistakenly say it :p). Andrew is a very cool person and of course he made a joke out of it. But, in a way actually, to be a professional salesperson you also need to know how to speak well!

Speaking goes hand in hand with sales. The better you are at speaking, the more you can sell! But of course, other skills are needed too. We need to remember that what matters most to the target customers are how well you can speak and relate to their needs and wants. So far, I’ve managed to sell myself in corporate and investment fields. I am still new in speaking to sell products, but I’m willing to give it a try and learn what skills are needed in order to succeed in the sales business. That’s enough for now! Need  to get back to learning about speaking for sales :)

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