How to be a Success Magnet by Christian Chua

Here are more amazing secrets from the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“How to be a Success Magnet: Easy ways to achieve success quickly and effortlessly” by Christian Chua

Secret 9: Your first impression opens and closes doors of opportunities

You never get a second change to make a good first impression.

When you meet a stranger, you form an impression of him or her from the way he dresses, the expression on his face and body language. Other people are doing the same exactly like you, so we are continuously being noticed and judged.

So always dress presentably. When you are well-groomed, you send a message that you are conscious about yourself and conscious about the people around you.

Always have a ready smile, as it decides whether people like you or not 😊

Secret 10: Your success is directly proportionate to your likeability

This is the ‘likeability factor’.

When people like you, they will do things for you and help you, put in a good word for you or even support you emotionally during a crisis.

Likeability is important in career and business. When you have ability and likeability, it increases your chances of success.

Secret 11: Being recommended is the most effective marketing tool

The ‘recommendability factor’.

Being recommended is the best way to open opportunities.

To be at the top of other people’s recommendability list, you need to have certain attributes.

For business opportunities: Reliability, competency and quality and likeability (adaptable, flexible, well-mannered).

For social opportunities: sincerity, reliability, likeability (charisma).

For more sophisticated social opportunities: good dress sense, great social skills, intelligence, sincerity.

Secret 12: Invest in friendship and you will yield great returns

The ‘loveability factor’.

Build relationships, don’t just make acquaintances.

Real opportunities happen when you build meaningful relationships.

Be open to meeting people and you never know, the next person you meet may become your faithful friend.

Again great secrets, courtesy of Christian.

Let’s put effort into becoming more likeable, recommendable and loveable 😉

Lights by the Lake 2022 @ Jurong Lake Gardens – Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns Display until 18 September 2022

On 10 September 2022, it was the lunar calendar 八月十五 which is the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in the Chinese culture.

The Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated during ancient times to give thanks to the harvest during the autumn period.

Nowadays, Chinese communities celebrate this festival as a reunion period, and gather with family, relatives or friends. They enjoy this festival by eating mooncakes and drinking tea while viewing the lovely full moon. Family and friends could participate in events with lanterns display and lantern riddles. Children and young people might also like to play with lanterns.

Common myths about the Mid-Autumn Festival would be Chang-E and the Jade Rabbit.

I’m sharing some photos I took on 10 September.

For those that are in Singapore, you can still enjoy the captivating lanterns display from now until 18 September 2022, from 7pm to 11pm.

Lights by the Lake 2022 – Jurong Lake Gardens
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Four Seasons – Spring
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Four Seasons – Winter
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Egypt
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Germany
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Malaysia
Lights by the Lake 2022 – It’s a Small World – Thailand
Lights by the Lake 2022 – Chang-E
Lights by the Lake 2022 – President Challenge Charity – Water lanterns

Creating a Highly Motivated Life by Kenneth Kwan

How do we create a motivate life for success?

Here are more amazing secrets from the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“Creating a Highly Motivated Life: How to constantly motivate yourself and find success in all that you do” by Kenneth Kwan

Secret 5: It’s what you say to yourself that counts

Use empowering words and have positive emotions. Choose your words carefully and safeguard what you hear in life.

Secret 6: Motivation starts from within

Accordingly to motivation theory, assuming that there are two people, one cannot motivate the other. Each can only motivate him or herself.

First place of motivation is to create desire. Without desire, nothing can happen. The more compelling the desire, the more ways you will find to make it happen!

Motivation is something you need to constantly work on. Motivation is like eating, you need to do it daily!

Secret 7: Success comes from doing the right things

Being motivated is one thing. Most people often neglect an important point, which is how to stay motivated.

One of the easiest way is to find out what your strengths are and stay in that zone.

By continually working on your strengths and compensating your weakness, you tend to stay motivated in what you do. It is good to constantly work on your strength, not on your weakness.

Secret 8: To stay motivated, you must take charge and stay in control

  1. Identify your motivational points: What keep you excited and can propel you forward. Is it money, a sense of purpose, happiness, your faith or relationship? Finding this is important and is the first thing you need to establish.
  2. Master your habits: Always watch your habits as it affect your self-belief about yourself.
  3. Raise your standards: Human beings are constantly seeking to improve and work on new things. If you stagnant in doing a same task for many years, you will soon be tired. Major results only occur when you choose to live life with a greater sense of purpose and excellence.
  4. Mix with highly motivated people: Empowering people empower other people.
  5. Perpetual self-learning: Surround yourself with good books, videos and movies.
  6. Beware of your physiology: The way you move, walk or talk will affect your physiology.

Thank you Kenneth for the points to stay motivated.

I hope the above secrets can help you focus on staying motivated and achieving a life of success!

Stay tuned for other posts on topics in this book “88 Essential Secrets”!

Becoming a Runaway Success by Thaddeus Lawrence

How can we motivate ourselves to be successful in life!

Below is a summary of the points from a chapter from the book advising us how we can become runaway success in our lives!

From the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“Becoming a Runaway Success: How to be your own source of motivation in your race of life” by Thaddeus Lawrence

Secret 1: Life is an ultra endurance race

Life is not a short sprint but a multi-day event.

Ask yourself if you can get up tomorrow and go at the same pace. If the answer is no, then you need to slow down.

Secret 2: It’s not how fast but how far you go

Life is an ultra endurance race. Success is not about going fast, but going far and finishing strong.

Secret 3: It’s not just about practising, it’s about the practice

Life is a series of ups and downs, but for the most part you find yourself on the long stretch of regular activity with no apparent progress. So keep going until you practise for the sake of practice.

Secret 4: When the tough get going, the going gets touch

Do not confuse happiness with easiness. It is not the same. What you admire about someone is not his success per se, but his journey.

Life is an ultra endurance race and there are no secrets to you being a runaway success. But it is not enough that you know it. It is not enough to know how to do it. It is important that you do it. Consciously take inspired action.

Thanks to Thaddeus for the great sharing : )

For those who can’t get enough, I’ll be sharing another summary of more amazing secrets in a coming post. So stay tuned!

Artist, Inventor, Musician and More – the True Renaissance Man!

Want to know more about Da Vinci?!

You wouldn’t want to miss out on the exhibition on Da Vinci.

This exhibition is on until 2nd January 2022 only at the Science Centre Singapore!

Don’t miss the last chance this week to find out more about this true Renaissance Man!

Da Vinci Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore. Location about 10 minutes walk from the Jurong East MRT station.