Is already February!! Time flies……I have a big and interesting project I’m working on currently and I’m appointed as the consultant and exclusive marketing and sales agent. I’m excited as it is my idea and brainchild, but at the same time I’m a bit worry too as the concept is untested hence I don’t really know what will be the result. I can’t even predict my income at all as it is dependence on how successfully my colleagues and I can sell the property. I’m staking my 16 years reputation in the industry on this 1 particular project. Is kinda scary and surreal at the same time. Haha. The only word that crosses my mind to describe my decision is ‘CRAZY’!!! 😂😂😂
Why I’m prepared to take such a risk? It is because I believe in my concept and ideas. I would say it is daring and unconventional, but yet it is definitely interesting and attractive. In life, I always like to take risks and challenges to make my life experiences on this earth more colourful and fun. Life is full of opportunities and I just need to be daring enough to grab it when the opportunity presented itself. Which it does.
Failure isn’t an option for this project hence I have to go all out to make sure I can pull off the most daring concept and ideas successfully together with my colleagues. Hehe. I’m actually very excited about it although I have no clue how much money I’m going to make from this project. Haha. Normally I’m able to predict my financial reward, but for this project I really can’t. Hence I’m doing this purely for reputation and ego reasons. A lot of people is sceptical that we will be able to pull it off because there it is no track record of it. Hence I make a promise to myself that I will make sure I deliver the result and prove the skeptics wrong!! No backing down!!
My official consultancy appointment is going to start 1st of March and the duration is 3 months. My exclusive appointment for sales and marketing will runs for 2 years, but the official marketing and selling will only take place during Q4 2018/Q1 2019. Now is doing all the ground and prep works for the project.
I’m not greedy. I just wish to earn enough for me to retire by 2020. That’s all!! 😂😂😂
was a mixed week for me. First I got the bad news about a deal I was working on had to be terminated because the Developer decided not to acquire the land. Sigh. In a span of 4 months, I lost the same deal 2x working with 2 different Developer and the commission of RM8mil. Fuck fuck fuck!! Seriously not much luck working on this deal. I thought 2nd time lucky, but NOPE!
Was I upset and pissed off? To be honest, I wasn’t. I was calm and focus in finding alternative option. I know for a fact that getting upset wouldn’t help because there wasn’t much I could do to salvage the deal especially when the Developer decided not to buy the land. So no point to kick up a fuss and be angry over spilled milk. Hence I decided to look for other potential options and happy to share that there might be a possibility I will be able to put together the deal with another Developer. Very preliminary now, but at least there is a chance. In my line of work, plenty of unpredictability so just have to stay calm and focus to solve any issues arise.
On the other hand, I met a Tan Sri for another mega project I’m going to start working on soon once the exclusive appointment is signed. I passed his interviewed so I’m good to go with the project. In fact, Tan Sri even mentioned that he wants me and my company to work long-term with them. A good proposition, but I’m not very keen as I want to go back for my MBA in 3 years time. When I told Tan Sri that, he mentioned he will arrange a Doctorate for me. I told him I don’t want an arranged Doctorate. I want to go back to school to study and learn. Feel honoured that Tan Sri offered to arrange a Doctorate for me, but I like to study for it myself.
Anyway, the project I’m working on is really interesting and the concept is my brainchild. It is a lifetime opportunity to be able to participate in this project as I can create my own legacy and build my reputation further. I was told by a business partner that my current reputation is really good and impressive. He said the mentor who recommended me to him told him that I’m the “secret weapon” to Developers who had worked with me and hence they are reluctant to share me. Hahahaha. I was really shocked and surprised by the latest comment I heard about myself because I never know that I’m highly regarded in the industry. Wow 🤩🤩🤩!
With the compliments from Tan Sri and this new business partner, it made my week better. After all, a solid reputation will always bring me more business opportunities. Just a matter of timing only. Anyway, I will always find ways to increase my opportunity and I’m sure I will reach my financial goal soon. Very soon. 😉😉
So overall, the week wasn’t too bad.
My recent post that I posted on LinkedIn on Tuesday has surpassed 10,000 post views for the 1st time. Crazy!! Never expected it. There were over 100 likes and 20+ congratulatory messages. And there were also a fair bit of new requests to connect. Some I accepted, some I declined if I don’t think there is a potential opportunity in the future.
LinkedIn is definitely a good business platform to connect and reach out to more professional people in a quicker manner. It is also effective because it saves time and money vs the traditional method of cold calling or door to door sales. For me, LinkedIn has opened a new door for me to generate new business opportunities and also expand my network. Most of the time the people I reached out to on LinkedIn were polite, professional and responsive, but there were also some who were just lack of professional courtesy to reply. Nevertheless, it is still a useful and good business platform.
Another feature on LinkedIn I like very much is the advertising platform. It is a good channel for business advertisement because the target audience is more quality compare to other social media platforms. Moving forward, LinkedIn will be the business platform I will use the most until another better business platform surface and able to challenge LinkedIn.
First day at work and moved in to a new office within a co-working space environment. Love my new office suite, but the quality and workmanship are slightly below standard. Their first center was impressive, but here it is very uniform looking. Same colour and just rows and rows of workstations. Nevertheless, still better than my old office as it is more spacious and I get my own workstation. Haha.
Nevertheless, I do feel good about the office so I will try to close one eye on those small defects. But there are definitely still has room for improvements.
So far the 1st day back to work had been good. Received a good news pertaining to my shops in Ipoh. Things are definitely moving in the right direction and a good one too. Tomorrow will have another meeting with a Developer who wants to engage me to be their consultant for an integrated development project. Hopefully all the terms can be worked and ironed out by tomorrow.
Anyway, I’m definitely looking to 2018. Wish everyone a great 2018!!
My 1st post in the new year!! Haha….let me share something funny. I was in the shower when it was the time to countdown. It wasn’t intentional, but it was a great coincidence because I washed away the dirt and negativity form 2017 and welcoming 2018 with tons of positive energy and freshness. Hehe. Unplanned, but it was a good way to say goodbye to 2017 and hello 2018.
I was in the shower when I heard the fireworks hence I knew it was midnight. I’m not pretending that I’m feeling positive, but I’m actually feeling very positive. I have a good vibes about my journey in 2018 and I have a strong feeling that things will workout well for me. Hehe.
And today is the beginning of my 3 years target to earn as much money as possible so that I can do an early retirement by 2021 and indulge in my personal goals and dreams. I have to work very hard, be more aggressive and proactive in chasing deals and making sure I need to close more BIG DEALS!!!
I know I can do it!!! YESSSSSSSS!!
Hasn’t been a good week so far. In fact, this month hasn’t been a great month for me. For instance, my car water tank has issue hence cause leakage. Need to send it for repair, but unable to get my car out quickly because the service center has a backlog of cars to service. But they did said they will try to do their best to service my car asap. They will let me know by tomorrow. Sigh…..carless for at least 1 week or more!!
Then today I received the decision from a landlord that his boss Tan Sri changed his mind about a JV. I worked on this deal for at least about 3 months and all along everything were going well. The last meeting with the Tan Sri over lunch about 2-3 weeks ago he gave the green lights to go ahead with the JV. Really dumbfounded by the sudden u-turn!!! Again, this just shows the rich are really fickle minded. No excuses as why the sudden changed of mind. Sigh!!
Oh ya, on 4th December, I had the worst day of the month. 3 bad news in a single month!! I didn’t even know how I managed to stay sane and continue with my positive thinking when I stand to lose my 8 digits commission! Seriously not joking!! It was a long day, but I survived and didn’t allow a temporary setback to upset me too much. Is not a total lost case. Just delay with a few road blocks I need to overcome. Is already end of the year so nothing much will get done now. Like it or not, have to wait till next month before activities will start picking up again.
And hopefully 2018 will bring more good news for me. I really need it. Sometimes it is really a struggle to stay and think positive, but I have to push ahead because I can’t afford to crumble mentally and emotionally. I don’t have anyone to pick me up if I fall. So I can’t fall. I can only push myself to keep going and I can only rely on myself to be my own cheerleader hence the only option I have is to stay and think positive!!
Anyway, another 12 more days to go and 2017 will be over. Can’t wait to welcome 2018 😆😆😆!
Nowadays, I like to work in a cafe as I feel more motivated when I’m surrounded by people although it can be noisy at time. But is ok as I can still focus. I’m pretty good at absorbing the noises and yet still able to concentrate on what I need to do. My brain is able to listen, observe, thank and write at the same time. Unbelievable right 😀?? Is true. I trained myself to multi-tasking when I was studying in university hence I’m able to focus even if there are noises as long as no one is talking to me. Haha.
I love the energy that comes from other people. Some are really good and some aren’t so good so have to learn to filter and absorb the good and discard the bad. When I look at people I couldn’t help but wonder what type of life they have. As I get older, the search for the meaning of life isn’t important anymore because majority of us will never be able to find the meaning of life. All I care is to live a life that I can have the freedom to do whatever I want, basically live life at my own terms and conditions. I control my own life and destiny – that’s the key!
I’m working on a few interesting projects currently, but still in negotiation stage hence still a long way to enjoy the fruits. Sometimes I do questions if I’m on the right direction in my career. It ain’t easy when I have to start over again (in a way) as my focus this time around is in different segments of the real estate market. Hence I have to learn a fair bit of things from ground zero, but I don’t mind as it is fun. Just that it will takes time before the results can be seen. So not only have to be patient, but also a deep pocket because I don’t have income coming in during this stage therefore have to dig into my own savings 😅😅. Anyway, I’m still very motivated as I have a strong feeling that I will hit jackpot soon. And 2018 will be a fabulous year.
Anyway, coming back to why I prefer to work in a cafe. I wrote this post on a Tuesday afternoon, but didn’t get to finish it as I was distracted by meetings and dinners with friends hence only able to finish it tonight.
And in the interim, I saw this article Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office appeared on my FB’s timeline and I have to share it. The coincident was too uncanny. But definitely an interesting article to read. Hope you enjoy it. I did.
I’m looking forward to moving to our new office in December 2017. Is a co-working space and I have a feeling I will be going to office more often as the place is more vibrant, has a cafe inside and comfortable lounge areas too. But the best is I will get to meet new people in co-working space environment. Excited 😀😀!! Viva 2018!! But in the meantime, cafe will still be where I’m going to get my work done when I don’t have meetings or appointments with clients. Hehe.