Allow Me To Bring You Up To Speed

So it’s been four months since I last posted anything here.

Okay let’s recount what happened right from the start of the year…

1. I was hospitalized.

On account of gastric and bacterial infection. I had experienced it post-Christmas and after one and a half months and 3 doctors, it got worse and I threw up one night. That was it.

Jun Jing was kind to pick me up from home and drive me to the nearest hospital in the wee hours of the morning. While I had been to the hospital before, this was the first time I stayed over for a few nights.

My staff visited me on one of the days for company.

All the stress and pressure from the year before took its toll on my body, and I was forced into rest even after discharge.

Even so, I didn’t have the luxury of resting on my laurels as right after, I had to organize my long anticipated…

 

2. First High Level Mastermind Retreat

Chose the most expensive villa out of all the options (we want the best for our high-end Clients). Booked two Mazda 6 drivers to pick up our international Clients. Called my usual crew back to organize this event, and also hired a professional video crew.

4 days of high level masterminding in Pahang with clients from US, UK, France, Singapore, and of course Malaysia.

In short: a success!

 

3. Sold My Car

At just 7 months old, I’ve let go my chariot.

Clocking just under 10,000 KM in mileage and in pristine condition, I advertised my car on Carlist.my and posted to the F30 Rusted Jackets group. I was fortunate to find a buyer relatively fast.

And if you’re wondering why I’m letting go this car so soon – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this car – but because I’m considered to be high risk, high debt individual by the banks, it’s been a hindrance to get loan approval for a third property in Malaysia and although I can accept that, I need my own credit card.

So an elaborate plan it is – let go this car, re-apply for credit card from multiple banks, then get another ride again.

Yes, it will be another BMW.

But hold your horses…

4. I am going to be in the States again.

This time I will be in Vegas (again) and L.A. (again) and Dallas might see me return again more than a year later – to be confirmed.

Main purpose: to go to the Bug Free Mastermind event and network with the top personal development marketers and figures there.

L.A. will mostly be a leisure part of the trip.

And if I’ll be detouring to Dallas, it will be to attend the next High Ticket Mastermind. Altogether up to 3 weeks there.

While I’m here, I’ll be renting cars to get around – need to give the i8 a test drive, and that will decide it all…

So yep, that’s where I am and what I am up to next!

Life Changing Money Challenge

9 years ago I joined the first Life Changing Party (now renamed Life Changing Money Challenge). Here I am again… So so so different ! Game is more app driven now, sumptuous food and great company!

What Is Life Changing Money Challenge?

Think of it as Monopoly or CashFlow 101 carried out in a live event. When you walk into the Hall, the year is 2016 (current). Every participant goes on the app and plays the game, Life Changing Money Challenge.

The game is driven by a virtual currency called LCD or “Life Changing Dollars”. The objective of the game is to amass as much LCDs as possible. Top 3 players with highest net worth wins.

 

How Is It Played?

The game is divided into two Phases. Phase 1 is basically played BEFORE the event itself. You start off with LCD 1 Million, and there is an incentive to start collecting LCD as all these carries over to the main event on the night itself.

Players get LCDs by referring friends, answering Q&As, or take a chance with Fate Codes (akin to gambling).

Phase 2 begins during the live event itself.

You start off with whatever you’ve earned in Phase 1 + LCD 10 Million.

Mirroring reality, players can do a variety of things to build (or lose) their wealth: buy Businesses, Franchises, stocks, properties, even gamble (lol), Auction, make deals with other Players, etc.

And just like real life, there are huge investments beyond individual players that it requires team work and negotiating.

Theoretically, every 20 minutes means 1 year has passed in the game – but some technical difficulties with the app and some events like Lively Larry and Auctioning took a bit more time than it should.

However the game ended at Year 2021, 5 years later…

What Do You Get For Winning?

Top 3 winners from Phase 1 and Phase 2 win various prizes.

As a sponsor of the event, I was not eligible for winning. But I still went all out to play. 😛

Even so, the players sure are crazy even if I were eligible, I wouldn’t have won any prizes haha…

In Phase 1, I finished 5th place.

In Phase 2, I finished 7th place – even with a windfall of LCD10Million from playing a silly ‘human jackpot’ game LOL

It was a fun night overall – it also doubled as a mini reunion with some of my workshop students and other business friends.

I’ve also learned what a saver I am when it comes to money. I suspect if I threw everything I had into stocks (I had good pickings) I would indefinitely make way more and possibly top everyone… then again, it’s not something I would’ve dare done in real life.

Learned a lot about my own money habits that night!

Professional Photoshoot Day

It’s time to update my photos for business use. Wasn’t satisfied with the ones I took 3 years ago as it was done on a bad hair day and with lack of preparation.

And since the photography fees aren’t that much more, I figured I might as well rope my Musemancer team in for individual photoshoot right at our office!

These are just some of the hundreds of photos taken. I’ve not taken so many photos of myself in my life, it makes me respect models and photographers more as they make it look easy!

I’m happier with how the photos turned out this time – a combination of good hair day and planning the poses in advance really helped. And I’ve never looked this good on camera, even if I say so myself. Haha! (Again, newfound respect for professional photographers and models… I just got a tiny glimpse in their daily work routine)

You’ll be seeing photos like these on my sales pages, videos, and sites in the coming weeks and months… it’s going to last me a long time this time!

30th

So yeah, I finally hit the big 3 (or as PeiWen said, “Welcome to the 3-series club”) There was a time when 30 years old seemed far away, but nowadays it feels like time flies faster.

First headed to office to (pretend to) be surprised by a birthday cake celebration. (This happened last year and the year before that)

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While I usually spend my birthdays like any other day, this time I bought myself a toy…

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… PlayStation 4. 🙂 Because the PS3 is spoilt.

Starting off with two games – Until Dawn and The Last Of UsMortal Kombat X was sold out.

I was just thinking: in my schooling years I loved playing video games a lot – had plenty of time for it, but yearned for the cash to spend on them.

Today, I can spend on entertainment without a flinch… only problem is: not much for time for it!

Partly because games nowadays are going towards ‘open world’ and playing time gets longer and longer. Games today aren’t as linear as before where you can finish in just a few hours tops. Some can take days, and that’s if you’re committed!

But the gamer in me still hasn’t outgrown; when I’m not working and when I’m not outdoors, this can be my entertainment at home 🙂

Operation White Rhino III

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Spent the weekend away from phone and Internet to join a 2 day Airsoft game in Indonesia.

This is my third time back in this army camp, and it had been a cold, rainy game – alternating between the jungle and local residence nearby.

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This was the least enjoyable MILSIM of the three times I came here – partly due to the heavy downpour, but there was significantly less fire fight, and more walking in the woods at night… under the heavy rain too.

I’ve shared my feedback with the Organizers and understandably there’s no such thing as a perfect game; I hope there will be more action the next time I come here. But if anything, it was still a much needed break from my Online Business. I’ve gotten a lot more busy this year; this is practically the third time I’ve played Airsoft ever for 2016. Before this, I’ve played frequently – at least 1-2 times a month – for the last 7 years.

Until the next MILSIM…