We should have moved to the new office premise earlier last month. But as you know, there are times that things don’t go according to plan.
So imagine my relief when the private lift access was repaired and restored after 6 weeks of waiting and chasing in between.
This has sped up works and just in the nick of time (our Tenancy Agreement at the previous unit expired earlier this month) my staff and I had moved everything to a new, bigger place!
There a few outstanding renovation works and touching up, and we moved in a hurry to be fully operational.
So what’s different?
The new place is bigger (1,800 sq feet vs 1,064 sq feet previously)
Somewhat unconventional, but we have our own private lift access – which was also the source of a lot of frustrations; we are literally the first occupant in this side of the Tower and the lift had not worked… until we came about.
Now that are past the speed bumps, here’s what the new Musemancer looks like.
Thanks to WeBuildEasy? team for their amazing work!
It will be close to 3 years since I’ve started a full-time team and office, and looking back.. we sure came quite a way. The best part is: there’s still MORE to come!
Office Warming Party will be in October, to coincide with our 3 year anniversary.
Last year I went to DBA Surabaya Live as a speaker, this time I returned as an attendee. Joining me from Malaysia are my ex-interns Shaun and Cally, workshop student Kate, and newcomer Charis 🙂
There were about 70+ people attending this event, and even though I think some parts of the event could have been improved we got what we came for: networking and connections building. Plus, catching up with friends in this business from long ago.
Didn’t get much work done as Internet is sluggish at JS Luwansa and with long hours at the event. I reasoned that I do a launch almost every month but it’s not all the time I get to meet my business associates and friends face-to-face.
Spent a good 4 days here receiving luxury and pampered treatment, lol.
After the event, we extended another two more days stay to visit Jakarta…
Happening month! As soon as I got back from the US, it was hustle time.
Some peeps at Musemancer were leaving so I went full throttle with my recruitment drive – in a short notice, I brought in 3 Interns and 2 full-timers, with 2 more on the way next month.
I was also fortunate to have some brilliant marketing minds paying us a visit – first a weekend brainstorm discussion among our immediate Internet Marketers.
And in the following weeks peeps from Singapore – Clement Wong & Cynthia Khoo, Isabel Nicole Wong, Wilson Lau, Cavan Chiam, and Douglas Lee came over… albeit at different times.
And earlier today Khai, Yuenn and I reviewed the story-telling sessions from the Musemancer Team so we could single out the best angles and hooks for our upcoming niche products.
A lot of action at the office, to make up for the month-long away from Malaysia. 🙂
Finally back to Dallas, where it all started! I needed to catch my round flight back to Malaysia from Dallas Fort Worth and in the two days I had here, I tried to squeeze in at least one more meeting.
And guess who I met?
Yep, the legendary Marlon Sanders. It was a great honor to meet him – also considering that the marketing old timer hasn’t met any other Internet Marketers in person for years! (He said since 2006 but not sure if I can hold onto him for his memory, lol)
He flew in from San Antonio which is about 4 hours drive from Dallas, so it was a gold opportunity not to be squandered. Spent a good two days with him and man he’s such a genius, small wonder why many regarded him legendary.
It wasn’t all business however – surprisingly we got to cover some touristy places over the weekend – the JFK Memorial Plaza and Museum, the nearest gun shooting range, and other places of interest as Marlon used to stay here for years.
So there you have it… my US trip finally comes to an end! It’s been quite a journey and it felt as if I’ve been here longer.
Got to meet many amazing business owners, marketers, entrepreneurs – some of whom I’ve worked with for years but meet in person for the first time – and of course new connections forged.
After nearly a month of being away from Malaysia, it’s time to go home.
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Pictured above is one of the last places I’ve visited in this trip. This is the site (Elm Street to be exact) where 35th US President JFK was assassinated more than 50 years ago. Several conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination live onto this day.
Amazing he got more accomplished in his 3 years of Presidency than some other Presidents in their 1-2 terms.
One of the two main highlights of my US trip. This is the first time I’ve met many of the Internet Entrepreneurs and Marketers that I’ve worked with or heard of for so many years… now face to face! Feeling is surreal and somewhat hard to believe. lol
This year’s T&C was attended by 2,500+ people, and the booths were crazy too… it’s as if my email promo tabs came to life!
The sessions were great but man it’s been a long time since I last had info overload (then again, I’ve been going from one mastermind to another meeting to yet another in the last 3 weeks)
Too bad I cannot stay around long enough for Mayhem next month as I need to be back in Malaysia, otherwise I won’t get much done! And trust me, there’s LOTS TO DO and I’m already itching!
In all I spent exactly one week in San Diego. I had time to visit a few places before and after the event including the famous San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Maritime Museum.
That was great and all but one more stop remains: Dallas.
Yes, back to origin…