It was a short notice, and I booked a last minute flight to Singapore to attend the World E-Commerce Summit. In part to support Jaz Lai‘s event, and also to meet and network with people here.
Frankly I had nothing much beyond a vague agenda and because I’m not into E-Commerce, I had little expectations. So imagine my surprise at how productive the weekend was – meeting my Coaching Client (and in the process of closing another!), getting things done with my behind-the-scenes business partner, hanging out with Isabel, and also meeting new and old faces alike!
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!
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…
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.