Dallas – Higher Purpose Mastermind

Initially I was going to head back to Malaysia on 19th May. Then Oliver Talamayan informed me of a Mastermind just around the corner – 19th – 22nd May in Dallas, Texas.

So I made a detour and extended my stay. I might as well, since I’m already on the other side of the planet I should make the most of my trip here.

Unlike the Vegas and LA chapter, I was in the house most of the time; I didn’t really go anywhere else beyond the convenience stores and restaurants within walking distance.

The 3 days proved to be productive and made up for the past two weeks of just going from place to place.

The Mastermind had just about 9-10 people; on Day 2 Justin Beasley was invited to share his insights on E-Commerce. His prime record to date: $1.7 Million sales in 50 days!

I had my next level High Ticket and business game plan nailed down while I was here, and with a 30 25 hour flight back to Malaysia I found the time to finally read up two books (Trust Funnel and DotComSecrets) cover to cover, something I had put off for a long time.

… And that’s it for my US trip this year!

Los Angeles Revisited – The Americana Life!

After the Bug Free Mastermind and a week in Vegas, Isabel, Adrian and I went back to Los Angeles and this was to be the second part of our trip.

This was to be more of a leisure trip and we started our LA chapter with a BMW 6-series rented from Sixt.

3.0L twin-turbo engine.. gotta love the sound of the engine screaming when you hit the Sports+ mode!

Car is wide and because almost everything was inverted, it took more than a day to get used to driving here (gotta say, drivers in LA are worse than in Malaysia!)

We visited Winter and Anastasia first and checked out the Griffith Observatory. Huey swung by later.

The following day we met up with Huey again in Hollywood…

LACMA at night

Revisited the Universal Studios. This time I got to see more of it as we had almost the whole day here!

Posing with the 6-series…

Concluded the LA trip with a visit to Paul Hoffman‘s place in Marina del Rey.

So glad to see more of LA this time!

It was time for Isabel and Adrian to fly back to Singapore. But for me, I still have one more place to go – Dallas…

Las Vegas – Bug Free Mastermind

Checked into The Palms Spring here in Vegas and here for a week!

I was here chiefly for the Annual Bug Free Mastermind and since we arrived early, we visited the Grand Canyon via the Sundance heli tour. (something that I didn’t get to do on my first time here 6 years ago)

View was breathtaking – literally!

Also got to go to the shooting range at Battlefield Las Vegas, to shoot my dream gun – the MG42!

Some shopping at North Premium Outlet (and wow the prices were premium too)

One day before the Annual Bug Free Mastermind began, we were treated to a Zappos HQ tour.

Followed by the main event for the next five days – packed with Conference Hall presentations, parties and dinners…

I didn’t attend all of them; I was sick on the first two days of the event and because I don’t drink that means you won’t find me at the pubs and bars. Still got out some good connections from the event nonetheless.

We ended the Vegas trip with a visit to the Old Strip, Fermont Street and watched the Penn and Teller live performance (second time for me!)

Next stop: Los Angeles revisited…

The Start Of Our US Trip 2017

The longest Friday.

I left Malaysia on 5th May and after more than 21 hours of flight I arrived in Los Angeles… on the same day!

I took Cathay Pacific and transited via Hong Kong.

Because I miscalculated the dates, we arrived a day earlier than intended before heading to Las Vegas.

Good thing Isabel and Adrian booked a hotel in downtown Santa Monica for the night! My bad.

This was just the beginning of the 3 week long US trip for me this round!

To Phnom Penh!

After spending two days in Siam Reap, I took a 30 minute flight to Phnom Penh to meet Kelly Ch’ng. Kelly has been working here for the last 7 months, and seeing a familiar face here is a relief for me.

As said earlier, I am a terrible negotiator so following her around helped me save a bit as she’s terrific at bargaining with the locals!

I spent a full day in PP before going back the next afternoon but we covered many places – the Cambodian Museum, Killing Fields, did a full body massage, and hopped a few bars including FCC (Foreign Correspondence Club).

Vibes here are totally different from Siam Reap – whereas in SR life is a slower and places seem to be quite apart, here in PP it’s livelier, there are more variety of cars on the streets, and more hip and urban.

We wrapped up the PP trip with a visit to the Central Market to buy some souvenirs back home.

It was a good weekend getaway overall and that’s Country #21 visited for me!