Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Friends

When I was a little boy, I have always heard people around me talking about setting New Year Resolution. The interesting phenomenon is that a year after setting New Year Resolution, somehow, things did not change much. Why is that so? Most of the people that I know will shove the New Year Resolution aside after setting and totally forgot about it. So some of the key things you need to DO to make sure that things get DONE is to TAKE MASSIVE ACTION  once your goals are set.

So what are some of the AMAZING THINGS that you can do for yourself this year? Check out this list:

1.       Review your Achievements for the past year

As you look back last year, list down the top 3 things that you have done well and then reward yourself. Also list down the top 3 things that you felt it could have been better. Ask yourself are there any things that you have learnt where it can make you a better person. In NLP, if you are able to gather some positive learning from any negative experiences that you have, in fact, you are applying a tool in NLP called Reframing.

2.       Fulfill at least one of your Dreams

If there is 1 dream that can be achieved this year, what will they be? Put in your best effort this year and achieve them. There were a couple of my dreams that were fulfilled last year:

(i)                  Brought my family to Hokkaido & Disneyland

(ii)                Met Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group with a Networth of US$46 Billion (see picture below)

(iii)              Met Warren Buffett, Richest Investor on Forbes List with a Networth of US$58.5 Billion

(iv)              Met Zhang Zuo Lei, Billionaire Businessman from China

(iv)              Build strong working relationship with Richard Tan, CEO of Success Resources Pte Ltd, the largest event organizer in the world

(iv)              Meeting Professor Bruce Greenwald in Columbia University, etc

Find those that are FUN to do!


With Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group


Zhang Zuo Lei, Billionaire Businessman who owns Ba Su Mu Group


3.       Tell your love ones “I love you”

If there are 3 people that you are absolutely grateful for who have made a difference in your life, who will these people be? Assuming that they are still around and you have always wanted to tell them something important, tell them!  I remembered I have a NLP Graduate who loved her mum so much but she has always procrastinated to tell her how much she loved her mum. Eventually she took up the courage to do it and she felt phenomenal! Her article is available here:

4.       Exercise

“Take care of your body. It’s the only you have to live” ~ Jim Rohn. I came across this quote when I visited an exhibition called Body World in New York. It really gave me a fresh perspective of life. Most of the people finds exercising tiring and tough to do. I share similar experiences. So what I did was simply to do something that I like – Brisk Walk with an pipe-in music from iPhone & weight training in front of the TV. Recently, I have shifted to a place where it’s a few minutes walk from West Coast Park. It’s really Beautiful during the day and night. That further motivates me to exercise. You may like to play basketball, golf or any sports that give a great workout. Just DO it!

west-coast-parkAn evening shot at West Coast Park

5.       Read

Recently I have just shifted my house and I realized that I really got of tons of books that I have bought but not read yet. If you have any books that you have but not read them, read one this year. If you are very busy in your life and find completing reading a book a hassle, read articles instead. Personally, I love to read posting by Sir Richard Branson in his personal Blog as well as summarised biographies at

6.       Remove negative people in your life

One of my favourite quotes was “Surround yourself with people that will lift you higher” by Oprah Winfrey. I have always love hanging out with positive people and people who will support your dreams and goals in my life. They bring energy, encouragement, support and warmth into my life. If you have any people in your life that is taking most of the energy out of you, vanish them from your universe or you vanish yourself from their universe. You will be happier.


Participants from Batch Swish 26 during Day 6 of our NLP Training

7.       Have FUN and DO something crazy!

Life is short! If you have always wanted to do something crazy and outrageous (assuming that it’s legal and ethical), DO it! A couple weeks ago, my company launched our 1st investment book called “Invest Lah!” and I dressed myself up as a Cash Cow Mascot. We had SO MUCH FUN in our launch. Watch video below. So is there something that you have always wanted to do but did not have a chance, Screw it Just Do it! You may also learn HOW TO INVEST in an EXTREMELY FUN way by clicking Mind Kinesis Value Investing Academy.

8.       Help someone

Since my encounter with Kidney Cancer, it has changed the way how I look at life. I have been organising small charity events or participating in such events since 2010. The most memorable one is when I brought the patients from Hospice Care Association for a day trip at Gardens by the Bay and I almost cried at the end of the event. It was a meaningful one. For this year, I will be organising another one. If you decide to help someone but do not have time, you don’t have to organise anything. Just volunteer yourself for the day, or if you see any people who are handicapped in some ways and are selling tissue paper, buy a few packs from them and chat with them. You will be surprise what you can learn from them about life.

9.       Show Gratitude to your friends and/or colleagues

I remembered years ago when I was working in a public listed company, I have to managed a few hundred staffs. It was pretty challenging to motivate them. Having said that, I came out with an idea one day – give candies to my female staffs. As my staffs are predominantly male and are in large numbers, I have decided to give thanks starting from a small group which are the female staffs. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I personally packed about 30 packs for the female staffs. When they came to work on that day, my staff gave every single lady staff the packed candy and said “Happy Valentine’s Day!”. Guessed what happened? One lady staff entered my office and said that for the past 25 years, I am the only manager that has showed appreciation for the years of effort of my staff. After she spoke to me, she went out and shared to her colleagues how happy she was.

Ask yourself this – Do you have any friends or colleagues that have helped you previously and you have no chance to thank them? Give them a surprise. It can be a handwritten note, a small and cute gift, etc.


10.   Look at the Stars, the Sky, the Trees, the Sea

Visit any places of nature and be part of it. We spent so much time working, working and working and we should give ourselves a break and be with nature. Go to the nearest beach and enjoy the sun, sand and the sea. Lie down somewhere and enjoy the stars or the sky or the clouds. Admire how beautiful the nature is, paying attention to the sound of nature and remember how it feels!


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Cayden Chang

Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

On 8 Jan 2013, it was a beautiful where I had a meeting in the morning at 10:30am. Unfortunately, I felt uncomfortable suddenly and I admit myself to National Cancer Centre as there were signs of a possible relapse of my kidney cancer. It has been 2 years since I had my mango-size tumour removed, but during that moment, my mind ran wild. For the next remaining day, I was running between National Cancer Centre and Urology Centre (in SGH) trying to get a chance to see a doctor, and eventually I did. I was scheduled to go through a series of blood tests, urine tests, Ultrasound Scan & CT Scans. A couple of doses of medicine from my regular doctor makes me feel better. It wasn’t a good feeling but it was a great reminder about life.

For the next few weeks, life went on as usual and when I posted some updates of my episodes on Facebook, I started to receive lots of care and concerns from my friends. See some of my Facebook status comments on my posts:

Coincidentally. most of them are my current or past NLP Participants. I was really really touched. In addition, I get surprise smses, calls and even visits at my office. It’s during such difficult times where I know how I have treated people in the past just based on their care and concerns.

As I had my tests done throughout the weeks that follow,  I continued to do what I love – had a large batch of Value Investing Programme (VIP) done, conducted numerous speaking engagements and last day of NLP Swish 23:


With all these engagements going on, the most touching moments took place on 26th Jan 2013 where I was running last day of my NLP Training for Batch Swish 23. The training ended around 5:30pm where suddenly, one of the participant, Harry, said that he is something to share. He plugged his thumbdrive into my laptop and he started playing a short video clip from the movie Rocky:

I was so focused on the video that I did not realized that some of them already positioned themselves to do something that was simply crazy: 

Guess what they were preparing to do when they turn over? An NLP Skit!!!! YES!! An NLP Skit. It was HILARIOUS!! At the same time, it was so touching of them to take time off their family and work to run rehearsals for this skit:

When the skit was over, I was on my feet, laughing. It was too hard to bear.

Then suddenly, another NLP friend of ours called Cassandra came up said something that eventually put me to tears and at that moment, Ken came up simultaneously and presented a card that was specially designed to motivate me:


That’s how the card looks like:


Our Parting Shot to the Wonderful People who have contributed to the Skit, not forgetting the rest of the class who were there to brighten up the entire room:


Last point that I wish to share that, of all the 1001 reasons why I could hang on to my passion for so loooong is simply this – I am always surrounded by friends who really appreciate what I do ….. with all my heart!

Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Week ahead!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?


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NLP SINGAPORE – NLP Anchoring and the Law of Attraction

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Hypnosis, NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, Self Improvement | 0 comments

NLP Anchoring and the Law of Attraction

What is the law of attraction and how can NLP techniques increase and enhance its effectiveness? The following article will show the basic elements of the universal law of attraction and how it can be applied to your everyday life.  The second half of the article will demonstrate how to use and create an NLP anchor.

When you understand how to use your anchor, you will see how this new anchor can be used to accelerate the law of attraction process. By following the steps in the anchoring technique, you will be able to have access to any emotional state that you desire in any situation.

Studies show that NLP skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!


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NLP Anchoring and the Law of Attraction

By Jacob McDonald

What is the law of attraction and how can it be affected with NLP?

The Law of Attraction is the universal law that the focus of your thoughts becomes the reality that you are living. What you focus on is attracted to you. As one of the spokesman for the law attraction Mike Dooley states “Thoughts Become Things”. The principles of the law of attraction have been used in people’s lives all over the world to bring success, relationships, personal wealth, and white jaguars. The law of attraction, when used in a person’s life, literally makes dreams come true.

How can you begin to use the law of attraction in your own life? The law of attraction is easy to apply to your life and some might say that is seems to be too simple to work. Many people do not know that they are actively taking part in the law of attraction on a daily and moment to moment basis in their lives already. To begin to use the law of attraction you may use the following steps.

1. Clearly in your mind think of what it is that you want to attract into your life be it a new home, a car, a specific relationship or personal wealth.

2. State to yourself that you have the thing that you are attracting now.

3. Next, take 5 – 10 minutes each day and visualize yourself with the attracted thing, or event as if it were happening now. Feel the feelings and see the things that are congruent to having your dream now.

4. Continue this exercise once a day and allow your unconscious mind and the universe to align their selves with your will.

To clarify some of this process I will explain some of the steps in greater detail. When you are deciding what you are going to manifest into your life be very specific. Make sure when you are stating what you are attracting to yourself that you state it in the positive. If you have bills racking up do not focus on not having bills, focus and state that you have abundance and in this case be specific about how much abundance you are looking for.

When you visualize your wish happening in the present, make it so vivid to yourself that you can feel the excitement and gratitude of having this thing now. Make a note to include yourself in your visualization. If you are in want of a new car, see yourself in the car; see your hands on the steering wheel of this car. It is important to see yourself in the vision so that your unconscious mind and the universe understand you are not merely attracting seeing this new vehicle, but that you are indeed driving and have ownership of this new amazing dream. Your unconscious mind does not know the difference between what is visualized and what is actually seen. The results of this are that your unconscious mind will begin to make adjustments in yourself to make your focus your reality.

Be encouraged as you progress with this process that as you remain focused on your goal, it will come about. Continue to visualize everyday even though it may appear the results are not happening as quickly as you would like.

NLP can accelerate the law of attraction

To Reiterate; the key points of the law of attraction are to feel the intensity of the feelings that accompany you having your dream and secondly to vividly visualize your dream as a current reality.

For the first and most important aspect of the law of attraction, which is to feel the emotions and feelings of this new reality coming to pass, a powerful NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming technique can be used called anchoring. Anchoring in short, is attaching a neurological response to an external stimulation. An example of this is when you are in love with someone and you see their number form onto your caller you may notice your heart begin to race before you even answer the phone. Another example of an anchor that is used powerfully in marketing is through the use of music. You may feel a certain emotion when listening to specific songs. In recent car commercials I have seen the use of a variety of popular songs from the 70’s. These songs are used knowing that the target audience has an emotional response to them. The principle behind this is to attach the summer fun you felt in the 70’s to the fun you can feel in this new vehicle.

Now that you have an understanding of an anchor as an external stimulation that triggers an internal state I will explain how this can be used to enhance the process of actively attracting things and events into your life. Anchoring can be effectively used to trigger the states of excitement and joy as you want to apply to your dream and its fulfillment. In the event of your visualization you will now be able to trigger the powerful emotions that are the driving force of creating reality.

How do you go about making an anchor? There are many ways to make an anchor; I will layout several strategies to follow and you can choose the one that best works for you. First off what you are looking for in a reality creating state is: gratitude, joy, excitement and ecstasy. These are a great place to start to show your unconscious mind and the universe that this is something that you really want.

One method you can use to gain immediate access to these states is through music.

1. Find a piece of music that you particularly like, a piece of music you have access to every day is obviously preferred.

2. Now that you have your piece of music ready to play, put it on repeat if possible and begin to play the music.

3. As the music is playing what you are going to do is begin to allow yourself to experience some powerful memories.

You will think of a time when you felt gratitude for any reason. See yourself in that very moment, seeing what you saw and feeling what you felt. Make sure that you relive these memories in the clearest way you possibly can. At the moment you feel the feeling intensely immediately shift your attention to the next memory you will be using. Now find memories for each of the feelings you will be anchoring including: joy, excitement, and ecstasy

4. When you have relived several memories and felt the multiple feelings you are looking for you can turn off the music.

5. Now that the music is off, you need to forget about the whole experience and think of something else, such as what your address is, what your mother’s maiden name is, and what the model of your first car was.

6. Now it is time to test the anchor. To test an anchor it is very simple, all you need to do is introduce the stimulation again. In this case turn your song on again, and notice that you can feel the feelings of Gratitude, joy ect…

7. If you do not feel the feelings as intensely as you would like replay the song again as many times as you wish and attach as many powerful memories as you want. You may find yourself having a whole lot of fun doing this because you will start to remember things you haven’t thought of in a long time, think of the things that bring a smile to your face and a warmth in your heart.

Another method to anchor emotional states is by physical touch. This is my personal favorite when working with another person because it is more intimate and I feel more of a connection between us as we are working together to overcome specific problems or bringing out desired emotional states. This method is also powerful when doing this work on your own.

1. First you are going to choose a place on your body that you will touch with a light to medium pressure. (Note: I would recommend an area on your knee for this technique. A key point to take into consideration is to touch the same place with each emotion and to apply the same pressure each time. Many people ask if it has to be exactly the same place with exactly the same pressure. In response to this, be as close with both location and pressure as you possibly can. Do this technique to the best of your ability and you will see beautiful results.)

2. Allow yourself to experience some powerful memories. Just as stated in the third point to the auditory anchor you will clearly remember a time for each emotional state.

3. When you feel the emotion begin to build get ready to touch the area you have chosen, but be aware of your timing. Touch the area at the moment the emotion is the strongest. You will notice you can feel the emotions more intensely by increasing the details of the memory you are replaying. Hold the pressure at that area for a brief moment, 1 – 2 seconds will be perfect.

4. After you have anchored one state follow this up with thinking of some information like what did you have for breakfast, or how much did you save on your car insurance?

5. Now repeat the process for each emotional state that you are anchoring.

6. When you have anchored all of the states clear your mind and think of something like; when was the last time you went out to dinner?

7. Now test the anchor by touching yourself in the same place with the same pressure. You will feel the emotions flood in, and you may experience some of the memories after firing the anchor off.

There is a way to create an anchor using an image of any sort. To do this follow the last procedure for creating a physical body anchor, but instead of touching yourself look at an image at the peak of the feeling. You can do this with an image on your computer, a poster, a figurine or a flash card that you have or that you will construct.

Now that you have this powerful anchor you may use it to accelerate the law of attraction in your life. To do this, follow the law of attraction process, and during your 5 – 10 minute visualization period you can create the emotional state needed to cause your unconscious mind and the universe to respond by firing off your anchor. You can take this a step farther and also fire off the anchor when you are thinking of this process working in your life. You will have a twofold effect of not only attracting your dreams into your life using strong positive feelings, but you can also increase the speed of this process by attracting the success of your use of the law of attraction by using the strong feelings on your thoughts of it working.

This anchoring technique is a very powerful way to access any desired emotional state. You can use this very technique to anchor any emotional state to a song, an image, or a touch. If there is a time when you think a specific emotional state would be desired you can use anchoring to do this.

Enjoy this amazing technology and watch your life transform into your wildest dreams!

Jacob McDonald, CHT

Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner

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