When He Was Born, His Parents Knew ~He Was Special~

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

However, when they learned about the disabilities Patrick has at birth, they were devastated.

Patrick Hughes is a young man at Univ. of Louisville who was born blind and crippled. He was born without functioning eyes. He is diagnosed with Anophthalmia, a medical term for the absence of one or both eyes. Both the globe (human eye) and the ocular tissue are missing from the orbit.

He is also diagnosed with Hip dysplasia, a congenital or developmental deformation or misalignment of the hip joint. He cannot fully straighten out his arms and his legs, making him unable to walk. In addition, to correct scoliosis, Patrick’s spine needs to be surgically attached with two steel rods.

Disabled Is Not Unabled

However, despite with all his disabilities, he never gives up and never let the obstacles stand in the way of achieving his dreams. He found ways to be an inspiration to us all. When Patrick Henry was asked to describe his disabilities, he replied that “He is not disabilities at all, but more abilities. This amazing guy has taught the world that “Disabled is Not Unabled“. He said: “God made me blind and unable to walk. Big deal! He gave me the musical talents I have, and the great opportunity to meet new people.”

Extraordinary Abilities

Patrick Henry showed extraordinary abilities at a very early age despite his physical challenges. He is an amazing pianist. By his second birthday, the toddler could play songs on the piano after hearing them only once. He was playing request, e.g. “You are my Sunshine.”

His father, Patrick John Hughes sees the talent in him in playing piano, decided that instead of playing baseball, he is going to play music together with Patrick Henry. He was excited about it and wants to see how far they can run with this.

Patrick Henry, despite his physical challenges, now plays the piano beautifully as well as “marches” in the Louisville marching band, for five seasons with help from his father, Patrick John Hughes.

Patrick Henry Hughes at parade

He is not only a university student, but also plays a wide array of musical instruments, is an accomplished singer, and an exuberant trumpet player in the University of Louisville School of Music Marching and Pep Band.

He has been featured on ESPN, ABC-TV, Oprah, CBS-TV, The Ellen Show, Extreme Make Over Home Edition, and many, many others.

This truly Amazing, Inspiration & Heart-warming story of Perseverance is something we can all learn from. And how Patrick`s parents focused on their son`s abilities to help him fulfilled his dreams despite his disabilities.

Ask yourself these questions:

–       Are your obstacles real or imagined?

–       Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone?

–       Are you always giving excuses that you can’t accomplish your dreams?

Just like Patrick, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. There is no excuse for you to avoid following your dreams and accomplishing them.

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Ms. Irene, Programme Manager

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HIS PARENTS ABANDONED HIM – GUESS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

His Parents Abandoned Him When They Saw What He Looked Like

30-year-old Jono Lancaster was born with a rare genetic disorder, Treacher Collins syndrome. He was abandoned by his parents when they saw what he looked like. Treacher Collins syndrome affects facial bone and tissue development. It is a rare condition and effect just one in 50,000 people which prevents the skull, cheek and jawbones from developing properly. Problems range in severity from mild to very severe. In most cases, the child’s intelligence is normal.

His Amazing Story will move you.

Jono Lancaster faced many difficult situations in his life. Though abandoned and bullied, he accepts himself for who he is and what he looks like and decides to spend his life making others feel comfortable in their own skin and raising awareness. Now, he is an inspiration and hope for a lot of children and their families.

He believes that he is born with a purpose in life to accomplish a wonderful task in this world.

He travels world-wide to educate the public about the disorder. He has flown to Australia and New Zealand to meet with children who share the same condition, to give them inspiration and show them what they can achieve in life, including two-year-old Zackary Walton.

Jono Lancaster

Mother Sarah Walton, mother of Zachary, says the 30-year-old of West Yorkshire has left a huge impact on her family.

‘It gives me hope that my son can grow up to be a happy man just like Jono Lancaster.’ 

Family Photo of Zac with Lancaster

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“99% of The People Got It All Wrong” ~ Jack Ma

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in NLP Success & Life Tips | 0 comments

Hi Friends

This man is the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of highly successful Internet-based businesses. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. As of November 2014, he is the richest man in China and 18th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $29.7 billion. This man is called Jack Ma or Ma Yun (马云). See picture below. So why did he say that 99% got it ALL WRONG when it comes to being successful?

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95% of the people got it ALL WRONG. Why did a company employ you?

• Company employed you is not to work but to solve problems.
• The purpose of employing a person is to solve problems, not to create problems.
• If you can’t discover a problem or solve a problem, you are the problem.
• How big a problem you can solve determines how high the position you sit.
• How many problems you can solve determine how much pay you collect.

That’s why problems are your opportunities.

1. Company’s problems: they are opportunities for you to improve.
2. Clients’ problems: they are opportunities for you to improve your service.
3. Own problems: they are opportunities for you to grow.
4. Colleagues’ problems: they are opportunities for you to collaborate.
5. Boss’s problems: they are opportunities for you to build trust
6. Competitors’ problems: they are opportunities for you to be stronger.

Jack Ma also shared that people lose out in life because of these 4 reasons:

1. Being myopic to opportunity
2. Looking down on opportunities
3. Lacking understanding
4. Failing to act quickly enough

Jack Ma also furthered shared his TOP 5 SECRETS to BECOME EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL ……… which will be shared in our COMING FREE NLP MASTERCLASS in which you will learn HOW to:
• Stay Motivated, Remove Procrastination and Reduce Stress Level
• Creates a Powerful Driving Force that Motivates You to Produce Results
Breakthrough your Limiting Beliefs that is Stopping You
• Remove Bad Habits and Install Positive Behaviour
• Build Instant Rapport & Influence People to Help You
Overcome fear in public speaking
• And MUCH MORE

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Cayden

 

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YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT THIS BOY CAN DO!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in NLP Success & Life Tips | 0 comments

Dear Friends

Having being a speaker myself for so many years speaking to more than 40,000 people around Asia, I have some favourite questions in which I love to ask the participants to make an important point. Let us play this activity.

I want you to look at the picture of the boy shown below and ask yourself the following questions:
1. What is something special about this boy? (List 1)
2. What are the things that this boy can’t do? (List as many as possible)
3. If this boy can’t do those things that you have mentioned, what will be the life that this boy going to have? A good life or a bad life?

Young Nick

From my experience, close to 100% of the participants that I have trained will say that this boy is going to have a bad life in the future. Let me show you how he looks like right now. By the way, I did not tamper this photo with any photo editing software. This young man really have no arms and legs.

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Some of you may have seen him on TV or on the Internet. His name is Nick Vuijicic. The first time I met him face to face was during this year’s motivational event called National Achievers Congress 2014 where I happened to be the speaker and I had a brief encounter with Nick.

With Nick Vujici

Through one wonderful lady called Kelly Chew, I managed to meet up with Nick Vuijicic again during a media session where Nick was sharing with the entire room his life experience and his latest brain child which is a online magazine called “Attitude is Altitude”.

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What’s IMPORTANT are 3 LIFE TRANSFORMATIONAL TIPS that I have learnt from Nick:

1. It’s NOT what you don’t have, but what you DO with what you HAVE

In case you are not aware, since Nick’s first speaking engagement at age 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions, sometimes in stadiums filled to capacity, speaking to a range of diverse groups such as students, teachers, young people, business professionals and church congregations of all sizes. Today this dynamic young man has accomplished more than most people achieve in a lifetime. He’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. You may be wondering how is it possible that he can do things like fishing, painting and swimming without hands and legs? Look at the jaw-dropping photos below:

Nick swims ……

Nick Swims

He plays golf ……..

Nick Golf

He surfs ……

Nick Surfs

 Yes, and he is happily married with a son.

Nick Family

 So what are the things you BELIEVE you CAN DO to make a difference in your own life?

2. Attract People by Focusing on Who You Truly Can Become

During the media session, a lady from the local newspaper asked Nick how he can become a good father when he do not have hands, legs and can’t even hug his son even he wants to? This question was really very direct but Nick’s answer was professional and mind blowing. Guess what he said? Nick mentioned that even though he does not have any arms to hug his son but he will do his utmost best to become a FATHER so great that his son will come and hug him instead. As a father of 2 little girls myself, that did not come across my mind and Nick’s way of looking at his relationship between him and his son just changed my perspective of how we may choose to love our children. Check out this photo below. Anything else to say?

Nick with Son

 3. Being GRATEFUL. Just being Grateful!

Half Full

If you look at the 2 cups above, do you think that the cup is half empty or half full? Some of you may think it’s half empty while some of you may think that it’s half full. There are no right or wrong answers. There are only perspectives. One key thing that I have learnt after surviving my first encounter with cancer in 2010 and my most recent stage 4 cancer just a few weeks ago is that it does not matter whether the glass is half full or half empty. Be grateful that there is a glass and there is something in it. For that, I am grateful to Kelly Chew and Elim Chew who has invited me to the media session to meet Nick Vuijicic and I am glad that I will be having a coffee session sometime next week with Elim Chew (Founder of 77th Street). It’s my honour and I am grateful!

Watch a short clip of Nick Vuijicic here (I used my iPhone 4 to shoot, so forgive me for the quality) and please please support his Attitude is Altitude Magazine at www.facebook.com/NickVujicic & www.facebook.com/aiamag:

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NLP Singapore – 7 Things You Would Never Know How You Can Create Success from Failures!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Inspirational Stories, Self Improvement | 0 comments

Hi Friends,

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison

Often, we feel lost and end up with the mentality to give up as it is the easiest way to exit from our anxiety.

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I passed my driving test after the 4th attempt. In between, many thoughts were running through my mind; I’m exhausted, I’m not focus, I’m careless, I’m nervous but one particular thought that never ever came across to my mind is to give up.

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My determination and perseverance pull me through to the final test whereby I passed with 18 points and now I can put a tick in my resolutions list and continue to achieve the impossible. If I can do it, so can you.

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7 steps to success based on Thomas Edison’s way of thinking:

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1. ” I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
He accepts failure. He finds its positive side and realizes that it is something as normal as success. And thus we need to learn how to fail before we learn how to succeed.

2. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Giving up is what stopped many people from becoming more, from achieving greatness and changing the world. Giving up is the state in which our mind shows the white flag, in which it’s easier for us not to move on, not to try one more time and to just listen to the naysayers. But we can all overcome that point. We can keep believing because everything around us is an example of what happens if someone keeps pushing and believing. The answer is to just try one more time. Do it without thinking too much, without analyzing the situation, without listening to the others and without fearing the chance of failing again.

3. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Remember that no matter what you have achieved so far, no matter how experienced or educated you are and no matter where you come from and where you’re going, you can get what you want by working hard. Hard work combined with concentration and focus will always have results. So perspire and success will come.

4. “There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
As human being we can change our body and mind however we want. It’s not easy – it never is, but once we’ve done it right, nothing will be able to stand in our way.
Whatever we do, there is always the chance of doing it better. We are born to thrive, improve and evolve and that is why we have to try again and again if we really want something.

5.” When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.”
You need to know whether your idea is worth it or not. And if it is – never give up on it until you succeed. Create it in your mind first, reach success there before you actually do it. And then, after making efforts, after dedicating time and energy, you will start seeing results. You will see your idea in reality and the moment you see someone using what you’ve invented and how it helps people live better – you will know that all the beads of sweat were worth it.

6. “We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”
Realize and accept how much you don’t know and how more you have to learn. Every time you try you can fail because of the lack of knowledge how to do it right. But that can be changed. You can learn new things every day and do your best to become professional in your field. Then you will know exactly what to do and how to do it and this time failure won’t be an option.

7. “It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”
Focus! Only a concentrated man can work adequately. Only a concentrated mind can think of a thousand ways to do one thing and each one of them can be brilliant.
You may be able to work for days without resting but you are wasting your time if you don’t stay focused. And sometimes only 60 minutes of concentration a day can bring the best results.

Have these statements in mind next time you try to do something. Remember that failure is a state of mind, just like success, and that makes it something that is in our control. Without failure, we can’t succeed. They are connected in a way we can understand only if we accept the first in order to reach the second one.

So here is a summary of the important lessons Thomas Edison wants every generation to learn:
• Accept failure;
• Never give up;
• Work hard;
• Find a better way to do it;
• Try until you succeed;
• Learn and improve so that you don’t fail next time;
• Stay focused.

The fruits of his labor were 1093 patents, including the bulb, the photograph, the motion picture camera, the printing telegraph apparatus, typewriting machines, telephones and many other things we can’t live without today.

Have you done your to-do list to stay focused?

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