Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

“You can only connect the Dots looking backwards” ~ Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs

For years, I have always wanted to seek a vision/purpose for the foundation that I wanted to set up. My eyes, ears and heart is constantly aware of the people around me and just tonight, a few dots connect:

1) A girl and a mum with a cleft lip – I met this mum and her Pri 6 girl years ago when I was selling a children’s programme. Both of them were reserved and I infer them they may some form of low self-esteem issue because of how they look. The mum was not very well off but she paid about $12,000 in cash to the company wanted her girl to do well in PSLE. I wanted to help the little girl but I was not in a position to help during that time


Photo above was taken from a 2008 Academy Award Documentary “Smile Pinki”

2) My 2 little girls – having my 2 children taught me more about life, about responsibilities, about commitment and how the parents and the environment influence how they think and perhaps their future


3) My episode with Cancer and my encounter with Children Cancer Foundation – it was hard to imagine children having cancer and those with terminal stage. At one point when the officer from CCF told me about children dying in the ward, it put me into tears. Click the picture below to read about my story and my fight with Cancer.

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A Sunday Times Article about my Life 

4) Rare Disorders Society of Singapore ( – I came across such a society when the son of a good friend was suffered from Leukaemia. He visited his son so often at KK Hospital tat he met a father who’s daughter was suffering from a rare disorder called Pompe Disorder. The name of this daughter was called Chloe, born as a normal baby on the 8th Nov 2009. At 7 months old, she was diagnosed with this Pompe Disease. It is estimated only 5,000 to 10,000 of the world population are suffering from this disease. She is now facing a huge battle of survival at her tender age. She requires regular (every fortnightly) ERT (Enzyme Replacement Treatment) at KK Hospital to stay alive and improve her mobility.The medical fees are hefty-up to $300,000/yr for the enzyme alone,excluding hospital fees which can come up to $100,000 or more. We have previously run a Charity Workshop for Rare Disorder Society of Singapore (RDSS).


5) Connecting the dots backwards – on my way back home tonight in a MRT Train, I saw an old couple (probably in their mid 50s) handling a presumably 5-year-old girl. The little girl said she was hungry and the 50+ father passed her a chocolate pocky and the girl started eating. The chocolate was all over her face and her father carefully wipe her lips with tissue paper. This little girl was sitting innocently on the lap of her mum who was sitting down. Her father was standing. I was just wondering whether her parents were live long enough to watch their little girl grow up. All 3 of them wore old extremely clothing. After alighting from MRT, I ask my wife is it OK for me to focus on children (vs adults) in our future foundation because they are powerless, innocent and yet they are the future of our generation. My wife said Yes. I have yet to chunk down on which specific group of children I helping though it’s a step closer to my purpose in life.

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” ~ Steve Jobs.

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Have a GREAT Weekend!

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 Jul 7, 2010 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

Have you ever encounter some events in your life that totally changed your perspective of life, how you see things, and how you see people?

Let me share with you 3 short stories of how I escaped death 3 times:

Story 1

I was a student then in a local university, National University of Singapore (NUS). It all started when I have severe right pain on my right sole. The pain got worse and I have problem walking. I saw a bone specialist in NUH (National University Hospital) and a couple of white spots were found in the X-ray of my right foot. The doctor said that it could simply be nothing or it could be life threatening. To ease the pain, one of the nurses uses a spray to freeze the skin of my right foot and inject me with some medicine to ease the pain. I would have fare better without the injection, I started limping. After more tests and X-ray, the doctor draw conclusion that it was not life-threatening. I was only in my early 20s.

Story 2

A couple of months later, I remembered clearly that it was a cold day after a heavy shower. I was standing at a cross-junction outside Lakeside MRT Station, on my way to work in the evening after the day classes in NUS (I was studying full-time and working part-time). While waiting for the ‘Green Man’ to appear, something extremely hard hit me. It felt like someone has used a brick to hit my head. It took me a few seconds to gain consciousness. By the time I was aware of what’s going on, blood started to flow down my cheek. I looked around and saw a skidded motorcycle where the rider, as well as the pillion rider, were lying on the floor bleeding too. I fainted and by the time I gained consciousness, I was lying in an ambulance, staring blankly at the ventilating fan on the ceiling while listening to some beeping tone from a device which tracks my heartbeat. My neck was tightly fitted with a neck brace. I asked the medical officer what has happened. He said I might have been knocked down by a skidded motorcycle which has gone up the footpath. I might have been luckier if I buy Toto. The journey to the hospital seems like a long time with flashbacks running through my mind when I was young and I caught myself asking myself whether am I going to die in my early 20s? I ended up in Alexandra Hospital and I was monitored for the next 48 hours. The doctor was concerned that if I vomit within the next 48 hours, it means that there is internal bleeding in my brain and I will have to go through surgery to remove the blood clot. X-ray showed nothing and there was no signs of any crack on my skull. I survived the next 48 hours.

Story 3

It happened a couple of days ago when there were some symptoms that something was wrong with my urinary system. I went online and started to search for information. There were 3 possibilities: infection, kidney stones or cancer. I went to see a doctor and got an X-ray immediately. While waiting for the diagnostic report to be out, the doctor prescribed some antibiotics. While waiting for the report to be out, I suddenly felt that I should get some things in order if the worst happens – get a will written up. My days are as usual then – working and spending time with family. As you are reading this, I have just obtained the medical report. It was an infection and I have to be put on another course of antibiotics. Phew! One thing for sure, my will has to be written.

My father has died due to stroke and heart attack while my mum died because of terminal stage lung cancer. I have no wish to die young. My girl is only 2.5 years old and I wanted to watch her grow up. There are so much things meaningful to do in life. I do not wish to go to heaven yet. As Steve Jobs from Apple has said during his Commencement Speech in Stanford University, ‘Everyone wants to go to heaven. But no one wants to die to get there.”

So what has it got to do with NLP?

Ask yourself this question, do you have friends who like to complain about life and what they do not have? Or do you have such challenges?

The moment you have discovered what you are here for and what’s your purpose in life, life becomes meaningful. That’s when your behaviour will totally be changed and thus your destiny.

Have a great week and LIFE!

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See you!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director
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 – Turning Monday Blues into Monday Blues

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in NLP Singapore | 2 comments

Hi Friends

If you are reading this message, it’s the 2nd Monday for Year 2010. In case you have Monday Blues, that’s right, you really have. When you stepped out of your house to work in the morning, the sky will be clear and blue with probably some clouds that resemble some familiar objects. If you recalled the last time you have been to a beautiful beach, the sea will be blue, crystal clear blue with schools of colourful marine fishes. You could probably hear a flock of seagulls calling out for each other.

If you want to be motivated on every Monday, ask yourself these few questions:
1) “What is the highest purpose that drives you what you are going to do today?”
2) What you are going to do today, you are doing “For whom?” and “For what?”
If you have found an answer that motivates you, good for you. If not, keep searching. What Monday ‘Blues’ you have will be determined by the answers that you get.

We are going to have a great Monday because we choose to. We all have a choice. That makes us human.

Let me dedicate a song for you to start your week:

“You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.” Anthony Robbhins.


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Cayden Chang
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Licensed NLP Trainer

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