NLP Singapore – FINDING YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE

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

Hi Friends

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

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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

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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

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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 (http://www.rdss.org.sg) – 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).

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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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NLP Singapore – What Would Happen If Your Dream Can Change The World?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Dear Friends,

Do you have a dream that is sprouting from your mind, making you wonder for days and weeks whether you should go all out to pursue your dream, and in the end you decided not to come up with plans to achieve it, because with the current situation you are facing, it just SIMPLY FEELS IMPOSSIBLE?

Well, can Audrey Hepburn say something to remind you?

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Have you ever wondered to yourself what would happen if your dream can change the world?

A very good example of a person’s dream which changed the world would be…

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Isn’t it amazing? We have yet discovered another person who said the same characteristic about crazy people, besides Albert Einstein and the Wright Brothers mentioned in our previous post. Have you ever wondered…….

If these people had given up on their dreams, what would happen?

There might be a possibility that there’re no planes, and traveling by sea to another country would take days. And now, who’s the one who invented ships?

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No iPhone, no computers, we would still be using typewriters, or even using ink and papers. Who invented typewriters, inks and papers?

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Living in total darkness with no lights, only with the help of candles. WHO INVENTED CANDLES?

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Look around you, aren’t all the things that we are using right now created by someone initially? Do they just pop out instantly out of nowhere?

No matter what items they are…

Each and every one of these evolved from somebody’s dream, and all of these crazy people have ONE thing in common. All of them are normal humans like us who started with a small simple idea, which seemed an almost impossible dream initially. However, with their perseverance to achieve their dreams, we are now able to own/do these things that they created.

What is your dream?

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If you have been to Mind Kinesis Office, you will see this whole quote above by Steve Jobs hugely printed on the left side of our office’s wall. If you wonder how our office look like, or would like to learn how to BREAK THROUGH YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS, REGISTER for a FREE Workshop through this link – Free NLP Workshop.

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NLP SINGAPORE – WHAT IS LIFE?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

It’s 2:30am right now and I just managed to settle down after our Graduates’ Gathering for my company’s Value Investing Gathering and I  saw this article titled ‘S’pore girl dies after long battle with cancer’. I have read the story at Wan Bao a few days ago but reading it again reminded me of how fragile and how important life can be.

As I am typing this, there will be hundreds and probably thousands in the world that are fighting cancer. For those who are terminal and doctors have pronounced that they have months or weeks to live, they really live each day as if it was their last. Every single day, before they sleep, they will pray that they will be able to open their eyes once more to see the green trees, the leaves that danc……e with the wind, the blue skies with curious-looking clouds, the sound of the chirping birds, the feel of the humid air and the occasional breeze that carress them, and most importantly, being able to see their love ones ……. just one more time …… just one more time. I was once in their shoes. I wished these people will survive the ordeal and that continues to be my wish …..

An exerpt from Steve Jobs Commencement Speech in Stanford University:

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma  which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish ….. I wish that for all of you.

Cheers!

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Have a GREAT Week ahead!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
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 – WHY NEGATIVE IS POSITIVE (A LITTLE TRIBUTE TO STEVE JOBS)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Success & Life Tips | 2 comments

Dear Friends

I was sitting calmly in a small waiting area in National Cancer Centre for my CT Scan in a blue robe given by the centre. There was an elderly man around 55+ and an elderly woman about the same age waiting there too. The woman started to talk and asked the man what cancer he had. The man replied that he has bladder cancer and how the cancer has affected his life. Suddenly, he stood up and lifted his robe to reveal what’s inside. Both of us were shocked. He showed us his external “bladder”, a plastic looking bag where his urine was stored. He then shared that he could not pee and has to empty this bag every time it’s full. He then continued to share how his life was affected by Bladder Cancer. The woman then turned to me and asked me what cancer I have. I told her Kidney Cancer and I am here to do my regular CT Scan. I shared my case briefly while both the man and the woman listened attentively. After listening to me, the woman asked both of us this question – “Why must there be Cancer in this world?”. There was nothing but silence. I then asked her what condition was she suffering from. She replied: “I have Bone Cancer”. She paused for a short while and she continued: “And it’s terminal”. She continued to share how her legs started to become weak and right now, it’s completely numb. It’s like walking on 2 wooden legs, with no sensation at all. While listening to her story, I started to get emotional and the nurse broke my state by calling out my name. I was next to do the CT Scan. I walked into the cold looking room, lied on the bed as instructed by the Radiologist and a fluid was injected into my body. It felt cold at first at the location where they injected the fluid but the hot sensation starts to move up to my head and slowly down to my whole body. The bed with me on it was then moved into a huge cylinder where I could hear a noise that sounds like a spinning motor. My mind wasn’t there. I was still affected by the elderly woman’s story and you know what ?

Have you ever been affected by what people said about you, how you looked like, how you behave and so on? I sure do. When I was in high school and JC, I remembered I was being labelled with negative remarks such as “Skinny”, “Skeletor (an evil character in the cartoon ‘He-Man’,  “Slow Learner”, “Ugly” by some class-mates. Initially, it started as a joke but somehow it slowly dawn on me that I was affected by these negative remarks. The more the labels were pasted on me, the more I believed they were true. That really affected me and my self-esteem. It went into a negative cycle. My grades fell when I was in JC and I went into bad company. What happened next? Read more at http://www.nlpinsingapore.com/nlp-singapore/nlp-singapore-3-secrets-of-success.

Years have passed. Now, I have a beautiful & happy family, I run my own company & I am finacially free, and I have a huge number of wonderful and positive friends. As I looked back, those negative remarks and criticism were the best things that have ever happened in my life. Throughout this years, these negative remarks serve as a positive driving force. It made me more hungry, more driven to prove that all things are possible. It makes me realised that it’s our life that we are living, not others. What others say or label is immaterial because we should live our life based on our own expectation and beliefs, NOT other people’s beliefs. If we do not accept what they say, then we will not be affected by them. Do you have such people around you? If you do, let me share with you 2 questions that you may ask yourself – “Are these people important in your life?”, “If not, why do you allow the remarks of such unimportant people affect you?”. Well, I recalled recently when I was attending a training, a classmate asked me this question sarcastically “Are you Hyper?” after an activity. I kept quiet. The question reminded me of 2 things:

1) How one of my NLP Graduates’ son who has ADHD was being laughed at for being too active (they labelled his son as “Hyper”)

2) The negative remarks that I have received during my younger days.

Do I care about the “Hyper” remarks? I DON”T. Did I learnt something? I DID! Get rid of ALL negative people in your life and surround yourself with positive and supportive people. If they are unimportant, keep it that way which reminded me of what Steve Jobs said in his year 2005 Commencement Speech in Stanford University – “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Unfortunately, I got to hear a piece of sad news that Steve Jobs has passed away. I read an article about him and there is this quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” ~ Steve Jobs. My Heart mourns for him and he continues to live in my heart.

I went back to National Cancer Centre again last month ……… to collect my CT Scan Result which was done in August. It showed NEGATIVE in the test results, which means POSITIVE in my life – I get to LIVE ……. AGAIN. Life goes on for me, enjoying every moment of it. If there are any NEGATIVE moments or people in your life, you can be sure that they are there to teach you something POSITIVE!

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” ~ Steve Jobs.

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Have a GREAT Week ahead!

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