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.


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.


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.


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


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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Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

In our previous article on NLP Beliefs, we mentioned that beliefs shape the way we behave and thus our results and our lives. In this 1st part of a 3-part series, I will talk about numerous Successful Entrepreneurs, what they think about and believe in that we can model after.

Let me list down some of my favourite entrepreneurs :


“May the Force be with you”. If you have not heard before this guy, you would probably have heard movies such as Star Wars and characters such as Han Solo, Luke Sky Walker and Darth Vader and the famous music called Imperial March.  Or you may even watched the movie series called Indiana Jones. Lucas first started this own company called ‘Industrial Light and Magic’. The smart thing that he did was to obtain the merchandising rights after the success of ‘Star Wars’. Since 1977, various toys, action figures, sound track, etc., made up about US$13.5 billion of memorabilia sales. In addition to business, he also created George Lucas Educational Foundation in the early 1990s.

Belief to Embrace: “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” ― George Lucas.


2.       Walt Disney (1901 – 1966)

Every successful entrepreneur has their fair share of challenges and you probably did not know that Walt Disney has declared bankruptcy before in 1923 when his company was burdened with debt. Despite that, Disney and his brother, Roy, started Disney Brothers’ Studio. Their first deal was for distributor Margaret Winkler to distribute their ‘Alice’ cartoons. However, years later, Disney discovered that Winkler and her husband, Charles Mintz, had stolen the rights to Oswald, along with all of Disney’s animators. Disney and his team quickly produced three cartoons featuring a new character Walt had been developing called Mickey Mouse. As there was no sound for their earlier short films, they failed to find distribution. When sound technology became available, Walt used his own voice as Mickey Mouse and the cartoon became an instant hit. The rest is history.

Belief to Embrace:  “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” ~ Walt Disney.


3.       Ray Kroc (1902 – 1984)

Macdonald’s is the world largest chain if fast-food restaurants serving more than 54 million customers daily. It’s the most famous successful stories ever told in American Business History. Kroc started his career as a salesman selling Prince Castle Multi-mixer and even though his sales were not doing well in one period of time, he remembered Macdonald Brothers who had purchased 8 of such mixers from him. After doing his research, Kroc opened his first franchise Macdonald’s in Illinois. His franchise did extremely well, and he franchised more restaurants. Fortunately and unfortunately, Macdonald Brothers have no ambition to expand their business. In the end, Kroc paid Macdonald Brothers US$2.7 million, and implementing automation and strict preparation standards that helped make McDonald’s the world’s largest restaurant franchise before his death in 1984, at the age of 81.

Belief to Embrace: “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get” ~ Ray Kroc.



  1. 4.       Harland Sanders (1890 – 1980)

Sanders lie changed when his father passed away in 1895. The young Sanders has no choice but to look after and cook for his siblings. Sanders had worked in various jobs such as a fireman, insurance salesman and running filling stations. He began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. At age 40, the Shell Oil Company offered Sanders a service station in Kentucky rent free, where he would also feed hungry travellers.Sanders began to cook chicken dishes and other meals such as country ham and steaks for customers.Since he did not have a restaurant, he served customers in his adjacent living quarters. Sanders eventually moved his operation to a restaurant across the street, and featured a fried chicken so notable that he was named a Kentucky colonel in 1935 by Governor Ruby Laffoon. Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia in June 1980.He died in Louisville, Kentucky of pneumonia on December 16, 1980.

Belief to Embrace:  “One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping-stone to something better” ~ Colonel Harland Sanders.


5.       Asa Griggs Candler (1851 – 1929)

What comes to your mind when you think of Colas?

Invented by pharmacists John Pemberton by mixing little tonic syrup with water and baking soda, Candler saw a great opportunity – bottled the individual drink for individual sale. In 1891, Candler had purchased the entire company for just $2,300, the equivalent of about $54,400 today. Candler was a great marketer who strongly believes in advertising. Under Candler’s management, Coca-Cola’s advertising budget grew from $100,000 in 1901 to $1 million in 1911. The Coca-Cola name was plastered on everything. In order to protect the integrity of the brand, Candler took serious action on those who copied Coca Cola. The secret formula for Coca-Cola reportedly resides in a vault in an Atlanta bank and, in 2006, a scheme to sell company secrets to Pepsi landed three employees in jail.

Belief to Embrace:  “Every human life is made to fit some place, and there us a place for every life” ~ Asa Candler.


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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
NLP in Singapore

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Inspirational Stories | 0 comments

Hi Friends

Happy NEW Year to all of you and welcome to a Great Monday where all of you move towards your Dreams and Goals again.

Just to share after training more than 15,000 people and conducting hundreds of personal development workshops, a common observation among participants is that most of them are focus on their carreer and wanting to increase their income. However, most wanted to get-rich-quick and not driven to put in EXTRA HARDWORK in addition to the amount of time that they are spending. Even though there are some shortcuts to success such as having a mentor, attending courses, modelling other successful people, etc., all these shortcuts still require addition effort on one’s part. That’s when having a CLEAR GOAL and keeping yourself in a MOTIVATED and PEAK STATE is important to keep you moving forward.

Do read today’s Straits Times (under Life’s Section) on Foodcourt King, Mr Pang Lim, how he started his business from being a dishwasher. In addition, pls also read about how a dynamic friend of mine, Ms Rachel Wong, who grew from a teen hairdresser to the BOSS of an engineering firm at×93. Rachel’s full story is also featured in my book ‘Do you have what it takes to be BOSS?’ (see Book Cover Below).

There was a quote that I have read somewhere which goes like this: ‘There is NO elevator to SUCESS, you will have to take the STAIRS’.

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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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Posted by on Jul 2, 2010 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Success & Life Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Friends

A couple of days ago, I went to a local bookstore that sells personal books, bought more than $600 worth of books and asked for an old copy of ‘Success’ Magazine for free. The magazine is dated Jun/Jul 2008 with the title ’50 Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time’ plus an interesting article about Paul J. Meyer. There was one article that Paul J. Meyer wrote titled ‘What It takes To Be a Winner’. It was a fascinating article for me because Paul walks the talk. When he was age 25, he build the largest insurance agency in North America recruiting more than 800 agents in 12 months. For the last 50 years, he has earned the about US$20 – US$50 million per year. 2 principles that he has used in his life was these:

1)       Winners are willing to pay the price of success

2)      Winners persist and persevere

Just to share that my little dream of publishing a book will be realised within the next 1  month. See book cover below:

I always have a vision of my 1st book being placed on the bookshelves of all major bookstores such as Popular, Times, MPH, Borders, Kinokuniya, etc. In addition, I have a vision where the book will be placed on the Best Selling rack of Popular Bookstores and I am sure it will come true. Publishing of this book was difficult right from the start as I need to look for business owners who want to sponsor the publication such that ALL the sales proceeds go to Straits Times School Pocket Fund. Initially, to attract these people, I started using the Internet to save cost. No one responded for a couple of months. I changed strategies and conducted Social Media Marketing Workshops to attract business owners. Wrong people came. They are here to look-see-look-see or they are mainly employees. I changed the ad that I have placed targeting only business owners. The crowd that came for my workshop dropped to a low level but at least more self-employed or business owners appeared. Took me about 4 months just to attract close to 20 business owners. Subsequent challenges set in when some sponsors wanted changes several times, this put me in a tight spot several times between my business partners and the sponsors as expectations were different. We managed to accommodate the differences and moved forward. Then comes to the design phase where more work needs to be done in terms of communication. A few days ago when I have told the Printing Company to start printing the book, our distributor shared that I might be infringing the copyright of other people because I used their quotes. I have to quickly asked the printing company to stop printing and with a friend’s friend who is a lawyer specialising in Intellectual Property. Fortunately, this lawyer said that using famous people’s quote does not constitute copyright infringement. That’s when I could sleep and told the printing company to continue to print. From the onset of the idea of this book until now, it took me more than 1 year to sort things out and overcome challenges. I am glad that I am almost at the end part of this race.

I target the books to be out by mid Jul and subsequently distributed to major bookstores by National Day. It’s the day that I have specially picked. The part that I am most proud of for this book is that ALL the sales proceeds will be donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Fund where the fund is is used to help poor students who do not have pocket money to eat or to go to school. I target the amount to be more than S$12,000.

It does not take a super rich person to do good or help others, it just takes a person with a heart. It does not take a Superman to overcome tough obstacles, it just takes a person who are willing to pay the price of success, persist and persevere.

Have a great weekend!

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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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Motivation Strategy

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Techniques, Self Improvement | 2 comments

Motivation Strategy

Want to know how to motivate yourself, motivate others, build rapport and influence others?

One of the secrets of success lies in understanding the sequence of thoughts of how you and other people think inside the mind before you or others act.

For example, ask yourself this question and think it through in a sequential manner. What are the sequence of events that have taken place before you purchase your watch, your shoe, your shirt/blouse? Was it something you see? Or something you hear? Or it’s just a feeling? Continue to ask these questions and you will realise that there is a sequence that has taken place before your make a decicion. Interesting, isn’t it?

Imagine the application that you can have to make yourself stay in a peak performance any time you want. Imagine a scenario that you can build rapport and influence other people positively in any way you want. Wouldn’t that be worthwhile and meaningful for you? For more information, you can read this article Basic Motivation Strategy.

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…

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BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

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