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Friday, August 30

My dad a naughty kid and 4 advices
My dad used to be a naughty kid. He disliked studies, always loves to play marbles and has fun. In fact, he is not bad in his studies in the later part of his life. He realizes that he needs to upgrade on his knowledge as well as to brush up on his English Language, he went back to school attending evening classes for 20 years with 5 years in British Council to improve on his English. Someone said you need 10,000 hours to master on a skill. I think my dad passes all the marks as he does not need a MBA, but he has a PhD mindset for Passion, hungry and Discipline. Lady Luck has always been on my dad’s side.
It is an amazing achievement for someone who quits formal studies at age 14. My dad told me that his mother passed away at that time. Being the youngest and very close to his mother, he is demoralised with life then quit schooling totally. Hanging in the streets made my dad to become a street smart boy. He acquired his skills the old-fashioned way, starting from the bottom rung of the ladder slogging tirelessly and grabbing any opportunities that comes his way.
He is very happy with his life right now. A wonderful & supportive wife with 3 lovely kids living in a House Done Bloodly expensive but comparing with other countries, it is okay to have a small nest in the mid air on the 13th floor. He has been working very hard to be where he is and retired from the Corporate Jungle to has his own teaching business in a quiet place in JB to do a little teaching here and there to keep his brain working. He advise that we need to nudge the box above our neck a little bit. It is the only tool that if not in use will go rusty eventually.

My dad is a FSY – a Facilitator, Story teller & Younqiuely fun person who has many Inspiring, Influencing and Interesting (3Is) stories to share although he repeated many of his stories again and again, we never feel bore because of the 3Is.

I would like to share 4 advices he gave us.
First advice is when in doubt, always ask. By asking you will have 5 answers but he only wants to share 3 – that is Yes, No or Maybe keeping the other 2 for us to guess and learn from ourselves because he believes learning must come from within. Today, many people live in a short-fuse life. Their food are fast, frozen dried and microwavable. They google and read 140 text instead of books or hands-on experiences and want answers NOW. He said adults attending his workshop want the how-to, easy-to-use steps, they want no pain but only gain.

The 2nd advice is don’t waste people money. When you work for people don’t waste people/company money. A dollar saved is a dollar earned for the company. Do things right the 2nd time every time. He explains people never do things right the first time that is why many companies get high scraps and reworks in both offices and manufacturing environment. If you measure in term of sales, it is going to be about 15-25% or about $1 million dollars going to be wasted. That is a lot of money that can be saved and use for FUN budgets. Dad said, if company willing to give him 5% to 10% of the savings when they engage him to halves their Scraps and Reworks in their organization then my dad will be a millionaire again!

The 3rd advice - on the personal side, my dad loves to use acronyms of “CPF“. Since Singapore Central Provident Fund (CPF) is doing such a good job for Singaporeans, why not use the same framework of C-P-F on ourselves?
Commit fund – This fund he gives to my mom and cannot be touched even on raining day.
Progressive Fund – Money in the bank is dead money, so invest a bit to let it grows.
Fuck-it Fund – Sounds naughty? Don’t kid yourself, if you live and breathe in the Corporate jungle beside OMG (Oh My God!) this F**K word is a common language. Remember, life is never going to be always good on your side. When you hit the cross-road of heading nowhere, this Fuck-it fund might not be big but at least my dad can “fuck-it and retire and doing less with less”. He told us many people yet to get on the wave of his new teaching methods. Many “sotong” managers and leaders still want to do more with less. Do you know getting the burn-outs in the working environment of doing more with less? My take is on the “sotong” managers and leaders. There are studies on burn-out of leaders. Just Google.

The 4th advice my dad wants to share is that of the 4 legged stool. Most people always want to have more Power and more Money but forgetting the other 2 legs that stabilize the stool. The other 2 legs are Love and Fun. To learn more about the other 2 legs that enable you and your organization to achieve Quality Work, Quality Life is to buy his 3rd workshop book @ Sin$39.90. Drop him a line at daniel@qualipreneur.com. He is half-way through his 3rd workshop book. The DYSF-unctions - Drive Your Self Forward. If you saved 50 cents a day starting today, you can purchase it in November @Sin$39.90. It is not a self-help book but more of a workbook, that is why dad called it a Workshop Book as our lives are always in the workshop and in progress. The day when they assembled us, it is the day we return to the source where we came from.

By the way if you need to Ignite Fun @Work, my dad charges only Sin$5,665 for a 2 days workshop for 20 pax. Do you know how my dad get this pricing of $5,665? He learnt it from Starbucks. Just imagine by selling coffee and their revenues are bigger than the 3 biggest oil and gas equipment manufacturers combined revenues. So sad if you are an Engineer in the oil and gas industries, right? You should be inventing coffee and make ton of money. That is why I prefer to be a Nurse. My dad always teaches sharing is caring, that is why I am following my dad’s footsteps of caring which is a calling from God.
If you like my dad’s stories and care for your colleagues, friends and families, feel free to forward to them or engage my dad for his storytelling workshops.

From his elder daughter: Cheryl Foo

 

What it takes to be a 21st-century Leader?
4 alphabets LOVE

Leadership is LOVE
Leadership is an intangible Value that why you need LOVEstrategy

Love allows for you to grow and connect.
Love comes when manipulation stops
Love makes every things possibles
Love alone lifts us to our highest existence.

 

Listen - The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.~ Peter Drucker.  Our appreciation of what we hear will vary depending on our individual tastes, but will also be affected by three different factors Presentation, Perception, Previous experience

Observe what works, and what doesn’t.

Verbalize, If you don’t bother to verbalize your intuition, you yourselves will do the opposite of what you believe in.

Engage - Give the people who work for you room to try things and not be afraid to fail. But make sure they know when to engage you if they run into a problem.

Leadership Qualities can be developed no matter where you are in an organization. You don’t need a particular title or job description to bring vision and inspiration to your work.

Don’t try to stick square pegs in round wholes~ Author Unknown

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I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” ~ Author Unknown 

If You’re Not Rich, You’re Not Trying~ Author Unknown

 

 Acknowledgements

 My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that you have your own opinions, views, & thoughts. Please keep it to yourself because there is no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour. To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.

I understand that everyone’s attention span is very short and if you read till here, I would like to say thank you for staying with me till the end. It might be rubbishes to some people but I do know that there are some gems hidden to be picked in all rubbishes… Hope you have pick one or 2 gems?

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If you keep Reading, I will keep Sharing

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Leadership =Love
Love makes every things possibles
Love alone lifts us to our highest existence.

Teach people with what you know. They need your message. It’s your time.

Teaching is Heart Way

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rogers

 “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”~ Leo Tolstoy

“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~Napoleon Hill, Writer

About Changes

Changing your life is a constant process and it never ends. We can always be better!

You can get anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.~Zig Ziglar

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” ~Peter F. Drucker

“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~Napoleon Hill, Writer

“Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.” ~Anthony Robbins

Teach people with what you know. They need your message. It’s your time.

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task ~ psychologist and philosopher William James (1842-1910)

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly …Buddha Teaching

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it ~Mary Engelbreit

I keep my mind Focused on peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, I can’t be distracted by doubt, anxiety or fear.
~Edith Armstrong

“We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.”~ Walter E. Cole, Korean War Hero

Safety & Quality culture are not something you start and leave. They will also take a long time to impact – 20-25 years to have a full impact. S&Q must be a mission on its own.

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. “– Plato, Philosopher

“We tend to like and trust experts whose expertise is born of a real love for their specialty instead of just a desire to be expert at something.” ~ David Foster Wallace

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”~ Napoleon Hill, author

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much.”– Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”  – Author Unknown

A smile can be your very best accessory. Plus, it can immediately boost your mood. As clergyman Doug Horton said, 

“Smile, it’s free therapy.” 

Always lead by example.
“Do as I say not as I do” is one of the worst sayings in the world.

Walk the Walk, lead by example, your legacy takes a lifetime to build and just a moment to destroy.

Let’s face it; if you’re going to live this life you’re going to make mistakes. Make use of them as learning tools and don’t make the same ones twice.

You become a better leader in your business by practicing being a better leader. It’s not a course you can take at a business school; it’s learned in the school of life as you’re doing business.

Strong Leaders Are Lifetime Learners

The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy. –William Wilberforce

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney

 ”Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine and eminently unsatisfying.”– J. Paul Getty, industrialist

We block our effectiveness not because we have questions but because we think we have the answers.

We are all born for love…It is the principle of our existence, and only love is immortality …FSYQualipreneur.

Leadership is Influence… John Maxwell.

Leadership is LOVE…. FSYQualipreneur. 

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney

 ”Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine and eminently unsatisfying.”– J. Paul Getty, industrialist

We block our effectiveness not because we have questions but because we think we have the answers.

“Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.”– Leo Tolstoy

“Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.~ Chinese Proverb

You know, it’s not more knowledge, it’s not more education, it’s not more facts that we need. It’s a better use of what we already have that we need to have..” – Napoleon Hill

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

FSY
Forever Still Young

FSY
Forever Still Youthful

Follow-up
Smile always
You sell yourself
Deliver your agreed requirement.

Give FSY to:
People who make you angry - Forgiveness
Clients/Customers - Service
Yourself - Yearn for a ice latte with Chocolate Soufflé

FSY is your
Friend
Supporter
Your Buddy

Fantastically 
Satisfied Customer
Yes !!

INSTANT MBA

M Mindfulness & Make More Money – Leadership measurable goal
B Believe in people – Leadership is all about people not project
A Ability to lead – Leadership Work in…. Work with…. Work around…. People

Chinese Quote
飲水 思 源 – When you drink water, remember the source
To forget one’s ancestor’s is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root
Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come
Outside noisy, inside empty
To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish”
One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same
He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness. Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases
If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it“Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.

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“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

~ Grace Hopper, American Computer Scientist

“Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.”~ Marcus Aurelius

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” ~Roald Dahl

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ Brian Tracy, Author

‘‘Great hopes make everything possible.’’ ~ Benjamin Franklin

“No matter how good an idea sounds, test it first. ” ~ Henry Bloch, H&R Block co-founder

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them,” said Mark Twain.

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”– Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete

Be a practical dreamer

If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
~Nelson Mandela

“Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.” ~Phil Jackson, basketball coach

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”
~ Brian Tracy, Author

“What holds so many employees back is an unwillingness to pay the price, to make the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.”~Orison Marden, writer

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”~Winston Churchill

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”~Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” ~Jim Rohn, Motivational Coach

“Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Einstein said INSANITY was “doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.”

“There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment, and you start to decline.”~ Andy Grove, Intel CEO

“ Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. “ ~Mark Twain

“First comes word, then thought; then into ideas; then transformation of those ideas into reality. Begin with the end in mind and the beginning as you will observe is in your word” ~FSYQualipreneur

“Purpose and laughter are the twins that must not separate. Each is empty without the other.”~ Robert K. Greenleaf, Founder of the modern Servant leadership movement

“Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.”~Jean de La Bruyère

“Don’t be afraid to talk, be afraid of staying quiet.” ~ Eugene Lebi

“Necessity is the mother of taking chances. “ ~ Mark Twain, author

“There are managers so preoccupied with their e-mail messages that they never look up from their screens to see what’s happening in the non-digital world.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology and Published Author

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. . . Only those who try to resist temptation know

People are not rational and they need help; help them and do leave them Feeling Hopeful…~FSYQualipreneur

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”-Leo Tolstoy

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the 
one that has been opened for us.” ~Helen Keller

“A life spent making Quality Certainity is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent reworking on uncertain things.” ~ ~FSYQualipreneur

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” -Bertrand Russell

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between …Pat Riley, basketball coach

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be …Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

He who is and remains true to himself and to others has the most attractive quality of the greatest talent …Goethe

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses …Ziggy

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else …Yogi Berra

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken …Oscar Wilde

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.- Ernest Hemingway

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.-Robert McAfee Brown

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.-Schopenhauer

“No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.” -John Ruskin

Quality is something that after you touch it, it stains and stays on your finger forever. I still have not find the right detergent

All companies are full of Active, Brilliant & Courageous people who would change if they only knew how. So… Drop me an email at daniel@qualipreneur to embark on The NEW Unexpected Quality Journey

Employees today are regarded as a commodity to be used as needed. If not needed, they are put on the chopping boards.

Today’s managers work long hours and willing to cope with many Frustrated, Silly, Youniquely  puzzled annoyed situations but shy away from the problems of the people that work for them.

To clean a sink drain, put 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain then flash with hot water

Interesting Statement

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.  

Ineteristng isn’t it?

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. 

Rearrange the letters in the word ’LISTEN’ to discover the related word - The Answer is SILENT

I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.     …..Jack Canfield, Success Coach

Technology is a good servant but a bad master

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Here’s to Your Quality 
The work of your Heart
The work of taking time to listen to your customer
The work of taking time to understand the requirement
The work of taking time to stop the process if it does not meet the requirement.
The work of taking time to meet the customer requirement
The work of taking time to deliver the customer requirement

If you believe that the population is getting older, you’ve never been to a shopping mall on a weekend….Doug Larson, United Feature Syndicate. From Reader’s digest, April 1994

If you don’t like the phrase “Empower the powerless” then change it to “Enabled the powerless” . Peter Ducker said “To try to build an organization against the weakness (powerless) frustrates the purpose of organization.”

If you ask your wife for breakfast in the bed…. What will be her answer……. “Sleep in the Kitchen”

The only difference between who you are today and who you will be 5 years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.. Charlie “tremendous’ Jones

Interestingly someone say “ Teamwork means never having to take all the blame”Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better

Don’t wish for less problems, wish for ore Skills
Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom
- by Jim Robn, Speaker, Author, Philosopher.

No one has had more books devoted than Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of US. (Posted on Nov 19, 2012) Please go ahead and guess how many books? Answer: There are over 15,000 books about Lincoln in print.

Everyone have luck – Bad or Good

In Las Vegas there is no loser, only winners and donors.

Life is not about big fish eat small fish or big fish that swims in small pond or small fish that swims in the ocean. Big or small fishes they all are still fish.

The late Stephen R.Covey 7 habits principle stated “Begin with the end in mind” The now FSYQualipreneur added onto this principle “Begin with the Beginning after the end is the mind.”

97% of people buying decisions are made on an emotional basis then later justified by logic. Because emotion stimulates the mind up to 3,000 times faster than rational thought processes.

Hone your skills not from the internet but from the area of your interest

Writing on the wall: “A life time of training for just 10 second” …Jesse Owens, the American track star in 1930s

If today, Chairman Mao Zedong is still alive in China. What happen to China?

‘Everything is possible’ is this a good value or.. ? Share your thought with me…

Someone say – This isn’t a good value because everyone thinks it’s possible to do your utmost to eliminate what you don’t want or get what you want

If communication [leadership] is to change behavior, it must be grounded in the desires and interest of the receivers …Artistotle

Hard Gifts are often used to grease the wheels of Guanxi, the Chinese term for relationships that help win jobs and promotions.

Soft Gifts are feedback, You accept all Feedback unconditionally, Massage it & make Choices and change your behavior according to the results you want.

Qualipreneur; is the hyphen connecting the world of Quality & Business.

If Singapore were to disappear today what would the world miss?

Life is Twist & Turn, you fell once you stop cycling on the QJ Bicycle.

My SOHO (Small Office. Home Office) has no door, But the imaginative door is always ajar to listen to fresh quality stories that seems boring at first but its starts to get interesting……~FSYQualipreneur

All roads lead to FSYQualipreneur success….Yesterday I am Good, today I am @ my best, tomorrow I will be better…. ~FSYQualipreneur

We block our effectiveness not because we have questions but because we think we have the answers.