Sunday, August 31, 2008
Actually the main point is not about the sharing part. I mean of cos' the sharing of stories is great. Without stories, we wouldn't the highest paid story-tellers. Which story-tellers can earn a few thousands dollars a month by just sharing?
I was stting down with them and one of the partners was telling us about her younger son's medical condition. How her son got admitted into hospital, after hospital. It makes me think of momo. It was really God blessed that momo is still able to run around at home. It makes me pondered that what will happen if one day momo needs medical attention. Will I be able to provide for her the medical fees? Momo only admitted to KKH once. It was lucky that I can use my Medisave for her fees. What if she was referrred to a private hospital? What is her medical fees is not able to be subsidise with Medisave? What if.... What if..... Too many "what if" comes to my mind.
Is that I'm too selfish to leave momo at home while I went outside? How will it be wonderful if I can spend most of my time with momo? Able to take her to school, able to bring her down to the playground, able to tuck her to bed every nite, able to take her for holidays once a year, able to watch her grow day by day....
Every parents want the best for their child. I want the best for momo, I want her to live in comfort, got lots of toys to play with, got new clothes to wear, etc.
Now momo is 26 months old. I dun have much time left. Soon she will be attending pre-school.
That is why I choose to work from home. My mum was saying momo is really pitiful cos' she doesn't have a mother to give her the love she needs. I have to do both jobs. I need to work hard. I have to build my business strong, it is not for myself but for my family. Everyone will grow old one day, I'm not exception. There are many debts that I need to pay off, even I got no clues of where does the money goes. One mistake it is all it takes. But life still needs to go on. Like what my mentor told me what passed is passed, must learn to put the past behind me, work hard for the future.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Let our founder inspire you with the big picture of Herbalife.
In February 1980, Mark Hughes began selling the original Herbalife weight loss product from the trunk of his car. By 1982, Herbalife had reached $2,000,000 in sales and opened a distributorship in Canada, its first outside of the United States. In 1986 Herbalife became a publicly traded company via NASDAQ. Independent distributors' personal vehicles could be seen on the street, decorated by decals bearing the mysterious slogan "Lose weight now, ask me how!". In 1994 Mark Hughes started the Herbalife Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping children. The organization receives donations from Herbalife itself as well as individuals within and outside the company. The Herbalife Family Foundation has donated more than $6.5 million to children's causes worldwide. In 1996 Herbalife reached $1,000,000,000 in annual sales.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
"I had this incredible dream... when I wanted to start the Herbalife company... that we could help people lose weight... and we could help them do it safely !"
"Cos' Herbalife is now through our way of distributing the products it is the number one weight loss product in the entire world"
"But let me tell you what the button does for you more than anything else. Yes it's gonna get you customers..... But I'll tell you the biggest thing this button does for you personally. As an independent distributor when you put this button on, you say to everybody in the world including your family, your friends, your relatives and anybody else that might make fun of you, you say "I don't care what you think of me I'm proud to be an Herbalife distributor and I don't care what anybody says about it....."
"Hey listen you're not that great at it now don't worry about it. Just do the best you possibly can. Tomorrow morning you get up out of bed do a little bit better than that. The next day after that, do a little bit better than that."
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
She was climbing on top of the massage chair and jumping on it. She climbed higher and she for dunno what reason she fell from the chair. Her head hit the floor and she was crying so loud... Keep on crying and crying... My mum had already scolded her, beat her with a cane, smack her, etc before not to climb but she apparently doesn't listen. Many times we saw her climbing so dangerously dangling her half body over the head-rest. When I catch her down, she will scream and protest. So some times it's good for her to learn the hard way.
So when her head hit the floor, a bum protrude out from the part above her eye, just at the eyebrow area. My mum pressed it and the swell disappeared soon. I was coming home that nite and I saw little momo's right eye was unable to open. You can imagine how she looks like if you ever watched a boxing match... Yeah, that was how she looks like. I did take pics of her and I showed her whenever she was climbing the massage chair again.
Now after a few days, her right eye is getting better. Now her right eye is as wide as the other one, but just that the clotted blood has flowed to her eyelids and she looks like a panda now.
Want to see how she looks like? No....no.....no...... i won't post the pics here cos' momo will be angry with me for doing that. You dun think that she doesn't know what's happening around her. My dad was, that time, making fun of her and she got angry and start to throw the album on the floor. You cannot oppose her. When she is in goood mood, she is so lovable. Her giggles, her laughter, her actions can fill up the whole house. But when she is in bad mood.... you won't like her when she is angry.
Today is Wednesday, it's my off day...
I'll be very busy today cos' I got so many stuffs to do. I need to cut my hair, go down to Herbalife office at Takashimaya, to buy ink cartridge, to collect my divorced cert, to print my flyers, to meet my customers. Wow... So little time, so much things to do.
You know, ever since I become a supervisor in Herbalife everything starts to change. In the past, I was keeping to myself. Now I keep on talking and talking to people about our products. At my workplace, I had influenced 2 person to take Herbalife products and both of them have lose weight. Well, it's not my credit. It's Herbalife's credit... It's the product that is doing the job. I was merely sharing with people.
Use, Wear, Talk.. Use the product, Wear the button, Talk to people...
I take my shake in front of people, some ask me what am I taking every morning and there is one prospect.
I pin my buttons on my backpack, as I walked people behind can read the words "Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How", "Turun Berat Badan Anda Tanya Saya Bagaimana"
I share with people how I managed to lose weight. Can you imagine now I have lost a total of 9 kg!!! From 77kg until now 68kg..... Unbelievable, right?
Herbalife is really amazing. I want to lose weight, can. I want to gain weight, oso can. I want to maintain my weight and take a more nutrition lifestyle, can too.
These past weeks I did really encounter many incidents when I was calling up my friends one by one. Some will refused my politely when I told them I'm with Herbalife, some are already taking other products.. No problem! Some are not interested but still are willingly to give me referrals. Some agreed to attend the event, some told me they tried to attend if they got the time. Both positive and negative response, I received.
When I told them Herbalife sponsor LA Galaxy, some were like "Sure or not? I thought Adidas sponsor them the jesery already..." So I showed them the pic I took at Bangkok Extravaganza. I know there are many reports circulating in the net that Herbalife is a scam, it's a false, it's a trick to cheat ppl money.
Here you can read about testimonials from real people who benefited from Herablife
Why do Herbalife want to sponsor LA Galaxy, why Herbalife want to sponsor David Beckham? One of my friends was asking me, so I told me "Well, you should ask why does David Beckham wants Herbalife to sponsor him and his whole team?" I mean, there are so many companies who offered them free this free that, as long as they can wear their companies logo and run around in the football field. If Herbalife is really a scam, if Herbalife is really a trick to cheat ppl money, why would David Beckham wants to be the bigger fool and wear our jersey? As all of us know, he is a hell-of-a-rich SOB in England, he makes tonnes of money every year. Apparently he doesn't need to be paid by a fake company, dun you agree? I dun think he will be that stupid to choose any Tom, Dick or Harry company and wear their label running around the football field.
I dun need any more illustrations....
I have been telling everyone that I come face-to-face at my workplace that I'm resigning this Thursday. Many of them asked me why, since I have been working in CISCO for 5 yrs already.
Furthermore I was a SSgt there... I got rank there, got work experience there so why want to resign?
The sad truth is CISCO play me out....
Since they doesn't recognised my efforts in the company and promise me this but later turned out to be that, they treat me like a fool, my ex OC the Indian snake is the one who make me want to resign. In fact I already wanted to resign back in Apr when I learnt that he played me out, but I didn't cos' I'm a responsible person.
That time in Apr, one nite he came to me and told me that he and dunno which bunch of idiots got a meeting and in the meeting he was questioned why is there a SSgt in this team, whereas the rest are only Sgt? He claimed that he need me to go out from my post and resume duty in the office so that he can justify for my next promotion. He said I need to do office work; deployment, duty rooster, leave application and all those you know wah wu wah boh work. He also emphasise to me that I will have no chance to be at the field again cos' SSgt will not be at the ground anymore. So I think think... Ok loh, since this is the arrangement made by the Management. So the next day I reported back to PLD and I was told that I'll be leading a team to this new post, and the best part is my name is also one of the men there. Which means I still need to go and perform duty outside lah!!!! He told me this is to test my capability, see if I can be able to lead a team on my own. I was like stunned... What the fucking hell does this means? I need to go to the post to do my duty and also do my deployment, duty rooster, leave application... How can I manage all these? It was a 12 hour post and where am I going to find the time for my deployment, rooster, leave... I know that this Indian snake play me out. Someone at the previous post doesn't like me so now this Indian snake used underhand method to get me out. So what I did was I request to see him concerning this issue. I SMS him a 2 page long message and all he reply was "busy". KNNBCCB.... Just one word? Before that, when he sees me he will smile at me and talk to me... After what he did to me, he treat me as transparent... He just walked past me. Isn't it obvious?
I wanted to throw my resignation letter that time but I choose to stay on cos' the whole team of men are new. They all just passed out from CISCO not long ago, so I being their in-charged I need to guide them and make sure they will be alright there. In the mean time I also look for another job before I can tender, so I just wait for the right time to come. And guess what I found Herbalife. I went for the event and see if it suits me or not. Events after events, slowly I learnt about the marketing plan, the products, the success...
This is what I want, this is what I have been looking for....
In fact, I want to throw my letter within 24 hours last month. I really got no more interest in CISCO. My parents told me not to do that, it's best to give one month prior notice. I tell my sponsor about my decision that I want to resign 24 hours. She told me not to do that cos' it will leave a bad impression on me. I need to give one month notice before I bid goodbye. Okay, I listen to my sponsor, I typed my letter and hand it over to my new OC. That Indian snake doesn't dare to look at me. News spread very fast and almost everyone in the office knows my resignation. That Indian snake still got the balls to ask me if I am interested to go back to my old post, I told him no need anymore. Once I made this decision, I won't turn back anymore.
There is one more idiot who also refused to entertain me when I told him I wanted to see him back in Apr. He purposely avoided me, guess what? A Senior Inspector doing this to someone who requested to see him, not one not twice but many times. How busy can he be? 24 hours working no rest? So when I told him I wanted to resign and my new company is with Herbalife,he told me he also ever work in MLM before and it was all crap. He couldn't make any money so he quitted. He even wanted to give me 2 month unpaid leave to go and try it out first. I told him my decision is final and I want to resign from CISCO. He said it's not worth it lah, it's all crap one... I told him one thing "Now it's July 2008... in July 2010 I will come back and prove to you my decision is correct and my pay that time will be more than what you're earning"
I know that some people will say I'm foolish to quit my job without securing a new job first. But I know what I want in my life and I won't regret my decision.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Sometimes this is called retribution loh... Now I'm doing something that I used to hate... Life is like that, you want it, you don't get it. You refused it, it end up in your hands.
But I will not regret this decision....
Cos' I truly believe it.
When I share with one of my friends that there are people who earned US$200,000 a month, he asks me did I make a mistake, I told him no I didn't.
"How could that be, so much income a month?"
If you were to wake up early in the morning before sun rise, and you go out to talk to people...
If you make a promise that you will talk to 20 people everyday before you go back home to sleep and even till 1 plus 2am you didn't make that quota you dun go back home...
If you keep to your promise, no matter rain or shine, summer or winter...
If you carry on doing it over and over and over and over again, for 20 years...
US$200,000, do you think it's not possible, NOW?
I only see them earning big bucks sitting at the tables in front of all of us, driving big cars, staying in mansions... but who ever see how hard they work to get there? Countless of black balls they used to receive, much more black balls than white balls... So much that they become immune to rejections.
Rejections are not personal, they are merely inspirations for you to move on.
不经历风雨 怎么见彩虹 没有人能随随便便成功...
During the few days that I didn't go to work, I got the chance to spend some quality time with momo. I bring her downstairs to play. She was chasing me from behind, with her arms open wide, I hide and she seek, I feed her dinner and she open her mouth to me, I change her diapers and she looks by and laugh, I tuck her to bed, I took pics of her...
All the above seems so far away from me before. I hardly got the chance to do any of those, not to mention all of it. But I did all of them just the few days when I was at home with her. I think work from home can gives me a kind of money-cannot-buy feeling. Esp, when momo doesn't has a mother to love her. I just want to give her all the best I can provide for her.
I'm not great, no I'm not. I think it's every parents wish for their kids.
Well, if momo isn't that noti at home, that will be great...
Friday, August 01, 2008
I bought it specially for me to bring it to Bangkok to take pics. I have been looking for a camera that is not too expensive, affordable to me, compact, high in pixels. This is the camera...
I will be doing my new full time job soon. It gives me the opportunity to have my financial freedom, work from home, decide my own income, and the most importantly to spend more time with momo. Momo already doesn't have a mum so I wants the best for her. I want to give her everything that she deserves to have.
So which company that get me hooked that I can 100%, absolutely, definitely, without a shadow of a doubt willingly to work for the rest of my life in?
Want to hear more about my trip to the Herbalife Bangkok Extravaganza? Of cos' I want to share with all of you my beloved peeps, I can't wait to break out the fantastic news to all of you, I simply have so much to share with all of you but I have to keep the best for the last. Ha!
So just read on and then you will see the pics that I took during the trip. Before I carry on, there are some nice pics that I took the week before I went to Bangkok. I doesn't know if you feel the same as me, but I think it's nice sceneries.
Taken at Hotel Rendezvous... I was taking Orlando for a walk cos' he was on a holiday to Singapore from all the way from Philippines. This pic, basically I had to sit on the floor to capture this shot.
This pic, it was taken at Esplanade. Nice view across the Marina Bay...
Okay, here comes to my trip...
I flew to Bangkok, Thailand on the 24th July. First time to Thailand... I used to hear so many times that how cheap the things there are, many people specially went there to shop and buy and shop and buy. I didn't went there to buy, I did bought a few things there but the main reason why I got the chance to be there is thanks to Herbalife!!!
I took the Airasia flight there. First time taking budget airlines. The feeling isn't that too bad, well it was just a 1 hour plus 2 hour flight so it doesn't really matter if you're taking a budget plane or a SQ flight. I took a nap soon after I board the plane and when I wake up, it was almost reaching Bangkok. See?
We are so lucky to be able to stay in Asia Hotel. There is a "MRT" station connected to this hotel. I doesn't know what it is called in Thailand so.... I didn't check it out the train service cos' I didn't have time to. We check it to the hotel, rest for a while and then we went shopping. For me, it was more like window shopping. I budget myself not to buy unnecessary things back home. Do you know that more than half of the rooms in Asia is booked by Herbalife distributors? We are the PhD... Professional Herbalife Distributors.
This is the MBK shopping mall. The things there are cheap and nice... We had our dinner there, steamboat yum yum... Well, when times to eat we eat, when times to enjoy we enjoy, when times to lose weight, we lose weight (when we go back to Singapore).
After dinner we went back to Asia Hotel to put our things in our room and.... we went for Thai massage. All the way went to Thailand of cos' must go for the Thai massage. Guess how much was it? Cheap cheap... only 500 baht for 2 hours, about SGD$18. The massage is so shiok... 9 of us went and we were all lying side by side, didn't hold hands but you see me pain pian i see you shiok shiok. Well, this is the life of Herbalife. We work together we play together we enjoy together.
After a bone-cracking, finger pressing session, we went to the night market nearby, Suan Lum. I should have took pics at the stalls itself but I was so busy looking for things to buy that I basically forget about it. NO PROBLEM!! I did manage to buy a carrier for my huge 2 litres water bottle. Next time if got chance then I show to you ok?
Somewhere at the back of Suan Lam... I snap it when we are walking towards our van that is going to pick us up back to the hotel. Do you know that the cabs there are mostly Toyota Altis? Of cos' lah, Altis is manufactured in Thailand mah...
We reached our hotel, 1 plus am Bangkok time. And we have to wake up at 4am. The coach is not going to wait for any latecomers. Wow... So exciting cos' it's going to have 20,000 supervisors attending the event, from 13 different countries from the Asia Pacific.
Which company can organise such a big event every year? Last year the Extravaganza held in Singapore Expo we got 17000 supervisors attending and you know how much the Singapore economy benefits from just a 4 day event? It was reported that the revenue generated from the air flights, hotel accommodations, travel, food we ate, shopping... was about SGD$20 million?!?! It was unbelievable.
The event was held at Impact Exhibition & Convention Center. The journey from Asia Hotel to Impact was about 45 mins, so can catch some sleep on the bus too. Even though the time zone is one hour difference, Bangkok is one hour behind Singapore time ( I know many of you already know that, yeah ok...) but the streets is already so bright at 6am, just like in Singapore when it was 7am. Normally in Singapore 6am is still dark but not there in Thailand.
Oh no, this is not everyone who went to Bangkok in this photo. It was just a small handful of us. The rest are taking their own photos elsewhere. I was the camera-man so I wasn't inside.
All of us waiting for the door to be opened cos' it was too early. The entrance will be opened at 9am and we were already there at 7am. It's not that we are kiasu but can you imagine there will be 20,000 supervisors attending this event. It's gonna be a human wall. Just from China alone there are 7000 of them, they already made up 1/3 of the attendance.
Yeah, everyone need to be screened, bags checked and no large baggage are allowed in the event hall. In the past, there is no such thing but since after so many bombings, everywhere you go it's about the same procedures.
These are just the early birds... Wait till you read on later... You will get shocked...
See, finally you can see me appearing...
Me taking pics with David Beckham... Ha! Just in case you're wondering what does David Beckham got to do with Herbalife? We sponsor LA Galaxy and you can see he is wearing a Herbalife jersey. If such a world famous footballer player choose Herbalife, then what are you waiting for?
This is one of our Herbalife doctors, Dr Luigi Gratton. I tell you, he is a really nice guy. He got no airs and he is so well-loved by everyone. Just remember him, okay....
Has addressed over 6,000 audiences and 4 million people worldwide
Is the author of 17 different books, audio and video programs
Has been internationally hailed over the years as one of the most influential thinkers of our time
Next year Extravaganza 2009 will be at KINTEX, Korea!!!.. Wow, I can't wait to go to Korea for the 3rd time. No way I'm going to miss this event. Summer season, can't wait to see all those kimchi gals. Maybe I will bring momo over too. I think next year momo will be old enough to talk, right?
These 2 big head dolls are so cute and friendly. They were about to have their break when I approached them for a photo taking and they agreed. Dunno if they are guy or gal behind the costumes. Both guys or both gals or.... never mind.
Herbalife in Japan too!!! 6th country...
See, I didn't bluff you, right? 13 countries from the Asia Pacific region.
I want to go, I want to go papa... I'm a Herbalife baby...
Piak, you be good and papa will take you there next year... now go and drink your milk first...
This was the 2nd day of the event. You can see along the slope they were rushing towards the door when it opened. All are rushing for the seats, all rushing to get in to the hall, all are rushing to be part of the event. Here we are all Herbalife family members, regardless of your race, your gender, your nationality, your age, your height, your weight (no fat ppl here cos' all of us are products of the product)... 20,000 supervisors with 20,000 product testimonials with 20,000 stories to tell why they want to do this business. Can you feel the passion?
Down there, you will suddenly be a patriot of your own country. You will love your country flags, waving and carrying it wherever you go.
More crowds coming in, more and more crowds coming to this event hall.
Taken from the diagonally left...
Taken from the left side...
Taken from the back...
Can you guess what is this healthy old man's age? He is from the country of Taiwan!! He is 92 years already this year!! If a 92 years old grandfather can be at this event, and if he is with Herbalife, then what excuse for us to have for not to be there?
I was in queue for autography by Dr Luigi cos' I bought his book.
I got so much fun during these 4 days. We exchange buttons from the other countries, you just walk around and if you see any nice ones, you just approached them and ask if you can have one of theirs in exchange for one of yours.
This baby is so cute!!! It's a Herbalife baby from Taiwan... You know what, her mum take our products when she was pregnant with her, all the way from conceiving till birth and there you see how good looking and healthy she looks
Of cos' I won't let go any chance to take pics with gals, esp korean gals. Well, they change buttons with me on the last day so we just take a photo together.
Ever since I joined Herbalife, I have learn to smile. It comes naturally. That is the side effects of taking Herbalife products. I will see them in KINTEX, Korea next year. Dame Boja...
And these are the buttons I have exchange from the other countries. Well, in fact most of them are from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia.
It was truly a life experiencing for me. It gives me a chance to see so many people who wants to change their lives, some already changed their lives, some is trying to change their lives. Here in Herbalife, you dun need to be the top notch salesman, you dun need to have any sales experience, you dun need to know how to talk, you dun need to think how to do your business. All you need to do is to follow, follow the footsteps of those people who have succeeded. Here you will never need to walk alone. There will always be someone who will guide you all the way, from those who earned USD$200,000 a month, from those who is so poor that they have no roof over their top, from those who used to stay in a house that is so small that if he was to invite 4 people to have dinner 2 of them have to sit outside, from those people who used to live in the drains, from those who were farmers milking cows, from those who has to pack a rice cooker when she go to the Extravaganza cos' she can't afford the food there, from those who earned only a USD$1 per day, from those who can't even afford to take a bus and have to walk 3 miles to send his daughter to school.
Cos' Herbalife mission is: Changing People's Lives.
Believe it , Achieve it.
Our products are not meant to sell, it is fulfilling ones needs.
MLM is not Multi-level Marketing, it's means Making Lives Meaningful.
Before I end I would like to share with all of you one story:
At this town there are many little frogs gathered together for a compeitition. They all want to get to the top of the tower. Many people were shouting to them "It's too tall, you can never make it!" Some frogs simple just give up. So the rest start to climb up to the top. As times goes by, more and more frogs give up cos' people were shouting to them "It's too tall, you can never make it!" More and more frogs give up, more and more frogs give up. But there is this little frog who still continue to climb up to the top, he just refused to give up and finally he reached the top. Everyone is so stunned how did he make it to the top whereas every other frogs had failed. In fact this little frog is nothing special, just that he is..... deaf.