#5MinutesTruth: If it is not related to your goal, you have the right to say NO.

Even Warren Buffet said, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful person say no to almost everything”

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We have to be assertive is our decision making in our life and of course be smart at it. I wrote about goal setting before, and you have a read here, 7 EASY STEPS TO SET YOUR GOALS. Let me add an extension to that. Be very aware that you have 24 hours in a day to deliver your goal. Read more…


#5MinutesTruth: The Ten Living Truth to achieve life fulfilment

I got these learning from Instagram. I believe it is worth to share it here. These are the Ten Living Truth to achieve life fulfilment that you desired.

  1. The average human life is relatively short.
  2. You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
  3. Being busy does not mean being productive. 
  4. Some kind of failure always occurs before success.
  5. Thinking and doing are two very different things.
  6. You do not have to wait for an apology to forgive.
  7. Some people are simply the wrong match for you.
  8. It is not other people’s job to love you, it is yours.
  9. What you own is not who YOU are.
  10. Everything changes, every second. Learn to adapt. 

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#5MinutesTruth: Motivation is fancy word of FACTS OF SUCCESS

Have you ever googled motivational quote, just to motivate yourselves to do something? I know I did. We want to feel something which is the drive to get things done.  Sam Levenson said, “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

Do you really feel motivated? Yes, for a second. If you really really ponder, the motivational quotes are really just facts! Check out a quote from Michael Phelps’

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Again, the so call motivational quotes are actually facts of success. Only the people that are hardworking, persevere, hustle, grind and show grit will be successful. All it takes is action to make things happen. That is the only facts that will lead you to greatness.

They are two kinds of people. The first kind of people will say “I’m going to wait until I feel motivated.” The second kind of people will say “I’m going to do it because it is the facts of success.” The first one will never get anything done because he still waiting and waiting to feel motivated and not do anything about it. The other person will do first to live up to the facts of success. Which one do you want to be?

Every time you read motivational quotes, tell yourselves that it is the facts of success. If you intentionally do not live up the facts of success, you are unintentionally living up the facts of failure. Always live up to the facts of success! That is the only path to greatness.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!



#5MinutesTruth: Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far! #HustleQuote

There is a saying, “Work on the day job, and hustle the side job”. We can say hustle is a level higher of work. It is basically, squeezing every ounce of energy you have in you to fuel your passion. It is a component of GRIT which demonstrate passion and perseverance in your daily routine. Hustling is basically doing something extra and it requires the sacrifice of your time from your Friday night out, chilling on the weekends and any activity.

Here is the catch, you need to love the process of hustling. To do that, you need to love it and have a passion for it. It has to be effortless for you and you need to have excitement doing it. It must not be forceful because it will be not sustainable if you’re doing it for the sake of doing it. Confusion says,”Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” There are 3 main key points when you are hustling;

1. Set a very clear goal and prioritize. – There is no such thing as too busy, it always comes down to prioritization. If it is not part of your goal, you must be brave enough to ignore it.

2. Be prepared to sacrifice your work/life balance. – Friday night out, movie night, hanging out and whatever activity that is not related to your goal. You got to drop it. At one point you are come selectively on who you mix with. However, never ever sacrifice family.

3. Never listen to the Naysayers- There is a saying, Lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep. Constantly, worrying about what other people think of you or your actions causes nothing but mental and emotional stress. Do not let others control you. Remember, you only have one life to live, so make it a good one. You are accountable, not them.

Whatever your passion is, you need to hustle to make it a reality. That way you can live the dream that you want to live. Always remember why you start, when you feel you want to stop. Here are my top three quotes on hustle!

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I would rather hustle 24/7 than a slave of 8 to 4.

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Great things happen to those who hustle.

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Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.

6 Pillars of Life Fulfilment

In life, there is always an up and down moment. It is like the electrocardiograph (ECG) reading that measure your heart’s electrical activity. If there is up and down,  it is a sign of life. You are alive! If it is a flat straight line, it is a sign of death. You are actually dead! It is the up and down moment that gives a meaning of life. It is death that gives life worth living. The key word is life fulfilment.

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I asked myself, “What does fulfilment mean to me? I believe the definition of Fulfilment will be different to different people. To me, fulfilment is the feeling of completeness, of achieving your goal and connect to your why.  I had to be in the moment of silence to frame on what does fulfilment means to me. It takes some time as well. I came up with the 6 Pillars of Life Fulfilment.


Faith is the religious belief that you hold strongly which focus on the teaching. It is the value that you live up that was taught by your faith. The focus is the value and not the label whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Hinduism, Buddist and even Atheist.  My church core teaching is about love and forgiveness. The call to action is to live by the core belief of my faith.  Why do I need to follow my faith? What are the teachings that your faith taught you? How can I live my life based on my faith? These are the questions you can ask yourself. Most importantly take action!


A family are the most important people in my life. They are the one who accepts your weakness and strength. No matter what, they will always be there in that up and down moment. The call to action is to spend quality time with your parents and siblings. Especially your beloved father and mother. As we move into adulthood, we are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.


There is a saying, take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. The human body was never designed for a sedentary lifestyle. We are designed to jump, run, swim, push, pull and lift. But, modernisation has changed that.  We cannot just sit in the office for long hours in front of the computer. We need to move. How you take care of your body at a young age, will affect your body as you are older. The call to action is to eat well and healthy, exercise, play sports and move.


Zig Ziglar stated that money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale. Let us be real here, we need money to survive for us to eat and places to stay. The goal here is to achieve financial freedom at a specific age. May be by the age of 37. The call to action is to create a side income and do not to depend on one source of income. We need to hustle and grind to achieve the financial freedom.


Your true friends can consider as you extended family.  They can be your source of support. They are the people who stand for you. They allow you to be yourself without judging you. They provide great company. They want you to be successful. Here, is the hard truth. As we grow older, we do not lose friends. We just learn who the real ones are. The call of action is to invest time with the right friends. The real one will accept who you are and even what you are. You have to choose the right friend to be with, you are an average of your five closest friends. If you have encouraging and positive friends, you will be motivated and positive. That will determine your future.


Freedom is a state of not being restricted or subjected to anything. Basically, you can do anything you desire to do. However, it is something you have to work hard and earn. It comes with a balance. A sailor must be a master of the compass to earn the freedom to sail anyway. If he did master the compass, he is bounded to the vicinity of the shore only. Imagined, when you’re ordering food at an expensive restaurant and you do not need to look at the price of the food. That is freedom! To be specific, it is financial freedom. You must master different languages to earn the freedom to build a relationship with people of different races. You must master your time to earn the freedom to do whatever you want or need. It requires time and hardship to earn the freedom that you deserve. The call of action is to determine the type of freedom that you desire and work towards that direction. Your degree of freedom will be different at a different age. Your financial freedom could be different when you at age of 20 compared to the age of 40. It is depending on what you do will determine whether you have more freedom or less freedom. Remember, it requires work and it will not be easy at first. However, it will be worth it.

Let recap,  it is the up and down moment of life that gives meaning for us to live. The key work is life fulfilment. The 6 pillars of life fulfilment are Faith, Family, Fitness, Financial Friends, and finally Freedom. The first step is to accept it, then you got to work to earn it and finally, you can live it. Remember, it will be hard but it will be worth it.

Success without fulfilment is the ultimate failure by Tony Robbins

#5 Minutes Truth: Great Leaders aren’t born, they’re made!

When you hear the word “Leadership”, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? It could be your boss or management in your company. It could be your coach. It could be your team captain. It could be your president and prime minister. Here is my opinion, they just title that they held. It does not mean they have the noble leadership attribute. 

My late father taught me the 5 V’s of Leadership Attributes. There are Visible, Vocal, Value, Virtue and Vocation. Take some to read it. The toughest attribute to hold is the vocation. Vocation is defined as the undying commitment to serve. Leaders suppose to serve his or her people and lead them in the right direction. Before we lead people, ask yourself these question. Are you able to lead yourself? Are you a leader in your own life? Are you in control?  Once you are able to lead your life to greatness. Then, only you earn the right to lead people to greatness. Think about it. 

These are my 3 top quotes on leadership from Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek and Robin Sharma. There is one BONUS quote at the end by Simon Sinek.  Feel free to share this post. 

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Great Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. By Gary Vaynerchuk.


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Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank. By Simon Sinek


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Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.  By Robin S. Sharma.


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Are you a leader of your life?

Are you ready to lead people to greatness?



This is one of my favourite picture from The Reebok Spartan Race.  People often ask me, why do you race? My question to you why do you not race? The question “Why do you Race?” is a great metaphor of “Why do you live?”

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I live to inspire people to embrace the adversity of life so that they can grow living life with fulfilment. That is why I Race. Let’s look at the two Spartans crossing the finish line right before the fire. One with a complete set of body, 2 arms and 2 legs. The other Spartan had 2 arms, 1 leg and crutches. Physically, they are different. However, both of them has the fire of a Spartan to beat all the life adversity.

The question is who has the most fire? At first glance, probably the one with crutches may have the most fire. However, I believe both of them has a different story to tell. One of them could be physically challenged which we can observe. One of them could be an emotional challenge which we cannot observe. At the end of the day, both of them has their own setback. But they cross the finish line! That is when it really counts! Here is the secret,  it is not about the setback. It is how you respond to your setback. All it takes is action! They make the decision to take action to break their setback. Instead of complaining about it and do nothing at all. They decide to take the positive attitude to matter how life hit them! That is the fire each of us needs to have!

The only disability in life is a bad attitude~ Scott Hamilton

My question to you my beloved readers, what are the setbacks you need to deal everyday? Have you found your fire? In other words, have your discover your why? How strong your fire to break the life obstacle? It is good to learn to embrace your fire, you will be impressed how far you can achieve despite all the setback. That is how life roll! All it takes is action, then the fire will ignite!

find your fire we are spartan