Have you wondered if there is more to life?
That you can author your own life, and that you can have it all – joy, deep meaning, prosperity, freedom, amazing relationships, fulfilment, and balance – and it’s not an either/or world?
That was me back in 2009 while I sat at my desk as a Senior Merchandising Manager in Seattle, Washington, USA.
As an outsider looking in, my life looked pretty good. Good job, nice house, nice car but I was feeling lost inside. Although I was paid well, I was stressed out, burnt out and longing for more joy, meaning and fulfilment in life. It drove me crazy waking up each morning to someone else’s schedule and going to work for someone else’s dreams. Being stuck in the office for 10 hours a day was NOT the way I wanted to spend the rest of my life until I was 65.
In end August 2011, I decided to pursue my passion, start my own business and embark on my journey to pursue Financial Freedom. 26 months later in November 2013, I have built our monthly residual passive income substantially and my family and I become financially free.
Today, I am an entrepreneur, business mentor, international trainer, speaker, and a bestselling author specializing in helping people envision, create and design the life they truly love. I am also a wife and the mother of 2 beautiful little girls. I absolutely LOVE my life!
I believe that we can completely author our own life, and that we can have it all – joy, deep meaning, prosperity, freedom, amazing relationships, fulfilment, and balance – and that it’s not an either/or world.
Over the last few years I have completely transformed my life. I’m here to share my journey and lessons with you, and to help you consciously design your own life too.
Here, you’ll find resources on how to design a meaningful and authentic life that ‘juices’ and fulfills you. Of course, I don’t pretend that I know everything – so as I grow, evolve and deepen my own life I want to continue to share my learnings and what works with you. Click HERE to find out what others say about me.
If what I’m sharing resonates with you, please keep reading and subscribe to my eBook (you will be the first to get my insider updates)! Your amazing life is waiting for you… to create and live now, not in 5, or 10 years from now. I want to inspire you to become the author of your future – to know that you absolutely can. I’m passionate about helping you create the same joy, freedom, purpose, abundance and connections in your own life.
To begin, I want to share my personal story with you, along with the Life Lessons that have transformed my life.
My Early Life…
I was born in Hong Kong. I grew up following the “traditional path of success” – go to school, get good grades, get a good job, work hard at the job, save money, and invest in a diversified portfolio of mutual funds…
Growing up, I was a straight A student, top of class and had my university paid for completely by scholarships. I went on to graduating with my Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering in Canada.
After graduation, I worked a few years in Engineering and then landed a job at a Multi-National Corporation (MNC) in Hong Kong. I started as a Trainee and worked extremely hard at my job.
Within a few years, I worked my way up to a Senior position within the 54,000-employee company. I was transferred to the USA to help look after the company’s regional branch in Seattle. I was paid well. Unfortunately, with the increase in responsibilities, I found myself working long hours and traveling on the road for business trips months out of the year.
I continued to work there for almost 8 years. Although I found satisfaction in my job, I was burned out and longing to have more meaning in life.
Life Lesson # 1
If you are in a job, you will always be trading time for your money. The more money your job pays you, the more likely you will be time broke and stressed out. You will never set yourself financially free working for someone else. Owning your own business, or at least having an additional stream of income, is crucial for financial freedom.
Working Hard & Saving Hard…
During this whole time, I was working hard, saving religiously and investing in a diversified portfolio of mutual funds… just like how I was told.
After years of working and saving hard, I was finally able to build a more significant mutual funds portfolio and have put a down payment on my first home in the United States in Year 2007.
My first home!!!
It is a little place, nothing fancy. But I was a PROUD homeowner.
The Nightmare Begins
Then, the US economy crashed…
Within the next few months, my mutual funds portfolio has wiped out more than 60% and my first property, that I was once so proud of, was more than one hundred thousand US dollars under water.
Ignorantly, during this whole time, I was working so hard in my full-time job that I didn’t even realize what has happened! By the time I knew what was going on with the economy, my hard earned money has vaporized into thin air.
Years of hard work, thousands of hours working late in the office, putting up with demanding clients, many hours on business trips, precious time away from my family and years of saving hard… Poof! All gone. Just like that.
Life Lesson #2
It is not how much you make, but how much you keep that matters. You must look after your money, because no one else will (not even your financial advisor).
Life Lesson #3
If you don’t like what you are doing, no money is worth it. Money can disappear in an instant.
My First Lessons on Financial Education
These are important lessons. Although I consider myself a fairly educated person academically, it is until then I realized what I have learned in school was NOT enough. Something extremely important is missing in our traditional school system.
(Although I was hurt financially by this economic crisis, looking back today, I was extremely grateful that this happened to me when I was still at the peak of my earning years. What happened to the people who got hit in their 50s or 60s? They would have had little choice but to keep working until well into their 60s or 70s. The thought is daunting.)
Life Lesson #4
If you want to create an amazing life, do things differently than 95% of the world (and it is never too late to start!). You must find a way to have your money work harder for you, than you are working for your money.
Money is not everything; but without money, there are many constraints.
Without proper financial education, people are trapped in the “Rat Race”, trading time for money forever (no work, no pay check… sounds familiar?).
I thought to myself – there has GOT to be a better way to live life? Yes, to LIVE LIFE (notice that “live” is a verb!)
Life Lesson #5
The most wonderful thing about money is that it gives you the time and freedom to pursue your passions, your interests and your callings – allowing you to do what you’re really here to do on this earth.
It is one of my core values and personal missions to help hundreds and thousands of people to shift their relationship with money and to create an additional stream of income. I want you to have the time and money to pursue your passions, interests and gifts and what you’re here to do on this planet.
I’ve seen what money allows me to do – to have more time with my loved ones, to travel the World, to give more to others, to make a difference, and to live with purpose. I am incredibly passionate about helping others to create abundance in their lives so they can do the same thing.
My New Journey Begins…
In year 2011, my husband decided to move across the globe from USA to Singapore to pursue his architectural career. A few months later, with just 2 suitcases and our little baby girl, I reluctantly followed him to Singapore.
Life Lesson #6
Dots can only connect when you look backwards. Keep your mind open to new ideas and have faith as you move bravely towards your future.
It is interesting how sometimes life turns out, and the dots can only connect when you look backwards. Moving to Singapore turned out to be one of the best decisions of our lives. Just 2 weeks after landing in Singapore, a new friend shown me an idea that aligns with my passion of traveling the World.
I decided to take a leap of faith, embarked on my own business with the idea. With just my laptop, a few hundred dollars and a burning desire to learn, I dived right in.
Life Lesson #7
How you do one thing is how you do everything. When you do something – commit with everything you have. No backdoor. Jump both feet in with a full commitment.
I worked hard. I threw myself in with my whole body and soul towards entrepreneurship and financial education.
I was extremely coachable. I wanted to learn everything I could from people who have already achieved what I want. I read books. I listened to audios. I watched training videos. I networked. I wanted to grow and expand as fast as I can.
Life Lesson #8
Your business and your life will only grow to the extent of your personal growth. Never stop learning.
26 months after I started my business, we became Financially Free.
Today, my business is generating multi-million USD revenue on auto-pilot. I have retired my husband from his architectural job, I have brought my little girls on more than 50 vacations in the last 5+ years, and we have the time and resources to give back more.
We are now free to do what we want, with who we want, go to where we want, when we want and become the persons we are truly meant to be.
“Wealth is not about having a lot of money, it is about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock
Life Lesson #9
Make your life as congruent as possible. If you want your life to be fun, joyful, prosperous, full of meaning – then find a business that will allow that to be your actual life. Live it, build your business around it and then help others by teaching them to do the same.
Do what you love now, not when you have more time or money. When you do what you love now, it raises your vibration, you are 100 times happier and you start to attract like-minded people and events into your business and into your life.
Where Am I Heading Now?
I want to continue to impact and inspire millions of people around the World to change their mindset, purpose, prosperity, relationships and connections to self and others in a big way. I want to share my message of consciousness and empowerment and ignite a movement of people creating their lives and believing that they can have it all – joy, deep meaning, prosperity, freedom, amazing relationships, fulfilment, and balance.
And as I keep learning, growing and evolving, I will keep sharing everything I discover – I’m so happy to have you here with me!
So, where do YOU go from here?
(1) Download my eBook ‘Lifestyle Entrepreneur – Escape the Rat Race, Work Anywhere and Live A Live You Truly Love!’ below so you can get on my list – you will be the first to hear my Insider updates!
(2) ‘Like’ my Facebook Page and send me a message there to say ‘hello’! I would love to connect with you and get to know you on a more personal level.
(3) Work one-on-one with me to create a solid, stable additional stream of income/business in a way that is fun, congruent and life expanding. Only people who are serious about creating a residual stream of income, are willing to learn, have a great work ethic, are positive, and really want an abundant life should apply. I work with a limited amount of people every year so I can spend quality time coaching you, so again, please only apply if you are absolutely serious.
(4) Visit my blog often, and let’s stay in touch!
Let’s start to create a life you truly love! Thank you for spending the time to get to know me better. And I look forward to getting to know you as well.
With lots of love,