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If Madonna sings and record an album on one hand and a great heart surgeon work for three hours on one patient, who is going to earn more?

Can you guess?

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Habit 1: Always exceed expectation

Self made millionaires always exceed expectations. There are three kinds of people at work: Those who meet expectation, those who exceed expectation and those who do just what they are told to do. People who exceed expectations add value to any organization wherever they work. 

 Habit 2: Be proactive

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After learning that latest model of i-phone is short in the stores and there are some issues related to i-phone’s latest model, I wondered about the founder of Apple – Mr. Steve Jobs. Who is Mr. Jobs – a self-made billionaire? His story is really inspiring, motivating and energizing. He was fired from his own company!! I am posting an extract about Mr Jobs from Adam Khoo’s book: “Secrets of Self-Made Millionaire”. Here is the story of Mr. Steve Jobs:

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The story of Singapore’s Progress – an example of Out-of-the-Box thinking!

Singapore, a small island of around one million, become a first world economy only in 30 years!

 They got independence in 1965. They realized that the country had no natural resources like tin, oil or gold. The only resource which was available: human resource.

 This human resource comprised of mostly lowly or uneducated immigrants from China, India and Malay fishermen from neighbor countries. What was the condition at the time of independence?

Gang wars, battles among tribes and riots!!!

 How did the Government made Singapore a first world economy? 

They had a vision: They modeled Singapore as Switzerland!

This seemed like a mad and impossible dream. However, this stretch target forced them to develop plans and strategies that were ‘out of the box’.

 Adam Khoo states in his book:

The government decided to jump start the economy by attracting American and Japanese multinationals to invest. The government created a safe and conducive investment climate and provided incentives for them. They came and in the process created thousands upon thousands of jobs. To create social cohesion, the government made it compulsory for every male citizen to serve in the Army for two years and they made it compulsory for every citizen to save 40% of their income. They created a first class education system to serve the industrial economy’s growing needs; a first-class transport system and also a financial centre to rival Hong Kong by going out and modeling the best systems in the world. As a result, within thirty years, Singapore has achieved first world economy status and has one of the highest gross national product (GNP) per capita in the world.

Mobile phone:

Use of mobile phone is becoming common these days. Thirty years ago, if you told someone that almost everybody today will be walking around with a telephone the size of a credit card and it can also play music, take pictures, communicate with computers and send pictures, they would think you were crazy.

 Why is it now a reality?

All it took was for someone to think the ‘impossible’ and then make it real. Everything you see around you first started as an idea in someone’s head. Everything is created twice, first in the mind, and then manifested in physical reality.

Were the Wright brothers being very realistic when they set out to build a flying machine? Not only were they not scientists or engineers, but it was believed by the scientific community that it was physically impossible for machines that were heavier than air to fly. Again, by changing their strategy and doing whatever it takes, they finally invented the first airplane. Today, it is still a wonder that a multiple-tonned jumbo jet carrying over 300 people can lift off and fly 35,000 feet above sea level. If the Wright brothers had been realistic, you and I would still be taking the slow boat to China.

People who make history are those that set goals that everyone else had thought was ‘unrealistic’ and even crazy. But by using the ultimate success formula and doing whatever it takes, they made the impossible possible.

Adam Khoo’s quotable quote:

In fact, I believe that when people say something is impossible, it’s only impossible because a strategy has not been found yet.


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