The guest for episode 29 of the Answers From Leadership podcast is Michael Teoh. Michael is a global speaker, consultant, and trainer whose passion is geared towards developing the human potential for success.
Michael founded Thriving Talents Pte. Ltd, co-curated TEDxKL and TEDxYouth from 2009-2014, and was appointed as a Global Advisor for Microsoft’s YouthSpark Initiative.
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What else would you like listeners to know about you?
I’ve been able to travel the world, doing what I love. I’m also the co-author of the Potential Matrix.
It looks like you’ve done quite a bit in your life so far…
Haha… Here’s what I’m going to say: People have always asked me what the secret to success is
As we inch closer and closer to success, you may notice things begin to change. I’ve seen it happen with friends of mine.
They start to act differently. They make different, sometimes unwise, choices. They look at life differently.
Then there are those who stay true to who they are. They walk the talk. They are the real deal.
Both are dealing with their success. Just not in the same way.
The Wrong Way To Deal With Success
My heart breaks when I think of people who are considered successful yet their lives are falling down around them.
Marriages are destroyed. Families are torn apart. Businesses that appear stable crumble and fall.
Lately, I’ve watched as successful people have cheated on their wives and failed to heed the advice of others. I’ve seen others spend their money until they’re broke. Read more...
You can’t keep driving a car without filling up the gas tank or charging the electric car’s battery. By continuing to drive without fueling up, the car will eventually leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
We can apply the same principle to our leadership. But instead of gas or electricity as our fuel, our fuel is motivation.
And sometimes we lose that motivation. We forget how to keep motivated…
What Is Motivation
We can only go so long before we run out of juice. Especially if we forget what our motivation is.
Motivation is our desire or willingness to do something.
I have to muster up the motivation to write on a daily basis. I have to find the motivation to record or edit a podcast.
For those of you who have children, you know there’s a special day every parent anticipates and dreads. It’s a day of great joy. It’s a day of great fear. That day? The day your child takes his or her first small step.
You sit back and cheer him on. You tell him he’s doing great. Just a little bit further. He only needs to take a baby step for you to have your world change.
What if I told you that you need to begin to take baby steps? Would that excite you like seeing your child take her first steps?
Probably not. You’d think tiny steps forward in business are not for you. They’re definitely not exciting.
Yet these small steps are what we need to be doing.
Why Small Steps Rock
You have lofty goals. I know you do. You’re the kind of leader who wants to change the world. Read more...
There’s a marked difference between the habits of successful people versus the habits of unsuccessful people.
Studies have been carried out by many different researchers over the years and the results have been astounding.
SuccessStory.com recently created an infographic to highlight the differences in habits between successful and unsuccessful people and I wanted to share that with you today.
Habits Of Successful People
One of the quickest ways to become successful is to follow what successful people do. That’s the great thing about the infographic above. It shows us the daily habits of people who are succeeding.
Those habits of successful people include:
Tracking your progress
Learning from your mistakes
Spending time with the right people
Maintaining the proper balance in life
Writing down your goals and targets
Thinking long term
Making to-do lists Read more...