Defying Gravity


It really has been a really long time since I last blogged! I guess what happened is that I have been really busy with Project Radius, and the many family holidays (Christmas and Chinese New Year are pretty important events for my family) that I just didn’t make time to write.

Or journal. And that’s bad because with all the things that I’m doing lately, I’ve realized that a key practice for optimum performance is to be extremely mindful of who you are as a person, your personal (and business) strategy and how you can improve to get closer to your dreams. I guess it is not so easy to see into the horizon when you’re in survival mode, only focused at the immediate tasks before you, but as a leader, I believe it’s important to have a balance of the two and be able to take calm breaks to stand silently and gaze – not only into the endless potential of the future, but also into the richness of our pasts.

My two babies – Project Radius and SGPad

Over the past two months I have been working hard on two projects – Project Radius and SGPad.

1. Project Radius

Project Radius!

Project Radius!

Project Radius is a social opportunity engine that aims to help people achieve their highest potential through introducing them to people with the skills and resources that can help make their dreams come true. As young entrepreneurs, we are inexperienced and have to work with very limited resources. Project Radius aims to overcome that by giving you X-Ray opportunity vision to immediately find the people around you whom you can do great work with. We’re building this system as we realize that in actuality, all the resources we need are present all around us – it could be a family friend, a friend, or a friend of a friend – ┬ábut we just didn’t realize it soon enough! We’re also trying to overcome the need for using business cards anymore – just “star” a friend you just met and you have your contacts all saved!

The app itself!

The app itself!

I’m just blessed to have a talented team working on building the system, giving me the time and energy to pursue funding from the government (and business case competitions), talk to event organizers whom would like implementing our system at their events, as well as fine tuning our profit model.

We’re looking to initially implement Project Radius at social and business events/functions, so if you know any event organizers whom would love to have a virtual host introducing your guests to each other in a way that maximizes the speed in which they achieve their personal and business goals, do let me know immediately!

2. SGPad

The Ultimate Travelers Companion

The Ultimate Travelers Companion

SGPad is a new service in Singapore that focuses on providing quick iPad rental to tourists and businesses in Singapore. Being geeks who love technology, we always thought that it would be really awesome to have 3G so we could have Google Maps in foreign lands so we would never get lost again. Hence, we developed SGPad to serve the tourist market.

Benefits of SGPad

Benefits of SGPad

Since our launch, we have also had quite a number of requests from businesses who want to implement iPads in their work – be it to collect data for a survey, to enhance the learning experience for students on a learning trail or just to spice up an event – and are also trying to develop further capabilities to service this sector.

Feel free to contact me personally if any of you have any iPad rental related needs!

A third project

Being so busy over the past two months, it feels so good to just stop and reflect on what I’ve done so far. Going ahead with 2012 (my most challenging year yet so far – in a good way!) I know I need to build good solid life habits again:

1. to wake up early

2. to do my exercise routine

3. to get to work and be focused at it (minus Facebook and Youtube breaks)

4. to focus on the most important tasks at hand

5. to continue being the best friend I can to the awesome people around me

And to do so, I really need to be accountable for my actions this time – failure is not a problem.

So here’s the idea:

I’m assembling a group of people and what we’ll do is that we will plan a call to each other every day to check on each other every day to see how we’re doing up on the things we promised each other to do. We will all keep a log of our own tasks and routines and check each day to provide encouragement, support and inspiration to each other. Hopefully through helping each other we would learn more about ourselves and be able to push each other to achieve greater heights.

Email (or SMS) me immediately if you’re interested in forming this group! Time for serious personal change in this most challenging year yet! The more challenging the situation, the more we have to grow to overcome it!

Parting notes

Feels so good to write again, and I really want to be held accountable to writing (and journaling) on a regular basis. My personal development habit discipline muscles have become fat and flabby over months of neglect and I will focus to getting them all fit again! Focus on just business alone ain’t enough – it’s all about balance, and I’m going to get that balance back!

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