Last night, I met an amazing person. Believe it or not, he works for the Government. The MALAYSIAN Government, whom many have lost faith in, as had I. But after speaking to this gentleman for a few hours, I was completely inspired and now have renewed faith. If we’re always going to be negative, it’ll just turn around and stab us in the back.
So. Let me fill you in a little.
Change cannot happen overnight, would you agree? And have you seen any changes at all? I have. I know for a fact that people are more hesitant to offer a bribe these days. Before, many people would just bribe the police officer for a speeding fine but now, if you offered the police officer a bribe, he might report you instead. There are watch dogs everywhere. The most single difficult thing is getting people to report a corruption crime as many Malaysians don’t want to get involved. Also, hard core evidence is needed and believe me, the savvy businessmen of this generation know how to EVADE tax. And it almost wouldn’t be illegal any more once they work their magic. What happens if you do report someone and that person takes revenge? Not easy.
I do truly respect this gentleman for doing this very difficult job. He has been abroad working all his life and has had to take a pay cut to return to Malaysia. WHY? To make a difference. He told me, the IJ guy had asked him, “If your children were to ask you one day, what have you achieved in your life, Papa? What would you tell them?” Mr G was already a successful man abroad yet everyone has their own definition(s) of success, isn’t it? He decided then that he was going to return to Malaysia to make a difference in the lives of Malaysians.
Every weekend, he visits little grocery store businesses to convince them in participating in the Government Transformation Programme. These little Mom and Pop stores, they earn as little as RM1,500 per month. What the Government has done is to offer them a loan, and then train them to improve their businesses, following the hypermarket business models albeit in a much smaller scale. To date, 351 little stores have been through this change and profits have gone up to an average of RM4,000 to feed their families.
People who give their weekends to serve a greater purpose rather than spend it on themselves inspire me. And this is just ONE of the million things that he has under his portfolio. What a brain. It is him who is giving me faith again in our Government. Not even Tok-Tok could achieve that.
I asked him many, many questions. I almost felt like I was tearing the Prime Minister apart but he was so good. He was humble, truthful and demonstrated pro-activeness yet wasn’t shy of sharing real facts and figures. Without going into full detail (although I wish I could but am just too tired right now and I have to finish these assignments before bed), it was truly a most interesting evening.
Thank you, Mr G, for allowing me your time.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840