One of the reasons I am successful (Ahem. Yes, I am!) is that I am a fast worker. I don’t wait and I don’t waste any time. My decisions are fast and I take massive action. There is just no point pondering and waiting when life is already so busy and everything happens so fast. If you want results, start fucking moving. My ego is pretty big at this point so I need my family to keep pulling it back down with some cannonball chains hammered with some nails to the concrete ground. The funny thing is, I don’t get why others don’t get so many things and similarly I am grossly misunderstood a whole damn lot. It’s frustrating and it’s hurtful but perhaps it comes with the territory. I am brave enough to be honest and vocal but that exposes me to a lot of criticism and backlash. I still prefer to be honest and open than be quiet and dangerous or talk a whole load of bull. Some people tell so many lies that they remind me of that dentist who died once upon a time, that pathological liar who was related to a super cool celebrity. I just don’t get it why people need to lie! Aren’t they afraid they get caught out? Aren’t they afraid that they will slip up one day and that everyone will see through their lies more often than not? Lies will just catch up on you, yes? And that’s what gets me, these people don’t even know that they are lying sometimes. So scary.
I don’t have time for TV because I am just too busy hustling. I probably do it for ego’s sake again. I don’t really, really need the money and I almost feel like Robin Hood. It has to do with my Dad telling me the stories of Robin Hood as a child and somehow it stuck that we could relate. Yup. Robin and I, we are of the same DNA. Because I look at my bank account and it should have X amount of dollars yet it only has half. Is it worth it? At the expense of my health? No. At the sight of simple joy and gratitude? An astounding YES. I just want to see people happy. I am so happy. It is only right that others are too.
Money is great of course, there is a lot of freedom and happiness that comes with money; but why do I work so hard? Because I love my work. It gives me a buzz. I love being the first and I love being the winner. I don’t know why. It must be my sad Type A personality. I love being able to pay for anything without looking at the price tag nor blinking an eye, I love being able to give freely without having to count my pennies, as long as I am not investing in my own private jet, I would say life is pretty free these days because I can have a massage every single day if I choose and top it up with a salon hair wash at the most expensive stylist. I won’t but I can. That’s the kind of freedom that comes with working hard and working smart.
In all of my jobs in the past, I was always famous. I produced results. Outstanding results. How? I acted with super speed and I offered over and above. I made a difference. Hard work of course but that is what it takes to be noticed. And if you love doing your job, it really isn’t so bad at all. I have always, ALWAYS loved my work. Crazy nut case that I am. Maybe I just have the drive of an entrepreneur. I have always made tons of money for all my previous bosses. Always think, what can you do to impress that other person? There are 10 other companies vying for the same fucking job. Why would the client choose YOU. Cheap? No way. I have never gone cheap and never will because my price is too high. Even whilst I sold design, we would never stoop low to go cheap and win on price. We win on innovation, value and high quality. Of course you have clients who just don’t see the longer term value for them because they themselves want to make a quick buck hence they hire the cheapest vendors. It is worth it to let those go. Trust me.
When I was working for the 5 STAR serviced offices provider, Regus, where I learned a lot of my skills today, nobody could afford our offices. They had designer everything, who the heck would pay? Well, I made them pay. I added so much value until they agreed to pay. When expat clients would come to view the offices, I would offer them all sorts of services that I had already anticipated any new foreign company in Malaysia would need. Just think, what would a new family from England need in Malaysia? How could I make his family’s life easier? How can I increase his sales for him? What would make HIM happy? It is all about information and knowledge, isn’t it? When you arm yourselves with loads of knowledge, you are able to help SO many people at the snap of your fingers and sooner or later, in most cases sooner, people will just know that you are a star and that you are someone of VALUE. They need you because you can help them with speed. Effortless speed. People love value and convenience. Yes, I put in extra hours to help all these clients but was it worth it? Of course! Or they wouldn’t have told their clients about us and their friends and so on. Business grows when you have a great reputation. Speed to the game. If you are delivering something to someone such as a proposal, make yours the fastest to reach there. If you are meeting with someone, be the earliest to arrive. Think of things to say to people to make them remember you for life. Make people comfortable, make them smile, win them over with laughter. If you can master these skills, you have a pretty good footing for doing great business. Try it!
Always remember, speed to the game is the name to fame. If stuck, email me at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com.