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July 7, 2011 / Sarah Yong

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March 22, 2011 / Sarah Yong

Where To Invest in Times of Earthquake, Riots and Tsunami?

(Article Source: Jonathan Quek – Asia’s Youngest Wealth Coach)

We are living in a world where change is constant. The problem is the change has been rather extraordinary today.

It’s only 3 months this year and we have already witnessed:

1) Massive Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Manageable monetary damage and around 200 lives were lost

2) Tsunami in Northeastern Japan

The worst national disaster wiped out towns and villages on the coast with estimated loss of lives likely to exceed 10,000 people. Japan has been in a deflationary cycle for the past 15 years pledged rescue package of 15 Trilliion Yen to stabilize it’s financial system.

3) Riots around the World

The situation in Libya is still unresolved as President Muammar Gadaffi continues to defy international pressues to step down. Riots in Libya, the 8th largest oil supply in the world, pushes oil price to US$100 per barrel.
The biggest question most people have in mind right now is this…

Where to Put Your Money in such Times of Uncertainty?

1) Bonds?

Bonds are basically I.O.U issued by companies or governments to raise funds. With the current unresolved European Debt Crisis where the PIIGS are still facing trouble, the EU continue to debate about how to strengthen their bailout funds.


PIIGS basically means Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

U.S and UK are not much brighter as well… Both countries are still running on high budget deficits as a result of trying to rise their economies out of the 2008 financial crisis.

Final Verdict: UNATTRACTIVE!

2) Stocks?

World stocks tumbled over concerns from the Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami and as official grappled with a nuclear crisis. The U.S and European stocks too big hits over fears that what’s happening in Japan could derail as much anticipated global recovery. The big question is… What stocks should we invest in today’s market? What is in everyone’s mind is simple… What appears cheap today may be even cheaper tomorrow! As one fund manager puts it “If you shut down Japan, you have a global recession”. No country including U.S will be speared.

VERDICT: UNCERTAIN!

3) Gold & Silver

When Libya tension flared about 2 weeks ago, the price of Gold & Silver rallied as investors seek out the precious metal as a possible safe haven. As uncertainty over the global recovery looms larger with the massive losses in Japan, the shine of the yellow metal continues to be bright!

Gold – it is possible for gold to test $1500 as Japan losses gets tallied up, and the massive rebuilding starts to take place. The potential of a swift global recovery is looking slimmer day by day…

Silver – Silver hit a 31 year high last week on short term supply tightness and increased physical demand ($36.74 per oz). With the Gold Silver Ratio at 40, silver is likely to outperform gold in the short term as a hedge against increasing global uncertainty.

VERDICT: BUY!

January 10, 2011 / Sarah Yong

What I have learnt in the Financial Entrepreneur Bootcamp…..

I was given an opportunity to share my great entrepreneurial journey and it was great to share it with the young and dynamic participants.

Sharing in Action

 

I participated in all the activities in the bootcamp itself. One of the greatest games ever – the bankruptcy game. We were told to use our own intelligence to look for money in the mall, given a condition that we can’t tell anyone we were playing a game. By the end of the game, the group who earns the most would be the winner.

My Team mate (From Left)- Mei Fong, Angel, Lim

Myself and Lawrence

This is the second time I’m playing it, but this time I did whatever it takes to win the game; unlike I held back the first time. I have learnt to become a leader in the bankruptcy game. I learnt to identify each teammate’s strengths and weaknesses and how to segregate tasks accordingly. Our team applied the ultimate success strategies that we have learnt in the earlier session. I was blessed and lucky to have such corporative teammates, we set our goal for the day; we brainstorm for strategies to use and I analyse which is the best options; eventually make the decision for the team.  Last but not least, ACTION!!

Team work is very important among members. Without it, I don’t think we will be able to achieve the target that we set earlier. Congratulation team!!

In entrepreneurship, one must have an ultimate success strategy in order to be successful. One must set the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) Goal, apply the best strategy and take the right action.

 

August 12, 2010 / Sarah Yong

Sembang-Sembang 3rd of August @Meal Station

Sembang-Sembang is an event hold by Warisan Global Sdn Bhd for all the women entrepreneurs. This is the place where people like me, women entrepreneur to be, established women entrepreneurs to come together for R.I.C.E. sharing.

R = Resources

I = Ideas

C = Contacts

E = Experience

Sharing topic for the month – STRIKING A BALANCE

Women play many roles in the society and family. How do the successful women entrepreneurs strike a balance between career and family?

What I learned from the panel Speakers..

Alyssa Mazlan, the owner and principle designer of Island & Republik Sdn Bhd. One thing I learned from Alyssa is to prioritize time for business and family.

 

 

 

Michele Kwok, Co-Founder and Group Marketing Communications Director. One thing that Michele has inspired me, if decided to build your own business; start with getting people with the same mindset.

I believed that journey to SUCCESS can be shortened when you learn from the experienced of the successful individuals.

Stay tuned to my next event!

August 10, 2010 / Sarah Yong

Event Highlight August 2010

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity because we don’t often have the privilege of Winston Yau  (CEO of Capital Asia Group) from Singapore and Robert Wessel (Managing Partner, DW Aina Le’a Developement) from Hawaii, joining us here in Malaysia.

Kindly RSVP to Sarah Yong – sarahyong@truenorthasia.com

July 19, 2010 / Sarah Yong

What I learnt from Ernie Chen …..

Who is Ernie Chen? What is so special about him? Why everyone wants to talk to him?

My answer (thought):

I don’t know who Ernie Chen is. Not my business to get to know him. Why should I talk to him like everyone else does?

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Ernie Chen was an arrogant man to me when the first time I met him during squash session. Just don’t like the way he talks, too aggressive. Although I do not like him, I am still listen to his sharing every time we met in The Club and his interviews by Traxx fm.

By chance (Thanks to social media), I am able to invite Ernie to one of my company’s seminar. There is HOW the learning path begins.

1st lesson learned:

If you think you worked hard, work HARDER!

When you have the time to think you have worked hard, which mean you are not fully utilized your time yet. Therefore, work HARDER!

2nd lesson learned:

Be Focus on what you want to achieve in live NOT on how arrogant the person is to you!

Must be clear on what you want to achieve and leverage on the resources you have regardless of how irritated or arrogant the person is to you. No one is perfect in this world; learn to acknowledge other’s strength.

Fantastically, he knew that I don’t like him because of his arrogant. Although he knew that, he still did sharing with me; this is why I saluted him so much.

THANK YOU ERNIE!!

July 14, 2010 / Sarah Yong

Unlimited Profits for Small Business Owners

You are Cordially Invited to UNLIMITED PROFITS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Create Wealth through Investing in Real Estate Development Projects

Event’s Details

Date:  13th July 2010 (Tuesday)

Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm

Venue: True North Asia office (Next to Tropicana City Mall)

(Suite 3A-21 Block A, Lobby 6, Damansara Intan e-Business Park, 1 Jln SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE, MY)

Hear our Distinguished Speaker:

Entrepreneur, writer, trainer, coach and mentor, Jonathan is highly sought-after for his private coaching and inspirational seminars.

Being trained in the specialization of personal financial planning and wealth management, Jonathan is driven by the mission to help young adults to conquer their mental challenges to create empowering destinies.

As a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jonathan’s training and financial advisory sessions are known for their dynamism, energy, originality and positive provocation towards personal transformation; coupled with measurable roadmaps and strategies to implement successful change.

Jonathan stands among the youngest speakers in the national financial literacy program in Singapore – SIAS MoneySense Program. As a regular guest speaker on the conference circuit, Jonathan has also been invited to organizations including AKPK, AIESEC, University Putra Malaysia, University Teknologi Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, INTI University College, Metropolitan College, and the list goes on.

Who Should Attend This Workshop?

Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Real estate agents, Unit trust agents, Insurance agents, Investors, Real estate Investors, S&P Lawyers, etc..

ATTENDANCE BY INVITATION ONLY!

Drop me sms or call (+6012-3900456) for more details and to book seats for yourself, your colleagues or your staffs NOW!!