Saturday, 1 February 2014

Fire up!

Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone! Usher in the Year of the Horse...the seventh in the Chinese zodiac. To friends who are celebrating, I would like to wish you, a blessed season...and enjoy the long break everybody.

What I like most about this red season is the firecrackers. Yes, its noisy but if you look closely at the art of burning the firecracker, it is simply amazing. You light up from below, and the sparks go all the way up. Its like a fire within you, and stir the emotions to the very surface, and the grand finale with a loud BOOM!

Last year, I went to a seminar with my budding entrepreneur friends. And among the key lessons I still remember is FIRE UP your FIRECRACKER!

How do you energise your team? your family? Coach shared the firecracker analogy. As a leader, you need to go deep into your team, ignite the fire at the very low level - at the very juniors - at the newbies. And continue replicating this fire all the way up, to those closest to you. Hmmmm...this is something I find it challenging to do. Some newbies are quiet and reserved. How do I ignite the fire in them? Still trying and... trying not hard enough (I guess...) Whereas some newbies are a bit more open and forefront. However, regardless of what version are the newbies, it is my responsibility to continue igniting the fire in them!

I would love to have you as part of the team, and replicate the fire in you, in others too!

Enjoy your holidays and Gong Xi Fa Cai again, everyone!


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