Sunday, October 9, 2016

What is Creative Capital... ?

... and What is Your Most Important Book

One of Pam's important test questions that she puts up on her website is:

"Do you know how to breathe?"

And, that she has this habit of writing a lot of things in her Journal. The most important habit that she says that she always do is to write down 3 Creative Ideas

- A.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

How To Become A Millionaire In Three Years - Daniel Ally

  1. Read Books - as many as you can. Especially books that helps you solve problems and that is interesting to you. 
  2. Get around to Individuals who may show you the way to solve the problems that you are interested in solving. 
  3. Make Goals that is S.M.M.A.R.T. and once you have achieved them, make new goals. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Envelope

A friend of mine recently went for an interesting training that will help her reach her goals faster.

Part of her training was for the trainer to share his methods of earning a million dollars at a rate of x times.

He began by asking the participants whether they would want a million dollars? The training room was silent for several moments.

The trainer asked again,

"Would any of you like to have a million  dollars in your hands RIGHT NOW?".

There was a slight murmur, but no one put their hands up.

Then, the trainer whipped out a dollar note and waved it in the air and asked the question whether anyone would like to have this dollar in his hand, please put up your hand. A few hands shot up and the trainer than proceeded to walk up to the fastest individual who shot his hand up and he got that one dollar.

"Would anyone like to have five dollars?" asked the trainer and now many more hands shot up and the trainer proceeded to give his five dollars to the one who shot his hand up the fastest.

And, this went on for ten, twenty, fifty and a hundred dollars. The training room was in a frenzy!

After he gave the one hundred dollars to a very enthusiastic participant, the trainer asked everyone to calm down. Then, he asked, if anyone would like a million dollars and proceeded to wave an envelope in the air. The training room erupted into chaos! The trainer asked that everyone please be seated as he has spotted someone who shot her arms up the fastest and went over to her to bring her up on stage. The trainer led her to a chair and he sat opposite her. He than asked her what she would do with it. She described what she is going to do with it and she smiled widely. There were even tears in her eyes.

The trainer than hand out that envelope to her and she took it BUT the trainer did not let go. He than asked why should he give her that million dollars and why did she deserve it? And what has she done to deserve that million dollars.

The trainer eventually did give that envelope to her but asked her not to open it yet. He than surprised everyone that every participant in the room is going to get an envelope that (supposedly) contain a million dollars. The trainer asked that every participant promised not to open the envelope until he gave the signal to open it.

After the signal was given, every participant opened the envelope and what they saw was this:

The question, is:

  1. How did the participants reacted? 
  2. Were they pleased? 
  3. Were they angry? 
  4. Were they reflective? 
  5. Were they surprised? 

Then, the trainer began to explain the whole "game".

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I Found A Magic Button!


I have found a magic button and when I press it, my world became better.

You should give it a go. Especially when it is not "OK" enough for you.

Click here


Monday, May 25, 2015

Alief's Success Timetable 2015

One of the things that I learnt from my successful mentor was that he always plan his time well. 

So, I think that I should create a Successful Time Table:

Of course, this is just a guide and I am determined to do what I have listed. 

Now, a S.M.A.R.T. goal comes to mind. 

Ok, that will be next. 

Hmmm..... am I procrastinating? 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SGD1,303,020.00 In My Savings Account?!?!

Imagine waking up to see your bank account having SGD1,303,020.00?

How would you feel? 

I feel blissful right now! 

Is this possible? 

"Know that nothing is impossible with Me!" - G.

[The Pipeline Story]

Sunday, January 19, 2014

SGD1,575.00 Cheque!

I received an SGD1,575.00 cheque in the mail recently! 

This is so cool! 

Imagine, getting this type of cheque every week. Or, even better, every day!

Do you know how to do this? 

Watch this video to get the idea: 


Monday, January 6, 2014

$596.98 Became $596,980.00

I have this habit of using only $300.00 on food and drink per month. Which means that, I'd only spend $10.00 per day. If I have any extra for that month, I'll keep that money for my savings.

This year, today, I took out the usual $300.00 for the month of January 2014, and I looked at my ATM Transaction Receipt.

Then a wish came to me, that if I could, I would want $596.98 turn to $596,980.00!

Is this possible?

"Know that nothing is impossible with Me!" - G.

[The Pipeline Story]

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sunday, August 5, 2012

USD1Million Marketing Tool


I came across a unique marketing tool that uses a fake USD 1 Million dollar notes as flyers or name cards.

I got these images many years ago from a website of a company that would print them for you with the marketing slogan of your choice or even made them blank so that you could use your own printer to print them yourself. 

At that time, the printing company would print and ship them out to you at 50 cents a piece and they'd only take minimum orders of 250 pieces. 

So, what I did was I took the 2 images I got from their website and erase the words out so that I get the picture below. 

Than I use Microsoft word to paste 4 of the images on one page, and type the words that I wanted on the back of the fake notes and used a good color laserjet printer to print them on an A4 sized paper on the front and on the back.

You can do the same for yourself with the pictures that I have provided here.


Alief Hamdani

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Pipeline Story


Here is an interesting story called The Pipeline Story.

Do you want to know how to build your own Pipeline?

Contact me soon: 

- A!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday

Sometimes, we need to reflect in order for us to know whether we are moving closer to our goals.

It is what a pilot of a ship would do as he steers his ship towards his objective.

Reflections is like the pilot looking at his compass and make small changes or 'trims' so that he does not go off course.

Here is a list of 20 questions that everyone interested in personal development should ask oneself every Sunday so that he knows that he is moving towards his goals and not away from it and does some trimmings in order to steer his energies and focus towards his outcome.

20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday
At the cusp of new beginnings many of us take time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.  We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.  This process of self reflection helps maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go.  It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires.
If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection, I have 20 questions for you.  These questions should be reviewed every Sunday morning or sometime during the weekend when you have some quiet time to think.  Remember, reflection is the key to progression.
1.       What did I learn last week? – If you have trouble answering this question, it’s time for a change.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, you should learn something new every week.

2.       What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – Reflecting on your accomplishments is a healthy way to raise self confidence and contentment.  It’s also an effective way to track your progress.

3.       Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – It may open up your mind to new passions and goals, or simple pastimes worth revisiting.

4.      What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Everything else is secondary, and should be treated as such.  Nevertheless, this question will also shine light on other noteworthy tasks.

5.       What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Set reminders in your calendar, get your laundry done, fill the car with gas… organize yourself.

6.       What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – The idea here is to learn from your struggles and better equip yourself for future encounters.

7.       What was last week’s biggest time sink? – Steer clear of this in the future.  Setup physical barriers against distractions if you have to.

8.       Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Physical clutter, mental clutter… eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may shine bright.

9.       What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Pencil in a time to get these things done.  For any 2-minute or less tasks, consider scheduling them first thing Monday morning.

10.   What opportunities are still on the table? – If it’s still available and you want it, make a concrete plan to go after it this week.

11.    Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to? – Regular communication can solve problems before they fester.  Always keep an open line of communication to those around you.

12.   Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’? – Take time each week to thank the people who have helped you.  Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.

13.   How can I help someone else this coming week? – The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.  If you help them, they will remember you when you need help.

14.   What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? – You’ll never make any progress in life if you don’t setup realistic goals for yourself.

15.   Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – If the answer is no, something needs to change.

16.   What’s the next step for each goal? – Knowing the next step is the key to accomplishing the whole.

17.   What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – The answer can act as a great source of motivation.  If nothing exists, schedule something to look forward to.

18.   What are my fears? – Consciously address your fears each week and slowly work on resolving them.  It’s all about taking baby steps.

19.   What am I most grateful for? – It’s a smart way to keep things in perspective, and something you should never lose sight of.

20.  If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – Another helpful reminder… Life is short.  Spend more time with the people you care about.

Take 30 minutes every Sunday and give yourself the gift of self reflection.  It has worked wonders for me, and I am confident it will do the same for you.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

SGD3,070.00 per Month.

Dear Readers,

I found out that I seem to update my Facebook more than I update my Blog.

So, go to my Facebook: for near daily updates.

This blog will still record my Journal of Earning Consistent 4 Figure Income per Month from the Internet.

I found out this year that the average income of Singaporeans is $3,070.00 per month or $36,840.00 per year.

It appears that I am earning below this; thus I am a below average earner.

By, God! May I find "hidaya" that it is not the money that I earn that will sustain me; but Allah (swt).

I once heard that Allah does not care if a man is rich or poor in material wealth but He raise the man's status because of his knowledge and his "eeman".

May Allah shows us The Guidance to the Way.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stupid vs Blessed

Will you look at that! One whole year of not posting anything on my Blog!

Well, 1 year and 6 days... But who is REALLY counting, eh?

Actually, it was my goal of 2011 of not posting anything on my Blog. Just to see if I could do it.

I guess that it is possible. Ha ha ha...

Funny that if it was a goal like this, I can do it; but if it was a goal of making a five figure income doing something I love, I bet I'd fail!

Imagine that I set a goal that is like this one - not posting anything on the Internet - and it is to earn five figure income every month for the rest of my life, wouldn't that be peachy, eh?

I tested something out this morning as I performed some prayers and I told myself that this is a stupid life, over and over again, and that I was feeling stupid, breathing in the stupid air, listening to the stupid noise of the MRT, etc etc... Basically saying to myself that everything that I am experiencing is stupid, therefore, I am having a stupid life.

Then, I switched the word stupid with blessed, and something something strange started to happen.

I started feeling blessed.

I was beaming!

A smile developed on my face.

Everything looked clear as if a fog has been lifted.

Is this THE secret?

THen one thing leads to another and then I remembered the story of The Blessed Tree.

It is on my Facebook( and Please go there to read more about it.

Ironically, the pictures that I posted on Facebook is a tree that if full of green leaves. The video on YouTube with the imminent Islamic Scholars and Thinkers shows a tree with just a few leaves.

I wonder if this means something?

This tree out in the middle of a God forsaken desert symbolizes a witness to the existence of The Seal of The Prophets.

That this tree once took over the task of the cloud that was providing shade to someone of great importance.

That this tree once feared is now reveared and God let it lived until this day to provide a witness to His Grace and Mercy.

May we, ourselves, be like this tree: Responsible, Resilient, Rare.

Welcome, 2012! I await the date, December 12th!

May God have mercy on our souls!

- A's!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I Love This...

IF BEING a mother is like running a company, then the end of the year is probably a good time to release one’s annual report.

This year, Manic Mummy Corporation is proud to announce a profit of x units of happiness.

Productivity is up, with the full deployment of an extra employee named Lucien, aged 14 months, taking staff strength to a total of two. The company invested 100 per cent of its output in staff welfare and development. This investment is expected to mature in 18 years.

Among the senior management, there has been some reshuffling: Co-founder and chief executive Manic Mummy expanded her portfolio this year to include finance and public relations (that is, she took a parttime job outside the home); co-founder and president Supportive Spouse has been promoted to group chairman as a result of a popular  vote by the workers’ union.

This internal shake-up resulted in some rumbling among the employees at first – some warnings, suspensions and other disciplinary action had to be meted out.

But, fortunately, nobody was dismissed or retrenched.

In any case, our employees – who require the bosses to serve them, and not the other way round – have tenure and cannot be fired for life.

Meanwhile, the star performer of the company, one Julian, aged 4 1 /2 years, has won himself a corporate scholarship to kindergarten next year.

He will be on study leave, but is expected to still supervise Lucien and helm departments such as Practical Jokes, Silly Gags andWisecracks.

In the year 2011, the corporation is confident of generating revenue in excess of y units of joy. Operating costs, however, are expected to go up exponentially, as employees have indicated a preference for more sophisticated equipment like Training Organised Yard Supplies (Toys).

To answer queries from interested shareholders, we are enforcing a hiring freeze, as two employees seem an optimum number.

Manic Mummy Corporation remains devoted to offering the best in cutting-edge, original motherhood research and experimental methods – ranging from how to entertain a kid who complains he is bored every two minutes, to how to ignore him.

Along the way, the chairman and CEO have learnt a few valuable lessons about human resource:
Be very patient with your employees. Ours are more accurately termed “juvenile interns”, as
they are highly unskilled; come with no contracts, manuals or guarantees; are prone to breaking down frequently; and respond only to repeated, specific instructions.

But some soft coaxing can go a long way with them.

The carrot and the stick must be used in tandem.

Here at Manic Mummy Corporation, our staff package and benefits are more generous than those of many rival companies, but we can also come down like a ton of bricks on employees who seriously offend.

Fine-tuning and balancing the use of incentives and corrective actionmust be a top priority.

Pleasing the public and other shareholders (for example, caregivers, relatives, friends and teachers) can be tricky. Often, they have conflicting advice and opinions on how to stop the employees from revolting.

Take feedback on board, but do not be afraid to steer an unpopular course.

Foster a stick-like-glue mentality in every member of your organization.

Each person is responsible for the conduct of another’s. United we stand, divided we fall.

There is only so much you can delegate.

Rare is the company leader who can go it alone. Appreciate your co-founder and partner.

Thanks for reading and supportingManicMummy Corporation.We look forward to serving you further next year.

I earned USD95.07!


I just checked my Paypal account and I made USD95.07!

From Oct 2006 to Jan 2010.

Ha ha ha....

The Warrior in my heart stirs....

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What if....?

What did the man above, TIME magazine, calls Person of the Year, did to earn him this honor? 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What's happened to me; could it happen to you too?

I feel like my life went from bottom to top and then back to bottom again.

I wonder if I'll ever be at the top of the "fountain" or will I always be stuck swimming at the same spot "trying" to get back at the 'jet-stream' so that I am back in the game and going up-and-up?!

Let's take a look at my IPPT score from Tuesday, 21st December 2010:


And there was a time, sometime 5 years ago when I think that I'll never become OBESE again and that I'll be able to get IPPT Gold Awards every year. 

Take a look at how I look now: 

And that I looked like this once: 

I thought that I would go through these 3 stages: 

Even Better

Never did I imagine myself becoming this:

It's like Back-To-The-Future for me. 

BUT... I am determined to make the year 2011 a really GREAT year for me. 

I drew this in my notebook, when I had a quiet time by myself, over lunch, one day, in December 2010:

This is what I was taught about the Ultimate Success Formula by Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group(AKLTG).

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

John Reese has become a Minimalist.


I read with shock that John Reese(the guy pictured above), the Internet Marketing world version of Roger Banister, of the 4 minute mile, has abandoned his Internet Marketer's dream lifestyle to a life of a Minimalist!

His worldly possessions is now packed in this:

I think that white rectangular object below his backpack is his Apple Notebook.

To know a little bit more about John Reese, click here for a short writeup about him.

Here is the email that he wrote to me:


Why I just sold all of my possessions (and killed my Facebook account)
"John Reese" <>

Date:Fri, Jul 16, 2010 12:30 am

I'll admit it. I'm a bit weird. I always have been. ;)

And maybe you are too, and that's what makes us
"special." Or at least that's what our moms always
told us.

I like doing "experiments" on myself. I think it's
a great way to grow as a person and to learn more
about yourself -- which can help in one's personal
or business life.

I once read how Leonardo Da Vinci slept only
about 3-4 hours a day by taking short 20-45 minute
naps throughout a 24 hour cycle.

Many years ago, I tried my own sleep experiment
after I found myself pulling a lot of "all nighters."

I decided to go every other night without sleep.

So I would stay awake for stretches of 30-35 hours
straight and then crash for 9-12 hours. I got a lot
of work done by doing this.

And I was able to do this for about 3 months straight -
sleeping only every other night.

There was only one problem... it put me in the hospital.

It had weakened my immune system and I ended up
with a bad case of vertigo. Horrible, horrible stuff.
I was basically DIZZY all day, everyday, for about
2 weeks until it finally went away.

So I, obviously, went back to a normal sleep schedule
and refused to pull "all nighters" anymore. I had bad
insomnia for a long time but eventually got over it.

If you're pulling all nighters and going without sleep,
I recommend you don't. It's just not worth the damage
it can do to your health.

But I've done many other "full immersion" types of
experiments on myself over the years, and most of
them didn't have bad health results - thankfully. :)

My point is... you can learn a lot about yourself if
you take yourself out of your normal comfort zone
and really 'challenge' yourself by trying little experiments
and personal challenges.


Check this out...

I just finished selling (or giving away) all of my personal

Not too long ago my life consisted of a massive 6-bedroom
house (with many rooms I never even went into!) and
5 cars. Yes, FIVE cars. I'm a car guy, what can I say. ;)

I had accomplished what many consider to be the
"American Dream." I had the huge house and all the
toys. The Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMWs, a Rolex
collection, an expensive wardrobe, amazing furniture,
a massive home theater, a 1,000 gallon saltwater
aquarium, the works.

And now I have NONE of it. And I'll explain why in
a moment...

Here are some "quick facts"...

For the first time in over 20 YEARS...

- I don't own a car.

- I don't own any furniture.

- I don't own a TV.

- I don't own any books.

- I don't own a huge closet full of clothes.


- I don't have a HOME. Not a house,
or apartment, or anything.

By now you're probably thinking...

"John, what the hell are you doing!?"

I decided to do all of this because I wanted
to do a new experiment on myself...

It's a challenge of MINIMALISM.

If you haven't yet heard about minimalism,
or read anything about it, you should. Not
only can it (I believe) improve the quality
of your life but it can also make your business
a lot more profitable.

Minimalism is essentially focusing only on
the 3-4 most important things in your life
(or business) and ELIMINATING THE REST.

There many opinions on minimalism and how
to apply it, and some approach it differently.
Do some Google searches for "minimalism"
and you'll find lots of great blogs about it.

It's really a growing 'revolution' of sorts.

I don't agree with everything he teaches, but a
decent book you can read is "The Power Of Less"
by Leo Babauta; and he's someone with 6 kids.
That will get you started.

Everyone will have their own take on minimalism.
But I'm willing to bet you can benefit from it.


So you're probably wondering, if I got rid of
all that stuff, what the heck do I actually have
left? And how will I live?

Here's a full list of the only things I now own...

- A small 28L backpack (that holds everything below)

- 5 t-shirts (4 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 light jacket
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 1 pair of running/trek shoes
- 5 pairs of boxer briefs
- Assorted toiletries
- Clothesline &  large ziplock bag (for washing clothes)
- 1 MacBook Pro 15"
- 1 64GB Wifi iPad
- 1 iPhone 4
- 1 Livescribe Pen & small notebook
- My passport & credit cards

THAT'S IT. That's all the 'stuff' I own. ALL OF IT.

Here's a photo of my backpack (with everything in it)
except for my 15" MacBook Pro which is in the photo next to it:

But it's also important to note...

I still have all of my money and investments. I didn't pull
a Christopher McCandless ("Into The Wild") and burn all
of my money. This experiment isn't about that. So I still
have all of my businessess (and their assets) as well as
a valuable .COM collection, etc. etc.

But as far as personal "things" go, I currently only have
what I listed above. I'll explain more as to the "WHY"
in a just a second...


The answer is... Everywhere.

I am just going to travel the world non-stop for awhile.
It may be for a year or for 10+ years. I don't know yet
and that's part of the adventure. I have structured
things so I can travel the world INDEFINITELY and plan
to do so for a very long time.

As many of my long-time subscribers know, I love to
travel. I've been to every continent in the world except
for Antarctica. (And hope to visit their soon.) But even
as much as I love to travel, I was only taking a few
trips a year. So now that's all going to change.


Here's what I've discovered about myself...

My level of happiness all comes down to my level of STRESS.

And my stress level is mostly due to having the feeling
of being OVERWHELMED. I had so many possessions
to manage and so many things going on in my life that it
was making me a bit crazy. (More than I already am.)

I found that my CREATIVITY has really suffered because
of this. It's like the brain only has so much available RAM
like a computer, and everything we own and do and manage
takes up that space. It doesn't leave a lot of room left for

So essentially, I wanted my brain back.

I wanted to have what I call "Freedom Of Thought." I want to
have so few distractions and things taking up space in my
brain that I'm free to use as much of my brain as possible to
think of exciting new ideas and fully appreciate new

* I did also realize that all of that "stuff" that I thought was
the "American Dream" was mostly based on EGO. But
that's a discussion for another day.

As many of my customers already know, late last year I
started a new company to develop Video Games. It's been
a dream of mine for many years and I finally decided to
pursue it. Well, this new business (along with other projects)
really demands maximum creativity from me. So I wanted
to try this new 'experiment' to give myself the best chance
at being able to come up with amazing new ideas.


I'm currently on Day 3 of my journey. I moved out of
California about a week ago, then spent a few days visiting
my family in Florida, and then 3 days ago I 'officially' set
out on this "Minimalism Adventure" and flew up to
Toronto, Canada (where I am now) to visit my good friend,
Dean Jackson.

In the first 3 days, I've already come up with some
unbelievable new ideas for my businesses. And this
is only just the beginning.

I would like to challenge you to look at your business (and life)
and see how you can apply the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)
and eliminate the things that aren't essential to your goals --
or things that take away from the more important parts of
reaching your goals.

I recently deleted my personal Facebook account (that had
5,000 'friends') and it was one of the best things I ever did.

I was finding that Facebook was one big waste of my time.
I was logging in multiple times a day and it was robbing me
of time I should have been spending on more important

Don't get me wrong, I think Facebook has decent marketing
uses, but I think for most entrepreneurs it's better used
for brands (with Business Page accounts) than as a personal
account. For me and all of the businesses I am involved
with, Facebook does not fall into the "20" part of the 80/20
rule. PPC, SEO, buying media (which includes Facebook Ads),
and other strategies out-produce it by a massive amount.
But that's a rant for another day. ;-)

After recently telling someone about what I am doing
they said...

"But, John, I gotta tell you... it really sounds like you're
just running from life."

To which I replied...

"No, you don't understand, I'm running TO life."

Okay it's time for me to go and pack up my stuff -- even,
though, it only takes me about 5 minutes. ;-)

I'm heading to Europe for a few months tomorrow as I continue
on my journey.

I'll be in touch soon.

Yours For Online Profits,

John Reese
This message was sent by:, 8815 Conroy-Windermere Rd #415, Orlando, FL 32835

So, anyway... 

I remembered that I was watching this documentary movie "The Age of Stupid" on Channel News Asia one day and the thought occurred to me that if we have a choice, is there anything that we can do to help the Climate Change situation? 

Already, Singapore has been facing flash floods after many decades of not getting one! Isn't it clear signs that we are heading into troubled waters. 

At the same time, I was reading up on the latest gadget from Apple: iPad and iPhone 4 and I was musing about whether having them and using them could help the world heal? 

Apple iPad(or Apple iTouch retouched?)

Apple iPhone 4.0

I bet I could write a 1000 word essay on this and I'm not going to do it here. I think that it would be another post for another day. 

Imagine a better and cleaner world if we were all to use the iPad and the iPhone 4 responsibly to direct policies to improve on the Climate Change or should I say the Climate Catastrophe that in impending. 

In The Age of Stupid, the message was clearly stated that if we don't change our current lifestyle by 2015, it would be too late!

So, does John have a solution to this madness? Or is John doing this for another reason? 

Think about it. 

W. A !