Archive for July, 2009

Brett McFall And Tom Hua’s World Internet Summit In Auckland, New Zealand

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on July 26th, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the Centra Hotel at Brett McFall and Tom Hua’s World Internet Summit in Auckland, New Zealand!

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 World Internet Summit Presentation

This was my first trip to New Zealand, and I was very excited not only to speak at the World Internet Summit, but also to meet the many other experts also presenting at the event, including Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, Brian Koz, Adam Ginsberg, Sean Roach, James Schramko, Alok Jain, Scott Letourneau, Shuane Clark, Mark Ling, Raymond Aaron and Gail Bottomley.

As always, Brett McFall and Tom Hua has put on yet another awesome event, overdelivering with not only the caliber of experts, but also with the networking and training sessions specifically for the newbies in the audience.

During the weekend, I also met some new friends, who were all kind enough to hang out with David DiNucci and me so we wouldn’t be bored out of our minds… :)

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David DiNucci with new friends Mahei Foliaki and Aimee Vo

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Dinner with David DiNucci, Mahei Foliaki and Mathilda Chai

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Dinner with James Schramko, Mahei Foliaki and David DiNucci

MyGoogle Workshop In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Seminars, Updates on July 19th, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the iTrain office at the MyGoogle Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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MyGoogle Workshop Training

It was very exciting to reunite with the students who signed up for the MyGoogle Workshop two weeks ago, and you can tell that they are all super stoked to attend the weekend event.

Throughout the weekend, I, along with Patric Chan and David DiNucci, revealed step-by-step how to build a complete Internet business using only Google and its many hidden gems that most people don’t know about.

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MyGoogle Workshop Q&A Session with David DiNucci and Patric Chan

We discussed how to use Google to conduct market research, find various revenue models for monetization, manage projects and teams with their tools and generate buyers with the countless traffic generation strategies available.

The response we received from our students was nothing but stellar, and we are glad to have had the opportunity to share these Internet business strategies with this handful of serious entrepreneurs.

In an economy that undoubtedly has more to be desired, especially within a country where its own government is having economic struggles, these serious entrepreneurs now has a significant advantage knowing what they know to go out there and build themselves a more stable financial future.

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MyGoogle Workshop Students

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MyGoogle Workshop Celebration with David DiNucci, Emily Khoo and Patric Chan

What Legacy Will You Leave Behind?

Posted by Simon Leung in Inspirational, Personal, Travel, Updates on July 9th, 2009 | No Comments

I’m in Thailand at the moment, but wanted to take a second out of this busy day to share something personal with you.

Is that okay? Hope so…

There have been a lot of influential people in my life, those who have helped me grow and become the person I am today.

Whether personally or professionally, I’ve developed my skills, ambitions and even personalities because of my role models.

In 2005, I lost my first mentor, Corey Rudl, who was also my role model in business, to an automobile accident.

Corey Rudl was an inspiration to many, and he has left behind a legacy that will continue to inspire other entrepreneurs and Internet Marketers to succeed in their businesses.

Just several days ago, as the entire world knows, we lost yet another inspiration, who is also arguably the greatest entertainer who ever lived.

Yes, I’m talking about Michael Jackson.

You might find it weird that I’m talking about Michael Jackson on a marketing and business blog, in a post that’s currently talking about personal growth, development and role models.

Actually, it’s quite relevant; let me explain…

Ever since I was a little kid, I had been the biggest Michael Jackson fan.

I owned every one of Michael Jackson’s albums on CDs, singles on cassettes as well as concerts and video specials on VCDs and VHS (yes, this was back in the day haha).

And to top it off, I knew every word to almost all of his songs and even taught myself how to do some of Michael Jackson’s most famous patented dance moves.

Last weekend at my live event in Sydney, in honor of my fallen childhood hero, I even did Michael Jackson’s moonwalk while on stage! :)

To many of my family and friends, I was strange for picking Michael Jackson as my idol growing up… but to me, it actually felt right, because I saw a lot of myself in him.

In fact, to this day, even though I am no longer the die hard Michael Jackson fan I once was as a kid, he still played a huge role into developing me to the person that I am today.

If you know or have met me personally, you know that much like Michael Jackson, I am typically a soft spoken introvert who’s usually very shy to even approach anyone I don’t know, and even have very few words to those I have known intimately for years.

But when my gameface is on, and you put a microphone in my hand – whether on stage, teleseminar, webinar or any other interview – I transform into a completely different person, just like Michael Jackson.

For example, if you follow me on Twitter, you may also know that I use two main Twitter accounts, one for a different “personality.”

(http://Twitter.com/simonleung and http://Twitter.com/coolsi)

Some people think that it’s a marketing “gimmick,” some think I’m doing this to be silly, or creative.

The truth is – I DO have two different personalities (multiple ones, in fact), and those who know me can attest to this.

How did this happen?

Well, it first started when I began taking Michael Jackson as my childhood role model, and I had learned to develop a different persona for my line of work.

In my business, I cannot be the shy, soft-spoken introvert who has nothing to say and can’t hold a conversation if my life depended on it.

Because of the impact Michael Jackson had in my life growing up, I learned that I must create a new persona for myself different from my own in order to excel in what I do.

So I did…

That then transpired into my developing additional multiple personalities for other walks of my life, wearing different hats as each situation sees fit.

Because of this, not only do I believe, but I am also 100% positive that Michael Jackson’s inspiration made me a better entrepreneur, information marketer and public speaker.

It has made me strive to become my best in what I do.

And of course, this is just one of my personal stories about the kind of impact Michael Jackson made in my own life, as I’m sure there are millions of other stories from others who have been impacted by the King of Pop the same way.

Whether you share these sentiments or not, agree with me or not, and whether or not you even like the man, there is no doubt Michael Jackson has touched the lives of millions.

This is the power of a role model.

It’s strange to see that Michael Jackson’s legacy in passing will grow far beyond that than in living, but that is life.

And of course, that is the way it should be…

I’m not saying that we should not appreciate people and things while we still have them; by all means, grasp on to them with every last strength you have before it’s too late.

But in the end, nothing lasts forever, so we must be sure to leave something behind not just to be remembered by, but also things that will make an impact to others long after we’re gone.

Now, obviously not all of us are in the position to change millions of lives, but even if we can change just one, that can make all the difference in the world.

Imagine for a moment…

You’re walking down a long aisle with a large gathering of people, inside a room full of nostalgia and emotion, when you’ve come to the shocking realization that you’re sitting in at your very own funeral.

What are your family members saying about you?

What are your friends saying about you?

What are your colleagues saying about you?

What are your fans and followers saying about you?

What kind of life have you led?

What kind of a legacy will you leave behind?

This post is not about Michael Jackson, it’s not about Corey Rudl, it’s not even about me – it’s about YOU…

I know this is probably a deeper conversation than you were planning on having with me today, but recently, things have happened to me personally that have really affected my outlook on life.

It has grown my appreciation for what I have and has taught me the importance of not taking anything I have for granted.

Because none of us will know what’s going to happen tomorrow, or even today, I want to make sure that we are making each moment here count.

Similar to what I titled my very first blog post back in April 2004 – Today is indeed the first day of your life.

What will you do today that will make a difference tomorrow?

My advice? Begin building your legacy now…

Appreciate you reading, and I appreciate you.

MyGoogle Workshop Previews In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on July 3rd, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the Ritz Carlton Residences, where I’m staying with Patric Chan, Emily Khoo and David DiNucci in preparation for our MyGoogle Workshop previews in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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 Ritz Carlton Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It’s been several months since I’ve seen Patric Chan and his beautiful wife, Emily Khoo, and each time we visit Malaysia, they never cease to amaze me how well they take care of us.

Check out some of these shots of our suite at the Ritz Carlton Residences…

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Living Room

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Dining Room

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Study

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Kitchen

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 Ritz Carlton Residences Suite Hallway

But alas, we are in Kuala Lumpur on business, so we spent quite a bit of time working on our presentations in preparation for our two preview workshops that we held throughout the few days we were in town…

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 MyGoogle Workshop Preview at Melia Hotel

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MyGoogle Workshop Preview with Patric Chan

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 MyGoogle Workshop Preview at Crystal Crowne Hotel

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MyGoogle Workshop Preview Presentation

Thanks to all the students who registered… We’ll see you back here in Kuala Lumpur in two weeks for the MyGoogle Workshop!