A good life is built with good relationships. In the end, what makes a good life is in the deep relationships built along the way. Beyond money and success, having good relationships matter in physical and mental health and longevity.
Over her birthday dinner last night, daughter Sarah asked what my motto in life is. Without hesitation I answered; “always find a way”. That’s my motto, and that’s also what I advised her. And to anyone else asking, this answer remain the same.
Always find a way – to make something out of nothing. Challenges happen, it’s part of living.
Always find a way – to turn problems into solutions. We’ll always be called on to give advice.
Always find a way – to see the other side. We won’t fully understand things unless we’ve walked a mile in them.
Always find a way – to practise patience. The world is moving fast enough, stop and enjoy the moment.
Always find a way – to be nice. When we start with a smile we get smiles in return.
We’ll just disappoint ourselves if we think being happy is an end goal. Happiness is a state and it can be achieved even if we don’t think it’s there.
Always find a way. Because life’s hard. Just never give up trying.
It’s a question of fast. For a moment, fast was good. Fast got things done quickly. So we can expect things sold to us cheaply. But fast also means the pressure to do things ever more cheaply.
And unfortunately in the case of fashion, being an industry whose primary reliance is on human-based manufacturing and natural resources to produce, the emergence of fast fashion, although cheap for the end consumer, has led to continued wage deprecation whilst increasing the use of natural resources and human spaces.
Food for thought in our quest to buy our next ‘cheap’ clothing.
Source: The True Cost
It’s been 4 weeks since Purpose was announced. It’s a grand vision–to make Purpose Asia’s claim in the space of fine cycling clothing and accessories. The dream is to be able to say that Purpose can take on the likes of Rapha, Morvelo and other brands like these, yet truth is, it’s much too early to tell. Thus the simple goal to make Purpose Asia’s claim in this space.
I had written a short article about Purpose and intentions here on my own personal blog here. When it was written, it was still a vision. Now 4 weeks on I had passed a major milestone on Purpose – it’s first prototype. Getting the prototype ready took three rounds of iterations. Even now there are some minor kinks to work out before hitting the button on mass production. Without doubt that I am extremely happy with the progress made.
Though these weren’t without pains, there were also many learning experiences. Learnings that I’ve gone through and undoubtedly still am going through.
After 22 years of helping agencies and brands in their design, branding, advertising and marketing, I am setting off to build one of my own.
I am launching Purpose – A premium line of sportswear for cyclists, triathletes and multisport athletes.
The band in an event that every other band and events tries to emulate but never can.
At 12, I was introduced to Queen by my late sailor uncle and Radio Gaga was my first song that I had listened to. The year was 1982. The memory still very vivid in my mind – taking the cassette tape out of it’s blue cover case with the word Radio Gaga and putting it into the player. It was Radio Gaga all day for me that day.