The thing that struck me most about JT was, and I remember thinking to myself, “This guy has guts.”
Having been brought up in an Asian household, and even though my family background is business right from
- my great-grandfather who founded Phoon Huat & Co (the biggest baking supplies retailer in Singapore),
- my grandfather who founded Tony Wong Magnetics (a company that dealt in cassette tapes and CDs in the 80s and recorded and signed local and Taiwanese artistes, including Fei Yu Qing 费玉清), and
- my mother who formulated and sold Scandinavia’s bestselling slimming supplement 30days amongst other things,
becoming a business person was never really encouraged. It was always go to school, get a degree, go out and work. Doing what JT did i.e. going to another country, becoming a millionaire at 24 it’s just unheard of here.
Even when I started my own home baking business in law school, my grandfather wouldn’t even encourage it. He’d just grunt and say,”Why are you wasting time with this? Go and study!”
I don’t know why but my guess is he probably thought studying and then going out to work was the easier thing to do than business. Well now that’s all so subjective, and a discussion for another day.
When I first signed up for a seminar with JT Foxx, I followed my gut after some research (hey I’m a lawyer AND Asian; double dose of skepticism that needed to be satisfied) and I haven’t been wrong.
It’s been 7 months since that first sign up and the journey has been nothing short of eye-opening and exhilarating. JT and his coaches have helped changed my mindset, my businesses and business partners and we’re off to a really great start to say the least.
I was watching “A Knight’s Tale” the other night, and it’s basically a story about a nobody who was pretending to be a Knight and he got caught. But the Crown Prince who knew him through jousting tournaments said to him before he knighted him (so that he’d finally be a real knight), “Your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you that would be enough.”
I for one am glad JT decided to do what he does and he makes no apologies for it.
You can always tell the quality of a tree by the fruit it bears. If I knew nothing else, that would be enough.
(Originally posted on lisechew.com on 10 December 2015)