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5 Things Successful People Secretly Do


Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey—these names come to mind when we think of successful people.  And although all the mentioned names are great examples of successful individuals, there are so many others out there who are successful in their own right.

However, with their habits, they tend to do the same things. It is their habits and behaviours that set successful people apart from the ordinary folks who just clock in and out of the office nine to five every day, not looking to get ahead.

If you want to become one of the greats and be successful someday, here are the secrets that successful people do to get ahead in life.

  1. They Create a Healthy Network

One of the things successful people do secretly is creating a good network. Going too far and creating bigger network than your intentions could lead to connections catching a glimpse of your business strategy and future products. In the professional world, choosing people to be part of your network should be done smartly and quietly in order to maintain the health of your business.

  1. They Incubate Their Ideas

Successful people keep their ideas until the right time. Even if you know that your idea can lead to a successful venture or project, you should know that it takes time to refine a concept before it becomes bullet-proof. In addition, take note that competitors are happy to steal unique ideas, so it’s always better to remain quiet as you’re perfecting the plan until you are ready to put the plan in action.

  1. They Manage Their Employees Ethically

Another thing that successful people do is manage their employees privately and with respect. Employees prefer when their superiors talk to them in private. This way, you avoid potentially embarrassing them in front of their co-workers and preserve the professional atmosphere in the workplace.

  1. They Take Care of Challenges Privately

Same thing with being too open about new ideas, sharing too much information about your current problems might give your competitors an edge. Not only that, when your colleagues or bosses know that you’re too stressed out with the given task, you could appear less capable of bigger responsibilities. If you often complain about feeling overwhelmed, you might miss out on better opportunities or a promotion.

  1. They Invest

Lastly, something successful people do discreetly is investing. Whether you’re investing in stocks or real estate, giving away details of your investment may come off as cocky, especially when you’re sharing this with less financially secured individuals. Also, divulging too much information about your new investments is another way to give your competitors an opportunity to sabotage your success.

Success comes with hard work and strategic planning. If you’re not doing any of these today, it’s time to practice these habits, so you get your well-deserved success.


Managing Your SME

There is a recent survey commissioned by IE (International Enterprise) Singapore showing 50% of SMEs are investing in China. IE and SCCCI (Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry) created an establishment in Shanghai which seeks to assist SMEs in exploring the Chinese market. This new venture will surely ease constraints on FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and slacken trade and services.


If you are thinking about venturing in China, you should know how to manage your SME. There are many competitions but you can be successful if you are really serious. You can consider the following things to ensure success:

  • Know your target. The first thing that you need to do is find your niche. This requires market study or research but when you identify that specific niche, you will surely grow.
  • Build your team. It is important that you build your team Do not just employ a person for the sake of filing a position. Build a team that can help you put together your business.
  • Be fast. If there are deliveries, always be fast. Lateness will reflect badly on your company. Respond to emails as soon as you can and return calls right away.
  • Be appreciative. Saying thank you is a powerful one. You should tell your customers and employees thank you all the time. It will show how much you value them.
  • Smile. Smiling will give glow to your place. People buy or avail of your services not because of your product or services, they simply like you and your welcoming smile.
  • Be optimistic . At the end of the day, attitude really matters. You have to keep that optimism so you can endure all things. Optimism is contagious you know. It will radiate and infect all people around you.


You should value your humble beginnings. Multinational companies start small. This means you have a chance to be bigger and better. Good luck on your endeavours!


The Phantom of the Opera Comes To Singapore

If you are beginning to like musicals, you should know basic things about it. Musicals feature singing, instrumental accompaniment and dance scenes which are integrated into a dramatic plot. There are many musicals you can consider but The Phantom of the Opera is the best choice. If you want to consider it, here’s the detail:


The Phantom of the Opera is an original novel by Gaston Leroux. There are many adaptations but the most famous is the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Andrew Lloyd Webber is also the man behind the success of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Cats. The Phantom of the Opera is considered as the longest running show in Broadway. The cast, crew and the whole of production will visit Singapore in July 2013.

The story is about a mysterious Phantom who lives beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom was obsessed with the young singer Christine therefore devoting all his time to help Christine be the new opera star. But Christine is committed to Raoul. The Phantom terrorizes the whole of the opera house and desperately wishes to get the love of Christine.

When: The musical shows will begin on July 16 and will end on August 11, 2013. The screening time will vary depending on the chosen date or day. For weekdays, it will begin at exactly 8:00pm. For weekends, you can choose to book the 2:00pm or the 8:00pm shows.

Where: The venue will be at Marina Bay Sands-Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore.

Restrictions: The musical show is for everyone.

Tickets: You should buy tickets as soon as possible to get the best seat. You can pick the VIP (S$230.00), VIP box of 4 (S$920.00), A Reserve (S$165.00), B Reserve (S$145.00), C Reserve (S$125.00), D Reserve (S$95.00) and E Reserve (S$55.00).