Self-taught intutive artist, Marketing and Communications Strategist, Business Owner
When I first heard about the Advanced Living Series, I was already pretty happy & strong, growing in my spiritual journey, having climbed out of a dark space called rock bottom and gone through a series of different, powerful experiential learning programmes, reading various books and learning from many teachers. I felt like I was healed but not quite whole, and I was seeking a deeper connection to some source of intuition or wisdom. After the Transformation Training I found what I was looking for, the courage and support that enabled me to resuscitate a passion that I had allowed to be suppressed for the longest time: Art. I broke out of my limiting beliefs which had kept me from seeing the monetisation of the outlet of my passion as a possibility. What’s really awesome is that I’m achieving all this by embodying the highest version of me in all these areas through my magical relationships, my strong, healthy and fit body, my ever-growing art and dance practice, and my various wealth and humanity-building businesses and investments. It has been a powerful and fun stretch and I am conscious that I can and am and will be who I am meant to be. My vision is a world of empowered people living authentically in love and joy, and enjoying the life of their dreams. My mission is to inspire and empower people towards that vision. I do this because I’ve been through many versions of “hell” and yet have been able to reinvent myself, and enjoy many more versions of “heaven” while still keeping my feet on the ground, so much so that there is no longer “heaven” or “hell”. If I can serve others through what I have learned and am learning, being who I have become and who I am becoming, that would be a meaningful path for me
Dato’ Jonathan Lim (L26), Alicia (L41)
CEO and founder of the MMG Group of companies and a partner in Mastercraft Design Group
A young lady named Wei Yei, sweet and gentle as she was, was quite persistent in getting me to enrol in the Advanced Living Series programme. She shared with me how I could actually have more time and enjoy living my life while creating great results. I was really curious and decided that I would find out how this could even be possible. As it turned out, it was! In the training, I learned the importance of acknowledging myself, and of appreciating the people who are with me in my success. This enables me, each time, to push my limits to win a even bigger goal. I took up corporate social responsibility for my business and worked at taking care of people who were in less fortunate circumstances. I initiated a movement called “#i3move”, which stands for a movement to “initiate, inspire and influence”. I can see there is so much that I can contribute. Just recently, I was nominated as one of Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians and earned a place among the 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs 2016. We also became Dato’ Jonathan and Datin Alicia! Alicia and I - each having completed the training are now very close in our relationship. We have learned to communicate our thoughts openly and we can share freely whatever is in the depths of our heart. We appreciate every moment we have together and are committed to creating the experience of love between us. As I went through the training, I could see how important a role parents play in shaping the future of their children. I want our children to grow up to speak and share their thoughts freely and to be a leader in their own life. Meanwhile, I practise listening and patience when I am with them. Lastly, we have learned that by giving our love, support and contribution, we can make a difference to the people around us, to create an inclusive and caring society and from there, perhaps, having our country be that much better off. We want to continue to inspire and to share our love everywhere!
Yue Meng (L2)
I was the “bad” boy you would not want to bring home to introduce to your parents and I was proud of that! There were too many bad habits and attitudes to mention, that I had taken on to appear “manly” in the way I thought was the right way to be. What I learned from the Discovery Training is that the personality that I presented to the world was not who I truly was. It was an image carved out from my past experiences in failed relationships and heartbreaks. The biggest breakthrough came about when I revisited my heart and was reminded about what a loving man I really am deep inside, a caring son and a trustworthy friend. From the Transformation Training, I regained my personal power and began to make choices to live and show up as a loving, caring and trustworthy man. Four years after completing Legacy, I am now an entrepreneur, a husband and a father-to-be! My relationship with my parents has never been better in my 30 years of life. I have made new friends who challenge me to constantly improve on what I do and who I become, all the time, and they keep me on track to achieve my goals and I do the same for them. Life is no longer filled with the gloomy and dreadful prospect of just getting by. It is now filled with joy, with so much to look forward to. And it all started with my simple willingness to stop, look and see the possibilities available, and then choose anew, which means that I have the opportunity always to live the best version of me. For that I thank Milestone Trainings from the bottom of my heart, for here is where I found me again!
Looking back, I had been a people pleaser all my life, always going out of my way to please others, maintaining composure whatever happened so long as I could appear to be on top of things, so that others need not worry about me. However, when I didn’t receive the warmth and support from others when I needed it the most, I began to build a wall around my heart, afraid of being hurt and, over time, it became difficult for me to show my love. All this, with an underlying fear of losing control, of unexpected and unpredictable situations, of confrontation with people, with myself. The Discovery Training was very liberating as I began to see, for the first time in a long time, the possibilities available to me to achieve my goals, even with the ever present fear that seemed to follow me. I saw that I was living as if I were a victim of my own life. I operated and lived through life as though I did not have freedom or choice. When I chose to leave the victim behind, it became possible to live responsibly and powerfully. It was in the Transformation Training that I had a new experience of love, vulnerability and courage. When I began to take down that wall around my heart, willing to risk being hurt, I found an immense joy that I thought I had lost forever. I learned that each life is precious and has a purpose, including my own. I had ignored who I am, what I am meant to create in my life and I had forgotten my ability to love. I had put everyone else before me because I wanted them to like me. I didn’t believe they would love me for me. I didn’t believe in myself. When I think of my experience in the Transformation Training, the words that come to mind are that “love is only a word until I give it away”. Soon after my adventures in Legacy, I made a decision to join Milestone Trainings as a full time staff because I had found a platform that allows me to realize my vision for the world. I want to be a part of the process of having each person live up to their fullest potential and to fulfill the purpose of their life. All of us can play a bigger game in our lives, yet we are held back by fear and doubt, things we make up in our minds. I believe that this world can be a brighter place as we choose to be the light, the source of love and empowerment, which can overcome even the darkest hour. No fear! This is how I will make my life count! Yasha, had been in customer service in the multi-level marketing industry for 6 years, where she learned how to solve problems for and communicate with all kinds of people - the good, the bad, the ugly. She later spent 2 years as head of human resources, and personal assistant to the CEO, of a construction machinery company. Yasha has since joined the Milestone Trainings team in a role where she continues to thrive, “doing whatever it takes”! She confesses to be a coffee addict who finds her Zen moments in origami.
Eric Tan (L27)
Business Owner in the Agricultural Industry.
The process in Discovery was both eye and mind opening and I found myself revisiting the area that I had taken for granted and forgotten - to feel and to decide with my heart. It became possible for me to address that “judgmental” side of myself that was harsh and not able to listen, and to become more vigorous and conscious with my behaviour and my actions. My relationship with my family has since been improving continuously and my life has become purposeful and focussed on all the right things. It is really a ‘wow’ for me to have gained insight and a heightened awareness on things about myself, the conversations in my head, the constant drift I am in, and to become more rigorous in making decisions and choices, as well as seeing options that I never thought I had before. Of course, there are still times when I jump into making some decision but I am so much more able to pause and self-check before I blurt out or act on anything that I might regret later. And so, I continue to learn, and to Discover…
Daniel Lo (L6)
My name is Daniel Lo. I am 45 years old, a father of three, serving as a Special Officer to Senator Datuk Paul Low, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. In the world there are an estimated 27 million modern-day slaves. Yup! Imagine that! Just about as many people as there are living in Malaysia - all working and living as slaves. I faced huge challenges, working with an NGO to combat human trafficking. There were too many people to help, too many complications and just too few people working on the problem and not enough money. But that didn’t stop me. With all my mind and all my heart I gave it a 100%, yet every time, there were shortages and failings. I don’t think that I was being too hard on myself because deep down, I felt that there was something missing. I felt that I had greater potential that I wasn’t accessing. It was like there was a super mutant power that I had but couldn’t get in touch with. I needed a Professor Xavier to help me. I ended up joining the Discovery program first and then the Transformation and also the Legacy program. It truly lived up to their names - I discovered so much about myself. It was as though I was a stranger to myself all this time. My life - ME! - became exciting. This was a great introduction to go on and really do some work and transform myself and then to produce a legacy of which I could be proud. The Legacy part of the program is effectively 100 days of personal coaching with the support of your team. They will kick your butt and make sure you produce the results which you want. Whilst there were parts of my Chinese brain which said, “Aiyoh! Why so expensive?” I knew it wasn’t because there is no other program which can provide that kind of personal coaching for that price. It was like, “No need to think one! Actually, it is so cheap!”. Any other personal coaching program for 100 days would be tens of thousands of ringgit.
From a bus ride leading to a new horizon
- Bevan Taylor (Legacy 13)