Aug
08

Happy 46th Birthday, Singapore!

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Today’s a special day for all of us. If you hit the streets… you’ll see a lot people dawning upon red and white combinations in their clothes, the colors that represent the Singapore Flag.

9th August marks our nation’s 46th year of independence.

A date to remember since the year 1965… when the fate of Singapore was molded from a poor little fishing village to now, one of the biggest financial giants in Asia.

Historically, Singapore’s economy was based primarily on its role as an entrepôt for neighboring countries due to its strategic geographic location at the entrance to the Straits of Malacca.

It did not have minerals or other primary products of its own to export, but it served a major economic function by processing and transshipping the goods of nearby lands.

The Port of Singapore is the busiest in the world, surpassing Rotterdam and Hong Kong.

A major change since the early 1960s when Singapore was still considered a third world country, with a small population of only 1.6 million people.

But unemployment rate was as high as 13.5% and a gross domestic product (GDP) capita of SGD 980 (USD 817)

Despite the disadvantage of not having our own natural resources (and having the chance of being bullied by our huge neighbors), we identify what’s our strength and continue to build and work on what we are good at.

Now, we are standing alongside financial giants and we have gone on to become one of the richest countries in the world, with a current population of 5 million people, an unemployment rate of 1.9% and a gross domestic product (GDP) capita of SGD59, 813 (USD 49,844).

We are now the Third–Highest per capita real income in the world.

Here’s the irony, we are so small that I doubt you even know the exact location of Singapore in the world map.

It’s because of the uncertainty, the Singapore Government worked hard to innovate the society and this cause our economy to grow and improve constantly.

Now size does not really matter to us anymore.

I can’t imagine what would happen to our country if our leaders were to acknowledge our limitations as a small country. Things would definitely not be the same.

Learning the history of Singapore’s economy has actually helped me improved my business quite a bit.

You see, I started out my online business in about just the same way.

I didn’t own products or any resources.

While my other peers were sitting around all day complaining that they didn’t had the resources to start… or they spent months trying out different things.

And just when they think they have found the right method, they have already ran out of steam and lose their interest.

So I decided to follow in Singapore’s footstep.

When I was new, I don’t have my own resource so I leverage on other people’s resources and products.

And I started promoting affiliate products on Clickbank.

When I made my first series of commissions, I decided to use some of the extra cash to outsource the traffic and I start creating my own products.

Because of the ties I had with the affiliate merchants when I was promoting their products, they in turn helped me out by promoting my new products to their subscribers.

And that’s when my business took off.

In fact, you can experience the same financial success in your internet business too and one day stand alongside financial giants in the industry, just like Singapore.

All you need to do is to believe in yourself and focus on what you need to do NOW.

Don’t look at your limitations, turn it around and use it to your advantage.

If you want to set up a squeeze page but don’t know how. Then get a webmaster to do it for you.
If you want to use article marketing to drive traffic to your website but don’t know how to write, then get a writer to write and submit for you.
If you have to have an e-cover design but don’t know how to use Photoshop, then get a designer to help you.

Forget about the limited knowledge that you have, turn it around and use it to your advantage.

In fact, you can grow your business much faster if you can look beyond what you know.

Just like Singapore, we didn’t just seat around waiting for hands-out. We look at our disadvantage and find a way to work around it.

That’s how we grow from Third world to First in only 30 years.

That’s all for today… I’m going to head down to my BBQ.

Happy National Day!

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Comments

  1. paranjothi says:

    thankyouverymuch for your information fun

  2. Azizurrahman says:

    Dear Sender,

    Thanks for your e-mail, yes I am interested for business but we don’t have any good opportunity to start on our town so please if you have any good idea for us you can send an email regarding business information.
    If you have any question please let me know.

    Thanks
    Aziz

  3. behrouz says:

    thank you for help

  4. Dear Sir
    I have enjoyed very much.
    The realization in all respects.
    To be safe from harm.
    The success of the work, finances, love life, social life and family happiness.
    (Who
    Birth.
    Today?).

    Best wishes
    Mr.T

  5. Pushendra Mawar says:

    how to i am earn money online help me pls

  6. shams ul hassnain baig says:

    Yours 46th happy barthday Singapoure,Congregational frome me.

  7. Leslie Post says:

    Great post, Jaz! I loved that you used the analogy of your country and its growth in such a short time to show how one person with very little resource, if any, could rise to immense heights. Very inspiring!!!

  8. Congratulation and Happy National Day! May success be with you as your nation growth.

  9. Es indudable que este Proyecto tendrá una aceptación impresionante.
    Cambiará totalmente el estilo de las personas.
    En algunas películas le estoy siguiendo y cada vez se le ve mejor!!!
    Enormes cantidades de dinero que mueve en aviones privado.
    El poder disfrutar de Playas de paraiso en el mundo.
    El oder dar donaciones a instituciones de niños, ancianos y viudas.
    y los trabajos que realiza en silencio, en las inversiones, industrias, petroleo, tesoros.
    Ahora yo le veo como una persona que solamente busca socios para disfrutar!!! Por eso escribo esto para qaue vean su prosperidad!!!

  10. El Proyecto Singapur JAZ LAI
    Abrazamos el Pensamiento, no miramos la raza, el color ni religión. Amamos la humanidad y a cada persona que hace a la sociedad. Soy un amigo, que se llena de alegria por el éxito de un amigo. Y sueño grande. Miro a mi país, en donde no falta nada. Todo recurso abundante, sin huracanes, sin heladas, estamos con un invierno de 18 grados. Tenemos el agua, los animales y la tierra muy fertil. La mejor carne del mundo. Y por sobre todo mi buena predisposición de acompañar, ayudar, facilitar y hacer posible que toda idea buena se materialice para que felices podamos aplaudir, porque todo lo que bien planeamos será de utilidad de muchas gentes. Yo felicito en este día al Pueblo de Singapur en la Persona de JAZ LAI. Un dia cuando le encuentro yo miraré sus ojos, la sonrriza no podré esconder y le abrazaré como a mi hermano. No es por lo que él tiene, sino por el que Yo Soy.

  11. Ray says:

    Well said Jaz! Love that analogy nothing is really impossible if we put our heart and soul into it. At times it’s whether we want it bad enough or not, if we want it so badly I guess there’s always a way. Happy BBQ!

  12. Jaz Lai says:

    Seriously Pedro I don’t understand what are you talking about?

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  14. anderson says:

    Happy Birth Day to Singapore !

  15. Ronald E Peters says:

    Congratulation,, good luck,,,

  16. Robert Mulle says:

    Hi Jaz,

    Great post about Singapore, now I know a bit more of your country. I really appreciate your positive outlook on IM. I constantly remind myself that I need to stop thinking about doing something and just start doing it.

    Thanks,
    Robert Mulle

  17. Howard Lim says:

    Together we celebrate 46 year of Independence! Cheer! 饮胜! Best regards.

  18. orna says:

    hppy national day !

  19. Jaz Lai says:

    Hey Howard, long time no see. Drop by and say hi when you are free.

  20. Agboola Adeolu says:

    However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Congratulations, cheers!!!

  21. Jaz says:

    Yes! Let’s celebration of 46th National Day. Let’s continue to grow and move forward together.

  22. Ibrahim khalifa says:

    August 8, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Dear Sender,

    Thanks for your e-mail, yes I am interested for business but we don’t have any good opportunity to start on our town so please if you have any good idea for us you can send an email regarding business information.
    If you have any question please let me know.

    Thanks

  23. Atinuke says:

    Hi Jazz, God has endowed every individual, every nation with requirements for overcoming limitations. But wait ! not on a platter of Gold. That’s where the difference between Singapores of these world and other countries come in, that’s the difference between the Jazz Lai’s of these world and other men comes in!
    Thanks for chosing to be as distinct as Singapore,
    Thanks for chosing to work and think,
    Thanks for chosing to use God’s natural resources deposited in you!!!
    Happy national day in arrears.

  24. WONG ENG KEONG says:

    Hi Jaz. Congratulation on Singapore 46th National Day. Thank you for your email and post. Very inspiring post that carries great message. A thousand mile journey will always begin with the first step. Great days ahead. Cheers!

  25. Sherali says:

    Gongratulation and happy National Day. Good luck.

  26. Steve says:

    People who are new should learn from Jaz. Used to learn from him when I was in SU.

  27. Kimberlin says:

    Hi Jaz,

    Enjoy your BBQ, Thank you so much for the wonderful information and advice if you have any business idea for my country I would really love to hear from you.

    Thanks
    Kim

  28. Dear Sender,

    Thanks for your e-mail, yes I am interested for business but we don’t have any good opportunity to start on our town so please if you have any good idea for us you can send an email regarding business information.
    If you have any question please let me know.

    Thanks
    vinay kushwaha

  29. masihwan says:

    happy birthday …….. from batam

  30. Patrick Boo says:

    Jaz the 46th birthday message is very well writen.

  31. Jaz Lai says:

    Patrick, thanks to my right hand man.

  32. Tommy Dahlin says:

    Hi, you demonstrate some good points and I find your blog intriguing.

  33. Jaz Lai says:

    Thanks Tommy. Do drop by often!

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