Over the last few weeks, I have been watching
Ip Man 2. Well, I didn’t have the Ip Man 1 and
don’t bother to get it either. Of course, if
you have NOT watched this movie, I strongly
encourage you to watch this. It does help me
to BUILD the momentum to work harder on building
a successful business online.
The real question is… “What did I learn from
Ip Man? What is his REAL legacy?”
NOW… Before you make an assumption that this
is ALL just about Chinese Kung Fu, it is
really NOT. In fact, it is much bigger than that.
How do you know, Henry?
I made a lot of observation of the characteristic
of every successful individual. I have been made
friends with Billionaires. I can tell you one thing,
that their mindsets are completely different than
regular FOLKS. What is it?
One word: Modesty.
Before you speculate the idea of modesty and compare
it with showing off, there is something else that
you really need to know, ok? Modesty is NOT “I try
to look humble in front of people.” When you said I
am just trying to be this way, it is a FAKE action.
Instead, it is MORE of your real characteristic of
being modest. Otherwise, it will be just another
trial and error. Let me explain, ok?
A lot of people focus their happiness based on outer
factors such as material possessions. When they make
a little money from their business, they spend
it to buy cool stuff. When somebody else has an iPad 2,
they say… “I got to have one of those”
The next thing we know is He shows off his iPAD 2 to
everybody else and tell his friends that he queued for
five hours during the sunny and hot day. One day, as
he got tired of his iPAD 2, he would blame on Steve Job
for being slow to come out with a new iPAD.
What I am trying to say is…
The majority of the people would NOT appreciate what
they have. Many of them are LOST. They get bored. They
feel alone. They feel that they have no clue on what
directions they need to take. This is WHY when the next
big thing comes, they will convince themselves that this
is it. I’ve got to get it. Otherwise, I will miss the bus.
This is the reason we have the POPULAR illness many
Internet entrepreneurs face all the time. It is what
we call… “Information Overload Syndrome”
“Where does this Syndrome come from?”
It is from our own desire of wanting the NEXT big thing
in life. If we look into the life of Ip Man, he doesn’t
know a lot of stuff other than Wun Chun Style. This is the
technique he knew. He practiced it everyday and preached
the same thing his WHOLE life. His Wun Chun technique has
flourished to over 22 countries.
People made film about him.
People talked about his wisdom.
People loved Wun Chun techniques.
Even though Ip Man’s reputation is so HUGE in front of
others, he didn’t live large. He lived a modest life. In
his private life, all he cared about what his pregnant
wife and sons. Even when you watched Ip Man2, as soon as
he won one of his biggest competitions, all he cared
about going back to his family.
This is the life of modesty.
This is the life of a person who focuses on inner happiness.
This is Ip Man’s legacy.
The question is…
“Why Do I Tell You All These Things?”
We have been bombarded by all sort of things that we have
to live LARGE and HAVE it all. The Hollywood movie shows
you that we have to spend our money like a BIG boys. The
truth is… “It is just in a movie”
In fact, when I tried to be THAT person in the movie back
in the year 2007, I wasn’t happy. Sure enough, people looked
at me as a big shot. In reality, my friends didn’t want to
be close to me as they felt that I was too arrogant to be
their friends. When I saw this situation, I was pretty
much in PAIN.
Every time I went home, even with the luxury that I had, I
was NOT happy. In fact, at one point in life, back in the
April 2009, I’ve almost told myself that this was the END
of Henry Gold. Of course, I was lucky that I met a good
friend, Dee Ferdinand, who helped me to get back on track.
At the same time…
I became more spiritual than before where I spent 1 – 1 1/2
hours everyday doing meditation. This helped me to stay
in touch with my inner happiness. In addition, it has also
helped me to see the INNER vision on what I truly wanted
in life based on the skills that I have accumulated for
the last 12 years.
-> My students become successful.
-> My subscribers gained more knowledge from the LIVE calls.
-> My partners changed their life.
-> My relationship with people that I love and care become
Basically, these are all the results of being modest. The
question to you is… “What kind of lifestyle would you
like to have? Being Modest or Living Large?”
Let me know your thought, ok? I would love to hear it from