This year’s National Achievers Congress was a star-studded one.
Contributed By Terence J.R. Lee & Eugene Reuel Tay
From April 27 to 29, some of the biggest names in Wealth Creation gathered at Expo Hall 2 for the National Achievers Congress. Organized by Success Resources Pte. Ltd., which promotes itself as “Asia’s largest seminar company,” the NAC has been an annual event for the last 18 years.
The highlight of this year’s congress was Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who was the key speaker (see box story). He shared the top 10 lessons he learned in office, and interspersed it with his analysis of the world today.
The extensive lineup included Robert G. Allen, author of Multiple Streams of Income, Loral Langemeier, the “Woman Millionaire Maker,” as well as Jordan Belfort, also known as the “Wolf of Wall Street,” among other big names in the motivational speaking circuit.
At the three-day event, congress participants were wowed by the knowledge and the energy of the speakers. Langemeier began coaching participants on how to monetize their talents; while Allen selected individuals to join his latest challenge to create 100 new Singapore millionaires by “1.1.11.”
On wealth-creation secrets, the speakers were unanimous: “You need to start your own business,” said Langemeier.
“From your core business, you diversify to other streams of income,” Belfort suggested.
Allen explained his three great “money mountains”: investments, real estate and marketing.
This year, the Internet was a hot topic, with two of the 12 speakers being specialists at Internet marketing (Tom Hua and Shaun Stenning), and many others advocating the use of the Internet in wealth creation. Even Dan Eckelman, a tax lien expert, advocated the participants to “click it and pick it” with regards to tax liens (which traditionally have little to do with the Internet).
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Among the lineup of speakers include John P. Coutis, a handicapped motivational speaker. In spite of the disability of using his legs at birth, Coutis rose above his own disabilities and now travels the world, inspiring young and old to live their life to the fullest.
Also discussed heavily was the psychology of wealth—each speaker had their own version of wealth psychology, but they concurred on one major thing: that wealth comes from a firm desire for money, coupled with a decision to work hard the right way.
An attendee at the NAC who wished only to be known as Oliver, 32, a bookshop manager, said “Every speaker has a great story to share on achieving monetary success. Personally, I learned skills I can adopt in my own business such as having a positive mindset, different presentation styles and business strategies.”
Eleanor Tay, an area manager shared, “I thought that this year’s line up of speakers was pretty impressive in their presentations and quality of speeches. My greatest take away is that we have control over our own destiny—no one else does.
“I was particularly inspired by speaker John P. Coutis,” she added. Coutis is an Australian speaker and trainer who was born with a severe disability and cannot use his legs. “He taught me not to be complacent and take things in life for granted. I hope that the NAC would focus on getting more motivational speakers.”
All in, NAC 2010 was a success, especially for the five lucky attendees who won a coveted iPad each, in the lucky draw. NAC attendees in 2011 can expect equally inspirational speakers: Next year, Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor (best known for playing The Incredible Hulk), will be the keynote speaker.