Saturday, April 24, 2010

Seizing the Moment

Firstly I must apologize to my readers of this blog for the lack of updates. I’ve never been busier with business matters. Strangely, I felt compelled to write this message this morning based on some of the key messages I’ve tried to put forth in this blog.

If you have followed my articles, you will note that I have identified GENG (Yang Metal) as the most important element that balances my chart – also sometimes known as the Favorite element. 2010 is a Geng Yin (Metal Tiger) year. This month is a Geng Chen (Metal Dragon). One may argue that if it appears on top (stem), the effect is not as great as appearing in the branches (in my case it would be in the monkey), however, if you like it, you like it. Something is better than none! It has been a good month and not to mentioned a year with lots of opportunities so far. Much of the effort that has been initiated has been progressing quite nicely. New accounts, new business, new funding, new product, new market etc. So, what do you do, if you know, that you have a supporting or favorite element coming up? It’s like saying you know that whatever you bet on is going to pay. Ante up! In my case, ante means work harder.
In fact, if I remember right, in the year 2000, Geng Chen (metal dragon), I raised quite a fair bit of money and that was the year when we finally could really grow my company.

In my case, unfortunately (or fortunately) I am not a gambling man. Gambling is fire, and I already have too much fire in my chart. I did however try to ‘test’ my theory in the casino, but I guess, those guys have gurus optimizing their environment support (superb fengshui). So, the next most important thing, is understanding the type of activity that your chart supports. In my case, it’s always metal and water related. It’s about strong finance (metal), support (water), and wisdom (water). Mapping the right elements to the activities I feel is equally important for optimizing your potential.

The next point to note is intensity. If you have the 10 year luck pillar supporting you, you almost cannot go wrong. But if you have the right year, that is great. Look for the right month and target the right day to rip your harvest. I had mentioned this before, if you don’t have a good enough support structure (10 years or even the year), look for smaller harvests, and projects that you can ‘collect’ the rewards faster (months or days).

I have been talking to some friends who understand bazi and obviously agree that environment (fengshui) is another critical aspect of ensuring success. I however want to take it a step further. Sometimes, you can look at a market as the environment. I have never travelled so much in the last year. That had open up a lot of opportunities and ideas. Remember, nobody’s luck is forever bad or good. Each time, we have ‘luck’ behind us, we need to ‘seize the moment’ but if the market is sluggish (takes too long to close a deal because of whatever reasons) and non supportive, I say MOVE. I’m setting up an office in Silicon Valley and believe it’s now or never! I know a lot of readers have asked me this question…should I move and where. I’m moving North West. North represents water, and west metal.

Will I succeed? Stay tuned.