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The 3 Ps

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Featured on the Hong Kong Economic Journal (June 22, 2017)

"This week, I was honoured to attend a Youth Global Entrepreneurship Forum and was asked to speak about my journey as an educator and entrepreneur. At the end of the session, someone asked me “what do you think are the things necessary to be a good entrepreneur?” and I think my answer applies to people beyond ones who are entrepreneurs.

I shared my 3Ps that I think are essential to success in life: Passion, Purpose and Perseverance. I think all three of these elements need to be present in a person in order for them to thrive and for their goals to be reached. Let me explain.

Passion I truly believe that everyone has something they are passionate about and if they don’t, I think it’s because they haven’t discovered it yet. For me, it took over 2 decades to discover that my passion was with children and in the field of education. It took years of trying different things, finding things that I didn’t like and then ultimately finding something that I’m passionate about. When I realized that education was my passion, I wanted to change my course of study and it was something daunting for me to consider. But my dad said to me “every industry has someone who stands out. As long as it’s something you’re passionate about, do it and do it with all your heart”. That was 15 years ago and I’ve never looked back nor regretted my decision. Passion is what makes me think about children and education all the time. It’s what keeps me up at night and gets me up in the morning. There’s a saying that says “love what you do and do what you love”. I have found my passion and I’m blessed to be able to live it out daily. So have you found your passion? It might not necessarily be work but what is something you believe in, love and want to pursue? And if you have children, how are you helping them develop what their passions are? It breaks my heart to see children lifelessly going around and learning things when they have no heart and no passion for them. Find something they love and have them pursue it!

Purpose Passion is the fuel but purpose is the direction. Without a clear direct