Innovating For Success (Part 2)

by Patrick Liew on October 12, 2011

I am an information addict.

Sometimes, I’m a sucker for the latest and juiciest gossips too.  🙂

I’m mindful that the world around me is changing faster than ever. That’s why, I want to be constantly updated.

Economic and business cycles are shortening in the new digital world. Products and services are becoming irrelevant, uncompetitive and unprofitable at a much faster pace.

The market is evolving beyond our understanding and prediction. It is more complex, complicated and competitive.

Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable. They are also more sophisticated and demanding.

I’m concerned about how these changes will impact my business and my life. However, I’m also mindul that with every change, there will be opportunities for profit, advantage and growth.

To respond to these changes, I need to be environmentally sensitive.

I must be sensitive to changes within myself and without. In addition, I need to make sense out of the changes that will impact my future.

To do so, I have to ensure that my reticular activating system (opportunities-seeking neural system) is well-honed and operationally-needy to overcome threats and opportunities.

I need to constantly ask myself, ‘How can I innovate and capitalize on the changes for my advantage?’

In the new economy, it is not good enough to change, I need to change fast. And I need to enjoy the speed and pace of living in the new and exciting world.

Speed means I must exploit the emerging opportunities – and enjoy first-mover advantages. Pace means I must not be overwhelmed by the changes and that I must respond to it in an appropriate manner.

I need to change, create, and carve out my place in the sun by adopting the right mindset, discipline and way of life.

I am passionate about achieving incremental improvements. I am even more passionate about reinventing myself and lifestyle so as to stay at the cutting-edge and achieving quantum leaps of improvements.

The question that will stay in my mind is, “If I can start my life all over again, how can I work with our Creator to re-create a better me?”

This ongoing process of learning, un-learning and re-learning will be an important part of innovation.

I do not have to make seismic changes.

I can take steady, simple and small steps to become a better person and create a brighter future.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Transformation blog at

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we reinvent ourselves so as to achieve quantum leaps of improvements?


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