It’s Time To Teach Others.

by Patrick Liew on July 31, 2018

It’s Time To Teach Others.

My mind travelled back in time, bringing me back to a small little village.

The lights were dim, the air humid.

A group of people, ordinary looking people were sitting closely together – rows after rows in a classroom setting.

All eyes were in front, their minds transfixed as the training facilitator recounted crises and shared about failures in his life.

I know this scene well because I was that facilitator.

This and other similar experiences were an important part of my life.

It was an integral part of my social missions and I believed passionately in it.

I spent a large part of my life traveling to remote villages to share leadership skills and inspirational messages with the strangest of people.

To me, education is one of the greatest equalisers in life and by doing my small little part in this area, I was confident it would help disadvantaged people improve their lots and enhance their quality of life.

While I had noble intentions to help those small villages, I have also benefited immensely by learning from them.

By learning together about life skills, it has brought immense joy and fulfillment to my life.

Strangely, I have never had close to any of such feelings even when I spoke to a bigger crowd.

There was no similar sense of satisfaction when I addressed more “distinguished” people and in a classier setting.

Throughout my adult life, I have conducted presentations with great leaders such as Harry Reid, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Bob Hawke, and Paul Kesting.

They are some of the most powerful leaders in the political arena.

I have taught at the National Speakers Association, the body that represents many of the best platform speakers in the world.

I have shared the stage with world-class speakers such as Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, Jay Abraham, and Anthony Robbins.

Delivered speeches in a conference that attracted more than 20,000 people from all over the world.

And spoken to a conference of more than 30,000 in a football stadium.

Obviously, as a co-founder of arguably the largest seminar organizer in the world, I have been fortunate enough to share the rostrum with some of the greatest gurus and trainers of our times.

And conduct both “live” and online trainings to people from more than 60 countries.

Still, those experiences didn’t thrill me and uplift me as much as when I taught in small villages.

Oftentimes, I had to use very much less sophisticated modes of travel to reach those places but I considered them to be part of an exciting adventure.

Recently, during a sharing with volunteers of charity organizations , I asked them a question:

“Are you serving the people for yourself or for them?”

I believe that a more balanced answer is not based on a either/or but both/and response.

While we are rendering help to others, we’re also helping ourselves.

The benefits of helping others far outweigh financial and other material benefits.

While teaching village leaders, I have come to realize that I learned the most in class.

A great way to learn is to teach others.

Through teaching, it can help you to change, improve, and achieve better results in life.

To all of you out there who gave me a chance to share my life with you, thank you.

I’m eternally grateful for the life-changing experience.


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

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