Is success the key to happiness? No!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you will be successful.

But it still takes time and dedication to make it to where you want to be, what you want to achieve from… the big dream.

That place you want your business to reach… its only crazy UNTIL you do it! But if you don’t dare to take action, how will you get there? It is not going to just land on your lap.

So, it starts with trying, execute your plan, get the ball rolling…

Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. Written by Laura Bong

I have been wanting to bring my yoga teachings online and create special workshops. But it was always at the back of my mind. Just a month ago, I finally put it in the fore front and made it a priority.

I started learning through a great training platform about online business, affiliate marketing and e-commerce.  The step by step brought me through everything that was necessary. And it has been a wonderful learning experience with great support from the platform community, trainers, consultants and mentors.

With that, just 6 weeks ago, with a close girlfriend who always prompted me to start my yoga videos, a light finally lit up and I said to myself, why not? And with that, my journey started, it felt right and timely. And hence I launched my video channel 2 weeks ago and it has been well received and I know this will grow and reach out to the world. Sharing my passion and love of teaching and helping others.

The other wanting, was to host yoga workshops, it’s been in my mind for years as well, but it’s just never happened. There was always something else and I never got to it.  

But this year, beginning of February, as I was planning my trip to Bali, a thought came to mind, after a couple of my yogis asked “if or when I would ever do a yoga retreat.” So, another light lit up and say “Laura, it’s time to do one, finally!” With that, I got all the info, designed and scheduled the retreat for mid-march 2020, worked out the cost and everything necessary. The interest was amazing and well received, unfortunately the timing was not right. It was the hit of the Covid 19. Hence, as many wanted to attend, they were reluctant to travel with this unknown virus spreading fast and travel was a huge question mark.

The whole idea was scraped, but then I thot to myself, if traveling was a no, why not make it a 2 Sunday workshop in our home ground. And this, I did. The response was better than I expected. I just finish the 1st 4 hours Sunday workshop and so looking forward to the next one. And may start planning for another.

These two new paths I have taken, just elevate me to another level up. The response and feedbacks has been so positive and encouraging that it motivates me to do better, do more with excitement and more passion of what I love doing. The journey of learning and training online just perfect to bring me to where I am. And it will not end here, there’s so much more I want to explore online and very excited to explore this new tech world as part of my business and passion.

Is there something that you always wanted to do or try, but just never happen? If it is a yes and you still have the WANTs to do, I would encourage you to go for it…

It’s never too late, but it’s not trying that will bother you more with regrets.

Work from home, home quarantine!

It’s a scary time for anyone who’s not equipped to confront this. This pandemic happened so fast and now, the whole world shutting down borders & coming to a standstill.

What does this mean?

Many lost their jobs, some asked to take unpaid leave, some asked to work from home. And everyone has be told to defer any travel plans and practice social distancing.

Many businesses are struggling or close to bankruptcy, and we hope the government will step in to support.

What have been thriving is online business and online market. Many companies are laying people off, but amazon is looking to hire 100 000 new staffs to help them cope with the big surge of online orders. It’s time to get on this bandwagon and create a new working lifestyle for yourself.

Work from home. Sitting on bed, working on laptop.
Work from Home. Online business.
Written by laura@lb-lifestyle.com
link: http://tidyurl.com/skwf1m Photo by Kaboompics .com

I started training and learning online marketing & affiliate marketing since mid-december 2020.

Wasn’t planned but what great timing.

So here I am, telling you, it’s not too late.

Let me share this link http://tidyurl.com/skwf1m I have created for you, to offer you free information and video training to get you started.

What are you waiting for? Press this link:- http://tidyurl.com/skwf1m and get started, go go go

It is time start your Online Business.

With the outbreak of the Covid-19. It has definitely shock the world by storm. And as the saying goes “Everything is connected” This outbreak definitely proves how true it is.

Everyone on this planet is somewhat affected by this virus outbreak. From canceled events and travel plans to big drop in the stock markets, pay cuts and thousands losing their jobs overnight.

But where there is a drop, there is a spike somewhere. Besides huge sales in face masks, sanitizers and industrial cleaning products. Online shopping has increased drastically. Due to people avoiding crowded places and the convenience to shop online. Online shopping platforms has received a huge increase in sales and first time customers, as this Covid-19 prolongs.

Working on laptop, outdoors with a view.
It is time to start your online business. The freedom of working and earning from anywhere in the world (with internet of course) with just a laptop. By Laura Bong

This was not planned, as I would never foresee an outbreak to surface. But in December 2019, I got to learn, train and do online marketing and affiliate marketing. I started this training as my main goal is to achieve the freedom of working and earning from anywhere in the world (with internet of course) with just a laptop.

Presently, with over $2.5 Trillion per year being spent in retail purchases online. With this Covid-19 outbreak, the market predicts that it would double or more.  There has never been such a vast opportunity to make money with an online business.

I have tried to start a couple of online businesses before, but unfortunately, they failed as it is not just about creating and publishing a website and hope people find you. There is so much more to learn. But there was not any platform I found that would bring me through all the necessary dos and don’ts. Step by step intensive training online.

In December 2019, I told myself, Laura, it is time to start your online business properly!!!

I was introduced to a training platform that is detailed, step by step, screen to screen training, webinars, training videos, consultants, mentors and experts in all fields to teach, guide and train you for everything proper to start an online business. It was exactly what I needed.

I am so happy I am finally heading towards my goal and even more excited that the timing could not be better. If this is something you could relate to and feel it is your time to start your online business, let me share my lifestyle page with you:

https://lb-lifestyle.com/start/home

Check it out, receive free information and free video trainings with no obligations.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime, if you have anything to share or any questions I can help you with. Till then, stay safe and stay well.  

What is your focus? How do you focus?

The common saying of “What you focus on, will grow”

It is so true, but in the world we live in, there are so much distraction to pulls us in all direction, away from what we should do most, or focus towards our goals.

Do you find yourself confused, on what you need to spend your time and focus on??

Do you find yourself working so much but things are not happening, or at least not as fast as you want the results to show?

What is your focus? How do you focus?
Laura Bong, Author

What I know for sure, and probably you may know too, is everything that is worth working for, takes time.

Yup, soooo many of us feels this way daily and if you are not focused, you probably reach the end of 2019 still in the same place you were at the end of 2018.

But I know you don’t want this going on year after year!

What you ought to focus on is finding that “something” and committing to that “something”.

When you find that “something’, and note, sometime it doesn’t happen on the first try or may not be your first choice, know that you have to put in the time, enjoy the journey doing it and preserver. I would say months is not enough if you building towards a successful business life. Minimum I would give is a year, or more, even 2, but nothing less.

And yes, focus is definitely required. What works best for me is to fix my schedule on a weekly basis. And I stick to it. I may waiver by a few minutes here and there, but I get pretty strict, sticking to my planned schedule.

Now I am not saying it’s all work and no play. Time put in, is definitely a must but be honest to yourself, how much time u can and willing to put in, is important I feel that when we over commit, then we start finding excuses and get pulled away from other ‘fun’ distractions.

It’s all about finding the balance. Balance is key. In everything you do. It’s like dance all night long, and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and green salad when your body needs it. Wear your best shoes on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Live high, live low. Move and stand still. Embrace all sides of who you are. Be brave, bold, spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence, patience, modesty and peace towards your purpose, your focus, your life and your goals. Aim for balance, make your own rules and follow your own path and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs or what society says you should.

To sum it all up, find your balance, there cannot be all work and no play. Just don’t get too distracted with too much fun and/or play and lose your focus. Hence, be totally honest to how much time you can put towards that ‘something” so as not lose your focus. towards your goals and dreams. Everything is possible, everything has a way.

Does this make sense?? Can you relate to this? Ask yourself, what is your focus? and how do you focus?

One thing you’re glad you invested in?

What is the one or two thing you’re glad you invested in, concerning your business, your future?

There are 3 things that I am glad I invested in. But in this blog, let me share with you the last 2. Firstly, I am glad I invested in my 200hrs Yoga Teachers Training (YTT) in 2009. I could not decide to do the training or not. There were several reasons. I didn’t know if I would teach after I received the certification, the cost was a factor as it was nearly SGD $5000, and I didn’t know if I could commit to the dates and time required.

I knew I had the interest and thought it would be a great addition to my fitness and dance certification that I already had. So, while I was weighing my reasons to sign up or not. I came across an article about yoga trainings and getting certified. One paragraph in that article convinced me to say Yes. That paragraphs says, “when you meet the trainer that you connect with, don’t hesitate.” It was so true, I was looking at all the wrong things to make my decision, when the trainer for the YTT was someone I could connect with and love his teaching method. And with that, I signed up the very next day, without any doubt. It felt right.

That training was one of the best 200hrs in my life and I will always remember and cherish the experience. It’s wasn’t easy but it was worth it and I had a great time. Now, I am actively teaching yoga (retired from the dance world) and loving this journey. The money spent, I made that back in a month and this journey and where I am now, is worth more than what I have spent. It is priceless.

My 2nd investment I am glad I invested in, just happened in January 2020. It was one of those potential possibilities that I was interested in but just never got to it. Too much information that just overwhelmed me. Plus, I was at a stage where I was comfortable where I was at.

This changed in mid-December 2019. I was comfortable but getting bored. I needed something to stimulate my mind,

I needed my relationship situation to change. For the pass 5 years, my partner, Patrick and myself have been traveling between Europe and Asia to be together. My work is in Singapore and his was in Spain. It’s been back and forth, spending as much time together, but with 6 to 8 weeks apart after each visit, we just miss each other too much.

In addition, it is a lot of traveling between us to keep this relationship going, a lot of hours in the air and money spend on tickets.

We are no longer in our happy bubble. With 5 years, travelling back and forth, it is time to be in one place together more than chasing each other around the world. With the growing urge to be together more permanently, I need to find something that could allow me to have a business where I could work from anywhere.

My answer is Online Marketing and Affiliate Marketing. It has always interest me but as mentioned earlier, just searching online, there is too much information that simply overwhelmed me and I didn’t know where to start.

With the recommendation from Patrick who came across this website, he thought it would be a good fit for me, as what they offered is very thorough, detailed, step by step training with tons of support and a like-mind community.

I spend 2 weeks watching the free videos and training offered. After which, I was impressed enough and confident that this training was what I was looking for. I signed up for their basic membership (with a 30 days moneyback no questions asked, if you find or feel this training is not for you, how can I not give this a go, right?) Upon signing up, I received 5 training modules to learn, execute and do everything from basic to setting up your own site, landing page and everything else you need and more.

It’s been 2.5 months and I am loving this journey. It’s a whole new world of information. I have learned so much and still more to absorb. I am working through different trainings & executing the steps to succeed in the online world. Presently, I am working on my Yoga Channel online, to be launch in March 2020. Furthermore, I created my lifestyle website for helping and inspiring others of this opportunity, that could be the “ONE” that you’re glad you invested in.

If you would like to know more, visit my lifestyle page: www.lb-lifestyle.com

You will find the free videos and training that I watched & convinced me to invest with no regrets.

Watch the videos and the decision is yours to make, it could be the “ONE”

Jobless because of the virus scare?

How is the Covid-19 virus affecting you?

With this outbreak, it has certainly slowed down the world. Yet, created a crazy rush to supermarkets to stock up on rice, toilet paper and other amenities.

People on cruises have been prisoned on water and thousands were lay off from the drastic drop in travel and other industries. If you were told to take unpaid leave, consider yourself lucky, compared to others who are now jobless.

This is a huge wakeup call to all of us, job security is a thing of the pass. Working a normal job and getting a paycheck at the end of each month could vanish in a blink.

Are you someone who is jobless because of the virus scare?

Or do you know someone who has??

If not, could you be next, if a similar outbreak happens in the near future?

Pause and ask yourself, “How can you change the relationship to your circumstances?”

What would your answer be?

For me, it was a wakeup call to find another path, another way, that I can learn and work towards, to build a life, a business where I depend on me and not to rely on someone else or a company for a paycheck.

How can I create financial security? This is so important. As much as you heard the saying, “money is not everything”, it does play a pretty big role in everyone’s life, as we all have bills to pay, and put food in our bellies.

So, I spend time researching for an alternative, I read and learn more about online marketing and affiliate marketing. This has interest me before, as I see this grower bigger and bigger in the future. But just googling and searching online, there is so much out there, that it is overwhelming and had no idea where to start. And so, it never happened for me.

NOW, this all changed for me, when I found Six Figures Mentors. It’s an extremely detailed, step by step training with consultants, coaches, mentors, live training and a very supportive community, all working towards the same goal: to succeed, gain freedom both financially and geographically, as well as gaining more time to do the things you love and always dreamt about.

Is this possible, could this be your new life? I think a big YES!

I started this journey, and I am determined to learn, do and hope to help others into this same path that could change your life and break free from a job without any security. Now, this is not a quick rich scheme where you are promised little effort and score big. If this is what you have in mind, then this is not for you.  But if you are willing to have an open mind, put in the time, discipline, to learn & execute for a bigger picture for your future, are you willing?

For me, it’s a huge YES! And I am on that journey and loving it, knowing that this could be my bigger picture and to security and freedom.

Have I pushed on your curiosity button? Will you join me?

If YES, do click on this link http://tidyurl.com/3cfotg just to learn & find out more. This could be your it!

Give permission to want the things you want!!!

It’s okay to want more time, wealth and success, but not let it be the expense of your joy, peace, health and all the good things.

Give permission for what you want,
Laura Bong

I think, we, in our own ways and ideas want the same things. We have different ways and route to what we want. But if there is a lesser used method, but easier to achieve then the conventional ways. Will you be interested?? Will you try it??

Now, I am not saying you do less work, and boom, your start making tons of money.

Of course, you need to commit, put in the time, but its working smarter, unlike a 9-6 job. How does that sound so far??

I started 6 weeks ago, after watching several free videos and trainings, a few one to one chats with consultants, searching and reading reviews of this training platform.

I always had an interest to learn more on online marketing, affiliate marketing, youtube-ing and everything else online. The problem was I just didn’t know where to start.

Finding this platform, WOW!!! What I love about it is, it’s perfectly designed to bring you through everything you need to know and learn step by step. The whole curriculum is drawn out for you, and that was what I needed and wanted.

Seven weeks into it, and I am learning so much and enjoying everyday training and doing what is required. In fact, I look forward to each day, to learn more and absorb what they have to offer.

Moreover, there are community chats to help one another, consultants, mentors to guide and assist you in every way, from your training to success. What else can you ask for???

So, are you willing to give permission to what you want? Are you curious to find out more?If YES, Just press the “Start here” button on the tab above and find out more, or click on this link:- http://tidyurl.com/lset3c

This could be the right system for you, and what you’ve been looking for, so that when you have accomplished and execute what you’ve learn, you can finally step back and just enjoy… more time, more financial and geographical freedom.  I know I will.

Prep Your mind for your intention

Do you believe that your mind can help you overcome anything and/or to help you towards your goals?

Our brain is the most complex organ in our body and according to Neurologist, Barry Gordon in Scientific American, he explained that majority of the brain is almost always active. Therefore, is the 10 percent myth, just be what it is after all?

Headshot Laura

In my experience, if I prep my mind (over a few days, sometimes a week or two, if it is a more demanding or challenging goal), I set a date to execute. I always succeed with this preparation and helps me not waiver from what I want to achieve. But if I set a goal without much thought and rush into it, then my mind will find all sorts of excuses not to go through with it, and it usually fails.

How do I set my mind?

It begins with a silent conversation with myself. And at anytime, anywhere, I go over my intention through the day, to enforce, to set my mind and get it ready to execute. Then bringing the thought more to focus before I sleep, so subconsciously, it gets program in my mind while I am asleep (hopefullyJ).

What do I set it for?

For everything. as basic as committing to my busy schedule for the week, to an eating choice of removing meat intake from my meals, which was just 3 days ago. So far so good. And towards something bigger, which I am presently doing as well. Committing to an online marketing training that I started in mid-December 2019 and I have not missed any day of learning & training. This journey which I love and enjoy so much, will give me more time and freedom (both geographically and financially) to live and achieve the life I want.

Women in open arms, looking at sunset... or sun rise.
Open mind… open arms, welcoming freedom… Prep your mind for your intention.

Curious? Ask for more in the comment box below and I will share a link with you.

What I like to share…

Whether it is setting your mind for little goals or life goals, there are so many different ways and methods for every individual. Keep an open mind, find what method works best for you and keep trying till you find one, or two. Or maybe you have one already.

The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow
Found on NetFlix.

The was so fascinating to watch, The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow on NetFlix . It’s a docu-series. Watch no 2- Cold Comfort. It’s Mr. Wim Hof teaching his breathing techniques and to prep his mind. It is his method and something he teaches as well. It shows how powerful our mind can be.

We can all train and find the method for each of us to overcome anything. Find your way to prep your mind for your intention. Believe it?? Do check it out, you can also find Wim Hof videos on Youtube.

Afraid of Trying?

laptop lifestyle on open grass patch.

Afraid of trying??

We’ve all been there at some point, some of us more, some less…

Or maybe some of us are having this feeling right now.

Why do we feel this way?? What is your reason??

• Fear of failure

• Fear of trying something new

• Fear of what others might say or criticize

• Fear of learning too much, overwhelming

• Fear of not being able to cope

• Fear of not being able to commit

• Fear of……. the reasons and/or excuses can go on and on and on…

Yesterday, I was visiting my sister and she had this quote hung on her wall, and I want to share this with you:-

“Life is too short to wake up with regrets,

So love the people who treat you right, forget those who don’t.

Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get the chance, take it.

If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy.

They just promised it would most likely be worth it.”

I have been there many times, finding excuses to not do, being afraid, or just being comfortable, but I realize there’s another reason.

I so believe everything happens for a reason (I have a scripture writing of it tattooed on me) When the time is right, there is no being afraid or throwing out excuses. It will just happen. It’s almost an open acceptance or invitation of yourself, that’s just meant to be at the very moment. There may be a little fear, which I find is a good thing, but I find that I am open and ready for it. And it probably becomes a ‘change my life’ moment.

Two clear experiences I would like to share. Being a dancer since age 7, I grew up performing, dancing & teaching. When yoga was just getting popular, about 15 to 20 years ago, acquaintance, friends, neighbors were suggesting for me to try yoga. I was like ‘nah’ not my thing, without knowing much about it. Then I was attending a dance workshop, and one of the sessions was an Ashtanga Yoga class. I was like, ‘alright, it’s part of the workshop, will give it a go since its included’    

I attended the session. The instructor was very inspiring, and I enjoyed it. But yet, I was like, no music was being played, it’s a bit boring. How can one attend a class with no music. And that was the end of it.

It was around 5 years later, that I felt I needed something else for my body, and yoga came to mind. I decided to give it a go, no one had to sell me the idea or persuade me to try, I was ready. Since then, I’m a regular practitioner, I got my 200hrs yoga teachers training and actively teaching several styles of yoga. This, “a life changing moment” for me, yes indeed. 

Me in in a yoga pose, bounded half moon pose.
Me in a yoga pose, bounded half moon pose.

Just 6 weeks ago, I said to myself, Laura, something got to change. You have a pretty good life, doing what you love (presently, teaching yoga) & you have the time. But all this is in Singapore and my partner, Patrick (we are not married, but very happy for almost 10 years and counting…), mostly in Spain (running a business and a few projects to complete) We have been doing this long distance, back and forth relationship for 5 years. And trust me, as much as the travel may seem ‘wow’ (and to some point it is) it gets tiring.

One major issue is when I am away, which is every 2-3 months, I don’t get paid. The cycle of teaching as much as 80 over classes per month which helps financially for the time I am away, then spending on airfares and not getting paid when I am gone for 4-5 weeks each trip, takes a serious toll. Patrick and I have also realized that we really hate our time apart now and we miss each other so so much. This became more prevalent when in Nov, 2018, his brother, aged 52, passed away from a heart attack. It was so sudden & unexpected. And in your face wakeup call of “LIFE IS SHORT”.

So, going back, there were many times Patrick has suggested for me to do something new, something online which will allow me to work from anywhere. (yes of course I want to move to Spain with him) It frightened me (coz I don’t know much about it, and didn’t bother to find out more either) thus I came up with many excuses, and other times, I just changed the subject, when he mentioned.

Coming back to that one day in November 2019, it just happened, I took the website address that Patrick suggested for me to check it out (ha, that was like 3 months earlier he gave me the info, oh well, better late than never), and BOOM!!! I got into it, I am doing the training. I love it and look forward to the next day to learn and do more. I see this going well for us.

Now, we are in the end of January and with a big smile on my face and my heart, I will be moving to Spain early April 2020, woohooooo, we are so excited.

Patrick and Me on a trek in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Patrick and me, on a trek, happy together.

In my conclusion, when you are ready and open to welcome something into your life, when the need for that turning point or for a ‘must change’ situation, being afraid or having excuses will just melt away and everything just goes. Then just trust, let it all flow and enjoy the journey.