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The Ah Beng's 7 Habits For Successful People

Steven Covey's famous 7 habits for successful people are nothing more than a free adaptation of Hokkien phrases.

So why pay thousands of dollars to listen to chao ang-mors like him when your parents, wives, husbands, and even the auntie-auntie who sweeps the floor, can give you that kind of advice every day?


Habit No 1: Be Pro-Active

Kin Ka Kin Chiew (fast leg, fast hand)


Habit No 2: Begin with the End In Mind

Ooh Tao Ooh Buay (have head, have tail)


Habit No 3: First Things First

Chik Hung Chik Hung Lai - Ban Ban Lai (One thing at a time, slow and steady); or

Cho Thao Seng (do first)


Habit No 4: Think Win-Win

Long Chong Ai Yia (want to win in everything)


Habit No 5: Seek To Understand Rather Than To Be Understood

Cho Lang Ai Eh Beng Pek (you must be understanding)


Habit No 6: Synergize

Tai Kay Ai Hup Chop (all must co-perate)


Habit No 7: Sharpen the Saw

Toh Bua Lai Lai