For women who want an ‘excellent’ work life balance, find out how you can be a 24-hour woman…
What’s your story?
After serving in leadership positions in multiple industries, I founded LifeWorkz and created The 24-Hour WomanTM, working with women professionals and entrepreneurs to thrive in their business and live a vibrant, happy and fulfilled life.
Inspired by my CEO who encouraged me to have an excellent life, I relished motherhood while pursuing a master’s degree and holding down a full-time job. I realized then it was possible for women to succeed in the workplace as well.
Now as an award winning coach and bestselling author, I have worked with 5000 women globally witnessing their transitions to what they define as an excellent life.
What excites you most about your industry?
There are more opportunities now than ever in the personal development and leadership arena in an increasingly complex world. However, the problem is that as the opportunities for women in the corporate and entrepreneurial world increase, so do the demands on their personal and professional lives.
That’s where The 24-Hour Woman comes in as a platform for women’s personal and leadership development. This is an extremely exciting time to be interacting with women across Asia and see their transformation impact their families, workplaces and the next generation.
What’s your connection to Asia?
I’m a true blue Singaporean, although I have worked and lived in different parts of the world. My work has brought me to different parts of Asia, where I truly love experiencing the beauty of it’s diversity.
Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Singapore for its infrastructure and accessibility to networks of resources online and offline.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Don’t let your small business make you small minded. This has helped me reach out to collaborate with others, make what seem to be impossible “asks”, and see how the impossible unfolds. My God has a bigger vision for my life than I can ever imagine.
Who inspires you?
Individuals who push the boundaries and inspire others to be more and step into their higher self. I’m blessed to personally know some of the individuals who inspire me most, including Pastor Joseph Prince, Brendon Burchard, Shaa Wasmund, Claire Chiang, and Dr Jennifer Lee. There are also others whom I’ve only read about, like Queen Esther (her story from the bible), Steve Jobs and Chanel.
What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
Change your brain, change your life. I read Daniel Amen’s work (which is based on 83,000 brain scans), where he shows how this one focused action alone can literally rewire your brain and improve your life dramatically.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would have made my transition from the corporate arena to entrepreneurship much earlier and built strong foundations to be able to springboard that which matters most to me – building sustainable businesses that will take care of my family and bless others (while sharing my message that life truly can be excellent).
How do you unwind?
I love to play with my boys in fixing their lego pieces to create structures or play classical pieces on the piano. I can really feel the tension leave when I have this quality time with them.
Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
I often take off for short breaks in the Taichung Region in Taipei. I particularly LOVE spending time at the relaxing Lavender Cottage area for a couple of days. There are no cell phones, and no tourists, and it’s a space to refresh and take walks (particularly in the lovely weather between Nov and April) and experience the lovely aroma of the fields and the fresh baked goods of the Cottage café.
Everyone in business should read this book:
I highly recommend The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive, by Brendon Burchard, the founder of High Performance Academy and author of several New York Times #1 bestsellers. He is also one of the top business and motivational trainers in the world. This book completely changes how you think about your life, igniting within you a new internal drive to be more, do more, and give more. It’s an awesome book for anyone in business (or otherwise) who wants to perform at higher levels of joy, engagement, and productivity.
Shameless plug for your business:
I work with women professionals and entrepreneurs to help them thrive in their work and live a vibrant life. As an award winning coach and an international best selling author, I have worked with 5000 women globally over the last 5 years.
In celebration of my brand new book being an international bestseller, I’m giving away a free course (valued @ $147) here called The Way of the 24-Hour Woman: 10 Practical Principles For Living a Happy, Vibrant, and Fulfilled Life
You can click here to get it: http://bit.ly/24HWAsianE_FreeCourse
The 24-Hour Woman hosts events – online and live events, webcasts and summits all around the world for leaders who care about women’s’ talents and women who want to thrive in their work and live a vibrant, happy and fulfilled life. Get connected with us at www.the24hourwoman.com
How can people connect with you?
Meet Cheryl Liew-Chng at www.LifeWorkz.asia Or www.The24HourWoman.com
Join the 24-hour woman community at www.fb.com/The24HourWoman
Subscribe to free training at https://www.youtube.com/user/The24HourWoman
Connect with Cheryl via Linkedin: https://sg.linkedin.com/in/cherylliewchng
This interview was part of the Callum Connect’s column found on The Asian Entrepreneur:
Callum Laing invests and buys small businesses in a range of industries around Asia. He has previously started, built and sold half a dozen businesses and is the founder & owner of Fitness-Buffet a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 12 countries. He is a Director of, amongst others, Key Person of Influence. A 40 week training program for business owners and executives.
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