Today's a busy kind of day. Not hectic but the pleasant kind of busy. Rarely do I get three oversea visitors in one day. All of them are business associates I've been working with for many years and have become more like friends.
This morning, Capt came all the way from Mumbai to visit. We met for tea at Starbucks. It has been three months since I last saw him. After leaving his job in Singapore, he has moved his family back to India again. Within 2 months, he has set up a cafe in Mumbai, founded a school for special children (where his son now attends) and a freight forwarding company. I remember him vocalising his dreams then. They all have become a reality. He's someone who walks the talk.
Just as I was leaving the cafe, Mr C from Malaysia called. He was in Singapore to meet up with his bankers today. We spent the next couple of hours catching up. He has recently moved his family to Australia and is now diversifying into property development and travel business. Listening to his plans was interesting and eye-opening.
I rounded up my workday meeting up with a Vietnamese associate who is here on holiday with his family. He looked so relaxed and happy in their company, it's apparent that he's very proud of his wife and treats her with great respect. That's what I've always liked about him. Looking at his humble self, one would never imagine the extent of his wealth and how widespread his business is. He likes the sea and dreams of building holiday resorts in the secluded beaches of Vietnam. I know he'll realise his dreams very soon.
How can I not feel inspired when I am surrounded by entrepreneurs like them? To them, money is a means, not an end. And when money lands on good hearted people, only good things will happen.