This is a recollection of my first visit and personal discoveries with Master Max at his office on October 31st, 2018.
I first chanced upon Master Max when I was looking for help in my business. I’ve launched and failed several businesses in the past several years, and I was seeking help to understand why I was having such a hard time in business, and to learn what I could do to become successful as soon as possible.
I was a little guarded and skeptical at first, but started to trust him a little more after hearing Master Max talk about the events that led him to who he is today.
The first thing that struck me was how authentic he was. He seemed to be very clear about his mission and why he was a Feng Shui and metaphysics mentor. I wanted to know more about his background, and he freely shared with me how he was a scientist with a Life Science degree from NUS, which really surprised me because I thought most metaphysics consultants wouldn’t be as scientific, or logic-based.
He shared about how he was a salesperson in the Pharmaceutical industry doing exceptionally well financially, but could never seem to stay long in businesses. He was continually “pulled” into the metaphysics business, where his life was meant to become a guide and beacon for people who needed help.
Now, about me. Master Max used my birthday to determine my numerology numbers based on a circular chart that he developed himself by improving on existing Bazi, I-Ching, and Feng Shui frameworks. (You can see how it looks like in Johnny Depp’s chart here –Reading Of Johnny Depp
It turns out that I was generally lucky, which wasn’t something that I felt was true, based on my failures in my ventures. But come to think of it, I come from a relatively well-off family and never really worried much about money – my only concerns were business success, and relationships.
Discovery 1: Cultivate Decisiveness
Master Max went on to explain how I was emotional and indecisive, which was the root of my failures. I tended to be “pulled” from many different and conflicting ideas at the same time, which caused great confusion for me, especially when it came to business planning and direction.
He described my current efforts and skills as a unfocused mass of energy that’s in disarray. What I desperately needed was a “lens” to focus and channel this energy, which will be able to propel me forward and accomplish everything I set out to do. Otherwise, I would be searching and searching… without even knowing what I’m searching for.
I needed to train myself to make decisions faster, and not be bogged down by procrastination – a great learning point for me to be more decisive, and to find a lens to focus all my energy so that I can drive myself and my business forward.
Discovery 2: Leadership By Choice
Next, I found out that my businesses tend to fail because I didn’t have the right people, and also because I did not take the lead. My past businesses have always involved multiple founders of about 4 people with equal say in the company. I also had the tendency to take a Number 2 position, which is horrible and often causes conflicts especially with people working under me.
While this sounds fair and good, in reality it means that the company is pulled in 4 different directions, which leads to great inaction and inability to move forward.
The lesson here is that I need to make the choice to be the number one leader in my organizations. It would help me drive the company forward and would be easier to command my staff, inspiring them to work to the best of their abilities. If I’m not the leader, then I would have more problems with people and will end up getting “backstabbed”.
Discovery 3: Financial Management
I’m also a big spender, especially when I can justify that my purchase is of high quality and is useful. When it comes to my wallet, money disappears almost as quickly as it arrives.
Master Max cautioned me against this “losing money” tendency of mine, which can be a deadly pitfall for me, especially in business.
I need to be careful, especially when large sums of money are coming into my business, and extremely vigilant and watch out when large sums of money are quickly moving out of my business. To prevent losing large sums of money, I needed to break up large sums and turn them into small chunks that are easier to manage and help with cash flow – an extremely wise piece of advice that I will remember.
My take on visiting Master Max was that he genuinely wants to help people, and is actually good at what he does.
If you’re considering to consult him, I highly suggest that you go in with an idea your problems that you’re looking to solve which he can help you with.
You’re very likely to receive the answers you’re seeking, but he’ll also give you advice that is beyond just that. In my case, my priority was about business, but he gave me a lot of invaluable advice about my love life, how to communicate better with people, and even discussed health issues I’ve been encountering and will be likely to encounter. (I might write a part 2, so stay tuned!)
You might be surprised at his answers and advice, so stay open and positive to listen… and it’ll help you as much as it helped me 🙂
This recollection was written by the founder of a digital marketing & copywriting company and has since grown further both on a personal and professional level after his encounter with Master Max.