This guy has a formidable resume. He’s my perfect blueprint for Mr. Right.
This did not deter me however from sending him a message that he may have received quite often in the course of his busy life; there is something about him beyond his credentials that defines who he actually is and where his heart lies. And despite his stature, his humility stands out.
I caught Francis Kong on Facebook and was astounded that he actually replied and agreed to my request. See, from his Wall, you pretty much have a sense of how he spends his day —he is extremely busy. Yet he is cool, calm and collected. Launching a new concept in consultancy and selling, he saw the need for an “army of consultants” rather than that of sales people. He has authored books on entrepreneurship, life-changing habits, finance and more.
True to form, he is gracious enough to grant this simple interview. Excerpts:
Should you combine your many passions or should you choose just one?
I always believe in Focus. Narrow your target objective but deepen it in terms of excellence and skills.
Following your dreams at any age: how does one do it?
Dreams come true only when the dreamer wakes up and do some work. Study. Study. Study. Prepare. Prepare and Prepare and do not allow distractions to come in between your goals.
How do you spend time to relax? Do you still have time for a break?
My relaxations come in spurts. I have mini-breaks through out the day and even during work.
What top 3 life lessons did you learn that can help others like me?
Love God first and have an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He then grants you the ability to know and understand His Word (Bible) and equips you with the power to obey and steer your life towards the right path for success. Love your neighbors. Never allow greed or money to take priority but use your God-given talents to serve others. Be honest, be truthful and maintain humility at all time without relaxing your efforts in leveling up all the time. Every blessing is a test on our character while every test is a blessing in disguise.
Is there something you wish to achieve more?
Doing more training in the international scene.
Many years ago, I remember coming across this author while browsing in a bookstore (because the money I wish I could spend on great books was instead spent on meals) that changed my perspective in life: He inspired me to dream big and to turn this dream into reality. I am living the dream now, and the bonus is that I have been lucky enough to meet the inspiration behind it. Thank you, Mr. Francis.