Today we’d like to introduce you to Jet Toh.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Two decades ago, I left a promising job as a financial controller in one of the world’s premier port owners to become an entrepreneur. In that time, I have achieved many major life goals – not all of them financial. I have made the usual first million dollars of many entrepreneurs but have also ticked some serious items on my bucket list like skydiving over the Mojave Desert, diving cageless with sharks in Fiji, and evolving from a shy, introverted man to speaking on stage to an audience of 10,000! And most importantly, I’ve found the time to be an almost full-time dad. I attribute my success largely to how I was taught to set goals – and how I refined that basic system over the years with advice from friends, mentors and my experiences. Over the years, I have invested more than USD 100,000 in personal development seminars across the world. I am now sharing it with you – the 9 STEPS: Goal MasteryTM program in my international best-selling book, Of Goals & French Fries.
I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in Spartan obstacle races, and traveling frequently around the world with my family (with my wife Serene and 10 year old daughter Celeste who call themselves YippeeTrio) and loved ones. With my story, I hope to promote my book, Of Goals & French Fries, which details the most comprehensive 9 STEPS: Goal MasteryTM system that has already impacted more than 20,000 lives all across the world.)
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Growing up, I was shy, in fact, very shy and introverted. I remember there was once in secondary school during an English lesson, I was asked to go in front of my class to share about the person I respect most. I prepared a while for it but when I was up there in front of all my classmates, I tried to speak, but no words would come. Silence. Complete silence for a few minutes which seemed more like an eternity to me. This made me more reserved. So there you have it. Very poor, super shy. But I was blessed with parents who were kind and loving – and were also models of how hard work and clear goals prepare you for opportunity when it arrives.
But how could this shy boy grow up to be able to speak on stage in front of thousands? How did I progress from going mute before my classmates to speaking to 10,000 adults who were mostly strangers to me? All that is thanks largely to the seminar in which I learned about a nine-step comprehensive goal-setting process. By my second year with them, I was helping to run this boot camp as a master trainer. Since then, I’ve learned much more about goal-setting, and henceforth, the 9 STEPS: Goal MasteryTM was born. It has impacted thousands of lives and my book, Of Goals & French Fries, gives a comprehensive description of the whole 9 STEPS: Goal MasteryTM process such that your life can be impacted as well.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
Having benefited from the field of personal development myself since 2001, I now help many others unlock their true potential through a proprietary 9 STEPS: Goal Mastery™️ System. My achievements have made me the ideal example for how priming yourself for success is key to actually reaching your biggest goals. I became a millionaire before hitting 30 and was able to semi-retire at the age of just 35. I have since acquired a portfolio of investment properties. Upon semi-retirement, I dedicated myself to sharing my entrepreneurship journey to impact lives around the world. I have been invited to conduct business & personal development seminars in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. A top life and personal development trainer, I have since coached more than 20,000 graduates and guided them in finding similar success. My areas of expertise and passion include helping individuals and corporations achieve breakthroughs with their goals, master the art of public speaking (he has spoken in front of crowds as large as 10,000), and also with the design of personal development program structures. Though having achieved financial freedom at a young age, I believe more in putting spiritual faith ahead of anything else. It is rather difficult to find a trainer/coach who has accomplished all-rounded success in the areas of faith, family, health, wealth, and adventure concurrently.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Since I went into semi-retirement at 35, I’ve noticed more businesses springing up all over the world. There are little cafes, stand-alone eateries, insurance brokers, internet businesses, retail trading platforms, real estate agencies, and a lot of commission-based opportunities. Many of these entrepreneurs start out full of hope and verve, but many lose their drive along the way and begin to procrastinate or not take the needed action at all. Many begin to doubt themselves as rejections and obstacles mount. And then there are the few who do succeed but find that this does not make them happy either. Looking back on my own journey, I could have been one of them – if I had not gone through the right training and received the right guidance. This convinced me to finally write this book, Of Goals & French Fries – so that others out there like yourself can learn, experience and master this step-by-step proven formula that is guaranteed to help you set the right goals in business, discover long-lasting motivation and drive, and develop the right blueprint to not just accelerate your business success but also other areas of your lives! You see, goal-setting is not just for people in business. It’s for everyone. Anyone with a dream they want to achieve needs to know how to set goals. Master the 9 STEPS: Goal MasteryTM through reading the book Of Goals & French Fries, and life will never be the same again!
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means achieving the goals we set in these six major areas: 1) God (Spiritual) 2) Family (& relationships) 3) Health (both physical & personal development) 4) Wealth (career, business & investments) 5) Legacy 6) Fun (travel, hobbies & adventure) For me, these categories above are ranked in the order of priority and importance, meaning spiritual goals are the most important. Why? Because while I have set and achieved many goals throughout the past two decades, I have come to realise that if the order of priority is not set correctly, there are bound to be adverse consequences. Many of my peers are wealthy and very successful by most standards, but a significant number of them have paid heavy prices for their success. Some are divorced or complain of unfulfilling marriages. Some have very challenging relationships with their teens who wind up in real trouble. Some cannot make it through a day without the aid of other substances. Some are in the worst shape of their lives with regards to health and fitness. And even more have all the material possessions that many out there can only dream of and hope for, but deep down inside, feel empty. You must have heard about the tragedies of celebrities like actress Marilyn Monroe, master chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade. Please, I am not saying that you should not go after career/financial goals (which I put under the category of wealth). What I mean is: WATCH THE PRIORITY.
What’s next for you?
Having been an entrepreneur, business leader, trainer and personal coach, generating 9-figure business revenue thus far, my greatest achievement is getting into semi-retirement at the age of 35 to spend more time with my family (YippeeTrio) and my Catholic faith. But I have set myself another great goal: to PAY IT FORWARD, that more than ONE MILLION lives be impacted through the book, Of Goals & French Fries, and the 9 STEPS MasteryTM series; thereby empowering them to achieve all their goals in life. And at the end of the day, I can say that “he has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith.”