August 6, 2019

It is not business as usual and the Failing mark is 79%.

There are days when I am required to stand tall (even when I am not tall) to be the pillar of strength for my people and there are days when I need to lean back and slow it down to let my people take the lead. The real challenge is recognising the time and patience for bills to be paid on time. Every entrepreneurs' challenge as the biggest mistake is to expect employees to understand and behave as an entrepreneur as they would already be one if they did understand. 

I can only communicate for you to better appreciate the situation we are in and ask of everyone to go above and beyond your normal call of duty and to do extraordinary to be able to achieve beyond just surviving, sustaining but really preparing us for 2020 exponential growth. We do have the talents. We now need everyone to come together to endure through this phase that is extremely challenging economic environment for all businesses including ours.  Always remember that business is not as usual and the failing mark today is 79%. 


Anonymous said...

I didn’t get to experience more in Portman, but I came away with something far more valuable. I learned about ordinary people here who do fantastic things. I believe, each and every person has the potential to do something extraordinary. -Sofea-

Randy said...

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

I will work extraordinary hard to achieve the desired results. Lets make it happen.

-Randy Shi-

fadelah said...

Dear Boss,

Really understand and thank you because always remind us for every situation.

Thank you, Boss.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Ernie,

Indeed that nowadays business is going thru a really tough and need huge strategies to be always stable in the market. Putting some efforts to those that really giving the best in return is obviously acceptable.

-Richard Rut-

Khairul said...

I agree Mr Ernie...

Now, We LOOK FORWARD and together WE STAND to achieve our goal and target.

Yes... WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Noorfa said...


Thank you for standing tall for all of your employees. We will always at your back to help and assist you. We will continue to grow and develop ourself to be the biggest and strongest support to you and the organisation to achieve our goals/target.

Joseph said...

Thanks for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

I am believing in our goal and with the team I believe we could make it happen.

We are just one day away! Let's do this !!

Anonymous said...

Yes Mr. Ernie, it is undeniable that business nowadays are shifting to a faster and tougher way that if we do not catch the phase, we will be drowned in the sea of newcomers and established entrepreneurs as well as business community.

It is true that everyone must put their hands together and work harder than before. In the other hand, their needs should be cater as well to maintain the good circle of the working environment.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

- Jackson -

Ahmad Syahir Bin Mahmood said...

True Mr. Ernie, success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. I pray the best for you. May success be with you boss.

Anonymous said...

Growth is never by mere chance, it is the result of forces working together.

It is absolutely true that for us to get through this critical phase, we all need to work together and i believe that if we put all of our efforts towards the same goal, we will achieve the result.

Thank you for always pushing us Mr. Ernie.


Noor Farihah Rozali said...

Well said, nothing is easy in this world but nothing is impossible.
work hard, put effort and believe in self are the keys to success.
once fail doesnt mean we will fail again. :)

Nivashini said...

Good day :)

Thank you for the sharing, Mr.Ernie.

Unity is strength.. when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Let's work together and give the best.

Thank you and Have a great day ahead :)


Sangkari Dinesh said...

Good Morning Mr Ernie,

Yes, working together always lead to championships and intelligence.

"Individually , we are one drop.
Together, we are Ocean"

Let's work together!!!

Thank you.

-Sangkari Dinesh-

Carmen Lee said...

Thank you for sharing Mr. Ernie,

Absolutely, no matter what problems we encounter, we should not give up easily. Believe in yourself and work harder to achieve the results you want. Lets make it happen.

- Carmen Lee -


Great things are not done by impulse, but by series of small things brought together.
There is no formula to success, but there is some attributes of leadership that are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insight, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

Kevin Jaffery said...

Great things comes when we work both hard and smart. Thank you Mr.Ernie for the sharing, let's work hard to achieve the goals we set together.

Mandy Siow said...

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

We just need to make sure everyone is working hard together to make shit happen and stand till the end.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Ernie,

I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. No matter how stormy it may get, it cant rain forever. Good things take times and we will work together to make things better. we are surrounded with dreamers, thinkers and doers and we definitely able to overcome the challenges together and make things happen. lets do it together!!!


Anonymous said...

Yes, the real world is getting tougher day by day. We must work harder and be focused to do what we mean to do to achieve what we want to achieve.


Vicky Yew said...

Dear Mr. Ernie,

Very thankful that you always share us your life experience and the way you overcome all the tough times. Great to be in this journey.

Always go beyond and work harder.
Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Together we stand, divided we fall. Approaching every day like we are in the end game is what will push us further; we have to do this together as an unit instead of taking the fight one at a time, individually. Walking up to the office every day, striving hard to keep the numbers above 79% should not be an aspiration, instead we should treat this as our duty in present day. Together we will make PORTMAN stand tall, taller than it ever was. We are in this together Mr. Ernie.

- Malathy Muniandy -

Peggie Woo said...

Thank you that always lean down and slow it down for the organisation and team.

Not every boss will always on ground and solve the problems with the employees. It's really helps and learn alot along our journey.

Let's work together and make things happen!!!

rosleeolie said...

Setuju dgn Boss...terus pandang ke hadapan dan terus berkerjasama...roslee

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

Good things isn't easily happen, its take times and challenges. We will work together to make things better. Great to be in this journey.

-Khairul Sulaiman-

MawardiAbdHai said...

Thanks for always understanding and being dynamic throughout all the time.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Keep striving and we will rejoice at our victory later.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the insightful sharing, Mr. Ernie!

We need to deliver more than expected in order to stand unique in the society. It is achievable when we have the right talent in the house and yes we do. We need to build, motivate and inspire each other up. Our productivity must be always in relation to the goals of our organization.

"Find the tribe that matches your vibe"

-Thinessha Balan-

Tan SK said...

Sailors in the same vessel, with the same goal and the strong will to break through the arduous journey, it will ultimately move the right way, in the same direction, to where it belongs.

- shiukuan -

Cheryl said...

Thanks Mr. Ernie for the sharing.

Good things take time, effort and with the right people.
I believe if every single one of us improve 1% every day,we will achieve our goal.

Let's make this happen together!

Sammi said...

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

We should focus on our task to make sure helping the organisation.
Let's do this together <3


Pohyi said...

Business is tough.

We can overcome all the challenges if everyone in the organisation are able to understand the current situation, step out, and do a little bit more to help the organisation to achieve what we need to achieve.

Everything is possible.

Gym Chan said...

Thank you Mr. Ernie being the tall pillar to always support us when we need to lead.
Sometimes, you can also take a rest to lead on us & we will always be at your back to support you.

This tough & challenging business journey is my 1st time experience in my life.
And I will make this a very impact & powerful story to tell by making our vision a HUGE Success!

It's not about Can OR Cannot, It's about when.
We are all full set ready and making shits happen everyday. One day, we will gain back all and more than what we have loss.

People do not see it & believe it after 16 years. Let's us continue the vision and see it & make it with our own eyes & hands!

Thank you Mr. Ernie for not giving up on your people, your business & your responsibilities.
Without you, there's no today's US.


JL Lai said...

Every business is tough to do. Whoever survived will lead the way for the future.

Thanks for believing in us. We may not be the best, but we make sure we improve every day.

- JL