June 5, 2020

Life is What We Make of it, We Decide What We Want it to be!

I am still the Big Boss and Owner of PORTMAN Education Group together with Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai. I have spent the last 7 years building it up with lots of challenges going through the ups and downs and it's time for my team to take over on the day to day operations as I do have a very capable leadership team now led by the CEO Pragash Ari Ragavan. This will allow me to now focus on building my Trusted Team Ernie Chen community with new businesses that are digital & online driven. It is also timely for me to now focus on the stock & property investment & educational programs for this cyclical economic period once every decade. If there is one lesson that I have learnt over the years is to focus on what you are best at doing, grow with the trends of what is the next big thing and let go for others to grow what you started with good fundamentals. Alone we can do so much, but together we can achieve so much more. 

I am blessed to have a new generation of leaders capable to lead and take it forward. In the meantime, do check out my new business launches and be part of the Team Ernie Chen community for our next wave of exponential growth. Thank you for your continuous support. 🙏😉

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Khairul said...

Agreed Mr Ernie...

Everyone has got a single life. One has to write the story of life himself/herself. Achieving success or failure depends upon the type of story one writes.

Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.


Ivy Loh said...

It is a matter of time, it looks like everything just came into the perfect time, but it sacrifices a lot that most people did not see it behind.
We do what we can to ensure. As long as the mind, body, and soul are aligned, the universe will do the part to support it.

Thank you so much.

fadelah said...

Terima kasih boss =)

Kami akan terus menyokong dan lakukan perubahan seperti boss. Perubahan kepada yang lebih baik dan teratas untuk team dan organisasi.


Dayang Almahera Ishak said...

Indeed, Mr. Ernie. At the end of the day, we are the only one that can change our self not anyone else. If one day we are regretting our decisions and there's someone we need to put the blame on, it is our self, not someone else.

Anonymous said...

Facing up to things, working through them, that's what make us strong. But we are stronger together than we are alone.
Thank you Mr Ernie.

Alan.Yong said...

Thank Mr Ernie for the kind sharing.

Be strong with whatever challenges we face in the path towards success. Meanwhile, always be focused to do what we are best in doing to maximise our ability and efficiency.

We live our lives and we are responsible to make it the life we want it to be!

-Alan Yong-

Anonymous said...

Agree with you Mr Ernie,

United we stand, together we win. Thank you boss !!


Pohyi said...

Indeed. We can't rely or depend on anyone else, but ONLY OURSELVES. I have experienced it myself since we first met Top Glove team, then Tan Sri become Chairman of PORTMAN and now we are one of the tenants in Mines 2. I have seen a lot and learned a lot especially dealing with Top Glove team. There is a statement which is very true, "Big doesn't mean they are effective and good enough." I have always agreed with Mr. Ernie that, they are good people, but not effective and communication is a very big issue.

Focusing on what we are doing, we will achieve what we want!

Anonymous said...

I am incredibly grateful to be a part of PORTMAN Education Group. Each new day is a new opportunity to improve ourselves. Take it and make the most of it. Let’s thrive together and get it done.


Joseph said...

Thanks, Mr. Ernie for looking into new opportunities to the team, to have a job, to be able to make immediate cash, to learn more about the stock market.

During this pandemic, many are effected but we are blessed to have a leader and top management team that doesn't give up on us!

In return, we should not just do our part but we should work beyond our job role. We can overcome this crisis by working together!

Anonymous said...

Great to hear your story Mr. Ernie.

This big world is preparing a lot of chances and opportunities for us. It is depending on us which way and which type that we want. Whatever it is, our choice is always our choice. Either we are regretting or not. Move forward and always believe in ourselves to create changes.

Said by - Richard Rut

Noorfa said...

Agreed with the statement Boss.

It's a challenge to start a new thing that we did not familiar with but its always a first time with things and habits also one of the other challenges that we need to overcome to align with the current trends and business model.

However, with good determination and persistence, everything will be okay.

Can't wait for the other 2 new products that going to launch in the future.

Pragash Ari Ragavan said...

It begins with having the right mindset and the right attitude. Equally essential is to be focused on the goals and to synergize our energy in ensuring that the best is delivered. Bad times are only temporary. Take it as a challenge rather than a reason or excuse to give up. Only those who have the energy, efforts and persistence to succeed will make through the bad times and excel both in business and life. The new normal is here. Time for all of us to embrace change with open arms. Together, everything is possible.

rosmalia said...

Indeed, Mr. Ernie.
Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, and this will affect its successful outcome.
Thank you so much Mr. Ernie.


Unknown said...

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things!
We just need to keep on driving on the road, of course it is going to bend and curve, we will slow down and speed up but we are reaching to our destiny.

Never give up. Keep moving forward.

-Thinessha Balan-

Anonymous said...

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Lets put up a fight against all odds, keep adapting and evolving with all challenges. Thank you for sharing Mr. Ernie.

- Malathy Muniandy -

Anonymous said...

During this pandemic situation, just maintain and focus on what ever we are good at and explore new field that can support us. Thank you Mr Ernie for giving us the chance to grow together with you and overcome any obstacles together.
-Aina Izzati-

Luna Yap said...

Yes we need to do things that we are good at and focus to make that happen. Though times make us grow and learn to appreciate the opportunity given and do better for the new trends.

Thank you Mr.Ernie for sharing.

Sivanisswary Karuppannan said...

Thank you so much for the continuous effort in giving us the opportunity to be a part of your team Mr.Ernie.We will strive together and grow together.All of our hardwork will not be wasted.The light will be visible at the end of the tunnel for us sooner.
-Sivanisswary Karuppannan-

Maria said...

Life is not always perfect but it's always what you make it.So make it count,make it memorable and never let anyone steal your happiness-Maria

Mandy Siow said...

Take 1 step out of the comfort zone, we can do more bigger and bigger. Thanks for the sharing Mr. Ernie

Ginny said...

Totally agreed you!

We must stand with our own not depending on anyone else. We as a team can go very far, however, we must do the right thing and follow the direction that given, then we will be able to grow.

We are not just wanting to survive in this pandemic situation, but thrive! The action of us is very important, it will decide how far and how fast we go.

Do not wait for anything anyone anymore, take massive action now to change!

vivianfoong1998@gmail.com said...

Thank you Mr. Ernie for your care to all of us.

You always find new opportunities to the team and don't want us to lost our job in this period of time. Understood that feeling that Mr. Ernie told me, we cannot take care of everybody. We must take care of ourselves and survive. We need to focus our own thing and doing well!

Always agreed with Mr. Ernie said, if you want to go far, go with the team not alone. I appreciate I'm part of the organization and Team Ernie Chen.

Sammi said...

Thank you Mr. Ernie for the sharing.
Thank you for being transparent to the everyone in every meeting. Focus on what you're doing and help yourself.

platinumfreeriding_associate said...

Kombinasi pasukan yang mantap akan memastikan kesinambungan organisasi dalam memacu rentak, ikutlah kata hati asalkan tidak menyalahi,hukum syarak, peraturan dan undang-undang negara kerana Impossible is Nothing.

Peggie Woo said...

Yes, Mr. Ernie.
Who and what you want to be, that is decide by yourself. No one can control or design your life.

I'm very appreciate the opportunity that Mr. Ernie and Team Ernie Chen given to me. We have transform the businesses to new normal, new venture, new world and new life.

Mr. Ernie and Team Ernie Chen never stop thinking, planning, taking action during this pandemic.

Let's work together to create a new wave.


Gym Chan said...

I got to know my company decided to renew me and let me continue my career during this pandemic. I really want to thank to the organisation gave me the opportunity to continue contribute & grow with the organisation together. And ofcourse the man behind who took up the heaviest responsibility during this crisis, Mr. Ernie.

The journey of PORTMAN Education Group is like a roller coaster from big group, split into small, transforming to young & energetic, now still able to fight with this Pandemic, somemore the whole PEG has transformed to a whole new team & Leadership on leading the organisation.

I am glad that I am experiencing all these up & down at this kind of age and my career can still grow with the group during this crisis.

The news are everywhere, all big companies and organisations are chopping their headcounts. Now is not about having a career or not is about securing your job.

Yes. We do faced a lot of challenges dealing with different partners and deals.

Everytime when we see the light in front of us, and the God put it further. And when we step closer again, it leave us further again.

Challenges do not stop, as long as you can tahan and adapt it fast, you can survive & thrive. Yes. We have transformed to another level.

Introduce to you, we are now the TEAM ERNIE CHEN, The Trusted Community!

JL Lai said...

Indeed sifu!

People might say u got lucky to have the the right people working with you. But they do not know the effort, time, energy and soul that you have putted in to develop or attract the people who are willing to work and fight with you now.

I can totally understand how tough it is as am i am going though the same circle

Thank you for taking care of me for the past many years

Lets fight for our dream together!

- JL

Nivashini.S said...

Hi Mr. Ernie,

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie.

It's hardship that makes us stronger and help us grow. Never give up hope and understand that all things are working for your good. Press forward and do not stop.


Andrew Yau said...

Hi Sifu,

Very appreciate to your effort for creating streams of opportunities for the team and organisation.

If it doesn't happen, we could die with the business already. We all as a team, need to take good care of our own area and take the necessary roles to sustain and thrive in 2020.

With the alignment of the team, we all will not just sustain, but will be thrive even sharper and shinier. We all can do it together. Thank you Sifu again for the restless days & nights, just to keep the organisation and achieve the set goals.

-Andrew Ykl-

Vicky Yew said...

Dear Mr.Ernie,

I am very appreciate to be in Team Ernie Chen.TEC is growing bigger with the latest trends and we will never stop trying to new things! Make it possible !


Rangjini said...

Yes.. indeed. But we are blessed because the energy that we focus on shows us the right part of life all the time. But sometimes the changes it makes for us to see the right thing maybe a little hard To accept and heartbreaking . Well !! , that’s life .. It always has a reason for facing such situation and also who ever me meet in our life.

We just have to greatful and be positive and face all challenges is life . Most important don’t complain and don’t quit. All be good .