An Accidental Visit To The Arcade Centre

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On my way to the washroom the other day, I passed by an arcade centre and a once familiar sound rang through my ears. Even though I was rushing for time, I could not resist the urge to walk around the arcade for one round just to indulge myself in this once so familiar place.

Yes, once upon a time, when I was a teenager, I frequent arcade centres. Of course, I had my favourite games back then and quite frankly, spent quite a fair bit of money on the machines.

As I walked around, I realised that the games that I were familiar with were still around. Games like Street Fighter, Virtual Tennis, Virtual Soccer and a few more were still available in the centre. The difference that I see now is the version. Back then, it was Street Fighter I, then Street Fighter II. Back then it was Virtual Tennis and Virtual Tennis 2. Now they are all in Version Four.

All the games I was familiar with had an upgraded version. Of course, there are also new games that I am not too familiar with, the new games. After all, it’s been over ten years since I last played in an arcade centre.

I did not have time to play, I had no intention to play. But I was glad I had this accidental little ‘tour’. Because I learned something from this tour.

I learned that in doing anything, there is a need to upgrade to keep up with times. You cannot rely on the same stuff to remain competitive. You have to innovate or upgrade.

Take work for example. Many people work in a company for ages and complains about the lack of opportunity to progress or promote. Opportunities are often given to ‘others’ who may not be as experienced as you are. However, these people forgot the fact that while they have worked for a longer period of time, they have not upgraded their software, that is, their skills required to bring their work to a higher level. In the end, they lose out to the less experienced colleague who had a much better ‘software’. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to realise that ‘upgrades’ are necessary to remain competitive at work.

What about home? Take a housewife for example. A housewife’s main role is to ensure that the home a place where all family members feel welcome, feel loved and feel that it is a place where we can all be truly comfortable to relax and enjoy family time together. Having said so, some housewives, in the course of fulfilling this role, forgot about their personal role to keep up their own image. By focusing too much on their house or home, they sometimes forget the need to ‘upgrade’ their personal image. In fact, over a prolonged period of time, they ‘downgraded’ their image instead. They no longer put on make up (even when they step out of their house), they no longer have their hair made and they simply put on very casual clothes for outings. The sad thing is all these while, their family members may be ‘upgrading’ due to constant exposure to the outside world while the housewife does not. Very soon, there will be a misalignment for the family.

For business, as mentioned in my arcade centre experience, the need for upgrading to remain competitive is an absolute must. I cannot imagine how the arcade centre can survive if I were to walk in and see the same games with the same versions ten years ago. The intellect of our generation and the generation differs so much. Now the games I see are much faster and have a more difficult level to play, at least to me.

I am glad that in the business and career that I am pursuing now, there are many opportunities for me to upgrade my personal development. There are many things that I have learned over the past 5 years that I did not get from my fifteen years of formal education. These are also lessons that I did not learn nor experience in my last 13 years of work as an employee. Just two days ago, we had our very first STWW Market Leadership Training and in a single day, I am certain many of us have grown so much not only in terms of our business, but in terms of our minds.

I am grateful for the environment that I have chosen to be a part of. More importantly, I know that there are many others out there that needs such a positive and empowering environment to help them grow on a personal level. I am eternally thankful to all my past mentors whom had made a positive impact in my life. These people include Adam Khoo, Stuart Tan, the late Dennis Ng, authors of books I have read, and of course, all the STWW Leaders and friends. Thank you all. My commitment to these people is I will continuously upgrade myself and in turn, contribute to help others improve themselves.

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most. Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

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