How close have you ever gone with a billionaire? I mean a REAL billionaire!
Pretty intimidating if you think about it but hey, just recently during Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Event, we were cordially invited to meet Joo Kim Tiah. He is the young billionaire behind The Trump Tower in Vancouver.
After years of negotiating with The Man Donald Trump, to bring in his brand of elegance to Vancouver, Joo Kim Tiah with his graceful charm and elegance faced a joyful crowd of Vancouver Entrepreneurs.
With close ties to Dan Lok (Serial entrepreneur and Millionaire alike) the gentleman, Joo Kim Tiah shared stories of how he envisioned Las Vegas-style Resort facility right here in Vancouver. With a shy admission that he was hands on throughout the whole process (from the choice of tiles, light fixtures to the grand menu) he referred to Trump Vancouver as his greatest trophy by far. And we can certainly agree, coming from a family of great wealth, he had to, according to him create his own Identity, apart from that of his father but still true to his legacy of business intelligence and entrepreneurship.
I was personally wowed by his graceful and elegant demeanour as he showed exemplary wisdom and confidence. At several points during the night he emphasized a blend of virtues necessary to succeed. Some of them were:
Staying Focused. Having a goal and sticking to whatever it takes to achieve it.
Being Firm but Kind. Knowing when to be the boss and when to be a friend.
Creating your own Identity. Owning what is true to you.
Faith in God. There’s gotta be a stronger entity to believe your success is not completely yours.
That night, while it was a chance to meet the young billionaire, proved to be a great eye-opener for me.
Even with his true wealth and power,the y oung man was man enough to proclaim Someone greater than everything else combined, faith in. God.What a fruitful Christian.