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I’m now an Qualified Analytics Individual!

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Google Analytics, News & Updates, Online Marketing, Personal Stories, This Site, Website Branding

Okay, time to congratulate me – I just got another certification from Google! (Okay, if you’re not my biggest fan – the first one was the AdWords Qualification back in 2005)
I’m now a Qualified Analytics Individual, which basically means I’ve gone through a pretty rigorous training to set up, understand and analyze Google Analytics for [...]

Celebrating 3 Years in Business & 5 Years in Online Marketing!

Jan 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, This Site, Website Branding

January 2009 was an anniversary for two important things – the 5th anniversary of my entry into Online Marketing – and the 3rd anniversary of setting up my consulting & services business.

This is a special post to recount my journey from 2004 till today – and thank my clients – the people whose trust made it possible for me to come so far and continue loving what I do.

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Featured in India Se Magazine

Aug 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, This Site

Last month, I got interviewed by India Se magazine on a feature on Young Entrepreneurs. It’s not terribly enlightening on the marketing side of things, but it was a fun interview.

You can download the PDF “India Se” of the article by clicking here, or click here to view the Flash version of the interview on this site.

Visiting Startup @ Singapore 2008

May 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, Personal Stories, Technology Brands, Website Branding

Saturday was a very interesting day – I was judging business plans at Startup @ Singapore 2008. S@S is a business plan competition that allows young entrepreneurs to put their bright ideas into a plan, and if its good – earn about $30,000 in prize money to get it started.

In this article, you’ll find overviews of all the business plans I judged, and my own tips for what makes a competition-winning business plan (Hint – the criteria is quite different from a successful business).

(Part 2 of 3) Nothing To Lose – Wear Your Left Shoe On The Right Foot

Jun 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development, Personal Stories

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on how to shake your life up to shape our life up. Part 1 can be found here.
The Story Of The Old Businessman Who Couldn’t Handle It
This is the story of a guy named James Duwell, I read many years ago. As far as I remember, [...]

(Part 1 of 3) Spice Things Up – Wear Your Left Shoe On The Right Foot

Jun 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development

The following was a speech I gave last night at Pungol Toastmasters Club …
It stemmed from my own experience last weekend, where I took an impromptu visit to Malaysia. At 11PM at night, I took a bus to JB bus stop. Found the next bus to Kuala Lumpur. And wasted one crazy day in [...]

Nice Clients. Naughty Clients. And Some Horror Stories With Them.

Jun 4th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, Peace

This is going to be a multinational post.
I started writing it from my home in Bangalore, India. The bulk of the stuff is being written here at Bangalore Airport. and on flight SQ503. And by the time I get Internet access to publish this, I’m going to be back at the office in Singapore
Long [...]

In the wise words of Perry Marshall …

May 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Conversion Strategies, Copywriting, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Google AdWords, Pay Per Click, Technology Brands, Website Branding

If you wanna learn about selling with pure substance & ZERO HYPE, then you must know about Perry Marshall. Let me just cut things short and include 4 of his recent emails.
All Internet Marketers should be reading these emails – it’s an awesome lesson in selling without hype and storytelling (by the way, none of [...]

Hair Coloring – A Lesson In Customer Service

Apr 10th, 2007 | By | Category: Conversion Strategies, Entrepreneurship

I’m sitting here in a hair salon in Tanjong Pagar called Hair Graphics. My friend Dave’s getting his hair colored to a crazy brown (go get him ladies!).
But the important thing is this … as I sat down to hang out with him in his 1 hour lazy hair coloring session, the nice lady who [...]

Coach Carter – Do You Have A Hero’s Story?

Apr 5th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Health & Healing, Peace

First, some good news for my readers – My job’s all finished up, I’m a free man again!
Last night, I wrapped up the project I’d been working on for the last 6 weeks. (Like a good boy, I stayed at the client’s office until 9:30PM).
So, to celebrate my first day of my return to the [...]

Sigh Of Relief … The Decision That Puts Me At Peace Again …

Mar 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Peace, Personal Stories

Before the deep stuff, some good news!
My last post apparently made a lot of noise on the blogosphere (for those who don’t know, just scroll below and check out the cute bikini pics). Good job pebbles!
And I even got on the top of for 24 hours. It wasn’t my first time, but definitely was [...]

Even Celebrities Reply To Emails!

Mar 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Conversion Strategies, Entrepreneurship, Website Branding

Last week, something interesting happened.
Usually, I read a lot of blogs, I’m on a chosen few email lists and rarely personally email other bloggers & marketers.
But I do leave comments whenever I have interesting thoughts …
And recently two celebrities – Jeff Walker and Avinash Kaushik actually replied to my emails!
Avinash Kaushik of Occam’s Razor
First, I [...]

Would You Rather Be Happy Or Rich?

Mar 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

This will be a tiny post (although I AM itching to blog about my new job, my existing internet businesses, NLP coach training and some awesome sex stories!)
Over at Calvin’s blog, there’s an interesting discussion going on about “Would You Rather Be Happy? Or Rich?”
You can head over to read it there … but here’s [...]

Hello E27 Singapore – version 4.0!

Feb 15th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, Technology Brands, Website Branding

Today is E27.
In case you don’t know what that means, let me explain things a little bit to you. E27 stands for Entrepreneur 27, it’s an informal organization of enterprising young people who promise to change the world before 27.

Well, 27 is close to it anyway … we’re flexible enough to accept people around that [...]

Aint’ My Daddy Sweet?

Feb 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, News & Updates, Peace, Personal Stories

3 Quick Things … Random Updates, POE & Daddy Talk
1. Random Thoughts …
In the middle of writing this post, I went down to pick up dinner. Now, near my office there’s two kinds of eating places. There’s the ordinary working man “Food Court”. And there’s a Ah-Beng “Food Centre”
I didn’t really know the difference in [...]

Apple Marketing (for MacWorld 2007) … What Do They Have Up Their Sleeves?

Jan 9th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Technology Brands

Apple’s always been a role model for innovative marketing – their interfaces are always clean and usable. Their products are always cutting edge and stable. And they follow the marketing concepts of branding and anticipation so well … that books have been written about them.
One of the things they do frequently is introduce new product [...]

A Tough Ending To My First Year As An Entrepreneur

Dec 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Peace, Personal Stories

I haven’t talked about this on my blog. In fact, I haven’t spoken about this to anyone but my closest friends.
But I’m going through a real tough time – professionally.
And I’ve wrestled with talking about it on this blog for a long long time … A part of me thinks that putting my vulnerabilities out [...]

A Weekend At The Beach!

Nov 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Last weekend was fun! I was working all week, writing my book … and I had a very nice invitation to a party over the weekend. So I decided to go ahead and take it up!
It was a weekend chalet with my PoE coach friends at Pasir Ris (I’d never been to Pasir Ris before, [...]

The Coolest Road Trip Ever!

Sep 5th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Online Marketing, Website Branding

(And no, I wasn’t in it)
I just got an email in my inbox from Yanik Silver. Now, Yanik’s one of the most successful Internet Marketing gurus out there. And he deserves all the $$$ & family success he has.
What I didn’t know was that he was best bums with so many other famous people! He [...]

I Just Pulled An All-Nighter!

Sep 4th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Phew … it’s 5:57 AM, and I’m just getting ready to leave the office. I haven’t done an all-nighter doing actual work since I graduated a year ago! As the picture below shows, I’m pretty dazed & tired …

But let me tell you what I was doing all night (No, not that you pervert). For [...]

The Struggling Entrepreneur …

Sep 1st, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Peace

I lost a big deal today. It sucks. I really thought I could take on a serious role in that organization and help them make some revenue … but … urggggggh!
Logically, I’m perfectly at peace with the situation. Both sides made the best decisions they could … and now I should logically move on, to [...]

Reflections On Coaching …

Aug 31st, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, NLP

This weekend was awesome … I was coaching AKLTG’s PoE program for the 2nd time … and the 2nd time is really so much easier than the first time. If any of you are considering it, please make sure you commit to come back … because that’s where the real fun is.
I had a bunch [...]

Ha! I feel so important :D

Jul 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Just got an email from the CFO of an old company I worked for … they are getting another huge round of funding … and need me (as a shareholder!) to approve the process.
Hehehe … I can’t reveal the exact figures (due to confidentiality), but I do own a rather tiny percentage of that company [...]

My Office – Decorated With Paintings, Flowerpot & Wooi Min …

Jul 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Personal Stories, This Site

Office Of Rachit Dayal Communications …

Jul 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories, This Site

Today, we finally put up a sign on our office with the company name. Oooh, it feels like a real office now!
By the end of the week, I should have some paintings put up … and make it all seem like a typical consultant’s office.
On another note, I took a personality test … I love [...]

You Win Some … You Lose Some …

Jul 17th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness

It was yet another crazy busy week! I’m suddenly regretting my new-found obsession with closing more deals and getting more clients …
Anyway, through the whole week, I did find time to play some sports and gym a bit …
On Friday night, I played ice-hockey with the boys. Mostly got my butt kicked (although the matches [...]

Pics of my new office!

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship

My Business Week … (And the problem with info-marketing) …

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Copywriting, Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Online Marketing, Technology Brands, Website Branding

OK, this is the 2nd post about what’s been in my head this week. The first one was about my love life … this one is about my business life …
This week in my business
Again, this week had its ups and downs in this area.
First, I had several great meetings this week. Took a few [...]

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Jun 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Wow. I don’t remember working this much in a long time . This week looks bloody hectic.
Had a meeting with a client saturday morning. Can’t remember what I did for the rest of the day (there may have been some tennis involved there). Was mostly working the weekend.
Monday morning was embarrassing. My two dear [...]