I want you to know that there’s no better time than to get excited about your life and goals – not because it’s going to turn 2010, it’s simply because today is always the best time.

There are 5 areas of life that I would seek to improve – health, relationship, spirituality, financial wealth and personal growth. None of them are at a higher priority than the others as they’re all holistically balanced to create the right combination of success in life.

It’s a fact that if you don’t have financial wealth, your life could be slightly “inconvenient”. If you gonna give me the lecture that the monks and priests live happily ever after without seeking wealth, then I’m not going to argue with you. But look – you’re no monk or priest so be real, nothing to be embarrassed of.

Money is never evil. It’s a big wrong myth that rich people are arrogant, greedy or selfish and as a matter of fact, most of them are the opposite. So I would suggest you to make it a goal in 2010 to get to know some millionaires and rich people to learn what their secrets to wealth are. Who knows – they might even pass you some opportunities you can work together with them.

If you think you’re poor today, it’s because you ‘choose’ to become this way by your acts and thoughts. Same thing – if you’re rich, it’s because the way how you act upon opportunities and think of positive outcomes.

Would you believe me that I’ve received emails asking me to give them money because they believe in Law of Attraction and want the Universe to give them money from the sky? No wonder they’re broke and poor because they don’t take responsibility to for their own future. People just don’t understand how Law of Attraction actually works.

Look – you have to work for your own success. If you’re smart, you buy some courses or attend seminars to uncover the shortcuts or just take the long road by testing out on your own. Your choice. Both ways are fine and both still require work.

In 2010, I’ll be focusing more on the concept of multiple income streams (MSI). Now, MSI does not means that you got to have different kinds of income streams – it simply means you have more income streams. For instance, I will create income streams from offline publication books, seminars with other speakers and so on. So focus on what you already have or doing very well, then ‘branch’ out from there.

The other 2 important areas that are usually missed out when someone pursue the goal of attaining financial wealth is relationship and health. My friend, time flies very fast. Within a blink of an eye, you’ll see your children already grown up or your folks getting old. So cherish what you have now because by end of the day, your success is actually measured by the relationship that you have – not the money in your bank account. I’ve experience this from the sad and happy angle, when my Grandma passed away and also, seeing my baby girl growing right now in 2009.

Health? Put it this way, you can’t enjoy spending your money earned if you don’t have the body and mind to enjoy it. But I can tell you this – don’t be a health freak and miss out the joy of life. I mean, don’t eat cheese burger every day but hey, don’t torture yourself of not eating that because you’re worried that you’re going to get heart attack or something. Life is short, enjoy your food but just don’t overdo it. Dude, I’m not asking you to take drugs, it’s a cheese burger for Pete’s sake.

One more thing about health – if you can afford it, do take supplements especially those green stuff supplements. Our food and environment are getting worse so you need whatever ‘effortless’ thing to give you the edge to stay focus, energetic and vibrant when you’re on track to success.

Spirituality comes from within. Whether it’s your connection to God, your inner voice, Law of Attraction and so on, it gives you the serenity and harmony in your mind and soul. You need that. You’ve seen and heard of stories people ‘let go’ of everything and pursue a greater goal because they have aligned with their spirituality part and ultimately, it leads to happiness. My point? Spirituality leads to happiness.

Funny thing is, our ultimate goal is suppose to be happy but you don’t hear people attending seminars on how to be happy because they thought money makes them happy and so on. The truth… happiness is obtain when you’re grateful with what you have and understands that you have a beautiful life – regardless of who you are.

And lastly, I’ll be seeking for more personal growth in 2010. Personal growth is about enriching your experience and expanding your knowledge. You see, the only thing that does not change is Change itself. So if you want to transform yourself into a better person in any positive angle, then I highly suggest you to uncover many more secrets to personal growth that you are still unaware of.

Whether you attend seminars regularly, listen to audios or join Success Trace Private Membership, it’s your responsibility to continue ‘upgrading’ yourself. No one’s going to motivate you or give you the cutting edge strategies for success – you got to seek that out for yourself because, again, it’s your life.

One more thing – stop telling people about your sad story or TELLING YOURSELF, get over that and start thinking how you can reach your goals (but please, not by asking the Universe to give you money). You might think it’s easy for me to say this today because I’m “Patric Chan” or any of those craps… think again, bucko. I used to be in your shoes too and so do Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Jack Canfield and all of those gurus you admire. So in all fairness, I think if you start taking full responsibility for your life and create the eagerness to be far more supreme than where you are right now, you “Chan” do it. I believe.

If you like what you’ve read, I look forward to hear from you. Just leave your feedback or message in the Comments below and I’ll personally read it.

To your success in 2010,

Patric Chan
Founder, SuccessTrace.com

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  • Joel Sim

    December 27, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Hi Patric,

    Full agree with what you said, especially on attaining financial wealth, there a lot of people always wanted money without willing to invest their time and effort.

    Thanks for this post on these 5 areas of life, it reminds me that I still have not really plan for the rest of 4 areas yet. :)

    Merry x’mas and wish you have a wonderful 2010.


  • Sol Reporter

    December 27, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Nice post Patric, how I wished more Solomon Islands people would read your blog… They really need it…

    Most people here only beg and ask for money, the whole nation is brought up in an environment where everyone helps everyone… It’s called the ‘Wantok System”.

    Wantok means ‘same originality’ whereas if you’re a Malaysian and I’m a Malaysian, we’re a wantok…

    If you’re a Solomon Islander and I’m a Solomon Islander, then we’re a wantok… You get what I mean…

    Since young the Solomon Islanders are going around asking ‘assistance’ from other people whenever they need help. These ‘assistances’ comes in form of food, money, shortcuts etc… That’s why the younger generation are all copying their parents’ doing and destroying the future of the country…

    Like when they run out of rice for food, they will just go to anyone’s house and they will be accepted in for lunch or dinner…

    Or when they need money, they will go around looking for people who can afford to help for help and talk as if they MUST help them… Convincing those businessmen that is is their ‘custom’ to be obliged to help them…

    Or when they need a scolarship for education and their uncle or whoever is working in the education department, he will for sure ask for help and he will get the scolarship…

    This is what they call ‘The Wantok System’… I help you, you help me… But in fact this is destroying their mindset and thinking… So no one is depending on themselves… Everyone is depending on each other…

    I do hope to spread the word like you do Pat…

    Go on war for poverty!

    -Sol Reporter

  • bably

    December 27, 2009 at 2:21 am

    its true you need to take the big jump.. nothing comes for nothing!!!!

  • Femy

    December 27, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Hi Chan,

    Thanks for sharing this, It’s really inspirational for me to do more for my personal growth.

    God Bless you thru this year!


  • Wuriawan

    December 27, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Thanks Patrick for sharing this…it’s really inspiring me to do better in the 5 areas of life as you mentioned …

  • Nagarajan

    December 27, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Dear Patric,

    It’s a very nice post. I am concentrating more on the four strategies out of five what you suggested except financial growth. This is because I am a student right now. But I need to create a way to afford money too. I realised it because of your post.

    I accept your all strategies to improve our life. Thank you very much for your invaluable information.

  • jim

    December 27, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Patric, Patric,

    First off, Seasons greetings to you and your readers.

    Next, ‘speaking my mind’:
    Where do I start? Explaining that is!
    I’ve accumulated so many reports and manuals on this subject I should be an expert.
    The reality though is very different. I’ve never shared this information previously and I cannot believe that this problem is one that is not shared by others. Perhaps you could share your knowledge and define the problem and a possible solution.
    1.I set meaningless goals such as; I want to earn $***** this year.
    2.I’ve never felt good or enthusiastic about my goals.
    3.I’ve never felt bad about my goals either.
    4.You get the picture.


  • Sandra

    December 27, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Dear Patric,

    Thank you for sharing. I also enjoyed what you said about setting financial goals and also about keeping things in a balanced perspective.

    Happy Holidays!



    December 27, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Sat Nam Blessings Dear Patric,

    ~E~ Patric is are Blessed & GIFTED ~ Sharing & Caring ~E~ How Divine & Graceful,

    Warm Yule Tide Greetings From West Yorshire UK ~

    Tally Ho C ya 1 day Patric :) Phil <3

  • Elsie

    December 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    That is so true. Thanks Patric for the reminder. It is indeed our responsibility on what we decide to become in life. It sure is hard work .

    Have a fantastic new year and I wish you what you wish for yourself and family in the new year.


  • myrette

    December 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    thank you. i like yuour work

  • Addy Kho

    December 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Great Post Patric!
    For a Better 2010


  • raymond

    December 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Agree! 101%. Happy New Year Patrick!

  • jerome

    December 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Dear Patric,

    Thanks for sharing the inspiration to us on how we can grow for the coming year 2010.

    I think those 5 areas should be interconnected as they are all important ingredients of what you want to become.

    I’m just curious Patric about how do you do your goal setting? do you write down your goals and post it on your wall; read it twice in a day, morning and at bedtime?

    At the end of the day, it is not what you get that makes you valuable but it is the person you Become!

    Wish everyone an awesome New Year 2010!


  • jitu

    December 28, 2009 at 12:30 am

    100% agree what You write,because it it very difficult to find solutions for all the problem we face in Life.
    But real courage and bravery is to fight with the situations
    thank and warm regards.

  • Migen L. Osorio

    December 28, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Dear Patric Chan,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Yes, as a man thinket in his heart so is he. That’s what the Bible says.
    I have experienced many things that were the result of correct or right thinking. I have also gone through negativity and invited negative things in my life due to that. Yes, positive thinking brings about positive changes in one’s life. I have also found out that attitudes count for much in one’s quest for success. As my favorite inspirational writer Norman Vincent Peale wrote in his book, “The Power of Positive Thinking,” “Expect the best and get it.:
    I have gained many insights from your emails to me. And for this I am grateful. I look forward to more emails from you. Thank you. Thank you again and again thank you.

  • Wilson koskei

    December 28, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Am glad, what you have listed there are actually my areas of focus right now and its my life-time areas to focus on,
    I believe 2010 and beyond we are working together through the universal conciuosness!

  • admin

    December 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Jerome,

    To answer your question about goal setting, I don’t do it as a daily routine. I’ve decided what I want and set the intention of when that goal is to be achieved. Then, all of my actions will go ‘naturally’ to achieving that goal as long as I remain focus on it.

    All the best,

    Patric Chan

  • Jack

    December 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks!! Great Information to focus on and adopt for 2010

  • sardar

    December 29, 2009 at 3:08 am

    superb, mind blowing,inspirational.

  • Thirugnanam.

    December 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Dear Patric,

    I really enjoyed reading this post. Though I motivate my friends in setting goals on personal growth and financial growth I missed out on the rest of the three viz., Health, spiritual and most importantly relationship. Keep patting us with your posts.

  • The

    December 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks so much for your sharing. Your entry has affected me alot. I feel excited when read your note. That is also my motivational source whenver I feel bad in life.

    Once again, thank you very much.

  • Lugisani

    December 30, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Hi Patric,

    Thanks for the advice, I really agree with what you have written. Its my responsibility to make things happen in my life and to be happy not asking the universe to make me happy or have money. Once gain thanks and I am looking forward to your news letters in 2010 and I also please give us some advices about setting achievable goals?

  • Latha

    December 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Patric,

    I wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a Posperous New Year. Wish you all the success in 2010.

    Tks for all your guidance and mentoring.

    Looking forward to woking with you.



  • wilson nzevela

    January 2, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Thanks patricI am awesome and fantastic After reading The inspiring article which which ha harnessed courage and multinational to improve the 5 areas in my life. happy new year.

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    March 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I like your ideas Patric. I really believe that your thoughts about spirituality are right on. Our growth in this area will bring your real happiness. I would add that focus and perseverance in all of your five areas will give you an excellent change of success. A great outline for success you have here.