This is the first time the seminar was conducted online. Without the limitations of space inside a conference hall, the size of the live audience grew to a staggering 24,300 people a day, with audiences in attendance from 38 countries. And throughout the entire 3 days, Joey never failed to captivate the audience. It was quite a spectacle being in a live feed ‘virtual room’ with such a vast amount of people. For a moment you might think that you are attending a concert with the energy and enthusiasm that can be felt even just by glancing through the lively chats.
Would it still be a crisis if you saw it coming?
The Chinese character for opportunity (機) is hidden in the Chinese word for danger (危機). While there’s no denying that the last 12 months have been nothing short of agonizing, matters were only amplified by what we saw in the news. Despite all of this, we often hear success stories about people who thrived in such turbulent times. And if you had to link them together, there are three underlying factors that separates them from the herd — their foresight, their competency and their luck.
Enter the year of the metal ox
2 billion people or 1 out of every 4 people on this planet are about to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. Each year, the Chinese look into the stars for guidance and advice. They use these outlooks to make a positive impact in various aspects of life; better relationships, harmony with family, health, career and business.
Joey gave his outlook for the year, analyzing the annual energies and how one should prepare. In his talk, Joey pointed out that most people turn to the stars for the wrong reason. The old adage that luck is preparation meeting opportunity provided the perfect analogy to summarize the event. Most people turn to astrology or Feng Shui with the intention to ‘get lucky’. He emphasized that such views are dated as it implicates a fatalistic view that our lives are completely random, fated and there’s nothing you could do to change the outcome.
He further explained that ‘luck’ was in fact the outcome. Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics as a whole serve only as a tool for you to better understand these “opportunities”. Such opportunities were referred to as fate; the things that are beyond your control such as who your parents are, where you were born, and even the era you belong to.
Destiny on the other hand, is what we know as ‘preparation’. It’s every individual’s free-will, our courage, our choices and our determination. He goes on to explain that “fate and destiny co-exists to produce the outcomes of our lives”. Luck as he eloquently put it, is a result of our foresight of these opportunities or dangers, and our choices to become competent for it.
The organizers have prepared a downloadable guide for the year of the Metal Ox 2021. A copy link has been graciously provided. You can get a free copy here: www.thrivers.guide/
Dato Joey Yap is the world’s #1 authority figure in Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics. He is a bestselling author of 182 books, published in 7 different languages with more than 4,200,000 copies sold globally. He speaks to more than 100,000 people at his live and virtual events around the world and has thus far, been featured in BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune, Tatler as well as Time magazine.
For the past 20 years, he has been helping thousands of students and clients from all around the world, embark on their life’s journey, towards a transformational experience using Feng Shui, BaZi, Yi Jing, Face Reading, Date Selection as well as Qi Men Dun Jia. Besides that, he is also the creator of best-selling online learning programs, Grow Rich with BaZi and Design Your Destiny.
With a following of over 2.3 million on Facebook and 53,000 subscribers on Telegram, Dato Joey Yap spends his time enlightening others with his gift of insight backed with knowledge, as a means for others to reach a successful as well as contented future ahead.