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THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - The Man To Follow -

I want to ex­pand on the one thing a very im­por­tant men­tor spoke to me about. That goal is to find a way to be the best in my trait, I must be able to teach what I have been taught my­self to be truly suc­cess­ful. I never thought that op­por­tu­nity would hap­pen while work­ing here, which makes my life feel that much more spe­cial.

What is the best ad­vice you have ever been given?

When ap­ply­ing lessons to my work with our team, break it down into phases. It makes life eas­ier for ev­ery­one.

Who is your big­gest in­flu­ence?

My big­gest in­flu­ence has been ev­ery­one that has shared a bit of them­selves to help me be the best I can be in life. My Fam­ily, my clos­est friends back home, and my busi­ness men­tors have all been so in­flu­en­tial in keep­ing me mo­ti­vated to wake up ev­ery day and push to be my best. I owe them my hap­pi­ness and want to make them proud.

If you were not in the real es­tate in­dus­try, what other form of work would you do?

I would prob­a­bly have fig­ured out how to be in­volved in work­ing with an­i­mals on a dis­cov­ery chan­nel show. Maybe start with Tur­tles, I like Tur­tles.

Are you in­volved in any other in­dus­tries here, if so please ex­plain and does it in­flu­ence your cur­rent line or work?

I have been in­vest­ing some time and cap­i­tal in sup­port­ing a vil­lage in Oudong. The lead di­rec­tor of the won­der­ful char­ity group- Rock Foun­da­tion, I was in­tro­duced to over 70 amaz­ing fam­i­lies. The head di­rec­tor, Brett gave me the re­spon­si­bil­ity to help him to start fund­ing the teach­ers and in­struc­tors. They now teach the chil­dren of the vil­lage ba­sic lan­guage, arts, and math as the foun­da­tion of daily lessons, while we are fig­ur­ing out how to tran­si­tion the chil­dren from home stud­ies into trans­port­ing them to a proper school in the near fu­ture. It is ex­pand­ing beau­ti­fully, and would al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate more sup­port.

Where do you see your­self in 5 years and where do you see Cam­bo­dia?

That is a tough ques­tion be­cause the sky's the limit here. I would like to see our agency, Cen­tury21 Cap­i­tal, be­come among the top pro­fes­sional sales and prop­erty man­age­ment groups in Ph­nom Penh. I dis­cov­ered, Cam­bo­dia has so many dif­fer­ent lev­els of op­por­tu­nity. I want to see how I can add and be of value to the rapid im­prov­ing stan­dards of this friendly, warm and driven coun­try for as long as I stay here.

Would you say you have achieved suc­cess or do you still have some things you have are to ac­com­plish?

I al­ways feel I have things I want to ac­com­plish, but it has re­cently felt good be­ing a part of man­ag­ing an out­stand­ing pro­ject in Sil­ver­town and now ex­pand into lead­ing our com­pany to man­age sim­i­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Do you have any ad­vice

Best way to love and ap­pre­ci­ate this coun­try is to be open minded and em­brace the many things that make it dif­fer­ent from wher­ever you are from. Oh, and don’t turn right on a red light. It’s a fine trap. Bril­liant Strat­egy Po­lice force.

Do you have a motto or say­ing in life that you fol­low?

You were born an Orig­i­nal, so don’t live life as a copy.

What were the ini­tial cul­ture shocks you had when mov­ing here? Are you al­ways dis­cov­er­ing new cus­toms and tra­di­tions Kh­mer lo­cals adopt?

From the very first day, I was thrown into the cul­ture and I haven’t looked back. My very first evening here, I was taken to a lo­cal street res­tau­rant and was given to try some fried frogs, amok, and what has be­come one of my fa­vorite items to or­der now, Lok Lak. That salt, pep­per and le­mon combo thing rocks!

Are there par­tic­u­lar ser­vices you can­not find here that would be eas­ier to ac­cess else­where in the world?

Fast food drive-thru! Af­ter a long day from work, I would love just driv­ing into a shop, pick up and drive away with­out get­ting off of my ride.

What have you found to be the hard­est or most eye open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence since liv­ing here?

There is a dif­fer­ence be­tween how I man­aged busi­ness in Los An­ge­les, and how to han­dle it in Ph­nom Penh. One of those ac­cepted chal­lenges has been to con­stantly be learn­ing how to com­bine the two styles into one that can be uni­ver­sally suc­cess­ful. From there, it is per­fect­ing my voice to sing my fa­vorite song, “My way” by Frank Si­na­tra at the Ktv. I’m hor­ri­ble at singing, but you have to try right?

Would you say you have achieved suc­cess or do you still have some things you have to ac­com­plish?

I al­ways feel I have things I want to ac­com­plish, but it felt good be­ing a part of man­ag­ing an out­stand­ing pro­ject in Sil­ver­town and now ex­pand into lead­ing Cen­tury21 Cap­i­tal to ob­tain and man­age sim­i­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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