An Excellent Life

Secrets to thrive in work/business and STILL live a happy, vibrant and fulfilling life from award winning and high performance coach Cheryl Liew-Chng

5 Vulnerable Lessons Learnt in 2018


Hello there. This is Cheryl here. I wanted to wrap up this final newsletter if you like or final episode around 2018 with a video of the lessons I've learned this year. This is one episode that I actually made notes because there's so many things that have happened and I wanted to just summarise it into five lessons that I've learned this year.


As some of you know, I have taken a year and a half of part sabbatical. I've cut down on my workload and I've turned down a lot of social events, etc. I was in the middle of looking at what I really want to do. I just turned 50 this year, so that's one big lesson. Turn 50 this year and you look back at how far you've come, but you also look forward as to what's the next phase going to be like. That's my context. I cut back on my work. I took a year of reflection, part reflection also, but still working with some of my clients.


It's been a very unusual year. I want to just set the context. This is the year I became a single mom....

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A High Performance Coach being Coached by Dad

June 17 2018, we celebrate Father’s Day. Each day I am thankful for my dad. I am forever grateful that he is healthy and actively supporting others in their lives first as an educator in his younger days and now as a friend to his community.

This Father’s Day weekend, I hope you'll bring to mind someone who has shaped your life in a positive, beautiful way. Reach out to them. Write an email, a letter or a post about it and share a Facebook note. Let your note to them be up-lifting.

Time waits for no one. Brings to mind, 1997, September. My dad was hospitalised and being prepared for his heart surgery. I had for the first time thoughts about life, death, meaning and purpose, regrets, joy, what makes life worth living and what I want to leave behind. 

 And I thought over and over about the beautiful sentiment Maya Angelou shared:

“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you...

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Do The “Tough Stuff” To Thrive In Your Business

book publishing business Sep 25, 2017
Want to earn more while creating a lifestyle you love? Download “The 5 Pillars of the 24-Hour Woman” here and discover how high achieving, stressed women manage it all and still find happiness!

The other day I was having a conversation with one of my colleagues, and he was sharing with me some of the best ways to reach your audience and serve them…

And some really interesting tips came out of that talk that I haven’t shared until now.

You know... and I know…  that whether you're in the public arena, or you're an entrepreneur, it is important that you get your message out there.

And one of the best ways that I have found is to publish a book.

You may know of my best selling book, The 24 Hour Woman: How High Achieving, Stressed Women Manage it All, and Still Find Happiness.

Believe me when I say that writing this book was not easy for me!

Yet the reason why I pushed through and got it done was because I needed to amplify my message. I had to...

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3 Secrets To Building a Successful “Expert Entrepreneur” Business Quickly

Want to earn an amazing income while making an impact? Download my free “Expert Entrepreneur Checklist” here and discover how to best leverage your passions, knowledge and expertise into a lifestyle business you love.

If you’re here, reading this, then you’ve probably noticed a trend happening across different industries, across the world, and across different generations…

And that is seeing more and more women in the corporate arena crossing over to become entrepreneurs (or if you’re a mom, I like to say, “Mompreneurs”!)

They’re making this leap for a variety of very good reasons. It could be for personal fulfilment.

Or maybe so they have more time and flexibility for care giving, whether it's young children, or for elderly adults. Or maybe they’re simply tired of the corporate game, and want to head out on their own.

Now, this is a wonderful time to become an entrepreneur because in so many ways, technology is levelling...

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6 Simple Tips for Rapidly Accelerating Your Business

acceleration business Sep 12, 2017
Want to thrive in your work /business and still live a happy, vibrant, and fulfilling life? Download my free “Business Accelerator Roadmap Quiz” here and discover your fastest path to success in the next 90 days.

If you’re a female entrepreneur, or even a leader in an organization, then I have an important (albeit easy) question for you...

What does the organisation exist for?

It's for profit and service to others, right?

Easy enough. However, whether you’re an entrepreneur or the leader of a division in a company...

The best question you can ask yourself if you want to maximize results as quickly as possible is:

Do you know exactly where you are now in key areas, and what you can do differently in order to move to the next level?

In other words, do you know the health of your business?

Gaining insight, or a “snapshot” into where you’re at now is one of the most powerful tools I use to help entrepreneurs and leaders grow fast.

For a fast,...

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5 Simple Shifts for A Huge Payoff

The first thing you need to know is that being a HIGH performer beats being a PEAK performer every time. Why? Because being a high performer is a woman with a long-standing impact and a strong, long success story. How do you create this?

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Welcome to The 24 Hour Woman Show with Cheryl Liew-Chng.

I received a very awesome question this week and the question has to do with how can I become a high performer? I love, love, love this question because I think all of us have the potential to be a high performer, but first of all, what does it all mean?

High performer is different from a peak performer. A peak performer is one, you know, you peak on one day and then you crash on the rest of the days. A high performer is one who consistently delivering exceedingly good results over a long period of time. Wouldn’t you like to be one? A high performer who’s an achiever delivering consistently over a long period of time exceedingly great results?


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#Connected Women interview by Cheryl Liew-Chng

empowerment interviews Jul 24, 2017

I've always been a firm believer of flexibility at work. Hence it's not surprising when I heard that my friend, Gina Romeo is embarking on a huge project to impact the way remote work is done by developing in collaboration with others an eco-system where entrepreneurs/organisations can find, engaged and work with talented women on a location independent basis. Listen in to my interview with her and learn how you too can pay it forward for #ConnectedWomen  with #The24HourWoman.

Love to hear your thoughts on how we can further this co-creating process. Come on over to our FB page.

Speak soon,



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The Asian Entrepreneur interviews Cheryl Liew-Chng

What a pleasure it was to be interviewed on The Asian Entrepreneur, one of Asia’s leading magazine for entrepreneurs and leaders. Read more here.

In this interview, I shared my thoughts,  insights and reflections of on being in Asia despite having worked in several of the wonderful cities in the world, I still am based in Asia. Find out why and what am I up and about these days.

My favorite question in this interview is “What ‘s the best advice you’ve ever received?” My answer is “Don’t let your small business make you small minded. This has helped me reach out to collaborate with others, make what seem to be impossible “asks”, and see how the impossible unfolds. My God has a bigger vision for my life than I can ever imagine.” What is the best advice that you’ve ever received for your career or business?

Share with me your thoughts about this interview. I would love to hear from you.  Thanks...

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Managing Stress In 4 Simple Ways

Everyone experiences stress in one form or another whether it be before a big presentation, during a family move, or at the start of a new job. What is important when it comes to stress is how you manage it and move forward from its hold.

Stress seems to be a modern ill. Stress can be good if you manage it or it can be detrimental if you don’t.

When stress is good, it helps you to be your best and give you that edge you need to succeed. It can help you reach your goals and be vibrant in your life. As good as stress can be, it can also have negative effects when it starts to affect your day-to-day life. It can disrupt your sleep and make you irritable and anxious.

If stress is taking control of your life, you need to stop and think about the ways that you can better manage its effects. When you are feeling stressed try:

1.    Gaining Some Perspective
You need to adjust how you look at the world and put the situation that is causing you stress into perspective....

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How to Overcome Burnout

Life can overwhelm you with all the things you need to do. This can cause burnout where you feel like you are running on a treadmill and just can’t get off. This can be detrimental to your health as well as your life goals.

“Burnout will stop us in our track from accomplishing our ambitions,” says Cheryl Liew-Chng, CEO/Founder of LifeWorkz, Creator of The 24-Hour Woman. “If you don’t do anything, you will feel like you are in a downward spiral and can’t get out.”

To avoid burnout, you need to have a plan in place, so you can combat the growing threat this places on your daily productivity and energy. Try these tips to help you eliminate burnout from your life.

1.    Create A Schedule
Scheduling your life will not only make you more productive, but it will allow you to know what you should be doing each moment of the day. You need to schedule your work time as well as your downtime. You should even create a schedule for...

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