Ken learnt about the importance of teamwork when he became an aircraft engineer in 2017. From the time the plane enters the hangar, he and his colleagues have as little as 10 hours to inspect every part of the aircraft and make any necessary repair before certifying it airworthy again. The strong working relationship he enjoys with his team today isn’t the only result of the Fine Jadeite Thousand Hands Guan Yin he wears – his Imperial Harvest treasure also carries a deeper meaning.
As an aircraft engineer, emotion is my biggest enemy.
As an aircraft engineer, emotion is my biggest enemy. If someone had made me upset, I can’t carry that anger to work. I realised that if I remove emotion, I’d be able to concentrate precisely on what I need to do and not make any mistake. In the aviation industry, there’s a saying: For every minute that the plane is on the ground, the airline loses money. So my job is to get the aircraft back in the sky as soon as possible.
Managing a relationship between a human and another human is not as easy as if you're facing mechanical stuff!
But a modern aircraft is a huge machine. It’s not just my job – it’s also the job of my colleagues to get it flying again. Each shift, 50 of us work on the plane. The difficulty was not in having not enough people, but in having too many people with too many different emotions. Some people were too wound up, while others were too nervous or too focused. Managing a relationship between a human and another human is not as easy as if you’re facing mechanical stuff!
The Fine Jadeite Thousand Hands Guan Yin I’m wearing was purchased when I started my career as an aircraft engineer. I’ve kept it on because it’s just a trusted treasure that has helped to improve my relationship with my colleagues and my subordinates. Whether it’s having the right people in the team or coordinating tasks with everyone else, my work is now more smooth sailing.
It’s one of the reasons why I was inspired to visit Master David Goh at Imperial Harvest. I came across his interviews with clients on Facebook and the Internet. People got into contact with him for his genuine advice on their businesses, careers and sales – and their lives seem to have improved a lot as a result. It was no different for me. He went through my Sheng Chen Ba Zi (Four Pillars of Destiny) and understood what I was looking for and what I needed. It has been very helpful to be able to sit beside and speak to him.
A few months after wearing it, I also found the love of my life. And we're going to get married soon!
Today, my Fine Jadeite Thousand Hands Guan Yin doesn’t just remind me of how much I enjoy working with my team. A few months after wearing it, I also found the love of my life. And we’re going to get married soon! This was really a bonus to me. Initially, I was looking to improve my relationship with my colleagues and my subordinates, but it ended up changing my life on so many different levels. It’s something that gives me inspiration to do things, something that I want to have with me always.
What Ken is Wearing
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