Here's what Pat Lu says...
"We should be like kids. We
should treat work like play. When work is not work
but a toy, you can achieve a lot more. I treat Rayma
as a playground where my employees treat their job
as a game, Win, lose or draw - a challenge to
you everyday. ... Full
~ Career Profile, Her World
Having fun the name of the game,
says Raymas Pat
Have fun. Enjoy your work.
Be daring enough to experiment. I treat the office
as a playground. All this is a game and I encourage
my staff to do the same. Its all a game - you
either win, lose or draw.
There are seemingly no mountains
too high for this energetic, strong, impulsive and
fun-loving woman to climb.
~ Women in Business Business
Times Friday, May 12, 1995
An entrepreneur's attitude
Running a business is nothing but
common sense. Many people asked Pat Lu: "Where
did you get your MBA from?" Her reply, "From
the University of Common Sense!", pointing to
"To be an entrepreneur, you
need to match your ideas with your energy. You must
treat your work as a hobby. Something that you enjoy
doing. Why torture yourself. I've yet to come across
someone who complains about having too much fun. As
a kid, I automatically fall asleep within 5 minutes
when it came to homework. But playing in the park,
I wished the sun won't set! To me, the priority is
having fun. What work? I'm having fun everyday. Work
is no more a chore."
"Go play with kids. You'll
be surprised how much you will learn from them. Like
my son (16 month old) who tried all ways to play with
a turtle in a bowl when forbiddened to. He tried to
dip his right hand into the bowl. Just as I stopped
him, he reached out his left hand. Within split seconds,
came his right foot followed by his left foot and
his head. Last attempt, burst into tears. It didn't
work either. But that's creativity and persistence!
Be the kid again who never relents to get what he
wants, no matter how strong the obstacles are. Be
fearless. Just go for it. Do what you want to do today,
and be satisfied with it. If you lose your fight today,
leave it for another day."
"If it's going to be, it's
up to me. Most people give up too soon. How far do
you want to go? You just have to push it. If you do
not try, how are you going to get what you set out
"I like to try the impossibles,
just to see how far I can go. I learnt this from my
late father: Nothing is impossibe. Try, and try again,
until you succeed."
~ Certified Management Digest