Charting Unconquered Territories

Posted by M ws On Friday, November 16, 2012 7 comments
A fortnight ago, I blogged about how I am trying to rebrand myself (HERE) even in my sunset years. It has not been easy so far but certainly a worthwhile and a most exciting journey. At this point, I wait hopefully with anticipation for my potential to be maximised.

At the peak of my career in 1995, I resigned from my job because my older boy was going into Std 1. It was a painful decision but one which I do not regret. Frankly, I took two years to recover from the loss in income, status, prestige, recognition, opportunities and most of all, the teaching and self-development  opportunities. From the time I left, it was a journey of hope for I knew not when my next pay cheque would be due. In retrospect, God has been good and I was not in any state of want because He met my needs. There were good months/years and drier times but all in all, I really learnt so many new skills and reached different heights of achievement.

Seventeen years down the road, when I should be in full retirement, I had this burgeoning desire to do more than what I had been doing and with the indirect relationship between rising costs of living and savings, I strode out in faith to start a business (with the lowest capital outlay possible) with a heart full of dreams, hopes and aspirations.

For too long, I had been an idealist. Even when it came to running this blog. In the 4.5 years of my blogging experience, I am well aware of the $$$ I could have earned via hosting ads in my blog or even receiving offers of monetary donations from readers (thanks to kind offers from caring readers) but I never succumbed to the allure of money and never accepted any $$$ contributions even when I was in dire straits. The only gifts I ever accepted have been edible stuff :-)  especially chocolates/tim tams, books, soft toys, herbs/medicines, dinner treats and most of all, the gift of friendship.

And so dear reader, if you have been reading my blog regularly and wish to give back something in terms of referrals or business opportunities etc, this is your chance to help me :-).

This is my name card (Click for larger image):

Together with my experienced team, I will be offering specialist support in three areas which represent my areas of interest and experience:


  • Research
  • Professional Writing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Coaching
  • Web Design
  • Copy Writing, Branding, Packaging/Logo Design and Marketing
  • Web Auditing
  • Video Production/Editing
  • Music Production/Recording, Jingles
  • Etc.


  • Business Communication Training
  • Human Resources
  • Understanding Unemployment Act and Industrial Relations - A Course for New HR Executives
  • Understanding New HR Professionalism Part I, Part II
  • How to Make Business Presentations
  • In-House Publications
  • Motivational Talks
  • Study Skills, Exam Techniques
  • Etc.


  • Art pieces
  • Antiques
  • Portraits
  • Photographic Art
  • Handmade bags and ornaments
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Musical Products 
  • Apparel
  • Vintage Sunglasses, sports shoes
  • Botanical art i.e. rare plants planted in art nouveau style in beautiful, carefully selected driftwood
  • Landscaping
  • Etc.

Watch this space for more information as I will be introducing these slowly.

For further enquiries or to explore possibilities,  please email

Your support, suggestions, contributions and referrals are deeply appreciated.

Thank you!

P.S. The blog will run as usual. There will be a different site connected to this site.

7 comments to Charting Unconquered Territories

  1. says:

    walla Absolutely brilliant! Please let us ALL help Paula out on this as she moves towards helping others with her professional services.

    Her heart, mind and spirit have bolstered and buoyed each of us in more ways than we can articulate. It is time to resonate and reciprocate in return.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Walla

    In a cold and indifferent world, your warm and sincere response shines like a beacon lighting the darkness that would have otherwise clouded my vision.

    That through the years your friendship and encouragement have never waned and you have stood by me through thick and thin regardless of my failings is testimony of the fact that you are a rare and precious friend.

    I appreciate your advice and faith in me. Life is not easy and the road ahead is wrought with obstacles and challenges.

    Yet, knowing that you are a friend somewhere out there who believes in me has made the journey easier.

    Thank you, Walla, for who you are and who you have been to me.

    God bless you and your beautiful family always with everything you all need.

    With deep appreciation and love

  1. says:

    Jackie Wow Paula.....what a truly broad spectrum of services and goods. It's always good to be learning new things through life's journey and I am sure you will stand out and outshine the others in the market. As you embark on new challenges, may you find joy in what you do, much satisfaction and deserved success. :)

  1. says:

    CLY Thats great. All the best in your new endeavor. Don't think of yourself being in a sunset but looking forward to a new dawn.
    A number of retirees that I know has successfully transformed themselves into new career/business.
    Just focus and persevere.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Jackie

    Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging response. You have been such a caring friend to me and your business acumen plus success is both astounding and inspiring. The road ahead is challenging and already I have learnt precious lessons after emerging from the cocoon of the classroom. Take care and hope to see you again one day. God bless you and your beautiful family.

    hugs and much love

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear CLY

    Many thanks for your sincere encouragement. I appreciate your words of wisdom. Indeed, it can be quite daunting striking out at this stage of life but I will remember your advice to be focussed and to have perseverance.

    Take care and God bless you and your family always.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    Shear Min Wow teacher! All the best and good luck in everything :) Be sure to take good care of yourself and don't get too stressed up. See you next Wednesday :D miss you lots!


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