In this book, ‘extraordinaire’ Amy Yip reveals her difficult childhood, working as trash collector, being hospital-bound almost seven days a month due to chronic asthma since the age of two and a constant ridicule among her school-mates.
Her fighting spirits, willpower and sheer determination in overcoming these adversities; and her commitment in bringing her family out of poverty are lessons ought not to be missed by anyone.
She also talks about her shift from the ‘glamorous and high-flying career’ in investment banking to the entirely different and very unconventional industry of network marketing or multi-level marketing, the Nu Skin platform where she achieved her “Time and Financial Freedom”.
Throughout this book, she has given her own input and opinions, based on her personal values and the experience she has gained from raising her two sons. She also shares her ten little secret tools in raising her children which are very beneficial to the new parents!
Acknowledgements Forewords by Nu Skin Founder and Senior Management Preface Amy Yip – Momma and Yogi by Paul Dallaghan
Introduction PART 1: ACHIEVING TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM Chapter 1: My personal story Chapter 2: Is there a need to be full-time mother? Chapter 3: Career choices Chapter 4: Why I choose MLM?
PART 2: RAISING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN Chapter 5: Universal core values • All parents want the best for their children • Do what I do, not what I say • Manners and etiquettes
Chapter 6: Proper mindset • Family bonding • Physical and mental health • Belief in greatness and abundance • Value of money • Be compassionate • Making the right choice
Chapter 7: My ten little secret tools • Five toys system • Building family work • The exercise of goal-setting • Teaching the proper value of money • Master the art of selling • Doing well in school is their “job” • Experience the best and the worst • Instill compassion • Be a global citizen • Remember your roots
Chapter 8: Education and knowledge • Primary school • A liberal arts and science education • Global knowledge • A wholesome approach towards education
Chapter 9: The power of leverage in raising your child • Boarding school or not? • Choosing the school system • Pros and cons of staying ahead of one’s age group • The importance of sports • Some notes on college selection
Interlude • Growing up, by colin lee • My view on parenting, by gabriel lee • More parenting insights from gary and amy • My sons’ achievements
Postscript Raising children for tomorrow’s world Appendix About the Author
Amy graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1982.
She was awarded the ageLOC Global Champion in Dec 2010 for looking the least like mother to her child despite a wide age gap of 32 years, beating 1,500 contestants from 51 different markets all over the world. The award was voted by independent panel of judges in New York City.
She was also honoured as one of the inaugural Team Elite Platinum leaders worldwide for growing a healthy solid organization for the year 2010.