Don’t be afraid to ask yourself the tough questions.
Alex Lee is the marketing director of 3K Positive Energy. He is a media buyer who got involved with the company because of his strong desire to positively impact the world in a genuine way. He wants to leave a legacy of positive influence for future generations. The idea for 3K Positive emerged from a very simple idea to pay it forward and spread positive energy to the world. He is passionate about media buying, helping people gain confidence and improve their mindset so they can be happy and successful. He is a disciplined self motivator who is not afraid to ask himself tough questions to make sure he is constantly growing.
Alex has built a network of entrepreneurs around him that allows him to grow his ideas while also staying on the forefront of the newest trends available. He has already helped and lead countless people to lead happier and more productive lives. Alex is a master of online marketing, able to utilize the latest online trends to reach and influence as many people as possible. His passion for his work is matched by his passion for growing and serving his circle of like minded business men and women who continually help spread positivity to the world. The sphere of positive influence around Alex Lee Mong Yang continues to expand exponentially.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
The idea for 3K Positive was developed from our desire to greatly impact the world in a positive way. We wanted to do something that actually impacts people in a genuine way. Positively impacting the world and leaving behind a commendable legacy was also a strong desire of ours as well. We hope that our efforts will greatly influence future generations and their desire to seek purpose. Man’s search for meaning is crucial and should play a pivotal role in everyone’s life, especially our upcoming generations. The idea actually emerged from a very simple idea that we thought would spread positive energy to people. We sought to ensure we did our part to make the world a better place and to impact as many people as possible, especially younger generations.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I get up at about eight a.m. every day and I do my whole morning routine: meditation, reading. I typically go through the whole Tony Robbins routine which is reading your goals, asking yourself the morning power questions; what are you grateful for? Then I start with my morning gratitude questions. What am I grateful for? What am I thankful for? Really to get out of bed feeling alive is actually a blessing. Also, I read various or different types of non-fiction books, especially ones involving the theme of leadership history or digital marketing publications. One of my favorites is the Chinese philosophy of the great Sun Tzu.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Typically my own personal office hours is where I take the time to really hone my skills on media buying. I like to stay ahead of trends with the whole digital space because as you know, the things in the digital world, they can change in an instant. So of course, as a very passionate media buyer, who loves what he does I really want to keep updated on what the new changes are, and what traffic platforms are coming up next. What are the latest updates to the Facebook algorithms, stuff like that so I can stay on top of my game? One key is to success, is whether I am familiar or not familiar with the topic, I will definitely reach out to my network of fellow entrepreneurs and ask around and see if anyone has had any experience with it. I think that over the years I have spent a lot of time and resources to build up my network so that we are like a huge group of like-minded entrepreneurs. Many times even if my direct network is not up to date on the newest trends, they can put me into contact with the correct individuals. Then I will go from there. I will look for professionals who have been in the trenches, have been in the game, have been there, done that, have executed similar ideas or like projects before.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The one trend that I am excited about is the rising importance of this term we call self-education. So 3K Positive Energy actually started as a regular company. We were just a training provider. We were going to help you be more positive. Train your working staff. Train your sales staff. Teach them how to close better. Teach them how to be better people. Teach them how to have more purpose in their lives and show up to work more energized, a little more grateful, and more and ready to deliver an impact on the world.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I think that the one habit that makes me very productive as an entrepreneur would definitely be that I am very self-disciplined and that I will always do what is important and what is right, rather than what I feel like doing at the moment. Focus on the important and the urgent, which is stuff such as self-development and having gratitude. Spending time with your loved ones instead of constantly focusing on the day to day tasks of work. Do what is important and very urgent but those are things that are actually never-ending. I do not want to be short-sighted. I want to focus on the long term: will the things that I do today help me five to 10 years or 20 years away from now?
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice that I would give to my younger self would be, be more open. Just to look at things with an open mind and to take advantage of opportunities as I see them. Looking back I believe I missed a lot of opportunities that were easily presented. I sincerely believe the word that kills a lot of people is the word “no.”
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
The idea of Paying it Forward. Our business as a training provider and our vision are to make the world a better place by educating the world on how to be more positive within themselves. The founder of the company always believed that the best charity you can do for someone is not to give them food or give them money but rather teach them to have the positive mindset, the positive speech, positive thoughts and positive actions, so that once you’re positive on the inside you say positive things and you do positive things, it’s a snowball effect. Where one person can impact two and two people can impact four. I do one kind act for you and you can do one kind act for another person and it just goes in a circle and the kindness will be back to you.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
As an entrepreneur, I always ask, why am I doing this. What am I doing this for? Who am I doing this for? I actually reaffirm my own beliefs and ask myself why do I want to do this. The answer I would give myself is because of these one thousand people, I want to impact as many of them as I can, to spread the positive vibes to them and hopefully it will have the pay it forwards effect.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
The one thing that definitely helped to scale my business is the maximum utilization of digital marketing. For me, personally, I like to focus a lot on Facebook and Instagram ads.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
One failure that I had as an entrepreneur was spreading myself too thin. I was trying to be a jack of all trades and a master of none. I wanted to do public speaking. I wanted to do digital marketing. I wanted to do field marketing. I wanted to do sales. I wanted to lead a team. I wanted to learn how to edit videos. I wanted to learn how to take nice photos. I wanted to do basically everything. I wanted to learn how to sing. I wanted to be a singer. I wanted to be a dancer. I wanted to do everything. In turn, after two years of doing that I came back to the same spot and found that I actually achieved nothing. I overcame this by actually sitting down and asking myself a lot of tough questions. What am I passionate about? What am I good at? What can I do to impact as many people as I can? What can I do to get the most results for my business? What is really important for me now to help 3K Positive Energy.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
One business that I’d like to share with everyone is to build a community for yourself around your passion. At 3K Positive Energy, our main goal is to build our own positive community to have many positive like-minded individuals. And when the community gets big, a lot of us can support each other. With our resources, we can connect together and do something great together.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
The best hundred dollars that I felt was really well spent was when I used the hundred dollars to buy my mentor a good meal. We talked about life and our experiences. He was sharing with me his insights and how and his vision for the future. Also his vision for the company and how we could really take it to the next level. I was inspired so much that I immediately had to go home and get on my laptop and start working.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
So the one piece of software that I use to be more productive and help to scale my business would definitely be the Facebook ads platform. I use it to analyze audiences, build campaigns, track performance, generate reports, and optimize campaigns for profitability.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The book that I recommend would definitely be Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki. It was actually the first book that I have owned. The first non-fiction book that I encountered. I feel starting in the business world, the book really helps to simplify and condense all the important qualities of an entrepreneur and all the important attributes needed to run a business.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is ”The future belongs to those who are positive.”
- The future belongs to those who are positive
- Build a community for yourself with people who share the same passion
- Don’t be afraid to ask yourself the tough questions
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.