Interview with James Oh

What’s your passion?
My passion is to help others, especially those who have not lived up to their full potential, because they are lacking self-esteem and self-confidence.
What’s your passion?
My passion is to help others, especially those who have not lived up to their full potential, because they are lacking self-esteem and self-confidence.
Tell us more about your latest book?
Looking Beyond Financial Statements is about what I had applied in my profession of growing a private limited aviation company with its founder, to a publicly listed company on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, which seems impossible at that time. It details all the required skill, mindset and knowledge that navigate and nurture us to achieve breakthrough.

Looking Beyond Financial Statements is strongly recommended for anyone who is aspiring to do the impossible, or anyone living with low self-esteem and self-confidence who is interested in a better way of life.
Why fueling your mind with wholesome healthy stuff is important to you?
Very simply, it provides me with the necessary energy and appropriate mindset to kick off my day and accomplish everything I set out to do. From the moment I wake up and throughout my busy day, it is crucial for me to maintain my superior health and effectively productive lifestyle, including doing everything that I desire both professionally and personally. I am a firm believer of strong mindset, living with a positive attitude, and helping others when possible. This will always be followed with effective, positive and profound thoughts and actions no matter what!
What does self-love mean to you?
Self-love means that I value myself and always desire to be in great shape in every aspect of my life: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I know that if I am not concern and do not care of my own well-being and happiness, then I will be of little use to anyone else. To know yourself is the first step of wisdom.
What are three things you have left to do on your bucket list?
First of all, I would love to help my children to achieve their dreams, so as to uphold my promise. This is the best gift the father could give to his children.

Secondly, I would absolutely love to own my training centre in the near future! I am passionate in writing, and intend to leave behind my experience, knowledge and skill as my legacy before I leave this planet. This is the way for me to pay back the world I have been benefiting from.

Finally, I would love to be a great contributor especially in my chosen fields. I desire to reach out to a larger magnitude of people so that they can make best use of their gifts and talents to bring a better tomorrow.
What are your top 3 tips to stay healthy and happy?
1) Always be grateful what you have. Thanking God is the first thing to do in the morning when you wake up. Read healthy reading materials regularly and have healthy and nutritional meals.
2) Laugh as much as possible and never take your life too seriously.
3) Drink lots and loads of water, love the one you see in the mirror, and compliment others, without ever being competitive.
What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
“You were designed for Accomplishment, Engineer for Success and endowed with the seeds of Greatness.” ZigZiglar.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without them who then would read my books? I need to feed them something useful and helpful that meets their expectation and satisfaction. Of course, the value given must justify their time spent on reading it and also it should make them want to come back for more.
How do you draft your cover design?
I'm very particular about my book cover design. Cover design is a critical part of attracting readers, and for me each cover has to reflect the content within. I'm very visual, and as I'm writing I will grab a concept and think that it would make for an awesome cover. I usually put forward my ideas to my book designer and let him perfect it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has offered me a platform in the book market, which was previously controlled by the big name publishers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is derived from my ability to share my talents, experiences, skills and knowledge with the world.
Have anyone ever inspired or motivated you?
During my studies at primary school, my Chess trainer cum teacher spotted my hidden potential and wanted me to become a chess captain of my school. His words and rewards gave me the strength and reason to believe in myself. That was all it took to make me take a chance and plunge into the unknown. Thereafter, success breeds more success as I was motivated by many other great leaders, authors and teachers. I then realized that your determination and will power, will lead you to the outcome you want.
What’s your plan for the future?
Of course, I would still be where I am, but maybe in future I would venture into talk shows. Right now I’m focus on my writing and training.
What is health to you?
To me, health is not limited to physical and mental aspects, but also spiritual health. Spiritual health is the most important to me. With these, I will then be able to look at life in the appropriate manner. It is important to cultivate a positive outlook of life. Even when you eat well, sleep well and drink well but if you don’t have the positive energy and enthusiasm, it is not sufficient. I am a firm believer that positive outlook attracts positive energy.
Do you have any words of advice to share with your readers?
Never sell yourself short. You only live once. Live your best. Dare to dream. I never thought I would be where I am today if I had not taken the courage to do what I have committed. You would not know until you give it a trial. Give your utmost best and then you will never be afraid of its results.
Published 2014-02-09.
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Books by This Author

Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 31,840. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
The intention of this financial literacy book is to equip readers with better skills to manage their financial matters better. To achieve such tangible results, readers will need to cultivate responsible financial behaviour by unlearning, researching and repeating in mastering such skills. To acquire mental toughness is not optional. This is because your attitude will determine your altitude.
Looking Beyond Financial Statements Third Edition by Oh James
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting / financial
The goal of this handy practical workbook is to show you how to achieve and attain the miracle of looking beyond the financial statements. To reap this benefit, the reader needs to understand the overall view of the big picture of the business.
You set the price! Words: 24,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business finance, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / business development
With this in mind, this book provides readers complete and comprehensive strategies to enable its readers to apply its sound principles and best practices appropriately, effectively and wholly according to their case without any shadow of doubt.
Mindset Shift: Employee To Entrepreneur
You set the price! Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / business development
The goal of this powerful practical and transformation guide book is to provide readers an invaluable insight and hind-sight experience the author had undergone to be transformed from employee to entrepreneur.
Growing Your Wealth Exponentially
You set the price! Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business finance
"Growing Your Wealth Exponentially" offers effective and good tips, steps and approaches to help readers to achieve a long lasting and effective desired effect of achieving abundance of wealth, health and happiness. The readers will then do what they love and keep moving towards their new found purpose. By doing so, they will follow the flow and not fight against the tides of the waves.
Letting Go And Moving On
You set the price! Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Letting Go and Moving On" offers effective and excellent tips, steps and approaches to help readers to forgive anything which has no value to them especially to set aside hurts and pains. Though it is very difficult, painful and hurtful to let go especially for those involved with a loss of the life of an innocent child, whom the author had been promised.
Better Than The Best
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Better Than The Best has its proven tips and recipe to help readers know more about themselves, dare to do the unthinkable and be versatile to the rapid changes as a result of environmental and technological changes. Through "Better Than The Best", the author share his experience and hindsights on how he obtained his breakthrough results.