At a glance
- Name: Melvyn Tan
- Age: 47
- Location: Singapore
- Full-Time: Strategist at both Befinity Media and LINE Consulting
- Indie Project: Helping smart businesses build their flywheels
- Personal: Dad to 2 kids, husband to a very cool lady, business and video strategist, and follower of Jesus
- Other Stuff: Curriculum Vitae, my workflow, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Live Show (audio version)
How I started
I started my career as a research scholar at Nanyang Business School.
The topic of my research, productivity in Singapore’s manufacturing sector, was an intense debate between my government and two economists.
My research eventually earned me a Master as well as a job with a Statutory Board.
All was good until I was lured by the idea of becoming a millionaire before the age of 30. The dot-com I joined didn’t survive after 9/11.
Left with $15 in my bank account, I leveraged the one skill I had: writing business plans for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
That effectively catapulted me into entrepreneurship.
My journey into entrepreneurship
In 2002, I started, built, and grew a thriving six-figure training and consulting practice from scratch.
Although I was successful by most measures, I wasn’t satisfied.
Working 80 hours a week, six days a week became a norm. I was spending more time working than with my family.
The moment of revelation for me was in 2013 when the doctors suspected I had a heart attack.
Thank God, it was a bad case of flu and they gave me a clean bill of health.
That served as a wake-up call!
Ever since, I’ve made the decision to stop trading time for money.
Instead, I began investing time in building a business that continues to earn an income even while I slept.
In 2018, I made 184 videos on LinkedIn that led me to be discovered by the media, government agencies, as well as working with some of the most admirable brand names globally.
What I’m doing now
Build Your Flywheel
Right now, I’m working on Build Your Flywheel.
The idea is to empower business owners to pursue their digital ambitions, design better customer experiences, and automate their workflows all without costly and risky software development.
The idea behind a Catalytic Course is to get paid to market to your prospects. I share more about how it works here.
Through this, I have also put together a series of Catalytic Courses to help my community.
Melvyn LIVE Show
During the lockdown, I wanted to embark on an ambitious project to share what I’ve learned every day with my community via LIVE streaming.
I have learned a great deal and have no intentions of stopping anytime soon.
Drop me a message
If you’d like to say 👋 or have a question for me, feel free to drop me a line.