Dating Coach David Tian, Ph.D., Interviews Singapore Alumnus Lion: Inside the Players’ Lounge, Episode 4, Part 2

So begins the Q&A part of the interview. In this interview, Dr. David Tian chats with alumnus Lion, who first got coaching from David as an 18 yo., was raised and educated in elite settings in Singapore, went on to become director of multiple branches of a multinational financial firm, and is now taking his degree at Oxford University.

Some of the lessons you’ll learn in this Q&A part of the interview include…

* Why a guy who seemingly “has it all” would still need coaching to master his dating and social life

* Why and how private mentors and coaches can skyrocket your skills, knowledge, and results

* How to handle approach anxiety like a pro

Click here to see the first part of this interview.

Click here to see the third part of this interview.

“Inside the Players’ Lounge” is a series of interviews of top dating coaches and social artists who are Asian, are based in Asia, or have a deep interest in Asia and its women.

Singapore Dating Coach David Tian, Ph.D., Interviews Alumnus Lion: Inside the Players’ Lounge, Episode 4, Part 1

Inside the Players’ Lounge, Episode 4, Part 1: Interview with Lion

This episode touches on a favorite topic of mine: That the qualities that many Asians mistakenly take to be “Asian thought” or “Asian culture” or “Asian philosophy” are actually not at all what elite Asians throughout history have believed or how they have behaved.

In this interview, I chat with alumnus Lion, who first got coaching from me when he was just an 18 yo. He was raised and educated in elite settings in Singapore, went on to become director of multiple branches of a multinational financial firm, and is now taking his degree at Oxford University.

Some of the lessons you’ll learn in this interview include…

* The confessions of a young Singaporean man about how his elite upbringing and education enabled him to see the world differently from the average guy and how this helped him succeed in life

* The secret of Asian and Singapore elites in getting and staying ahead in society and why Confucius would agree with them

* How you can use this elite secret to succeed in life and love, especially in Asia

* Why losers think, “I really should do this but I”m not going to start until I can devote all my time to it,” why this is horrible thinking, and how winners approach life differently.

Click here to see the second part of this interview.

“Inside the Players’ Lounge” is a series of interviews of top dating coaches and social artists who are Asian, are based in Asia, or have a deep interest in Asia and its women.

Asian Dating Coach in Singapore Interviewed by SK-II Men’s Skincare Brand

One of the world’s most high-end beauty brands, SK-II approached me for an interview on my thoughts about their new skincare line for men. I’ve got to say, I’ve tried a lot of different products, and their men’s line is the highest quality I’ve ever used. It will probably be sold at high price point, too. They haven’t launched yet in Singapore, so I’m rationing my samples at the moment. Obviously, they paid me an honorarium for filming my interview, but I have no problems at all endorsing their top of the line men’s skincare products. Give them a try once they’re released :-)

Sheiryn Aisiqa and Lifestyle Travel Tips

Some superficial readers (mostly hailing from one of the moralistic and conservative Asian sub-cultures–I won’t name names here but you probably know who you are) assume that I live a lifestyle of one-night stands, threesomes, orgies, boozing, snorting coke off a stripper’s butt, and lord knows what other sinful activity. While at some point in the past 8 years, I’m sure I’ve done some of those things they’re accusing me of, it’s a fact that I am not now–to borrow a term from one misguided reader–living a a “loose” lifestyle.

On one count, though, these critics have something correct–the life of a player, pick up artist, or playboy is often very selfish and self-centered. They’re right to look askance at such lifestyles.

What I now seek most is fulfillment through making the world a better place for other people, enriching the lives of others, and just plain doing good in the world. [Read more…]

Happy New Year from Aura Dating Academy and Dr. David Tian!

The year 2011 ended in a whirlwind for me with tons of special seminars, workshops, and extra off-the-hook crazy fun events at the Aura Dating Academy, as well as plenty of travel around California, Las Vegas, Thailand, Florida, and Canada.

Welcome to 2012! The post is a little late for the regular new year but just in time for the Lunar New Year in a couple of weeks, which is a really big deal in Singapore and East Asia. So here’s a quick round-up reflection from me, the Executive Director of Aura Dating Academy, on the past year. This will probably be a more personal post than you’ve seen on here since I moved to Singapore. And if you like this more personal tone and would like to see more such posts, make sure you let me know here in the comments or by email or on PM at the Academy facebook fan page.

Lots of photos to follow.

Last year, 2011, was my first full year as a full-time business owner and entrepreneur. I resigned from my professorship at the National University of Singapore in 2010 and began 2011 with some trepidation because despite the tremendous success rate of my bootcamps and 1:1 coaching programs stretching back to 2007, I wasn’t sure if the Academy model would fly. It looked great on paper, but nobody (to my knowledge) in the whole world had ever attempted something like this–a full year’s training and mentorship for less than the price of a 3-day weekend bootcamp. Also, I had always had a back-up income, usually from a university professorship or research foundation fellowship. After the first couple of months of 2011, we had built a great membership base and accumulated enough capital for me to finally breathe a bit freer.

Little did I know that was just the start of it, as the momentum really picked up as the year went on. Most of our first batches of members came from word of mouth in the underground dating skills community. But as time passed, [Read more…]