Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Hokkien Version)

Habit No 1: Be Pro-Active

Kin Ka Kin Chiew( Fast leg, fast hand )

Habit No 2: Sharpen the Saw

Toh Bua Lai Lai ( Make the knife sharp )

Habit No 3: Begin with the End In Mind

Ooh Tao Ooh Buay ( Have head, have tail )

Habit No 4: First Things First

Chik Hung Chik Hung Lai - Ban Ban Lai

( One thing at a time, slow and steady ); or Cho Tow Seng ( Do first ; talk later )

Habit No 5: Think Win-Win

Long Chong Ai Yarh ( Must win everything )

This is definitely not thinking win-win. This is a zero sum game. Win everything!

Habit No 6: Seek To Understand Rather Than To Be Understood

Cho Lang Ai Eh Beng Pek ( You must be understanding )

Habit No 7: Synergize

Tai Kay Ai Hup Chop ( All must cooperate )