.:: 12th Founders’ Day ::.
We celebrated our 12th Founders’ Day at My Drum School yesterday night. It was an eventful meeting and big milestone for the school. In the Bible, The number 12 is an important one when it comes to numerology since it signifies completion. The meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation.
As we approach our 12th year as a company, we have been through thick and thin in the industry. Especially in difficult times, we learn to control costs, satisfy our employees and customers better, and become more transparent. It’s in difficult times that we build character in our Company. For me, it’s not just about staying ahead of the competition, it became something more. During these 12 years, God taught me about being responsible in providing leadership, stability , trust, and direction as the Founder. And, finally, we have been refined and shaped with a more solid foundation in the school.
There’s much to be said about the culture at MDS (read more http://culture.mds.sg) . We make it a point to wear our core values on our sleeves, and we are honest and open to each other, often correcting in love. Not every hire is a good fit, I’ll admit, and we did lose some good people along the way who didn’t share the vision. But the team structure today is pretty strong to run the next mile.
Yesterday, we were singing “God is blessing you now … God is blessing you now..!” This was important for me, because without God the company is nothing. Our customers are familiar with our tag line “We Are Serious About Drumming” but not many know we also have an internal tag line. Some may have noticed it during our Educators’ Day Video we released each year. It’s “Making a Difference in every Student”.
You will find the letters “MDS” embedded in the sentence making it easy for us employees to remember. The Lord has graciously blessed us, and we are to be a blessing to others by using every opportunity to be a blessing to our students and make a difference in their lives. That’s how we want to treat our professionalism, integrity and brand.
My wish for MDS employees is to always serve our customers well and leave a legacy forward.
I would like to thank my staff team, especially Jenny Chui Joel Seah Trevor Koh Rui Rong James Poppoppo Andrew Christal J. Kuna Ong Guo Ping Huang Desmond Chung Siyang Jason Luo Bai Jiaxing Selvy Novella Edna Soh Christine Ng Solomon Soh Chang Wai Kiat Joycelyn Daryl , for entrusting me to lead the Company strategic direction. I look forward everyday to go to work because of you guys.
In fact, right after the celebration meeting, I went to attend the wake of one of my staff’s close relative at 1am. Because I really felt incomplete when I’m celebrating and one of my staff is mourning. This is my family. And we will protect, defend and be there for each other in good and bad times.
Thank you everyone.
Happy 12th Founders’ Day.