Celebrating 33 Life Lessons from the Zen Entrepreneur - Tim Han

Learn from Tim Han's 33 life lessons on entrepreneurship, inspiring success stories and practical wisdom for achieving extraordinary results.

Tim Han in Ferrari, Villa in Bel Air, Malaga, Spain

Tim Han in Ferrari, Villa in Bel Air, Malaga, Spain



Today, as we celebrate the 33rd birthday of visionary entrepreneur, Tim Han, multi-millionaire and founder of successinsider.com and the viral YouTube channel Success Insider, we delve into the 33 life-shaping philosophies firmly rooted in his teachings. Viral sensation and zen entrepreneur Han has significantly influenced both our brand Zentrepreneur and our treasured habits for personal success over the decade of our collaboration and friendship.

Tim Han's Life Mastery Achiever™ course and other subsequent courses at www.successinsider.com have personally quantum leapt my life and career and I have Tim and his zenterprise to thank.

With today marking his 33rd year around the sun, we joyfully unveil the 33 of Tim Han's timeless principles, sparking insightful introspection around the cornerstones of your path to prosperity. Ponder these questions and allow them to unlock your entrepreneurial Zen mastery.

Team at SuccessInsider.com, with founder and zentrepreneur Kiwon Tim Han, and Long founder of Zenfinity, Zentrepreneur and ZenflueX. Seawadee Villa, Koh Samui. Samui.

Team at SuccessInsider.com, with founder and zentrepreneur Kiwon Tim Han, and Long founder of Zenfinity, Zentrepreneur and ZenflueX. Seawadee Villa, Koh Samui.

1. Follow Your Heart and Take Action: Your Action Compass

Reflecting on Tim's teachings, he encourages us to passionately follow our hearts and seize action, sometimes overriding the logic in decision-making and trust in the intuitive power of one's heart. How have you incorporated this splendid philosophy into your entrepreneurial journey? 


2. Speed of Implementation: Embrace the Velocity

Tim Han firmly believes in the promptness of implementation. In one of his most successful YouTube videos titled: "3 Signs You Will Be Rich", one of the signs has to do with the speed of implementation. This sign Tim learned after extensive mentorship with multimillionaires. Do you integrate this philosophy of speed when transforming your grand ideas into reality?

3. The Essence of You: Earning Beyond the Effort

We learn from Tim that financial reward is more about who you are than what you do. People who are financially rewarded well usually do so from who they are as a person, brand or values in society. How do you embody this belief in your entrepreneurial endeavours?

4. Prioritizing Power: High-Value Tasks First

Tim advocates for a laser-like focus on high-value tasks, the big movers in life and business, and having a top-down approach to task handling. Have you adopted this outlook in your day-to-day pursuits?

5. On the Golden Horizon: High-Value Long-Term Tasks

Tim extends this focus to long-term tasks as well, by seeing how tasks can affect the long-term outcome of a project, service or business. Are you dedicating enough energy to these big-ticket items that could influence your success?

6. Unleashing the Power of Kaizen: The Secret of Gradual Improvement

Tim practices the Japanese philosophy, ‘Kaizen' as a pillar of entrepreneurship, and as the master of this art, constantly improving his services incrementally over long periods. This narrow and straightforward approach allows for a successful endeavour to be refined and honed in quality and efficiency. For example, his Life Mastery Achiever program is well over 20 seasons upon writing. How can you infuse the principle of Kaizen into your work?

7. Reflections of Success: The Power of Mirroring

Tim's mantra, "mirror success," emanates the belief in using successful role models as a guide. He often references success stories in design, marketing, video making and more to build off the shoulders of giants in any domain. Have you found your role models, preferably ones who resonate with your ethos?

8. The Audience Reigns: Making Listeners the Stars

In speaking and business, Tim emphasizes that the audience should be the star, the direct focus of attention in communication, serving their feelings and needs. How can you utilize this philosophy to elevate your brand or services?

9. Measure Magic: Track to Thrive

To excel in any realm, Tim supports tracking progress with metrics and illustrates this with highly detailed reports on marketing, social media and almost every trackable endeavour. By having clear data, Tim reiterates the point of improving upon the metrics as a guideline for asured success. Have you harnessed the cumulative effect of this practice in your business?

10. Your Personal Stamp: All You Do Echoes You

Tim's golden adage, "How you do one thing is how you do everything," calls for consistency across all we undertake. Does your approach to minor tasks mirror your approach to major ones?

11. Finance Flow: The Art of Circulation

Tim views money as the energy we circulate, a concept he derived from millionaire Ken Honda. How can you reimagine your relationship with money to bring positive meaning to your transactions?

12. Captain Hook's Charm: Mastering Attention

Tim, aka Captain Hook, effortlessly hooks attention through strategic pattern interrupts and compelling marketing strategies. Can you create similarly irresistible 'hooks' in your entrepreneurial journey?

13. Home is Where the Heart Is: Carrying Home in Your Feelings

From Tim's Thailand retreat, we learn that "home goes with you". It's a feeling, not a place. How can this realization influence your perception of 'home' and 'work'?

14. Igniting Passion Profits: Service over Monetary Gain

In a Q&A I asked Tim if I should focus on the money aspect of my endeavour his response was to focus on passion. When striving for success, Tim advises focusing on passion instead of money. Have you discovered a way to harness your passion, using it as a catalyst for success?

15. The Mirror of Reflection: Pausing for Personal Review

Tim urges for routine personal reflections. How often do you pause, examine and chart your progress, and identify areas for improvement?



16. Safeguarding Success: Shielding Your Brand in the Entrepreneurial World

As an entrepreneur, Tim emphasizes the importance of safeguarding your brand, and steering clear of brand collaborations and sponsorships to maintain independence and intentionality. Can you draw parallels between this philosophy and your own approach to brand management?

17. Solutions Stand Tall: An Entrepreneur's Relentless Focus on Answers

Where many falter in the face of problems, Tim stands tall with his persistent focus on solutions, living up to his title of an entrepreneur. Where others see problems, Tim sees potential solutions, a mindset known as Relentlessly Solution Focused (RSF). Are you constantly seeking solutions in your journey?

18. Extra Smiles for Extra Miles: Overdelivering Extraordinaire - A Core Strategy of Entrepreneurship

Going above and beyond to exceed expectations isn't just a noble gesture—it's what sets successful entrepreneurs apart from the casual businessman. Tim's beliefs about delivering more than what's promised resonates with co-founders across diverse sectors who consistently strive for customer satisfaction, resulting in a broader scope of success. Does overdelivering resonate with your own beliefs about customer service?

19. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Championing Self-Appreciation in the Entrepreneurial Journey

Being an entrepreneur can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs, making it so crucial to keep reinventing and reassuring oneself. Tim plants the seed of positivity through the act of self-affirmation before a mirror, akin to a startup founder acknowledging their progress and appreciating their determination to make good amidst challenges. Can you treat yourself with the same kind-hearted gestures of love and care?

20. The Habit Halo: An Entrepreneur's Companion for Success

Tim stresses the importance of tracking habits—something as instrumental for an entrepreneur as advanced artificial intelligence software. Regularly tracing positive habits not only enforces a productive routine but also acts as a driving force fostering success in your entrepreneurial journey. Can a habit tracker be your secret weapon to reinforce disciplined routines?

21. Picturing Brilliance: Envisioning An Entrepreneur's Success

An entrepreneur has to dream before the dream comes true. Activating your Reticular Activation System (RAS) comes from envisioning your aspired life vividly. Tim's philosophical embrace shows how a vision board that includes an entrepreneur's ideal work environment, lifestyle, and goals can lead to extraordinary results. Have you begun to create your extraordinary empowered vision yet?

22. Happiness Transcends: Arete—Striving for Excellence

Material possessions seldom equate to happiness, but personal growth and enriching experiences invariably do. This essence is beautifully encapsulated in the Greek concept of Arete. Is your personal development journey resonating with this principle?

23. Facing Fears: The Cost of Inaction

Tim harnesses the power of visualization to capture what conflicts or delays might cost one in terms of potential gains. How does the fear of losing out drive you?

24. Letters to Future You: Creating a Vision for Success

Tim advises writing a letter from your future successful self, integrating storytelling and emotion. Can such a practice amplify your drive to succeed?

25. Two-Way Knowledge Lane: Teach to Learn

While working with a nutrition company, Tim emphasized that teaching what we learn cements that knowledge. Are you reiterating this philosophy in your own learning journey?

26. Life of Mastery: Consistent Craft

The story of Jiro, Japan's famous sushi chef, epitomizes the power of perfecting one's craft through repetition. Are you ready to master your own life through consistent practice?

27. Space for Grace: Clarity breeds Creativity

On clearing clutter, Tim believes it paves the way for innovation and focus. Does your environment reflect this principle?

28. Investing in Superiority: The Best or Nothing

Tim’s investment in the top tools, products, and services facilitates living his brand. Can you relate his successful philosophy to your pursuits?

29. Performance Kaleidoscope: Hacking the Game

Tim's obsession with performance hacking inspires productive tactics. From walking standing desks, intermitting fasting of one meal a day to the multitude of performance enhancing supplements and powerful breathwork exercises, Tim is the living embodiment of brain hacking. Have you explored innovative new tools to boost your performance?

30. Emotional Equity: The Return on Tears (ROT)

Expressing honest emotions—whether joyful or sorrowful—yields an emotional return, states Tim, whether in marketing, capturing personal development events or public speaking. Are you facilitating spaces for emotional authenticity?

31. Single-Minded Success: The Power of Focus

With Tim, unwavering focus is uncompromisable, one idea at a time, one focus at a time in meetings, one high-value task at a time. How do you maintain consistent concentration on your primary tasks in your day-to-day?



32. Fast Lane: Fasting for Success

Tim's lifestyle includes regular fasting to reallocate energy from digestion to performance. A big advocate that breakfast is a marketing ploy by the food industry, Tim, is a firm believer that one can naturally go without food for most of the day to enhance productivity. Could this fasting philosophy be a beneficial addition to your routine?

33. Feel, Think, Do: A Mindful Marketing Mantra

Our final life lessons and not by any means the last, in marketing, Tim emphasises thinking, feeling and action to engage an audience. Are you integrating this triad into your communication strategy?


Reflecting on Tim Han’s wealth of wisdom as we celebrate his 33rd birthday, we can't help but be inspired by his passion and unwavering dedication to personal evolution. Here’s to mastering our zentrepreneurial journey while embracing the Zen wisdom inspired by Tim that propels us towards our most extraordinary lives.

Again, I emphasise how Tim's Life Mastery Achiever™ course and other courses propelled my life to great successes and continue to compound today, if you'd like to know more click on the link to visit his website at www.successinsider.com.

Happy Birthday, Tim, I wish you a long and zenful life and thank you for inspiring this publication, if it was not for your guidance and teachings it wouldn't even exist!

Picture of Tim Han, Toma and Long Nguyen on a ferry in Malaga, Spain.

Picture of Tim Han, Toma and Long Nguyen on a ferry in Malaga, Spain.