Watch This | Calvin Yip: Doing business is like marathon, one has to compete with their past self
In his Hong Kong office, Calvin Yip, chairman of Champion Lee Technology Ltd., has a lot of photos of him participating in marathon races. He proudly told us in an interview with DotDotNews that his best results were the 10th place in the Standard Charter half-marathon and the 10th place in a full-length one for the age group of 45 or above, "I had only been practicing for a year and a half when I first won the rankings, and I was very satisfied."
Yip revealed that he used to do little exercise, but because of the warning signs in his body, he started to try long-distance running under the guidance of his friends. Yip recalled that on April 20, 2020, he went for his first long-distance run, but couldn't continue after only 3 kilometers.
Yip then made up his mind to find a coach and join a fitness course, and after two years of hard work, he lost 40 pounds, improved his speed, and gained a great sense of satisfaction.
Yeh treats business the same way he treats long-distance running: "Either you do it to the best of your ability or you simply don't do it." But what he cares about is not to compete with time, or with others, but with himself.
In addition to running, he now works out two or three times a week, and sometimes does Tai Chi and cycling. Outside of work, he also spends a lot of time on community work, such as taking care of the underprivileged and organizing youth activities. Helping those in need is something he hopes everyone can do, he said.