Hi, I’m Marcus,
Founder of MarcusNeo.Com.
I publish no B.S, tough love, no sugar coated advice and step by step systems that help intelligent and ambitious men succeed in their dating life.
Tens of clients and thousands readers a month use our material to succeed in the real world. I’ve also been featured in popular media platforms such as The Yellow Pages, Zula and GoodMenProject.
MarcusNeo.Com is a no B.S. personal development brand that started as a dating advice site for men focused on providing practical dating advice and social skills coaching for men. MarcusNeo.Com is gradually expanding into topics such as entrepreneurship and personal finance.
From a website started in a 4 Room HDB flat to a being featured on multiple media platforms.
Initially, my goals were to get into stocks and finance, you know, the typical Singaporean route. Hence, I studied an accounting and finance degree.
The first event that shook me out of my mediocrity was when I broke off with my ex girlfriend. That was my first serious relationship. I went to Hong Kong with a trip with my friends and we had an argument while I was there. She broke up with me through text. That was the last time I saw her for years. I was left broken hearted and rock bottom confidence that lasted for 2 years.
I started my foray into the pick up artist community as a young budding pick up artist when I chanced upon the book ‘The Game’.
I Thought To Myself: You mean you can change this?
For a typical Asian kid, you considered sex, dating and relationships as an area of life that is left purely to luck and fate. That was when I made a decision to learn how this dating thing works.
So during my military days, because of my martial arts background, I had a 9-5 job as a self defence instructor.
I used my free time to do one thing, and one thing only: to get good at girls. I remembered reading and analyzing text messages from girls for hours. I remembered one time I got a girl laughing and I was extremely happy. The ‘neg’ was working! I was so afraid of texting some girls that I had my best friend at that point in time, to text them for me. That was how much I sucked at girls.
For years straight, I obsessed with the idea you could better your social skills, your emotional life and are able to lead a much more empowered life in general, from relationships, personal finance to entrepreneurship. These experiences fueled me on a journey of partial obsession on self improvement.
I thought to myself: if I could change my luck with girls, I can change my luck with anything. Including my financial future. I also waned from the dry academic (impractical) theory in University to real life skillsets such as social skills, entrepreneurship etc.
Through the years, after reading a ton of books, failing in a multitudes of way possible from getting margin called right before my economic exams to getting rejected by girls, going months without a single client to making my first dollar in business, losing money in the stock market and patiently making it back, failing and ac-ing my grades in University and traveling half the world.
I can safely say for sure that I’m in a better place.
Why my material works: No bull shit, tough love and no sugar coating advice
I am an independent thinker, publisher and all ideas are collated from my own knowledge and experiences.
Let me ask you, how many people sign up for expensive self help seminars, pay some expensive coach, go home, come back a year later with nothing much to show in their life?
That’s the majority.
I realized that knowledge isn’t enough, you need to dig deep into your own psychology so that he or she can overcome her invisible scripts. A lot of people attempting to fix different areas of their life that haunts them repeatedly whether be it a strict upbringing or past trauma aren’t looking at psychological roots.
Since I once experienced failure at school, failure in business, in relationships and lost money in the stock market, at one point or another I figured there must be something similar in all these failures.
They all are rooted in one common denominator: your psychology, your own behaviour.
I got interested in psychology during my accounting degree and did a couple of psychology modules during my Summer program at UC Berkeley and continually furthered my own knowledge by self-reading. In fact, as recommended by a mentor, I even consulted a professional psychologist to help me better my finances, relationships and all areas of life. That’s how serious I was about understanding my own behaviour.
I know you have a lot of choices in who you read, but, hear me out
I don’t have multiple p.H.Ds, I didn’t grow up rich, I grew up in a 4 Room HDB and most of all, I’m just like you.
- I wasn’t considered ‘smart’
I was brought up in a family where if I didn’t get full marks on a test, I would be afraid of going home. Hence, I avoided this area of my life for years. I just told myself: I just suck at school, it’s just not my thing.
I flunked my A Levels, straight Us, true story.
- I wasn’t considered ‘good looking’
I’m 167 centimetres tall. I’m below average Singaporean height. I am SHORT.
- I wasn’t ‘rich’
I didn’t come off from a wealthy background. In fact, my family faced bankruptcy when I was young.
Starting out, I came up as a failure in a multitude of ways, firstly, I didn’t do well in school. The worst thing that an Asian male has to face is failure. It’s the ultimate form of shame. If there’s anything, failure itself has taught me how to deal with failure. I educated myself on entrepreneurship, personal finance and relationships, learned through my own failures and from mentors.
It was difficult for me to step out of my comfort zone as a short, Asian kid brought up in a conservative culture and conservative family. Point is, anything is learnable: from dating, finance and entrepreneurship.
Over the years, I started working with University students, working professionals, executives and even CEOs to go to take their first steps to get what they want out of relationships and their personal finances.
You can read what one client said about me in:
‘Your without-thinking (ie the truth) answer when I asked if I needed to lose some weight, was amsuing and also a light-bulk moment. Your immediate response, without even a tinge of hesitation or incorporating some diplomacy, certainly caught my attention and this matter certainly moved higher up on the to-do lists’.
The content I put out on this site is backed up by decades of research and I don’t make claims that can’t be backed up by data.
You’ll find multiple citations on my articles, throughout my articles. I also use my own first-hand real-life stories as examples and case studies. I also don’t publish advice that I don’t use in my own life or haven’t tested.
You can check out my social skills course as a dating coach.
Lastly, feel free to read the free material I put out on the site, and leave a comment or email me at email@example.com