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12 Signs That You’re Doing Good Financially Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

Posted May 18, 2015 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 10 Comments
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Financial freedom is a long journey, and sometimes it can feel as though you’re not making any progress at all towards achieving this goal. It’s normal to feel uncertain about your future, and be doubtful of your financial progress. That’s why it helps to remind yourself once in a while, of how much you’ve actually […]

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How To Find What You’re Meant To Do in Life

Posted May 5, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 15 Comments
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Last week, I was invited to give a talk about money management to College of Arts and Letters students in UP Diliman. My initial plan was to speak about financial strategies for teenagers, but later on decided to instead, share stories from my life. I told them that I was a licensed civil engineer, who […]

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If You Want To Be Successful, You Have To Choose Happiness

Posted April 27, 2015 under Mindsetting, Productivity | 7 Comments
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Did you know that there is a link between success and happiness? Of course, it is common sense to believe that successful people often lead happy lives. However, there is evidence that show the reverse is also true – that people who are happy, are more likely to succeed in life. In 2005, a team […]

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7 Ironic Things That Poor People Do

Posted April 21, 2015 under Mindsetting | 4 Comments
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“I wish I could travel as much as you do,” a friend told me one day. “You can, if you plan for it well,” I replied. “It’s easy to plan, but my budget is tight,” he shares. “Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. Besides, you can always find ways to earn extra income to fund […]

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7 Mental Armors For Getting Out of Debt

Posted April 10, 2015 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 10 Comments
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I used to have five credit cards, and drowning in almost P200,000 worth of debt. It actually reached a point where collection agencies would make rude calls to me, and send fake summon letters from law firms to my address. At first, I ignored them. I was not affected because I knew those were all […]

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There is No Day Much Better Than Today

Posted April 6, 2015 under Mindsetting | 4 Comments
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It is important to have goals. Because when you set goals, you will begin to receive clarity on how to achieve them – your wishes and dreams slowly transition into reachable milestones that you can work for. However, although I put importance on having such a future-oriented perspective, your focus should nevertheless be on creating […]

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On Treadmills, Thailand and That Thing Called Tadhana

Posted March 26, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 9 Comments
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My current personal best for a 3-kilometer run is around 30 minutes. I believe that’s below average as most friends do the same distance for less than 20 minutes. I know I can improve my time, but I guess the motivation isn’t really there. Because when I run on the treadmill, at that pace which […]

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What You Need To Know About Planning For Your Retirement

Posted March 6, 2015 under Mindsetting | 9 Comments
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To retire young and to retire rich. This is the goal of most people and this WAS certainly my goal. Yes, it was my goal – something that I wanted to achieve before… but not anymore. And let me explain to you why. Retirement as a goal A lot of people work hard with dreams […]

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What Should Be Your Priority: House, Car, Business, or Stock Investments?

Posted February 25, 2015 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 17 Comments
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If you were to choose, what should be your priority – buy a house, get a car, start a business, or build your stock investments? This was the concern of a young woman, who posted this question on a Facebook group a few days ago. When I saw this on my timeline, I decided to […]

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Only Fools Want To Become Millionaires, So Don’t Be One

Posted February 13, 2015 under Mindsetting | 15 Comments
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Do you want to become a millionaire? If you do, then you’re a fool. Why? Because having a million in your bank account won’t make you happy. Do you know what will make you happy? Spending that million. Am I right? If you had a million to spend today, what would you buy? What would […]

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The Biggest Difference Between Employees and Entrepreneurs in 2 Minutes

Posted February 4, 2015 under Business, Mindsetting | 6 Comments
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What’s the biggest difference between an employee and an entrepreneur? The obvious answer is that an employee is someone who works in a company, while an entrepreneur is the one who owns the company where the employee works. But that’s not really an accurate difference in my opinion, because a lot of entrepreneurs also work […]

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The 4-Step Minimalist Guide To Success

Posted December 22, 2014 under Mindsetting | 1 Comment
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Each person has his own definition of success. But the path that leads to it, is the same for everyone. Follow these four steps, and you’ll find yours. Step 1: Courage Be brave and challenge your status quo. Face your fears. Banish your doubts. Take risks. Go out of your comfort zone. Step 2: Realization […]

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