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How Much Time Are You Truly Wasting?

Updated: October 5, 2019 | Life Lessons, Productivity | 1 Comment

People working in Metro Manila know how terrible the traffic in the city can be. It is frustrating. It is stressful. You want to get home so badly. But you’re stuck on the road, and just inching along for several hours. Why can’t the government solve this problem? You start to think. Every year, traffic […]

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That Feeling of Emptiness and Why We Buy Meaningless Stuff We Don’t Need

Updated: June 4, 2019 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 8 Comments

I once attended a seminar, where the speaker asked the audience to be honest and raise their hands if the statements he’s going to say applies to them. “Have you ever laughed at someone who accidentally slipped while walking?” “Have you ever hidden snacks from others because you don’t want to share?” “Or have you […]

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5 Biggest Financial Mistakes that 50-Year-Olds Regret The Most

Updated: May 11, 2020 | Life Lessons, Personal Finance | 8 Comments

I had the chance to talk to future retirees during a recent speaking engagement. Among the topics that we discussed were the biggest financial mistakes that they regret, now that they’re in their 50’s. Today, I’m sharing with you a few of their stories, which I hope you’ll find valuable. Read beyond their sentiments and […]

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14 Things To Do in Your 20s, To Become Rich in Your 30s

Updated: April 11, 2020 | Life Lessons | 9 Comments

Becoming rich takes time, but with the proper mindset and right strategies, you can become a millionaire in 10 years or less. And the earlier you start, the sooner you can actually become one. With that said, how can someone who is now in their 20s achieve wealth within a decade? If you’re a 20-year-old […]

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On Challenges and Self-Motivation

Updated: March 15, 2020 | Guest Posts, Life Lessons | 4 Comments

When we were young, some of us fortunately received decent upbringings. When I say decent, I mean people who grew up well-sustained, whether emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, or financially. Unfortunately, many of us didn’t receive such privilege. Back then, we think we are too unlucky to experience challenges at an early age. What’s worse, some […]

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On Life Goals and Financial Priorities

Updated: November 4, 2018 | Life Lessons | 3 Comments

When you were a kid, I’m sure a lot of people asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up. As you entered school, the question changed to what career you wanted to pursue. It was exciting to answer these questions, primarily because we had the freedom to choose among many possibilities, to […]

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Living on Your Own Terms: How to Really Be the Boss of Your Own Life

Updated: September 29, 2018 | Guest Posts, Inspirational, Life Lessons | 1 Comment

Like most people, you have probably lived your life bowing down to the dictates of society. Straight out of college, you went for a master’s degree because that’s what people around you deem impressive. Then you got an office job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for nine hours—and you did […]

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15 Reasons Why You’ll Remain Poor Your Whole Life

Updated: July 3, 2019 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 7 Comments

Billionaire Bill Gates once said, “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” And that’s a kind of mistake you don’t want to take to your grave, and burden your family and loved ones after. Fortunately, there are easy-to-recognize signs, which can help you see if […]

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7 Lessons the Corporate World Taught Me about Success

Updated: May 15, 2020 | Life Lessons | 4 Comments

I’ve been asked a few times if I ever regret working in the corporate world, and my answer would always be a big “No”. Being an employee has taught me a lot of valuable lessons that continue to remain relevant in my life as an entrepreneur, seven of which I’m sharing today. 1. Do not […]

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Are You a Specialist or a Multipotentialite?

Published: April 9, 2016 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 3 Comments

In my speaking engagements, I normally share the story of how I used to be a civil engineer who decided to become an entrepreneur, and later on a financial planner. And whenever my audience are college students, one of the questions that I am always asked is why did I take up engineering in the […]

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Three Things That You Should Never Waste

Updated: February 11, 2020 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 10 Comments

We all know it’s bad to be wasteful of anything because almost everything has a limit. We conserve water because there’s only so much fresh water on our planet. In fact, while the Earth is 70% water, only less than 1% of it is fresh and usable by humans. It’s also for the same reason […]

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7 Things That Are Far Better Than The Extra Day You’re Getting This February

Updated: February 26, 2020 | Inspirational, Life Lessons | No Comments

We get an extra day this year in February, thanks to the scientists who calculated the Earth’s exact orbit and revolution. But what good is that extra day to us? For most people, it’ll just be an ordinary day — except maybe for those who were born on February 29th. Fortunately, there are other things […]

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When You Feel Stuck or Lost In Your Life

Updated: February 16, 2020 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 7 Comments

“Aren’t we supposed to be great by this time?” asks Mace in the Palanca Award-winning screenplay and movie, That Thing Called Tadhana. The film had a lot of hugot lines about love, which resonated in many. But this line was the one that struck me most and my favorite moment in the movie because I […]

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