Updated: August 5, 2010
My life has so far been a series of ups and downs with twists and turns.
It’s been a journey of multiple successes and big failures, of dead-end roads and open fields.
Through all these years, what has always kept me going is the proper mindset, discipline, belief and determination that in the end, I shall reach my goal.
And that’s what today’s Reader Mail is all about – giving focus on discoveries and learnings that push us towards new directions in our life. It’s about making that conscious decision to change and committing to it.
Let’s now read these two inspirational stories that a couple of readers have sent me from the past few weeks for they are truly worth sharing to all of you.
From Ms. R
I work in a commercial bank and everyday, I get to meet people from different backgrounds who would open an account with us.
While most are middle income individuals who just wants a savings or checking account, I would occasionally meet someone who would be interested in opening an investment account or would inquire on our wealth management services.
I never really took notice but after I read your article on The Real Gap Between the Rich and the Poor, I discovered that indeed, there is a huge difference between the attitudes and mindset of the poor and middle-class from the rich and wealthy.
That got me thinking and more importantly, made me decide to examine my own beliefs about money and wealth.
I’m writing you to just say thank you for that very insightful article which made me really change how I see and plan for my future.
I used to be comfortable with how I live but now, I know and believe I can do and achieve more.
I’ve made concrete plans for myself and hope that someday, I will be the one on the other side of the table – opening an investment account and asking a banker how to manage MY wealth.
Keep up the good work and God bless.
From Ms. B
First of all, thank you. Why? Because you just made me the luckiest person I know.
I used to be corporate slave with no savings and unmanageable credit card debt. I used to think that the only way to be rich is to marry someone rich or win the lotto.
But one day, feeling low and too lazy to work, I went online and randomly searched for “how to be lucky in life” and I was sent to your very positive article: How To Be Lucky in Life and Achieve Success
And that one article gave me a breath of real fresh air because I never really thought that one can make their own good luck.
Slowly, I changed how I see life and tried to always lean towards what’s good and positive. I opened up my world, just like what you suggested and it has made me discover a lot of opportunities just right in front of me.
Now, I’m still a corporate slave, but I also have a sideline business that’s really doing well. I now know how to “pay myself first” and has been able to significantly lower my debts.
By the end of the year, I will be debt free and will start saving up to finally setting up my very own business. It’s been exciting and I should say that I’ve never been this lucky in all my life. I really thank you for inspiring me.
I hope these stories were able to inspire you to make your own change in your life and start your way towards a new direction of optimism, abundance and wealth.
On a side note, I would like to invite all of you to an upcoming event entitled, Changing Directions. This is a talk by columnist and strategic thinking consultant, Mr. Cito Beltran.
The seminar will happen on August 21st, 2010 from 1:30 to 5:30 PM at the Victory Center, Upper Level, Promenade, Greenhills.
Anyone interested in attending this event can get in touch with Ms. Jenny Ignacio-Magalong at 09391177856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, I’m giving away free tickets to this event. Simply leave a comment below and answer the question:
“What would you like to change in your life right now and why?“.
The two best answers as chosen by the organizers of the event will receive a complimentary pass each to the event. You can leave your answers starting today until 11:59 PM of August 14, 2010. The winners will be announced
a day after that August 16, in here.
The promo is now closed. The two people who will receive the complimentary seats will be announced on Monday, August 16. Thanks.
Congratulations to Elen and Maricel for winning the complimentary seats.
To the rest of my readers, don’t worry, there will be more events that I will post here where you can have the chance to win free tickets to. Thanks everyone for joining.
That’s it and thanks for reading another article here in Ready To Be Rich.