Posts tagged ‘goals’

9 Important Money Tasks You Should Do in December

Posted December 7, 2016 under Personal Finance | 3 Comments

The new year is just around the corner, and we’re now reaching the peak of the holiday celebrations. Most of us will be busy attending Christmas parties, school reunions, and yuletide events – but I hope you can also find time to do a personal financial check-up. It’s a good time to take stock of […]

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On Life Goals and Financial Priorities

Posted November 17, 2016 under 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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How To Overcome The Obstacles That Are Stopping You From Chasing Your Dreams

Posted October 7, 2016 under Mindsetting | 1 Comment

What are your dreams? What are the big goals that you’re hoping to achieve in your life? When you’re alone and imagining your future, what do you see yourself doing? I asked these questions to a few friends, and I got different answers. Some mentioned working on their dream job, while others are running their […]

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How To Prioritize Financial Goals and Gain Perspective

Posted July 20, 2016 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

All of us have financial goals — buy a car, own a house, start a business, save for a child’s college education, and retire comfortably are perhaps the most common. When there’s so many goals that we want to achieve, how can we optimize our cashflow and investments so that we can reach all of […]

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When You Feel Stuck or Lost In Your Life

Posted February 3, 2016 under 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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Why New Year’s Day is Not Really Worth Waiting For

Posted December 23, 2015 under Guest Posts | 1 Comment

Are you excited for New Year’s Day? I’m sure you are, just like me. Most people look forward to this day because it’s a great time to mark a new beginning in their life. However, my friend April has a different view regarding this perspective. Let’s read what she has to say below. — New […]

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If You Want To Reach Your Goals, These Are The Things You Need To Do

Posted December 1, 2015 under Mindsetting | 2 Comments

December is a time when a lot of people are happy and feel most hopeful about life. And beyond the celebrations, shopping, and reunions, it’s also during this month when we look back at everything we’ve done during the year, and note the failures and successes we’ve experienced. However, I’d like to challenge you to […]

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How Much Are You Getting Paid to Give Up On Your Dreams?

Posted November 13, 2015 under Inspirational | 8 Comments

The daughter of a friend asks, “So mommy, if you would be doing one thing that you really, really like right now, what would that be?” “I’d be making custom clothes for little girls,” my friend replies. “So what’s stopping you from doing it?” her daughter asks back. My friend was at a loss for […]

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What Are You Doing?

Posted July 8, 2015 under Mindsetting | 21 Comments

Once there was a child, who walked into a construction site. The child saw a worker, approached him and asked, “What are you doing?” “Can’t you see?” said the worker. “I’m laying down these bricks.” Then the child saw another worker nearby, who was doing the exact same thing. The child nevertheless approached the second […]

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7 Types of People You Should Avoid If You Want to Become Rich

Posted June 15, 2015 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 9 Comments

There’s a saying, “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” And I believe it’s true that we become the average of the people we spend the most time with. That’s why you have to be careful with whom you become friends with because they can influence your mindset and […]

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

Posted May 5, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 19 Comments

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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There is No Day Much Better Than Today

Posted April 6, 2015 under Mindsetting | 4 Comments

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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