It’s been a long long time since I last posted in this blog because of so many things that I’ve been so busy about this year. I have been putting off updating this blog so much it even got to a point where the site went down for sometime without me knowing it because I forgot to renew my hosting account. Talk about being so busy. 🙂
Anyway, another reason is because I’ve been contemplating a lot on what direction I want this blog to take. For the past 3 years, I’ve changed so much that sometimes all the things that I’ve been through and want to share with you, I don’t know if they are still relevant to you or not anymore.
Some of you have come across this blog after searching for investing tips on stock market or through some other search key words. While that has generated a lot of traffic to my site, I have since taken a different direction with my blog that I don’t feel I am the right person to guide you in your stocks investments. I wrote that piece almost 4 years ago when I was still exploring about the different ways on how to earn an extra income through various investments in real-estate, stocks and businesses. I have been invited quite a number of times in different schools to share my experience with stock market investing and whatever knowledge I might have gained from it. I feel really blessed to have been given those opportunities. However, the time to change has come.
Now, I have a little bit of clarity in terms of experience and the path that I would like to take for at least the next 2 to 3 years. And obviously, it will affect all the things that are involved in my life including this blog.
They say, the life that you have right now is the result of the decisions you made 5 years ago. When I look back 5 years ago, I was fresh from a 2 year stint abroad and I was at that stage where I wanted to learn so many things. My real-estate venture was great and it opened up a circle of friends that I will be forever grateful for, for it led me to so many opened doors.
Sometimes the little decisions we take which seem insignificant the day they were taken, will prove as the turning point of your life in the future. I was at that stage where I’ve already read hundreds of books on business and investing and I had nothing to show for it. I was shy and timid (or perhaps I was the only one thinking I was like that), and had limited communication skills. I’ve attended lots and lots of seminars and paid tens of thousands of pesos for each, and after several of those I still had nothing to show for it. Money is still going out of my own pocket and nothing is going in. I was so frustrated about my results that I was ready to TAKE ACTION on ANYTHING. I can live with a failure, but I can never live with myself in NOT TRYING.
Many things have happened since then. In the beginning of my business career I had to overcome a lot of personal doubts and fears. Eventually, with the help of my mentors, I was able to see a glimmer of hope that I could hold on to…eventually, the results came and the best part of it is in being given the chance to mentor other aspiring entrepreneurs as well and contribute in helping them become successful as well.
Today, I am writing to share with you so many things that have happened this year alone. My wife and I went to Hong Kong Disneyland TWICE. One was in April when we attened an International Business Convention, and enjoy being a child again with some of our business partners afterwards…and the other time was when we were given a special travel incentive for FREE last September.
My wife were also fortunate to earn another travel incentive on the same month of September, an all-expense-paid ASIAN CRUISE trip to Hong Kong, Sanya China and Halong Bay Vietnam. We were able to visit the remotest part of China they call "End of the Earth" as well as Hong Kong, but had to skip our excursion in Vietnam because of a brewing typhoon in the area. Anyway, it was our first Asian Cruise experience and I realized we were one of the youngest crowd in the trip. Most of those with us in the cruise were already at a retirement age. I am guessing it is their gift after a fruitful career in employment or business. Seeing them unable to enjoy the amenitites so much, it dawned on me that building a sustainable business that can operate without you and generate passive income for you is one of the most powerful vehicle you can ever build. It gives you the option to enjoy life at an early age and not have to wait for retirement. After 7 days of NOT WORKING because there was NO INTERNET CONNECTION (we’re in the middle of the sea most of the time), and having the time to really enjoy the travel, the income from our business grew even more…as if saying, we don’t need you, go have more vacation! 🙂
I also had the opportunity to share our story and inspire almost a thousand aspiring entrepreneurs in Baguio City. As speaker, I was awarded a FREE 2-day stay in Bagiuo City Country Club with an eat-all-you-can buffet breakfast. I learned later on that the place I stayed in is one of the most exclusive hotels in the area.
The best part of this amazing journey is in seeing those who trusted you achieve similar or even greater results than you. It is in helping other people that you realize this world is abundant with blessings for those people who are willing to pay the price in hardwork and perseverance.
Today, I’d like to share with you my plan for this blog going forward. One thing I want to do is to go back to how it felt when I first started sharing the lessons I learned when I started this thing. I wanted to share from the heart. I don’t want to write something just so I can be top 1 in Google search engine or anything like that. I truly wanted to share my experiences so that other people who read it might find inspiration and realize that if I was able to make it, so can they.
As such, in the next weeks and months, I will be sharing more about the journey that I’ve been the past 3 and half years. The lessons I’ve learned and the lessons that I have yet to learn. The stories I will be sharing will be those of my own and the stories of the people I’ve personally worked with in my journey. The stories will include topics in business mindset, marketing, leadership, as well as tips on how to grow a business from the ground up using online and offline marketing strategies, and how to generate "passive income" by building a stable and sustainable business.
With that said, I will no longer be able to cater to other topics in personal finance like stocks investing, real-estate investing, saving or dealing with debts. You can find answers to those specific topics from other blogs (if you want suggestions, email me and I can share with you a few of my suggested sites). If you happened to stumble into my blog looking for topics on investing in stocks, bonds or forex or other paper assets, I may not be the best resource person for those topics. If you received this in your email and wish to unsubscribe and no longer wish to receive information from me, feel free to click the unsubscribe link below. Thank you for stumbling into my blog and I hope I was able to share something to you that added value into your life.
However, if you want to learn how to develop the mindset and skills to establish a business that can generate passive income, I can help you, just like how I was helped by my mentors 3 and half years ago. I’m looking forward to sharing more stories with you soon. Cheers to your success!
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