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“Bakit hindi ko makamit ang Tagumpay?” Pitong dahilan kung bakit ikaw ay Nabibigo

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“Magsikap ka at ikaw ay magtatagumpay.” Ilan nga ba sa atin ang nakarinig at sumunod doon sa payong iyon at umasa dito? Nagoovertime ka at nagdadagdag ng oras sa trabaho para makakuha pa ng extrang pera. Pagod at stressed ka sa pagtrabaho araw-araw, pero parang walang nagbabago. Tinanong mo na ba sa sarili mo “bakit hindi ko pa makamit ang tagumpay?” Kahit napakahalaga ng pagsisikap at seryosong pagpupunyagi ay kailangan, ang realidad ay mas-komplikado. Ito ang pitong dahilan kung bakit hindi mo pa nakakamit ang tagumpay.

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“Why am I not successful?” 7 reasons why you might be Failing

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“Work hard and you’ll become successful.” How many of us have heard that advice and followed it hoping that it’d work? You work overtime and you put in extra hours to get some extra cash. You’re tired and stressed from working hard day after day, yet nothing seems to change. “Why am I not successful yet” you ask? While hard work and serious effort is indeed important, reality is far more complex. Here are seven reasons why you still haven’t made it.

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Sisirain ba ng Pagmamalasakit at Pag-Asenso mo ang iyong Pamilya?

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“Bakit kami magsisikap kung bibigyan mo pa rin naman kami ng libre?” Ihanda mo muna ang sarili mo dahil baka masakit ang aral na ito kapag ikaw umasenso na sa buhay (o aasenso pa lang). Kahit ang kayamanan at pag asenso ay magbibigay sa iyo ng kakayanang makatulong sa iba (sa kamag-anak, kaibigan, at pulubi), ang sobra sobrang pagtulong ay nakakasama. Imbis na bigyan mo sila ng pakpak para makalipad, baka pinapaasa mo lamang sila sa iyong limos.

“In general, I am opposed to giveaways and handouts. They take away initiative and responsibility from people. If people know that things can be received ‘free,’ they tend to spend their energy and skill chasing the ‘free’ things rather than using the same energy and skill to accomplish things on their own. Handouts encourage dependence rather than self-help and self-confidence.” – Muhammad Yunus, Creating a World Without Poverty

(Madalas, umaayaw ako sa pagbibigay ng limos. Inaalis nito ang pagkukusa at responsibilidad ng mga tao. Kung alam nila na ang ilang bagay ay makukuha ng ‘libre,’ madalas gagamitin nila ang lakas at galing nila sa paghahanap ng mga ‘libreng’ bagay kaysa gamitin ang parehong lakas at galing para makamit ang mga gusto nila gamit ang sarili nilang pagsisikap. Ang limos ay humihimok ng pagpapasustento kaysa sa pagtulong sa sarili at pagpapalakas ng loob.)

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Will your Kindness and Financial Success destroy your family?

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“Why should we work hard when you’ll give us free stuff anyway?” Buckle down for a moment as this might be a painful lesson if you’re already financially successful (or on the way there). Even though wealth and financial success allows you to help others (family, friends, and beggars) more easily, too much of it can backfire. Instead of giving them wings to fly, you might make them dependent on your handouts.

“In general, I am opposed to giveaways and handouts. They take away initiative and responsibility from people. If people know that things can be received ‘free,’ they tend to spend their energy and skill chasing the ‘free’ things rather than using the same energy and skill to accomplish things on their own. Handouts encourage dependence rather than self-help and self-confidence.” – Muhammad Yunus, Creating a World Without Poverty

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Ano ang mga “Anak Mayaman”? (at bakit kailangan mong igalang ang lahat, Mayaman man o Mahirap)

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Minsan, umakyat ako sa Mount Pinatubo, ang isa sa pinakapopular na bulkan sa Pilipinas. Simple at masaya ang pag-akyat sa tabi ng mga ilog at talampas at napakaganda ng crater lake sa tuktok. Sa tabi ng crater at rest stop ay may matarik na hagdanan, at nakakapagod akyatin iyon kung hindi ka palaging nag-eexercise. Siyempre, marami sa aming mga turista ay napapagod doon.

Ang isa sa mga guides, isang local na sanay na sa bundok nagsalita tunkol sa “anak mayaman” gamit ang nakaiinsultong tono. Marami ang nag-iisip ng ganoon: Ang mga anak mayaman ay mahina, masama, at spoiled. Diba nga ganoon sila lahat sa TV?

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What are “Rich Kids”? (and why you should be kind to everyone, Rich OR Poor)

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Some time ago I climbed Mount Pinatubo, one of the most famous volcanoes in the Philippines. It was a simple and enjoyable hike along the rivers and the canyons and the crater lake at the end was beautiful. Around the crater near the rest stop is a set of stairs, and it’s rather tiring to climb unless you exercise often. Of course, a lot of us tourists get tired there.

One of the guides, a local who is used to the mountain landscape remarked “Anak mayaman” (rich person’s offspring, or “rich kid”) in a disparaging tone. It’s a common mindset: Rich kids are weak, mean, and spoiled. I mean, that’s how they all are on TV, right?

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Paglikha ng Bundok: Limang Rason para sa Mangarap ng Lubos

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May kasabihan tayong mga pinoy na “libre lang ang mangarap.” Kahit maganda ang mga salita, ang kasalukuyang kahulugan nito ay nagsasabi na kahit pwede kang mangarap ng lubos, napakahirap nitong gawin kaya huwag mo na lang subukan. Kahit pangarap nating maging mayaman at matagumpay, hindi ito mangyayari kaya dapat tanggapin na lang natin ang “ordinaryong” pamumuhay. Kung pinanganak tayong mahirap, kailangan tanggapin na lang natin ito at tayo’y MANATILING mahirap.

Pero paano nga naman kung pangarap mo talagang maging matagumpay? Kung ganoon, kakailanganin mo ng kahanga-hangang pangarap para makamit iyon! Libre nga ang mangarap… at libre din mag-isip, magplano, at maghanap ng paraan para makamit ito.

“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that’s left is a compromise.”-Robert Fritz

(Kung itinakda mo ang pagpipilian mo sa kung ano lang ang mukhang posible o reasonable, itinataboy mo ang sarili mo sa tunay na gusto mo, at ang matitira lamang ay ang pagkompromiso.)

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Building Mountains: 5 Reasons to Dream BIG

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There’s an old Filipino saying “libre lang ang mangarap” and it translates to “it’s free to dream.” While it sounds nice on paper, these days it implies that while you can dream big all you want, achieving your dreams is too difficult or impossible so you should never even try. While we wish we were rich and successful, it won’t happen and we’ll have to settle for an “ordinary” life instead. If we were born poor, we’ll just have to accept it and STAY poor.

Well what if you really DO want to become successful? Well then you need to have BIG dreams in order to achieve it! It’s free to dream… and it’s also free to think, plan, and find the way to achieve those dreams!

“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that’s left is a compromise.”-Robert Fritz

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Hindi ka Swerte… at Mabuti Iyon

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“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” (Kasipagan ang ina ng Swerte.) – Benjamin Franklin

Makikita mo ang maswerteng tao sa paligid mo. Mayroon silang mayayamang magulang, magaling sila sa sports, at palagi silang nakakakuha ng matataas na grades sa iskwelahan. Karamihan naman sa atin ay ordinaryo lamang.Wala tayong napakayamang magulang, hindi tayo magaling sa sports, at pasang-awa lamang tayo sa exams. Para sa karamihan satin, mas-malala pa dahil nakapasan ang maraming kakulangan at ang buhay ay parang puro paghihirap lamang.

Siguro naramdaman mo naman iyon. Nag-aral ka para sa exams at halos hindi ka parin pumasa sa test. Nagsisikap ka sa trabaho at hindi ka pa rin napromote. Sinusubukan mong umasenso ang negosyo mo pero hindi pa rin dumadami ang iyong benta. Habang ginagawa mo iyon, ang ibang tao naman ay parang nadadalian lamang sa buhay. Sa iba lang talaga napupunta ang swerte diba?

Alam mo, sana bigyan din ako ng swerte ng isang billion-dollar business bukas. Gusto ko ring maging maswerte at maging world champion athlete. Diba ganoon naman gumagana ang swerte? Gigising ka na lang at may nabuo ka na palang multinational corporation mula sa wala, nanalo ka sa world title fight ng hindi ka man lang umaalis sa iyong upuan, o mula fast food worker magiging real estate billionaire ka sa isang araw dahil “sinuwerte” ka.

Sayang lang at hindi nangyayari iyon. Ano nga ba ang magagawa natin?

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You’re not Lucky… and that’s a Good Thing

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“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin

You see lucky people everywhere. They have rich parents, they are good at sports, and they nearly always get good grades in school. Most of us, however, are just ordinary. We don’t have rich parents, we’re not very good at sports, and we barely pass our exams. For a lot more of us, it’s even worse as we’re often saddled with disadvantages and life often feels like an uphill climb.

You probably know what it’s like. You study hard for your exams and you barely pass that test. You work hard at your job and you still don’t get promoted. You try to improve your business yet sales don’t increase one bit. While you’re doing all that, other people seem to just glide through life. Some people just have all the luck, right?

You know, I wish luck will give me a billion-dollar business tomorrow. I also want to get lucky and become a world champion athlete as well. I mean, that how most people think luck works right? You wake up one day and you suddenly built a multinational corporation from thin air, you suddenly won the world title fight without ever leaving your couch, or you go from fast food worker to a real estate billionaire in a day because you got “lucky.”

Sadly, that doesn’t happen. So what can we do about it?

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