Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A seminar worth taking

This post is long over due because I am writing about an event me and my wife attended way last, last weekend. I told myself I should be prompt and proper in posting updates on my blog whenever something new come up but sometimes time doesn't cooperate or so it seems. Well, it's better than no post at all for this week.

Last Saturday, we, (my wife and I that is), attended a seminar on How to be Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez at Camp Aguinaldo, QC. I can say that it was a very fruitful experience as we were essentially turned from reluctant investors to risk takers. Yup, my wife and I are now into investing on mutual funds, balanced funds and sometimes stocks. However the more important aspect of the seminar is not solely focused on wealth but also touched on how to manage your wealth without losing our Christian values.

Bo has this very intuitive way of combining wealth management with spiritual abundance as he calls it. He is one of the most credible and acknowledged Christian speakers in the Philippines and is often invited by no less than the President herself to give Spiritual advice when she needed. Apparently, she needed one at the time we were having the seminar for she demanded Bo's attendance in a meeting for her SONA(State of the Nation Address) the next day.

Bo is a sinister speaker with a great sense of humor. Everybody loves him and everyone open their ears everytime he speaks. It is his core gift he says. He has this knack of delivering funny anecdotes and sometimes hilarious experiences of his during the seminar that's why we enjoyed the whole talk, and I'm quite sure the audience did too. It was a half-day seminar worth 500 pesos and I daresay it was worth it for aside from Bo's talk, he also invited his financial mentor (I didn't quite catch her name though) to introduce the group on the basics of wealth management.

The talk is actually about his new book 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich. We still attended the seminar though we already had a copy, er, 2 copies actually the first is bought by my wife and the second one is a complimentary copy. Sadly he wasn't able to sign any of the two books.

As yet again, the Law of Attraction is stressed out in the talk, though it came from different forms and styles. But aside from that, he touched on gaining passive incomes from every sources you can imagine starting from your own core gift, to leveraging, mutual funds etc. Bo's mentor meanwhile talked about Einstein's compounding interest formula - the Rule of 72 which computes for how many times you can double your investment given the interest and retirement age you are planning.

It was a very inspiring talk. We learned a lot from it. I am practically inspired to invest wisely now and concentrate more efforts developing my core skills so I could generate passive incomes for my family's future. Blogging I suppose is one of the best place to start =>.

You may catch Bo's video feeds here.

Zoom Out

The following series of images beautifully illustrate how things become significantly insignificant when looked at a different perspective. It totally reminds us that we are just minute beings, living in the universe over a peck of dust called, earth.

Friday, July 20, 2007

To fail is to succeed.

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure...
...it does mean you haven't succeeded yet.

Failure doesn't mean you don't have it...
...it does mean you have to do something in a different way.

Failure doesn't mean you are inferior...
...it does mean you are not perfect.

Failure doesn't mean you've wasted your life...
...it does mean you've a reason to start afresh.

Failure doesn't mean you should give up...
...it does mean you should try harder.

Failure doesn't mean you'll never make it...
...it does mean it will take a little longer.

Failure doesn't mean you have been a fool...
...it does mean you had a lot of faith.

Failure doesn't mean you have been disgraced...
...it does mean you were willing to try.

Failure doesn't mean you have accomplished nothing...
...it does mean you have learned something.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Vision Board

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is simply a visual representation of the things you want to have, you want to be or you want to do in your life. It could be made up of pictures or cutouts from magazines, drawings or list of things you want in your life. Then you can creatively post them in a foam board or a cork board much like a scrap book such as this one.

So a vision board is essentially a map for your goals and aspirations where you can have a real sense of direction on what you really want to achieve and what do you really desire in life. Its purpose is to manifest the power of the law of attraction in your life to positively attract things that could lead you closer to your success or to your goals.

Having those actual pictures or goals listed, these will guide your motivations, inspiration to work hard on them and thereby inching toward your ultimate goal.

Such concept is also the basis of the international bestseller book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The book have been a worldwide phenomenal bestseller.