You need to be focused, consistent and faithfully stubborn to build a sustainable business.
Here's a funny saying I've heard recently, "Even if you get out of the Rat Race, there's a chance that you're still a rat!"
I agree. We should all strive to achieve financial freedom. Leaving an inheritance to our children is a good thing.
And many people start with that intention. But along the way, somehow, many have been derailed. Not realizing they are already running a different race – the race to get more, to get ahead or even to get even.
Financial freedom? Yes. But do it for the right reasons.
Engage in pursuits that will not only make you rich, but will enrich you as a person – something that will be of service to others or the people closest to you.
You don't want to get out of the rat race and still feel like a rat!
To create value, the first step is to find out what is important to people.
Facebook realized how important it is for people to be able to share their own thoughts and experiences. That's probably how they came up with the "Newsfeed" where everyone sees what's happening.
While other real estate developers were scrimping on building materials, DMCI created value by building resort-like communities in places you wouldn't expect.
Marielle Fong of Balikbayan Gears noticed that our famous Balikbayan Box looks unpresentable and lacks durability. She solved that problem by giving it a jacket or a cover that made it stylish and durable at the same time.
I'd like to invite you to join me this Friday, May 31 for the official launch of my newest book, START SOMETHING.
Whether you're planning to start a business, to shift into a new career or to showcase your art, this book will help you get started.
I'll be giving a 15 minute talk during the event too.
This is a free event! To join us, simply register below.
|Photo Taken from Heart@Work May 17, 2013 – Next run coming soon!|
How you feel about your work (and life) will influence the quality of your output or your performance. That's why when we feel down, stressed, or overwhelmed, it affects our work.
The good book says "The heart is deceitful above all things..." (Jer 17:9) This is probably the reason why we buy stuff we already know we can't afford or don't really need – simply because we feel like buying it.
We all tend to make "emotional choices" all the time – instead of logical ones.
But here's the most important part…
The heart is also the "well spring of life." When our heart is in the right condition, you can expect good things to flow from it.
People stop learning the moment they decide they already know what they need to know. That decision often leads to a plateau.
Don't worry. All of us are prone to think this way.
The next time you tell yourself "I know that already" or you're acting as if you know it all – consider it as a sign to give yourself a push to 'restart' your learning.
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Here's something I read online. I thought I'd be good to share it before we start the work week.
IN PRISON... you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.
AT WORK... you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle.
IN PRISON... you get three meals a day.
AT WORK... you only get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.
IN PRISON... you get time off for good behavior.
AT WORK... you get more work for good behavior.
IN PRISON... the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT WORK... you must carry around a security card and open all the doors for yourself.
IN PRISON... you can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK... you get fired for watching TV and playing games.
IN PRISON... you get your own toilet.
AT WORK... you have to share with someone who pees on the seat.
IN PRISON...they allow your family and friends to visit.
AT WORK...you can't even speak to your family.
IN PRISON... all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required
AT WORK... you get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON... you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.
AT WORK... you spend most of your time wanting to get out or go inside bars.
IN PRISON... you must deal with sadistic wardens.
AT WORK... they are called managers.
So why is it, again, that we work?
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