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Category: Reflections

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Challenge: Ditch the Poverty Mindset, Stop Playing the Victim

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Technology and modernization are here to stay. If you don’t evolve you die. If you keep on playing the victim, you die poor. Up your game. We’re all affected but not all of us stay affected. Don’t play the victim, take charge.

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Every Peso Counts: Opened Our Coin Bank (Year 3)

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The right approach is this: manage your money now, no matter how small you have, and you’ll be surprised that with the right money management, you’ll have more pretty soon.

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Build Your Finances Despite Being a Breadwinner

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What can breadwinners do in order to save money and get your financial situation in good shape?

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Good Read: Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

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Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle, reinvent.

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Understanding the Motivated Millennial Generation

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Millennials—also known as “Generation Y” —are all too often labeled as the “instant” generation: the age group to which all things come easy, and who hardly lift a finger yet expect no less than great rewards.

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Deep Inside You’re Afraid to Be Rich

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Check deep inside of you, it could be that you don’t want to be rich after all. It could be that we don’t want to have money because we equate it to being evil, greedy, materialistic etc. We have to be aware of these negative notions about money, to be able to attract a rich-mindset.

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Good Read: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone

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Ruthless, long-term visionary, customer-obsessed, dares to creates his own rules. His company, Amazon, is creating its own rules in online retail shopping, aiming to be the store for everything, at the lowest prices available. Always the customer in mind, sometimes to the detriment of other corporate and employee relationships.

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Ikigai: Reason for Being

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A quick google of the Japanese word “ikigai” shows “reason for being” as its meaning. Deep. Or in another language, raison d’etre. A reason to get up in the morning. Or as the famous coffee commercial asks, “Para kanino ka bumabangon?” Or maybe it should be “Para sa ‘ano’ ka bumabangon?” Time for coffee.

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Good Read: Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla and the Quest for a Fantastic Future) by Ashlee Vance

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This guy’s cool, smart, and will not be bound by the impossible. But at the same time I wouldn’t want him for a boss because he’s an employee’s nightmare, unless of course building rockets and electric cars is your thing.

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Good Read: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

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He tries to argue that timing (when one is born or when one comes of age), the context during their maturing years, the generations of cultural values, and even some random arbitrary events could have created a conducive environment for one to succeed, and for another to live a “regular” life.

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