Nung highschool ako my mom said…”Anak nagbibinata ka lang kaya ka tinitigyawat.”
Ok fine. I believed her. She’s my mom.
Nung college na ako…”Ganyan talaga anak. Mawawal din yan.” My mom said.
Ok fine. I believed her. I love my mom.
As I write this, ang laki ng tigyawat ko sa ilong and I’m now 39 years old.
Let me ask you this: When you were young do you have these beliefs that you learned from someone that eventually you realized it isn’t true?
By the way, these people don’t mean to hurt you or deceive you. They’re loving and caring. But their own assumptions were wrong but you believed them?
Their beliefs have become your beliefs?
Think about it.
Maybe tumatalon ka pag pasok ng taon hoping na tatangkad ka.
Or maybe kailangan mo matulog ng tanghali kung hindi, kukunin ka ng bumbay.
(Kawawa mga bumbay satin, kidnapper agad ang image nila.)
Or maybe di mo sinukat ang wedding dress mo (if you’re a lady) at baka di matuloy ang kasal
You know what I mean right?
Like it or not, these beliefs have shaped who you are.
Some beliefs are healthy but many are actually harmful to you.
Whenever I talk about “getting rich” or “making millions”, many people starts to become uncomfortable.
Because they associated being rich to many negative things. They want money but not too much.
“Sapat lang”, ika nga nila.
The problem is, pag sapat lang ang pera at biglang nangailangan, wala ng mabubunot. Sapat lang e.
What I suggest is that you aspire for more. More than you can spend for yourself.
Because by having more, you can help more people. You can give more. You can have bigger contribution. Sure, you can contribute without money but why not might as well have resources to spend.
You see, not because you have lot of money doesn’t mean you’ll spend everything just for yourself.
In fact, in my experience, I spend less to myself than I spend for other people. My desire for material things has waned. I want things as simple as possible.
Sure we have luxury vacations but generally, I want simple things. Both our cars were used when we bought it.
If you think that you’ll suddenly become an evil person if you make a lot, then you’ll never experience financial abundance.
Then you’ll ask yourself…”Bakit ang pera laging kulang?”
The problem is not your skills or there’s no opportunity. It is you. Your thoughts. Your beliefs.
Remember, your actions are led by your beliefs.
Today, I want you to think about these things.
Get a notebook and a pen and go to a quiet place where you can think.
Think about all your beliefs. All the words that you heard about money, business, being rich, and all.
Then challenge those beliefs. Ask yourself.
“Is my belief about this thing is true?”
You’ll be surprised with this exercise. You’ll uncover a lot of limiting beliefs that’s holding back your success.
Try it and comment below.
charlita cabiara says
John ang haba ng kwento nakapagud mgbasa why not direct to the point so that i start immediately.thanks charlita
Jon Oraña says
Hahaha. Pwede mo naman di bashin lahat 🙂
Hirap naman kasi mag negosyo. Puhunan po kasi ang kelangan. Hirap naman mag negosyo kung Galing sa utang. That’s the reality.
Sir Jon, May point ka din. neto ko lang narealize na yung mga paniniwala, nakita o narinig mo sa nakakatanda o sa paligid mo eh. walang ka siguruhan na nag pasalin salin na lang. maaaring tama pero maari din mali. marami na ko nababasa sa mga article mo at patuloy ko pa ako itong iniintindi. sana mga marami ka pang maipakita at maishare samin lalo na pag dating sa pag bukas ng aming isipan pag dating sa mundo ng bussiness.
hi Jon, thanks for all inspiring messages, i haven’t seen you but you keep on inspiring me to become one of the successful entrepreneur one day. I admit i have a lot of mistakes in the past, I failed so many times; I’ve seen my mistakes for this, I was able to gather all information not to fail again on my future projects.
I’m planning to put up a business soon but unfortunately the funds for the project is really impossible to achieve, the only solution that I am thinking is to sell 10%-20% of the stocks to few friends & relatives in-order for us to achieve the fund that we want; but the bad new is, I really don’t have such idea on how will be the computation is, once we already have an agreement for my project.
I know that there’s a lot of people asking for your advise, I am also hoping that one day you’ll gonna read this email & i’ll be glad to receive a feedback from you…
thank you …
Jermaine Teves says
Isa sa natutunan ko sa magulang ko ay yung ang babae dapat nasa bahay lang at pagsilbihan ang asawang lalaki. At dapat ang lalaki lang ang nagtatrabaho. Kaya eto ako asa sa kita ng asawa ko. Kaya nagsimula ako mag blog para dagdag kita at makaipon na rin ako.
Hi Sir Jon,
I wanted to ask po sana pano nyo po na structure ung business nyo. It’s great to earn as a digital entrepreneur, but we have to pay our dues (and that means taxes!) PH laws is still stuck on brick and mortar businesses, with no clear guidelines on online businesses, especially for those solopreneur type of businesses like affiliate marketing (which is what I’m doing right now). Currently po, I’m registered as a self-employed “online freelancer”, but I want to move into creating a company. If your business in registered in Canada, I would assume may LLC po dun? Dito Kc sa Pinas wala.
Sir gusto k pong matoto andito ko sa Saudi arabia ppaano k ito maapply bilang isang ofw
Cholly T. Inocencio says
Yes, I want to be a financially free someday. what will I do inorder to succeed my dreams?
Nora cusipag says
Paano po ba magkaroon ng magandang buhay ang kagaya ko na isang ofw at May tatlo ng anak na kelangan kong itaguyod.pano po mgkaroon ng sapat na kita para sa pamilya ko.please I need your advice..tnx
Pabs Lapitan says
Thanks for your advice and inspiration, I have read one of the comments, mahaba daw, well I think and sure that patience is one of the key to success. Am I right Jon. Pag d ka nagtyaga sa akin d mo ako macoconvince. So thanks also for your patience to me. I do hope you could able to help me reach my dream to be financially stable while I am getting old and to solve my financial worries. Goodluck and mayGod bless you always together with your family. More blessings for you this 2016 is one of my wishes for you.
Renan Orpiada says
I am interested to e-books. It is highly appreciated if you can extend your help in full details on your most convenient ways. Thanks
Agree sa lahat ng sinabi nyo Sir Jon. Especially for us Filipinos na Catholic ang upbringing. Yun beatitude na “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Somehow na-brainwash ang thinking ni Juan dela Cruz na masama ang pera. Na masama maging mayaman. Tama yun na dapat ang hangarin natin ay di lamang kumita ng sapat para makakain tayo ng 3 times a day kundi kumita ng extra para matulungan natin ang ibang tao na makakain ng 3 times a day. Hindi masama maging mayaman ang kayamanan mo ay hindi lamang para sa iyo o sa pamilya mo, kundi para din sa iba’ng tao.
Hi Jon. I tried to hire from elance but I am being asked kng ano ggawin ko sa material. Is it illegal and ma ba block ba ko pag sinabi ko na i would sell his material with the copyright going to me?
Kris Valerio says
Gusto ko yun course mo na tungkol sa pagboblog. 🙂 Iba tong blog mo, taglish! Mas malakas ang conviction, mas dama. 🙂 Sana i-offer mo ulit yun promo course mo about blogging and e-book business. 🙂