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Friday, August 3, 2018

"ADVANCE AKO MAGISIP"

Some people just don't give a damn with the latest phones and gadgets, the new tv series, the hottest celebrities, the breaking news, the current trends, and fads or any other stuff that you can add to this category.

It's just a bunch of things that we don't actually need and want but multinational companies made us think the otherwise using their vicious advertising and marketing machinery.

Some of you took 3 years to finally see Harry Potter, 2 years to play Pokemon in your Gameboy, 1 year to watch Game Of Thrones or 1 month to check out the trending news on social media like the epic "Advance Ako Magisip". Magkakasundo po tayo kung ganun. Lols!
I honestly didn't find it funny but some of the memes about it were quite entertaining. However, did it cross your mind that he was trying to provoke thinking and open our minds to other possibilities?

I'm not an expert in the benefits of using Marijuana but there has been a lot of articles online about it. What if the so-called "experts" are just undermining its value because it's a threat to the multi-billion dollar pharmaceuticals industry?

The advent of the internet is like a double-edged sword that presents both favorable and unfavorable consequences. The good news is that information is easily accessible anytime, anywhere.

However, if you don't have a clear vision of how you can take advantage of your resources, the same information that can enlighten you can also distract you. And before you know it, your most valuable resource, which is your time, has been wasted.

We could have saved a lot of time, energy, and other resources if only our educational system provided information that's relevant to our needs. I'm sure that most of you have seen this social media post before, especially in our circle:

"I wish I knew this when I was blah blah blah."

I too wish I have read the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" when I was in high school. I probably wouldn't have bothered going to college and get a job after. We'll definitely have that moment again and again in the future if we will fail to do... what?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

So what... if we just knew that there are other options out there in order to reach for our dreams... now when we're already in your 30s or even 40s? It's never too late to live a life we deserve. We just need a plan.

Goal-Setting must be very easy because what you're going to plan is your life, right? So, why many of us fail to do it? A single-minded thinking is a good thing because it removes the distractions from the equation. However, it can also hinder your success because of the eventualities along the way if you don't know how to play your cards well and turn your odds in your favor.

We also tend to give up on our dreams because it always seems too far even after years of pursuit. After reading a lot of articles about this, there's only one hack that I think can make it all happen and it's very simple.

You have a plan? Write it down.

Most of us rely on our memory even if it always disappoints us time and again. We don't need to make a sophisticated plan nor a very unique one because most of our goals are the same. I always say this, it doesn't have to be original. We are so fortunate to live in this age where almost everything is available and possible!

We just have to take advantage of that. Let's share our test papers; I'll let you see mine. Perhaps, one or more of these items are part of your list of goals too:

1) Be Fit & Healthy Now! [I'm giving myself until December 23, 6 months from Day1. If you have a copy of my journal tracker, you'll see that I started my challenge last July 23. I'm honestly having a hard time breaking my old habits. Lols!]

2) Get Promoted At Work [N/A Anymore: I doesn't matter if I receive awards or get promoted for as long as it won't be stressful because I need my peace of mind for trading in the coming months and years.] I'm planning to work in a gym again to establish new good habits.

3) Get Married & Have A Family [Postponed Further: I need time to master trading first.]

4) Travel The Philippines [I'm giving myself three years from now to start doing this.] Travel The World [I'm giving myself ten years from now to do this.]

5) Own A Dream House / Car [Upgraded: I'm already paying for my mom's house but once I become a consistently profitable trader for five years, I'll buy a one-hectare lot where I plan to start building a small, simple and very basic house on one side and a three-story small building with training rooms, conference room, lounge and play area, etc. where I will teach kabayans about stock market and other investment options. It should be near the main gate. Everyone's welcome. It may take a while to finish but it's gonna be worth the wait!]

6) Migrate To Another Country [N/A Anymore: I've experienced living here for three years and I now understand that there's no place like home.]

7) Setup A New Company [Upgraded: It's no longer a company but a group of companies.]

8) Financial Independence [I can feel it coming soon! Lols!]

I have to upgrade some of my plans but I need to review "Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind" and "Theory Of Awesomeness" many more times and learn more principles in order to reach my full potential.

That's just an overview of my plans and I'm sure that you've got yours too. Are you done writing down your plans? You can also edit an inspiring picture [of your love ones] and add text with your plans on it then set it as your wallpaper, lock screen, home screen or desktop background. etc. If you've discovered "The Secret" and "The Power", you know what to do.

You can likewise make an audio recording of your plans as if it's already happening, or if you hate to hear your own voice [it's pretty common, Lols!] then ask somebody to record it for you, use voice alteration apps or use the built-in apps on your phone, etc.

Someone told me that Kapitan Kidlat even suggested to make a blog or share it on your social media account if you feel like doing so. Whatever works for you, do it.

Those items are end-goals. We have different means to achieve those goals but for me, the common denominator is a life of wealth and abundance. I've got to be rich and stay that way!

“I've been a rich man and I've been a poor man. And I choose rich every time.” - Wolf Of Wall Street

Vishen Lakhiani said that SMART [Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound] Planning is a crap. I totally agree with him on this and many of his frameworks [please watch the video below to know more about goal-setting].

However, it's different to tackle a subject from an individual's point of view to a collective's. Filipinos are pretty adventurous and risk-takers in general but these common characteristics don't do much to help us be successful and be financially independent.

That's why get-rich-quick schemes always seem attractive for most of our kabayans, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of us who would risk their money [or even borrow money from family and friends] and violate laws when migrating to other countries without proper documentations ― an undeniable trait of risk-takers.

That's why Vishen's idea of disregarding SMART is not always applicable to Filipinos. I mean, we can still set unrealistic goals like Vishen suggests but we need to have to plan.

SMART to SRT:

Specific because if you do not ask the universe for specific outcomes, you'll be surprised of how ironic life can be when you receive things that are "almost but not quite" what you wanted. Perhaps, like the man/woman of your dreams? Lols!

Measurable, Achievable and Realistic can be disregarded. However, I'd like to change the R from Realistic to Relevant. This is not my original idea. I just googled it. The goal should be relevant to you and your specific circumstances.

Time-Bound because time is gold. We don't wanna waste it, right? In the short-term period, we need to be productive on a daily basis. Google "Ultradian Rhythms" [or check it HERE] and find out how it can help you. Procrastination is okay sometimes because it's our brain's coping mechanism when we are stressed out.

There's a lot of productivity hacks online that you just have to research. Over a long-term period, we have to challenge ourselves to achieve as many positive results as possible in 1, 2, 3 to 10 years. The first step is always and forever be... to study. One baby step at a time.

Aside from SRT [because we removed Measurable, Achievable and Realistic], we also need to consider the following when planning for the future:

1) Resources [Time, Savings, Insurance,  Emergency Fund + Investment]

2) Personality [Tendencies, Responses, Emotions, Psychological Make-up, etc.]

3) Age & Stage In Life [What Matters At Your Age?]

4) Mastery Of The Means To Achieve The End-Goals [Mastery In Stock Market Investing/Trading - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced]

5) Current Lifestyle & Time [Busy Schedule? Have Kids? 3-Day Sale Addict? What Are The Things You Are Willing To Forego/Sacrifice?]

6) Expectations [What You Will Get For Doing This And That? Eventualities?]

7) Strategies [The How, The System, The Support Group, etc.]

As you become more comfortable with the small goals you set today, it becomes easier to add new mini-goals to your plan. Upgrade it if you must. If it didn't work, then change the plan, but not the end-goals. It's also gonna be easier to sustain the growth you’ve accomplished by celebrating your small achievements along the way. Cheers to fixing that m*daf*cking bed! Whoohoo!

At para advance din tayo magisip, always try to see the bigger picture. The simple things like when you're in a social event and your kids are being what else... kids, hyper-beast Lols!, are you gonna give them your smartphone or tablet to let them play a game to shut them up or choose to play with them outside or talk to them [like share a story of a legendary pokemon, etc.] to quiet them down a little?

Whichever you choose to do will make an impact on their lives because they'd probably do the same thing with their kids, and their kids to the next generation. Do you know why? Children don't listen to their parents; they imitate them.

Another example of "advance magisip" is sharing your progress in studying stock market to your friends or family members [however small or trivial that is] to bring them along in your journey and let them learn as well. Include them in your "bigger picture".

Physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, who coined the term “paradigm shift,” said, “People don’t shift unless they have a vision of what it is they’re shifting to.” It only means that we have to make sure that we clearly see where we're going. Let's just add a dash of "The Law Of Attraction" by imagining as if it's already happening.

People can achieve all of those using their credit line, or with a rich spouse's help or a rich someone that they can use. Or perhaps invest in their kids and convert them into a retirement plan when they grow up. You probably know someone who's doing the former; I sure do. It's almost a common thing especially when you're working overseas.

Most of our parents unintentionally have the latter in mind. There's nothing wrong with them; they just don't believe that they are also capable of achieving their goals on their own. That's why we have this platform to become social disruptors and try to make a difference!

"A good goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot!" - Joe Vitale

We don't have to walk the talk because we're not LODIs. Let the mentors prove that our chosen path, which is the stock market investing/trading, is the first step to financial independence.

As students, all we have to do is learn as much as we can and then share what we've learned to other kabayans, from a single link to an inspirational YouTube video, to a scanned copy of a book instead of buying the paperback one [peace!], or simply sharing what you've learned from the seminar you attended, etc.

I just stumble upon the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" four months ago and it's changed my life since. Whatever you choose to share can go a long way. Try sharing it to at least one close friend or family member. Let's change the Philippines, one Pinoy at a time!

The picture that I envision is a more proud, progressive and prosperous Philippines! How about you, how big is the picture you're seeing?

Advance ka rin bang magisip?
Please find time to read our MANIFESTO: THE LEAGUE OF PINOY STOCK MARKET STUDENTS.
Para sa amin, hindi kailangan na maging boring at kumplikado ang pagaaral ng stock market investment at trading. Tara, group study tayo mga kabayan! Let's all INVESTINFUN!

1 comment:

  1. Well said thanks for this, and thanks for the efforts keep upit

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