Category Archives: Musings

Do you know something better than hope?

I was alone for a few hours on the first night of my mother-in-law’s funeral.I was sad.I was really tired.Yet, my mind was listing 100 things I needed to do the next few days – flower arrangements, grocery shopping, talk to the crematorium, force Gibson to rest, write scripts for Pinay Money Bootcamp.Thinking about it…

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When Husband Lacks Ambition and Drive

This post was originally published in June 2018.  I had a very long conversation with one of the members of our community. This is her dilemma: “You know Lyn Joy, it’s easy to start a business and focus on our dreams if the husband has the same ambition and drive. Unfortunately, my husband prefers to…

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Why do we fail?

Luke: I can’t believe it. Yoda: That is why you fail. George Lucas, Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Examples of failure: – Nag set ka ng ipon goals pero hindi mo na-achieve– Sabi mo mag start ka ng business pero hindi natuloy– Increase your profit pero nganga pa din– Babawasan mo yung pagkain…

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2019 Year in Review

Do you know the feeling that your efforts were not enough? That you haven’t accomplished much because either you procrastinated, overwhelmed, or just plain lazy? Is it the Virgo in me who’s a perfectionist and love to organize everything? Or is it a trait that most women share? In any case, I felt totally underwhelmed…

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How To Be A Leader — For Someone Who Hasn’t Been A Leader Before.

“Why is daddy calling the security guard boss?” asked Biel.“Well, he is the boss of the gate. We won’t be able to get in unless he let us. He’s the boss.” I replied. Nowadays, the term boss is thrown around quite easily. “Boss, pakitabi yang trike mo.”“Boss, pahiram nga ng lighter.”“Boss, magkano yan?” This post…

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An update: Our first 3 weeks in PH

It’s been three weeks since we landed and settled in our new home. I thought it might be a good idea to give an update now than try to squeeze everything in one post which will take me forever to complete (and might not complete at all). Let me try to put some order on…

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A stupid decision

“Can I ask you a question, I hope you don’t mind. Why are you making a stupid decision?” This is what the building manager asked us yesterday when we were vacating our apartment. I just laughed. Sure, I can tell him about our desire to live a ‘free’ life, that we want financial independence, that…

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Can You Be Rich and Spiritual?

One of the money block triggering of all – Money is Evil. Almost all of us have the belief that money is evil. This belief is subconsciously ingrained in our minds that unless we recognize, accept and understand that it’s not true then only we can let go past this major money block. But first,…

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Halo Halo atbp.

I usually draft my blog content by creating a title and then start writing based on that. It serves as my guide to stick to the ‘theme’. But it’s been 15 minutes of staring onto my laptop and nothing comes out unless I want to title this post as ‘Halo Halo atbp.’ which I might…

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This 2019, Live The Life You Have Imagined For Yourself

Live the life you have imagined for yourself. You might have heard this line from me so many times. I usually end every blog post with this mantra. But I wonder, do you really know what it means? Is it aiming to be extremely rich? Is it to travel the world? Is it to have…

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