Challenge yourself to think bigger…

I clearly remember that conversation. I asked my officemate why does he still need to work since his kids have all graduated and earning. He already had few investments so surely, he can retire soon.

But he said he wanted to give 1 million pesos each to his grandchildren. 

'What an amazing goal', I thought. 

But that simple conversation in 2012 made a lasting impact on me. This guy definitely was already a millionaire at that time but he wanted to have more millions for his grandchildren. And here I am, sitting inside the cafeteria, and the only balance I had was on my credit cards.

What actually struck me was that kuya was no different than me. 

As I was in-charge of payroll, I knew exactly how much he was earning. 
He was receiving only a few thousand more than my salary yet he can save MILLIONS!!!

The idea excites me. If he can do it, why can't I?

At first, the goal was to save at least 1k dirhams (around 15k pesos at that time). For someone who has no savings and swimming in credit card debts, that was a big goal. To cut the story short, I managed to save 1k. The next challenge was to save 50k pesos. Again, I achieved it.

I then had an idea...
What if I save 1 million? 1 MILLION PESOS y'all!!!

Crazy, crazy thought for someone who just managed to save 50k pesos but why not? A few years later, I hit it. I'm not saying this to brag.. it took a lot of money mindset shifts to make it happen. 

When I had my first million, nothing special happened. 
There was no celebration, no popping of champagne, or a toast. 
It didn't even occur to me that I had a million until many many months after when my husband told me. 

You know that like attracts like, right? 

Without consciously looking for them, I started to meet Filipinos who are multi-millionaires. 

I knew exactly what was happening. It was like an 'idea virus' - once you are exposed to the idea - your brain expands - and your thinking is forever changed. If I can save 1 million, it is very possible to have 2 million, 10 million, and beyond. 

And crazy enough, I managed to save and earn multi-million pesos in a few years. 
An idea that never crossed my mind - until I met someone who achieved it. 

In achieving goals, it all starts with the belief that what you want is possible. And often, it starts by seeing someone you know living the life that you want to live. 

This is the main reason why I am passionately talking about money and success. 
If not for the men and women who have shared their journeys, I might still be that women sitting in the cafeteria worrying about my due dates. 

P.S. Note that Pinay Money Bootcamp still accepts enrolees for the month of October. Join other women who have decided to finally invest in themselves (seriously, for P3479, sobrang pag-iisipan mo pa ba?) If you want change, then maybe this is the sign you're looking for. 

Live The Life and Business You Have Imagined!

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