I never been a fan of reading until I am force it do so. From my past line of job which requires me to update all the experiences and learnings I’ve known for the sake of everyone. And basing most of my learnings theoretically made my study time so boring, which lead me to read someone’s experiences in life that will probably help me to understand stuffs more easy. Though I do not know some of the writers I am reading the books, I do consider them as my mentor since without their thoughts I will never have new learnings and understandings about life struggle.So thanks to Don Soriano who’s a Financial mentor that open up’s my heart and mind that I should not be stuck on something that is not worth it.
Everyone of us experiences life struggles such as money, emotions and physical stuffs ( well, that’s how I think whenever I heard life struggle, it’s all about the happenings in YOUR LIFE ) agree or disagree it’s all up to you loves. And I must admit, I am still stuck in the momentum that I am enjoying my savings and life through spending it to some unacceptable stuffs because I believed in “ENJOY LIFE, LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST BECAUSE YOU WILL BE ONCE YOUNG”. Yeah! that’s effin’ true but somehow we should understand that MONEY is LIMITED especially when we do not have that source to replenish it. It sucks right? Yung feeling na magigising ka na lang one day it’s either wala ka ng IPON or worst baon ka pa sa utang.
Everyone of us deserves to be financially free, but the big question is…. “HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO IT”. Have you ever been in a situation that you really don’t wanna wake up because you’re tired from last night’s traffic yet you still need to go to work. I perfectly understand how you felt because for once I’ve been in your shoe. I also came to the point that I’m struggling for what I really wanted to do in my life because I for once lost my eager to work for some unreasonable reason (Whoops! heard I was not the only one who undergo with this stuff)
But then, though we have millions of reason to quit, we really should not to. Unless you are happy for what you are earning and for the position you are stuck with. Dreaming is FREE, so why SETTLE for LESS if we can BREAK FREE from those hindrances. So I personally wanna share my Top 5 learnings I got after reading Don Soriano’s BREAK FREE.
But before I share it to you loves, let me ask you a piece of question
” DO YOU WANNA BE AN EMPLOYEE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”
If your answer is YES, that’s good. Everyone has a freedom to choose. But if you answer NO, congratulations you are on your way being successful. But of course, being financially free means executing and exercising lot’s of strategies how to survive. So here’s the list I am planning to do, after being enlightened reading Don’s book
KIKAY TRAVELLER 5 STEPS TO BECOME FINANCIALLY FREE
FIRST (IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM JOIN THEM FIRST)
Well, basically not everyone is gifted to become an entrepreneur (at first) but joining the right set of people can help you to continue learning the right strategy when you tend to start up. Quitting your job like what I did will not make you stable yet you will just have an extreme headache knowing that your money is slowly breaking.
You will not get bored with your job, or you won’t feel like quitting if your in the right track (so be careful when you choose where to land a job. Be specific and everything will fall into places)
SECOND ( KNOW YOUR LEVERAGE )
In this sinful world, it is not wrong to be in the same business with your friends because before they got in that bloomig shoe, they are hardly working out for it. True leaders mold new one’s and a selfish leaders hide something from their assets. Making money is the common key why you are working, remember you are not COMPETING, you are JUST BEING MOLD by SOMEONE who ONCE in your SHOE. Dreaming and creating all the leverages you might have right now is the KEY for being financially
THIRD ( FOLLOW A MONEY JAR SCHEME )
One thing I love about Don, is how he happily shared his money jar system. ( Thanks Don, I feel your happiness while writing it ). Money jar is how you manage your active and passive income.
FOURTH ( BE MOTIVATED AND MASTER SELF-AWARENESS)
I am giving you a scenario, let’s say you are gaining weight and you wanna be fit again. The first thing you wanna do is enrolling to a gym or having some cardio exercises as long as your sweating. But the thing is sometime we are easily unmotivated ourselves because of the tiring process we might encounter through. But then, keeping in mind that we are who we are and how capable of us to do something you are exercising the fact that you are being MOTIVATED and SELF-AWARE on what’s happening.
No one reminds us if we forgot something, because they also forgot something from them. Therefore you have NOTHING TO BE WITH but YOU! ( Reality hurt, but it happens to someone )
LASTLY ( CHOOSE THE BEST INVESTMENT )
Investing in something is fulfilling, for example you buy a new iPhone 7 or the upcoming Samsung S8, is that really useful for the next 2 years? 3 years? choosing the right one means everything. Committing all your efforts and time to bloom your business is a hard thing. But if you are dedicated and you know the fact that you are good in that thing. Everything will paid of, you just have to wait for the ROI but exert the effort and commitment needed for your dream business. You never know the result, until you tried it so.
DISCLAIMER : I AM SHARING WHAT I LEARNED, AND I AM NOT GIVING THE EXACT WORD BY WORD THOUGHTS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK SO IF YOU ARE READING IT TOO OR HAVE READ THE BOOK, WE MIGHT HAVE DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON IT. SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.