Monday, December 21, 2009

I Fell In Love


To me, life is about creating moments.

I must admit, I fell in love with the loveliest woman on the planet.But, I got a big problem! She is only a second year college student and I'm twenty nine years old and turning thirty this coming year. Oh my goodness!!!One more year and I couldn't see my age on the calendar. Hahaha...

It was two years ago when I saw this young lady in the registrar's office getting her enrollment form. I still remember that day, I know it was love at first sight. I told to myself,( bagay siya sa akin...)hahaha!!!

The good thing was, we became friends and got to know each other...

I think and I believe that both of us are moral, diligent and wholesome ( to some people that means " boring" but to me that means wise).

They say that when it comes to love, opposite attracts.

Yes, it adds a little sizzle in a relationship. Partners may differ on tastes - perhaps the woman loves fried chicken but the man eats only vegetable and fried galunggong. Partners can differ on the best way to spend their weekend - perhaps he likes going to church but she likes just staying at home and study. Partners can differ in personality - perhaps he likes to listen and she likes to talk.

All these differences are fine. They can compliment each other.

But at the end of the day, I believe it's the COMMON THINGS that will HELP hold a relationship together. (1) common values (2) common vision (3) common passion.

Friends, let us find our one true love who will share the same values, vision and passions.

Live with purpose.

Donny F. Awa

Friday, December 4, 2009

Have an Entrepreneur Mindset


From now on, you have to think like an Entrepreneur.

I can hear people saying, “But I’m just an Employee! You’re right. You may be an Employee in a government, a construction worker, a nurse, a call center agent. But your entire world is changing. Even if you’re working for someone else, you still have to think like an Entrepreneur.

Think this way. If your name is Donny Awa, then you’re the Chairman of the Board of Donny Awa Personal Services Inc.

Why the shift?
Because there are so many people who are miserable in their jobs and all they do is complain the whole day about their crummy boss and their crummy salary and their crummy company.

Listen to me.
Complaining accomplishes nothing.
Complaining is useless.
Instead of complaining, TAKE CHARGE!
God made you responsible for your career.
Unless you take responsibility, nothing happens.

How Do You Think?
Like An Employee or An Entrepreneur?

Find out if you think like an Employee or an Entrepreneur.

If you think like an Entrepreneur, you just don’t understand what you do. You understand why you do what you do.Even if you’re just a messenger. You’re thinking of how to increase profits and lower down costs. You’re thinking of how to wow the customer and keep him for life.

Here are examples of Employee Thinking:

1.“My salary is so small, its just enough for my daily transportation and lunch!

Then why are you still working there? Don’t say you have nowhere to go. When you say that, it becomes a reality for you. Hey, I’m not asking you to resign. I’m asking you to look for a solution. Take responsibility. Make things happen!

Let me introduce you to a few options of the Entrepreneurial Mind…

Option #1: Get more training and get promoted
Option #2: Look for another job within the company where there’s more growth
Option #3: Become a Supplier to your company (Look at what your company needs and create a business by supplying this product to them.)
Option #4: Keep your day job and start a business on the side
Option #5: Look for another job at another company

The choices are endless!

2. “My company is Prehistoric. It hasn’t developed me. I don’t receive any training!”

This is classic Employee thinking: They wait for their HR Department to tell them to attend seminars, arrange training programs, and supply them with books to read.But Entrepreneurs take charge for their personal development. They keep reading. They keep learning. They keep innovating. They attend internet courses, correspondence courses, and night classes. They get the best mentors they can find. Because Entrepreneurs know that if they don’t innovate, they’ll become obsolete one day.

Question: This year, what have you been doing to develop yourself?

3. “Me, save? Nah. My company will give me a nice retirement package…”

Believe me, even if you’re 16, you should start building your retirement.Here’s my harsh message: Don’t depend on your company to give you a retirement package. Even if they will give you one, trust me, it won’t be enough.What if after your retirement you lived for another 20 years or 30 years? Do you think your one or two or three million will last for 20 or 30 years? Don’t count on it.Perhaps three years. Perhaps five, etc. After that, you’ll be poor as a rat.

I urge you to take charge for your financial future. How? Build a separate retirement package on your own!

Here’s what you do. Starting today, set aside 20% of your income every month. Next: Invest it. Don’t put it in the Bank. Learn how to use Bonds, Mutual Funds, Equity Funds, and Stocks. It’s not as difficult as you think it is. Grow!

Friend, be an ENTREPRENEUR.
No matter what you do.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Why Is The Philippines Poor?

Friends I would love to hear your comments about the title...


The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country:

This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt , that are more than 2000 years old, but are poor.

On the other hand, Canada , Australia & New Zealand , that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries, and are rich.

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but it is the second world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during 4 months per year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality! It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order & labor, which made it the world's strongest, safest place.

Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

Race or skin color are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

What is the difference then? The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education & the culture & flawed tradition.

On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:

1. Ethics, as a basic principle.
2. Integrity.
3. Responsibility.
4. Respect to the laws & rules.
5. Respect to the rights of other citizens.
6. Work loving.
7. Strive for savings & investment.
8. Will of super action.
9. Punctuality.
10. and of course...Discipline

In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

The Philippines is not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel to us. In fact, we are supposedly rich in natural resources.

We are poor because we lack the correct attitude. We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich & developed societies.

We are poor because of our lack of discipline & because of our laziness, our love for intrigue and politics, our indifference to saving for the future, our stubborn attitude.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is Your Love Genuine Or Fake?

This article is a recent post of Bro. BO SANCHEZ. I've learned a lot from this article and I hope you too will learn a lot from this blog. Have a nice day!!!

“Buy Rolex. $20 only.”

A moustached guy offered it to me while walking in a busy street.
Wow. Didn’t Rolex watches sell at $5000 each?

Because he thought I was interested, the man opened his jacket and displayed other designer watches—such as Patek Phillip, Cartier, and Omega. “Choose what you want. $20 only each.”

That was shocking. I knew some high-end Patek watches cost $200,000. So how in the world could this man be selling them for $20?

Too bad for the watch guy, I don’t use watches. Stopped using them 25 years ago. To know the time, I look at the sun. On a cloudy day, I look at someone else’s watch.
But my buddy bought a $20 Rolex. It was a steal, he said.

Hey, it looked like a Rolex. It worked like a Rolex. It felt like a Rolex. But it wasn’t a Rolex.

Five months later, my friend was sad because his watch broke down. I told him, “What did you expect?”

Let me use this to explain why we have problems in our relationships.

How To Do The Great Switcheroo

Why do so many marriages have problems today?

Because many couples built their marriage on a pirated version of Love, not Love.
The pirated version of Love is Infatuation.

There was a time when I thought Infatuation was only for pimple-faced teenyboppers. Not true. Old fogies like myself aren’t exempted.

Not that Infatuation is a bad thing. It’s totally normal. Infatuation only becomes a bad thing if a person thinks it was Love.

I repeat: Infatuation is like a pirated copy of Love.

Foolish people think the pirated copy is real. When it breaks down, they panic or get depressed. They realize it’s fake. And their whole world crumbles.

Wise people know Infatuation is a pirated copy. They enjoy it while it lasts, but they know it was brittle and wouldn’t last. So secretly, they also bought the genuine article. (Note: Pirated versions are given; Real versions are bought. I’ll explain later.) So when the pirated version breaks down, the wise person does the great switcheroo. He pulls out the real thing.

Today, I’ll tell you how to spot the genuine from the fake.

I’ll describe the real deal—and how it’s the only thing that can save your marriage. But not only your marriage, but every other relationship you have.

Oh yes, so many people have relationship problems with their parents, or children, or siblings, or friends—because they don’t know what Real Love is.

I’m going to explain to you that Real Love is about dirty hands, not beating hearts.
Let me explain how this great switcheroo works…


“Father, we want to get married.”

When the engaged couple went to the priest to schedule their wedding, their hearts were beating for each other. It was so loud, the priest could actually hear it. “Dubdub. Dubdub. Dubdub.”

But he’s seen this before. How sweet lovebirds end up almost killing each other a year after the wedding. So he warned them, “As you know, feelings of love won’t last.”
And the couple said, “We know Father.”

But at the back of their minds, they’re saying, “We know Father that feelings of love won’t last for everyone else. But not for us. How can this feeling be fake when it’s as strong as a roaring volcano? It is as clear as the noonday sun, as eternal as the waves of the sea, as beautiful as the stars in the night sky.”

After the wedding ceremony, they have their honeymoon.

On their first night, the new husband watches his bride asleep, the moonlight streaming from the bedroom window onto her lovely face. He gazes at her long eyelashes, her pinkish cheeks, her parted lips. All of a sudden, she snores.


What does he say?

“How cute.”

Six months later, it’s the same scene.

They’re at home. The guy sees his wife asleep, with the moonlight streaming from the window onto her face. All of a sudden, she snores.


What does he say?

“How gross.”

What happened? Infatuation, the pirated version of love, disappeared. Real Love must now kick in.

But only if he has it.

Let me give you another example.

From Gazing To Gossiping

How do you know if a couple in the restaurant are not married?


If they’re physically close, touching each other, hand to hand, eye to eye, nose to nose, bad breath to bad breath—they’re not married.

Look underneath their table, and if their legs are intertwined and they’re playing footsies together, they’re not married.

If they don’t look at anything else but each other, they’re not married.
If nuclear bombs fall right beside them and they won’t even notice, they’re not married.

If a flash flood engulfs the entire restaurant and all the guy could say was, “Sweetheart, I love the color of your eyes as it reflects the brownish floodwater around us,” you can bet your life, they’re not married.

And how do you know if a couple in a restaurant are married?


If they’re seated far apart, so far a part, a six by six truck could pass in between them, they’re married.

If they look bored, they’re married.

If the whole night, all they do is talk about other people, they’re married. The wife whispers, “Don’t look at her, but the woman behind you is wearing fake eyelashes, fake jewellery, a fake Coach bag, fake anatomical parts, and a fake husband.” Being dense, the man turns around and asks, “Where? Where?”

Once upon a time, they had eyes only for one another.

Now, they barely look at each other.

What has happened? Infatuation, the pirated version of love, disappeared. Real Love must now kick in.

But only if they have it.

Spot The Difference

Let me now share five clear-as-daylight differences between Infatuation and Real Love:

1. Infatuation doesn’t require a decision. It just happens. You see a girl and boom—your hormones kick in and you want her. You don’t know why. It’s her dress. It’s the way her hair falls on her shoulder. It’s her smile. It’s the way she bites her fingernail. That’s why I said that pirated versions are free. But Real Love doesn’t just happen; Real Love requires a decision. That’s why Scott Peck says Real Love can only start after one has “fallen out of love.”

2. Infatuation, no matter what you do, lasts only for a season. You have these feelings of love swirling within you until something happens that breaks the spell. Maybe she’ll open her mouth. Maybe she’ll reveal her fangs. Maybe she’ll pick her nose. Maybe she’ll spend your money. Maybe she’ll introduce you to her mother. Maybe she gains 30 pounds. It could be anything. Infatuation can last for a few days or for a couple of years. But Real Love can last forever precisely because it’s a decision.

3. Infatuation is directed towards a figment of your imagination. You’re not attracted to a real person. You’re attracted to a projection of that person from your own imagination. Like Infatuation itself, you’re in love with a fake. But Real Love is directed towards a real person. You now know her strengths and weaknesses, and have accepted it all.

4. Infatuation is a spontaneous collapse of your boundaries. You get lost and you merge with the other. You’re enmeshed. You can’t survive without each other. But Real Love requires strengthening of both your boundaries; You actually don’t need each other, but you choose each other because you want to serve.

5. Infatuation is all about feelings. Dubdub. Dubdub. Dubdub. Cold palms, giddy spells, dazed looks, and feet on the clouds. But Real Love is about dirty hands. You don’t have to feelanything to love. Love is a verb, not just a feeling. Love is an action, not just a state. Let me repeat my message: I believe love is about dirty hands, not beating hearts. The essence of love isn’t feelings but service. Scott Peck says it so well—the opposite of love isn’t hatred; the opposite of love is laziness.

Your Physiology Affects Your Psychology

Here’s the thing.

I’ve found out that only mature people can love. Only mature people can do the great switcheroo when the pirated copy fails. They just pull out the genuine article.
Why? Only mature people have love within them.

Real Love has very little to do with the other person. A loving person can love because he is a loving person, not because the other person is lovable.

You may be asking me, “But Bo, is love dry? Isn’t there room for feelings?”
Of course, there is.

Here’s a secret mature people know in their hearts even if they don’t know it cognitively: Your physiology affects your psychology. Your feeling follows your action.

If we keep on doing acts of love, we increase our feelings of love. The more we “dirty our hands”, the more we find our “hearts beating” for the other.

To make this practical, let me share seven simple ways of dirtying your hands. They are (1) Help, (2) Prayer, (3) Presence, (4) Touch, (5) Words, (6) Gifts, and (7) Boundaries.

1. Help

Love means giving practical help.

If you’re a mother, I’m sure there are days when you wake up feeling blue and you don’t want to enter the kitchen. But fifteen minutes later, where are you? Cooking in the kitchen, because some little people will get hungry. You don’t feel like doing it. But you do it anyway. That’s love.

If you’re a husband, I’m sure there are days when you go home tired from work. But you see your kids. And even if all you want to do is lie down on the couch, you decide to play with them. You don’t feel like doing it. But you do it anyway. That’s love.
If you’re a child whose parents are older, I’m sure you want to help them. Sure, you’ve got your own problems now, but doesn’t stop you from serving them. You don’t feel like doing it. But you do it anyway. That’s love.

2. Prayer

Love means praying for your loved ones.
Perhaps your father was a horrible man. And you hate him. But you decide to pray for him.

Sooner or later, God will answer your prayer. God will change him, but He’ll change you first. Your father gets blessed, but you get blessed too. Ultimately, you become a more loving person.

You pray whether you feel like it or not.

That’s love.

3. Presence

Love means spending time together.
Not just being physically together, but also being emotionally together.
That could mean a father playing with his kids. Or a daughter visiting her aging parents. Or siblings going shopping together. Or friends laughing over pizza. Or a couple taking a walk.
There’ll be times when you won’t feel like bonding together.

But you do it anyway. That’s love.

4. Touch

Love means physical affection.

One day, a couple walking to work noticed a man passionately kissing a woman. “Why don’t you do that?” said the wife.

“Honey,” replied her husband, “I don’t even know that woman!”

People aren’t machines. They need to be touched. Holding hands, pats on the back, shoulder rubs, hugs, and kisses nourish and heal people more than you can possibly imagine.

Again, there’ll be days when you don’t want to kiss or hold hands or hug. But you do it anyway. That’s love.

5. Words

Love means verbal or written expressions.

When was the last time you told your husband, “Thank you for working so hard for our family”? When was the last time you told your wife, “Thank you for being a great mother to our kids”? When was the last time you told your mother, “Thanks for serving me all these years”? And when was the last time you actually said, “I love you”?

You might argue with me and say, “Bo, I don’t want to be a hypocrite. When I say it, I must feel it.”

Here’s my question: Are you just your emotions?

Or are you much more than your emotions? Are you also your spirit, your soul, your mind, your imagination, your will?

6. Gifts

Love means giving tokens—or symbols of love.

To you, your gift may mean nothing. But to another person, a small, inexpensive gift from you could mean the world.

7. Boundaries

Love means respecting the boundaries of the other.

Love means giving space to the other and letting the other person grow on her own. Love also means letting the other face her own responsibilities.

I like it when my wife goes out with her girlfriends each week. I like it when she takes up other interests. I like it when she grows and flourishes as an individual. I like it when she tells me, “Bo, I need some alone time. I’ll just go window shopping for awhile.” So I pray over her, “Lord, I claim in faith that she’ll be faithful to those words, that she will indeed go ‘window’ shopping only. Thank you, Lord, for this miracle!”

Love Is Service

I dedicate my last story to all those living away from their loved ones today—Overseas Filipino Workers, Migrants, etc.

Many years ago, I met Alice, a Filipina teacher in Brunei.

She was my host and took care of me while I was there. When I woke up early one morning, I noticed that she was on the phone. But she wasn’t speaking.

She explained that it was her beautiful ritual of love to her husband. Years ago, her husband suffered a stroke and he became paralyzed. So she went to Brunei to work for the family.

And what was this ritual of love? Alice would wake up at 4 in the morning to call her husband. (This was before the days of cell phones and text messages.) But because they could not afford long distance calls, they agreed that the husband was not to answer the phone.

Instead, the husband would allow the phone to ring.

And ring.

And ring.

He would allow the love of Alice, symbolized by the ringing, to fill their house and to fill his heart.

For 8 years straight, Alice did this beautiful ritual without fail.

Until he finally passed away.

That’s what love is.

Not like feelings that come and go.

Not like moods that are here today and gone tomorrow.

Love is simply done, day in and day out.

Because it’s eternal.



It was Mother Teresa who said, “Service is a fruit of love”.

If you love, you will serve.

Go now, and like Mother Teresa, dirty your hands.

May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez

Monday, September 14, 2009

What is your number ONE factor of success?

What's the number one factor of success? What one thing can you do start doing today that will greatly improve your odds of living a more successful, happier, fulfilled life? This one small, yet powerful, key will literally change every aspect of your life for the better. All it takes from you is to make one important decision.

So what am I talking about here? What is this number one factor of success that only takes a decision yet can guarantee an improvement in your life not only financially, but physically, mentally, relationship wise, and everything else?

Here's the answer in 3 words: YOUR PEER GROUP.

Your peer group is the group of people you spend most of your time with. If you want a good indicator of how your life will turn out, just examine your closest peers.

There's a saying, "Birds of a feather flock together." This means that people tend to associate with other people who are like them in characteristics and interests. Do you think the things you do, the habits you have, and what you're interested in have an effect on certain aspects of your life? Of course.

I know this may seem like high school peer pressure mumbo jumbo but it's not. Here's an experiment you can do to prove that your peer group, those you spend the most time with, do in fact influence almost every aspect of your life.

The Proof

Take a look at your body. Now mentally compare it to your peers. If you're a little on the heavy side, chances are, so are your closest friends. If you're fit and working out everyday, chances are, so are your closest friends. Take a look at your income. Now compare it with your closest peers. Chances are that your income is probably no more than plus or minus ten percent from the average income of your closest peers.

Let's look at your habits. If you smoke, chances are, so do your closest friends. If you complain a lot, chances are, they do as well. Look at how you dress, the activities you like to do, even your opinions on certain things, chances are, they're similar to your closest peers.

Make the Decision

If you are unsatisfied with where you are in life right now, you must either get yourself to live at a higher standard and get your friends to do the same, or you must get new friends. I know that seems a bit harsh, but it's an important decision you will have to make if you truly want to experience greater success in all areas of your life.

The reason why this is the number one factor of success is that when you surround yourself with people who have higher demand and expectations for themselves, you will naturally be pulled up to their level in regards to what you will demand of yourself. If the people you associate with all workout consistently and watch their diets, just to feel like you deserve to be around them, you will automatically start to do the same things.

The Hard Truth

I know people should accept you for who you are otherwise they're not your real friends but the fact is that if you want to live your life at a higher standard, to require more from yourself than you've been demanding, you must step up your game.

If the friends you have now are all living at a lower standard than you want to experience, then in order to change your life, you must associate yourself with people who are already experiencing the life you want.

Hopefully, when your peers see that change in you, they will become inspired and start to live their lives at a higher level as well. So why can't you just improve your life but stick with the same friends? When you start to improve your life, when you start to expect more from yourself, some of your peers may feel like you're leaving them behind and may start to associate with you less or even try to bring you back down. It's not because they don't care about you, it's just that they don't want to lose you, and this will effect you.

It's a decision that, for many, isn't at all easy, but if you really want to make a change in your life, and you're looking at your friends right now and saying to yourself, "I don't want to be like them", then you have to make that difficult decision. This doesn't mean you can't be friends with them, it just means you must spend less time with them and more time with people who live at a level you want to live at.

The number one factor of success, choosing the right peer group, admittedly isn't an easy one to implement but maybe that's why most people end up settling for a life of mediocrity instead of experiencing the life they've always felt they could obtain but never did.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Gemma Pasimio Story

Friends take time to read this article and try to feel the message of this article. I advice that you fill your life with love, and healing will happen spontaneously. To GOD be the glory!!!

Posted by Bro. BO SANCHEZ

I’ve been battling with cancer since September 2006. A tumor was found in my right ovary so I had a major operation. Upon biopsy it was found to be malignant. I was simply told I have cancer. My heartbeat stopped for a moment when I heard the word “cancer”. How can I have cancer when I’m so young? Am I gonna die? I cried a bucket of tears but my doctor assured me that I’m not gonna die because my cancer was discovered at an early stage – Stage 1C. However I have to undergo chemotherapy for 6 months.
Initially it was difficult for me to accept the harsh reality. It was painful for my family, friends, and for my boyfriend. My boyfriend promised to walk with me throughout the difficult journey.

I had my first chemo in October 2006. After 10 days, I lost my long straight dark brown hair. I was completely bald and had no hair in my whole body. I felt so ugly. I looked like a freak. I didn’t want to get out of the house for fear that people would look at me strangely. I was that insecure. But my insecurity hit rock bottom in November 2006.
Because 4 days after my second chemo, my boyfriend of 3 ½ years, who promised to stay with me no matter what happened, broke up with me to be with another woman. He simply decided to leave me when I was battling with cancer.

I thought, God was truly punishing me! Why did I fall for a man who I thought would love me unceasingly, unconditionally, whether or not I was sick, whether or not I had hair? I was angry with God. I was angry that I was sick, that I was bald, that I was ugly, and that my boyfriend left me.

In April of this year, my cancer spread in both my ovary and abdomen. Doctors said my cancer advanced to stage 3c-4a. They also said I needed 2 major operations and undergo chemo afterwards. I asked, if I go through this again, can you assure me that I will be completely free from cancer? As expected, there was no guarantee.

So my answer to them was simple — “no to operation, no to chemo”. Why would I allow the doctors to open me up again if they couldn’t guarantee that the cancer cells will no longer spread? Why would I have another chemo if there was no assurance that I will be completely free from cancer? Therefore I said “no”.

That day, I decided to do two things: Grow closer to God and enjoy my life as much as I can. Today, I serve in Singles for Christ. I love God and have given myself to Him.

And I’m enjoying my life so much, I can now swim 50 laps in 40 minutes. I go to the gym. Since the start of this year, for the first time, I’ve joined 3 marathons, completing 5 kilometer races.

I’ve resigned from my stressful job and now operate my own little business.
Today, because of my faith and my positive attitude towards life, where I avoid useless stress in my life, I’m receiving God’s healing. Today, my medical tests show that even without chemo or surgery, both of my tumors have now shrunk!
With God at my side, I live one day at a time. Everyday is such a beautiful gift from Him. And I enjoy each day so much. I’m happy and at peace. God is my healer and I give my life to Him.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Story of Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox is a happy 25-year old Filipina-American woman.But she was born with a rare birth defect.She was born without arms.Doctors cannot explain why. But her father, an American retired music teacher, and her mother, a nurse from Samar, gave her all the love she needed to overcome her disability.And overcome, she did.

Today, Jessica is a licensed pilot, flying her airplane with her feet.She also has 2 Black Belts from the American Tae Kwon-Do Federation and the International Tae Kwon-Do Association.

With her feet, she also plays the piano, drives a car, texts her friends on her cell phone, and puts on her contact lenses all by herself.I read her story and realized a new the power of our dreams.Almost anything is possible for those who believe.

Focus Not On Your Disability,
Focus On Your Dreams

Jessica could have just moped at home, angry at God that she as born without arms. She could have sat and watched TV the whole day, wasting her life in misery. She could have just cried and cried, “I don’t have arms!”Instead, she shouted with joy, “I have legs!”All of us have disabilities.

Perhaps you don’t like how you look. Perhaps you come from a broken family. Perhaps you were born poor. Perhaps you were molested as a child. Perhaps your boyfriend dumped you. Perhaps you don’t have a job right now.

I’ve got good news for you. You can be happy. You can overcome!
Whatever your disability is, the key to overcome it is by not focusing on it.
Don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what you have.Don’t focus on your disabilities, focus on your possibilities!

Don’t Aim For Zero

Dan Baker in his great book, What Happy People Know, gives a mathematical explanation why focusing on our problems don’t work.Imagine that because of your problem, you’re a negative ten.In trying to fix your problem, you’re trying to move back to zero.

From my experience, this is slow. Fixing problems is tiring. Perhaps after a few months, you’d be able to raise yourself from a negative ten to a negative eight.
Here’s a better way: Don’t focus on your problem, focus on your dream.When you do, you leapfrog from a negative ten to a positive ten. You bypass zero! Why? Because dreams excite. Big dreams attract more energy, more attention, and more resources.

We’re Trained To Focus on Problems

I got a tall pile of Bad News, and teensy weensy pile of Good News.Media sells Bad News. We’ve been trained to focus on your Bad News.Stop reading the newspaper (figuratively). Because all they read about is negative: the financial crisis, companies closing down, and people losing their jobs… It’s so depressing.

They’ll be opening their stores with this outlook in life. “Oh boy, no one will come in and buy our clothes…” And when someone does enter their store, they’ll say to themselves, “She’s just going to look. She won’t buy…”

But when you focus on your problems, you begin to have tunnel vision. Like a horse with blinders. You miss out on the fantastic opportunities for expansion and blessing outside your narrow vision.

Here’s a business tip for entrepreneurs: Don’t just solve problems. Focus on your dreams. Solving the problems becomes part of reaching for your dreams—but you did it with passion and excitement.

Why Focusing On Your Dream Is Important
To Your Happiness

The act of choosing is oxygen for your soul.Choosing feels good!I’ve met countless of people who can’t choose. They run their lives on fear. Because they fear others, and what other people say, they let other people run their lives. Their bosses. Their families. Their friends.

That is one miserable way to live.Happy people create their future. It’s not created for them. They deliberately choose what they want to do and where they want to go.

Monday, August 24, 2009


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; be successful anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, other may be jealous; be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give your best anyway.

For you see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It is never between you and them anyway.

May we all be so fortunate!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A To Z Of Success

The dictionary defines Abundance as an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply. Abundance suggests an overflowing amount. If we are abundant in love, abundance suggests that we are able to give so much love and that we do not need to worry about how much we give. We don’t ever run out of love. Similarly with air, we have an abundant amount to breathe. There simply is enough to go round and we don’t hang on to it as if we will run out. With all elements it is the same, even with money. People who are abundant with money have no problem with letting it go as they know that there is enough to go round and that it will keep coming to them. Those who operate from scarcity are scared to let go and hoard the money. Money only has a value, when it is being used. The more we use it, the more we will generate. Learning to be abundant is part of success. Practice abundance daily.

To believe is the ability to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.

To be a success, you need to believe in yourself and your business. When starting up, you have no historical proof that you will success, so self-belief is critical to success as well as others believing in you. Based on your passion, previous actions or some other reason they believe in you. In fact most business arrangements have little to do with the product, but rather the people concerned in the business arrangements. Even if other people doubt you, you need to have complete belief in yourself to be a success. Find something everyday to believe about yourself.

Communication is a major key to success, especially in relationships both in business and in personal relationships. Communication is the method of imparting knowledge or information from one person to another. Wars have been started because of miscommunication. It is imperative that you practice the art of good communication.

Don’t give up
When we talk about giving up, we are referring to the act of abandonment, loosing hope and despair. Sometimes it seems the whole world is against you, but in reality, you are receiving feedback that something could be wrong with your idea. Rather than giving up, it maybe time to adjust the way you are doing something and shift your perspective slightly and try a different approach. Giving up to a negative idea is very different to giving in to a different line of thought. To be a success, you will need to give in a lot, but never give up!

Energy is having the capacity for vigorous activity. Your success will move so much faster if you have the ability to be energetic. You must be energy driven in all areas of your business from your planning to your presentations, to your delivery until the collection and then it does not stop. You must also be energetic in follow ups and keeping close to your customers.

Poor boring service is a terrible crime and a sad reason for your business failure when all it takes is you getting excited about your products or service. If you cannot get energy the to be bothered about what you do, please don’t expect anyone else too. Be energetic all day. It will not only lead to better business, but you also lead to better sleep at night because you will be tired out!

To focus on something is to give it special attention. You concentrate your energy on specific things that need action. Focus is important as it provides direction and serious though about an item. Scattered energy such as light energy has so much less power than pinpointed light energy. Thought energy is somewhat similar. Intensely directed focused energy, especially when group driven has amazing results on the outcome of an object of desire. Practice being focused daily.

Generosity is a big part of abundance. Generous people are generally more successful than those who are not generous simply because people like them more and good business is a result of good relationships. Generous people are normally more caring, loving and happy and we all like to do business with people like this. The Law of Attraction states we attract like, so generous people attracts generosity to themselves. Generosity is a major key to success and should be practiced unconditionally as often as is possible.

Hard working
In order to be successful you will need to invest time and money in the business. You will have to be hard working and diligent looking after your business affairs. Now most people starting businesses think that they have to work 20 hours a day 7 days a week, but this is not required. Hard work should be linked to smart work. There seems little point to working all day as there will be no time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Most people spend all day working because they have no clearly defined tasks for any given day. Personally I think setting your self 10 things to do and then go home after they are done is much more sensible than working all day trying to achieve nothing clearly defined.

Integrity is adhering to moral and ethical purpose with soundness of moral character and honesty. This calls to attention your own personal ethics. You need to be very clear in life what is and what is not acceptable to you in business, before you start. I may add that nothing good comes from anything based on bad efforts, so make it a point to be honest and in integrity. You cannot really expect customers to trust you completely if you are being dishonest in business. No matter how tempting it maybe – always stay clean. You can then focus on results while your competitor is focusing on hiding two sets of books and trying to remember what he has been hiding for the government. Not a good way to focus energy!

A joyful person is a pleasure to work with. Joy is an external way of showing the internal status. A joyful person is normally at peace with them selves and reflects a person’s heart. It is now thought that we also think with our hearts as well as our minds, so a joyful heart would help us to think pleasantly and are attractive to be with. Nothing is nicer than working with someone who is joyful, helpful and pleasant to be with. Joyful people generally have better results in life. Learn to see the nice side of things in life even if sometimes it seems hard to do so.

When you are knowledgeable about your chosen subject, it shows that you care about the product or service you are offering. Having an insight and understanding of your product helps remove obstacles that could be possibly thrown out by your client. Intelligent planning and well-informed presentations will make sales so much easier. It promotes conversations with your clients and will help you to perceive what your clients really need. Personally I wouldn’t buy anything from someone who couldn’t be bothered to study their products and couldn’t answer my questions adequately. You do not have to know everything about your niche before you start working on it, but you should have sufficient knowledge to get you going and bypass at least the simplest objections. You can always go back to the client with more information once you have laid down the initial groundwork.

Loyalty is a prized characteristic that shows faithfulness to commitments, vows and obligations. It is essential that you are loyal to yourself, your friends and your customers. There maybe times when your loyalty is called into action and you must make correct choices. Loyalty should be so ingrained into your sub-consciousness that you do not even have to think about it. You just are a loyal person.

Master of his own life
To be a master of your own life is like being a captain of a ship. You absolutely must have a plan of where you are going and you must have steered direction or you will just aimlessly drift around. Master of you life does not mean that you push everyone around like some old sea captain, but rather it means that you are in control of what is happening to you. Live your life by chosen commitment not by accidental circumstances. Most clients do not care about delays or problems, they just want results. Plan accordingly and allow time in your scheduling for possible mishaps. In order to be master of your own life, you absolutely must know and understand yourself, what you like and don’t like, what is important to you and your values and goals in life. Take the time to put an action plan together before you embark on a new project.

You will need a really great network of people in your business to make it work. You cannot be successful alone and you must put in support systems to help you. There will be times when you cannot work but this does not mean that your business and income earning potential should stop. You will need suppliers, staff, delivery people, lawyers and other important people working with you. I believe that you need to expand your network to get best results. The people you presently don’t know are probably the ones that can help you. However, do not neglect to look at the potential power of the network you already have. There are hidden talents and resources in that network that may just amaze you. At every chance you get always network. I once was given a single business card that led to hundreds of thousands of dollars of business by a chance meeting and swapping of business cards. Always have cards with you and hand them out at every given opportunity.

An organized business runs smoother than chaotic businesses. Organization gives structure to specific intent. Organization and focus go hand in hand and allow all the other elements of successful business to operate. Not only does it give you more time, but it also creates freedom. Traffic rules actually create freedom (at least it would if everyone applied the rules). Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if there were no traffic signals, traffic enforcers or rules of the road? Freedom from gridlock is a result of organization both on-road and off-road. The highway of business is the same and organization is an essential part of smooth business. Learn to become organized no matter what happens. Once chaos sets in profitability will fall.

A happy employee is a harder-working employee. Same goes for your customers. Employees do not only work for money and there efforts in helping your business should be rewarded by more than just money. Praise of good work is always enjoyed by everyone so if your staff does great work, then let them know. Also customers like to be appreciated and if someone buys something from you, remember to say thank you in some way. I love it when someone sends me a card or a small gift to say thank you for my business and customers are no different. It is simply good business to praise good efforts. Even the smallest token of appreciation can make a huge difference.

Quality is associated with higher payments. Virtually everyone appreciates that better quality costs more and most people are prepared to shell out more money for good quality. Yes there will always be those people who won’t pay, and most people will ask for discount these-days, but in the end quality is simply good-value-for-money and a cheap product that does not work is actually expensive because it is a waste of assets, time and money in the long run. Focus on quality products and services and go the extra-mile. It will be worth it in the end and you will see it in your high profitability.

All business is about relationships. It doesn’t matter how good your product is, if people really don’t like you they won’t do business with you. You need to improve your relationship with yourself, your friends (who can recommend you to other people and support you), your family, your business partners, your staff, even your enemies and most importantly your spiritual relationship with your Higher Power is a key part to successful business. For those of you who acknowledge the power of God, you will know that following his guidance is a key to successful life. Wealth is a contribution of at least 6 areas of life all working together. Relationships are so important in business, so take time to master the inner you.

Sincerity when dealing with people is a given. Everyone can see the false tongue and you must make sincerity one of the number one qualities that you practice. Lies are soon found out by actions and by the lose talking of other people. You simply cannot control the accidental words of others and no matter how hard you try to cover something up, in the end it will come out. Even when things go wrong, as they will, a sincere apology is better than trying to pin the blame on someone else. I have actually got work from a client after saying sorry to him for a business deal that all went wrong. I assumed responsibility for it and genuinely meant my apology and he gave me a new contract for dealing with him in “an honorable” way. Doing what is right is sometimes the hardest way, but is always the correct way. Do not be superficial in your sincerity, but rather let it come from the heart.

Be a teacher whenever you can. The law of the Lid states that no matter how big you are there is only so much you can do alone before you cap yourself. Eventually you have to sleep. While you are sleeping, you are not earning, unless you have taught someone else to cover your work load for you. The same is true when you are sick or away from business. Do not be scared that others will take your job away from you, but rather build a dynamic team around you that can move mountains working together. A good businessman teachers others to do what he can do. His brings better results from the team and also gives you more free time. Do not go insane trying to do everything yourself. Many people say they cannot afford to employ others to do the work, but once the team kicks in, you will not be able to afford not to have them. Teach whenever possible and as well as you can.

The power of understanding is incredible. Understanding can be seen in a couple of different ways. There is product understanding which shows comprehension about your tools of the trade and is an essential in business, but there is another more personal side to understanding that is seen when dealing with people. People are not machines and you need to be able to understand the people who you work with. Empathy and sympathy for their obstacles and short-comings are an essential part of team work. This does not mean that everyone should not take responsibility for their errors and mistakes, but at least take the time to understand why these things happen and see how you can put them right.

Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but shows that there is a softer side to you. It shows that you have feelings and that you have compassion. It shows heart. It shows that you are not made of steel and can be hurt. People do not like to deal with robotic machines, but prefer the gentle side of human beings. They will allow mistakes if you show that you genuinely care about what has happened and show that there is indeed room for improvement. Often, clients will work with you to help improve things so that these things maybe avoided in the future. Being vulnerable shows you are human. Don’t be scared to be vulnerable as you can’t possible know everything about everything!

Willingness is a characteristic that should be practiced at all times. The person who is inclined to do things with cheerful consent will attract more rewards in life. People, who work by the clock and the rule book, rarely improve their station in life over someone who does things willingly by free choice. Going the extra-mile with excellence is a service that will always get noticed in the long term. Everyone wants to work with willing people.

X-ray vision
Having the ability to see everything will give you an edge over others. I do not physically mean being able to x-ray objects, but rather having a really clear image of what you want and how to get it. This is part of planning and it is essential that you have definite objects of desire clearly written down with a step-by-step action plan of how to get it. X-ray vision is so much easier than fumbling around knot knowing where you are going or what you are doing. If you do not have vision statements and plans of action, you must get them so you know how to align your decisions with these plans.

Young at heart
Stay young! Even as we get older, stay young. Young children are so wonderfully innocent and creative. I watch my 9 month old boy growing and it is amazing to see him putting information together to do things he has never done before and often he is successful. Childlike qualities are some of the most wonderful qualities we can have and then somewhere along the way, we start to develop our “nicer” older bad habits. Throw away those bad habits and develop childlike qualities. Screaming and crying might get your customers attention, but it probably won’t get you business with them, so be careful which qualities you develop!

A zealous person is characterized by being ardently devoted or diligent in their work or task and is simply a joy to work with. There is a saying which goes; “It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going” and this is so very true when working with other people. If you have a common bond and single minded direction when it comes to work ethics it is so much easier. A zealous person is supportive, encouraging and an overall important person to any team. The power of zeal is one that should be welcome at any table and your business partners will be grateful of your business energy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The story of Walt Disney

The Mighty Mouse

To many people, Walt Disney is a 20th century icon of success. Like many mythic American figures, he had an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for technology and a humble beginning. ‘ There’s a child in all of us,’ Walt believed, and he used that creed to work his way to the top.

Growing up in a farm in Kansas, young Walt worked for a commercial art studio in Kansas City making animated commercials while selling cartoons to a local theater. Walt was inspired to create his own animation studio, but it failed. Undaunted (and with only 40 dollars in his pocket), Walt, his brother Roy and a friend went to Hollywood. They created the character Oswald Rabbit, but they lost the rights to the character in a dispute with their distributor (who then blatantly hired most of their staff).

In 1928 and still stubbornly persistent, Walt created a character named Mickey Mouse – which became an instant favorite. Mickey was soon joined by other characters such as Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald Duck. They created the Three Little Pigs with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”. In 1937 Walt released his first feature – length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which grossed millions of dollars in sales. Audiences loved his films because of its spectacular animation, hummable tunes, and upbeat stories.

In 1955 Walt opened Disneyland, his 160 acre fantasy – theme park in California, which eventually spawned the Walt Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, and Euro Disney in France. Walt also won 29 Oscars for his films, and was regarded as the king of American entertainment. After his death in 1966, Walt’s legacy lived on in a whole new generation of animated features, such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.

Because of Walt Disney, millions of kids have found happiness and fun while watching Mickey and his friends at home. Also, millions of families enjoy their summers or family vacations with Walt’s giant theme parks and his unforgettable movies. Walt Disney was truly a successful person.

Now, here’s the good news: YOU TOO CAN BE SUCCESSFUL!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Basic difference between Rich and Poor

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, … honest, … just, … pure, …lovely, … of good report, … think on these things." Phil 4:8.

A basic difference between the rich and the poor, between the successful and the unsuccessful, between the lucky and the unlucky, is their mindset or mental attitude.Our mental attitude determines how we react to situations and opportunities that come our way. Generally, the rich habitually manifest rich mental attitude while the poor habitually manifest poor mental attitude , even though unconsciously.

To illustrate, imagine a rich mind and a poor mind standing side by side on the roadside, as a glittering brand new car zooms past. They both gaze at the car, and watch it disappear round the bend corner. The poor mind depressingly shrugs his shoulders and whispers to himself: "I can’t have that", "I can’t afford that", "Such is not for me" . His poor mindset automatically forecloses any options and possibilities; effectively shutting down the mental, spiritual and emotional capabilities of his Mind to generate solutions to his desires, problems and needs.

On the other hand, the rich mind gets positively excited and thoughtfully whispers to himself: “I’ll certainly go for that!” “How can I afford that?” “How can I get that?”
His rich mindset automatically stimulates and activates the mental process to generate ideas and examine possibilities for achieving his goals; thus effectively mobilising all physical, mental, spiritual and emotional energies towards the successful realization of goals, targets and objectives.

With that background illustration, let us now take a quick tour to explore the differences between the workings of the rich mind and the workings of the poor mind.


The rich mind thinks possibilities.
The poor mind thinks impossibilities.

The rich mind asks, "How can it be done?"
The poor mind believes, "It can’t be done."

The rich mind asks, "How can I get that?"
The poor mind intones, "You can’t have that!"

The rich mind asks, "What do I have that I can use?"
The poor mind declares, "I don’t have what it takes!"

The rich mind sees opportunities everywhere and goes after them.
The poor mind sees risks everywhere and runs from them.

The rich mind sees the beautiful rose flowers amongst the thorns.
The poor mind sees the dangerous rose thorns amongst the flowers.

The rich mind looks out from the prison window and sees the stars.
The poor mind looks out from the prison window and sees the mud.

The rich mind sees a half glass of water as half full,and is joyful.
The poor mind sees a half glass of water as half empty, and is sad.

What the poor mind sees as an obstacle,
The rich mind sees as a stepping-stone.

Rich minds give results.
Poor minds give reasons.

Rich minds make the best out of the way things turn out.
Poor minds make excuses out of the way things turn out.

The rich mind gives freely with confidence, fully aware of his eternal link to unlimited supply.
The poor mind gives hesitantly,lest he be left with less than enough for himself.

The rich mind thinks prosperity and abundance.
The poor mind thinks lack and limitations.

Rich minds know life is fun and must be lived to the fullest.
Poor minds believe life is hard and full of difficulties.

Poor minds think poverty is a virtue!
Rich minds know poverty is a curse!

Rich minds passionately WANT money, and do something about it.
Poor minds only WISH they had money, but do nothing about it.

Rich minds have purpose.
Poor minds have wishes.

Rich minds value money, but make it their slave.
Poor minds revere money, and make it their master.

Poor minds work for money.
Rich minds make money work for them.

Poor minds wait to get lucky.
Rich minds work to get lucky.

While rich minds focus on creating additional sources of income to meet their growing needs and wants, poor minds focus on surviving through continual self-denial and cutting back on their needs and wants.

In conclusion, there is a positive and a negative perspective to every situation in life. When faced with exactly the same situation, some of us see more of the positive side while some of us see more of the negative side. Some of us are generally optimistic about life while some are generally pessimistic about life. This is because of our predominant mental attitude: Rich Mind or Poor Mind.

What we perceive of any situation is a function of our mindset or attitude to life
and living, which has been developed over the long period since childhood. It is an inside thing . Our outer world is only a reflection of our inner world. So, what is your mental attitude? Is it positive or negative, optimistic or pessimistic, rich or poor? Whatever it is, just know that Your Mind is your World,and you can take control of it right now, to create a new earthly destiny of your choice!

A positive mental attitude is a powerful habit-force that propels you towards your goals in life. By the law of mental causation in action, you will attract into your life, the ideas, people, and resources necessary to bring to fruition your most dominant thoughts, whether they be good or bad, positive or negative, rich or poor.

You must therefore cultivate positive thought patterns that produce desirable results in your life experiences. Negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety,lack, greed, hatred, jealousy, and revenge must never be allowed to occupy any space in your mind.

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your Life! Your mental attitude determines your earthly experience. Your attitude determines your altitude.

Rich thoughts, rich Life: poor thoughts, poor Life.

As you habitually project rich and positive thought-forms into the universe, you attract similar thought currents to yourself; and you now see the world from an exciting new perspective that puts you firmly on the path to a happier,healthier and richer YOU!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The True Millionaire’s Prayer

Welcome to my Blog!!!

I would like to start this blog with a Prayer. The ultimate essence of prayer: to know our needs, understand their source, comprehend their true objectives. To direct our minds and hearts to He who implanted them within us, defined their purpose, and provides us with the means to fulfill them.



Today, I ask You to bless me so that I may become a blessing.
Lord, I commit myself to enrich others.
But because I cannot give what I do not have,
I commit myself to become rich.
I commit myself to serve You and to serve the poor with my wealth.
Today, I open myself to the abundance of Your universe.
Use me as Your channel of love.
Give me the ability to create wealth that will bless the world.
Increase my financial wisdom and expand my territories.
I place my life in your hands, Amen.