Lessons can be found within everyone.
Children are a double-edged sword.
On one hand, they can be demanding, annoying and downright loud. I speak this from having experience. I was a passenger on the same plane. We all know that feeling.
On the other, you can watch them grow. You can watch them learn the world, and make decisions on their own. It must be a satisfying feeling to see one of your own growing to become a full-fledged adult.
Continue reading “How Children Mentor Me: The 6 Ways”
People are golden to me.
They can be unrefined, found in the deepest of mines. Some are greater in quality than others. In order to put a value to it though, a piece of gold must be refined by human hands.
I came to this realization earlier this year as I was going through a hard time. A mental breakdown, questioning my own purpose in life. No one had the answer to my question.
Calling a friend that night though, saved me.
Continue reading “How to develop yourself through your Golden Circles”
You bought a handbag recently. It looks nice.
It sits beside your 20 others.
While window-shopping, you see a BUY 1 FREE 1 sale happening.
It’s an amazing deal, you think to yourself.
You fumble through your wallet full of cards. You wonder which ones have not maxed out yet. You forgot. It doesn’t matter.
Now you think.
Continue reading “Wants and Needs: How Validation Kills Us”
Time is like a goldmine within us: we mine at it every day, to trade what we earned for food on the table. Or experiences. Even if this mine is a part of us, we give away part of ourselves for only one reason: to live.
Don’t trade it away so easily. Here is a way for you to track your time.
Continue reading “9 Ways Time is Your Most Important Currency”
When I was young, I loved the sandbox. In there, I built sandcastles.
They were less castle and more ‘sand mounds’. Being the overly creative kid I was, I piled sand on top of each other and believed that the sand will take its natural form. It was the most beautiful mound I had ever laid my eyes on.
Continue reading “Sandbox: The 6 unspoken rules about life as a Sandcastle”
This is Part II of how to be above your money. Part I is here.
In this part, we deal with the things that go in your head.
Continue reading “Put Yourself Above Money: Part 2”
Bills. Debt. Expenses.
I never liked those words.
Sure there are things like good debt, but the majority that rules this world is never welcomed. Don’t worry about the world for now. Worry about what is around you.
How are you doing with your finances?
Is it uncomfortable for you to answer that question? It’s alright, it’s the same for me too. I’ve had times where my money would be thinking for me. The (lack of) notes in my wallet made my decisions instead. It’s not a pretty sight.
Maybe you’ve experienced it too: not having enough money to hang out with your friends so often. Having trouble paying the bills.
Paying back the big D. That’s debt, in case anyone was thinking something else.
With a bit of planning and executing, I’ve organized my finances and I’m on my way to greater things. Money didn’t make my decisions, I did. It feels damn good.
I’m buying back my independence. Here’s how I am dealing with that.
Continue reading “Put Yourself Above Money: Part 1”
I earned so much money in so little time 2 years ago.
When I was studying in Japan, I was given the chance to be a dancing instructor to some Japanese kids in Gunma.
Continue reading “Time is Money: Using dollars per hour to waste less time”
I want to be rich.
…is what most people like to say whenever I ask them about money.
There’s no set amount.
If your pockets are fat, you have the freedom to do anything you want. But, there is a limit to how much money you can make if you don’t earn enough.
There are only 24 hours a day, and most of it is spent working, eating, sleeping and playing with our phones. Honestly, we don’t have that much time in our lives, and most of it is spent doing our day-jobs. How do we make more?
Continue reading “What is investing, and why you should do it now”
I want to be rich.
Something wrong with that?
Rich in what? Money?
Because with money, I can do everything I want to.
Why don’t you just start now?
Because I don’t have money.
So you are waiting until you have money to do what you want?
So, what have you been doing until now?
What do you mean?
Haven’t you been doing whatever you want until now? Being with friends, family, shopping, traveling, stuff like that?
So, you had money.
No, not really.
What do you mean?
Well, I do, but…I want more.
Continue reading “The one reason why we want to be rich.”