Archives for March 2011

Tyra Banks: Attitudes of Successful People

Early this year, I've started a blog article series entitled, "Attitudes of Successful People".  The purpose is to feature successful people and the attitudes they maintain towards success.  The series started as weekly article but I decided to change it on a monthly basis to make a monthly reminder on the attitudes of success. In this month of March, we will feature the success attitudes of Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks is a well known African-American Supermodel who retired from her very successful modelling career at a young age, 32 year-old, to become a full-time business woman.  She is the founder, President and CEO of Bankable Production, an independent film and television production company, which produced the following successful television (TV) and film shows:America's Next Top Model (2003–present) The Tyra Banks Show (2005–2010) Stylista (2008) The Clique (2008) True Beauty (2009–2010)But that is not enough for her, as she currently ventures out to the online … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Comfort Zone is Dangerous

When somebody approaches me and ask me this question,“How can I acquire what I want and succeed in life?”I answer back,“Do something out of your normal routine and start thinking outside the box.”In order to achieve the success that you want, it does not matter how smart and hard working you are, what matter is how willing you are to think and act outside the normal comfort zone. This is why Apple changed the game in computer technology, Manny Pacquiao became the world's greatest boxer and Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire by creating Facebook. In situations where I talk to somebody who wants to create change and success in their life but aren't willing to be outside their comfort zone, I remember what Albert Einstein have said,Insanity is doing the same things over and over again, expecting different results.Most people who have achieved their goals in life and are successful in what they do, had gone through situations where they've … [Read more...]

Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson: A Positive Song in Life

Back in 2006, I was working as an External Auditor in a Big 4 Accounting Firm, Ernst and Young Philippines (locally known as SGV).  Working on this firm was a dream comes true for me.  Both of my parents are accountants by profession and as a child, my mother always bring me to her workplace located in the city.  As a kid, I was mesmerized by the high-rise building and the sophisticated look of the people around her workplace.  And so growing up, I dreamt to be one of them.  I wanted to become a professional accountant.   During my stay in that firm, I’ve been asked to do a task outside my job description, and that’s to be our group’s representative in the singing contest held during our Christmas Party.  I’m an aspiring singer, I love music and singing that I even attended a lot of music lessons during my toddler days, but I never had the confidence to sing in public.  Believe it or not, I’ve used to be really introvert.  I can’t even speak in public because my body and voice … [Read more...]

Living Now: How to Live in the Present?

Every day, we are given a new gift called present.  However, seldom do you find people who actually know how to live in the present.  Most of us are either cannot let go of the past or worrying about the future. I’ve used to belong in the majority of people where I forget to live in the present.  I cling on the past and I kept on worrying about the future.  My fretting attitude started when I chose to pursue the career of a professional accountant.  Since then, I became too serious in studying and working.  I've lived a busy, stressful and tiring life.  I was too competitive and focus to succeed that I have no time to enjoy the present.  I was too preoccupied in climbing the ladder of success in the corporate world and be able to provide the financial needs of my family.  And to make things even more stressful and hard, I had to handle my first heartbreak from a 5-years relationship.  You can say I was having a real-life-crisis and nightmare back in those days which is why I cannot … [Read more...]

Marriage Advice: Elements of a Happy Marriage

In June 2011, me and husband got married, witnessed by our closed friends and relatives.To share with you a bit details on our love story, we have met in 2009, in a business organization.  Since both of us have an entrepreneurial mindset and we’re both visionaries, we have set a date on when to get married. We have agreed to do that in our second (2) year anniversary.  However, there was a catch, we need to have our own house, a car and a certain amount of financial assets/ investments, before we can get married.  Which is why we worked our way to make our dream wedding date come true.Our vision came true because we got married on our second (2) year anniversary, which is June 2011, and we met all the criteria before our wedding date.In this article, I want to share with you the fundamentals you need to know and consider before you enter a serious relationship or consider getting married.  I took a note of these fundamentals of marriage during our wedding counseling seminar … [Read more...]