Archives for August 2016

5 Tips to Be More Frugal

Frugality is living simple and below your means or income. Being frugal is not my nature. Being frugal is what I want to become and live by. Being frugal is not an easy journey for me since I was exposed to being materialistic.Knowing the struggle, I undestand why many shopaholic wish to change and be more frugal, but they find it hard to change. I'm creating this article especially for them.Like many, I am attracted to material things. But over the years, I'm practicing a simple, less materialistic and more frugal lifestyle.My attraction to material things rooted back when I was little kid. Growing up, my mother used to bring us along to her office work in the City.In the city, I saw how well dressed the people are. From their hair, make up, clothes, shoes, bags and many other nice things. They all look rich and successful. At a young age such visit to my mom's office influenced my decision to take up accountancy. Because somehow I wanted to be that well dressed … [Read more...]

Finding You: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Find Happiness Within You

No external happiness can last longer than happiness from within.. External happiness is dependent on event, person or thing. While internal happiness is dependent within you. How you know and love yourself. reflect on what makes you happy within. Be and do more of it! Life's too short to be unhappy. ~ Lou Macabasco-Yanuaria Happiness is different from each person. One may find happiness in simple thing while others look for happiness in a bigger and challenging way.Finding happiness is also different from each person. One can easily be happy while others are struggling to be happy. It may be because of their circumstance or nature.For an instance, there are countries who are very progressive in terms of monetary measurement yet many of citizens are suffering from depression and has high rate of suicide. On the other hand, there are countries who's categorized as "third world" or poor in monetary measurement, such as my country the Philippines, yet the citizens are one of the … [Read more...]

Are You Interested or Committed in What You Do?

The other day I was driving as early as 6:30 in the morning to an event I was really looking forward to attend. I wasn't familiar with the route and it's my first time to visit the venue so I used google maps to direct me. But despite having google maps, I missed my turns twice that's why I had to go around a couple of times before I finally got into the place. It wasn't google maps fault but more on the one way street and no left/right turn restrictions which made me missed the entrance twice. It was still early but somehow missing the turns twice felt a bit frustrating because I wanted to be early in the event to get a good seat.While in the moment I had a mental thought of "if this event is not as important as it is to me now I will just go home and forget about the event". Then I remembered this from Ken Blanchard: "There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to … [Read more...]