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New-found Wealth Shock

New-found Wealth Shock

Have you ever heard of the term “New-found wealth shock”? You may be thinking what rubbish highfalutin term am I talking about. But “New-found wealth shock” is a true & valid term that is an epidemic that plagues mostly migrant workers or more popularly referred to as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Philippines. Most migrant workers decide to work overseas based on the offer letter which states the compensation they will receive plus any other relocation package, if any,…

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1st April 2017: A Giant Leap Out of my Comfort Zone

1st April 2017: A Giant Leap Out of my Comfort Zone

I learned. I unlearned. I relearned. I implemented what I have learned. And now I am sharing my learnings. Today marks an achievement. Today I was able to tick off one item from my bucket list, even earlier than my original timeline of Sept 2017. Today I conquered, I emerged victorious. Today, 1st April 2017, while TGFI is mounting the first, the most ambitious and the biggest First Financial Literacy Summit at SMX, I was also taking a giant leap…

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A Call to Step Up

A Call to Step Up

“Our Deepest Fear” is a powerful quote from Marianne Williamson’s book “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”. This resonates strongly with me as I embark on bettering myself in all aspects of my life that matters to me. I have been fortunate enough this month to have attended 4 seminars that coincidentally talks about leadership, continuous improvement and striving for excellence: 5 Choices Training – seems more practical to me versus the 7…

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Lost Notebook ≠ Lost Goals

Lost Notebook ≠ Lost Goals

It is already mid-February, sad to say I am behind not just on a project at work but also on some personal stuff. For the past few years, at the start of the year, aside from objective settings process that I do at work I have also applied it to my own personal life.  I make a list of all my goals and do regular review to assess where I am and where I am lagging.  At the end of…

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