I think that each one of us should have a personal mission — a mission that would eventually make the world a better place. My mission of helping people launch their own successful businesses, I believe, goes hand-in-hand with the group that I recently joined. This group’s mission is to spread the word on saving and smartly investing money. This group is called Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy. This group aims to start with educating three segments of our society: OFW families, the creative professionals and student and youth groups.
I believe that understanding how to intelligently handle your money helps in fulfilling that dream of creating a successful business. I think that those who know how to handle their money well will have an advantage because of a trait that these people possess. I think these people possess the discipline that is required of them.
Personally, I think that a big chunk of what made people succeed is discipline. It takes a lot of self-motivation and control for you to be disciplined enough to follow a saving pattern that will eventually get you to that financial goal that you want to achieve. It also takes the same attitude to get you to start and continue with the business that you want to get into. I have seen a lot of guides on how much to save, when to save, where to save, etc. We even have financial workshops that help you understand all these concepts and terms, but what I saw and what I keep on noticing is that those who have that drive and motivation and discipline to keep at whatever it is that they want to do are those that succeed.
A big part in keeping people motivated is getting support from the people around them. If you really plan to start a business or save up or invest regularly, it’s good to surround yourself with individuals who will inspire you and motivate you. Angat Pilipinas is one group that you can join. I have made great friends in this organization and I wish them more success in achieving their mission!
Thank you for inviting me to be one of your Advocacy Consultants and a presenter for the first Angat Pilipinas Financial Literacy Awards night!