Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I feel like I'm floating in a limbo. I don't know where I'm going but I know I have a lot of things to do - I just can't find the motivation to move and perform. Maybe I'm just overwhelmed with a lot of things - family concerns, work (and the lack of motivation to work), community service, business sideline. I feel like well, floating.......

Sunday, April 15, 2007

busy weekend

I really can't get enough of the weekend. I got so many things to do, people to meet, books to read and opportunities to grab. For starters, last Friday, I attended a grad party hosted by my high school batchmate at a bar in Malate. After 7 years in college, she finally graduated with a degree in Dentistry and I'm very happy for her. Its been a long time since I mingled with this kind of crowd and I felt out of place. I'm not much of a drinker so I gotta limit my drinks to 1 or 2 bottles of beer. But it was great to see another high school batchmate who was "hiding" from us all this time. I really love it when i meet old friends and chat with them again.

The night after, Saturday night, we arranged a mini-reunion for our high school batchmates. The mini-reunion was composed of 6 batchmates and 1 girlfriend. Owel, at least we enjoyed each other's stories and we lasted till the wee hours of the morning. Too bad for me coz I had to get up early for the Sunday Feast. After which, I had to meet my upline in the network business that I joined. And I had to stay up late coz I had to wait for my bro and sis. Whew, full house.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Network Twenty One

I finally made the big move. I joined Network Twenty One, which is the marketing arm of Amway Corp. Its actually a networking company. Oopps, I can see you raising your eyebrows. Yeah, yeah, you might think its bogus or an impending scam. But I've thought about this long and hard. Honestly, I'm not in it for the money but for the education that I can get from their business seminars. The type of education that I can use for my own business in the future. Actually, I've been skeptical about joining networking businesses since I joined one last 2004. It seems like easy money that's why many people are attracted to it. However, Network Twenty One offers a comprehensive educational program which teaches you the basics about sales, marketing, personal development and the like. And that's what I'd like to learn. I don't know much about it yet but I'm very much willing to learn and see how effective their programs are. So, I guess you'll be reading about my experiences in this business for the coming days.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thinking Rich

My life has just been revitalized by a book. I just finished reading Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad and it really changed my perspective on things especially about money. It shattered a lot of misconceptions and made me think about this rat race that I've been living for the past 3 years. My ultimate goal would be to get out of this rat race and make my money work for me.

In order to get started, I developed several short term goals like:
1. join a networking company so that I would be exposed to the world of sales and learn how to establish a network of people which would be my biggest asset
2. apply for a part time job as a real estate agent in order to learn the trade of investing in real estate properties
3. keep my daytime job so that I'll still have a steady income while I'm building my business networks; i'll probably resign early next year

I know I still have a long way to go but I'm very positive about all these plans.