Monday, March 29, 2010

The Importance of Dreams

What if one day, you lost your dreams?

What if one day, you wake-up in the morning bored?

What if one day, you lost your desire to be the person you wish to become in the future?

What if that one day is today?

Would you let circumstances dictate your way?

Would you let other people design your life based on what they say about you?

Would you let others steal your dreams away from you?

Would you let fear take away your future?

Too many questions.

But get this.

Dreams excites the person within us. Try to remember some event in the past when you were day dreaming. Picture out the smile drawn in your face. The excitement you felt by just imagining something that you wish you have. Isn't it amazing?

These feelings of excitement drives us to DO and to ACT based what we want to achieve.

And through taking action we get results, we get our dreams.

The bigger our dreams, the bigger the actions needed for it to be realized.

I admire Martin Luther King Jr's dream for racial equality and end discrimination. It is an example of a humble and great vision that contributed to the well being of a lot of people. It took a huge amount of effort fighting for civil rights at the time. It even took his life.

Whenever dreams are lost, taken away, or put into oblivion, that's the moment we lose our selves.

Stop the action and the momentum equals ceasing producing results.

Because I believe we define ourselves by the kind of dreams and desires we set ourselves.

Would you still let your dreams get lost?


Jervis Salvador earnestly believe in the vision of Create Abundance 2020 of creating First World Philippines for the Filipinos.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Winning and Losing

During my high school days, I'm an avid basketball fanatic. I religiously follow PBA and the NBA.

The concept of winning first occurred to me as I watched Sunkist team led by the Aerial Voyager Vergel Meneses collect trophies in 1995. Michael Jordan was on his second rise to fame when he led the Bulls on it's 3-peat championship.

After all these years, the losers of those basketball era are buried in the sea of memories. It's because everybody loves winners.

In business, there are Winners and Losers

In the book, Why We Want You To Be Rich, Donald Trump the billionaire who created the hit reality show The Apprentice - a winner in almost all points of view in business - chose to partner with another winner, Robert Kiyosaki, a real-estate and financial education guru who wrote the phenomenal Rich Dad Poor Dad and created the board game CashFlow 101 and 202.

It will not make sense if Trump co-wrote a book that aims to educate people and then partner with a poor loser. That is totally not a good way to influence people on lessons about getting rich and wealthy.

Are you with a winner or loser?

Go ask yourself if you're on the winning side of life or the losing end. You can simply do a check on the people you get advices from.

If ever you want to start or learn about business, it would be foolish to ask a friend or a relative that have the slightest idea about making one. It's no different when you want to learn a sport, like tennis. You don't go to your dad and ask him how to play tennis, unless of course he's Roger Federer. You go to someone who is an expert, a coach that plays and teaches tennis and have a lot of experience.

It's no different when you want to to become rich and financially free. It would be foolish to ask a co-employee about investing when he/she don't even know how to 'spell' passive income.

Work with Winners and You Will Smell Victory

It's a simple math, if you want to be financially successful, listen to those who have done it, succeeded and have results. It would be unwise to take advise from people you barely know. Practice due diligence, and take action.

Create Abundance 2020 is a business community where we teach financial education based on actual experiences, real business education and results.

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teach a man to fish and you feed him for life

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Starting a Business and Why It Is Important

If I didn’t take action and started my first business, I would have missed on a lot of lessons that are never taught in schools.

The year 2006 was the year I began to walk the path to entrepreneurship. I was like the many— an ordinary employee with a limited paycheck to boot. I’ve been working for several years and during that year, I felt I needed a change.

My plan was plain and simple— to earn extra income to augment my limited and always taxed salary.
I’d like to do a lot of things, like travelling to places such as hike on a mountain or a dip on a beach, discover digital photography, and treat my family and kin to a weekend hop to the mall or eat out in a fancy restaurant. These things normally require two things: money and time.

I thought to myself, having my own business will allow me to do those things and more.

My First Businesses

Robert Kiyosaki was the one who encouraged me to start my own. He said in the last chapter of his mega hit book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, to Mind Your Own Business. And so I did mind my own and open my first walking store—I sell cellphone e-loads. My first customers were my colleagues in the office.

The revenue from my cellphone loading business was low. So I began to think of creating a new one. Since I love digital photography, I created a digital photo printing business. Again my customers were my co-employees. But I decided to close it after 6 months for the following reason: I created a small business where I was the employee— which meant a lot more time to spend printing those pictures after office hours. The return was good but I was restless and sleepless and so I shut it down.

Other Businesses

I also tried money lending, joined binary network marketing companies that folded, opened a sari-sari store. These were the business I created and started before I became a Core Team member of Create Abundance.
Today, my eloading is still active, the sari-sari store is still standing, I’m on my way to being a full-pledged business coach and I’m riding the anti-aging mega-trend business.

10 Lessons

These are the valuable lessons I’ve learned, that I believe will never be taught in school or in the employment world.

1. Connect to people. I began to see the value of effective communication to people since this allows me not only to gain friends and acquaintances but to grow my network where I can reach out to them, by sharing products and services that I believe will add value to other peoples lives.

2. Selling. “I don’t like being sold at”, well that was I felt before I became an entrepreneur. I shun sales persons in department stores because I hate the feeling of being pushed to buy a product. Selling is one of the secrets to financial success. As Robert Kiyosaki said, “If you know how to sell, you don’t need a job”

3. More on Selling… Giver and Taker. If ever you decide to be a sales person, you have to choose if you’re a giver or a taker. A Taker simply takes with less disregard if he/she selling a valuable product or service. A Giver is someone who adds value to other people by giving more.

4. It’s 90% WHY and 10% HOW. The reasons are fuel to accomplishing goals despite hardships and obstacles. The reasons were no longer plain and simple. They are now my reasons for "being".

5. Business is more than a profession, it’s a vocation.

6. Solve problems for a profit. This is the entrepreneurial spirit and what excites me and other entrepreneurs.

7. Leverage. Doing MORE with LESS

8. Focus. Focus. Focus. Focus. In this era of information age, there are a lot of distractions. It's quite a challenge to be focus but it's a key ingredient to success.

9. Clarity of goal. How would you know if you have reached your destination if you don't know where you're going?

10. Taking Action. It's about moving and acting inspite of uncertainties and fear. Only actions produce results, whether pass or fail. If you fail, you learn a lessons. When learning you have better chances succeeding when doing it again.

Realizations and Future Outlook

If I didn’t take action and started my first business, I would have missed on a lot of lessons that are never taught in schools.

Being in the community of Create Abundance has amplified my perseverance and intention to be committed in achieving my goals.

Jervis Salvador
teach a man to fish and you feed him for life

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Power of Our Thoughts

Henry Ford says, "whether you believe you can do something or you can't do something, you're right.

And he is absolutely right!

Our thoughts about ourselves determines the kind of life that we live.

If you say to yourself, "I CAN'T do it" Well guess what? You really can't.

But if you say to yourself, "I CAN do it". You definitely will.

These thoughts shapes our being and emotions which drives the kind of actions we take, or we don't take.

If you are living a life of struggle, you have thoughts about uncertainty and indecisiveness. Fear of something blankets your being.

If you are poor, you have poor words and thoughts. You probably lack self-esteem and live one day at a time. Tomorrow's come what may. You don't believe yourself that you can.

If you are happy, you think happy thoughts! It's impossible to express feelings of happiness when you're hurt or lonely deep inside.

If you are rich, you have a rich mindset. Your thoughts are about abundance and your actions purpose driven.

The good news is, we can control our thoughts. We can definitely regulate the feelings and emotions by the ideas we put within us.

Read further and take a look at the type of information you feed in your mind.

Television - what shows do you often see? Is it bad news and telenovelas? What kind of movies do you cry on or go gaga with? Unknowingly, when you always see or hear stories about betrayal, mistrust, infidelity (some of the typical plots of Filipino telenovelas and movies) you induce into your subconscious brain these attitudes.

Print media - what do you read? Which section of the newspaper do you spend time on, the frontpage or the business section? Tabloid or broadsheet? FHM or Entrepreneur? If you eat bad news for breakfast, don't be surprised when bad news greets your entire day.

Books - Rich Dad Poor Dad or Harry Potter?
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind or Twilight?
You can either be a wizard and vampire or be the next happy rich guy or gal.

Internet - where do you hang out online? Plowing virtual farms or reading sites and blogs that enrich your being i.e. health, wealth and success

Who do you talk to often - poor mindset people who always complain, blame and justify, or rich mindset people who think, breath and live abundance?

As you can see, you have the power in your hands to shape your thoughts and your life. You can control the images, sounds and words you absorb.

Self Assessment Exercise

1. Do you like the way your life is right now? In terms of love, spiritual and financial.

2. If yes, what is it that you like about it?

3. If not, are you willing to change it?

If you want to change something, the best time to do it is NOW.

And it will start by changing the way that you think.
Whatever you think is real becomes your reality - Robert Kiyosaki
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