Are you looking for the best investment that will give you more than 1000% returns? Or even higher. Then continue reading.
Nope, this is not an MLM business or an affiliate marketing business. This is also not a franchising business. Are you ready?
This is called YOU corporation.
Yap, you heard it right! This is called YOU corporation. YOU as in ikaw!
Imagine that yourself is going to be a corporation or a business. In order for this corporation to grow, like any other business, it needs investment. The business needs the right knowledge and skills to keep running.
It will need time, effort and money to be successful and grow over time. And as it is being managed well, it will grow and grow and grow.
As it grows, the YOU corporation gives awesome rewards to its employee (YOU). It creates a long-term stream of success and happiness.
If we really want to be successful in any areas of our life, the first step to getting there is to invest in ourselves. We need to invest time, effort and money to gain skills and knowledge that could make ourselves better. This is the best investment we could ever have.
This applies to personal finance as well as any other areas of our life. We should not get ourselves into things we don’t understand. The best way to make better decisions in life is to have knowledge of the things we are venturing to.
“Aral muna bago invest“. This is one of my favorite quote from one of the well-known financial guru, Aya Laraya.
And this is true. Sad to say, many Filipinos fall on trap because they are blinded by the ‘returns’ or ‘rewards’ that was promised to them.
If you want to be successful, you need to start within yourself. Investing in yourself is the best investment above all investment instrument and will definitely give you the highest returns than any other investment vehicle available.
You’ll not only increase your chance of success but it will surely make you a better person. The #1 secret every successful person revealed. Invest in yourself first!
On the book I read, 7 Habits of highly effective people, Stephen Covey insists that the first approach or strategy to be successful in everything is to start with our self. The “inside-out approach” as what he called.
This book is awesome and there so much to learn! This is one of the best books I read so far.
Every Filipino dream a better life. A brighter future with their family. To spend quality time with them, own a house, a business or the best investment, a car, to travel and much more.
Whatever your goal may have, the first step to getting there is to invest in yourself. There are so many ways on how we can invest ourselves and to gain the right knowledge and information that can help us make a better decision for our lives.
We should always remember that knowledge is power. But knowledge without action is useless.
Here are some tips that you can do to increase your education and knowledge and make better decisions in life.
GO BACK TO SCHOOL OR ENROLL IN TRAINING INSTITUTIONS
Even if we are already graduated and working, one of the best investment we can have to improve our lives is to go back to school or enroll for a specific training. This may cost money upfront but it will be worthy at the end.
You may enroll in specific courses which can lead you to more opportunities and could bring more success to your life. Say you want to enroll a business course or training course on how to start a business.
You are increasing your chance of success because you’ll gain more knowledge and information that you can use when you started. Or you can get your Masters degree so you can apply for a higher position in your company.
Whatever goals you aim, going back to school for more deeper knowledge and information can really boost success in your life.
A good example I want to share is when I enrolled in CCNA Training Bootcamp. CCNA is Cisco Certified Network Associate. I invest my hard-earned money and time to be a Cisco Certified. Luckily I was able to make it.
I am now a CCNA. Though it costs so much time and money upfront (training and certification exam), after the training and passing the exam I was able to get the job I want.
Not only that, my salary increase almost 100%. I learned and equipped myself the right knowledge for the job I want and now I’m reaping the results of my investment.
There’s a lot of seminars available that you can attend to gain specific knowledge and information. Paid and free seminars are available in our country.
You just need to invest some pesoses and your time and I’m sure you’ll have more idea in whatever venture you’re getting into. This is one of the best investment we could venture before entering to any other kind of investment.
For example, when I heard about investing in the stock market I search online for a seminar available to gain more knowledge about it. I just don’t invest right away. I invest in myself first.
Luckily my stock broker company offers a FREE seminar about the stock market. I scheduled online and attended that seminar. It’s one of the best decision I made for myself. And one of the best seminar I attended.
I gain so much knowledge and information about investing in the stock market. I attended 2 seminars with them before I started investing in the stock market.
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READ. READ. READ.
I’ve discovered that one of the best investment to educate ourselves is by reading.
Reading helps us understand and appreciate. This is applicable in any area of our lives we want to develop.
Let’s say you want to gain knowledge or information about personal finance, then you need to start reading books about personal finance. Not only books but all materials available related to personal finance like blogs, magazines, and newspapers.
When I discovered my passion in personal finance I started searching all available books/ebooks and materials related to it. I followed famous personal finance blogs in the Philippines and outside. I read thousand of online articles.
And I can tell you, that made the big impact on my life. It changed the way I look and handle my finances. If you’re looking for other Filipino blogs about personal finance, you may wanna read my top 8 Filipino personal finance blog here.
I’m a beginner, but I know I’m on my way to get there. I’m also a fan of personal development and success. I don’t know but I started to get hooked and ‘addicted‘ that’s why I commit to reading them.
Maybe because I want myself to be better and I want my life to have a brighter future that’s why. In fact, I created a reading schedule of my ebooks collection. I usually read before going to sleep.
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Of course, it doesn’t stop in reading. You need to apply the lessons you learned in real life to get results!
WATCH AND LISTEN.
If you really want to make yourself better, you’ll always find ways. Watching and listening is one of the best investment where we can improve ourselves.
We can learn more and increase our knowledge better by seeing and hearing. We can watch videos online for FREE. We can also download or stream an audio/podcast online for FREE.
See? Investing in yourself do not costs much. You just need to be resourceful.
Let’s say you want to learn how to make a blog. You can search for youtube videos on how making a blog. And that’s free! You may my tutorial on how to start a blog and make money on the side series here.
You may watch pesos and sense here as well as wise cash youtube videos. These youtube channels provide valuable information about personal finance.
Or say you want to start a business online. You can follow famous online bloggers or online entrepreneurs and listen to their podcast while you are traveling.
These are great ways to increase our knowledge and be educated in areas you want.
In my case, I’m watching videos from famous personal development and success speakers like Bo Sanchez, Chinkee Tan, Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Stephen Covey and much more.
I also listen to podcast or audio related to personal finance and entrepreneurship. I listen and watch them on my free time. This way, I’m using my free time effectively and increasing my chance of success.
The best investment mentioned above are only 4 tips out of many. My personal pick. I’m sure enough there are many other ways on how we can invest and make ourselves better.
From free to paid ones, we should grab it. This applies in any areas of our life.
From financial to personal success, this is the first step. Investing in yourself will surely cost time, effort and money upfront, but the future rewards are awesome.
This is the best investment available that will surely give us more than 1000% returns.
To our success, cheers!
Jhojo Villas / Dizkarteng Noypi says
Great article here. Yes, I agree! Our #1 investment of all is ourselves. Investing in ourselves will definitely give us more than 1000% return.
Sabi nga ni Sir Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. We must educate ourselves para di maging biktima ng mga financial scams bagkus maging sandata natin ito to achieve our goals in life. Like what Robert Kiyosaki said, If you want to be rich, you need to be financially literate gaya ng mga advice ng author, attend financial seminars, read financial books & blogs, Watch videos from other finance gurus, etc.
We are in the same boat Bro, I’m also an advocate of Financial Literacy. Hope mas marami pang Pinoys ang maabot ng ating advocacy. Goodluck to your blog. Keep up the good work! =)
Wow! Nice one Jhojo! We should really invest in ourselves first before anything else. Let’s spread the word to every Filipinos! You have a nice blog and informative blog too. Congrats!
I do also agree that financial literacy is vital to one’s success. I hope more people can learn about this, too. 🙂
Yes Jackie I agree! Hope more and more Filipinos become financially literate. Thank you!
This article is worth reading. I hope more and more Filipinos become financial literate.
Thank you Alaine! Hope in articles and blog like this maka-inspire at makatulong tayo sa ibang mga Pilipino.
Anne V says
Great tips. #4 has been a way of life for me.
“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.” The information we need about everything is just a click away.
Thank you Anne. 🙂
Jing 징 (@jingdalagan) says
Financial literacy is indeed a gem. I shared this on Facebook and Pinterest 😀
Thanks Jing! Let’s all help fellow Filipinos. Let’s spread financial literacy one blog at a time!
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Yvonne Bertoldo says
Great tips. My mom had been very bad in the so-called “investments” that she had in the past and hopefully she can learn about it through this article. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Yap marvin. Thank you!
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Jeff | Piso and Beyond says
In a generation saturated with #hashtags and selfies, self-development (i.e. books, seminars) remain the undefeated source of learning, wisdom and inspiration. Inbestment, indeed!
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Thanks Jeff! LEt’s spread financial literacy one blog at a time.
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Thanks you Pamela! I took the training bootcamp in MNET IT Training Solutions. Unfortunately they are not conducting training for now. You can check other training centers here: http://www.ccnaphilippines.com/8-ccna-training-centers-in-the-philippines/
That’s my CCNA blog dedicated to CCNA beginners in the Philippines. 🙂
Thanks! Actually number 1, lit the fire on me to take the urge for that certification.. haha! Thanks for this blog! 🙂
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Alvin Tabanag says
I would like to commend you for helping educate the public about personal finance.
I have some comments about people’s endless pursuit of knowledge. I’ve always believed that
Success is 10% KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS and 90% ATTITUDE.
It’s good to keep on learning. Unfortunately, many have made acquiring knowledge the end rather than a means to a greater end.
Reading a lot of books, magazines and blogs, watching videos and attending so many seminars can do more harm than good. Not only will it cost time and money, one can also end up confused and unable to make any progress (and I’ve seen this happen many times). It’s not about quantity. It’s about how CONSISTENTLY you APPLY what you have learned. It’s far better for a person to read just one or two good books and then consistently apply the lessons than read, watch and/or listen to thousands of learning materials and just end up not knowing which to apply because there are simply too many.
Many of the concepts of personal finance are actually quite simple. For example, for a person to have enough money to save he should spend wisely. How many books or seminars are required to get the message across that he needs to learn how to spend wisely? Probably one or none. What’s needed more to spend wisely is DISCIPLINE, not books or seminar!
My ADVISE/CHALLENGE to your readers is this: DO NOT read another book, watch another video or attend another seminar, if you have not consistently applied the lessons you learned in the past (unless you are writing a book or developing content for a seminar).
Remember that KNOWLEDGE without APPLICATION is just an accumulation of USELESS INFORMATION.
ALVIN T. TABANAG
MoneyWise Center for Financial Planning
“Kaya Mo, Pinoy! 12 Steps on Any Income”
Thank you for the wonderful insights sir Alvin. My pleasure to have your comment on this blog.
I agree with what you’ve said. We just need to pick one or two strategies only that is aligned with our goals, character, and values. And then hassle and work on this until success. It’s all about focus and taking action! FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Success.
Thanks again sir!
Mapping Out Your Journey Towards Financial Freedom says
I couldn’t agree more. I believe we’re really moving forward towards a financially literate Philippines!
Congrats Billy! More power on your blog site!
You’re so right. The most important and primary investment is in yourself. These are all brilliant ways to become more knowledgeable and capable in the field of business. These tips could help encourage many potential business minds to become the best futurpreneurs. There is no better reward than seeing blatant improvement in skills and confidence. Thank you for sharing.
Rey / Raket Online says
Thanks Sir Billy for this great article.
I am 100% agree that investment in yourself pays the best interest.
I hope more filipinos will become financially literate.
More powers to your blog sir.