It was my first time to speak in a summit of this scale. With around 2,000 people attending the TGFI Financial Literacy Summit, I was nervous and shaking hours before I was scheduled to speak. I wasn’t sure I could go through with it.
I’m still alive as I write this message so I survived! Not only did I survive, I gained powers from the speakers in the recent TGFI Financial Literacy summit. That’s why I enjoy coming to these training sessions. I become much better after coming out of these events.
Are these powers essential?
Yes, if you want to become rich!
If becoming rich was easy, you won’t need powers. If it was easy, everyone would already be rich. But it’s not easy, that’s why you more power to achieve it.
More than 30 speakers used these powers in our journeys so you can be sure they work.
Let start with the founder of TGFI, Floi Wycoco. Floi was buried in tons of credit card debt. He had a high salary as an employee and OFW but his lavish lifestyle led to him maxing out multiple credit cards.
Are you buried in debt?
Well, Floi got out of debt and he found out that he was not the only one who had that problem.
It was a common problem.
So he got the idea of sharing Financial Literacy with fellow OFWs and established The Global Filipino Investor with the vision of becoming the #1 online platform in Asia in producing investors and entrepreneurs.
60,000+ members later, TGFI is closing in on that vision.
The first power you need to have is The Power of Vision.
You need to have a clear vision. If you are clear with want you want to have and achieve, you will get there. If you’re not clear, it doesn’t matter what you do. You won’t get anywhere.
Create a clear vision of what you want to have and achieve. What does financial freedom look for you? What does business success look like to you? Have a clear vision.
Once you have a vision, you need to start. You want to start right away wherever you are. Don’t wait to be forced to start like a couple who lost everything and had only Php20 left.
Rodolfo and Rosiell De Leon had nowhere to turn to so they asked themselves what can they buy with their last Php20.
They bought plastic bags and made ice. They still had their refrigerator so they put water in plastic bags and sold ice to construction workers in their area.
Eventually they were able to come up with Php300 and they started to sell ice candy. That led them to developing the only BFAD-approved ice candy and eventually they were selling ice candy to more than 50 schools in Rizal.
They would not have gotten there if they didn’t start and used the Power of Momentum.
Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.”
So get started. Whatever situation you are in, just start with what you have and build momentum.
As long as you are going towards your vision, the momentum you build will take you there.
Where do you get the energy to build momentum?
Ask DJ Dimaliuat, CFO and co-founder of DRIVEN Marketing, one of the biggest real estate marketing companies in the Philippines.
For someone so young, DJ has achieved a lot. He is a millionaire and a millionaire-maker, having helped more than 60 millionaires in their company. And he wants to create more.
He is a prime example of a man with the Power of Passion.
Right out of graduation, he made his first million selling real estate. He then got together with other friends who had the same passion for selling real estate and formed DRIVEN.
Now their passion is all about creating more millionaires.
The same passion burned in Albert Go. A former OFW himself, Albert experienced the pain of being alone and away from family.
He also experienced the pain that other OFWs shared with him – how they would lose money from scams, have to send money to relatives almost every week with emergency after emergency and still be separated from their spouses, and alienated from their children.
Albert felt all their pain and resolved to help his fellow OFWs and with his friends formed Beam And Go – an alternative money remittance service provider.
With Beam And Go, OFWs can control where the money they send goes and make sure that nothing is wasted or misused. It allows them to still send love to their family with the peace of mind that the money they send back is going where it ought to go.
Vision, Momentum and Passion will carry you far and the journey will be more enjoyable, less stressful and more predictable with the Power of Systems.
You must have systems for business and investing. Having systems is the only way you will have predictable results.
Without systems, you cannot grow.
Without systems, you cannot forecast results.
Without systems, you will always be figuring what to do next.
The summit speakers shared various systems for building businesses and investments.
Dr. Larry Gamboa shared the Business Model Canvas, a system for planning your business that’s being used by top Silicon Valley companies. Even AIM Professor Tomas Lopez affirmed the need for a Business Model when he said the first key to business success is to have a business model.
Allan Ngo shared an email marketing system where you can make money sending emails. I’m actually a student of Allan because I want to establish a better email marketing system for my real estate business.
So whatever it is you want to achieve, you need systems.
Not only that, you need to focus. You need to stay the course.
Jay Castillo shared this acronym from Robert Kiyosaki. FOCUS means Follow One Course Until Successful.
You need to stay the course until you succeed. Some people quit early. They give up before seeing the fruits of their labor.
Focus your eyes on your Vision and Passion. Don’t quit. It will all work out in the end.
Jay focused his energies on foreclosure investing and used the the Power of Focus to
build the biggest real estate website in the Philippines. His singular focus on foreclosure properties is what gave him his success.
What if you don’t have a Vision or haven’t found your Passion yet? What if you don’t have systems in place yet?
Then you need to apply the Power of Open-Mindedness.
I’m not inviting you to coffee but you need to be open-minded to ideas. Don’t close the door on an idea just because you don’t think it will work.
I shared the idea of buying properties with No Money Down. It’s not well known. In fact, a lot of people doubt it can be done but I just opened myself to the idea and because of that I profited from the idea.
Aya Laraya of Pesos and Sense and Accudeen shared a platform for trading corporate receivables. No one trades receivables. You trade stocks, currencies and commodities but not receivables.
If Aya was not open to the idea, he would not have built Accudeen with his co-founders and they would not have won $500,000 in prize money in a startup contest.
Open your mind! It’s just an idea.
Finally, you need to learn from the success of others. Many of the speakers have blazed a trail for you to follow. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
Someone has already done it. All you need to do is ask them to teach you what they know and then improve on what they have done.
Speed is what the Power of Mentoring will give you.
Many have already blazed a path ahead of you. Learn. Build on what they’ve started. What will take you 5 years to learn via trial and error, you can learn in 2-3 months.
Buy books and attend seminars. Sign up for coaching programs and join clubs. All of these
actions will shortcut the road to success.
It will also help you to avoid mistakes that these mentors experienced.
Success leaves clues. The more than 30 speakers who shared their knowledge at the TGFI Financial Literacy Summit left clues and powers for you.
Use these 7 powers to achieve your wildest dreams.
May Your Deals Push Through.
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