A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Mine started when I knew that I won’t be going back to my hustle routine anytime soon and money isn’t growing in its pot. We are all struck with a sense of anxiety or even panic when we lose jobs or source of income and the fear that we feel will be slowly replaced by the desire to find a honey pot.
Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich has greatly emphasized the role of desire in the journeys of great men he has studied. Indeed desire and fear
Miss Guillen or The Empress has failed in her endeavors as an OFW and as an investor. For the years she has spent abroad all that is left is her wit and grit. Her story is not unique and I believe (thank you) that is true to most Filipino Overseas Workers. Her yearnings for a better life and her misplaced trust were once ours too (I’ll explain my motives later just bear with me). Hence the (DRUM ROLL PLEASE).
The proliferation of networking
With the desire burning up inside, I told myself to ask better questions.
I started to look for start-up ideas and asked several friends for hypothetical questions; All of the ideas that were supplied has two major drawbacks. First is that it will require a large amount of money that I am not yet ready to be responsible
As I drive around the city in the heat of the afternoon sun, I saw new cars and they all seem cold inside, in awe I let myself make plans and dream of owning one, BUT I would not like to rush into buying an object that would give way to personal financial crisis. The eerie shadow of regret hovered as I too recalled my years of hustle abroad and yet I am without the things I have always dreamed of. Suddenly I felt the whole world is judging me for the events in my life that
What do they know that I don’t know? Is it Investment? I have my share of investments but it’s not enough. These people are not lucky by chance, they know something that I am yet to discover and they are doing something that I too must be acquainted off.
I need new eyes to view the world as the rich sees it.
It’s no longer about how frugally I spend, that is not enough! The ancient advice of earn and work more but spend less is not what is needed right now. The search for knowledge grew and grew and that is when the universe conspired to help me in my search for knowledge (credits to Paulo Coelho and his book The Alchemist). In a stroke of luck an old advice came into mind and it was about Jollibee (that fat red bee :D), it was an unsolicited advice from a friend about buying shares of Jollibee but he didn’t explain it well and another thought came, it was an invitation to a seminar about the stock market. I could not put one with the other to conclude it was about trading in the stock market. All I heard about it area hearsays that people were earning money and it was buying a share of a company. So I asked my friend which I have not spoken for a long time, I hesitated in asking such a complex question that is also unclear in my own head.
My introduction to the stock market scene started with a statement, “People say about buying shares of Jollibee for 5 thousand pesos and I don’t know where to buy (noob moment) and how to buy)” then the single step to my thousands if not millions of miles journey begun with, “Can you tell me how?” that question was the muscle I pulled in my brain to start walking and learning. I am fortunate to have a very patient friend who explained to me what the stock market is all about despite asking more stupid questions. Well, I am very proud to say that my friend is a professional of high caliber, ipso facto, he entertained my stupid questions: we all should be like him and have a friend like him. To answer my questions better he lent me two books one of which was….. DRUM ROLL…. TRADERS EMPIRE and he gave me a name to follow on Facebook.
When I saw the author’s name on Facebook I had to double and triple check if I got the right person. My expectations were not met, I was expecting a
The perilous journey to the Stock M
Part 2 next time. I want to drink coffee.