It happened when I was still in college.
I was havin’ my late lunch with some friends when an old fortune teller approached us and offered her services. We readily agreed.
A few minutes later, it was already my turn to have my fortune forecasted. The old woman took my left hand, and told me, “Hijo, hindi ka yayaman. Hindi ka maghihirap, pero hindi ka din yayaman.”
When I heard about what she had to say, I must admit that I did get a little frustrated & sad. I mean, fuck who doesn’t want to get rich?! At the back of my mind, I was tellin’ her, “You’re sweet, but you’re definitely, absolutely wrong, lady. I will prove that to you someday.” I gave her ten bucks after the session.
The old lady just challenged me.
Eversince that short session happened, disproving the fortune teller’s prophecy has been my quest.
How will I earn my first million?
This has been a question in my mind that I couldn’t seem to actualize. Fuck, I had been workin’ in the corporate setting for more than six years already, and still inspite all my efforts, I couldn’t make my net worth even close to that.
It made me realize some more that you’d not get rich if you’re just some employee workin’ eight hours every day, especially if you’re here in this country.
I’ve been tryin’ to get inspiration by readin’ Kiyosaki and Trump books, and gettin’ acquainted with some active and passive entrepreneurs. I’m even a member of an entrepreneurs club, even if I still don’t have a business of my own yet.
One thing I have learned from them: You cannot play safe all the time. You must have enough guts to take risks.
My plans of goin’ to Singapore will not guarantee me success. But leaving my mom and my country is already a big risk.
I’ve been defeated a lot of times. Embarrassing to say, but I’ve even quitted in some of my battles.
But now I want to prove somethin’ to myself and to others. I’m not really a quitter. I want to redeem myself.
This time I will work my ass off to be successful in all my endeavors. For my parents who have worked so hard to provide me with proper education, this time I will make it big. I want them to be proud of me, especially my dad (bless his soul!) who had taken the same big risk just to establish the family.
I will go to Singapore to start all over again. I will go to Singapore to start with my new journey.
Though my love life sucks big time now, I believe that someday, somehow everythin’ will fall into its proper place.
Right now, I’m tryin’ to rearrange my life’s blueprint. I’m settin’ my short and long-term goals, including my business plans.
I will make it big. I will conquer the world.
I will earn my first million soon. Then after that, earnin’ a BILLION would just be a piece of cake.