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Break Free And Start With Your “Employee to Employer” Goals

Ever heard of these phrases?

“Reach for your goals.”

“Go for what you really want to be in your life.”

“Never give up on your dreams.”

They all sound familiar, right? But sometimes, we get stuck in a situation which hinders us from making those dreams come to life. We’ve set our goals. We believed in it and in our capabilities to reach those goals, but the road towards achieving them is too bumpy. Things never go our way or how we have planned it to be. I’ve been there, too! But the truth is, there will never be shortcuts or easier travel onto the road to success.

Everything takes time, right?

When I’ve decided to be a WAHM, it wasn’t a decision I’ve made overnight. It took me a year before I took the risk. I read a lot of blog articles that discuss the freelancer’s life. Some books (I never got to finish because it’s a pretty long read and yeah. I’m a busy working momma.) with tips on how someone can become a Virtual Professional and achieve Financial Freedom through it. These activities convinced me to jump into creating my own virtual career.

Though I am in this situation already, a working professional at home, I am still looking for other ways on how I can be better. On how I can improve.

I want to establish my own business, have a passive income and achieve financial freedom. Be the master of my own time. Manage things more effectively, etc. Etc.

Would you believe, I still often feel stuck and unmotivated? It maybe is associated with the so-called stay-at-home mom blues or what, but time and time again, I need to fuel up my desire to succeed and reach for what I really want to become (aside from being a good wife and momma to my kids).

That’s the reason why I love reading self-help books. But as I’ve mentioned earlier, in this momma life of mine, I barely finish a book in just one sitting – without any interruption or distraction.

So when I received a copy of Don Soriano’s book – Break Free: 8 Principles to get from employee to employer in 3 years or less, I got so excited to start reading it. It’s a pretty thin book compared to other books of the same genre and it holds a promise that you can just read it in an hour, guaranteed!

I honestly love how the book was written. It’s such an easy read and you’ll know that the author has written every principle he outlined in this book based on his experiences. After all, experience will always be the best teacher, right?

As I was reading the book, I caught myself nodding a lot of times as a sign that I agree with everything he’s making a point at. Like why we should manage our money/finances, why learning as a habit can bring you to bigger heights of success and how listening to different mentors can help you achieve the goals you’ve set in life.

I, for an instance, wouldn’t have jumped into the WAHM life if I haven’t consulted other WAHM’s first. I’m not a risky person so I made it a point to gather almost everything I need to know first and prepared our finances (emergency fund), before quitting my previous corporate job. For the learning part, it’s a continuous process. It never ends. If you want to progress, as Don have repeatedly pointed out in his book you must have the hunger for learning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Millennials, listen up! Break Free is for you, guys!

Really, I think this book is for the millennials (hey, I’m raising my hand here) who are struggling with their finances and mostly feeling unhappy with their current career situation. I’ve been in that situation, too, a year ago. Not that I am in a better situation now but I can say I am on my way to achieving it. Coming across this book and being able to read it has inspired me to do better for my financial and career goals as a mompreneur.

After reading Break Free, my immediate thought was – I know, I know, reading this book will just take you an hour or less for anyone else to finish, but the road to achieving the goals and be able to Break Free will be long and tough. But at least, there’s this book that will always remind me that if Don Soriano did it, every aspirant Filipino entrepreneur can do it, too! And that includes me! ๐Ÿ˜€

I can really say that today’s generation is so lucky because financial learning resources like this book are already available and within our reach unlike before when most Filipinos (the older ones, our parents) often lack financial literacy. So if you’re reading this blog and you’re one of the increasing numbers of Filipinos who are yearning for a change and seeking financial freedom, grab a copy of this book. Financial seminars and workshops aren’t cheap, ha? So this book is a steal! I guarantee you it’s worth your time and money – an investment that will inspire you to reach for your (entrepreneurial or career-wise) dreams.

To know more about Don Soriano and how you’ll be able to grab a copy of this book, visit his Facebook page: Don Soriano, ย and be inspired! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Sis, welcome back to commex! I know it’s a challenging time for you so I’m happy to see you again! Like you, I didn’t just plunged into becoming a work-at-home woman right away. Back in 2012, I was still working with Teletech while submitting resumes to Odesk, when I got the job, I asked the new boss to allow me some time to render my resignation. Thankfully, she was kind. I’m still working with the same person now. ๐Ÿ˜€ And like you, I would really love to have a passive income too. I am not confident with my financial knowledge yet so I’m trying to learn them little by little.

    1. Yay! It’s good to be back! Thank you, sis. ๐Ÿ˜€ And good luck on your way to achieving financial freedom. We both still have a lot to learn pa when it comes to wisely handling our finances.

  2. Yes, the generations now are lucky because there are so many self-help books like this that will help you in managing your career or money. Aside from books, there are webinars and seminars that you can attend. How much is the book?

    1. I agree. I love learning from self-help books and webinars. Webinars work more for me as I am almost always confined to the corners of our home. Hehe. Regarding the price of the book, you may inquire at Don Soriano’s FB page: ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This book seem nice. I’d like to have a copy of this. A lot of us would love to be our own boss – but it takes a lot of courage to plunge in this type of risk and a lot of discipline to maintain it. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. You’re welcome! It’s not a long read kaya swak na swak sa busy mommies and working millennials who aspire to get out from the corporate world and pursue their passion. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janice

    I’m no longer a millennial but I’m sure I can learn a lot of useful stuff from this book too. Good to know it’s not a long read! I love reading but I can barely read any books these days coz I’m a busy mama too. I too, have plans of breaking free and reach my personal goals but this year I’m taking a break from that because I’m focusing on my baby and homeschooling my 1st grader. So, this is actually the perfect time for me to be reading and learning everything I need to know so that I can be prepared when I finally take the leap. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Aww. That’s what I’d like to do rin. To be able to focus more on nurturing my kids. Good thing I now work from home. There’s plenty of opportunity to do that compared to when I am still in the corporate world at mas nasasayang ang oras sa traffic. Hehe

  5. Read this book and I admire Don for sharing his experience to us. Though most of what he recommended are practical things to do, often those practical practices are what we tend to dismiss. I like best his advice on investing on oneself. We often disregard that.

    1. You have a copy rin pala. Yes, I agree with his advice din to invest on ourselves din. As a WAHM, I try to find time on learning new tools so I can grow more with the field of my choice. Hindi tayo malulugi if we invest time on learning. Instead we gain more opportunities to grow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I think I received an email from Don Soriano about reviewing his book as well, but I still have a couple of book reviews pending so it didn’t work out. Would’ve been an interesting read.

    I do believe in learning from mentors, but I also think that we should choose the people we learn from.

    1. Oh, I know you love reading as well. So I know you would’ve enjoyed reading this book talaga. Lalo na for us na busy moms. An hour of our time spent on reading is really precious and I think this book is worthy of that time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ayi

    It is hard to find the perfect formula for success when it comes to working at home and achieving financial freedom. Nonetheless, patience, commitment, and hard work will get you to places, which is something we should all develop ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I also have this book. I am also hoping to earn from side rakets. I do believe from what written on the book pero minsan kahit na nagbabasa ka ng ganito nasa sa yo pa din talaga if you really want to pursue it.

    1. I agree. It depends din sa tao if they possess a positive mindset. That’s the most important thing.

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