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! 🙂
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! 😀
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, and be inspired! 🙂