TRUTH vs. FACT

FACTS are important. That is why we seek more FACTS. Without them, it will be hard to make decisions. The bible talks about Abraham whom God acknowledged as righteous because he believed the TRUTH, in God and His promises. But Abraham did not just believe blindly. He acknowledged the FACTS. God told him that he…

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Walking on the Water

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from…

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Understanding Money

Money is what we receive in exchange for the value we give. It is also what we accumulate if we know how to save, manage and invest what we earn. Thus, money is a means of exchange and a store of value. It does not have any intrinsic value. It has value only because of…

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VANTAGE POINT

I once heard of an Indian folklore about six blind men who heard of an animal called an elephant but did not know how one looks like. To find out, each of them touched the creature. Each one of them gave a different description. The one who touched its trunk said it is like a…

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FIVE REASONS WHY START UPS SUCCEED

VALUE PROPOSITION Customers buy your products and don’t buy from others, because you can deliver the value they are looking for.  After getting feedback from your customers, and as you reach the take off stage, define your value proposition well so that you know what to highlight in your packaging, in your promotion and distribution.…

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BEGIN WITH THE LOW HANGING FRUIT

When picking fruits, the first fruit that one should take is not the best-looking one that is way above the rest but the one that will require the least effort and can be reached without a ladder or a pole. It may not be the best looking one, but that fruit will certainly start filling…

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BUSINESS MUST MAKE MONEY

As a financial consultant, I have encountered people who say that they want to go into business, but don’t want to make too much money. This may sound absurd but true. Some people feel guilty when they make too much money. This attitude can elicit praise from people who are looking for altruism which is…

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THE ONE BILLION PESO QUESTION

Instead of wealth which we desire, we were all given the ability to create it. That is how much God trusted us that we will use that ability to serve His purpose. Our choice is not between ability and wealth. One is given while the other is produced by us. One is a tool while…

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OUR JOURNEY

We can learn a lot from the 3 stages of the Israelite’s journey, God’s chosen people in the Old Testament. It may reveal God’s will for us who follow Jesus and are in the workplace. First, they came to Egypt to be saved from famine but eventually became slaves for 300 years. As slaves, they worked…

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WHERE DO WE FIND THE BALANCE IN OUR WORK?

We are tempted to work too hard to succeed and over stress ourselves. Being stressed Is not good for our health. We are also tempted to take it easy which is also not good. Where do we find the balance? I believe the balance cannot be found in the middle of working too little or…

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