Why You Needed to Go Out – Because Internet Could Only Do So Much

So, last weekend I decided to go out because I originally plan on attending a training in relation to Real Estate. Sadly, the traffic was bad and I missed it. But I wouldn’t want to waste the long travel for nothing. I had to make my day worthy. I decided to just go to Driven Marketing’s office and was secretly hoping to see familiar faces that could turn my day brighter.

For some reason, I opened the door and it felt home. There were a lot of people (newbies, I might say), but there were few familiar faces and it was enough for me to breathe normally. We shook hands, hugged, said our hellos and I sat down.

Even if I joined the group years ago, I felt new. Most probably because, those who joined the same year I did, are now earning millions. I am not exaggerating OK? And that was like what – 4 years ago?! I thought to myself, “If I haven’t stopped, I think I would see my portrait in that ‘self- made- millionaires- wall’ in the office.”  But there’s no time to think about the past, all I need to think about is the future. Isn’t that right?

I was lucky I was able to sit beside Ed Federico. He is a fellow broker who left his corporate job and pursued Real Estate. Man oh Man, he is doing great and I was inspired by his stories. His perseverance, determination and good heart is the perfect formula for making it big – and I am more than willing to follow his footsteps.

Meanwhile, my mother in Driven was there too. She’s Ms. Maricar and currently holds the record for selling a HEFTY multi – million property. I couldn’t give you the figures but let’s just say, the commission is more than enough for me to buy my own unit. So yes, that big! Ms. Maricar is very accommodating and her hug reassured me that I am still welcome in the group. Indeed, I am with family.

I don’t want to make this post long so I’d go directly to my point.

I know I have been bragging about my online job and how internet makes my life easier. But you know what – meeting your friends and mentors in person is far better than virtual hugs and text messages. The facial expressions that go with their stories are more meaningful and it will move you even more.

Yes, I suggest that you go out!

Ok, so with this, I’m restructuring my old Real Estate Blog and Facebook Page. (Nag promote pa) 🙂

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Silly –Siblings Post #1 : Life’s Lesson Derived from our Foolishness

When I booked a flight going to Singapore, I didn’t know that it would be the same day that my brother will arrive from Brazil. If you have read my previous post, you knew that I took a low cost carrier. My brother, on the other hand, took a different carrier – obviously. I tried Cebu Pacific and he was on Emirates. Considering the duration of our travel, I believe it should be fine. Plus, I paid for just PHP 7,000 – who am I to complain, right? And just because we are certified fools, we decided to do something silly. You can figure it out with the images below.

Left and Top Photos : From my brother 

Right and Bottom Photos : From me 

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Well, nothing so much to compare. 🙂 No points for this.
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What do you expect? Mine is only a 3-hour flight. Yes, so no points. 🙂
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My brother (obviously) enjoyed the in flight entertainment. I, on the other hand, ‘enjoyed’ hmmmm, you’ll know later. 🙂 Yes. I should have downloaded movies or brought a book – but I’m glad I didn’t. Again, scroll down to know why.
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He ate something which was not personalized. While I ate something his wife prepared. 🙂 You better try Toothfairy’s Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars! It is heaven. (side note: I’ll write a post about my sister-in-law’s goodies) 1 Point for me.
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He looked tired. I looked, well, I don’t want to be bias. 🙂

Well, yes. At first, I decided to do this for the heck of doing something silly. But it turns out to be more meaningful as I type this post. I’ve bagged a great lesson which I’m about to share with you.

 If things around you aren’t as entertaining as you have expected, BE THE ENTERTAINMENT TO OTHERS.

I know my brother was able to kill time by watching movies while travelling. I didn’t have that luxury. But I wouldn’t want to bore myself to death. Yes, I know it’s just a 3 – hour flight. However, would I waste those 3-hours?

NO.

Instead, I said ‘HI’ to my lovely seatmates and immediately exchanged stories. 🙂 I made new friends and it was better than watching movies.I am making my own story after all. This will definitely be included in one of my life’s chapters. Oh, and before we knew it, the plane was already landing. Not the smoothest landing, I must say. Nevertheless, we made it ALIVE.  

There, this is really a short post and I badly need to rest. I promise to make more time for writing, it’s just that I’m doing a lot of part time jobs and I’m in that ‘adjustment’ phase. Not to mention my son is about to go to school a couple of weeks from now. B-U-S-Y.