Empowering People to Become an Online Entrepreneur


Empowering People to 
Become an Online Entrepreneur

Our future is uncertain, and this was proven to us by the pandemic that we continue to battle until today. Many businesses closed, employees lost their jobs, and even the global economy got severely threatened.

If you are one of the millions of people whose life and career got affected by Covid-19, you shouldn’t lose hope. You can always turn obstacles into opportunities. This was what I did, which led me to become an online entrepreneur and experience the many benefits it brings.

And if I can do it, so can you!

Why Online Entrepreneurship?

Whether you have no prior experience running an online business or you’ve already tried several digital entrepreneurial projects in the past, it’s important to learn how online entrepreneurship can provide great opportunities and transform your life.

  1. You can work anytime and anywhere.

Forget your 9-to-5 work shift, daily commute to work, and even corporate politics! With an online business, you can work right at the comfort of your home or by the beach side, and no one will give you a memo. No need for clocking in, too. Work for 2 hours or 12 hours a day, it’s really up to you!

  1. You can reach a worldwide market.

Connecting with a wider set of audiences means bigger opportunities for sales and profits. With an online business, you can reach customers from different parts of the world, without having to meet them in person.

  1. It requires low investment, but returns are high.

Unlike traditional businesses where you would need to spend on capital, starting and running an online business only requires a computer and a stable internet connection. With hard work and consistency, you’ll get your ROI in no time!

  1. It provides an excellent opportunity for passive income.

Don’t you wish to earn money even while you’re sleeping? Online entrepreneurship can give you this. With a perfect system in place, innovative tools you can use, and the right strategy, your online business can be your top source of income for personal or business use.

What You Need to Know to Get Started

Interested to become an online entrepreneur? I would be happy to share with you how you can get started and what you’ll be needing in order to build and run your very own digital business. Simply head over to my business website and sign up for a free webinar where I’ll show you how you can take advantage of the Internet and social media in earning extra income for yourself or your family.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to have prior business experience or technical skills to join. All you need is the willingness to learn and the motivation to change your life and create a brighter future for you and the people who matter most to you.

6 Biggest Life Regrets People Have In Their Older Years

Through the years I’ve worked as a nurse, I’ve had patients of all ages share their life stories with me that I could never forget—especially from patients in their older years.

Once in a while, they would look back on how they’ve lived their lives. While many of them said that they were happy enough with the choices they made, some were very honest to admit that they also had regrets. 

Steve Jobs said that he would often think about his own death to help him make big choices in life, and I think it’s good advice. Remembering that we’ll all one day leave this world helps us gain a better perspective on what’s truly important. All the pride and fear of embarrassment or failure don’t seem to matter.

Sometimes, it does make me wonder—are we making the most of our time on Earth?

So for this post, I want to share some of the regrets I’ve personally heard from patients in their older years and from other sources I’ve encountered. They remind me to take control of my own life no matter what struggles I face, and I hope they inspire you to do the same.

1. Being afraid of taking risks

It’s true that many risks don’t always pay off, but they often present the most significant opportunities in our lives.

It can be a business, starting a family, trying out a new hobby, or going on an exciting adventure—anything at all that you think will add value to your life while you’re still breathing.

If you’re going for something big, don’t forget that failure is temporary. And if you believe that ten, twenty, or a hundred failures are worth it if it means you’ll one day reach success, then what are you waiting for? Take a calculated risk now and see how far you can go.

2. Not traveling more

A lot of successful people wish they spent more time traveling when they were young and able. All those years spent building an empire can still be fulfilling, but I think everyone can benefit from exploring a new location once in a while.

It’s never too late to book a ticket to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Just make sure you do it practically, and prepare to make some great memories while you’re there.

3. Caring too much about what other people thought

If you’re letting the opinion of others dictate how you are living your life right now, you should know that this is yet another common regret that a lot of people have, especially when they reach seniority.

Will Smith is quoted to have said, “We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.” 
Fear of criticism or judgment, especially from family and friends, can stop us from truly living. But as I’ve shared before, we only get to live once. Don’t spend it constantly worrying about what others think. Be true to yourself and create the life that you want.

4. Overspending on things that didn’t have real value

It’s good (and sometimes necessary) to reward ourselves from time to time. But if we constantly use spending as a way to fill the void or deal with boredom, we might end up on our death beds wishing we had more experiences instead of material possessions.

Memories to look back on with our loved ones have far greater value than designer handbags or whatever latest gadget is out. 

So if you have all the necessities covered and are wondering what to spend on, invest in experiences and things (such as books and family trips) that are sure to enrich your life.

5. Spending too much time working and not enough time actually living

Work, whether it’s for yourself or for an employer, is a practical part of most people’s lives. But if we’re not careful, we might build our entire life on work that’s stealing our time away from the people and things that truly matter.

This is a very common regret for people who spent their entire lives as workaholics. Not only do they express regret for not having traveled more, but they also regret not cherishing fleeting moments with loved ones.

6. Not believing in themselves enough

I believe everyone has limitless potential. But when we keep repeating to ourselves that we are powerless, we create imaginary limits.

The elderly tend to look back and ask themselves, “why didn’t I just go for it?” I think the answer is a common problem that everyone faces at any age: lack of self-confidence.

Sometimes, the only person we can rely on to support us through it all is ourselves. But what if our own inner voice is so pessimistic and fearful? Then we are our greatest obstacle too.

We should all pay careful attention to our self-talk. Acknowledge when the negativity starts and ask yourself if the thoughts are realistic, or if they’re coming from a place of insecurity and fear. Then turn those thoughts around and remind yourself that you are in control—you are far stronger than whatever temporary hurdle you’re facing now.

Takeaway

Our generation and our kids’ generation are all prone to shortsightedness. We don’t reflect enough on whether or not we’re living a life we would be proud to look back on when we get old. I think it’s time to change that, don’t you?

Hopefully, this post was helpful to you as it was helpful for me to write about it. There’s a lot we can learn from our elders. We may not always want to listen, but their wisdom is based on decades of experience.

5 Habits That Are Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals

Even if you haven’t read the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, you don’t need a lot of imagination to see the connection between habits and success.

Our life is shaped by the habits we’ve taken from our childhood and into our adult years. The people enjoying the most happiness and success (whatever success might mean to you) have very different habits from those who feel unfulfilled.


In this blog post, I want to focus on five habits that aren’t so good for us. These are the things we do consciously or unconsciously that do not help us get closer to what we want to achieve.

1. Not Getting Enough Sleep

I’ve worked as a nurse for several years now, and I admit that juggling family and work can make it tricky to get six to eight hours of sleep. But it is extremely important for our overall health.

Life may sometimes make it challenging for you to get good sleep, but if you are intentionally living a lifestyle that includes sleeping for five hours or less, then you are not living to your full potential.

Sleep does wonders for our thinking, our mood, and our physical performance. It is where a lot of the repair process happens! So don’t take it for granted. 

2. Focusing On The Negative

People can get too comfortable with negative thinking, too. It’s like they’re incapable of looking at the brighter side of things, and this can actually be the reason why some people never change their situations for the better.

Don’t let negative thoughts and fear control your life! The goals you have should be more important than fear and discomfort. They should be bigger than temporary failures and rejection.

Your thoughts are more powerful than you can imagine. It decides whether you will feel as small as a mouse from a setback, or as large as a giant that can overcome even the greatest challenge.

In the words of Henry Ford, “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.”

3. Listening to the Naysayers

We all have people in our lives who love to play devil’s advocate. They can be our friends or even our family members. My personal advice is to stay away from those who love to tear down our ideas and dreams.

But if that’s just not possible, then here’s the next best strategy: use their words as rocket fuel to blast you to success.

If we can’t get away from them, make it a part of your goal to prove them wrong. You can watch them turn from your biggest critics to the ones saying, “Hey, I know that person back when he/she was just starting out.”

4. Stress-Eating

Eating whenever you’re stressed, anxious, or disappointed will not get you any closer to living a happier and healthier life.

What you’re doing is filling a void that puts you down a vicious cycle. Because let’s face it, if you eat when you’re feeling bad, and gaining weight hurts your self-esteem and confidence, then you’ll likely end up continuing to eat, gain weight, and still feel bad.

To put a stop to this negative habit, learn to manage your stress. Get into the habit of being able to control your emotions instead of letting your emotions control you.

5. Not Taking Lessons from Mistakes and Failures

It’s not a nice feeling for us to dwell on our failures. But here’s another important insight: not reflecting on failures can be even more dangerous. 

Being human means making mistakes, but it also means having the ability to correct ourselves and learn, so that we can do better in the future.

As we’ve mentioned above, our thinking has immense power over our lives. And when we start viewing mistakes and setbacks as tools for progress instead of sources of constant shame and unhappiness, we can truly begin to appreciate what life is all about.

Takeaway

I can talk about habits all day but it won’t be as effective for you if there’s one ingredient lacking from the equation, and that’s self-awareness.

We first need to accept that we all have habits that should be removed or replaced. It’s only when we see ourselves, complete with all our strengths and weaknesses, that we can become better.

In the following weeks, I’ll be talking more about habits, including the different ways that we can start replacing the bad with ones that help us get closer to our goals. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you managed to take some insights from it. I’ll see you next time!

The Therapeutic Effects of Journaling for Parents

The therapeutic effects of journaling for parents

We all experience some form of struggle or hardship in life. Parents, however, generally have to deal with more as they strive to provide for the emotional, financial, and spiritual needs of the family. 

When it comes to coping techniques, we all use different ones. For me, it’s music. Sometimes, I still take out my bandurria and let my emotions flow through the strings as I play and sing to my favorite songs.

But there’s another activity that can offer tremendous help for overworked parents who are craving a safe space to express their thoughts and emotions without worrying what others will think: journaling!

Why does writing help us?

You probably already know this, but our thoughts and feelings can have a strong impact on our immune system. 

A depressed state, for example, will make use more susceptible to illness and disease. On the other hand, positive emotions such as love, gratitude, and compassion are known to have healing and illness-preventive effects on the body. 

Because it’s part of our responsibility as parents to ensure we have a happy and healthy household, it’s up to us to manage the daily stresses of parenting and adulthood. This is where journaling can be a blessing!

For years, therapists have used journals, questionnaires, and other writing forms to help people manage their emotions and learn from negative experiences. 

So how can we reap the same benefits with a simple pen and paper (or word processor)?

How to Journal and Heal

1. Gain Clarity

In such situations, journaling can be a powerful way for us to take a step back from the situation and be able to see things more clearly. When we’re right in the middle of a problem or situation, we tend to react more emotionally. 

But more often than not, we find good solutions when we are thinking objectively. So pull out a notebook, write about your situation and notice yourself gain better insights and solutions.

It’s normal for us to experience self-doubt and anxiety about our current life situation. Maybe there are just too many things going on in a day, or we’re feeling overwhelmed by everything happening.

2. Release Negative Feelings and Thoughts

“Our words have power,” is a saying you may have come across several times in the past. Whenever you find yourself feeling down or stuck in a negative thought cycle, it’s important to express it.

One option you have as a stress valve is to open up to someone you trust (or even a complete stranger) about what’s going on in your heart and mind.

What if everyone’s busy? Or what if you don’t want to be judged too harshly? Consider writing everything down instead. 

As we’ve shared above, professional therapists understand the power of writing and encourage their patients to “speak their truth” in a safe environment. That notebook of yours, or your word processor, can be the safe environment you need right now.

3. For Reflecting on Lessons

Life is the ultimate teacher. We make mistakes and stumble. We may have more experience (and gray hair) than children, but that doesn’t mean we stop learning and growing.

In fact, adulthood is a period when we get taught the most important lessons and find out what truly matters. And for parents, many of these lessons are difficult to take in, especially when we feel continually pulled in different directions.

It can be a few minutes a day, or an hour a week. Even if you don’t have much time to journal, a few minutes a day can already do wonders for your mental and emotional well-being.

Get Into The Habit of Writing

The benefits of writing have been well-documented for decades, and it works for parents, teenagers, and practically anyone who would like to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe place.

While it’s often better to write the old-fashioned way with a pen and paper, you can also try out opening a blank digital document just to get into the habit of expressing yourself. So try it out, and notice how your mood shifts!

5 Mindset Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

Human beings are designed for greater things—and most people believe that with all their hearts. That is why many live their daily lives intending to achieve their personal goals. 

Some people get to their goals faster than others and if you are among those who are growing impatient with their progress, our tips below might just help you: 

1. Focus more on doing the first step. 

Dream big and set life goals as much as your heart desires, even when they seem impossible. But no matter how big or small your goals are, you can never reach them without putting your plans into action. Focus your energy on the first step toward that goal and once you’re on your way, you’ll be unstoppable. 

2. Aim for the above-expectation results. 

If you want to get to your goals fast, always go above and beyond what is expected of you every day. The harder you work, the closer you can get to your goal so always give your best at everything that you do. 

3. Setbacks are opportunities for improvement. 

Everyone can reach their goals in no time if only things always went our way. Unfortunately, life will take you on detours and you may think of them as a waste of time, but detours may hold valuable lessons you’ll need for your journey. Use the chance to unlock new learnings and skills. 

4. Changes are necessary. 

Change can be scary, but it is the only constant thing in this world. The sooner you accept that change is needed for you to achieve your goal, the sooner you can start focusing your energy on putting your plans into action instead. 

5. Manifesting works. 

The last thing you need when working towards your goals is self-doubt. Thinking positive isn’t a fad—it will really change how you perceive things and keep you motivated and inspired to carry on. Keep manifesting your goals. 

Everyone yearns for that fulfilling feeling when you’ve finally achieved what you’ve been working hard for, and that’s why everyone wants to get to their goal as soon as possible. These mindset tips will help you get there sooner but until then, don’t forget to enjoy the ride too because after all, chasing goals is what makes life worthwhile. 

Uplifting and Inspirational Quotes to Read During Tough Days

No problem is the same for two people; each one deals with his own struggles and has his ways of overcoming them too. There are days, however, when the trials simply feel too heavy to be carried alone. 

This is when you know you need an extra boost to get through it. We’re hoping that these quotes will uplift your spirits and inspire you to keep battling through adversities. 

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

A simple shift in perspective might just be what you need to spark hope inside you to fight the tough days. Think of trials as opportunities to grow and become stronger. 

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

Trials are learning opportunities and each time you overcome one, you become a better version of yourself. Trust that problems exist to bring out your best potential so you can achieve what’s truly meant for you. 

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt

Success truly is a priceless feeling but what people don’t realize is that adversity is also just as essential in life. It is what balances life and hones people to become resilient. 

Tough times never last, but tough people do. “- Robert Schuller

Remember that difficult days are temporary. The lessons you take away from the experience and how strong you have become, however, are here to stay. Each obstacle you overcome makes it easier for you to battle the upcoming trials. 

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

Sometimes, all it takes to spark change in your life is to change how you perceive things. Thinking positive and doing your best regardless of the outcome guarantee that you are living your best life. 

Everyone needs a little boost in spirits sometimes, there’s no shame in that. The next time you find yourself facing adversities, just go back to one of our quotes above to help you get through it like the brave warrior that you are. 

5 Reasons Why a Stay-at-Home-Mom Loses Her Identity

Motherhood is one of, if not the most fulfilling role of a woman. While becoming a mother has made most women feel complete and that they have found their purpose in life, it is not uncommon for moms to also feel like they lost a part of themselves at the same time.

Identity crisis happens to almost all moms, and it is usually because: 

1. Moms’ lives now revolve around their kids. 

Being a mother is a full-time job; there isn’t a time of the day when your kids don’t need you. Because moms barely think of themselves now, they feel disconnected from themselves own selves. 

2. Moms often forget to care about how they look. 

Most moms would agree that they would rather see their kids well-dressed, groomed, and healthy than themselves. Moms put in less effort to dress up hence, they don’t feel attractive on the inside like they used to anymore. 

3. Moms need to slow down. 

Ambitious women who need to live at a slower pace to cater to the needs of their growing kids find it hard to adapt to a life that isn’t as “productive” as society dictates things to be. This makes moms feel insecure and unsure of themselves. 

4. Moms have given up their careers. 

Giving up on a career that has once fulfilled you and given you pride is not easy to deal with. It is not only their career that stay-at-home moms have lost but also the passion that was once satisfied in their jobs.

5. Moms lost the freedom they once had. 

Many moms would agree to feel more like a robot completing commands rather than a human who has a will of her own. The limited freedom of a mom can make her feel like a stranger to her own self. 

Moms who don’t feel like their old selves should not feel bad about it at all. Because you really aren’t your old self anymore —you are now stronger, bolder, and even more beautiful after bringing and caring for a precious life on earth. Don’t be ashamed to ask for time away from the kids to do what you love and rest whenever you need to. Taking care of yourself is the only way you can take care of your loved ones. 

How to Properly and Effectively Talk to Your Patients

Good rapport with your patient doesn’t only allow for a smoother transaction between you two but also enables you to provide him/her with better medical care. When your patient feels comfortable communicating how he/she feels with you, you can find out more about his/her conditions and symptoms so you can tailor the level of care you provide them with. 

These tips will help you become a better communicator to your patient: 

1. Be conscious of your body language. 

Keep your arms open to suggest that you are not holding anything back and, when possible, get down to the eye level of your patient—do not look down on him/her as it might come across as intimidating. 

2. Ask questions concisely and clearly. 

Make sure your questions are short and easy to understand. If you need to ask multiple questions, ask them one at a time to give your patient enough time to think things through. 

3. Always maintain a level of respect for your patients. 

Your patient will make many requests to help him/her feel comfortable. If such requests are not possible, decline politely and offer other choices instead of commanding them to do something else. 

4. Speak more clearly and loudly without yelling. 

Senior patients may have hearing issues so speak at a slower pace while increasing your speaking volume. Always make sure you don’t come across as rude when speaking louder than usual. 

5. Provide your patients with lists and reminders when possible. 

It may not be as easy for your patient to keep in mind your reminders and instructions as some of them may have memory issues or are still recovering from surgery or trauma. Written instructions will help them stay on track. 

6. Be patient. 

Remember that your patient is feeling very ill so be more understanding if he/she ever gets cranky or raises your voice at you; they don’t usually mean that. Give them enough time to respond to your questions too. 

Once you’ve mastered these communication strategies with your patients, you will surely become a better nurse as you can provide better care to them. This will improve their overall experience with you and the facility you work for which could ultimately benefit your patient satisfaction scores. 

5 Things to Love about Being a Working Mom

While many mothers give up their careers to care for their kids, some continue with their jobs whether it’s by choice or they just don’t have any other option. Some working moms feel guilty for leaving their kids all day to make a living but, being a working mom is never something to be ashamed of. 

Here’s why you should be a proud working mother: 

1. You get to provide for your family. 

You are earning for your family which means you can take care of them better. You can provide your kids with more than just their basic needs and because you have a job, you can give your family a better quality of life. 

2. You get a sense of independence. 

Some mothers feel helpless when they are dependent on their partners for financial support, even though there is no shame in that. But you don’t have to deal with that frustration because you are confident you can provide for your family yourself. 

3. You can continue working on your career goals. 

If your job is something you are truly passionate about, then you can live a more satisfying life as you are growing a family while doing what you love. Working moms experience less identity crisis too. 

4. You can enjoy more freedom. 

Of course, you love your kids more than anything but being with them 24/7 can make you feel like a prisoner and make you lose confidence. When you’re working, you can go out more often, even when it’s for work, so you get a sense of freedom. 

5. You can live a more balanced life. 

Moms don’t have to feel guilty about needing some time away from their kids even when it’s just for work or doing other errands. You’ll be happier when you can take care both of your family and yourself. 

Choosing to be a working mom or a stay-at-home mom won’t make you any less of a mother than others—you’ll always be the best one in your kids’ eyes. If being a working mom is what suits your motherhood lifestyle best, then embrace it and be proud that you get to enjoy the things to love about being a working mom. 

5 Habits of Highly Motivated People

A little bit of motivation can change your life simply because it will provide you with a different perspective and drive you to do things beyond what you have previously achieved. Motivation is powerful but unfortunately, it doesn’t last very long on its own. 

Don’t worry here are habits you can learn to stay motivated every day: 

1. Wake up early in the morning. 

Motivated people can’t resist but work on their to-dos as soon as they wake up. Training yourself to get up earlier in the morning will allow you to get more things done and develop a hardworking attitude. 

2. Exercising and eating healthy. 

People who are highly motivated don’t just focus on a single goal; they are well-rounded and make sure to take care of themselves, so they have enough fuel to stay productive. Being fit is a must-learn habit to become a motivated person. 

3. Never settling for less. 

Being a motivated person isn’t just about getting the things done—it is about finishing things with the best quality that you can muster. Highly motivated people always give their all in everything they do, be it at work or home. 

4. Refusing to give up despite trials. 

It takes more than just a few setbacks to bring a highly motivated individual down. This is because they know their goals will be worth fighting through the tough times. Instill the never-give-up attitude in you to become highly motivated too. 

5. Working with productivity goals in mind. 

A highly motivated person doesn’t work for the sake of merely working. They work to achieve a goal and deliver an output that will determine their progress. Working with a specific goal in mind will change your attitude at work and lead you to progress further in life. 

The feeling of being motivated leaves as quickly as it comes so make sure to capture it and never let it go once it visits you. Learn the habits of highly motivated people we’ve shared above, and we guarantee that you will live life with more inspiration and purpose. 

Ways to Be a Fun Mom Even When You’re Tired

Being a mom is a full-time job and unlike other jobs, you don’t even get to clock out at five o’clock because your kids need you 24/7. It’s normal to feel completely exhausted at the end of the day because after all, you are human. 

Don’t worry, there are ways you can still bond with the kids when you get home from work or after you have finished the house chores. Try these: 

1. Engage in activities that both you and your kids will enjoy. 

Bonding with the kids can be your chance to unwind too by sharing an activity you are passionate about with people you love. You can try painting or coloring books as a fun activity that will entice your kids and help them relax at the same time. 

2. Play fun indoor games with the family. 

You don’t have to travel far just to have some fun with the kids. You can play a relaxing board game with the family in the living room after dinner instead. The kids will enjoy it while you can recharge with your family’s presence near you. 

3. Get your kids to participate in the chores. 

A long list of chores can stress out any mom especially when she just got home from work. Cross out some chores off the list by letting your kids help you at home. It can be a fun bonding activity while being productive. 

4. Prepare ready-to-cook meals with your kids. 

Kids love to be in the kitchen plus it is a great opportunity to teach them their responsibilities in the household. Whip up an easy meal for the family with ready-to-cook kits that the kids can safely and easily do with your guidance. 

5. Read a bedtime story. 

At the end of the day, when all you want to do is rest, you can still make your kids feel loved by reading your favorite book together. It will put you in a relaxed mood after a stressful day at work and get your kids ready for sleep time too. 

There are no shortcuts to being the best mother to your kids but there are still ways you can do to make your mom life easier. Follow our suggested activities above and you’re sure to give your kids a fun time without depleting your energy levels.