Financial independence is not a dream. It is something you have to worked for. It is a priority. Therefore, put a deadline to this priority.
Working hard to gain financial independence requires the right mind set with the right strategies. Possessing knowledge on the basic steps to a solid financial foundation is a key step. However, this is nothing if you don't apply it.
I believe that joining International Marketing Group (IMG) is the right path to financial independence. Attending the recent IMG Annual Convention of Champions held on June 10-11, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center was truly an eye-opener! The convention was packed with a thousand members of the IMG family from various parts of the Philippines, as well as, from other countries.
We learned a lot from the powerful convention speakers: Rex Mendoza, Vivian Olerio, Bo Sanchez, Liz Zetazate and the top brass of IMG, Noel Arandilla and Joey de la Pena.
Financial independence and a solid financial foundation is not complete without an investor mindset. Here's a synthesis of what I learned on investing from marketing and investment wizard, Mr. Rex Mendoza, the President and CEO of the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co. (PHILAM):
We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers. This is what Mr Bo Sanchez emphasized in his speech; that God is not against getting rich. But we have to pursue material wealth in accordance to God's instructions: to care for others. Bo recalled how his heart bled for not being able to help a woman who needs 700 pesos to pay for the tuition of his child because all he had in his pocket was 20 pesos.
US based Vivian Olerio, a CEO of World Financial Group, the mother company of IMG, also shared her greatest motivation to join IMG and make money; which is to be able to help her sister who was then diagnosed with cancer. Although her sister did not make it, she is still fired up and relentlessly keep on helping others succeed through IMG so that these successful people can also help the people that matters to them.
I've put together food for thoughts that Ms Vivian Olerio shared during the convention. This is to make sure that I can refer to them back for inspiration and motivation:
From CEO Noel Arandilla are the following motivation and guides to success: