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    Dive Into Serenity in Acea Subic Bay

    Towards the end of 2018, I was down in the dumps physically and emotionally. The holidays can be a stressful time especially if you’re planning it for a large group. If there’s one thing I learned from last Christmas, it’s that I’m not great with DIY vacations for big groups and it’s better to leave the vacation planning to experts. I mean, I’m okay planning for our family of five, but not for a group of 20 or so. It drained me dry and it affected me big time. I had to give myself time to recharge throughout the start of the year and aside from self-care, I decided it would be great to have a chill vacation. Surprisingly, as I was planning our first trip of the year, our family was offered to stay in a beachfront hotel in Subic. Continue reading…
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    How to Withdraw from PayPal to GCash

    Hello everyone! Today, I want to share with you another reason why I love the GCash app. If you’re a freelancer or you own an online business, then you probably use PayPal as one of the ways you receive payments from your clients. For the longest time, I’ve been withdrawing money from PayPal to my bank account. I don’t have a problem with that except that it sometimes takes a while to get the money in my account. For most banks, it takes 3-5 days to get your PayPal money in your account. The fastest I’ve tried so far is 1 day. But, what if you can get your money instantly? Continue reading…
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    Skip the long lines – pay your taxes through GCash!

    I have been in business for five years and in all those years, I would line up for at least half a day at the bank to pay my taxes. It’s the worst part of being in business, to be honest. I mean, I love working on my business, but I hate that I have to spend so much time just to pay my taxes. It’s precious time wasted, to be honest. And, not to mention, unnecessary stress to moms like me who usually bring my kids with me on errands. Continue reading…
    How the abundance mindset works

    It’s ok to brag, mama.

    “Having the abundance mindset is believing that you are created as more than enough, you have more than enough, and more than enough is coming to the future.” (Scott Epp)

    Have you ever logged into your Facebook or Instagram account, see a friend’s post about their latest vacation or the newest gadget they bought, and thought to yourself, “WHAT A BRAGGER.” Admit it. You’re guilty. I know because, at some point, I was that person scrolling through my feed labeling other people as braggers in an effort to mask my envy. I would see people doing things I want to do, going to places I want to visit, buying things I can only dream of. And the only I thing I can do is complain about them bragging about those things. Was I the better person? No. I’m coming out with this post because I find it alarming that many people in my social circle are operating from envy. Some of them have attacked me, subtly most of the time. (You’re forgiven.) I’m here to tell you that if you let your envy take over, it won’t do you any good. The better thing to do is to be more mindful of your thoughts and take control of the negativity that tries to get through. Why is it important to do this? Because envy activates the scarcity mindset. In simple terms, the Scarcity Mindset is having the belief that there is not enough of anything – money, happiness, or whatever. As a result, it makes you operate from lack. When you operate from lack (not believing that there is plenty of everything for everyone), you cling to everything as if there is a shortage or you attack others who you “feel” have more or you hide behind the statement, “I’m contented with what I have now” (even if it’s not true). The danger with contentment is that we unknowingly use it as an excuse not to do more and be more. I don’t say I’m contented with what I have, I say I’m grateful for what I have… because I know there is more I can do, and more I can have to ultimately pay it forward to others. For instance, after seeing the success of my business, I started a group providing support for other moms who also want to earn online. Because I never stopped at just enough for my business, I am now able to share the abundance I experienced by guiding other moms through the twists and turns of online freelancing.

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    No, it’s not greed to do more and be more. This wanting more only becomes greed when you keep it to yourself with the intention to have more than everyone else and not do anything while everyone suffers. However, if you freely share the abundance with anyone who is willing to open up their hearts and minds to it and who is willing to do the work to be where you are, then there’s nothing greedy about that, yes? It’s the same as what I learned from Bo Sanchez about money. We grew up with the belief that money is evil. It’s all over the teleseryes we see. It’s implied in the news. It’s apparent in how we use the rich in our statements (i.e. “Mayaman yan kaya kahit anong gawin kayang lumusot!”) The result of this money mindset? We fear wealth. We avoid it like the plague and bury our longing to be abundant by convincing ourselves that we’re okay with the simple life. Then, we see someone on social media post about a recent vacation they took. We see someone on social media post about a new item they bought. And how do we react? “Ang yabang!” If you want the simple life, then these posts shouldn’t matter. The other person’s motive (whether it’s to brag or whatever) wouldn’t even matter. If you want the simple life, then you want it for what it is. You shouldn’t want it because you don’t want others to think you’re a brag, too. You shouldn’t want it because you want to be “better” than everyone else for being “such a saint” for choosing simplicity.

    When my husband asked me why I started implementing minimalism, I told him straight that it’s because it makes my heart, mind, and soul feel good – and that somehow, it’s also good for the environment. My choice had nothing to do with others and what they think.

    You see, money isn’t evil. Wealth is for everyone and it is okay to be wealthy. As long as we use that wealth to lift ourselves so we can lift others up, then there’s nothing wrong with it. The next time you catch yourself reacting to what seems to you is a brag post, hold that thought and reflect on it. Why are you reacting that way? Is that envy you’re trying to mask? If so, try your best to turn that emotion around. Instead of saying, “Ang yabang ng taong ‘to!” how about try acknowledging and applauding their success? Be genuinely happy for them and believe that their success does not lessen yours, but adds to it. Heck, even ask them how they did it! This will do wonders for you because:
    1. You will block feelings of jealousy in the material sense.
    2. You will block feelings of inadequacy.
    3. You will block the urge to compete.
    4. You will open up your life to abundance.
    Also, you may not know it, but being supportive of other people’s successes will also do wonders for them. You see, you’ll never know how your negativity can crush another person’s heart (and dreams). I know it does because it happened to me last year. I felt like I was unworthy of my success and the financial gain that resulted from it because the people I expected would be happy for me were not. These were family and people I considered dear friends. I lost my drive. I lost my want to help others. I eventually recovered from it after rewiring my mindset, but I hope people won’t do it intentionally anymore. I know it’s enough to be happy for yourself when you achieve something… but wouldn’t it be nice to know you have a tribe cheering you on? Think about that. Are you ready to activate your Abundance Mindset? Remember, abundance is for everyone. However, unless you consciously choose to be abundant, it won’t happen. Start today. Change today.
    Why you need to download Meralco Mobile now

    Why You Need to Download the Meralco App

    Have you downloaded the Meralco app yet? If you haven’t, you need to download it now to get a better overview of your usage as well as to make payments easier.

    I don’t know why I just downloaded it now, but I swear I should’ve downloaded the Meralco app as soon as it came out. I have many issues having to wait for the paper bill to settle my account. Living in a condo, most of the time, our mail gets stuck at the mailbox or with the guard so by the time we open our bills, they are either nearly approaching deadline or their due date have already passed.

    Most of the time, when we receive our Meralco bill, it comes with a disconnection notice already! That’s how delayed we get our mail.

    Thankfully, I remembered watching a feature during the evening news about the Meralco app so I decided to get it on my phone.

    You guys, you need to download it. It makes things so much easier for users because:

    It gives an overview of your account

    After downloading the Meralco app (APP STORE | GOOGLE PLAY), you need to register by providing your Service ID number and total usage, which you will find in the latest bill you received.

    You will then need to provide your email, preferred password, and mobile number. After these are all set, you will receive a confirmation link in the email you provided. Click the link to verify your account and you’re all set!

    Go to Meralco Mobile and you will find your account information.

    Aside from viewing your account information, Meralco Mobile lets you report an outage or submit a concern. You can check your monthly consumption as well as receive energy efficient tips.

    It notifies you of due dates and lets you pay within the app

    If you have anything due, you’ll see the full amount when you click Overview in the menu. This shows you the total amount and due date. Below that information, there’s a button that says Pay Now. If you wish to pay, just click that button and you will find all your options to pay.

    Pay your electricity bill through Meralco Mobile
    View all your paid and unpaid bills with the Meralco Mobile

    There are four ways to pay:

    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Prepaid Card (Gcash)
    • Prepaid Card (Smart Money, Paymaya)

    Note that there is a small fee if you pay via the app and it applies to all payment methods.

    From the mobile app, you also get an overview of paid and unpaid bills so in case there are notices of missed payments, you can refer to the app to double check.

    Good job, Meralco!

    What are you waiting for? Download Meralco Mobile now through these links: APP STORE | GOOGLE PLAY