A Millionaire’s Mindset


I had this idea to write about this particular topic for some time now and I'm glad today it can finally be put out on paper.

In the past few months I have seen friends complete their final year bachelor's degree, some have started working and some are in the midst of pursuing their internship.

However, what most young graduates or should I put it this way, potential employees have in common, is the wrong mindset.

Let me enlighten you.

Call it dreams, we all have them. To work for a notable company, earn and live sustainably

Many of us know what we want, but not many know the little things we need to do, to path our way to fulfil them

Being a really smart student does not always mean you are entitled to a secure high-end job, nor does being a rich kid from a wealthy family guarantee you a place at your dad's company. Lastly, being underprivileged or incapable does not mean you cannot achieve greatness.

Its all about your mindset. Read that last sentence again.

Up until now, you might probably think "This girl probably reads a lot of motivational books". Well yes I do but reading is one thing and understanding, is another.

The problem with us is we keep complaining. We complain about every single thing! Think about it.

But, don't take this the other way. We all complain! Even myself.

A wrong mindset starts by choice.

Here are a few examples:

1) When you choose to portray how ungrateful you are and pour it out on social media platforms, especially on LinkedIn! (If you are on LinkedIn and you do this, then you need a serious reality check)

2) When you regret taking up a particular coursewhen others don't even have the opportunity for an education

3) When you complain about how boring and toughyour job is when others are jobless

4) When you make up excuses and deny yourself opportunities

5) When you forget that 'Rome was never built in a day'

Think about it. All these scenarios lead back to you.


When you speak to a group of people, its all you. People remember what you say when you least expect it.

Your reputation is the most profound thing you should nourish and grow

Instead of complaining and what not, why not conserve your energy and channel it positively to shape your future?

All you need is an idea, no matter right or wrong, big or small.

But first. A right mindset.

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Call it mayhem or madness,
Call it insanity, or being just oblivious.

I call it a disaster unraveling in the desert,
All still and sublime until wind gushes and thrusts.

Blinding open eyes left as bait with lost trust.


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The first time I saw her I thought she was bossy, not friendly and a total show off. But after getting to know her, she has become someone whom has inspired me. Today, not only is she my friend, she is my greatest confidant, my sister (although she has like 4 or 5 sisters already I keep forgetting) and a person whom I hold dear to my heart.

Today is her last day here in Taiwan. She will be heading back home to the Philippines tomorrow and it just occurred to me while I was walking back to our dorm, we will no longer ride our bikes together, where I am always in front and she's at the back. Forever slow *hahaha* We won't be eating at our favourite 'Spaghetti Shop', where we always order rice and not spaghetti anyway. We won't be watching movies in my room anymore every Saturday. I won't be able to speak to her without my saliva splattering on her face (P.S: She does it too). We won't get to meet downstairs our dorm anymore and end up wearing kind-of the same outfits. I won't get to hear the juicy details of her soon-to-be love life *please don't kill me for saying this*.

But the one thing I will miss most, is the person I become when she's around.

Life is amazing and I thank God I somehow met her here in Taiwan. In the midst of slowly building and shaping myself, she has added her own essence of nurturing and guidance in me and I will forever be grateful. I don't know how long I will go on writing. I don't know if I have even said everything I want to say. But I do know if I don't stop I will end up crying even more.

So here it goes (again),

Thank you Katreena..

For accepting me as the crazy human being I am. For always picking pictures that only you look good in *haha* I hope you know that this is not the end of me bugging you! We have FaceTime and blablabla but I will miss your presence a lot. I may not show it, but trust me I do. I will miss having someone who blogs as well and shares the same drive and persistence. I will miss having a person who can take good pictures of me so that its actually legit to be posted up. I will miss us talking crap and how the human population is slowly getting on our nerves. I will miss us wasting each others time *haha* I will miss all our shopping adventures and fitting room craziness, shouting from one end to the other end. I will miss making ugly faces not caring if you will judge me *haha* I will miss talking to you in my squeaky minion voice although it shalt not be the end of it *haha* I will miss the person I am when we are together. I will miss you Kat, the most. 

I know you will be travelling the world soon. Next stop China right? I hope I can join you some day. After I graduate and hopefully get employed to save up for my travels. Maybe we will stumble upon each other again in another dimension of this world. OK, Mavinia, too touchy *haha*

Oh Kat! One more thing. I never told you this, but here it goes. I want you and everyone to know. 

I always thought I was the most passionate and determined person, until I heard about your goals, your dreams and your achievements. Its true in life, you will meet many people. Some are lucky to be called friends, some even luckier. Thank you for believing in me, supporting me and cheering me up. I have never seen myself trying to copy or imitate a person. Nor do I have a solid role model whom I can look up to, other than my parents of course, but now there's you. Since you're 2 years older, taller and chubbier than me *haha* it kind of makes it legit. But I know many people whom are older, taller and chubbier too. Maybe I choose you! 'Pokemon'! OK stop. But seriously. Thank you Katreena (again), I somehow see the best version of myself in a part of you. 

Another thing I want you and everyone to know is that you're an amazing writer. I don't know where you find all these words mustered in you, but some of your articles give me them chills yo (Check out Kat's blog at LoveAfterLove). Likewise, I thought I was good till I met someone better. Thank you Kat, for coming at a really important time in my life and thank you for gaining all the weight that I lost here too *HAHAHA*

There will be too many pictures of us on our phones, and I will be glancing through them and watching all our funny moments together. Our singing covers too! Oh yeah don't forgot to post them. My goodness. Just realised there is so much left to write.

One last one, I will miss calling you Maria, when everyone else calls you Kat.

Much love always,

Mavinia a.k.a Soul Sister

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The Two Types Of People In This World

When I was a little girl, my mother told me that there are two types of people in this world. Good and evil. Nothing else.

I decided to be good. Well, duh.

When I was a teenager, my girlfriends told me that there existed two types of people in this world. Good looking ones and the not so good looking ones.

It was then I realised how much the world cared so much about looks. Looks can be deceiving too. They are most of the time.

When I was about 18 I came across a group of people who valued achievers and neglected failures. It was weird and it felt wrong. I knew for a fact, the key to achieving is to fail. I never met those group of people again.

When I was 19 I came across people who complained a lot about life. They seemed sad and miserable in a way and it as draining my energy too. I then came up with my definition of the two types of people in the world. The Miserables and The Anti-Miserables.

At the age of 20 I realised how much what my mother said was true. The world is comprised of such entities that at times the bad outweighs the good. I decided to brush it off, I decided to just live. Live for myself.

When I was 21 I came across a young boy who dreamt of change in the world we lived in. He was determined to seek inspiration by the people who have made change, but he didn't realise he inspired me the most.

He told me the two types of people in this world are the ones who care enough to just talk about it, and the ones who care enough to actually do something about it.

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