Thursday, March 24, 2011


"Life pushes you around"

Some people just give up and quit every time life pushes them. Others take the opportunity to learn.

Stories have always been important to us. They are told for a number of reasons: to impart information, to illustrate a point, to teach, to convey humor, create fear, etc. We all like hearing stories. Especially, stories of success.

Seemingly perfect shot...
It was Wednesday morning, when I got up early to do some school papers. Shortly after arriving, I decided to have look at my email, and read an unexpected one from a close friend, asking me to do him a favor...

He stood at the right corner of this memorable shot. He ranked first in my own list of Friends Forever Forbes Magazine's most affluent batch mates. lol...

Mr. Rez Contrivida and his ammunition
A successful Electrical Engineer currently based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was our class salutatorian during those times. He was such a smart, wise, hardworking one and so focus in his life and career. An insatiable learner, open-minded and exudes a zealous burst of optimism. He also had poignant and humbling stories to tell. And if we are to put his life in a Richter Scale, most probably, he will obtain a magnitude of consistent good decision pattern. hahaha

The mail particularly seemed to have something: a sense of urgency. He asked me to share my point of view about the story "RICH DAD POOR DAD"

First, it was vague and astonishing to me. I have had a girlfriend before but never been a 'dad'. He sent some details regarding it, and later on found it so interesting and fresh.

The Book
Gist: the book is a story of a person who has two fathers; the first was his biological father: the poor dad and the other was the father of his childhood best friend, Mike - the rich dad. Throughout the book, the author compares both fathers - their principles, ideas, financial practices and degree of dynamism and how his real father - the poor and struggling but highly educated man, paled his rich dad in terms of asset building and business acumen. New and different definition was also made in certain chapters: Self-confidence is one of the biggest things that hold us back in life, while Boldness, is the thing that gets us ahead.

Ming bugling graph
My old, obsolete and preconceived notion of freedom was twisted and it really caters one to look at the difference in everything. Later on, I asked him what's this all about? And without any hesitation, he told me that their company is doing some life coaching for them not to remain lax and be always a higher notch among others.

Rez, Prez and Baby Maxenne
It was a great day hearing from a close friend of mine and I felt overwhelmed because he asked my opinions about the book.

Don't ask me whether you're a rich dad or not!!!

You certainly are...

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