Growing up, my parents taught me how to put up and manage a business. From when I was 4-years-old, they’ve already integrated the idea of doing business just because they know that there are more benefits in being your own boss, rather than being a regular employee.
When I was handed the opportunity to review Clarissa Sariñes-De La Paz and Sharon Que’s book, I was ecstatic! Finally, a book that I can finally relate to!
I first read Sharon’s part of the book which is entitled “I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away”
The first few chapters, she discussed how she grew up in an environment wherein being an entrepreneur is the culture in their family. She discussed how she started from so little capital and how she managed to make it grow and develop.
She also emphasized that one is never too young, nor too old to save money – may it be thru the usage of a piggy bank or by depositing it in your trusted bank.
Moving on to Clarrisa’s part of the book, “I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I’m Not Dependent on My Paycheck” – this one talks about money terminologies and methodologies. She emphasized how being a passive earner is important which is really interesting especially now that the demands of our family is growing. Her targets for this book are those who are employed, she shares that these people should not be dependent on their monthly salary.
I once read a book all about self-help that’s mainly focusing on how you can earn more. The author discussed how an employee more or less suffers from the rat race – just waiting for the 15th and 30th day of the month for their salary to come in.
From what I’ve learned from Clarissa’s point of view, she is trying to tell everyone is that investment is the key to having a stable financial condition. Starting a business is definitely a risk, but that risk is worth taking especially if you know that the income it will bring back is twice (or even thrice!) the amount you’ve used as capital.
Overall, these books are worth the hype! To my dear readers, I once became dependent on my salary and yes, I have suffered the rat race. But like Clarissa and Sharon, I took the risk of starting my own business. Now, I’m more confident that I’ll be able to give my daughter a better future, knowing that my income from my business is more than what I have estimated back when I was just in my planning stage.
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