Monty Williams Delivers Heartwarming and Trending Eulogy

Ingrid Williams, Monty’s wife, was killed in a car accident Feb. 9th at the age of 44.

Monty Williams was an NBA first-round pick despite a pre-existing heart condition. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round (24th overall) of the 1994 NBA draft. Williams played in 9 NBA seasons from 1994 to 2003. He played for the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.

The former New Orleans Pelicans head coach and the current Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Head Coach is deeply inspiring, and he preached faith and forgiveness during the service.

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Here’s that powerful statement of Williams that will move anybody’s soul:

I want to close with this, and I think it’s the most important thing we need to understand. Everyone is praying for me and my family, which is right, but let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer as well, and we have no ill will towards that family. In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’

We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness. That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard, and that was tough, but we hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well. So let’s not lose sight of what’s important.

As noted by ESPN, there were several NBA players and coaches in attendance, including Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and all of the Thunder.

Watch Monty’s Inspiring Eulogy Here:

 

 

 

Big 3 Advantages of Being a Financial Advisor

 

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“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”

-Ashton Kutcher, Hollywood Actor

 

It’s the rise of Financial Advisory in the country right now. As what business experts would say, the Philippines is a gold mine for the insurance industry! It’s now famous but a few would like to do this for a living. Why? Like what we’ve seen in X-Men, fear of the unknown.

We are afraid to come out of our comfort zones. We get attached to what we already know. Bill Gates calls it “a lousy teacher.” What we know becomes a lousy teacher when we stop innovating and reinventing ourselves. We stick to the old ones that we keep on doing successfully and give it a few years then afterwards experienced failure because what we used to do suddenly isn’t working anymore. Why is it not working anymore? You gotta remember that all strategies are like canned goods – they have an expiration date. And technology travels at the speed of light. You don’t notice you are about to be fired from that company you are so comfortable with.

“One element of Madonna’s career that really takes center stage is how many time’s she’s reinvented herself. It’s easier to stay in one look, one comfort zone, one musical style. It’s inspiring to see someone whose only predictable quality is being unpredictable.”

-Taylor Swift

My first memory of a presentation or shall we say a report in front of the class was during my 5th Grade in Science Class. My knees were shaking, voice shaking and my hands cannot even point directly to the subject. I stood in front of the Manila Paper (up until now I’m still wondering why is it called Manila Paper) and read the contents all the way without facing my classmates. I was so nervous and I felt so awkward. It was a shame but I knew that awkward won’t kill me. My only consolation is that the day ended and I’m still alive. I was proud of myself at that time because I made it but I prayed it wouldn’t happen again.

Unfortunately, I have to pass high school and reports were as often as eating snacks in the canteen. I needed to find a strategy that will help me build my confidence. It was uncomfortable but I think it worked for me because right now I do deliver talks in our community, I have been the lead role in a stage play for multiple times and I am working now as a financial advisor where I have to talk to my clients daily. I am still awkward up until now but I know deep in my heart that awkward won’t kill me.

So I’m sharing to you the great advantages of becoming a financial advisor and why is it worth the risk. It may be uncomfortable but it sure is rewarding!

 

  1. Time Freedom

Are you tired with what you do for a living?

Do you feel like the only motivating factor why you’re in that company is your salary?

You wanted to do what you are passionate about but you can’t because you are trapped with those crazy overtimes and weekend work. And it feels so dragging that you wanted go North but your body is going South.

Let’s pause for a moment and think of what you really wanna do. What’s the core gift that you have?

The world is waiting for your core gift. You are a specialty. You are unique but you keep working on a box that you call cube or keep facing that box that you call monitor that keeps you away from your real purpose.

Live outside the box and be present in the circle of life we call world. The Creator is really witty, he shaped the world in a round about shape and not in a box like your cubicle so you will understand the message behind.

 

Tony Robbins, The Money Master, said, “Never trade your time for money.” Financial advisory will still consume your time but This Time! It’s with a purpose, with a reason and with a mission. Financial advisory won’t put you in a box where in you will feel like a slave. In this business you own your time. You get to choose a strategy when is the best time for you to work and when is the best time for you spend some love with your family and friends which is basically one of the purposes of life.

 

  1. Travel Perks

 

Hong Kong, Orlando where you can see Disney Land; London, Vancouver and so many others. Given the right market and all things will be possible if you believe. This is the only work where you get to travel outside the country not because of work purposes but for leisure. You get it for free after a million dollar worth of focus and performance.

This is much more fun if you travel with your family. And this industry can make that possible, you can go to places with memories shared not only in pictures but live with your family holding your hands.

 

  1. Sense of Purpose

 

Let’s admit it. We all need money. Zig Ziglar made a humor that money isn’t the most important, it’s just there next to oxygen. But what I mean is that People need money, not just you. But the greater purpose and mission of financial advisors are sharing to people the secret hidden from people’s eyes on how to save money and protecting them from the unknown perils of life.

This industry saves the lives of those individuals who are breadwinners of the family and whose souls are consumed by the consumeristic market. We have this culture of buying things we do not need just to impress our neighborhood and office mates and so Financial Advisors are there as eye-openers of this “culture of death.”

This is an honorable job. There’s a sense of fulfillment in every life that we save. Beyond the joy of the salary, time freedom and travel perks is the joy of seeing your clients living a life of peace because you did a good job in telling them the wonders of financial advice.

“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.” -Joel Osteen, Best-Selling Author, Preacher

 

 

Your Big Fan,

Angelo James

 

P.S. If you want to be part of the biggest event for the year in Financial Advisory. Reach me out via email: aj.biatingo37@gmail.com or via mobile: 09227055576. This February 20th, a Mega Business Opportunity Program entitled, “Wanderlust” is going to be staged at SM Cebu Cinema 1.

3 Telltale Signs of a Girlfriend-Centered Life

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I was 20 and young when I thought life was all about playing basketball and having a girlfriend. Actually, I wanted to tell a story when I was 15 and all I did is have a girl and play a ball but that would sound offensive to the woman I love now who is by this time, already finished reading this article. So let’s move on.

I’m on my 24th year as a human being by this writing and in hindsight, I feel so stupid with my teenage years. I lost so much time spending it to a girl who won’t last a lifetime with me. I could’ve developed my core gifts instead. I was so obsessed at that time with living a girlfriend centered life that didn’t bear any fruit afterwards.

Here are the telltale signs that would someday make you miserable.

 

1.Co-Dependence

Everywhere you go you need her. Every decision you make you ask her. Every move you make you text her. You exchange each other’s passwords on your social media accounts. It’s as if, the last thing left that’s never done is to clean her butt after shittin’.

Yes! It is romantic but never attractive. All obsessions have no forever. Obsessions are short-time thingy. Such relationships will never last simply because men are wired to chase mystery. If the girl is no hard-to-get anymore, the chasing is over and what a boring relationship. Co-dependence is 101% BORING!

One goal in this life is to become interdependent which is so difficult to achieve. Watch the Golden State Warriors play and you’ll understand what interdependence means. Passing the ball to each other and everyone makes a shot. Watch the Houston Rockets play and you will see how much they depend on James Harden.

Neediness is unattractive. And someday your partner will lose that interest in you because he saw a Mr. Independent in the campus that is very attractive by the way.

 

2.”Bahala’g Saging Basta Loving”

There’s this old Visayan saying above, “Even if we live by bananas as long as we love each other.”  This is one of those old school infatuation traps. Yes, Love is the priority but believe me you will sometimes need money like you need oxygen.

Bills, Tuition Fees, Tricycle Fares, Load and other stuff, you can’t use bananas to pay off those. Let’s debunk this myth. “Blessed are the balanced.”

3. Riding in the Famous Emotional Roller Coaster

She informs you that she’ll be out with her friends and you tell her to stay at home. She informs you that she will be swimming in the resort with her family and you tell her not to go with them. Why is that happening? – EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Emotion tells you that she will be cheating on you but the fact is that she will just be swimming with her family or friends. Family and friends are very important in life so if you hinder her because you don’t have good foundation of principles in life, you are misleading her from the true meaning of life. Feelings are not facts. Again, Feelings are not facts.

Sean Covey the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens tells us that Family, Friends, Career, School, Girlfriends or Boyfriends and other centers that we establish are not the best centers to rely on. Why? Because if we live our lives around a girlfriend we will become inconsistent and miserable. Girls change opinions every month and every week and if you have no set of principles to deal with this: you will be shouting at each other because you’ve reached two years and yet you haven’t understood what are the true relationship goals. Lack of principles will make you fight each other every single meeting.

The exact center of life is Principle. Your mind connects everywhere to your body. When you’ve locked-down principles in your head, your actions are subconscious and it will seem like an auto-pilot like an airplane who knows its own destination. You will become so natural and so graceful and so attractive.

Principles never fail. Your girlfriend will. Principles will be consistent. Your girlfriend obviously is not. Try a paradigm shift and tell me about your progress.

 

Your Big Fan,

Angelo James

 

P.S. I would love to hear your story and your progress in life. E-mail me at aj.biatingo37@gmail.com

You’re Not Ready To Have Sex If…

 

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I was just reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens when I encountered this fantastic guide on when is the exact time to have sex. I just enjoyed reading this one and I just want to share this with you.

 

Do you really think you’re ready to go all the way? Are you sure? Think about the possibility of sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy, emotional doubts and more! All good reasons to wait. BUT before you go too far, let’s take a look at the following list or make up your own:

YOU’RE NOT READY TO HAVE SEX IF…

  • You think sex equals love.
  • You feel pressured.
  • You’re afraid to say “NO!” And mean it!
  • It’s easier to give in.
  • You think everyone else is doing it! THEY ARE NOT!
  • Your gut feelings and instincts tell you not to.
  • You don’t really know all the facts about a pregnancy.
  • You think a woman can get pregnant the first time. REALLY SHE CAN!
  • It goes against your moral or religious beliefs.
  • You will live to regret it the next morning.
  • You feel embarrassed or ashamed.
  • You can’t support a child or yourself.
  • Your idea of commitment is a three-day DVD rental.
  • You believe sex before marriage is wrong.
  • You don’t want to get HIV…the virus that causes AIDS!
  • You might contract a sexual transmitted infection…also called STDs.
  • You think it will make your partner love you.
  • You hope it will change your life for the better.
  • You’re not ready for the relationship to change.
  • You’re drunk.
  • You wish you were drunk.
  • Your partner is drunk.
  • You expect it to be perfect.
  • You’ll just die if it’s not perfect.
  • You can’t laugh together about awkward elbows and clumsy clothes.
  • You’re not ready to take off your clothes.
  • You think HIV and AIDS only happen to other people.
  • You think you can tell who has HIV by looking at them.
  • You don’t think teens get HIV. (They do.)
  • You don’t know that abstinence is the only 100% protection against sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.
  • You haven’t talked about tomorrow.
  • You can’t face the thought of tomorrow.
  • You’d be horrified if your parents found out.
  • You’re doing it just so your parents will find out.
  • You’re too scared to think clearly.
  • You think it will make you more popular.
  • You think you “owe it” to your partner.
  • You think it’s not OK to be a virgin.
  • You’re only thinking about yourself.
  • You’re not thinking about yourself.
  • You can’t wait to tell everyone about it.
  • You hope no one will hear about it.
  • You really wish the whole thing had never come up.

 

I would be real happy if you also start reading the book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. 😉

Your Big Fan,

Angelo James

 

 

The Magic Formula for Breaking Free

When we were all young, our culture shaped our minds that spending and buying material luxury will make us happy. We see it on TV ads and different kinds of products that show picture of celebrities as consumers. We see it on billboards and newspapers. We see it online, we see it on the right side of Facebook. Ads are everywhere and we all have become avid consumers. Result: we do not have savings and we think loans are answer to our prayers.

Good thing we have Financial Advocates sharing financial wisdom. Here’s a gold nugget that will truly help you live a satisfied life: “The Abundance Formula”, coined by the famous preacher Bo Sanchez. For us to be abundant and satisfied in life, we have to plan carefully where to allocate our regular income. We need to limit our monthly expenses to 70% of our monthly income. Or if you are so advanced in discipline, you can reduce monthly expenses to 50%. Next is the 20% of our monthly income, saved or invested in a trusted Asset Management or a Brokerage Firm. And lastly is the 10% of our monthly income given to the church or community that we regularly attend. In cases that you have a different affiliation, you can give it to a charity work or an organization that is close to your heart. That is what you call “The Abundance Formula” made up of “70-20-10” that will lead you to a happy and prosperous life.

The investment vehicle where we allocate the 20% of our income is very important mainly because at the age of 20 to 30 years old, working hard and saving hard is the priority. So, when we reach the 30’s, our money becomes our slave. Money is now working for us and we can spend time with our family and not miss a special occasion, plus, do our hobby whenever we want. But before you reach that stage, you need to carefully study different kinds of investment. This will increase the success rate of saving millions before reaching 40’s.

Your Big Fan,

Angelo James

 

P.S. If you want to know more about where to allocate the 20% of your income, e-mail me at aj.biatingo37@gmail.com or call me at 936 520 5997