Get Rid Of Poverty Mindset And Gain Wealth Mindset

…we gave you this rule:

“If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” —2 Thessalonians 3:10


Slide1Once upon a time, I learned about investing when a good friend introduced it to me. Imagining a bright future, I could still recall my enthusiasm and feeling of excitement back then.

But nothing happened after our encounter.

It was once upon a time because I actually started investing more than a decade after that –12 years after to be exact.

Does this ring a bell to you?

Have you been wanting to start saving for your future but just can’t?

Have you once upon a time decided to start investing but haven’t started until now?

Have you tried all sorts of financial literacy efforts like attending seminars, reading books and asking questions from investor friends – but all of them didn’t seem to work?

In my investing journey, I’ve learned that it is more important to start by changing your financial mindset than just merely focusing on financial literacy.


My mentor, Bro. Bo Sanchez, said that “a person can be very wise in money matters, but if he has a poverty mindset, nothing much will happen.”

To transform your financial life, you need to get rid of poverty mindset and gain a wealth mindset.

The Poverty Mindset

We heard of so many sad stories about those who get sudden sums of money for example, from lotteries or inheritance – but lose them all very quickly. In fact, most of them ended up with huge debts and worse off financially years later.

That’s because of their poverty mindset – inside they still feel poor.

They don’t feel comfortable with having sums of money on their hands and spend them away.

I cannot blame them. We cannot blame them.

Our culture is framing our mind with limiting ideas about wealth and money.

We have been taught things like:

  • Our preacher says, “Money is the root of all evil.”
  • Our society says, “Rich people are bad, greedy and corrupt.”
  • My friend says, “You don’t need money to be happy.”

Money is the root of all evil.

When in fact, the Bible actually says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” That is, acquiring wealth and money for selfish reasons and at the expense of others’ happiness.

Rich people are bad, greedy and corrupt.

Think of the hundreds of jobs the good and rich entrepreneurs are providing. What’s more, think of the thousands of family members being fed from the salaries they give to their employees. To them it’s not about money. It’s about service. They have God as their business partners.

If you see it this way, you’ll think of them as angelpreneurs.

you rich you are a giverYou don’t need money to be happy.

And we hear that most of family and personal problems are about lack of money and financial matters. It may be hard to accept but in its real and pragmatic sense, we now live in a world where we need money for food, for education and to pay for the bills. Even charitable institutions need money to sustain their operations and needs.

How to be really happy with your money?

Try using it on experiences like travel and vacation with family and some good friends, paying the last tuition fee of your college student, or paying the last instalment of your house loan. Or try giving it away to help and support the shelter for the homeless street children, the home for the aged or the center for cancer patients.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the good people He gave it to.

The Abundance Mindset

To get rid of your poverty mindset, get yourself immersed in a new way of thinking – the abundance consciousness. As you begin to truly see yourself as a wealthy person, you will see your financial abundance grow.

In my next article, I’ll share with you some insights of achieving abundance mindset to powerfully transform your life, not just your financial life. 

Action Plan

Purify your thinking towards money by embracing the truth that God wants you to have money enough for your needs, and gain wealth more than what you need so that you can richly give and bless the people around you.

How do you view money? Do you associate it with good or bad, or both? Write them down.

Novena To God’s Love by Bro. Bo Sanchez


I woke up feeling heavy today.

I looked out the window to get some sunlight and saw dust storm enveloping the surrounding. The weather report showed an outside temperature of 35°C with strong dust storm covering the small Bahrain islands.

I read aloud Bo Sanchez’ Novena to God’s Love and didn’t allow the heaviness set on my heart.

“Today, I receive all of God’s love for me. 

Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s universe. 

Today, I open myself to God’s blessings, healing and miracles. 

Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus every day. 

Today I proclaim that I am God’s Beloved, I am God’s Servant, I am God’s Powerful Champion, 

And because I am blessed, I am blessing the world In Jesus’ Name!


Here’s what I learned: The biggest storm isn’t something that blew in from afar. The hardest storm is something happening inside of you.

You have a choice today. You always have a choice.

Choose to rise above the storm and come out stronger.

Choose to live life to the fullest.

Choose to be wealthy.

Choose to be healthy.

Choose to be happy.

Choose to care and help others.

Choose to accomplish something meaningful.

Choose to make a difference.

Life’s too wonderful to stay where you are. Live a better, colorful and more meaningful life that God has designed for you.

Think And Grow Rich


In my reading list for this weekend is the book “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

“This book contains the secret, which has been put to a practical test by thousands of people from almost every walk of life.

The Secret has not been directly named, for it seems to work more successfully when it is merely uncovered and left in sight, where those who are ready and searching for it may pick it up.”


Would I be able to recognize and discover the secret, too?!

If and when I do, I won’t tell you what the secret is. Haha!

Instead, I’ll pass the book on to you so that you, too, would find it out and make the discovery in your own way.

And if and when you do, let’s have a cup of coffee and we’ll reveal the secret at the same time.

Would we uncover the same secret and have the same discovery?

That would be interesting to know.

Who wants to take on this challenge? :)

Make Others Successful by Bro. Bo Sanchez

greatest success

I’m a Missionary.

Been one for 36 years.

But for many years now, I’ve taken on a second way of serving others: I help people as a Personal Finance Coach.

It all started many years ago when I noticed how so many good people were suffering from horrible financial problems.

My heart broke every time I saw them.

So many good people were buried in debt.

So many good people fall into scams—and they lose everything—because they know very little about how money works.

So many good people want to be generous to others, but can’t, because they even lack money for their own needs.

Why? Because they think that money was bad.

Because they think that good people are supposed to be poor.

For years, I’ve been telling people, “That’s not true. Good people can be rich. But their heart must be filled with love, not money.”

Yes, you can aspire to become a millionaire.

But there’s nothing great about that.

If you’re going to be a millionaire, you must become a millionaire-maker.

Don’t be rich alone.

Take others with you in this journey towards true wealth.

So that more good and kind people like you will become rich.

Because the greatest success is helping others become successful too.


May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

Gain Financial Wealth And Spiritual Abundance At The Same Time

Know Why The Investors Are Happy, Learn From Them And Put It To Work In Your Life

investing more fun in the philippines


This morning, I read an article from about the Philippines as a safe haven for investors.

It said, “Yet there’s one emerging market that runs a balanced budget, has avoided monetary stimulus, is growing rapidly, and has a balance of payments surplus that should insulate it against another financial crisis.

That happy country is the Philippines.”

A big sigh. :(

The foreign investors are happy.

Now the big question is: Why can’t you be happy for your own country’s growth?

You don’t see it?

You don’t feel it?

You don’t experience it?

You don’t gain from it?

But why the foreign investors do?

Because they clearly know what they want, they clearly know what to do.

How can you find something if you don’t even search for it?

What’s more if you don’t work for it.

‘Kung kuntento lang si Juan na maging mahirap at sa maliit na kita.’ (If you are just contented with being poor and with your meager earnings.)

And then you blame the government or other people for everything.

The simple solution: Know why the investors are happy, learn from them and put it to work in your life.

Take action and take charge of your future.