2017 in Review

It’s been a while since I posted something here. And I honestly feel bad.

As you might already know I have another project that I am currently busy with and we have launched our money mindset course. There are already few fellow Wealthy Pinay registrants and you can’t imagine how excited I am to share everything and anything I know and how a quantum leap of mindset changed and continue to change my life for the better.

But I still feel bad for not writing here often. I can’t guarantee that I will write often but I promise to try.

In 2015, I started writing on my Faith notebook – a journal where I write all my deepest thoughts, frustrations, desires, fears, gratitude and anything and everything I feel on that moment. I usually write when I am overflowing with emotions. I sometimes write every month, every few months or when things are getting exciting or frustrating then I write almost everyday.

I took a screenshot of what I wrote in Oct 2016, the day I conceptualized my nail salon. Few months after, in February 22, 2017, we opened SLIAN NAILS.


And on the same day last year this is what I wrote. I have also listed things I plan to do and achieve (too personal to post here but I might share it to fellow Wealthy Pinay who joined the bootcamp  because I know there would be no judgement there!)

Lot of good things have happened and here are just some of them:

SLIAN NAILS was born. We are still learning a lot on how to manage business and people but the fact that we started is a feat in itself!
2017 in Review

For me, the most special memories are the time spent with the family.
2017 in Review
2017 in Review

And that I made someone’s dream a reality 🙂
2017 in Review
2017 in Review
Hong Kong Trip - July 2017

For the longest time, I always say that I will distribute food to random people in the street but I always have a reason why I can’t do it. In 2017, I just did it.
2017 in Review
2017 in Review

2017 is a year of realization for me.

  • Realization that I can start a business if I really plan to make it happen. In 2017, I had both the nail salon and The Wealthy Pinay. One requires some kind of capital and the other requires lot of guts.
  • Realization that I can achieve anything if I want to really want to achieve it.
  • Realization that I can really fit so many things in my schedule without getting burnt out because I choose not to get overwhelmed.
  • Realization that I can be a good and caring mother even when I am too busy.
  • Realization that I might really leave UAE sooner than later.
  • Realization that I am stronger, more capable, and smarter than I thought I am.

2017 has truly been astonishing. But is there anything that I regret or wish didn’t happen?
For sure there was, let me think…

I regret not starting earlier.
I regret that I still get distracted.
I regret that there’s not enough time in a day.

There are still handful of things that I wish I can do and have enough courage to do.
I’m just glad that we have 12 months next year to work on it.

How about you? How did your year go?
I hope you had a fabulous time too!

And can I be more frank and honest with you? I always try to be nice and considerate and practice more empathy to people but I also love saying the absolute and honest truth.

If you felt that 2017 just passed by and this year has been just like your previous years, then it’s your fault.
You are inside your comfort zone doing things that doesn’t stretch you enough.
Is this how you want to spend your life forever?

Can you imagine doing the same thing you are doing now for the rest of your life?
If you are saying no and you actually have greater plans in the future then how can you be so sure that you can achieve them when you can’t even start today? How sure are you that you can start tomorrow?

I don’t want to sound preaching but I need to tell the truth.
Wishing, hoping and years of planning are not enough.
You can spend forever planning for the perfect moment, perfect opportunity, and enough money to do the things you want to do but if you don’t start anything NOW then it will continue to be just a dream. I know that for a fact.

If you want change then make it happen.

Happy New Year everyone. I sincerely wish you find the joy and happiness you are looking for.

Lyn Joy

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