What would you recommend for Filipinos to stay positive this 2019?
Although the Gallup International annual poll ranked the Philippines in the top 10 nations expecting a more peaceful world in 2019 – showing optimism despite increasing pessimism in the world – the country actually dropped out of its consistent top 5 ranking of the happiest people on earth.
With this survey result in mind, GNP asked Filipino Pride and positivity advocates to recommend how Filipinos can stay on the positivity track.
These inspirational tips for the benefit of our readers, come from a varied group of individuals who are renowned in their respective fields but are united in the mission to uplift the Filipino spirit.
The list is a who’s who in the Philippine scene: a highly engaging best-selling author, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker-preacher, a multi awarded international broadcast journalist, the country’s vision board coach, a critically acclaimed author, and a top financial expert.
Here are Inspirational tips from 5 Filipino Pride Advocates on How to Stay Positive in 2019:
1. CHINKEE TAN
“We all want positivity in life. When bad things are about to happen or are already happening, we somehow manage to try and look at the positive side of things. Now imagine if we can learn to practice this attitude throughout the entire year.” – Chinkee Tan, January 2019
For the full text of Chinkee Tan’s 10 Ways To Live a Positive Life advice follow this link
Chinkee Tan is a top Filipino motivational speaker, wealth and life coach whose goal is to inform, educate, motivate, and disturb. Chinkee Tan’s Wealth of Advice appears Wednesdays on GoodNewsPilipinas.com
2. BO SANCHEZ
“We need to nurture the attitude of gratitude. It’s the key to attract more blessings this coming year. If we’re grateful for the blessings that we already have, we can attract even more blessings for 2019!” – Bo Sanchez, January 2019
Bo Sanchez is the author of numerous bestselling books, magazines, a television and radio host, an online preacher, an international speaker, and a micro-entrepreneur who is on a mission to show Filipinos the way to financial literacy. His daily inspirationals can be found on BoSanchez.ph
3. RICO HIZON
“I live by these positive vibes day by day from Roy Bennett ‘Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning and being grateful’ and ‘Good things happen in your life when you surround yourself with positive people.’ Have a Happy 2019! – Rico Hizon, January 2019
Rico Hizon, based in Singapore at the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Asian headquarters, is the Filipino Pride in the field of international news and public affairs television. The Filipino broadcast journalist won various recognitions from international and local award giving bodies, the most recent of which is his own name-engraved star on the Walk of Fame Philippines in December 2018.
4. TRIXIE ESGUERRA
“There is one thing I practice everyday that helps me stay positive 99% of the time. Simple yet very effective.
Strengthen your mind.
Develop a daily routine that will help you stay positive and inspired!
When I wake up in the morning, I do 5 things:
- I read my Didache for inspiration.
- I write down on my gratitude journal because the universe loves grateful beings.
- I write on my Today notebook to beautiful things that I want to attract for the day.
- I say my prayer to connect with my creator and…
- I look at my vision board to not lose focus on the things that matter to me.
Those are my ways of strengthening my mind. My way of empowering myself. So that whatever happens that’s beyond my control, I would still be okay.
As for you, choose your own version of strengthening your mind. How would you like to protect yourself from negative thoughts? This week, why don’t you add 1 thing to your daily routine that will benefit you big time! Perhaps do a gratitude journal? Listen to uplifting podcasts? Look at your vision board daily? These are some of the simple yet powerful things that we take for granted. And I tell you, they work! This process can help you stay calm, collected and positive! But only if you give it a shot. 🙂 “ – Trixie Esguerra, January 2019
Trixie Esguerra is the Philippines’ Vision Board Coach. A graduate of University of the Philippines, she is a Toastmaster, a Dale Carnegie graduate and Tony Robbins’ crew member. Follow her on social media at @positivitrix . Trixie Esguerra’s positivity tips and tricks are featured Mondays, and her Week In Review every Friday on GoodNewsPilipinas.com.
5. WILSON LEE FLORES
“I recommend Filipinos be optimistic in 2019 because this will be the year many new infrastructure projects of government’s “Build, Build, Build” program will actually start. Examples, San Miguel Corporation’s new huge international airport in Bulacan; the Japan-funded Subway for Metro Manila, the China-funded revival of the “Bicol Express” train from Manila to Bicol region up to Sorsogon province, etc. These projects will not only boost the Philippine economy, create many jobs and incomes, they shall spread economic progress and growth to far-flung rural regions nationwide. Let us work hard, unite, create and share more good news about the Philippines.” – Wilson Lee Flores, January 2019
Wilson Lee Flores is a multiple award-winning writer, journalist, columnist of PhilStar & Pilipino Star Ngayon, Pandesal Forum moderator, and owner of 80-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe. Follow @wilsonleeflores on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook . His writings appear regularly on GoodNewsPilipinas.com Mondays.