Why it’s hard to get rich in the Philippines?

Most of us ask this question, and the answer is very simple. But you have to face the harsh truth about this secret.  Some people become rich, and they grow richer everyday… while some, even if they work hard, life is still a struggle.

So, if you are ready to know the secret, remember to get my ebook “Living Successfully in the Philippines” – it will help you get rich in the Philippines, I guarantee it.

The Cycle of Poverty

Having a simple life is good, but living is not as simple as paying for things if you don’t have money. I also suffered financial setbacks but one thing I often see is that, in the Philippines, poverty is almost a NORM.

Here’s the reason : Because everybody wants to just have a simple life.

There’s not enough desire to get through in life, not everybody plans ahead too. Most Filipinos feel that once life become comfortable, they often let things settle on a status quo – thus, creating a cycle of poverty for most people.


The Question of Will

Nowadays, people just prefer a simple life. You often hear this in social media – “Live a Simple Life, and Be Content.”.

Nothings is bad about it really, but what comes after is. Poverty ensues when a person assumes a simple life is simply having to live each day eating 3 times a day and going to work from 9-5 – for 5 days, 300 days a Year.

This becomes an alluring comfort zone; an enemy of success. Often we see great minds rot due to complacency such as this than corruption.

This is the reason why sometimes the poor can’t get through with life, while the rich often becomes presented with more opportunities than the latter.

As Mr. Napoleon Hill (Author of Think and Grow Rich) said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

What should any person do to get successful?

You have to start with yourself first. You have no idea how telling and motivating yourself to succeed can create opportunities in your life, career, or business. Just telling yourself “Today, I will be successful” creates an auto-response system on your life. Negativity roots in when you doubt, but positivity flourish whenever there is hope and effort.

Yes, HOPE and EFFORT. Often people think hoping is wishing, it’s not so. Hoping is always looking forward and being optimistic – creating opportunities that you could have not seen. Effort then must be given, hoping for success without effort is just blowing in the wind – it does nothing. You have to be consistent and persistent.

You might be thinking that some people are “lucky to get rich” but that is not true most of the time. Sure, some get lucky – but luck is a matter of skill and opportunity, if you are not lucky then make your own luck.

To do this, you have to accept and declare to yourself that “you will be successful”. Then, at that moment, as you truthfully have said and accepted, you will realize that things in this world are more than just material acquisition of wealth, but rather, a connection of thoughts meant to create your better future – that is true luck.

you will realize that things in this world are more than just material acquisition of wealth, but rather, a connection of thoughts meant to create your better future – that is true luck.

For example; Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Ryan Buffett, Robert Kiyosaki… all of these prominent business figures all had setbacks, but creating a vision of success while also focusing on their own secret to success – that is, always believing you are going to be successful.

If you do not believe so, then prove me this: Have you ever seen a person, even though he is well-off (rich) in life, is still having better opportunities and chance to succeed than the person who often just “wish” they could get rich?

That is because, in each and everyone of us, our desire wants more but our effort is hindered because we were hardwired from childhood to just live a simple life – and that is not justice at all. For me, living a successful life must be free of any paradigm, creed, or even assumptions.

Hindering success because of just living a simple life is not life at all – its just a prison of thought that will corrupt the mind of success.

If you are this today, then you should change your outlook – opportunities and riches will come to your life. But if you decide otherwise, then the only place you will find success is in your dreams. Create a better future, start by telling yourself that “You will be successful”

**Remember: If you want to know more about the secret of success, then get my ebook “Living Successfully in the Philippines” – because you can’t waste time on things that will make you successful.



Think Successful.



"Jay Penn" is a Financial Literacy Mentor and Investor who is best known for his Book "Polymath's Profit". He is also an expert in the field of Maritime, Engineering, and Emergency Medical from his past careers. Experienced with Security Analysis, Crisis Prevention, Contingency Planning, and Global Maritime Distress Safety System. Currently instructs Nautical Sciences and is an avid Researcher of Business and Economics. He is also recognized as the "Top Maritime Instructor" for 3 consecutive years in the Maritime Education from 2014; raising the standard for the Maritime Industry and Training.

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