I have climbed the highest mountain in the Philippines, I have hiked for 14 hours for 2 days to reach the peak of Mount Pulag via Ambaguio Trail, I also swam for 1.9 kms on a man-made lake that smelled like athletes foot and ran for 23 kms to the top of Mount Santo Tomas in Baguio and back down. I happily do crazy things while travelling but I hate walking to the bank and lining up while “preferred clients” gets prioritized.
I resigned from work almost a year ago to travel and pursue my dreams of becoming a businessman in slippers and camisa de chino. Honestly, I made a turn on the rough road but it has been an incredible bumpy ride.
I won’t lie to you, money is an important factor for the decision I made.
Here are some tips that I would recommend to achieve the funds you could use to pursue your travel or dreams.
1. Make a target
I’m a guy who loves to observe things so I could create ideas and designs. The more I observe the more great ideas I make. The more great ideas I make the more great ideas I could pursue. The more I pursue my many great ideas the more I become a failure. It is because I lack focus.
When I decided to pursue my great idea that I would travel around the Philippines, I made a target date and I made a target amount of money. This kept me focused on my goals. It made me learn to say NO from buying the many cool stuff that looked really amazing and focus more on buying what I only need. Besides I find my personal experiences on the road far greater than my experience with gadgets.
2. 5 Peso a day