Tsaka na lang syndrome

I saw one post in a FB group about investing.

It stated there that when you invested your thousands in Double Dragon in 2014, it will now become millions.

Double Dragon was founded by two businessmen giants who offer real estate development, Edgar Sia of Mang Inasal and Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee.

Imagine from P2 during IPO, it now becomes P60 of market value. That’s a whopping almost 3000% increase.

Don’t blame yourself if you haven’t started yet to invest on that time.

A Chinese Proverb quoted, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

So, it’s not too late to start investing NOW.

Few years ago, I have a friend who asked me for help on how to invest in stock market.

I’m gladly taught her the basic and asked her to visit the broker that I recommended to open an account.

Then, I reached out to her after few months and told me she hasn’t started investing yet.

That’s the common problem to most of Filipinos.

Tsaka na lang syndrome!

  • Kapag may oras na!
  • Next time na lang siguro kapag nakaluwag-luwag.
  • I’m still paying for the smartphone or a brand new car.
  • The list goes on and on…

I will tell you this. The time will never become perfect before you start the things you want to pursue.

Here is a piece of advice that I hope will help you.

Instead of saying that, “I will start investing in stock market if I got free time next week or if I’m not busy”.

Do this instead. You have to find time and commit to do it.

Take a piece of paper and pen, write it down. “I will visit the broker’s website on Saturday and choose a schedule for the free seminar. Then, during the seminar, I will open an account to start investing”.

Psychologists Dr. Robert Cialdini said that when you write the things you want to do, there is a high chance that you will accomplish it because of the “Commitment” rule.

It is not only applies to investing, you can also use it to anything you want to do or goals you want to achieve.

Like reading and finishing a book, starting your own business or even exercising.

When the time comes that you had set, you have to turn-off the Television and bring down your cellphone and start the thing that you want to do.

You won’t notice that you are starting to form a new habit and it will become your second nature that your body starts to follow naturally.

What is stopping you to start investing or build your own business?

Let me know your thought. Please click here…


To your financial success,

Marvin Basa

About The Author

Marvin Basa

Marvin Basa is a financial literacy advocate who helps Pinoys to have successful financial lives.


  • Franz de Guzman

    Reply Reply June 28, 2016

    Hello Mr. Marvin Basa. I am very thankful for your the free ebook you provided for people like me who are on their own journey to financial success. Yes! The Stock Market is one of the financial vehicles Robert Kiyosaki suggested and other successful people like Bo Sanchez when I read his book. I have little knowledge about it (how to open an account, the nature of Stocks, etc, everything I read about in online) Yes. I want to try and invest in it to gain knowledge and really try a first hand experience in using technical investing that Robert was talking about in his book Cashflow Quadrant. I am a 17 year old college student. Is it really worthwile to try and save up to 5000 for an example and open an account to invest it in Stocks? I really thought about it, and I think that it will benefit me since I will learn about it in my early years and I will have a long time to carefully study it because of being involved early. But I am also thinking about first learning or buying books, expanding my financial literacy first which I am doing now and not rushing myself in exploring by applying and experiencing. Did you have the same experience? Can you give me some thoughts about it? I will be very genuinely happy if you will share some of your insights. 🙂

    • marvinbasa@gmail.com

      Reply Reply June 28, 2016

      I envy you because i’ve started my financial literacy journey when I reached 30.:) Im glad that in your early age you are already starting to build your financial literacy and future.

      Yes, you can start to invest in stock market for as low as P5000. You can visit col financial and they have free seminar.

      I suggest you to focus to shift or level up your mindset first. Then, try to dip your hands one at a time. Dont mix it up. Read more books because its the most bargain product in the world.

      In my case, I focused in stock market first then foreclosure. Right now im focusing in entreprenurship and found out that this is the thing that i like to pursue.

      Dont settle until you found out what the things you are passionate about. Focus in building your assets (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.) and not liabilities like gadgets, car, luxuries. Goodluck!

      • Franz de Guzman

        Reply Reply June 29, 2016

        Wow.! Thank you for your reply. Is it healthy that I should save 5000 and open my own account and study and experience investing in stocks?. I feel great and more motivated to pursue this journey to financial success. I am very glad that we have the same thing in mind, pursuing entrepeneurship to build assets, create jobs, help people and be an inside investor, the highest level of investing acc. to Mr. Kiyosaki. Im so glad that you are starting now! All the Best!

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