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Tips for Accomplishing your Goals in the New Year

Every Sunday morning, on my radio program at Mellow 94.7, I invite guests to share their knowledge with me and my listeners. I invite them over to “edumacate” us in their fields of expertise.

Today, I was fortunate to have a very driven and young achiever who came to share his advice on accomplishing your goals for the new year.

My guest was Ryan Songalia, the youngest writer ever inducted into the Boxing Writers Association of America, the organization which selected Manny Pacquiao as the Fighter of the Decade last year. Ryan’s stories have also been published in the top publications in New Jersey such as the Jersey Journal and the Star Ledger. His work has been quoted in FoxSports Yahoo Sports as well as Philippine publications like the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Star and ABS-CBN. He has also been interviewed as a boxing expert resource person by TV networks, radio shows and publications in the United States and the Philippines.

Here’s Ryan Songalia’s tips for accomplishing your goals in the new year.

1. Show your initiative – Its easy to make excuses and harder to make strides towards your goals. The worst excuse I hear from people is that they cannot achieve their dreams because they come from urban areas or didn’t go to the best schools. I always jest, “Hey, I went to the same schools as you did.”

-Nobody will care about your dreams the way that you do, so take life by the reins and don’t wait for someone else to make your life’s decisions for you.

-It’s easy to dream and never take it further. Come up with a plan of action and carry it out. I sometimes mentor children and teens in New Jersey and I always ask them what they want to do with their lives. If they say they want to be a pro basketball player, I ask them how they are striving to reach that goal right now. It’s never too early to plan for the future.

I never let the fact that I haven’t finished college yet hold me back. I finished my first year of college back in 2006 and couldn’t wait to get started as a writer. I was like a powder keg searching desperately for a match. I wasn’t going to let any deficiency in credits hold me back. Just as a boxer must box to stay sharp, a singer must sing and a guitar player must play, so too must a writer write to stay sharp.

And its not as if I was sitting in a well-equipped office with high-speed wireless internet submitting stories to different publications. I was 19 living on my own in New Jersey and my parents had moved away and I had lost my job in a supermarket so I had no money to pay for internet. What I would do was go up on my rooftop and steal wi-fi from surrounding buildings and email my stories whenever the connection was strong enough. In a sad twist, my house was burglarized and my laptop was stolen but I didn’t let that deter me. Whatever money I had, went to internet cafes so I could write my stories. I lost my cable too so I spent my time reading books on the subject of boxing to familiarize myself better with the history of chronicling boxing.

2. Fake it til you make it – This was a term that a boxer once told me while he was rising through the rankings. He wasn’t a champion yet but that didn’t stop him from looking the part. This is an adaptation of the line, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Confidence and the self-belief that says, “I’m a success because I desire it to be” is what separates the dreamers from the accomplished.

-Make everything about you shout confidence, from the way you dress to the way you stand and speak. Never second guess yourself, and stick by your guns. As a writer, I sometimes say things that are quite unpopular, but if I say them, I must stick by them because there was something there that made me say those things.

3. Know your strengths – Very important factor because this goes along with striving for attainable goals.

– I have a joke that I tell about my decision to follow my chosen profession. I say, from the moment I walked into the boxing gym, my trainer knew I was going to be a great writer. I knew fairly quickly that I wasn’t cut out for the life of a boxer but this was something I had a passion for. Through constant trial and error, I was able to parlay this passion into a life as a journalist, focusing mainly on boxing. And now I have other endeavors, including this month’s Rogue Magazine on shelves now. Two of my mini-pieces on American based editors are included.

-If you’re a people person, engage people on a personal basis and let this shine through. If you’re into computers, be on the front edge of technological advances in your industry. Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are reshaping our means of communication but the next outlet is just around the corner.

4. “If you believe then you can achieve” – This was a lyric from a 2Pac song, but it applies to reality. I was 19 years old, just made the unpopular choice to take a break from school and here I was trying to make it as a writer. So few people believed in me early on, save for those who saw me climbing onto my rooftop with my laptop under my arm every morning and climbing down at night.

– I feel a lot of people judge you based on what they can do, not knowing what you are made of inside. You know yourself better than anyone else so let yourself be the ultimate authority in what you want to do.

– As children we are told to respect our elders, I feel this is of supreme significance because our elders who have come before us are fountains of experience that we should not forsake. Along the way, working alongside the much more experienced newspaper writers helped me by giving me a mold by which to grow from, then eventually become my own entity. I try to absorb as much from my elders as possible.

5. Empower yourself – Mentally, physically and spiritually, if you build yourself into a fort, you can not be defeated. The uninformed are the ones victimized by society so continuously work towards improving your acuity. I like to read constantly, and I find it keeps my sense intune and mind sharp. I like to diversify my subjects also so as not to be caught off guard in spontaneous conversation.

And those are your top tips for accomplishing your goals this new year.

You can find out more about Ryan Songalia on his website – http://RyanSongalia.com

To hear more cool topics from the coolest and smartest guests, tune into DJ Vince G on Mellow 94.7, Sounds Good!


Happy World Origami Day & Mother-In-Law-Day

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“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

Today we had internet marketing guru Janette Toral talking about how you can make money online. You can find more info about her on http://DigitalFilipino.com and http://BloggingFromHome.com

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

Mother-In-Law Day

Oct 24. Traditionally, the fourth Sunday in October is occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contributions to the success of families and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.

World Origami Days

Oct 24–Nov 11. Let’s get the world to fold! Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding during World Origami Days, a 2½-week celebration of the international community of origami. Make origami as visible as possible: teach a class, fold on the bus, give your friends origami, exhibit your models. The possibilities are limitless, just as with origami itself. Annually, Oct 24–Nov 11

On this day Oct 24

1648 The Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years’ War and, effectively, the Holy Roman Empire.
1861 The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from California to President Abraham Lincoln.
1931 The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was dedicated. (It opened to traffic the next day.)
1940 The 40-hour work week went into effect in the United States.
2001 The House passed a $100 billion economic stimulus package in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
2007 Rapidly rising Internet star Facebook Inc. sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc.

Celebrity Birthdays

Kevin Kline, 63, actor (Oscar for A Fish Called Wanda; Wild Wild West, Dave), born St. Louis, MO, Oct 24, 1947.
Monica, 30, singer, born Monica Arnold at Atlanta, GA, Oct 24, 1980.
Bill Wyman, 74, musician (Rolling Stones), born William Perks at London, England, Oct 24, 1936.

#1 Song Today,

THE 1980s

1989 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
1988 Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
1987 Bad Michael Jackson
1986 True Colors Cyndi Lauper
1985 Saving All My Love for You Whitney Houston
1984 I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
1983 Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
1982 Who Can It Be Now? Men at Work
1981 Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) Christopher Cross
1980 Woman in Love Barbra Streisand

Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)

In 1865, Frederik Idestam founded a wood-pulp mill in southern Finland, naming it Nokia. It rapidly gained worldwide recognition, attracting a large number of workforce and the town Nokia was born. In 1898, the Finnish Rubber Works company opened in Nokia, taking on the town name in the 1920s. After WWII, the rubber company took a majority shareholding in the Finnish Cable Work. In 1967, the companies consolidated to become the Nokia Group. The recession of the 1990s led the group to focus on the mobile phone market.

Moment of Zen

“Only the inner protection of patience can keep us from experiencing the turmoil of negative thoughts and emotions.” – Dalai Lama

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Stiffler’s Birthday and Our Sunday Edumacation

You’ve found “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G.

A radio show on Mellow 94.7 FM every every Saturday from 6-9am and Sundays 6-10am.

Listing down a recap of the stuff I talked about On Air in case you wanted to check it out.

Listen online – http://Mellow947.fm

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Edumacate Me

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

Edumacate Me!

Rowena Cuyco Suarez – JustAskRo@yahoo.com

6 Pillars of Wealth Creation.

I have finished my course in PFA ( Pru Financial Advisor), Masters in Life Underwriting and Financial Services in the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA  through an associate program with the LUAP (Life Underwriting Association of the Philippines.  I also graduated at the Registered Financial Planners Institute.

As a Financial Planner, I assist in aiding individuals & couples in reaching their financial goals and aspirations given their current income and expense position. We are sometimes called Financial Doctors because  we help in their financial health.

As a financial planner, I   have studied in  specialization in the following:

1.  WEALTH ACCUMULATION

2.  WEALTH PRESERVATION

3.  EDUCATIONAL FUNDING

4.  RETIREMENT PLANNING

5.  ESTATE PLANNING

6.  INVESTMENTS

7.  FINANCIAL PLANNING

8.  HEALTHCARE

9.  SETTING OF TRUSTS

10. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

On this day Oct 3

1226 St. Francis of Assisi died.
1863 President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
1929 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
1941 Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been “broken” and would “never rise again.”
1955 “Captain Kangaroo” premiered on CBS and “The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered on ABC.
1974 Frank Robinson was named major league baseball’s first black manager as he was put in charge of the Cleveland Indians.
1981 Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.
1995 A jury found ex-football player O.J. Simpson innocent of murder in the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
1997 Attorney General Janet Reno said she had found no evidence that President Bill Clinton broke the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors.
2001 The Senate approved an agreement normalizing trade between the United States and Vietnam.
2003 A tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of the duo “Siegfried & Roy” during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving him partially paralyzed.
2008 The House gave final Congressional approval to a revised $700 billion bailout of the financial industry.
2008 Former football star O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (He was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison.)

Celebrity Birthdays

Neve Campbell, 37, actress (“Party of Five,” Scream), born Guelph, ON, Canada, Oct 3, 1973.

Clive Owen, 46, actor (Children of Men, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Closer, Sin City), born Keresley, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, Oct 3, 1964.

Gwen Steffani 40

Tommy Lee 47 Motley Crew

G Love 37

Ashley Simpson Wentz 25

Seann William Scott 33 Stiffler

#1 Song Today,

THE 1980s

1989 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
1988 Love Bites Def Leppard
1987 Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston
1986 Stuck with You Huey Lewis & the News
1985 Money for Nothing Dire Straits
1984 Let’s Go Crazy Prince & the Revolution
1983 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
1982 Jack and Diane John Cougar
1981 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1980 Another One Bites the Dust Queen

Fact or Fiction

If you pluck your hair, more grows back.

FICTION

On an episode of Sex and the City, or “The Show That was Great Before the Second Sequel,” Samantha is upset over a grey hair. She goes to pluck it but decides against it. As she tells our heroine Carrie Bradshaw, “If you pluck it, ten more will come to its funeral.”– is Samantha’s anxiety based in truth?

No, no, and more no, according to experts. When your shaved hair grows back, it is initially short and stubbly. The longer hair is, the softer it becomes. So while it may seem like the gods are punishing you for taking a razor to unwanted hair – it’s really just the biology of your body

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

Work from Home Week

Oct 3–9. A week to celebrate the trends, technology and tactics that allow millions of Americans to work from home as entrepreneurs, corporate tele-workers and heads of households handling family finances and affairs.


Moment of Zen

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” – Walter Anderson

Thanks for listening to “The G-Spot”

Hope it was good for you too…

GOOD NEWS about Edumacating You with the Art of Seduction!

Great show today! As always I had my segment called “Edumacate Me!” which is on every Sunday morning.

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

You’ve found “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G.

A radio show on Mellow 94.7 FM every every Saturday from 6-9am and Sundays 6-10am.

Listing down all the stuff I talked about On Air in case you wanted to check it out.

Listen online – http://Mellow947.fm

Connect with me on Facebook.com/djVinceG or on Twitter.com/VinceGolangco

EDUMACATE ME!

My guests today for “Edumacate Me” are from Attraxion Arts – “edumacating” us on the Art of Seduction!

Ryu, is the CEO, Founder, Lead Instructor for the premier dating and lifestyle seduction company in the Philippines, Attraxion Arts, or X Arts for short – a company that trains men to master “natural” seduction skills, and the art of awesomeness. He believes that every man already has got the X-Factor, that attractiveness factor, inherent in them, and that it is his job to unleash it from inside the person.

P.S. He’s currently reviewing for the 2010 Bar Examinations for Lawyers this coming September.

Nomer, is a prominent Dating Coach and Instructor for X Arts. He is also a well-known magician, and one of the leading mentalists in the Philippines. As a natural magician, he is adept at applying magic, NLP and hypnotism in seduction.

July, is the professional female instructor, fashion specialist, and gorgeous diva of X Arts. She’s also the counterpart “dating coach” for women, and is the embodiment of women empowerment. She is also working as a professional model and events organizer for some clubs.

On this day Aug 28

1965 Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles “Pete” Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after eight days in space.
1966 The Beatles performed their last concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1996 President Bill Clinton’s chief political strategist, Dick Morris, resigned amid a scandal over his relationship with a prostitute.
2000 Pope John Paul II endorsed organ donation and adult stem cell study but condemned human cloning and embryo experiments.

 

Celebrity Birthdays

Richard Gere, 61, actor (Chicago, An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman), born Philadelphia, PA, Aug 29, 1949.
Robin Leach, 69, television host (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”), born London, England, Aug 29, 1941.
John Sidney McCain III, 74, US Senator (R, Arizona), born Panama Canal Zone, Aug 29, 1936.
William Edward (Will) Perdue III, 45, former basketball player, born Melbourne, FL, Aug 29, 1965.

#1 Song Today,

THE 1980s

1989 Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
1988 Monkey George Michael
1987 Who’s That Girl Madonna
1986 Papa, Don’t Preach Madonna
1985 The Power of Love Huey Lewis & the News
1984 Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.
1983 Every Breath You Take The Police
1982 Eye of the Tiger Survivor
1981 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1980 Magic Olivia Newton-John

Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)

Hooters Are Getting Huger

A few years ago some UK researchers turned to the world and said “We have good news and we have better news”. The good news was that someone actually gave them money to study boob sizes around the world. The better news was that their findings showed that, worldwide, breasts are getting bigger and bigger.

Just in the UK alone, the average bra size had gone up from 34B to a way juicier 36C. As for the rest of the world, breast sizes had been continuously going up for the last 10-15 years, averaging now almost an entire cup bigger than just a decade ago. If this trend continues, someday we might actually need an M-cup bra size.

Plastic surgeries must have some part in this, but diet and lifestyles cannot be ignored. We definitely eat more and exercise less now, and all that fat has to go somewhere – the fact that it seems to be going mainly to breasts is the best evidence that God exists and that he loves us.

Fact or Fiction

Adding baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to Mountain Dew will cause it to glow in the dark.

FICTION

Despite what you may have seen on YouTube, adding baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to a bottle of Mountain Dew will not make it glow in the dark. These videos are a hoax — something else is either added to the bottle off-camera (such as the contents of a glow stick), or careful editing allows the bottle to be substituted for another with glowing contents. In any case, if you try this at home, you’ll be sorely disappointed with the results.

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

Philippines: National Heroes’ Day

Aug 29. National holiday. The last Sunday in August. Commemorates the Aug 26, 1896, beginning of the Philippine fight for independence from Spain.

Moment of Zen

“Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is.” Blaise Pascal

Thanks for listening to “The G-Spot”

Hope it was good for you too…

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