Party at BAGA MANILA

THE EVENT

As an expert hermit with a degree in Masters in Hermit-ology 101; a black belt in being a Stay-At-Home Dad during days off, but a real NOVICE at parties, I really didn’t knew what to expect when my friend and business partner Christopher Lee Angeles, founder of E-Journey TV invited me to go to BAGA MANILA’s 2nd year anniversary, an event organized by Barter Pilipinas so we can cover it for our E-Journey TV documentary.

So I told myself: “Hmmm…. what the heck, might as well get off my fancy desk for a change. After all, we only live once, right?”

…and boy was I in for it — BIGTIME!

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This is me smiling while thinking deep inside, saying to myself: “Stomach in! Chest– Ch– Ch– hhhmm– ok, maybe just stomach in would do?” hahaha

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BAGA MANILA’s 2nd year anniversary with their vast array of delectable B.B.Qs, scrumptious Grills, and other fine-dining. Located at 1872 A. Venue Makati.

BAGA MANILA’s 2nd year anniversary was well-received by the pack people, from locals to different nationalities just to get a taste of our local delicacies, including our well-favored BBQ grills and over-flowing boozes.

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the legendary 70’s Rock OPM Queen, Ms. Lolita Carbon of the band ASIN. Shot by Sir Bart Abaya of Barter Exchange.

And what’s a party without music? Oooops! I meant, head-bashing music! Rock on!  \m/

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Jugs Jugueta of Itchyworms. Shot by Sir Bart Abaya of Barter Exchange

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Barter Pilipinas’ Media Partners. From left: Christopher Lee Angeles and yours truly of E-Journey TV.com. From right: Sir Bart Abaya (hidden from view), Sir Rex Billy Aguino and his staff of BrenMediaph.com. For LED standee barter, contact Bart Abaya: 0927-4192520

The event also gave us a chance, particularly me to get to know the rest of the hundreds of members of Barter Exchange.

One of the coolest, nicest people I’ve met there was sir Rex Billy Aguino, owner and developer of this innovative 6 ft. LED stand that’s 100% Pinoy made.

He tells me that he got the idea from the big flashing LED signages that he would see on the big streets that he knew would be great for putting your business up. But he also realized that it wouldn’t be for every one since having a humungous LED sign like that would also mean a humungous whole that you’d get in your pocket.

So, he took the idea, made it more compact and fairly affordable that he believes that a lot of our kababayan entrepreneurs will surely be interested in having especially when they see they brand sames flying on the screen of this wonderful LED standee.

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one of Barter Pilipinas’ business partners. From left to right: Sir Bart Abaya of Barter Exchange and Ms. Alice of Shinigawa Cosmetics.

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Christopher Lee Angeles of E-JourneyTV.com interviewing the band RESISTANCE. One of the front acts of the night’s event.

I actually got sick of fatigue and stress soon after the event and couldn’t get off my bed for 2 days. But ask me if I’d go there again?

Heck yeah!

MY LESSON

One thing that I realized on that event was the fact that it was easier for you to barter with people for what ever goods and/or services that your business has to offer so that you too can get a “X-deal” (exchange deal) price for the kind of goods and/or services you need for your business because there was no money involved.

I mean, think about it? Would you rather shell out thousands, maybe millions just to organize an awesome event like this or would you rather have barter exchange instead? Hmmm…

So, if you too want a “cashless” way of exchanging your good and services for others and save on monetary expenses, contact us right now! We’re always happy to help!

me too Nino Abit is a resident blogger for Barter Pilipinas; a co-partner/blogger for E-Journey TV and founder/author for SmartPinoyNetworking.com. To know more about him, here.

How to Achieve Success Eight Ways To Re-Program Your Brain?

May tanong ako sa’yo? Ilang beses mo na bang napanood sa telenovela, narinig sa radyo, nabasa sa dyaryo o napakinggan sa mgarich-kid1 kaibigan, kamag-anak, kaklase o sa kakilala mo ang kwento ng ibang tayo na ang utak ay sing laki lang naman ng munggo pero hindi hamak na mas successful at mas may datung keysa sa’yo?

Doesn’t it make you sick to know that they have more success in their lives as they have better car, more money, better jobs and you on the other hand, want to kill yourself and wonder why it hasn’t happened to you no matter how hard you may try.

At sa kasalukuyang nangyayari sa ating bansa ngayon, maaring nga siguro na ang mga taong gaya ni Janet Napoles at iba pang corrupt na pulitiko ang dahilan ng pagiging mahirap mo pero sa maniwala ka may o hindi, maraming tao ang naging successful sa buhay kahit na ilang Janet Napoles ang dumaan sa henerasyon nila?janet1

So what do you do in order for you to achieve that level of success you’ve been aiming for all your life but can’t seem to get?crying-man

They say that man is a creature of habit, which CAN BE a good thing, but ONLY IF done right. They saythat if you do that same of everything, then you will get the same of everything., all you need to re-program your thought patterns towards something that is positive, true and attainable.

As the late great Napoleon Hill, would say in his own words:

“You can be anything you want to be, if you only believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve”

Maaring sa iba, nung nagsabog ang Diyos ng swerte, lumabas ang karamihan at nagdala ng kutsara habang yung iba naman ay hindi alam ang gagawin kaya nagdala na lang ng tinidor (toink!…)

Ang iba naman ay nagsasabing, ang pagiging successful ay para lang sa mga dati ng mayaman, likas ng madaya o corrupt. Kung ano man yang paniniwala at dahilan mo kung bakit hindi ka pa nagiging successful, sa maniwala ka o hindi, may Proseso at Syensya (Science) ang pagiging successful ng tao.

At hindi dahilan ang kasarian, kalagayan, edukasyon o estado mo sa buhay, lahat pantay-pantay pagdating sa pagiging successful. Ang kailangan mo lang ay maniwala sa sarili mo at buksan ang iyong isipan.

Hindi rin mahalaga kung ano man ang gusto mong ma-achieve sa buhay gaya ng pagkakaroon mo ng magarang kotse, maraming pera, magandang katawan, mataas na posisyon, malaking bahay, etc. Lahat ay kaya mong makamtan just as long as you follow a simple pattern in your life in achieving your goals.

Dahil dyan, naghanda ako ng patterns for you to follow and achieve that life-long dream that you’ve been dreaming of….

1. Decide on your goals

Isipin mo na lang na ang buhay ay isang napakalaking mapa. Kelangan mong malaman kung nasaan ka na at kung saan ka pupunta. Kaya ang pagdedesisyon kung ano ang gusto mong marating sa buhay ay ang unang hakbang para sa success mo.

2. Make worthy lists

Reminding yourself of what is important to you means that you have to make a list of goals and ideals that you mean something, not just to you but to other people that are important to you and dependent on you as well. It is the only way you can have meaning to your goals and aspirations.

3. Plan, schedule and execute

Kung bibigyan kita ng isang malaking canvass at mga gamit para sa pagpa-painting para i-drawing ang buhay mo, paanong pagpipinta ang gagawin mo para maging isang obra mastra mo iyon? Gamitin mo ang iyong imahinasyon ang malayang magpinta ang iyong pangarap. Careful planning, commitment to schedule and execution is a step by step process so make it count.

4. Focus, focus, focus

Maaring magreklamo ka at sabihing kulang ang 24 oras sa iyo para magawa lahat ng gusto mo, pero sa totoo lang, tama at sapat lang iyon para magawa ang lahat ng importante sa buhay mo. Kung ang ibang tao ang mahilig pumunta ng gym (gaya ko…ehem), tumakbo sa threadmill, o maglaro ng basketball para manatiling focused sa gusto nilang mangyari sa buhay, kaya mo ring gawin yon. Sa totoo lang, exercise makes your brain more oxygenated and thus, makes you think and focus more.

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Naging hilig mo ba ang sumakay ng bike nung bata ka pa? Diba hindi ka naman natututong sumakay ng bisikleta ng nagbabasa ka lang, diba? Kelangan mong ilang beses munang sumukan, sumemplang at ulit-uliting tumayo at sakyan ulit ang bisikleta mo hangang sa matutunan mo ito. Ganun din sa success, kelangan mong ulit-uliting subukan, madapa, at muli ay tumayo para lubusang matuto.

6. Network with people

You have to realize that there are other people have already made their success. Look for those people and do whatever you can to network and be close to them. It can be that you can ask them to be your mentor or have a project with them in order for you to learn their success habits in the process.

7. Believe in a Higher Power

Realize that you where brought here on Earth for a reason and by a Higher Power. Nothing can solidify your faith in achieving anything insurmountable than by believing that there is Divine Power watching over you.

8. If everything else fails, you can always try again

TANDAAN MO, you are not a total failure until you believe yourself that you are. And that there is no such thing as failure… JUST RECYCLED DREAMS.

Contributing Author

nino-abit-profile-picNino Abit – is the founder and developer of Smart Pinoy Networking isang website dedicated towards giving insightful tips and tricks and how to make your multilevel marketing better. He later became an envangelized video blogger after being fondly influenced by Christopher Lee Angeles’ inspirational and motivational work.

What is Barter Exchange?

Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium ofBarter Definition exchange, such as money. It is distinguishable from gift economies in that the reciprocal exchange is immediate and not delayed in time. It is usually bilateral, but may be multilateral (i.e., mediated through barter organizations) and usually exists parallel to monetary systems in most developed countries, though to a very limited extent. Barter usually replaces money as the method of exchange in times of monetary crisis, such as when the currency may be either unstable (e.g., hyperinflation or deflationary spiral) or simply unavailable for conducting commerce

what is barter exchangeWhat is BEX Barter Exchange? BEX is a service oriented trade exchange company in the Philippines that facilitates bartering of goods and services among local businesses to increase their sales, cash flow and profit with the use of Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money as a medium of exchange. BEX functions primarily as the organizer of a marketplace/platform wherein members buy and sell products and services among themselves.

Mechanism of Procedure (BEX)

• Imagine a system which allows you to buy items that you, your business, or your family needs without having to spend any cash. That’s exactly how a barter exchange works.
• Also called a trade exchange, a barter exchange is developed from the ancient system of bartering, where you trade one product for another. On a basic level, parties can choose to barter on a one-to-one basis, setting their own terms and agreements. More commonly, however, a trade exchange is set up through an authorized barter exchange company.
• Members sign up with this company and join a network of other members of businesses and individuals who offer their products ormechanism services. Through this company, members start to barter by indirectly selling their available products or services for trade dollars on account.

• They can turn around and use those trade dollars to barter indirectly, buying the products or services of other members. The fair market value is used for each item or service that is exchanged, so you’re sure to get the best value from your trade. Dollars are debited and credited, without ever having to exchange physical cash!
• Replace old office equipment, treat your staff to a luxurious meal, or take your family on an exciting vacation. When you choose to barter, your trade dollars go far.
• By using a barter exchange system, you become associated to a network of other thriving businesses so you can find almost anything on trade. Exchange any necessary items when you choose to barter without hassle, haggle, or any aggravation!

How does BEX Barter work?
BEX Barter members use Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money instead of cash to do business together. A member is given an account andbarter_circle_lrg it works similarly to a credit card. Members earn point  Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money when they sell and use Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money to buy products and services they needed for their businesses. Members can use their Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money for payment in hotel rooms, resorts, restaurants, advertising, printing and many other goods and services in the network. BEX is a third party record keeper and acts as an administrating body of each transaction. Members receive a monthly statement reflecting their sales, purchases and current balance.

What is the value of the Credit/BarterMoney/TradeMoney?

1 Philippine Peso = 1 Credit/Barter Money/Trade Money

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What are the advantages of joining BEX Barter Exchange?

Barter produces additional business that you never had before and allows you to expand your market. Secondly, when you barter, you conserve cash. Instead of spending cash to buy needed goods and services, you can barter your own goods and services. Therefore, youheader keep your cash in your business for other purposes. Finally, Barter allows your idle resources to work. Excess capacity, empty or excess time and excess inventory are converted into needed goods or services.

How can I promote my business in BEX Barter Exchange?

One of our trade broker’s jobs is to promote your business to other members. BEX can help promote your goods or services to other members via our WEB directory, weekly news fax, mailing lists and direct contact.

I can barter on my own; why should I join BEX Barter Exchange?

Krys_BarterThe problem with direct barter or one-to-one trading is each business must want or need what the other business has to offer in equal amounts, no flexibility to trade. With BEX Barter Exchange trading program, everyone can trade with any other member using their Credit with Barter.

Who decides what price the seller will charge?

p--2013 derivactiv graphics-hubspot graphics-blogs-fair-value-hierarchy-diagramMembers are expected to trade their goods and services for barter at the normal selling or retail price. However, by accepting or rejecting prices, trading members act as the final authority in pricing.

Why Barter Today?

Let’s build on the above examples. Children often have a much simpler outlook on life due to their age and inexperience. Trading things they have but don’t really want for things they do want just makes simple sense. Likewise, as adults, if you hate mowing grass, but enjoyPicture1 cleaning, the neighborly example just makes sense too. The outcome is still the same — it just gets done in a more enjoyable manner. The next time you’re faced with a chore you dislike, why not ask around your neighborhood? You’re sure to find somebody willing to trade with you.

The benefits for a business owner are just the same, but in a slow economy much more important. Almost every business has the constant burden of cash flow. You’ve heard the expression “Too much month at the end of the money”? Most business owners have double the bills to pay (a personal mortgage and rent for their company, two utility bills, etc.) and are totally responsible for the amount of money that comes in.Therefore, the flow of money is twice as important to them. Let’s break down the example above to see how it works.The florist has already bought and paid for the flowers. (They are in her inventory as a perishable item.) What does it really cost her to put together a PHP100 bunch of flowers? Her cost (cost of goods) is probably about PHP50. So, if she trades that PHP50 bunch of flowers for an oil change she would have paid PHP100 cash for, the benefits are as follows:

• She just saved herself PHP100 in cash.
• She turned over her inventory.
• She potentially  made a new customer.
• She has potentially marketed herself to a  new area.