BDJ Woman with Vision - My Experience As A Newbie Bella

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February 20, 2016, all gorgeous Bellas were gathered in Gateway, Quezon City for Belle De Jour Rendezvous Woman with Vision event. First 80 early registrants received a loot bag from Lipault and 3 early bird Bellas received pair of sunglasses from Sunnies. Unfortunately, I came a little bit late for registration. But anyway, program started 1:00 pm sharp like what they said on their email invitation opened and hosted by Maria Michelina Diaz de Rivera Cruz commonly known as Lia Cruz. A television host (TV5 Anchor), magazine columnist, endorser and sportscaster.


TAKING THE LEAD


The first speaker is Ohmera Sigahne, a publisher/artist/writer/blogger of Pinay.com. A certified life coach and one of the 100 most influential Filipina in US year 2011. Her topic is Taking the Lead that helps us visualize our 2016 career & personal goals. She differentiate dreams and goals, taught us about affirmation and how to deal with negative people.


HARNESSING  YOUR POWER WITHIN



Patricia Yulo is the second speaker. She's a traveler/backpacker, author of The 3rd World Traveler book, blogger behind ricarucksack.com and 1st documented Filipina to travel abroad without bringing a single bag. Can you imagine that? Patricia which she prefers to be called Rica quits her corporate job in January 2014 to travel alone. After 9 months she came back home and shared her experience in travelling. She said that if we travel alone there's a transformation happen and travelling will make us stronger. Travelling will make you become more fearless, let you step outside the comfort zone, embrace diversity and culture.

She gave important tips for solo traveler/backpacker.

1. Dress properly.
2. Don't stare at the opposite sex.
3. Avoid solo night trip.
4. Tell your family where you are.
5. Know the address of Philippine Embassy.

Very important tips for me since I haven't been anywhere outside the country.

THE CHALLENGE THAT SAVES 



Lianne Martha Laroya did the third talk which taught us how to make a savings plan and invest in our dreams. She graduated nursing and passed the licensure exam but pursued her carreer as a Licensed Financial Advisor. She is also a Certified Investment Solicitor and Author of OMG! Where did my sweldo go? She shares how to plan BOTD (Budget of the Day) which helps me how will I manage my income. Identifying our own millionaire meaning, ways to increase income, itemize and getting our net worth, insure and investing for retirement are the whole concept of her presentation. I also realized that it's best to invest at young age to beat inflation. We were also reminded to start small and have to do things consistently.


WINNING APPROACH IN LIFE



The last speaker is Cecilia Schrijver, a half-Filipina half-Dutch NIA teacher and Certified Life Coach (CPCC,ACC). She is also a Managing Partner of Business Hat. Her presentation talks about actionable ways to improve our work-life condition. How do you live your life, is it by design or by default? I have never asked myself about this and I learned what is important to me in each life area. What would each life area looks like and what we would like to achieve in each areas.

I should say that the event was really organized, they strictly followed their time frames, a lot of games and prizes were given away and I'm sure all Bellas were very happy with the wisdom, experience and knowledge they gained aside from the prizes and take home loot bags.

Lia Cruz at the top right and Ohmera Sigahne at the middle right.
People's perspective to all mothers, is for them to stay at home and take care their children. But for me it's should not be that way. As a young mom, I still prioritize my son, he is always on my top priorities but this should not restrict me to discover and explore all the possibilities that I can learn in life. BDJ Rendezvous Woman with Vision proves me that anyone can be a Bella no matter the status of your life is. This event helped me to be more positive in life, focus on my dreams and goals and how I will manage my income properly. So I am encouraging other moms especially young moms like me to help yourself and don't be afraid to do something for yourself. This will not only help you to move forward but this will also add as your motivation in life.

Perks of A Bella Freebies
Thank you BDJ for inviting me to this event. I am looking forward for other Perks we will have this whole year. Check ilovebdj.com, follow them on instagram and facebook for their upcoming events.


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26 comments

  1. Wow you got cool stuffs from there! And looks like you enjoyed so much :)

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  2. I haven't tried attending any BDJ events yet. Medyo nalalayuan kasi ako. But I think it is always fun to attend events like this kasi madame kang matututunan.

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  3. i very much agree with Patricia Yulo re the perks of traveling. Traveling for me helped me be confident and stronger. Also, it made me fearless in some ways. And I salute her for traveling without even a single bag. galing!

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  4. Natuwa ako sa sharpie, may pagka-obsess kasi ako sa pens. And the event seem pretty interesting. :)

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  5. I am on the opposite side, I don't have children and no other commitments that can stop me follow my dreams. However, I wondered many times what happens with your life when you become a mother and how your freedom is somehow taken away. I speak from what I imagine it happens, I wouldn't know how it actually is. But reading your post made me happy to know that you can discover new opportunities even if you are a mother and your priority is your child.

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  6. Hello Lady Anne!

    That looks like a wonderful event! I hope I can attend next time. You're right when you said that moms should continue to explore and follow their passions. We moms can still follow our dreams without sacrificing the needs of our family.

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  7. Something like this is definitely up my alley! All of the presentations sound so interesting, and the goodies you got look awesome!

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  8. This event looks exciting.I hope to join a similar one soon. I think these kinds of events help keep us connected to our true selves.

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  9. Hi, the event looks so interesting. What is important were not even the gifts. It is the knowledge.

    Knowledge is no use though, if not applied.

    I hope to see more posts sharing the learnings from you.

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  10. I know I am a guy but I would love to hear the inspiring stories of these woman
    Traveling abroad without bringing a single bag? Wow, i don't think many has the courage to do it!
    this seems like a very interesting event and I hope you had a blast and I bet you learned a lot from these women too! Cheers

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  11. It seems like they gave really inspirational and motivational talks. Those that make you think of your priorities in life. Travel without a back pack, I should really learn how to travel light. I also like the final talk, is it by design or by default? Wish I could have attended.

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  12. Mums are multi-taskers, I remember my used to be sit-at-home high school classmates and not they know how to do lots of tasks altogether since becoming mums.

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  13. Mums are multi-taskers, I remember my used to be sit-at-home high school classmates and not they know how to do lots of tasks altogether since becoming mums.

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  14. I love all the points Patricia makes about travelling alone. Thanks for sharing your experiences

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  15. This event sounds like it was definitely worthwhile to go to it. I felt motivated as a young mom to also take some time for myself. Now I am not sure how I feel about traveling alone though! I like to travel with friends but I can see how it could be very fun!

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  16. This is such a helpful post! I love it !!! It sounds like you had a great time and learned a lot!

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  17. Great tips for backpackers. I wish I had the guts to do that one day!

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  18. What a great post you have done. This event sounds it was definitely a worthwhile. I personally don't enjoy travelling alone, but again, I have never tried it

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  19. Wow! I haven't tried attending BDJ events but I would love to! I also love your goodies from Sharpie since I love pens xx

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  20. Loving that goodie bag! Sounds like a great experience!

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  21. It must have been a day of wonderful inspirations and lessons! I love the one about the traveller who travelled alone and with no bags at all!

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  22. I'm feeling envious right now. Patricia Yulo's tips for travelers are spot on especially the last one, you'll never know when you'll need the embassy's help so having their address and contact info in your phone can be a life saver.

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  23. Such powerful women under one roof. This looks like a great meet up. Loved your goodie bag as well.

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  24. Wow! Rica made it? Travelled without a bag?? How? That looks a challenge to me heheh

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  25. Must be interesting to attend a BDJ event. I've heard a lot about this club and I think they are doing pretty well in encouraging Filipinas to be more active and wise.

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  26. Sounds like a great event! Would have wanted to hear all about the finance talk.

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