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  • Writer's pictureJoe Gilbert

Live an Extraordinary Life in the Philippines!


Is it possible to fashion an extraordinary life in the Philippines?

Yes, more extraordinary than you thought possible!!


There are only two qualifiers:

  • Are you healthy

  • Does family dynamic allow you to move

Motivation - Your Why

  • Negative and positive reasons are both okay.

  • Remind ourselves often of our “WHY”.

Former UK Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli:

"I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment."

Confidence - Can we actually do it -

  • Take an inventory of all you’ve accomplished - you will be impressed!

    • Our Greatest advantage at retirement age is that confidence is not something we have to worry about. We may have some self-doubt at times, but we’ve already done so much! No confidence is needed to tell our own story..

  • Positive self-talk. Like showering, we need it often..


Tips for success

  • Put ourselves at top of the list of things to work on.

  • Ask how not why! How do I get this taken care of, not why do you do it this way?

  • learning a bit of the language

  • Understanding that a stranger not speaking is likely because they are shy

  • Look to others who have arguably had a worse life and made it (Everyman Has a Story).

  • Learn from OPE - Other People's Experiences.

  • Encounter and Adjust - “I’m willing to engage with others and adapt”,

The Dream is Real! What’s your dream?

  • Friendship

  • Love

  • Joyful holidays

  • Economic freedom

We can have it all here - Come join the fun!




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Gary Carter
Gary Carter
Oct 13, 2023

Joey, i’ve never seen you so happy, your’re looking great my friends, so glad you have found happiness in life💥💥

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