What are you passionate about?…

I had a guy come up to me after a gig once, saying he’d been suffering from depression and was considering self-harm but after hearing me play, felt strong enough to carry on for one more day

That made me realise what immense power passion has on people. 

I love playing music. Other than the personal pleasure it gives me, I love how it uplifts people, almost instantly.

I’ve since used elements of my love for music in my business to help, uplift, encourage, guide and teach people how to use the internet to become self-sufficient, fearless and independent in the new digital economy. 

There’s power in your passion. What are you passionate about? 

Really think about that, because within your passion are elements you can use to build a successful business. 

And if you’ve been thinking about starting a business, or already have one…ask yourself why you’re doing it…or why you want to start one. 

When you’re able to consciously combine your why with your passion, you’ll have a very powerful force in your hands.  

And I’m not just talking about making lots of money here, but of being a significant provider of value to others. 

The formula: 

Passion + Why + Value given to others = (insert life of your dreams) 

Learn how to turn your passion into a business…if you already have a business, learn the skills to develop, grow and market it correctly so you can reach many others who can benefit. 

Don’t let your passion go to waste.

The world needs people of passion to help make it a better place. 

Seize the moment. 

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

My mission is to help people achieve personal freedom and realise their full potential by learning digital skills to make them independent, fearless & self-reliant in today’s digital economy.

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Feeling upset, impatient and frustrated can be a good sign

It’s been one helluva year so far hasn’t it? 

Goddamit, feels like only last week it was the start of the year, and now we’re nearing the end of it. 

Can I be honest? I was feeling like a real loser a few days ago. 

I was suddenly overwhelmed thinking about the things I wish I’d done and also really upset with myself about the things I hadn’t yet achieved. 

It was a dark place. 

I think we all have a tendency to be a bit hard on ourselves at times. 

What helped me through it, were a few realisations, which I’d like to share with you now. 

Feeling upset, impatient and frustrated can be a good sign. 

Because it shows a clear dissatisfaction with your present situation. And that’s a powerful indicator that something may need to change. 

Your body and psyche are literally screaming as one for you to grow, move, do something, anything! just get us the hell outta here and onto a better (physical or mental) place. 

It can be a road sign pointing you in the direction of the growth you need. 

The day you feel complete indifference and apathy is also the day you’ve given up.  

Though I don’t relish or look forward to feeling bad about my progress in life I now also welcome them as healthy signs that I still give a s**t and want something better. 

Those negative feelings then turn into something positive – affirming that you’re still moving forward and still growing. 

You HAVE to be amongst people that are aligned with your dreams. 

As strong and determined as you are, you cannot achieve your goals completely on your own. No one can.  

Our friends, family and loved ones may want the best for us but they may also not be best equipped to advise and support us. Their default setting is to ‘protect’  and despite best intentions can sometimes offer advice that can stifle and suffocate our dreams. 

Tap into a support network, an online community, a group or a mentor who understands exactly what you’re trying to achieve and even better if they’ve gone through it themselves and can advise you based on first-hand experience. 

And stay plugged in because these support networks will help you remain focused, uplifted and energised esp. when times get tough. 

Before I go, I want to congratulate you and I want you to congratulate YOURSELF for making it this far. 

You’ve probably done and achieved more than you give yourself credit for. It’s been a f*****g tough year and yet you’re still here, alive and kicking.

Cheers 🥂 You Rock.

Now have a great weekend 😊✊

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

My mission is to provide free training videos to help people achieve personal freedom and realise their full potential by learning digital skills to make them independent, fearless & self-reliant in today’s digital economy.

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I’m not buying it! And neither should you…

I’ve been feeling a bit drained lately. Then I figured out why. 

I try to avoid watching or reading the news too much these days but couldn’t help noticing the BBC reporting recently that the UK is officially in recession with the global economy set to shrink even further. 

That’s pretty f****** bad news….if you take it to heart. But I’m not buying it…and neither should you.

I realised although I can’t control the world or the world economy, or how often recessions happen, what I can control is what I do in ‘my’ world. 

The economy is driven by people like me and you, WE make the economy what it is. 

Check this out, 

👉Amazon reported a 40% increase in profits this year (that’s $88.9 billion quarterly sales)
👉Apple sales 11% increase this year ($59.7 billion) 

That’s a LOT of profit man!

(*New York Times) 

Despite this so-called global recession, it’s clear a lot of us are still online and shopping! 😅

So that tells me one thing loud and clear:

WE dictate where the economy goes. 

The economy doesn’t have to be just an exchange of money. It can also be energy, goodwill and time. 

To combat feelings of scarcity and lack I’m,

1) going on a mainstream-media and news-free diet for a while
2) choosing to adopt a mindset of abundance by focusing on things like…

✅Working with my clients with intentional good, positive & optimistic energy
✅Giving my time to my family and loved ones
✅Supporting my local cafes, shops and grocers to help keep them in business
✅Reading more books

And last but not least, the energy and goodwill I share with you. I hope we continue to serve each other. 

If you’ve taken the time to read this, you’ve already honoured me by following my journey as I reach for my dreams.

And I hope I’m returning the favour by inspiring and encouraging you towards yours.

To your kind of freedom, 

Mark
Mark Villarosa _ Digital Entrepreneur

My mission is to help people achieve personal freedom and realise their full potential by learning digital skills to make them independent, fearless & self-reliant in today’s digital economy.

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I don’t have that much time…

One of the things that used to mentally hold me back from committing to anything, was wondering where I would find the time to even do it.

In the case of building my online business, I felt overwhelmed because I was already working a full-time job + trying to have a social life outside of work hours.

I would often tell myself…

“I don’t have that much time…”

Which tbh, turned out to be me just bull*******g myself because what it really came down to was prioritisation. The things I made time for were the things I chose to give importance to.

 I had one-hour lunches at work, which I’d often spend ‘relaxing’ watching YouTube vids.

At the end of the workday and after the gym, I’d get home tired and hungry but after dinner, I’d spend the evening ‘Netflix-ing’ till I got sleepy.

All in all, I worked out that I had at least 4 hours every single workday (or 20 hours a week) to do something more productive to get my a** closer to my dreams than I’d been doing, and that’s not counting weekends and mornings before I started work.

Yep, I had lots of time. I just chose to use it (and not use it) in certain ways😅

I think that’s true for all of us {!firstname_fix} —–} and the truth is, we will always have time, for things we make time for. 

Btw, I respect that you may have a really busy schedule and maybe 30 minutes a day might be all you have. If that’s the case, I still say to you…use it. 

Use it to invest and build something positive for yourself.

Whether that’s working on your body, your mind or your finances through working out, reading books, enhancing your knowledge, studying a course, working with a mentor or actually building a business that will enable you to live the life of your dreams later on.

A strong test to help you decide if something is worth your time is to ask yourself…”is this thing I’m doing bringing me any closer to my dreams, or farther from it?”

I believe we all have an internal GPS that always know the right answer to that one, we just sometimes choose to ignore it ; )

Stay strong, stay well and speak to you again soon…

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

Mark Villarosa | Freedom To Be | Inspiration for people who want freedom to pursue their passions in life. 

Are you ready to start your journey to personal freedom? watch this video and access the same tools, training and support I’m using, to build your own online business the right way in 2020.

I haven’t achieved my dreams…yet.

Not many people have the courage to have a dream…and even fewer have the courage to act on making that dream come true.

So I want you to know I value your company and I’m glad you’re with me.  

And on that note, I also wanted to take this opportunity to be even more transparent with you moving forward. 

A quick reality check… I haven’t achieved my dreams yet. 

I’m still working in a regular job, which luckily I enjoy, while building my online business.

My personal goal, is to be free from this job and free from the constraints and corporate structure of working for a boss, in order to run a business that pays me to live a life I love, wherever I choose to be in the world. 

That’s my idea of freedom. 

From this point on I want to let you in (even more) about my journey online. I want you to know about all the ups, the downs and ultimately the truth of what it takes (and is taking) to build my online business ‘Freedom To Be’… to achieve the kind of freedom I want. 

I’m hoping you’ll learn from my challenges and mistakes…and also be inspired by the triumphs I experience in my pursuit of freedom….so you can see this is possible for you too. 

So, anyway…strap in and enjoy the ride ; ) 

Speak soon,

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

Mark Villarosa | Freedom To Be | Inspiration for people who want to live with freedom & courage to pursue their passions in life. 

Are you ready to start your own journey to freedom? watch this video and then access the exact same tools, training and support I’m using to build your online business the right way in 2020.