Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Culture Nurture: Lloyd Luna on Financial Freedom by: James U. Sy Jr.
Lloyd Luna conducted Untangled: A Talk on Financial Freedom recently with the sponsorship of the Rotaract Club of Bacolod North in partnership with Rotaract Club of Bacolod-Metro USLS Chapter recently at the MM Auditorium A, University of St. La Salle (USLS), La Salle Ave., Bacolod City. The talk was attended by many students and professionals alike. Luna was one of four millionaires at age 25 to be featured in Korina Sanchez' Rated K which airs over at ABS-CBN. While others have inherited or acquired their wealth through fame, Luna got his through hard work. As a motivational speaker, he has given talks the Philippines, Bangkok (Thailand), Seoul (Korea), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), and Dubai (UAE). Luna emphasized that one must have a good reason why one would want money. If that reason is just to buy an iPod, then the drive to stop earning just stops when the iPod is bought. For him, earning is for the purpose of living life comfortably. Earning money, whether through employment or by entrepreneurship, requires that one has to love what he is doing otherwise it would be such a burden that one burns out and stops completely. Luna pointed out that if a person only relies on one source of income, such as a salary, and his bills are piling up, then there is always a possibility that he will miss a payment or two. For Luna, multiple expenses requires multiple sources of income. He gave himself as an example. He has a lot of sources of income to keep the funds coming in. That includes being a motivational speaker, an author, a multi-level marketer, and much more. Luna was not a boring speaker, as he immediately caught the attention of the audience right from the start. He has the uncanny ability to integrate humor into an otherwise serious subject. At one point he offered a freebie. "Who wants this?" Many raised their hands but only one was brave enough to stand up and get it from Luna. Luna drove his point that if one wants something he must stand up and go get it and not just to sit around. The close to 3-hours lecture was without a dull moment. The attendees had their bonding moment with Luna after the talk. The talk was organized with the leadership of by Jireh Benedicto Castillo, Pre3sident of Rotaract Club of Bacolod-North, and Jame Ann Almaiz, Pre3sident of Rotaract Club of Bacolod-Metro USLS Chapter. Also in attrndance were Rotarian Joel Jaranilla, PDRR Ruvinier Viñarta - District 3850, and IPP Sammy Uy Jr., VP JB Niño Barredo, PP Jude Quingco, and PP Johan Villanueva. Interested parties may check out Luna's innovative thoughts on financial freedom at his website www.lloydluna.com or Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/lloydluna?fref=ts.