Mike Lopez

Coder, Blogger, Entrepreneur.

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2015 Summer Family Road Trip – Boracay, Iloilo and Guimaras

Lopez Family at Boracay

Most of the places we have visited during our 2015 Summer Family Road Trip are in Western Visayas and I wish we spent more time in it.

It is what it is though. We just have to revisit it next time.

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2015 Summer Family Road Trip – The Adventure Begins

2015 Summer Road Trip

It’s been my family’s dream to tour the Philippines by land ever since we got our car in 2010. The idea of going on an adventure visiting different places and having a small taste of our country’s diverse culture was planted deep in our heads that we just have to do it.

The idea was to take my family in our car and drive all throughout the country boarding ROROs when needed and stopping by selected cities every now and then.

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Just One Task

I love multitasking but not always.

As a programmer, I find myself multitasking most of the time but there are moments when I just need to buckle down and focus on ticking off one task from my to-do list. I call this my “zen mode”.

Our modern world fills us with so many distractions, each wanting a chunk of our attention. We have social media, phone calls, text messages, post it notes, and so on. No wonder we feel so tired and unproductive most of the time. If you’re part of the general public then I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Lifestyle Over Business

Lifestyle Over Business

Which one would you adjust if your business conflicts with your lifestyle, your business or your lifestyle? I asked this same question a few weeks back on Facebook and saw 3 different answers.

  1. Lifestyle must change (pay now, play later)
  2. Business must change (period)
  3. It depends

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Why People Accept Low Paying Jobs and Why I Once Did It

The idea for this blog post came up after reading through a discussion in the SEO Organization Philippines Facebook group about why some people accept low-paying SEO jobs. After reading through the comments, I thought it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on it.

Here’s a screenshot of the Facebook group post (translation in caption).

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Kill Your Business

man pointing finger-gun at self(image source)

I travelled to Memphis, Tennessee last February 3 to February 12, 2014 to meet with my WishList Products business partners Tracy Childers and Stu McLaren and pretty much discuss how we could bring the company to the next level. Also with us was John Morris who drove all the way from Des Moines, Iowa to pitch in his thoughts.

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Coin – The Only All-in-One Credit Card You’ll Ever Need

Seldom do I find a product that I really need and today I found one that really solves one of the most common problems of credit card holders like me. An all-in-one credit card that holds all the information of your credit cards into one secure and handy device.

Instead of explaining things myself, I’ll let you watch the video on their website instead. Click the image below to see what I’m so excited about.

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My SEMCON 2013 Slides

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SEMCON 2013 Advanced Pre-training Course
October 29, 2013 @ AIM Conference Center, Makati City PH


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Wealth that Does Not Stop

Wealth that Does Not StopSo for the final note on our series pertaining to wealth creation, sustenance and its relationship to charity, we have arrived to the next phase in wealth – answering the question: Does wealth really stop?

The answer will be a resounding NO.

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The Wealth and Charity Connection

The Wealth and Charity ConnectionWe have talked about creating wealth in the previous post. Now let us explore the connection between wealth and charity. In common business dealings, the word charity only appears as an institution in which a company practices its corporate social responsibility. There are even times that stringent businessmen wouldn’t even consider doing charity simply because they believed in the principle that in business, the only word they know is profit and charity is non-existent. But we will be taking the word charity into a higher level – not merely as an institution wherein a company can practice corporate social responsibility. It is more a response to the principle – you get what you give and expounding it further.

Can you be wealthy and charitable at the same time?

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