“Bite-Size It!” It’s The Secret of Champions

By Bo Sanchez

The average NBA player hits 8.3 points per game. Michael Jordan’s average score was a mind-blowing 32 points per game. That’s why Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan.

Jordan was so incredibly consistent he retired in 1999 from the NBA still keeping his 32 point career average. Here’s the remarkable thing: His 32 points happened whether he had injuries or not, or who his coach was, or who his teammates were, or who he was playing against. He just scored 32 points—more or less—per game.

When asked how he was able to do that, he revealed the powerful secret of champions.

Jordan said, “I simplified it a few years ago: 32 points per game is really just 8 points per quarter. I figure I can get that in some kind of way during the course of a game.”

Amazing? In other words, he “bite-sized” his goal. Which is what you should be doing if you want to win in life.

Bite-Size Your Unrealistic Dreams

Let’s say Jeff earns P25,000 a month today. But Jeff dreams of earning P100,000 a month one day. Many people will call him, “Unrealistic”. But in my book, that’s good

I wrote in a previous blog post that from my experience, Unrealistic Dreams attract more resources and commitment because they’re more exciting. But I agree, dreaming of earning P100,000 a month is daunting. Like flying to the moon. But like Jordan, Jeff should bite-size it.

Because Jeff surfs the net a lot, he wants to start an internet business. Specifically, he wants to build a website that will earn through Google ads. His goal: Earn P25,000 each month. His third business venture is his networking marketing business. His goal: Create a passive income of P25,000 each month. His fourth business venture is connected to his hobby—selling second-hand cars. His uncle has been doing it for years, earning hundreds of thousands each month, and promised to teach him.

So if Jeff sells one car a month, he already earns P25,000 each month. (Note: If you want to start your own business, I recommend that you join the Truly Rich Super Marketing Workshop. Click here for more information.) All of a sudden, P100,000 a month is now doable.

Warning: Jeff shouldn’t start 4 businesses at one go. He should start one at a time. And it’s also possible that one of these businesses will be his main business—and explodes to P100,00 a month by itself. But more on this later…

I Apply Bite-Sizing To My Ministry

Many years ago, I dreamt that I would have 10 special ministries for the poorest of the poor. Not one. Not two. Not three. But ten! I wanted to care for the abandoned elderly, visit the prisoners, house the orphans, and send street kids to school; I also wanted to build homes for the urban poor and establish a micro-lending program for poor women… I wanted to do so much!

My dream was nuts. It was absolutely insane. Well today, that dream is no longer a dream. Here’s an update: We now have 7 ministries for the poorest of the poor. (Yes, we have 3 more to go!)

Here’s a secret I’ll discuss with you later: I cheated. I didn’t even have to start the ministries. All I had to do was partner with fantastic friends who were already doing what I wanted to do. In other words, I bite-sized!

Focus On The One Thing

As Jeff shouldn’t start 4 businesses right away, I didn’t start 10 ministries right away. I just focused on One Thing.

For me, that was Anawim, our home for the abandoned elderly. For 3 years, I had to live on a piece of land that had nothing else but cogon grass—with no running water and electricity. Together with volunteers, we lived in nipa huts and cared for the poorest of the poor. We picked them up from the streets and cared for them as our own. We made so many mistakes, I can write a book about them. (Don’t worry, I won’t.)

Once Anawim was established, I was now able to move on to other things. (By the way, I’d like to invite you to be my Partner in my ministries. Join and together, we can share God’s Love to the world. Log on at now!) Friend, what is your One Thing?

If you have an Unrealistic Dream, focus on One Thing.

Let me give you another example. When I wanted to earn more money, I entered into a half-a-dozen businesses: I sold herbal juice, engine oil, memorial plans; I put up a fish ball cart, built an ice cream store, and put up a hotdog stand. Result? I lost money. Big time.

I learned my lesson. I was doing too many things, too soon. I’ve now learned that at the start of the journey, I should focus on One Thing. Once that One Thing was stable, I moved on to the next One Thing.

Result? I’m now enjoying multiple income streams: (1) Corporate Seminars; (2) Real Estate; (3) Internet Marketing Business; (4) Education; (5) Financial Services; (6) Stock Market; and (7) Mutual Funds. But it didn’t start with seven. It started with one. Let me ask you again: What is your One Thing?

Cheat! Find A Dream Team

Finding a Dream Team is so powerful, it’s almost like cheating. (Okay, it’s not really cheating. But I’m using this word to SHOCK you into action.) Believe me, when you have an Unrealistic Dream, you’ll be forced to look for a Dream Team.

After 10 years of building Anawim, I knew I was in trouble. Because I couldn’t take another 10 years to build my second ministry for the poor! I did the math: If my goal were 10 ministries, then it would take me 100 years to fulfill my dream. And then it hit me: Why create the ministries from scratch? Why not partner with other friends who were already doing what I wanted to do?

So I cheated. I looked for a Dream Team who had my passion for the poor. Anawim is now led by Tim Duran and an incredible team of servants. After that, I partnered with a street kids ministry, He Cares, led by my friend Jodean Sola. After that, I partnered with Gawad Kalinga to build a village in Montalban beside Anawim. After that, I partnered with Rey Ortega and his Alay Foundation, a scholarship program for poor children, and his Tahanan orphanage. And together, we’re expanding all these ministries.

Friend, cheat!

Who is your Dream Team?

May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

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