Jumpstarting 2019 with Zero Worries



Two years ago, I opened an online bookstore to help with our expenses in homeschooling. After a year, I closed the business. I knew in my heart that my kids will always be a priority but my work schedule (work, blog, store) was a challenge that I have become a present-but-absent parent that time. I had a lot of reasons why my business failed but my fear of failing my children was enough reason to stop.

But this dream lives on.

Dreaming to be entrepreneurs

Despite being brought up by traditional parents who raised their kids to earn college degrees and have good-paying jobs, we dreamed of ending our employment days. We've always wanted to open a business and be full-time entrepreneurs someday. We believe that what we are and would be earning working for others would not be enough to help us reach the dreams we have for our family.

I want to do more. Be more. The idea of being able to curate, execute, and increase your knowledge and skills thrills me. As I learn and expand the business, I dream of being able to give jobs to others. To be able to help others along the way is a reward worth aiming for.

I want to live a life with zero worries — be financially free. Be in charge of my life.


Letting Go of Fear

My online store was a failure because I failed realizing first what was important. I failed because I didn't choose the best options to run the business while taking time for my family.

It failed because I wasn't ready to fully immerse myself — to learn more, and to fail more.

Failures are there to serve as life lessons.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve:
the fear of failure.” - Paulo Coelho

A business will have its ups and downs, and of lessons along the way. If we succumb to our fears of failing, we won't be able to take that first step to lead the best life for our families. We will always be left wondering, "what if?".

Hence, I have decided in the last quarter of 2018 to reopen my online business this year. I may have worries but now they are there to remind me of what is important and will help guide me to where I must tread. This business will be worry-free because this time I will be more committed to it and would not be discouraged by setbacks. This time, I know that worries should not be something to be feared, but something to be studied and acted upon.

Each decision we make in our businesses will help shape the future of our families. By scrutinizing every step, supplier, product, service, and other important facets in running a business, we will be able to achieve our dreams. Let every worry serve as a guide to be always on our toes with every decision we make.

Just like in how we manage our homes, we can live #ZeroWorries when we are careful in every decision we make, including choosing household products. In every product we choose to use at home, we examine them thoroughly — their quality, and it’s cost-effectiveness. 

As a mom of three young kids with no helper at home, I do most of the chores and I always find myself spending more time doing dishes because of the sebo that is hard to remove. I kept re-washing our dishes most specially the plasticwares which we use mostly in storing leftovers. My youngest child would walk towards me at the sink, clinging and pulling my clothes because I have been there for too long. It breaks my heart telling him to move away for a few minutes as I finish my chore.

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I have an eight-year-old homeschooled son who occasionally does the dishes. To help him control and manage the amount of dishwashing liquid he needs to use (one drop only, anak!), I transfer the Joy concentrate into a smaller bottle that his hands can manage. We let our son do chores as a life skill lesson — the steps in washing dishes, be mindful of the plates and dishwashing product, and be meticulous in cleanliness. This is homeschooling at work!


I have more time to work on my goals


Less time to do chores means having more time to bond with the people that matter the most

Ever since we have been using Best Ever Joy, the time I spend now for dishwashing has been cut in half. Best-ever Joy has more cleaning power to remove sebo and have zero-worries life. Now I have more time to play with my kids and plan on reopening my business. 

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Comments

  1. im a sahm kay sakin nka toka ang mga gawaing bahay .
    tambak ang mga hugasin buti may Joy kaya #zeroworries ako .kaya more time with my kiddo.

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  2. Yes...full time mom din ako..sobrang daming gawain tlaga sa loob ng bhay..buti nalang certified Joy user ako..mas napapadali ang paghuhugas ko dahil tlagang ambilis matanggal ng sebo..kaya bilib tlaga ako sa Joy brand.compare sa iba👍👍👍

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    1. Oo momma, ang bilis nya talaga makatanggal ng sebo kaya naman mas madami tayong time para sa ibang mga bagay.

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  3. Very good si Kuya V. Natulong na sa dishwashing. I like your honesty for giving up the online book shop just to give more time with the kids. sometimes talaga, kahit anong pilit natin, may mga bagay na di uukol sa kasalukuyan. good luck in your homeschooling and home management.

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    1. Thanks, besh. In God's time, matutupad din natin dreams natin :)

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  4. true its make us more time to our family member,basta sa masebong hugasin isang patak lang ng Joy Philippines tanggal agad kay bilis maglinis ng mga hugasing plato kutsara baso lalo na ng mga kawaling masebo kaya saglit lang #zeroworries ka na talaga madami ka na free time para makipaglaro sa mga kiddos <3 at sa iba pang gawaing bahay ;-)

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    1. Tama ka dyan, momma. More time tayo sa pamilya dahil sa Joy

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  5. Wow mommy Kat, naexcite naman ako sa bookshop if ever. And yes, time spent with our kid/s is beyond measures. SAHM narin ako since I gave birth. Di na muna ako bumalik sa work na dapat eh 2 months leave lang sana.. kasi pinili kong maging hands-on sa baby ko. Its a hard decision but I take no regret.

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    1. Best decision talaga ang maging intentional parent. Mahirap sa maraming bagay pero no regrets tayo. Parang sa pagdedecide ng tamang dishwashing liquid, no regrets sa Joy.

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  6. So much inspiration while reading this. I am sahm with 3 kids and wala talagang yaya, never had. Leaving the world where I used to earn is something i don't actually miss but the fact that i am earning makes me think
    and worry now that I don't earn at home. I used to write few articles in a specific website but stopped for some reasons- low income, no time for the eldest thus affects behaviour. I realized that kids are important than anything. I do task at home and now having 3 means more mess inside our home. What's challenging is i have to attend siblings war, tantrums and still fulfill my duty as a mom . House chores can be time consuming esp taking care of the tantamount laundry and of course the dishes. I only use Joy sachet because it is cheaper and available in the nearest sari sari store. What i do is transfer it to an empty container and just ISANG PATAK and that's enough. Challenging part is cleaning dishes with oily and tough stains and am glad Joy is helping me out. I encourage my kids too with some home chores so instead of refusing them to help, i let them . My toddler usually help me on the dishes. She likes scrubbing the sponge with Joy on greasy plates and see the magic right after��. No grease at all! Kuya does his task; cleaning the sala, fixing his bed and siblings too while bunso pick up some trash and place it in the garbage bin. Now, i have more time with them playing and storytelling is their favourite bonding at noon time /nap time. Managing house chores is important so we can spare more time with our children ❤️ Indeed, #zeroworries Mama here
    #BKSmomsPartnersWithJoy

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  7. Yung naging bonding na rin namin mag ina ang paghuhugas ng mga hugasin.. Kasi alam ko at panatag ang loob ko dahil gamit ko ang JOY diswashing liquid.. Na hindi ako matatakot na baka magsugat yung kamay ng anak ko kasi safe siya gamitin at super bango pa.. At napakalambot pa sa kamay after maghugas.. Kaya gustong gusto ng anak ko na tumulong sa akin kasi super mabula ng joy at super tipid pa gamitin.. Kasi kunting patak lang... Tapos ang lahat ng masebong hugasin.. May bonding pa ako with my kids..
    #BKSMomspartnerswithJOY

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  8. Ako, ginagawa q di agad a naghuhugas ng plate. iaus ko lang then babad muna sa wter. ayw q din kasi maubos ung time ko kakakuskos pag may tumigas na knin sa plato. after babad ska nko magsabon and easy nlng lalot joy ang gmit, wlang dulas at madaling banlawan. 😊

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    1. Ganyan din ako momma. babad muna for a few minutes bago kuskos lalo na kapag tumigas na kanin na mahirap kuskusin.

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  9. Nakaka inspired habang binabasa ko tong blog mo mommy. Isa ako SAHM ng tatlong makukulit ako lahat ang gumagawa ng lahat ng gawaing bahay kaya lahat ng kalat nila lalo na pag magkakasama silang tatlo galing school naku po amen di maawat ang kakulitan nila..Tapos minsan natatambakan na ako ng hugasin kasi my baby pa ako kaya naman laking pasalamat ko kay Joy #zeroworries ako pag dating sa sebo kahitvpa medjo matagal bago ako maghugas nakakatiyak ako na ang gamit kong dishwashing liquid ay mabisa sa mga sebo at nakadikit na germ sa mga hugasin.
    #BKSMomPartnersWithJoy

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  10. Maria Catherine MatugasFebruary 28, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    True momsh .. Nkakainspired .. I am SAHM .. I have a lot of time na makipag laro sa little girL Ko , i really Love watching her always na lumalaki sya at naaalagaan ko ng maayos , anyway ang paghuhugas talaga ng plato ung gusto ko everytime na pagkatapos namen kumain talagang huhugasan ko na sya ayoko ksing makalat lalo na sa lababo ayokong may nakikitang mga nkatambak na hugasan so dahil sa joy napapabilis ang paghuhugas ko kasi mabula talaga sya at ang smooth nya sa plate ..

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  11. Everyone dream ang maging #zeroworries , in terms of financial at syempre kasama na dyan yung gawain sa bahay yung di madami iniisip at more bonding with the family .

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  12. Same as you mommy Kat..I am #zeroworries paggamit ko na ang tried and tested na products..And isa n jan ang Joy,lalo pa at ang daughter ko madalas ang taga hugas ng pinggan worry-free talaga aq.

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  13. Tried and tested ko na talaga ito momsh. Nagtry ako ng iba pero balik pa rin ako sa Joy. #zeroworries . Napapabilis ang gawain, may extra time pa sa bagets diba.hehe. Time and attention pa din dapat sa anak .

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  14. Since nagka baby nako gamit ko na talaga ang Joy dishwashing lalo na sa bottle ng baby ko sya lang pinagkakatiwalaan ko pag dating sa mga dishwashing liquid talaga namang malilinis at 100% sure na walang matitirang bacteria 😊👍😍

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  15. Joy is really pambansang DWL! Since natuto ako maghugas ng plato yan na lagi ginagamit sad bahay sa pagkatanda ko. Unlike any other brands, grease free talaga mga kitchen utensils namin at walang naiiwang amoy kakaiba. Hassle free talaga, di na kelangang ulitin maghugas ng mga na nay.

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  16. Full time mom din po ako at sa sobrang dami talagang gawain nakakapagod tapos sabayan pa ng makukulit na anak 😆.
    Joy din po gamit namin sa bahay kapag no budget na kami sa sachet lang binibili namin at umaabot na un ng isang buong linggo. Super tipid talaga gamitin. Minsan joy din ang gamit ko kapag gumagawa kami ng bubbles para mag laro super natutuwa kasi mga anak ko ang daming bula.
    #BKSMomspartnerswithjoy
    FB:Cris Vergara

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  17. Gusto ko din magkaron ng sariling business pero super challenging talaga siya. Kailangan talaga ng time and effort para maiset up siya ng maayos. Pero kaya natin yan, katulad ng kuhg paano natin kinakaya ang buhay nanay natin diba?:)

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  18. Wow sa Joy Zero SeBO Zero Worries pa, gingamit ko din sya panglaba ng damit minsan hehe and very effective po talaga sa kalinisan 😍

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