So yeah, the pandemic. That didn’t need a lengthy intro, did it?

I admit the first few days for me was difficult, but eventually, I got the hang of it. Let this hyperactive extrovert teach you how to keep your sanity intact during self-isolation. I know you need it, too. 🙂

(Photo by Allie Smith — The model is not me. )

1. Remember that lots of people on self — isolation are still in shock, anxious, lonely, and (most likely) are financially unprepared. Extend patience to most people, even *ssholes on social media. It takes practice, but it’s worth it. …


Let me be frank with you: not everyone can be an entrepreneur.

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Or will be a good entrepreneur.

Or want to be an entrepreneur.

…and that’s why most people are NOT entrepreneurs.

Despite its endless romanticization.

(And don’t even get me started on the statistics about businesses failing on the first 3 years.)

There are a lot of factors in play. The biggest ones for me are:

♦️personality types

♦️mental resilience

♦️physical limitations

♦️childhood and upbringing

♦️geographical birth lottery (where you were born, the economy of the country, political landscape, etc.)

Sure there a select few who…


I’m so happy you’re an employee, because you need to be an employee…a good one.

I graduated college at 19, so I was a bright-eyed teenager who had high ambitions but tried to do it by not putting in enough work. I wanted the shortcut. I wanted to be an entrepreneur right away.

To be honest, sometimes I think I would have become a better entrepreneur if I was, actually, a better employee.

On my first job (admin assistant), I played poker every night so I would come on time, but then steal some sleep in the bathroom. One time…


5 Reasons Why You Should (Finally) Pay Attention to Your Visual Branding

The best arguments for visual branding…handed to you in a platter.

Every entrepreneur is well aware of the importance of marketing, which is why there is a lot of effort directed at fine-tuning it. New innovations and trends, in particular, are continually rolled out to enhance standards and improve experience for customers.

However, what many entrepreneurs still fail to realize up to this day is that there is one aspect of marketing that merits the attention that they give to social media marketing, content marketing, and the likes: your visual brand. …


Hey hustler, first of all, I’m very happy to see you here.

This year has been phenomenal for me. I never thought that 2017 would be THIS awesome.

The funny thing is, I even started 2017 on a bad footing. I remember being frustrated last January due to a romantic relationship gone bad.

I was brokenhearted, so I booked a flight to Phuket and went to a $2,000 workshop. I don’t even remember why I did it except I just needed something to look forward to.

And thank Universe, it was the best decision ever. It started my upwards momentum.


#spoiledaf: is this you? The good news is, you are totally entitled.

As I pore through my Facebook news feed, I see a lot of people who don’t seem very “real” to me. Of course, they only share the best things that they see, eat and experience. After all, Facebook is everybody’s pride arena. And I have nothing against this, really. In fact, sometimes I am guilty of it as well…just not to the point of really pretending to be someone I’m not just to impress people. On Facebook, I curse, I give out my opinions unapologetically, and most of all, I don’t even share half of life’s best moments there. But…


Cash flow engineering done my way

Every business should strive for success, and one of its biggest markers of success is continuous income. Smart entrepreneurs prioritize this, and accordingly map out a comprehensive marketing plan around it.

I’m proud to say that I’ve started my business from absolutely nothing, and I just learned these ropes along the way. What I’ll share with you here is the shortcut, compact version. I’m still learning and innovating; but this info will help you get where you want to, only faster.

Turn On More Than One Income Tap

Build a solid set of business…


Women today get judged more than ever. At least 60% of the users of every famous social media platform are females. Women also share at least 3x more than men do, and because of this, we are opening ourselves up to more chances of being judged. If you catch yourself making a judgment, at least be truly aware of how you shape your opinion, and most of all, know that you probably don’t have the right to speak for her anyway. (Surprise: just because you have an opinion, it doesn’t mean you need to shove it down people’s throats.)

Here…


6 Often Forgotten Reasons Why People Buy

Every entrepreneur I know is concerned with selling better. This is exactly why we invest a lot of time and effort into keeping up with new trends and methodologies on marketing and sales. Even I sought out articles, lessons, and all the shiny new things when it comes to the psychology of selling. I consume sales, persuasion, influence, and behavioral economics books like the next plague is about to hit the earth. (Well, if the plague is actually going to come, I might not have to sell anything, anyway.)

Sometimes, though, we get…


I don’t want children.

I’ve said that statement so many times for the past few months (yes, I have just decided) and I’ve received all sorts of backlash by having this decision. I’ve been told I’m just being selfish. Vain, that I must hate having stretchmarks. That I’m just “broken”. That my husband will leave me. That I’d “put my genes to waste”. That I will regret it.

First off, I’m not being selfish. I don’t want children because I want all my time, money and energy to my partner, my family, myself, and my community. At the present, I…

Karla Stefan Singson

stories and lessons from a hyperactive serial entrepreneur who thrives on dark humour, dark chocolate, and schadenfreude

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