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Hey You! This is A Note For You!

Want to know what I would write for 10-years-older me in the future? Check this out!

I was shocked earlier today. Not a sad kind of shock, but more like a surprised with a bit of joy kind of shock. It happened when I open my Facebook account.

I knew for quite some time already that Facebook has this “On This Day Memory Reminder” feature displays on a particular day what happened  a year up to five years back.  I knew but never interested before to find out what are mine. But not today.

I scrolled down and found out that exactly last year I published a post that became the embryo of BEC. The post is in Indonesian:

#11 Perdagangan Bebas

I then realized something, that Facebook won’t let me forget anything. At least the things that I posted there. This thinking is pretty scary to me. What if I did post something sad, full of anger or anything that I may don’t want to remember. But here I am writing about this.

Because of that recalling memories application, I remember that I have to answer BEC’s 33rd challenge about my future plan. 10 years from now.

Well  nom, let us see… Hmm…. It is indeed pretty difficult to imagine that far forward. To be able to write this post I think I have to re-read my post that I wrote for myself ten years ago. Here’s the post answering BEC’s #8 challenge:

[EF#8] Dear Younger Me

Bu then I realised that my advise for 10-years-younger-me was only keep doing what you are doing with the best effort. LoL. Then I got confused!

Well, the heck. For the next ten years me. I would love you to do the following things:

(1) Open this blog again and read this post thoroughly (I’m setting up a reminder for the next ten years which hopefully will ring you a bell unless there’s a catasthropic event that will diminish Google and its system!). Just done setting up the reminder!

(2) Think about your word for the year. By the time I type this, your word for 2015 is Learn (read this post from earlier this year as the first BEC Challenge: Learn). I hope ten years from now you already have set your five yearly-grand theme and annual word for each and every year. And what is your tenth-annual word?

(3) You will have reached the mature age of 43 by the time you reading this again. How do you feel? Have you started your own business? How’s blogging for you?
I am now expecting by the end of 2025 you will have succesfully run all the three (four including that secret blog) of your current blogs into some spaces for people to looking for something. In order to do that you need to always learn, read and be open. Hopefully that the mighty will always grant you health and willingness to learn.

(4) At your ripe age of 43, I hope you will have started your own business. Unfortunately I can’t give you the light of what kind of business you should try. Maybe you will already have finished your first or second book by the time you turned the age. Finishing a book, is that too much to ask?

Well, I guess I’ll just spare you with only those 4 plans.

From the 33 old you on the anniversary post that will be the start of BEC.


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24 tanggapan untuk “Hey You! This is A Note For You!”

Aaak.. Fotonyaaaa… Kok beda banget yaaa padahal blm perna liat aslinya :))
Ini aku juga agak2 khawatir, soalnya duluu.. Tingkat kealayanku tinggi bangeeet.. Hahaha..

Saya kok agak terharu ya Mas membaca postingan ini. Doh memang topik ini agak sentimental bagaimana gitu, menulis tentang diri sendiri sepuluh tahun lagi :hehe. Saya berdoa semoga impian-impian itu kesampaian, mudah-mudahan postingan ini terbaca dalam keadaan yang jauh lebih baik :hehe. Sukses terus ya Mas :hehe.

You know what mas Dani, after reading your post here I know what you meant in my post (probably) 😀
Somehow dream big isn’t just to imagining things to be happened but how our present self can contribute to our future self either 5, 10, or maybe 20 years after. I love how you have so much dreams to be achieved and your passion to reach them all.
Hope all of your dreams come true and back again to this post 10 years from now you know you will have achieved it. 🙂

Menilik 10 tahun yang lalu dan merencanakan 10 tahun kedepan, hikss ngeri-ngeri gimana gitu yach. Langsung kepengen nulis apa saja pencapaian yg telah dilewati 10 tahun ini. Terima kasih yach Dani sudah diingatkan dan mulai ikutan nulis list rencana 10 tahun kedepan untuk reminder.

saya bergeming membaca postingan ini heheheh kadang merasa annoying sama fitur baru FB itu tapi it’s fine, malah saya bisa tersenyum sekarang membaca hal-hal yang dulu pernah terjadi, in case – alhamdulilah this present is better than past.
Untuk 10 tahun lagi, semoga bisa lebih-lebih baik lagi ya mas Dan, terus saat baca postingan ini.. u have a big smile in ur face ^^
seru juga tema kali ini hehehhe
happy weekend mas

I am sure you will publish your first within 3-5 years from now, coz you already on path becoming one personal fin planner. So. In ten years from now. I am expecting your 5th book instead. Hahaha. Here is my calculation.
1st book in 5 years (latest one). Booming as expected. The publisher ask you to produce one more within 1 year. Then again and again. So:
5 years (2020) – 1st book. 2021 2nd book. 2022 3rd one. 2024: 4th. 2025: 5th one.

Hai Dani! publish your book doesn’t have to take yearss, Bro! remember on 1st BEC gathering.. one of the speaker, Oli (i think that was her name, right?), she mentioned something about self-published book. soo… why wait! do it now 🙂 God knows i could use a good and practical book to read about financial planning (and i’m not waiting for 10 years to read your book). Make your plans happen, Bro! (apa seh ini… kaya sesi MTGW ajaah 😀 hahaha!)

@Ryan: maap numpang komen-nya bales dari komen lo 😀 maksudnya nyemangatin lo juga, Yan… you have talent in writing.. have you tried self published your writing? i recommended a friend of mine to publish her book and it gave her great joy to be able to hold her first ever self published book. So.. i hope you guys the blog seleb 😀 (yup.. that’s youu Dani and Ryan) can publish your book! soon 🙂

yap MEA, tahun depan kita akan menghadapinya, nanti akan lebih lagi dari MEA, gw belum ada planning lagi nih, tapi sebisa mungkin bisa mengikuti arus

10 tahun dari sekarang? Aku ngapain ya?Yg pasti masih ngeblog (kalo masih ada blognya), dan iua, aku juga mungkin berbisnis…

Waaah….you and your father really look alike!! Then after I know your age, started from now I will call you uhm…kakak?? hehehehe…since I am nine years younger than you. Woooaahhh..
I think you are like man in common, only have the simple wish though it’s for ten years ahead. I hope you will have succeeded in writing and bussiness, not only set the start. Everything can happen in 10 years, huh??
And when I think about what will have happened to me 10 years later, I have a lot in my mind. Maybe because I am still young and want so many things, not yet realistic. Why aku malah curhat. And the sad part is, I’ve just remembered about this challenge now and when I open the website, it’s too late. Hiks

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