The Junior Finance Executives of University of Sto. Tomas conducted its 6th National Finance Summit on January 14, 2017. Over 900 students flocked the St. Martin de Porres Medicine Auditorium for a whole-day event of learning about investing, business and financial management, plus learning about how a person can start Bouncing Back from Financial Loss.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the last speaker for the event, who spoke about “The Future of Entrepreneurship.” The VoiceMaster’s hour-long talk started at a high energy, especially with his icebreakers, hugot lines and ensemble of character voices. He then proceeded to sharing the story of his entrepreneurial journey in the voice acting industry – first as a freelancer, until he eventually built his own voiceover company. He talked about how he opened the first voice acting school in the country, and how it opened the door of the voice acting industry to all who aspire to become part of it.
The rest of Pocholo’s talk was about motivating the audience to shift their mindset when it comes to money and business. As a futurist, he talked about how technology will continue to evolve and will exponentially change the way business and money are handled. He then encouraged the audience to go beyond working for money and instead work for MEANING. “Before you manage your finances, you should first manage your life” were the wise words of the VoiceMaster, as he talked about living a life of passion and purpose.
Pocholo’s story is in itself a testimony of how being driven by passion and purpose will help anyone push forward regardless of the struggles that come their way. His journey in the voice acting industry was met with challenges and frustrations, but Pocholo stayed true to his vision, and that empowered him to get to where he is today.
In the end, Pocholo motivated the students to seek their life purpose, and to use their passion – and not money – as their motivation to succeed in life.