Successful Businessman: “Grades and Diploma Aren’t the Only Basis for Success”

A successful businessman went viral after showing his Grade 6 report card, saying that grades and diploma aren’t the only basis for success. He’s right, of course!

Successful Business Posts Report Card

Back when we were little, many of us were told to work hard to get good grades and finish college to become successful. That worked for many, of course, but some were also able to achieve great things even without these!

Ian Gonzales of Batangas City inspired many people after he shared a photo of his report card alongside the businesses he had successfully built over the years.

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Photo credit: Ian Gonzales

Hindi grades o diploma ang batayan sa panahon ngayon. Kilos mo, galaw mo at diskarte mo yan ang labanan sa panahon ngayon. Sipag at tiyag lang samahan muna din ng dasal, lahat tayo aasenso,” he wrote in his Facebook post.

As you can see on the report card he posted, assumed to be his, the grades are all so low in most subjects that he barely had any subject with grades above 80%.

The highest rating he received was 83% for ESP (Edukasyon sa Pagpakatao).

But none of those grades appear to have mattered to Gonzales who still managed to become a successful businessman despite having grades in the 7 mark!

Photo credit: Ian Gonzales

He now owns Chubby Thai Parts and Classical Works Batangas.

His post received mixed reactions, with some making jokes about it, too.

Photo credit: Ian Gonzales

Pambihira kasi noon pasado kana pag may walis at floor wax kang dala sa katapusan kaya yun lang ang pang laban ko kahit hindi ako papasuk sa paaralan,” one netizen wrote.

“Tamaaaaaa ung iba nga nakapag, tpus jan nga nga naman, nabuntis lng ng maaga yabang pa,” another commented.

Wag mo naman po akong i-motivate ng ganyan baka palayasin ako ng nanay ko,” another chimed in.

Of course, it’s clear that Gonzales isn’t telling the youth to leave their studies. But he wanted to point out that having bad grades shouldn’t also hinder you from trying your best and working hard because you can still turn your life around and become successful.

Photo credit: Ian Gonzales

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