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Sticking to Your Purpose

Could it be that we get lost sometimes looking at what people have and what we don't have? What is happening in their lives and what is not in ours? Is it because we fail to live our own lives with purpose?

Is it logically sound that if we don't walk ahead, we eventually look around and merely react and watch?

Yesterday, I've tweeted this line, "One day you don't spend doing what you're supposed to do, you've degraded yourself to reaction mode." I've unwittingly allowed myself to live my former mediocre life of reacting to circumstances without even going forward one step into my God-ordained purpose. I've already told God before I would let go of that life. I will not let the enemy take another step and ruin my day for all it's worth without advancing God's kingdom. It's like having an offense strategy but along the way, there's the defense as well. "No opposition will ever stop me from doing what I was supposed to be do…

Hidden Treasures of 2012

I've seen a lot of highs and lows in 2012. I'm an avid reader of news thanks to the remarkable habit instilled to me by my bosses. I read news that shocked me and I read news that I shared in social media sites (including different versions of the stories from the perspectives of the people involved and notable ones from ordinary citizens and others). 2012 shocked, surprised, came and went.

In all of it, probably one of the most that we had to deal with was the instability of some European nations at the first half of the year. It was a reality that none of us could have thought possible and a reality we wish would pass in the coming months or as soon as possible. Like many of the people in Europe, we knew reforms had to be made, not only in their countries but also in those that would be affected - the United States, China, the Philippines and the rest. While this blog is not meant to be an economic forecast  or an economic analysis of 2012, the European recession is to me o…

Does RH Bill need a Repositioning Strategy?

In marketing we learned that while positioning is establishing your place in the mind of the customer, repositioning on the other hand is adjusting the current positioning that the brand already has in the customer’s mind. Part of starting a new brand or a new product is to find its positioning but repositioning is an activity for brands, companies, names, etc. that already exist, whether the perception of them is good or bad that is in need of a positioning makeover.

RH Bill may be a law but to the general public it is a service, a service or program that happens to be from the government that can also benefit from a good positioning or a repositioning.
What is RH Bill’s positioning to the public lately? If it will be alright to share my views, RH Bill has an unclear positioning to the public as a result of clashes in opinions. The opinions are fine but if they are too opposing, once it gets to be implemented in the general public, it is going to be confusing. Some groups say that it …

Life Verse

Context: A life verse is a verse in the Bible that speaks to you as your personal motto in life, favorite verse or promise to claim. 
Since we are on the topic of hearing from God personally and reading the Bible is a sound exercise to strengthen our spiritual muscles, why not make the first step as simple as scouting for your life verse or favorite quote - Bible style?
I hope you wouldn't mind me sharing mine. :-) 
My life verse for years now is Psalm 73:25-26:
"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart

    and my portion forever."

In the beginning of my spiritual walk with God, this has been one of the verses that has personally spoken to me and strengthened me in all my personal trials. When I was down, I would go back to this and remind myself what's more important to me. When I was gathering the strength in my heart to obey the Lord and follow His plan instead of m…

Hindrances to Receiving Feedback Constructively

We are all part of an organization. We may belong to a family, church or a community, company and so on. None of us are completely safe from receiving feedback.

What I would just like to share is some of hindrances in receiving helpful feedback constructively.

One is insecurity. The person bases his or her security in things like the love of people, their performance at work, their good image and so forth. If you can identify what it is they are basing their security on, it's easier to safeguard their reaction to constructive feedback when it is given. Could it be the reason why your employee cannot receive feedback constructively is because he feels insecure about his place at work or your organization? Then think of compensating for his insecurity first like he is valued or other sincere feedback or affirmation you can give him before you deal with the issue at hand. If it is the love of people he is insecure about, obviously receiving feedback from someone he feels doesn't…

The Posture of Humility

I heard of an unbelievable amount of comments about a young singer here in the Philippines. Her name is Sarah Geronimo. People say she is still humble in spite of her enormous success in the country as a pop star and now as the host of her own Sunday late night show. Sarah has been ranked among the country's top performers and concert artists. She had sold-out concerts, box office movies and product endorsements. This girl is at the top of her game and she's only 24 years old.

This girl is it. I think what kept her grounded all these years since she won at the age of fourteen in 2002 at the Star for a Night competition was her humility to the authority given to her at home and in her line of work. You see Sarah was a lady who honored her parents and rare is it in the industry that does that these days. A lady who can submit to her parent's wishes can submit to the service of her fans even in groundbreaking success. A woman who has learned to let others first will understa…