SHE WAS A FIGHTER!
Hands down nothing compares to her strength. I may not have seen and talked to her for quite some time, but man never have I seen that beautiful girl frown. She inspires me, to the bone, she is the epitome of a true fighter.
I am aware of the Lord’s goodness. He has blessed us all literally with an angel. I really miss you Nikki. I am so inspired of how far you’ve come to fight that illness and it breaks my heart INTENSELY knowing I wasn’t there to help :’( my lady, I am in love with you. I want to change because of you, I want to have that fighting spirit like you. Words can no longer express how much I feel about this heart aching event, but I do believe that the angels are rejoicing, for you no longer feel pain, you no longer face hardships, and you are now reunited with our one and only Creator.
I love you Louise Dominique Moreno. A true blessing from the Lord! Physically you may have left early, but spiritually you have left a legacy.
But truly, to live is in Christ and to die is gain- Philippians 1:21
My ading, We will miss you, we love you and it’s good to know that you are with our Father now :’) I am honored to be a part of you life, and to be an ate to you. I will always remember this beautiful smile :)
Her journey is done, she did an amazing job becoming an inspiration to us all. Cheers to Nikki’s life of love and laughter! I love you my dear.
I live to love, and I love to live it that way.
But sadly not everyone has the same perception.
Did you know that it’s possible to die from a broken heart; it’s called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
Yes, you can DIE. So let’s stop breaking hearts shall we , and start loving.
REAL Love that comes from the Lord.
Yay! Be a blessing and God bless!
“Study hard! so you can provide me this”
A sad, sad statement I heard my mom say to my brother.
Why sad? BECAUSE, my little brother, my smart, keen, ardent of a brother loathes his course. I’m sorry to say that ma, but it is the truth.
We often, no, always have the idea of finishing school so we can have a great job, have security, save up and eventually after a VERY LONG span of time, and a few extra hours of work and overtime, we’re able to provide a little something something for our family, but of course it depends on what your job is as well.
JOB.. Journey Of the Broke..
This is coming from me, an employee, who has been dying to get out of the corporate world. Please understand that this purely my opinion, based on observation and self realization, stories of some, experiences of many.
There’s this story of an employee and his boss that goes like this..
*Boss and employee in their separate cars, parked next to each other*
Employee: WOW boss!! your Porsche looks amazing!!
Boss: Do you want me to give you a tip? Instead of working 5 days a week, make it 6 days, and instead of working 8 hours a day, add a few more extra hours. You have to work harder and harder, contribute a lot of your effort and for sure! by next year! I’ll be able to buy another sports car.
… And that my friends is the sad truth..
In the office, do we truly benefit from our hard work?
As employees, we work so hard to meet specific stats, goals and metrics (BPO!!) so that we can get incentives as well. What do you think we sacrifice to get a small amount of money? we work our butts off, sacrifice our health and time, get stressed out, and when pay day comes, our PAY literally SLIPS out of our hands. PAYSLIP :)
Point is, our efforts working hard should be equal to the salary we get. It’s only fair. Minimum wage in the province is 270+, while in Manila it’s 450+. Abroad you do earn in dollars, but that requires you being far from your family, you get to miss the most precious and valuable time of your family’s growth, and a lot more. We, on the other hand, have the POWER to choose our destination, and the sad part is, people still see employment as a form of security. I’M NOT COMPLETELY against it, I just don’t see its system making me rich and financially free. It can promise a good salary if you have amazing grades, a graduate, a cum laude, if you finished your studies in a great school, or If you have connections. But not everybody is blessed with those.
IF you are a person who has dreams that you’re really dying to get, a person who wants to make a difference, a born leader, or a person who sees time as something not worth abusing, then you’re in luck! why? because these are some of the traits great men such as Abe Lincoln, John Maxwell, Bryan Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Bo Sanchez, Jim Rohn and a lot more of successful,inspirational and motivational men have in common. It was one of their stepping stone to success, and It’s a vital part of being successful. Not only that, they were always in the verge of discovering something new, they were open minded, and challenges were the objects that molded them to becoming men and people of stature.
How amazing it is to be known as a man of stature. Someone people look up to. An inspiration. A mentor.
Employment is still good, it does give you security, but temporarily. It cannot give you financial stability and freedom. It can give you a social life and common friends, but not mentors. It has its perks, but you have to give a lot of your valuable time, effort and loads of stress to be able to get that. Of course it has its similarity in business, but the difference is on what TIME, personal and even spiritual growth both can provide.
Business and Investing on the other hand, THAT gives you financial freedom, time freedom and a LEGACY. It doesn’t require you to finish college (not that I’m saying people should stop going to school) or for you to have high connections. All it requires is the drive to change, being open minded, having your “deep why” on why you want to have something different, AND of course vision and dedication. And in everything we believe we deserve to do and impart on, we have to take a very rigorous journey and training to LEARN how to manage, own and lead people. It’s only right :)
The beautiful thing I personally was able to understand is that when I was being shaken by problems, I looked even harder to get the attitude that would help me face those struggles, and happily through the attitude I was able to learn from experiences and my mentors, I was equipped to face them. successfully. So in the end, indeed I was shaken by pain and struggles, but not moved.
All of this came to me through one great connection. My connection with God. He blessed me with mentors and at the same time challenged me to be able to learn and be fully equipped to do bigger and grander things. I’m ready to help people and share my knowledge, also impart wisdom. I want to be a part of your life and learn from you as well. All you need to do, is say yes.
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
Let’s be a blessing! God bless!
We walk daily, either with the whole day planned out or the typical “bahala na” attitude.
I was in between both. I would plan out my week and on the first day of the week, I’d go about my day, with the plan just at the back of my head and I go my way treading with the carefree attitude.
Very wrong indeed. I mean what’s the use of planning then? just for show?
I went to an amazing retreat just recently to Tagaytay. And yes it was amazing, not only because I was with amazing people there but also because I got to reflect a lot and found my calling there. I wasn’t actually planning to go there, but the lesson I was able to get with my whole stay there is that, when you really surrender everything to the Lord, He REALLY takes over. That was the best way to start off my year! And thank God I was able to go there.
THE LESSON WAS TO HAVE FAITH. Because I started my year surrendering everything to Him. The time the tickets for the retreat was flying away, I didn’t have money to go there, yes I was sad, but I took faith and voila! ticket and fair payed!
I gave all to the Lord :) I took charge and gave all.
Now for “THE LESSON” I really wanted to emphasize on how great of a deal that really is. Our lives basically revolves in learning everyday. Whether we plan out something (which is a thumbs up by the way) or we slack off (no no no no) there is a lesson to pick up. If you see that there isn’t, well there is, and you better find it. Quick thought, planning out will give you better results in learning and lets you get ready with things to come rather than having a carefree attitude. Just believe me.
Going back, how do you think everything function the way they do, like how are they able to control the flame in the stove, or how was Benjamin Franklin able to discover electricity? Because when someone gets an idea, they seek knowledge and they learn from what they’re able to discover and experience. And usually the lesson is always… :)
Whether good or bad, it is still a great thing, cause it affects your future.
Now going to MISTAKES. This is also very crucial, related and is of equal importance with learning. ITS PAINFUL! Remember how the law of gravitation was discovered? (yes gravitation and not gravity) The story goes this way, Sir Isaac Newton was sitting under a tree when an apple fell on his head, he was able to confirm that the apple’s fall was directly related to the force that the Earth exerted upon it. Gravity :). He further Theorized on this matter, and because of that, the law of gravity (refers to the earths gravitational force) was discovered. This incident is proof that we really get to learn form things that happen daily. Like never sitting under a tree when you know there’s a solid matter weighing abt 200 grams is just above you. Kidding, but after that painful event (that just of course contributed to his theory) he was able to discover something that lived on till the present. Everything that happens around is scarily relevant.
The lesson we are able to get in every experience that we have will always relate to what can and will happen in the future. What struck me hard (and why now I’m blogging abt the lesson) is because I was freaked out when the past mistakes I had, and the lesson I learned from them actually helped me out in the present. I mean yes it is VERY OBVIOUS (like seriously cam) but we tend to neglect the lessons we learn from the mistakes we have.
THE LESSONshould be appreciated, loved, sought after and kept. I thank God for the lessons I’m able to learn, and currently I’ve been appreciating the mistakes I make, not that I make them intentionally but, it makes me want to try new things (legal and moral things), cause I’m searching for the lesson :) It makes everyday more exciting :)
Doesn’t it give you a positive outlook in life!
And there, I end this subject.
Be a blessing and God bless! :*
We push ourselves to be the person we want to be, to move in a faster pace, to be able to get what we want instantly and to be recognized as “THE ONE” who changed someone’s life.. I wanted to be that person..
But I never really new how I would begin.. Then slowly, by God’s grace He shifted my life to a different direction, a different path where I’ve met different people, crazy, exciting, goal oriented, God fearing, lovable and successful people. These are the people I’ve been dying to meet.
And in that path that God led me to, I thank Him immensely because He used one man and his beautiful partner to make leaders and believe (imagine even I) that we are meant to be a blessing to all, through a dynamic team, a FAMILY that just changed EVERYTHING I knew about being TRULY RICH AND SUCCESSFUL, not only financially but spiritually as well. I was blown away! and I can’t explain how much I believe these are the people I will be thanking my whole life.
The effort they do for our team is something only a true leader could and would do. And I am thankful Coach Wilbur! Our team is thankful! And my goodness, I am very sure that our Lord is proud of you! not only did you set a good example as a good father, husband ;) (ayee) but also an amazing Leader. You have grown into a great man, whom we know will continue to help a lot of people! And what good can a man be without a VERY supportive and loving partner such as coach Bea! Match made in heaven! Coach Bea, you know how much we love you and how much we feel your support for us, truly we are blessed <3
Thank you coach Bur and coach Bea!! It’s an honor working with you :)
The goal to make more leaders are on going.. Go forth!! Make a change! Keep being a blessing!
This is my epic Journey, epic journey to my spiritual walk.
Fasting. This is the first time I’m willing to give up the very thing I love (food) and taking that extra step of getting to know my God deeper.
The funny thing is I know nothing of how it works, so what I did is I went to a very reliable and easy access to find out how I’m gonna do this… GOOGLE :D (wrong!! I should have gone to my church leaders and pastors) but I got so excited! I was at home and I just had to google it, and what did I see when I clicked this specific link? the sentences ..
“Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life.”
It slapped me in the face! but it then occurred to me that I made this decision for a reason, and there I was taking that brave step, of saying no to grub, food, my creme de la creme, and a lot more.
But like what Jesus said “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4. And there you have it, my reason for the whole fasting :) It makes great sense knowing that it will definitely bring me closer to the Lord. It’s not purely the act that I’m going for but for the fact that you feed more of the soul than the flesh, I for one believe in that, never doubted it once :) plus!! I get to save more, much more cash (knowing how much I get to spend for food alone) Discipline at its finest :)
It won’t be easy. I tried to start it today, but FAILED, why? cause as soon as i got up, food was staring at me on the table… I was thinking to myself, how rude I would be to say “NO” to food.. REASONS!! but yes, I may not start now, but very soon, after a lot of prayer and preparation, our dear Lord and I will bond in a grander scale, in all epic proportions, I want not only my success to boom, but my spiritual life to be much much more.
I am nothing, and would be nothing without a great God! Our Father who never in my life have left me, who watched me grow, stumble, rejoice, make mistakes, succeed and love. He was there when I thought all my friends left me behind, when mama and I had awful mother-daughter arguments (sorry mama) He is always there. The least I can do is search for Him more, starve for Him, thirst for Him and long for Him.
I have been hungry my whole life.. For Him..
so yes, fasting, here we go, I’m excited in some way :) and see you world after this step. I’ll say hello with much more love <3
Be a blessing! God bless!!
Bizaaaaaro! this is something I never thought I would say about my current job as a (drum roll pls) Customer Service Representative!! ;D
Well, for one thing, WE CARE (sure we do) about our customers :)
Let me begin with how I originally felt about my work.
Here’s the thing, this happened really quickly. After graduating, I got accepted as an intern abroad (mom and dad didn’t know) but I decided to stay here instead cause dad was ill. I applied in a lot of restaurants and hotels in Baguio, wide eyed, expecting that I would get to work in the kitchen as a chef, my life long dream! but of course, there were a lot of applicants, that made me nervous. Don’t get me wrong, I have awesome credentials, but I just couldn’t wait. I needed a job right away, also cause my dad needed a lot of medical assistance, man did i need a job. I was rejected by 1 restaurant, only 1 and after that I panicked and got so depressed and called my sister cause she’s working in HR recruitment, and told her “ats, you got yourself an applicant”. I reacted right away. My sister told me to ride a cab and go straight to the office and everything was history. I got in right away. No sweat, nothing.
I was… all like… what just happened?
I could see my spatula, toque, apron, knives and culinary knowledge waving bye bye..
The painful part was, after I signed my contract, one of the restaurants I wanted to get in called me back, asking when I could start… looking back, I realized maybe it really wasn’t for me.
And from there on from my first day taking in calls last Sept 2011 till December 2012, I was so mad at myself for getting that job. I hated it. Yet I had to stay for Dad’s health care, to pay bills.. loans.. and a lot of debts.
Stupid. I was complaining the whole time, questioning God why on earth did I get that job and why I just can’t quit. It took forever for me to realize that I had a purpose and why I was there. DUH!!
How slow was I? Customer care, CUSTOMER.. CARE.. caring for the customer, service, respect, learning how to handle situations, character building, rapport, getting to know different personalities, assisting and a whole lot more.
My whole life I’ve been asking the Lord to take over, to use me as an instrument, but I really didn’t let Him take over, I doubted..I didn’t know how He would do it, I didn’t bother to find out. and when He did take over, I closed my eyes and just guessed what He was trying to do, I didn’t look, I didn’t listen and I didn’t take the time to understand what He was trying to tell me.
For the first time in my whole stay with my financial acct at work, this day, the 20th of January, I loved my customers.
BOOOOOOM!!! although no commendations, but yes, I showed love. They cussed, and cursed, hated and called me names (they had ugly situations with their money, can’t blame them) but no, I had no reason to get mad, I was there to assist, and there, I felt the holy spirit, my God, patting me in the back, saying “well done my child”
omigosh I’m tearing up!
You see, books or any papers are not allowed in our workplace, its a policy. But my bad!! I keep on sneaking my books in, mostly written by Bro Bo Sanchez (amazing), because my goodness that man! That God sent man, help change me. I just finished 3 of his books in 3 days (I could’ve finished it earlier if we weren’t so queuing). OH!! special Thanks to my amazing team in my business which I’ll just describe as an XTRMly amazing blessing, because if it weren’t for that beautiful team, I would’ve never changed, and if it weren’t for our lovely mentor, mentor IVY DELA CRUZ who organized our retreat, I would’ve never met Bro. Bo Sanchez and Francis Kong, who by the way are my inspiration and did a lot to contribute to the new me (I LOVE YOU XTRM) Going back, the whole time, I was reflecting on what I had done. I’ve wasted a lot of time hating, and getting mad, if I could have just loved and spared the hate bug from crawling in my heart then everything would’ve been fine.
well long story short (yeah right!) I love my job, not because of the money, not because of the people at work, not because of the free flowing coffee, but because of the opportunity to talk to hundreds of people in a day and thousands of people in a month just to assist, serve and help. Same thing Jesus’ did.
Luckily as well not only do I have a job, but I was blessed with a business as well, and in my team, which I consider as my family, they taught me how solid and loving, strong and successful a business can be, all because of team work.
We don’t need to be constantly blessed with GOOD THINGS to know God loves us, He shows it by bringing us to a certain situation and make us a new person, the person He wants us to be, the person He knows will show the same love he showed us. He gives us challenges to change us for the better. God truly is love.
I love my job, and I have the Lord to thank, for changing my heart through my situation.
## life changing books I read
*Take Charge.Give All (by Bro. Bo Sancez)
*The Turtle Always Win (by Bro. Bo Sanchez)
*God is Bigger Than Your Biggest Problem (by Bro. Bo Sanchez)
*The Early Bird Catches the Worm, but the Second Mouse Gets the Cheese (by Francis Kong)
Be a blessing! God bless!!
I found the light, I finally found it.
Every time I step out of our door, I do what I can to make my day productive, but once I’m out there, It’s pure emptiness.. and honestly, I’ve lost reason to move.
Cause I’ve been working and tiring myself for the wrong reasons, that’s why
The last month to this current day, had been a REAL pain in the.. hooha
Once again I’ve neglected what was really happening. It was the time of the year when the Lord gives me something, wooh, so intense and sees if it makes me stronger. and it was only this morning that I got slapped in the face with that fact.
The trial I had just currently experienced may have been the toughest I’ve had so far, but the faith and lesson I was able to gain was priceless.
An amazing friend of mine, and leader opened up their experience and how they handled their trials, that leader inspired me to become more than what I thought I wanted to be. That leader gave me this push that I never even thought could have been done, and that leader shared a certain wisdom that blew me away. That leader of mine is a blessing.
My beloved cousin, Kevin, shared an amazing prayer just this morning, since I was under the weather and feeling all woozy, that prayer touched my heart, best prayer made for me so far.
How can that not be a blessing?
.. profits are better than wages.. as per Jim Rohn (respect)
the profit I get (not only financially) but also spiritually, after investing in the Lord, gives me a lot in return. A profit nothing can measure. The light I’ve been dying to get whole year long.. actually my whole life.
It’s an early birthday and christmas gift from God in my case. And I couldn’t have asked for anything better
I go to work, I go home, rest for a bit, go out again, building the foundation of my future bit by bit, and then go back to work again, I consume a lot of time and effort, and at times I too get tired, but by the end of the day, I know I’ve done something productive :) I WILL NEVER REGRET making the decision of joining the team that I’m in, NEVER, I’m motivated! and when I’m at the point of breaking down I always question myself, what is a few hours, days, months and a short year compared to a lifetime of freedom, I’ve decided well, too well :) I’m never going back to being ordinary, I was born to be ABNORMAL :) all the sacrifices I’m making is all for the Lord and my family. Nobody will ever enjoy success if they haven’t gone through the nitty gritty, and man with everything I’m going through right now, hell, my future is SCREAMING SUCCESS!
You learn to Love the pain, and appreciate the value of the challenge, you are moved by the want or the urge to succeed, especially if you were given an opportunity that is JUST OH SO HARD TO TURN DOWN, someone finally found a loophole to gain immediate health and wealth, well not that immediate, but that’s how I see it. And here, you finally see or measure you’re success with how hard you work, you learn to value time, build your character and clear your vision of aiming greater and better things in life.
From here on out, I will slowly get out of my comfort zone completely. I will be there, I will rise up and I will share the vision, Everything I asked for is here, not being cliche but what more can I ask for?