Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Monday, June 18, 2018

Outcomes-based Training

I have chosen to serve by developing other people, supporting them by imparting knowledge and skills they can use to live empowered lives.

Training is costly. If not planned well, it can be ineffective. Companies expect a return on investment in terms of competencies and behavior of personnel which will contribute to the fulfillment of organization goals. So as a trainer, I ask myself these basic questions before conducting a training: what outcomes do I want to see after the training? In line with this, what learning activities can I come up with in order to reach the desired outcomes? Are the contents of my training relevant? Given the allotted time, how will the participants be able to relate to the skills and knowledge I will impart? What learning materials and equipment can I use to make the training more effective?

The Response to Envy

"Masamang mainggit kapag umaangat ang iba." Envy can lead you to a sure path of self-destruction. It can also lead to  broken relationships and missed opportunities. Instead of reacting this way, why not try a different response that will benefit you?

One constructive response is to be creative. Think of many novel ways to reach your goals and aspirations. Convert the negative energy of envy into something productive and beneficial for you. Spend time creating, not comparing.

It also pays to be resourceful. You can also experience wins in life if you maximize what you have in your hands. You can partner with people who have the same vision and passion and serve a group of people. 

Instead of letting envy consume you, heed the advice found in Philippians 4:8 regarding what we should focus on:

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

Excellence at Work

There are many reasons why employees prefer to stay in their jobs. One of the most important ones is because they are effective in their functions; they are recognized for their effectiveness at work. Their performance has a positive impact in the workplace. They inspire colleagues to do meaningful work.

If your season of recognition has not yet come, just hang in there. The tree is recognized by its fruit. Good results can never be denied. Be patient because promotion is on the way. Keep your peace and be secure in knowing that doing excellent work is a reward in itself. We reap what we sow, and if we don't get tired of doing good, blessings are sure to come.   

Abundance Mentality

Poverty mindset prevents people from enjoying life to the fullest. It deprives them of experiencing the joy of giving. It keeps them from being self-reliant and confident in maximizing their potential.
Even at the face of success, a person with this kind of mentality will not be able to feel secure and fulfilled.

A change in mindset and perspective is necessary to transform from having a poverty mindset to abundance mentality. This 180-degree turn can open one's eyes to endless possibilities. From seeing oneself as weak and unable, one can now see oneself as strong.  He will learn to be happy for other people's success instead of being envious. Life will no longer be a series of win-lose scenarios but  win-win situations.  The defeatist spirit will be replaced by a victorious one. Insecurity and fear of not having enough will vanish because people with abundant mentality believe that there's enough to share for everyone.

All or Nothing

Before beginning a new business, project or venture, carefully assess if it is worth  investing your time and resources in it. Are you willing to see it  all the way through its completion? If your answer is no, then the endeavor is not even worth beginning.  

If you are willing to pay the price and invest your all in all you believe, then you won't stop until your vision turns into reality. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What is your Favorite Comfort Food?

 Food not only nourishes our grumbling stomachs but also serve to ease our burden of sorts. It may also remind us of happy childhood memories and familiar places like home. Some people may go for sweets while others turn to salty food. Others would crave for ice cream or anything cold. Here are some of our all-time favorite food that sticks closer than a brother:

French fries. Whether it is from Mc Donald's,  Wendy's or other fastfood chain, the crunch and saltiness of french fries provide us that feeling of satiety.

Chips. We all grew up loving Pringles and Chippy. Now there is more variety offered by local brands like Piattos, Nova and Potato Chips. We even have chicharon substitutes like Marty's and Mang Juan.

Chocolate. From the stressed-out to those with "sweet tooth," the world will be a miserable place without cocoa in solid or liquid form. I personally like Cadbury, Toblerone and other chocolate brands with nuts in it.

Soup. Many folks out there turn to soup for comfort. It fills your tummy right away and it bursts in flavor. From the commercial brands to the home-made ones, soups will always be a mainstay in our menu.

Bread, cakes, and pastries. We always like to have bread because it is easy to buy and quick to eat. The buttery and creamy taste of cake calms the nerves. It makes you forget that you had a bad day.

How about you? What is your favorite comfort food? Share it here.