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Grab every opportunity…

When I was growing up, we were not wealthy, but not really dirt poor. I always dream of being rich, being able to buy whatever I want and being able to help people who need help and I always believe that the only way to be successful is through hard work. I have always been a hard worker, at least that’s what I believe. I’m an opportunity grabber. I taught drum lessons when I was in the university, did some…

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I decided to rest…

Ever since I flew out of the Philippines in 2015, I have been hustling. When I was in Singapore, almost 3 times a week we were doing 2-3 hour gigs after work or during weekends. When we came here in 2016, I found a side hustle that really required me to work 4-5 hours more at night and it has been going on until last week. So for the last 3 years, I’ve been working almost non-stop. Then suddenly, I…

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I’m sorry but we are not moving on with your application…

Has there ever been a time when you were interviewed for a job and you feel like you nailed it, but after a few days, your recruiter will tell you that you didn’t get the job? It happened to me this week, not once but twice and it was so frustrating. I feel like I’m not good, smart, able enough to get a job. I know that my main strength is hope, but man, this is a true test of…

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First day high…

Nope. Not my first day, but it was my daughter’s first day of school last Tuesday. I can’t remember anything from my kindergarten days – what we studied, who my classmates were (well my brother and I were classmates and according to my mom, we always fight). I remember my teacher, her name is Fely but other than my teacher and the school I went to, I remember nothing. My wife and mom, even my son were all excited, all…

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Keeping your hopes up…

2018 has been an awesome year so far. We sold our condo, albeit we are renting. We made a major purchase, I got a new job, a have a few side-hustles, my coaching practice is starting to take-off, my son was born, my daughter started school. There’s a lot to be thankful and grateful for. Only, tomorrow, I won’t have my job anymore. My contract was not renewed. I’m paying for the major purchase that we did, my car loan,…

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Keep Driving…

Last Monday, I did my longest drive ever in terms of distance. I drove for 417 km for almost 5 hours straight This is not my longest drive in terms of hours though as I’ve been stuck in traffic for 6 hours in the Philippines and that’s just a 137 km drive. We went to Ottawa for the long weekend. Except for fatigue, cold and a $100 parking fine, the trip was awesome. I’m not fond of driving, I don’t…

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Go on a date at least once a month…

That’s what the priest told us when my wife and I got married. For the first 6 months, we were doing that until my wife got pregnant. With her having a big tummy, it became really hard for us to go to a mall or go out so we did dates at home. This was our set-up until our baby was around 6 months old, then we went on our monthly dates again after that. Fast forward to 2015 when…

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What I learned from boxing…

I love boxing. I don’t know why but there’s something in this sport that really makes me patronize it. Probably, the science behind it, or when your favorite boxer KOs their opponent. I was 11 years old when I was hooked to the sport. It was when I watched then Filipino champion Luisito Espinosa take on Manuel Medina and really just became fascinated about how boxers do their thing. I started training 10 years after and was about to compete…

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The impostor in me…

I am proud of what I’m doing in my IT and coaching practice. I feel that I am good at it, in fact, most of the time I feel like I’m an expert in what I do. But it all came crashing down one day. Without trying to bore you with what I do in IT, let me tell you what I do in the most simple way I know (this is how I usually describe my work to my…

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Where to get your confidence…

I attended a Toastmasters meeting the other day as a guest. If you’ll ask me 10 years ago to go to these kinds of social events, I will give you a BIG NO. But now, it’s different. I even gave an impromptu speech about one of the table topics they have. I felt nervous like hell but it felt good after doing it. I am a self-proclaimed introverted extrovert (some call it ambivert) meaning in a big social gathering, I…

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