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Showing posts from May, 2015

Thank you!

While I am humbly honoured to have received these recognitions after a year’s work, I am more than proud to dedicate these awards to my extraordinary colleagues, #OneArranqueTeam. You guys  deserve more than just a commendation for all the effort, selfless support, and relentless determination.
On stage with Mr. Surendra Menon, Ms. Jennifer Sanchez, Mr. AIbee Cantos, Ms. Nabie Alejo
my 3 new babies! I've got 3 on my first year!
with my BPI Arranque family

with Bryan Tan and Mirasol Dino
I am pleased to profess my appreciation to RM Mirasol Dino and SA Bryan Tan, my strength and my secret. I only had a vague notion of what can transpire when we are teamed, but you translated it into one invincible squad. You fueled our desire to reach our goal and you aligned your dream with mine. Thank you for making the best happen. There is nothing I can say which will have a greater impact than what you have done.

I also would like to thank our ABD Ms. Rosario delos Reyes, for constantly reminding…

Stage Fright, No more!

Today, I was able to surprise myself by conquering my stage fright. 
I have never felt comfortable speaking in front of the public much more to a crowd not known to me. Adding up to the challenge, we were asked to speak in pure vernaculars. While I seem contained and assured dealing with clients, public presentation is something I have yet to master. The fear of being heckled and critiqued defenselessly consumes me. In more ways than one, this anxiety once controlled my life choices leaving me with regrets and unanswered questions. I have suffered long enough from this anticipatory fear and shame and have decided this has to end.  
Unlike every presenter, I did not rehearse. I did not focus on myself. And unusually, I thought of the situation as an opportunity, not a threat. This approach sets myself to go through the presentation without any anxiety. No self criticisms, no internal struggles, and more importantly no stammering. It made me more engrossed on the material and connected…