My name is Jef Menguin.
I am a prolific lx designer, marketer, writer, blogger, teacher, and student.
When I was in first grade, my teacher told me that I was too talkative. In truth, she could not simply handle my inquisitiveness. That’s because I was asking questions she was not ready to answer.
This makes me smile now, but during that time I thought it was bad to ask questions.
I was a seminarian, a campus activist, and a school teacher.
I was fired in May 2004. Tried to bounce back and applied twice. Got hired in high school for boys, and resigned after seven months. Got hired again in a university, and resigned after five months.
I’ve never had a boss since.
At first, I decided to become a motivational speaker. It was the most logical step for someone who was hooked reading Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie, Russel H. Conwell, and Les Brown. I created my website and newsletter. I easily landed on the front page of Google search for “Filipino motivational speaker” and got hundreds of followers.
I struggled for the first two years. I felt I needed hundreds of motivational speakers to keep me going. This sounds insane, right?
I founded companies that failed again and again.
But I knew then that one day, I would uncover the secrets to success. I only need to change. Remember,
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Attributed to Einstein
When I decided to zag when others are zigging, things started to change.
One secret is to provide your clients solutions with real world value. Another secret is to be a difference maker. I share both of these in this website.
My journey to freedom has been fucking hard and challenging, yet so rewarding and life-changing. I became more confident and accepting about life and its surprises. My confidence comes from the truth that I am making a great difference in the lives of people because of what I do.
I am the founder of Business Innovation, a start up company whose mission is to help organizations 10x growth through people development. Business Innovation offers learning experience strategy and design on creativity, innovation, and leadership.
I am also a sought-after team building facilitator. However, nowadays, I only facilitate real-world team building.
I am keynote speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal excellence.
I live in Los Banos, Laguna. My family enjoys the fresh mountain air.
Jef “the zagger” Menguin
P.S. Another secret to freedom is growth mindset. To 10x, 50x, or 100x your results, you need to engage your leaders and teams so they leverage actions that drive results.
For my professional sketch (something you can use to introduce me to your amazing people), visit Meet Jef Menguin.