In 2006, I left the academe. I pursued my dream of becoming a motivational speaker. I wanted to motivate people. Because I wanted Filipinos to realize that they can achieve their greatest dreams. That time, I have not yet achieved any dream I could consider big. That sounds like I didn’t have the credibility. You are right. That’s how all successful motivational speakers started. And I thought I would be successful in professional speaking because I have natural talents for public speaking. Before I became a teacher, I was a campus activist, youth leader, and debater. And before that I was a seminarian. Speaking in front of people was second nature to me. And I thought that was enough. Since my best tools were related to speaking, during my first three years as a consultant I honed my skills both in public speaking and corporate training.