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Stick to It

Stick to It

You must be stickier as you get older.

Stick with your dreams when others tell you to forget them.

Stick with your dreams when facing tough times and you aren’t sure whether or not you can make it.

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PEOPLE & GAMEPLAN

Insights, strategies, and approaches to learning, living, and leadership that work.

People & Gameplan is for managers, supervisors, workplace professionals, entrepreneurs, speakers, trainers, and changemakers, innovators, and leaders of all kinds.

This is also for my son JC. Someday, he’ll read me.

How to Become Indispensable

How to Become Indispensable

During the last talk I gave, someone asked for some strategies he can use to get himself promoted faster. I thanked him for his courage to ask that question which almost everyone wanted to ask but never did. Filipinos don't ask this of questions in public, most specially when bosses are around.

My simple answer: be linchpin. Be indispensable.

In this post, I will show you how to do that.

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Create  a Sense of Urgency

Create a Sense of Urgency

Twenty five years ago, there were two newspaper boys. Both were born to poor families and both had parents who did not have college education.

They were selling newspapers to support their families.

Dodong, the younger and smaller one, couldn’t compete for customers against Toto who was older and bigger. Toto ran faster. He offered discounts. And he convinced customers to pay him only during pay days.

Five years ago, these two met again on that place where they used to wait for customers.

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Two important jobs of Filipino motivational speakers

Two important jobs of Filipino motivational speakers

A motivational speaker has two jobs: push you to dream bigger and to encourage you  to make your dreams real.

The motivational speaker tells stories so you can see yourself from those who became successful. In his stories, he shows you that every successful person is somewhat like you. Or that you are in reality in a better position and is more capable of achieving whatever you want in life.

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Invest in Your Biggest Dreams

Invest in Your Biggest Dreams

When you work for something that makes a difference in this world, undertake it with painstaking excellence. The smartest way to change yourself, your community, or the world is by working harder and longer than anyone else.

What is it that you are passionate about? How many hours will you spend today to bring your passion to life?

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Personality vs Personal Development

Personality vs Personal Development

The confusion is not only in the meaning but also on what is more meaningful.

This is why many speakers offer personal development when they are actually talking about personality development.

And training associates look for a personality development speaker when what the boss really wanted is a personal development speaker.

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Do one great thing at a time.

Do one great thing at a time.

A to-do list is a good thing. However, a to-do list with ten, twenty, or thirty items is overwhelming. It is a sure template to daily failures and frustrations. Because there is not enough time to do all things . And all things aren't equal.

To believe that your reason for breathing another living minute is to accomplish a to-do list is one big mistake my friend. You decide what should be in that list.

You decide which one you must do now. And this is another way of saying that you decide which you must not do now.

If today were your last, what would you do?

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Live this day as if it were your last.

Live this day as if it were your last.

How old are you now? Do you think that you still have fifty, forty, thirty, twenty, ten, or five years to live? Do you think you'll get to 100 years old – and get 100,000 pesos from the government?

I hope to live until I am 100. I hope to live healthy, strong and evergreen. I hope to live wealthy and wise each day of my life for so many years that there is no time to get tired of living.

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7 Strategies of Master Presenters

7 Strategies of Master Presenters

Leaders can increase his impact by becoming a master presenter. Yes, some great leaders aren’t great presenters — just as some great presenters aren’t great leaders. What I believe is that mastering some principles and practices in great presentations may amplify your impact as a leader.

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Appreciative Leadership

Appreciative Leadership

Appreciative leadership inspires hope. It is said that without vision, a nation will perish. Appreciative leaders inspires hope that the vision will be realized. Without hope, there will be no enthusiasm, no energy, no commitment, and no persistence. An appreciative leader is a dealer of hope.

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Lead with Humility

Lead with Humility

Leading with humility requires you to adapt a new mindset. That is the mindset of service. The traditional idea made us believe that to be a leader is to be the boss. We are the first movers, and all the rest follows us. That was not the case...

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Classroom is theater.

Classroom is theater.

When I was young, most of my teachers made us students memorize trivial information. I topped quiz bees because I could remember most information we were asked to memorize. I found that my nephews are still required to memorize information they do not understand. I...

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Supervisor Training

Supervisor Training

upervisors who refused training do not see the benefit of your offers. Either your training has no real benefit or they do not have the ability to see the benefit. Her supervisors do not want to join the training program offered to them...

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