Category: Professional Development

Personal Development collection provides you practical and easy-to-do strategies and techniques so you can be encouraged to pursue personal mastery. Increase your productivity, manage your time better, handle stress, and promote yourself to the top. In this category, I published some of the ideas and tools that I share to my audiences when I am speaking or running workshops. You too can get them here. You can even print them for your own study. You can use these posts as prompts to jump start your personal development journal. When you need someone who can help you design interventions on personal development, you can use the contact form above or send an email through inspire@jefmenguin.com I am more than happy to be of service to you.

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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.

Personal Development Posts

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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Why entrepreneurship courses fail you?

Students will find it difficult to learn entrepreneurship from those who are afraid to become entrepreneurs themselves. When professors only mouth what management gurus say about entrepreneurship, you know that you will be eating theories and find entrepreneurship complicated and hateful. You will learn a lot of B.S. in B.S. in Entrepreneurship.

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ARTICLES ON PERSONAL MASTERY

Be cheerful and fill your life with power.

Be cheerful and fill your life with power.

People grieve more than what is necessary — and before it is necessary. I know of many professionals who are to stressed about work assignments. They hate deadlines. They hate a...
Be the only one.

Be the only one.

To be the best at something is really a good opportunity to be a stand out. The aim is not to be number one but to be the only one. This should be easy. You have unique passions,...
Bold Steps to Personal Leadership

Bold Steps to Personal Leadership

You can become a better leader everyday. The following are seven steps you can start doing now. 1. Be a lifelong learner. You’ll never know everything there is to know about your j...
Choose your attitude.

Choose your attitude.

Today, I encourage you to choose your attitude. Listen to the conversations of people online. There are those who cry out against our society. Everything is bad about Filipinos....
Dare to Speak Up

Dare to Speak Up

This world owes its progress to those men who dared to speak up. Don’t hide. Don’t stay in the corner. Don’t just watch. Let your mouth speak your truth. Let the world benefit from ...
Do not limit yourself.

Do not limit yourself.

I am not good in public speaking was the quick excuse of Rose. She apologized to everyone. She did not want to waste our time. And she went to me to explain why her speech was...
Do what is not humanly possible.

Do what is not humanly possible.

When I was young, I was told that I was dreaming too big. People are quick to point out that I was nobody – I was born to a poor family and the chance that I would finish grade s...

Every Minute of an Hour

A minute for a dying man is a lifetime. Gladwell said that we need to work for 10,000 solid hours to become an expert of something. Unfortunately, even those who have worked for...

Filipino Time

Let's talk about "Filipino Time". Some people have habit of putting down Filipinos? It is as if they become better persons when they point to us our flaws as a people. They want...

First-rate Version

Always be the first-rate version of yourself instead of being a second-rate version of someone else. Imitating someone will take a lot of effort, time, and emotional investment....
Help people succeed.

Help people succeed.

What acts of selfless service will you perform next year? How do you intend to achieve them? Help people to help themselves. If you want to quickly improve your own life, start...
Lead Yourself First

Lead Yourself First

You can get a degree that will give you extra letters after your name, but your leadership shines through your life. To learn how to lead others, lead your self first. To show...

Malasakit and Excellence

The greatest enemy of excellence is not mediocrity or bad people. It is the absence of malasakit. A person with malasakit will not stop until good becomes better, and better becomes...

Not too old to learn.

“People say that you cannot teach old dogs new tricks.” Chit, a participant in my Excellence in Supervision Program, asked if she can still learn something. She said that she is ...

Pay it forward.

Everywhere self-made persons are celebrated. But the one peso question is worth asking: Do they really exist? I agree that many of us can choose who we want to become. We are products...