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Put people first

People are important in building an organization. They are the foundation of success. We can say that the numbers tells how big it is. Putting people first is one of the key in building up the organization. As a builder we must check if our people can able to participate or not to make sure that the organization will be at its best. The organization is poor when the people are not good.

There are many reasons why we have to put people first.
People give loyalty when they are getting good benefits in return. They will also perform a good job in giving back favors. It’s a win-win situation in both parties.

How can we check people if they are getting the enough benefits?
By asking them we can find the answers. Performing a survey questions and knowing their needs is a big hint to check if they are getting enough.

I share my story as “Micro Amigo Probiotics Corp” part owner. We are promoting health products containing beneficial microbes. It is good for the digestive tract to balance bad and good bacteria in our body.

Being a part owner, everyone expect to get anything in return after hard works. The budget is not enough to compensate us but we make sure that the distributors who are selling the products get what they have to get. From over 10 part-owners the number drop to 3 and that includes Me, Ivy Gatapia, and Corina Lopez. In the owners point of view the distributors are the people who need to put first in priority and make sure to get their benefits, but in the others point of view, we the owners are the people who are running the business must be compensated to maintain our daily needs. Since we’re not getting what we are expecting to get, we look for new opportunities and others leave their responsibility. Becoming a part owner of Micro Amigo Probiotics is charge to my experience. I learn many lessons from my partner and friends. We never last for 3 years and that business ventures is where I’ve learned why we should put people first. If the owners or the management get satisfied for what they get, I might think that we’re still together until now.

When you think of putting people first, don’t forget to include yourself. You are just sharing good things to others. What happens when in times that you’re not enough? We don’t want to make it hard giving to others.

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Get Enough Rest

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Having enough rest is very important to health. You need to rest when you get tired. We have to be conscious in our activities. Enjoying things you do will give you more energy but don’t neglect to make a good rest.

I had experienced to work over 48 hours only with only an hour of power nap. I have to finish my work on due time and I need to work very efficient. Sometimes I beat the deadline and ask for extension if I cannot make it. I don’t want to give more time to my work because it is not a good practice, what I mean is I have to finished it as soon as possible in very efficient manner so you can take your rest early.

Abusing body out of rest is very bad healthy habit. Rest must be into your time management. Don’t worry about having a work deadline because you can plan it without affecting your rest. If you know your schedule very well, you can have a time rest or finished your work on or before deadline.

Where do I rest?

I look for a comfortable place to rest where my body is fit to relax. Find a place with pleasant surroundings. Noise can destruct your resting too. I find time to rest on vacation at least once a month. I don’t recommend expensive vacation when the budget is out.

Rest Tips

Schedule time to rest. – If you don’t have rest schedule, someday you will pay for it when you get sick. It is better get rest in tiring condition and get relieve than confine on the clinic or hospital for treatment. It is very important to take your rest on time.

Get at least 4 - 8 hours of rest. – Like a machine it needs maintenance, time to operate and time to check its conditions. Machines need rest to maintain its functions. Our body should take enough rest to maintain good conditions.

Eat the right food. – The food we eat contributes to give more energy while we rest. Don’t eat too much if you were going to sleep. I recommend fruits that easy to digest.

Avoid too much rest. – Our body needs activity. Our body needs to be in actions to maintain its ability.

Learn to meditate. – Meditation can improve you rest. It is one of the best kind of relaxation.

The morning is wiser than the evening. - Russian Proverb

Talk less and listen more

Having an open mind will make you listen and understand more. Shutting off your mouth while others talking is showing respect. This is not an ordinary skills, it can help you find more wisdom from the one who is talking. Listening skills is a gift. It’s a way to feed your intellectual and spiritual health.

Listening is similar to reading.

You can’t understand what you read if you don’t know what all is about or it doesn’t make sense and the same thing with listening. You can’t understand what you heard if you don’t know what it is or you don’t have idea. Talk less and listen more is an advice to develop your skills how to absorb information. It gives respect to the person who talking.

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Listening is Freedom. Be glad that you can hear and no one can stop you not to hear.

The effective ways to listen:

  • Be interested on the topic
  • Read the mouth of the speakers
  • Look at the face of the speakers, you might get the expression or feel something especially when you look into the eyes
  • You can ask to pardon word if you don't hear it clear.
  • Don’t make the volume too loud or soft.
  • Nod your head if you understand this affirmation or a segment can easily remember when you recall.

I want to share the good site where you can find more detail how to talk less and listen more effectively. You can download the eBook copy of “The guide for better listening.TalklessListenMore.com gives other resources to enhance your listening.

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. ~James 1:19

If I really wanted to make a difference I would…

In this blog I wanted to cover my inspirational book “If I really wanted to make a difference I would...” I use to read this book when I started doing Multi Level Marketing business ( Forever Living Products Philippines International ) and now I love to read it again and share what I've learned from my experience related to the content of the book.

This book contains simple thoughts that can create big impact in our life. Most of the content or topic here are the things we usually do and sometimes were not aware of the result; we just feel like doing it.

You can read how to become a better person and make good relationship with others. This book is about making a difference or knowing that there are more things you can have or become.

Here are the list of wisdom and inspirations from the book.

If I really wanted to make a difference I would...

If I really wanted to make a difference I would...
- is published in the Philippines by Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Inc. and it's available to your favorite local Bookstore- National Bookstore, Powerbooks and Philippine Christian Bookstore.

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Remind yourself that your life begins now

When our thought feels like our life is merely to end; in the moment of bad and unfavorable situations; why most people think that they are hopeless? What we do not understand is this is just a beginning of another chapter of our life. Our past was already accomplished. What you have now is a brand new hope.

Always remind yourself that your life begins now!

In this chapter of the book, it shows how people use the past or their experience in the wrong way. The past gave us lessons in life and we had interpret it good or bad. We might say the past is cruel things that we can’t move-on anymore or we can say that past make me realized the tomorrow is better than yesterday. You must learn your mistake. Some are saying that the past ruin everything and what had left is nothing. We’re just truly nothing form that start and by knowing that, I can easily accept my defeat. If you still have an energy to breath, think, and love, it’s enough for you to start over again.

Our past has no power other than the power we give it. Drop all negative references to your past and you notice that living now is much easier. As your past habits creep into your consciousness, simply acknowledge them and let them go. Your past was important because it was needed to get you into the present. Focus on what you can do today, right now, in this moment, and you will begin to create the abundance.