There was once a point in my life when I thought, I wouldn't get married nor have children. I was too career-oriented. I was too busy for everything else except my work. I really enjoyed having a high-powered career, and it became my sole source of pride and joy. I was a woman breaking barriers because there aren't a lot of us in the IT Industry.
(One of my talks on Digital Marketing and the Power of Social Media)
I probably spent more time in my office than anywhere else. Then, I got Sick -- as in, nothing serious but I kept getting sick and I realized, I have never even used my sick leaves nor vacation leaves (except for the mandatory time away from work).
My body was trying to tell me something. Later on, I decided to "slow down" and take a step back. Everyone said I was insane when I quit my job. Maybe, that was really a temporary moment of insanity. I was a 25 year old woman, and I was an Assistant Vice President in a multi-national firm. I rested for 2 months but I got so bored, I went back and joined another MNC. This time though, I wasn't as workaholic, and as luck would have it, I met the love of my life. I had to Travel a lot due to work and would only see him every 2-3 months or so. When we got married and had Kara, that was when I decided to move to another role again -- one that would not require me to travel anymore.
(Video Call with Kara and Papa Adrian while I was in Singapore for a conference)
I still had to travel for a couple of days to attend conferences and meet teams in other countries. Kara was just 4 months old the first time I had to go, and it was the worst 3 days of my life. Having a long distance relationship was nothing compared to the pain of being away from your child.
I expressed milk everywhere - inside the airplane, at the airport, while in meetings, while eating... It's because the more you miss or think of your child, the more milk you produce. I brought all of it back with me (best pasalubong ever - liquid gold!)
After Kara turned 2, I finally left the corporate world and decided to start my own business. This year hasn't been easy -- there were so many considerations including another child on the way that I wanted to go back corporate and manage my business on the side.
However, the thought of working long hours and being away again during the most crucial time in my child's life moved me to tears. I prayed so hard to be able to discover an opportunity where I can have the flexibility to set a schedule that works for me and my family, that will enable me to still continue my advocacies and at the same time, meet our financial goals and needs.
As it turns out, all I prayed for were possible. And now, I'm building my team. I'm pretty sure, I'm not the only parent in the world who wants these.
When you look at some of the biggest stressors in life, MONEY is certainly one of them. Being able to navigate through that, to put someone in a better situation, that’s probably the most enjoyable part of this job I'm offering; meeting a variety of people and being able to help them is really fulfilling. The best part is, YOU CAN DO THIS AT YOUR OWN TIME. ⠀ ⠀ Whatever your motivation is for exploring this opportunity, all I want to tell you is that - you don't have to do this full-time, you just need to be hard-working and committed to building relationships and making a difference in other people's lives. At the same time, you get rewarded for your efforts. The earning potential, is technically limitless.
Mentoring Session with the Department of Trade and Industry and Lead More Development Center at Asian Instititute of Management (NEGOSYO MO Seminar)
And don't worry - I will be mentoring you - especially how to tap DIGITAL CHANNELS to reach out to more people, and to make sure YOUR MESSAGE gets NOTICED. I'm holding another coffee session first week of January 2019 for those who are interested to learn more :)
Registration link will be shared in my Instagram and Facebook page.
I hope to see you there. Feel free to message me here.