As an achiever, I tend to focus on the end-result more than the process. It didn’t matter to me to have a structured way of doing things. What’s important to me is that I deliver excellent work on-time. This probably worked for me as an individual contributor; but not as a manager.
Becoming a manager at age 24 was a dream come true for me. I’ve been praying and preparing for it for a couple of years so it was a big moment for me when I was finally given the opportunity. It opened a lot of doors for me to grow and develop both personally and professionally; but it was more challenging than I imagined.
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.” - Steven Furtick
It's a very human experience to feel troubled, especially in times of uncertainty. Six years ago, I was a senior high school student going through a very difficult time in my life. I was worried about my future, particularly where I am going to end up in college.
There are 2 types of people on social media: those who spend most of their time checking other people's lives and those who are busy creating and sharing their own art. Which side are you in?
Being a perfectionist gets to us sometimes. I know, the frustration is real.
Millennials are still predominantly the youngest in the workforce. Having the ability to see the world with fresh eyes, we ultimately have the power to bring in new ideas and make an impact.
This year 2015 was full of surprises, new beginnings, relationships, and opportunities. It made me realise that I could potentially do more, be more, and give more for the benefit of others and of the world.
It was my 21st birthday last Tuesday, the 13th. And the day before that marks my third month here in Dubai. It's been a roller coaster ride, honestly. It's fun to meet & deal with people from different walks of life, work in an organisation whose cause I truly support and believe in, and travel to foreign places I've never been before. Yet it's still different experiencing all these nice and exciting things without my friends and family in Manila.
Don’t believe the lies that ‘writing monsters’ tell you.