Something Terrible Could Have Happened Today (Notes from my Diary)

Mindanao AdviceToday, I was reminded about the value of being firm with a decision. It is not a matter of being in the right or wrong situation. It is a matter of deciding what will be the best for the project and the persons involved. A wrong decision can easily destroy a good possibility, so we have to be very careful. One of my clients helped me generate this insight by seeing him very unsteady upon listening to different opinions without the ability to proceed with his mission; to land a deal successfully, and instead got angry because of misunderstanding and fear. Continue reading

Working Abroad? Be Prepared for “Blood, Sweat and Tears”

Photo: www.focusonpoverty.org

Photo: www.focusonpoverty.org

One of the most difficult decisions in life is leaving your family behind in search for work abroad. It is a decision that should be thought of carefully since this could escalate to a very bad experience. A return to unemployment and poverty makes many swallow terrible conditions in “the promised land” of their choice. It is hard to lose face, so low paid slave work and bad living conditions often appear as better solutions. Continue reading