Oh Summer!

Black sesame soft ice cream. in Kakunodate, Ak...

Black sesame soft ice cream. in Kakunodate, Akita, Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really feel that it is summer already! Imagine swimming in a beach, eating an ice cream, or going to a nearest air-conditioned mall just to lessen the hotness feeling of the current weather in my beloved country today.

Even the steaming heat inside our house is becoming apparent to me. I sometimes cannot stand to stay in one place although there is already an electric fan directly fanned at me. Taking a bath is definitely a breeze since it makes me feel a lot better and feel cooler inside.

Times like this let me ask myself when it will rain again so as to temporarily downgrade the high temperature we currently experience. This also makes me miss a showery like weather! I even wished that we will have it before the summer season becomes official next week according to our local weather station. And I hardly believe that it isn’t summer yet since the heat is sometimes intolerable especially when there is no air moving around to keep the place colder even at night time.

Just a thought: I wonder why when it’s raining a lot that we look forward for some sunshine and when the weather is too sunny that we are looking out for rains.

Entrepreneurship Journey

My mom and I attended a seminar to improve our selling and marketing our products more effectively. As the speaker goes through giving some tips, I realized that I almost know partly of what he covered. It helped that I also read an e-book written by an author who also spilled out marketing strategies. With this I was able to compare what I heard from the seminar with what I gained from reading. Despite that, I still realized that some of the things the speaker shared to us are somehow familiar. Some of the techniques he mentioned have been done already but I was not just aware that I was doing the right thing. For instance, it is really important to build a Trust with your prospects. You will not be able to persuade them to buy things from you if they do not see you as a friend they can trust. Since January has been a learning month from me, I firmly commit myself to apply all what I have learned from the experts soon. I got to see more results now.

When Frustration Sinks In

I feel so lost or am I really lost? I’ve read tons of pages from an e-book I subscribed and even bought. Funny that I even thought of no longer buying e-books online but here I am out of my curiosity again. I gave it a try for the last time. I really thought so. I could have been pressured to open it thinking I would learn a lot. I did but I could have been so overwhelmed. Information overload I must say.

A few hours ago, I even wrote how disappointed I am with what I’ve purchased. I charged my credit card again. I know am supposed to control my cash outflows (unless they’re really important). I hate to say it “broke”. No, I still believe I could get all my investment back by pushing myself to take that necessary action. I felt that it is my current need at this moment. Yes, I need some action!

I am about to feel depression but as I have promised myself, I will only be entertaining positive thoughts. It seems that I am becoming an expert in repelling negative thoughts. I know I have to take quick action very soon. I also realized I have motivated myself enough that it’s really time for me to just do it. I know it may sound repetitive but I think I must instill this in my mind so that I will no longer be coward to overcome all my fears.

Yes, I gotta be Fearless. That’s why I liked about the title of Taylor Swift’s song, “Fearless”. I feel that that word is so powerful to me. I read somewhere that becoming fearless is not the absence of fear but becoming courageous despite all the fears.

Fearless…Brighter than the Moon

Before I came up with my post today, I searched synonyms of the word brave. I guess you also tried after reading it. Kidding aside I never thought I could write a post this often. When am unable to immediately generate ideas, I would do other things instead like surfing the net or read a book. When my mind is ready, creative ideas come out unexpectedly. I love that.

Anyway, I too have been a witness to one’s bravery. I may have been at awe with Joan of Arc’s courage. Who would think she can lead an army of men when women in her time do not engage themselves in such thing.

I also admire women who have become successful entrepreneurs just like Socorro Ramos, founder of PhilippinesNational Bookstore. Learning how she managed to build her business even in World War years is truly amazing.

If there is someone who truly made me look up to because of his/her braveness is this famous personality. Almost everyone never thought s/he could still regain her popularity status. S/he was a shining star before. But nobody did expect that his/her star would shine again and even brighter than the moon. (Firework song works this time.) That person is none other than… (drum roll please) is Sandara “Dara” Park of 2NE1.

What made me admire her in the first place? When she found out that she is no longer as popular in the Philippines, she went back to Korea to still pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a singing superstar. Her determination and passion to succeed has helped her become the person she is now. I also liked that despite her age (though she does not really look like one), that did not prevent her from improving her singing and dancing skills and to become almost at par with her peers.