You know at least one person like this. This may even be you.
A person who's going through the motions of living. Waking up every morning, dragging himself/herself to work, coming in late most of the time. Someone who's so unmotivated that work becomes a prison he/she seeks to escape from the moment that secondhand declares it's 5PM. Someone who finds no sense of fulfillment or happiness from their career.
Our guest for today, author and motivational speaker JB Borromeo, was such a person. He used to have a lucrative job as an IT professioal working for one of the top companies in the country. It was a job that offered security, stability and luxury. By all appearances, he should be happy and content.
But JB was not happy. After five years of working 8 to 10 hours a day in a a high-stress environment, he felt that he has had enough. He needed to break free from the daily humdrum even at the risk of going broke. He left his job in search of a mission and found it in the underrated world of the academe as an educator. Now, he's purpose is to help his fellow Filipinos break free from the chains of convention that bind them so that they can become the best version of themselves and live their best life.
What's it like to take to make that career change? How did JB deal with the negativity that surrounded his decision? Let's find out in this interview.
You were not put in this world to please everybody and neither should you try to do so. But how should deal with criticisms from other people? How can you cope with all the negativity thrown your way? Mike has advice for you in this episode.
Small, daily dose of changes can be the key to your success. How? Mike explains in this extract from sixth chapter of his book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos." This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and Amazon. Grab your copy now!
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Embracing your pain will qualify you to become of service to more people. How? Mike explains in this quick reading from the fifth chapter of his book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos." This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and Amazon. Grab your copy now!
“You may find your best friend or your worst enemy in yourself.”
– English Proverb
“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”
“Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego.”
“Self-mastery is the challenge of transforming yourself from own worst enemy into your greatest ally.”
Keep this quotes in mind as you listen to Mike read an excerpt from the fourth chapter of his book“The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos.” This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and Amazon. Grab your copy now!
What motivates you? Do you have the right motivation? Ponder on these two questions and more as you listen to Mike read an excerpt from the third chapter of his book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos." This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and at Amazon. Grab your copy now!
We are dedicating this episode to the men and women behind MikeGrogan.ph. May we continue to inspire each other to excellence. We have a long way to go before we reach our targets but we're going to get there!
This episode is part 1 of a special 7-episode series featuring extracts from each of the chapters in Mike's upcoming book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos."
To have a more productive and fulfilling life, you need to learn to say NO to a lot of things that take away from your time and the things you should be doing to become the best version of you. It could be as simple as saying NO to adding an email app on your phone or as difficult as saying NO to coffee with friends. Thus, in this episode Mike Grogan shares with you five things that you can STOP doing now so you can focus on what you're doing, be more productive, and improve your quality of life. Listen and take action!
What's the first thing that you should say to yourself when you wake up? Lean leadership trainer and inspirational speaker Mike Grogan shares a simple yet powerful morning affirmation that will help you make the most out of your day. Make this your daily habit and you'll see massive change in your life!
A great way to start your meetings, whether formal or informal, is with the concept of gratitude. Lean Leadership trainer and transformational teacher Mike Grogan shares questions that you can ask your attendees so that they feel this emotion at the start of your meeting and be positive for the duration of it.
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In this solo episode, transformational teacher Mike Grogan shares with you 10 habits that can help you become more productive, more happy and successful. You're probably doing some of them already so listen in to find out what else you can add to your daily routine to become the best version of you!
Inspirational Speaker and Transformational Teacher Mike Grogan talks about the power of informational interviews in this episode.
Mike Grogan shares his personal daily routine that helps set him up for a day of productivity and success.
What can we learn from our heroes like Jose Rizal, Heneral Juan Luna, and Andres Bonifacio? Leadership trainer Mike Grogan answers this question in this Minute with Mike episode.
All leaders are readers. So in this special episode, we asked our guests David Bonifacio, Managing Director of New Leaf Ventures, and Vince Golangco, founder of WhenInManila.com, to share tips on how YOU can develop the habit of reading and become a better version of yourself. Tweet us at @bestofyou_ph and let us know which tip will work for you!
Admit it. We all want our day -- and our life -- to go according to our plans. But life does not work that way. No matter how you carefully plan or try to control every detail, something will definitely go wrong. It's our ability to cope with those moments that will define who we are and ensure the future success of our endeavors. Thus, in this quick episode, Mike shares with us a powerful advice on how to react when things don't go according to your plan.
In this 2-minute video, Mike shares wake up motivation tips to help you jumpstart your day and be as productive and as inspired as you can be.
In this 2-minute episode, Mike shares a powerful planning tip that will allow you to get the results that you want out of your any task or project, or just make the most of your day. A proven method for success!
Studies show that being dehydrated can make you less productive, grumpy and more prone to stress. Over time, it can negatively impact concentration, judgment, and reaction time. So in this quick episode, Mike shares his best tips for making sure that you are drinking enough water daily to keep you hydrated and at your best.
[LISTENING TIME: 13mins, 49 secs] We believe that each and every one of us is built for greatness. There is greatness within each of us that just waits to be unleashed to the world. But how do you unleash that greatness? Listen to this episode to find out.
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In this episode, our most recent guest, blogger Shirley Maya Tan of The Art of Fearless Living turns the table on Mike and asks him about his fears. Listen to this five-minute episode!
In part of two of this tell-all interview with Mike, blogger Shirley Maya Tan of The Art of Fearless Living offers a unique perspective on dealing with depression, improving productivity, and becoming a better version of you.
Our mistakes and failures are great opportunities for learning. This is what blogger Shirley Maya Tan shares with us in part 1 of her tell all interview with Mike. Listen and get to know the blogger behind The Art of Fearless Living more intimately.