All Home in Cagayan de Oro City

All Home, the fastest rising home depot shopping solution, has just opened it’s 19th store in Mindanao last July 31, 2018. This is only in the Philippines which gives you a one stop shop for your home needs where most moms like us adores. Why? Because time for us is precious. We have everything scheduled from the time we wake up to when we drift to dreamland.

As moms like me, I need to shop where everything I need is their i.e. from furnitures, appliances, kitchen wares, bedroom needs, all toys and least we not forget our husband, the all sports. Read More …

Piolo Pascual: Keeping His Promises

Relationships are built on promises: the promise to love, to care, to secure, to protect, and to provide. This is something that Piolo Pascual knows all too well, committed as he is to the promises he has made to his family as a son, a sibling, and a father.

Piolo Pascual Sunlife Promises

But when financial troubles arise, bringing such promises to life becomes a challenge.

“Like any other person, I want to give my family the best life possible. I am a man of my word, that’s why I work hard and seize every opportunity that comes my way,” Piolo said. “But more than just earning money, it’s how you manage your finances that makes a difference. Fortunately, I have the guidance and help of one very special lady: my very own sister, Chiqui Pascual-Gonzales, who also happens to be my Sun Life Advisor.”

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How to become a Financial Advisor at Sunlife

I’ve just recently attended a Sunlife #LiveBrighter Forum wherein they have discussed the how to, benefits and history of Sunlife. Sunlife has been the first and oldest insurance company in the Philippines where it chartered in 1895. With SunLife, they aimed that every Filipinos should live a brighter life i.e. financial secure. Financial security comes in 4 stages which are the following:

  1. Getting Started – Independence is central for this period. Their careers are taking off along with the desire to experience everything that life has to offer. And this ambitious mind-set also shows in their financial goals such as investing and saving for life milestones such as buying a house or creating a wedding fund.
  2. Moving Up – Family is a top priority! They are concerned about health after working hard to achieve their goals. With their family’s future in mind, they need to sustain the household’s future income while saving and investing for education funds.
  3. Planning Ahead – Supporting both their parents and their own family, these added responsibilities highlight the need to ensure continuous support for their dependents. All while looking after their own financial concerns such as healthcare and retirement funding.
  4. Leaving a Legacy –Though they still keep up with the young ones, they simply want to give a better life for the next generation. Their priorities include spending time with loved ones and preserving wealth so they can pass it on without any burden.

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Life’s Learning

I grew up in a family of 5 where I am the youngest among my sisters. It is like any typical families where we, my sisters and I, were given chores, disciplined, and taught to be independent by our parents. I remember that we even have scheduling or we take turns on who will cook rice, do the dishes, the washing and other household chores. We even fought about the schedules if not properly followed. However, I sometimes felt cheated especially when my eldest sister has her exam date. This is because I will be doing all her chores. Well, the perks of being the youngest.  Read More …

Up on Stage

How does one develop oral business communication skills?

A good oral communication skills will enable you to effectively express you ideas in concise and accurate manner. This will then lead to a successful career and in life.

The dynamics of having a oral communication is that the substance of your presentation should be relevant to your audience and its goal. Having self awareness is your starting point of a good oral communication i.e. you can put required efforts to improve your weaknesses and hone your strengths.  Read More …

Listen to them talk

Listening is important in the workplace because it is the key to effective working relationships among employees, and between management and staff. Listening also impacts a company’s interaction with customers and other businesses.

A successful communication is a two way street. With good communication skills you will likely to succeed in business and life. Without a good communication skills, a message can turn into error, misunderstanding, frustration and even disaster. Communication is the process where we try to as clearly and accurately express the exchanges of information between individuals or groups of people. This way we can convey our thoughts, intentions and objectives effectively.  Read More …

Writing Tips: WRITE, RE-WRITE

“There are many reasons to have a masters degree, like getting a better-paying job in the future. The cost of masters education is increasing and making it difficult for some students to get a masters degree nowadays. It’s important to have a masters degree.”

How and why you can improve the above passage?  Read More …

Bad News is Good News

When news are bad, it is good but when news are good, it’s great!

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All companies experience corporate crisis but how they react with these crisis are crucial. It is then important on how well a company should manage the communication of the inevitable crisis. Other companies have a public relations department who handles or manages the reputation of the company. Read More …

The Direction

Creating and having a vision, mission is important. Why?

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Vision and mission is important for strategic direction. These are use to remind us of why we are striving or why a company exists (if you have business). Once we reached that direction, we can finally say that we succeed. This is then why vision and mission changes over time. Read More …

Fail to plan, plan to fail

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

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A famous quote from Benjamin Franklin, the father of time management. This quote caught me because nowadays I’ve learned how important and omnipresent planning is. Whether it can be a list of activities to be done during your weekends, in its sense I am already planning.

The quote has different interpretations but for me the quote is saying that if I don’t plan I would likely succeed to fail. Though it is not saying that if I already do have a plan, I would not fail but instead it would lead me to towards my goals or objectives.