I finally got the chance to meet Mr. Josiah Go last Saturday at Philippine readers and writers festival. It was an unplanned trip actually, I came from SparkSolutions training when I saw the post of National Bookstore.
Before the start of the seminar, I got the chance to talk to Mr. Go and shared to him about how much I look up to him. He has influenced me a lot! I read his books and blog, my favorite so far is The Rainmakers and currently, I’m at the middle part already of his latest book the Mavericks.
I just love what he does. I want to be Josiah Go for a day and get the chance to talk to a lot of CEOs. I love learning and through his books, I got to learn from his interviews.
I’d like to share with you one thing that I learned from the seminar that really caught my attention.
How do you define value proposition? Personally, this topic is vague for me before. When I joined Pitch Party organized by Tag Cash, this is the question that I wasn’t able to answer.
A value proposition is a promise of value to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged. It is also a belief from the customer about how value will be delivered, experienced and acquired. A value proposition can apply to an entire organization, or parts thereof, or customer accounts, or products or services. – Wikipedia
Mr. Go shared that in order for you to know if your product or service is giving value, you have to answer this question.
According to him, 9 out of 10 businesses fail to answer this question. He stressed the importance of answering this question.
It was a night full of learnings. I can’t share every detail here but you could attend some of his seminars at Day8.
Meanwhile, I just want to share that I’m helping businesses gets funding. If you need a debt or equity funding, connect to me through my LinkedIn.
So yesterday, I attended a businessmen lifegroup at Starbucks 32nd street BGC and it’s so refreshing to meet fellow business people who share the same world as I do.
We gather to discuss life, business and God’s word. We disconnected from the social media world by not using phones during the 2 hour meeting and it was totally fun!
We started with playing a game called Two Truths and One Lie. Each one would share three statements about themselves and the group would guess what is the lie about it.
It was fun!
It was then followed by a sharing of God’s word by Christopher Hernandez, one of the partner of Tentmakers Construction. He shared about Moving on.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14
He shared the importance of forgetting what is already behind. As Businessmen, we have to continue moving forward. There might be humps along the way, but the prize God has prepared for us is surely worth it.
The group had an intimate sharing time.
All of us realize the importance of being in a community that supports one another. Well, what happens in the lifegroup stays in the lifegroup.
If you happen to look for support system then this is the community that I suggest you to go. They meet every Thursday at Starbucks 32nd street, BGC, 7PM.
Ultra-rich are individuals with $30 million or P1.5 billion net worth. In the world, there are 198,342 ultra-rich individuals according to a report by Knight Frank. In an article posted by Visual Capitalist, Ultra-rich lives in the following city:
Among the list, it is interesting to note that the Philippines is the top 3 fastest growing city in the world. Around 115 Filipinos are now considered ultra-rich. In fact, luxury spending in the Philippines totaled $1.4 billion in 2018, a 40% increase from 2013.
Here are some of the notable houses by Ultra-rich
American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon.
After coming back from a holy week break, several people posted on their social media accounts their experience about the earthquake. Luzon experienced a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that on Monday, April 22, 2019.
PNR, LRT1, LRT2 and MRT all closed their operations because of the earthquake. Several employees got stuck in their office. The question now is, what do you need to do in case of an earthquake?
Here the following things to do during an earthquake
1. Stay Calm
You have to be calm during the earthquake otherwise you would can’t decide right. Don’t let your emotions get over you, get over your emotions.
2. Duck, Cover and Hold
You have to identify the safe spot in the area that your in and cover your head. You have to remember that earthquake may last less than a minute and you have to cover your head.
3. Stay in an open area after the earthquake
It’s a protocol to stay in an open area to avoid objects falling in your head. You also have to stay away from glasses and other materials deemed to be harmful.
4. Do not use elevators
The last thing you want during an earthquake is to be stuck inside the elevator. You have to use the stairs if you are going down.