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Day 2 Your Schedule is Who You Are

Day 2: Your Schedule is Who You Are 90-day Business Genius

Today is Day 2 (August 30) of my journalizing my entrepreneurial life.

I usually start my mornings at 8AM to 9AM. Yeah I know, entrepreneurs should wake up early and start hustling in the morning. But let me just share to you my usual working daily schedule.

7:30 AM – Alarm of my Phone
7:30 – 8:00 AM- Usually in the Comfort Room
8:00 – 9:00 AM- Prayer Journal, Stretching, talking to my (more…)

Journalizing Your Business Life

Day 1: Journalizing Your Business Life. 90-day Business Genius

Do you ask yourself daily if you had a productive day or not? Many of my productive days are actually results of asking myself “how did I do today”.

Before going to sleep, I either write in my journal or in my organizer. (My organizer now is sort of my idea notebook since I do my schedules on my Google Calendar and my to-dos here in my laptop). Just like now (it’s 1:26 AM, August 30), I’m documenting and evaluating how my day was. I found out through experience and reading books that “journalizing” daily really helps. It gives you stronger mental models (more…)

How to be a great Dad in Cebu

I am a DAD, that is My Main CORE Design

Traveling for me has always been fun. Even if it is just within Cebu City or going to a decent beach or a yummy cafe just to relax. I enjoy trying out and experience something new and out of my routine.

Last July, I received an invitation to give a Social Media Marketing talk from the Truly Rich Club in Cagayan de Oro for August 20. It has been a while since I went to Cagayan and I was a bit excited. I was thinking of the food that I would eat and the pasalubong to buy for my family and partners at InHim Group of Companies. I was excited to see the changes and progress in Cagayan since my last visit and if there are cool new things (more…)

SirChubby's Halo-halo

Focus on the Opportunities, not the Challenges

SirChubby's Halo-halo

This week was amazing for me. More and more opportunities are continuously popping-up and the future really looks bright.

As a person, I firmly believe that great opportunities and good abound us. What makes us different from each other is our perspectives in life. And I’m the kind, who sees it through a positive and better future. (I can’t help it, I believe in a loving and super-generous God)

Anyway, this week, a friend of mine who owns one of the a big industrial (B2B) printing shops called me to talk about a project that he wants my company to manage, operate, and market. A budget hotel in Cebu, that caters not only for a comfortable stay but also a memorable experience in Cebu. It’s a relatively small hotel but has a promising future. Now we are in the “drawing board” and still in the conceptualization stage, how can we position it in the market, and how we could make last a good 20-30 years in business.

The other opportunity is of course our first ever food venture for InHim Group. We started with our menu development and we have some very good flavors. Great things are also in store for our upcoming loyal clients in Consolacion Cebu. It’s a Halo-halo business anchored on local favorite flavors, made with love and the goal of giving people “a yummy delight”. We target to open the stall this middle of August in Tambayan Food Park in Consolacion Cebu.

Of course not all opportunities are in business and, the next one is for my family. We just had received our homeschool materials for our three 3 kids.=) As parents, Mayden and I are very excited to start teaching our kids at home and lead them to become not only good students, but also people who care for the bigger, greater good of the world. All of them are now officially “home schoolers”.

Point of this post is………… opportunities abound us really. And I could go on and on about, how opportunities come to me every time. But my prayer is that, you slowly be blessed with a “new” set of eyes. Seeing opportunities in growing as a person, in your family life, in your finances, and your health.

Have an awesome week!

Live a joyful life,

J.Bere – #SirChubby

Homeschooling Philippines

Our First Week In Homeschooling with CFA

Homeschooling Philippines

Have you ever felt like being totally disoriented about something that you “thought” was easy, but in reality was not? I’m not sure if everybody goes through these kinds of situations, but more or less about ninety-five percent (95%) of the people do.

Ever since my wife and I decided to Homeschool our three kids, I felt like we made the best decision in our lives. It is not every parents dream to do so, but we had the dream of not only to teach our kids academically but most especially to mold their character and love for learning. We were so excited, ecstatic, and elated at the same time.

Until…. the actual day started.

It was very messy (a mixture of toys and school stuff on the floor and in different areas in our room), challenging, and daunting on both of us parents, especially to my wife. Since my wife works at home (online-home based-job), we obviously thought that it would be very easy for her to do it since while she is working she can work and give lessons to our kids every now and then, but it wasn’t easy at all.

Although both our 1st and 2nd child have already gone to regular schools during the previous years, our youngest, who is still 3 years old, hasn’t tried any formal school yet. So, as my wife starts teaching, he (our 3rd) messes around and tries to “tempt” his Ate and Kuya to play with him. (hahahahaha) When in fact, he also is supposed to do Homeschool with them. His attention span is way too low and his energy to play is way too high. So after two weeks of trying, my wife throws in the towel.

Of course, me, the ever heroic (not to mention gwapo and macho me) Daddy comes to the rescue. I then volunteered to teach them myself. You see in my business life, I tend to over hustle. On a daily basis, I start working 10am and go home 10pm. I don’t have a big business yet so a lot of the things that I can delegate, I can’t still afford to (although we are already starting).

Since my family is more important to than my business, I now go home 6pm everyday (or at least I try to), so that by 7-11pm, I the “heroic” Daddy will be the one to Homeschool our kids.

First day of Daddy’s class was perfect (note: our youngest was sleeping).

Second and Third, gosh….. I mean whoah, it’s really hard………… I remember while I was teaching our eldest daughter (my beloved), I slowly saw her tears falling from her eyes. What the heck did I do? Was I too strict? Am I a lousy teacher? Was I impatient with her? All this happening while my wife is also teaching our youngest and trying to make him quiet because, he, again was messing around again.

So what do I do? I stop. Drank water and pee’d. Went back upstairs and talked to my daughter and told her “Babe, that’s enough for the day. I’m sorry Daddy can’t teach you anymore for tonight. Lets continue tomorrow”.

I went to our bed side and reflected. First, I started blaming myself. Asking myself what did I get into?. But what’s so great about being a Christian is that the Lord impresses upon us something, that feeling of assurance. Instead of worrying, I played with my kids again and after a while went to sleep.

The morning next day, during my journal and prayer time, I had a clearer and rested mind (especially my heart). I’m reminded of the reasons why we started Homeschool in the first place. Also in my reading, God gave the verse “It is I God that give you the will to do and to be successful in what you and I take pleasure in you doing” (Phil. 2:14). Not the exact verse but, it is how I felt that Daddy-God was speaking to me this morning.

Today my heart is renewed and my mind is much more relaxed, not only in teaching our kids but also in my inner self as well.

Lesson: it is never easy when you are trying something new. It sometimes makes us look foolish and somehow makes us think we are at our wits end. But as we practice it and do it every day, we start to get into a flow. Like water that takes on any form, we humans (blessed by our Lord) have the infinite capacity to grow. So today, I declare to myself. Take time. Look foolish. Cry sometimes in trying out something new. But one day, there will be a harvest. Your kids will not only be academically intelligent, but they will also have the best character and heart as people of the Lord.

To all parents who plan to do Homeschooling or are already doing it, I salute you. This is not an easy mission. But we can do it. Because we love, and we do it because of love and a long time ago somebody loved us (and continuously loves) first.

Live a joyful life,

J.Bere – #SirChubby