I met Jose Villanueva III a.k.a "Quest" about almost a decade ago. We used to belong in the same music group in Church. We were both young then.

Even before, Quest was already passionate in what he does – making positive music. And even back then, I've seen 'Jose' encourage both young and old thru his music in a big way.

Today, his song "Sige lang" is the official fight song/anthem of Smart Gilas Pilipinas National Basketball Team who recently won the 2012 Williams Jones Cup.

"Sige lang" is also #1 in the MYXph.com charts.

His success is an inspiration for all of us. As the lyrics of the song goes, "Kasangga natin si Bathala. Walang imposible!"

Sige lang, laban pa at bumoto for Quest's "SIGE LANG" which is #1 on the MYX Daily Top Ten!

Just type: Sige Lang - Quest on the MYXph.com Voting Box!



There are hundreds of reasons why your project or venture won't work once you start. Many things can (and will) probably go wrong. Rarely will it go according to plan.

But that's not the real problem...

The real problem is 'expecting' it to work the first time you try. 

People tend to quit the first roadblock they see. If you're facing one right now, don't quit. It simply means that you need an alternate route. Even a simple 'trial and error' can help you find a better way.  

As you progress, expect detours.

Remain faithful. You'll get there.

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iCHANGE: Winning Disciplines for Change (Bacolod)

It is a privilege and an honor for me to be a part of this learning event in Bacolod happening on September 22, 2012.

I wrote Productive Pinoy as a way to inspire, encourage and equip Pinoys on how they can maximize their talents, showcase their art, or even start the work or business they've been dreaming of. (Start Something!)

In this event, I get to have that opportunity again. We are expecting around 7,000 participants to attend this conference.

The best part is that I get to do it with the people I respect and admire.  (…to be on the same stage with them is a humbling invitation)

Francis Kong is the author of 10 books, a sought-after speaker, and an entrepreneur. The first time I've heard him speak was about 11 years ago. Since then, I've admired his work. Sir Francis has a unique way of bringing out the best in people.

I've met Alex Lacson last year. Sir Alex is a lawyer by profession, but what impressed me was his down to earth personality! His love for our country propelled him to write the national bestseller, '12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do for his Country.

Ms. Lois Yasay is one of the authors of the Travel Blog – wearesolesisters.com. Together with her Travel Sister Chichi, they left their jobs to travel for six months in Southeast Asia and India. (Now, that's passion!) I'm sure that's an interesting story to hear!

So if you're from Bacolod, or anywhere nearby, I hope you could join us. Please see the contact details by checking out the poster above. 

Entrepreneur & Author of Productive Pinoy



For some people, it's a day to start all over. For others, it's a day to continue building. For a few, it's a day to seize a challenge. 

So, what day is it for you today?

Every new day is an opportunity to start, to build or to conquer.



3 things YOU can do to help...

1. Pray for the safety & comfort of those who are affected by the heavy rains and flooding.

2. Share or retweet any useful information.

3. Donate or share however you can.

I've compiled a short list where you can send your donations. To get the complete information, please click the link that is provided. Hope this will help.

2. CCT & Right Start Foundation

4. Ateneo de Manila – See details here

5. Dela Salle Greenhills, Zobel & Dasmarinas Cavite – donate here.

6. DLSU USG "SAGIP METRO 3" – See details here

7. GMA Kapuso Network Foundation – donate here.

8. CCF Alabang – See details here.

9. Cha Dao Tea Place/Reach (Relief Effort) – details in the poster and here.

10. Enderun College – located at 1100 Campus Ave, McKinley Hill, Taguig City) See details here.

11. Victory Fort Bonifacio (Every Nation Building) – see details here.

12. Victory Ortigas (4th level Robinsons Galleria Mall) – details here.

13. Victory Alabang (4th Level Festival Mall) – details here.

14. LBC stores will serve as a drop-off centers. (for Philippine Red Cross) See details here.

15. McDonalds stores will also serve as drop-off centers.  (Link to store/branch locator)

16. The Office of Congressman Rodolfo G. Biazon will start accepting donations tomorrow Aug. 8. Items for donation: bottled drinking water, blankets, mats, food and medicine.

Drop off center – Office of Cong. Biazon, GF, South Center Tower, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, telephone number 809-3132.

17. University of Asia and the Pacific – See details here.

The list will be updated. You may also email productivepinoy@gmail.com



I ordered two blended drinks from the counter. One for me and one for my son. We sat down and started doing our work. (I was working on something and my son was doing his school work)

We waited for our drinks and noticed that it was taking a bit longer than the usual. So, I stood up and politely asked the crew if the orders were ready. They told me they'll make sure to deliver it to my table as soon as it's ready.

After a few minutes, the drinks came along with two donuts.

Me: "I didn't order donuts."

Crew: "I'm sorry sir, your drink came in longer than the usual, the blender malfunctioned a bit. The donuts are for you. Thank you, sir, for waiting."

Me: "Ohhh… Thanks!"

I wasn't complaining. I wasn't even disappointed in any way. And yet, they gave me something to make up for this 'slight delay'. A simple "I'm sorry for keeping you waiting" would've been enough, but they chose to 'delight' me instead.

The typical service business would say, "Ok lang yan, di naman sila nag complain, sabihin mo pasensya na" but Krispy Kreme built generosity into their culture.  

The Takeaway for Businesses – Service excellence should be dictated by YOU (the service provider) and not just by your customers. You don't need to wait for a complaint to do something nice for the customer. 

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