I’d like to think that there’s no other job that I’d like to do that to share whatever knowledge and experience I have, motivate people in most parts of Asia (as of the moment), and inspire them to be more productive members of their own community.
I know it is challenging but I think at this early age, I’ve proven one important point: People can perform miracles in their lives—no matter how small it may be.
I’m always privileged to be invited to speak in seminars, conference, and conventions in Asian countries. And when I tell you that I’m happy and honored to speak in front of these wonderful audience, I really am. I’m only 28 years old (as of this posting). Yet, I already share stage with the world’s sought-after and highly popular motivational speakers.
For a guy like me who started from the gutter, I’m grateful for the what I’ve made for myself and for my family. What I mean is, I feel a sense of pride for a job very well done. It’s not always that a guy from the Philippines can speak and match those of the western part of the world in terms of corporate speaking and training.
But sure I did learn (and have been learning) many new stuff as I travel the world especially Asia. These are the countries that I can only see in my primary school textbooks. When I was still a kid, I thought it was far. Well, not at all.
From Malaysia, my first major Asian speaking tilt, I take pride at sharing my expertise in motivational speaking through Thomvell International, a Kuala Lumpur-based organization which organizes trainings and seminars. It was a unique conference for secretaries and administrative professionals. I really enjoyed it.
Well, my audience enjoyed the seminar as much as I did. After that, in fact, I had three more speaking engagements for Thomvell. It seems to me like the opportunities opened up after that first seminar.
BI also got a chance to speak in Bandar Seri Bagawan in Brunei. Oh, it was another lovely experience. I spoke on entrepreneurship at a popular Entrepreneurship Awards in Asia. I was privileged to speak at the forum of the awardees prior to the awards night. It was a spectacular speaking portfolio for me!
And then I had to go to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, another historic Asian country. I spoke during the Asian Publishing Convention. I loved the city and toured around it. But I was able to share my knowledge on Internet marketing. I’m thankful for having the opportunity to share my knowledge on digital publishing.
Years ago, I was in Bangkok, Thailand. It was an experience that I wouldn’t forget because that where I met Richard Gere, the American actor. I was a delegate of a Science Development Network project in coordination with UNESCO. As a writer, it was great to motivate my fellow journalist.
And then I also got a chance to see the wonderful city of Seoul, South Korea, where I accepted the Collegiate Ambassador for Peace award. It was another humbling experience to be chosen in this highly respected organization. I’ve met friends and new people from the other side of the world.
All these things, as I travel around Asia, happen because I speak on motivation. I am an author who writes motivational books, gives motivational seminar, and provides motivational materials so people can maximize their full potential.
Speaking in these countries, and surely to other parts of the world in the coming years, is a challenging job. But it is enjoyable, too! Sometimes it’s hard and the expectations are high. But the only option I have is to succeed in it and deliver my message in the best way I can.
So far, I haven’t disappointed anybody who got me to speak. That’s why they invite me over and over again. I’m not saying this to boast of anything. This is only to state a fact. I’m saying this because I believe that we all have the potential to inspire and empower people through our own works and contribution.