Tag: success

Failure Is Mandatory

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of  failure.” – Paul Coelho, The Alchemist – This is the first in a series of blog posts that talk about success. I had the opportunity to ask the registered attendees for SQLSaturday Philippines to vote for a particular topic that they […]

Leadership Lessons from Running a SQLSaturday Event

I’ve been involved with the SQL Server community ever since I can remember. I’ve been both a speaker and a volunteer and I know how it felt like to be on both sides of the fence. However, the one thing I haven’t been is an organizer myself. Until SQLSaturday218. This is the very first SQLSaturday […]

When You’re Right In the Middle Of Failure

I was about to deliver my presentation on preparing and delivering presentations when my MacBook just couldn’t get the projector to work with it. One guy from the audience started making comments about using a Windows laptop instead of a MacBook so we switched to one but still without any luck (that proved that it wasn’t […]

Empowering Others By Giving Them A.I.R. To Breathe

Flight Emergency v2 by Patrick Cheng In a previous blog post, I talked about empowering individuals with double As. The idea came up from the concept of lithium powered batteries that power up electronic devices: appreciation and affirmation really do empower individuals. This past week, I was listening to an episode of the EntreLeadership podcast where […]

Revisiting Your Past For A Better Future

The past, present and future are all interconnected – Dr. Bill Gould – I had the opportunity to spent the last Christmas and New Year in my home country, the Philippines. And every time I do get the chance to go home, I try to create memorable events for both me and my family. I […]