When I hit 40, I knew that there were many things that I would like to do. I love my corporate job, especially the people I work it but somehow there was this longing to do something else. Some people call it “mid-life crisis” and that may be true to some degree. You see, I have always wanted to bring the advocacy of personal finance outside the corporate realm by being a public speaker. For many years, I have been a fan of people like Francis Kong, Butch Jimenez and so many of the great speakers of the country. I was also a fan of writers like Cito Beltran and other columnists. 3 years ago, never in my wild imagination will I think of what I am doing now.
Two decades the financial services industry made me build up my knowledge and competence in the finance arena and God blessed me with the ability to communicate both in the area of speaking and writing. But how will people know who I am and what I can do? How do I get people to notice me? In other words, how do I get a break?
The answer? Personal Branding. With the help of my good friend Carlo Ople, I was able to launch a dream career that I am enjoying now. While I am still very far from the likes of my role models, I am thankful that I am getting there. Thanks to many mentors, Personal Branding and the Lord Almighty.
People have often asked me how Personal Branding helped me launch my new career so I asked my friend Carlo if we can do a seminar on the whats and hows of personal branding. Join us this Saturday at the Upper Level of Promenade at 1:30.