‘MM’s Messages and Moments – 1/15/08′

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Delays and Whirlwinds Vol. 1, No. 7 * 15 January 2009 By JCI Mem. EMI ROSE R. PARCON2009 President I can't say it enough. JCI is a good training ground. More so in the aspect of flexibility, nimbleness and crisis management. When you lead a JCI chapter, circumstances around you change as often as Michael Jackson visits his cosmetic surgeon. Things change. Regardless how much you plan. Regardless of how much you control things around you. Life is like that. This is more pronounced in a JCI chapter. The realities you face now, won't be the same realities you will face...
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‘Of Genuine and Effective Leadership – 01/13/2009′

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Value the Friendships in your Lifetime Vol. 1, No. 8 * January 13, 2009 By JCI Mem. ANGELO DANIEL R. PARCON 2007 President "A faithful friend is the medicine of life." – Apocrypha It is not a secret to those who know me that I am a very rabid and loyal friend to those who I know are true to me. I was raised in an environment that values the relationships we forge in life and how to make these as tools to make one stronger and more resilient in the face of the adversities that we encounter. I have had my share of controversies in life and have had to cope with disasters and diffi...
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‘Joy as Young Leaders – 01/07/09′

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Looking back, moving forward Vol. I, No. 01*07 January 2009 By JCI Mem. JOLEX YU LIM, CLT2008 President Happy New Year! The 11 days holiday economics provided me ample quality time to spend with my family, friends and relatives, even for some personal stuff. So much with the lechon, chicharon, cake, beer and red wine that my gastro can accommodate. I wouldn’t mind much as the threadmill at Fitness First helps a lot in burning those calories. I still do have lots of vivid pictures during the longest holiday on my digital camera that still needs to be printed. But it’s back to...
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Changing Perspectives – 12/27/08

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Fireflies and the city Vol. I, No. 08*27 December 2008 By JCI A / Mem. CERWIN T. EVIOTA, CNT, NG2006 Charter President WHEN was the last time you saw fireflies? I was still in my elementary years when my brother ICE and cousins would gather by the front yard of our maternal grandparents house in Corella, Bohol as a swarm fly from the star apple (caimito) trees to the jackfruit trees, and the ornaments in the garden. When petromax lit the homes as electricity was limited then to Tagbilaran City, the capital of the province, the fireflies served as Christmas lights. Only the littl...
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Of Genuine and Effective Leadership – 12/22/2008

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Leadership is action, not a beauty contest Vol. 1, No. 7 * December 22, 2008 By JCI Mem. ANGELO DANIEL R. PARCON 2007 President It was during the opening of our Kasadya sa Plaza project last December 14 when I first came upon the quote. There it was emblazoned on the hemline of our beloved University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguar Junior Jaycees’ shirts. Leadership is action, not a position. Indeed it is. If only we have more from our youth who have the same principles as these youngsters, there wouldn’t be any doubt as to the success of the future of our one and only Philippines. To put ...
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Changing Perspectives – 12/13/08

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As Manny Pacquiao takes them Vol. I, No. 07*13 December 2008 By JCI A / Mem. CERWIN T. EVIOTA, CNT, NG2006 Charter President QUINTUS Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet and Philosopher just before Jesus Christ was born, known more in English literature as Horace, said: “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant” Such character is boldly demonstrated by our Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao, in almost all of his fights, especially when he is pressed to the wall (literally, the ring in the boxing arena). While he truly f...
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MM’s Messages and Moments – 12/11/08

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The Lessons of "E" and Vanguard Vol. 1, No. 6 * 11 December 2008 By JCI Mem. EMI ROSE R. PARCON2009 President I am forced. Before, life didn't have to. Now, it had to. I used to have a bi-yearly evaluation of my goals. I forgot when exactly I developed the habit. But, I guess I was 17 then, around the time that I first read Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Not only did I create New Year's Resolutions, I made a list of people who I want to thank for the year and compiled the reasons why I'm grateful for them. I also re-assessed what's important ...
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Of Genuine and Effective Leadership – 12/09/2008

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Against All Odds Vol. 1, No. 6 * December 9, 2008 By JCI Mem. ANGELO DANIEL R. PARCON 2007 President As aspiring leaders in our societies, we must learn to harness our inner courage that allows us to face the odds head on despite an overwhelming disadvantage we may have against it. I just watched an interview that featured the recently victorious Manny Pacquiao over the boob tube.  Dyan Castillejo asked him, entering the ring against one of the most successful fighters this decade has ever known, how he was able to maintain composure and to concentrate on the enormous tasks that was...
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Changing Perspectives – 12/06/08

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Endure the valleys Vol. I, No. 06*06 December 2008 By JCI A / Mem. CERWIN T. EVIOTA, CNT, NG2006 Charter President “TOUGH times never last. Tough people do.” Maverick entrepreneur Lito S. Gillamac (LSG), a client for PR and marketing we served from 1996, shared with me this thought sometime in 1999 when the Asian crisis then plunged the country’s economy. The paradigm still remains as my driving thought today, especially when validated by my experiences in JCI and in my personal life, and when we started to build JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel. ', ' Mistakes We worked with LSG in his ...
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MM’s Messages and Moments – 11/27/08

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Nothing little in "little" contributions Vol. 1, No. 5 * 27 November 2008 By JCI Mem. EMI ROSE R. PARCON 2009 President I am not alone. What a reassuring thought. Though at times, it does really feel that way. I realized that over the years, I really was not. For every worthy endeavor, somebody or some people have been given to me to help me pursue things that oftentimes, I cannot do alone. That is why I immediately corrected Sir Fred Quino of DYRF during his interview of me. I was with JCI Mem. Charmaine Ong of JCI Zugbuana last Saturday during the Oras sa ...
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