Welcome to my Blog! After 3 weeks of finagling with Go Daddy and WordPress, consulting with Jerry Chen and Javier Rivero-Diaz, tweeting with Yaro Starak, and tons tons of hours of trial and error, I AM PROUD TO FINALLY LAUNCH MY BLOG!!! And the best part? I created this blog and didn't have to pay to outsource it!
Why did I choose to be known as “The Relational Marketer“? As far as I can remember, ever since I was about 8 years old, I have always been genuinely interested in people. I have always done my best to connect with them and didn't really understand why. People have branded me as a people pleaser, “brown noser” and a naive person who seems to find the best in people everywhere. I was even told during a job interview for Philippine Airlines that “they can't hire me because I smile too much”. Can you imagine an airline who can't hire someone because she smiled too much?
Another thing that didn't use to make sense for me before was that I seem to always get elevated to a leadership role or have leaders -everywhere I go – to take notice of me without me really putting much effort into it. Looking back, I realized one thing: the connections I have made in my life are all part of a Divine Appointment and I have been given this gift of connecting with people and a heart that finds the good in everyone so that I can fulfill what I believe to be my life's purpose which is this:
To live a life of purpose and help others find theirs…
For my life to always reflect God's joy and love
To help revive hope to the hopeless
To become unbelievably blessed so I can become a blessing!
One of my most favorite quotes is by one of our most beloved President, Ronald Reagan – this is his epitaph on his tombstone at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and that there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
It is my greatest desire to be able to give value to those who take the time to get to know me and trust me. I know I will not be able to connect with everyone on a physical level but through this Blog and my other social media sites – I hope to interact with you, get to know you and be able to build meaningful relationships just the same.
I also realize that some people may not feel comfortable that I do consider God and my Savior Jesus Christ as my Senior Partner in my business. If you only knew how my life was before God knocked on the door of my heart, you will understand why I am passionate about sharing the joy and peace that can only come from Him!
I believe that everyone has a story and mine is a story of courage, determination, implementation backed by faith, hope and love. It is through relationships that I am able to fulfill my God-given purpose. It is through relatioships that we get to know people beyond the superficial level and it is in relationships that trust, success and collaborations stem forth.
Truly, I am proud to be The Relational Marketer, desiring success for others more than I want for myself and when everything is all said and you're on your death bed, you are not going to be thinking about how much money you didn't acquire – you will want to be surrounded by those whose lives are now better because of yours! Yes, IT'S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS!