Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Hope you had a beautiful long weekend! πŸ™‚

Let’s dive right into our Story, Highlight, and call to Action for the week πŸ™‚

My speaking program for the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for senior leaders and executives will start in July. I’ll share more about it at the end of this letter.

I’ll also share some of my recommendations.

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STORY

In May 2022, I traveled to Paris, France to speak at a global convention for speakers.

I was given a choice of whether to send my 18-minute keynote video or to deliver it in person in Paris. It would have been more practical to send a video keynote, but I chose the latter.

For some reason, I don’t go for what’s practical or logical. I am relational. More on that in a little while.

I was the Day 1 Closing Keynote Speaker at that conference, a speaking role I really love because it is extra challenging. You’re the last speaker they hear before they call it a day and you have the responsibility to end the conference on a high note and find a way to tie the previous speeches together and inject it into your speech. I LOVE that challenge!!!

Around lunchtime of Day 1, my brain was so tired because the conference was in two languages – English and French. I sensed the audience felt the same, too.

French speakers spoke in French and English subtitles were flashed on the screen.
English speakers spoke in English and French subtitles were flashed on the screen.

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My speech was “How to Start and Launch a Podcast in 30 Days.
It’s supposed to be a technical topic.

During the lunch break, I did something radical in my speech.

I changed about 50% of it!
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I increased the inspirational component (the ‘Why’ of podcasting, I also tweaked the opening and the closing) and reduced the technical component without losing the value of the speech.
From 18 minutes, I reduced my talking time to 14 minutes and added 4 minutes of music and dancing, a perfect way to end the Day 1 conference and transition to the Gala night.

During my speech, I sang and danced on stage and invited the audience to dance with me. A few brave and cool people joined me on stage and danced with me. About 95% of the audience stood up from where they were seated and danced!
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It felt like a concert!!! The FUN part was still part of my message on connecting with your inner child and letting it play.

I dared to be daring in my speech and it paid off!

After my talk, people came up to me telling me things like,
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“You made podcasting look so simple! Thank you!”

“I’ve always wanted to learn how to start a podcast and I was overwhelmed just thinking about it. After your speech, I got so excited and pumped up to create my own podcast!”

“You made me feel as if I can do anything!” (It affirmed my mission of inspiring #fearlesspossibilities.)

“The ideas you shared were hilarious!”

“I never saw podcasting that way before. That was a great idea!”

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I always ensure that when I give talks, I am not just the messenger but also the message itself. Regarding podcasting, at that point, my team and I had launched two podcasts in just two weeks.

Going back to doing things that are not practical…

I traveled for 24 hours from Manila-Doha-Zurich-Paris just to deliver an 18-minute keynote. I could have opted to send a video message of my talk but I chose to go the distance because of one thing: CONNECTION.

I wanted to feel my speaker colleagues and audience and I wanted them to feel me in ways that my video can not. It was a great decision! I’ve made new friends and connections.


with some of the speakers on Day 2 of the Convention

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During the Gala Night

Yes, it was crazy and impractical for me to travel all the way from Manila to Paris just to deliver an 18-minute keynote.

In the same way, it’s impractical for me to create music videos and spend a 6-figure amount to produce them, send weekly email newsletters to 200k+ subscribers, and produce two podcast episodes each week which is a LOT of hard work! Currently, we’re not yet making money from these contents — rather, we spend money to produce them. (If you have a brand that wants to be seen and heard by entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals thru my newsletter and podcast, email me at info@shanacino.com).

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It’s impractical for me to spend days, weeks, and even months preparing a 30-minute keynote speech.
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Yes, it’s impractical in the short run.
But it’s so fulfilling and rewarding in the long run!

Doing things that are impractical in the short run and are rewarding in the long run builds your character, competence, and confidence. It deepens your relationships with yourself and other people.

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HIGHLIGHT (Lesson)

Choose to do the impractical in the short run which will be rewarding in the long run.

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Call to ACTION

What are the seemingly impractical things you can do in the short run which will be rewarding in the long run?

Here are a few examples:

If you’re a parent, spending dedicated time with your children may seem impractical due to busy schedules, but it strengthens the parent-child bond and creates lasting memories.

If you’re a friend, carving out time to bond with your friends may seem impractical due to time constraints, but it strengthens friendships and creates meaningful experiences.

If you’re a husband/wife, setting aside time for regular date nights with your spouse may seem impractical amidst busy routines, but it strengthens the marital bond and rejuvenates the relationship.

If you’re a financial advisor, going the extra mile to provide comprehensive financial education may seem impractical, but it builds trust, empowers clients, and fosters long-term relationships based on informed decision-making.

If you’re an employee, taking onadditional responsibilities within the company may seem impractical at first, but it offers personal growth, skill development, and career advancement opportunities.

If you’re a corporate leader, investing in training and development programs for employees may be seen as impractical in the short run, but it leads to a skilled and engaged workforce, improved productivity, and long-term organizational success.

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What would you like to add?

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I wish you fearless possibilities!

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Sha Nacino

Keynote Speaker l Author l Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management

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If you enjoyed the podcast, please take a screenshot of the episode you listened to and tag me on your Instagram stories at sha_nacino. Thank you πŸ™‚

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Sha’s Podcast Recommendations

​6 Powerful Morning Habits that Will Change Your Life β€‹

(Interview with Hal Elrod)

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Hal Elrod is the author of The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Equation which have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. I first got to know him through Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast.
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“What do the most successful people do every morning that I am not yet doing?” This was the question Hal asked himself. After doing his morning routine for just two months, his health improved, his sales increased, etc. Click here to listen.​

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​Why You Need Mentors​

​ and How to Get World-Class Mentors Without Asking Them​

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In this podcast, we’ll explore three essential aspects:

  1. The significance of having mentors
  2. Key qualities to seek in mentors
  3. How to gain mentorship without explicitly asking for it

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I also shared stories of how I met global speakers who became my friends and mentors, how I invited them to speak at my summits – Global Authors Summit, World Gratitude Summit, and HR Summit Global – and how I got invited to speak in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Maldives, France, etc.

If you’ve ever asked anyone, “Can you be my mentor?” Listen to this episode on Spotify here:​

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Sha’s Video Recommendations

The Power of Being Seen

(3-minute video snippet)

This video is about building a culture of care, a culture where people feel they matter. But why is it important to build s culture of care and appreciation?

THE GREAT RESIGNATION β€” In a study done by Zety in 2021, 65% quit because they didn’t feel valued by their managers.

ENGAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY β€” When employees feel unseen, their engagement drops. Low engagement leads to low productivity. The disengaged employees can even negatively influence the more engaged ones.

If you’re a corporate leader, HR officer, employee, department head, or sales head, watch this video.video preview​

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Permission to Dance (BTS)

(Music Video)

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Do you need some upper? Here’s a music dance video for you! Let your inner child play today. This was the music video I shared with a global audience in Paris. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

​video preview​

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Upcoming Event

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My speaking program for the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for senior leaders and executives will start in July. It’s called “The Eloquent Leader: The Art of Speaking with Confidence and Competence for Leaders”

The program aims to give C-suite leaders, department heads, and senior executives the fundamental communication abilities they need to effectively communicate their message and vision, particularly during board meetings, Town Halls, and business and social events.

There is a free orientation/overview via Zoom on June 27, Tuesday, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Super excited about this!!!

If you’re interested to attend, please reply to this email with your name, company, and position so I can send you the Zoom link. Thank you and I’m excited to see you!

Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, TEDx speaker, author, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. For speaking invitations, visit shanacino.com or email us at info@shanacino.com

Sha Nacino

Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, author of 15 books, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. She is on a mission to inspire fearless possibilities by helping leaders and companies build a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated.

Sha finished her B.S. in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines - Diliman and holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and Inspiring Humanitarian Award by the World Humanitarian Drive.

Here are three ways Sha can be of service to you:
1. Connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sha-nacino/
2. Join Sha’s β€œMotivational Speaker’s Insights” email newsletter and download her eBook with a blurb by Brian Tracy here: https://shanacino.com/dreams
3. If you're looking for a speaker for your next event or conference, visit https://shanacino.com/ or email us at info@shanacino.com

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