Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Hi,

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

It’s so good when things are going well, right?

But what if everything that can go wrong did go wrong?

This happened to us about two weeks ago. My team and I conducted a free webinar on How to Write a Book Even if You’re Not a Writer. Over 17,000 people registered. Days prior to the webinar, we did dry runs to make sure that our webinar system can handle the traffic. I even talked to the webinar software provider and asked if they can handle the number of participants and they said they can.

The webinar is at 2PM. On the day of the webinar, the webinar platform crashed! The participants couldn’t enter! Even my team couldn’t enter.

So within a few minutes, we transferred to another platform. Alas! There was power interruption in our province.

Not only that, the original webinar platform we used sent over 25 spammy emails to each of the participants in 5 minutes.

The result? We received over 10,000 emails from confused and dissatisfied participants.

To cut the long story short, we were able to successfully hold the webinar at 6PM that day. Thank God!

And the response from the webinar attendees warmed our hearts!

We received thousands of “thank you” comments and emails from those who attended the webinar.

There were two lessons I learned from that experience:

First, stay committed.

To be honest, when the systems crashed and there was power interruption, all I wanted to do that time was to sit in a corner and cry! The pressure was so high! But I knew the show must go on. I prayed and I also asked my Papa and my closest friends to pray for us. (Thank you, Pa and dear friends!)

My team and I committed to deliver a world-class webinar and we stayed committed to our commitment. It paid off!!!

So maybe you’re asking.

Sha, how does this relate with me?

Maybe you’re on a journey right now.

Maybe you put up a business or you’re working on a promotion.

Maybe you want to get married but you’re still single and you haven’t met the right person yet. (Ehem!)

Maybe you’re in a challenging marriage.

Maybe you have challenges in your health.

Maybe you have challenges in your personal life.

Maybe everything that can go wrong did go wrong.

Maybe you feel like giving up.

Don’t give up just yet! You’re about to have a breakthrough! 🙂

Go back to your WHY. Stay committed to your “why.” Then take the first step and as you take the first step, the next step unfolds.

Second, know that everything is working for your highest good!

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Everything that can go wrong that Saturday did go wrong. I felt like saying “Woah, God! Really??? We worked so hard for this and everything crashed? Is this a joke?!”

Now looking back, I can see how those “wrong” things turned out to be beautiful blessings. I am so grateful!

My team and I gained so much from that 2pm-6pm experience!

We became more patient. We thought out of the box. We worked together as a team and came up with solutions. We were quick to respond. We also apologized to all the participants for the inconvenience. We succeeded in producing a world-class webinar that inspired and gave hope to the participants. We discovered how to do things better! And so on…

And we celebrated with food! Woohoo!

The problems that you may be facing right now can actually be blessings in disguise.

Some of the biggest problems I had in the past that turned out to be huge blessings.

I understand that when you’re in the midst of a big problem, it’s hard to shift to gratitude right away. That’s okay. If you feel like crying, cry. Love yourself while you’re crying or while you’re feeling sad.

Then tell yourself, “This is working for my good! This is a blessing! Something good will come out of this.

Then ask yourself, “What is the blessing behind this problem? What is this teaching me?”

Our minds are so powerful. That’s why it is so important to ask our minds the right questions.

Have the right perspective. Everything is working out for your good! Yes, even the problems!

I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday!

Cheers,

Sha

P.S. A few days ago, I interviewed Stephen M.R. Covey, the son of the famous author of the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey. We talked about “Leading at the Speed of Trust.”

You can watch the snippet of my interview with him here. 

In this 1-minute snippet, I asked “Why is trust important?”

He also has an upcoming Masterclass on February 24. If you’re an entrepreneur, an HR professional, a manager, a business leader, a CEO, or a department head, this is for you! I’m attending this as well!

You can check this link. Register at http://bit.ly/StephenCoveyFeb24 and use the code ThriveUniversity to get an exclusive 20% discount

P.P.S. Do you need some inspiration and motivation these days? I created a Self-Growth & Inspiration playlist in my YouTube channel which you can binge watch for free! Simply click this link 

Play it while you’re exercising or cooking or gardening. Let me journey with you through these videos.

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.

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