I have two exciting stories for you today.
Let’s dive right into our Story, Highlight, and call to Action for the week 🙂
I also have a brand new music video for you. This is our 31st music video so far.
Story #1: Business Idea
More than a month ago, I had a crazy idea!
It’s not for my business but for the business of my mentor.
I messaged the Head of Operations of his business and shared the idea with him.
I also messaged my mentor and shared the same idea with him.
Here’s the exciting part! They listened.
Over a month later, they invited me and a small group of influencers to the launch of that idea.
It’s so exciting!!!
Story #2: The Noisy Factory
I live in a beautiful condo beside a noisy factory that’s been around for more than 5 decades. Our condo was only around for less than 5 years, I guess. During the height of the pandemic when practically everyone would stay home, I remember how disturbed I and my neighbors were because of the 24/7 noise coming from the factory.
I surveyed my neighbors, and I learned that one of them would get severe migraines every time she’d open her balcony door. Another 5-year-old neighbor’s nose would bleed when his mom opens the balcony doors.
As for me, I started getting palpitations. It’s like being in a concert hall all day, all night, every day for 4 months. But instead of listening to great music, all you hear is the annoying sound similar to that of a vacuum cleaner.
I cried so many days and nights because I didn’t have peace and quiet. That’s why at one point, I stuffed my condo with 200+ plants, 10 love birds, and two man-made waterfalls. I also never opened my balcony doors. If I had to water the plants on the balcony, I wore my noise-canceling headphones. It was that bad.
That’s when the idea came to mind — talk to the decision-makers so they can do something about the noise pollution that was not only hazardous to our mental health but to our physical health as well.
I’ve been trying to reach the factory, to no avail. So I talked to the local government and to the VP of our condo so they can protect the residents. Thankfully, they listened. What happened next was so beautiful. The lawyers and engineers of the factory had a meeting with us and explained their 3-month plan to drastically reduce the noise their factory was producing. In their own words, “We want to co-exist peacefully.” Everything was done in good faith, and they were grateful we brought the issue to their attention.
Today, I can enjoy some peace and quiet. I love opening the balcony doors to let the natural light and air in.
I’m so glad I acted on those ideas!
“Ideas can change lives… but only if you act on them.”
Call to ACTION
Do you have a crazy idea?
What is it? Share it with a trusted friend, family, or mentor.
If it’s an idea for your company, share it with your leader.
Let those ideas see the light of day!
This is why I love TEDx talks.
Their tagline is “Ideas worth spreading.”
I’ll deliver my TEDx talk this month.
Please pray for me. Thank you! 🙂
If you’re a business or corporate leader, how can you create a psychologically safe environment so your team members can freely share their ideas?
Who knows? Those ideas may propel your company to a whole new level.
Sometimes the best ideas come from the ground.
I wish you fearless possibilities!
Keynote Speaker l Author l Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management
P.S.1 I’m doing another run of the “How to Start Writing Your Book Even if You’re Not a Writer on August 5 (Saturday) 6 PM PH/SG time. You can register here https://workshop.shanacino.com/BWC2023
P.S.2 Are you looking for ways to help create a psychologically safe environment for your team so they can freely share their amazing ideas? Let’s talk. Visit https://shanacino.com/ or email us at email@example.com
P.S.3. I have a new music video! The videos were shot in the Philippines, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. The title of the song is Un Monde Qui S’Illumine which means “A World that is So Bright.” It was Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary song.
Watch it here. Enjoy!