Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Happy Thursday,

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I just got back in Manila last Tuesday after four months of vacationing in the province.

So grateful for my extended vacation in the province and so grateful to have a dear friend who took care of my 200+ plants and love birds while I was away! πŸ™‚

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Since I got back, I’ve been trying to find my groove.

I felt a bit lazy to get back to work and all I wanted to do was to watch K Drama. Hehe!

But of course, I can’t do that yet. Huhu.

I still need to finish a lot of work — preparing for my upcoming talks, replying to emails, working on some decisions regarding the business, and so on.

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The things we need to do can be overwhelming.
​The key is to take it one day at a time.

That’s what I’m doing — taking it one day at a time.

Hope you’re having a great week so far and hope you’re also taking it one day at a time.

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Let me share a personal story.
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Your time is valuable and I promise you this story is worth your time.

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Last April 30, I had my book launch for my latest book Love Yourself Today.

I was so excited for it!

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Unfortunately, a few hours before the book launch, our PLDT internet connection at home in the province, with a speed of 100 mbps, suddenly got disconnected. It was the first time our internet got disconnected in the four months I was there.

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So my brother and I set up a makeshift workstation in our farm since the phone data was stronger in the farm than in our home.
We were done setting up and were ready as early as 5:30PM (my book launch was at 6PM).

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I was supposed go LIVE at 6:30PM after the host are done interviewing my special guests.

However, my and my brother’s phone data kept getting disconnected.

We tried GOMO, Smart, and Globe, to no avail.

Meanwhile, it began to grow dark in the farm and the only bright light was the one coming from the ring light.

Insects swarmed the ring light and I had to keep closing my eyes and my mouth so the insects won’t get in.

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Thank God I was still able to access Viber.
So I communicated with my team backstage and shared our Plan B.

After exerting all efforts to get connected, I still wasn’t able to connect.

I missed my own book launch!

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Thank God for my friends (the host and the special guests) for staying and for my team for handling the tech backend.

The book launch went really well!

​You can watch the replay here β€‹

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When I got home, I was so hungry but I didn’t have the appetite to eat.

I just wanted to cry.

So I went to our roof deck to cry.

I didn’t understand why, of all days, our internet had to act up on the day of my book launch.

Then I began to think about all the other things I still needed to do the next day; e.g. Masterclass for Thrive University.

I cried even more!

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I was too tired I didn’t have the strength to complain.

I didn’t really feel like complaining.

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Then I asked God to embrace me.

I said,

“God, I don’t know why I had to miss my own book launch.

All I knew is that You love me and Your plans are always better than mine.”

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I felt a warm feeling in my heart and I heard God say,

“My child, slow down. Rest.”

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Then a bright idea came to mind — move the Masterclass to a week later.

I respected the participants’ time and I didn’t want to risk getting disconnected because of the internet connection problem.

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I am sharing this story with you because I want you to know that not everything you see on social media is the absolute truth.

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Maybe you saw your friend’s post on social media and you felt inferior.

What you didn’t see are the struggles she didn’t post.

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If you follow me on social media, maybe you think I am happy and smiling all day everyday.
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What you didn’t see is that there are days I can be lazy, too.
There are days when I needed to find enthusiasm to work (even if I’m so passionate about my work).

There are moments (like the one in the roof deck) when I feel so tired and down and all I can do is cry to God.

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Maybe you feel that, too.

It’s okay to be vulnerable.
It’s okay to cry.

It’s okay to feel all your emotions.
You don’t have to have it altogether all the time.
You don’t have to try to be strong all the time.

That’s the reason why I wrote my book Love Yourself Today.​

Loving yourself is about learning how to let yourself be seen, heard, and loved by the person you live with 24/7 — yourself!

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We oftentimes shun off our uncomfortable, painful emotions — to others and to ourselves.

We repress our feelings… until we can no longer hold them and we burst.
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That can be harmful.

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No matter how successful you have become, I’d like to invite you to learn to love yourself.

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Love yourself.

Take care of yourself! πŸ™‚
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Do it one day at a time.

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I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday! πŸ™‚

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Cheers,

Sha

P.S. Since I missed my own book launch (Haha), we’ll do another book launch. This is Book Launch Part 2. It’s happening LIVE via Sha Nacino Facebook page and Sha Nacino TV YouTube. β€‹

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May 7, 2021 (Friday) 6:00PM PH/SG time.

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P.P.S. You can grab my book here http://shanacino.com/lovebook​

Launching price is Php150 only (around USD3) until May 10.

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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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