Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Happy October as well!

October is my favorite month of the year! Can you guess why?

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


Story #1: The video that changed my life

A few weeks ago, I was attending an event for moms and homemakers.

Though I am not yet a wife and mom, I aspire to be one. 🙂 I’m so grateful there’s this amazing group I can immerse myself in.

That day, the speaker, Andie taught us some self-care practices, how prepare healthy smoothies and we also created our own room spray.

Here’s what my room spray looks like.

Want to order for Christmas? Just kidding!
That day, Tita Tessie hosted us in their beautiful home and I was very inspired by her sharing.

I learned that she goes to Mass daily. Wow!

I can identify with her since we’re both entrepreneurs. (Their family owns Amici and Caramia. They also started Red Ribbon which was then acquired by Jollibee Foods Corporation.)

I got curious as regards her mindset in going to Mass daily. She was so sweet to send me a video by Bishop Barron.

That video changed my life.

Before I share with you the gist, take a moment to answer this question:

“Which is more important? Play or work?”




Here’s the gist according to my understanding:

“Play is more important than work. The highest and the most sublime form of play is Mass.”

Let’s break it down.
“Play is more important than work.”

Maybe you’re saying, “But I need to work to pay the bills.”

That’s precisely the reason why play is more important than work.
Because when we work, there is another higher purpose why we work — to serve, make money, produce results, and so on.

But when we play, that’s the purpose in itself.

“The highest and the most sublime form of play is Mass.”

The highest and most sublime form of play is when you play with the One who loves you the most. The One who sees your strengths, weaknesses, darkest side, weirdness, sensitivities, and sins, yet chooses to love you anyway. I’m talking about Jesus.

That inspired me to go to Mass daily as much as I can. I want to play daily with the One who sees me and loves me the most! 🙂

What is your version of play? Who do you want to play with?

Of course, there are many other ways to play.

Playing with the ones we love is so precious.

‘Wasting’ time with kids is never a waste of time.

Making time to let your inner child play is a worthy investment.

Story #2: Spontaneous trip to Baguio

A couple of days ago, I was craving this hot chocolate in Baguio City.
I told my friend,

“I want to go to Baguio this coming Sunday to drink choco batirol. Then travel back to Manila that same night because I have a speaking engagement the next day.”

My friend checked her schedule and said, “Okay, let’s go!”

What a blessing to have a cool friend who can ride my crazy spontaneity! Our common friend and her entire family will also be in Baguio that weekend, so it was a perfect time to bond.

So off we went to Baguio.
We arrived at 5 AM, had breakfast, then strolled along Burnham Park.

There were Zumba classes going on. I love dancing Zumba! So we joined.
Then we biked and walked some more. Our goal was to clock in 20,000 steps by the end of the day.

That day, we danced, biked, went to Mass, bonded with our friends, drank choco batirol, ate our favorite food, hiked for two hours, and got lost, haha, had a foot massage while napping, and yes! We clocked in 20,000 steps that day!

On the first day of my favorite month of the year, I indulged in some of my favorite activities. That day will forever be etched in my core memory bank.

Last year, I began a tradition to celebrate my birthday the entire month of October. That’s exactly what I’ll do this October.


“If play is more important than work, how will you inject play into your day?”

Call to ACTION

Are you stressed out these days?

How can you make your inner child play today?

If you lead a team, either as a corporate leader or as an insurance unit manager, how can you make work more fun for your team?

How can you keep them engaged and motivated?

For over a decade now, I’ve been invited by companies and organizations to motivate their teams. When I do pre-event calls with the leaders, they would share with me their pain points and what they want to happen.

Good news! I’ve developed The Team Motivation Test™, a tool designed to evaluate your team’s motivation and engagement levels, and it comes with actionable recommendations you can implement right away.

I’ll release this free tool in a few days. If you want access, simply add and message me on LinkedIn so I can share the link with you once it’s out. Here’s my LinkedIn​

I wish you fearless possibilities!

Sha Nacino

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

P.S.1 Let’s connect on LinkedIn.​

P.S.2 Have you watched my TEDx talk yet? You can watch it here.

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

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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