Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Happy Tuesday πŸ™‚

I can’t believe it’s July already!
We’re done with the first half of the year.

Time flies so fast!


It’s good to reflect regularly.

As Socrates once said, β€œAn unexamined life is not worth living.”

Review could be done daily, weekly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually.


Today, I’d like to share with you my mid-year or semi-annual review using 3 categories:

  1. Gratitude – people, milestones, experiences, or things I’m grateful for.
  2. Gold – lessons learned
  3. Gift – how I was able to serve others outside my work


GRATITUDE : Milestones and Blessings

1. Speaking Engagement in Paris, France

Happy to meet speaker colleagues from Singapore , India , Canada , U.S. France , Portugal , Lebanon , and other countries. I was the only Filipino in the convention but I felt so connected with everyone.

2. Fun Travels

In the past 6 months, I’ve travelled to three locations in the Philippines : Boracay, Isabela, and Bohol.

I’ve also travelled to 6 countries in Europe : Switzerland , France , Luxembourg , Belgium , Germany , and the Netherlands .


3. Time with Family and Friends

Happy to have bonded with my family and friends.

I traveled to my hometown a couple of times to bond with my family and to celebrate Father’s Day with my Papa.

I also met some friends in person. So good to see people again in person and not just virtually.


4. We wrote, published, and launched two books.

Together with 150+ Filipinos, we’ve written, published, and launched two eBooks in less than 30 working days.

You can download them for free here if you haven’t done so yet:​


5. Kindle reader

I’m grateful for my Kindle reader. It’s so light and I get to bring it with me wherever I go.


6. Swimming and Badminton

I started to love swimming and I now swim regularly with the help of snorkeling gear. Hehe! I’ll soon enroll in swimming lessons again.

I also started playing my favorite sport again — badminton!


7. Local and Global Awards

I received two awards: Inspiring Humanitarian Award given by World Humanitarian Drive and one of my books was awarded by BookShelfPH as one of the most influential Filipino books of the past two decades.


GOLD : Lessons Learned

I learned so much in the first half of 2022. I shared my top 5 lessons from my recent European trip here​

Here’s a quick summary:

1. When you know how to connect with yourself, you know how to connect with the rest of the world.

2. God is so loving, sweet, and dependable. He always sends help.

3. When you’re in your flow, you flow!

4. You got this!

5. Delayed gratification works.


Aside from the five I shared above, let me share my favorite 2022 lesson so far.


Being at peace where you are is a gift.

By nature, I am highly productive.

For example, I learned that on average, artists and videographers take one day to shoot one music video.

Prior to hiring my videographers in Boracay and Bohol, they also said that their average is one music video per day.

When we worked together, our average was 5-6 music videos in one day!

I’ve written, published, and launched a book in 7 days!

During my recent travel to Bohol, my agenda was to write a book in 3 days, tour the island in one day, and shoot music videos in one day.

However, God had a different plan.

I heard in my prayer that God wanted me to just BE and to not write a book while I’m there.

I quickly obeyed.


Imagine having three days free! Three days of doing nothing!

I used to be so uncomfortable when I am not able to accomplish anything productive on a given day.
During my Bohol trip, I felt so at peace and content to enjoy those three days and just BE.


God wanted me to learn how to BE and I am glad I am learning my lesson.

The ability to be content and at peace where you are is a gift.


GIFT : My Contribution to the World

1. Choir

I auditioned for a church choir on March 19 and praise God I got accepted. Whenever I’m in Manila, I serve at the choir once or twice each week. It feels so good to sing and serve at the same time.


2. Ministries

We’ve raised money for a couple of ministries for children with cancer, abandoned children, and abandoned elders.
Doing business is more meaningful knowing that as we earn, part of our earnings also goes to those who need assistance the most.


3. Music Videos

We’re produced and launched 10 music videos in the past 6 months.

I don’t make money doing music videos.

On the contrary, I spend a lot of money to produce one.

Doing music videos is my way of having fun and sharing that joy with others.

Seeing the hundreds of comments from those who’ve watched the music videos is an affirmation that we’re on the right track.

Here’s our music videos playlist on YouTube.​


There you go.
That’s my quick review of the first half of 2022.

How was your first half of 2022? πŸ™‚

It’s good to review and write down your reflections.
If you wish, you can write it in your journal or share on social media or on your blog.

Do what works for you πŸ™‚


How do you do your review? I’d love to hear your best practices as well.


P.S. I lead Thrive University, an online membership for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to unleash fearless possibilities in their personal life and business.

Every month, we meet virtually via Zoom for LIVE Masterclass and Mastermind.

It’s a safe community where you get to interact with like-minded individuals.

Some of our previous masterclasses were on Morning Routine, Gratitude, Self Love, etc.

If you want to have a taste of what happens inside Thrive University, I’d like to invite you to guest in our upcoming Masterclass (90% off!) on July 20 (Wed) 7pm – 8:15pm PH/SG time.


​You can get more details by clicking this link: ​

See you! πŸ™‚

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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