Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

In January 2019, I flew to India to speak at the Professional Speakers Summit.

I was the only Filipino in a group of 150 global speakers and I also learned that I was the first Filipino to speak at that event. I talked about a topic I was so passionate about — book writing.

Let’s backtrack a bit.

When the idea of writing a book came to mind back in 2008, I felt so burdened.

I had a huge problem! I didn’t know how to write a book, I was terrible at writing. Worst, I even hated writing.

But I had a compelling message to share and I thought the best way to share the message was to write a book.

Fast forward to 2011, I finished writing my first book and I launched it. That also launched my speaking career.

Today, I’ve written 15 books. I developed a formula for writing a book, which I shared in my signature online course The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge. Over a hundred first-time, non-writers have graduated from the course and they have written, published, and launched their books as well.

I am sharing this because maybe there are times when you feel lost.

Maybe you feel lost right now. You’re trying to figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to go.

Maybe you have one or two of these questions…

“How do I get promoted?”
“How can I reach my quota?”

“How can I engage my team members and increase our team’s productivity?”
“How do I launch this project?”

“How can I encourage my team to show more care (or malasakit) for the company? “

“How do I hire the right talents? How do I retain them?”
“How can I write a book given my busy schedule?”

There seems to be millions of information online but you can’t seem to piece the information together.

You ask yourself, “Waaaahhhh! Where do I start??? What’s the first step? What’s step 2, step 3? Who do I talk to? What book do I need to read?”

You feel overwhelmed.

This is where you need these two things:

1. What is your purpose for wanting to do what you want to do? May the ultimate purpose be to SERVE.

If the purpose is money, fame, and/or applause, that will just leave you feeling empty.
Money, fame, and/or applause are positive effects of serving.


If you don’t believe you can do it, you’ll give up at the slightest hint of discomfort.

Worst, you won’t even try because you would think it’s useless anyway.

It took me three years to write my first book. During those 3 years, I never doubted I can write a book.

Though my problems were I didn’t know how to write a book and I didn’t have the writing skills at that time, I had this strong belief that…

“Every problem has a solution as long as you know the formula.”

-Sha Nacino

True enough, I created a formula for writing a book.

Let me share with you where this belief came from.

When I was young, I geeked out solving Math problems.

I did this day in and day out for years — elementary and high school. It was so much fun for me!!!

I’m not a Math person anymore but the lesson I learned from solving Math problems remains.

“Every problem has a solution as long as you know the formula.”

Here’s even better. There is no single formula. In fact, you can create your own formula.
Or you can look for someone who has created the formula you’re looking for (a coach, mentor, online course, etc)

If you’re reading this, this is me telling you, “You got this!

If you’re feeling lost right now, start with these two simple steps — SERVE and BELIEVE.

Serving will put your heart and mind in the right place.
Believing will propel you to move!

SERVING and BELIEVING will take you far.

Of course, there are other things. Let’s start with these two.

What would you want to add to the list? 😊

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

Sha Nacino

Keynote Speaker & Author * The Possibility Igniter * Founder, HR Summit Global

P.S.1 I’m flying to one of my favorite countries next month to speak at their country’s biggest HR convention. Can you guess which country it is? Hint: It’s one of the world’s top tourist destinations. I’m crafting my keynote as early as now. I love to over prepare!

If you’re an HR professional, a department head, or a CEO, I’d love to hop on a 20-minute Discovery Call with you. I know your time is valuable, that’s why the call is for 20 minutes only. I’d like to learn how I can best support you and leaders like you.

If you’re up for it, just reply to this email and change the subject to “Discovery Call” so I can send you more details. The discovery call is free. I look forward to speaking with you 🙂

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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 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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