Friday, January 27, 2012

Choosing To Make Difference

The second and third speakers at the forum organized by the Ateneo Alumni Association through the Ateneo Speakers Bureau were Coach Pia Acevedo and Pia Magalona. These two wonderful ladies set-up a company called The One Core, where they help you to make a difference in your life that will also make a difference in your relationships.

One Core will be able to help the students of the program find where they exactly are in their lives and what are the things they can do to be able to achieve the things they want to achieve. Through One Core, students will be able to learn how to master their lives and how they will be able to choose positive responses.

When people chose to respond positively, this increases their confidence and certitude. It helps them to create a difference in their lives.

One of the things that I have learned from Coach Pia is that to be able to keep yourself sane, stay away from negative people. Choose when to be available to them. When we interact with people, we continually come across different characters and personalities. Some people are very positive and are even oozing with energy. When you are with these types of people, you simply feel good! You want to be around them all the time.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are people who drain your energy; so called 'energy-vampires.' They seem to be whining all the time. They are the victims of traffic, of their birth and their existence. These are the people you want to stay away from. Coach Pia advised that you should not be available to them all the time.

When you have no choice but to meet these people, it is best that you already have an agenda of what you will be talking about. It greatly increases your chances of staying away from the person as fast as possible.

One Core also offers other programs such as personal coaching and assisting you in defining a career that is right for you among others. You can also look-up their programs by clicking here.

In the end, we all want to make a difference. But we need to start with ourselves before we even begin to think of changing the world.