Find Success In Areas Of Your Strength

Some people stay frustrated at the workplace they hate. They hate their boss. They hate morning traffic. They hate the office. They hate just about anything. However, some people stay frustrated for a while and find their way out. They find ways to be more positive while creating ways to find success in areas of their strength.

The question is, which are you?

If you are feeling frustrated, purposeless and directionless, this ecourse, The Roadmap to a Fulfilled Life, Live the Life God Designed You to Have, is what you need to get some clarity, support and encouragement.

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Ready to have a more fulfilled life?

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If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at viviene@thefulfilledwomen.com. I would be more than happy to answer any of your inquiries.

How To Become A Hands-On Parent While Earning

I had the privilege of attending this year’s H.O.P.E. Summit (Hands-On Parent While Earning) and I absolutely had a blast! Special thanks to Dulce and Kenny of Kansis Made for bringing me to the event!!

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Dulce and Kenny of Kansis Made

In the morning, the main speaker, Teresa Dumadag, talked about Time Management and gave us some worksheets that identified our “real time use” of our most abused commodity as a mother — time. Her talk helped us identify how we are actually using our time and how we can move those time wasters to more productive hours. It is just about intentions. If I intend for my daughter to remember me as a mother who had undivided time for her, then I would not Facebook while we play (which is something I am guilty of doing).

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Teresa Dumadag, Founder of H.O.P.E. Summit

I felt inspired that even if she has 3 children all under 10 years old without a yaya (!) she still manages to pursue her passion like training and coaching. I can relate to her in many levels. I also do not have a helper at home. I bring the whole gang when I need to attend a meeting. When I was still hosting weddings, my husband and daughter would be with me in all my meetings and hosting gigs.

The afternoon session started with a short talk by Cathy Bautista, an equally inspiring woman! She is a mom of 3 who left the banking world and became a successful freelance Finance Advisor. I love her story, her personality and her courage. One thing I want to emulate is how positive she is about life. She has a gratitude attitude that I believe brought her to success. No matter what adversity, stay thankful!

Cathy’s talk was followed by Teresa sharing with us her talk on Freelancing. She gave straight-forward and doable tips on how you can make money by doing what you love. It gave me even more courage. You just gotta start somewhere. Be an expert. Build your name. Help people. And it’s going to be a non stop business. Ultimately, work around the kind of lifestyle you want which is the very reason you went out of the 8-5 — to spend more time with the family.

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Some of the mommies I met at the event. (left to right) Jem, one of the panelists, Amelia, Anna and Dulce (and her daughter)

The panel discussion that came after was inspiring in that they are real life stories of courage and overcoming challenges. I love hearing their stories. One of my favorites was Mom & Milly’s humble beginnings. Kat, the Mom behind this wooden toys business, particularly inspired me when she shared their biggest hurdle and their courageous response of moving forward.

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(extreme right) Kat, also one of the panelists, is the mom behind Mom & Milly

The whole day seminar ended with an engaging talk by Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket. She talked about Positive Discipline. I must admit my husband and I are in the opposing extreme side of the spectrum. He is very permissive and says yes to everything while I am very authoritative that I command and run my daughter’s life around my rules. I realized there is balance and being a total disciplinarian won’t work long term and would actually strain our relationship which is not something I want to happen! I can write an entire blog post series on what I learned from her short talk but I would leave you with her website: The Learning Basket and learn even more from there!

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The talk left me inspired that it can be done! The people I have met are just like me. They have children that need their attention but they did not see this as a hurdle but as a driving force to work towards their passion, earn and spend quality time with our family.

Do you also want to be a hands-on parent while earning?
Any tips you have for work at home moms?

When Your Husband is Your Business Partner…

Most of you know that my husband isn’t just my lifetime partner, he is also my business partner. Today, I had the privilege of being interviewed by the Wife behind All Mics Up, Mico Sadorra, on her blog and I’d like to share with you a snippet of what we talked about…

HUSBAND WIFE TANDEM BUSINESSES: Life Coach and Drone Service Provider

Why did you choose to do business together?
When we came back from Singapore in 2012, we both didn’t want to go back to the corporate world. Instead, we started a Cupcake Business. It didn’t pull through as successfully as we wish it would be. So my husband came back to work as a Piping Engineer. Our first venture however was followed by 2 more attempts to set up a business until we both figured out what business we really wanted and that is what we do now. Our hope is that we could do business full time so we can have more flexibility in our family schedule.

You can read the rest of the interview here…

Nutri10 Vitamins for kids 1 – 12

Nutri10 Vitamins is our newest discovery when we came back to the Philippines. I had always had a hard time giving my daughter vitamins. It has always been a huge struggle. When we were in Singapore, we discovered a chewable tablet that she loved. Unfortunately, this is not available here. Good thing that we had been introduced to Nutri10 Vitamins. One of my mommy friends said her son began having great appetite when she gave her this vitamins. My daughter isn’t exactly a picky eater but there are seasons when she would give me a hard time feeding her so having a vitamin for her daily is a must.

On our first day taking the vitamins, she was very excited to try it. I was wondering if she would really like it. And boy she did! I was to be honest very surprised because she NEVER liked any type of syrup whether vitamins or medicine. I got quite curious why she liked it so much so I tried it myself. I know right? What mommies do! Haha… When I took a tiny sip on her syrup I knew immediately why she liked it! The ponkan flavor was a hit! I suddenly remembered my own vitamins as a kid. I felt like it tasted just like this one.

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What is amazing is that, she would be the one to remind me for her vitamins. She would go to the counter and point to her Nutri10 vitamins. She would even tell her dad about it when he comes home at night and brag that she was taking her vitamins. I can’t be any happier!

Nutri10 Vitamins from Wert Philippines is for kids 1 to 12 years old. It is a food supplement that has Taurine, CGF, Zinc and Lysine.

What vitamins do you give your kids?
Have you tried Nutri10 Vitamins? How does your child like it?

Mom and Son Matching Clothes by Zeep Kids

Mother Daughter Dresses abound but not very often do you see matching clothes for mommy and baby boy. Well, the long search is over. Mompreneur Gracie Maulion made it easy for mom of boys to find fashionable matching clothes.

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Being an online buyer myself, I find it hard to find brands that have quality materials. Either they are cheap but made of low quality fabric or you find a more reputable brand but you have to pay the price! As they say, you get what you pay for.

Well, not for Zeep Kids. Affordability meets quality. Not just that, their designs are fab! Go see it for yourself and check out their FB Page: Zeep Kids. I must say that there are a whole lot of different stores for matching clothes but most of them do not have a stylish touch which you can find from this store.

These are what some moms have to say:

Thank you zeep kids for our cute boho shorts and nautica matchy matchy, super love it.  worth it for the price very affordable lalo na medyo pricey ang clothes pang baby boy. And quality tlga ung clothes mo sis from the designs to fabric… very creative din ang packaging. Wait ko yung iba mo pang designs. God bless..

Ganda ng fabric ang lambot at comfortable isuot, 1st time hindi nairita si Drei kahit fit sa kanya yung shirt, ayaw na hubarin. Thank you Zeep Kids, sa uulitin

This momi and her Yael’s favorite and only to go to page for matchy clothes. Love the fabric, love the design, and love the peeps behind Zeep Kids.

Right now at 5 months pregnant, I know i wouldn’t look any further for matching clothes in case I would have a baby boy! I’m pretty excited!

Zeep Kids
The very first MOM & SON matchy outfit store
zeepkids@gmail.com

Do you like wearing matching clothes with your kids?

When Your Patience is Tested, Remember This Verse

I ended my Quiet Time this morning with a big sigh. I have been reading verses about patience this past 4 days and I guess I had been given at least 3 big tests on the subject up until this moment.

Yesterday in particular, I had a long discussion with an Online Seller where I was supposed to buy some products. Upon checking, I found a better deal from another shop so I said I am cancelling my order. Unfortunately, she has a No Cancel Policy which I wasn’t aware of because it was not stated anywhere on her site. But then again, policies are policies so I just obliged. I told her I will just pay for it anyway and just resell.

However, I felt so irritated when she still didn’t stop sending messages about why I should pay or how irresponsible I was for reserving and cancelling. We have settled it already. I said I’d just pay so why bother keep sending those messages. Our discussion didn’t end until 2 very long messages from each of us stating what she did wrong and what I did wrong. I understood her part so I said I’d pay but I also wanted her to understand her mistake.

I had thought about this incident the whole day yesterday. And today of course, God reminded me again about it with the verse from Proverbs 19:11.

Sensible people control their temper;
   they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Somehow, I felt confident I did control my temper with the way I replied to her. Because I could have done and said something more piercing and more hurtful. I could have ignored her, blocked her on FB, post public rants about her and don’t pay her at all. But I did not. I chose to just settle it by paying her. So that first part, I felt pretty confident I did not lose my cool.

But looking at the last portion…

…they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Wait hold it a minute. Overlook wrongs?? Does the Bible really say that? And then that big sigh. I asked Jesus previously, why did what happened yesterday happened? And this was His reply this morning. Because I need to learn to overlook wrong. I knew I had a mistake so I just swallowed the mistake by letting go of my cash. But what I wanted too was for her to know her part of the equation. I wanted her to see her wrong.

In my marriage, this was a big area I needed to improve on. I certainly have the gift of criticism if there is ever one! Contrary to my husband whom I would often hear say, “Hayaan mo na yan.” Honestly, I couldn’t take it. I am always one who would prove my point, have rights and so on. I won’t stop until you understand your wrongdoing. In God’s kingdom you most probably would call my attitude, “pride.”

I still keep giving myself a big sigh as I write this. It looks like this is a verse I need to remember often. There are times I need to back off, give up my rights and just let go. (I understand this is not the case for everything but at least for those things that don’t matter as much, just let it go.)

Do you often overlook wrong or are you more vocal about other people’s mistakes?

How to Turn Your Passion to Profit

Even as a kid, I had always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I knew an 8 to 5 work is not going to keep me sane. So after working for a few years in different schools (I used to work as an English teacher), I did freelance work as an English teacher and later on as a wedding host. It worked very well for me because I didn’t want to have to wake up early in the morning fighting traffic and having time ins and time outs, asking for a leave or having forced overtimes. Not the life I want!

Even when I was still working, I already had many different rakets and have started different businesses (mostly retail/buy and sell, which I still do now). I am fortunately brought up in a home where business or freelancing was something my parents were open to doing.

Fast forward to where I am now, I am running an online shop called Kezi Baby. It’s a fashion brand for kids where we provide baby headbands, shoes and apparel to little girls. I also have a coaching business. You can find me at The Fulfilled Women where I help women find and pursue God’s calling in their lives.

I wholeheartedly believe that we should not just work for the money but the other way around. We are supposed to turn our passion into profit (in most cases). We are supposed to wake up happy and excited to work in the morning and in that way, it won’t seem like we are actually working!

But here’s the thing….. Where do we start???

It took me a long journey praying and searching, what is my real passion and how can I turn my passion into profit. Well fortunately, there will be a seminar happening next week to help you sort this out. Manila Workshops will be conducting a workshop called Let’s Get Down to Business where you will find out how exactly you can make your passion be income generating and turn your idea into a real business!

Here’s more…

First 30 registrants will earn one(1) raffle entry for a chance to win the FREE STARTUP PACKAGE (logo, business card template & Facebook page cover photo) for that business you’ve been wanting to start.

There is still an early bird rate for the Alabang Venue. So make sure you sign up before it goes back up to the regular rate!

Find out more info here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/letsgetdowntobusiness

See you there!

How to Respond to Trials

Last weekend, I had the chance to attend a seminar put together by Women of Grace about how to respond to trials. I really wanted to attend the event because let’s face it, we WILL face trials of many kinds like what Jesus said in John 16:33. I did, I do and I know there will be more in the future. And the truth is for a long time, I had stopped responding the right way to the trials in front of me. I had become hopeless and I had stopped fighting. I had allowed the enemy to rob my joy and peace.

A week before this event, I met with one of my closest friends and I told her about how I had been dealing with my problems — not doing anything. And she said the most painful and true statement I ever heard. “You know what you are doing? You are literally handing your life to Satan. Here, take control.” That is what happens when you stop fighting. I had to hold my tears but inside, my heart was bleeding with pain. Because she was right.

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In the seminar, the speaker (who happens to be a person I consider my spiritual mentor) talked about: what trials are, the purpose of trials and how we are to respond to trials.

I wish to share with you all that I had learned but of course that will be too many, so here are just some of my take aways:

  • Trials are necessary because they will prove your genuineness and worthiness. Like doctors, you can’t get that “Dr.” attached to your name until you have endured all the exams a doctor needs to pass and many more!
  • Trials reveal who we really love. Are you for Jesus or not? The way you respond to trials will reveal that. No middle ground. Just pass or fail.
  • Trials allow us to wean from the world. Sometimes, I get so caught up in this temporary world that I forget eternity. What if Jesus takes away everything from me just like Job? Would I still worship God?
  • Have a joyous attitude in response to trials. “Consider it all joy” as the Bible says. This separates you from the world. Everyone will have trials whether they are believers or not. But if you are a true believer, you will respond to trials with thanksgiving and joy.

At the end of the talk, there was a breakout group where we discussed a few questions on how we can relate this to our lives today. I learned as much here as I have in the seminar. And one thing that stuck to my heart is the statement of one of my groupmates when asked what is our next step after hearing the message. She said, “I plan to obey.”

Well Lord…. “I plan to obey, too.”

How do you respond to trials?
Are you going thru trials now?

3 Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses


Bridesmaid Dresses UK

After being married for almost 7 years and being a wedding host for more than a decade, I still have an adoration to weddings, most specially bride and entourage gowns.

There are a million of choices out there in terms of color, design and material so sometimes it is pretty hard to choose which style brides’ should go for so their bridesmaids would look as stunning as she is. Well, I’m here to help! With the help of Millybridal UK, I found some amazing bridesmaid dresses any woman would love!

Here are those 3 stunning yellow bridesmaid dresses just for you:

Here’s a simple yellow gown for you. Simple doesn’t mean plain and boring. You can always add some touch of elegance in any simple gown by putting in some beads just like this dress. The single strap on the shoulder makes it look absolutely gorgeous.

Cute and sweet. That is how I would describe these set of bridesmaid dresses. The style and the color combo of them all look just like fluffy cotton candy — nice and candid. Short bridesmaid dresses would be a good fit for a bride who wants to have a more of a happy go lucky kind of feel in her wedding.

Lastly, this beautiful gown will make you want to walk down the aisle again. Actually, this is too extravagant you can actually use it as a wedding gown already! Some brides want a more formal gowns for their bridesmaids and to those brides, this is just a perfect match. This A-line sweetheart gown is perfect for a 5 star hotel wedding. I can pretty much imagine it with lots of flowers in the ballroom. Don’t you agree?!

So, which of these gowns do you like best? Is yellow a color of your choice in terms of your wedding theme?

Check out Millybridal.org for more beautiful gown designs!

Event Singers PH

One of my favorite parts of our wedding was the time when my sister and my brother sang, “You are my King (Amazing Love), I was crying my heart out in the background. I love this song so much! More than that, they have the most beautiful rendition of the song too. (You can watch that here.)

I don’t know if that was the first time my sister sang at a wedding but she has been singing for as long as I can remember (that time cassette tapes was still a fad). She is a born singer! After being in advertising and now in sales, she still has that longing for providing good music to her audience. So recently  along with 2 other singers, they launched Events Singers PH.

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I know you’re probably thinking that hiring musicians in a wedding could be just an added expense since there’s YouTube or Minus One anyway. But really, bringing in live and good music to your event is actually what makes an occasion a “special” occasion.

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You can visit their page at Events Singers PH. They also have songs uploaded on that page if you want to hear their beautiful voices.