#BestYearEver: Impact

We are God’s handiwork.

We are all made in His image and likeness, and we are created to do good works. And those good works have already been prepared for us by God. We just need to cooperate with Him.

Creating an Impact

If we want to create an impact, we have to give our greatness to the world. God has already given us our tools or talents and we only have to use it the right way.

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screen cap from The Feast Bay Area SYNC Live Stream

Bro. Didoy is teaching us that we have to use what we are blessed with, to bless others. And this is where I remember that quote that says we cannot give what we do not have.

Sometimes we do things and fail. We get sad, we give up. But maybe, we fail on doing those things because we are not meant to do it. An aspiring singer will fail if he was made not to sing, but compose songs. An artist may fail as being a painter, because although he’s good at painting, he wasn’t made for it – rather he was made to create a different art, and that’s where he can inspire more.

But how do we know where we are blessed with? What has God blessed us more with that we can use to create an impact to the world?

What’s your FOCUS?
We have to know what to  focus on. And in order for us to determine it, we have to ask ourselves and identify

  1. That thing that when we do it, we can help most people; and
  2. That thing that when we do it, we feel most alive.

From all the things that we do, or capable of doing, what is it that does not feel like work? What is it that we are happy to do, yet it also helps people? Something that we do that benefits both ourselves and others?

To help us identify the answer to the above questions, we can also ask others the following questions about us:

  1. Where do they think we excel?; and
  2. What do we do that helps them the most?

Because sometimes, people who are close to us are the ones who can help us realize what we are great at. This reminds me of times when friends would tell me to do something just because they know I’m good at it (though, most of the time I don’t believe, and think that they’re just being nice to me).

Identify what you are made to do. Answers to these questions help us identify what God has made us to do. Identifying it keeps us from wasting time doing things we’re not meant to do.

What’s your FUEL?

We have to know our purpose.

Passion + Potential + Pesos = Purpose

Where what you are made to do (passion) meets where you have the most potential, and helps you create the most revenue, is your purpose.

Once we have learned what to focus on, and identify what fuels us to do it, then we can create an impact to the world.


I was not able to physically attend The Feast today, but I was lucky to watch another session, The Feast Bay Area SYNC live stream.

The Feast Bay Area is a weekly prayer gathering of the Light of Jesus Family. Sundays at The Feast start with a Holy Mass, proceeded by a worship, then the talk sessions by Bro. Bo Sanchez and other Feast Builders. For Feast Schedules, you may visit their Facebook page: The Feast Bay Area

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#BestYearEver: Implementation

The last of this month’s talk series for Best Year Ever (Imagine Your Future Now), is Implementation. To be successful, we have to take action. We have to work for it. We don’t just observe the successful – we have to move.

Today Bro. Bo Sanchez taught about knowing God’s Will for us – and these are:

  1. The WORD – know the teachings of the Church. Know what is right and wrong so we don’t have to ask “Lord, what do You want me to do now?” all the time. If you are in a situation where you are not sure what to do, go for what is right.
  2. The WISE – consult mentors. Learn from people and don’t just watch them succeed.
  3. The WHY – know your purpose. Knowing our purpose helps us focus on our goal.
  4. The WALK – keep walking. Never stop trying, never stop doing. Just keep walking.

Your Move.

“Life is a game of Chess. Half the time it’s God’s turn to move, and half the time it’s our time to move.” ~Bro. Bo Sanchez

God will give us our WHYs – our purpose, then leaves us the details. It’s up to us to fill in those details.

God has already moved when He gave you your purpose. Guess whose move is next?

Your turn.


The Feast Bay Area is a weekly prayer gathering of the Light of Jesus Family. Sundays at The Feast start with a Holy Mass, proceeded by a worship, then the talk sessions by Bro. Bo Sanchez and other Feast Builders. For Feast Schedules, you may visit their Facebook page: The Feast Bay Area

#GoFundMEL

A friend who is so gifted with music, Melisa Camba, is a graduating student in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music (BM-Vocal Performance) and an alumna of the Philippines High School for the Arts. She is currently working a a teacher and artist at the Philippine Opera Company.

In September 2016, she started auditioning for schools in the UK (London, Wales, Scotland) and in New York for her post-graduate studies in Musical Theatre. So far, three schools have already accepted her as part of their program for the fall Semester of 2017.

With this, Melisa is asking for help so she could pursue her post-graduate studies since the cost she may need in these schools are quite expensive and beyond her capacity. To know more about the details and ways to help, please click: #GoFundMEL. Any amount is greatly appreciated and I know Melisa will never fail us.

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD)

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, according to the college’s website, RWCMD is one of UK’s leading drama school. It has ranked as the top institution in the United Kingdom for drama training.

As of today, Melisa’s scholarship application to RWCMD is currently being processed and results on her application will be announced between the months of March and August.

To know more about Mel, go to this link: Melisa Camba

Thank you so much in advance and may God bless you more!

#BestYearEver: Shortcut to Success

Today marks my first attendance to The Feast by Bro. Bo Sanchez for 2017. Every month at The Feast, Bro. Bo, together with other Feast builders discuss certain topics during the Talk session which is done after the Holy Mass and Worship. Each topic is divided into a series of talks each week for the whole month, thus it’s called “Talk Series”. As for my experience, a month usually has 3 Talks (one each Sunday) that focus on one topic, the 4th Sunday would sometimes be kind of like a Summary of all the talks during the month.

For the month of January the Talk Series is entitled “The Best Year Ever“. This is divided into the following:
Talk 1 (Jan-8): Imagination
Talk 2 (Jan-15): Imitation
Talk 3 (Jan-22): Implementation
Talk 4 (Jan-29): Impact

Since I wasn’t able to attend the Feast last January 8th. I’ll just share what I have learned on today’s talk: “IMITATION“.

Today’s talk has a tagline “shortcut to success“. We all know that there really is no shortcut to success. Success is achieved through hard work, blood and sweat. Bro. Bo, together with Bro. George at the 10:45AM Session, shared the 3 Ways to Win in this Game of Life.

  1. CATCH – identify the winners. Avoid religious people who do not have love in their hearts. If we want to be winners, we have to be surrounded by winners – the real winners, not those who only pretend to be successful. Like Bro. Bo’s example, those people who seem wealthy but has huge debts we’re not aware of, we don’t want to be like them, right? So talk to real winners.If we want to build a business, then we have to look for people who are already successful in that field, and learn from them. That said, if I want to be successful at blogging, then I have to find successful bloggers and learn from them what makes a good blog and how have they kept their blogs interesting, etc.
  2. COPY – once you have identified the winners, copy them. But only copy what fits you.  Bro. Bo earlier said, “Don’t copy personality, copy production. Don’t copy process, copy passion.”

    We only copy what is applicable to us or what’s applicable to what we want to achieve and be successful at. For example, let’s say I have already found someone successful at blogging, and let’s say this person is a successful food blogger. What Bro. Bo is trying to tell us is that, in my case, I don’t have to start a food blog like that person, I don’t have to go food tripping everyday or every week, just to have something to write about. I don’t have to copy that way.Bro. Bo is teaching us to copy the successful person’s passion meaning finding what we are passionate about. Not only does it help us to focus but finding our own passion also helps us find who we truly are.
  3. CREATE – we may copy, but we also have to be original. From what we learn from successful people, we can start creating our own way to success. From there, we can share to those aspiring people and let them copy our production, our passion so they can create their own. And hopefully they’ll do the same to others.

I like this from Bro. George Gabriel, “You can always be a second rate version of anybody but you have to be the first rate version of yourself.”

There there.. 🙂

Nothing is more exciting than the game of life, and to win, we just need to Catch the winners, Copy their passion, and Create our own.


The Feast Bay Area is a weekly prayer gathering of the Light of Jesus Family. Sundays at The Feast start with a Holy Mass, proceeded by a worship, then the talk sessions by Bro. Bo Sanchez and other Feast Builders. For Feast Schedules, you may visit their facebook page: The Feast Bay Area

 

[Edit 1/29]: Added Talk 4: Impact