Communicate in Advance

Communicate in Advance

I lead a team of millenials and centenials largely. These are individuals who are 20 – 40 years old. One of the things that I have to wrestle with are surprisingly some of the most basic things in professionalism but I also now understand the importance of clarifying even those things that are supposedly a […]

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

It’s the first time that we have ever done a strategic plan for the year ahead. I know that it sounds absurd considering we are already a 12 year old organization however I started SEO Hacker as a clueless young noob and I had no idea how to do pretty much anything except SEO. We […]

How Many Worlds has God Created?

How Many Worlds has God Created?

Sometimes I wonder about this question. It took God 6 days to build our world and create all that is in it – including us human beings. I do believe in my heart that there might be other works that God continues to do after our world has been done. Author’s Note: These things I’m […]

Sight without Vision

Sight without Vision

So few companies now have vision. Real vision of the future they want to attain. It’s a sad reality of our world because without vision, people would have different directions – often they put their own personal agendas first. We’ve always had a vision for where we want SEO Hacker to be but we’ve never […]

The Perfect Spouse

The Perfect Spouse

Yes it exists. Now the word ‘perfect’ here is relative of course as the saying goes ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’ so it follows the same route.  The world has too often peppered us with the thought “being married is not a fairy tale”. That divorce rates are increasing, that infidelity is […]

What the Job Market Has Lost to COVID

What the Job Market Has Lost to COVID

This year has been tiring. Business owners are feeling the squeeze of the job market going nuts. People demand working from home – and because numerous companies from all over the world are hiring here in the Philippines, salaries are increasing AND people are demanding less work too – hiding under the guise of work-life […]

Curbing Unwanted Reactions

Curbing Unwanted Reactions

There are more times than I care to admit where I lose my cool. No I don’t shout or say degrading words but people just know that I’m upset and that scares them and even hurts them. We all fall into habits that are triggered by emotions. Those times may be rare but they should […]

Founder and CEO: Out for Blood

Founder and CEO: Out for Blood

I have learned so much from my business & leadership coaching sessions with Michael Sonbert of Rebel Culture. He has been coaching me for well over a month now and it has changed my leadership and opened up perspectives and insights that I have never considered before. Consequently, he has made the lives of over […]

Entrepreneurship: Risking with People

Entrepreneurship: Risking with People

I have been tuned in to Patrick Lencioni’s podcasts lately and I have come across one where he mentions the truth that you will have to face the fact that you will hire really bad, rotten people in your team and it’s inevitable. Thoughts start popping into my head – and as the CEO and […]

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

I’m going through Wharton’s leadership certificate course on executive presence and influence and one of the principles in the first module is “All the World’s a Stage”. The summary thought behind that is that we are always on stage and people are always looking at what we say or do or wear or drive. The […]

Ballad of the Struggling Pandemic Entrepreneur

Ballad of the Struggling Pandemic Entrepreneur

The sacrifices weren’t enough. We paid others ahead of ourselves – taking out of our own savings. We taught people necessary skills they need to have a better livelihood. We mentored and coached fragile individuals who needed our encouragement and guidance. We gave to people who lost loved ones or who experienced loss in life. […]

How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

As a business owner, I could not express just how many times I have been personally disappointed by people – whether it’s clients, employees or suppliers – disappointments are just a part of life. I’m sure that even outside of business and work, we have disappointments that we have to deal with.  This time when […]

Making Mistakes for Progress

Making Mistakes for Progress

We have decided to try working using a hybrid setup where we ask people to come in to the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they can work from home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Author’s Note: This entry was written June 3, 2022 – I usually write ahead and schedule my posts for publishing […]

Perseverance Through Tough Times

Perseverance Through Tough Times

There’s no doubt about it – a vast majority of business owners are finding it difficult to traverse these difficult times where problems after problems batter your thoughts. There’s the ‘great resignation’ that’s happening all over the world because a multitude of people woke up more entitled and want more pay for less work. These […]

The Problem Pyramid

The Problem Pyramid

If you’ve ever watched Peaky Blinders, you’ll be very familiar with Tommy of the Shelby family. I’m not yet past season 1 but so far, I’m really drawn in to the series. They did a really good job at producing the show. I can’t help but be magnetized to the character of Tommy in this […]

The Grass is Greener with Pesticide

The Grass is Greener with Pesticide

It’s no secret – there is a ton of people resigning everywhere at all organizations in all countries. That’s for sure. What’s not so sure are the exact reasons why. Perhaps people are allergic to change and it was choked down on their throats during the pandemic. Perhaps with the forced change of the pandemic, […]

The Story of How SEO Hacker was Born

The Story of How SEO Hacker was Born

I was not born rich. My family is what I would describe as the typical middle class where my dad did not even graduate college because he had to fend for himself and his parental family. My mom also grew up with little to nothing.  By God’s grace, my parents were able to save enough […]

Today Matters

Today Matters

Being a visionary, I have the tendency to keep thinking about the future as if it was the most important thing. However looking at the reality of things, the most important thing is actually what I do today. We overestimate what tomorrow can be for us and we overexaggerate the past as if it was […]

The Burden of the CEO

The Burden of the CEO

The common notion is people think it’s hella nice being CEO. Yes there’s a ton of benefits and upsides to being top-dog but you’re also the one who has to take on everyone’s biggest and most pressing problems in the team.  In earlier times in history, people would elect chieftains of their tribes. These chieftains […]

Rising up in Difficult Times

Rising up in Difficult Times

There are not many days when leading is especially difficult for me. As CEO of SEO Hacker for 12 years now, I have faced a multitude of days when problems are handed up to me and they are tough. I’m used to it – but there are still days when my spirit is not as […]

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