Our generation invented the quarter-life crisis, a point when people in their twenties wonder about their purpose, dream big and take chances. It's not exactly a bad thing. I, too, am guilty of leaving a well-planned week for a life of adventure. I wanted to pursue my dreams knowing that life is too short to settle down. The opportunity to grow your skills, understand more and learn about the world is a temptation difficult to resist. I quote the late Steve Jobs in saying never settle. Stay hungry.
Research tells us that we are also prone to believing that because of the vast talents we know we possess, we can conquer the world by claiming the wins our uniqueness was able to bag.
Yesterday, July 31, 2014, was the last day of Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La at Greenbelt 5. Although all their products are still available in the hotel, that place where friendships were formed and creativity was exerted is to be missed.
When I started working in the hotel industry, Ysa, one of my first friends came from that place. She was also the first reason why I was attached to the store. I remember staying there after work as she would do the same for me whenever I will be working late. I considered the shop a second office as everyone was very easy to get along with. It was also nice to learn about products and how their system works. The best part in that outlet was that the team, no matter the change in roster, didn't rely on titles. The teamwork was evident and the understanding for individual needs was vast. Difficulties didn't even matter compared to the lessons learned and challenges that were conquered. Everyone made sure that the group would laugh and smile at the end of the day. Sinfully then became a home and the team a family you can rely on. I guess for the same reasons that I fell in love with the place and got the hang of considering myself a part of that circle. Promotions and last minute requests from our dear guests even became platforms for us to strengthen bonds and hone skills. We could really say that trials make the difference.
But business is business. We must always seek for better opportunities to ponder on and grow. However sad we get because of the longing, we have to remember that letting go of something good opens us to something better. As we start on new roads to pursue, I'm sure the connections will stay the same. The best of luck to the talented individuals that made work fun.
Stay inspired and have a happy weekend. Later days!
Niguel is an experienced creative and marketing professional pursuing his dreams while growing with infinite possibilities.