I'm in an industry where I can be replaced by just anyone. That's a hard fact I learned this year for I almost lost my job. I struggled back in 2012. It was just a crazy year. It was tough that I almost gave up.
The month of June 2013 was a wake up call. We needed to cut some people. Just like any other business, it was necessary for the business to keep going. That feeling is haunting me. I thought, "so, how will I keep my job?"
I work harder since everyday the bar is being raised. I learn new skills or you will be left behind, Today's standard maybe tomorrow's failing mark. That's how dynamic this world is.
As a leader, the challenge is on how to bring your team to that one direction. Some people buys the idea easily, some needed a little persuasion, some just don't.
Sometimes, I get misunderstood when I become aggressive. Far do they know my only intention was to bring them to a better position, a safer place. Just like the story of a Shepard looking for a lost lamb.
But sometimes, the best way to handle a rotten tomato is to throw them away for it rots the whole basket.
This was one of my random musing while driving on my way to Capitol area for a good brunch after a long and tiring shift. I thought, yeah I deserve a good meal.
There's a food strip, a walking distance from the Capitol Palace, Escario Central Mall. There were interesting diners to choose from, Politics, Michael Angelo, Brioche, Cafe Sarree. We decided to dine at:
They are open at 11 AM.
I got the ribs. A way to tell that it is a good one is, if it's tender, fall-off-the-bone and the smokey-barbecue flavor. This pass my taste buds. They have what we look for in a diner, good food, friendly staff and a clean place.