This thought actually came up after reading an essay from the former president Gloria Arroyo posted in Rappler. Things that I actually read these days are topics I never thought I would be interested until after few years after graduation. Anyway, I am not an economist, but the ability to manage a team taught me that when you take the position of an old fella, you reap BOTH successes and failures, which will BOTH be imminent in the first few years of your leadership. The learning here is being the person who can see the biggest picture of the [country’s] situation, we can see the strategies that work, which we can improve better. Same goes with those resulting to losses, which we must abandon.
This job that I have is way too far from politics and will never be close enough. But as a marketer, I am proud that to share that at least we share the same vision, that when we successfully acquire a client, the goal has always been to keep them from growing their success.
I was watching an old episode of an ad series, and somehow, I was able to relate when the lead actor said, “marketing is the ability to out stand others, not the ability to fit in,” which I think applies to the real everyday situations that we face–at school, work, job application, etc.
The ability to command and influence others is both a skill and a talent that require practice to make it an unconscious habit. If you want to be just another mediocre, fit in. But if you want to be somebody, you need learn to outsmart others, at least in a positive way without stepping on anyone.