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What Ka Lui Taught Me about Purpose

I was in our office in Makati City one morning when my business partner and friend Ian said, “Sha, let’s go to Palawan next week!”
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“Huh? What are we going to do in Palawan?” I asked.
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“Let’s write and rest. I need to write some articles. And isn’t it that you have articles to write as well?” She answered.
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You might be wondering why Ian chose Palawan. Our business partner Val and our trainers Kat and Cherry were there to conduct 10 days life skills training for our unemployed and out-of-school youth there.
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I checked my Planner and my schedule that coming week was a bit flexible. The next day, I booked my flight to Puerto Princesa for an 8-day writing spree in Palawan. 
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I wrote my three main agenda:
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  1. Rest. Relax. Recharge. 
  1. Learn how to sleep in a hotel room by myself.
  1. Finish writing my latest book Is it Time to Quit Your Job?
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For the past five weeks, I was working non-stop, flying in and out of Manila. I gave talks, training, and seminars in Cebu, then back to Manila, then back to Cebu, then flew straight to CDO. I was so physically drained that I almost lost my voice.
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Palawan would be a good place to relax. Good thing the nature of my business and profession allows me to work anywhere. 

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with my friends Val, Kat, Ian, and Cherry
with my friends Cherry, Val, Kat, and Ian
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I would spend the entire day by myself — writing, reading, brainstorming, writing, writing, and writing! Pure bliss.
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At night, I would join my friends Kat, Val, Ian, and Cherry for dinner. 
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One particular night, we went to this famous restaurant in Palawan called Ka Lui. 
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Let me say something about Ka Lui. You cannot just walk in. You need to call them up before hand and ask for reservation. That was how in demand that restaurant was. They were always fully booked!
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Here’s what blew me away. They only had a 2-page menu! Yes, just two pages! One for the meals and one for the dessert/drinks. 

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Ka Lui’s 2-page menu
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That’s it! They don’t have the usual multi-pages menu that most restaurants have.  
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When you enter the restaurant, you need to remove your shoes or slippers. You have to dine barefoot. (That would save them a lot of time, energy, and resources cleaning up the place). 
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Ka Lui knew what they were good at. Ka Lui knew what they serve best. They knew their purpose. And they serve just that. They are so focused at that one thing that they do best. No distractions. No ifs and buts. Nothing fancy.
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That’s why they are so successful.
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Taking off from Ka Lui, what is that one thing you do best?
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What is that one thing you love to do?
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What is that one thing you can give the world?
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For me, it’s writing. I love to write. It’s my way of blessing the world. It’s my way of communicating God’s goodness. It’s my way of communicating happiness, inspiration, and meaning. It’s my way of loving God and loving you.
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What is your one thing?
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Discover it. Develop it. And Deliver it to the world.
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I wish you success and happiness!
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Sha Nacino
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PS. I love to write. So far, I’ve written and published 9 books. I also love to teach people how to write books through my 90-Day Book Writing Challenge. I get excited whenever I finish writing my book. But you know what? I get a different high when I see the students of my 90-Day Book Writing Challenge finish writing their books.
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On June 11, 2016, 11 authors will launch their books! One of them is an OFW and he is here for the book launch. Another is a person who has Parkinsons disease but who was able to finish writing her book. You’d be so inspired by her story!
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Meet them on June 11 during our event  How to Write a Book seminar plus Book Launch 2.0.
As of this writing, there are only about 30 seats left. Register now at seminarphilippines.com/booklaunch
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PPS. If you feel you have a gift in writing, you should attend our event How to Write a Book seminar plus Book Launch 2.0. I also invited Ms. Noreen Capili, a bestselling author and a writer of many of ABS-CBN’s top-rating teleseryes to join us in a panel discussion on June 11.  Only 30 seats left. Register now at seminarphilippines.com/booklaunch
Photo Taken from Ms. Noreen Capili's IG
Photo Taken from Ms. Noreen Capili’s IG
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Oh, by the way, Early Bird Rate  is only Php1297. See you on June 11! 

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Sha Nacino is one of the most sought-after Filipino motivational speakers in the Philippines. She is the bestselling author of the books Money&Me, Mission Happiness, plus 7 other books. Sha is the founder of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge where she helps first time authors write their books. She also writes for Bo Sanchez's TrulyRichClub newsletters. She regularly gives talks on Personal Finance, Happiness, Purpose, Success Principles, etc. If you wish to invite Sha to speak in your company or events, visit shanacino.com or email her at sha@seminarphilippines.com.

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Sha Nacino is one of the most sought-after Filipino motivational speakers in the Philippines. She is the bestselling author of the books Money&Me, Mission Happiness, plus 7 other books. Sha is the founder of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge where she helps first time authors write their books. She also writes for Bo Sanchez's TrulyRichClub newsletters. She regularly gives talks on Personal Finance, Happiness, Purpose, Success Principles, etc. If you wish to invite Sha to speak in your company or events, visit shanacino.com or email her at sha@seminarphilippines.com.

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