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    It isn't about Hillary losing, it's about having a psycho who ran his entire campaign driven by fear, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia win the most powerful position in the world. He made these deplorable perspectives socially acceptable. Well, it's absolutely unacceptable and I refuse to sweep it under the rug out of acceptance of the outcome.
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    Be proactive, not reactive. If you don't like your circumstances, change it. The boogeyman from a different country isn't out to get your job. Stop blaming others for your struggles and have accountability. Learn a new skill that's useful, travel, gain perspective. But hate rhetoric, that's not cute and it's not a good look on you.
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    There is a clear divide in the major parties. Not democratic vs republican, but even democrat vs democrat, republican vs republican. When did we get so lost?
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APEC was held in Manila this week and did not disappoint. I was fortunate enough to be a delegate during this historic summit that brought about world leaders including President Obama (in a barong nonetheless) and world's worst traffic! But it was an EPIC APEC week and these are some of the things I learned.
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    You're as good as your team.
    No one can do it alone. That's a fact. It's not products that shape brands, it's the people behind it. You don't need too many cooks in the kitchen. You just need a solid, lean, strategic team to have the same mission, but are flexible, resourceful, think outside the box, and can execute. They know what they're good at and more importantly know what they're not good at.
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    Celebrate tiny victories, but keep pushing for the BIG IDEAS.
    Tiny victories/wins should be celebrated. You have to feel good about doing what you do and always give credit where credit is due. However, omit the champagne and parade. Feel good about it and keep pushing for your next tiny victory. Small wins done well births big innovation, big ideas, and big impact.
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    Outsource your weaknesses
    Knowing what you're not great at, is as imperative as knowing what you thrive in. Outsource your weaknesses. If it occupies too much of your bandwidth with little results, that's also a depletion of energy that could be put to better use elsewhere. Outsource it to someone else who can (see lesson 1).
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I've been in the Philippines for almost a week...and these are five takeaways.
  1. 5. You'll need a treasure map to find tampons, so bring them. Tampons are a scarce, luxury item only fancy supermarkets carry. Pads (aka: "napkins") win here.
  2. 4. Uber is here. It wasn't here three years ago during my last visit and the signs of growth in the economy are very apparent everywhere you go. So yes - you can 100% uber here (here meaning Manila), but still try the Jeepney and tricycle because they're the best.
  3. 3. ATMs are used for absolutely everything from paying bills to depositing checks.
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