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A Wonderful Habit


I will share something different today.

If you have read some of my blogs, you will have a little understanding where I am going.

Here it is.

A thing that some people don’t have, I call it a habit.

What is a habit? In layman’s term a habit is a positive thing that makes a person keep going. I know what you are thinking. Of course, there are habits too that leads a person to distraction. But honestly, I am not interested into that side of it.

I am kin of positive thoughts, I turned down anything that is not positive. Arguments, bad news, bad days, rumors, you name it. I am not INTERESTED on these things.

Now, this is uncommon to most that how is it possible to be just be positive or optimistic. I will tell you one thing. I have been practicing this for quite a good years now and to be exact, it has been 18 years in the making.

I am not a psychologist and I am not asking you to believe me. Besides, if you are in my small circle of friends, you should know what I am talking about.

From my parents, to siblings, affiliates, close friends, co-workers and my employees, every one in my inner circle know me with this. I don’t know how to call it, you may call it a skill if you think so but I am still studying it and looking for the right answer into it. And when I found out, I will sure share it with you.

Let us get deep a little for what is the habit I am doing for the past almost 2 decades now. 

Writing in any piece of paper. (Look at the picture). If you notice, I like writing things, from small information, to details and the things that I want to do for the day. Though I can remember some of the things that I have plan for the day, it is always  nice to have it written down so that I won’t miss a thing or at least done most of it. If you are a “techy”, you can use your phone for its Calendar or Reminders. It will have the options too to put it on Alarm 10, 15 or even 30 minutes ahead of time.

I have a lot of things to add into this piece of information, but I don’t want you to get tired reading. There would be more of this if you will stay tune.

Would you?



People absorbs knowledge, skills set and mastery.

But most of the time people also ended up on the side stuck.

People are bound to follow rules on how things work and yet there is no progress. Is there any key feature one has to have in order to be able to figure out how to succeed?

This is not an isolated case.

There are really people that even how many times undergone training, still can’t get it.


The circuit in their mind hasn’t changed. Slowly maybe, but until that person teach the brain from its state to move on nothing will ever change.

Being incompetent doesn’t mean you are not good at things, the right term for this is; undeveloped.

Yes, it is not developed yet.

How and when it will be developed?

The answer is within you.

You either start work hard for it or just sit and do nothing and keep your category of being an Incompetent.

Again. Your choice.

Job, Well Done


“Thank you”, “Good job”, Great job”, “Kudos to the team”

Compliments after compliments.

It is always pleasant to hear people being appreciative and grateful on the services they received.

Simple words which enlighten any service provider’s day. Little it may sound, yet it can have a big impact. It is unexpected in a way that the efforts rendered has been acknowledged.

One way or the other, keep it up.

At the end of the road, there is a big thing waiting to happen.

Just a Random Thought


Today is another usual day.

Went to work this morning, done the inventory and make a lists of order.

Kinda tired for the past two days of sleepless nights but I am still smiling.

Breakfast shift ain’t that bad, had fun chatting with my regular guests and new guests’ too.

Now, I’m sitting here at the office observing my trainee (let him do what I taught him).

He’s doing fine. A bit more of focus and he will be there. 

Time will come I know he can run his own restaurant soon.

Keep posted. 

Talk to you soon.

Always stucked?



How are you today?

A basic question that until now, I’m not sure if the person asking is really concerned about your day or it is just a regular question that pops up every time you met.

Many of us, if not most is stuck. Stucked in a sense that you wanted to do something but you can’t. I strongly believe you have been into that situation too if not today, right now or any other day.

That is how I feel.

Weird feeling that I wanted to do more but something is shutting me off. Inside me, there is a strong force, something a vibration that I can’t resist. I don’t want to prejudge though I know that it is the right thing to do.

What is missing or holding me back? Seriously?

A question I need to answer. It has been 5 long years and it always haunts me. What is this inside me that wants to break out and explode in no time?

I knew deep inside me the answer.

How to bring it out? Still discovering… >>>

3 Things in 1 Shot


Hitting 3 birds with 1 stone. Remember this phrase?

How is that? I used to be a guy who finds solution to any circumstance. And honestly, I still am.

Way back 2006, I was a general assistant at one of the busiest restaurants in the island and I was assigned in the catering department. My supervisor is away for 6 weeks and I was tasked to lead the team of 6 guys. It was December by then and party every where, left and right almost every day. With regular deliveries for breakfast, lunch and dinner to our regular exempt companies I need to be ahead of time preparing schedules, calling extra staff for functions (5 functions at a time atleast). I am glad that we have 6 vans and an open bed truck as a back up. At the same time, I need to do ordering for drinks and prepare these drinks for the guys to pick up for their functions.

Are you still with me? To cut it short, here are the things I did to do 3 things on a single trip.

I prep a lists to order a day ahead ( I have 4 vendors to deal with).

1. Walk in to work at 8 a.m. and make the first call. Not all vendors were happy to deliver if you order a case of beer. I need to pick this one up. Then make another call and so on.

2. Readiing my delivery (8:30 a.m.) for lunch since other guys are loading the trucks with their own deliveries and functions afterwards.

3. Deliver (11:15 a.m.) the food to the site, pick up (11:45 a.m.) my order on the way back and start (12:15 p.m.) to load my truck with my function in the evening before having my lunch.

In total it is not only three, but more things had been done in a short period of time.

There are more of these stories. Some happen randomly and some didn’t notice the difference of doing multiple things in just doing things.

Have you had the same scenarios?

Enough for this for now. I want to share ideas with you. Besides, I don’t want to take much of your time unless you want to read more about My Stories.


Denver Balanag

Consultant | Entrepreneur

A person you can lean on


I’m glad you follow.

I would like to introduce my self before we go further. I don’t want you to think that I am only available online or should I say a virtual person.

I am a real person just like you and we can do a video chat or even meet when time permits.

I am Denver Balanag, soon you will see in my feature that I came from Asia. But hold on… Not everybody agree that I am Asian. When I talked to people and asked them to guess where I came from they would say India, some would even say I am from the Middle East. Well some I would say is quite good in guessing. And yeah, I am a Filipino. It is kinda hard sometimes to convince them and the only reaction you get was this “Seriously???”.

I am not used to talking to people, well, at least when I was still in school years back. And soon as I joined the job industry, I need to be open and start talking to people, different people with different culture and dialects. I was mesmerized that I thought it is hard to communicate but, soon as you talk to them the feeling is just amazing that you are in a conversation. The moment you exchange couple of words seems you know each other for a long time.

I have worked in the marketing and sales, have taught in the college for couple of years and worked in the hospitality industry for over 9 years.

Honestly, I don’t want to share this. When I was in high school, I got bullied. Not once but many times. I am glad it just pass through. I feel a bit irritated because I come from the province and my classmates call me “promdi”. It bothers me for a week and after that I just let it go or should I say I got immuned to bullying.

Here is another thing for you, I was denied 4 times in my US Visa application.

How is that?

I am trying to be as honest as I could be presenting all the documents needed and paid the application fees. Three times denied overseas and once in my motherland.

I am not shy to share this with anybody and I don’t need any sympathy either.

I knew that it is part of the process or should I say experience. Process of what? I was not even given a special reason why my applications are denied. Of course I asked for the reason and the immigration officer always give me two answers. 1. You did not meet the criteria to be granted a US visa.

What is it so that I can fix it?

2. You can re-apply after 6 months or worst go to a lawyer and make your case.

Wow! Well, all I wanted is to visit my sister in Philadelphia with her family who is living there, now a citizen, for 10 years as a Professional Nurse. Plus the thing that it is more cheaper to fly home compare to my regular route. Anyhow, it is what it is.

I met different people across the globe already. I have work with Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, Indians, Zceck people, Russian, Nepalese, Italian, British and of course Bermudian to name a few. Also have been to different countries in Asia, Europe and Middle East.

There is still something missing. I am not sure what it is.

I deliver in the job, I can tell that I am one of the guys to work with and yet every time I spend time in the day at work an inner gut is telling me a different thing.

Next thing happen>>>