Janette Toral

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Defining reality by discerning possibilities and problems

In Home on January 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

When embracing an opportunity, especially with partners, it is important to discern possibilities as well as problems. It allows you to define reality, size up the situation, and take into account many variables. Some might say that such is too much to think about as it may hamper you from proceeding and even cause doubt.

However, when forming agreements, if parties involved fully trust, care, and respect each other, then it can be anchored with the assumption that this is for their own good. It is best to think about the end, if it will ever happen, while things are still doing ok rather than face it when things have gone sour already.

Doing risk mitigation also puts your commitment to the test for your peers and to the project involved.


Social networking gives you a big picture glimpse

In Home on January 13, 2010 at 12:26 am

Whether it is offline or online, targeted social networking I believe can give you big picture glimpse. It allows you to observe how other people think, especially when tracking a particular issue, and even broaden your perspective as a result.

As a community owner of DigitalFilipino Club, I often faced with the situation where club members approach me for advise. Tried to organize this more regularly, while fostering social networking among members, through the informal consultation series happening this past 4 weeks.

As much as I was able to help, the knowledge gained in learning and understanding the need of my members was immeasurable. It also challenges me as I try to find a way how to be of help to those who joined the sessions in order to have a valuable take-away right after it.