Yes, this is one blog post I require you guys to read.
First of all, let me express my gratitude for all your effort to make our
little Halloween party an epic one! It's amazing what you did with a meager
budget of P5,000.00 to create an incredibly fun program that will put all other
big budgeted parties to shame. What is even more amazing is the level of effort
you gave to engage yourselves, participate and try to win some of the awesome
competitions you prepared for this event. You inspire me, and you inspire
me to write this blog to express my own learning from this recent experience so
that you may consider them as we go back to normal work programming.
Let me point out some of the awesome things you did that revealed how
passionate, focused and determined you are about doing well and winning.
Miguel, you are amazing! You led the team with a vision of putting together
a great program. Your own passion for creativity and visual flare was
evident in the outcome. The delegation of tasks, the demonstration of
individual initiatives to pitch in shows that you have more leadership chops
than you acknowledge.
April, Wil, Pam, Tin, Jessa and Mon. You are incredible team players. I was
watching how you guys juggled the daily demands of work and contributing to
this fun project. I watched you share inputs, argue about the decor, how much
to spend for food, etc. You worked together and challenge each other. Bravo! If that's not teamwork, I don't know what to call
Lenlen, PJ, Abi, Wil, Glyco, April, Yhna, Pam and Mon. I applaud you for
showing up in the program and show us what you are made of. Your costumes are
awesome, well thought of and painstakingly made. I'm happy and amused to watch
you worry about how to make your costumes stand out. Abi, I'm not surprised
anymore that you wore an awesome costume. After three years of doing this, I
know you always bring your best game to this event. PJ, congratulations! Even
if Cholo was here, he would have a formidable opponent in you. April, and all
of you who competed in the lipsynch battle, you amaze me and made me laugh. I have never laughed that hard since I saw Blended by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. (Wait, that was last week!) You make me feel embarrassed for being less prepared. I clearly underestimated your talent and
willingness to go crazy for a win! What I really want to point out here is that
you weren't just complying by buying ready-made costumes like some loser namely me (ehem). You brought your best game. You went the extra mile, no, ten extra miles! I mean, Boysen paint for make-up? Hello! Running along Ayala avenue while in costume to win the scavenger hunt challenge? Double hello! When you spied that someone else
is making a really cool costume or material for the battle, you changed
yours. You did not settle for anything less than your best. This is how to be
passionate. This is how to be determined. This is how to be competitive.If you
bring that kind of passion to work everyday, we're going to kick a lot of assess! All of you guys, did really well here. I want whatever you did to be the model for the hundreds of new ExeQserve Employees to come as we build our empire and conquer the world.
Ours is an awesome team. We've already succeeded in kicking some really big assess.
Let's kick some more by working together better as the great team that we are using
the creativity, resourcefulness and competitiveness that you showed in this
event. I can't wait to see what's going to happen in December! :) On to more awesomeness!