Small Talk with Big Bosses

The journey to the “top” is not a straight path—and there’s no one way to get there. This is something most successful men and women today know all too well.

For most people, whether they’re just starting a career or they’re well on their way, being at the top of their game seems like a distant destination after a long and winding road. While on this journey, many will tend to wonder if they’re on the right track. Some lose sight of where they truly want to head altogether. In some cases, there will be those who will find a completely different meaning for “success.” Regardless, one thing is for sure, there’s not a single method to achieve success, whatever one’s definition of it may be.

Many men and women, both famous and not, are at the top of their game now and are proof of this. Their paths to getting where they are today serve as a testament as well as a learning opportunity for all those who want to follow in their footsteps.

Lamudi.com.ph recognizes the importance of going through this journey and realize that telling these stories will fuel a whole new generation of leaders in their respective fields.

It was this exact mindset that brought about Lamudi’s On the House: small talk with big bosses. On the House is a series of sit-down interviews between Lamudi’s Chief Executive Officer, Bhavna Suresh, and some of the leading minds in the industry. But instead of their usual real estate talk, they converse about the guest’s personal journey to the top.

Interestingly, they always begin every interview by asking the question the guest has been asked one too many times and may potentially be tired of answering. Good sports, the guests offer the question and do answer elaborately. It’s a good way to set the tone of each conversation since it’s specific and almost personal to the guest. From there, they get the ball rolling and produce valuable insight from the real estate leaders about their views on technology, integrating work-life balance, and so much more. It’s a rather casual but informative interview.

While the series is produced in way that’s oriented towards viewers, each episode has a podcast version for those who are audible learners or are on-the-go. They’re available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

Achieving success is different for everyone. While there may be guiding qualities one must possess, there’s no template for it, but it definitely helps to have someone to emulate or get advice from.

Second internship program

I’ve always been supportive of my children’s endeavor especially my daughter who is in final year of college. She is currently doing her internship at a popular publishing company. She is assigned to do some designing at the online counterpart of the magazine.

Here’s sharing one of her artworks that she submitted to the company before she was taken in as intern. Showing her dream to travel. 

Digital artwork by NVT
Digital artwork by NVT

CMMA BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM: The Prodigal Son

Photo taken at the 38th CMMA. (c) Ms. Abi
Photo taken at the 38th CMMA. (c) Ms. Abi

I thought my daughter was joking when she texted me “MOMMY NANALO KAMI”. She was so thrilled because they won the coveted Best Student Short Film of the 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) on Wednesday night (October 12, 2016). She and the whole group, namely Gabbie, Rio, (without Maja) and adviser were present at the event held at the Star Theater, Star City, CCP Complex in Pasay City.  My daughter said they were nervous the whole time and didn’t expect to bag the award so they were surprised when their entry was announced as the winner.

Photo credit: Rio
Photo credit: Rio

I knew how my daughter and her friends (Gabbie, Rio and Maja) worked hard for their thesis which is an 8-12 minute animation about the parable of the prodigal son, aptly titled The Prodigal Son. They struggled all through those sleepless nights, sweat and tears, to be able to finish the project despite having to attend to their other classes for the entire school year. Now their hard work has been recognized by the prestigious award giving body for its significance to the community.

Photo credit: Ms. Abi
Photo credit: Ms. Abi

Indeed, I’m so HAPPY for them, especially for my daughter. We thank God for all these blessings. #proudmommymoment  #thankful  #blessed