Disney says it about the children. Lots of people believed them.
Malls say it’s about giving so you better buy gifts and remember people.
Hollywood says it’s the wonder and excitement of gifts under the tree and a promise of a white Christmas.
Filipinos look forward to the malamig ang simoy ng hangin and the wonderful feeling in the heart.
So let me burst your bubble a bit and say it’s all of that but none of that.
Hollywood actually is a bit closer than the rest.
Christmas is about waiting and anticipating the 2nd coming of Christ.
But you already know that right?
The same way the people are waiting on Black Saturday evening for the Easter morning.
Same kind of anticipation.
They were waiting for the resurrected Christ.
That’s why Easter Sunday is called the Pasko ng Pagkabuhay. “Christmas of the Resurrection/Life”
So Christmas is not really just Dec 25.
We Filipinos got it right, starting Christmas season on September…
Because it’s all about waiting.
If you’re waiting this season, you’re in the right mode.
If you’re waiting for some great and good things to happen.
Not just waiting but preparing ..then you’re in the right mode.
You arise early for morning mass and it’s all waiting…
Waiting for the mass to end (really, now)
Waiting for the breakfast na masarap
Waiting for the puto bungbong and the bibingka
But you do it again tomorrow…
Because you’re not just waiting, you’re preparing yourself..
Preparing like resigning from your current job.
It takes a few weeks to several months or years to do it.
All the planning to leave the corporate world…
All the anticipation of the first day with no work, first non-stressful morning, first Monday malling at 10am!
All we do to prepare for something worthwhile.
So at least for today, stop thinking about the kids, the gifts, and traffic.
Revel in the waiting, the preparation.
That is the value this season is about.
Preparing yourself, preparing your heart.
It’s the right frame of mind for Christmas (at least the Catholic one, since there isn’t any another Christmas for me aside from the Catholic one.)
This concept of Christmas waiting is core (importante) when doing movie making.
Movie trailers are nothing but tools for making you wait for the opening date.
You call these teasers.
You call these commercials.
But they’re pretty important to create anticipation.
When you do online business, any kind actually — you need to be great (not just good) at making people expect something they can’t get yet.
Kasi you’re preparing for it pa lang.
You’re preparing them to receive it, too.
You simply cannot declare “Ok guys I’m doing a sale…right now!”
You have to make them prepare for this.
Yes, this concept is obvious – but when you’re marketing anything…
Do you do it?
Do you create anticipation by teasing what’s about to come?
Do you do a “reveal” but slowly?
As in – here’s your gift, but it’s wrapped and it’s under the Christmas tree.
You can see it, but you can’t open it till…
So let that be your lesson for this Season.
Got questions about 2016 Xmas Bundles?
Do you have questions about 2016 Xmas Bundles?
Did you know that the “X” in Xmas does not mean “cross” or “x”? And that’s actually a Catholic tradition?
Well if your question is about “ALIN BA ANG DAPAT NA BUNDLE PARA SA AKIN PARA MAKAPAG-RESIGN NA AKO?”
You’ll want to alarm your phone for another webinar on Monday 9pm. Manila time.
We’re going to talk How You Can Resign (& Live A Marvelous Life) Using The 2016 Christmas Bundles!
It’s a time to answer your questions. Free of course.
Here is the registration link: http://jhilario.com/webinar2016dec5at9pm
Attend the FREE webinar on Monday, Dec 5 at 9pm…
So that you’ll discover how your wife can resign from her active job and be free from stress to conceive with your first baby.
So that you’ll know how you can resign from your day job as a sales agent or a government employee.
So that you’ll discover the skills and knowledge to jump on to resign early from the corporate world.
So that you’ll learn how you can resign from your call center job and travel as you want.
So that you’ll learn how you can go home to your family here in the Philippines and still earn from a highly paying online job.
So that you’ll know how you can resign from the corporate world and focus on being a Virtual Professional and a Mom.
Preparing to resign from your current day job?
Make sure you’re present.
Learn How You Can Resign (& Live A Marvelous Life) Using The 2016 Christmas Bundles!
Sign up here: http://jhilario.com/webinar2016dec5at9pm
Keep Preparing and Waiting to live a marvelous life,
*** JOMAR HILARIO ***
Author of Virtual Careers, the Book
Pioneer Filipino Trainer of Virtual Professionals
#1 Virtual Professional Podcaster in the Philippines
#1 Longest Running Virtual Careers Webinar in the Philippines
Bo Sanchez’ Internet Marketing Guru
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