17/June with Leodegario Intalan Clarin
I wanted to take a moment to share with you the challenges I have faced this week as a startup founder and leader of the ROC.PH Team. It has undoubtedly been one of the most testing periods of my entrepreneurial journey so far, both personally and professionally.
Unfortunately, in addition to dealing with the everyday pressures of running a startup, I also found myself grappling with my own health issues. My longstanding battle with asthma took a toll on my well-being, making it even more demanding to navigate the already demanding landscape of entrepreneurship. However, I firmly believe that in the face of adversity, true leaders rise above and find strength within themselves to continue pushing forward.
Adding to the already difficult situation, I received the distressing news that my trusted business head and longtime partner had suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the intensive care unit. This sudden turn of events shook me to the core, as it served as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the unforeseen challenges we may encounter on our path to success. It was a harsh reality check, but it also reinforced the importance of resilience and perseverance.
Yet, amidst these trials and tribulations, I found solace in the spirit of our team and the values we hold dear. We have always fostered an environment of unwavering support, open communication, and a shared commitment to excellence. We firmly believe that success is not merely measured by financial gains or market dominance but by the collective growth, happiness, and fulfillment of each team member.
As we continue to navigate the unpredictable waters of entrepreneurship, we have made a collective decision to face these challenges head-on, with unwavering determination and a renewed sense of purpose. Our conversations have always revolved around striving for greatness, embracing the unknown, and celebrating each milestone along the way. It is this mindset that propels us forward, even in the face of adversity.
Therefore, despite the difficulties I faced this week, I made a conscious choice to honor a commitment I had made as a mentor. Although it meant attending an event at SM Rosario in Cavite at the very last minute, I knew that my presence there would not only inspire and motivate aspiring entrepreneurs but also serve as a reminder to myself and my team of the resilience and tenacity that lies within us.
Upon arriving at the event, I was greeted by a vibrant and enthusiastic group of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, all eager to learn, grow, and make their mark on the business landscape. Their energy was infectious, and it reminded me of the incredible power of the entrepreneurial community to uplift and support one another, even in the face of personal challenges.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to DTI Cavite and Go Negosyo for extending their invitation to me. Their belief in my ability to share insights and experiences with fellow entrepreneurs is humbling and truly inspiring. It is through collaborations and partnerships like these that we can collectively foster an environment of growth and empower aspiring business leaders to pursue their dreams.
In conclusion, my journey this week has been filled with both physical and emotional challenges. However, I firmly believe that it is during these difficult times that true leadership and resilience are forged. I am immensely grateful for the support of my team, whose unwavering dedication and unwavering spirit have carried us through the darkest of days. Together, we will continue to conquer new milestones, celebrate our successes, and inspire others to chase their entrepreneurial dreams.
Thank you all for your continued support, and let us embrace the challenges, celebrate the triumphs, and forge ahead with determination and passion.